Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    9.5 we have seen it a million times before! The slider from Afridi goes through the gate. This one was slower through the air and Guptill was looking to drive it down the ground, but it sneaks in through the gap to hit the middle. Lala spreads his arms 61/4
    0.3 first baller for Kane Williamson! It's fuller and it's heading towards the middle stump, Williamson looked to flick it but he knew he was a gonner once he missed it. No chance there at all. 1/1
    1.6 they are missing the straight ones! Tanvir floats it up and Devcich misses his flick, just like Williamson. No problems for the umpire there. That was hitting the leg stump 10/2
    2.6 this is a procession! Irfan's bounce is too hot to handle for Taylor here. It rises from just back of length and catches the shoulder of the bat as the batsman looks to turn it to the leg side.. big leading edge just lobs on the off side and the fielder from point jogs in a few steps to gobble this up 15/3
    15.4 whoa! Anderson falls just short of the boundary and his half-century. It looked like one of those big ones the moment he went for the pull but the it started dipping near the boundary and the fielder at deep midwicket took a well-judged running catch on the edge, finishes it with a leap 112/5
    19.1 timberland!! Ronchi goes across the line to the length delivery but this was always coming in from round the wicket.. He misses, he looses his off stump 130/7
    18.4 fuller, Neesham has to go.. He went after it but ended up slicing it to long off. Easy catch for Umar Akmal. 128/6
    not out
    1
    3
    8
    0
    0
    33.33
    not out
    2
    3
    4
    0
    0
    66.66
    Extras
    8 (b 2, lb 1, nb 1, w 4)
    TOTAL
    135/7 (20 Overs, RR: 6.75)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (KS Williamson, 0.3 ov), 2-10 (AP Devcich, 1.6 ov), 3-15 (LRPL Taylor, 2.6 ov), 4-61 (MJ Guptill, 9.5 ov), 5-112 (CJ Anderson, 15.4 ov), 6-128 (JDS Neesham, 18.4 ov), 7-130 (L Ronchi, 19.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Anwar Ali201517.5070200
    Sohail Tanvir402426.00111110
    Mohammad Irfan402726.75133021
    Raza Hasan402416.00111110
    Mohammad Hafeez201507.5020100
    Shahid Afridi402716.7593000
  • BATSMEN
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    not out
    76
    64
    93
    8
    2
    118.75
    8.1 he takes a step down the crease and dabs the quicker delivery towards point for a quick single.. Devcich fires in the throw at the non-striker's end and Nathan takes the bails off. That looks out. He is gone here. That is sloppy running from Zia because he had enough time. May be he just didn't expect that throw to come in so quick. NZ have a wicket here even though only the bowler looked interested in that appeal initially. Superb work by the fielder. Zia is short by an inch 51/1
    9.6 another one is gone! Ronchi hits the stumps direct and sends Hafeez back. It was a short delivery, hit the ribs as Sarfraz missed the pull - it was too quick - but the batsmen tried to steal a single as the ball rolled to the left of the keeper. Didn't work 60/2
    14.3 whacked into the hands of midwicket! This was a slower delivery and Sohail spotted it early, he went after it but didn't get the elevation at it.. Straight into the hands of McCullum who doesn't flinch 97/3
    not out
    27
    14
    24
    3
    1
    192.85
    Extras
    4 (b 1, lb 1, w 2)
    TOTAL
    140/3 (19.1 Overs, RR: 7.3)
    Fall of wickets: 1-51 (Awais Zia, 8.1 ov), 2-60 (Mohammad Hafeez, 9.6 ov), 3-97 (Haris Sohail, 14.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    MJ Henry403107.75124110
    MJ McClenaghan402115.2592000
    AF Milne401804.50132000
    AP Devcich201909.5033000
    NL McCullum402606.5051010
    CJ Anderson1017017.0012100
    JDS Neesham0.106036.0000100

Match Details

Toss

Pakistan , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Pakistan led the 2-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.20, Interval 21.20-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.00

Match days

4 December 2014 - night match (20-over match)

T20I debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Career High

65

Sarfraz Ahmed's previous high score in limited overs cricket (both ODIs and T20Is)

Careless.

1

Number of times that two of Pakistan's top three batsmen have been run out; this is the first.

Tough Defence

3

Number of times, in 14 attempts, that a score of 140 runs or less has been successfully defended in Dubai.

Career High

20

Corey Anderson's highest score in T20Is before today - he made 48 in this game

Crumbly Top

4

Instances of New Zealand losing 3 wickets for 15 runs or less - twice against Pakistan.

A maiden duck

1

That was Kane Williamson's first duck in T20 internationals - in his 18th innings

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