After opening batsman Devon Conway scored a century in the second day-night international in Karachi on Wednesday, Pakistan’s spinner Mohammad Nawaz took four wickets to keep New Zealand at 261 all out.
Nawaz scored 4-38 as New Zealand fell to 206-6 after going from 183 for 1 in 29.5 overs to losing five wickets for 23 runs in 40 deliveries.
After winning the first match, which was also played in Karachi, by six wickets on Monday, Pakistan holds a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
Mohammad Nawaz (L) and his teammates celebrate with Nawaz after he took the wicket of Glenn Phillips (not shown) in Karachi. AFP New Zealand, who won the toss and batted, were buoyed by a second-wicket partnership of 181 between Kane Williamson (85) and Conway (101) before succumbing to Nawaz’s spin.
When fast bowler Naseem Shah (3-58) bowled Conway off the final ball of the 30th over, he ended the stand.
Conway scored his second hundred in one-day internationals with 13 boundaries and a six off 92 balls.
He beats Martin Guptill and Williamson’s record of 159 against Pakistan in Wellington in 2016 with his stand with Williamson.
After that, Nawaz started the destruction, throwing out Tom Latham (two) and Daryl Mitchell (five) in one over before bowling Williamson cleanly in the next.
Mohammad Wasim dropped Williamson on 53 and 54, and he hit 10 boundaries from 100 balls.
Glenn Phillips and Michael Bracewell each scored three points, and Mitchell Santner was the final player to leave for 37.