PAKvNZ: New Zealand beat Pakistan in second game to level ODI series

Web Desk 09:14 PM | 11 Jan, 2023
PAKvNZ: New Zealand beat Pakistan in second game to level ODI series
Source: Pakistan Cricket Board

KARACHI – New Zealand on Wednesday stunned Pakistan by 79 runs in the second game as the Black Caps leveled the series 1-1.  

New Zealand earlier set a target of 262 for Pakistan in the second game of the three-match ODI series at the National Stadium Karachi today. The bowlers of visiting team displayed A-game to outfox Pakistan for a mere 182 to seal a series-leveling victory in the second game of the three-match series.

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s batting lineup crumbled and could only reach 182 runs despite Babar Azam's heroics.

In today's game, Conway remained under light after smashing century while Kane Williamson made 85 runs, helping Kiwis to put in a commanding position.

The Pakistan bowlers displayed stunning performances and restricted Kiwis from building a mammoth target. Mohammad Nawaz took four wickets while Naseem Shah removed three New Zealand players. Usama Mir and Haris Rauf grabbed one wicket each.

Both sides will now lock horns in the third and final ODI on Friday. 

Earlier, Pakistan go into today's game after clinching the home series and gaining momentum after the barren Test series.

Hosts lead the series 1-0 after their clinching first ODI win, defeating visitors by six wickets in the opening game earlier this week.

In the previous game, young gun Naseem Shah outfoxed Kiwis players with a five-wicket haul as Team Green cruised to a convincing win on Monday. Shah snapped up 5-57 as New Zealand was made to bat first and was restricted to 255-9.

Flamboyant hitter Rizwan remained the top-scorer with an unbeaten 77 off 86 balls and eased his side to 258-4 in 48.1 overs. Skipper Babar Azam made 66 off 82 and continued momentum with his 19th ODI half-century.

Opener Fakhar Zaman played a knock of 56 in his comeback match from a knee injury while top order of visiting side failed to display A-game against Pakistani bowlers.


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

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 20, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on March 20, 2023 (Monday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 282.7 285.7
Euro EUR 299.5 302.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 341.5 345
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.25 78
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.2 76
Australian Dollar AUD 186 188.4
Bahrain Dinar BHD 753.69 761.69
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 41.09 41.49
Danish Krone DKK 40.41 40.81
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.1 36.45
Indian Rupee INR 3.43 3.54
Japanese Yen JPY 2.6 2.11
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 922.9 931.9
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.99 63.59
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.91 176.91
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.69 26.99
Omani Riyal OMR 735.95 743.95
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.37 78.08
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 26.97 27.27
Swiss Franc CHF 304.79 307.29
Thai Bhat THB 8.24 8.39

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 20 March 2023

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 208,200 on Monday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs178,500.  

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,849.  

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Karachi PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Islamabad PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Peshawar PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Quetta PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Sialkot PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Attock PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Gujranwala PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Jehlum PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Multan PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Bahawalpur PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Gujrat PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Nawabshah PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Chakwal PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Hyderabad PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Nowshehra PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Sargodha PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Faisalabad PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Mirpur PKR 208200 PKR 2390


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