Phillips fires New Zealand to ODI series win over Pakistan

Phillips scored an unbeaten 63 off 42 balls as New Zealand chased down a target of 281 with 11 balls remaining

Reuters
Published : 14 Jan 2023, 06:21 AM
Updated : 14 Jan 2023, 06:21 AM

Glenn Phillips smashed a quickfire half century to guide New Zealand to a two-wicket victory over Pakistan in the third one-day international in Karachi on Friday and clinch the series 2-1. 

Phillips scored an unbeaten 63 off 42 balls, hitting four fours and four sixes, as New Zealand chased down a target of 281 within 11 balls remaining. Opener Devon Conway (52) and captain Kane Williamson (53) also made telling contributions. 

Pakistan opted to bat and scored 280-9, opener Fakhar Zaman top-scoring with 101 and wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan making 77. 

Tim Southee took 3-56 and Lockie Ferguson bagged 2-63 while Michael Bracewell and Ish Sodhi took one wicket each. 

New Zealand won the second ODI by 79 runs after Pakistan began the series with a six-wicket victory.

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