Pakistan lost ODI number-1 position in two days: New Zealand won the fifth ODI by 47 runs
Pakistan lost ODI number-1 position in two days: New Zealand won the fifth ODI by 47 runs, and Pakistan captured the series 4-1
New Zealand beat Pakistan by 47 runs in the fifth and final match of the five-match ODI series. This series was named Pakistan 4-1. Electing to bat first after winning the toss in Karachi, the New Zealand team got all out for 299 runs in 49.3 overs and gave Pakistan a target of 300 runs.
In response, Pakistan was reduced to 252 runs in 46.1 overs. Henry Shipley of New Zealand performed brilliantly in this match. He bowled nine overs, during which he took three important wickets for 34 runs. It also includes a maiden over. Shipley was named player of the match for his performance. At the same time, the title of Players of the Series was given to Fakhar Zaman. He scored 363 runs in this series.
Talking about the fifth ODI match, the New Zealand team won the toss and elected to bat first after winning the toss in Karachi. The New Zealand team got all out for 299 runs in 49.3 overs. In response, Pakistan was reduced to 252 runs in 46.1 overs.
For New Zealand, Will Young scored 87, Tom Latham scored 59 and Mark Chapman scored 43 runs. Shaheen Shah Afridi three, and Usama Mir and Shadab Khan took two wickets each for Pakistan. Whereas Mohammad Wasim and Haris Rauf took one wicket each.
In response, Pakistan's team was reduced to 252 runs in 46.1 overs. Iftikhar Ahmed scored the most unbeaten 94 and Agha Salman scored 57 runs. This was the 100th ODI match of Pakistan captain Babar Azam's career. Babar could not play a memorable inning in this match and got out after scoring just one run. For New Zealand, Henry Shipley and Rachin Ravindra took three each, while Adam Milne, Matt Henry and Ish Sodhi took one wicket each.
Along with this, the Pakistan team suffered a loss after the defeat against New Zealand. In the ODI rankings, the Pakistan team has reached the third position from the first position. Australia has regained the top spot with a rating of 113. Team India is present in second place. Pakistan occupies the third position with 112 ratings. Earlier, on May 5, 2023, for the first time in the history of cricket, the Pakistan team became number-1 in the ODI rankings. The number-1 crown was snatched from Pakistan within two days.