Black Caps choose to bat in fifth ODI

Seth Rance is set to replace the rested Trent Boult for New Zealand

Seth Rance is set to replace the rested Trent Boult for New Zealand

New Zealand's innings was anchored by opener Martin Guptill who made his 13th ODI century while Ross Taylor reached 50.

Haris Sohail and the impressive Shadab Khan combined to add 105 for the sixth wicket and there were some anxious moments, but Mitchell Santner kept his cool to remove both in successive overs.

It is only the third time Pakistan have been on the wrong end of a 5-0 ODI clean sweep after they succumbed by the same margin to Australia in 2010 and the West Indies in 1988.

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Henry makes his first worldwide appearance since the Boxing Day ODI against the West Indies, replacing world class left-armer Trent Boult, who is rested. "Credit to the way our boys stuck at it throughout the series".

"I think the pitches have been slightly tough, on the slower side and credit to the way Pakistan bowled".

Guptill, who scored 310 runs in the series, was named man of the match and player of the series.

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Guptill shared a 52-run opening stand with Colin Munro (32) and then a second-wicket partnership of 49 with his captain Kane Williamson (22).

New Zealand looked to be cruising along at 213-2 but suddenly lost five wickets for just 31 runs before Colin de Grandhomme propped up the tail with an unbeaten 29.

For Pakistan, pacer Rumman Raees was the pick of the bowlers as he claimed three, whereas all-rounder Fahim Ashraf claimed two wickets.

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Pakistan excelled through their middle and lower order but could not escape the gravitational pull of the Black Caps' black hole, gradually slipping to defeat across the afternoon at the match in Wellington on Friday.

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