Player of the Match
Player of the Match

So that will be it from us for the moment. The Ashes going on at the MCG, India take on South Africa in Durban in a few hours, so there is lots of cricket coming your way. And Pakistan meet New Zealand again on Tuesday, at 6 am GMT. Do join us then. For now, this is Abhishek Purohit signing off, on behalf of Nitin Sundar and Venkat Raghav. Cheers

At 58 for 1 inside six overs, Pakistan were off to a blinder. It was Southee who turned it around for New Zealand with his first five-wicket haul in T20 internationals. Gul and Riaz hit out in the end to take Pakistan to 143 but that was never going to be enough on a ground where anything that beat the infield went to the boundary. And Guptill's innings finished off Pakistan's remaining chances. Taylor found some form towards the end, and New Zealand have what has been a largely comfortable win

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

17 | 16 Runs | NZ: 142/5 (2 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.35, RRR: 0.66)

  • Ross Taylor39 (31b)
  • Peter McGlashan1 (7b)
  • Mohammad Hafeez3-0-29-1
  • Shoaib Akhtar4-0-38-3
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
Mohammad Hafeez to Taylor, no run, worked away square on the leg side
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
Mohammad Hafeez to Taylor, 1 wide, another one is fired flat and quick down the leg side, poor bowling this
Mohammad Hafeez to McGlashan, 1 run, gets one this time, waits for this delivery to turn into him and works it backward of square
Mohammad Hafeez to McGlashan, no run, turned to midwicket, cannot get the single

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

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