PAK vs NZ: With another victory under their belt Men in Green reached at 2nd spot in ICC ODI Super League 2023

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Mohammad Rizwan’s unbeaten 77 runs from 86 deliveries, together with captain Babar Azam’s 66 runs from 82 deliveries and Fakhar Zaman’s comeback half-century of 56 runs from 74 deliveries, helped Pakistan easily defeat the Kiwis with six wickets remaining.

As for the game’s happenings, Pakistan won the toss and chose to bowl first. The Kiwis achieved 255 runs with the loss of 9 wickets thanks in large part to the contributions of Michael Bracewell, Tom Latham, and Glenn Philips, who each scored 43, 42, and 37 runs, respectively.

Once again, Naseem Shah was unstoppable, picking up 5 wickets while being assisted by Usama Mir and Muhammad Nawaz, who each took 3 wickets.

Pakistanis have differing opinions about their chances of defeating the formidable New Zealand because of their team’s defensive chasing strategy.

According to the modern approach to cricket, these runs may have been chased through 42 overs instead of being extended to the 49th over, which served as the discussion’s jumping-off point.

With this victory, they have moved up to second place in the ICC ODI Super League, falling behind India, who have played 21 matches and amassed 139 points, while the former have played 19 matches and have 130 points.

The ICC (The International Cricket Council) has replaced the ODI rankings with the ICC ODI Super League, which determines which countries will advance to the ODI World Cup in 2023.

The ODI Super League’s first season ran from 2020 to 2023.

When it comes to ODI and T20 cricket, Pakistan is a potential team because of their stellar records in these two formats, but they are languishing at the bottom when it comes to Test cricket.

In the next Asia Cup and ODI World Cup 2023, they will face India on two separate occasions; it would be intriguing to observe who will prevail in these two matches.