New Zealand v Pakistan, 2018: ODI Series – Statistical Highlights

All the stats and numbers that were recorded in the ODI series between New Zealand and Pakistan.

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Kane Williamson of New Zealand holds the series trophy after winning the game. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

New Zealand affected a whitewash in the 5-match ODI series against Pakistan to extend their winning run at home. The series was highlighted for Pakistan’s batting troubles as their lower order outbatted their top order to push their team to a decent total. The bowling attack couldn’t save Pakistan either as the visiting side failed to take the chase and open their wins account. The New Zealand batsmen and bowlers were at top notch to help their team carry on the recent record against Pakistan.

All the cricket stats and numbers that were recorded in the ODI series between New Zealand and Pakistan:

1 – Pakistan became the first team in ODI history to win a series with a scoreline of 5-0 and lose in the following series by the same score-line. Pakistan won their previous ODI series by a 5-0 margin which they played against Sri Lanka.

1Shadab Khan became the first Pakistan player to score multiple fifties in an ODI series while batting at No.7 position. He scored 52 and 54 respectively in 2nd and 5th ODI matches.

3 – This series is the 3rd instance of Pakistan getting whitewashed in a 5-match ODI series. They went down by 0-5 against Windies in 1988 and to Australia in 2010.

11 – Pakistan lost their last 11 matches against New Zealand in the ODI cricket and also their last nine ODI games against New Zealand in New Zealand.

25 – Colin de Grandhomme’s 25-ball fifty in the 4th game of the series is the fastest fifty for New Zealand against Pakistan in the ODI format. He surpassed Jesse Ryder’s 31-ball fifty that was recorded in 2011.

31 – Babar Azam’s series aggregate of 31 runs in the 2nd lowest in an ODI series/tournament by a Pakistan top order batsman. (Min: 5 innings in top seven) Inzamam-ul-Haq aggregated 19 runs across six innings in the 2003 CWC.

74 – Pakistan’s total of 74/10 in the 3rd ODI was their lowest total in 24 years and their first ever total under 100 against New Zealand in the ODI format.

640 – Runs aggregated by Pakistan for their last five wickets in this series. They had three fifty stands and one century stand for the last five wickets compared to the 364 runs with one fifty stand for the first five wickets.

640 – The 640 runs Pakistan scored for their last five wickets in this series are the most they scored in a bilateral ODI series. Their previous most was 539 runs in 2010/11 series against South Africa. New Zealand aggregated 666 runs for their last five wickets against Sri Lanka in the 2014/15 home ODI series while Windies scored 662 against India in 2011 ODI series in India.

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