Pak is superior team, admit Kiwis

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:05 IST

Forlorn New Zealand cricketers admitted today that when it comes to One-day cricket at present Pakistan has it, and they don't.

Queenstown:

Forlorn New Zealand cricketers admitted today that when it comes to One-day cricket at present Pakistan has it, and they don't. Although the series is locked at 1-1, Pakistan clearly outplayed New Zealand to win yesterday's second match by six wickets with three overs to spare, while New Zealand only won the first match thanks to lusty late hitting by Scott Styris and Brendon McCullum. In both matches most of New Zealand's top order failed to fire and their bowlers failed to contain, particularly in the late overs. "It is pretty simple at the top, you have got a set job to do, get through the new ball and enable players to come in at the right times at 25-30 overs," New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming said. "We are falling short of setting that platform." In contrast to New Zealand's top-order staggers, Pakistan did it at the top when it mattered. In the second match, prolific opener Imran Farhat scored 87 off 104 balls and added 143 in 25 overs for the third wicket with Yousuf Youhana who was unbeaten on 88 at the end. (PTI)

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