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New Zealand beat Pakistan by 47 runs in first ODI

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Pakistan's Sarfraz Ahmed (R) plays a shot during the first one day international (ODI) cricket match between Pakistan and New Zealand at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Photo by AFP

ABU DHABI: New Zealand paceman Trent Boult claimed a hat-trick to help lead his side to a 47-run win over Pakistan in the first one-day international in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

Boult finished with 3 for 54 as Pakistan, set a testing target of 267, were bowled out for 219 as New Zealand took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.—AFP