Pakistan (PAK) will tackle New Zealand (NZ) within the fourth ODI match at Karachi’s National Stadium on May 5. Pakistan sealed the five-match ODI collection as they beat New Zealand within the third ODI by 26 runs. New Zealand crew, with out their senior gamers, has struggled to compete in opposition to Pakistan’s full-strength assault however will goal a comfort wins within the remaining two video games.
Imam-ul-Haq‘s 90 and 54 from Babar Azam helped Pakistan put up a complete of 287/6 whereas batting first. Adam Milne and Matt Henry picked mixed 5 wickets whereas debutant spin all-rounder Cole McConchie picked one. Conchie additionally shone with a bat as he smashed his maiden fifty whereas returning wicketkeeper batter Tom Blundell added 65 runs as New Zealand moved nearer to the goal. But Pakistani pacers struck late to bowl out Kiwis on 261 runs in 49.1 overs.
Match: 4th ODI
Venue: National Stadium, Karachi
Time: 4:00 PM IST
Broadcast and Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network, SonyLiv
Probable Playing XIs:
Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam(c), Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan(wk), Agha Salman, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf
New Zealand: Chad Bowes, Tom Blundell, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham(c&wk), Mark Chapman, Henry Nicholls, James Neesham, Cole McConchie, Adam Milne, Matt Henry, Ish Sodhi
Pitch and Weather Report
Karachi’s National Stadium pitch proved balanced for each batters and bowlers within the third ODI and is anticipated to stay the identical for the upcoming two video games right here. There was no assist for the spin bowlers as pacers from each groups took appreciable wickets. Batters loved scoring huge knocks with 4 mixed fifties. So, followers can count on one other high-scoring conflict on Friday.
The temperature in the course of the recreation will stay round 31 diploma Celsius and will lower to 27 within the latter phases of the sport. There is not any forecast for rain.
Best Batter of the Match: Babar Azam
The world no.1 ODI batter continued to showcase his consistency throughout codecs with one other fifty within the final recreation. Babar scored 54 off 62 within the third ODI after scoring 114 runs from the primary two ODIs in opposition to New Zealand. Babar has spectacular numbers in opposition to New Zealand with one century and 7 fifties in simply 17 ODI encounters to this point.
Best Bowler of the Match: Shaheen Afridi
The star speedster bowled a match-winning spell within the final recreation to information his crew to a collection triumph. Shaheen struck late to dismiss Adam Milne and Ish Sodhi to chop off Kiwis’ resistance. He additionally picked two wickets within the first two ODIs earlier than sitting out the second recreation. Shaheen has now taken 9 wickets from his final 5 general innings in opposition to New Zealand.
Who will win the Match: Pakistan (PAK)