Pakistan has beaten New Zealand for the first time by 6 wickets after four years, New Zealand were unbeaten against Pakistan in last 12 ODIs.
Fakhar Zaman has played very vital inning here with Babar Azam who was struggling against the same side in ODIs for a while now.
Although he started his career with very good intense against Kiwis but he totally exposed in New Zealand around that time when he toured there.
Fakhar Zaman was also struggling in UAE in last few ODIs where he strucked only 0,0,31,1,1 which is considered as very bad sign for a special player like Fakhar Zaman who finally made his first ever fifty in UAE and also in Asia.
Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam were the main players for Pakistan and they stood up and brought Pakistan on top today, where Babar Azam made 46 runs before New Zealand got him out with stunning field set.
Who can forget about the young Shaheen Shah Afridi who took 4 wickets for 38 runs in today’s match, Pakistan has found a crucial bowler who can get wickets in starting overs where every team wishes to get some wickets.
Hassan Ali once again proved to be expensive bowler for Pakistan but they manage to restricted New Zealand under 210 runs and got the victory after 13 matches.
It was Sarfaraz Ahmed who knew match plans and made the most of his bowlers.
On the other hand New Zealand could not get any wicket before 28th over and made the match very easy for the home side Pakistan who once pressurized by Kiwis but they could not stop them to win a match.
Pakistan every bowler looked very sharp in the field while bowling and their fielding was also a crucial for their win. Muhammad Hafeez made very crucial 27 runs as well once he dropped by Kiwis fielder as well.
Finally after losing 12 ODIs straight away they won this game by 6 wickets and leveled the Series 1-1.
Shaheen Shah Afridi got the Man of the Match award for his match winning figures of 4/38.