Fluent fifties from Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson ensured that New Zealand secured a nervous three-wicket victory over Pakistan in the rain-interrupted second One-Day International in Auckland by chasing down a D/L revised target of 263 runs with just two balls to spare thereby claiming a 2-0 series victory.
India and Nepal booked their berth in the quarterfinals of the ICC U-19 World Cup in Bangladesh with back-to-back convincing victories in their Group D encounters by handing New Zealand and Ireland respectively their second consecutive defeats in the tournament.
Joshua Little and Rory Anders put India in a spot of bother before Sarfaraz Khan and Washington Sundar joined the rescue act to post a total beyond the reach of Ireland and register a 79-run victory in their Group D ICC World Cup U-19 encounter in Mirpur.
The Indian team has ascended to the top position in the International Cricket Council Test team rankings after South Africa slipped to the third spot following their 2-1 defeat against England in the Basil D'Oliveira Trophy.
New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult stated that injuries are a part and parcel of the game after his teammate Mitchell McClenaghan suffered a hit above the eye during the first One-Day International against Pakistan on Monday.
Australian coach Darren Lehmann will not fly to New Zealand along with the national team for the One-Day International series against the Black Caps which begins on 3rd February after he was diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis.
Corey Anderson produced a majestic all-round performance helping New Zealand to a massive 95-run victory against Pakistan in the third Twenty20 International in Wellington and thereby winning the series 2-1.
Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson shared a world-record partnership of unbeaten 171 runs as New Zealand romped home with 10 wickets chasing Pakistan's 168 in the second Twenty20 International in Hamilton.
Riding on Mohammad Hafeez's half-century and a clinical bowling performance, Pakistan overcame fifties from Kane Williamson and Colin Munro to win the first Twenty20 International in Auckland by 16 runs.