Player of the Match
Player of the Match

7:34pm That's all from our coverage. We hope you had a good time, particularly during the most engaging rain break we've had on our site for a long time. Here's hoping we have an uninterrupted game the next time. On behalf of Nikhil and Raghav, I take your leave.

Martin Guptill: We got off to a good start. Of course, losing Colin wasn't ideal. I spent most of my time during the break on the physio bed. Ross [Taylor] is quite a claming influnce. It was nice to have him there and see it through to the end.

Kane Williamson: Yeah it was a brilliant perfoemance. I think for the first half we were brilliant with the ball and then Pakistan showed resistance. It worked in our favour to have Guptill out there. Martin playing with that freedom was great to watch.

Sarfraz Ahmed: Very disappointing performance. Our batting didn't do well and we needed lower order to perform. It was very disapponting. [I know] the rain isn't in our hands, but when it came down the momentum was in our favour. We lost too many wickets in the first ten overs. Inshallah, we'll bounce back.

Martin Guptill is the Man of the Match.

7:17pm A lot of complex math later, New Zealand have won this. Pakistan's play was long term, and they expected their spinners to come in and strange New Zealand. Might have worked for them too after having them 64 for 2 in 14 overs. However, the rain changed that equation. To some extent, their own middle order batting changed that equation too. New Zealand could have easily been chasing 151 in 50 overs if Pakistan's lower order didn't come in and rescue them. A stunning assault from Hasan Ali, with his 30-ball fifty, and a calm innings from Shadab Khan who was forced to take more responsibility than he should be taking at No. 7. Pakistan crawled their way back in, but suddenly found everything about the game suited one man - Martin Guptill.

23.5
1
Rumman Raees to Taylor, 1 run, short ball at middle stump, pulled out to deep square and that's the win
23.4
1
Rumman Raees to Guptill, 1 run, yorker on leg stump, clipped to fine leg
23.3
1
Rumman Raees to Taylor, 1 run, yorker on off stump, squeezed into the off side
23.2
0
Rumman Raees to Taylor, no run, short and wide outside off, looks to cut and can't make connection. This was a slower ball and it gripped to climb over the bat
23.1
0
Rumman Raees to Taylor, no run, back of a length and angled across off, dabbed straight to point

END OF OVER:
23 | 3 Runs | NZ: 148/2 (3 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.43, RRR: 1.50)

  • LRPL Taylor43 (39b)
  • MJ Guptill85 (70b)
  • Shadab Khan4-0-29-0
  • Hasan Ali5-0-37-0
22.6
1
Shadab Khan to Taylor, 1 run, good length outside off, driven on the up to long-off

That's hundred now between these two

22.5
1
Shadab Khan to Guptill, 1 run, good length outside off, poked to point
22.4
0
Shadab Khan to Guptill, no run, googly. Nicely done. He goes on the back foot for the cut and is forced to block it

If anyone's still keeping track, getting eight wickets is the only way Pakistan can win. New Zealand have beaten par even for nine wickets down.

22.3
1
Shadab Khan to Taylor, 1 run, short ball outside off, chopped to sweeper cover
22.2
0
Shadab Khan to Taylor, no run, short ball outside off, chopped straight to point
22.1
0
Shadab Khan to Taylor, no run, good length on off stump, blocked on the front foot

END OF OVER:
22 | 11 Runs | NZ: 145/2 (6 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.59, RRR: 2.00)

  • MJ Guptill84 (68b)
  • LRPL Taylor41 (35b)
  • Hasan Ali5-0-37-0
  • Shadab Khan3-0-26-0
21.6
6
Hasan Ali to Guptill, SIX runs, drops it short, gets punished. It's into Guptill's body, he's nicely under it and swings cleanly to send a long, loopy one over the boundary
21.5
0
Hasan Ali to Guptill, no run, another bouncer. Dug in too short. He leaves it alone
21.4
2
Hasan Ali to Guptill, 2 runs, top edge as he takes on the bouncer this time. Clears the keeper. Guptill was too far away from the ball for the hook

Wasim Qadir: "Yes, they are ahead but couple of wickets (which don't seem to be coming) can still change the scenario.."

21.3
0
Hasan Ali to Guptill, no run, bounce in the corridor, shapes to pull and is forced to let it go
21.2
1
Hasan Ali to Taylor, 1 run, yorker just outside off, squeezed out to sweeper cover
21.1
2
Hasan Ali to Taylor, 2 runs, short ball on middle stump, gets under this and looks to pull on the front foot. Ends up slicing it to deep square's left

END OF OVER:
21 | 10 Runs | NZ: 134/2 (17 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 6.38, RRR: 4.25)

  • MJ Guptill76 (64b)
  • LRPL Taylor38 (33b)
  • Shadab Khan3-0-26-0
  • Hasan Ali4-0-26-0

At the end of the 21st over, New Zealand are 20 ahead of the par score should we lose this match to rain.

20.6
0
Shadab Khan to Guptill, no run, good length wide outside off, slashes to try and drive this square on the up. Beaten
20.5
1
Shadab Khan to Taylor, 1 run, tossed up outside off, drives to long-on

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st1MJ GuptillC Munro
2nd46MJ GuptillKS Williamson
3rd104LRPL TaylorMJ Guptill