September, 26, 2023
Pak lost their number one position in the ODI

Pak lost their number one position in the ODI

Pak lost their number one position in the one-day rankings after their defeat to New Zealand by 47 runs in the fifth ODI. Pakistan’s attempt to chase down the target of 300 runs was unsuccessful as they were bowled out for 252 runs. Iftikhar remained not out at 94 runs, while Salman Ali Agha contributed 57 runs. Babar Azam, playing his 100th ODI, could not make it memorable as he was dismissed for just one run. Shipley and Rachin Ravindra Rane took 3 wickets each for New Zealand. Earlier, New Zealand scored 299 runs with Dil Bang scoring 87 runs and Tom Latham scoring 59 runs. Shaheen Shah Afridi took 3 wickets, while Shadab Khan and Usama Mir took 2 wickets each for Pak.

In the fifth and final ODI of Pak and Kiwis

Iftikhar Kalathi, in charge of the team, saw them drop to third place in the rankings after a 47-run defeat to New Zealand in the fifth ODI. The team’s efforts, unfortunately, were not enough to avoid the loss.

Babar Azam scored a century in an ODI match and helped his team dismiss the New Zealand team for 299 runs. Ings demonstrated his fast speed of 94, while Salman scored fifty runs without losing a wicket. Will Singh and Tom Latham also scored fifties in the match.

New Zealand managed to avoid a whitewash and secured a victory over Pakistan. Pakistan had won the first four matches, but their defeat in the last match led to them losing their number-one ranking in just two days. During Pak’s innings, their pursuit of the target did not begin well as they lost four wickets for 66 runs. Shan Masood was bowled by Matt Henry after scoring only 7 runs, while Babar Azam was dismissed for just one run on Henrich Play’s ball. Mohammad Rizwan was lbw for 9 runs, and opener Fakhar Zaman was out for 33 runs. Salman Ali Agha and Iftikhar Ahmed formed a partnership of 97 runs for the fifth wicket to try and manage the team’s position. However, Pakistan’s efforts were not enough as they were ultimately defeated by New Zealand.

In the match between Pakistan and New Zealand, Pakistan scored a total of 252 runs in their innings. Salman and Latham were playing well together before Shaheen Shah Afridi and Usama Mir were caught out by Adam Millan and Ravindra respectively. Henry and Rachin also took three wickets each. Tom Blundell was the first to be dismissed by Muhammad Wasim, caught by Fakhar Zaman for 15 runs. Henry Nickels and Young took the total to 83 before Osama Mir broke the partnership by dismissing Nickels. Latham and Young added 74 runs for the third wicket before Shadab Khan caught Young out, and Latham completed his fifty before being dismissed by Mir. The New Zealand team was bowled out for 299 in 49.3 overs, with Shaheen Shah Afridi taking three wickets, and Shadab Khan and Usama Mir taking two each.



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