Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    35.1 The openers have been sent back, New Zealand have clawed back before tea! Short of a length outside off and appeared to hold its line, quicker through the air and Farhat, trying to be a little cheeky, made a bit of room to play it past slip but ended up getting a thick outside edge straight to Taylor who reacted well to snap a sharp one 66/2
    32.2 watch out for the blog later today, banged in short on the off and a rush of blood costs Butt his wicket, rises up to him a little more than he expected and he gets a top edge as he attempts a pull, Tuffey moves a few steps forward from mid-on and takes a dolly 60/1
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    45.1 Tuffey gets Umar! The inswinger and gets it to nip in a little further after pitching, Umar gets forward to defend but is done in by the movement, clips the pads and is bowled through the gate and is bowled 119/4
    35.3 three down! Yousuf doesn't opt for the review, that's because he knows he's a gonner, angling in towards middle and leg and it holds its line, Yousuf is only half-forward as he tries to play at it, misreads the line and is rapped right in front of the stumps 66/3
    55.2 goes for a slog-sweep and is rapped on the pads, it went on straight, landed on middle, he bent low to try to whack it over square leg, he had bent so low that it struck him on the back pad in front of middle and leg, plumb, he's called for a review and once we see the replay, we'll know he's wasted an appeal, Taufel gave it out and the referral will just confirm his decision 156/6
    49.5 Tuffey strikes again, needless stuff from Malik, it's pitched up alright but he didn't have to play it uppishly, mistimes a drive straight to Vettori at mid-off 131/5
    85.3 Maybe he won't have to, Vettori has taken a beauty running back from mid-off, it was bowled on a good length and Akmal tried to strike it through the line, though he wasn't to the pitch, over mid-off, managed to do so but didn't get the distance, Vettori kept his eyes on it throughout while he was running back and clasped it diving to his left, brilliantly taken, ends a significant contribution 257/8
    68.6 edged and gone, O'Brien does the trick and Taylor has a million-dollar smile on his face as he snaps this one, inducing him to play the drive, producing the edge as it's going away from him and straight into the hands of Taylor who clasps it tight close to his chest 193/7
    88.2 Gul connects the pull but ends up playing it into the palms of Iain O'Brien at deep square leg who runs a few steps to his left and judges it well, just inside the ropes 264/10
    87.3 Vettori's the man, tossed it up on the off and Asif was drawn into playing the drive, ended up chipping it straight back to Vettori who dived to his left to complete well-taken catch 264/9
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    TOTAL
    264 all out (88.2 Overs, RR: 2.98, 384 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-60 (Salman Butt, 32.2 ov), 2-66 (Imran Farhat, 35.1 ov), 3-66 (Mohammad Yousuf, 35.3 ov), 4-119 (Umar Akmal, 45.1 ov), 5-131 (Shoaib Malik, 49.5 ov), 6-156 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 55.2 ov), 7-193 (Mohammad Amir, 68.6 ov), 8-257 (Kamran Akmal, 85.3 ov), 9-264 (Mohammad Asif, 87.3 ov), 10-264 (Umar Gul, 88.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    CS Martin2026403.2000
    DR Tuffey23.256442.7400
    IE O'Brien2347823.3910
    DL Vettori2265842.6300
  • BATSMEN
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    5.5 McIntosh goes! Butt takes an easy one at short leg, nipping back in with some good bounce, played forward, didn't anticipate the extent of movement there, got an inside edge onto his pads and Butt took a dolly 5/2
    0.5 Aamer strikes! Short of a good length outside off, just a fraction, and then darts away, Guptill is on the back foot, fishing for it and gets a thick edge straight to Kamran 1/1
    30.3 Flynn's gone! Or maybe not. He's calling for a review. It moved in after landing on a good length on the off and Flynn, who went for the drive, was done in by the movement, missed it and was rapped on the pads in line with the stumps, would have hit off stump. No inside edge there, New Zealand have lost a challenge and are now struggling 85/5
    16.6 bowled'im! Misjudged it completely, nipped back in from a good length outside off and Taylor, not expecting it to jag in as much as it did, shoulders arms and much to his shock, hears the death rattle 48/3
    18.2 gone second ball, Fulton's woes continue, bowled it on a length on middle, gets across to tries to play it straight, just a hint of inward movement, he misses and is rapped on the pads plumb in front, Rudi had no hesitation and Fulton didn't bother with the review 52/4
    33.3 Kaneria gets one! He's made Elliott play on a consistent basis by pitching it up and he does so again, was slower through the air, Elliott was induced into playing the shot off a length and he drove it straight back to Kaneria who took an easy one 95/7
    30.4 McCullum goes! Drew him into playing the drive, bowled it full outside off and got it to move away, McCullum's eyes light up, tries to crash it through the covers, gets a thick outside edge and Malik reacts well at second slip, snapping it to his left 85/6
    35.1 Kaneria gets Vettori, New Zealand are collapsing now, didn't spot the straighter one, he played for the turn after it landed slightly short outside off, pushed at it from the crease, got a thick edge and Misbah took a sharp one to his left at slip 96/8
    36.5 New Zealand have been knocked out for 99, short outside off, tries to slap it past mid-on but mistimes it straight to Yousuf there who takes it comfortably 99/10
    35.4 poor shot from O'Brien, he's thrown it away here, tossed it up outside off and Kaneria succeeded in enticing the batsman in going for a big one, tried to clear the off-side field but miscued it completely, Farhat moved to his left a few paces from cover and took an easy one 96/9
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    TOTAL
    99 all out (36.5 Overs, RR: 2.68, 176 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (MJ Guptill, 0.5 ov), 2-5 (TG McIntosh, 5.5 ov), 3-48 (LRPL Taylor, 16.6 ov), 4-52 (PG Fulton, 18.2 ov), 5-85 (DR Flynn, 30.3 ov), 6-85 (BB McCullum, 30.4 ov), 7-95 (GD Elliott, 33.3 ov), 8-96 (DL Vettori, 35.1 ov), 9-96 (IE O'Brien, 35.4 ov), 10-99 (DR Tuffey, 36.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Mohammad Amir1122512.2700
    Mohammad Asif12.524043.1100
    Umar Gul722123.0000
    Danish Kaneria62631.0000
  • BATSMEN
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    18.6 O'Brien does it again, probed Farhat outside off this time, pitched it on a good length and had the opener pushing at it, not sure if there was any movement there but Farhat drove loosely at it, got the outside edge and Fulton made no mistake at second slip 54/2
    16.4 What a delivery by O'Brien, Butt was done in for pace there, hurled it short on middle and was heading for his helmet as he tried to duck, he tried to block it with the bat in front of his face, it took the handle and lobbed up to slip 49/1
    85.2 appeal for lbw, angling in towards middle from wide of the crease, Yousuf tries to play it back to the bowler but misses and is rapped on the pads, the fielders go up but the umpire Koertzen thinks it might have taken the inside edge, Vettori calls for the review and the replays show there was no contact with the bat, and that he was struck in line. The umpire gets the message, reverses his decision and raises the finger 239/8
    53.6 gets it to swing in this time and breaks through, came in, pitched on a good length, Misbah had initially planned on leaving it and once it came in he dabbed at it fro the crease, got a thick edge and McCullum took an easy one 131/3
    65.6 what would New Zealand do without Vettori? Bowled it on a length on the off stump, moved across and tried to loft it over the in-field on the off side, mistimed it, didn't get under it well enough, Vettori, standing at mid-off, ran back, stretched, dived to his left and plucked another beauty, almost identical to the catch he took in the first innings but just a little easier 197/4
    71.5 Elliott strikes! Shortish on the off stump, just a tiny bit of away movement, Malik tries to defend it off the back foot, plays it inside the line, gets a thin edge straight to McCullum who takes a low catch 210/5
    71.6 two in two! Elliott's induced Kamran to get onto the front foot and push at one that moved away late, gets a thin edge straight to the keeper. 210/6
    83.3 gone, drew him on the front foot and made him push at that fullish delivery outside off, got a thick edge straight to Guptill at gully 230/7
    86.3 Fulton takes an excellent running catch, bowled on a length on the off, tries to loft him over long-on but Fulton in the deep runs a fair distance to his left to clasp it while diving to his left 239/10
    85.3 Martin's on a roll! Kaneria goes first ball, bowled it full outside off and Kaneria pushed at it inside the line from the crease, gets a thick edge straight to Taylor at first slip 239/9
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    TOTAL
    239 all out (86.3 Overs, RR: 2.76, 361 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-49 (Salman Butt, 16.4 ov), 2-54 (Imran Farhat, 18.6 ov), 3-131 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 53.6 ov), 4-197 (Umar Akmal, 65.6 ov), 5-210 (Shoaib Malik, 71.5 ov), 6-210 (Kamran Akmal, 71.6 ov), 7-230 (Mohammad Amir, 83.3 ov), 8-239 (Mohammad Yousuf, 85.2 ov), 9-239 (Danish Kaneria, 85.3 ov), 10-239 (Umar Gul, 86.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    CS Martin1945242.7300
    DR Tuffey1634502.8100
    DL Vettori25116302.5200
    IE O'Brien21.346643.0600
    GD Elliott51821.6000
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    14.4 bowled'im! Persistently trying to get him to drive at one and Guptill does so this time, not much foot movement as he tried to drive it through the line to that full delivery on the off stump, got an inside edge and it crashed into the stumps 36/2
    1.5 gone this time! It nipped back in from a short of a good length outside off, came half-forward and was done in by the inward movement, missed the bat, struck on the pads albeit a little high and Taufel had no hesitation in giving that one, height may have been a problem there, but McIntosh didn't call for a review, his struggles continue 4/1
    16.3 gone! Flynn's gone, Asif gets another one, short of a good length outside off and gets it to nip away at just the right time to produce a thick outside edge straight to Kamran 37/3
    60.2 edged and gone! Couldn't resist going for the drive to one that was pitched on a length outside off, got a thick edge and Misbah clasped it comfortably at first slip 186/6
    35.2 edged and gone! Landed on a good length outside off, he couldn't resist, tried to drive one on the up when the length wasn't quite right, got a thin edge straight to Kamran 80/4
    41.2 He swept it back onto his stumps! Tossed up on leg stump and he bent low to sweep it fine, no indications of any turn there but he ended up getting some bat on it but not in the direction he intended, gets it straight onto the stumps and New Zealand slide further 108/5
    67.5 a beauty! Turned away sharply with some extra bounce from a good length on the off stump, McCullum was caught by surprise while trying to open the face, got an edge and Kamran reacted well to snap a sharp one, Pakistan inch closer 206/7
    80.1 gone, sanity restored! Gets it to land just short of a good length outside off and move away a hint, Vettori pokes at it from the crease, gets a thick edge and Umar Akmal snaps a sharp one reacting to his right 252/9
    69.5 the googly and Tuffey fails to pick it, lands on a good length outside off and darts back in to strike him on the pads as he gets forward to defend, plays down the wrong line there, struck him in line, Taufel gives it out, Tuffey has doubts and calls for a review, it struck him on the back pad and beat him through the gate, would have hit middle and leg, Tuffey may have thought that would have gone over but replays indicate that may not be the case, Taufel's decision is upheld and Tuffey has to go 212/8
    82.5 Malik finally takes one! Asif takes five, short outside off, hangs his bat out and opens the face but ends up edging it straight to Malik at second slip 263/10
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    TOTAL
    263 all out (82.5 Overs, RR: 3.17, 370 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-4 (TG McIntosh, 1.5 ov), 2-36 (MJ Guptill, 14.4 ov), 3-37 (DR Flynn, 16.3 ov), 4-80 (PG Fulton, 35.2 ov), 5-108 (GD Elliott, 41.2 ov), 6-186 (LRPL Taylor, 60.2 ov), 7-206 (BB McCullum, 67.5 ov), 8-212 (DR Tuffey, 69.5 ov), 9-252 (DL Vettori, 80.1 ov), 10-263 (IE O'Brien, 82.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Mohammad Amir1636424.0000
    Mohammad Asif23.596752.8100
    Danish Kaneria3167432.3800
    Umar Gul1124103.7200
    Shoaib Malik10505.0000

Close of Play

  • Thu, 3 Dec - day 1 - Pakistan 1st innings 161/6 (Kamran Akmal 21*, Mohammad Amir 2*, 58 ov)
  • Fri, 4 Dec - day 2 - Pakistan 2nd innings 64/2 (Mohammad Yousuf 10*, Misbah-ul-Haq 1*, 23 ov)
  • Sat, 5 Dec - day 3 - New Zealand 2nd innings 70/3 (LRPL Taylor 15*, PG Fulton 12*, 33 ov)
  • Sun, 6 Dec - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 263 (82.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes