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Pakistan vs New Zealand 3rd ODI Highlights: Match abandoned due to bad weather

Pakistan vs New Zealand 3rd ODI Highlights: Pakistan and New Zealand shared the spoils in the third ODI after the match was abandoned due to bad weather.

Pakistan vs New Zealand 3rd ODI Live Cricket Score
Pakistan vs New Zealand 3rd ODI Highlights: Pakistan vs New Zealand ended in a draw (Source: PCB/Twitter)

Pakistan vs New Zealand 3rd ODI Highlights: Pakistan and New Zealand shared the spoils in the third ODI after the match was abandoned due to bad weather. The series remained level at 1-1 and both the teams shared the trophy. Earlier, Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss and elected to bat in the decisive third one-day international against New Zealand on Sunday. Fakhar Zaman scored his half-century, his second consecutive one in the series, before being dismissed by Colin de Grandhomme. Babar Azam missed out on his hundred as he was dismissed on 92 by Trent Boult. Lockie Ferguson completed a fifer with three wickets in the final over of the innings. Pakistan reached 279/8 in 50 overs to set New Zealand a target of 280 runs. However, in reply, New Zealand could only bat 6.5 overs before inclement weather stopped play once and for all.

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Pakistan vs New Zealand 3rd ODI Highlights:

Match abandoned

The weather in Dubai has the final say and Pakistan and New Zealand share the series 1-1.

Rains are back

It had stopped raining, covers had come off but now it's pouring again. Not too many hopes now for this match. 

No Updates

If the only thing you have done all day long was follow this live blog, then  let me bring you up to speed. The Indian men's cricket team beat West Indies to finish a 3-0 win, although they made it quite difficult for themselves in the last over. The women's team are currently playing Pakistan in the Carribean. Manchester City are playing Manchester United at the Etihad. 

It stops raining

It momentarily stops raining and that is met by a huge cheer at the Dubai International Sports Stadium, according to the Blackcaps Twitter handle.

Rain has eased

Here is something to cheer about:

Possible revised targets

No improvement in the situation so far. In case of revised targets, here are the possibilities: 250 in 40 overs | 209 in 30 overs | 153 in 20 overs.

No change in situation

It is still raining in Dubai and the players are still not in the middle.

Rain halts play

Believe it or not, it is raining in Dubai! There was a storm in Abu Dhabi and it has now reached Dubai. The covers are on, the players are off. 

NZ 35/1 in 6.5 overs. 

6 overs gone

George Worker and Henry Nicholls are building a good partnership here. The duo have taken the Kiwis to 29/1 in 6 overs.

New Zealand struggling in chase

New Zealand have been left shackled with the dismissal of Colin Munro in the first over. The Kiwis are finding it hard to break the shackles at the moment. 3 overs gone, NZ 13/1

GONE!

WICKET! Shaheen Afridi strikes in the first over and the dangerous Colin Munro has been clean bowled for a duck. Look at that reaction from the youngster! NZ 3/1

CHASE IS ON!

Colin Munro and George Worker out to open the innings for New Zealand in the chase. Shaheen Afridi starts off with the ball for Pakistan.

WICKET!

WHAT A FINAL OVER! Lockie Ferguson completes a fifer. Dismisses Hasan Ali with another slower delivery. 

Pakistan 279/8 in 50 overs. New Zealand need 280 to win.

WICKET!

GONE! Lockie Ferguson gets his 4th wicket as he cleans up Asif Ali with a beauty! PAK 278/7

WICKET!

WICKET! Lockie Ferguson strikes in the first ball of the final over. Faheem Ashraf has been cleaned up with a slower ball. PAK 275/6

Trent Boult figures

Trent Boult proved to be might expensive today. In 10 overs, he gave away 80 runs with just 1 wicket under his belt.

WICKET!

GONE! Babar Azam once again misses out on his hundred and Trent Boult gets the wicket with a slow ball. Easy catch for Henry Nicholls. PAK 264/5

2 overs remaining

Final 12 balls in the innings left. Pakistan are 262/4. Babar Azam has moved into the 90s. How far can he take Pakistan and himself along?

2 overs remaining

Final 12 balls in the innings left. Pakistan are 262/4. Babar Azam has moved into the 90s. How far can he take Pakistan and himself along?

GONE!

WICKET! Matt Henry gets the wicket and it is Shoaib Malik who has to walk back. Good catch by George Worker. He has been excellent in the field today. PAK 250/4

250 up for Pakistan!

DROPPED! Short ball from Trent Boult, and Babar Azam got a hold of it, and it was going straight down Henry Nicholls' throat. He got to it, but just saw it pop out. He takes a single and brings up  250 for Pakistan.

45 overs gone, Pakistan 241/3

Pakistan are 241/3 in 45 overs.  Still 5 overs left and Babar Azam and Shoaib Malik can still take the hosts over 300.

44 overs gone, PAK 230/4

Pakistan are 230/4 in 44 overs. Babar Azam moves into 70s.

GONE!

WICKET! Lockie Ferguson gets the major breakthrough of Haris Sohail and he has been caught brilliantly by George Worker. PAK 215/3

40 overs gone

Expensive over from Trent Boult. He gives away 13 runs in it. Pakistan 204/2 in 40 overs. The field can spread a bit now. 

FIFTY!

FIFTY FOR BABAR AZAM! Babar Azam shows that he is one of the best middle-order batsman in the world at the moment as he scores his 9th ODI half century. 

PAK 197/2

FIFTY!

SIX! What a tremendous way for Sohail to cross the 50-run mark. Soahil's 10th ODI half century and he brings it up in style. What a delight to watch, Sohail!

Lockie Ferguson back into the attack

Lockie Ferguson replaces Matt Henry into the attack. Now can the Rocketman break this partnership?

FOUR!

FOUR! First boundary in 33 balls and it comes from Babar Azam's bat. The pressure was building and Azam decides to used Matt Henry's pace to free his arms.

Last 4 overs

The run rate has seemed to slow down in the past four overs, with New Zealand bowlers keeping tight lines. No boundaries in last 30 balls. Only 15 runs in last 4 overs.

30 overs to go, Pakistan 150/2

Pakistan are 150/2 in 30 overs. Still 20 overs to go. Plenty of time to reach a 300-plus total on the board.

Haris Sohail is on the move!

Haris Sohail has been in excellent form and he is showing his class here. He has smacked 34 runs in 25 balls with six fours. 

Change in attack

Colin Munro comes into the attack as he replaces Ish Sodhi. He bowls to Haris Sohail from around the wickets.

100 up for Pakistan!

FOUR! Haris Sohail releases the pressure as he charges down on Ish Sodhi's delivery and slices it inside out past mid-off for a boundary. Brings up the 100 for Pakistan in style.

GONE!

WICKET! Ish Sodhi's maiden over did the trick. Fakhar Zaman feels the pressure and tries to relieve it by charging down a slower delivery from Colin de Grandhomme. Messes up the time, and gives an easy catch to Matt Henry. PAK 98/2

Maiden over!

Excellent comeback from Ish Sodhi as he bowls a maiden over to Fakhar Zaman. Keeping it real tight Sodhi, and ensuring that Zaman feels the pressure.

Fakhar Zaman is a delight to watch!

Fakhar Zaman is so good against slow bowlers. Ish Sodhi has been hammered for a straight boundary as Zaman charges up in front and hits him straight down the line. Just short of a six. 

FIFTY!

FIFTY! Another half century for Fakhar Zaman and he completes this one in 56 balls. Back-to-back half centuries for him, and his 8th overall in ODIs.

IN THE AIR...

...IN NO MAN'S LAND. 

Poor shot from Fakhar Zaman as he swings against the line. Lucky for him the ball dropped just outside the line, but there was no fielder there. Second time lucky Zaman.

15 overs gone

End of the second powerplay - Pakistan reach 69/1 in 15 overs. 

Pakistan vs New Zealand 3rd ODI Live Cricket Score

Pakistan vs New Zealand 3rd ODI Highlights: Pakistan take on New Zealand. (Source: PCB/Twitter)

Pakistan vs New Zealand Highlights: Fakhar Zaman smashed run-a-ball 88 and fast bowler Shaheen Afridi (4-38) grabbed his second successive four-wicket haul in Pakistan’s six-wicket victory against New Zealand in the second one-day international on Friday. Left-handed Zaman hit 11 boundaries in his aggressive half century and Babar Azam notched 46 off 50 balls as Pakistan raced to 212-4 in 40.3 overs to level the three-match series. Mohammad Hafeez stayed unbeaten on 27 and raised Pakistan’s victory with a crisp boundary off Tim Southee. Pakistan’s other left-handed opener, Imam-ul-Haq, was rushed to a hospital for precautionary tests after he was hit on the grille by Lockie Ferguson’s sharp bouncer before Pakistan built its victory around Zaman and Azam’s century stand.