Pakistan number-1 in ODI rankings for the first time: beat New Zealand by 102 runs in the fourth ODI
Pakistan number-1 in ODI rankings for the first time: beat New Zealand by 102 runs in the fourth ODI, Babar became the fastest player to score 5000 runs
Pakistan defeated New Zealand by 102 runs in the fourth match of the five-match ODI series. Batting first after losing the toss in Karachi, the Pakistan team scored 334 runs for 6 wickets in 50 overs. In response, New Zealand got all out for 232 runs in 43.4 overs.
With this, for the first time in the history of cricket, the Pakistan team has become number-1 in the ODI rankings. Pakistan captain Babar Azam played a brilliant century inning. He was also adjudged player of the match for his performance.
With this victory, Pakistan has taken a 4-0 lead in the 5 ODI series. The fifth ODI will also be played in Karachi on May 7. The 5 T20 series between the two teams ended in a 2-2 draw. One match was abandoned due to rain.
Captain Babar Azam has shown a great game in the New Zealand series for Pakistan. He played a brilliant inning of 107 runs in the fourth ODI. Apart from playing the best innings, Babar has also become the fastest batsman to score 5000 runs in ODI cricket. He has done this feat in 97 innings.
With the victory in the fourth ODI against New Zealand, Pakistan's team has reached the first position in the ICC ODI rankings. Pakistan has left India and Australia behind. For the first time in the history of ODI cricket, the Pakistan team has reached the first position in the ICC rankings. Pakistan now tops the ODI rankings with 113.483 points, while Australia (113.286) has moved up to second and Team India (112.638) to third.
Talking about the fourth ODI match, after losing the toss and batting first, the Pakistan team scored 334 runs for 6 wickets in 50 overs. Babar Azam played an innings of 107 runs from Pakistan, which included 10 fours. This is the 18th century of Babar's ODI career. Apart from him, Agha Salman scored 58 runs in 46 balls with the help of four fours and two sixes.
In response, the New Zealand team was reduced to just 232 runs in 43.4 overs. Captain Tom Latham scored the highest 60 and Mark Chapman scored 46 runs. For Pakistan, Usama Mir took 4 wickets while Mohammad Wasim took three wickets and Haris Rauf took two wickets.