After winning the three match T20 series 3-0, Pakistan came back down to earth with a 47-run loss to New Zealand in the first ODI. Trent Boult, who was missing from the T20s, was the star picking up a hat-trick to reduce Pakistan to 8/3 in their chase of 267, from which they never recovered. Pakistan battling has been struggling off late and will need to up their game if they are to challenge New Zealand in the remaining matches. Top-order especially needs to stand up and be counted. The Kiwis for their part will be looking to carry on in the sere form they have been.
First Published: Nov 09, 2018 16:11 IST
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