All-rounder Cole McConchie boosted his hopes of creating New Zealand's World Cup squad with an unbeaten half-century on his ODI debut but it surely was not sufficient to stop the Black Caps from crashing to a 26-run defeat that sealed the sequence for Pakistan.
Lengthy seen as a possible backup to all-rounder Mitch Santner, the 31-year-old Canterbury skipper's 64 from 45 balls proved in useless as New Zealand's chase of Pakistan's 287 for six in Karachi fell quick.
New Zealand path 3-0 within the five-match sequence and have loads of work to do forward of the World Cup in India however McConchie, who additionally took the wicket of Abdullah Shafique, was happy that his personal sport is transferring in the suitable route.
"From a private standpoint, to get that cap in the present day and exit and put in a few performances, it's pleasing," McConchie informed reporters.
"Immediately was a pleasant little stepping stone to ultimately show to myself somewhat bit that I can compete in opposition to a world class Pakistan staff of their residence situations.
"I’d have been extra happy if I received the boys over the road."
McConchie, who bowls off-spin, made his worldwide debut in 2021 in a T20 sequence in opposition to Bangladesh however has been outdoors choice till incomes a recall for the white ball sequence in opposition to Pakistan.
He has been working carefully with former Pakistan spinner and coach Saqlain Mushtaq, who just lately joined the New Zealand camp as an assistant coach.
Saqlain, who pioneered the 'doosra', the off-spinner's supply that spins in direction of leg fairly than off, has helped McConchie on bowling variations.
Nonetheless, McConchie mentioned he was a bit too tense to strive them throughout his debut.
"I believe the palms had been somewhat bit sweaty, somewhat bit nervous in the present day," he mentioned.
"I haven't been courageous sufficient to carry out a kind of carom balls in a sport.
"However we'll see how we go and hopefully we'll have a little bit of time within the nets to work on them."