Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Best performances - Batsmen

LRPL Taylor
131(124) 8x4 - 7x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 54 runs
  • 1x4 - 5x6
8 2 22 21 14 4 19 41
Abdul Razzaq
62(74) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 27 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
5 4 6 1 20 13 7 6

Best performances - Bowlers

TG Southee
O8
M1
R25
W3
Eco3.12
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
Umar Gul
O10
M1
R32
W3
Eco3.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Sanjay Murari | Commentator: Siddarth Ravindran

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

41.3
0
Styris to Shoaib Akhtar, no run, Stryis may be a dibbly-dobbly bowler but he wants to send a message to Shoaib, a bouncer that sails high over Shoaib
41.2
1
Styris to Umar Gul, 1 run, Gul's on strike now, he swings a shortish ball towards deep square leg

Shoaib Akhtar is the last man in

41.1
W
Styris to Abdul Razzaq, OUT, Styris has struck, Razzaq was looking for the Hollywood hit over long-on, can't get hold of it and it balloons in the air towards Oram at long-on, Pakistan lose their ninth

Abdul Razzaq c Oram b Styris 62 (108m 74b 9x4 0x6) SR: 83.78

END OF OVER:
41 | 4 Runs | PAK: 191/8 (112 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 4.65, RRR: 12.44)

  • Umar Gul33 (24b)
  • Abdul Razzaq62 (73b)
  • NL McCullum6-0-28-2
  • SB Styris4-0-16-0
40.6
0
NL McCullum to Umar Gul, no run, Gul looking totally at ease here, one more ball on the pads, glanced to short fine
40.5
1
NL McCullum to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, Razzaq again wanted to go for the big hit, McCullum sends it short, Razzaq checks his shot and plays it past a diving McCullum