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    24.5 well ,well, it's not Jesse but Guptill who has thrown away yet another start, it was full and on middle and leg, Guptill in his endeavor to smash it out of the ground, only got as far as long on, who timed his leap nicely to take the catch, Pakistan have broken through, and another NZ batsman has wasted a start 141/2
    3.4 that will be the end of Baz, he was looking for that lofted shot over mid off again, Sohail was wise enough to bowl it a bit wider outside off this time, Baz went through with the shot anyway after haring down the track, and got an edge off the toe end of the bat that ended up safely in the hands of Kamran, McCullum has wasted his opportunity at the top of the order 18/1
    35.5 Ryder has finally holed out, it was in the slot, tossed up on leg stump, and he went for the lofted shot over wide long on, but did not get enough meat on the shot, ended up hitting it straight to deep midwicket, he has played his part in this innings though 190/5
    28.1 got 'em! Razzaq has struck again, gets rid of Taylor this time, it was bowled in the channel outside off on a length, Taylor got sucked in to the drive, ended up playing a feeble one in the end, and the faint outside edge settled low in to Kamran's gloves, Razzaq breaks in to a wide grin, Pakistan's fightback in this game continues 153/3
    32.2 Franklin repeats the shot that had him beaten off the previous delivery, this time he gets the outside edge through to Kamran who went down to his left to take a good low catch, Shoaib holds his arms aloft 174/4
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    131.81
    49.5 he is gone now! died swinging in the end, another full one was lofted down the ground, but he got too much underneath the pitch of this one, and long on took the straightforward catch 310/6
    49.6 Mills is run out without facing a ball, it was driven down to long on, Shehzad covered good ground to his right, Mills wanted the second, Styris didn't, in the end Mills turned half-heartedly back, but even though he put in the dive, the throw was pinpoint accurate, and Kamran whipped off the bails, Mills trudges off shaking his head, but the headache is now Pakistan's, as they face a mountain of a target to chase 311/7
    Extras
    12 (lb 3, nb 1, w 8)
    TOTAL
    311/7 (50 Overs, RR: 6.22)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Shoaib Akhtar7.013815.42266010
    Sohail Tanvir8.007819.75247550
    Umar Gul9.006106.77287211
    Mohammad Hafeez9.005726.33222300
    Shahid Afridi10.005105.10273110
    Abdul Razzaq7.002323.28240100
    Fall of wickets:1-18 (BB McCullum, 3.4 ov), 2-141 (MJ Guptill, 24.5 ov), 3-153 (LRPL Taylor, 28.1 ov), 4-174 (JEC Franklin, 32.2 ov), 5-190 (JD Ryder, 35.5 ov), 6-310 (NL McCullum, 49.5 ov), 7-311 (KD Mills, 49.6 ov)
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    5.4 well, well, would you believe it, another full delivery on the pads, and it gets a wicket, Hafeez flicks it wristily, but picks out Franklin at deep square leg who does not have to move much to take that one 31/2
    2.5 Shehzad departs to a brain fade, he decided to give Mills the charge, Mills dropped it short, and he went for a pull-swat, was in no position for the shot, the top-edge settled in to the hands of How behind point 14/1
    32.2 Franklin has the big one! Kamran has hit him right to short extra cover, it is Taylor who generally lurks in those areas, and Kamran drove the full pitched delivery in to his hands, Kamran is despondent, he gets an ovation as he departs 180/6
    11.6 Baz has made up for his drop earlier, and pulled off a stunner, it was a thick outside edge that was travelling far to his right, he went flying in the air and pouched it with both hands, it was a fullish delivery and Younis went for the drive with an open bat face from the crease, Pakistan in trouble now 58/3
    23.5 and Pakistan have gifted away a wicket! the old tap-and-run to cover, except they seemed to be engulfed by doubt and confusion about the running part, Shafiq had to turn back in the end, but the throw was accurate enough to beat him to the crease, and Brendon did the rest 132/4
    28.6 Franklin strikes! it was dug in shorter this time, bounced and straightened around off stump, squeezed out the edge from Umar as he looked to steal a single to third man with the open face, how long can Kamran sustain Pakistan's chase with all the trauma at the other end? 159/5
    42.5 Nathan has held on to a scorcher here, how has he survived this one? Afridi had mowed it brutally down the ground, Nathan was in the way at deepish mid off, and put his body behind the line of the ball, and went down with the booty, he now has a toothy grin, but he wouldn't want to be in the way of these missiles often, Pakistan;s chances end with Afridi's departure 251/9
    32.6 another one gone! the slip has brought New Zealand a wicket, Franklin lured Razzaq in to a fatal drive, and Taylor rarely drops dollies at slip, he rarely drops dollies anywhere, and gobbles the ball up in his hands 183/7
    41.6 has Southee pulled off a stunner? He has, Afridi got one in the blockhole and dug it out close to the stumps, Tanvir was pretty slow to get going, and what's more he did not slide his bat in, in fact it got stuck inches short of the crease, and Southee removed the bails with a horizontal leap, super stuff from the quick man, Pakistan sink further 241/8
    44.1 Jamie shows How it is done, Gul went for the hoick over midwicket, got it off the toe end of the bat, and the ball went miles in the air, against the backdrop of the evening sky at Auckland, but it had to come down, and How took a well-judged catch, and New Zealand have another win, only their second in 16 games 254/10
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    Extras
    10 (lb 3, nb 1, w 6)
    TOTAL
    254 all out (44.1 Overs, RR: 5.75)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    KD Mills8.013013.75283000
    TG Southee8.004705.87245110
    HK Bennett8.104645.63283221
    LJ Woodcock3.002709.0061200
    NL McCullum4.002406.0082000
    SB Styris5.002705.40131110
    JEC Franklin8.005036.25175010
    Fall of wickets:1-14 (Ahmed Shehzad, 2.5 ov), 2-31 (Mohammad Hafeez, 5.4 ov), 3-58 (Younis Khan, 11.6 ov), 4-132 (Asad Shafiq, 23.5 ov), 5-159 (Umar Akmal, 28.6 ov), 6-180 (Kamran Akmal, 32.2 ov), 7-183 (Abdul Razzaq, 32.6 ov), 8-241 (Sohail Tanvir, 41.6 ov), 9-251 (Shahid Afridi, 42.5 ov), 10-254 (Umar Gul, 44.1 ov)

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