Pakistan vs New Zealand 5th ODI Highlights – May 7, 2023

Babar Azam:

“The way we planned, we couldn’t finish it that way. However, the entire series was outstanding. We collapsed early on in the batting. We needed a partnership early on which couldn’t happen. We could have finished well after Salman Ali Agha got set, but then wickets started to fall from one end. In Karachi, we were surprised that there weren’t as good batting conditions batting second but you have to perform no matter what the conditions are.

I think we should have played better cricket. New Zealand bowled well tonight. Overall, the series was good, there were good performances. There were many positives, we were able to check our bench strength and we tried different combinations to get to know where our one-day team stands. We were having an issue with the middle order and were lacking there but we got some options now.”

Tom Latham:

“Certainly pleasing to put on a complete performance in the last game. Shipley bowled fantastically well with the new ball, he found the right lengths on this wicket. We probably got a par score and got wickets in the powerplay which we haven’t done in the series. I think if you look back at the T20 series, it was about trying to improve from game to game, we wanted to expose players to different roles and I think it was a great opportunity for all of them to experience these conditions”

Fakhar Zaman, Player of the Series:

“Look, you are never satisfied in cricket but I am glad that we won the series and my contribution helped the side. As a team, we have found some answers to the missing links as you saw how Agha Salman and Iftikhar Ahmed played.”

Pakistan vs New Zealand Highlights today. 5th ODI (D/N), Sunday 7-5-2023, New Zealand tour of Pakistan 2023, National Stadium, Karachi.

Toss: ?
Pakistan team: Shan Masood, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Haris, Agha Salman, Usama Mir, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Wasim, Haris Rauf
New Zealand team: Will Young, Tom Blundell (wk), Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c), Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Cole McConchie, Ish Sodhi, Matt Henry, Ben Lister, Blair Tickner

Head to Head In ODI’s: 112
Pakistan Won: 60
New Zealand Won: 50
Pakistan ODI Rankings: 1st
New Zealand ODI Rankings: 5th

Form guide
(Last five matches, most recent first)
Pakistan WWWWL
New Zealand LLLLW

Match Timings: 10:30 AM GMT | 3:30 PM Local
Umpires – Langton Rusere, Rashid Riaz
TV Umpire – Joel Wilson
Match Referee – Chris Broad
Reserve Umpire – Asif Yaqoob
Match number – ODI no. 4575

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