Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    1.2 more bad news for Pakistan, Southee has struck, hang on, Hafeez is reviewing the lbw, it was pitching on off, short of length ball, hits Hafeez, who is stuck on the crease, on the knee roll, he was looking to work that to square leg, umpire Llong raises the finger, Hafeez has a long chat with Shehzad before going for the review, it may have just shaved leg stump, that decision is left to the on-field umpire, so Hafeez is gone, 5/1
    6.1 Mills has got the wicket his bowling seemed on the verge of getting, once more the batsman looking to work the ball square on the leg side, a short of length ball heading for middle and off, hit just above the knee roll, Shehzad wonders about the referral, but with Pakistan having already used one up, he walks off, Pakistan are two down 23/2
    7.1 make that four down, Ross Taylor does not return the favour to Kamran Akmal, what an ingrate, a length ball around off, Kamran looking to work the ball to leg, the outside edge flies low to first slip, Taylor wants nothing to spoil his birthday bonanza, he clasps that one and New Zealand are in dreamland 23/4
    6.4 bowled him, New Zealand can do little wrong here, Mills sets off on a delighted run after getting through Younis' defences, that one didn't swing away after pitching on a length, Younis plays outside the line and the offstump is on the ground, Pakistan in tatters here 23/3
    14.4 there's the fifth, Pakistan have lost their middle-order rock, once more the batsman was looking to play to leg, a length ball that takes the edge and flies to gully, where Styris takes a low catch 45/5
    28.3 Umar gives it away, he was itching to take on the spinner, got a shortish one and went for the pull, but it was a touch quicker and he was late on the shot, and got it high in the air, it took a while in coming down, and settled neatly in to the hands of deep midwicket who was quite some way in from the boundary 102/7
    17.1 Afridi departs, Oram gets one to angle in from over the stumps on a length, nothing superlative about the ball, just that he played inside the line, and it crashed in to the middle stump, sliding downhill faster than an avalanche are Pakistan 66/6
    41.1 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 191/9
    32.4 There is a review now, Harper has raised the finger for an lbw appeal, both McCullums jump up and down in appeal, length ball pitching outside off, hit him on off and was going on to hit middle, Rehman falls, Pakistan have no more reviews 125/8
    not out
    41.4 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 192/10
    10 (lb 6, w 4)
    192 all out (41.4 Overs, RR: 4.60)
    Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Mohammad Hafeez, 1.2 ov), 2-23 (Ahmed Shehzad, 6.1 ov), 3-23 (Younis Khan, 6.4 ov), 4-23 (Kamran Akmal, 7.1 ov), 5-45 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 14.4 ov), 6-66 (Shahid Afridi, 17.1 ov), 7-102 (Umar Akmal, 28.3 ov), 8-125 (Abdur Rehman, 32.4 ov), 9-191 (Abdul Razzaq, 41.1 ov), 10-192 (Shoaib Akhtar, 41.4 ov)
    KD Mills8.014325.37306100
    TG Southee8.012533.12312000
    JDP Oram10.014714.70366000
    JEC Franklin5.002605.20162100
    NL McCullum6.002824.66192010
    SB Styris4.401723.64172000

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