Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JD Ryder
107(93) 7x4 - 6x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
9 0 1 0 1 2 0 3
Kamran Akmal
89(84) 5x4 - 3x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 5 4 3 6 5

Best performances - Bowlers

HK Bennett
O8.1
M0
R46
W4
Eco5.63
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Abdul Razzaq
O7.0
M0
R23
W2
Eco3.28
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

For the moment, this is Abhishek signing off for now, along with my colleagues Sanjay and Sahil. Have a look at Nitin's bulletin, which should capture all the action from the game for you. Keep the feedback coming. Cheers!

That brings us to the end of what has been a thrilling series. Don't forget to join us for the big one, the World Cup. England and West Indies have some unfinished business in Australia and Sri Lanka, and you can tune in for all the action from those series tomorrow.

Shahid Afridi receives the series trophy. Umar Akmal takes it and they all huddle down for the team photos, flashing victory signs. It looks a pretty happy Pakistan unit in the middle, and that is so heartening to see.

Afridi: 'We enjoyed our tour. All the best to NZ for the World Cup."

Taylor: "We have enjoyed having Pakistan in the country. Look forward to playing you in the World Cup. Thanks to the crowd for the support. We hvae got some momentum with this win."

Jesse Ryder, the Man of the Match: "Good to get a few in the middle of the bat. Feel No 3 is a good position for me to get some runs."

Hang on for the presentation.

It finally took a dead rubber for everything to click for New Zealand. Ryder, Styris and Nathan led a batting onslaught either side of the middle-order stutter, and then the fast bowlers struck at vital moments to give their side a victory with a comfortable margin.

44.1
W
Bennett to Umar Gul, OUT, Jamie shows How it is done, Gul went for the hoick over midwicket, got it off the toe end of the bat, and the ball went miles in the air, against the backdrop of the evening sky at Auckland, but it had to come down, and How took a well-judged catch, and New Zealand have another win, only their second in 16 games

END OF OVER:
44 | 2 Runs | PAK: 254/9

  • Shoaib Akhtar2 (6b)
  • Umar Gul1 (1b)
  • TG Southee8-0-47-0
  • HK Bennett8-0-46-3
43.6
0
Southee to Shoaib Akhtar, no run, now he backs away and has a go once more, but this is the slower one, of course it misses the wickets as well
43.5
0
Southee to Shoaib Akhtar, no run, throws his might at it, but does not make contact as the ball again misses the stumps
43.4
1
Southee to Umar Gul, 1 run, spirited down the ground for a single
43.3
1
Southee to Shoaib Akhtar, 1 run, thumped down to mid on, Southee is keeping them full and up to the stumps
43.2
0
Southee to Shoaib Akhtar, no run, Shoaib goes miles outside leg stump, and then looks to swipe at a full delivery that somehow contrives to miss leg stump

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JD Ryder
107(93) 7x4 - 6x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
9 0 1 0 1 2 0 3
Kamran Akmal
89(84) 5x4 - 3x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 5 4 3 6 5

Best performances - Bowlers

HK Bennett
O8.1
M0
R46
W4
Eco5.63
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Abdul Razzaq
O7.0
M0
R23
W2
Eco3.28
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF