Player of the Match
Player of the Match

5.10pm You want abject? You want abysmal? You got 27.2 overs of it. Another limp batting performance from Pakistan, their approach was flawed, planning wrong and execution appalling. It all culminated in a terrible batting display from Pakistan as they were bowled out for 74, losing by 183 runs to also surrender the series in meek fashion.

New Zealand are very rarely indisciplined. Like always, they started well again today, and some lateral movement helped. But Pakistan's block-block-hit approach just won't work, and it showed today. There will be two dead rubbers to come, as New Zealand take the series as quickly as they can.

Trent Boult is the Man of the Match: "Pretty windy today, the wind was behind me today. Collective effort. Wanted to get the series done, knew we had to fight hard with only 250 on the board."

Sarfraz Ahmed: "A tough loss, batting was again flop. We will sit together and sort it out. The problem is the new ball. We'll not give so many wickets in the first 10 overs.

Kane Williamson: "Fantastic performance all around, a tough surface to get in on. Tim and Trent to start off, just built up that pressure. It was really tough to score. Just a slowish surface. It was going to be hard to score. We knew it will be tough, but we wanted to execute our skills. The focus is the next game.

27.2
W
Boult to Rumman Raees, OUT, 136 kph, five-for for Boult. Full and straight, Rumman backs away, misses the straight ball and the stumps are disturbed. New Zealand take the series with it.

Rumman Raees b Boult 16 (15m 14b 3x4 0x6) SR: 114.28

27.1
4
Boult to Rumman Raees, FOUR runs, full and straight, Raees backs away and clatters a lofted drive over mid-on. Nice hit

END OF OVER:
27 | 8 Runs | PAK: 70/9 (188 runs required from 22.4 overs, RR: 2.59, RRR: 8.17)

  • Rumman Raees12 (12b)
  • Sarfraz Ahmed14 (28b)
  • TG Southee7-3-19-0
  • TA Boult7-1-13-4
26.6
1
Southee to Rumman Raees, 1 run, lovely looking shot again. A low full toss on off, delectably punched back past Southee. Long-on runs around to his left to mop up
26.5
1
Southee to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, a full and wide delivery outside off, glided off the open face to third man
26.5
1w
Southee to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 wide, dug in short, down leg, goes over Sarfraz

A bit of rain around

26.4
1
Southee to Rumman Raees, 1 run, a full toss down leg, a thick inside edge down to fine leg
26.3
4
Southee to Rumman Raees, FOUR runs, ooh, take that. Dug in short and Raees was waiting for that, he goes back and hammers a pull through midwicket. A tennis forehand
26.2
0
Southee to Rumman Raees, no run, a slower ball, 105 kph, following Raees as he is backing away, slashed to point
26.1
0
Southee to Rumman Raees, no run, 130 kph, back of a length on middle and leg, dabbed to point

END OF OVER:
26 | 4 Runs | PAK: 62/9 (196 runs required from 22.4 overs, RR: 2.38, RRR: 8.16)

  • Sarfraz Ahmed13 (27b)
  • Rumman Raees6 (7b)
  • TA Boult7-1-13-4
  • TG Southee6-3-11-0
25.6
2
Boult to Sarfraz Ahmed, 2 runs, on the pads and Sarfraz works the ball into the gap behind square for a couple.
25.6
1w
Boult to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 wide, dug in too short on off, over the head, wide

Sehal : "Will Pakistan avoid follow on in ODI??" They just have!

25.5
0
Boult to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, 139 kph, looking for the yorker, but misses, blocked out.
25.4
1
Boult to Rumman Raees, 1 run, fullish delivery outside off, bunted away to cover for a run
25.3
0
Boult to Rumman Raees, no run, full outside off, fourth-stump channel. Raees clears his front leg and swings, but the ball goes over the hoick
25.2
0
Boult to Rumman Raees, no run, a shortish delivery around off, carved to point.
25.1
0
Boult to Rumman Raees, no run, a full delivery, wide outside off, driven to mid-off

END OF OVER:
25 | 6 Runs | PAK: 58/9 (200 runs required from 22.4 overs, RR: 2.32, RRR: 8.00)

  • Rumman Raees5 (3b)
  • Sarfraz Ahmed11 (25b)
  • TG Southee6-3-11-0
  • TA Boult6-1-9-4
24.6
1
Southee to Rumman Raees, 1 run, good length outside off, 129 kph, dabbed down to third man and they take the single
24.5
4
Southee to Rumman Raees, FOUR runs, short and wide outside off, 130 kph, Raees backs away, looking to swat the ball over the off side, a thick outside edge races away over the keeper's head. Off the toe end actually
24.4
0
Southee to Rumman Raees, no run, smashed on the helmet. Goes back, looking to pull, but is soooo late on the shot that the ball has an unhindered path en route to thwacking the badge.

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st1Azhar AliFakhar Zaman
2nd1Babar AzamFakhar Zaman
3rd0Mohammad HafeezBabar Azam
4th11Shoaib MalikBabar Azam
5th2Shoaib MalikSarfraz Ahmed
6th1Sarfraz AhmedShadab Khan
7th14Sarfraz AhmedFaheem Ashraf
8th2Sarfraz AhmedHasan Ali
9th20Sarfraz AhmedMohammad Amir
10th22Sarfraz AhmedRumman Raees