RAWALPINDI: Prolific and fluent Fakhar Zaman’s (one hundred eighty now no longer out) but any other hundred spearheaded a brave run-chase as Pakistan gunned down a document 337 triumphing goal on the Pindi Stadium Saturday, beating New Zealand with the aid of using seven wickets withinside the 2nd ODI in the front of packed to a potential crowd.

Followed with the aid of using his healthy-triumphing century withinside the first ODI, days lower back, Fakhar over again rose to the event to peer off a difficult goal with 10 balls to spare to assist Pakistan cross 2-zero up withinside the five-healthy series.

Fakhar leads Pakistan’s record

The southpaw become ably supported with the aid of using his captain Babar Azam (65). Both placed on one hundred thirty five for the second one wicket. Once Pakistan reached 2 hundred withinside the thirtieth over, Babar departed, mistiming a push to provide an clean trap to shut in Chad Bowes off Ish Sodhi.

Even Abdullah Shafique (7) left him early, however Fakhar endured to rule with a few interesting hitting exhibitions, accomplishing one hundred fifty with a unmarried, hitting 17 fours and 3 sixes, and including 3 greater sixes after accomplishing one hundred fifty. In all, he hit six sixes and 17 fours in the course of his 144-ball unbeaten hundred.

Later with Mohammad Rizwan (fifty four now no longer out), he placed on 119 for the unbroken 4th wicket to obtain a massive win.Fakhar


Fakhar withinside the technique additionally reached his three,000 ODI runs in sixty seven worldwide matches, turning into the primary Pakistani and Asian to do so. Babar in advance reached three,000 runs in sixty eight ODIs. Hashim Amla performed the feat in fifty seven worldwide matches, which nevertheless is the sector document.

Fakhar’s fifty become raised with the assist of 10 limitations.

He were given a fortunate break out quickly after whilst Chapman floored him on the deep rectangular leg boundary to the pleasure of the house crowd.Fakhar

Earlier, Daryl Mitchell’s (129) 2nd successive hundred and his terrific 183 runs stand for the second one wicket with Tom Latham (98) installation a highest-ever ODI rating for Pakistan to chase.Fakhar

New Zealand’s 336 for five become the highest-ever rating with the aid of using a crew in ODI cricket on the ground, surpassing Pakistan’s 329 for six set with the aid of using Pakistan towards India in 2004.

Mitchell led the Blackcaps’ run rebellion with but any other unique inning that saved Pakistan bowling below strain on a pitch that provided no help to bowlers. Following a incredibly gradual begin that noticed Kiwis accomplishing one hundred runs in 17 overs, each Mitchell and Latham shifted gears, stealing unmarried and hitting limitations on free deliveries.

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Mitchell become too competitive towards debutant Ishanullah who conceded 60 runs in 8 overs. Though Haris Rauf additionally proved costly, conceding seventy eight of 10 overs, he picked up 4 wickets that truly checked the NZ run-comply with in the course of the center overs.

Yet once more Naseem Shah (1-49) become the select out of bowlers however the slowness of the wicket made it not possible for him to make inroads into the New Zealand innings.

Mitchell were given a fortunate break out at ninety six dropped with the aid of using Naseem Shah at quick mid-wicket of Usama Mir. An over later, he finished his 2nd consecutive hundred of the series, pulling Ihsanullah for a unmarried to fine-leg. His 102-ball hundred, which become his 1/3 in ODI, become studded with six limitations and sixes. Earlier, his fifty got here off sixty one balls with the assist of six limitations.

Latham become now no longer a long way in the back of as he become up towards the venture after lacking out withinside the first ODI, making an excellent account of his stay. He smashed one six and 8 fours in the course of his 85-ball knock. Together with Mitchell, he scored 183 runs for the 1/3 wicket which installation the tone for a document overall at the Pindi Stadium pitch which regarded complete of runs.

New Zealand once more become positioned into bat with the aid of using Babar Azam thinking about the country of the Pindi Stadium wicket. The pitch that become void of any grass become relatively less difficult than it become in the course of the hole ODI. Scoring runs and that too at the lower back foot become less difficult.

A drama spread out in among because it took six mins for the groundsmen to regulate the 30-backyard rectangular following first over. Possibly all concerned did not degree one facet of the gambling song and saved it according with the identical pitch wherein the primary one-day become played.

Score: New Zealand 336 for five in 50 overs (Daryl Mitchell 129, Tom Latham 98, Chad Bowes 51, Haris Rauf 4-seventy eight, Naseem Shah 1-49) Pakistan 337 for three in 48.three overs (Fakhar Zaman one hundred eighty now no longer out, Babar Azam 65, Mohammad Rizwan fifty four now no longer out, Henry Shipley 1-58, Matt Henry 1-59)

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