Blackcaps vs Pakistan: Trent Boult becomes third New Zealander to claim ODI hat-trick

Paceman Trent Boult has become the third Blackcaps cricketer to bowl a one-day international (ODI) hat-trick during the first match against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Thursday (NZ time).

Boult took the hat-trick in his second over with his eighth, ninth and 10th deliveries to reduce Pakistan to 8/3, as they chased 267 to beat New Zealand in the series opener.

He first took the wicket of opener Fakhar Zaman, who edged the ball onto the stumps. Boult then claimed Babar Azam, who hit the ball straight to Ross Taylor at wide slip.

Mohammad Hafeez was the third victim, as a Boult in-swinger hit the Pakistani's pad, dismissing him leg before wicket.

Boult joins Danny Morrison (vs India, 1994) - commentating for SKY on the match - and Shane Bond (vs Australia, 2007). There have been 46 hat-tricks in ODI cricket.

Earlier, the Blackcaps finished their 50 overs on 266/9, thanks to a steady 130-run partnership between Taylor (80) and Tom Latham (68).

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