PAK vs NZ: Scores of Pakistan Batters in The Warm-up Match against New Zealand
Pakistan against New Zealand in The Warm-up (getty image)

PAK vs NZ: The World Cup 2023 is just around the corner and the preps are on the heights. Pakistan and New Zealand were involved in a warm-up match today where Pakistan showed an excellent batting show but unfortunately, the result didn’t come out in their favour. Rizwan and Babar looked in elite form with in-form middle order. This post covers the Scores of Pakistan Batters in the PAK vs NZ Warm-up match.

It was Pakistan’s first outing to India in eight long years, and all of the current squad members had never been to India before and this is the first time they are running around on Indian soil.

Today, Pakistan was scheduled to play against New Zealand in a warm-up match. And, to be honest, it was a pretty good outing for the Pakistan batters, especially for Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, and Saud Shakeel.

Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat first. Openers Imam and Abdullah Shafique went back early in Pakistan’s innings. Matt Henry got Imam down in his second over and didn’t bowl after his 3-over spell.

Henry’s absence probably eased the batting conditions for Babar and Rizwan to set eyes on the ball. Babar and Rizwan had a fantastic partnership for the third wicket. Babar hammered Kiwis with a fast and classy 80 but Santner got rid of him.

Rizwan continued the hitting show and smashed an astonishing and his first ton on Indian soil. Rizwan got retired out after 103 off 94. Then came Saud Shakeel, who took all the limelight, and took New Zealand bowling by storm. Shakeel smashed 75 runs off 53 balls and set the tone for a strong finish.

Agha Salman (33), Shadab Khan (16), and Iftikhar (7) provided that final push, and Pakistan ended up posting a gigantic score of 345 runs in their 50 overs.

Pakistan’s batting was spot on but bowling looked patchy. New Zealand were quick to reach the total with 38 balls remaining. Hence, Pakistan lost the 1st warm-up game (PAK vs NZ) by 5 wickets.

PAK vs NZ: Pakistan Scorecard

Pakistan- 345/5

Abdullah Shafique st Latham b Santner14251056.00
Imam-ul-Haq c Latham b Henry1100010.00
Babar Azam (c)c Mitchell b Santner80848295.23
Mohammad Rizwanretired hurt1039492109.57
Saud Shakeel c Boult b Neesham755354141.50
Agha Salman not out332331143.47
Shadab Khan c Ravindra b Ferguson161102145.45
Iftikhar Ahmed not out7301233.33
PAK vs NZ: Pakistan batting
Matt Henry3812.66
Glenn Phillips75007.14
Mitchell Santner83924.87
James Neesham75918.42
Rachin Ravindra86007.50
Ish Sodhi63706.16
Daryl Mitchell75708.14
Lockie Ferguson43418.50

New Zealand- 346/5

Rachin Ravindra b Agha Salman9772161134.72
Devon Conway c Mohammad Nawaz b Hasan Ali01000.00
Kane Williamson retired not out545080108.00
Daryl Mitchell retired not out595732103.50
Tom Latham (c)†c †Mohammad Rizwan b Usama Mir181320138.46
Glenn Phillips c Hasan Ali b Usama Mir370042.85
Mark Chapman not out654163158.53
James Neesham c Shadab Khan b Mohammad Wasim332132157.14
Mitchell Santner not out130033.33
PAK vs NZ: New Zealand Batting
Haris Rauf43609.00
Hasan Ali7.46618.60
Agha Salman86017.50
Usama Mir106826.80
Mohammad Wasim75818.28
Mohammad Nawaz75507.85

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