New Zealand whitewashed Pakistan in ODI series

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 | 0

Finally New Zealand whitewashed Pakistan in ODI series. Team Pakistan had the hope to beat Black Caps in 5th ODI. But all were in vain. They could not make any stand but lost the series poorly. Earlier, New Zealand secured the series by winning three matches consecutively. But, in 4th match once again Pakistan was defeated by five wickets at Hamilton. So, New Zealand had the chance to whitewash Pakistan at the home venue. And they successfully did it.

New Zealand whitewashed Pakistan in ODI series

Team Pakistan recently visited New Zealand where they played a dual tournament against Black Caps. They started their competition with ODI series. Though they had no schedule for long format cricket. Since the beginning of ODI series Black Caps dominated the series. They won 1st three ODIs consecutively and and secured the series.

However, in 5th and last ODI between Pakistan and New Zealand was taken place in 19th January, 2018 at Basin Reserve, Wellington. There Chris Brown from New Zealand and Ruchira Palliyaguruge from Sri Lanka played the role as umpires. It was a day competition where New Zealand won the toss and decided to bat first. They did play complete fifty overs where their player Martin Guptill scored an amazing century against Pakistan. Besides, Ross Taylor also scored his 58th half century in the match which is highest for any Black Caps players. Based on their charming performance New Zealand finished their innings scoring 271 runs in 50 overs. They lost seven wickets totally in the meantime. Rumman Raees took highest three wickets for Pakistan.

Later, Pakistan came to chase the score but they failed to make it. They started the chase well but finally faced batting collapsed. They lost all wickets in 49 overs when they scored 256 runs. Haris Sohail scored highest 63 runs in 87 balls. He played well but waste balls much. Though it was needed when Pakistan started to lose their wickets. Sohail made a stand in front of Black Caps bowlers for long. Matt Henry took four wickets highest for Black Caps. He bowled full ten overs. Finally Martin Guptill was given the player of the match awards due to his brilliant century.

The recent performance of Pakistan seems not well. Though they possessed most talented players in the squad. Once they were quite powerful and dominated the cricket World but now they are too much Vulnerable. In the match, top three players were failed where Sohail scored 63 runs and Shadab Khan scored 54 runs so far. Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed scored only thee runs.

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