Fakhar, Babar, Rizwan fifties ensure Pakistan clinch opener. Earlier Naseem Shah’s five-wicket haul restricted New Zealand to 255. Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)
Pakistan (Playing XI): Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Rizwan(w), Haris Sohail, Agha Salman, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf
Highlights from the first ODI between Pakistan and New Zealand: Mohammad Rizwan led the way with an unbeaten 77-run innings, while Babar Azam added 66 as Pakistan defeated New Zealand by 256 runs with 6 wickets remaining on Monday at the National Stadium in Karachi. Earlier, the hosts were able to stop the Kiwis at 255 for 9 in 50 overs thanks to Naseem Shah’s second five-wicket haul in the format. When given the opportunity to bat first, New Zealand continued to lose wickets often and failed to give Pakistan a challenging target. In addition to Naseem, rookie spinner Usama Mir claimed two victims. Mohammad Nawaz and Mohammad Wasim Jr. both secured one wicket.
Here are the Highlights of the 1st ODI Match between Pakistan and New Zealand straight from the National Stadium in Karachi
Pakistan 258 for 4 (Rizwan 77*, Babar 66, Fakhar 56, Bracewell 2-44) beat
New Zealand 255 for 9 (Bracewell 43, Latham 42, Naseem 5-57, Mir 2-42) by six wickets