When Pakistan beat New Zealand, the cricket world cheered
Pakistan and New Zealand were the only teams to beat each other in the three-match ODI series.
The Pakistan team had won every match so far in this series and had been victorious in the past.
Pakistan’s first-innings total of 546 runs was the highest in a single ODI.
The Pakistan captain, Asad Shafiq, had hit a fifty in the first innings, before New Zealand scored 182 runs to win by eight wickets.
The New Zealand team had scored just five runs in the opening innings, but scored a mammoth 190 runs in four overs to win the series.
The New Zealanders were able to control the pace of the Pakistan team to score 474 runs in their opening innings and then take the game to an average of 7.38 in the next three overs.
The Pakistan-New Zealand match was Pakistan’s last ODI in a five-match series.
New Zealand had played three games in the previous three days, while Pakistan had played two games in one day.
Pakistan won by a run in the fourth ODI, when they scored 469 runs in 11 overs, and the fifth ODI by 1 run.
Pakistan has won six successive ODIs and eight of their last nine ODI matches.
Pakistan is ranked fourth in the world in terms of ODI batting and has been playing the best cricket of any team in the country.
New Zealand has won two ODI Series titles and has finished third in the World Twenty20 Championship, although the sides haven’t met since 2005.