A modest New Zealand batting display has resulted in a five-wicket loss to Pakistan in the third and final one-day international in Sharjah.

The White Ferns had already clinched the series but couldn't make it a clean sweep on Sunday after being skittled for 155 in the 44th over.

Middle order specialist Sam Curtis, introduced for her first appearance of the series, scored 50. Maddy Green was the next most productive with 26.

Opener Sophie Devine, who scored aggressive knocks of 103 and 62 in the first two games, departed in the second over and the visitors never recovered.


Seamer Sana Mir was a key figure for the hosts, taking 4-25.

Pakistan didn't exactly fly after the target, reaching 156-5 with seven balls to spare.

Most of New Zealand's bowlers were economical, led by seamer Anna Peterson's 2-25 off her full complement of overs.

The first of four Twenty20 internationals between the same teams will be staged in Sharjah on Wednesday.


5 Nov, 2017 12:26pm
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