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Mohammad Hafeez helped rescue the Pakistan innings with a half century © AFP (File Photo)

Dec 12, 2014

Mohammad Hafeez registered his 22nd One-day International fifty in the second ODI at Sharjah against New Zealand. Hafeez rescued Pakistan from a perilously placed 20 for 3 to a position of comfort. Hafeez and Harris Sohail have added over 50 runs together for the fourth wicket.

Earlier Pakistan had won the toss and elected to bat first in the second One-day international (ODI) at Sharjah. Both teams have tinkered with their playing combinations for this match.

While Pakistan have made a solitary change to their line up from the previous game as Sohail Tanveer replaces Umar Gul. New Zealand on the other hand have made as many as three changes with Corey Anderson getting a look in instead of Jimmy Neesham who has struggled with the Bat lately. Also Kyle Mills and Nathan Mccullum make way for Matt Henry and Mitchell Mcclenaghan. New zealand have seemingly opted for the horses for courses approach, expecting this pitch to assist seamers more than spinners.

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