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New Zealand won by 68 runs against Pakistan in the fifth and final one day cricket match in Abu Dhabi.

Earlier,New Zealand set a target of 276 runs for Pakistan in the fifth and final one day cricket match in Abu Dhabi. Batting first after winning the toss, New Zealand made 275 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in allotted 50 over's. Skipper Kane Williamson remained top scorer with 97 runs. He smashed eight boundaries in his innings. Ross Taylor made unbeaten 88 runs with the help of five boundaries and one six. For Pakistan Mohammad Irfan grabbed two while Shahid Afridi and Zulfiqar Babar took one wicket each.

 

Arch-rivals Pakistan and India will once again vie for the Kabaddi world cup title when they take on each other in the final in India today.

Itís a repeat of last yearís final when a fiery contest was witnessed between the two sides, with more at stake than just the title. India had been beaten in the Asia cup final by hosts Pakistan as the visitors made a technical foul and did not accept their mistake. They decided to leave the field at a time when they were being beaten convincingly by Pakistan. Few months later, both sides clashed in the world cup final, this time on Indian soil, and as expected there were some fireworks and Pakistan were thrashed in a one-sided match amidst complaints of unfair play against India. Tomorrow will be no different as Pakistan are keen to avenge last yearís defeat and pride is at stake for both sides. Pakistan made light work of Iran in their semi-final, winning with ease by a score of 56-28, a surprise given Iranís strong team, while the Indians thrashed England 54-33. Meanwhile, in the womenís Kabaddi world cup the hosts will face New Zealand in the final.

 
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