'Chucking' controversy erupts in New Zealand-Pakistan one-dayer


Just three days after flying into the United Arab Emirates from paternity leave, Boult became New Zealand's third hat-trick taker in one-day global cricket to spark a 47-run victory over Pakistan in the first ODI.

He took to Twitter and wrote, "When will Pakistan batsmen & batting staff realise that batting woes stem from lack of ability & technique against the short ball.Not a single batsman in this team pulls or hooks...not even good at leaving them".

Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed (capt), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Haris Sohail, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Junaid Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Khan Shinwari.

Ross Taylor has enraged Pakistan after levelling a stunning accusation at Mohammed Hafeez as New Zealand won their ODI clash on Wednesday.

Danny Morrison and Shane Bond are the other New Zealand fast bowlers to perform hat tricks in ODIs, against India and Australia in 1994 and 2007, respectively.

"The hat-trick ball I was just trying to make him play and to slide one onto the pads is a great feeling".

Paceman Shaheen Shah Afridi, playing only his fourth one-day worldwide, had jolted New Zealand at the start with the wickets of George Worker (one) and Colin Munro (29).

Earlier, Ross Taylor and Tom Latham scored fighting half-centuries to lift New Zealand to a challenging 266-9.

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Latham, who boasts an exceptional record in Asia, joined Taylor at the crease as the duo set about hitting over half of their team's total.

The pair compiled a fourth-wicket stand of 130, but a burst of three wickets from Pakistan leg-spinner Shadab Khan in the 42nd over appeared to halt their charge.

He dismissed Latham leg-before off the second delivery and did the same to Henry Nicholls for nought off the next and two balls later had Colin de Grandhomme caught in the slip without scoring.

Tim Southee (20 off 21) and Sodhi (24 off 19) each hit out late to boost New Zealand's flagging innings to a roughly par total.

The senior New Zealand batsman gesticulated with a bent arm during Hafeez's first over, in an apparent reference to the all-rounder's questionable action.

"We caught them at 210-7 but 50 plus runs for the last three wickets hurt us badly", said Sarfraz.

The victory gave New Zealand a 1-0 lead in the three-match series and extended their ODI winning streak against Pakistan to 12 matches dating back to December 2014.

The last two matches are in Abu Dhabi (Friday) and in Dubai (Sunday).