New Zealand won the ODI series by defeating Pakistan, crisis over Babar Azam’s captaincy
The bad times of Pakistan are not taking the name of ending. He lost the Test series to Australia earlier in the current season on his ground. After this, the England team, which came to play the Test series after 17 years, swept Pakistan 3-0. Although captain Babar Azam’s team managed to draw the Test series against New Zealand, they were again defeated in the ODI series that followed. The third and last ODI of the series between Pakistan and New Zealand was played in Karachi. The series was tied at 1-1, so the series was decided to be won by the team that won the match.
New Zealand won the third ODI
New Zealand had a target of 281 runs to win. The visitors chased the target cautiously. Finn Allen, famous for his quick batting, also scored 25 runs in 25 balls with caution and gave the team a decent foundation till he was dismissed for 43 total. Devon Conway, who was in excellent form, played a half-century innings and took the score to 108. Kiwi captain Kane Williamson started in this match from where he had left off in the previous match. Williamson, who scored a brilliant half-century in the second ODI of the series, made an important contribution of 53 runs in this match.
Phillips won the series
The biggest role in New Zealand’s victory was played by Glenn Phillips, who came to bat at number seven. He scored 63 runs off 42 balls. Phillips defeated Pakistan by 2 wickets on the basis of this inning adorned with 4 fours and 4 sixes. With this victory, the Kiwis clinched the three-match ODI series by 2-1.
Threat on Babar Azam’s captaincy
In this match, Pakistan captain Babar Azam won the toss and decided to bat first. This decision weighed heavily on him. While opener Shan Masood could not even open his account, captain Babar returned to the pavilion after being stumped once again. Babar scored just 4 runs in 13 balls. Although Fakhar Zaman played a century, but Babar’s failure overshadowed his innings. After this defeat, the demand to sideline the Pakistani captain, who is facing constant criticism, will intensify further.
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