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)

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


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


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!


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


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


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   AF Milne 1-0-10-0

Milne to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, begins the new over with a quick one, back of good length and hurries into the new man Shehzad who is a year late on the pull.


Milne to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, when in doubt, go for the slog towards midwicket. Everything reaches that boundary. Shehzad plays an ugly swipe to a back of length outside off and it runs away to the fence


Milne to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, 144 kph, Shehzad knows Milne is fast and sets himself up for the whip across the line from outside off. Sets himself up too early, and gets a leading edge. Four to third man. It's the end that counts, not the means.


Milne to Ahmed Shehzad, SIX, that's been brutalised. Milne serves one on the length and Shehzad is ready. Stays back in the crease and whacks the lacquer off that one. It lands a couple of moments later, well over wide long-on.


Milne to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, full ball on off stump, Shehzad pushes it out to cover. Good timing, straight to the fielder


Milne to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, defends the last ball as well to the off side, bit of an anti-climactic end to a violent over.

Pakistan 51/1   AF Milne 2-0-24-0

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


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


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


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


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.


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   AF Milne 3-0-31-0

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.


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


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


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


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.


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   AF Milne 4-0-46-0





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