Pakistan in New Zealand T20I Series - 1st T20I

New Zealand v Pakistan

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

18.3

Milne to Shoaib Akhtar, no run, the times have changed, huh! Shoaib Akhtar, the man who once bullied the best top order batsmen in the workd with his bouncers gets one aimed at his head. He just manages to drop away and get his head out of the way

18.4

Milne to Shoaib Akhtar, no run, gets a length ball and he wasn't expecting it. He was waiting for another bouncer and ended up pushing it to the bowler

18.5

Milne to Shoaib Akhtar, SIX, boy, this ground is even smaller than I thought. Milne lands one back of a length, angling into Shoaib at good pace and the batsman plays a rather ungainly lofted tonk towards the leg side - I'm afraid there's no better way to describe the shot. And it carries almost out of the ground. How? Go figure.

18.6

Milne to Shoaib Akhtar, 2 runs, slower ball, smartly done. Milne has poor figures on debut, but he's bowled quite well today. Akhtar pokes it out into the covers and gets a single

Pakistan 127/9   Shoaib Akhtar 8* (4b 1x6)
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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