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    0.1 oh dear me what a start to the series! The dream yorker which has him all at sea, McIntosh had no clue to this one which swung back in before he could react, the ball hits the toe of the bat and cannons onto the leg stump, Aamer couldn't have asked for a better start 0/1
    48.4 short on the middle and leg. Guptill pulls but only manages to get a top-edge. Alam stationed at square-leg runs a few yards backwards and takes the catch. Aamer has been the stand-out bowler for Pakistan today 144/3
    5.5 the inside edge! Asif hits a good length outside off and Flynn leaves a gap between bat and pad as he shapes to defend, the ball kicks up, shaves the inside edge and there was no doubt in anyone's mind there 27/2
    62.1 Taylor falls short of his ton! Ajmal tosses it up on the off stump and invites the front foot drive, the ball straightens and Taylor gets a thick outside edge to Farhat at first slip 192/4
    71.4 What can you do to that delivery? Pitching on a good length on the off stump and holding it's line. Fulton is caught napping as he is playing for the away movement. He gets a faint inside-edge onto his pads and gets deflected onto the stumps. Soft dismissal that 210/5
    73.1 that's a double strike from Asif! He bowls it on the channel outside off, gets it to move in through the air and Elliott fishes outside the off stump and plays a nothing shot, Akmal does well to dive to his right and snap it up, neat reflexes 211/6
    117.2 what a delivery to halt the partnership and Gul is smiling again! He bowls an excellent inswinging yorker and McCullum gets an inside edge and looks back to see his middle stump flattened 375/7
    125.5 On 99! Gul pitches it up outside off and Vettori takes the risk of trying to run it down to third man with little width to work with, there's a thick edge and Kamran Akmal pouches it 402/8
    130.3 straightforward decision, Asif bangs it in short on the body and Bond tries to fend it off to the leg side but the ball brushes his glove and lobs to Akmal down the leg side, Doctrove raises the finger 428/9
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    17
    2
    0
    76.47
    131.5 the doosra squares him up and that's as plumb as it can get, gets on the back foot, the ball skids through and catches him in front of middle, that's another duck for Martin 429/10
    Extras
    18 (w 1, nb 3, lb 14)
    TOTAL
    429 all out (131.5 Overs, 573 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEcon
    Mohammad Amir24.038723.62
    Mohammad Asif34.0610843.17
    Umar Gul36.01012923.58
    Saeed Ajmal37.5109122.40
    Fall of wickets:1-0 (TG McIntosh, 0.1 ov), 2-27 (DR Flynn, 5.5 ov), 3-144 (MJ Guptill, 48.4 ov), 4-192 (LRPL Taylor, 62.1 ov), 5-210 (PG Fulton, 71.4 ov), 6-211 (GD Elliott, 73.1 ov), 7-375 (BB McCullum, 117.2 ov), 8-402 (DL Vettori, 125.5 ov), 9-428 (SE Bond, 130.3 ov), 10-429 (CS Martin, 131.5 ov)
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    3.6 big inside edge, bowls it outside off and Manzoor shapes to slap it square of the wicket on the off side, doesn't get his bat beside the line properly and he ends up chopping it onto the off stump 11/1
    16.3 we have a review here, Martin bowls from round the wicket, lands it on a good length outside the off stump and gets it to angle towards middle and leg, Farhat shuffles, plays down the wrong line and the ball hits him below the knee roll in front of the leg stump, you could see his leg stump at the point of contact and that convinced Doctrove, Farhat calls for the review but Virtual Eye also says that would have hit the stumps 43/2
    30.1 Bond's breathing fire here, he hits the deck hard from over the wicket, lands it short of a length on middle and Fawad barely had time to react and fend it off, he fails to drop his gloves down and the ball shaves his glove before landing safely in McCullum's hands 79/4
    28.5 terrific reflexes on the follow through! Bond fires this one full and induces the drive, Yousuf awkwardly pushes it through the line and ends up spooning it low back to Bond who dives forward and cups it just inches off the pitch 74/3
    84.1 he finds Two-meter Peter in the deep! He bends his knee and chases a pitched up delivery outside off, the ball flies off the top half of the bat and lands down Fulton's throat at deep backward point 293/7
    32.2 Bond's in the middle of a dream spell, he cramps him for room outside off and Malik still goes for the cut, there's a thick inside edge which clips the leg stump, this is great pace bowling folks 85/5
    75.1 he chips down the track to take him downtown but he fails to get to the pitch of the ball and ends up getting a thick outside edge to first slip, that ends a superb partnership between these two 261/6
    96.5 soft dismissal and Bond has five! He bangs it in short again and Aamer goes for the pull, fetches it from the off stump and miscues it to short mid-on, no timing in that shot 332/10
    87.4 Gul asks for a review, Vettori tosses it up on middle and off and the ball straightens and clips his front pad, Taufel raises the finger, replays don't reveal any inside edge and Virtual Eye says the ball would have just missed the stumps, it appeared at first that the ball was hitting the stumps so fair call from the umpires 302/8
    93.6 Martin hits a good length outside off and gets it to come back in around off and middle with the angle, Asif has to play at it but the ball hits the edge and McIntosh takes it at second slip almost in front of his face 320/9
    not out
    1
    6
    0
    0
    16.66
    Extras
    2 (nb 2)
    TOTAL
    332 all out (96.5 Overs, 402 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEcon
    SE Bond27.5410753.84
    CS Martin21.086333.00
    IE O'Brien21.039804.66
    DL Vettori27.076422.37
    Fall of wickets:1-11 (Khurram Manzoor, 3.6 ov), 2-43 (Imran Farhat, 16.3 ov), 3-74 (Mohammad Yousuf, 28.5 ov), 4-79 (Fawad Alam, 30.1 ov), 5-85 (Shoaib Malik, 32.2 ov), 6-261 (Kamran Akmal, 75.1 ov), 7-293 (Umar Akmal, 84.1 ov), 8-302 (Umar Gul, 87.4 ov), 9-320 (Mohammad Asif, 93.6 ov), 10-332 (Mohammad Amir, 96.5 ov)
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    0.4 and once again it's 0 for 1 with Aamer hitting the stumps! Guptill was completely beaten for pace and movement there, Aamer gets it to come back in off the air and Guptill gets a half stride forward and doesn't cover the line, the thick inside edge cannons onto the middle stump which is flattened 0/1
    45.3 and review time here! Doctrove thinks that the ball pitches outside the leg stump, which is the reason he does not give it. Replays suggest that it pitched in line and struck him in line with the middle stump. You call that 'plumb' and McIntosh has to measure the yards back to the pavilion. 112/5
    2.2 that was plumb! 138 kph, he bowls it fuller this time and gets it to move back in, Flynn is late to react and defend it and the ball thuds onto his pads in front of middle and leg, Taufel raises the finger 0/2
    29.3 New Zealand lose a wicket against the run of play and Taylor is furious, he nudges him to short square leg and there's a lot of hesitation in the calling, it looked like Taylor wanted the single, he turns around and Manzoor has just one stump to aim at and he hits the target 87/3
    31.5 there was an inside edge and Fulton walks almost the full distance back to the pavilion and thinks of challenging it, too late I'm afraid, this is weird. Gul pitches it on middle and off and the ball skids through and hits him low on the pads, Doctrove raises the finger, Hot Spot showed a thin inside edge and Fulton always seemed in two minds as to what to do. Pakistan are lucky to get this wicket. Why didn't he go upstairs? Search me... 91/4
    66.6 down the leg side and taken, Gul bangs it in short and Elliott swivels and shapes to pull it down to fine leg but the ball brushes his gloves and Kamran jogs across and takes it, Taufel raised the finger immediately 153/10
    49.5 and Pakistan claim the dangerman of the moment, Asif deserves credit for this, he squares him up outside off and cramps him for room, McCullum gets his bat out and has to play at it, the ball takes the edge and Kamran falls to his right and takes it 115/6
    51.6 and it does not! As Asif bowls one more on the off stump and Vettori flicks it in the air to Fawad Alam at midwicket 123/7
    61.3 played on, Asif varies his pace by bowling the off cutter, Bond misjudges the line and shoulders arms, the ball hits the edge and rolls onto the stumps 143/8
    64.6 appeal for an lbw and Taufel raises the finger, O'Brien asks for the review, good bowling, Gul adjusts to a full length on the stumps, the ball lands on middle and off and hits the base of the pad in line with the middle stump, Taufel was right after all 150/9
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    2
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    50.00
    Extras
    18 (b 4, w 1, nb 3, lb 5, pen 5)
    TOTAL
    153 all out (67 Overs, 310 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEcon
    Mohammad Amir16.072921.81
    Mohammad Asif20.064342.15
    Umar Gul14.034132.92
    Saeed Ajmal17.052601.52
    Fall of wickets:1-0 (MJ Guptill, 0.4 ov), 2-0 (DR Flynn, 2.2 ov), 3-87 (LRPL Taylor, 29.3 ov), 4-91 (PG Fulton, 31.5 ov), 5-112 (TG McIntosh, 45.3 ov), 6-115 (BB McCullum, 49.5 ov), 7-123 (DL Vettori, 51.6 ov), 8-143 (SE Bond, 61.3 ov), 9-150 (IE O'Brien, 64.6 ov), 10-153 (GD Elliott, 66.6 ov)
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    4.6 143 kph, McCullum pulls off a stunner! One for the album for sure, Bond bowls it full on the of stump and gets it to move away, Manzoor prods forward and the outside edge travels low to McCullum's right, he dives and takes it one-handed just inches from the turf, McIntosh teaches Farhat a lesson in slip catching 4/1
    5.6 edged and taken at second slip! Angles it towards the off stump from round the wicket, the ball holds its line as Farhat prods forward to steer it away to the off side, the outside edge travels low to second slip but McIntosh does well to get his hands right behind it on the dive forward 6/2
    10.1 full marks to Vettori for his captaincy here, he places a silly mid-on and gets the fielder into play immediately, Bond fires it on a good length on middle and leg, Fawad plays close to the body and gets a leading edge, softly spoons it towards Fulton at silly mid-on, very easy catch 24/3
    36.2 Martin pulls out a rip snorter from practically nowhere! Even the well-set Yousuf didn't see that coming, it just reared up alarmingly and brushed his glove before he could get it out of the way, just what New Zealand needed 95/4
    63.5 spooned it back to the bowler! Umar Akmal trudges off and do we have a twist here? Bond fires it full on middle and Umar drives a little too early and ends up chipping it back towards Bond, he cups it to the right of his face 195/6
    54.2 oh! they haven't yet! Bowls one short on the off stump and gets it to move back in. Malik is surprised by the bounce and feebly top-edges it to McCullum. Well they are coming back into it 161/5
    64.4 appeal for a lbw and Taufel raises the finger and Kamran asks for the review, the ball lands just a shade outside the off stump line on a length and drifts inwards, hits him just on the knee roll in front of leg stump, he shuffled a long way across after he was struck and that exposed all three stumps, after a bit of thought Koertzen upholds it 197/7
    75.6 a return catch seals it! Vettori fires it full on the stumps and Aamer reaches forward to drive but ends up chipping it to Vettori who cups it in front of his forehead 218/10
    66.6 O'Brien's the Man of the Moment! He pitches it up outside off and gets it to move away, Gul can't resist going for it but he ends up spooning it straight to Vettori at mid-off 203/8
    73.3 edged to first slip! Vettori bowls the quicker one and angles it on the off stump, he had to play at it and the edge is snapped up comfortably by Taylor 213/9
    not out
    1
    6
    0
    0
    16.66
    Extras
    13 (b 9, w 2, nb 1, lb 1)
    TOTAL
    218 all out (76 Overs, 323 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEcon
    SE Bond21.054632.19
    CS Martin16.044522.81
    IE O'Brien23.036332.73
    DL Vettori14.015123.64
    GD Elliott2.00301.50
    Fall of wickets:1-4 (Khurram Manzoor, 4.6 ov), 2-6 (Imran Farhat, 5.6 ov), 3-24 (Fawad Alam, 10.1 ov), 4-95 (Mohammad Yousuf, 36.2 ov), 5-161 (Shoaib Malik, 54.2 ov), 6-195 (Umar Akmal, 63.5 ov), 7-197 (Kamran Akmal, 64.4 ov), 8-203 (Umar Gul, 66.6 ov), 9-213 (Mohammad Asif, 73.3 ov), 10-218 (Mohammad Amir, 75.6 ov)