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Pakistan set NZ XI 342 target in warm-up game

Pakistan put up a massive total of 342 from 50 overs in their warm-up game against New Zealand XI in Nelson on Wednesday, three days before the five-match ODI series kicks off.
Put in to bat first by New Zealand XI, who won the toss, Pakistan were off to a flying start with openers Azhar Ali and Fakhar Zaman scoring 104 and 106, respectively. Both the batsmen retired out – an occasional practice in warm-up matches.
Hasan Ali, Shadab Khan and skipper Sarfraz Ahmed scored 36, 24 and 21, respectively.
The five-match ODI series gets underway from Saturday, January 6, followed by three T20 internationals.
Fixtures
ODIs:
Jan 03: New Zealand XI vs Pakistan, One-day practice match, Saxton Oval, Nelson (3:00 AM)
Jan 06: New Zealand vs Pakistan, 1st ODI, Basin Reserve, Wellington (3:00 AM)
Jan 09: New Zealand vs Pakistan, 2nd ODI, Saxton Oval, Nelson (3:00 AM)
Jan 13: New Zealand vs Pakistan, 3rd ODI, University Oval, Dunedin (3:00 AM)
Jan 16: New Zealand vs Pakistan, 4th ODI, Seddon Park, Hamilton (6:00 AM)
Jan 19: New Zealand vs Pakistan, 5th ODI, Basin Reserve, Wellington (3:00 AM)
T20Is:
Jan 22: New Zealand vs Pakistan, 1st T20I, Westpac Stadium, Wellington (8:00 AM)
Jan 25: New Zealand vs Pakistan, 2nd T20I, Eden Park, Auckland (11:00 AM)
Jan 28: New Zealand vs Pakistan, 3rd T20I, Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui (11:00 AM)
(Timings in Pakistan Standard Time)