Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2018: 1st ODI – Statistical Highlights

All the major stats and numbers that were recorded during a clinical victory for New Zealand.

Trent Bolt of New Zealand celebrates his hat-trick
Trent Boult of New Zealand celebrates his hat-trick. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

Pakistan carried on their struggles in the ODI format from the Asia Cup as they lost to New Zealand by 47 runs in the first of the three-match ODI series. The Kiwis were set towards a big total after winning the toss as Ross Taylor (80) and Tom Latham (68) added 130 for the 4th wicket. However, Shadab Khan’s triple-wicket maiden pulled back the things.

New Zealand, who were 208/3, crumbled to 208/6 before low order’s contributions pushed their total to 266/9. Trent Boult picked a hat-trick in his second over to leave Pakistan reeling at 8/3. The hosts recovered to 71/3 before going down to 85/6 again. Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed (64) and Imad Wasim (50) fought back with a 103-run stand in 18.5 overs but couldn’t save the day for the team.

All the major stats and numbers that were recorded during a clinical victory for New Zealand:

3 – Trent Boult is only the 3rd New Zealand player to take a hat-trick in ODI format after Danny Morrison against India in 1994 and Shane Bond against Australia in 2007.

Overall, this is the first ODI hat-trick recorded in the UAE since 2002 and the first in Abu Dhabi. As many as four hat-tricks were recorded in this format in UAE between 1989 and 2002 all of them by Pakistan bowlers.


4 – Shaheen Shah Afridi and Shadab Khan took four-wicket hauls. This is only the 4th instance in ODI cricket where two players aged less than 21 taking 4-fers in the same innings. Shadab turned 20 last month while Shaheen will turn 19 in the next March.

India’s Praveen Kumar and Ishant Sharma took four each in the 2008 Hobart ODI against Sri Lanka and Praveen appeared once again when he took a four-fer along with Piyush Chawla in the Dhaka ODI against Pakistan. Ireland recorded one such instance in the 2010 Amstelveen ODI against the Netherlands.


9 – This is only the 9th instance of a team losing an ODI despite two bowlers claiming four-fers. Three of the nine instances have been recorded by Pakistan. They lost to England in the 1997 Sharjah ODI and the 2002 Cape Town ODI against South Africa.


12 – This was Pakistan’s 12th consecutive defeat in ODI format against New Zealand. These are the 2nd most consecutive ODI losses for Pakistan against any opposition. They lost 14 ODIs in a row against South Africa between 1995 and 2000.


19 – Shoaib Malik became only the 4th player in ODI history to extend his career over 19 years. He made his ODI debut against the Windies way back in October 1999.


103 – The 103-run partnership between Sarfraz Ahmed and Imad Wasim is Pakistan’s 3rd century partnership for the 7th wicket after losing first six wickets before 100. Mohammad Yousuf and Rashid Latif added 124 from 85/6 against Australia in the 2001 Cardiff ODI. Shoaib Malik and Aamer Yamin shared 111 against Zimbabwe in the 2015 Harare ODI from 76/6.