Pakistan vs New Zealand ODI: Shahid Afridi Rocks Again

Pakistan vs New Zealand ODI: Shahid Afridi Rocks Again | PakistanTribe.com

Pakistan vs New Zealand ODI: Shahid Afridi Rocks Again | PakistanTribe.com

DUBAI – Pakistan won 1st One Day International (ODI) by 247 runs on 7 wickets due to superb performance of Haris Sohail and Shahid Khan Afridi.

Pakistan won 1st One day international (ODI) by scoring 247 runs on seven wickets. Haris Sohail and Shahid Afridi showed a superb performance and attracted the fan’s interests. Pakistani Captain Misbahul haq won the toss and decided to bat first.

The 25-year-old left-hander scored 85 off 109 balls and added 110 for the seventh wicket with veteran Shahid Afridi (who hit a 51-ball 61) to rescue Pakistan from a precarious 124-6 and turn it into a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.

Pakistani openers fail ti give a good start in first ODI against Kiwis.

The 25-year-old left-hander scored 85 off 109 balls and added 110 for the seventh wicket with veteran Shahid Afridi (who hit a 51-ball 61) to rescue Pakistan from a precarious 124-6 and turn it into a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.

With just 13 needed at a run-a-ball, Afridi was run out but Sohail hit Jimmy Neesham for his fifth boundary to seal the win with three balls to spare.

Afridi hit seven boundaries and a six in his 37th one-day fifty.

Earlier, Ross Taylor became the sixth batsman, and first from his country, to score three hundreds in consecutive matches to lift New Zealand to 246-7.

Taylor had held together the New Zealand innings after Mohammad Irfan (3-57) had inflicted serious damage on the top order.

Taylor added 58 for the seventh wicket with former captain Vettori (27) in the final overs after steadying the innings during a 44-run sixth wicket stand with Luke Ronchi, who made 23.

Irfan had dismissed opener Dean Brownlie (14) and skipper Kane Williamson (10) in his first five-over spell before returning to take Ronchi`s wicket in the 38th over.

Tom Latham was run out for 13 and Neesham was lbw to Afridi for one as New Zealand were left struggling at 111-5.

Paceman Wahab Riaz claimed the wickets of opener Anton Devcich (26) and Vettori to finish with 2-51.

Match summary of first ODI is as below:

New Zealand innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
AP Devcich c †Sarfraz Ahmed b Wahab Riaz 26 66 38 2 0 68.42
DG Brownlie c Ahmed Shehzad b Mohammad Irfan 14 25 14 2 0 100.00
KS Williamson* c †Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Irfan 10 21 19 2 0 52.63
LRPL Taylor not out 105 171 135 9 1 77.77
TWM Latham run out (Younis Khan/†Sarfraz Ahmed) 13 32 20 0 0 65.00
JDS Neesham lbw b Shahid Afridi 1 12 8 0 0 12.50
L Ronchi c Younis Khan b Mohammad Irfan 23 44 27 4 0 85.18
DL Vettori b Wahab Riaz 27 35 25 3 0 108.00
NL McCullum not out 13 21 15 0 0 86.66
Extras (b 1, lb 4, w 8, nb 1) 14
Total (7 wickets; 50 overs) 246 (4.92 runs per over)
Did not bat KD Mills, AF Milne
Fall of wickets 1-26 (Brownlie, 5.5 ov), 2-44 (Williamson, 9.6 ov), 3-63 (Devcich, 14.3 ov), 4-99 (Latham, 24.4 ov),5-111 (Neesham, 28.1 ov), 6-155 (Ronchi, 37.4 ov), 7-213 (Vettori, 45.4 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
Umar Gul 9 0 49 0 5.44 32 6 1
Mohammad Irfan 10 1 57 3 5.70 31 6 0 (3w)
Wahab Riaz 10 0 51 2 5.10 36 6 0 (1nb, 1w)
Haris Sohail 10 0 39 0 3.90 30 1 0 (3w)
Shahid Afridi 10 1 36 1 3.60 36 2 0 (1w)
Asad Shafiq 1 0 9 0 9.00 1 1 0
Pakistan innings (target: 247 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
Mohammad Hafeez b Mills 6 22 17 0 0 35.29
Ahmed Shehzad lbw b Vettori 28 54 41 5 0 68.29
Asad Shafiq c Devcich b Neesham 5 27 17 0 0 29.41
Younis Khan c Brownlie b Vettori 4 25 14 0 0 28.57
Haris Sohail not out 85 158 109 5 1 77.98
Misbah-ul-Haq* c Vettori b Neesham 13 24 23 1 0 56.52
Sarfraz Ahmed c Milne b McCullum 26 20 19 3 0 136.84
Shahid Afridi run out (Taylor) 61 81 51 7 1 119.60
Wahab Riaz not out 9 9 6 1 0 150.00
Extras (lb 1, w 12) 13
Total (7 wickets; 49.3 overs) 250 (5.05 runs per over)
Did not bat Umar Gul, Mohammad Irfan
Fall of wickets 1-13 (Mohammad Hafeez, 4.5 ov), 2-40 (Asad Shafiq, 11.4 ov), 3-40 (Ahmed Shehzad, 12.5 ov),4-52 (Younis Khan, 17.2 ov), 5-86 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 25.2 ov), 6-124 (Sarfraz Ahmed, 30.2 ov), 7-234 (Shahid Afridi, 47.5 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
KD Mills 10 2 54 1 5.40 32 6 1
AF Milne 10 0 42 0 4.20 37 5 0 (1w)
DL Vettori 10 0 40 2 4.00 32 2 1
JDS Neesham 9.3 0 62 2 6.52 22 5 0 (6w)
NL McCullum 8 0 35 1 4.37 22 3 0
AP Devcich 2 0 16 0 8.00 4 1 0 (1w)
Match details
Toss Pakistan, who chose to field
Series Pakistan led the 5-match series 1-0
Player of the match Haris Sohail (Pakistan)
Umpires Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and JS Wilson (West Indies)
TV umpire RK Illingworth (England)
Match referee RS Mahanama (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire Ahsan Raza (Pakistan)

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