ICC Cricket World Cup, 24th Match, Group A: New Zealand v Pakistan at Pallekele, Mar 8, 2011
ICC Cricket World Cup - 24th match, Group A
New Zealand won by 110 runs
Played at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium (neutral venue)
8 March 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)
1.1

Abdur Rehman to Guptill, 1 run, flat and pushed through on off stump, he drives it back to the bowler, who lets it through after getting his hands to it, mid off tidies up

1.2

Abdur Rehman to How, no run, full and around off stump, he gets to the pitch and pushes it down the track

1.3

Abdur Rehman to How, no run, gives it a bit more air around off stump, he gets head on top of ball and defends

1.4

Abdur Rehman to How, no run, the quicker one that goes straight on, he manages to get bat on ball, and gets an inside edge on the leg side

1.5

Abdur Rehman to How, no run, slower now, he goes back and plays it out to short extra cover

1.6

Abdur Rehman to How, no run, still shorter, comes slowly off the surface, but it is flat and he plays it down the pitch off the back foot, tight over

New Zealand 9/1   Abdur Rehman 1-0-1-0
3.1

Abdur Rehman to How, no run, slides straight on with the angle, hits him on the pads, going down the leg side easily

3.2

Abdur Rehman to How, 1 run, he is just firing them in, no turn, this one is around off stump, and blocked off the front foot

3.3

Abdur Rehman to Guptill, no run, slower this time, and flighted a bit, goes on leg, and he comes forward to smother it

3.4

Abdur Rehman to Guptill, 2 runs, fuller on the pads, allows him to flick it in front of square leg

3.5

Abdur Rehman to Guptill, no run, tossed up around middle and leg, nudged away to midwicket

3.6

Abdur Rehman to Guptill, 1 run, worked away off the hips to deep square leg, they think about the second, but the man gets to the ball finally just in time

New Zealand 20/1   Abdur Rehman 2-0-5-0
5.1

Abdur Rehman to Guptill, no run, pushed through flat on middle and leg, pushed down the track

5.2

Abdur Rehman to Guptill, no run, slides in straight on with the angle, hits him on the pads and bobs up in the air towards extra cover

5.3

Abdur Rehman to Guptill, no run, draws him forward and he drives to extra cover

5.4

Abdur Rehman to Guptill, 1 run, gets outside the line, and works it with the angle wide of midwicket, Rehman is not getting much turn and that helps

5.5

Abdur Rehman to How, no run, another one fired in on leg stump, defended wide of the bowler on the on side

5.6

Abdur Rehman to How, no run, very tight line, bang on middle stump, he brings bat and pad together and defends

New Zealand 22/1   Abdur Rehman 3-0-6-0
7.1

Abdur Rehman to How, no run, the arm ball almost gets him, he came down the track, but got an inside edge that just went wide of Kamran on the leg side

7.2

Abdur Rehman to How, 1 run, worked away off the pads behind square leg

7.3

Abdur Rehman to Guptill, no run, pushed away to midwicket

7.4

Abdur Rehman to Guptill, no run, gets head on top of ball, and defended down the track

7.5

Abdur Rehman to Guptill, no run, goes in search of some room outside leg stump, it is coming in anyway,a nd he gets an inside edge as he blocks

7.6

Abdur Rehman to Guptill, 3 runs, more leg side stuff from Rehman, and this time he gets it very fine off the pads, and Younis gives it a long chase and pulls it back

New Zealand 34/1   Abdur Rehman 4-0-10-0
9.1

Abdur Rehman to Guptill, no run, Rehman continues to fire them in, he comes forward to defend

9.2

Abdur Rehman to Guptill, 2 runs, not sure where Pakistan are going with this line, fired way down the pads and tickled away wide of fine leg

9.3

Abdur Rehman to Guptill, 1 run, drops it a bit short and that allows him to punch it down to long off

9.4

Abdur Rehman to How, 1 run, pushes this one in front of mid on and sets off for what is in the end a comfortable run

9.5

Abdur Rehman to Guptill, no run, another one going straight on leg stump, he blocks it off the front foot

9.6

Abdur Rehman to Guptill, no run, pushed through fuller but again the line is middle and leg, defended back to the bowler

New Zealand 45/1   Abdur Rehman 5-0-14-0
34.1

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, floats it in slower and it is pushed down the track

34.2

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, 1 run, ending on leg stump with that angle from round the stumps, nudged towards midwicket, Rehman does the fielding

34.3

Abdur Rehman to Styris, 1 run, eases this one on middle and leg down to long on

34.4

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, 1 run, fired in, but a touch short, and he goes back to work it past midwicket, fifty up for Taylor, somehow he has survived and fought back

34.5

Abdur Rehman to Styris, no run, fuller and flatter, it is defended down the track

34.6

Abdur Rehman to Styris, 1 run, gives it some air around off stump, and Styris uses it to drive to sweeper cover

New Zealand 141/4   Abdur Rehman 6-0-18-0
36.1

Abdur Rehman to Styris, 1 run, shortish on middle stump, worked away in front of square leg

36.2

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, 1 run, whipped away off the back foot to deep midwicket, calmly done, no issues

36.3

Abdur Rehman to Styris, 1 run, takes a step down the track and eases in to a drive to sweeper cover

36.4

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run

36.5

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, flatter and quicker outside off stump, steered away to short third man

36.6

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, slows it down in the air, flighted a bit fuller too, and it is blocked off the front foot

New Zealand 150/4   Abdur Rehman 7-0-21-0
38.1

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, 1 run, uses the angle from Rehman to push for a run to long on

38.2

Abdur Rehman to Styris, 1 run, a bit slower through the air, it pops in the air on the leg side as he pushes at it

38.3

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, 2 runs, Taylor is having a super birthday, gets away again, goes for the slog sweep now, but from way outside off stump, the ball bounced a bit more, but the top edge swirled high in the air and fell in the vacant area to the right of fine leg

38.4

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, fires this one in on the stumps, it is blocked by Ross

38.5

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, 1 run, pushes this on towards covers for a single now

38.6

Abdur Rehman to Styris, no run, bowls it slower, it is still flat, and goes straight on outside off stump, Styris waited to play the cut shot, but was still beaten

New Zealand 160/4   Abdur Rehman 8-0-26-0
47.1

Abdur Rehman to Oram, 2 runs, comes forward and drives wide of long off

47.2

Abdur Rehman to Oram, no run, worked back to the bowler off the front foot, it was very full on the stumps

47.3

Abdur Rehman to Oram, FOUR, Pakistan have fallen apart in these death overs, it was a full toss, Oram came down the track to gain momentum and lifted it wide of deep midwicket who did not help by letting the ball through

47.4

Abdur Rehman to Oram, 1 wide, fired wide down the leg side, actually Oram earned it by getting the legs out of the way

47.4

Abdur Rehman to Oram, 1 run, misses out on another full toss on the pads, gets too far down leg and eases it to long on

47.5

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, 1 run, close to off stump, and steers it to short third man

47.6

Abdur Rehman to Oram, SIX, Oram finishes the over on a high, backs away down the leg side, Rehman gives it some air at this moment, of all times, and Oram lifts it over long off for maximum

New Zealand 253/6   Abdur Rehman 9-0-41-0
49.1

Abdur Rehman to Oram, SIX, Oram from the other end, no respite for Pakistan, Afridi persists with Rehman, and Oram smashes it high over the long on boundary

49.2

Abdur Rehman to Oram, SIX, and another one, I have lost count, New Zealand have too, they are just hitting them one after the other, Pakistan haven't even bothered to count, lifted high over long off who thought he had a chance initially, but it beat him by some 20 feet

49.3

Abdur Rehman to Oram, OUT, Oram departs now, it doesn't matter, he has played his part, went for another maximum over long on, but this time it wasn't monstrous enough, and settled into the fielder's hands

JDP Oram c Umar Gul b Abdur Rehman 25 (23m 9b 1x4 3x6) SR: 277.77

49.4

Abdur Rehman to Mills, FOUR, four more down the ground, this time from Mills, and behind the keeper, he charges down and has a big heave, and gets the outside edge that gives the keeper no chance

49.5

Abdur Rehman to Mills, 2 runs, Mills connects, not as well as he would have liked though, it still fetches him a couple as it falls right between long on and long off

49.6

Abdur Rehman to Mills, 1 run, Mills finishes off with a single down to short third man off a widish delivery, phew! this ends the slaughter

New Zealand 302/7   Abdur Rehman 10-0-60-1
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