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First ODI: New Zealand trounce Pakistan by 61 runs under D/L method

08:56 PM | 5 Jan, 2018
First ODI: New Zealand trounce Pakistan by 61 runs under D/L method

LAHORE - New Zealand defeated Pakistan in first one day international of five-match series by 61 runs, in Wellington on Saturday (today) under the Duckworth–Lewis method.

Pakistan had scored 166 runs at a loss of six wickets against a staggering target of 316 runs when rain interrupted play during the 31st over of the game, compelling officials to go for D/L method.

Earlier, Pakistani skipper Sarfaraz Ahmad won the toss and elected to field first against New Zealand.

Kiwis made 315 runs in its innings with Kane Williamson scoring 115 besides the openers who gave a fine start to the Black Caps.

Chasing the target, Pakistan lost early wickets with Azhar (6), Babar Azam (0), Mohammad Hafeez (1) and Shoaib Malik contribution 13 to the total.

As the first five players went back to the pavilion within 16 overs, opener Fakhar Zaman retained the crease fort and was at 82 runs when rain set in.

For Kiwis, Tim Southee took three wickets for 22 while Trent Boult showed the door to two Pakistani players.

The Champions Trophy 2017 winners are heading into the series with a winning streak of nine consecutive games, and Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmad is hopeful his team will continue the momentum.

I have a lot of faith in my players and we have continued the same team with just one or two changes to give them a proper chance and make a good lineup,” Sarfraz said in a press conference ahead of the first match.

Match Timings

The match started at 03:00 PST.

Where can you watch the live action?

The live telecast of the match will be aired on PTV Sports and the cricket fans can watch the live streaming on Daily Pakistan.


Pakistan XI: Azhar Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Rumman Raees

New Zealand XI: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Todd Astle, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult


The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 23 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 22, 2024 Monday in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 23 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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