ABU DHABI: New Zealand beat Pakistan by 47 runs in the first one-day international on Wednesday 7th of November.
Earlier, New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat first and set a victory target of 267 runs for Pakistan that scored 219 runs in 47.2 overs.
New Zealand paceman Trent Boult claimed a hat-trick to help lead his side the win over Pakistan. He finished with 3 for 54 as Pakistan, set a testing target of 267, were bowled out for 219. Winning this bout New Zealand took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
New Zealand 266-9 (Ross Taylor 80, Tom Latham 68; Shadab Khan 4-38, Shaheen Afridi 4-46) def. Pakistan 219 all out in 47.2 overs (Sarfraz Ahmed 64, Imad Wasim 50; Trent Boult 3-54, Lockie Ferguson 3-36) by 47 runs.
Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed (captain), Shoaib Malik, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam, Asif Ali, Haris Sohail, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Junaid Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Khan Shinwari.
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (captain), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Colin Munro, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, BJ Watling, George Worker
PSL players draft held
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Super League (PSL) Players Draft was held here at a local hotel today. Former South Africa captain AB de Villiers was backed by Lahore Qalandars. Qalandars also picked Mohammad Hafeez, Carlos Brathwaite, Corey Anderson, and Sandeep Lamichhane to strengthen their squad for PSL 2019.
Hafeez will lead the Qalandars, who in the past three seasons have finished at the bottom. Meanwhile, the sixth team picked Shahid Afridi and Steve Smith. Shoaib Malik will continue leading the team.
Windies all-rounder Kieron Pollard, who has represented Karachi Kings and Multan Sultans in the past, was picked by Darren Sammy-led Peshawar Zalmi. The Zalmi’s also picked former Pakistan and Islamabad captain Misbah-ul-Haq. AB de Villiers Picked by Lahore Qalandars at 2019 PSL T20 Players Draft.
Quetta Gladiators, on the other hand, added former Windies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo and opener Ahmed Shehzad to their squad. The PSL T20 2019 is scheduled to begin from February 2019.
Islamabad United: Luke Ronchi, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Asif Ali, Mohammad Sami, Rumman Raees, Hussain Talat, Waqas Maqsood, Sahibzada Farhan, Zafar Gohar, Ian Bell, Samit Patel, Phil Salt, Cameron Delport, Mohammad Musa, Nasir Nawaz, Wayne Parnell, Zahir Khan, Amad Butt, and Rizwan Hussain.
Karachi Kings: Imad Wasim (c), Colin Munro, Mohammad Amir, Babar Azam, Colin Ingram, Usman Khan Shinwari, Mohammad Rizwan, Ravi Bopara, Sikandar Raza, Awais Zia, Usama Mir, Aaron Summers, Sohail Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Ali Imran, Abrar Ahmed, Aamer Yamin, Ben Dunk, Liam Livingstone, and Jaahid Ali.
Lahore Qalandars: Hasan Khan, Rahat Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Yasir Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Anton Devcich, Agha Salman, Sohail Akhtar, AB de Villiers, Mohammad Hafeez (c), Carlos Brathwaite, Corey Anderson, Sandeep Lamichhane, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Imran, Umair Masood, Brendan Taylor, Gauhar Ali, Aizaz Cheema, and Haris Rauf.
Peshawar Zalmi: Darren Sammy (c), Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Kamran Akmal, Liam Dawson, Umaid Asif, Khalid Usman, Sameen Gul, Kieron Pollard, Misbah-ul-Haq, Dawid Malan, Umar Amin, Wayne Madsen, Sohaib Maqsood, Jamal Anwar, Nabi Gul, Chris Jordan, Waqar Salamkheil, Ibtisam Sheikh, and Samiullah Afridi.
Quetta Gladiators: Sarfraz Ahmed (c), Sohail Tanvir, Sunil Narine, Umar Akmal, Shane Watson, Mohammad Nawaz, Rilee Rossouw, Anwar Ali, Saud Shakeel, Dwayne Bravo, Fawad Ahmed, Mohammad Asghar, Danish Aziz, Ahsan Ali, Ghulam Mudassar, Naseem Shah, Harry Gurney, Ahmed Shehzad, Azam Khan, and Jalat Khan.
The Sixth Team: Shoaib Malik (c), Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan, Shan Masood, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Irfan, Umar Siddiq, Mohammad Junaid, Steve Smith, Shahid Afridi, Joe Denly, Qais Ahmad, Nicolas Pooran, Laurie Evans, Nauman Ali, Mohammad Ilyas, Daniel Christian, Tom Moores, Ali Shafiq, and Shakeel Ansar.
Prior to the Player Draft, media talks were held of the PSL teams where PSL Sixth team captain Shoaib Malik said it is the responsibility of the player to go on the field and give their best without worrying about the outcomes.
Responding to a question, he said the name and logo of the team will be finalized by the owner whoever buys it.
Islamabad United owner Ali Naqvi thanked Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for holding PSL Player Draft in Islamabad. “We are grateful to cricketer Luke Ronchi that he has come to Pakistan,” he said.
He said we have retained those players in the team whom we had already groomed. “We have won the two editions of PSL and will also try to clinch the fourth cup,” he said.
He said it does not matter whether Misbah-ul-Haq is in the team or not, his respect will always be there.
Islamabad United coach Waqar Younis said the aim of PSL is to promote our players. We have been very successful in our stint in the PSL so far. I hope within a year or so we will develop such players who will be playing in the World Cups.
Karachi Kings owner Salman Iqbal said we will try to pick the best players and make a formidable team for PSL.
Karachi Kings president Wasim Akram said our team will play with full potential in PSL. Quetta Gladiators owner Nadeem Omar said PSL has become a big brand. We are organizing a league in Quetta for three years. Coach Moin Khan said holding PSL in Pakistan will attract more players and crowd.
Cricket: Kiwis crush Pakistan by four runs
ABU DHABI: New Zealand has taken a 1-0 lead in the 3-match series beating Green Shirts by four runs here at Sheikh Zaid Cricket Stadium today.
Pakistan, chasing the target of 176, was bowled out for 171. Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq scored 65 and 45 respectively.
While devastating bowling by Ajaz Patel cost Pakistan five wickets for 59, fast bowler Neil Wagner took 2-27.
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Cricket: Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe
DHAKA: Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 218 runs in the second Test on Thursday, leveling the series 1-1 and denying the visitors their first series win in seven years.
Needing a mammoth 443 to win, Zimbabwe folded for 224 with Brendan Taylor (106) providing some resistance with his second century of the match.
The home side declared the first innings on 522 for seven with Mushfiqur Rahim hitting an unbeaten 219 and then declared their second innings on 224 for six.
Zimbabwe was bowled out for 304 in the first innings with Brendan Taylor making 101 runs and Taijul Islam bagging five wickets for 107 runs.
Mehidy Hasan Miraz got five wickets for 38 in the second Zimbabwe innings. The match was at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in the capital Dhaka.