Player of the Match
Player of the Match
241dThe Bulletin by Siddhartha Talya

Hafeez, Afridi star in series-levelling win

A solid maiden ODI century from Mohammad Hafeez, a monstrous assault in the death overs led by Shahid Afridi and a spirited performance in the field were features of a roaring comeback by Pakistan

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Mohammad Hafeez
115(144) 12x4 - 2x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 28 runs
  • 4x4 - 1x6
4 5 25 15 16 9 14 27
Shahid Afridi
65(25) 5x4 - 5x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 17 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
4 6 4 0 13 4 17 17

Best performances - Bowlers

Umar Gul
O10
M0
R31
W2
Eco3.10
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Wahab Riaz
O8
M0
R43
W2
Eco5.37
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

New Zealand , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

6-match series level 1-1

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.00 start, First Session 14.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-18.15, Second Session 18.15-21.45

Match days

29 January 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)

ODI debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

END OF OVER:
50 | 11 Runs | NZ: 250/9 (44 runs required, RR: 5.00)

  • TG Southee13 (17b)
  • HK Bennett4 (7b)
  • Ahmed Shehzad2-0-16-0
  • Wahab Riaz8-0-43-2

Pakistan have completed a crushing win to level the series. Afridi applauds his team-mates' efforts before shaking hands with the opposition. What a fiery knock it was from Afridi. Please hang on for quotes from the post-match ceremony.

Taylor: "The last ten overs .. they got the runs and in the end we couldn't keep up with the rate. We got a few starts but didn't go on. All credit to them; Umar Gul bowled well. The pitch broke up a bit in the end; it was dry and abrasive, Gul and Wahab Riaz got some reverse swing. You got to give credit to Afridi who hit some massive sixes."

Afridi: "The way Hafeez started; he played like an experienced player. Misbah and Hafeez took the responsibility to ensure that we played 50 overs. We played mature cricket. In the end, we and Razzaq go like playing Twenty20 cricket. Nothing happenned with the ball in the first 20 overs. Hafeez and Misbah took time; we had wickets in hand and we could play the big shots. Umar Gul is bowling well, in Tests and ODIs. Tanveer, Wahab are doing perfect jobs. "

Man of the match is Hafeez: "We were all looking forward to win this game and I am happy. I was just concentrating and thinking of spending more time out there. The team was looking to level the series; it was a good team effort."

That's it from us. Thanks for logging on. Good bye and Good luck.

49.6
6
Ahmed Shehzad to Southee, SIX runs, moves outside leg and heaves this leg break over the midwicket boundary where its caught by a fan, who pockets the ball!
49.5
1
Ahmed Shehzad to Bennett, 1 run, moves down the track and drives to long-off
49.4
1
Ahmed Shehzad to Southee, 1 run, leans forward to drive to the mid-on region
49.3
1
Ahmed Shehzad to Bennett, 1 run, almost caught by Umar Akmal. It was a full toss, flat batted towardds long-on where Umar rushed forward and threw in a brave dive but couldn't get his palms under the ball
49.2
1
Ahmed Shehzad to Southee, 1 run, low dipping full toss, swung away to deep midwicket
49.1
1
Ahmed Shehzad to Bennett, 1 run, carves this to deep backward point for a single

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st44JM HowMJ Guptill
2nd23LRPL TaylorMJ Guptill
3rd13SB StyrisMJ Guptill
4th81SB StyrisKS Williamson
5th18BB McCullumKS Williamson
6th3JDP OramBB McCullum
7th28JDP OramLJ Woodcock
8th7KD MillsLJ Woodcock
9th15KD MillsTG Southee
10th18HK BennettTG Southee