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Sarfraz criticises Taylor for raising 'objections' to Hafeez's bowling action

08 November 2018

Taylor went on to top score with 80 to setup New Zealand's victory while Hafeez remained wicketless from his six overs. It's not his job, his job is to do batting and if he concentrate on that it's better.

Trent Boult became only the third male New Zealand cricketer to claim an ODI hat-trick as New Zealand beat Pakistan by 47 runs in the first ODI at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

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

Pakistan won all three Twenty20 clashes but the tourists come out on top in the first ODI despite only managing 266-9 in Abu Dhabi, with new father Boult the star of the show.

Danny Morrison and Shane Bond are the other New Zealand fast bowlers to perform hat tricks in ODIs, against India and Australia in 1994 and 2007, respectively. Firstly, Lockie Ferguson dismissed Imam (34 from 36 balls), who mistimed a pull to de Grandhomme, with the catcher then nabbing Malik (30 from 50) the next over, who picked out Williamson at mid-off.

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Boult first bowled danger man Fakhar Zaman off his pads, before Babar Azam nicked through to slip and Mohammad Hafeez was trapped in-front, with the home side in a funk at 3/8.

It is New Zealand's 12th straight win over Pakistan in one-dayers.

Taylor, who hit five fours in his 112-ball knock, looked set for a century but played on to left-arm spinner Wasim before Ish Sodhi (24) and Tim Southee (20) played little cameos and lifted New Zealand's total in the last five overs.

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

He dismissed Latham leg-before off the second delivery and did the same to Henry Nicholls for nought off the next and two balls later had Colin de Grandhomme caught in the slip without scoring.

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Sarfraz termed Taylor's gestures "disgraceful" and said they were not in the spirit of the game.

"New Zealand have good new ball bowlers and early wickets pushed us too much".

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed (64) and Imad Wasim (50) shared a century-stand and gave their team a chance before New Zealand bowled them out for 219 in 47.2 overs to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

The remaining matches are in Abu Dhabi on Friday and in Dubai on Sunday.

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Sarfraz criticises Taylor for raising 'objections' to Hafeez's bowling action