Pakistan takes on New Zealand in the match, becoming just the third national team to win 500 ODIs.

 Pakistan takes on New Zealand in the match,   becoming just the third national team to win 500 ODIs.

The Pakistan National Cricket Team is now just the third national team in history to win 500 ODI games. This followed their victory over New Zealand in the opening ODI.


The first of the series' five ODIs pitted the Men in Green against the Black Caps. The hosts beat the visitors by five wickets after limiting them to 288/7 in 50 overs and completing the target with nine balls remaining. Due to his 117-off-114, Fakhar Zaman was named Player of the Match.


Pakistan, who took the pitch for their first ODI in 1973 against New Zealand, has now joined Australia and India as the third team to win 500 ODIs.


It took Pakistan 949 games to reach the goal. Among others, they defeated Sri Lanka 92 times, India 73 times, the West Indies 63 times, New Zealand 57 times, Australia 34 times, and Bangladesh 32 times.


Pakistan has its sights set on the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2023, 31 years after its lone successful tournament.



In front of the World Cup in October-November, Pakistan has a great deal of series to plan for their mission. After the continuous New Zealand series end, Babar Azam and Co. will go to Sri Lanka for a two-Test series in July. They will then, at that point, take on Afghanistan for three ODIs in UAE.


The greatest test before the World Cup for the group is have Asia Cup 2023 in September, as the hosts will hope to win everything subsequent to losing to Sri Lanka in the last time round.


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Pakistan have an essential year in front of them, with the notorieties of a few major name players like Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan on the line. Next fixture will be on 29 April

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