Despite Fakhar resistance, NZ win by 61 runs D/L

New Zealand whips Pakistan in first T-20 match, lead series 1-0

WELLINGTON: New Zealand have won the first one-day international (ODI) against Pakistan by 61 runs via the DLS method.
With New Zealand batting first, Pakistan were given a target of 316 runs. However, the match was stopped due to rain while Pakistan were at 166-6.
Pakistan had won the toss and asked the opponent team to bat first.
In the given number of overs, New Zealand lost only seven wickets in their journey to 315 runs. Their captain Kane Williamson brilliantly bagged 115 runs, helping his team tremendously.
Hassan Ali of Pakistan took three wickets, while Mohammad Amir, Rumman Raees, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman took one each.
The batting line-up of tourists stumbled from the very beginning and Pakistan kept on losing wickets at regular intervals. However, Fakhar Zaman continued to resist the New Zealand when the rain interrupted the match.
Fakhar Zaman was the highest scorer with 82 while Faheem Ashraf was batting at 17 when the match was stopped.


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