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| Ajmal restricts Kiwis to 211 in final ODI|
| Updated at: 1947 PST, Monday, November 09, 2009|
ABU DHABI: Off-spinner Saeed Ajmal helped Pakistan restrict New Zealand to 211 runs in the third and the final One-day International here at the Abu Dhabi Stadium on Monday.
After New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori won the toss and elected to bat, the Kiwis were all out for 211 runs in 46.3 overs.
After openers Brendon McCullum (76) and Aaron Redmond (21) provided a sound start of 72 runs, the other batsmen could not resist the guiles of Saeed Ajmal except Martin Guptill who played a steady innings of 44 runs.
McCullum, the top scorer, hit three sixes and six fours during his 78-ball stay at the wicket.
Saeed Ajmal captured four for 33 while young pacer Mohammad Aamer claimed two wickets. Spinners Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Malik took one wicket each while seamer Umar Gul also got a wicket to complete 100 wickets of his ODI career.
The three-match series is tied at 1-1 after Pakistan won the first match by 138 runs on Tuesday before New Zealand came back by winning the second by 64 runs on Friday.
New Zealand remained unchanged from the last match but Pakistan left out middle-order batsman Mohammad Yousuf to bring back teenager Umer Akmal, who played the first match.
After the one-day series the teams will move to Dubai where they play two Twenty20 matches on November 12 and 13.
Pakistan: Younus Khan (captain), Salman Butt, Khalid Latif, Umer Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal, Abdul Razzaq, Shahid Afridi, Saeed Ajmal, Umar Gul, Mohammad Aamir
New Zealand: Daniel Vettori (captain), Brendon McCullum, Aaron Redmond, Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Scott Styris, Jacob Oram, Neil Broom, Tim Southee, Shane Bond, Kyle Mills.