Pakistan vs New Zealand 3rd ODI: Karachi Pitch Report, Team Records at National Stadium Karachi

Updated on: Jan 12, 2023 1:24 pm IST

  • Pakistan vs New Zealand 3rd ODI

    Pakistan vs New Zealand 3rd ODI: Pakistan men are set to face New Zealand on Friday (January 13) at 3:00 PM (IST). It’s the third and final match of the three-match One Day International (ODI) series and will be played at National Stadium in Karachi.

    Pakistan, earlier, lost the second game of the series at the same venue. The side botched to deliver their best, particularly with the bat. The hosts will be keen to seal the series in the third game and break a chain of their struggling executions at home.

    On the other hand, New Zealand too will be looking to attain a historic series win in Pakistan. The visitors couldn’t give their best previously in the first game. The number one ODI team in the world, New Zealand, would be gearing up to face the stronger Pakistani challenge.

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

    Pakistan vs New Zealand 3rd 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 eight 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 67 runs

    2019

    2

    Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Pakistan won by 5 wickets 2019
    3 Pakistan vs New Zealand

    Pakistan won by 6 wickets

    2023

    4

    Pakistan vs New Zealand New Zealand won by 79 runs

    2023

    On the other hand, New Zealand, since 2009, have played only two ODI games at National Stadium Karachi.

    Sr. No.

    Match Result Year

    1

    New Zealand vs Pakistan

    Pakistan won by 6 wickets

    2023

    2 New Zealand vs Pakistan New Zealand won by 79 runs

    2023

    Conway and NZ bowlers do their job as the series stands leveled 1-1

    In the second ODI, on January 11, in Karachi, New Zealand batted first and put on a decent total of 261 runs in 50 overs. Devon Conway, the Kiwi opener, scored 101 runs in 92 balls with 13 fours and a six. Also, Kane Williamson, the skipper, scored 85 runs with 10 boundaries in his account. In the meantime, Mohammad Nawaz picked four while Naseem Shah picked three wickets.

    In response, no Pakistani batter could sustain for long except Babar Azam, the Pakistani skipper. Azam scored 79 runs with eight fours and a six under his name. Meanwhile, every Kiwi bowler got a wicket; Tim Southee and Ish Sodhi picked up two wickets each. In the end, New Zealand won the match at ease, by 79 runs.

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