Pakistan in New Zealand T20I Series - 2nd T20I

New Zealand v Pakistan

New Zealand won by 39 runs

Dead ball first up, slipped out of his hard and dropped on the side of the pitch, Ryder thought of giving chase but opted out, was too far

Time for the start. A sparse crowd at Seddon Park to begin with. Jesse Ryder and Martin Guptill are strolling out. Pakistan's green meshing well with the grass cover across the ground. Razzaq has the ball. One slip

The XIs are being updated, so keep a lookout for them above. Pakistan are trailing 0-1 in the series after a comfortable win for New Zealand in the previous game ended their horror run in limited-overs games. George Binoy has the preview for this match.

6.30pm local time Hello and welcome to the coverage of the second Twenty20 between New Zealand and Pakistan, this time from Hamilton. Pakistan have won the toss and decided to bowl. There's been some rain around but it's cleared up now, and the game is starting on time. Pakistan have made one change, bringing in Asad Shafiq for Fawad Alam. New Zealand, rotating their players, have brought in Ian Butler and Luke Woodcock. So Milne and Brownlie miss out today.

0.1

Abdul Razzaq to Ryder, OUT, gone first ball, short and down the leg side, Ryder looks to turn it fine, gets a glove to it and straight to the keeper, the dead ball has played its role, whatever went through Ryder's head when it was bowled

JD Ryder c †Umar Akmal b Abdul Razzaq 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

James Franklin comes in

0.2

Abdul Razzaq to Franklin, no run, good length on the off, rocks forward and opens the face to steer it to point

Two slips in place now

0.3

Abdul Razzaq to Franklin, no run, short of a good length on the off, punched off the back foot to mid-off

Umar Akmal's keeping wicket

0.4

Abdul Razzaq to Franklin, no run, slightly back of a length on middle, gets back and knocks it towards mid-on this time

0.5

Abdul Razzaq to Franklin, no run, goes after it and was almost bowled, short and he looked to pull it over square leg, got an inside edge onto the thighs and just over the stumps

0.6

Abdul Razzaq to Franklin, 1 run, poor footwork from Razzaq, though it would not have made much difference even if he was Pele for that one moment, short, Franklin tries to jab it through the leg side again, mistimes it, lands on the pitch and Guptill calls for the single, Razzaq tries to kick the ball onto the stumps, doesn't quite get his radar right

End of over 1 (1 run) New Zealand 1/1 (RR: 1.00)
JEC Franklin    1* (5b)      Abdul Razzaq    1-0-1-1
MJ Guptill    0* (0b)     

Shoaib Akhtar's ready

1.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Franklin, 1 wide, quick but misdirected, down the leg side and it's a wide

1.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Franklin, 1 run, short of a good length on middle, gets back and knocks it into the leg side

1.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Guptill, no run, appeal for lbw, nipped in from a good length on the off, whizzed through the gap between bat and pad, flicked the pads on the way to the keeper, was too high, though it didn't miss the stumps by much

1.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Guptill, no run, firing it at 146 kmph, good carry through to the keeper, good length and shot off the pitch, left alone and Umar Akmal did well behind the stumps

1.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Guptill, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, guided from the crease to third man

1.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Franklin, 1 run, goodish length on middle and off, taps it into the off side and sets off for a single

1.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Guptill, no run, back of a length on the off, rocks back and defends it solidly towards cover

End of over 2 (4 runs) New Zealand 5/1 (RR: 2.50)
MJ Guptill    1* (4b)      Shoaib Akhtar    1-0-4-0
JEC Franklin    3* (7b)      Abdul Razzaq    1-0-1-1

2.1

Abdul Razzaq to Franklin, 1 run, stabbed off the back foot towards mid-on and sets off for a quick single

2.2

Abdul Razzaq to Guptill, no run, good length and it's driven well on the up though straight to extra cover

2.3

Abdul Razzaq to Guptill, SIX, massive, massive, length ball and it gets the treatment, "Sound of Thunder" screams Ramiz Raja on the TV commentary, dispatched it way over midwicket for a humungous six

2.4

Abdul Razzaq to Guptill, no run, goodish length on middle, gets forward and drops it into the leg side

2.5

Abdul Razzaq to Guptill, FOUR, short and it gets the treatment again, on middle and off and it's pulled away over the vacant square-leg region for four

2.6

Abdul Razzaq to Guptill, 4 leg byes, straying on the pads and pays the price, Guptill looks to glance it down fine but it clips the pads to beat the short fine leg fielder to the ropes

End of over 3 (15 runs) New Zealand 20/1 (RR: 6.66)
MJ Guptill    11* (9b 1x4 1x6)      Abdul Razzaq    2-0-12-1
JEC Franklin    4* (8b)      Shoaib Akhtar    1-0-4-0

3.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Franklin, no run, quick, 143 kmph, short of a good length on the off, rocks back and angles it towards point

3.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Franklin, 1 no ball, slower one and Franklin picks it but doesn't make contact, it's fullish outside off and he wants to send it over mid-on but can't reach it, freehit though, he has a chance to make up because Shoaib overstapped

3.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Franklin, 1 run, 149 kmph this time, makes a bit of room and the bowler chases him, short ball, fends it wide of square leg, that's all he can manage, just the single

3.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Guptill, SIX, another six, and it lands straight on the umbrella covering the cameraman behind the straight boundary, short ball outside off and he slaps it over the bowler's head, clean strike

3.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Guptill, 5 runs, overthrows, back of a length outside off, dropped behind point and he sets off for a single, Ahmed Shehzad needlessly throws at the striker's end, no one backing up and it's more runs

3.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Franklin, no run, fires it at 147 kph on middle, stays in the crease and pushes it to extra cover

3.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Franklin, 1 run, short of a good length on the off, punches it past cover for a single to keep strike

End of over 4 (14 runs) New Zealand 34/1 (RR: 8.50)
JEC Franklin    6* (13b)      Shoaib Akhtar    2-0-18-0
MJ Guptill    22* (11b 1x4 2x6)      Abdul Razzaq    2-0-12-1

Umar Gul into the attack now. The last two overs have yielded 29

4.1

Umar Gul to Franklin, no run, short of a good length outside off at 141 kmph, chopped down towards point

4.2

Umar Gul to Franklin, no run, short and wide, tries to slash it over point, can't make contact, there for the taking but that's an opportunity missed

4.3

Umar Gul to Franklin, 1 run, back of a length on the off, punches it down towards long-off for a single

4.4

Umar Gul to Guptill, FOUR, beautifully picked, straying on the pads again and it's clipped over square leg, timed well enough to take it almost to the ropes, landed just inside

4.5

Umar Gul to Guptill, 1 run, superb shot, there is a long-on in place however, full on middle and it's driven soundly down the ground

4.6

Umar Gul to Franklin, 1 run, slower one bowled short outside off, comes down the track and tries to swat it over the infield on the off side, mistimes it wide of mid-on for a single

End of over 5 (7 runs) New Zealand 41/1 (RR: 8.20)
JEC Franklin    8* (17b)      Umar Gul    1-0-7-0
MJ Guptill    27* (13b 2x4 2x6)      Shoaib Akhtar    2-0-18-0

Wahab Riaz to bowl now

5.1

Wahab Riaz to Franklin, 1 wide, starts with a wide down the leg side, not surprising

5.1

Wahab Riaz to Franklin, 1 wide, another one, short one down the leg side, a little less surprising this time

5.1

Wahab Riaz to Franklin, no run, short and wide this time, tries to cut it square, bowled at 143 kmph, misses

5.2

Wahab Riaz to Franklin, no run, well fielded at point, by Shehzad, short and wide and it's cut well but Shehzad flings himself to his left to stop that

5.3

Wahab Riaz to Franklin, no run, slower one, just a fraction outside leg stump, Franklin tried to swing it over square leg but missed it, didn't pick the variation in pace there

5.4

Wahab Riaz to Franklin, 1 run, well fielded again by Shehzad, throws himself to his right this time, short and wide and cut away but he's there at point again, keeps them down to a single

5.5

Wahab Riaz to Guptill, 1 wide, another wide, short one down the leg side and gifts away another run

5.5

Wahab Riaz to Guptill, 1 run, slower one bowled short on middle, chips it over short fine leg, was a little fortunate there, didn't pick the slower one but he checked his shot and that ensured it didn't carry to the fielder running in from the deep

5.6

Wahab Riaz to Franklin, SIX, too many slower ones and this one does get punished, no trouble for Franklin to pick this up, short on middle and it's hammered over midwicket

End of over 6 (11 runs) New Zealand 52/1 (RR: 8.66)
JEC Franklin    15* (22b 1x6)      Wahab Riaz    1-0-11-0
MJ Guptill    28* (14b 2x4 2x6)      Umar Gul    1-0-7-0

Shahid Afridi into the attack now, the Powerplays are done.

6.1

Shahid Afridi to Guptill, no run, flighted, pitched up outside off and it's driven to extra cover

6.2

Shahid Afridi to Guptill, no run, fullish again, pushed back firmly to the bowler

6.3

Shahid Afridi to Guptill, 1 run, slips that one quicker on middle and leg, flicked past square leg for a quick single

6.4

Shahid Afridi to Franklin, 1 run, tossed up, pitched up outside off, driven down towards long-on for a single

6.5

Shahid Afridi to Guptill, no run, ooh, quicker ball on middle, fullish and he tries to swing it over midwicket, gets an inside edge onto his pads

6.6

Shahid Afridi to Guptill, no run, good over, short ball outside off, chopped down towards point

End of over 7 (2 runs) New Zealand 54/1 (RR: 7.71)
MJ Guptill    29* (19b 2x4 2x6)      Shahid Afridi    1-0-2-0
JEC Franklin    16* (23b 1x6)      Wahab Riaz    1-0-11-0

7.1

Wahab Riaz to Franklin, no run, goodish length outside off, mistimes a drive to extra cover

7.2

Wahab Riaz to Franklin, 1 run, full toss this time, stabs it to cover and races off for a single

7.3

Wahab Riaz to Guptill, 1 run, short of a good length on middle, gets across and tucks it towards fine leg for a single

7.4

Wahab Riaz to Franklin, FOUR, short of a good length outside off, cut away hard past point, he'd struggled to find the gap there on two previous occasions in the previous over but has managed to succeed this time

7.5

Wahab Riaz to Franklin, no run, banged in short on middle and he ducks under it easily

7.6

Wahab Riaz to Franklin, 1 run, pitched up and it's cracked through to deep cover for a single

End of over 8 (7 runs) New Zealand 61/1 (RR: 7.62)
JEC Franklin    22* (28b 1x4 1x6)      Wahab Riaz    2-0-18-0
MJ Guptill    30* (20b 2x4 2x6)      Shahid Afridi    1-0-2-0

8.1

Shahid Afridi to Franklin, 2 runs, pitched up outside off, lands on a length and it's driven to long-off

8.2

Shahid Afridi to Franklin, 1 run, swept past square leg for a single this time

8.3

Shahid Afridi to Guptill, 1 run, appeal for lbw, quicker ball, Guptill took a couple of steps down the track, pad first and then bat but his advance down the track saved him there

8.4

Shahid Afridi to Franklin, 2 runs, punched past midwicket into the deep, into that gap between deep midwicket and long-on, two more

8.5

Shahid Afridi to Franklin, 1 run, gets on the back foot and knocks it past midwicket for a single

8.6

Shahid Afridi to Guptill, FOUR, good ball, drifted in and then spun away to take the outside edge as Guptill poked at it, beat short third man to the boundary, unfortunate result for Afridi there

New Zealand progressing nicely here, with Franklin getting into the groove after an edgy start

End of over 9 (11 runs) New Zealand 72/1 (RR: 8.00)
MJ Guptill    35* (22b 3x4 2x6)      Shahid Afridi    2-0-13-0
JEC Franklin    28* (32b 1x4 1x6)      Wahab Riaz    2-0-18-0

Ajmal comes on

9.1

Saeed Ajmal to Franklin, 2 runs, floating it outside off from round the wicket, cracked past extra cover for a brace

9.2

Saeed Ajmal to Franklin, 1 run, around a good length on the off, taps it in front of point for a single

9.3

Saeed Ajmal to Guptill, 2 runs, good length on middle, turns the face and works it past midwicket, senses a chance to come back for the second with the field spread out and do so without any difficulty

9.4

Saeed Ajmal to Guptill, no run, shortish on middle, punched off the back foot to midwicket

9.5

Saeed Ajmal to Guptill, no run, looping it towards middle, gets forward and pushes it back to the bowler

9.6

Saeed Ajmal to Guptill, SIX, attacks this time, flattish delivery but he had made his mind up, came down the track, took it from a length and lofted it over midwicket for another six

End of over 10 (11 runs) New Zealand 83/1 (RR: 8.30)
MJ Guptill    43* (26b 3x4 3x6)      Saeed Ajmal    1-0-11-0
JEC Franklin    31* (34b 1x4 1x6)      Shahid Afridi    2-0-13-0

10.1

Shahid Afridi to Franklin, no run, short of a good length outside off, guided to short third man

10.2

Shahid Afridi to Franklin, 1 run, pushed down the ground towards long-off for a single

10.3

Shahid Afridi to Guptill, 1 run, short of a good length on middle, gets back and works it past square leg for a single

10.4

Shahid Afridi to Franklin, no run, pushed to extra cover, Guptill wants a single but Franklin wisely sends him back

10.5

Shahid Afridi to Franklin, FOUR, pitched up and it's drilled down the ground, Afridi tried to stop it but it ricocheted off his hands to beat the diving Shehzad at the long-on boundary, that's how hard it was struck

10.6

Shahid Afridi to Franklin, 1 run, edged towards short third man, an excellent throw from Shoaib at the striker's end, a direct hit but Guptill's made it in time

End of over 11 (7 runs) New Zealand 90/1 (RR: 8.18)
JEC Franklin    37* (39b 2x4 1x6)      Shahid Afridi    3-0-20-0
MJ Guptill    44* (27b 3x4 3x6)      Saeed Ajmal    1-0-11-0

11.1

Saeed Ajmal to Franklin, 1 run, goes for the sweep, plays it down to short fine for a quick single

11.2

Saeed Ajmal to Guptill, OUT, Guptill's gone, a very well-judged catch from Afridi, round the wicket and tweaked it hard though it was the doosra, Guptill had targeted midwicket and tried to clear the boundary, got a top edge and Afridi, standing at midwicket, judged it to perfection with another fielder converging from behind

MJ Guptill c Shahid Afridi b Saeed Ajmal 44 (50m 28b 3x4 3x6) SR: 157.14

But a solid foundation for New Zealand to take off, and there's no shortage of ammunition.

11.3

Saeed Ajmal to Franklin, 1 run, fires it short on middle, knocked past midwicket for a single

Taylor to face

11.4

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, no run, doosra again, closed the face on that one expecting it to turn in, missed, beaten rather

A slip comes in now

11.5

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, 1 run, went on straight this time, knocked in front of square leg for a single

11.6

Saeed Ajmal to Franklin, 1 run, good length on the off, a hint of away turn, pushed in front of cover for a single

End of over 12 (4 runs) New Zealand 94/2 (RR: 7.83)
JEC Franklin    40* (42b 2x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    2-0-15-1
LRPL Taylor    1* (2b)      Shahid Afridi    3-0-20-0

Meanwhile, at the MCG, England look good to retain the Ashes.

12.1

Shahid Afridi to Franklin, OUT, the googly and it's proved effective, two set batsmen depart in quick succession, Franklin tried to cut that behind point, got a thin edge and Umar Akmal, who's done well behind the stumps, makes no mistake

JEC Franklin c †Umar Akmal b Shahid Afridi 40 (52m 43b 2x4 1x6) SR: 93.02

Two timely strikes by the spinners here, a handy knock from Franklin

12.2

Shahid Afridi to Styris, no run, drifting in towards middle and off, defended towards point

12.3

Shahid Afridi to Styris, no run, good length on the off, pushed off the front foot to extra cover

12.4

Shahid Afridi to Styris, 1 run, goes on straight, comes down the track and chips it past midwicket for a single

12.5

Shahid Afridi to Taylor, no run, shortish outside off, cuts it hard down to point

12.6

Shahid Afridi to Taylor, 1 run, pitched up on the off, pushed down past midwicket for a single

End of over 13 (2 runs) New Zealand 96/3 (RR: 7.38)
LRPL Taylor    2* (4b)      Shahid Afridi    4-0-22-1
SB Styris    1* (3b)      Saeed Ajmal    2-0-15-1

Shoaib back into the attack

13.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Taylor, 1 run, short and wide, struck hard but straight to deep cover for a single

13.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Styris, 1 run, good length on the off, pushed firmly past extra cover, who gets a hand to it, for a single

13.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Taylor, 1 run, shortish on the off, slower one, drops it in front of cover for a single

13.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Styris, 1 run, opens the face slightly against that slower ball and plays it behind point for a single, 100 up

13.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Taylor, no run, shortish on the off, gets on the back foot and defends it to extra cover, good over thus far

13.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Taylor, 1 run, slower one on the off, knocks it down in front of cover for another single

End of over 14 (5 runs) New Zealand 101/3 (RR: 7.21)
LRPL Taylor    5* (8b)      Shoaib Akhtar    3-0-23-0
SB Styris    3* (5b)      Shahid Afridi    4-0-22-1

Gul steams in

14.1

Umar Gul to Taylor, 1 run, superb yorker from Gul, on middle and he does well to dig it out, past midwicket, an attempt at a direct hit at the non-striker's end, was out if that had hit

14.2

Umar Gul to Styris, FOUR, streaky Styris, short on middle, made room to pull it over midwicket, got an inside edge past short fine leg for a welcome boundary

14.3

Umar Gul to Styris, no run, full on the off, drilled down to mid-off who's inside the circle

14.4

Umar Gul to Styris, SIX, smotes it into the crowd behind the midwicket boundary, shortish, Styris stood his ground and heaved it where he wanted it to go

14.5

Umar Gul to Styris, FOUR, sweetly struck, New Zealand are getting back on track after losing those two wickets, pitched up and it's smashed over the bowler's head for four more

14.6

Umar Gul to Styris, 1 run, yorker length and he manages to squeeze it out wide of cover for a quick single to keep strike

End of over 15 (16 runs) New Zealand 117/3 (RR: 7.80)
SB Styris    18* (10b 2x4 1x6)      Umar Gul    2-0-23-0
LRPL Taylor    6* (9b)      Shoaib Akhtar    3-0-23-0

15.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Styris, SIX, Six more, Styris is cashing in on these short ones, on middle and he pulls it disdainfully off the front foot over midwicket, cow corner kept busy

15.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Styris, SIX, the runs keep flowing, full and wide and he makes room to slice it over point, carries all the way over the ropes, Shoaib is helpless

15.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Styris, FOUR, aiming for the yorker, saw him make room, chased him and Styris flicked it fine, to the fine-leg boundary, what an over for New Zealand

15.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Styris, OUT, slower one bowled short and he holes out this time, tries to heave it over midwicket again but doesn't pick the slower one and doesn't get hold of it, Ahmed Shehzad makes no mistake

SB Styris c Ahmed Shehzad b Shoaib Akhtar 34 (14m 14b 3x4 3x6) SR: 242.85

A valuable cameo from the man, some respite for Shoaib

15.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Taylor, 2 runs, slower one bowled full on middle, worked away towards midwicket for a quick single, Shehzad concedes an overthrow as he misses the stumps

15.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Taylor, 1 run, back of a length on middle, gets back and knocks it down wide of midwicket for a single

End of over 16 (19 runs) New Zealand 136/4 (RR: 8.50)
LRPL Taylor    9* (11b)      Shoaib Akhtar    4-0-42-1
PD McGlashan    0* (0b)      Umar Gul    2-0-23-0

It's been quite a surge in the last couple of overs, 35 off the last two. Ajmal comes on

16.1

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, no run, loops it full on middle and leg, tries to clip that over midwicket, can't connect, is struck on the pads

16.2

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, SIX, repeats the shot and connects and connects well, picks it up from middle and leg and sends it over wide long-on

16.3

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, FOUR, what a shot, short ball outside off, fetches it from there and swats it over midwicket, wide of long-on for a boundary

16.4

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, 1 run, short and pulled away again but straight to deep midwicket this time, just the single

16.5

Saeed Ajmal to McGlashan, no run, short ball on middle, the doosra, rocks back and knocks it into the off side

16.6

Saeed Ajmal to McGlashan, 1 run, quicker ball and bowled flat on middle, pushed down the ground for a single

End of over 17 (12 runs) New Zealand 148/4 (RR: 8.70)
PD McGlashan    1* (2b)      Saeed Ajmal    3-0-27-1
LRPL Taylor    20* (15b 1x4 1x6)      Shoaib Akhtar    4-0-42-1

McGlashan to face

17.1

Umar Gul to McGlashan, FOUR, the scoop, haven't seen that in a while, fetches it from a good length outside off and gets it over short fine for a boundary

17.2

Umar Gul to McGlashan, FOUR, clever stuff, banged in short, swivels slightly and helps it over short fine leg for a one bounce four

17.3

Umar Gul to McGlashan, FOUR, four more, pitched up outside off and he finds the gap, the one between extra cover and mid-off, Gul's being taken for runs and it's no power hitting, just shrewd batsmanship

17.4

Umar Gul to McGlashan, SIX, McGlashan's enjoying this, that's a reverse-swept six! Full on the off, he gets into position early and picks him between point and third man, all the way to the ropes, punishment!

17.5

Umar Gul to McGlashan, SIX, Another one, McGlashan, take a bow! Short ball this time and he repeats the shot, except that this time it's more of a reverse-swat, same region, over the ropes, six more, Gul can only smile

17.6

Umar Gul to McGlashan, 1 bye, good comeback, but too little, too late, banged it short as McGlashan gave himself room, managed to evade it but sneaks a bye to keep strike the next over

25 off that over, 73 off the last four, New Zealand are having fun

End of over 18 (25 runs) New Zealand 173/4 (RR: 9.61)
PD McGlashan    25* (8b 3x4 2x6)      Umar Gul    3-0-47-0
LRPL Taylor    20* (15b 1x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    3-0-27-1

Wahab to bowl

18.1

Wahab Riaz to McGlashan, 1 run, pitched up outside off, squeezes it past cover into the deep for a single

18.2

Wahab Riaz to Taylor, 1 run, full outside off, reached for it, was a touch too wide, sliced it to third man for a single

18.3

Wahab Riaz to McGlashan, OUT, gone, plumb! Full on middle and he walked way across to swipe it through square leg, missed and was caught in front

PD McGlashan lbw b Wahab Riaz 26 (13m 10b 3x4 2x6) SR: 260.00

But what an entertaining little cameo, he's done his bit

18.4

Wahab Riaz to McCullum, no run, pitched it up outside off, a little too wide, got an outside edge as he chased it, went to the keeper on the bounce

18.5

Wahab Riaz to McCullum, 1 run, low full toss outside off, cracked it through extra cover for a single

18.6

Wahab Riaz to Taylor, 1 run, full on the off, played it in front of point for a quick single

End of over 19 (4 runs) New Zealand 177/5 (RR: 9.31)
LRPL Taylor    22* (17b 1x4 1x6)      Wahab Riaz    3-0-22-1
NL McCullum    1* (2b)      Umar Gul    3-0-47-0

Last over coming up, Ajmal has the ball

19.1

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, SIX, is dispatched first up, drops it short on middle and gets the treatment, pulled away over deep midwicket for a powerful six

19.2

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, 1 run

19.3

Saeed Ajmal to McCullum, OUT, went for the reverse sweep, bowled from round the wicket, didn't get hold of it and it found the fielder converging from deep point, Asad Shafiq, who judged it well diving forward

NL McCullum c Asad Shafiq b Saeed Ajmal 1 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

19.4

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, no run, fires it short outside off, makes room to cart it over the bowler's head, misses

19.5

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, 1 run, long hop and he'll be disappointed he missed out there, pulls it straight to deep square leg

19.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mills, OUT, Umar Akmal continues to keep well, misses the straighter one does Mills as he tries to go downtown, Akmal takes the bails off and Mills is short

KD Mills st †Umar Akmal b Saeed Ajmal 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

New Zealand will be happy with the overall score, though not with the way the last over turned out. Nevertheless, there were useful contributions from Guptill, Franklin and then Styris and McGlashan at the end. Pakistan have a challenging task ahead, and remember they need to win this to stay in the series. It's looking a good track to bat on, and it promises to be a riveting chase. Join us in a bit for the Pakistan reply.

End of over 20 (8 runs) New Zealand 185/7
     Saeed Ajmal    4-0-35-3
LRPL Taylor    30* (21b 1x4 2x6)      Wahab Riaz    3-0-22-1
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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Dec 28, 2010

Shoaib Akhtar shakes hands with New Zealand players after the match, New Zealand v Pakistan, 2nd Twenty20, Hamilton, December 28, 2010

Shoaib Akhtar shakes hands with New Zealand players after the match

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Dec 28, 2010

Mohammad Hafeez shapes up for the pull, New Zealand v Pakistan, 2nd Twenty20, Hamilton, December 28, 2010

Mohammad Hafeez shapes up for the pull

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