Pakistan in New Zealand T20I Series - 1st T20I

New Zealand v Pakistan

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

12.6

Styris to Wahab Riaz, 1 run, steers one off the back foot towards the off side for another single

Pakistan 87/7   Wahab Riaz 1* (1b)

13.1

Milne to Wahab Riaz, 1 run, full and fast, a foot outside off, thick outside edge flies away to third man for a single

13.3

Milne to Wahab Riaz, 1 run, more pace from Milne, the batsman stays put in the crease and opens the face to dab it towards third man for another single

Pakistan 90/7   Wahab Riaz 3* (3b)

14.1

McCullum to Wahab Riaz, no run, fastish outside off and straightening. Riaz looks to drive and misses.

14.2

McCullum to Wahab Riaz, no run, different length, same effect. Riaz looks to cut a shorter ball and misses

14.3

McCullum to Wahab Riaz, no run, gets bat on ball finally. Fuller on off stump and played back to the bowler

14.4

McCullum to Wahab Riaz, 1 run, I thought Gul's gymnastics were entertaining. This is in a league of its own as Riaz gets a full ball on the pads and slips and goes down like sack of potatoes as he looks to sweep. Gets the single, but boy, that took some effort.

14.6

McCullum to Wahab Riaz, no run

Pakistan 96/7   Wahab Riaz 4* (8b)

15.3

Franklin to Wahab Riaz, 1 run, Riaz gets a thick outside edge yet again, and picks a single to third man

15.5

Franklin to Wahab Riaz, 1 run, wants to play the cut, and gets a thick outside edge to deep backward point for one

Pakistan 100/7   Wahab Riaz 6* (10b)

17.3

Mills to Wahab Riaz, no run, Mills gets one to nip away from a length and has Riaz fishes in hope outside off. No trout on this occasion.

17.4

Mills to Wahab Riaz, no run, tries to work one off the pads towards midwicket, can't find the gap in the circle

17.5

Mills to Wahab Riaz, 1 run, pushes a fuller delivery towards the covers for a single

Pakistan 112/8   Wahab Riaz 7* (13b)

18.1

Milne to Wahab Riaz, SIX, Riaz has decided time is running out. Milne gives him a half volley on middle stump and that's all he needs. Digs deep back in the crease and blasts it over long on. Easily clears the boundary.

18.2

Milne to Wahab Riaz, 1 run, there are no mosquitoes in New Zealand, but that doesn't stop Riaz from going for a texbook swat. Cross bats the forehand across the line on the bounce to long on

Pakistan 119/9   Wahab Riaz 14* (15b 1x6)

19.1

Mills to Wahab Riaz, no run, length ball a foot outside off and he misses it

19.2

Mills to Wahab Riaz, SIX, launched away. Wahab gets average connection on that one. The commentator on TV expects it to be hauled in, but he doesn't seem to have figures just how small this ground is. Another six over midwicket

19.3

Mills to Wahab Riaz, no run, refuses a single this time, he wants strike does this man.

19.4

Mills to Wahab Riaz, 2 runs, looks to hoick across the line, and gets a thick outside edge that runs away towards third man for a couple

19.5

Mills to Wahab Riaz, FOUR, an attempted carve over cover this time and Riaz once again gets a thick outside edge that beats third man who is places very fine. Not fine enough to save this one though. Nice, late flourish for Pakistan here.

19.6

Mills to Wahab Riaz, FOUR, and a strong finish. Their strong bowling attack has something to bowl at. The attempted yorker goes awry, not by much. Riaz manages to get a thick inside edge that squirts away between fine leg and square leg for four more.

Pakistan 143/9   Wahab Riaz 30* (21b 2x4 2x6)
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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