On the match front, Pakistan's hopes of registering their long-awaited ODI series win over New Zealand were washed away by rain.
Pakistan hit back in the second one-day worldwide against New Zealand to level the honours.
The play was interrupted due to heavy rain as New Zealand were chasing a daunting 280-run target set by Pakistan. Latham hurled the ball towards the non-striker's end, there was no backup and this enabled Pakistan another run.
It was a close run thing for man of the series but it went to Pakistan teenager Shaheen Afridi, the towering left-armer splaying Colin Munro's stumps and ending with nine wickets at 11.3 and 4.9, similar figures to Ferguson's.
"We didn´t do well in the first game but overall we were the better side and had we won this match it would have been icing on the cake".
Zaman and Mohammad Hafeez (19) added 64 for the first wicket before Hafeez dislodged a bail with his heel while working Ferguson to long leg, bringing Azam to the crease in the 14th over.
Taylor hit three boundaries and a six for his 43rd half century in one-day internationals.
Pakistan scored a challenging 279-8 off their 50 overs, with Babar Azam once again in the thick of things with the bat, scoring 92 off 100 balls (four fours, one six).
New Zealand were without their skipper Kane Williamson who pulled out with a groin injury with Tom Latham leading the side.
Imam Ul Haq remained unfortunate as he had to retire hurt after a quick bouncer by Lockie Ferguson struck his helmet.
Ferguson now heads home as Neil Wagner comes in for the three-test series, which starts in Abu Dhabi on Friday (7pm NZT).