New Zealand defeated Pakistan by 47 runs in first ODI

New Zealand defeated Pakistan by 47 runs in first ODI
Abu Dhabi: New Zealand defeated Pakistan by 47 runs in the first ODI at Sheikh Zaid Stadium, Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

Batting first, New Zealand set target of 266 runs, while chasing the target, Pakistan were all out for 219 runs in 47.2 overs.

Pakistan’s top batting line collapsed after Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, and Mohammad Hafeez returned to the pavilion without giving any significant start to Greenshirts.

Zaman could score only one run while both Babar and Hafeez were dismissed by Trent Boult without any score.

Shadab took 4 wickets for 38 runs while pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi finished with 4-46.

Pakistan beat New Zealand 3-0 in the preceding Twenty20 series on Sunday. Earlier, the Greenshirts also whitewashed Australia in October.

Pakistan:
Fakhar Zaman, Imam ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (c), Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Junaid Khan

New Zealand:
George Worker, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult