Pakistan vs New Zealand ODI sequence lastly got here to an finish after the guests bagged the ultimate sport to salvage delight after shedding the sequence earlier. Pakistan clinched the sequence 4-1 as they went on to win the primary 4 ODIs straight on dwelling soil. Nonetheless, New Zealand tried their finest within the closing sport and received the conflict by 47 runs the place Tom Lathan and Will Younger produced high-quality exhibits from the bat whereas Henry Shipley wreaked havoc with the ball.
Speaking about the identical, Pakistan batsman Iftikhar Ahmad took to his Twitter to apologize as the house workforce could not land on the profitable facet. Ahmad, who was very important in Pakistan’s chase within the closing sport, mentioned they need to’ve ended on the best facet however could not. Nonetheless, he acknowledged that he’s having fun with his cricket and is grateful for being again within the ODI enviornment.
,I’m sorry Pakistan. We should always’ve ended on the best facet of the match, however it wasn’t to be. Nonetheless, I’m having fun with my cricket and grateful for the return to the ODI enviornment. #IftiMania,” tweeted Ahmad.
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As Pakistan batted second within the closing sport, Ahmad went on to play a scintillating knock of 94 off 72 and remained unbeaten until the top. Nonetheless, he could not get any assist from the opposite finish and the hosts misplaced the match by getting wrapped up on 252 runs within the forty seventhth over.
Batting first, New Zealand placed on a difficult goal of 300 runs on the board the place Younger’s 87 on the high and skipper Latham’s 59 within the center turned very important. Shaheen Afridi picked three wickets within the sport whereas Henry Shipley and Rachin Ravindra acquired three wickets every from the visiting get together. Earlier, the 2 groups additionally performed five-match T20I sequence which did not produce any outcomes because it acquired tied at 2-2.