Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Tim Southee:"It was the sort of day you are dreaming of, we were thinking of 245 and then suddenly ... it was some of the cleanest hitting I have ever seen. The partnership at the end from Pakistan is slightly disappointing."

New Zealand are now top of table on net run rate.Here's the latest points table.

This match will be remembered for the surreal onslaught at the end of New Zealand's innings, and Kamran Akmal's disastrous effort behind the stumps. Pakistan lost it in the final six over of New Zealand's batting and the first seven of theirs.

Post-match presentation:
Shahid Afridi: "I have no excuse. We didn't bowl well, we didn't field well, you can win games based on fielding, but I am confident of my team and myself, we will not repeat this performance. We should learn from what we did in this game."

Ross Taylor: "To have them six down after 20 overs was a credit for the bowlers. We didn't want to be complacent at the break. I had a bit of luck early on, even when I was at 30 or 40, but the way Nathan and Jake came out and hit it rubbed off. " No update on Vettori. Taylor says "we'll just have to find out over the next couple of days."

George Binoy has the bulletin for this match here.

On behalf of Abhishek Purohit and the rest of the team, this is Siddarth Ravindran signing out. Thanks for all the mails, see you tomorrow.

41.4
W
Styris to Shoaib Akhtar, OUT, game over, Shoaib lasted all of two balls, another short one from Styris, Shoaib flails at it and gets a top edge that flies towards mid-on, Nathan McCullum gets across and takes a smart catch, and New Zealand get their third win of the tournament

Shoaib Akhtar c NL McCullum b Styris 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st5Mohammad HafeezAhmed Shehzad
2nd18Kamran AkmalAhmed Shehzad
3rd0Kamran AkmalYounis Khan
4th0Kamran AkmalMisbah-ul-Haq
5th22Misbah-ul-HaqUmar Akmal
6th21Shahid AfridiUmar Akmal
7th36Abdul RazzaqUmar Akmal
8th23Abdul RazzaqAbdur Rehman
9th66Abdul RazzaqUmar Gul
10th1Shoaib AkhtarUmar Gul