Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MJ Guptill
44(28) 3x4 - 3x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 13 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
4 0 2 0 0 1 7 9
Mohammad Hafeez
46(30) 5x4 - 2x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
8 4 6 1 6 0 2 2

Best performances - Bowlers

NL McCullum
O4.0
M0
R16
W4
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Saeed Ajmal
O4.0
M0
R35
W3
Eco8.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 6 Runs 2 Wkts | PAK: 146/9

  • Shoaib Akhtar5 (3b)
  • Saeed Ajmal0 (0b)
  • TG Southee4-0-26-2
  • KD Mills3-0-34-1

Afridi: "We didn't bowl well. Peter McGlashan played well, and they were positive. We didn't bowl to our strength, didn't bowl the yorkers and didn't bowl in the right areas. Hafeez started well but we lost some quick wickets. We lost some wickets in the previous game, didn't bowl well here so we need to work on our game ahead of Christchurch."

Taylor: "Guptill and Franklin lay the foundation for the rest of the innings. Woodcock adds another spinning option to our ranks. It's a small ground but we fielded well, especially Nathan, Jessie and Guptill. We've had a few go against us in the recent past so we would like to go for the whitewash. The death bowling today was outstanding."

McCullum is the Man of the Match: "The track just skidded a little under lights and it was good to get a few wickets. Our boys caught pretty well tonight."

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It was the late surge in the batting that set it up for them, and the bowlers, despite getting tonked around in the first six overs, did well to contain the visitors during the chase. Both Woodcock and McCullum restrained the batting after Hafeez's run-out, and with wickets falling at regular intervals, three in three overs at one point in time, there was little Umar Akmal could do to revive his team. A relieving series win for New Zealand after a torrid time over the last couple of months. They've back home and they're regaining their touch.

19.6
1
Southee to Shoaib Akhtar, 1 run, full and it's driven wide of extra cover for a single, New Zealand have won comprehensively and take the series
19.5
4
Southee to Shoaib Akhtar, FOUR runs, full toss, an inswinging full toss, Shoaib made room to cut and got a thick outside edge past the keeper
19.4
0
Southee to Shoaib Akhtar, no run, struck on the pads but was going down, full but outside leg stump and Shoaib doesn't get a bat to it

Three slips and a leg slip

Can he grab two hat-tricks in consecutive games?

19.3
W
Southee to Wahab Riaz, OUT, another one, Southee's on a hat-trick again, length ball and it's smacked straight into the palms of McCullum at long-on,a repeat of the previous ball
19.2
W
Southee to Umar Akmal, OUT, gone, holes out to long-on, pitched up on middle and it's lofted straight to the fielder in the deep, comfortable catch to McCullum, an off day for Akmal with the bat though he kept really well
19.1
1
Southee to Wahab Riaz, 1 run, played down towards deep midwicket for a single

The game's been decided but we have to wait for a nominal last over. Was that run-out of Hafeez the turning point? Probably was.

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MJ Guptill
44(28) 3x4 - 3x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 13 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
4 0 2 0 0 1 7 9
Mohammad Hafeez
46(30) 5x4 - 2x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
8 4 6 1 6 0 2 2

Best performances - Bowlers

NL McCullum
O4.0
M0
R16
W4
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Saeed Ajmal
O4.0
M0
R35
W3
Eco8.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF