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Rain washes away Pakistan's chances of series win over NZ
New Zealand tour of the UAE

Rain washes away Pakistan's chances of series win over NZ

Ball-by-ball clips & scorecard: Pakistan v New Zealand - 3rd ODI - Dubai

WATCH: Star performers from 3rd ODI

Persistent rain forced the third and final one-day international between Pakistan and New Zealand to be abandoned, extending the Asian side's seven-year wait for a series win over the Black Caps.

Pakistan set a challenging target of 280 runs and had the Black Caps in a spot of bother at 35-1 when rain stopped play.

That left the series tied at 1-1 after New Zealand won the first match by 47 runs while Pakistan got over the line in second by six wickets with both games played in Abu Dhabi.

Pakistan have not beaten the Kiwis in a one-day series since their win in New Zealand in 2011.

Pakistan had posted 279 after winning the toss and opting to bat first. Their spearhead Shaheen Shah Afridi had dislodged Colin Munro for nought in the first over.

When rain stopped play, George Worker was unbeaten on 18 and Henry Nicholls was 15 not out.

Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman and Haris Sohail had all made solid contributions before Lockie Ferguson took a career best 5-45 for 11 wickets in the series.

Zaman and Mohammad Hafeez (19) put on 64 for the first wicket before Hafeez dislodged a bail with his heel while working Ferguson to long leg, bringing Azam to the crease in the 14th over.

Zaman struck eight boundaries in his 77-ball 65 before being caught on the long-on boundary off Colin de Grandhomme.

Babar Azam then paced the innings during a third wicket stand of 108 with Sohail.

Sohail struck two sixes and six boundaries in his 59-ball 60 before he flicked a length ball into the hands of Worker.

Babar fell in the 49th over as he was caught in the deep off Trent Boult, trying to reach his ninth one-day hundred.

Pakistan, who at one stage were 204-2 in the 40th over, lost four wickets in the last two overs and scored only 38 runs in the last five.

New Zealand were without their skipper Kane Williamson who pulled out with a groin injury with Tom Latham leading the side.

Pakistan left out Imam-ul-Haq on precautionary grounds after he suffered a blow to his helmet in the 2nd ODI.

The two teams now play a series of three Tests, with the first starting in Abu Dhabi from November 16.