Player of the Match
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303dThe Report by Danyal Rasool

Munro, Southee and Rance dismantle Pakistan

With a seven-wicket win, New Zealand took a 1-0 lead on a surface that wasn't altogether straightforward for T20 cricket

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

C Munro
49(43) 3x4 - 2x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 17 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
2 0 1 12 18 2 6 8
Babar Azam
41(41) 1x4 - 1x6
Control %95%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
3 0 2 9 2 2 17 5

Best performances - Bowlers

TG Southee
O4
M0
R13
W3
Eco3.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
1W
SHA Rance
O4
M0
R26
W3
Eco6.50
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 field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

New Zealand led the 3-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.15, Interval 17.15-17.35, Second Session 17.35-18.55

Match days

22 January 2018 - day/night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Commentator: Nikhil Kalro

7.00pm That was a disappointing performance from Pakistan, and even though they fought back really well in the second innings, their batting was a major let-down. New Zealand, as usual, clinical in execution, struggled early, so they switched their approach to caution and accumulation.

And when they were in sight, Munro launched. He would have become just the third batsman to four consecutive T20I fifties, but was denied it by one run. It was a tough pitch to play cricket on, with plenty in it for the bowlers. But for the sixth straight time on this tour, New Zealand have been too good.

Colin Munro is the Player of the Match: "Very pleasing for me, not something I'm used to, gave myself some time. A little bit up and down, but not a shocker. We spoke about trying to play straight, we went across the line and lost wickets. I've evolved in the last 12-18 months, I tried to premeditate in the shorter format, but reacting well. I was owed one (the hit on the wrists), hit Malik on the head."

Sarfraz Ahmed: "We lost too many wickets, and didn't recover for the full match. We assessed the pitch, if we don't have wickets in hand, we did lose. They bowled well. Our bowlers bowled well, if we scored 130-140 it would have been a good match.

Tim Southee: "Winning the toss on that wicket, and taking wickets was the plan. Not your typical Westpac wicket. He has been playing great cricket (Rance), he's shown he's worthy of playing in this team."

15.6
1w
Hasan Ali to Taylor, 1 wide, dug in and called wide, too high. Munro fails to get to four successive fifties, ends up on 49 not out. But New Zealand take away a 1-0 lead in the T20 series.
15.5
4
Hasan Ali to Taylor, FOUR runs, 136 kph, full delivery outside off, Taylor leans into a drive and caresses it away through cover for four. One to win, Munro needs one for the record. A block coming up?
15.4
4
Hasan Ali to Taylor, FOUR runs, 132 kph, another boundary. Short around off, Taylor stands tall and pulls over midwicket for another boundary. Too easy, just five required, Munro needs one
15.3
4
Hasan Ali to Taylor, FOUR runs, Taylor's area, on off and middle, slogged away over midwicket
15.2
0
Hasan Ali to Taylor, no run, 133 kph, good length outside off, pushed away towards extra cover. The field has been brought up to stop the run
15.1
1
Hasan Ali to Munro, 1 run, 131 kph, good length outside off, punched to deep cover to move to 49

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st3MJ GuptillC Munro
2nd5C MunroGD Phillips
3rd49C MunroTC Bruce
4th49LRPL TaylorC Munro