Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Best performances - Batsmen

KS Williamson
KS Williamson
70(60) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 17 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
6 7 4 14 12 0 3 24
Mohammad Hafeez
Mohammad Hafeez
61(47) 8x4 - 2x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 16 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
3 5 0 13 16 0 6 18

Best performances - Bowlers

AF Milne
AF Milne
O4
M0
R37
W4
Eco9.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Wahab Riaz
Wahab Riaz
O4
M0
R34
W3
Eco8.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

New Zealand , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Pakistan led the 3-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.25, Interval 20.25-20.45, Second Session 20.45-22.10

Match days

15 January 2016 - day/night match (20-over match)

T20I debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Commentator: Karthik Krishnaswamy

END OF OVER:
20 | 3 Runs 2 Wkts | NZ: 155/10 (17 runs required, RR: 7.75)

  • Adam Milne2 (2b)
  • Wahab Riaz4-0-34-3
  • Mohammad Amir4-0-31-1

10.35pm That's it from us after a highly entertaining T20 game between two quality sides. There's plenty of other cricket happening around the world - do tune in to our ball-by-ball coverage of all those games. Until we meet next time, goodbye!

Shahid Afridi - he's the Man of the Match too: "Mohammad Hafeez played an awesome innings, I must say it was a great team effort. We just arrived two days ago, we weren't used to the pitch. We were confident of defending 171. Must give credit to the fast bowlers, especially Umar Gul and Mohammad Amir, they came back [after a long time] and bowled tight. Those two wickets [I took] were crucial. First two overs I didn't bowl well, didn't bowl in the right areas, and there was something in the pitch for the spinners. [That diving catch I took] was amazing."

Kane Williamson: "Pakistan played very well, they are a very good T20 side. Thoroughly deserved. The ball was holding up a bit on the wicket and [our bowlers] were a little bot slow to adjust. We wanted to take the pace off the ball a little bit more on this surface, and we would have liked to do it a little bit better and a little bit longer on this surface. They perhaps learned from our performance a little bit and did it very very well. We weren't willing to suck up a few balls to get set, and failed to build partnerships. Hamilton will be a slightly different surface, we know we're in for a tough fight."

Shakeena Samadh: "That is what happens when you judge your batting strength with the performances against a young and inexperienced bowling attack like Sri Lanka."

Faisal: "What a match Afridi had today, i have been thinking how to demonstrate his 23 fihure but last ball of the match made it easy. so 23 runs means 2 wicket 3 catches. 2+3=5 means he is involved in 5 dismissals. Man of the Match?"

Moazam: "Eden Park is quite lucky for Pakistan. They had won the match against tournament favourite South Africa in WORLD CUP last year and now they had won against MIGHTY hitting New Zealand here"

DM: "Williamson has to stop running Guppy out."

Mian: "Good win by Pakistan but they should make one change for the next game: Mohammad Rizwan in for Sohaib Maqsood. Rizwan is a good fielder and a reliable batsman as well. Sohaib has been out of touch for way too long."

10.20pm An excellent display from Pakistan's bowlers, all five of them chipping in to keep New Zealand down to 155. Kane Williamson fought his way out of a scratchy start, played some excellent shots at the end, and Colin Munro gave the chase momentum with a quickfire fifty, but Pakistan kept getting wickets and pegging them back. A promising return to international cricket for Mohammad Amir, who picked up a wicket with his last ball, having been denied twice earlier by dropped catches.

19.6
W
Wahab Riaz to Boult, OUT, sees him backing away to make room, follows with the length ball at the body. Looks to hit inside-out, the ball hits high on his bat and he scoops a simple catch to cover, where Afridi settles under the ball

TA Boult c Shahid Afridi b Wahab Riaz 0 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

19.5
0
Wahab Riaz to Boult, no run, very full outside off, plays and misses looking to jab it through point
19.4
1
Wahab Riaz to Milne, 1 run, full outside off, driven to long-off
19.3
1b
Wahab Riaz to Boult, 1 bye, wide yorker, perfect line to slide it under the bat as he looks to jab it away through point. Boult takes off, looking to steal a bye. Sarfraz throws it to the bowler, who decides to race with Boult to the crease instead of flinging the ball at the stumps, and Boult makes it to his crease
19.2
1
Wahab Riaz to Milne, 1 run, in the blockhole outside off, jabbed to cover

Trent Boult. Won't be on strike, though.

19.1
W
Wahab Riaz to Williamson, OUT, gone! Williamson's long fight ends. Full on leg stump, looks to flick it over the backward square leg region, is a little too early into the shot, and he picks out the fielder at deep square leg

KS Williamson c Mohammad Hafeez b Wahab Riaz 70 (60b 6x4 1x6) SR: 116.66

Twice denied by dropped catches, but finally Amir picks up a wicket on his comeback game. Now Wahab comes on to defend 20 off the last over.

Back-to-Back

4

No. of batsmen who hit 6 or more sixes in consecutive T20I inns, including Munro (7 sixes last match & 6 in this). McCullum, Samuels and Gayle are the others.

Welcome Amir

2010

Last time Mohammad Amir played an International match for Pak - a Test v Eng, Lord's, 26 Aug 2010. He missed 237 International matches for Pak in between.

Milne's best

4/37

Adam Milne's figures in this match - his best in overall T20 career. He never took more than 3 wickets in his previous 46 T20 inns; best was 3/30