Haris Sohail played a match-winning knock of 85
Harris Sohail ( Above) and Mohammad Hafeez are stitching a valuable partnership for Pakistan against New Zealand at Sharjah © AFP (File Photo)

Dec 12, 2014

Pakistan crossed the 50-run mark without further damage in the second One-day international at Sharjah against New Zealand. Mohammad Hafeez and Harris Sohail are in the process of rebuilding the Pakistan innings which was tottering at 20 for 3. Earlier Pakistan had won the toss and elected to bat.

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.