Player of the Match
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    8.3 Rosco has taken a blinder, it was forced away off the back foot, the outside edge flew fast and over Taylor at first slip, who leaped in the air with one hand outstretched, and brought down the ball with him 43/1
    13.4 Styris gets the breakthrough, it was the seemingly gentle and harmless length delivery, Shehzad got lulled into a false sense of calmness and ended up flicking it straight to short midwicket, Kamran looks shocked, Shehzad was batting so well 71/2
    17.4 well, well, Kamran has somehow managed to pick out Rosco at short midwicket, it was fuller on the stumps and he looked to go for the sweep, but hit it in the air to Taylor, who cannot believe his good fortune as he takes the dolly 84/3
    37.1 Younis is gone. New Zealand have a wicket against the run of play, and somewhat against the theme of this partnership. Younis watches closely as Vettori turns one away marginally from middle and leg line. He opens the face and guides it fatally close to point as he takes off for a single. He realises his error a moment too late and turns back, but slips and falls a couple of yards out. Easy collection for Brendon McCullum and the stumps are broken. 173/4
    not out
    42.1 and Umar perishes! His listless innings may be crucial in the end analysis. He backs away to the leg side. Vettori sees him going and fires it full aiming at the pads. Umar manages to still get beside the line and tries to carve it inside out. He is too close to the ball to get it over the circle and plays it straight into a tumbling extra cover's hands. 194/5
    42.3 Boom Boom goes bust. Vettori has nailed him and this game might be turning around here. Afridi goes the other way this time, walks across to off stump and looks for the sweep. Vettori sticks to his guns and lands it full and in line with middle and leg. Afridi failed to connect and it hit him in front of middle and leg. He's not very pleased with the decision though. It hit the back leg, that seemed adjacent 198/6
    46.5 The game seesaws once again. Pakistan lose another wicket in the Powerplay. Bennett keeps it full, but not full enough to stop Razzaq. He gets under it and looks to launch it over the off side, but it hits very low on the bat and as a result, is scooped up high into the Napier night. When it came down, Vettori was under it. 238/7
    47.5 Oh Riaz! What has he done here? Short of length at friendly pace outside off, he goes down on a knee and looks for an ugly hoick across the line. The shot was so not on. He was so not in the position to pull it off. Top edge, balloons up to the right of Brendon McCullum who trots back and pouches it easily. 250/8
    not out
    4 (lb 3, w 1)
    264/8 (49 Overs, RR: 5.38)
    Did not bat: Umar Gul
    Fall of wickets: 1-43 (Mohammad Hafeez, 8.3 ov), 2-71 (Ahmed Shehzad, 13.4 ov), 3-84 (Kamran Akmal, 17.4 ov), 4-173 (Younis Khan, 37.1 ov), 5-194 (Umar Akmal, 42.1 ov), 6-198 (Shahid Afridi, 42.3 ov), 7-238 (Abdul Razzaq, 46.5 ov), 8-250 (Wahab Riaz, 47.5 ov)
    TG Southee10.007007.003010110
    HK Bennett10.004824.80326000
    NL McCullum4.002606.5082000
    DL Vettori10.004824.80304100
    SB Styris9.004034.44231100
    JEC Franklin6.002904.83151000

Match Details


New Zealand , elected to bat first

Series result

Pakistan led the 6-match series 2-1

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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

1 February 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)

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Reserve Umpire

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