Pakistan vs New Zealand, 5th ODI Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds

The fifth and final ODI between Pakistan (PAK) and New Zealand (NZ) is scheduled to take place at the National Stadium in Karachi on Sunday, May 7. Pakistan are clear favourites to win this match at the odds of 2/5 (1.40). New Zealand have a steep challenge ahead of them at 9/5 (2.80) to win the match.

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

  • Pakistan vs New Zealand (PAK vs NZ), 5th ODI
  • May 7, 2023 – 10:30 AM GMT
  • National Stadium, Karachi

Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

The National Stadium in Karachi produces pitches with something for everyone. Batters can score big runs here while pacers are always in the game with movement off the pitch. Five ODIs have been hosted here this year, the average batting first score reads 282.

The weather in Karachi is expected to be clear and warm throughout Sunday. There’s no rain threat for the match with the temperature ranging between 27-33°C.

PAK vs NZ – 5th ODI Match Predictions

Pakistan have defeated New Zealand in six of the last eight encounters. New Zealand have a heavily depleted side on this tour while Pakistan have a strong batting unit and top bowling resources.

Probable 6s

Pakistan batters in great form and they have hit more sixes in the ongoing series than the visitors. The hosts have smashed 23 sixes in four ODIs compared to only 12 by New Zealand.

Our prediction: Pakistan to hit most sixes in the match at 17/20 (1.85).

Probable Wickets

Matt Henry has picked 3 for 54 in the third game and followed it up with 3 for 65 in the fourth. Back him to be top bowler for New Zealand at 9/4 (3.25). Naseem Shah has 23 wickets in just eight ODIs at a strike rate of 19. Back Naseem to be Pakistan’s top bowler at 4/1 (5.00).

Our prediction: Matt Henry to be New Zealand’s highest wicket-taker at 9/4 (3.25).

Man of the Match

Shan Masood looked in good touch in the previous game, scoring 44 at the top of the order. Back Masood to be the player of the match at 16/1 (17.00). Other top betting options include Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah and Daryl Mitchell.

Our prediction: Shan Masood to be the Man of the Match at 16/1 (17.00).

PAK vs NZ Preview

New Zealand will be hoping to avoid a clean sweep when they take on Pakistan in the fifth ODI. Here’s a look at two sides ahead of their encounter.


Babar Azam fell after fifties in the second and third game but managed to register a century in the fourth ODI as they posted 334. Usama Mir picked 4 for 43 while Mohammad Wasim bagged 3 for 40 to restrict the Black Caps to 232.

Imam-ul-Haq was rested for the previous game with Shan Masood opening the innings. Fakhar Zaman could be rested for this game. Naseem Shah didn’t play the previous game so expect him to return with Shaheen Afridi sitting out.

Predicted XI: Shan Masood, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Agha Salman, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf

New Zealand

The Black Caps conceded 334 runs while bowling first. Tom Latham scored 60 while Mark Chapman smashed 46 off 33 but they didn’t get much support and NZ were bowled out in 43.4 overs.

NZ rotated their bowlers with Adam Milne sitting out of the previous game. Ben Lister received an opportunity and did a decent job. Jimmy Neesham also replaced Henry Nicholls.

Predicted XI: Tom Blundell, Will Young, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c/wk), Mark Chapman, Jimmy Neesham, Cole McConchie, Adam Milne, Ben Lister, Matt Henry, Ish Sodhi

How to Watch PAK vs NZ in the UK: Live Streaming & Channel List

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The UK viewers can watch the fifth ODI between PAK and NZ on Sky Sports Cricket and Sky Sports Main Event. You can also stream the contest live on the SkyGo application.

  • Sky Sports Cricket/Sky Sports Main Event (TV)
  • SkyGo app (Streaming)


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