Player of the Match
Player of the Match
10dThe Report by Danyal Rasool

Guptill overcomes rain and Pakistan

New Zealand took a 2-0 lead in the series after hunting down their DLS target of 151 with seven balls to spare

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MJ Guptill
86(71) 5x4 - 5x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 17 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
5 3 18 6 11 8 5 30
Mohammad Hafeez
60(71) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 21 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
1 4 6 12 11 10 1 15

Best performances - Bowlers

LH Ferguson
O10
M0
R39
W3
Eco3.90
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
TD Astle
O7
M0
R50
W2
Eco7.14
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH

Match Details

Toss

Pakistan , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

New Zealand led the 5-match series 2-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

11.00 start, First Session 11.00-14.30 Interval 14.30-15.15, Second Session 15.15-18.45

Match days

09 January 2018 (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Commentator: Varun Shetty

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

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

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