Pakistan claimed their five hundredth win in ODIs with a five-wicket victory in the opening conflict of the five-match collection towards New Zealand.
Pakistan grew to be solely the 1/3 crew to attain the five hundred win mark after Australia and India, getting to the landmark in their 949th ODI outing. Australia sits at the pinnacle of the listing with 594 wins accompanied by way of India on 539.
The success comes after Pakistan made their ODI debut in February 1973, and secured a first win in the structure in their 2d ODI look – versus England at Nottingham in August 1974.
Pakistan have been made to work for their five hundredth ODI win after New Zealand have been despatched in to bat then registered a aggressive whole of 288/7 thanks to Daryl Mitchell’s spectacular 113 and opener Will Young’s brisk 86.
Fakhar Zaman opened the innings for Pakistan and set a strong basis alongside with associate Imam-ul-Haq.
The 33-year-old Zaman would go on to steal the exhibit with a excellent 117 from 114 balls, whilst Imam accounted for 60 as the duo began the chase with a 124-run stand for the first wicket.
Skipper Babar Azam additionally contributed with vital runs earlier than falling simply one quick of his half-century, whilst batting mainstay Mohammad Rizwan chipped in with a 34-ball 42* to assist whole the chase for his aspect in 48.3 overs.
Both New Zealand and Pakistan have sealed their direct qualification spot in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 which will be performed in October-November in India.
Tom Latham’s aspect impressed in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League cycle, presently sitting on the pinnacle of the standings with sixteen wins in 24 games. Pakistan are fifth in the standings with thirteen wins in 21 games.
Both groups will seem to make the excellent of the ultimate 4 ODIs of the collection with a center of attention on preparations for the fast-approaching marquee event.