Player of the Match
Player of the Match
78dThe Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Anderson 82* sets up punishing NZ win

Corey Anderson smashed an unbeaten 82 off 42 balls and picked up two wickets to lead New Zealand to a 95-run win in the third T20 in Wellington

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CJ Anderson
82(42) 6x4 - 4x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 23 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
7 13 0 1 22 22 6 11
MJ Guptill
42(19) 6x4 - 2x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 17 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
0 0 5 4 10 5 1 17

Best performances - Bowlers

GD Elliott
O2
M0
R7
W3
Eco3.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
AF Milne
O3.1
M1
R8
W3
Eco2.52
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Pakistan , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

New Zealand won the 3-match series 2-1

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.25, Interval 20.25-20.45, Second Session 20.45-22.10

Match days

22 January 2016 - day/night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

10pm: After Guptill and Anderson charged New Zealand to 196, Pakistan imploded in the chase, exemplified by Rizwan's run-out. The visitors lost wickets in clumps with only Sarfraz mounting some resistance. Barring Sarfraz, only Malik managed double figures. Anderson and Milne pushed the speed gun; the fielding was typically sharp from NZ. Elliott then showed off his range, floating an assortment of slower balls.

Anderson is the Man of the Match

Anderson: It was nice to get some runs finally and get back to international cricket. Not too bad, it has been nice (enjoying opening the bowling?)

Afridi: First of all I want to congratulate the New Zealand team. Obviously, if your first six batsmen are in the dressing room in five overs, what do you expect? My performance always plays a key role. Bowling is fine, but I need to score runs. I love to come back here as a commentator (chuckles). Thanks to the New Zealand crowd.

KW collects the trophy

KW: Every game was tough. They beat us big in the first. We won the last two. Credit to our boys for stepping up in the last two games. The batting effort was a great one. We knew we had to be aggressive with the ball. There was some improvement from the previous match. We know the T20 World Cup will be different conditions. We will have to be smart again.

Many thanks for tuning in. Do come back for the ODI series. Until then, goodbye

Munir: "Pakistan were 55/5, 77/7 and 99/9"

reg: "Has there been any word on Ross Taylor's injury?" --- Nope, we will have to wait

Hamza: "Absolutely well played by New Zealand. Pakistan definitely need to reflect on this loss. "

16.1
W
Milne to Wahab Riaz, OUT, NZ take the series with a thumping 95-run win, the biggest win in T20Is for them in terms of runs .Lifting short ball, Wahab steps away outside leg and sends it in the air off a big top edge. Ronchi settles under it

Wahab Riaz c †Ronchi b Milne 4 (10m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

END OF OVER:
16 | 3 Runs | PAK: 101/9 (96 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 6.31, RRR: 24.00)

  • Mohammad Amir1 (7b)
  • Wahab Riaz4 (4b)
  • MJ McClenaghan3-0-15-0
  • AF Milne3-1-8-2
15.6
0
McClenaghan to Mohammad Amir, no run, full toss on middle from round the stumps, pushed to midwicket
15.5
0
McClenaghan to Mohammad Amir, no run, Amir moves away now, and misses a short ball outside leg
15.4
1
McClenaghan to Wahab Riaz, 1 run, Wahab backs away, this is hurled short at him. Top-edges it over cover
15.3
1
McClenaghan to Mohammad Amir, 1 run, near yorker-length ball, Amir clears his front leg and drags to long-on
15.2
0
McClenaghan to Mohammad Amir, no run, Amir steps away, the bowler follows him with a full ball. Driven to mid-off

Biggest for both

95

Result margin in this match - biggest win for New Zealand and biggest loss for Pakistan in terms of runs in T20Is

First time since the First

2005

Last time NZ dismissed the opposition openers for single-digit scores at home was in the first ever T20I vs Aus in Auckland on 17 Feb 2005, before today.

Finding form

13.36

Corey Anderson's batting average in his T20I career (12 inns), before this match. He also went past his previous highest of 48 in this innings.

Captain's best

157

Previous highest aggregate runs by a captain in a bilateral T20I series, by Faf du Plessis v WI, 2014-15. Williamson has went past that in this series.

25, only

1

No. of times a team has reached 50 in fewer than 25 balls in T20Is vs Pak, as NZ have did in this match. That team was also NZ, in 24 balls in Auckland in Dec 2010.

Even Boundaries

2

No. of players to hit 150 or more 4s and 50 or more 6s in T20Is, including Guptill who hit his 150th 4 in this match (66* 6s). McCullum is the other with 199 4s & 91 6s.