Player of the Match
Player of the Match

20 | 6 Runs 2 Wkts | PAK: 146/9 (40 runs required, RR: 7.30)

  • Shoaib Akhtar5 (3b)
  • Saeed Ajmal0 (0b)
  • Tim Southee4-0-26-2
  • Kyle Mills3-0-34-1

Afridi: "We didn't bowl well. Peter McGlashan played well, and they were positive. We didn't bowl to our strength, didn't bowl the yorkers and didn't bowl in the right areas. Hafeez started well but we lost some quick wickets. We lost some wickets in the previous game, didn't bowl well here so we need to work on our game ahead of Christchurch."

Taylor: "Guptill and Franklin lay the foundation for the rest of the innings. Woodcock adds another spinning option to our ranks. It's a small ground but we fielded well, especially Nathan, Jessie and Guptill. We've had a few go against us in the recent past so we would like to go for the whitewash. The death bowling today was outstanding."

McCullum is the Man of the Match: "The track just skidded a little under lights and it was good to get a few wickets. Our boys caught pretty well tonight."

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It was the late surge in the batting that set it up for them, and the bowlers, despite getting tonked around in the first six overs, did well to contain the visitors during the chase. Both Woodcock and McCullum restrained the batting after Hafeez's run-out, and with wickets falling at regular intervals, three in three overs at one point in time, there was little Umar Akmal could do to revive his team. A relieving series win for New Zealand after a torrid time over the last couple of months. They've back home and they're regaining their touch.

Southee to Shoaib Akhtar, 1 run, full and it's driven wide of extra cover for a single, New Zealand have won comprehensively and take the series
Southee to Shoaib Akhtar, FOUR runs, full toss, an inswinging full toss, Shoaib made room to cut and got a thick outside edge past the keeper
Southee to Shoaib Akhtar, no run, struck on the pads but was going down, full but outside leg stump and Shoaib doesn't get a bat to it

Three slips and a leg slip

Can he grab two hat-tricks in consecutive games?

Southee to Wahab Riaz, OUT, another one, Southee's on a hat-trick again, length ball and it's smacked straight into the palms of McCullum at long-on,a repeat of the previous ball

Wahab Riaz c McCullum b Southee 18 (17m 13b 1x4 1x6) SR: 138.46

Southee to Umar Akmal, OUT, gone, holes out to long-on, pitched up on middle and it's lofted straight to the fielder in the deep, comfortable catch to McCullum, an off day for Akmal with the bat though he kept really well

Umar Akmal c McCullum b Southee 26 (44m 32b 0x4 1x6) SR: 81.25

Southee to Wahab Riaz, 1 run, played down towards deep midwicket for a single

The game's been decided but we have to wait for a nominal last over. Was that run-out of Hafeez the turning point? Probably was.

19 | 11 Runs | PAK: 140/7 (46 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.36, RRR: 46.00)

  • Wahab Riaz17 (11b)
  • Umar Akmal26 (31b)
  • Kyle Mills3-0-34-1
  • Tim Southee3-0-20-0
Mills to Wahab Riaz, 1 run, low full toss again, a single to long-off to keep the strike
Mills to Wahab Riaz, SIX runs, flat six, length ball and it's come off the meat, in fact it's a low full toss and he smacks it hard, Southee's in a position to catch it at long-off but drops it, palming it over the ropes
Mills to Umar Akmal, 1 run, full and he tries to drag it past midwicket, it's way outside off and he ends up slicing it over extra cover
Mills to Umar Akmal, 1 wide, wide called this time, too full and too wide, Akmal still can't get to it but it's called a wide this time
Mills to Umar Akmal, no run, full and wide, a bit of swing there, tries to reach for it, can't get there
Mills to Wahab Riaz, 1 run, nicely struck, chased a wide one and creamed it towards deep cover
Mills to Umar Akmal, 1 run, full outside off, drilled towards mid-off, only a single there

Mills back on

18 | 8 Runs | PAK: 129/7 (57 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.16, RRR: 28.50)

  • Umar Akmal24 (28b)
  • Wahab Riaz9 (8b)
  • Tim Southee3-0-20-0
  • Ian Butler4-0-35-1
Southee to Umar Akmal, 1 run, makes room and Southee chases him, hits the blockhole and Umar can only dig it out into the leg side and settle for a single
Southee to Wahab Riaz, 1 run, pushed away past midwicket for a single
Southee to Wahab Riaz, no run, yorker length from the bowler, tries to squeeze it into the leg side does Riaz but can't get his bat down in time
Southee to Wahab Riaz, 2 leg byes, struck on the helmet, bangs it short, goes for a pull but misses, struck on the grill as he takes his eyes off it, a run-out chance at the bowler's end as he doesn't land his bat in time
Southee to Wahab Riaz, FOUR runs, short on the off, swatted back over the bowler's head, swatted so well the ball actually curves in the air and lands just short of the ropes
Southee to Wahab Riaz, no run, slower one bowled short outside off and he tries to swing it over midwicket but doesn't quite pick the change in pace, misses

Southee to bowl

17 | 7 Runs | PAK: 121/7 (65 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.11, RRR: 21.66)

  • Umar Akmal23 (27b)
  • Wahab Riaz4 (3b)
  • Ian Butler4-0-35-1
  • Nathan McCullum4-0-16-4
Butler to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, aiming for the blockhole, squeezes it past midwicket for a couple of runs
Butler to Umar Akmal, no run, smacks it straight back towards the bowler who palms it off to the stumps at the non-striker's end, but Riaz is in
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Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

1st24Shahid AfridiMohammad Hafeez
2nd44Mohammad HafeezAhmed Shehzad
3rd1Mohammad HafeezUmar Akmal
4th7Younis KhanUmar Akmal
5th20Asad ShafiqUmar Akmal
6th18Abdul RazzaqUmar Akmal
7th0Umar GulUmar Akmal
8th27Wahab RiazUmar Akmal
9th0Shoaib AkhtarWahab Riaz
10th5Shoaib AkhtarSaeed Ajmal