Owing to a spirited performance with the ball by Kiwi’s pacer Shipley the visitors were able to avoid an embarrassing whitewash after defeating the Pakistani side by 47 runs on May 7th.  

If you missed the masterful clash on Sunday you can always get a taste of the action by watching highlights online. Just make sure your internet connection is fast enough. If you are having connectivity issues you can always try shifting to an established internet service provider like  Spectrum  which provides Americans with high-speed broadband at budget costs.

For those of you who are not fans of highlights, here is a brief summary of the encounter.

Batting first the New Zealand side was able to put up a stellar 298 on the board. The strong batting performance was led by opener Will Young who was able to put up an impressive 85 runs on the board with a strike rate of almost 96.

Young’s performance was supported by a fast-paced 59 by Kiwi skipper Tom Latham and middle-order batsman Mark Chapman who had to leave for the pavilion just shy of a half-century at 43.

The Kiwis were able to carry their momentum to the second innings. Pakistani batsmen just could not handle the pressure of a near 300 total and the top order soon buckled after attempts at aggressive batting.

Despite a poor start the Pakistani team soon found its feet owing to amazing hitting by Iftikhar and a solid 57 by the youngster Agha Salman. But even these heroic performances were not enough to get the Pakistani side over the line and the team fell short of the total by 47 runs.

This was the Kiwi’s first win of the ODI series against their Pakistani hosts who had been dominating the New Zealanders for the better part of the last month. The series turned out to be a special occasion for the Pakistani side which was able to get to the top of ICC’s ODI ranking after years of fairly average rankings.

The man in form Fakhar Zaman was awarded the man of the series award for his outstanding knocks against the Kiwis.