Shadab Khan expresses disappointment over Pakistan's second consecutive loss

Shadab Khan expresses disappointment over Pakistan's second consecutive loss

A display of power hitting from Martin Guptill has steered New Zealand to an eight-wicket win over Pakistan in a rain-hit second one-day global in Nelson.

In a repeat of the first global, which New Zealand won by 61 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis system, Pakistan were always under pressure after losing early wickets and fell short of a par score at Saxton Oval where teams which bat first in ODIs average 260.

After being asked to field, the hosts took advantage of a Saxton Oval pitch struggling for bounce and carry. Fine weather is forecast. Pakistan, batting first, turned in another limp batting performance.

Mohammad Hafeez scored highest 60 runs for Pakistan.

Play had been brought to a halt at 4:20pm with the Black Caps pacing along at 64-2 despite losing in-form opener Colin Munro for a duck and skipper Kane Williamson for 19.

Hasan then blasted his first 50 and Khan his second when they mounted a rescue mission with Pakistan 141 for seven in the 37th over.

Shortly after, the rain came and after a lengthy delay, the match was reduced to 25 overs and New Zealand's target was revised to 151.

Martin Guptill and Colin Munro established an 83-run opening partnership for New Zealand before Hasan Ali picked Munro's wicket.

The pair featured in a 70-run stand off 49 deliveries for the eighth wicket. An under-fire Mohammad Hafeez was the sole contributor at the top, before the team managed to cross 200-run mark courtesy the late cameos.

The third ODI in the five-match series is in Dunedin on Saturday.

Earlier, Pakistan recovered well from a precarious 39/3 by the 11th over to 246/9 at the end of their stipulated 50 overs.

Tim Southee (2-57) and Trent Boult (1-54) both claimed early wickets to give the bowling side the upper hand.

Lockie Ferguson (3-39) joined the wicket-taking act as he had Babar Azam (10) caught by Taylor as the visitors were reeling at 39 for three.

However, Hasan and Shadab's partnership allowed them to set a competitive total. Malik had been in good touch during the last ODI assignment against Sri Lanka in UAE, but doesn't boast of a good record in New Zealand.

Ferguson took highest three wickets where Astle and Southee took two wickets for the team Black Caps.