Player Of The Match
Hours of play (local time)
Mohammad Amir claimed 5 for 67 across his first two ODIs in five years, and was described as the "pick of Pakistan's bowlers" by Martin Guptill, but Waqar Younis believes he is still some distance from his best
Pakistan allrounder Shoaib Malik stated that the foot inflammation that kept him out of the first ODI against New Zealand in Wellington was a minor injury and he had wanted to play the game but was advised rest by the team management
Brendon McCullum, who is returning from a back injury, is impressed with New Zealand's performances in his absence, and the leadership of stand-in captain Kane Williamson
No. of totals higher than Pak's 290 for which a team was all out with 15 or more balls left in the innings while batting first - Eng's 302 v NZ, Southampton, 2015.
No. of times a team had two players taking four or more catches in an ODI innings, before New Zealand (Ronchi & Guptill) in this match.
No. of times two batsmen got out in the 80s in an ODI inns for NZ, including today (Guptill & Williamson). Previous two instances were also against Pak.
Last time NZ had won three consecutive ODIs in Auckland, before this ongoing sequence. They had won three in three in 1992 World Cup before losing to Pak in SF.