Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Afridi finishes with 4 for 14, but the star was undoubtedly Abdul Razzaq, who hammered 34 off 11 deliveries before taking three top-order wickets for 13.

Here's the largest margins of victory in T20s. On Twitter, Iain O'Brien sums up the match from New Zealand's perspective in one word 'Ouch'.

Post-match presentation:

Taylor: "Pakistan batted very well and put up a competitive score, and when your top four batters get out for ducks it was very difficult. The total was chase-able but they bowled very well, Razzaq and Afridi were outstanding. Every team around the world has a fast bowler, Milne is young and has learnt a lot this week. Bit disappointing to lose the momentum we had built up."

Afridi: "At least on my way home, I will be happy. It will be a good journey. The openers gave a great start, Razzaq is the match-winner, in the past several games, when we thought we wouldn't win he has won it for us. This is the talent of Pakistan, we have to build a good unit for the World Cup. I know we lost the series, but this win will help us in the Tests also."

Razzaq is the Man of the Match: "I love the tracks in New Zealand and Australia. It was disappointing to lose the series, but everyone played well today in our side to win the match."

Whoah, that was a dominant performance from Pakistan. What does one make of New Zealand's form, so clinical on one day before caving in abjectly today. The first Test starts on Jan 7, join us then. Till then, this is Siddarth Ravindran and Abhishek Purohit saying bye.

15.5
W
Shahid Afridi to Mills, OUT, the googly cleans up him after a bunch of flighted legspinners, batsman looks to sends this up, up and away and has stumps re-arranged, clinical from Pakistan, 103-run win for Pakistan, that's the biggest margin of victory in a T20 between two Test sides
15.4
0
Shahid Afridi to Mills, no run, defends this one towards the leg side
15.3
0
Shahid Afridi to Mills, no run, and a repeat of the previous delivery, just a a touch closer to offstump, another heave connects only with thin air
15.2
0
Shahid Afridi to Mills, no run, spins away sharply after pitching outside off, swing and a miss but his backfoot is in the crease so he's not stumped
15.1
1
Shahid Afridi to Milne, 1 run, on the pads, worked to fine leg for a single

END OF OVER:
15 | 5 Runs | NZ: 79/9 (105 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 5.26, RRR: 21.00)

  • KD Mills7 (5b)
  • AF Milne2 (6b)
  • Abdur Rehman4-0-22-1
  • Shahid Afridi2-0-13-3
14.6
4
Abdur Rehman to Mills, FOUR runs, charges down the ground and scythes that towards extra cover, where Fawad Alam is very very lazy, doesn't bother bending and is nutmegged by the ball, lets it go for four
14.5
1
Abdur Rehman to Milne, 1 run, fuller ball sliding onto the pads, clipped towards square leg
14.4
0
Abdur Rehman to Milne, no run, crowd cheer as they think the match is over, but it was a bump ball that was caught by the bowler
14.3
0
Abdur Rehman to Milne, no run, big stride forward as he defends
14.2
0
Abdur Rehman to Milne, no run, gets behind the line and blocks this one
14.1
0
Abdur Rehman to Milne, no run, worked towards short fine

END OF OVER:
14 | 8 Runs 2 Wkts | NZ: 74/9 (110 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 5.28, RRR: 18.33)

  • AF Milne1 (1b)
  • KD Mills3 (4b)
  • Shahid Afridi2-0-13-3
  • Abdur Rehman3-0-17-1
13.6
1
Shahid Afridi to Milne, 1 run, nicely done, fired in a quick one on middle and leg, flicked away to deep square leg for a single, survives

Milne is in the hot seat, Afridi's on a hat-trick

13.5
W
Shahid Afridi to Southee, OUT, ripper, that was a quick one, fired in at 134 kmph and Southee simply wasn't expecting it, went through his defences as he tried to block it off the back foot, missed and we know the rest, that was 134kmh from Afridi
13.4
W
Shahid Afridi to Styris, OUT, bowled'im! Made room to smack that into the stands, left his stumps exposed, was aiming towards wide long-on, missed and timber!
13.3
4
Shahid Afridi to Styris, FOUR runs,
13.2
2
Shahid Afridi to Styris, 2 runs,

Replays shows that Shehzad touched the rope as he dived to stop the ball on the last ball of the previous over

13.1
1
Shahid Afridi to Mills, 1 run, a full toss is swiped down the ground towards long-on

As loads of you have mentioned Afridi has just become the first man to take 50 T20 wickets

END OF OVER:
13 | 8 Runs | NZ: 66/7 (118 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 5.07, RRR: 16.85)

  • SB Styris39 (31b)
  • KD Mills2 (3b)
  • Abdur Rehman3-0-17-1
  • Shahid Afridi1-0-5-1
12.6
4
Abdur Rehman to Styris, FOUR runs, goes outside leg stump, Rehman follows him, Umar goes down the leg side too, but the slash eludes him as it rushes away fine on the off side
12.5
1
Abdur Rehman to Mills, 1 run, Rehman dives and gets one hand to a punch from Styris, but cannot prevent the single
12.4
1
Abdur Rehman to Styris, 1 run, slows it up, he rocks back but mistimes the pull off the bottom half of the bat to deep midwicket along the ground
12.3
1
Abdur Rehman to Mills, 1 run, goes back and hits it down to long off
12.2
0
Abdur Rehman to Mills, no run, goes straight on with the arm, and he plays it out to extra cover
12.1
1
Abdur Rehman to Styris, 1 run, backs away outside leg to cut this in the air but past point for a single

Mills comes out to bat

END OF OVER:
12 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ: 58/7 (126 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 4.83, RRR: 15.75)

  • SB Styris33 (28b)
  • Shahid Afridi1-0-5-1
  • Abdur Rehman2-0-9-1
11.6
W
Shahid Afridi to McCullum, OUT, gets his man this time! he was walking across and outside his stumps to work it away square, missed and was hit in front of the stumps, that looked out and he is sent on his way

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st1JD RyderMJ Guptill
2nd1JD RyderDG Brownlie
3rd0LRPL TaylorDG Brownlie
4th1JEC FranklinLRPL Taylor
5th8SB StyrisJEC Franklin
6th25SB StyrisPD McGlashan
7th22SB StyrisNL McCullum
8th15SB StyrisKD Mills
9th0KD MillsTG Southee
10th7KD MillsAF Milne
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