Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    6.4 nicely taken by Younis at short midwicket. Guptill is dismissed again the run of play, in extremely soft fashion. He shakes his head in disappointment, he's missed out on a pitch full of runs. Riaz wisely lands another one short of driving length and Guptill stays back in the crease and looks to work it to the leg side. He can't keep it completely down, though, and Younis was on the move even as he played the shot, tumbling to his left to take a neat catch. 40/1
    7.6 How tragic! How has picked Umar Akmal at the midwicket fence with pin-point accuracy. Almost scientific precision. Short ball, it was there for the pull and How connected cleanly. That seemed headed for a flat six, but Umar was waiting with glee. 44/2
    8.3 three wickets in three overs, New Zealand are disintegrating. And like the previous two, this is another wicket gifted away. Riaz explores a fuller length, lands it enticingly for the drive outside off and Taylor takes him on, attempting the big booming cover drive. He was so eager to get four, he did not get across enough and just threw his hands at it. The result was a thick outside edge that flew to Younis at slip. 44/3
    16.3 Styris is run out. As if shot selection issues were not enough, New Zealand now endure a communication breakdown. This was turning into KW from wide of off stump, he shaped for the cut and played it carefully towards cover-point. Styris wanted one and charged out. KW kept asking him to wait, but clearly his plea went unheard. Styris turned back belatedly, but was caught well short before the throw from Gul came back to the bowler and the stumps were broken. 68/4
    20.3 KW combusts now. He jumps out of the crease, but is fooled in the flight and doesn't get to the pitch. He looks to go through with the loft down the ground, but can't make a clean connection. Who else by Younis Khan at long on to snaffle the mis-hit. New Zealand are ticking off all the bad shots in the book today. 79/5
    43.4 Franklin departs, goes for the big swing over square leg, and hits it straight down the throat of Riaz at deep backward square leg, but he's got NZ past 200, how much more can they get? 205/7
    32.2 got 'em! Riaz with the breakthrough, it was a length delivery angled across Baz, who pushed at it inside the line with an angled bat, and Kamran happily gobbled the outside edge, Baz was looking good here, but has got out to a soft dismissal, well at least he has continues the trend 141/6
    not out
    not out
    33 (lb 12, nb 2, w 19)
    262/7 (50 Overs, RR: 5.24)
    Fall of wickets: 1-40 (Martin Guptill, 6.4 ov), 2-44 (Jamie How, 7.6 ov), 3-44 (Ross Taylor, 8.3 ov), 4-68 (Scott Styris, 16.3 ov), 5-79 (Kane Williamson, 20.3 ov), 6-141 (Brendon McCullum, 32.2 ov), 7-205 (James Franklin, 43.4 ov)
    Sohail Tanvir906707.44259130
    Abdul Razzaq731612.28341100
    Wahab Riaz1015135.10366061
    Umar Gul704907.00247041
    Mohammad Hafeez702513.57241020
    Shahid Afridi1004214.20281000
    8.3 Rosco has taken a blinder, it was forced away off the back foot, the outside edge flew fast and over Taylor at first slip, who leaped in the air with one hand outstretched, and brought down the ball with him 43/1
    13.4 Styris gets the breakthrough, it was the seemingly gentle and harmless length delivery, Shehzad got lulled into a false sense of calmness and ended up flicking it straight to short midwicket, Kamran looks shocked, Shehzad was batting so well 71/2
    17.4 well, well, Kamran has somehow managed to pick out Rosco at short midwicket, it was fuller on the stumps and he looked to go for the sweep, but hit it in the air to Taylor, who cannot believe his good fortune as he takes the dolly 84/3
    37.1 Younis is gone. New Zealand have a wicket against the run of play, and somewhat against the theme of this partnership. Younis watches closely as Vettori turns one away marginally from middle and leg line. He opens the face and guides it fatally close to point as he takes off for a single. He realises his error a moment too late and turns back, but slips and falls a couple of yards out. Easy collection for Brendon McCullum and the stumps are broken. 173/4
    not out
    42.1 and Umar perishes! His listless innings may be crucial in the end analysis. He backs away to the leg side. Vettori sees him going and fires it full aiming at the pads. Umar manages to still get beside the line and tries to carve it inside out. He is too close to the ball to get it over the circle and plays it straight into a tumbling extra cover's hands. 194/5
    42.3 Boom Boom goes bust. Vettori has nailed him and this game might be turning around here. Afridi goes the other way this time, walks across to off stump and looks for the sweep. Vettori sticks to his guns and lands it full and in line with middle and leg. Afridi failed to connect and it hit him in front of middle and leg. He's not very pleased with the decision though. It hit the back leg, that seemed adjacent 198/6
    46.5 The game seesaws once again. Pakistan lose another wicket in the Powerplay. Bennett keeps it full, but not full enough to stop Razzaq. He gets under it and looks to launch it over the off side, but it hits very low on the bat and as a result, is scooped up high into the Napier night. When it came down, Vettori was under it. 238/7
    47.5 Oh Riaz! What has he done here? Short of length at friendly pace outside off, he goes down on a knee and looks for an ugly hoick across the line. The shot was so not on. He was so not in the position to pull it off. Top edge, balloons up to the right of Brendon McCullum who trots back and pouches it easily. 250/8
    not out
    4 (lb 3, w 1)
    264/8 (49 Overs, RR: 5.38)
    Did not bat: Umar Gul
    Fall of wickets: 1-43 (Mohammad Hafeez, 8.3 ov), 2-71 (Ahmed Shehzad, 13.4 ov), 3-84 (Kamran Akmal, 17.4 ov), 4-173 (Younis Khan, 37.1 ov), 5-194 (Umar Akmal, 42.1 ov), 6-198 (Shahid Afridi, 42.3 ov), 7-238 (Abdul Razzaq, 46.5 ov), 8-250 (Wahab Riaz, 47.5 ov)
    TG Southee1007007.003010110
    HK Bennett1004824.80326000
    NL McCullum402606.5082000
    DL Vettori1004824.80304100
    SB Styris904034.44231100
    JEC Franklin602904.83151000

Match Details


New Zealand , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Pakistan led the 6-match series 2-1

Match number


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

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

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

1st43Mohammad HafeezAhmed Shehzad
2nd28Kamran AkmalAhmed Shehzad
3rd13Kamran AkmalYounis Khan
4th89Younis KhanMisbah-ul-Haq
5th21Misbah-ul-HaqUmar Akmal
6th4Shahid AfridiMisbah-ul-Haq
7th40Abdul RazzaqMisbah-ul-Haq
8th12Misbah-ul-HaqWahab Riaz
9th14Misbah-ul-HaqSohail Tanvir