Pakistan in New Zealand ODI Series - 1st ODI

New Zealand v Pakistan

New Zealand won by 9 wickets (with 196 balls remaining)

9.5

Southee to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Misbah stays in the crease and watches and one angles in from wide of the crease and straightens outside off

9.6

Southee to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Similar ball, probably closer to the stumps this time, and another leave from Misbah

Pakistan 29/3   Misbah-ul-Haq 0* (2b)

10.3

Oram to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Misbah stays firmly in the back foot - good idea too, will help him pick the movement off the pitch. Defends a length ball to the off side

10.4

Oram to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, first hint of uneven bounce outside off, Misbah gets back and across for the cut, but misses

10.5

Oram to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, another one on the perfect length from Oram, it holds its line again and is defended solidly to the off side

10.6

Oram to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, slightly fuller, Misbah stays on the crease and defends with the full face to the leg side

Pakistan 30/3   Misbah-ul-Haq 0* (6b)

11.5

Southee to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, very good adjustment from Misbah to another Southee special away seamer. Moves away from off stump, Misbah opens the face and opens up his stance as he meets the ball, to defend towards point

11.6

Southee to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, full on off stump, Misbah covers the line more easily this time and defends to mid off

Pakistan 32/3   Misbah-ul-Haq 0* (8b)

12.4

Oram to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, back of a length outside off and defended to the off side

12.5

Oram to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, pushes off the back foot to midwicket, can't find the gap

12.6

Oram to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, and Misbah is finally away, steering a cut past point for a couple

Pakistan 36/3   Misbah-ul-Haq 2* (11b)

13.3

Bennett to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, comes into Misbah from wide of the crease and it is defended to the off side.

13.4

Bennett to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, 140 kph again, moves away a fraction from outside off and Misbah misses as he looks to drive. Good delivery

13.5

Bennett to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, and a sharp delivery that seams in from outside off this time. Misbah was walking into the defensive shot and got an inside edge onto the pads. That saved him from the big appeal for lbw

13.6

Bennett to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, gets bat on ball in a better way this time, punches a full delivery on off through covers for one

Pakistan 38/3   Misbah-ul-Haq 3* (15b)

14.1

Oram to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, Oram slants one in from wide of the crease and Misbah somehow gets it away off the inside half for a single to the leg side

14.3

Oram to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run

14.4

Oram to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 wide, Oram bounced that closer to Younis at the non-striker's end that Misbah. Very short, called wide for height.

14.4

Oram to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, pushes Misbah back in the crease with one back of a length and it is forced to the off side

14.5

Oram to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, beats the outside edge again, we have seen this so many times this morning. Misbah plants the front foot and then feels for one that moves away like it has a charm put on it.

14.6

Oram to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, fuller this time and Misbah launches an expansive cover drive for one to the sweeper. The players will break for drinks

Pakistan 43/3   Misbah-ul-Haq 5* (20b)

15.1

Bennett to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, length ball on off at 140 kph, holds its line and is defended off the front foot behind point

15.2

Bennett to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, another one in the zone outside off and Misbah mistimes a cover drive as badly as it can be mistimed. Still finding his range, Misbah.

15.3

Bennett to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, opens the face and looks to pinch a single square, but Jesse Ryder at point moves quickly across and dives to stop it. Poetry in motion, as I was saying ...

15.4

Bennett to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, slightly over-pitched, Misbah times the drill shot back down the track and Bennett does well to stop it on his follow through

15.5

Bennett to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, agonisingly close to being caught but Misbah survives. More of that tennis ball bounce from Bennett who bangs it in short and this one comes through at its own leisurely pace. Misbah shapes for the pull, waits and waits and plays a sort of mosquito swat in the time. It loops dangerously close to the fielder running across from mid-on, but was safe

Pakistan 44/3   Misbah-ul-Haq 6* (25b)

16.1

Oram to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, good length on off stump and hinting at shaping away from Misbah who adjusts for the movement and defends

16.2

Oram to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, looks for the off drive to a full ball on off stump, but mistimes to mid off

16.3

Oram to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, slants this one into the pads and Misbah works it through midwicket for one

16.5

Oram to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, dream delivery from Oram, the deceptively gentle away swinger. Misbah nearly falls for its charms, hanging the bat out there in a trance as it nips away. Close to the edge that one.

16.6

Oram to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, Oram does a Southee. Follows up the outswing with an offcutter. Misbah nearly does a Shafiq, he was late to bring the bat down on that and got an inside edge, just past leg stump

Pakistan 47/3   Misbah-ul-Haq 8* (30b)

17.1

Bennett to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, a rare half-volley from Bennett and Misbah times the straight drive very well, but can't get it past the huge frame of the bowler

17.2

Bennett to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short ball and huge bounce outside off. Bennett's broad shoulders eking out some extra juice from this pitch. It lifts a mile, outside off, and Misbah leaves

17.3

Bennett to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, this one ends up on middle and leg, Misbah moves inside the line and works a single wide of mid on

17.6

Bennett to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, full on the pads, a rare poor delivery, and it is clipped well through square lg. Huge effort from the fine-leg fielder, running across and sliding to save the boundary

Pakistan 52/3   Misbah-ul-Haq 11* (34b)

18.3

Oram to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short ball outside off, Misbah rides the bounce and plays with opened face towards point

18.4

Oram to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, this one angles into him and Misbah looks to work it to the leg side, but can't get it off the square

18.5

Oram to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, Misbah walks across to off stump and works a length ball towards square leg for another single

Pakistan 54/3   Misbah-ul-Haq 12* (37b)

19.2

Bennett to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, back of a length and marginally outside off, Misbah crunches out a cur shot towards deep backward point, but can only get a single

Pakistan 57/3   Misbah-ul-Haq 13* (38b)

20.1

Vettori to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, back of a length, not much turn and Misbah forces towards mid on for a single

20.6

Vettori to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, Misbah stays back and works it off the pads behind square for one

Pakistan 60/5   Misbah-ul-Haq 15* (40b)

21.1

Bennett to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Misbah times a steer from close to the body straight to point

21.2

Bennett to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, that's the most awesome piece of placement you will ever see. Though not intentional. Misbah stays back to a length ball, opens the face and looks to steer square, ends up getting it too fine and inch-perfect through the almost non-existent gap between keeper and slip.

21.3

Bennett to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, short ball comes into Misbah from outside off and he drops it to the leg side

Pakistan 65/5   Misbah-ul-Haq 20* (43b 1x4)

22.3

Vettori to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, Misbah comes reluctantly forward and defends

22.4

Vettori to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, full again, slightly quicker through the air and it is defended to the leg side off the front foot

22.5

Vettori to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, Misbah reaches out to a flighted ball on off and drives it with the spin through mid off

Pakistan 68/5   Misbah-ul-Haq 21* (46b 1x4)

24.2

Vettori to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, Misbah skips out, and ends up getting too close to the ball. Squeezed off the bottom edge towards midwicket

24.5

Vettori to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, flighted on leg at 91 kph, Vettori is varying his pace nicely here. Misbah tries to get inside the line and work it to the leg side, but finds short fine leg

24.6

Vettori to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, turns away from off at 94 kph and Misbah defends with the spin to the off side.

Pakistan 76/5   Misbah-ul-Haq 23* (49b 1x4)

25.1

Southee to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, not immediately. This one slants into the pads and is worked fine for one

25.4

Southee to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, offcutter on off stump at 134 kph, Misbah defends from the crease towards point

25.5

Southee to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, short ball into Misbah's body at 131 kph and he pulls it towards deep fine leg for one

Pakistan 82/5   Misbah-ul-Haq 25* (52b 1x4)

26.1

Vettori to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Huge appeal for caught behind turned down. That one was sliding down the leg side and Misbah was looking for the tickle. Once again, incredibly, a noise when the ball was passing the bat but there did not seem to be an edge.

26.2

Vettori to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, Misbah guides him with the spin off the back foot towards point for one

26.4

Vettori to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, tossed up outside off, Misbah opens the face and picks a single through the off side

Pakistan 85/5   Misbah-ul-Haq 27* (55b 1x4)

27.1

Southee to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, 136 kph back of a length, not much movement from Southee any more. Misbah looks to guide off the back foot and misses. Again a ghost noise out of the stump mic. Uncanny!

27.2

Southee to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, fuller on off, Misbah connects with the steer this time. Single behind point

Pakistan 88/5   Misbah-ul-Haq 28* (57b 1x4)

28.5

Vettori to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Misbah defends a quickish delivery just outside off.

28.6

Vettori to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, on middle and leg again, Misbah works him through mid on for one to retain strike

Pakistan 91/6   Misbah-ul-Haq 29* (59b 1x4)

29.1

Oram to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, back of a length outside off and Misbah steers from close to his body towards point

29.2

Oram to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, plays with an angled face this time and gets a single towards third man

Pakistan 92/6   Misbah-ul-Haq 30* (61b 1x4)

30.1

Vettori to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run

30.2

Vettori to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, works a length ball from the pads to the leg side.

Pakistan 97/8   Misbah-ul-Haq 31* (63b 1x4)

31.1

Bennett to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, tails into the pads and it is worked to the leg side for a single

31.6

Bennett to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short ball, too close to the body for the cut. Misbah rides the bounce and steers it to backward point

Pakistan 99/8   Misbah-ul-Haq 32* (65b 1x4)

32.3

Oram to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Oram gets one to move in off the seam, and Misbah just about covers the deviation with bat and pad after getting half forward

32.4

Oram to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, Misbah works it through midwicket from off stump line and gets a single.

Pakistan 101/8   Misbah-ul-Haq 33* (67b 1x4)

33.1

Bennett to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Misbah nearly departs. Looks to launch Bennett over mid-on, but it was not the driving length. He almost scooped it straight to mid-on, but it was so badly timed, it did not carry even to the fielder inside the circle

33.2

Bennett to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, stays back this time and drops him into the covers for a single

Pakistan 102/8   Misbah-ul-Haq 34* (69b 1x4)

34.1

Oram to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, full toss on the pads, Misbah slaps towards deep midwicket and now refuses the single

34.2

Oram to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, yorker on middle and leg at 129 kph, Misbah drives down the ground. Another single refused.

34.3

Oram to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Misbah backs away to the leg side, Oram sees him and delivers it nice and wide outside off. Dot ballo

34.4

Oram to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Misbah looks to slog another full delivery, from leg stump through midwicket and misses.

34.5

Oram to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, lovely connection. Finally Misbah sends one out of the ground. Oram delivers an off cutter outside off. Misbah goes down on a knee, reminscent of circa 2007 World T20, and slams it over deep midwicket into the stands.

34.6

Oram to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, Oram ends the over sensibly with a full ball that it worked towards mid on for one. Misbah keeps strike

Pakistan 113/9   Misbah-ul-Haq 41* (75b 1x4 1x6)

35.1

Southee to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, back of a length outside off, Misbah defends off the back foot to the off side ... Meanwhile the TV commentators have started talking about some football. It's the batting Powerplay people!

35.2

Southee to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, Misbah spanks another nice boundary. Too little too late? Over-pitched by Southee on off stump, Misbah again sets his base nicely, down on a knee and carves this over the covers.

35.3

Southee to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, good comeback, follows Misbah who is backing away rampantly and ensures he can't do much with it

35.4

Southee to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, Misbah smokes another one. Down the ground this time. He backs away, he walks back across, Southee is thoroughly confused but delivers a seemingly safe full ball outside off. Not safe - Misbah smashes it off the middle despite not being on the front foot and it is four between bowler and mid off. That's what Ravi Shastri calls a tracer bullet.

35.5

Southee to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, looks to chop this one from outside off, and decides against a single. He needs one now.

35.6

Southee to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 wide, Aha, Southee tries to bowl a bouncer dot-ball, but ends up dropping too short. Called a wide for height.

35.6

Southee to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, and he can't get the single. Misbah will be disappointed. He got a short ball that could have been pulled anywhere, but he found midwicket inside the circle

Pakistan 122/9   Misbah-ul-Haq 49* (81b 3x4 1x6)

36.2

Oram to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Misbah continues to go for a stroll around his crease, Oram follows him with a yorker on leg stump. Hits the pads, but safe.

36.3

Oram to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, looks to hustle one past the midwicket boundary, makes very good connection but he finds the man at deep midwicket. There is a deep square leg as well. They know this is Misbah's hitting area.

36.4

Oram to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, another heave across the line, again straight to the deep midwicket fielder. Another single refused. On 49.

36.5

Oram to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, Misbah has got an important 50 here - may not be important for this game, but with the World Cup coming up this will spark a huge captaincy debate. He has been as calm and assured as Afridi hasn't. Works a full ball past wide mid on for a single

Pakistan 124/9   Misbah-ul-Haq 50* (85b 3x4 1x6)

37.1

Southee to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, length ball, giving Misbah no room and he looks to make his own by getting inside the line. Can't get it away to the leg side though.

37.2

Southee to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short ball, hurries him into the pull shot and Misbah can't time it at all this time

37.3

Southee to Misbah-ul-Haq, OUT, five for Southee! Misbah looks bemused. Even mildly amused. He breaks into a wry smile. This is why: It was an offcutter at 133 kph. Misbah spotted the variation and moved across the stumps to look for the tickle to the leg side. It missed the bat, and hit the bottom on his thigh pad, en route to the stumps. It may have hit the stumps in any case. Misbah is distraught. He was looking to whimper this score closer to 150. Pakistan have almost nothing to defend here.

Misbah-ul-Haq b Southee 50 (128m 88b 3x4 1x6) SR: 56.81

Pakistan 124/10   Misbah-ul-Haq 50 (88b 3x4 1x6)
Series Results
New Zealand v Pakistan at Auckland - Feb 5, 2011
New Zealand won by 57 runs
New Zealand v Pakistan at Hamilton - Feb 3, 2011
Pakistan won by 41 runs
New Zealand v Pakistan at Napier - Feb 1, 2011
Pakistan won by 2 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
New Zealand v Pakistan at Christchurch - Jan 29, 2011
Pakistan won by 43 runs
New Zealand v Pakistan at Queenstown - Jan 26, 2011
No result
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Photos

Jan 22, 2011

Martin Guptill and Ross Taylor walk back after the win, New Zealand v Pakistan, 1st ODI, Westpac Stadium, Wellington, January 22, 2011

Martin Guptill and Ross Taylor walk back after the win

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Jan 22, 2011

Martin Guptill made a brisk 40 at the top of the order, New Zealand v Pakistan, 1st ODI, Westpac Stadium, Wellington, January 22, 2011

Martin Guptill made a brisk 40 at the top of the order

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