Pakistan’s losing streak against New Zealand in ODI’s has now stretched to 12 consecutive defeats. Having clean swept the visitors convincingly in the T20 series, the hosts were hoping to carry the same momentum in the 50-over format too.
Pakistan’s senior Test batsman, Azhar Ali believes that despite the Pakistan team being out of touch in ODI’s, the Green Shirts have great potential.
In the first ODI, having restricted ‘Black Caps’ to a reasonable total, Pakistan’s top order was jolted by an exquisite hat-trick from Trent Boult. A 103-run partnership between Imad Wasim and captain Sarfraz Ahmed was the only silver lining in Pakistan’s batting performance.