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Pakistan Beat New Zealand XI By 120 Runs

Pakistan beat New Zealand eleven by 120 runs in the one-day practice match at Saxton Oval in Nelson.

New Zealand eleven elected to bowl first after winning the toss.

Batting first, Pakistan scored 341 runs for the loss of nine wickets in allotted fifty overs.

Fakhar Zaman and Azhar Ali got their side off to a super start and scored centuries.

Fakhar Zaman hit 106 runs on 84 balls while Azhar Ali scored 104 on 105 balls.

Chasing a huge target of 342, kiwi batsmen failed to stay at the crease.

Michael Davidson scored highest 54 runs for New Zealand XI.

For Pakistan, Shadab Khan took four and Faheem Ashraf two wickets while Muhammad Amir, Ruman Raees and Hasan Ali grabbed one wicket each.

Pakistan will play five one day Internationals and three T-20 match series against New Zealand.

The first one day International of the series will be played in Wellington on 6th of January.