Shaheen Shah Afridi (4/38) and Fakhar Zaman (88) helped Pakistan to end their 12 ODIs losing streak against New Zealand as they beat the visitors by 6 wickets in the second ODI in Abu Dhabi and leveled the series 1-1 with one match to go.
After opting to bat first, New Zealand had a poor start and lost 4 wickets for just 73 runs. Ross Taylor was rock solid at one end and his unbeaten 86 runs knock helped them to post a modest total of 209/9.
In reply Fakhar Zaman (88) and Babar Azam (46) led Pakistan to their first ODI win over New Zealand after almost four years. Shaheen Shah Afridi was named Man of the Match for his match winning bowling figures of 4/38.
All the major stats and facts from the second ODI between Pakistan and New Zealand in Abu Dhabi :
1 - Pakistan's 6 wickets win is their first ODI win over New Zealand since December 2014. Before this game they were on a 12 ODIs losing streak.
1 - Fakhar Zaman (88 runs) scored his first ODI fifty in Asia. It was his 12th ODI innings on Asian soil.
22.78 - Shoaib Malin's ODI batting average against New Zealand - the second lowest for him against an opponent in ODIs (Min 10 innings).
91.28 - Ross Taylor averages 91.28 in ODIs in 2018. He has scored 639 runs at this average in just 10 innings with 2 hundreds and 4 fifties this year.
1004 - Babar Azam, when on 42, completed 1000 ODI runs in UAE - 12th Pakistani batsman to achieve this milestone.
1068 - Ross Taylor, when on 18, completed 1000 runs against Pakistan in ODIs - only the second New Zealand player after Stephen Fleming to achieve this feat. Ross Taylor scored these runs at an average of 66.75 in just 24 innings with 3 hundreds and 7 fifties.
Most ODI runs for New Zealand against Pakistan -
1090 - Stephen Fleming
1068 - Ross Taylor
992 - Martin Crowe
947 - Martin Guptil
898 - Kane Williamson