Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    27.2 and it takes this full toss outside off which could have been hit anywhere, to end Guptill's stay at the crease as he ends up holing out directly to the long-off fielder, who probably couldn't believe his luck at getting one his way. Guptill was hunched over, head down as he realised his fate. Terrible way to go, but NZ will be happy he got some time out in the middle 171/2
    7.5 this time Afridi locates them as he gets Brendon to play an ill-advised chop on to this one drifting in from outside off, cramping him for space as he looked to glide it through backward point. Ball ends up hitting the middle peg as Brendon exits the middle under storm clouds 43/1
    38.6 111 kph, probably the only way Kane was going to go as he looks to be adventurous as he shuffles over to middle and off before paddling this length ball straight to short backward square, who takes it comfortably. Ends a superb innings from the young right-hander. Has been in terrific form of late 250/3
    not out
    46.4 126 kph, Elliott, who knows quick runs are the order of the moment, gets on one knee before lifting this high over backward square, where the fielder waits in the deep to take the catch. Some respite for Pakistan, but it also signals the arrival of Luke Ronchi to the crease 322/4
    47.5 136 kph, goes round the wicket to Ronchi as he has no choice but to give it the kitchen sink, which he does as it appears he may have had an edge on it as it passed through. Misbah decides to go for the review despite the initial not out call from the umpire. Doesn't appear to be any mark on the bat from HotSpot. Was a noise as the ball went past the blade though. There is some activity on Snicko too. Would be helpful to get a better angle of it though. The final decision comes through and it looks like the decision has been reverse as Luke is given his marching orders. Luke, in disbelief at the decision, finally accepts and walks off, much to the dismay of the Napier crowd who were hoping for some bonus fireworks from the wicketkeeper-batsman 340/5
    not out
    11 (lb 6, w 5)
    369/5 (50 Overs, RR: 7.38)
    Fall of wickets: 1-43 (BB McCullum, 7.5 ov), 2-171 (MJ Guptill, 27.2 ov), 3-250 (KS Williamson, 38.6 ov), 4-322 (GD Elliott, 46.4 ov), 5-340 (L Ronchi, 47.5 ov)
    Mohammad Irfan1005225.20325110
    Bilawal Bhatti1009309.302610520
    Shahid Afridi1005715.70307010
    Ehsan Adil806818.501810110
    Haris Sohail604707.83115000
    Younis Khan201708.5042000
    Ahmed Shehzad402917.2571100
    30.2 it is not often you get two chances back to back and Hafeez finally has to go after not getting enough on this to fly over deep backward square, who now has to run forward to take the catch, which he does with aplomb. Hafeez exits to raucous applause, but the shot was surely not on after having taken the big risk the previous ball. Big wicket in the context of the match for NZ, but one can never rule these warriors out 173/3
    20.3 and NZ finally make the first breakthrough after Nathan invites Shehzad to go down the track and chip him over cow corner. Shehzad went for the bait, but doesn't get enough on it as he holes out to the man on the boundary. Ends a spirited fifty from the opener who certainly set the tone early on in this chase for Pakistan 111/1
    24.2 Nathan seems to have the golden arm in Napier at the moment for NZ as he manages to dismiss Younis by inviting him to have a go with a tossed up delivery which he attacks straight away, but not before he found the fielder in the deep at cow corner 130/2
    42.4 136 kph, and Misbah goes out in the softest way possible to effectively end this contest once and for all. Did not get a hold of this short one at all as he is hurried into playing an ill-advised pull which just shoots up over to square-leg, who probably can't believe his luck at getting such an easy chance at removing the Pakistan captain 250/9
    32.4 Vettori wins the battle as his miserly bowling has landed the wicket all of NZ would have wanted at this point. Gets Afridi to go after a slightly wide delivery which he is unable to truly get under as Afridi slices this high over sweeper cover, with the fielder coming forward to take the catch safely 187/4
    33.5 148 kph, the dangerous Akmal has to go after chopping on this fuller length delivery firebolt from Milne which arrived cross-seam. Well late on this as it crashes into his middle peg as he got down on one knee with the intent to clear midwicket 194/5
    35.4 144 kph, Haris, trying to keep level with a mounting required rate, has no choice but to throw the kitchen sink at this back of a length delivery going across him, with this one sailing high over extra-cover before Brendon completed the take safely 206/6
    38.5 and Sarfraz has to depart Maclean Park with an ugly swipe over mid-off as this just floats harmlessly to Brendon, who is far too good to make a hash of that 227/7
    42.2 134 kph, Bhatti's occupation at the crease comes to a swift end as he ends up going early at a hook shot, with the ball catching the bottom edge of the bat to balloon a chance over to short mid-off, who completes the catch without issue 248/8
    43.1 135 kph, and it is all over in Napier as Boult picks up the final scalp by going round the wicket to Ehsan, who ends up offering an edge as he looked to belt this out of the park, with Ronchi catching the edge comfortably 250/10
    not out
    9 (lb 2, nb 1, w 6)
    250 all out (43.1 Overs, RR: 5.79)
    Fall of wickets: 1-111 (Ahmed Shehzad, 20.3 ov), 2-130 (Younis Khan, 24.2 ov), 3-173 (Mohammad Hafeez, 30.2 ov), 4-187 (Shahid Afridi, 32.4 ov), 5-194 (Umar Akmal, 33.5 ov), 6-206 (Haris Sohail, 35.4 ov), 7-227 (Sarfraz Ahmed, 38.5 ov), 8-248 (Bilawal Bhatti, 42.2 ov), 9-250 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 42.4 ov), 10-250 (Ehsan Adil, 43.1 ov)
    TG Southee805226.50237030
    TA Boult8.103514.28313110
    DL Vettori1004114.10313000
    AF Milne805226.50195021
    NL McCullum503326.60102100
    GD Elliott403528.7571200

Match Details


New Zealand , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

New Zealand won the 2-match series 2-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

14.00 start, First Session 14.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-18.15, Second Session 18.15-21.45

Match days

3 February 2015 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

1st111Mohammad HafeezAhmed Shehzad
2nd19Younis KhanMohammad Hafeez
3rd43Misbah-ul-HaqMohammad Hafeez
4th14Shahid AfridiMisbah-ul-Haq
5th7Misbah-ul-HaqUmar Akmal
6th12Misbah-ul-HaqHaris Sohail
7th21Misbah-ul-HaqSarfraz Ahmed
8th21Misbah-ul-HaqBilawal Bhatti
9th2Misbah-ul-HaqEhsan Adil
10th0Mohammad IrfanEhsan Adil