Pakistan in New Zealand T20I Series - 1st T20I

New Zealand v Pakistan

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

6.1

Styris to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, nice tight Kiwi standard off cutter, full and straight, brings the batsman forward and he works it off the pads square

6.2

Styris to Younis Khan, no run, another one to Younis the new man in, who pushes it out to extra cover

6.3

Styris to Younis Khan, 1 run, over-pitched on middle and leg, Younis is away with a crisp drive down to long on

6.4

Styris to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, tight lines from Styris, full off cutter half a foot outside off at 109 kph. Hafeez makes room and guides it square

6.5

Styris to Younis Khan, 1 run, Younis forces another accurate delivery through the covers and picks a single to the deep

6.6

Styris to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, good over this. Hafeez carefully works a full ball on middle back to the bowler to end with a dot

Pakistan 62/2   SB Styris 1-0-4-0

8.1

Styris to Fawad Alam, no run, full and angling across the left hander, he pushes it off the front foot to cover

8.2

Styris to Fawad Alam, no run, straighter this time, and back of a length and defended to the leg side

8.3

Styris to Fawad Alam, no run, Styris keeps it tight all the time. Alam is cautious, and understandably. Steers a full one outside off to point

8.4

Styris to Fawad Alam, FOUR, and finally Styris delivers a short one, Alam is quick to spot it and cream it through point. Pakistan may be in trouble, but the boundaries remain as short as they did earlier. Whistles away to the point fence

8.5

Styris to Fawad Alam, 1 run, drives a fuller one on off stump into the covers for one

8.6

Styris to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, back of a length, a feeler that outside off and Razzaq looks to open the face and run it off the back foot.

Pakistan 68/5   SB Styris 2-0-10-0

10.1

Styris to Fawad Alam, 1 run, Alam stabs one to point and takes off for a risky single. Fumble from Brownlie lets them off the hook

10.2

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

10.3

Styris to Fawad Alam, no run, another tight off cutter, Alam stays in the crease and looks for room, but there is none. Worked towards cover without much power

10.4

Styris to Fawad Alam, 1 run, another one back of a length and cutting away, Alam tries to force it against the deviation, but can't find any timing

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

10.6

Styris to Fawad Alam, 1 run, Alam works the last ball off the back foot with the deviation towards cover

Pakistan 75/6   SB Styris 3-0-15-0

12.1

Styris to Fawad Alam, OUT, Well, Southee's spell is over, but the wickets keep tumbling. Alam's gone now, trying to manufacture a pull out of nowhere as Styris continues to strangle with those off cutters. Alam went deep in the crease and looked to cross bat it, but it was not the right length. Top edge goes into the sky and lands in long on's hands

Fawad Alam c Franklin b Styris 9 (23m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 81.81

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

12.6

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

Pakistan 87/7   SB Styris 4-0-18-1
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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