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RESULT
1st ODI (D/N), Karachi, January 09, 2023, New Zealand tour of Pakistan
(48.1/50 ov, T:256) 258/4

Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
5/57
naseem-shah
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Scores: Ranjith P | Comms: @himanshu_a30
Scorecard summary
New Zealand 255/9(50 overs)
42 (52)
2/42 (10)
Pakistan 258/4(48.1 overs)

The first ODI goes to Pakistan, leaving New Zealand in a must-win situation two days later. The quick turnaround on this tour continues, even as Suds' match report for the day has you covered. Thanks for your company in the series opener though, as we sign off tonight. Until next time, see you!

Babar Azam, the winning captain: "We utilised the new ball, and fast bowlers executed the plan. All the credit goes to them. We knew it would be cold, and there would be dew... It was difficult for a new batter coming in. In the end, Rizwan was outstanding. It is good to have options as a captain, and I have a lot of them in terms of fast bowlers as well as spinners."

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson: "We would have liked a few runs. Pakistan were clinical with the ball. There were glimpses where the game could have changed. Pakistan adapted better. There were a number of mid-partnerships, but no one going on... The toss had an impact, but I still feel there was enough assistance [with the ball] in the second half. We got some turn, and it skidded on with the new ball."

Naseem Shah is the Player of the Match for his 5 for 57: "Good performance is fun only when the team wins. Everyone bowled well. It was reversing, and I just bowled to my strength."

Time for the presentations

Umair H: "My MoM is Naseem Shah"

Asad: "Finally a victory for Pakistan" --- Finally a result in Karachi

Agha Salman speaks after the win: "It was a tricky pitch, yes, so 280-290 would have been difficult to chase. There was reverse [swing] in the first innings, but it wasn't happening now due to the dew. It was a complete performance from our side."

M. Asif: "My Hero for Today Match is Haris Sohail"

10.19pm A comfortable win in the end despite a bit of hiccup when the required run rate was heading north in the middle overs. It took a cameo of 32 from 23 balls from Sohail to pull the momentum back for Pakistan, with Babar's 66 and Rizwan's 77* ensuring calmness around him. But the win was set up earlier, when Naseem picked up 5 for 57, and debutant legspinner Mir got Williamson and Latham to restrict New Zealand to 255. Hang around for the presentations.

48.1
6
Southee to Salman, SIX runs

goes over mid-off, and Pakistan win! A nice-looking shot to win the game. Southee bowled fullish on off, as he cleared his front leg and lofted over the in field, playing with high elbows. Pakistan go 1-0 up in the three-match series

"@Himanshu, isn't it only 90 overs per day. It's now 98th going on" --- We are into 2023 already, Manthan Jain

end of over 484 runs
PAK: 252/4CRR: 5.25 RRR: 2.00 • Need 4 from 12b
Agha Salman7 (9b)
Mohammad Rizwan77 (86b 6x4 1x6)
Lockie Ferguson 8-0-51-0
Tim Southee 8-0-49-1
47.6
1
Ferguson to Salman, 1 run

dabs this shortish ball angling in, and finishing just outside off. Single to deep third

47.5
Ferguson to Salman, no run

doesn't get bat on ball to this short and wide ball, as he is beaten by pace and bounce

47.4
1
Ferguson to Rizwan, 1 run

shortish and angling into leg. Pulled to fine leg

47.3
Ferguson to Rizwan, no run

hit on the front pad, and Ferguson appeals for leg before. Not given, and Williamson reviews with hope in mind. On the shorter side of a length outside off, and shaping in. He misses his pull, and is hit on his back thigh. No bat involved, and replays show umpire's call on impact. The ball would have gone over off stump though

47.2
Ferguson to Rizwan, no run

good length, angling in from outside off to end on off. Tapped down

47.1
2
Ferguson to Rizwan, 2 runs

short and wide of off, and flashed to deep extra cover

8 off 18. Maybe the last over of play today?

end of over 477 runs
PAK: 248/4CRR: 5.27 RRR: 2.66 • Need 8 from 18b
Agha Salman6 (7b)
Mohammad Rizwan74 (82b 6x4 1x6)
Tim Southee 8-0-49-1
Lockie Ferguson 7-0-47-0
46.6
2
Southee to Salman, 2 runs

lofted over cover off a good length outside off, and they run two. No idea why they had to run the second though

46.5
1
Southee to Rizwan, 1 run

back of a length on off, and turned to square leg. The throw from Mitchell hits Rizwan on his back, as he hobbles and the physio comes out again

46.4
1
Southee to Salman, 1 run

good length outside off, as he swats, but the cover fielder dives to his right to get a hand

46.3
2
Southee to Salman, 2 runs

pulled between long-on running to his right, deep square running forward and midwicket running back. Wow. Shortish on off, and swung away without timing

46.2
Southee to Salman, no run

bangs it short and outside off, as it races through. Salman pulled and missed there

46.1
1
Southee to Rizwan, 1 run

guides this good length ball slightly wide of off to deep third

end of over 469 runs
PAK: 241/4CRR: 5.23 RRR: 3.75 • Need 15 from 24b
Mohammad Rizwan72 (80b 6x4 1x6)
Agha Salman1 (3b)
Lockie Ferguson 7-0-47-0
Tim Southee 7-0-42-1
45.6
1
Ferguson to Rizwan, 1 run

slower ball, and short outside off. Pulled towards square leg

45.5
1
Ferguson to Salman, 1 run

good length ball shaping into middle. Clipped to deep square

45.4
Ferguson to Salman, no run

goes upper cutting at this short delivery outside off, but the ball takes off sharply at great pace. Beaten there

Salman: "@Kevin, Welcome to Pakistan cricket fan club, you have got it!"

45.3
Ferguson to Salman, no run

fires a short ball at the new batter, almost cramping him for room. Tucked down

Salman facing his first ball

45.2
1
Ferguson to Rizwan, 1 run

good length outside off, and tapped to deep third

45.1
6
Ferguson to Rizwan, SIX runs

launched over deep midwicket! Rizwan hoicks across the line, and the sound off the bat told it was heading far. Fullish and around sixth stump, as he got across and swiped powerfully

24 off 30

end of over 457 runs • 1 wicket
PAK: 232/4CRR: 5.15 RRR: 4.80 • Need 24 from 30b
Mohammad Rizwan64 (77b 6x4)
Tim Southee 7-0-42-1
Lockie Ferguson 6-0-38-0
44.6
W
Southee to Haris Sohail, OUT

taken at cow corner! Is there a late twist? He tried the pull again, but this time didn't connect. Southee kept banging it in short, while angling it into the left-hander. Sohail backed away and pulled off middle and leg, but exactly where Santner was waiting. Santner went low, and took it well

Haris Sohail c Santner b Southee 32 (23b 2x4 2x6 43m) SR: 139.13
Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
Mohammad Rizwan
77 runs (86)
6 fours1 six
Productive shot
cover drive
11 runs
2 fours0 six
Control
74%
Babar Azam
66 runs (82)
5 fours1 six
Productive shot
pull
14 runs
3 fours0 six
Control
82%
Best performances - bowlers
Naseem Shah
O
10
M
0
R
57
W
5
ECO
5.7
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
1W
Usama Mir
O
10
M
0
R
42
W
2
ECO
4.2
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
National Stadium, Karachi
TossPakistan, elected to field first
Series
Season2022/23
Player Of The Match
Series resultPakistan led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 4500
Match days9 January 2023 - daynight (50-over match)
ODI debut
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsPakistan 10, New Zealand 0
Language
English
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SA2191098-0.077
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SL2471481-0.369
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