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)

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

Pakistan 4/0   Kamran Akmal 4* (2b 1x4)   JEC Franklin 0.2-0-4-0

Southee to Younis Khan, FOUR, Southee continues to do a decent fast bowler's impression of legspin. Another sharp away seamer, sucks Younis into the waft after getting forward, and gets the edge. Unfortunately for Southee, it was a thick edge that eluded the two slips

Pakistan 15/1   Younis Khan 7* (5b 1x4)   TG Southee 2.1-0-8-1

Franklin to Younis Khan, FOUR, boy, how close was that to short fine leg? Not a very smart delivery from Franklin, short ball without pace on leg stump and it was there for the pull. It came off so slowly that Younis mistimed the pull, and it went menacingly close to short fine leg before running away to the boundary

Pakistan 20/1   Younis Khan 12* (10b 2x4)   JEC Franklin 3.4-1-11-0

Southee to Asad Shafiq, FOUR, unlucky for the bowler. Once again, Southee slips in the inducker after making the batsman look out of his depth with an away swinger. Asad did not see it coming, was taken by surprise by the slight shortening of length and then by the inward movement. He tried to cover the line in a hurry, but only got an inside edge that whistled past leg stump for four

Pakistan 26/2   Asad Shafiq 4* (4b 1x4)   TG Southee 3.5-0-13-2

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.

Pakistan 64/5   Misbah-ul-Haq 19* (42b 1x4)   HK Bennett 4.2-0-14-2

Oram to Abdul Razzaq, FOUR, I think that's just the second convicing boundary of the day, since Kamran's drive in the opening over. Lovely hands from Razzaq, generates bat speed out of nowhere to a length ball close to the off stump. He just opened the wrists and eased it square for four

Pakistan 96/6   Abdul Razzaq 6* (7b 1x4)   JDP Oram 6.3-0-22-0

Bennett to Sohail Tanvir, FOUR, Tanvir produces the third good boundary of the day. Back of a length delivery and enough room for Tanvir to time the steer well through point. He found the gap perfectly too

Pakistan 106/8   Sohail Tanvir 6* (14b 1x4)   HK Bennett 7.4-0-26-2

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.

Pakistan 117/9   Misbah-ul-Haq 45* (77b 2x4 1x6)   TG Southee 8.2-0-28-4

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.

Pakistan 121/9   Misbah-ul-Haq 49* (79b 3x4 1x6)   TG Southee 8.4-0-32-4





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