Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    6.6 timberrr! It's a quicker delivery, with barely any spin. Devicich was hoping for some as he backed away and went for a cut through the covers. The ball though skids on and strikes middle. Hafeez and left-handers, the story continues 49/1
    9.6 through him, star man shines! Williamson has been very adept in picking his shots and which foot to play off of. But this time he is stuck in the crease and is beaten for pace as Afridi skittles through his defences 58/3
    7.3 got him, says the star man! It was pushed through fuller on middle and leg and Brownlie was stuck in the crease while trying to play around it. There was a hint of doubt about the ball heading down leg, but the batsman did not help himself with his choice of shot 50/2
    12.5 sweep goes wrong and Hasan is overjoyed as he traps Taylor in front! It was fuller and quicker on middle, the batsman sought to hit across the line and pays for his mistake 78/4
    16.4 runs down and tries to belt a full and wide delivery over mid-off, but holes out to the man. Gul, returning from injury, is among the wickets as well. Got it off the bottom of the bat and there was no power into the shot 116/5
    17.6 this should put a smile on Tanvir's face. He's forced a false shot from Ronchi, who has a short ball rise on him and take the splice of his bat while he was trying to pull. Shehzad is under a skier at long-on and takes it quite well 127/6
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    175.00
    18.3 moves across to the off side this time to try and whip the ball to fine leg and allows a clear line of sight to the stumps for Gul, who says thank you very much 127/7
    19.1 Nathan walks across to off stump and gets a full toss, swings it away to deep midwicket and gets a little greedy. There wasn't two there, but he tested his luck. Threw in a dive and everything, but Shehzad's throw is flat, hard, right beside the stumps and finds him short 136/8
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    Extras
    10 (w 10)
    TOTAL
    144/8 (20 Overs, RR: 7.2)
    Did not bat: MJ Henry
    Fall of wickets: 1-49 (AP Devcich, 6.6 ov), 2-50 (DG Brownlie, 7.3 ov), 3-58 (KS Williamson, 9.6 ov), 4-78 (LRPL Taylor, 12.5 ov), 5-116 (TWM Latham, 16.4 ov), 6-127 (L Ronchi, 17.6 ov), 7-127 (DL Vettori, 18.3 ov), 8-136 (NL McCullum, 19.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Anwar Ali201306.5081110
    Sohail Tanvir403017.5073000
    Umar Gul402426.00123010
    Raza Hasan402416.0093000
    Mohammad Hafeez2020110.0012000
    Shahid Afridi403328.25110240
  • BATSMEN
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    0.4 this time the finger goes up! Maiden wicket for Devcich and Sarfraz fails. It was full and flat and beat Sarfraz for pace as he went for another sweep. Struck low enough on the pads, but with the angle in at the batsman, this seemed to hint at going down leg... Brownlie got a poor one in the NZ innings, and Sarfraz gets a worse one. HawkEye says it would have missed by a stump and a half! 2/1
    14.1 another strike, and that rising run-rate has contributed to Shehzad's downfall. Opted for a huge slog sweep to a delivery that was too full and was sliding on. Once he missed there was one place it was heading 74/5
    2.3 He's got another one! New Zealand are making a match out of this! Seemed an innocuous length ball on off stump, to which Hafeez got back to try and force through the off side. But it held on the pitch and with the batsman using hard hands, simply popped back into the hands of Devcich 18/2
    4.4 he was eyeing that leg side, he was getting anxious for quick runs and that pressure has got to him. Thinks he's got a length ball and tries to slog across the line. Only manages to get the toe of the bat and hand a simple catch to deep square leg 24/3
    11.4 picks out cover! Another seemingly innocuous delivery on off stump, inviting the drive. Nasim went for it and was trying to lift the ball over the infield but only ends up offering a simple catch 64/4
    15.5 middle stump has been knocked off it's perch! Fires in a fast, fuller delivery - a cross-seamer - that Akmal opted to run at and cream away through the covers. He misses and Neesham hits 97/6
    17.6 banged in short as Afridi goes for a pull and there is a nick! Afridi is bemused, actually he's confused. He can't believe he's out. But there was a feather edge. Brilliant short ball from Neesham as he gets it to skid off the deck and rise too far for Afridi to control his shot. 121/8
    16.5 lifts it straight up, and he's been caught by Williamson. What a stunner! Another slower ball has brought about a useful strike, but this was all the captain's doing. He raced back from mid-off, threw his hands over his head and safely held it with a reverse cup 104/7
    18.5 that's shot straight up in the air, and it's that man Devcich who gets under it! New Zealand have levelled the series with a very cleverly executing bowling performance. It was back of a length and outside off to tempt a swat from Tanvir, and his bat face turns on impact to sky a catch to long-off 127/10
    18.3 he's picked up a short of a length ball and launched it.... straight down the throat of deep midwicket. New Zealand are pulling off another stunning fighback in the UAE 122/9
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    Extras
    11 (lb 7, nb 1, w 3)
    TOTAL
    127 all out (18.5 Overs, RR: 6.74)
    Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Sarfraz Ahmed, 0.4 ov), 2-18 (Mohammad Hafeez, 2.3 ov), 3-24 (Haris Sohail, 4.4 ov), 4-64 (Saad Nasim, 11.4 ov), 5-74 (Ahmed Shehzad, 14.1 ov), 6-97 (Umar Akmal, 15.5 ov), 7-104 (Anwar Ali, 16.5 ov), 8-121 (Shahid Afridi, 17.6 ov), 9-122 (Umar Gul, 18.3 ov), 10-127 (Sohail Tanvir, 18.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    AP Devcich401624.0090000
    MJ Henry20914.5092000
    KD Mills3.502636.78102110
    NL McCullum301605.3350000
    DL Vettori302819.3361201
    JDS Neesham302538.3362120

Match Details

Toss

Pakistan , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

2-match series drawn 1-1

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

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

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

  • New Zealand, Pakistan share T20 series

    Sarfraz Ahmed's unbeaten 76 helped Pakistan win the first T20I against New Zealand in Dubai, but the visitors leveled the two-match series a day later thanks to a three-wicket haul from James Neesham

  • Neesham laps up added responsibility

    With Corey Anderson sitting out the second T20, Jimmy Neesham said he had to assume greater responsibility, and that suited him fine

  • Brownlie's duck run continues

    Plays of the day from the second T20 between Pakistan and New Zealand in Dubai

  • NZ level series with 17-run win

    Like the Test series that preceded the Twenty20 games, New Zealand forged a comeback to beat Pakistan by 17 runs in Dubai to square the two-match series 1-1

Long time coming

4

Years since New Zealand last beat Pakistan in a T20I - last instance was in Hamilton in December 2010.

A First

1

Number of times that Anton Devcich has opened the bowling in international cricket; this is the first.

Slow

2

Instances of New Zealand making a 150+ score in 11 T20Is against Pakistan

Specialist

20

Number of left handers that Mohammad Hafeez has dismissed in T20Is - only Saeed Ajmal has dismissed more (24)

One-way traffic

3

New Zealand have won only three of the 10 T20s they have played against Pakistan

Welcome back

2

Years since Daniel Vettori last played a T20 for New Zealand, <a href="http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/533288.html" target="_blank">against England</a> during the 2012 World T20