Kane Williamson scored his 10th ODI hundred as New Zealand set the target of 316 for the visitor Pakistan in the 1st ODI. This is the highest score batting first by any team (Previous best : Aus 297/6 ).No team has ever chased the target of more than 300 in an ODI at Basin Reserve.
Earlier, Pakistan won the toss and elected to field. But Openers Colin Munro and Martin Guptill gave kiwi flying start.New Zealand lost their 1st wicket for 83 in the name of Colin Munro who smashes quick fire 58 of just 35 balls continuing his superb limited overs form .Hasan Ali dismissed Martin Guptill for 48 to break 73 runs partnership between Guptill and Williamson .He was picked of the bowler for pakistan with bowling figure of 10-0-61-3.
Pakistan chipped in with few wickets in the middle but valiant 90 runs partnership between Skipper Williamson and Nicholls for the fifth wicket helped new zealand to set the record target of 316 for the visitor pakistan.Henry Nicholls smashed his 4th ODI fifty in just 42 balls.
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