New Zealand defeated Pakistan to win the third ODI in Karachi on Friday and also clinch the three match series 2-1. Glen Philips smashed a quickfire half century to guide New Zealand to a two wicket victory over the home team.
Phillips scored an unbeaten 63 off 42 balls, hitting four fours and four sixes, as New Zealand chased down a target of 281 with 11 balls remaining.
Opener Devon Conway (52) and captain Kane Williamson (53) also made valuable contributions. Pakistan opted to bat and scored 280-9, opener Fakhar Zaman top-scoring with 101 and wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan making 77.
Tim Southee took 3-56 and Lockie Ferguson bagged 2-63 while Michael Bracewell and Ish Sodhi took one wicket each.
Earlier Pakistan got to a respectful score of 280 runs thanks to a brilliant century by Fakhar Zaman who score 101 from 122 balls and Mohammad Rizwan 77 of 74 balls.
Tim Southee was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3/56 in his ten overs.