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PAKvNZ: Naseem Shah stars as Pakistan beat New Zealand by 6 wickets in first ODI

09:43 PM | 9 Jan, 2023
PAKvNZ: Naseem Shah stars as Pakistan beat New Zealand by 6 wickets in first ODI
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KARACHI – Pakistan on Monday beat New Zealand by 6 wickets in the first ODI in Karachi.

Top performance from flamboyant batter Mohammad Rizwan, and skipper Babar Azam powered Team green to sink Black Caps in the first game.

Captain and star player Babar Azam slammed a half-ton before Rizwan led Pakistan to a six-wicket triumph with his knock of 77 runs, as hosts were chasing a 256-run target.

Imam-ul-Haq returned early and Babar then supported Fakhar Zaman, who scored 56 runs off 74. Skipper then continued batting with Rizwan, but was returned in attempt to accelerate the innings.

On the other hand, New Zealand lost opening batter Devon Conway for a golden duck in the first over but manage to amass 255/9. After Conway's blow, Finn Allen gained momentum, until Mohammad Wasim Jr outfoxed him.

Top Latham scored 42 runs. Williamson and Daryl Mitchell added some runs before debutant Usama Mir got the Kiwi player with a stunning delivery. Mitchell made a 76-run partnership with Tom Latham.

Pakistan's Nawaz then makes a comeback, returning fourth Kiwi player. Pakistan then managed to get Latham’s wicket. Phillips and Bracewell then stitched 76-run to bring visitors back in the form.

After outfoxing Phillips, youngblood Naseem Shah got his hands on lower order as he removed Bracewell and Henry Shipley in consecutive deliveries. Shah then bowled Santner with a slower delivery to complete his second five-wicket haul in ODIs.

Besides Naseem’s five-for, debutant Usama impressed with two wickets for just 42 runs, while Nawaz and Wasim Jr struck out a batter each.  

Pakistan fast bowler Naseem Shah’s brilliant spell restricted the Kiwis to 255-9 in the allotted 50 overs. Shah grabbed his second five-fer in the ODIs today.

Earlier, Pakistan won the toss and decided to bowl first against New Zealand.

Shaheens and Kiwsi last locked horns in the 50-over format in the 2019 World Cup, with Babar-led squad clinching the contest by six wickets.

This time, hosts seeking to revive their cricket fortunes after a gloomy red-ball season while hopes are high for Team Green as they performed well in the 50-over format of the game over the last year, bagging eight out of nine matches.

Squads:

Pakistan: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (capt), Shan Masood/Mohammad Nawaz, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Salman Ali Agha, Usama Mir, Mohammad Wasim, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah.

New Zealand: Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson (capt), Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (wk), Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Henry Shipley

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91

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