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Pakistan to take on New Zealand in first T20

WELLINGTON: The first Twenty20 between Pakistan and New Zealand will be played at Wellington on Monday, Samaa reported. The match will start at 08.00 pm Pakistan Standard Time (PST). Pakistan will be looking to turn things around following their humiliating 5-0 whitewash in the one-day series. New Zealand won the first ODI by 61 under…

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Shoaib Malik ruled out of T20 series against New Zealand

LAHORE: Pakistani all-rounder Shoaib Malik will not be available for the upcoming Twenty20 series against New Zealand starting from Monday. Pakistan Tour Management Committee, consisting of Team Manager, Talat Ali, Head Coach, Mickey Arthur and Captain, Sarfraz Ahmed, held a meeting with Pakistan Team Physiotherapist, Vib Singh and Shoaib Malik to discuss his participation in…

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Sarfraz blames batting for series whitewash

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed has blamed his side’s 5-0 ODI series whitewash against New Zealand to top-order batting failure. Despite a flurry of late-order runs in the fifth and final match in Wellington, Pakistan fell 15 runs short of the Black Caps’ 271/7 after another poor return from their top six. Of them, only Haris…

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New Zealand PM says she’s having a baby

Nappy news: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford were all smiles as they announced they were going to have a baby later this year NEWS DESK: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Friday she is expecting her first baby, and is set to become the country’s first leader to…

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Pakistan suffer whitewash after 5th ODI defeat by New Zealand

WELLINGTON: New Zealand inflicted a rare 5-0 one-day international series whitewash over Pakistan on Friday with a 15-run win at Wellington’s Basin Reserve. A century to Martin Guptill helped the Black Caps set a 272 total that proved too much for Pakistan after Matt Henry tore through their top order. Pakistan were all out for…

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New Zealand beat Pakistan in 5th ODI to complete whitewash

WELLINGTON: New Zealand defeated Pakistan by 15 runs in the fifth and final one-day international at Wellington on Friday.  The Blackcaps whitewashed the green shirts 5-0 in the series. LIVE UPDATE PAKISTAN INNINGS ‘Credit to Pakistan, they fought all the way to the end today and made it extremely difficult’ – Kane Williamson #nzvpak pic.twitter.com/WQarGADwmq…

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New Zealand 271 for seven in fifth Pakistan ODI

WELLINGTON: Martin Guptill scored a century as Pakistan limited New Zealand to a modest 271 for seven in the fifth one-day international in Wellington on Friday. Guptill and Colin Munro gave the hosts a flying start before Rumman Raees helped spark a mini-collapse that put the brakes on New Zealand’s scoring. Rumman’s three for 67…

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New Zealand eye whitewash against wilting Pakistan

22:24: News from Pakistan ahead of the final clash “Shoaib Malik is doing better after sustaining a delayed concussion during the last ODI in Hamilton. However, he has not made a full recovery to be available for selection in the Wellington ODI”, said Pakistan Team Physiotherapist, Vib Singh. Live Update : Pakistan vs New Zealand,…

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Recovering Pakistan lose to Kiwis in fourth ODI

HAMILTON: Big-hitting Colin de Grandhomme blasted New Zealand to a five-wicket win over Pakistan in the fourth one-day international in Hamilton on Tuesday. De Grandhomme bludgeoned the Pakistan attack with an unbeaten 74 off 40 balls to reinvigorate New Zealand’s run chase as the hosts were struggling to reach a 263-run target. “Everything just seemed…

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Video: Fall of Pakistan wickets in 4th ODI

Green Shirts at last managed to put together a bit better performance against the hosts New Zealand in the fourth ODI  played in Hamilton.   Watch the fall of their wickets here.

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New Zealand defeat Pakistan by five wickets in fourth ODI

HAMILTON: New Zealand beat Pakistan by five wickets in the fourth one-day international at Hamilton on Tuesday. LIVE UPDATES NEW ZEALAND INNINGS De Grandhomme and Nicholls walk off after guiding their side to a super win. 4-0 #nzvpak pic.twitter.com/yMUCq2NZVP — BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) January 16, 2018 THERE IT IS! A record 11th straight victory for the…

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Ball hits Shoaib Malik on head in fourth ODI

All-rounder Shoaib Malik was injured while batting in the fourth ODI against New Zealand when he the ball hit him on his head. Watch the clip.

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Sarfaraz optimist on team performance

The spell of bad performance continued for three consecutive matches by Green Shirts in a five-match ODI series against New Zealand. However, after winning the toss of the fourth ODI, skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed voiced optimism saying the pitch is good for batting. “We will try to hit a big score,” he said Watch what else…

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At last, Pakistan buckle up in fourth ODI with 263-run target for New Zealand

HAMILTON: Pakistan bounced back from a horror start to set New Zealand a competitive target of 263 in the fourth one-day international in Hamilton on Tuesday. Mohammad Hafeez top scored with 81 as the tourists’ batsmen finally managed to notch some runs, with Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail and captain Sarfraz Ahmed also posting half centuries….

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Coach Mickey Arthur seems optimist despite dismal performance

Despite three consecutive drubbings in New Zealand ODI series, Pakistan cricket head coach Mickey Arthur seems positive as he said, “We lost series, but not the courage.” He said the team is still motivated and has been working hard. Arthur also said, “The combinations could play a significant role coming forward.” Watch what else he…

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Pakistan thrash Ireland by nine wickets in Under-19 World Cup

WHANGAREI: Pakistan thrashed Ireland by nine wickets in their Under-19 World Cup fixture at Whangarei on Tuesday, Samaa reported.  LIVE UPDATES PAKISTAN INNINGS OVER: 8.5 | PAK19: 98/1 (won by nine wickets) Muhammad Zaid Alam 43 (19b) Hasan Khan 27 (21b) Pakistan wrap up a comprehensive nine-wicket win over Ireland. Neville to Muhammad Zaid Alam, SIX Neville…

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Highlights: Pakistan vs New Zealand 3rd ODI

A withering spell by Trent Boult saw New Zealand destroy Pakistan by 183 runs in the third one-day international in Dunedin on Saturday to comfortably wrap up the series in Dunedin. Watch highlights…  

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Watch what Sarfaraz has to say on three consecutive defeats

Skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed seems offended with the batsmen as he said the utterly disappointing batting performance by the Green Shirts is the prime reason for defeat in matches against the hosts New Zealand. Speaking at the ceremony at the end of the match, Sarfaraz said the batsmen are grappling with problems while facing new ball….

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Third ODI: Fall of Pakistan wickets

Confidence-strapped Green Shirts dropped to their lowest In third ODI against hosts New Zealand. Pakistan were all out at a mere total of 74 runs. Watch quick succession of their dismissals here.

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New Zealand maintain winning streak in 3rd ODI against Pakistan

DUNEDIN: A withering spell by Trent Boult saw New Zealand destroy Pakistan by 183 runs in the third one-day international to comfortably wrap up the series in Dunedin on Saturday. Boult rocked Pakistan with three wickets in five balls to take out the cream of their top order on his way to figures of five for…

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Live Updates: New Zealand won by 183 runs as Pakistan could hit 74 in 27.2 overs

Pakistan 74 all out in 27.2 overs New Zealand won by 183 runs 27.2: Boult to Rumman Raees, OUT 27.1: Boult to Rumman Raees, FOUR, END OF OVER: 27 | 8 Runs | PAK: 70/9 Southee to Rumman Raees, 1 run Southee to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run Southee to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 wide Southee to Rumman Raees, 1 run…

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