Babar: We were 20 runs, when Rizwan and Fakhar played it looked like we’d touch 300. But when wickets fall, it is difficult for new batters. Lots of soft dismissals and we were 20-30 runs short. We were expecting more turn than we got. But spinners played their role. But we couldn’t quite execute in the last 10 overs with the ball.
Williamson: Yeah, he wasn’t feeling great either. He came out and played with a lot of freedom. I thought we were in the game at the halfway stage but made a few errors. For Glenn to play that knock, and credit to Pakistan as well. It was a hard-fought series. Glenn was just playing how he plays and hit it out of the middle. I don’t think he wanted to run too much; he was a bit under the weather. He came out and just grabbed it [the game]. The surface has been competitive – maybe mid-200 or late-200. To take wickets through the middle and back end to keep them to a par total…Few unknowns but some good partnerships to get close and then Glenn. We had a fantastic time in Pakistan and as a team, we really enjoyed our time on and off the field here.
Phillips, Player of the Match: I think at the end of the day, I wasn’t feeling great. I just watched the ball and played as aggressively as possible. The intent was the key to it and going a bit leg side…
Conway, Player of the Series: Obviously, the surface has been batter-friendly, and building those partnerships has been special. It’s a special hundred and overall winning the series…grateful we had a good time in Pakistan. The communication with Kane was just to bat and he kept reminding me of that. Credit to Kane for helping me through that period. We loved it in Pakistan and the support was special. So, thank you, everyone.
Pakistan vs New Zealand Highlights today. 3rd ODI, National Stadium, Karachi, Friday 13-1-2023, New Zealand tour of Pakistan 2022/23.
Pakistan win the toss and bat first.
Pakistan team: 1 Fakhar Zaman, 2 Shan Masood, 3 Babar Azam (capt), 4 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 5 Haris Sohail, 6 Agha Salman, 7 Mohammad Nawaz, 8 Usama Mir, 9 Mohammad Wasim Jr, 10 Mohammad Hasnain, 11 Haris Rauf
New Zealand team: 1 Finn Allen, 2 Devon Conway, 3 Kane Williamson (capt), 4 Daryl Mitchell, 5 Tom Latham (wk), 6 Glenn Phillips, 7 Michael Bracewell, 8 Mitchell Santner, 9 Ish Sodhi, 10 Tim Southee, 11 Lockie Ferguson
Head to Head In ODI’s: 109
Pakistan Won: 56
New Zealand Won: 49
Pakistan ODI Rankings: 5th
New Zealand ODI Rankings: 1st
(Last five completed matches, most recent first)
New Zealand WLWLL
Match Timings: 9:30 AM GMT | 2:30 PM Local
Umpires – Ahsan Raza, Aleem Dar
TV Umpire – Rashid Riaz
Match Referee – David Boon
Reserve Umpire – Faisal Afridi
Match number – ODI no. 4504