Pakistan vs New Zealand 2nd ODI Highlights – April 29, 2023

Tom Latham: Daryl played fantastic innings. Halfway mark we were pretty happy. Credit to Fakhar, he played an outstanding knock. They were able to build partnership after partnership. Big tick in the batting department. Have done that well in the last couple of games. Wickets here tend to be flat… we have to create more chances in the middle phases.

Babar Azam: “As a captain, I am satisfied as everyone is stepping up and responding. The main thing is to read the situation and keep the run rate in check. Fakhar built the innings well and we were trying to maintain seven an over. I think it was Fakhar’s best innings and the way he played astonished me. You can say, we conceded 20 to 30 extra runs but after the first innings we had a discussion and told each other that we have chased down similar totals in the past and we can do it again so it’s all about self-belief.”

Fakhar Zaman, Player of the Match: “I try to take my time in the start in ODI cricket, and then with five players in the circle it becomes easier to score. Practice is usually done on technique and I work on my shortcomings as well but to be honest, I think it was my lucky day to score again against New Zealand. I get a lot of liberty while playing with Rizwan and he made things easier for me. I was told to stay at the crease till the end and this approach is what is working in our team’s favour”

Pakistan vs New Zealand Highlights today. 2nd ODI (D/N), Saturday 29-4-2023, New Zealand tour of Pakistan 2023, Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.

Babar Azam is lucky with the toss again and has opted to bowl first.
Pakistan team: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-Ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Agha Salman, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Ihsanullah
New Zealand team: Chad Bowes, Will Young, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c & wk), Mark Chapman, Henry Nicholls, James Neesham, Rachin Ravindra, Henry Shipley, Ish Sodhi, Matt Henry

Head to Head In ODI’s: 111
Pakistan Won: 57
New Zealand Won: 50
Pakistan ODI Rankings: 5th
New Zealand ODI Rankings: 2nd

Form guide
(Last five matches, most recent first)
Pakistan WLLWW
New Zealand LWWLL

Match Timings: 10:30 AM GMT | 3:30 PM Local
Umpires – Aleem Dar, Rashid Riaz
TV Umpire – Ahsan Raza
Match Referee – Chris Broad
Reserve Umpire – Asif Yaqoob
Match number – ODI no. 4571

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