PAK vs NZ, Pakistan men’s cricket team scripted history by defeating New Zealand by 5 wickets in first ODI of five-match ODI series.
Pakistan rode on Fakhar Zaman’s 114-balls 117 runs to chase down 289-run target in 48.3 overs, take 1-0 lead over Kiwis.
At the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on Thursday, the opening game of the five-match ODI series between Pakistan and New Zealand was played. Pakistan defeated New Zealand in this match by a margin of five wickets. By winning, the Babar Azam-led squad made history. Pakistan became the third team to accomplish a noteworthy achievement, joining India and Australia in the select club.
As they recorded their 500th ODI victory, Pakistan wrote history. Out of 949 matches played, Pakistan has won 500 ODIs while losing 420 of them. Only Australia and India had previously surpassed 500 victories in ODIs.
New Zealand against. Pakistan, first ODI:
Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan, chose to bowl after winning the toss in the first One Day International match between that nation and New Zealand. In 50 overs, New Zealand scored 288/7. Pakistan successfully surpassed the goal in the second innings by scoring 291 runs in 48.3 overs while losing just 5 wickets. Pakistan’s triumph was greatly aided by Fakhar Zaman. He completed a 117 run, 114 ball inning. He scored 13 fours and a six during this period.
Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (captain), Shan Masood, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Agha Salman, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Abdullah Shafique, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Wasim Jr., Usama Mir, and Ihsanullah are Pakistani players.
Chad Bowes, Will Young, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c & wk), Mark Chapman, Henry Nicholls, Rachin Ravindra, Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi, Matt Henry, Blair Tickner, James Neesham, Henry Shipley, Ben Lister, Tom Blundell, and Cole McConchie are all New Zealand players.