Player of the Match
Player of the Match
256dThe Bulletin by Siddhartha Talya

Blazing Shehzad seals series triumph

Pakistan's World Cup preparations only got better as their youngest batsman scored a maiden ODI century to set up a series win - their first in a bilateral rubber since November 2008

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Ahmed Shehzad
Ahmed Shehzad
115(109) 12x4 - 3x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 27 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
8 8 11 24 11 20 18 15
LRPL Taylor
LRPL Taylor
69(91) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 26 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
4 2 14 7 14 7 9 12

Best performances - Bowlers

Wahab Riaz
Wahab Riaz
O8.5
M0
R51
W3
Eco5.77
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Umar Gul
O7
M0
R28
W2
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

New Zealand , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Pakistan led the 6-match series 3-1

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.00 start, First Session 14.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-18.15, Second Session 18.15-21.45

Match days

3 February 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

That winds up our coverage for this game. Do join us for the final match of the series, NZ will be itching to finish on a high. On behalf of the team, this is Nitin Sundar signing off. So long and thanks for all the anagrams and Doppelgangers. Cheers!

Fancy Pakistan's chances in this World Cup? I sure do. Should be great for the game if they stand up and put up a great show. Sid Talya's bulletin is getting updated here. While it's getting ready, do check out our YouTube channel, and add us to your Twitter feed.

Shehzad is the Man of the Match: "Very confident now that I have a 100 before the World Cup, and thrilled to have a century before getting a fifty ."

Afridi: " We have won after a long time, and it is good coming before the World Cup. What a talent Shehzad is! I thought 300+ was on, but the wicket was slow in the middle with the old ball. Hafeez is the best allrounder in my team, he's done very well in recent times... All the fast bowlers did well. The first run out by Misbah was really good."

Taylor: "Ajmal Shehzad showed us how it is done by getting three figures. Martin and myself got going, but should have made it count ..."

The Pakistan team is in a huddle in the middle. "Pakistan Zindabad! [Long live Pakistan]" yells rent the air. This looks like a team with a good vibe. They have calm accumulators in the middle order, fierce hitters lower down, and in this series, they have discovered a young talented opener and another one who is finally living up to his talent. Add to that the incredible depth in the bowling attack. Can we please have the World Cup captain named now, please!

New Zealand, oh New Zealand. The troubles never cease, do they. Everything seems to be in disarray.

46.5
W
Wahab Riaz to Bennett, OUT, Pakistan have won the series in style. Take a bow! Riaz has finished it off with one back of a length outside off, Bennett hangs back and looks to steer it square. Inside edge thuds into the stumps.

HK Bennett b Wahab Riaz 3 (7m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

46.4
1
Wahab Riaz to Mills, 1 run, on the stumps this time, short of a length again and worked off the pads towards mid on for a single
46.3
0
Wahab Riaz to Mills, no run, angles across him at 140 kph and beats him for pace as he shapes for the carve over the covers
46.2
1
Wahab Riaz to Bennett, 1 run, wicked, inswinging yorker at 140 kph, Bennett did well to get the toes out of the way and dig it out to square leg for one
46.1
0
Wahab Riaz to Bennett, no run, back of a length outside off, Bennett keeps it out to the off side

END OF OVER:
46 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ: 225/9 (44 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 4.89, RRR: 11.00)

  • Hamish Bennett2 (3b)
  • Kyle Mills3 (3b)
  • Umar Gul7-0-28-2
  • Wahab Riaz8-0-49-2
45.6
1
Umar Gul to Bennett, 1 run, length ball at 145 kph on off stump, Bennett blocks to mid on and gets a single

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st0JD RyderMJ Guptill
2nd53JM HowMJ Guptill
3rd59LRPL TaylorMJ Guptill
4th19BB McCullumLRPL Taylor
5th19SB StyrisLRPL Taylor
6th42JEC FranklinLRPL Taylor
7th2JEC FranklinNL McCullum
8th13JDP OramNL McCullum
9th15KD MillsNL McCullum
10th5KD MillsHK Bennett