Third One-Day International

Pakistan v New Zealand


At Faisalabad, December 3, 2003. Pakistan won by 51 runs. Toss: Pakistan.

Inzamam-ul-Haq, in his 300th one-day international, caused a few raised eyebrows when he chose to bat first in cool, misty conditions. But his team justified the decision, becoming the first side to pass 300 in a one-day international on this ground. The New Zealand attack failed to exploit the conditions, their cause not helped by several dropped catches. Walker took three wickets in the final over with his medium-pace but by then the damage had been done: Yasir Hameed and Imran Farhat batted the first 30 overs for 142, before Abdul Razzaq again hit out contemptuously. In reply, Marshall, who had never made a century for Northern Districts, scored an unbeaten 101 at nearly a run a ball. But 31 of his runs came off part-time bowling when the result was inevitable.

Man of the Match: Imran Farhat.

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