Trent Boult expects Blackcaps to keep improving a following 183-run win over Pakistan

The paceman took five wickets in Saturday's 183-run win over Pakistan.
The paceman took five wickets in Saturday's 183-run win over Pakistan. Photo credit: Photosport

Fast-bowler Trent Boult believes the Blackcaps are going from strength to strength after another big victory over Pakistan in Dunedin on Saturday.

New Zealand won the series-clinching ODI by 183 runs to extend their unbeaten run at home this summer to 10 matches across all formats.

Boult was the man of the match at the University Oval, finishing with figures of 5-17 - his fourth five-wicket bag as Pakistan were bowled out for a dismal 74 runs within 28 overs.

Despite the recent dominance, Boult is confident we are still yet to see the best from the Blackcaps.

"That's a quality side we've taken a series off, so it's a good feeling in the changing room," he said.

"The West Indies have come and gone and we knew these guys were going to be a challenge, but we have continued on that form so it's a great feeling.

"We are playing an exciting brand of cricket at the moment. The season seems to be going from step-to-step and getting stronger and stronger so I wouldn't imagine we'd be letting off anytime soon."

Despite being named man of the match, Boult was full of praise towards his fellow bowlers who also made an impact.

Speedster Lockie Ferguson finished 2-28, while all-rounder Colin Munro was impressive with figures of 2-10.

"When things are going like that, things just seem to happen. Everyone was up for it, everyone was fizzing and another great catch to add to the captain's montage.

"There was some great partnership bowling, which is what we're about, and that probably got us a result. It was a testament to not releasing pressure from either end.

"The guys are just putting better performances together as we go deeper into the season."

The fourth ODI will be played at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Tuesday, January 19.

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