Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: New Zealand Tour of Pakistan, 2023 - Pakistan vs New Zealand - 5th ODI - 7 May 2023
The 5th ODI match of the New Zealand Tour of Pakistan will be played on the 7th of May between New Zealand and Pakistan at the National Stadium, Karachi.
Live Scores and Stats - Pakistan vs New Zealand - 5th ODI
Top Batter (Runs Scored)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken)
Pakistan have beaten New Zealand in the 4th ODI by 102 runs to take a 4-0 lead in the ODI series with 1 match to go.
The top run scorer for Pakistan in the ODI is Fakhar Zaman with 330 runs to his name.
The top wicket taker for Pakistan in the ODI series is Haris Rauf with 8 scalps under his belt.
The top run scorer for New Zealand in the ODI series is Daryl Mitchell with 297 runs to his name.
The top wicket taker for New Zealand in the ODI series is Matt Henry with 7 scalps under his belt.
In the fourth ODI, Pakistan batted first and they posted a huge total of 334 for 6 in 50 overs. Fakhar Zaman failed in the 4th ODI and he scored 14 runs. Babar Azam played well and made 107 off 117 balls. A real gem of a knock was played by Agha Salman, who scored 58 runs in just 46 balls. Shaheen Afridi played a nice cameo of 23 runs in 7 balls to take Pakistan to a respectable total of 334 in 50 overs of play.
During the chase, New Zealand couldn't go through a stable start and lost both the openers within the powerplay overs. Daryl Mitchell and Tom Latham tried to up the ante with their knocks of 34 and 60 runs respectively. However, once they were dismissed, the lower order couldn't cope up with the pressure and the required rate. Mark Chapman played well and scored 46 off 33 balls but it went in vain as New Zealand were bowled out for 232, losing the match by a huge margin of 102 runs.
Let’s have a look at the squads:
Pakistan ODI Squad- Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Haris Sohail, Ihsanullah, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Haris (wk), Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Salman Ali Agha, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, and Usama Mir
New Zealand ODI Squad- Tom Latham (c), Tom Blundell, Chad Bowes, Mark Chapman, Matt Henry, Ben Lister, Cole McConchie, Adam Milne, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Rachin Ravindra, Henry Shipley, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner, Will Young
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Pakistan
Who will win? - Pakistan
Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Fakhar Zaman (Pakistan), Will Young (New Zealand)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Shaheen Afridi (Pakistan), Matt Henry (New Zealand)
Most Sixes – Fakhar Zaman (Pakistan), Will Young (New Zealand)
Player of the Match - Fakhar Zaman (Pakistan)
Team Scores Batting first – Pakistan 280+, New Zealand 250+
Match Handicap: Pakistan
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In-Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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