Boult hat-trick fuels New Zealand's win over Pakistan

Spinner Ajaz Patel is on standby for Todd Astle in the ODI squad after a handy international debut in the first T20 against Pakistan

SPORTSpinner Ajaz Patel is on standby for Todd Astle in the ODI squad after a handy international debut in the first T20 against Pakistan

Ross Taylor has enraged Pakistan after levelling a stunning accusation at Mohammed Hafeez as New Zealand won their ODI clash on Wednesday. I don't think that's his job, his job is to bat.

Fast bowler Trent Boult became the third New Zealander to record a hat trick in a one-day global as the Kiwis beat Pakistan by 47 runs on Wednesday.

"Just make him play, I guess", Boult said when asked how he approached the hat-trick delivery.

New Zealand´s Trent Boult bowls during the first one day worldwide (ODI) cricket match between Pakistan and New Zealand at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on November 7, 2018.

Ahmed and Wasim then raised a 103-run stand which brought Pakistan back into the match before Ahmed played on to de Grandhomme's full pitched delivery.

Pakistan have done splendidly in the T20I format after beating Australia and New Zealand in six consecutive matches.

Boult becomes the fifth New Zealander to claim an ODI hat-trick, joining Shane Bond, Emily Drumm, Julie Harris and Danny Morrison.

Grandhomme took 2 for 40 while Lockie Ferguson finished with 3 for 36.

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The 29-year-old pace man had only arrived in the United Arab Emirates three days earlier, returning from paternity leave, but clean bowled Fakhar Zaman for one before Babar Azam was caught by Ross Taylor at wide slip and trapping Mohammad Hafeez leg before - both without scoring.

Paceman Shaheen Shah Afridi, playing only his fourth one-day global, jolted New Zealand at the start with the wickets of George Worker (one) and Colin Munro (29).

But tailenders Ish Sodhi (24) and Tim Southee (20) added 42 precious runs for the eighth wicket to give New Zealand a more competitive total, as Shaheen finished with 4-46 in his nine overs.

Shadab dismissed Kane Williamson for 27 before Taylor and Latham joined at 78-3.

"We caught them at 210-7 but 50 plus runs for the last three wickets hurt us badly", said Sarfraz.

The senior New Zealand batsman gesticulated with a bent arm during Hafeez's first over, in an apparent reference to the all-rounder's questionable action.

Hafeez bowled during the Twenty20 series without incident, but Taylor's gesture caused plenty of drama in Abu Dhabi, with Sarfraz exchanging heated words during Hafeez's spell, with the umpires eventually having to speak to Taylor after repeated complaints from Sarfraz.

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