Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    0.4 Salman Butt's comeback doesn't quite last long. Bondy has struck. It was a back-of-length delivery that moved away from the stumps and Butt was almost squared-up as he pushed at it and edged it behind. Fine delivery. 0/1
    41.1 cleaned him up with the vicious arm-ball. It skidded on from the leg and middle, Latif was looking for the cut but only managed to stab it to the leg stump. Patient innings, whose value will probably only be known after New Zealand bat, comes to an end. Did he play too slowly? Or did he play a very good knock on this pitch? We just have to wait for the chase to find out. 184/6
    2.1 Bondy! Full delivery outside off stump, curves away, Younis chased it, going for a flamboyant square drive but only succeeded in edging it behind 0/2
    16.6 Yousuf is run out. It was pushed towards cover point and they run across for the single. Guptill does a superb job, moving to his left , picks up the ball and fires in a direct hit at the non-strikers' end/. Gone! 57/3
    23.3 what a lovely delivery. It was a tad quicker, landed on a length around the middle stump line, Umar tried to drive but the ball dipped on him before spinning past the blade to hit the off stump. 75/4
    38.2 Oh boy what has happened here. He moved outside off stump, fetched the full toss from well outside off and paddled it straight to short fine-leg fielder. But what an entertaining, yet responsible knock. Lovely mix of fun and work. 176/5
    not out
    48.2 fullish delivery, in the slot, Razzaq goes for the big hit down the ground but skies it straight up towards cover. More elevation than distance. Styris came under the ball, juggled it a bit before holding on. Fine cameo from Razzaq. 270/7
    48.4 Umar Gul is run out. It was pushed to cover and Akmal called him for a single but Gul couldn't get across in time to beat the throw 271/8
    49.1 short of length delivery, bounces to catch the edge and a simple catch to Baz 277/9
    not out
    21 (lb 8, nb 2, w 11)
    287/9 (50 Overs, RR: 5.74)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Salman Butt, 0.4 ov), 2-0 (Younis Khan, 2.1 ov), 3-57 (Mohammad Yousuf, 16.6 ov), 4-75 (Umar Akmal, 23.3 ov), 5-176 (Shahid Afridi, 38.2 ov), 6-184 (Khalid Latif, 41.1 ov), 7-270 (Abdul Razzaq, 48.2 ov), 8-271 (Umar Gul, 48.4 ov), 9-277 (Mohammad Amir, 49.1 ov)
    SE Bond1026126.10335130
    TG Southee1025415.40322300
    IG Butler705417.71153222
    JDP Oram1004714.70304010
    DL Vettori1013423.40351100
    NL McCullum302909.6641200
    7.4 And there we go. The first wicket has fallen. It was slightly short in length straightening outside off, McCullum tried to fetch it from there with a pull shot but dragged the ball on to the stumps. 30/1
    29.3 Finally, Ajmal gets an lbw verdict in his favour. It was quicker, on the off stump line, skidding on straight, and Redmond missed the sweep and was hit on the off stump line. It would have crashed into the stumps. 119/5
    9.2 Another fatal inside edge. It was a short of length delivery that skids on straight, Guptill was looking to defend but is late in getting the bat down, pushes it outside the line and it collides with the inside and ... timber! 34/2
    10.2 the thickest of edges and he's gone! He fires it in outside off and angles it across the right-hander, Taylor chases it and shapes to carve it over extra cover but he gets a thick edge which thuds into Kamran's gloves 35/3
    15.1 Styris fan club would be disappointed. It was short in length and Styris pulled it high towards deep square-leg where Farhat (substitute) rushes to his left to pluck off a good catch 50/4
    34.5 Afridi has broken through. It skidded away from Vettori who tried to sweep it but edges it back to the stumps 139/6
    35.3 Yet another fatal inside edge from a New Zealand batsman. It was angling away from Oram who tries to force it on the up through covers but gets the big fat edge 139/8
    34.6 Afridi .. whaddaplayaaa .. he did it with the bat and now doing the job with the ball. The slider this time, on the middle, looks to defend and is hit on the pad. The Hawk eye shows it missing leg and it might well be but when it struck him on the pad, it looked pretty ugly. you can understand why the ump gave that out 139/7
    37.2 Butler is run out. Direct hit from Umar Gul. Good bye sir. It was pushed to left of mid-on where Gul swooped in on the ball and fires in a lovely throw. It has been referee upstairs and the verdict is out 144/9
    not out
    39.2 All over. . It was the quicker one, skidding on rapidly towards the middle, moves past the attempted waft and nails him in front. . Pakistan won by 138 runs. Fine comprehensive win. 149/10
    11 (lb 8, nb 1, w 2)
    149 all out (39.2 Overs, RR: 3.78)
    Fall of wickets: 1-30 (Brendon McCullum, 7.4 ov), 2-34 (Martin Guptill, 9.2 ov), 3-35 (Ross Taylor, 10.2 ov), 4-50 (Scott Styris, 15.1 ov), 5-119 (Aaron Redmond, 29.3 ov), 6-139 (Daniel Vettori, 34.5 ov), 7-139 (Nathan McCullum, 34.6 ov), 8-139 (Jacob Oram, 35.3 ov), 9-144 (Ian Butler, 37.2 ov), 10-149 (Tim Southee, 39.2 ov)
    Mohammad Amir711512.14321000
    Umar Gul632424.00285001
    Abdul Razzaq913824.22323000
    Shahid Afridi1004624.60334020
    Saeed Ajmal7.201822.45290000

Match Details


Pakistan , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Pakistan led the 3-match series 1-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

15.00 start, First Session 15.00-18.30, Interval 18.30-19.15, Second Session 19.15-22.45

Match days

3 November 2009 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

  • All-round Afridi leads rout

    Shahid Afridi first resuscitated Pakistan from a disastrous start with the bat and nearly took a hat-trick as they romped home to a 138-run win against New Zealand

  • Younis praises Afridi after big win

    Pakistan's captain Younis Khan has applauded Shahid Afridi for his Man-of-the-Match effort in the team's comprehensive victory over New Zealand in the first ODI in Abu Dhabi

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

1st30BB McCullumAJ Redmond
2nd4AJ RedmondMJ Guptill
3rd1AJ RedmondLRPL Taylor
4th15SB StyrisAJ Redmond
5th69DL VettoriAJ Redmond
6th20DL VettoriJDP Oram
7th0JDP OramNL McCullum
8th0JDP OramIG Butler
9th5SE BondIG Butler
10th5SE BondTG Southee