Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    7.5 it's the fuller length that does the job! Professor moves forward to push this firmly through cover but this goes away with the angle, catches the outside edge and a simple takes for the keeper 63/1
    37.1 he is gone, the brilliant innings has come to an end! It was short and wide, and like the last over, he wants to go over mid-off rather than through point.. It hits a bit high on the bat and the fielder at mid-off back pedals to take it easily 210/3
    21.6 this is a waste of a wicket! Younis tries to go downtown again but doesn't get hold of it, holes out at long-on 133/2
    23
    40
    65
    1
    0
    57.50
    37.2 happy birthday! he has got two in two. This one is on a length and cuts in a touch.. enough to beat the lazy waft and smash the off stump 210/4
    46.6 well well, a bit of anti-climax here and Lala times this low full toss beautifully to Williamson at extra cover. He was standing at the edge of the circle and takes it low to his left. Afridi was eyeing that gap behind the fielder. 313/7
    44.6 another full toss but the batsman punches it straight to mid-off. This was as high as the previous one but the umpire is fine with the height. The umpires are checking for the height now.. It was pretty high but he was down the pitch too. So he will have to go. 299/5
    45.2 Ah hard luck, he will get a duck as a gift on his 100th game. Akmal was looking to do the right thing.. he dabs this to point to give Afridi the strike but his captain chickens out from the run as this has gone straight to Guptill. The fielder has all the time in the world.. he makes a run for the stumps and then hits them from a meter away. 300/6
    not out
    30
    14
    25
    4
    1
    214.28
    not out
    17
    9
    15
    0
    2
    188.88
    Extras
    19 (lb 5, nb 3, w 11)
    TOTAL
    364/7 (50 Overs, RR: 7.28)
    Fall of wickets: 1-63 (Mohammad Hafeez, 7.5 ov), 2-133 (Younis Khan, 21.6 ov), 3-210 (Ahmed Shehzad, 37.1 ov), 4-210 (Asad Shafiq, 37.2 ov), 5-299 (Haris Sohail, 44.6 ov), 6-300 (Umar Akmal, 45.2 ov), 7-313 (Shahid Afridi, 46.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    MJ Henry906937.66269111
    MJ McClenaghan1006916.902811010
    CJ Anderson1009619.60248650
    JDS Neesham1007007.00265222
    NL McCullum1004914.90333210
    AP Devcich10606.0031000
  • BATSMEN
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    5.1 game over for Guptill! This is back of length and going away from Guptill.. he looks for the pull again, gets a top-edge again. .This one lobs towards cover where Afridi runs in and takes a smart low catch 21/2
    1.6 that's the first one! Devcich looks to pull the short of length delivery but only manages an inside edge that Sarfraz gobbles up with a dive to his right 5/1
    21.2 curtains for Williamson! Sohail keeps making an impression as a bowler.. Williamson wanted to push it down the ground but plays it a little early and Sohail gleefully accepts a low catch. 115/4
    12.1 that was expected, the double S - Shahid Slider! This keep's sliding in and Taylor doesn't really have the space, or the right length, to cut it.. It sneaks in and flattens the middle stump. 66/3
    28.2 he gets a wicket second ball! Shehzad takes off like Shoaib Akhtar.. it's his first ODI wicket. It was tossed up on the stumps, the batsman sweeps and makes good connection, but this is hit straight to deep backward square leg 158/6
    25.3 there goes another one! Anderson's hit out approach was always going to be fraught with risk.. he goes for a pull to one that is not short enough, gets a thick top edge that lobs up for Afridi at mid-on 139/5
    38.2 that's the end! Afrid's 14th wicket for the year. He tosses it up and the batsman misses his slog.. It hits the off 217/10
    29.3 this is quick capitulation. The batsman comes down the pitch and drives it straight into the hands of mid-off. No elevation on that at all. Another catch for Wahab 162/7
    33.4 superb catch by Younis at extra cover! And Haris keeps increasing his tally of wickets. Nathan wanted to slog it over midwicket, the bat turns in his hands and the leading edge lobs towards extra cover.. Younis was at cover, but makes a quick move towards his right to catch it on a full stretch 196/8
    34.4 last one turned, this one comes in.. Henry was jittery on the crease, plays outside the line and loses his offstump to the googles. 200/9
    not out
    6
    9
    15
    1
    0
    66.66
    Extras
    10 (lb 5, w 5)
    TOTAL
    217 all out (38.2 Overs, RR: 5.66)
    Fall of wickets: 1-5 (AP Devcich, 1.6 ov), 2-21 (MJ Guptill, 5.1 ov), 3-66 (LRPL Taylor, 12.1 ov), 4-115 (KS Williamson, 21.2 ov), 5-139 (CJ Anderson, 25.3 ov), 6-158 (TWM Latham, 28.2 ov), 7-162 (JDS Neesham, 29.3 ov), 8-196 (NL McCullum, 33.4 ov), 9-200 (MJ Henry, 34.4 ov), 10-217 (L Ronchi, 38.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Sohail Tanvir502004.00221120
    Mohammad Irfan602624.33212020
    Wahab Riaz806217.75207210
    Shahid Afridi9.203733.96334000
    Haris Sohail704536.42166000
    Ahmed Shehzad302217.3381100

Match Details

Toss

Pakistan , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Pakistan led the 5-match series 2-1

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

15.00 start, First Session 15.00-18.30, Interval 18.30-19.15, Second Session 19.15-22.45

Match days

14 December 2014 - day/night match (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

  • 'Pakistan were at their best' - Williamson

    Kane Williamson, New Zealand's stand-in captain, has said his team needs to "reflect" on the lessons from the third ODI against Pakistan, and continue to learn how to cope with conditions that they are not used to

  • Williamson's toss-time blues

    Plays of the day from the third ODI between Pakistan and New Zealand in Sharjah

  • Shehzad, Afridi quell New Zealand

    A firm century from Ahmed Shehzad was supplemented by a stroke-filled fifty from Shahid Afridi to lift Pakistan to 364 for 7 - their third highest total in 50-over cricket and the highest in Sharjah in 218 matches - and beat New Zealand by 147 runs

Star Man Cometh

Shahid Afridi made 124 of 385 and 102 of 371 - Pakistan's two highest totals in ODIs and has followed that trend with 55 today of the 364

The Afridi effect

47/2

Pakistan's score during the batting Powerplay, the best in the series so far

Solid opener

5

No. of fifty-plus scores in 14 ODI innings for Ahmed Shehzad this year

Feeling blue in green

19.27

Younis Khan's average in ODIs since December 2012. He has a highest score of 58 from 12 innings