Babar Azam Helps Pakistan Claim No. 1 ODI Ranking With Win Over New Zealand

On Friday at the National Bank Stadium, Pakistan defeated New Zealand by 102 runs in the fourth match to rise to the top of the ICC ODI Rankings. Pakistan’s victory was Babar Azam’s 18th century, and he became the quickest player to reach 5000 runs.

After beating New Zealand by 102 runs at the National Stadium in Karachi on Friday, Pakistan moved up to the top spot in the ODI rankings for the first time in their history. The home team has a commanding 4-0 lead in the five-game ODI series.

Pakistan, though, must ensure a convincing victory in the fifth and final ODI on Sunday, May 7 if they are to keep their number one ranking. If they lose the fifth ODI, they would fall to third in the standings and Australia will return to the top. If there is no winner in the fifth match, Pakistan will maintain its position at the top of the ICC ODI rankings.

With their new score of 113.483, Pakistan are now ranked higher than both India (112.638) and Australia (113.286). If the Men in Green want to keep their spot at the top of the table, they need to win the fifth and final ODI, which will take place on Sunday, May 7 in Karachi. In the event of a loss in the last ODI, they will fall to third place, with Australia and India moving up to first and second.

Pakistan now has 113 points, tied with India and Australia for first place in the five-match series. When the points are broken down further than the decimal point, though, Pakistan comes out on top.Babar’s team will become undisputed champions with 115 points if Pakistan prevail in the fifth and final ODI. In the event of a loss on Sunday, Pakistan would drop to third place with 112 points. The Men in Green have only ever finished in third place twice before, in 2007 and 2022.

After being put in, Pakistan posted 334/6 thanks in large part to Babar’s 117-ball 107. Usama Mir and Mohammad Wasim Junior combined for seven wickets to help New Zealand collapse from 184/3 in 33.1 overs to 232 all-out in 43.4 overs.

Babar scored his 5,000th run at the age of 19 in 97 innings across 99 games. He did it in 101 innings, beating the previous record holder, Hashim Amla. Babar hit 10 fours during his innings and contributed to four successful partnerships.

Pakistan’s other scorers were Shan Masood (44, 55b, 7×4) and Salman Ali Agha (46-ball 58). Matt Henry collected three wickets for New Zealand. After falling to 46 for 2, New Zealand’s batsmen Daryl Mitchell (34) and Tom Latham (60) contributed 83 runs off 103 balls to help their team reach its total of 335.

After losing four wickets in the 34th over, when New Zealand was at 184, Pakistan’s bowlers clamped down and eventually bowled the tourists out for 232 in 43.4 overs.Pakistan scored 334/6 in 50 overs, defeating New Zealand’s 232 in 43.3 overs (Tom Latham 60, Mark Chapman 46, Usama Mir 4/43, Mohammad Wasim Junior 3/40, Haris Rauf 2/37).

Babar Azam on Pakistan Becoming the Top ODI Squad Team “Team’s efforts and the work from the support staff has helped us to be number 1, Credit to the boys for putting in the effort in tough times. The journey has been good. And has been a memorable one. Has been filled with support, sacrifices, and struggle so far,” Babar Azam said in the post-match presentation.

“The wicket played well today. We planned to build partnerships. Me and Agha built a partnership and decided to take it deep. We thought 310 was possible. Shaheen got us beyond expectations. As a team, we had decided we would test our bench strength. We need to prepare for future games and events. We needed to be sure of our best 15 or 16 players,” he continued.

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Fakhar Zaman becomes third-fastest player to 3000 ODI runs

Fakhar Zaman becomes third-fastest player to 3000 ODI runs

Pakistan’s initial hitter Fakhar Zaman finished 3,000 one-day global (ODI) runs Saturday as he batted at the Pindi Cricket Arena against New Zealand.

Zaman accomplished the accomplishment subsequent to scoring 98 goes against the Kiwis in the second ODI and in a sum of 67 innings, making him the quickest Asian to score as many runs.

With this accomplishment, he has equalled another cricketer’s record.Before Zaman, West Indies Shai Trust crushed 3,000 ODI runs in similar number of innings.

South Africa’s Hashim Amla holds the record of accomplishing the accomplishment quickest in 57 innings.

Pakistan captain Babar Azam has accomplished the achievement in 68 innings, West Indies extraordinary Viv Richards in 98.Zaman has been in astonishing structure against the Kiwis in the continuous five-match ODI series and had crushed hundred years in the main apparatus to lead his side to triumph.

In Spring this year during the Pakistan Super Association (PSL), Zaman — while addressing Lahore Qalandars — turned into the player to stir things up around town sixes (100) throughout the entire existence of the competition.

Zaman has addressed Pakistan in three Test matches, scoring 192 runs, 76 T20I in which he had the option to hoard 1,433 runs, and 67 ODIs in which he crushed more than 3,000 runs.

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Watch: Umpire Stops PAK vs NZ Game For Surprising Explanation. Twitter Is Dazed

The explanation for the stoppage in the second ODI match among Pakistan and New Zealand left everybody staggered.

It was a humiliating second for Pakistan cricket as the second ODI experience among Pakistan and New Zealand was stopped for a very surprising explanation. The match was only one over old when the on-field authorities understood that the elements of the 30 yard circle was not right. The match, which was being played at Rawalpindi, was halted as the umpires redressed the circle with assistance starting from the earliest stage. As per reports in Pakistan media, umpire Aleem Dar assumed responsibility for correcting the estimations and he estimated the distance with steps.

Pakistan captain Babar Azam won the throw and sent New Zealand in to bat in the second one-day global in Rawalpindi on Saturday.The host group, who won the principal ODI by five wickets on Thursday, rolled out three improvements – – with 20-year-old pacer Ihsanullah making his ODI debut.Likewise included are leg-spinner Usama Mir and hitter Abdullah Shafique, the threesome supplanting Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shadab Khan and Shan Masood.The travelers additionally rolled out two improvements, with Adam Milne and Blair Tickner clearing a path for James Neesham and Henry Shipley.The excess matches of the five-game ODI series are in Karachi on May 3, 5 and 7.

Pakistan: Babar Azam (captain), Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Naseem Shah, Agha Salman, Abdullah Shafique, Ihsanullah, Usama Mir

New Zealand: Tom Latham (captain), Chad Bowes, Mark Chapman, Matt Henry, Henry Shipley, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Rachin Ravindra, Ish Sodhi, James Neesham, Will Young