Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Ahmed Shehzad
54(34) 10x4 - 0x6
Control %79%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 16 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
6 0 4 6 12 5 1 20
SB Styris
45(34) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 22 runs
  • 5x4 - 0x6
6 0 6 10 10 7 1 5

Best performances - Bowlers

Shahid Afridi
O2.5
M0
R14
W4
Eco4.94
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
Abdul Razzaq
O4.0
M1
R13
W3
Eco3.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

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

KD Mills b Shahid Afridi 7 (14m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 77.77

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

  • KD Mills7 (5b)
  • AF Milne2 (6b)
  • Abdur Rehman4-0-22-1
  • Shahid Afridi2-0-13-3
14.6
4
Abdur Rehman to Mills, FOUR, 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

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Ahmed Shehzad
54(34) 10x4 - 0x6
Control %79%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 16 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
6 0 4 6 12 5 1 20
SB Styris
45(34) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 22 runs
  • 5x4 - 0x6
6 0 6 10 10 7 1 5

Best performances - Bowlers

Shahid Afridi
O2.5
M0
R14
W4
Eco4.94
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
Abdul Razzaq
O4.0
M1
R13
W3
Eco3.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF