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Babar shine as Pakistan claim comfortable win against New Zealand

02:16 PM | 8 Oct, 2022
Babar shine as Pakistan claim comfortable win against New Zealand
Source: Pakistan Cricket Board (Twitter)

CHRISTCHURCH – Pakistani skipper Babar Azam rocks with a knock of 79* in the run chase and powered Men in Green to a dominating six-wicket win over New Zealand in the second match of the ongoing Tri-nation series.

The visitors earlier restrict the Williamson-led squad under 150 courtesy of a brilliant bowling performance. Haris Rauf displayed A-game in the last moments as the pacer got 3 scalps in single over.

Black Caps' opener Devon Conway made 36 off 35 and skipper Kane Williamson also played well with 31 off 30. After creating the foundation, the hosts' players struggled for smashing boundaries.

Haris garnered praise for fiery spells, young blood Dahani got 1 scalp, Wasim and Mohammad Nawaz got 2 wickets each.

Earlier, Kiwi captain Kane Williamson won the toss and opted to bat first against Pakistan in the second match of tri-nation series.

Pakistan lock horns with hosts New Zealand today in their second match of the ongoing tri-nation series, a day after beating Bangladesh.

The game will be played at Hagley Oval in Christchurch. Fans are eagerly waiting as it's the weekend and their squad will take on the likes of Tim Southee and Trent Boult.

In a blow for Men in Green, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced that pacers Naseem Shah and Mohammad Hasnain are also not available for today's game due to illness.

PCB spokesperson said Usman Qadir also sustained a thumb fracture while fielding in the match against England and will not be able to play for three weeks.

Ahead of T20 World Cup, Kane Williamson is back leading the Kiwi side which also sees the return of Guptill, Boult, & Latham. The hosts played short format games against Netherlands, Ireland, West Indies, and Scotland.

Earlier, Babar-led squad performed well in the first game against Bangladesh, however, the middle order is still struggling. In the last encounter, Mohammed Rizwan carried the batting on his able shoulders.

Brilliant spells in the middle from Wasim Junior and Nawaz restricted Bangladesh to 146 for eight after Pakistan posted 167 for five.

Team Green will faceoff New Zealand and Bangladesh on 11 and 13 October in second phase, with the final scheduled for Friday, 14 October.

Squads

Pakistan: Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Haider Ali, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Haris Rauf, Shahnawaz Dahani

New Zealand: Guptill, Conway, Kane Williamson, Chapman, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Boult, Southee, Ish Sodhi Ferguson

Schedule

Friday, October 7 – Pakistan v Bangladesh, 2:00 am GMT/ 7:30 am IST

Saturday, October 8 – Pakistan v New Zealand, 6:00 am GMT/ 11.30 am IST

Sunday, October 9 – Bangladesh v New Zealand, 6:00 am GMT/ 11.30 am IST

Tuesday, October 11 – New Zealand v Pakistan, 2:00 am GMT/ 7:30 am IST

Wednesday, October 12 – Bangladesh v New Zealand, 2:00 am GMT/ 7:30 am IST

Thursday, October 13 – Bangladesh v Pakistan, 2:00 am GMT/ 7:30 am IST

Friday, October 14 – Final, 2:00 am GMT/ 7:30 am IST

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Today Currency Rates in Pakistan - Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 24 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 24, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 278.4 for buying and 280.1 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.35 and selling rate is 303.45.

British Pound rate is 354.5 for buying, and 358.35 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal hovered at 73.6.

Currency Rates Today

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 278.4  280.1 
Euro EUR 301.35 303.45
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.5 358.35
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5  77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.60 74.32
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.50 205.50
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.70 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202.00 204.00
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.50 7.65

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