3rd ODI: New Zealand v Pakistan at Abu Dhabi, Nov 9, 2009
New Zealand won by 7 runs
Played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi (neutral venue)
9 November 2009 - day/night match (50-over match)
  New Zealand innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal BB McCullum c & b Shoaib Malik 76 109 78 6 3 97.43
26.3 tame dismissal, turns in just a hint from a good length on the off, tries to close the face while playing the attempted drive to long-on, ends up scooping it straight back to Malik who makes no mistake 138/3
View dismissal AJ Redmond c Mohammad Amir b Umar Gul 21 52 30 3 0 70.00
11.3 gone! Redmond is Gul's 100th ODI wicket, short of a length on the off, comes down the track and tries to slap it past the bowler, gets a top edge and it lands safely into the palms of Aamer at third man 72/1
View dismissal MJ Guptill c Younis Khan b Saeed Ajmal 8 23 21 0 0 38.09
16.3 the doosra does the trick, played for the spin there, trying to work it through the leg side, got a leading edge as it went the other way and Younis Khan at mid-off did well running to his left and taking a testing chance 88/2
View dismissal LRPL Taylor lbw b Saeed Ajmal 44 78 69 0 1 63.76
38.3 trapped in front! Spun in sharply from a good length on the off stump, got forward and tried to turn it away towards midwicket, missed and was caught in line. Would have clipped leg stump 187/5
View dismissal SB Styris run out (Khalid Latif) 14 20 19 0 0 73.68
33.3 from Shahid Afridi, run out, goes for the cut, gets an inside edge towards short fine, Taylor calls for the single, Styris responds but is caught off-guard as Butt targets the non-striker's end and scores a direct hit to find Styris just short of his ground 164/4
View dismissal DL Vettori* lbw b Saeed Ajmal 15 33 18 0 0 83.33
40.3 the middle order is crumbling now, deceived by the quicker one. Round the wicket, hurls it flat and quick, opts to play from the crease into the leg side as it turns in, he misses and is caught right in front of middle 190/7
View dismissal NT Broom lbw b Shahid Afridi 0 5 5 0 0 0.00
39.4 Caught in front! The googly does him in, shortish on the off and turned in sharply as he got all the way onto the back foot to whip it into the leg side, didn't pick it early and was caught high on the pads, would have gone on to hit middle and leg 188/6
View dismissal JDP Oram lbw b Saeed Ajmal 2 11 8 0 0 25.00
42.3 Ajmal gets four! Short of a length on the off and drifts in towards middle, Oram is all the way back and misreads the line as he tries to work it into the leg side, is struck on the pads and the umpire had no hesitation 194/8
View dismissal KD Mills c Saeed Ajmal b Mohammad Amir 4 15 13 0 0 30.76
43.6 What a collapse! Short on the off, tried to slap it over mid-on, got it high on the bat and Ajmal ran a few paces to his left to pouch a straightforward chance 198/9
SE Bond not out 11 20 11 0 0 100.00
View dismissal TG Southee c Abdul Razzaq b Mohammad Amir 4 13 7 0 0 57.14
46.3 gone! Fullish, made room, picked it up but scooped it straight to midwicket to end the innings 211/10
Extras (lb 6, w 6) 12
  Total (all out; 46.3 overs) 211 (4.53 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets Mohammad Amir 8.3 0 41 2 4.82 26 3 1
43.6 to Mills, What a collapse! Short on the off, tried to slap it over mid-on, got it high on the bat and Ajmal ran a few paces to his left to pouch a straightforward chance 198/9
46.3 to Southee, gone! Fullish, made room, picked it up but scooped it straight to midwicket to end the innings 211/10
View wicket Umar Gul 8 1 47 1 5.87 29 3 2 (2w)
11.3 to Redmond, gone! Redmond is Gul's 100th ODI wicket, short of a length on the off, comes down the track and tries to slap it past the bowler, gets a top edge and it lands safely into the palms of Aamer at third man 72/1
  Abdul Razzaq 3 0 19 0 6.33 6 2 0
View wickets Saeed Ajmal 10 0 33 4 3.30 30 0 0
16.3 to Guptill, the doosra does the trick, played for the spin there, trying to work it through the leg side, got a leading edge as it went the other way and Younis Khan at mid-off did well running to his left and taking a testing chance 88/2
38.3 to Taylor, trapped in front! Spun in sharply from a good length on the off stump, got forward and tried to turn it away towards midwicket, missed and was caught in line. Would have clipped leg stump 187/5
40.3 to Vettori, the middle order is crumbling now, deceived by the quicker one. Round the wicket, hurls it flat and quick, opts to play from the crease into the leg side as it turns in, he misses and is caught right in front of middle 190/7
42.3 to Oram, Ajmal gets four! Short of a length on the off and drifts in towards middle, Oram is all the way back and misreads the line as he tries to work it into the leg side, is struck on the pads and the umpire had no hesitation 194/8
View wicket Shahid Afridi 10 0 33 1 3.30 34 1 0 (3w)
39.4 to Broom, Caught in front! The googly does him in, shortish on the off and turned in sharply as he got all the way onto the back foot to whip it into the leg side, didn't pick it early and was caught high on the pads, would have gone on to hit middle and leg 188/6
View wicket Shoaib Malik 7 0 32 1 4.57 18 0 1 (1w)
26.3 to McCullum, tame dismissal, turns in just a hint from a good length on the off, tries to close the face while playing the attempted drive to long-on, ends up scooping it straight back to Malik who makes no mistake 138/3
  Pakistan innings (target: 212 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Salman Butt run out (Guptill/†McCullum) 25 49 34 4 0 73.52
10.6 Vettori to Younis Khan, run out again, Butt has to go. Pushed off the front foot towards extra cover, Younis takes off but there's plenty of hesitation from Butt who is late in his response, Guptill flicks an under-arm throw to the keeper who takes off the bails to find him miles short 51/2
View dismissal Khalid Latif lbw b Vettori 19 37 17 3 0 111.76
8.2 it looked out, Vettori's struck immediately! Drifted in, landed on a good length on the off and angled in, he didn't get too forward while trying to play at it, missed and was caught right in front of middle 47/1
View dismissal Younis Khan* c Taylor b Bond 3 14 16 0 0 18.75
11.1 Younis goes! New Zealand have fought back, short of a good length on the off, just a hint of away movement, Younis moves back to defend, gets a thick outside edge and Taylor at a widish slip takes a good low catch diving to his left 51/3
View dismissal Shoaib Malik c Styris b Mills 11 29 21 1 0 52.38
16.6 Malik has been sent back! Tempted into playing the pull, it's a short one again, doesn't connect it well, miscues it straight into the hands of Styris waiting at deep square leg 74/4
View dismissal Umar Akmal c †McCullum b Southee 12 41 24 1 0 50.00
19.5 gone! Short and wide, goes for the cut, gets a thick edge and McCullum holds on to a straightforward chance 82/5
View dismissal Shahid Afridi c †McCullum b Oram 5 19 10 0 0 50.00
20.4 gone, another one! Afridi's thrown it away, bowled on a good length outside off and he tries to whack it past the bowler, a hint of away movement produces a thick outside edge and McCullum snaps a dolly 84/6
View dismissal Kamran Akmal c Vettori b Southee 4 9 4 0 0 100.00
21.2 An atrocious shot! Pakistan are being abysmal here, short on the off and he tries to swat that needlessly over mid-on, doesn't time it at all and finds Vettori,who accepts it gleefully 86/7
View dismissal Abdul Razzaq run out (Vettori/Southee) 0 13 8 0 0 0.00
23.1 Southee to Umar Gul, run out, Razzaq goes, what a mess! Full on middle, driven to mid-on where Vettori slides to his left and pulls off an excellent stop, Razzaq has already left the non-striker's end for a single but is met with no response from Gul who belatedly sends him back, Vettori returns an over-arm throw to the bowler's end, Southee collects and flicks the bails to find Razzaq miles out of his ground 86/8
View dismissal Umar Gul c Redmond b Oram 6 45 37 0 0 16.21
33.1 Gul departs, bowled it full on middle and leg, clipped it well but straight into the palms of Redmond at deep midwicket 101/9
Mohammad Amir not out 73 107 81 7 3 90.12
View dismissal Saeed Ajmal c Mills b Oram 33 71 44 2 0 75.00
49.1 New Zealand have won! Short on middle, goes for the pull, gets a top edge and Mills running in from fine leg takes a well-judged catch amid all the nerves and pressure 204/10
Extras (b 4, lb 4, w 4, nb 1) 13
  Total (all out; 49.1 overs) 204 (4.14 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket KD Mills 10 1 62 1 6.20 29 8 0 (1w)
16.6 to Shoaib Malik, Malik has been sent back! Tempted into playing the pull, it's a short one again, doesn't connect it well, miscues it straight into the hands of Styris waiting at deep square leg 74/4
View wicket SE Bond 10 1 46 1 4.60 36 5 0 (2w)
11.1 to Younis Khan, Younis goes! New Zealand have fought back, short of a good length on the off, just a hint of away movement, Younis moves back to defend, gets a thick outside edge and Taylor at a widish slip takes a good low catch diving to his left 51/3
View wicket DL Vettori 10 2 42 1 4.20 44 3 3
8.2 to Khalid Latif, it looked out, Vettori's struck immediately! Drifted in, landed on a good length on the off and angled in, he didn't get too forward while trying to play at it, missed and was caught right in front of middle 47/1
View wickets TG Southee 10 0 26 2 2.60 41 1 0
19.5 to Umar Akmal, gone! Short and wide, goes for the cut, gets a thick edge and McCullum holds on to a straightforward chance 82/5
21.2 to Kamran Akmal, An atrocious shot! Pakistan are being abysmal here, short on the off and he tries to swat that needlessly over mid-on, doesn't time it at all and finds Vettori,who accepts it gleefully 86/7
View wickets JDP Oram 9.1 2 20 3 2.18 41 1 0 (1nb, 1w)
20.4 to Shahid Afridi, gone, another one! Afridi's thrown it away, bowled on a good length outside off and he tries to whack it past the bowler, a hint of away movement produces a thick outside edge and McCullum snaps a dolly 84/6
33.1 to Umar Gul, Gul departs, bowled it full on middle and leg, clipped it well but straight into the palms of Redmond at deep midwicket 101/9
49.1 to Saeed Ajmal, New Zealand have won! Short on middle, goes for the pull, gets a top edge and Mills running in from fine leg takes a well-judged catch amid all the nerves and pressure 204/10

Match details


Toss - New Zealand, who chose to bat
Series - New Zealand won the 3-match series 2-1
Player of the match - Mohammad Amir (Pakistan)
Player of the series - BB McCullum (New Zealand)
Umpires - Nadeem Ghauri (Pakistan) and BNJ Oxenford (Australia)
TV umpire - Zameer Haider (Pakistan)
Match referee - AJ Pycroft (Zimbabwe)
Reserve umpire - Ahsan Raza (Pakistan)

Match Notes


    • New Zealand innings
    • New Zealand: 50 runs in 8.6 overs (55 balls), Extras 7
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 55 balls (BB McCullum 29, AJ Redmond 16, Ex 7)
    • Power Play 2: Overs 13.1 - 18.0
    • BB McCullum: 50 off 47 balls (3 x 4, 3 x 6)
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 86/1 in 16.0 overs (BB McCullum 50, MJ Guptill 7)
    • New Zealand: 100 runs in 18.1 overs (111 balls), Extras 8
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 59 balls (BB McCullum 25, LRPL Taylor 23, Ex 2)
    • New Zealand: 150 runs in 29.3 overs (182 balls), Extras 11
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 175/4 in 36.0 overs (LRPL Taylor 39, DL Vettori 6)
    • New Zealand: 200 runs in 44.4 overs (274 balls), Extras 12
    • Power Play 3: Overs 45.1 - 50.0
    • Innings Break: New Zealand - 211/10 in 46.3 overs (SE Bond 11)
    • Pakistan innings
    • Pakistan: 50 runs in 9.5 overs (61 balls), Extras 4
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 68/3 in 16.0 overs (Shoaib Malik 6, Umar Akmal 8)
    • Pakistan: 100 runs in 29.5 overs (183 balls), Extras 8
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 100/8 in 32.0 overs (Umar Gul 5, Mohammad Amir 8)
    • Power Play 3: Overs 36.1 - 41.0
    • Pakistan: 150 runs in 38.6 overs (238 balls), Extras 12
    • 10th Wicket: 50 runs in 37 balls (Mohammad Amir 39, Saeed Ajmal 7, Ex 4)
    • Mohammad Aamer: 50 off 53 balls (5 x 4, 3 x 6)
    • Pakistan: 200 runs in 48.1 overs (294 balls), Extras 13
    • 10th Wicket: 100 runs in 92 balls (Mohammad Amir 64, Saeed Ajmal 31, Ex 5)
 
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