Player of the Match
Player of the Match
17.1
4
Saeed Ajmal to McGlashan, FOUR runs, McGlashan does not leave it to Taylor, brings out the reverse sweep and gets it well over the infield over point, er, square leg for a boundary, and New Zealand finally, finally have a win in months
16.6
6
Mohammad Hafeez to Taylor, SIX runs, gets another one in the slot, this one is a touch fuller, and Tayor takes a step down the track and lifts it over wide long on, New Zealand are almost home
16.4
6
Mohammad Hafeez to Taylor, SIX runs, the Taylor slog sweeps arrives finally, gets one in the slot, he goes down on a knee and swings it over deep midwicket, good clean hit
15.2
4
Shoaib Akhtar to Taylor, FOUR runs, Taylor leans into the drive, and gets it right out of the middle of the bat, the ball bounces over extra cover, and long off ends up escorting it past the ropes
15.1
6
Shoaib Akhtar to Taylor, SIX runs, slashes hard at a wide delivery, and at Shoaib's pace, it carries over a diving third man all the way for a six, would you believe it?
13.3
6
Umar Gul to Franklin, SIX runs, Franklin break free, it was short, he saw it early, and went for the pull, it was not exactly off the middle off the bat, but still went way over the deep midwicket boundary
11.1
4
Shahid Afridi to Franklin, FOUR runs, poor delivery from Afridi, short and wide outside off, this time Franklin plays the cut cleanly and gets it in the gap past backward point
10.4
4
Saeed Ajmal to Franklin, FOUR runs, he goes for the cut to one that was to close for the shot, and gets it just past Younis at slip, wold have been a great take had he pulled that one off
8.1
6
Mohammad Hafeez to Guptill, SIX runs, and is lifted first ball over long on for a six, got to the pitch and lifted it cleanly
7.5
4
Shahid Afridi to Taylor, FOUR runs, this time he manages to beat the field, it was short, a long hop really, and he pulled it past midwicket and beat the two men in the deep as well
6.6
4
Wahab Riaz to Guptill, FOUR runs, poor line, serves up one back of a length on the pads, and Guptill helps it past short fine leg for another boundary
6.5
4
Wahab Riaz to Guptill, FOUR runs, swings a length delivery across the line, just beats midwicket, and you know the result once that happens
3.5
6
Shoaib Akhtar to Styris, SIX runs, short and wide Shoaib sprays it, and Styris uppercuts it over backward point for a boundary, Shoaib can't believe it, don't know what, the fact that he sprayed it wide or the fact that it went for four
3.1
6
Shoaib Akhtar to Guptill, SIX runs, Guptill is lifting the short ones over deep midwicket with the utmost ease, despatches another one in that region, Shoaib needs to do something about that length
2.4
4
Umar Gul to Brownlie, FOUR runs, the length is right but Gul strays on the pads with the line, and it is swatted past square leg for a boundary, couldn't believe my eyes when I saw it crossing the ropes, but seeing is believing, there was hardly any power on that shot
1.3
6
Shoaib Akhtar to Guptill, SIX runs, take that! it was short, Guptill was expecting it, stayed back and lifted it over deep midwicket for six
1.1
4
Shoaib Akhtar to Ryder, FOUR runs, gives Ryder a short of a good length on the pads, and he tucks it past short fine leg for a boundary
0.5
4
Abdul Razzaq to Guptill, FOUR runs, and another one, this time Razzaq strays down the pads, and Guptill helps it on its way past fine leg for a boundary
0.4
6
Abdul Razzaq to Guptill, SIX runs, he bowls it fuller on the stumps, and it disappears straight down the ground, just stood there and golf-swung it over the bowler's head
0.3
4
Abdul Razzaq to Guptill, FOUR runs, Guptill thwacks a length delivery, finds the gap, and once that is done, it'll only be a boundary on this ground

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st27JD RyderMJ Guptill
2nd18DG BrownlieMJ Guptill
3rd10SB StyrisMJ Guptill
4th36LRPL TaylorMJ Guptill
5th24JEC FranklinLRPL Taylor
6th31PD McGlashanLRPL Taylor