Player of the Match
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272dThe Report by Danyal Rasool

New Zealand overcome late surge to seal 5-0 sweep

Martin Guptill's 13th ODI century and Matt Henry's four-wicket haul led the way as New Zealand endured a late attack from Pakistan's lower order to seal the series

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MJ Guptill
100(126) 10x4 - 1x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 22 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
3 4 13 14 21 12 18 11
Haris Sohail
63(87) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 15 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 12 6 6 11 10 13 4

Best performances - Bowlers

MJ Henry
O10
M1
R53
W4
Eco5.30
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W1W
MJ Santner
O10
M0
R40
W3
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W

Match Details

Toss

New Zealand , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

New Zealand won the 5-match series 5-0

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

19 January 2018 (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Commentator: Nikhil Kalro

END OF OVER:
49 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | PAK: 256/10 (16 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 5.22, RRR: 16.00)

  • Aamer Yamin32 (27b)
  • MJ Henry10-1-53-4
  • TG Southee9-0-46-0

6.55pm In the setting sun in Wellington, New Zealand sweep Pakistan with another clinical display. Only this time, they had to contend with a strong Pakistan fight. It was another stuttering innings from Pakistan in the first 25 overs, but they put up arguably their best period of cricket in this series in the latter half of this innings.

Shadab Khan and Haris Sohail struck fine rearguard fifties to put Pakistan in a position from which they could at least fight. They needed 100 off 60, and they took it down to the penultimate over. But fell agonizingly short in a thrilling finish to the ODIs.

Martin Guptill is the Man of the Match and the Man of the Series: "Skidding on with the new ball. Precautionary to get off, the shoulder is fine. Reasonable form, not my most fluent work, but sometimes, you have to score the tough runs. We've had to do a lot of hard grafts with the bat."

Kane Williamson: "They (Pakistan) operated well on that surface. Our guys adapted well right through the series. The surfaces have been slightly on the slower side, credit to Pakistan's side. Singles were hard to come by. ODI cricket is fickle in its nature. It is about improving all the time.

Sarfraz Ahmed: "Very tough series, the main thing was batting, it didn't click right through the series. We had opportunities. We back our team."

48.6
W
Henry to Rumman Raees, OUT, and that's the game. It doesn't go to the last over, but that was a sensational finish to the ODI series. A short slower delivery outside off, Raees swats it away towards midwicket, who keeps his eyes on the ball and takes a reverse-cupped catch. New Zealand complete a 5-0 sweep in the ODIs

Rumman Raees c Ferguson b Henry 5 (12m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

48.5
0
Henry to Rumman Raees, no run, a short slower ball down leg, Raees misses a hoick, struck on the body and lobs towards the keeper. Gets much tougher now

16 off 8. Williamson and Henry have a chat.

48.4
1
Henry to Aamer Yamin, 1 run, a short slower ball on middle and leg, 130 kph, pulled to deep midwicket. Just the one

17 off 9

48.3
2
Henry to Aamer Yamin, 2 runs, 126 kph, short and wide outside off, carved away behind point. He races back for the second and makes it with a full-length dive.
48.2
0
Henry to Aamer Yamin, no run, a well-delivered slower ball outside off, Yamin can't make contact with a pull
48.1
4
Henry to Aamer Yamin, FOUR runs, another thick inside edge to the fine leg boundary. How has he found just that little gap through the stumps and his body? A wild swing off a full delivery results in another boundary

A thrilling finish, can it go till the last over? Last ball? For now, it's 23 off 12. Henry will bowl out.

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st14Umar AminFakhar Zaman
2nd5Babar AzamFakhar Zaman
3rd12Haris SohailBabar Azam
4th21Mohammad HafeezHaris Sohail
5th5Sarfraz AhmedHaris Sohail
6th105Haris SohailShadab Khan
7th9Faheem AshrafShadab Khan
8th31Aamer YaminFaheem Ashraf
9th33Mohammad Nawaz (3)Aamer Yamin
10th21Aamer YaminRumman Raees