Pakistan vs New Zealand 5th ODI Highlights – Jan 19, 2018

Pakistan vs New Zealand 5th ODI Highlights – Jan 19, 2018, Pak v NZ highlights today – Fifth one day international from Basin Reserve, Wellington (New Zealand) Friday 19th January 2018. Pakistan lost four ODI’s out of five which means today’s match will be their last hope to prove themselves because they are the winner of 2016 champion’s trophy and they must do something good in this match. From previous four ODI’s statistics TA Boult took nine wickets, TG Southee took eight and Hasan Ali took six. KS Williamson scored 239 runs, MJ Guptill 210 and Mohammad Hafeez scored 142 runs. Last ODI was a close match because New Zealand position was not good in chasing 263 runs. C de Grandhomme 74 runs off 40 balls (not out) gave New Zealand 4th match victory.

New Zealand have won the toss and chose to bat first.

New Zealand team/playing XI
Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson.

Pakistan team/playing XI
Umar Amin, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Haris Sohail, Sarfraz Ahmed (c/wk), Faheem Ashraf, Aamer Yamin, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Rumman Raees.

Match Timings: 11.00 start, First Session 11.00-14.30 Interval 14.30-15.15, Second Session 15.15-18.45

Pakistan tour of New Zealand 5th ODI Highlights

The forecast for the game is clear, though rain is expected for much of the preceding day. The Basin Reserve doesn’t host too many ODIs, but this will be the second game played at the venue in this series alone. New Zealand won the previous game, scoring 315. Shoaib Malik will miss the final game after being struck in the head during the fourth ODI – batsman Umar Amin has been drafted into the ODI squad in his place. If Imam-ul-Haq does not recovered from the finger injury that has left him sidelined as well, seamer Aamer Yamin or left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz could come in. With the Faheem Ashraf as opener experiment failing last game, Azhar Ali could also return to the top of the order. New Zealand have rested Boult from the last ODI, and look set to give fast bowler Seth Rance another go in international cricket.

Umpires – Chris Brown, Ruchira Palliyaguruge
TV Umpires – Richard Illingworth
Match Referee – Sir Richie Richardson
Reserve Umpire – Wayne Knights
Match number – ODI no. 3957

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