Pakistan in New Zealand T20I Series - 1st T20I

New Zealand v Pakistan

New Zealand won by 5 wickets (with 17 balls remaining)

0.1

Franklin to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, and a lively start for Pakistan as Franklin delivers a Christmas present - gentle wafting half-volley angling across and landing outside off, Hafeez leans out and creams it through the covers

0.2

Franklin to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, better, Franklin holds it back a touch and Hafeez shoulders arms

0.3

Franklin to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, straighter this time, Hafeez decides to push it straight and picks a single before mid off can intervene

Pakistan 5/0   Mohammad Hafeez 5* (3b 1x4)

2.1

Milne to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, and begins his career with an over-pitched delivery outside off, that's Hafeez's favourite area and he leans into another smooth cover drive for four

2.2

Milne to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, pacy, 138 kph and back of a length as it angles in. Hafeez works it to the leg side and gives Afridi the strike

2.5

Milne to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, pacy and short, Hafeez gets into a tangle as he attempts to pull. Fails to make contact.,

2.6

Milne to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 leg bye, fuller on middle and leg, he works it off the pads and they take a single. The stumps are hit, but the batsmen are safe

Pakistan 32/0   Mohammad Hafeez 10* (7b 2x4)

3.1

Mills to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short and a touch outside off, not a bad tactic against Afridi, who stays in the crease and dabs it to third man

3.2

Mills to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, Hafeez looks to check drive a length ball outside off, he hardly hit that. It landed a foot inside the cover boundary. Go figure.

3.3

Mills to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, holds the length back, Hafeez holds his guns and defends to the off side

3.4

Mills to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, on the pads, but the length is not too full again and Hafeez can't quite line him up for the whip flick. Defends to the off side

3.5

Mills to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, Milne has dropped a dolly. Hafeez this time gets a thick outside edge as he throws everything at a full delivery outside off, it carries nicely towards Milne at third man, but he clangs it. The action does not end there - Afridi is walking into the striker's end with the bat safely in his hands and with no intention of sliding it in as Milne's sharp throw hits the stumps. He just made it on time. That's not a good piece of running. That's not any piece of running.

Pakistan 37/0   Mohammad Hafeez 15* (12b 3x4)

5.1

Southee to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, And a big appeal for lbw straight away as he nips one into Hafeez from middle and off as he looks to flick and misses. That was sliding down the leg side though

5.2

Southee to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, Hafeez opens the face and nearly runs this all the way to the third man boundary. Flat drop-in pitch, small outfield - this is perfect for batting. Sliding save in the deep saves the boundary

5.3

Southee to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, good length ball on off, brings the batsman forward into a defensive push

5.4

Southee to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, well, good balls have gone for six, so a rank bad ball going for four is something the bowlers will not mind. Southee slides this well down the leg side, with fine leg inside the circle and Hafeez helps it along to the fine leg fence with a neat glance. Didn't have much to do there.

5.5

Southee to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, better line, a foot outside off and Hafeez can't do much except steer it quietly square on the off side

Pakistan 58/1   Mohammad Hafeez 22* (17b 4x4)

6.1

Styris to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, nice tight Kiwi standard off cutter, full and straight, brings the batsman forward and he works it off the pads square

6.4

Styris to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, tight lines from Styris, full off cutter half a foot outside off at 109 kph. Hafeez makes room and guides it square

6.6

Styris to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, good over this. Hafeez carefully works a full ball on middle back to the bowler to end with a dot

Pakistan 62/2   Mohammad Hafeez 24* (20b 4x4)

7.3

Southee to Mohammad Hafeez, OUT, Southee is on a hat-trick. Three wickets for him in four balls. Whoddathunk. Pakistan's manic start is quickly unraveling here. Nice delivery, in the corridor of uncertainty, and a touch of away movement. Hafeez pokes fatally, and gets a thin edge through to McGlashan.

Mohammad Hafeez c †McGlashan b Southee 24 (35m 21b 4x4 0x6) SR: 114.28

Pakistan 62/4   Mohammad Hafeez 24 (21b 4x4)
Series Results
New Zealand v Pakistan at Christchurch - Dec 30, 2010
Pakistan won by 103 runs
New Zealand v Pakistan at Hamilton - Dec 28, 2010
New Zealand won by 39 runs
New Zealand v Pakistan at Auckland - Dec 26, 2010
New Zealand won by 5 wickets (with 17 balls remaining)
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Photos

Dec 26, 2010

Ross Taylor made an unbeaten 39, New Zealand v Pakistan, 1st Twenty20, Auckland, December 26, 2010

Ross Taylor made an unbeaten 39

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Dec 26, 2010

Umar Gul provided some resistance as he made 30, New Zealand v Pakistan, 1st Twenty20, Auckland, December 26, 2010

Umar Gul provided some resistance as he made 30

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