Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    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
    not out
    10 (lb 3, nb 1, w 6)
    254 all out (44.1 Overs, RR: 5.75)
    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)
    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

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