Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st ODI Highlights – April 27, 2023

Tom Latham: I think the score we got was about par. The position we were in, Daryl played a superb innings. The wicket got harder for new guys, but the way Pakistan played was superb. We couldn’t make any inroads. It got harder in the end but the two partnerships up top from Pakistan made the difference. I guess a few more wickets could have made it different because it wasn’t easy to start.

Babar Azam: This was a team effort, we wanted to start well. The credit belongs to the fast bowlers for the way we restricted them in the end. It feels good to see players execute their plans. The way Naseem bowled put the pressure on them and then the spinners dominated. Then the way Fakhar and Imam played, then the innings Fakhar and I built together was great.

Fakhar Zaman, Player of the Match: The plan was to attack and stay long. If you survive the new ball at (Rawalpindi) you must stay (till the end). It’s a very good start, the first three needs to go till 40 overs. Today was my day and hopefully, Imam and Babar will also play big knocks.

Pakistan vs New Zealand Highlights today. 1st ODI (D/N), Thursday 27-4-2023, New Zealand tour of Pakistan 2023, Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.

Pakistan have won the toss and they have elected to bowl first.
Pakistan team: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Shan Masood, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Agha Salman, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf.
New Zealand team: Chad Bowes, Will Young, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c & wk), Mark Chapman, Henry Nicholls, Rachin Ravindra, Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi, Matt Henry, Blair Tickner.

Head to Head In ODI’s: 110
Pakistan Won: 56
New Zealand Won: 50
Pakistan ODI Rankings: 5th
New Zealand ODI Rankings: 2nd

Form guide
(Last five matches, most recent first)
Pakistan LLWWW
New Zealand WWLL-

Match Timings: 10:30 AM GMT | 3:30 PM Local
Umpires – Ahsan Raza, Aleem Dar
TV Umpire – Rashid Riaz
Match Referee – Ali Naqvi
Reserve Umpire – Chris Broad
Match number – ODI no. 4569

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