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LIVE: New Zealand beat Pakistan to clinch 1st ODI by 70 runs

Babar Azam provided Pakistan with a much-needed fifty, as the green shirts struggled to chase New Zealand’s target of 281 runs.

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Pakistan 210 all out

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Pakistan 210/8 after 45 overs

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With the required run rate at more than 14 runs per over, all seems to be lost for Pakistan. With only two wickets in hand, Wahab Riaz smashed a boundary in the over.

Pakistan 206/8 after 44 overs

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anwar ali

Pakistan 203/6 after 43 overs

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Pakistan 190/6 after 42 years

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A much-needed six from the over gave Pakistan some relief, as 9 expensive runs came from the over.

Pakistan 181/6 after 41 overs

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Pakistan could only manage 5 runs from the over, which is not that impressive. At a time when the team needs boundaries, Pakistan seems to be obtaining only single runs. The required run rate has climbed up to 11.10 per over.

Pakistan 176/6 after 40 overs

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Pakistan 174/6 after 39 overs

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Pakistan 171/6 after 38 overs

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One of New Zealand’s best overs. Pakistan not only failed to score well in this over, but also lost a wicket. Newcomer Imad Wasim wanted to play the ball down to his leg-side but ended up edging the ball straight into the hands of the wicket-keeper.

Pakistan 170/5 after 37 overs

1, 1, 1, W, 1lb, 1

A very good over for New Zealand, as Babar Azam, Pakistan’s set batsman at the crease, lost his wicket for a valuable 62.

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Pakistan 165/4 after 36 overs

1, 0, 0, 1, 4, 1

Controversial appeal for handling the ball against Sarfaraz Ahmed

A controversial appeal from New Zealand against Sarfaraz Ahmed for handling the ball was turned down by the third umpire after replays showed that Ahmed did not change his line of running back to the stumps to come in the way of the ball thrown by a fielder aiming to run him out.

The commentators rightly asked that why was Martin Guptill, who was not even in the line of sight when the throw was made, even making the appeal. One New Zealand commentator said that it was a “bad appeal”

 

Pakistan nearly lost a wicket as Sarfraz and Babar had a mixup. A boundary during the over helped Pakistan salvage 7 valuable runs from the over.

Pakistan 158/4 after 35 overs

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Pakistan 148/4 after 34 overs

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Pakistan 147/4 after 33 overs

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Pakistan 144/4 after 32 overs

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sohaib

Pakistan were 142 runs for 4 wickets after 32.1 overs. Sohaib Maqsood gave a top edge to long leg departing after making 10 runs.

Mohammad Hafeez was the third wicket to have fallen — he made 42 off 56 balls.

On the crease were Babar Azam and Sohaib Maqsood. Azam was on 48 off 57 balls while Sohaib Maqsood had made six off seven balls.

The asking rate after 30 overs for Pakistan has risen to 7.15 runs per over.

Mohammad Hafeez

Mohammad Hafeez

 

New Zealand innings

Amir was very economical, giving only 28 runs off his 8.1 overs. He left the field before finishing his ninth over and it seemed as if he had a strain in his leg which he wanted to have checked with the team physio.

Anwar Ali chipped in with three wickets as well but was very expensive, giving away 66 runs off 9.5 overs. Both Amir and Anwar Ali will be featuring in the Pakistan Super League for the Karachi Kings.

 

Anwar Ali

Pakistani fast bowler Anwar Ali

Henry Nicholls top scored for the Black Caps with 82 off 111 balls before being bowled by Anwar Ali. New Zealand was at one time reeling on 99 with six wickets down but then recovered to post a very healthy total of 280 for 8.

Henry Nicholls

New Zealand batsman Henry Nicholls

In this revival, Mitchell Santner (48 off 63 balls) and Matt Henry who played a whirlwind innings hitting 48 runs off just 30 balls.

Matt Henry

New Zealand cricketer Matt Henry

Mitchell Santner

New Zealand cricketer Mitchell Santner

 

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