Pakistan tour of New Zealand, 1st T20I: New Zealand v Pakistan at Auckland, Dec 26, 2010
New Zealand won by 5 wickets (with 17 balls remaining)
26 December 2010 (20-over match)
9.3

Southee to Umar Gul, no run, length ball outside off, Gul leaves

9.4

Southee to Umar Gul, 1 run, this one comes in with the angle and he works it off the pads for a single

9.5

Southee to Umar Gul, 1 wide, one-short. Not something Pakistan can afford right now. Gul doesn't ground the bat at the striker's end while taking the first run

9.5

Southee to Umar Gul, no run, full and fast, a foot outside off, brings Gul out into the push to the off side

9.6

Southee to Umar Gul, no run, that ball whistled across outside off on Boxing Day. Gul's flashing blade came down on it in the new year. And connected with thin air.

Pakistan 70/6   Umar Gul 1* (4b)
10.2

Styris to Umar Gul, 1 run, Gul works an off cutter off the pads, very fine, for a single to fine leg

10.5

Styris to Umar Gul, 1 run, perilously close to seven-down. Styris rolls the fingers over another one, angling into Gul's pads from middle and off line and he's early on the flick. Top edge somehow evades short midwicket

Pakistan 74/6   Umar Gul 3* (6b)
11.2

Southee to Umar Gul, no run, length ball, searching for Gul's outside edge as he pushes at it and plays it to cover point

11.3

Southee to Umar Gul, FOUR, Southee continues to bully them. Bouncer now, Gul is completely beaten by the pace and top-edges the pull just past McGlashan. It lands inside the circle and still runs away for four. Rare, rare boundary

11.4

Southee to Umar Gul, no run, another short one, this time Gul is so late on it, he can't make contact. Clocked at 138 kph, that one

11.5

Southee to Umar Gul, FOUR, a confident shot after a long time. Gul expected a fuller one to follow the bouncers. Well, he was playing this shot regardless of what was coming. To his credit, he was well set in the crease for a swipe across the line and made good contact. That ruins Southee's figures a bit

11.6

Southee to Umar Gul, no run, that's the end of a bustling speel from Southee. 5 for 18 off 4 overs as Gul defends a length ball to the off side. Applause from the reasonably full ground at Eden Park.

Pakistan 84/6   Umar Gul 11* (11b 2x4)
12.2

Styris to Umar Gul, no run, and nearly another one as Gul sells the non-striker a dummy. Works it off the pads straight to backward square leg and looks to take a single before deciding against it. A better throw to Styris would have got the wicket

12.3

Styris to Umar Gul, no run

12.4

Styris to Umar Gul, 1 wide, huge appeal for stumping, Gul does a banana split of sorts as he over-balances after leaning across as he looks to work one off the pads. McGlashan has the bails off in a flash, but Gul's gymnastics have got him in, just in the nick of time.

12.4

Styris to Umar Gul, no run, defends a full ball slightly outside off to the off side.

12.5

Styris to Umar Gul, 1 run, Gul sets himself up for a slog across the line, but can't quite get the connection this time, Picks a single to the deep

Pakistan 86/7   Umar Gul 12* (15b 2x4)
13.2

Milne to Umar Gul, 1 run, Gul stays back in the crease and taps a back of length ball towards the covers for another single

13.4

Milne to Umar Gul, no run, bangs it in at 139 kph and it comes into Gul at some pace. He defends to the off side

13.5

Milne to Umar Gul, no run, and he's through him with a fuller ball. This is smart bowling, lands on a length and comes in with the angle at 140 kph. Gul doesn't move forward and pokes from the crease. He can't make contact.

13.6

Milne to Umar Gul, FOUR, a particulatly unlucky debut so far for Milne. Another good ball, fast and hurrying into Gul who fends uncertainly and gets an inside edge that misses the stumps and flies to the fine leg boundary

Pakistan 94/7   Umar Gul 17* (19b 3x4)
14.5

McCullum to Umar Gul, 1 run, Gul stays in the crease and punches against the spin towards cover for one

Pakistan 96/7   Umar Gul 18* (20b 3x4)
15.1

Franklin to Umar Gul, no run, Gul looks to pull as one hurries in short of a length, with the angle. He misses though.

15.2

Franklin to Umar Gul, 1 run, fuller ball, on a length and Gul drives into the covers for a single

15.4

Franklin to Umar Gul, 1 run, whoa, what happened there? Gul wanted to pull and was almost through with the shot when he realised it wasn't at all short enough. Ended up just tapping it high in the air towards square leg. Milne at midwicket seemed to be the one who wanted to take it, but Styris from fine leg made a late effort. He couldn't reach though. Single as it lands in between both

15.6

Franklin to Umar Gul, 1 run, drives the final ball to cover for a single to covers

Pakistan 101/7   Umar Gul 21* (24b 3x4)
16.1

McCullum to Umar Gul, 2 runs, Nathan tosses it up and draws him out for the drive. Uppishly played, but safely through cover point for a couple

16.2

McCullum to Umar Gul, no run, full toss on the pads wasted, worked straight to mid on

16.3

McCullum to Umar Gul, no run, short ball outside off and Gul goes for another sweep and slides. Boy, they are on a slippery wicket here.

16.4

McCullum to Umar Gul, no run

16.5

McCullum to Umar Gul, SIX, forget footwork, forget everything if you can hit it that hard. It helps that the ground is particularly short in that region towards midwicket. Gul doesn't move forward or back. He stays where he is and slams a reasonably good delivery straightening into him over the midwicket stand

16.6

McCullum to Umar Gul, 1 run, drives a fuller ball outside off towards the covers for a single

Pakistan 110/7   Umar Gul 30* (30b 3x4 1x6)
17.1

Mills to Umar Gul, OUT, Gul is gone, and that's among the plumbest lbws you will see. Length ball landing just outside off and heading straight for thre furniture. Gul doesn't pick the length and goes for the pull again. And misses. Easy decision for the umpire this time.

Umar Gul lbw b Mills 30 (31m 31b 3x4 1x6) SR: 96.77

Pakistan 110/8   Umar Gul 30 (31b 3x4 1x6)
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