Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    6.6 Munro follows Phillips. Two in two overs for Pakistan. Munro ventures down the track, Hafeez shortens his length and keeps following the moving batsman. Munro swings and inside-edges it behind, he's too far down. Sarfraz collects the ball this time and whips the bails off. Munro gone for 44 off 28. It was good fun while it lasted 56/2
    5.5 Has Phillips nicked behind? Sarfraz is confident that he has his man. And up goes the finger. In-between length, angling away from over the stumps, Phillips wants to flick it - maybe towards midwicket - but inside-edges it behind to the keeper. Afridi hands Pakistan a much-needed breakthrough; although it's not the man they wanted 50/1
    17.1 oooh, he's clipped a leg-stump half-volley straight to deep backward square leg. The intention is to get a couple of runs, but Williamson ends up timing the ball too well. Oh the irony. He's had to struggle to connect with the ball all innings, but persevered ever so well until now, only to get out to a shot he ends up hitting better than he even wanted to 125/5
    9.4 De Grandhomme holes out to long-on. Malik dives to his left and hangs on. De Grandhomme steps down the track, Imad holds this one back and gets it to turn away from the batsman. He aims to clear the boundary, instead skews it off the bottom to long-on. The spinners are squeezing NZ again 67/3
    12.4 risky second run, and Taylor's already walking off the field. Great work from Pakistan again. At the start of this sequence, it seems like Williamson has done well with his flick, playing it softly enough to take the extra run. But Asif Ali sprints from the boundary, picks the ball up and flings a hard and flat throw right next to the stumps at the bowler's end. Shadab does the rest and Pakistan are now properly belting out their age-old UAE tunes. Squeeeeeeeeeze through spin. 83/4
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    44
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    176.00
    19.2 taken at long-on! Looks a million bucks with the freaky shots but when he has to hit down the ground, he doesn't get enough power. Slower ball does Seifert in as he makes contact with only the toe-end and is caught at long-on 148/6
    19.4 slower ball, outside off, Southee swings, he misses, Anderson tries to pinch the bye, but Sarfraz relays the throw to the bowler and Afridi hits the stumps at his own end with Southee well short. This was any way a ploy to get Anderson back on strike and that's been accomplished 149/7
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    Extras
    5 (lb 2, nb 2, w 1)
    TOTAL
    153/7 (20 Overs, RR: 7.65)
    Did not bat: IS Sodhi, AY Patel
    Fall of wickets: 1-50 (GD Phillips, 5.5 ov), 2-56 (C Munro, 6.6 ov), 3-67 (C de Grandhomme, 9.4 ov), 4-83 (LRPL Taylor, 12.4 ov), 5-125 (KS Williamson, 17.1 ov), 6-148 (TL Seifert, 19.2 ov), 7-149 (TG Southee, 19.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Imad Wasim402516.2570100
    Faheem Ashraf302709.0094100
    Mohammad Hafeez201216.0041000
    Hasan Ali3043014.3324202
    Shaheen Shah Afridi402035.00120100
    Shadab Khan402406.0092010
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    4.4 Kane Williamson, you beauty! He throws himself to his left from mid-off and completes a one-hander, inches from the ground. What a play. Milne fires it very full on middle, 147ks, Zaman backs away outside leg, does not get underneath the length. The bat twists in his hands as he scoops a low catch. That it was a catch was down to Williamson's athletic intervention at mid-off. The NZ skip barely celebrates Cool cat. Zaman is stunned 40/1
    12.6 taken at mid-off! It's the change of pace again, with Babar looking to hit drive on the up and clear the infield. Not enough on the ball to take it that far though. New Zealand have a sniff. Just a tiny sniff 96/2
    15.6 lbw to a full toss from round the stumps! The change of angle is fair, an effort to cramp the right-hander, which is fair, but the execution just goes for a toss. Even so, Asif, set up to pull the ball, misses completely and gets hit on the back leg right in front of middle stump. That's ridiculous cricket from all parties involved 114/3
    not out
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    161.90
    19.2 taken at deep midwicket! Ooof, and it comes off a full toss too! Malik looks to end the game in one shot, but this is a big ground and he can't clear it. 148/4
    Extras
    8 (lb 3, w 5)
    TOTAL
    154/4 (19.4 Overs, RR: 7.83)
    Fall of wickets: 1-40 (Fakhar Zaman, 4.4 ov), 2-96 (Babar Azam, 12.6 ov), 3-114 (Asif Ali, 15.6 ov), 4-148 (Shoaib Malik, 19.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    AY Patel201809.0012010
    TG Southee402616.50112120
    AF Milne2.402529.3742100
    C de Grandhomme402105.2571010
    IS Sodhi403909.7552210
    C Munro302217.3360200

Match Details

Toss

New Zealand , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Pakistan led the 3-match series 2-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.25, Interval 21.25-21.45, Second Session 21.45- 23.10

Match days

2 November 2018 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Match Referee

Match Notes

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st40Babar AzamFakhar Zaman
2nd56Babar AzamAsif Ali
3rd18Mohammad HafeezAsif Ali
4th34Shoaib MalikMohammad Hafeez
5th6Mohammad HafeezSarfraz Ahmed