New Zealand won their record-setting 11th international in succession at Seddon Park on Tuesday night on the back of a blistering innings from allrounder Colin de Grandhomme.

He put on 109 with Henry Nicholls to rip the match away from Pakistan, enable New Zealand to make 263 for five, to win by five wickets, take a 4-0 lead in the five-game series, and ensure the Black Caps would have their best run of victories across all forms in its history.

Pakistan Side Fakhar made 54 at the top of the order; Haris made 50 in his first one-day international in almost two years; Hafeez produced his 34th half century in ODIs and went on to top score with 81, hitting 22 runs including three sixes in the final over before being run out on the last ball of the innings.

Captain Sarfaz (51) combined with Hafeez in a 98-run partnership for the sixth wicket which substantially boosted Pakistan’s total after a poor start and after it struggled to boost its scoring rate through the middle of the innings.
“It was disappointing but there were some positives,” Sarfraz said. “Fakhar batted well, Hafeez and Haris batted well. But the problem is we’re not finishing well.

“I think when we scored 262 we had lots of confidence but the difference was de Grandhomme who batted really well.”

New Zealand began their chase for 263 well with an 88-run stand between openers Colin Munro and Martin Guptill.

But legspinner Shadab Khan sliced through the innings as New Zealand lost their way, and four for 11 in 35 balls.

Captain Kane Williamson and Henry Nicholls steadied the innings before de Grandhomme ripped into his work.

When he arrived New Zealand needed 109 off the last 15 overs.

Victory was achieved with 4.1 overs to spare.