New Zealand opt to bat against Pakistan in 1st ODI

New Zealand opt to bat against Pakistan in 1st ODI
Abu Dhabi: New Zealand on Wednesday elected to bat first against Pakistan in the first one-day international at at Sheikh Zaid Stadium, Abu Dhabi after winning the toss.

Earlier, Greenshirts crushed New Zealand 3-0 in the preceding Twenty20 series on Sunday.

Babar Azam has overtaken Virat Kohli’s record to become the fastest batsman to score 1,000 runs in T20.

Azam achieved the feat during Pakistan’s match against New Zealand in Dubai. He has scored 1,000 runs in 26 innings.

The victory gave world number one ranked Pakistan their 9th consecutive win since July and 15th in 17 T20 internationals this year.


 
Pakistan:



Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Sarfraz Ahmed (captain), Haris Sohail, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Junaid Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Shinwari



New Zealand:



Kane Williamson, Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Colin Munro, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, BJ Watling, George Worker