Pakistan in New Zealand T20I Series - 3rd T20I

New Zealand v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 103 runs

Umair with this cheeky one: "Ross Taylor: Doesn't look like a track for two spinners. Shahid Afridi: Yes I endorse it, that is why we are going in with four of them."

Alright, time for introductions. Abhishek Purohit to take you through Pakistan's innings, while Sid Ravindran will get going for the chase. Gopi Rangarajan is on scoring duty. Ross Taylor leads New Zealand out. We are are set for some action. Adam Milne. who worked up some good pace at Eden Park, will begin proceedings. Ahmed Shehzad to take strike.

Bajwah feels for the slow men: "With Small boundaries these spinners will be thrown in war without weapons." Pakistan are playing two specialist spinners, New Zealand are playing only one.

Rameez Ali is hopeful: "Pak is going to Rock today ... i think they have to ..."

Hello and welcome to our coverage of the third and final T20 between New Zealand and Pakistan in Christchurch. Pakistan will bat first. While we wait for the match to start, you can read Nitin Sundar's preview here. The short straight boundaries at Eden Park were a nightmare for the bowlers. Taylor thinks the challenge could be similar here at the AMI Stadium, with the bowlers having to take care of the boundary angles.

Afridi: "Pitch is good. Looks pretty much dry. It's dead grass on the pitch. We'll try to put a good total. Abdur Rehman and Tanvir Ahmed are playing in place of Shoaib Akhtar and Umar Gul. I'm not opening, will bat around No 5 or 6."

Taylor: "Dean Brownlie and Adam Milne get another opportunity. Does not look like a track for two spinners, unfortunate for Woodcock to miss out. This ground is similar to Eden Park with the angles."

0.1

Milne to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, Shehzad is away, bounces from short of a good length outside off, he slashes, and gets it high over the lone slip for a boundary

0.2

Milne to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, 147 kph delivery that zips in off the seam, boy this lad has some pace, Ahmed was in no shape to play at it and was hit high on the pads

0.3

Milne to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, touch shorter this time, allows him to rock back and push it wide of point where Jesse dives to his left to prevent the single

0.4

Milne to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, 145 kph back of a length ball that moves away a touch off the seam, he pushes at it from the crease and is beaten

0.5

Milne to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, another one back of a length, but outside off this time, and he can shoulder arms

0.6

Milne to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, slapped away to the right of point off the front foot, it was full and he went for the shot, Ryder with another good effort in the field saves the certain boundary

End of over 1 (5 runs) Pakistan 5/0 (RR: 5.00)
Ahmed Shehzad    5* (6b 1x4)      AF Milne    1-0-5-0
Mohammad Hafeez    0* (0b)     

Mills to share the new ball

1.1

Mills to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, gets some shape away from the right-hander right away, he looked to drive it from the crease, and was nowhere near the line of the ball as it seamed away

1.2

Mills to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, a tad shorter and wider outside off, allowing Ahmed to leave it alone, good carry in this pitch

1.3

Mills to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, looks to cut this back of a length ball, but it was not wide enough for the shot, and he bottom edges it into the off side

1.4

Mills to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, no need to get to the pitch of the ball of you can hit it like that, it was pitched fuller, moved away a tad around off, but Shehzad had it covered, and moved his front leg aside and tonked it straight past Mills for a boundary, and it fairly flew off the blade

1.5

Mills to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, better line and length, tucks him for room, and he plays it back to the bowler

1.6

Mills to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, Mills bowls it full and on the pads, Shehzad does not need any more invitation, and lifts it over midwicket, Guptill running in from the boundary puts in the dive but it eludes him to go for a boundary

End of over 2 (8 runs) Pakistan 13/0 (RR: 6.50)
Ahmed Shehzad    13* (12b 3x4)      KD Mills    1-0-8-0
Mohammad Hafeez    0* (0b)      AF Milne    1-0-5-0

2.1

Milne to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, 151 kph almost-yorker length delivery which Hafeez digs out towards mid on, applause as Milne breaches the 150 mark

2.2

Milne to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, 150 kph back of a length ball that comes in from wide outside off, bounces high as Shehzad misses out on the upper cut, more applause as he continues to hit 150

2.3

Milne to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, shot! Shehzad was waiting for the short delivery, didn't get up much and Shehzad rocked back to pull it past midwicket for a boundary

2.4

Milne to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, another one, Milne goes for another short ball into the body, Shehzad was already in position for the pull shot, and lifted it well over midwicket off the back foot

2.5

Milne to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, he goes fuller, it makes no difference to Shehzad, he is eyeing the midwicket boundary here, moves the front leg out of the way, and swings it just over midwicket for the third boundary in three balls

2.6

Milne to Ahmed Shehzad, 2 runs, he moves the line outside off stump, Shehzad gets right to the pitch this time, and pings the gap between cover and point, Guptill gives chase and pulls it back in

End of over 3 (15 runs) Pakistan 28/0 (RR: 9.33)
Ahmed Shehzad    27* (17b 6x4)      AF Milne    2-0-20-0
Mohammad Hafeez    1* (1b)      KD Mills    1-0-8-0

3.1

Mills to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, Hafeez in to the act now, gets a back of a length ball on leg stump, goes on the back foot and tucks it past short fine leg for a boundary

3.2

Mills to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, they take on Nathan McCullum with a tap in front of extra cover, Shehzad puts in the full length dive at the striker's end, and replays show that he has just managed to beat Nathan's throw, excellent running

3.3

Mills to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, makes room outside leg stump, Mills follows him there, the inside edge scoots past square leg as he looks to go off side

3.4

Mills to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, tries the tap and run in front of extra cover again, but Nathan is quick to get to the ball, and Hafeez has to rush back in side the crease

3.5

Mills to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, gets a full delivery, drives off the front foot but finds Nathan in the way at short extra cover

3.6

Mills to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, good end to the over from Mills, gives him no room outside off to free his arms, he can only push it out to backward point

End of over 4 (6 runs) Pakistan 34/0 (RR: 8.50)
Mohammad Hafeez    6* (6b 1x4)      KD Mills    2-0-14-0
Ahmed Shehzad    28* (18b 6x4)      AF Milne    2-0-20-0

Southee in to the attack

4.1

Southee to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, and is greeted with a caress off a full delivery that beats the off side cordon, and runs all the way along the ground into the boundary, that was some timing

4.2

Southee to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, eyes the midwicket boundary again, and gets the swing right of the middle of the bat as Southee drops it just a tad short, this is brilliant hitting

4.3

Southee to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, Southee tries the slow off cutter, he gets the front leg out of the way, and lifts him over extra cover for the third boundary of the over

4.4

Southee to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, goes over midwicket again, he is on fire here, but there is a man in place on the deep midwicket boundary now

4.5

Southee to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, no violence this time, but another boundary, Hafeez gets forward and opens the face of the blade to get the placement perfect past short third man and backward point

4.6

Southee to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, better delivery, moves in on leg stump after pitching around off on a length, he gets forward and flicks it straight to short fine leg

End of over 5 (17 runs) Pakistan 51/0 (RR: 10.20)
Mohammad Hafeez    10* (8b 2x4)      TG Southee    1-0-17-0
Ahmed Shehzad    41* (22b 9x4)      KD Mills    2-0-14-0

Shehzad has raced to 41

5.1

Mills to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, yorker length ball on the stumps, New Zealand need more of these, he makes room and hits it down towards long on for a single

5.2

Mills to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, Mills drops it down the leg side, and Hafeez waits for it to come on and lifts it over square leg for a boundary

5.3

Mills to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, another one, this time straight down the ground, it was not exactly a half volley, but Hafeez went through with the shot anyway and got it straight over Mills' head

5.4

Mills to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, innovation from Hafees,it was a good delivery from Mills, length ball on middle, he got down on a knee, got outside the line, and scooped it high over short fine leg's head, three in three again

5.5

Mills to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, good delivery, yorker around leg stump, he was backing away down the leg side, but there was no room to work with in the end

5.6

Mills to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, Mills gets away with a wide and full ball outside off, he comes forward and drives it to extra cover who is right on the edge of the circle

End of over 6 (13 runs) Pakistan 64/0 (RR: 10.66)
Mohammad Hafeez    22* (13b 5x4)      KD Mills    3-0-27-0
Ahmed Shehzad    42* (23b 9x4)      TG Southee    1-0-17-0

6.1

Southee to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, flicks this length ball past the vacant midwicket region, there are two men in the deep there, widish long on and deep midwicket

6.2

Southee to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, waits for this length ball to come on outside off, and steers it late to squarish third man

6.3

Southee to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, slower one from Southee, driven down to long on

6.4

Southee to Mohammad Hafeez, SIX, the first six of the match now, it was a length ball on middle, and he went over deep midwicket with the full-blooded swing, just bent his knees and swung it cleanly

6.5

Southee to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, pulled away to deep square leg where a diving stop prevents the boundary

6.6

Southee to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, worked away off the front foot to deep midwicket for a single

End of over 7 (12 runs) Pakistan 76/0 (RR: 10.85)
Mohammad Hafeez    32* (17b 5x4 1x6)      TG Southee    2-0-29-0
Ahmed Shehzad    44* (25b 9x4)      KD Mills    3-0-27-0

Nathan comes on now

7.1

McCullum to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, goes down on a knee and drives backward of point

7.2

McCullum to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, flat from round the wicket, played back to the bowler

7.3

McCullum to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, 102 kph going across the batsman flat and quick, off the thick outside edge to short third man

7.4

McCullum to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, squeezes out this full ball to squarish short third man

7.5

McCullum to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, tapped into the off side, Nathan runs to field, and the single is on

7.6

McCullum to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, goes for the reverse sweep now to a full delivery angled across him, is hit on the pads, but too far outside the line of off, and the appeal is rightly turned down

End of over 8 (4 runs) Pakistan 80/0 (RR: 10.00)
Mohammad Hafeez    34* (20b 5x4 1x6)      NL McCullum    1-0-4-0
Ahmed Shehzad    46* (28b 9x4)      TG Southee    2-0-29-0

Franklin comes on now, from round the stumps

8.1

Franklin to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, starts off with a length ball coming in with the angle, hit down towards long off

8.2

Franklin to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, gets forward to a length delivery close to off stump, and pushes it out with an open bat face to backward point

8.3

Franklin to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, looks to swing at this one, but Franklin bowls it slower at 114 kph, and he can only push it out to extra cover

8.4

Franklin to Mohammad Hafeez, OUT, Rosco times his leap at extra cover to perfection, it was full and wide and Hafeez went to lift it over the infield, but did not get enough elevation, Taylor was on the edge of the circle and got the timing on the leap absolutely right to take the ball high over his head, New Zealand have some respite finally

Mohammad Hafeez c Taylor b Franklin 34 (36m 23b 5x4 1x6) SR: 147.82

Shafiq comes in ahead of Younis Khan

8.5

Franklin to Asad Shafiq, no run, gets right forward and defends this length ball outside off stump towards extra cover

8.6

Franklin to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, arrests the front foot movement and tucks this one off the pads backward of square to get off the mark

End of over 9 (2 runs) Pakistan 82/1 (RR: 9.11)
Asad Shafiq    1* (2b)      JEC Franklin    1-0-2-1
Ahmed Shehzad    47* (29b 9x4)      NL McCullum    1-0-4-0

9.1

McCullum to Asad Shafiq, no run, Nathan dives to his right as the ball is pushed back at him to prevent the single

9.2

McCullum to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, strays down the pads from round the stumps, nudged fine down the leg side

9.3

McCullum to Ahmed Shehzad, 2 runs, tosses this one slowly through the air across the batsman, who gets forward and gets an outside edge that runs past the keeper

9.4

McCullum to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, played back to the bowler

9.5

McCullum to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, Shehzad gets to his 50 with a glide past point for a single, raises his bat to acknowledge the applause, well played

9.6

McCullum to Asad Shafiq, no run, flat and quick, pushed back to Nathan, end of a good over

End of over 10 (4 runs) Pakistan 86/1 (RR: 8.60)
Asad Shafiq    2* (5b)      NL McCullum    2-0-8-0
Ahmed Shehzad    50* (32b 9x4)      JEC Franklin    1-0-2-1

10.1

Franklin to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, full and angled across the batsman, Shehzad it is who guides it past backward point and short third man for a boundary

10.2

Franklin to Ahmed Shehzad, OUT, he goes this time! Franklin bowls the slower one angled into the batsman from round the stumps, and Shehzad was eyeing the midwicket boundary again, but missed out with the swing this time as he went down on one knee, was hit in front of the stumps, umpire thought that was enough to send him back, and Franklin has pulled things back for his side here

Ahmed Shehzad lbw b Franklin 54 (42m 34b 10x4 0x6) SR: 158.82

10.3

Franklin to Younis Khan, no run, almost another one! there was some confusion as Younis played this to extra cover and set off for a single, Taylor rushed to field it and targetted the stumps, but Younis was home with the full length dive

10.4

Franklin to Younis Khan, 1 run, pushed towards long off

10.5

Franklin to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, tucked away to fine leg

10.6

Franklin to Younis Khan, no run, almost carried to midwicket, it was a full toss and Younis hit it in the air to the diving man there, but it dropped just short of him, he had the presence of mind to throw the ball at the non-striker's stumps even as he fell, excellent stuff

End of over 11 (6 runs) Pakistan 92/2 (RR: 8.36)
Younis Khan    1* (3b)      JEC Franklin    2-0-8-2
Asad Shafiq    3* (6b)      NL McCullum    2-0-8-0

Scott Styris comes on

11.1

Styris to Asad Shafiq, no run, almost yorker length on the stumps, dug out back to the bowler

11.2

Styris to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, length ball on the pads, whipped away backward of square leg

11.3

Styris to Younis Khan, 1 run, flicks this fullish one wristily over midwicket for a single

11.4

Styris to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, gets bat in front of pad to flick this one on middle and leg down to fine leg

11.5

Styris to Younis Khan, 1 run, the off cutter on the stumps, he goes back in the crease, has no room to work with and pushes it backward of point for a single

11.6

Styris to Asad Shafiq, no run, fuller and driven straight back to Styris, good over from the veteran

End of over 12 (4 runs) Pakistan 96/2 (RR: 8.00)
Asad Shafiq    5* (10b)      SB Styris    1-0-4-0
Younis Khan    3* (5b)      JEC Franklin    2-0-8-2

The decrease in pace has stemmed the flow of runs

12.1

Franklin to Younis Khan, 1 run, hit forcefully down to long on

12.2

Franklin to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, gentle stuff from James on off stump, he goes back in the crease to guide it to point for another single

12.3

Franklin to Younis Khan, no run, Ross has been too good in the field today, this one was driven off the front foot, but he dived to his right at short extra cover to save some runs

12.4

Franklin to Younis Khan, 1 run, takes it on the full around off and pings long off with the drive

12.5

Franklin to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, yes, no, yes, no, yes, pushed out in front of Ross and they are initially hesitant to take him on, but go through for the single in the end

12.6

Franklin to Younis Khan, OUT, this was on the cards, Younis fended this one in the air in front of midwicket and set off merrily for the run, Shafiq sent him back rightly, but he was in no position to get back in time, even though he put in the dive he was caught well short of the crease by the throw from Nathan, once again, Pakistan have lost momentum after a bright start

Younis Khan run out 5 (11m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 55.55

End of over 13 (4 runs) Pakistan 100/3 (RR: 7.69)
     JEC Franklin    3-0-12-2
Asad Shafiq    7* (12b)      SB Styris    1-0-4-0

13.1

McCullum to Asad Shafiq, no run, looks to sweep from way outside off, and is beaten

13.2

McCullum to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, comes down the pitch and whips this flat delivery to deep square leg

13.3

McCullum to Umar Akmal, FOUR, down the pitch comes Umar, and lofts it inside out wide of long off for a boundary, shouts of catch it but it was placed too well

13.4

McCullum to Umar Akmal, 1 run, hit away through point off the back foot

13.5

McCullum to Asad Shafiq, OUT, another one goes! Shafiq this time, haring down the track, got to the pitch of the flighted ball, but could not get enough distance on the shot, the man at long off placed himself perfectly close to the ropes to take the catch, Nathan smiles, Pakistan flounder

Asad Shafiq c Mills b McCullum 8 (20m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 53.33

Afridi comes in now

13.6

McCullum to Umar Akmal, 1 run, rocks back and looks to pull this one, but it is not short enough, is quicker too and it rolls away through square leg

End of over 14 (7 runs) Pakistan 107/4 (RR: 7.64)
Umar Akmal    6* (3b 1x4)      NL McCullum    3-0-15-1
Shahid Afridi    0* (0b)      JEC Franklin    3-0-12-2

Milne is back

14.1

Milne to Umar Akmal, SIX, and Umar has lifted him over deep midwicket for six, it was in the slot, fullish and on the stumps, he was set up for the shot and swing it cleanly over the boundary

14.2

Milne to Umar Akmal, no run, slower ball, 116 kph, huge change in pace for someone bowling 150 kph, he misses out predictably outside off stump

14.3

Milne to Umar Akmal, 2 wides, sprays it too far wide outside off stump

14.3

Milne to Shahid Afridi, no run, 149 kph steepler outside off stump, it bounced high and Shahid tried to upper cut it, but missed out

14.4

Milne to Shahid Afridi, 1 wide, now sprays it down the leg side, and McGlashan saves some runs with a good diving take

14.4

Milne to Shahid Afridi, no run, slow bouncer this time, 13 kph, he goes down underneath it, he is showing the full range in this over

14.5

Milne to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, tapped in front of cover for a single off the back foot

14.6

Milne to Umar Akmal, no run, tries the inside-out Federer forehand to a back of a length ball that seams away and bounces outside off stump, does not get the timing on the shot as it rolls away to extra cover

End of over 15 (10 runs) Pakistan 117/4 (RR: 7.80)
Umar Akmal    12* (6b 1x4 1x6)      AF Milne    3-0-30-0
Shahid Afridi    1* (3b)      NL McCullum    3-0-15-1

15.1

McCullum to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, gets one in his zone on the stumps, and slogs it in the gap between deep midwicket and long on for a boundary

15.2

McCullum to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, adjust the length this time, and he hits it towards extra cover

15.3

McCullum to Umar Akmal, 1 run, driven down to long on for a single

15.4

McCullum to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, yorker length ball, good variation, dug out to long on

15.5

McCullum to Umar Akmal, 1 run, gets forward and pushes this flatter ball to deep midwicket

15.6

McCullum to Shahid Afridi, SIX, Afridi goes down on a knee, and slog sweeps this fullish delivery high in the air in to the stands past deep midwicket, no catching them when Shahid hits them cleanly

End of over 16 (14 runs) Pakistan 131/4 (RR: 8.18)
Shahid Afridi    13* (7b 1x4 1x6)      NL McCullum    4-0-29-1
Umar Akmal    14* (8b 1x4 1x6)      AF Milne    3-0-30-0

Four overs to go. How many can Pakistan get? Southee is back

16.1

Southee to Umar Akmal, 1 run, gets away with a full toss on middle and leg, worked away through midwicket

16.2

Southee to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, another full toss, lower this time, makes room and hits it away to deep midwicket

16.3

Southee to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, Southee continues to get away with the full tosses, this one was down the leg side, and Umar helped it on its way but could beat the man at squarish fine leg

16.4

Southee to Umar Akmal, no run, 121 kph slower one now, shorter too, Umar backs away and throws the bat at it, McGlashan takes it on the bounce as he misses

16.5

Southee to Umar Akmal, 1 run, good delivery, almost yorker length, flicked away to midwicket

16.6

Southee to Shahid Afridi, OUT, Shahid falls going for the pick up shot over fine leg, it was another full toss from Southee, he walked across too far outside off stump, and swung across the line, missed, and the ball crashed into middle stump

Shahid Afridi b Southee 14 (13m 9b 1x4 1x6) SR: 155.55

End of over 17 (5 runs) Pakistan 136/5 (RR: 8.00)
     TG Southee    3-0-34-1
Umar Akmal    18* (12b 1x4 1x6)      NL McCullum    4-0-29-1

New Zealand have really stifled Pakistan after the blazing start. Mills is back

17.1

Mills to Umar Akmal, FOUR, throws his bat at a full and wide one outside off, and gets it between backward point and short third man for a welcome boundary

17.2

Mills to Umar Akmal, 1 run, launches into the pull shot, but hits it straight to deep midwicket

17.3

Mills to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, back of a length just around off stump, he tries to ride the bounce, but it comes off the bottom half of the bat and rolls away in to the off side close to the wickets

17.4

Mills to Umar Akmal, 1 run, misses out on another full toss, they are working well for New Zealand here, mistimed hit, away to square leg

17.5

Mills to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, Razaq goes back and slaps this one in front of cover, Brownlie running in plucks it close to the ropes on the bounce with one hand, what a stop

17.6

Mills to Umar Akmal, 1 run, cut away backward of point for a single

End of over 18 (9 runs) Pakistan 145/5 (RR: 8.05)
Umar Akmal    25* (16b 2x4 1x6)      KD Mills    4-0-36-0
Abdul Razzaq    2* (2b)      TG Southee    3-0-34-1

18.1

Southee to Umar Akmal, FOUR, Akmal gets it away fine, goes down on one knee and plays the lap shot efficiently for a boundary, takes it one the full as he does that

18.2

Southee to Umar Akmal, 1 run, another low full toss, hit down to the right of long off for a single, almost took out Southee as he swung hard at it

18.3

Southee to Abdul Razzaq, 2 runs, dropped Razzaq got the top edge as he lined up for the straight swing down the ground, Nathan running in from deep midwicket had it under control, but dropped it in the end as he dived forward

18.4

Southee to Abdul Razzaq, SIX, no catching or dropping this one, Razzaq gets one in his slot, length ball outside off and murders it high over wide long on for a biggie

18.5

Southee to Abdul Razzaq, no run, good slower one outside off, Razzaq is taken by surprise and cannot do anything with it

18.6

Southee to Abdul Razzaq, SIX, crack! how does he do it? he just backs away to a back of a length ball, and smokes it flat over midwicket for a six

End of over 19 (19 runs) Pakistan 164/5 (RR: 8.63)
Abdul Razzaq    16* (6b 2x6)      TG Southee    4-0-53-1
Umar Akmal    30* (18b 3x4 1x6)      KD Mills    4-0-36-0

Milne to bowl the last over

19.1

Milne to Umar Akmal, OUT, looks for the big swing over extra cover off a fuller ball, but the bat rolls in his hands and the outside edge loops in the air for sweeper cover to take a dolly close to the ropes

Umar Akmal c Brownlie b Milne 30 (27m 19b 3x4 1x6) SR: 157.89

19.2

Milne to Abdul Razzaq, FOUR, Rafa would have been proud of this tennis forehand from razzaq, it was shortish and sitting up outside off and he creamed it wide of long off for a boundary

19.3

Milne to Abdul Razzaq, SIX, another one, this one goes all the way, shortish and Razzaq makes room outside leg stump, and hammers it over extra cover off the back foot

19.4

Milne to Abdul Razzaq, FOUR, better length from Milne, but the line is in Razzaq's zone, he has picked his spot here, extra cover it is, Taylor in the circle has no chance as the drive flew past him and rocketed into the boundary

19.5

Milne to Abdul Razzaq, FOUR, and one more, this time he didn't time the golf swing alright, but got it to the left of long on, where Guptill ran hard, dived and picked it up, but then it slipped from his grasp to trickle in to the boundary

18 off 5 this over. Last ball coming up

19.6

Milne to Abdul Razzaq, 1 bye, bowls the slower one on target, just outside leg as he backs away, but cannot connect this time, they go through for the bye even as McGlashan misses at the striker's end with the under-arm throw

Pakistan's innings has had three phases. The blazing start by Shehzad and Hafeez, the middle phase where they stuttered, and the big finish lit up by Razzaq and Umar. Razzaq was especially spot-on with his hitting, ending on 34 from 11 after he was dropped by Nathan. New Zealand need 184. Sid Ravindran will take you through the chase. That's it from me, Abhishek Purohit

End of over 20 (19 runs) Pakistan 183/6
Abdul Razzaq    34* (11b 3x4 3x6)      AF Milne    4-0-48-1
Wahab Riaz    0* (0b)      TG Southee    4-0-53-1
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Dec 30, 2010

New Zealand coach John Wright watches his team sink to defeat, New Zealand v Pakistan, 3rd Twenty20, Christchurch, December 30, 2010

New Zealand coach John Wright watches his team sink to defeat

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Dec 30, 2010

Tanvir Ahmed took 1 for 13 on debut, New Zealand v Pakistan, 3rd Twenty20, Christchurch, December 30, 2010

Tanvir Ahmed took 1 for 13 on debut

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