Pakistan in New Zealand T20I Series - 1st T20I

New Zealand v Pakistan

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

0.4

Franklin to Shahid Afridi, no run, action from Afridi straight away! He looks to launch this out of Auckland and is looking out of Auckland after making contact with a straight heave. Not very good contact though, it runs off the inside half to mid on

0.5

Franklin to Shahid Afridi, 1 wide, Franklin lands this miles outside off and even an eager Afridi can't reach it. He lets it go. Wide called.

0.5

Franklin to Shahid Afridi, no run, Ho ho, what do we have here. A forward defensive from Afridi! Back of a length on middle and off, he stays in the crease and calmly blocks to the leg side

0.6

Franklin to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, full and wide half-volley at 130 kph, Afridi opens the face and steers it to third man for a single

Pakistan 7/0   Shahid Afridi 1* (3b)

1.1

Mills to Shahid Afridi, no run, spongy bounce, get used to that in New Zealand. 129 kph, but it stops on Afridi who closes the face and gets a big leading edge that almost carries to cover

1.2

Mills to Shahid Afridi, no run, another shot from the Afridi factory. Short and a couple of feet outside off, Afridi shuffles across and looks to whip-pull it away to midwicket. Can't quite get it away

1.3

Mills to Shahid Afridi, SIX, Ho, ho hoick, Santa would say. Afridi does not have to shuffle across for the whip this time. It was in the slot, full on the pads and he lofted it cleanly off the wrists. The side boundaries are longer than usual at the Eden Park, not long enough to keep this in. Beats deep square leg for a six. Afridi is away.

1.4

Mills to Shahid Afridi, SIX, well, the side boundaries are short - the straight boundaries are in another league altogether. Afridi throws his bat at a back of length delivery outside off and gets an outside edge. Not much pace on that ball, yet the edge flies straight over the third man fence.

1.5

Mills to Shahid Afridi, no run, Mills wisely holds the length further back and keeps it wider outside off. Afridi fishes without moving the feet and misses

1.6

Mills to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, looks to launch the last ball over the Tasman, but can't quite get the distance with a booming lofted cover drive. Lands safely over the covers for a couple

Pakistan 21/0   Shahid Afridi 15* (9b 2x6)

2.3

Milne to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, that's not fair on the youngster. He held the length back and Afridi mistimes the launch over mid-on. It dribbled off the inside half towards midwicket. And just kept bouncing along through to the boundary. Mickey mouse boundaries these!

2.4

Milne to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, 148 kph, this man looks a lot like Bond. Afridi tries to smash a full ball over mid-off, but this is too full for the loft and it lands just short of mid off

Pakistan 31/0   Shahid Afridi 20* (11b 1x4 2x6)

3.6

Mills to Shahid Afridi, OUT, Afridi is gone. He gets one back of good length and looks to pull it, but it gets big on him and he ends top-edging to mid-off. The commentator on TV calls that a goober. Not sure what he meant, but this is one of Afridi's common dismissal modes.

Shahid Afridi c Southee b Mills 20 (17m 12b 1x4 2x6) SR: 166.66

Pakistan 37/1   Shahid Afridi 20 (12b 1x4 2x6)
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Pakistan won by 103 runs
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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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