Pakistan v New Zealand T20I Series - 1st T20I

New Zealand v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 49 runs

8.00pm Shane Bond to start things off. The Pakistan openers have made their way to the middle. Nazir to face.

Jignesh Patel: "A couple of variables here from the 50-over matches....will Brendon Mac continue with his recently more successful slightly cautious and disciplined approach, or will he revert to the previous reckless abandon which has become his trademark, and will the effect of having more aggressive openers allow Shahid Afridi and the middle order to build more of their own innings rather than having to play shots from ball one, as they have had to do in the 50-over matches because of the slow starts by Butt and Latif?"

Ayaz Hyder: "Good to see Sohail Tanvir get another shot here but I thought they might go with another bat in the lineup. Imran Farhat to open with Imran Nazir? There seem to be enough bowling options already in the team with Aamer, Gul, Afridi, Ajmal, Razzaq and Malik. "

There isn't going to be a lot of turn on the track, the experts say; not as much as the ODIs. The crowd is gradually building up.

7.45pm There's a while to go for the start, another 15 minutes. So check this out in the meantime, as well as the preview to this game.

BJ Watling makes his Twenty20 debut. Ian Butler, Nathan McCullum are the other two additions; they didn't play in the last two ODIs. Imran Nazir will open for Pakistan. Check out the teams above.

7.35pm Vettori isn't playing, McCullum is captaining New Zealand. Toss - McCullum has opted to bowl. Vettori's had a blow to his head in the second ODI, so he's recovering. Afridi says his team is very focused and keen to win this. He thinks the pitch will take turn; they have himself, Ajmal and Shoaib Malik in their ranks, and New Zealand haven't really played them well.

7.30pm local time Hello and welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of the first Twenty20 international between Pakistan and New Zealand in Dubai. The 'hosts' will be keen to make up for a disappointing series defeat in the ODIs, and will do well to focus on the task at hand amid all that's been happening around them. By that I mean Younis Khan's decision to quit as captain, or more specifically, the reasons for that decision.

0.1

Bond to Imran Nazir, no run, struck on the ribs! Nipped back in sharply from a good length on the off stump, was surprised by the movement and hit fiercely

No damage done though

0.2

Bond to Imran Nazir, no run, plenty of movement, bowled at 137 kmph, swung in after pitching on a length outside off, came forward to defend, it nipped back to strike him high on the pads

0.3

Bond to Imran Nazir, no run, 135.9 kmph this time, in the channel outside off, a hint of inward movement, Nazir lets it go

0.4

Bond to Imran Nazir, no run, Nazir's having a tough time, beaten by the pace and the movement again, swinging it in consistently, clips the pads and lobs up to slip

0.5

Bond to Imran Nazir, no run, held it back slightly, Nazir came down the track and tapped it down towards midwicket

0.6

Bond to Imran Nazir, no run, starts with a maiden, short of a good length on the off, moves across and fends it into the leg side

End of over 1 (maiden) Pakistan 0/0 (RR: 0.00)
Imran Nazir    0* (6b)      SE Bond    1-1-0-0
Kamran Akmal    0* (0b)     

Southie to bowl, a slip in place

1.1

Southee to Kamran Akmal, no run, pitches it up outside off, driven through the line to mid-off

Wanderer: "What's the point in playing 4 pace bowlers, (granted Razzaq is a batsmen these days) and 3 spinners + Fawad Alam? Surely you'd drop one of the bowlers and choose another proper batsmen and hit out from the very first ball. It is after all only 20 overs, how many bowlers do you need?"

1.2

Southee to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, fullish on the off, moves away and he tries to whip it through midwicket, flies off the outside edge down to third man for a single

1.3

Southee to Imran Nazir, 2 runs, Streaky couple, made room and the bowler chased him, targeted the blockhole, Nazir managed to squeeze it out to the vacant midwicket region and stole a couple

1.4

Southee to Imran Nazir, no run, short of a good length outside off, zipping away, leaves it be

1.5

Southee to Imran Nazir, no run, bowled on a length outside off, comes down the track and tries to drive it hard through mid-off, misses as it swings away, Watling collects

1.6

Southee to Imran Nazir, no run, fullish outside off, makes room to drill it through the off side, it zips away to beat the outside edge

Two tidy overs to begin with and plenty of movement on offer. New Zealand have started well

End of over 2 (3 runs) Pakistan 3/0 (RR: 1.50)
Imran Nazir    2* (10b)      TG Southee    1-0-3-0
Kamran Akmal    1* (2b)      SE Bond    1-1-0-0

2.1

Bond to Kamran Akmal, no run, shortish on the off, moving in, taps it back to the bowler off the back foot

2.2

Bond to Kamran Akmal, no run, hurled it short outside off, it darted back in and he knocked it down in front of the bowler

2.3

Bond to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, excellent shot, it was there to be hit, full outside off, leans forward and drives it crisply between extra cover and cover point for a boundary

2.4

Bond to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, four more, more like Twenty20 now, short on middle, swivels and helps it down the fine-leg boundary past a diving Butler

2.5

Bond to Kamran Akmal, no run, a touch fuller, gets forward, waits for it to come in and knocks it back to Bond

2.6

Bond to Kamran Akmal, no run, swing and a miss, didn't bounce as much as he expected, short and he tried to dispatch it over midwicket, zipped under the bat

End of over 3 (8 runs) Pakistan 11/0 (RR: 3.66)
Kamran Akmal    9* (8b 2x4)      SE Bond    2-1-8-0
Imran Nazir    2* (10b)      TG Southee    1-0-3-0

3.1

Southee to Imran Nazir, 1 run, hurls it on a good length outside off at 131.6 kmph, gets forward and slices it uppishly to third man for a single

3.2

Southee to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, bowled full outside off, gets to the pitch and drives it down to mid-on

3.3

Southee to Imran Nazir, FOUR, picked the gap, not too full but he was in position, getting forward and creaming it through the covers for a boundary

3.4

Southee to Imran Nazir, 1 run, bowled from wide of the crease and angled it towards middle, flicked it away towards fine leg for a single

3.5

Southee to Kamran Akmal, no run, misses out on the pull, bowled it short on middle, tried to smack it through square leg, missed and was struck high on the pads

3.6

Southee to Kamran Akmal, 2 runs, dropped, very tough chance, came down the track and attempted to deposit it into the stands over the long-on boundary, didn't connect well, got plenty of elevation but Butler, running back from mid-on, spilled it through his outstretched hands, just about managed to reach it but the effort was in vain

End of over 4 (9 runs) Pakistan 20/0 (RR: 5.00)
Kamran Akmal    12* (11b 2x4)      TG Southee    2-0-12-0
Imran Nazir    8* (13b 1x4)      SE Bond    2-1-8-0

Butler to bowl

4.1

Butler to Imran Nazir, SIX, he's welcomed with a six, lands on a good length on the off, bends low and slaps it with utter disdain over long-on for a flat six

4.2

Butler to Imran Nazir, SIX, on the off side this time, pitched up and he clubbed that flat and hard over long-off, a crowd-killer, that, powerfully struck

4.3

Butler to Imran Nazir, no run, follows it up with a yorker, well bowled, Nazir had made room and he managed to dig it out into the off side

4.4

Butler to Imran Nazir, no run, good comeback, in the blockhole again, tries to swing him over the leg side but it just escaped leg stump

4.5

Butler to Imran Nazir, no run, misses out this time, a full toss outside off, he comes down the track and drills it hard but straight to mid-off

4.6

Butler to Imran Nazir, no run, full and wide, moving away a hint, makes room to slice it over point, doesn't connect, those two sixes are all he could muster, they've got things back on track after a quiet first two overs

End of over 5 (12 runs) Pakistan 32/0 (RR: 6.40)
Imran Nazir    20* (19b 1x4 2x6)      IG Butler    1-0-12-0
Kamran Akmal    12* (11b 2x4)      TG Southee    2-0-12-0

5.1

Southee to Kamran Akmal, no run, a massive heave but he's nowhere near it as it lands and zips away to the keeper

5.2

Southee to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, targeting the stumps, moves well across to flick it through the leg side, big inside edge onto the pads and they sneak a run

5.3

Southee to Imran Nazir, 1 run, makes room and tries to cream that through the off side, gets a thick edge down towards third man for a single

5.4

Southee to Kamran Akmal, no run, in the zone, full outside off, made room and tried to crack that through the off side, missed out

Plenty of smiles it the Pakistan dressing room, Malik and Afridi are giggling away

5.5

Southee to Kamran Akmal, OUT, Kamran's gone, tried to clear mid-on but didn't get it off the middle, chipped it to Bond who ran a few paces to his right and snapped a testing chance

Kamran Akmal c Bond b Southee 13 (24m 15b 2x4 0x6) SR: 86.66

Umar Akmal comes in

5.6

Southee to Imran Nazir, 1 run, fullish outside off, comes down the track and tries to smack it past the bowler, gets a thick edge down to third man for a single

End of over 6 (3 runs) Pakistan 35/1 (RR: 5.83)
Imran Nazir    22* (21b 1x4 2x6)      TG Southee    3-0-15-1
Umar Akmal    0* (0b)      IG Butler    1-0-12-0

The restrictions are off. Pakistan will be happy with their start

6.1

Butler to Imran Nazir, FOUR, the field has been pushed back but it makes no difference to Nazir who smashes that full delivery over the bowler's head to the boundary

6.2

Butler to Imran Nazir, no run, short and wide, thinks of a cut but decides against it

6.3

Butler to Imran Nazir, FOUR, he's lucky, Butler's the man he's after, short on middle, went for a mighty pull, the extra bounce worked to his advantage as it flew off the top edge over the keeper's head to the ropes

6.4

Butler to Imran Nazir, (no ball) SIX, full toss and it's been dealt with, was above waist height and the umpire has called it, Nazir is merciless, making room and slicing that miles over point for a six right next to the cheerleaders

6.4

Butler to Imran Nazir, 1 run, full toss again, but doesn't find the gap, strikes it on the bounce to long-off for a single

6.5

Butler to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, short of a good length outside off, tries to nudge it down to third man, gets an inside edge wide of fine leg

6.6

Butler to Umar Akmal, no run, swings in, it's a length delivery and he tries to swing that into the stands, misses and it just evades off stump

End of over 7 (18 runs) Pakistan 53/1 (RR: 7.57)
Umar Akmal    2* (2b)      IG Butler    2-0-30-0
Imran Nazir    37* (26b 3x4 3x6)      TG Southee    3-0-15-1

One would have thought the ground would be filled to capacity for this game, but it's not. Styris to bowl

7.1

Styris to Imran Nazir, 1 run, change in pace, slower one, bowled shortish outside off, guided down to third man for a single

7.2

Styris to Umar Akmal, no run, similar length but back to normal pace, tries to run that down to third man, misses

7.3

Styris to Umar Akmal, 1 run, lands on a good length on middle, pushes that down to long-on for a single

7.4

Styris to Imran Nazir, 1 run, in the blockhole on the off stump, comes down the track and taps it down towards long-off for one more

Will: "Ian Butler is a disaster in the field! First, his halfhearted dive at fine leg turned what should have been 2 into a 4, and then he fails to even get a hand on the skied catch!" And follows that up with a terrible over

7.5

Styris to Umar Akmal, no run, banged in short outside off, reaches but can't get his bat to it

7.6

Styris to Umar Akmal, OUT, the slower one does the trick, Umar was going for everything out there and tried to slog-sweep that good-length delivery over midwicket, was deceived by the pace and got the top edge, Watling, running back, took a well-judged overhead catch. His debut catch, that

Umar Akmal c †Watling b Styris 3 (10m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

End of over 8 (3 runs) Pakistan 56/2 (RR: 7.00)
     SB Styris    1-0-3-1
Imran Nazir    39* (28b 3x4 3x6)      IG Butler    2-0-30-0

Afridi comes in. Nathan McCullum to bowl his offspinners

8.1

NL McCullum to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, firing it in on middle from round the wicket, goes for the sweep, takes the top edge and just about clears short fine

8.2

NL McCullum to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, shortish on middle, punched off the back foot wide of midwicket for a single

8.3

NL McCullum to Imran Nazir, FOUR, short on middle, he deals with it appropriately, rocking back and pulling it hard over midwicket for a boundary

8.4

NL McCullum to Imran Nazir, 1 run

8.5

NL McCullum to Shahid Afridi, no run, bowled in the blockhole outside off, dug out towards extra cover

8.6

NL McCullum to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, pitched up on the off stump, driven down to long-on for a single

End of over 9 (9 runs) Pakistan 65/2 (RR: 7.22)
Shahid Afridi    4* (4b)      NL McCullum    1-0-9-0
Imran Nazir    44* (30b 4x4 3x6)      SB Styris    1-0-3-1

9.1

Styris to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, lands on a good length on middle, defended wide of midwicket for a single, McCullum did well to get to it but palmed it off to mid-off

9.2

Styris to Imran Nazir, 1 run, pushed it off the front foot wide of extra cover for one more

9.3

Styris to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, unlucky, bowled it on a good length outside off and Afridi tried to close the face and drive it towards midwicket, a touch too early and ended up getting a leading edge behind point to the ropes

9.4

Styris to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, shortish outside off, chopped down to third man for a single

9.5

Styris to Imran Nazir, 1 run, banged in short on middle, pulled down to deep square leg for a single

9.6

Styris to Shahid Afridi, SIX, off the meat, slower one bowled in the slot on middle, made just a hint of room and launched that into the stands over long-on

Pakistan poised for a substantial total at the halfway mark

End of over 10 (14 runs) Pakistan 79/2 (RR: 7.90)
Shahid Afridi    16* (8b 1x4 1x6)      SB Styris    2-0-17-1
Imran Nazir    46* (32b 4x4 3x6)      NL McCullum    1-0-9-0

10.1

NL McCullum to Imran Nazir, no run, threw it up on the off stump, came forward and defended it with bat close to pad

10.2

NL McCullum to Imran Nazir, SIX, it's a smallish ground with short boundaries and they're taking full toll, quicker through the air but again on a length, charges down and thumps it over long-on to reach his half-century

10.3

NL McCullum to Imran Nazir, 1 run, short o the off, slapped off the back foot towards long-off for a single

10.4

NL McCullum to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, Afridi miscues that one miles in the air off failed slog-sweep and much to his good fortune, it lands safe in front of long-on

10.5

NL McCullum to Imran Nazir, 1 run, short of a length outside off, swatted down to long-off for one more

10.6

NL McCullum to Shahid Afridi, no run, bowled short on the leg stump, tries to paddle it fine, struck high on the thighs, stifled appeal turned down

End of over 11 (9 runs) Pakistan 88/2 (RR: 8.00)
Shahid Afridi    17* (10b 1x4 1x6)      NL McCullum    2-0-18-0
Imran Nazir    54* (36b 4x4 4x6)      SB Styris    2-0-17-1

Bond is back

11.1

Bond to Imran Nazir, FOUR, angling it towards middle and leg, gets across and tickles that delicately wide of the diving short fine for a boundary

11.2

Bond to Imran Nazir, OUT, an important wicket, lands on a good length outside off, makes room and slices it straight into the palms of Redmond at third man

Imran Nazir c Redmond b Bond 58 (48m 38b 5x4 4x6) SR: 152.63

36 added off just 20 balls by these two, Nazir's played an aggressive hand

Malik comes in

11.3

Bond to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, short and wide, cut away hard but straight to deep point for a single

11.4

Bond to Shahid Afridi, no run, tries to be smart, gets some extra bounce and Afridi tries to guide that past the keeper but it's a touch too quick

11.5

Bond to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, slower one bowled full outside off, driven towards deep midwicket for a single

A slip moves in

11.6

Bond to Shoaib Malik, no run, banged in short outside off, stands tall and knocks it down towards slip

End of over 12 (6 runs) Pakistan 94/3 (RR: 7.83)
Shoaib Malik    1* (2b)      SE Bond    3-1-14-1
Shahid Afridi    18* (12b 1x4 1x6)      NL McCullum    2-0-18-0

Ayaz: "Why Imran Nazir isn't in the ODI lineup at the moment for Pakistan is just mind boggling. Give him an extended run to open with Salman Butt perhaps. With the 2011 in the Subcontinent an opening combo of Afridi and Nazir might be a gamble worth taking. "

Redmond to bowl his legspinners now

12.1

Redmond to Shahid Afridi, no run, gives it some air, bowled fullish on the off, pushed through to extra cover

Redmond's proven handy in the first-class circuit

12.2

Redmond to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, tossed up again, comes down the track and smacks it hard wide of long-off for a boundary

12.3

Redmond to Shahid Afridi, 1 wide, falters, fires a wide down the leg side, called by the umpire

12.3

Redmond to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, Afridi had already made room, chipped it between long-on and deep midwicket for a couple of runs

12.4

Redmond to Shahid Afridi, OUT, brilliantly taken by Southee, Afridi's staying his ground. Tossed up outside off, he took it from a good length, coming down the track, and struck it hard and flat towards long-off where Southee, taking a couple of steps coming in, snaps it inches from the ground, an excellent low catch and replays confirm it was clean

Shahid Afridi c Southee b Redmond 24 (19m 16b 2x4 1x6) SR: 150.00

Redmond's struck in his first over. A bit of a blow, that, for Pakistan. Afridi was looking threatening. Alam walks in

12.5

Redmond to Fawad Alam, 1 run, threw it up outside off, it held its line, angled it wide of point for a single

12.6

Redmond to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, plenty of flight, comes down the track and drives it wide of long-on for a couple

End of over 13 (10 runs) Pakistan 104/4 (RR: 8.00)
Shoaib Malik    3* (3b)      AJ Redmond    1-0-10-1
Fawad Alam    1* (1b)      SE Bond    3-1-14-1

13.1

Styris to Fawad Alam, 2 runs, short of a good length on the off, guided wide of cover, calls for a single and takes a second off the overthrow

Mohammad Aamer's padded up

13.2

Styris to Fawad Alam, 1 run, shortish on the off stump, punched off the back foot to deep cover for a single

13.3

Styris to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, shortish on the off, moves across to work it down to fine leg for a single

13.4

Styris to Fawad Alam, 1 run, short of a length on middle, slaps it down to deep square leg for a single

13.5

Styris to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, good length delivery outside off, moves across and pushes it down towards long-on for a single

13.6

Styris to Fawad Alam, 1 run, short of a length, makes room and swats it down to deep cover

End of over 14 (7 runs) Pakistan 111/4 (RR: 7.92)
Fawad Alam    6* (5b)      SB Styris    3-0-24-1
Shoaib Malik    5* (5b)      AJ Redmond    1-0-10-1

Eniyavan: "Nice to see Redmond doing an Afridi - raising both his hands up in the air, after picking up his wicket. Good to see NZ enjoying their cricket :)"

14.1

Redmond to Fawad Alam, 2 runs, nicely played, a touch short, moves away and punches that between long-off and deep cover for a couple

14.2

Redmond to Fawad Alam, 1 run, bowled it short on the off, pulled away down to deep midwicket for a single

14.3

Redmond to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, threw it up outside off, caressed down to deep cover for one more

14.4

Redmond to Fawad Alam, 1 run, shortish outside off, cut away down towards deep point for a single

14.5

Redmond to Shoaib Malik, OUT, Redmond imitates the Afridi celebration again! Tossed up again, lands on a length on middle and Malik drills it straight back to him and he accepts it gleefully, bending to his left

Shoaib Malik c & b Redmond 6 (15m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 85.71

Adeel: "Personally i feel that Aamer should not be sent in before A. Razzaq. Razzaq is a senior fellow and can hit better and handle the situation. Aamir can be a better option after the fall of 6th wicket"

New Zealand have come back well after that Nazir-Afridi stand. Razzaq comes in

14.6

Redmond to Abdul Razzaq, no run, short of a length outside off, flat, cut down towards point, a tidy over

End of over 15 (5 runs) Pakistan 116/5 (RR: 7.73)
Abdul Razzaq    0* (1b)      AJ Redmond    2-0-15-2
Fawad Alam    10* (8b)      SB Styris    3-0-24-1

15.1

Styris to Fawad Alam, 1 run, slower one bowled short outside off at 113.3 kmph, cut away straight to a diving point who concedes a single by palming it off towards cover

15.2

Styris to Abdul Razzaq, FOUR, well played, picked the gap to perfection, bowled it short on middle and he pulled it between deep square leg and deep midwicket, placed it superbly

15.3

Styris to Abdul Razzaq, no run, the slower offcutter, slightly short on the off, punched back to the bowler

15.4

Styris to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, hurling it on a good length on middle, pushed past the bowler for an easy single

15.5

Styris to Fawad Alam, 1 run, shortish on the off, slapped down to deep cover for a single

15.6

Styris to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, slower one bowled on a good length on the off, guided wide of point for a single to keep the strike

End of over 16 (8 runs) Pakistan 124/5 (RR: 7.75)
Abdul Razzaq    6* (5b 1x4)      SB Styris    4-0-32-1
Fawad Alam    12* (10b)      AJ Redmond    2-0-15-2

16.1

Redmond to Abdul Razzaq, FOUR, picks the gap again, bowled it full on middle, Razzaq charged down and smacked it between long-on and deep midwicket for a one bounce four

16.2

Redmond to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, overpitched outside off, drags it down to long-on for a single

16.3

Redmond to Fawad Alam, 2 runs, full toss on the off, driven wide of long-off for a couple of runs

16.4

Redmond to Fawad Alam, 1 run, shortish on the off, makes room and slaps it hard to deep cover for a single

16.5

Redmond to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, shortish outside off, cut down to deep point for another one

Redmond's in a bit of trouble. It seems he's done his groin and is struggling to walk back to the pavilion. They're already hit by injuries are New Zealand; add one more to the list. McCullum will complete the over

16.6

NL McCullum to Fawad Alam, no run, bowled on a good length on the off and it spins away as he tries to slog-sweep that past midwicket

End of over 17 (9 runs) Pakistan 133/5 (RR: 7.82)
Fawad Alam    15* (13b)      NL McCullum    2.1-0-18-0
Abdul Razzaq    12* (8b 2x4)      SB Styris    4-0-32-1

Bond to bowl. Franklin is the substitute fielder

17.1

Bond to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, shortish on the off at 137.7 kmph, guided towards third man for a single

17.2

Bond to Fawad Alam, OUT, short, Butler, who's had a bad day today, ends up taking a sharp catch at third man, it was cut hard towards him but he managed to cup it in front of his face, slipped and crashed on his back but held on

Fawad Alam c Butler b Bond 15 (18m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 107.14

New Zealand will be looking to restrict Pakistan to under 160 from here, and it's a target they'll fancy chasing.

17.3

Bond to Sohail Tanvir, no run, excellent bounce, shot off the pitch, an absolute snorter, races past Tanvir as he backs away

17.4

Bond to Sohail Tanvir, 1 run, slower one bowled full on the off, pushed wide of cover for a single

17.5

Bond to Abdul Razzaq, no run, a hint of reverse there, tries to force that through midwicket, is struck on the pads, would have gone down

17.6

Bond to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, ends an impressive spell, guided down to third man for a single

Just 17 off his four overs for two wickets, superb stuff. Remember, he started with a maiden. Was extremely tough to play in the early overs, was generating plenty of movement

End of over 18 (3 runs) Pakistan 136/6 (RR: 7.55)
Abdul Razzaq    14* (11b 2x4)      SE Bond    4-1-17-2
Sohail Tanvir    1* (2b)      NL McCullum    2.1-0-18-0

Butler comes back, he's been hammered

18.1

Butler to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, bowled short on the off, makes room and slaps it past the bowler for a single

Chandan: "Silly silly How can be Franklin fielding (sub),He is not playing due to injuries ". He's still a part of the squad though, that's how desperate the situation is. He's nursing an injury himself

18.2

Butler to Sohail Tanvir, no run

18.3

Butler to Sohail Tanvir, no run, short of a length outside off, makes way and tries to swing it over midwicket, can't connect

18.4

Butler to Sohail Tanvir, 1 run, slow and low full toss outside off, chipped towards long-on for a single

18.5

Butler to Abdul Razzaq, SIX, that's disappeared, full on middle and he gets under it and clears the stands over the bowler's head with one clean strike

18.6

Butler to Abdul Razzaq, FOUR, short and wide, makes room and manages to squeeze the in-field on the off side, knocks it hard between a diving cover and point to get it to the ropes

Butler's figures make a sorry reading, 14-an-over

End of over 19 (12 runs) Pakistan 148/6 (RR: 7.78)
Abdul Razzaq    25* (14b 3x4 1x6)      IG Butler    3-0-42-0
Sohail Tanvir    2* (5b)      SE Bond    4-1-17-2

Southee to bowl the final over

19.1

Southee to Sohail Tanvir, FOUR, Tanvir gets into the act, short on the off and he pulls it into that gap between long-on and deep midwicket for a one bounce four

19.2

Southee to Sohail Tanvir, SIX, this guy can hit? Remember the World Twenty20 final in 2007? Short again and he connects it better this time, targeting the same gap and clearing the ropes with a brilliantly-executed pull

19.3

Southee to Sohail Tanvir, OUT, almost cleared the ropes again but got far more elevation than he would have wanted, in the slot on middle and he picked it well in his attempt to clear long-on but couldn't quite succeed, Nathan McCullum judged it to perfection

Sohail Tanvir c NL McCullum b Southee 12 (9m 8b 1x4 1x6) SR: 150.00

19.4

Southee to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, driven hard towards long-off for a single

Aamer to face

19.5

Southee to Mohammad Amir, 2 runs, pitched it up on the off, driven wide of long-off, back for the second

19.6

Southee to Mohammad Amir, OUT, attempting the scoop over short-fine, it's a full toss on the off stump, gets the top edge and Franklin takes it well running to his back

Mohammad Amir c sub (JEC Franklin) b Southee 2 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

The late surge at the end from Razzaq and Tanvir has taken Pakistan past 160, but New Zealand have done well to fight back after the strong start led by Nazir and his stand with Afridi. Bond and Southee were impressive, and Redmond chipped in with two wickets, though it remains to be seen whether he'll come out to bat following his groin injury. The conditions favour seam and swing, and Pakistan also have the services of two highly effective spinners, whom New Zealand have struggled to negotiate. Join us in a short bit for the chase.

Darren: "a message to Redmond, leave the Afradi celebration to the original, see what happens when ppl try to imitate him. "

End of over 20 (13 runs) Pakistan 161/8
     TG Southee    4-0-28-3
Abdul Razzaq    26* (15b 3x4 1x6)      IG Butler    3-0-42-0
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