Pakistan’s national cricket team achieved a significant milestone on Thursday when they secured their 500th one-day international (ODI) victory by defeating New Zealand in Rawalpindi. This makes them only the third team in the world to reach this landmark, after Australia and India.
The victory came after Pakistan played 949 ODI matches, with a win percentage of 52.68. The team has been competing in this format since their first ODI match against New Zealand in February 1973. Over the years, they have established themselves as a formidable force in world cricket, with an impressive track record in ODI cricket.
Pakistan’s journey to their 500th ODI victory has been marked by several memorable performances against top teams. Their most successful opponents in ODI cricket have been Sri Lanka, against whom they have won 92 matches. They have also recorded impressive victories against India (73), West Indies (63), New Zealand (57), Zimbabwe (54), Australia (34), England (32), and Bangladesh (32).