Pakistan won the 1st ODI after a very good match, Great Afridi 61 runs off 51 Haris Sohail 85 runs Video not out and match winning Hd video Highlights. Watch Pak won 1st ODI vs NZ by 3 wickets Match Report Highlights 2014. 08-12-2014. Read new in detail
A wonderful contest. New Zealand had the upper hand once they dismissed the first six Pakistan batsmen for only 124. But then that partnership between Haris Sohail and Shahid Afridi – uncharacteristic in its flair but utter important.. It slowly ground New Zealand out. That after New Zealand’s innings had followed the same pattern with Ross Taylor leading them to 246. Sohail, in fact, played the mirror role perfectly to bring up his maiden half-century… and what an important one that was! Add to that his 10 overs of economical bowling. Pakistan would also have been pleasantly surprised by the restraint Afridi showed during the chase, scoring 61 important runs.
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Ppoor captaincy by Williamson. Fine leg and third man needed to be much finer for at least the last 5 overs. Needed a short cover and short mid wicket for the same period. And once it got down to a run a ball had to have the most of the fielders stopping one. Elementary stuff really. He is too inexperience to do so. any how in the end good effort by New Zealand cricket team. They fought well in the batting inning first and scored and 246 runs with Taylor 105 runs.
Yeah, I think on the back of Ross’ superb knock we had a reasonable total on the board but we didn’t do the job well with the ball,” says Kane Williamson. “We picked up the wickets early but couldn’t finish the job. There are some positives, lot of things to learn by playing in this part of the world. Pakistan played extremely well and deserved to win. Vettori’s was an outstanding catch and an important one too. We certainly want to win every game we play, we want to put out this team as much as possible.
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