Pakistan tour of New Zealand, 1st ODI: New Zealand v Pakistan at Wellington, Jan 22, 2011
New Zealand won by 9 wickets (with 196 balls remaining)
22 January 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)
0.1

Franklin to Kamran Akmal, no run, length ball, on a good line, around off stump and slanting a touch in. Kamran defends solidly off the front foot

0.2

Franklin to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, and Kamran doesn't need much time to get used to New Zealand. Lovely piece of timing as Frankli lands this a foot and a half wide of off. Kamran opens the face as he eases into a square drive and finds the gap through a well populated circle on the off side

0.3

Franklin to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, similar ball, Kamran drives it on the up this time. Nathan McCullum at point tumbles to his left and keeps it down to one

Pakistan 5/0   Kamran Akmal 5* (3b 1x4)
1.1

Southee to Kamran Akmal, 1 wide, ooh, he begins with a looses cannon. Full and wide outside off, it swings away like it has a mind of its own and Kamran has a swish at it. He misses, McCullum fumbles.

1.1

Southee to Kamran Akmal, no run, over-pitched outside off and again moving away nicely, Kamran drives without getting fully across, to Ryder at cover point

1.2

Southee to Kamran Akmal, no run, holds the length back a touch, and Kamran chooses not to drive. Defended from the crease

1.3

Southee to Kamran Akmal, no run, pleasing shape from Southee again, at lively pace too - 136 kph. Another one lands on a length around middle stump and straightens. Kamran punches it down the track, but not too well-timed.

1.4

Southee to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, this time he slants it down the leg, lost in search of the dream ball. Kamran flicks it to fine leg for one

Pakistan 7/0   Kamran Akmal 6* (7b 1x4)
2.1

Franklin to Kamran Akmal, no run, not much movement at this end, full on off stump and Kamran defends compactly to the off side

2.2

Franklin to Kamran Akmal, no run, smart change in length, dangling the bait outside off and getting it to hold its line and go with the angle. Kamran has a feel at it, but doesn't nick it

2.3

Franklin to Kamran Akmal, no run, solid defence again, to a straighter ball. Positive footwork from Kamran, getting nicelt across to cover the line

2.4

Franklin to Kamran Akmal, no run, back of a length, on middle stump, Kamran stays back and defends down the track

2.5

Franklin to Kamran Akmal, no run, over-pitched, well outside off and Kamran goes for the drive, but he hasn't got across. Mis-times the shot to mid-off

2.6

Franklin to Kamran Akmal, no run, another good finish to the over, Franklin finally gets the ball to deviate, starts on off stump and begins to straighten, but not enough to hit the stumps. Rapped on the pads as Kamran was reaching out, but there is no appeal

Pakistan 7/0   Kamran Akmal 6* (13b 1x4)
4.1

Franklin to Kamran Akmal, no run, back of a length outside off, Kamran goes for the big booming cover drive, but it goes without much boom towards cover. Mistimed due to lack of footwork

4.2

Franklin to Kamran Akmal, no run, nice save at short fine leg, that ball had four bonus runs written on it, as it landed outside leg and Kamran timed the glance perfectly. The fielder at short fine moved quickly to his left and tumbled to save four runs.

4.3

Franklin to Kamran Akmal, no run, full and straight on off stump, Kamran eases the check drive towards mid off

4.4

Franklin to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, fractionally wider outside off and Kamran opens the face to guide it square for one

Pakistan 10/1   Kamran Akmal 7* (17b 1x4)
5.3

Southee to Kamran Akmal, no run, back of a length outside off, Kamran hangs back in the crease and check drives into the covers

5.4

Southee to Kamran Akmal, no run, every now and then, Southee gets one to jag back in off the seam. Good combination - outswing and in-seam. Kamran is cut in half as he stays back in the crease

5.5

Southee to Kamran Akmal, no run, this is top-class new-ball bowling, from a different era almost. That's how rare good sideways movement has become these days. Southee tries what he did successfully against Hafeez, follows up the inducker with the away swinger again. Hafeez was good enough to edge it, Kamran was not.

5.6

Southee to Kamran Akmal, no run, stays back in the crease, carefully watching the movement off the track, before defending to the off side

Pakistan 16/1   Kamran Akmal 7* (21b 1x4)
6.6

Franklin to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, dropped back of a length on the pads and Kamran works it square for one

Pakistan 22/1   Kamran Akmal 8* (22b 1x4)
7.1

Southee to Kamran Akmal, OUT, Kamran combusts. Southee has kept testing them from a length outside off, getting them to move away from the right handers. Kamran has another flash at it, but the movement took it away from the middle. He was going uppish with this, so Ryder was always in business at point. He moved quickly to the left to complete a tumbling take, as graceful as his frame would allow him to be.

Kamran Akmal c Ryder b Southee 8 (31m 23b 1x4 0x6) SR: 34.78

Pakistan 22/2   Kamran Akmal 8 (23b 1x4)
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