Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st ODI: Karachi Pitch Report, Team Records at National Stadium Karachi

Updated on: Jan 8, 2023 3:09 pm IST

  • Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st ODI

    Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st ODI: Pakistan men are set to face New Zealand on Monday (January 9) at 3:00 PM (IST). It’s the first match of the three-match One Day International (ODI) series and will be played at National Stadium in Karachi.

    Pakistan, earlier, drew the two-match Test series against New Zealand. And before that, they lost the three-match Test series versus England 3-0. The hosts will be keen to break their struggling run at home.

    On the other hand, New Zealand will be looking to do their best in the sub-continental region. The Kiwis will take the field under the leadership of Kane Williamson, their skipper.

    As Pakistan vs New Zealand contest is at the edge, here’s the pitch report and more from Karachi.

    Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st ODI: Karachi Pitch Report, Team Records at National Stadium Karachi

    It’s a batting pitch at National Stadium in Karachi to say but is better suited for pacers.

    Based on the last five ODIs played at the venue, the average first innings score has been around 277, and the average total score varied around 247. 60% of the toss-winning captains opted to bat first. And, 60% of the teams won the game while batting first.

    Since 2009, the National Stadium in Karachi has hosted six ODIs involving Pakistan. However, two of them had been abandoned then. Here’s the record of played games.

    Pakistan’s record at National Stadium Karachi:

    Sr. No.

    Match Result Year
    1 Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Pakistan won by 8 wickets

    2009

    2

    Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Sri Lanka won by 129 runs 2009
    3 Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Pakistan won by 67 runs

    2019

    4

    Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Pakistan won by 5 wickets

    2019

    New Zealand though, since 2009, have never played an ODI game at National Stadium Karachi.

    PAK vs NZ ODI Series Schedule

    Match

    Date Venue
    Pakistan vs New Zealand
    1st ODI
    January 9

    National Stadium, Karachi

    2nd ODI

    January 11 National Stadium, Karachi
    3rd ODI January 13

    National Stadium, Karachi

     

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