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)

Thanks Abhishek. Whoah, needed a breather after the brutality at the end of that innings. Ross Taylor and Jacob Oram put on the fastest 50-plus stand since 1996 when Astle-McMillan put on 136 in 7.4 overs.

And Andy Zaltzman has this on Twitter: "If Jamie How had batted in his 29-ball abomination of an innings the way Taylor did in his last 16 balls, he'd have scored 112. Not 4."

And Alan Wilkins says if Pakistan chase this down, it will be the highest successful chase in Sri Lanka. Not good news for Pakistan.

0.1

Mills to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, Mills starts with a peach of a delivery, back of a length ball swerving away as Hafeez walks into a defensive shot

0.2

Mills to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, much shorter, and wider as well, Hafeez gets Pakistan away with a uppish carve over cover for four

0.3

Mills to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, Mills getting the ball to curve away after bouncing, this one is left alone by Hafeez

0.4

Mills to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, delicately guided towards third man off the front foot for a single

0.5

Mills to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, shortish and wide, Shehzad looks to pull that one from well outside off, mistimed towards midwicket

0.6

Mills to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, outstanding fielding from Jamie How, Shehzad seemed to have got that one through the gap, but How leaps to his left at backward point to cut it off

End of over 1 (5 runs) Pakistan 5/0 (298 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 6.08)

    • Ahmed Shehzad 0 (2b)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 5 (4b 1x4)
    • KD Mills 1-0-5-0
1.1

Southee to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, Southee starts the over with a short of length ball on off, defended

1.2

Southee to Mohammad Hafeez, OUT, more bad news for Pakistan, Southee has struck, hang on, Hafeez is reviewing the lbw, it was pitching on off, short of length ball, hits Hafeez, who is stuck on the crease, on the knee roll, he was looking to work that to square leg, umpire Llong raises the finger, Hafeez has a long chat with Shehzad before going for the review, it may have just shaved leg stump, that decision is left to the on-field umpire, so Hafeez is gone,

Mohammad Hafeez lbw b Southee 5 (6m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

1.3

Southee to Kamran Akmal, no run, length ball outside off, punched confidently towards mid-off

1.4

Southee to Kamran Akmal, no run, superb start from Southee, a back of length ball that surprises Kamran, who is hit in the thigh, that was too high to be lbw

1.5

Southee to Kamran Akmal, no run, outside off and that's left alone by Kamran

1.6

Southee to Kamran Akmal, 2 runs, short of length once more, pushed past a diving Martin Guptill at cover, Nathan McCullum does the fielding

I suppose the happiest people after that New Zealand onslaught will be the people at the charity 'Room to Read' who will be getting Rs 25,000 from sponsors for every six hit in the World Cup

End of over 2 (2 runs) Pakistan 7/1 (296 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 3.50, RRR: 6.16)

    • Kamran Akmal 2 (4b)
    • Ahmed Shehzad 0 (2b)
    • TG Southee 1-0-2-1
    • KD Mills 1-0-5-0
2.1

Mills to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, beaten, superb line and length from Mills, just a hint of away movement and Shehzad can't get bat on it

2.2

Mills to Ahmed Shehzad, 2 runs, perhaps striving to start from too straight, it is overpitched on legstump, flicked past Tim Southee who has to chase that to the rope, just makes it in time to flick the ball back in, and some poor, poor running from Pakistan means they get only two

2.3

Mills to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, back of a length and outside off, defended off the back foot

2.4

Mills to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, full ball, goes for the drive but misses

2.5

Mills to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, more defence, this time to cover, Mills not giving any room for the batsmen

Loads of insects in the air, winder whether they are disturbing the batsmen's concentration

2.6

Mills to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, a delightful drive from Shehzad to end the over, a controlled stroke sends the ball racing past extra cover

End of over 3 (6 runs) Pakistan 13/1 (290 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 4.33, RRR: 6.17)

    • Ahmed Shehzad 6 (8b 1x4)
    • Kamran Akmal 2 (4b)
    • KD Mills 2-0-11-0
    • TG Southee 1-0-2-1
3.1

Southee to Kamran Akmal, no run, back of a length delivery on off stump, Kamran Akmal gets right behind the line to defend

3.2

Southee to Kamran Akmal, no run, a huge appeal for caught-behind, Southee getting his outswingers going, Kamran pokes at it and misses

3.3

Southee to Kamran Akmal, no run, a confident drive from Kamran, fuller and wider this time from Southee, punched but straight to cover

3.4

Southee to Kamran Akmal, no run, this time Kamran finds the point fielder

3.5

Southee to Kamran Akmal, no run, length ball on middle, eased towards mid-off by Kamran, three times he middled it and three times he has found the fielder

3.6

Southee to Kamran Akmal, no run, and that completes the maiden, a mistimed drive towards extra cover from Kamran

End of over 4 (maiden) Pakistan 13/1 (290 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 3.25, RRR: 6.30)

    • Kamran Akmal 2 (10b)
    • Ahmed Shehzad 6 (8b 1x4)
    • TG Southee 2-1-2-1
    • KD Mills 2-0-11-0
4.1

Mills to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, short of length ball, defended solidly by Shehzad

4.2

Mills to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, full ball outside off, works it towards extra cover

4.3

Mills to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, New Zealand's fielding has always been top-class, the oldest man in the squad Styris shows how it is done, a forceful drive from Shehzad is stopped as Styris dives from extra cover

4.4

Mills to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, pushed towards mid-off this time, soft enough to have time for a single

4.5

Mills to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, length ball is dabbed towards cover and a quick single is pinched

4.6

Mills to Kamran Akmal, no run, shorter and more width on offer, bottom-edged towards cover, no run, only three off the over

End of over 5 (3 runs) Pakistan 16/1 (287 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 3.20, RRR: 6.37)

    • Kamran Akmal 3 (12b)
    • Ahmed Shehzad 8 (12b 1x4)
    • KD Mills 3-0-14-0
    • TG Southee 2-1-2-1
5.1

Southee to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, short of length again from Southee, angling into the batsman who jabs it towards midwicket

5.2

Southee to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, this might be a huge blow for New Zealand, Vettori seems to have injured himself trying to catch a miscued lofted on-drive from Kamran, he can't reach across from mid-on in time, and he's clutching his knee in pain, it's gone for four as well, he waves away the physio though

5.3

Southee to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, dropped, a check drive from Kamran and Southee sticks out his right hand but can't latch on to a tough chance that came at a catch-able height

5.4

Southee to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, works this one towards cover

Vettori is going off to get treatment, Williamson comes on

5.5

Southee to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, Williamson has to field immediately, poked towards backward point by Shehzad

5.6

Southee to Kamran Akmal, no run, a desperate cry of 'Noooo' from Shehzad after Kamran starts haring down the track on playing the ball to backward point, Jamie How can't field cleanly or else that might have been close

End of over 6 (7 runs) Pakistan 23/1 (280 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 3.83, RRR: 6.36)

    • Kamran Akmal 8 (15b 1x4)
    • Ahmed Shehzad 10 (15b 1x4)
    • TG Southee 3-1-9-1
    • KD Mills 3-0-14-0
6.1

Mills to Ahmed Shehzad, OUT, Mills has got the wicket his bowling seemed on the verge of getting, once more the batsman looking to work the ball square on the leg side, a short of length ball heading for middle and off, hit just above the knee roll, Shehzad wonders about the referral, but with Pakistan having already used one up, he walks off, Pakistan are two down

Ahmed Shehzad lbw b Mills 10 (29m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

Vettori can barely walk, he hobbles off to the pavilion

6.2

Mills to Younis Khan, no run, Mills sticks to his policy, back of a length and around off, defended off the back foot

Vettori has plenty of stairs to negotiate before reaching the dressing room

6.3

Mills to Younis Khan, no run, defended to the off side by Younis, a shortish ball just outside off

6.4

Mills to Younis Khan, OUT, bowled him, New Zealand can do little wrong here, Mills sets off on a delighted run after getting through Younis' defences, that one didn't swing away after pitching on a length, Younis plays outside the line and the offstump is on the ground, Pakistan in tatters here

Younis Khan b Mills 0 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

6.5

Mills to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of length and well outside off, swings away and that's left alone

6.6

Mills to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, end of a sensational over from Mills, getting the ball to jag away late after pitching on middle and leg, Misbah is beaten

End of over 7 (wicket maiden) Pakistan 23/3 (280 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 3.28, RRR: 6.51)

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 0 (2b)
    • Kamran Akmal 8 (15b 1x4)
    • KD Mills 4-1-14-2
    • TG Southee 3-1-9-1
7.1

Southee to Kamran Akmal, OUT, make that four down, Ross Taylor does not return the favour to Kamran Akmal, what an ingrate, a length ball around off, Kamran looking to work the ball to leg, the outside edge flies low to first slip, Taylor wants nothing to spoil his birthday bonanza, he clasps that one and New Zealand are in dreamland

Kamran Akmal c Taylor b Southee 8 (29m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

7.2

Southee to Umar Akmal, 1 run, back of length ball on middle and leg, tucked to the leg side for a single

7.3

Southee to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, swinging away outside off, left alone by Misbah

7.4

Southee to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, slanting in towards leg, tucked towards deep backward square leg for a couple

7.5

Southee to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of length and outside off, left alone

7.6

Southee to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, fullish and wide outside off, goes for the drive and gets an outside edge which is well wide of slip and the ball hurtles to third man

End of over 8 (4 runs) Pakistan 27/4 (276 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 3.37, RRR: 6.57)

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 3 (6b)
    • Umar Akmal 1 (1b)
    • TG Southee 4-1-13-2
    • KD Mills 4-1-14-2
8.1

Mills to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, outside off, rising delivery, left alone

8.2

Mills to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Mills is bowling a dream spell here, length ball in the channel outside off, batsman is beaten as he looks to defend

8.3

Mills to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, and again the ball moves away from the batsman, who searches for the ball but can't get bat on it, terrific bowling this

8.4

Mills to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, shortish and way outside off, just within the allowed limit though, left alone

8.5

Mills to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, shortish ball on off, Misbah gets off strike by guiding that off the back foot towards third man

8.6

Mills to Umar Akmal, no run, this one holds its line, Akmal plays inside the line of that one

End of over 9 (1 run) Pakistan 28/4 (275 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 3.11, RRR: 6.70)

    • Umar Akmal 1 (2b)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 4 (11b)
    • KD Mills 5-1-15-2
    • TG Southee 4-1-13-2

Oram into the attack

9.1

Oram to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, starts with an outside off ball, batsman shoulders arms

9.2

Oram to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, once more Misbah is content to let it go

9.3

Oram to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, sticks to back of length, angling in and that is defended towards the off side

9.4

Oram to Umar Akmal, 1 leg bye, sliding down the leg side, off the thigh pad towards square leg

9.5

Oram to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, length ball outside off, punched towards cover off the front foot

9.6

Oram to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Misbah plays inside the line of the final delivery of the over, shortish and just outside off

Ankit:"If NZ win here, Group A becomes very interesting, not in terms of which teams qualify (that's still straightforward) but in terms of who occupies what spot in the group."

End of over 10 (2 runs) Pakistan 30/4 (273 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 6.82)

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 5 (16b)
    • Umar Akmal 1 (3b)
    • JDP Oram 1-0-1-0
    • KD Mills 5-1-15-2

Bowling Powerplay

10.1

Mills to Umar Akmal, 1 run, short of length ball heading towards the leg side, defended to midwicket

10.2

Mills to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, fuller this time, looks to work that ball towards the leg side, edged on to the pads

10.3

Mills to Misbah-ul-Haq, 4 leg byes, fullish ball angling down the leg, Misbah walks and looks to guide that, off the pads and past the keeper for four

10.4

Mills to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, well outside off, Misbah is not tempted into chasing that

10.5

Mills to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, this time Misbah is nearly tempted by a similar ball, Mills getting plenty of bounce, Misbah pondered over dinking it towards third man before deciding against it

10.6

Mills to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, back of length ball heading for off, keeps a bit low, defended by Misbah

End of over 11 (5 runs) Pakistan 35/4 (268 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 3.18, RRR: 6.87)

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 5 (21b)
    • Umar Akmal 2 (4b)
    • KD Mills 6-1-16-2
    • JDP Oram 1-0-1-0
11.1

Oram to Umar Akmal, no run, Oram keeps it tight around off, blocked off the back foot towards backward point

11.2

Oram to Umar Akmal, 1 run, similar ball, just a bit shorter, opens the face to guide the ball towards third man for a single

11.3

Oram to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, length ball outside off, Misbah gets well forward to block it

11.4

Oram to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, looks to defend another length ball that was homing in on off, gets an inside edge towards backward square leg

11.5

Oram to Umar Akmal, 1 run, on middle stump, Misbah shuffles across the stumps and tucks the ball towards fine leg, think of a second but decide against it as Umar drops his bat

11.6

Oram to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, review time, an lbw appeal against Misbah that is turned down, it was a back of length ball that strikes Misbah in front of middle and leg, but on the thigh pad, replays show that is going to sail over, and New Zealand lose a review

End of over 12 (3 runs) Pakistan 38/4 (265 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 3.16, RRR: 6.97)

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 6 (24b)
    • Umar Akmal 4 (7b)
    • JDP Oram 2-0-4-0
    • KD Mills 6-1-16-2
12.1

Southee to Umar Akmal, no run, Southee keeps pinging that offstump line, defended towards midwicket

12.2

Southee to Umar Akmal, 1 run, fuller ball and on legstump, whipped down to fine leg by the batsman

12.3

Southee to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, again it is full, gets the ball to swing away, well outside off, batsman mistimes a drive towards cover

12.4

Southee to Umar Akmal, FOUR, short ball that leaps up at Umar, who goes for the pull, gets a top-edge that soars over the keeper, lucky that

12.5

Southee to Umar Akmal, no run, short of length ball on offstump, defended after getting behind the line

Taylor's explosion today was preceded by a long build-up of frustration in the talented kiwi's batting, as deftly depictedby Nagraj Gollapudi

12.6

Southee to Umar Akmal, no run, length ball outside off, cracked towards backward point, can't beat the fielder

End of over 13 (6 runs) Pakistan 44/4 (259 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 3.38, RRR: 7.00)

    • Umar Akmal 9 (12b 1x4)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 7 (25b)
    • TG Southee 5-1-19-2
    • JDP Oram 2-0-4-0
13.1

Oram to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, back of length ball just outside off, defended off the front foot towards cover

13.2

Oram to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 leg bye, lbw shout, turned down, New Zealand think about calling for a review but after much pontificating decide against it, it was a much closer call than the one they reviewed a few overs ago, strikes Umar on the pads in front of middle and off after pitching around off, height might have been the only saviour for Umar

13.3

Oram to Umar Akmal, no run, outside off and that one is left alone

13.4

Oram to Umar Akmal, no run, slapped towards point this time

13.5

Oram to Umar Akmal, no run, short ball outside off, Umar leaves it to the keeper

13.6

Oram to Umar Akmal, no run, played with soft hands towards point, Guptill slips as he moves in to field, scrape his elbows as he looks to stop the ball, no run results though

End of over 14 (1 run, maiden) Pakistan 45/4 (258 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 3.21, RRR: 7.16)

    • Umar Akmal 9 (16b 1x4)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 7 (27b)
    • JDP Oram 3-1-4-0
    • TG Southee 5-1-19-2
14.1

Southee to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, this one angles in towards middle, defended off the front foot

14.2

Southee to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, length ball around off, pushed towards extra cover

14.3

Southee to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of length and outside off, bottom edged towards point, timing was also amiss

14.4

Southee to Misbah-ul-Haq, OUT, there's the fifth, Pakistan have lost their middle-order rock, once more the batsman was looking to play to leg, a length ball that takes the edge and flies to gully, where Styris takes a low catch

Misbah-ul-Haq c Styris b Southee 7 (36m 31b 0x4 0x6) SR: 22.58

And that is drinks. Abhishek will join you soon, I'll be over at the over-by-over discussion

Thanks Sid Ravi. If Afridi and Razzaq do not get going, this could be over soon.

14.5

Southee to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, Afridi smashes one off the middle of the bat, that was headed for the wide long off boundary, but Nathan went leaping to his left at mid off, super work

14.6

Southee to Umar Akmal, no run, mistimes the cut in to the ground and point fields

End of over 15 (1 run) Pakistan 46/5 (257 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 3.06, RRR: 7.34)

    • Umar Akmal 9 (17b 1x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 1 (1b)
    • TG Southee 6-1-20-3
    • JDP Oram 3-1-4-0

James: "Boom Boom or Bust for Pakistan now. I'll get me coat." Attaboy

15.1

Oram to Shahid Afridi, no run, pegs him back in the crease with a short of a length delivery that is punched back to the bowler

15.2

Oram to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, slapdash! Boom boom whips one very wristily over midwicket from out of nowhere, it was marginally full and he worked it away in a flash

15.3

Oram to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, and one more, he knows only one way, this one was angled in much more, and so he went backward of square leg with those wrists

15.4

Oram to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, looks to launch another one over midwicket, but sees that the length is shorter, and works it on the leg side

15.5

Oram to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, almost got 'em, just gets the bat down in time as a length ball jags back on the pads, flicks it away to fine leg

15.6

Oram to Umar Akmal, no run, stays back on the crease and pushes out this one to point

End of over 16 (11 runs) Pakistan 57/5 (246 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 3.56, RRR: 7.23)

    • Umar Akmal 11 (19b 1x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 10 (5b 2x4)
    • JDP Oram 4-1-15-0
    • TG Southee 6-1-20-3

Bad news for English fans. Stuart Broad is injured yet again, and this time, is out of the World Cup. Here's Franklin

16.1

Franklin to Shahid Afridi, no run, bowls a gentle short of a length ball that he tries to work away but it hits him on the thigh pad

16.2

Franklin to Shahid Afridi, SIX, absolutely whacked! Afridi charges down the track, and with his power, gets the golf swing right over wide long on, one of the cleanest hits today, and there have been lots of them

16.3

Franklin to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, now he goes for the pull, but there is deep midwicket around to stop it on the bounce

16.4

Franklin to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, they steal a couple now, productive over for Pakistan, worked away in front, and by the time deep midwicket gets to it, Afridi comes back for two

16.5

Franklin to Umar Akmal, no run, gets a fuller one and drives it towards mid off, shouts 'no' as he sees Afridi is primed for some running

16.6

Franklin to Umar Akmal, no run, angled in from round the stumps, gets it to jag back in further off the seam, punched off the back foot on the off side

End of over 17 (9 runs) Pakistan 66/5 (237 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 3.88, RRR: 7.18)

    • Umar Akmal 13 (22b 1x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 17 (8b 2x4 1x6)
    • JEC Franklin 1-0-9-0
    • JDP Oram 4-1-15-0

Jeff: "You say Mr Broad is out of the World Cup, but think of all the others previously "out" of the World Cup only just now joining it. He probably just needs a few weeks away at the beach, or needs to check that he turned off the gas. At most he could be taking a gap year, but will probably be back at some point." You wish, don't you?

17.1

Oram to Shahid Afridi, OUT, Afridi departs, Oram gets one to angle in from over the stumps on a length, nothing superlative about the ball, just that he played inside the line, and it crashed in to the middle stump, sliding downhill faster than an avalanche are Pakistan

Shahid Afridi b Oram 17 (13m 9b 2x4 1x6) SR: 188.88

Razzaq comes out now

17.2

Oram to Abdul Razzaq, FOUR, he will get four gifted runs from New Zealand, it was pushed out towards cover point, and no one was backing up for the throw as it hit the stumps at the striker;s end as Razzaq came back in, replays confirm that the bat was grounded as the throw came in

17.3

Oram to Abdul Razzaq, no run, goes deep in the crease and pushes it away on the off side

17.4

Oram to Abdul Razzaq, no run, what is Baz upto? sheesh, he went flying horizontally to pull off a one-handed stunner down the leg side, too bad it came off Razzaq's pad as he looked to flick it fine, what an effort from the keeper

17.5

Oram to Abdul Razzaq, no run, blocked in to the off side off the front foot

17.6

Oram to Abdul Razzaq, no run, gently leaves Razzaq and leaves him groping at this one off a length

End of over 18 (4 runs) Pakistan 70/6 (233 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 3.88, RRR: 7.28)

    • Abdul Razzaq 4 (5b 1x4)
    • Umar Akmal 13 (22b 1x4)
    • JDP Oram 5-1-19-1
    • JEC Franklin 1-0-9-0
18.1

Franklin to Umar Akmal, no run, from round the wicket, pushed out with an open face backward of point

18.2

Franklin to Umar Akmal, 1 run, shaped initially for the pull, but in the end worked this shortish one away off the pads

18.3

Franklin to Abdul Razzaq, no run, Razzaq brings out the front foot and calmly pushes away a length ball coming in on off stump

18.4

Franklin to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, a gentle pull, as it were, gentleness all around, harmless short ball down the leg side, and pulled away without violence to fine leg

18.5

Franklin to Umar Akmal, no run, cramped for room with the angle, blocks it away on the off side

18.6

Franklin to Umar Akmal, 1 run, shuffles across to use the angle now, and works it away wide of midwicket

End of over 19 (3 runs) Pakistan 73/6 (230 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 3.84, RRR: 7.41)

    • Umar Akmal 15 (26b 1x4)
    • Abdul Razzaq 5 (7b 1x4)
    • JEC Franklin 2-0-12-0
    • JDP Oram 5-1-19-1

Ali is paranoid with the fear of an improbable future: "My head has not stopped spinning since the 45th over - this is absolutely awful! Pakistan need to be careful now - lose against Zimbabwe and then against the Aussies and they will be struggling to qualify...actually they won't qualify! Unbelievable!"

19.1

Oram to Umar Akmal, no run, worked away off the pads to square leg

19.2

Oram to Umar Akmal, no run, goes for an ambitious cut on the front foot, under edges the ball towards point

19.3

Oram to Umar Akmal, no run, strides out to meet a length ball with a defensive push

19.4

Oram to Umar Akmal, no run, this time he cuts off the back foot, but at such times, shots have a tendency to find the scores of fielders that have packed the off side cordon

19.5

Oram to Umar Akmal, 3 runs, and now he goes down the ground, as straight a drive as it were, beats the bowler who is late in getting down, just pulled back inside the ropes

19.6

Oram to Abdul Razzaq, no run, Razzaq casually walks across to have a push at one that goes straight in the channel outside off stump

End of over 20 (3 runs) Pakistan 76/6 (227 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 3.80, RRR: 7.56)

    • Abdul Razzaq 5 (8b 1x4)
    • Umar Akmal 18 (31b 1x4)
    • JDP Oram 6-1-22-1
    • JEC Franklin 2-0-12-0
20.1

Franklin to Umar Akmal, 1 run, sprayed wide outside off stump, he goes down on one knee and goes for the lofted shot over mid off, but it goes to that man on the bounce, they get a run nevertheless as the ball ricochets off a direct hit

20.2

Franklin to Abdul Razzaq, no run, goes back to back of a length ball and defends it

20.3

Franklin to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, leans out and drives with a lovely flourish, even short extra cover was caught watching the flourish and not the ball as it went through him

20.4

Franklin to Umar Akmal, no run, gets forward and drives towards covers

20.5

Franklin to Umar Akmal, no run, wants to dismiss this through the off side, but mistimes it towards extra cover, he wanted the run but Razzaq was not interested at all

20.6

Franklin to Umar Akmal, 1 run, gets one on the pads and flicks it away to fine leg

End of over 21 (3 runs) Pakistan 79/6 (224 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 3.76, RRR: 7.72)

    • Umar Akmal 20 (35b 1x4)
    • Abdul Razzaq 6 (10b 1x4)
    • JEC Franklin 3-0-15-0
    • JDP Oram 6-1-22-1

Simon: "What exactly is the point of James Franklin? He bats anonymously down the order and he's possibly the friendliest bowler I've ever seen."

21.1

Oram to Umar Akmal, no run, pushed away to mid on and this time the decision is made soon, they don't go for the run

Replays of the previous over show Franklin towering over Umar Akmal, a few inches separating them, and having a go at each other.

21.2

Oram to Umar Akmal, no run, pushed out towards point

21.3

Oram to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, worked away off the pads towards deep square leg

21.4

Oram to Umar Akmal, 1 run, whipped away off the pads wide of a diving midwicket, Umar wants two, Razzaq is satisfied with one

21.5

Oram to Abdul Razzaq, no run, comes slowly off the pitch and he goes back to push it out towards point

Nadeem: "Well it was bound to happen sooner or later!! Once again the opening pair failed to produce, and the Rock of Stability aka Misbah-Younis also failed. How many times are they going to stabilise the Batting? Once them two crumbled so early, the rest was sure to follow. Disappointed."

21.6

Oram to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, gets forward and drives away towards extra cover for a tight run

End of over 22 (4 runs) Pakistan 83/6 (220 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 3.77, RRR: 7.85)

    • Abdul Razzaq 7 (12b 1x4)
    • Umar Akmal 23 (39b 1x4)
    • JDP Oram 7-1-26-1
    • JEC Franklin 3-0-15-0
22.1

Southee to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, singles coming nicely now, gets deep in the crease and works it away wide of midwicket

22.2

Southee to Umar Akmal, 1 run, rides the bounce nicely to punch this lifter away wide of cover, but he is quick to run to his right and cut it off

22.3

Southee to Abdul Razzaq, no run, this one tails back in a long way from outside off stump, Razzaq had decided to leave it immediately, too close in the end

22.4

Southee to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, pushes on the front foot and gets himself a single wide of wide mid off

22.5

Southee to Umar Akmal, no run, punches off the back foot, short extra cover lets it go, but there are men on the edge of the circle to tidy up

Benny: "It's official... New Zealand have come out of their horrible "lean" or "rough" (or whatever you may call) patch. They are playing like the good old New Zealand"

22.6

Southee to Umar Akmal, 1 run, more of the singles now, this time it is worked away to the right of midwicket

End of over 23 (4 runs) Pakistan 87/6 (216 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 3.78, RRR: 8.00)

    • Umar Akmal 25 (42b 1x4)
    • Abdul Razzaq 9 (15b 1x4)
    • TG Southee 7-1-24-3
    • JDP Oram 7-1-26-1
23.1

Franklin to Umar Akmal, FOUR, crashed through the covers, gets one slightly fuller outside off stump, and sends it on its way past the infield

Zubair: "I want to break my TV. ah but I don't have a second one."

23.2

Franklin to Umar Akmal, no run, pushed out in to the covers off the back foot

23.3

Franklin to Umar Akmal, no run, goes right back in the crease as it is dug back of a length, and brings it down towards the bowler

23.4

Franklin to Umar Akmal, 1 run, confidently driven to the left of wide mid off, Nathan runs across and fires in the throw that misses at the non-striker's end

23.5

Franklin to Abdul Razzaq, no run, takes a step out and launches in to the drive, timed very well, but straight to covers

23.6

Franklin to Abdul Razzaq, no run, left alone outside the off stump now

End of over 24 (5 runs) Pakistan 92/6 (211 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 3.83, RRR: 8.11)

    • Abdul Razzaq 9 (17b 1x4)
    • Umar Akmal 30 (46b 2x4)
    • JEC Franklin 4-0-20-0
    • TG Southee 7-1-24-3
24.1

Southee to Umar Akmal, 1 run, hops on the toes to work it wide of midwicket, Umar wants two and races for the first, Razzaq ambles through instead, Umar is unimpressed

24.2

Southee to Abdul Razzaq, no run, drives hard off the front foot, but the infield is swarming with fielders on the off side

24.3

Southee to Abdul Razzaq, no run, gets this to angle in on the stumps, he pushes it away on the leg side

24.4

Southee to Abdul Razzaq, no run, pats away a short of a length ball outside off stump towards extra cover, Razzaq just biding his time here

24.5

Southee to Abdul Razzaq, no run, the short one dug in really hard, well-directed too, Razzaq just about sways out of the line in the end as it whizzes past his head

24.6

Southee to Abdul Razzaq, no run, the outside edge falls short of slip now, Razzaq is just looking to defend with soft hands, and that's why it does not carry

End of over 25 (1 run) Pakistan 93/6 (210 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 3.72, RRR: 8.40)

    • Abdul Razzaq 9 (22b 1x4)
    • Umar Akmal 31 (47b 2x4)
    • TG Southee 8-1-25-3
    • JEC Franklin 4-0-20-0
25.1

Franklin to Umar Akmal, FOUR, Umar charges down the track in a hurry, and bashes a short delivery high over mid on for a boundary, then tells him to go back and bowl

25.2

Franklin to Umar Akmal, no run, defended off the back foot close to the crease

25.3

Franklin to Umar Akmal, no run, looks to work this away off the pads and sets off, rightly sent back by Razzaq, there was no run there

25.4

Franklin to Umar Akmal, no run, whipped away off the pads, but Ross is too quick at midwicket to dive to his right and stop it

25.5

Franklin to Umar Akmal, 1 run, punching this one down to long on off the back foot

25.6

Franklin to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, Razzaq is leaning forward nicely in to the drives here, sends another one along the ground to sweeper cover

End of over 26 (6 runs) Pakistan 99/6 (204 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 3.80, RRR: 8.50)

    • Abdul Razzaq 10 (23b 1x4)
    • Umar Akmal 36 (52b 3x4)
    • JEC Franklin 5-0-26-0
    • TG Southee 8-1-25-3

Venu: "we cant say Kiwis came back to roaring form with one match... this is Ross taylor's day. He went on a thunder play after getting many lifes from pakistani fielders.. Pakistan openers thrown the game away from their hands... we have to wait and see how NZ plays in upcoming matches.." Nathan comes on in to the attack

26.1

NL McCullum to Abdul Razzaq, no run, turning in slowly from outside off, steered away to short third man

26.2

NL McCullum to Abdul Razzaq, no run, defends a fuller one in to the off side

26.3

NL McCullum to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, comes forward, takes it on the half volley and drives it wide of sweeper cover

26.4

NL McCullum to Umar Akmal, 1 run, goes across to work away one turning on the pads to deep midwicket

26.5

NL McCullum to Abdul Razzaq, no run, brilliant work at short third man, KW goes diving to his right, and fires in the throw, they go to the third umpire but Razzaq is in

26.6

NL McCullum to Abdul Razzaq, no run, played with the turn towards midwicket

End of over 27 (2 runs) Pakistan 101/6 (202 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 3.74, RRR: 8.78)

    • Abdul Razzaq 11 (28b 1x4)
    • Umar Akmal 37 (53b 3x4)
    • NL McCullum 1-0-2-0
    • JEC Franklin 5-0-26-0

Narasimha: "Buckle up Guys!! Razzaq is following his massacre rituals...slow start...bang...bang at the end!" Scotty Styris will trundle in now

27.1

Styris to Umar Akmal, no run, very full, almost yorker length on middle, dug away towards short midwicket

27.2

Styris to Umar Akmal, 1 run, comes forward to this length ball and pushes it down to long on for a run

27.3

Styris to Abdul Razzaq, no run, punched away off the back foot to short extra cover

27.4

Styris to Abdul Razzaq, no run, looks to launch in to this one, but with Scott, the ball arrives slowly, and he pushes it away to extra cover

27.5

Styris to Abdul Razzaq, no run, rides the bounce on this one outside off to guide it to point

27.6

Styris to Abdul Razzaq, no run, nice and tight over from Styris, another one finishing on middle stump, no pace to work with, played back down the track

End of over 28 (1 run) Pakistan 102/6 (201 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 3.64, RRR: 9.13)

    • Abdul Razzaq 11 (32b 1x4)
    • Umar Akmal 38 (55b 3x4)
    • SB Styris 1-0-1-0
    • NL McCullum 1-0-2-0
28.1

NL McCullum to Umar Akmal, no run, wanted to go for the charge, it was flat from Nathan, and he remained in the crease to defend

28.2

NL McCullum to Umar Akmal, no run, punched off the back foot back to the bowler

28.3

NL McCullum to Umar Akmal, OUT, Umar gives it away, he was itching to take on the spinner, got a shortish one and went for the pull, but it was a touch quicker and he was late on the shot, and got it high in the air, it took a while in coming down, and settled neatly in to the hands of deep midwicket who was quite some way in from the boundary

Umar Akmal c Oram b NL McCullum 38 (95m 58b 3x4 0x6) SR: 65.51

Rehman it is at No 9

28.4

NL McCullum to Abdur Rehman, no run, they all go up in appeal, he was hit on the pads as he pushed forward outside the line, it went straight on to hit him on the pads, going down leg probably

28.5

NL McCullum to Abdur Rehman, 4 wides, fired wide down leg, Baz cannot collect it, makes a stumping motion with the arm, the ball is stopped with a dive at fine leg

28.5

NL McCullum to Abdul Razzaq, no run, flatter and on the stumps, he cannot get it away

28.6

NL McCullum to Abdul Razzaq, no run, played out on the leg side

End of over 29 (4 runs) Pakistan 106/7 (197 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 3.65, RRR: 9.38)

    • Abdul Razzaq 11 (34b 1x4)
    • Abdur Rehman 0 (1b)
    • NL McCullum 2-0-6-1
    • SB Styris 1-0-1-0
29.1

Styris to Abdur Rehman, no run, pushes him back in the crease, and he plays it back to Scott

29.2

Styris to Abdur Rehman, no run, pushed out on the leg side

29.3

Styris to Abdur Rehman, 1 run, some room and bounce outside off stump, cut away down to third man

29.4

Styris to Abdul Razzaq, no run, looks to make some room and go through the off side, it is much fuller, and he drives it away to extra cover

29.5

Styris to Abdul Razzaq, no run, wanted to go over midwicket, but Styris is keeping it very tight on the stumps, and he plays it away on the leg side

29.6

Styris to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, guided wide of third man with an open face off the back foot

End of over 30 (2 runs) Pakistan 108/7 (195 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 3.60, RRR: 9.75)

    • Abdul Razzaq 12 (37b 1x4)
    • Abdur Rehman 1 (4b)
    • SB Styris 2-0-3-0
    • NL McCullum 2-0-6-1

Ali: " It's ross taylor's birthday,akhtar delivered the cake razzak the candle and kamran blew it."

30.1

NL McCullum to Abdul Razzaq, no run, fired in on middle stump, he goes back to push it down the track

30.2

NL McCullum to Abdul Razzaq, 2 runs, fuller and just outside off stump, he slaps it wide of Franklin at sweeper cover, Nathan is wiping the ball furiously, too bad Pakistan have lost so many wickets not to take advantage of a wet ball

30.3

NL McCullum to Abdul Razzaq, FOUR, slips it short and wide down the leg side, Razzaq helps it on its way fine

30.4

NL McCullum to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, turning in down the pads again, he works it away to deep square leg

More wiping of the ball

30.5

NL McCullum to Abdur Rehman, no run, from round the stumps to Rehman who comes out in defence

30.6

NL McCullum to Abdur Rehman, no run, pushed through quicker with the angle, and it is punched back to the bowler

The final swap for today's game. Sid Ravi will take you through to the end of the game. Keep them flowing on over-by-over where I am taking over.

End of over 31 (7 runs) Pakistan 115/7 (188 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 3.70, RRR: 9.89)

    • Abdur Rehman 1 (6b)
    • Abdul Razzaq 19 (41b 2x4)
    • NL McCullum 3-0-13-1
    • SB Styris 2-0-3-0

Thanks Abhishek. The required rate nudging 10 now, and this match is asking for cricketing euthanasia.

31.1

Styris to Abdul Razzaq, no run, short of length outside off, slapped towards backward point

31.2

Styris to Abdul Razzaq, FOUR, are we going to see Razzaq start hitting out now? he skips down the track and lashes the ball past extra cover for four, and he has reached 5000 one-day runs as well

31.3

Styris to Abdul Razzaq, FOUR, yup, he's definitely in the mood now, a length ball is hammered over Styris's head for a powerful hit

31.4

Styris to Abdul Razzaq, no run, length ball outside off, Razzaq has a big back lift before steering the ball to point

31.5

Styris to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, fullish ball is muscled towards long-off for a single

31.6

Styris to Abdur Rehman, no run, looks to open the face to steer the ball but misses

End of over 32 (9 runs) Pakistan 124/7 (179 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 3.87, RRR: 9.94)

    • Abdur Rehman 1 (7b)
    • Abdul Razzaq 28 (46b 4x4)
    • SB Styris 3-0-12-0
    • NL McCullum 3-0-13-1
32.1

NL McCullum to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, Razzaq wanted to power that to midwicket, gets an inside-edge on to the pads

32.2

NL McCullum to Abdur Rehman, no run, a bit of flight, full ball, driven towards cover

32.3

NL McCullum to Abdur Rehman, no run, that goes straight and hits Rehman on the pads outside off, big appeal but that one is turned down, no review

32.4

NL McCullum to Abdur Rehman, OUT, There is a review now, Harper has raised the finger for an lbw appeal, both McCullums jump up and down in appeal, length ball pitching outside off, hit him on off and was going on to hit middle, Rehman falls, Pakistan have no more reviews

Abdur Rehman lbw b NL McCullum 1 (20m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 10.00

Umar Gul is the new batsman

32.5

NL McCullum to Umar Gul, 1 run, stretches forward to defend his first delivery

32.6

NL McCullum to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, pushes the ball towards cover to take a single and Razzaq retains strike

End of over 33 (3 runs) Pakistan 127/8 (176 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 3.84, RRR: 10.35)

    • Abdul Razzaq 30 (48b 4x4)
    • Umar Gul 1 (1b)
    • NL McCullum 4-0-16-2
    • SB Styris 3-0-12-0

Jacob Oram comes into the attack, Pakistan have taken the Batting Powerplay

33.1

Oram to Abdul Razzaq, no run, shortish ball that is slapped towards cover

33.2

Oram to Abdul Razzaq, FOUR, Razzaq doesn't think this is over, he thrashes a full ball past cover for four

33.3

Oram to Abdul Razzaq, no run, overpitched outside off, squeezed towards point

33.4

Oram to Abdul Razzaq, no run, full toss outside off, 128kmh, Razzaq flashes at it and misses

33.5

Oram to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, back of length ball on middle, pushed past the bowler

33.6

Oram to Umar Gul, no run, slips in the bouncer, a slow one too, Gul ducks under

James: "Was Rehman's review just cos it was Harper, or was it dubious?" Didn't look dubious to me.

End of over 34 (5 runs) Pakistan 132/8 (171 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 3.88, RRR: 10.68)

    • Umar Gul 1 (2b)
    • Abdul Razzaq 35 (53b 5x4)
    • JDP Oram 8-1-31-1
    • NL McCullum 4-0-16-2
34.1

Mills to Abdul Razzaq, FOUR, shortish ball that the speed gun suggests is only 89kmh, Razzaq waits and waits before swiping it towards midwicket

34.2

Mills to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, full toss on middle, pretty high but not no-ball high, bunted down to long-on

34.3

Mills to Umar Gul, 1 run, stylishly clipped towards deep midwicket

34.4

Mills to Abdul Razzaq, no run, nudged towards square leg

34.5

Mills to Abdul Razzaq, no run, hitting the blockhole this time, squeezed back down the track

34.6

Mills to Abdul Razzaq, FOUR, and another boundary for Razzaq, makes some room and swings it inside-out past mid-off for four

End of over 35 (10 runs) Pakistan 142/8 (161 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 4.05, RRR: 10.73)

    • Abdul Razzaq 44 (58b 7x4)
    • Umar Gul 2 (3b)
    • KD Mills 7-1-26-2
    • JDP Oram 8-1-31-1
35.1

Oram to Umar Gul, no run, length ball into middle and leg, defended to the leg side

35.2

Oram to Umar Gul, no run, another dot ball is dabbed towards point

35.3

Oram to Umar Gul, 1 run, Oram tests Gul with the slow bouncer again, Gul pulls and gets a top-edge towards fine leg

35.4

Oram to Abdul Razzaq, FOUR, back of length ball that was around off, good bounce , Razzaq made room to try power that over point but gets a top edge that flies past a diving McCullum

35.5

Oram to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, another short ball, plenty of power from Razzaq but no timing, sends it towards mid-on for a single

35.6

Oram to Umar Gul, no run, well outside off, Gul looks to slash that with no footwork, he doesn't connect

End of over 36 (6 runs) Pakistan 148/8 (155 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 4.11, RRR: 11.07)

    • Umar Gul 3 (7b)
    • Abdul Razzaq 49 (60b 8x4)
    • JDP Oram 9-1-37-1
    • KD Mills 7-1-26-2
36.1

Mills to Abdul Razzaq, no run, Razzaq wanted to send that into orbit beyond long-on, only gets an inside-edge on to his toe, ball dribbles to the off side

36.2

Mills to Abdul Razzaq, FOUR, reaches his half-century as a full toss is hammered behind deep square leg for four

Mills having trouble with his footing, there is plenty of dew here and it is causing him to slip

36.3

Mills to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, blasted down the ground, massive amount of power from Razzaq to send a fullish ball to long-off, Tim Southee dives to stop what seemed a certain boundary

36.4

Mills to Umar Gul, FOUR, Gul also does a Razzaq, stand and deliver, swings the bat to send a slower length ball speeding to the wide long-on boundary

36.5

Mills to Umar Gul, SIX, massive, Razzaq would have been proud of that, Mills'figures taking some serious damage, he looks for the yorker, ends as a half-volley and Gul bludgeons it for a big six over the bowler's head

36.6

Mills to Umar Gul, 2 runs, make that 17 off the over, a short ball is pulled hard towards deep midwicket, a diving stop keeps the batsmen to two

Vijay Mannam: "Why hasn't Vettori bowled yet? I am late here, is he injured?" Yes, he is. He's at the hospital to get his knee scanned

End of over 37 (17 runs) Pakistan 165/8 (138 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 4.45, RRR: 10.61)

    • Umar Gul 15 (10b 1x4 1x6)
    • Abdul Razzaq 54 (63b 9x4)
    • KD Mills 8-1-43-2
    • JDP Oram 9-1-37-1
37.1

Oram to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, Everything must go is Razzaq's policy, swings the ball toward wide long-on

37.2

Oram to Umar Gul, 1 run, slow, short ball that doesn't rise up much, Gul lifts his front leg as he pulls that to midwicket

37.3

Oram to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, shortish ball, following Razzaq who was making room, he can't free his arms and can only force the ball to long-on

37.4

Oram to Umar Gul, 2 runs, bouncer outside off, Gul is very comfortable playing the pull, he top-edges this a bit, and Tim Southee has to sprint across from fine leg and slide to stop it

37.5

Oram to Umar Gul, FOUR, the runs are flowing for Pakistan, finally, a bouncer down the leg side, helped along to fine leg

37.6

Oram to Umar Gul, 1 run, short of length ball, sliding into middle, worked behind square leg for a single that brings up the 50 partnership

End of over 38 (10 runs) Pakistan 175/8 (128 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 4.60, RRR: 10.66)

    • Umar Gul 23 (14b 2x4 1x6)
    • Abdul Razzaq 56 (65b 9x4)
    • JDP Oram 10-1-47-1
    • KD Mills 8-1-43-2
38.1

NL McCullum to Umar Gul, FOUR, full and wide outside off, Gul caresses that one past a diving cover fielder, supremely timed by Gul for four

38.2

NL McCullum to Umar Gul, 1 run, length ball outside off, dabbed towards point and a quick single is pinched

38.3

NL McCullum to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, length ball outside off, Razzaq makes room and jabs the ball towards backward point

38.4

NL McCullum to Umar Gul, no run, fullish ball on the pads, driven to mid-on

38.5

NL McCullum to Umar Gul, 1 run, a bit shorter and a touch wider, Gul carves it to deep backward point

38.6

NL McCullum to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, fuller ball is thumped towards cover

End of over 39 (8 runs) Pakistan 183/8 (120 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 4.69, RRR: 10.90)

    • Abdul Razzaq 58 (67b 9x4)
    • Umar Gul 29 (18b 3x4 1x6)
    • NL McCullum 5-0-24-2
    • JDP Oram 10-1-47-1

Scott Styris returns. 120 needed from 11 overs

39.1

Styris to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, muscled down to long-off, it was an overpitched ball, Nathan McCullum attacks the ball in the deep to keep the batsmen to a single

39.2

Styris to Umar Gul, no run, short of length and outside off, defended to the off side, Razzaq wanted the single but Gul didn't

39.3

Styris to Umar Gul, 1 run, on the pads, Gul whips it towards short fine leg, where Southee makes a smart stop

39.4

Styris to Abdul Razzaq, no run, superb delivery from Styris, in the blockhole, Razzaq looking to pull the trigger every ball now, he can only block this

39.5

Styris to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, length ball this time, hammered over the bowler's head, long-on is very straight and Oram gets round to stop what looked like a boundary

39.6

Styris to Umar Gul, 1 run, elegantly done by Gul, driven towards wide long-on for a single

End of over 40 (4 runs) Pakistan 187/8 (116 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 4.67, RRR: 11.60)

    • Umar Gul 31 (21b 3x4 1x6)
    • Abdul Razzaq 60 (70b 9x4)
    • SB Styris 4-0-16-0
    • NL McCullum 5-0-24-2
40.1

NL McCullum to Umar Gul, 1 run, nudged towards deep midwicket for a single

'One mistake will do, lads, one mistake will do,' says McCullum

40.2

NL McCullum to Abdul Razzaq, no run, defended back to the bowler

40.3

NL McCullum to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, thumped past Taylor at midwicket, a misfield from the acting captain gives a single

40.4

NL McCullum to Umar Gul, 1 run, off his pads and down to fine leg, the partnership grows to 65

40.5

NL McCullum to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, Razzaq again wanted to go for the big hit, McCullum sends it short, Razzaq checks his shot and plays it past a diving McCullum

40.6

NL McCullum to Umar Gul, no run, Gul looking totally at ease here, one more ball on the pads, glanced to short fine

End of over 41 (4 runs) Pakistan 191/8 (112 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 4.65, RRR: 12.44)

    • Umar Gul 33 (24b 3x4 1x6)
    • Abdul Razzaq 62 (73b 9x4)
    • NL McCullum 6-0-28-2
    • SB Styris 4-0-16-0
41.1

Styris to Abdul Razzaq, OUT, Styris has struck, Razzaq was looking for the Hollywood hit over long-on, can't get hold of it and it balloons in the air towards Oram at long-on, Pakistan lose their ninth

Abdul Razzaq c Oram b Styris 62 (108m 74b 9x4 0x6) SR: 83.78

Shoaib Akhtar is the last man in

41.2

Styris to Umar Gul, 1 run, Gul's on strike now, he swings a shortish ball towards deep square leg

41.3

Styris to Shoaib Akhtar, no run, Stryis may be a dibbly-dobbly bowler but he wants to send a message to Shoaib, a bouncer that sails high over Shoaib

41.4

Styris to Shoaib Akhtar, OUT, game over, Shoaib lasted all of two balls, another short one from Styris, Shoaib flails at it and gets a top edge that flies towards mid-on, Nathan McCullum gets across and takes a smart catch, and New Zealand get their third win of the tournament

Shoaib Akhtar c NL McCullum b Styris 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Tim Southee:"It was the sort of day you are dreaming of, we were thinking of 245 and then suddenly ... it was some of the cleanest hitting I have ever seen. The partnership at the end from Pakistan is slightly disappointing."

New Zealand are now top of table on net run rate.Here's the latest points table.

This match will be remembered for the surreal onslaught at the end of New Zealand's innings, and Kamran Akmal's disastrous effort behind the stumps. Pakistan lost it in the final six over of New Zealand's batting and the first seven of theirs.

Post-match presentation:
Shahid Afridi: "I have no excuse. We didn't bowl well, we didn't field well, you can win games based on fielding, but I am confident of my team and myself, we will not repeat this performance. We should learn from what we did in this game."

Ross Taylor: "To have them six down after 20 overs was a credit for the bowlers. We didn't want to be complacent at the break. I had a bit of luck early on, even when I was at 30 or 40, but the way Nathan and Jake came out and hit it rubbed off. " No update on Vettori. Taylor says "we'll just have to find out over the next couple of days."

George Binoy has the bulletin for this match here.

On behalf of Abhishek Purohit and the rest of the team, this is Siddarth Ravindran signing out. Thanks for all the mails, see you tomorrow.

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