Result
1st T20I, Auckland, Dec 26 2010, Pakistan tour of New Zealand
143/9
(17.1/20 ov, target 144)
146/5
New Zealand won by 5 wickets (with 17 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
New Zealand
1y
• Andrew Fernando at Eden Park

Southee's five help New Zealand end losing streak

The youngsters shone for New Zealand as they defeated Pakistan by five wickets in the first Twenty20 at Eden Park

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Scorecard summary
Pakistan143/9(20 overs)
Wahab Riaz*30 (21)
Umar Gul30 (31)
Kyle Mills3/37(4)
New Zealand146/5(17.1 overs)

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

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
end of over 1716 runs
NZ: 142/5CRR: 8.35 • RRR: 0.66 • Need 2 from 18b
Ross Taylor39 (31)
Peter McGlashan1 (7)
Mohammad Hafeez3-0-29-1
Shoaib Akhtar4-0-38-3
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
16.5
Mohammad Hafeez to Taylor, no run
worked away square on the leg side
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
16.4
1w
Mohammad Hafeez to Taylor, 1 wide
another one is fired flat and quick down the leg side, poor bowling this
16.3
1
Mohammad Hafeez to McGlashan, 1 run
gets one this time, waits for this delivery to turn into him and works it backward of square
16.2
Mohammad Hafeez to McGlashan, no run
turned to midwicket, cannot get the single
16.1
Mohammad Hafeez to McGlashan, no run
works this full delivery away to midwicket
16.1
2w
Mohammad Hafeez to Taylor, 2 wides
fires it down the leg side, and Umar had no chance to collect that one
end of over 1611 runs
NZ: 126/5CRR: 7.87 • RRR: 4.50 • Need 18 from 24b
Peter McGlashan0 (4)
Ross Taylor27 (28)
Shoaib Akhtar4-0-38-3
Mohammad Hafeez2-0-13-1
15.6
Shoaib Akhtar to McGlashan, no run
142 kph but wide outside off stump, and left alone easily
15.5
Shoaib Akhtar to McGlashan, no run
defends a back of a length ball down to deepish mid off, doesn't need to do much now
15.4
1
Shoaib Akhtar to Taylor, 1 run
gets forward and opens the blade to steer a length ball past backward point
15.3
Shoaib Akhtar to Taylor, no run
leaves this one outside off stump alone
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?

Afridi senses they could be on to something, and brings Shoaib Akhtar back

end of over 151 runs • 1 wicket
NZ: 115/5CRR: 7.66 • RRR: 5.80 • Need 29 from 30b
Peter McGlashan0 (2)
Ross Taylor16 (24)
Mohammad Hafeez2-0-13-1
Umar Gul2-0-16-0
14.6
Mohammad Hafeez to McGlashan, no run
played back to the bowler, end of a good over, can Pakistan make something out of it?
14.5
Mohammad Hafeez to McGlashan, no run
good bowling, the one that goes straight on outside off stump, he looks to cut it but is beaten as it does not turn
14.4
w
Mohammad Hafeez to Franklin, OUT
gone! it was fast and flat, coming in sharply with the arm, Franklin backed away to cut, but even as the bat was coming down, the ball had crashed into the pads first in front of middle and leg, and umpire Billy thought about it for some time before sending Franklin on his way with the crooked finger
JEC Franklin lbw b Mohammad Hafeez 19 (21m 17b 2x4 1x6) SR: 111.76
Best performances - batsmen
MJ Guptill
54 runs (29)
4 fours
4 sixes
Control96%
Productive shot
leg glance
23 runs
3 fours
1 sixes
1463561118
LRPL Taylor
39 runs (31)
2 fours
3 sixes
Control85%
Productive shot
leg glance
16 runs
0 fours
2 sixes
605444214
Best performances - bowlers
TG Southee
O
4
M
1
R
18
W
5
Eco
4.50
KD Mills
O
4
M
0
R
37
W
3
Eco
9.25
Match details
Eden Park, Auckland
TossNew Zealand , elected to field first
SeriesPakistan tour of New Zealand
Player Of The Match
Tim Southee
Series resultNew Zealand led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberT20I no. 193
Season2010/11
Hours of play (local time)14.00 start, First Session 14.00-15.15, Interval 15.15-15.35, Second Session 15.35-16.55
Match days26 December 2010 (20-over match)
T20I debut
Dean Brownlie
Adam Milne
Umpires
Billy Bowden
Barry Frost
TV Umpire
Chris Gaffaney
Reserve Umpire
Phil Jones
Match Referee
Roshan Mahanama