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)

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   Mohammad Hafeez 15* (12b 3x4)   KD Mills 2-0-19-1

Southee to Ahmed Shehzad, OUT, Southee strikes with the slower ball. Bit of a leg cutter that at 118 kph, very smart and nifty stuff. Shehzad was fooled by the lack of pace and was feeling early. He was then fooled by the deviation and ended up getting a thin edge. Good take by McGlashan tumbling forward as it died on him

Ahmed Shehzad c †McGlashan b Southee 14 (9m 7b 2x4 1x6) SR: 200.00

Pakistan 58/2   Mohammad Hafeez 22* (17b 4x4)   TG Southee 1-0-7-1

Southee to Younis Khan, OUT, Younis' T20 return has not lasted very long. Southee drops this short and wide at 138 kph and Younis is a little late on the cut as he looks to intentionally go over the top. He gets a top edge that nestles in the sweeper's hands in the deep.

Younis Khan c Brownlie b Southee 2 (5m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

Pakistan 62/3   Mohammad Hafeez 24* (20b 4x4)   TG Southee 1.2-0-7-2

Southee to Mohammad Hafeez, OUT, Southee is on a hat-trick. Three wickets for him in four balls. Whoddathunk. Pakistan's manic start is quickly unraveling here. Nice delivery, in the corridor of uncertainty, and a touch of away movement. Hafeez pokes fatally, and gets a thin edge through to McGlashan.

Mohammad Hafeez c †McGlashan b Southee 24 (35m 21b 4x4 0x6) SR: 114.28

Pakistan 62/4   Umar Akmal 0* (0b)   TG Southee 1.3-0-7-3

Southee to Umar Akmal, OUT, Southee by South-west! Hat-trick! Four wickets in five balls for him. Umar Akmal walks back with a wry smile on his face. That was fast and angling into the right hander who was back in the crease. It hit the pads alright, but did it hit bat first? Was it sliding down the leg? Quick appeal from the bowler. The umpire took his time and gave it out.

Umar Akmal lbw b Southee 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Pakistan 62/5   Fawad Alam 0* (0b)   TG Southee 1.4-0-7-4

Southee to Abdul Razzaq, OUT, well, nothing unusual about this delivery. Southee has picked his fifth wicket in eight balls. Normal service. This one did nothing. Back of a length and a touch outside off, Razzaq stays leaden footed in the crease and gets a neat little outside edge. McGlashan is in business again.

Abdul Razzaq c †McGlashan b Southee 1 (6m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

Pakistan 68/6   Fawad Alam 5* (5b 1x4)   TG Southee 2.2-1-7-5

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

Pakistan 84/7   Umar Gul 11* (11b 2x4)   SB Styris 3.1-0-15-1

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   Wahab Riaz 6* (10b)   KD Mills 2.1-0-19-2

Mills to Saeed Ajmal, OUT, another one bites the dust. Ajmal is not the best batsmen going around and I am surprised he was sent in ahead of Akhtar in the first place. He may have got a rough decision here, but he was playing a ridiculous shot to a back of a length ball outside off, trying to work it across the line with an angled bat. The shot was so poor its unlikely he could have made any contact with it. But he's given out. Replays are awaited. Late confirmation from the television commentators that the decision is lbw and not caught as was initially implied.

Saeed Ajmal lbw b Mills 1 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Pakistan 112/9   Wahab Riaz 7* (13b)   KD Mills 3-0-21-3





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