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Ahmed Shehzad's first ODI century ( 115 runs )

19-year-old Ahmed Shehzad brought up his century ( 115 runs ) in 101 balls, with 11 fours and two sixes, as the visitors set a challenging target for New Zealand to chase in order to save the six-match series.
Pakistan won their first ODI series since November 2008 when they beat New Zealand by 41 runs in the fifth game of their six-match series at Seddon Park in Hamilton on 03.01.2011.
The victory, courtesy of Ahmed Shehzad's 115 runs and a polished bowling performance gave Pakistan an unassailable 3-1 Lead in the series.
Pakistan made a below par 268/9, but New Zealand wasted a golden opportunity to level the series with only Martin Guptill ( 65 runs )and stand-in captain Ross Taylor ( 69 runs ) posting any scores of substance in their 227 all out in 46.5 overs.
New Zealand have now lost 14 of their last 15 completed ODI's.The visitors had looked well set to push on to 300-plus on a good pitch with short boundaries and while several batsmen got starts,New Zealand's bowlers varied their pace and length to restrict the scoring in the final few overs.

Scorecard in the fifth ODI between New Zealand and Pakistan at Seddon Park in Hamilton 03.01.2011.

Ahmed Shehzad 115
Umar Akmal 32
Misbah-ul-Haq 25
Shahid Afridi 24
Total (9 wkts; 50 overs) 268
Best Bowling: Mills 10-2-42-2

New Zealand
R. Taylor 69
M. Guptill 65
J. Franklin 16
N. McCullum 14
Total (all out; 46.5 overs) 227
Best Bowling: Wahab Riaz 8.5-0-51-3


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