Dominant Pakistan beat New Zealand in first ODI

F.P. Report

RAWALPINDI: Dominant Pakistan put on an all-round show to storm past New Zealand in the first PAK vs NZ ODI and scripted a winning start to the five-match series here at Pindi Cricket Stadium.

The first ODI of the five-match series between Pakistan and New Zealand was played here at the Pindi Cricket Stadium.

Pakistan captain Babar Azam opted to bowl first after the coin flipped in his favour. New Zealand, batting first, put up a decent total on the scoreboard at the back of a brilliant century and half-century by Daryl Mitchell and Will Young respectively.

The target set by New Zealand eventually proved insufficient for their bowlers to defend at the back of resounding knocks by their openers Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq.

The two sides will now take on each other in the second fixture of the five-match ODI series, scheduled on April 29.