The Pakistani cricket team made history when it defeated New Zealand in the opening ODI at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium to become the third side to win 500 One Day Internationals (ODI).

In the past, only Australia and India have amassed more than 500 victories in the 50-over format in international cricket.

In the 949th ODI, the Men in Green achieved their 500th victory. The Green Shirts have defeated Sri Lanka in 92 One Day Internationals, India in 73, the West Indies in 63, New Zealand in 57, Zimbabwe in 54, Australia in 34, and England and Bangladesh in 32.

Here are the teams with the most wins in ODIs:

TeamMatchesWonLostTied No Result
West Indies8544114031030
South Africa654399228621
Sri Lanka883399440539

Australia has triumphed in 594 of the 978 one-day international matches, while India has won 539 of the 1029.

The Men in Green first faced New Zealand in an ODI in 1973, and they have travelled a long way to reach this wonderful milestone.

Pakistan has always been a powerful force to be reckoned with in the world of cricket thanks to legends like Imran Khan, Wasim Akram, and Waqar Younis, and the current crop of players under the guidance of Babar Azam have established their credentials at the highest level.

With this victory, Pakistan took a 1-0 lead in the five-match series against New Zealand and will now try to sweep the BlackCaps to claim the top spot in the ODI world rankings.

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