Mills to Mohammad Hafeez,
oh, Hafeez! What have you done! Mills keeps it well short of a length as he has most of the morning. A foot or so outside off. Hafeez could have left it. Or cut it, if he wanted to be adventurous. Or steered it, if he wanted a single. What does he do? He drives. On the up. With his feet miles away from the ball. What happens? It lobs up in the air, straight to mid off.
Mohammad Hafeez c NL McCullum b Mills 14 (27m 20b 2x4 0x6) SR: 70.00
NL McCullum to Kamran Akmal,
Kamran is run out. That's a mad, mad piece of running, to go with a really special piece of fielding. Fuller outside off, Kamran got forward and opened the face, looking to steal a single to the off side. It went quickly to Mills at short third man. Kamran had committed himself to the single and went too far before noticing that Mills had fielded and lined up the stumps even as he was recovering from the tumble. Too late. Dead on throw, on the bounce into the stumps. Gone.
Kamran Akmal run out 17 (39m 33b 3x4 0x6) SR: 51.51
NL McCullum to Younis Khan,
you can travel miles and watch a lot of cricket, but it's unlikely you will see a softer dismissal, or one that is more against the run of play than this one. Nathan lands this on middle and leg and it is harmlessly turning further down. Younis sets himself up for a sweep and he was likely just looking for a single, but he misread the length a touch and got a top edge. It balloons up, straight into square leg's hands, who was standing some distance in. Pakistan have gifted all three wickets today.
Younis Khan c Styris b NL McCullum 21 (34m 26b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.76
Styris to Ahmed Shehzad,
end of a memorable innings. Shehzad has perished in his attempt to hit another six. Fuller length from Styris, Shehzad was lining up the stands at deep midwicket, but he got too far under it. Ended up scooping it high and when it came down, James Franklin was there to take the steepler. Pakistan in complete charge, all the same. What an innings.
Ahmed Shehzad c Franklin b Styris 115 (156m 109b 12x4 3x6) SR: 105.50
Styris to Misbah-ul-Haq,
Misbah is gone. Never quite looked the part today - rare off-day for him on tour. Looks for the loft over the leg side again, going well deep in the crease as it is angled into his body. He was in position for the shot, but did not make a clean connection. It is lofted harmlessly towards deep square leg for a smart tumbling catch by Oram. He seemed to have over-run the ball as he moved to his right, but adjusted well with the hands to pouch it just above the turf
Misbah-ul-Haq c Oram b Styris 25 (61m 44b 1x4 0x6) SR: 56.81
Oram to Shahid Afridi,
Afridi gone, this is a big wicket in the context of the game with 4.1 overs to go. Short ball, around off stump, and Afridi looks to fore-hand cross-court it down the ground. He ends up top-edging it the shot and it is an easy catch for long on running in. Over to Razzaq and Umar now.
Shahid Afridi c Guptill b Oram 24 (29m 20b 1x4 1x6) SR: 120.00
Mills to Abdul Razzaq,
New Zealand are making the batting Powerplay work against Pakistan here. Razzaq falls now. Length ball, it was there for the loft over long off and Razzaq made decent connection, but could not clear the boundary rider.
Abdul Razzaq c How b Mills 3 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00
Bennett to Wahab Riaz,
Umar is run out. Well donw Brendon McCullum. No one seems to expect Riaz to connect. Umar backs up a mile once again. McCullum knows they are likely to steal another bye, so he takes a start as well. True to form, Riaz swings wildly at a full ball outside off and misses. McCullum collects and under-arms a throw at the striker's end in a trice. Umar, despite the early start, is caught short.
Umar Akmal run out 32 (53m 32b 2x4 0x6) SR: 100.00
Oram to Umar Gul,
surprise, surprise! Gul has connected. But sadly for Pakistan, he's holed out. Short of a length, outside off, Gul manages to get a good piece of it as he stays back and carves over the off side. He finds the man sweeping square on the off side. Pakistan's last five overs have yielded 25/4.
Umar Gul c Ryder b Oram 1 (6m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66