New Zealand tour of Pakistan, 2002 / Commentary

New Zealand in Pakistan ODI Series - 1st ODI

Pakistan v New Zealand

Pakistan won by 153 runs

8.1

Butler to Yousuf Youhana, 1 run, on off stump, taps it down towards 3rd man and gets the easy run

8.2

Butler to Inzamam-ul-Haq, FOUR, short ball, straying down the leg side, Inzamam pulls it behind over short fine leg ruthlessly and the ball bounces once or twice and hits the fence

8.3

Butler to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 no ball, oversteps, Inzamam leans forward and defends it to cover

8.3

Butler to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, on off stump, defends it towards mid on cautiously

8.4

Butler to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, on his pads again, easily taps it towards long leg and gets the single

8.5

Butler to Yousuf Youhana, no run, slowish ball, on off stump, Youhana leans forward and defends down very cautiously

8.6

Butler to Yousuf Youhana, no run, outside off, leans well forward and drives it to cover point

Pakistan 33/2   IG Butler 1-0-7-0

10.1

Butler to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, short ball again, Inzaman leans back and pulls it in front of square and a good work there near the ropes restricts the scoring to just one

10.2

Butler to Yousuf Youhana, 1 no ball, on off stump, bounces a bit more, Youhana gets back and defends well with his body well behind

10.2

Butler to Yousuf Youhana, FOUR, just outside off stump, a bit of room, Youhana places it in front of point with sheer elegance and the ball pierces the infield very well, supreme shot!

10.3

Butler to Yousuf Youhana, no run, on target, cautiously defends it to the on side

10.4

Butler to Yousuf Youhana, no run

10.5

Butler to Yousuf Youhana, no run, works it off his pads towards short mid wicket

10.6

Butler to Yousuf Youhana, no run, comes well forward and pushes it to mid on

Pakistan 46/2   IG Butler 2-0-13-0

12.1

Butler to Yousuf Youhana, 1 run, on leg stump again, Butler not getting his line right, Youhana whips it and sends the ball to the fielder at long leg for the single

12.2

Butler to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, on off stump, Inzamam gets back and across and pushes it defensively towards cover

12.3

Butler to Inzamam-ul-Haq, OUT, short of length ball, bounces more than expected, Inzamam goes to pull it behind square leg, the ball gets height and not the distance he wanted and lands straight in the palm of the fielder stationed for this shot - Inzamam disappoints!

Inzamam-ul-Haq c sub (JEC Franklin) b Butler 18 (43m 28b 2x4 0x6) SR: 64.28

12.4

Butler to Younis Khan, no run, quicker ball, well on target, Younis Khan goes back quickly and defends it down cautiously

12.5

Butler to Younis Khan, no run, fuller length ball, Younis gets forward and across and holds the bat high and lets the ball sail to the wicket keeper

12.6

Butler to Younis Khan, no run, outside off stump, stays as he is and pushes it to cover

Pakistan 49/3   IG Butler 3-0-14-1

14.1

Butler to Younis Khan, FOUR, just short of length, Younis goes back and punches it perfectly in the gap and the ball has enough in it to reach the ropes and Pakistan reach 50

14.2

Butler to Younis Khan, no run, just outside off stump, Younis gets back with his body well behind and defends with a straight bat

14.3

Butler to Younis Khan, no run, fuller length ball, on target, Younis gets a bit forward and pushes it back to the bowler

14.4

Butler to Younis Khan, no run, fuller length ball again, on off stump, cautiouslyt defended away to the off side

14.5

Butler to Younis Khan, 1 run, on target, moves back and across and flicks it to backward square leg

14.6

Butler to Yousuf Youhana, 1 no ball, overstepping as he fires it right on target. Youhana defends it back to the bowler

14.6

Butler to Yousuf Youhana, FOUR, marvellous shot, pitches it up, gets to it and drives it perfectly all along the ground to the long on fence, the crowd cheers loudly

Pakistan 59/3   IG Butler 4-0-24-1

39.1

Butler to Younis Khan, 1 run, pushes it to mid on for the quick run

39.2

Butler to Yousuf Youhana, 1 run, just outside off stump, guides it down to third man hurriedly for the single

39.3

Butler to Younis Khan, no run, on target, full length ball, taps it towards shgort mid wicket

39.4

Butler to Younis Khan, 1 run, pushes it straight back past the bowler with a straight bat towards long off

39.5

Butler to Yousuf Youhana, 1 run, fuller ball, outside off, throws his bat at it, gets a thick edge and the ball rolls quickly to the fielder at third man for the single

39.6

Butler to Younis Khan, 1 run, very quick ball, just outside off stump, plays it very late and uses his wrist to guide it down to third man again and gets the single which takes him to his 50!

Pakistan 183/3   IG Butler 5-0-29-1

41.1

Butler to Younis Khan, 1 run, tries the yorker, sends in a low full toss, drives it to long off

41.2

Butler to Yousuf Youhana, 1 run, pitches it up, stands up tall and pushes it along the ground to long of to reach 99

41.3

Butler to Younis Khan, FOUR, goes for the fine flick, and gets it very fine too and welcome runs for Pakistan

41.4

Butler to Younis Khan, 2 runs, flicks it off his hips in front of square leg for the quick couple

41.5

Butler to Younis Khan, no run, leans forward and pushes it to cover

41.6

Butler to Younis Khan, 2 runs, on his pads, flicks it in front of square leg and run extremely quick to get couple and that brings up the 2nd consecutive 150 run partnership between Youhana and Younis

Pakistan 200/3   IG Butler 6-0-39-1

43.1

Butler to Younis Khan, no run, fuller length slowish ball, Younis tries to guide it late and fails to make contact

43.2

Butler to Younis Khan, SIX, fuller ball again, just outside off stump, moves away and gets some room and hits it high over point and the ball crosses the ropes all over! hefty hit!

43.3

Butler to Younis Khan, OUT, on his hips, Younis tries to chip it over mid wicket, gets an edge and the ball lobs up high over mid wicket, Vincet moves in and takes a pretty simple catch and finishes a very good innings

Younis Khan c Vincent b Butler 69 (149m 81b 3x4 1x6) SR: 85.18

43.4

Butler to Yousuf Youhana, no run

43.5

Butler to Yousuf Youhana, FOUR, fuller ball, outside off stump, Youhana picks it and hits it over cover with all his power and the ball races to the fence like a rocket

43.6

Butler to Yousuf Youhana, no run, flicks it to Vincent at mid wicket

Pakistan 214/4   IG Butler 7-0-49-2
Series Results
Pakistan v New Zealand at Lahore - Apr 27, 2002
Pakistan won by 66 runs
Pakistan v New Zealand at Rawalpindi - Apr 24, 2002
Pakistan won by 3 wickets (with 17 balls remaining)
Pakistan v New Zealand at Karachi - Apr 21, 2002
Pakistan won by 153 runs
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Photos

Apr 25, 2002

Daryl Tuffey about to bowl - ODI1 at Karachi, New Zealand v Pakistan, 21 Apr 2002

Daryl Tuffey about to bowl

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Apr 25, 2002

New Zealand team going off after a crowd disturbance - ODI1 at Karachi, New Zealand v Pakistan, 21 Apr 2002

New Zealand team going off after a crowd disturbance

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