Pakistani all-rounder Shadab Khan has come to rescue the series against Kiwis. The ODI series is tied 1-1 after New Zealand beat Pakistan in the Second ODI Match in Karachi.
The series decider will be played today at Karachi National Stadium.
Shadab missed the ODI series due to his finger injury, tweeted
“Backing and supporting our team to win the series in the final ODI. Great series going down to the wire.”
Well played NZ. Some huge positives for Pakistan, great comeback by the bowlers especially @mnawaz94. Good fight by @babarazam258. It is 1-1. Backing and supporting our team to win the series in the final ODI. Great series going down to the wire.— Shadab Khan (@76Shadabkhan) January 11, 2023
In the second ODI, Devon Conway helped with his convincing hundred to beat Pakistan by 79 runs.
Prior to a collapse that saw New Zealand lose nine wickets for 78 runs and restrict them to 261 all out in 49.5 overs, the left-hander hit 101 and captain Kane Williamson made 85.
Despite a valiant 79 from Captain Babar Azam, Pakistan lost wickets frequently, and they were eventually bowled for 182, which resulted in a 1-1 tie in the three-match series.
Captain Williamson said in his statement that,
“Even though we had a good partnership, maybe 300 wasn´t realistic but we got to a par total in the end.”
“We knew it would be a tough chase. We knew we had to get a little bit out of the surface, and the two seamers set the tone for us.”
Captain Babar Azam said in his statement,
“We came back well with the bat.”
“But when the spinners came on, it was turning sharply. Credit to them.”
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