New Zealand had also beaten Pakistan 2-0 (in New Zealand 2015), 2-0 (in New Zealand in 2016), 5-0 (in New Zealand in January this year) and in the first match of the current series by 47 runs in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
Pakistan have been forced into one change, with Junaid Khan out of the series with a toe injury.
It appeared as if he wanted to stay on, but it became clear that wasn't possible when he hobbled briefly from a stationary position as batting partner Fakhar Zaman and New Zealand captain Kane Williamson checked on him. It was quite laborious to see the Black Caps reaching 73-3 after 15 overs - a wicket maiden from Afridi put Pakistan in control and showed his ability to beat global batsmen with pace, as a superb yorker sent back Latham.
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Ashton said, however, that police did not believe there were any ongoing threats to the public. One of the stabbing victims was dead at the scene and two others were taken to a hospital.
Larsen said he had impressed the selectors since his return from Australia, and would complement the New Zealand test bowling stocks. Taylor, once again very patient, had his sights on playing to the end and was happy to see through this passage. But an incident involving Imam ul Haq and Lockie Fergusson could have turned bad had quick action not been taken.
Owen Farrell got away with a controversial tackle on Andre Esterhuizen beyond the 80th minute in a 12-11 victory over South Africa last weekend, but Eddie Jones' side saw a marginal call go against them on this occasion as Sam Underhill's 75th-minute try was controversially chalked off by TMO Marius Jonker. For Pakistan, Shaheen Shah Afridi was the pick of bowlers with 4 for 38 in 9 overs. Hasan Ali 2-59 (econ 6.55) picked up valuable wickets, while Shadab Khan was particularly miserly, conceding just 25 runs off his 10 overs (1-25, econ 2.50).
A drop goal and another penalty from Barrett then put the All Blacks in front for the first time, and they held on after Underhill's late score was ruled out in debatable fashion.