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Kane Williamson, Southee tame Pakistan in rain-affected first ODI

by Athar Ansari Jan 06, 2018 • 15:30 PM

Wellington, Jan 6 (Cricketnmore) New Zealand rode on skipper Kane Williamson's 10th ODI century and a fiery spell rom pace spearhead Tim Southee (3/22) to thrash Pakistan by 61 runs by the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method in the opener of the five-match One-day International series at Basin Reserve here on Saturday.

Put in to bat, the hosts were off to a flier with Martin Guptill (48 off 72 balls; 4x4, 6x2) and Colin Munro (58 off 35; 4x6, 6x2) getting a 83-run opening stand before Williamson (115 off 117; 4x8, 6x1) joined the party.

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More than the loss, Pakistan will rue the dropped chance of Williamson, who got a reprieve on 26 by his counterpart, Sarfraz Ahmed as the hosts went on to post 315/7.

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