Pakistan tour of New Zealand, 3rd Test: New Zealand v Pakistan at Napier, Dec 11-15, 2009
11,12,13,14,15 December 2009 (5-day match)
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20.1

O'Brien to Kamran Akmal, no run, into legstump this time, blocked off the backfoot towards the leg side

20.2

O'Brien to Kamran Akmal, no run, back of a length outside off, defended towards the off side

20.3

O'Brien to Kamran Akmal, no run, 144kmh, beats the outside edge outside off, Kamran Akmal pushes hard at a straight ball and doesn't connect

20.4

O'Brien to Kamran Akmal, no run, short ball on middle and off, defended off the backfoot

20.5

O'Brien to Kamran Akmal, no run, nearly had another one, poor poor shot from Kamran Akmal, it was short and wide outside off, Akmal has a waft at it, there was a half-shout for a caught-behind, hang on, New Zealand call for a review, HotSpot didn't show anything though there seemed to be a sound as ball passed bat, Kamran survives

20.6

O'Brien to Kamran Akmal, 3 runs, punched off the backfoot through covers to get off the mark

Pakistan 58/5   Kamran Akmal 3* (6b)
21.1

Tuffey to Kamran Akmal, no run, jags into the batsman, who defends to the leg side

21.2

Tuffey to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, great shot from Akmal, a short ball is lashed past point for four

21.3

Tuffey to Kamran Akmal, no run, short of length ball on off, punched back to the bowler

21.4

Tuffey to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, short and wide, that's not where you bowl to Akmal, he helps himself to another boundary past point

21.5

Tuffey to Kamran Akmal, no run, much closer to offstump this time, left alone by Akmal

21.6

Tuffey to Kamran Akmal, no run, fuller this time, same line, again the batsman shoulders arms

Pakistan 66/5   Kamran Akmal 11* (12b 2x4)
22.5

O'Brien to Kamran Akmal, no run, tests the batsman with a bouncer, batsman gets under it easily

22.6

O'Brien to Kamran Akmal, no run, ooh, looking to leave that one, too late to lift his bat, flies off the bottom of the bat and goes on the bounce to second slip

Pakistan 67/5   Kamran Akmal 11* (14b 2x4)
23.3

Tuffey to Kamran Akmal, no run, Tuffey keeps it nice and straight, Akmal pushes it back firmly towards the bowler

23.4

Tuffey to Kamran Akmal, no run, a touch shorter, just outside off, left alone

23.5

Tuffey to Kamran Akmal, no run, nice and solid backfoot defence towards the covers

23.6

Tuffey to Kamran Akmal, no run, a length ball that comes in a touch, Akmal inside-edges it onto his body

Pakistan 72/5   Kamran Akmal 11* (18b 2x4)
24.3

O'Brien to Kamran Akmal, no run, length ball heading for offstump, blocked towards the off side

24.4

O'Brien to Kamran Akmal, 1 no ball, shortish ball outside off, poked towards point where Flynn dives and fields, O'Brien has overstepped

24.4

O'Brien to Kamran Akmal, no run, O'Brien keep the pace up, 145kmh, beats the outside edge after pitching on a length just outside off, O'Brien's accuracy has been amazing today

24.5

O'Brien to Kamran Akmal, SIX, not too much wrong with that ball, just a touch short and not too much width, Akmal hammers that over cover for four, five wickets down and five minutes to lunch, not something that worries Akmal

24.6

O'Brien to Kamran Akmal, no run, beaten outside off again, as he looks to defend back to the bowler

Pakistan 80/5   Kamran Akmal 17* (23b 2x4 1x6)
25.2

Tuffey to Kamran Akmal, no run, a shorter ball, and wide outside off, left alone

25.3

Tuffey to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, length ball, just outside off, Akmal gets forward and pushes it towards cover point

25.6

Tuffey to Kamran Akmal, no run, Akmal offers a solid forward defensive to make sure Pakistan don't lose any more than five in the first session, Koertzen says that lunch

Pakistan 83/5   Kamran Akmal 18* (26b 2x4 1x6)
26.5

Martin to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, from over the stumps, a bouncer, Akmal took his eyes off the ball at the last moment but he went through with his hook shot

26.6

Martin to Kamran Akmal, OUT, What is happening out there? Pakistan continue to implode. It was another lifting delivery, this time Martin got it to straighten outside off stump, and Akmal shaped to pull but tried to withdraw his bat at the last minute. Too late. The ball popped up at cover point. Simple catch and Pakistan have lost their 6th wicket. Bizarre morning continues.

Kamran Akmal c Guptill b Martin 22 (36m 28b 3x4 1x6) SR: 78.57

Pakistan 90/6   Kamran Akmal 22 (28b 3x4 1x6)
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