Watch: An interesting passage of play panned out during the third Pakistan-New Zealand ODI, where Tim Southee conceded two sixes but also picked up as many wickets off alternate deliveries.
At 240-5 after 46 overs, Pakistan were desperate for some runs from their lower order in the series decider. Agha Salman, who faced the first ball of the next over by Southee, ran one leg bye before giving the strike to Mohammad Nawaz, who played out a dot. Batting on two off seven at that point, Nawaz took the aerial route on the next delivery that he faced, lifting it over the long-off ropes for a six. However, he had to walk back on the very next delivery as Nawaz looked to hit the off-cutter towards short third, but a lack of any connection saw the bails rattled.
Nawaz’s dismissal bought Usama Mir to the crease, who had made his debut earlier in the series. The 27-year-old hit the very first ball that he faced over sweeper cover for a six, taking full use of the fuller delivery by Southee.
For the second time in a row, Southee bounced back as Mir cleared his front leg to play the length ball but ended up mistiming it to cow corner.
Pakistan slipped to 253-7 and eventually ended on 280-9 in the series decider.