Unchanged New Zealand bat first in second ODI

Offspinner Will Somerville has been summoned to the New Zealand test squad after two first-class matches for Auckland

Offspinner Will Somerville has been summoned to the New Zealand test squad after two first-class matches for Auckland

When he was batting on 16 the first ball of the 13th over from Lockie Ferguson struck grille of his helmet.

Earlier, the team management had said Imam will undergo CT scans and will be kept in observation for the next 48 hours.

Abu Dhabi - Pakistan suffered an injury setback to pace spearhead Junaid Khan, as New Zealand won the toss and opted to bat in the second day-night worldwide in Abu Dhabi on Friday.

But Pakistan's reply was in cruise control with opener Fakhar Zaman posting 88 runs to keep the host's score ticking over until they won with nine overs spare.

"A bit of scrapping that got us a total", he said.

The stand lifted New Zealand after Shaheen once again rocked the top order following his 4-64 in Pakistan's 47-run defeat in the first match, also played in Abu Dhabi.

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The opener, who was able to walk off the field, was seen being carried into an ambulance but was later discharged from hospital after scans came back all clear.

Mohammad Hafeez stayed unbeaten on 27 and raised Pakistan's victory with a crisp boundary off Tim Southee.

Ferguson, who finished with 3/60, then had another lucky wicket of Shoaib Malik for 10 when a ferocious pull deflected off Nicoll's shoulder and was caught at mid-on by Ish Sodhi. The skipper was run out at the non-striker's end by the hand of Afridi.

In his second spell, Afridi yorked Tom Latham for one while Hafeez bowled George Worker for 28 to leave New Zealand struggling at 73/4.

Taylor, who made 80 in the first game, held one end intact and together with Nicholls ensured the innings do not finish under 200.

Pakistan's most expensive fast bowler, Hasan Ali (2-59), returned and had Nicholls bowled in the 38th over before Afridi snapped two more wickets to restrict New Zealand. 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.

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