Pakistan registered a 102-run win over New Zealand in the 4th ODI of the series on Friday at Karachi. New Zealand captain Tom Latham won the toss and elected to bowl first.
After losing the toss, Pakistan posted a huge total on the board. Skipper Babr Azam was the star with the bat and scored 107 runs, passing the 5000-run mark in ODI matches. He became the fastest player to achieve that milestone. Agha Salman scored 58 runs. Both Babar and Agha Salman made a 117-run partnership for the fourth wicket. Shan Masood contributed 44 runs. Eventually, Pakistan scored 334 runs for the loss of six wickets in their 50 overs.
In reply, New Zealand were bowled out for 232 runs in 43.4 overs. Tom Latham was the top scorer with 60 runs. Daryl Mitchell contributed 34 runs, and Mark Chapman scored 46 runs. New Zealand lost their last six wickets by 48 runs. For Pakistan, Usama Mir claimed four wickets.
With that win, Pakistan climbed to the top of the ICC ODI Team Rankings for the first time.