Pakistan creates the history by becoming the no 1 rank in ODI for the first time. They beat New Zealand by 102 runs in the fourth ODI of the five match series in Karachi on Friday, May 5. Pakistan have won all the first four matches of the bilateral series against New Zealand.
Pakistan is now leading the five-match series by 4-0. Now they are at the top of the ODI team rankings for the first time in history. Pakistan was at the fifth position in the ODI rankings before the start of the series at home against New Zealand. Before the series rating of Pakistan 106 & New Zealand were in second position before the start of series.
At present, Pakistan have the rating of 113.483. They surpassed Australia (113.286) and India (112.638). But if they want to stay on top of the table, they must need to win the final ODI on Sunday, May 7 in Karachi and complete a clean sweep over New Zealand. In case if they lose the last and final ODI of the series, they will go back to third place. India will be on top followed by Australia at second position if pakistan lost the final match.
Pakistan batted superbly in the match where captain Babar Azam scored a brilliant century. Agha Salman & Shan Masood also supported him well and they put up a big score of 334 on the board. In reply, New Zealand have bundled out in 232 in 43.3 overs and lost the match by a huge margin of 102 runs. Among the NZ batsmen Tom Latham scored a fighting fifty. Usama Mir took four wickets and Mohammad Wasim Jr. picked three wickets in the match.