Pakistan had a forgettable day on Friday as they misplaced one more collection on the house soil. The Babar Azam-led facet was defeated by New Zealand within the third and closing ODI because the guests claimed 2-1 victory within the three-match collection. This was additionally New Zealand’s maiden collection win in Pakistan. Chasing 281, the guests have been decreased to 205/6, regardless of making a superb begin. Nevertheless, it was Glenn Phillips who scored an unbeaten 64 and took his facet throughout the road with two wickets in hand. Pakistan, who had earlier confronted defeat in opposition to Australia in ODI collection and England within the T20Is and Exams, have been going through extreme criticism for an additional loss at dwelling.
Former Pakistan skipper Salman Butt additionally expressed his disappointment over the dismal present from the hosts and criticised pacer Haris Rauf for his lack of pace.
“I’m most disappointed with the Pakistan bowlers. What were they doing? Ye speed kya bank me jama karaani hai? (Do you have to deposit the speed in the bank?) Neither did you bowl bouncer nor did you bowl a yorker. The batter smashed you for midwicket and front of square towards six. No yorkers, no bouncers! At one point, I think Haris Rauf bowled 10 slower balls in his two overs,” Butt stated on his YouTube channel.
“You are a genuine pacer. You bowl fast. Where is your speed? Why didn’t you bowl a yorker? Even if you had missed a yorker, it’s not easy to smash a lower full toss for a six,” he added.
Coming to the match, Glenn Phillips smashed an unbeaten half-century as New Zealand secured a collection victory over Pakistan with a two-wicket win within the third and closing one-day worldwide in Karachi on Friday.
Phillips scored 63 off 42 balls, hitting 4 sixes and as many fours, to rescue New Zealand from a precarious 181-5 of their pursuit of a 281-run goal. His knock overshadowed Fakhar Zaman‘s 101 as Pakistan made 280-9 of their 50 overs. Strolling in to bat with New Zealand needing 100 off 87 balls, Phillips added 64 for the seventh wicket with Mitchell Santner, who scored 17 in a match-turning stand.
Skipper Kane Williamson contributed with 53 and Devon Conway struck an equally regular 52 earlier than Phillips completed off the chase with 11 balls to spare.
Phillips accomplished his first ODI fifty off simply 28 balls, however he was dropped the next supply when wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan failed to carry a catch off spinner Usama Mir.
New Zealand’s win sealed their first ODI collection victory in Pakistan in six makes an attempt and stored them high of the one-day rankings.
(With AFP Inputs)
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