Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    26.3 tame dismissal, turns in just a hint from a good length on the off, tries to close the face while playing the attempted drive to long-on, ends up scooping it straight back to Malik who makes no mistake 138/3
    11.3 gone! Redmond is Gul's 100th ODI wicket, short of a length on the off, comes down the track and tries to slap it past the bowler, gets a top edge and it lands safely into the palms of Aamer at third man 72/1
    16.3 the doosra does the trick, played for the spin there, trying to work it through the leg side, got a leading edge as it went the other way and Younis Khan at mid-off did well running to his left and taking a testing chance 88/2
    38.3 trapped in front! Spun in sharply from a good length on the off stump, got forward and tried to turn it away towards midwicket, missed and was caught in line. Would have clipped leg stump 187/5
    33.3 run out, goes for the cut, gets an inside edge towards short fine, Taylor calls for the single, Styris responds but is caught off-guard as Butt targets the non-striker's end and scores a direct hit to find Styris just short of his ground 164/4
    40.3 the middle order is crumbling now, deceived by the quicker one. Round the wicket, hurls it flat and quick, opts to play from the crease into the leg side as it turns in, he misses and is caught right in front of middle 190/7
    39.4 Caught in front! The googly does him in, shortish on the off and turned in sharply as he got all the way onto the back foot to whip it into the leg side, didn't pick it early and was caught high on the pads, would have gone on to hit middle and leg 188/6
    42.3 Ajmal gets four! Short of a length on the off and drifts in towards middle, Oram is all the way back and misreads the line as he tries to work it into the leg side, is struck on the pads and the umpire had no hesitation 194/8
    43.6 What a collapse! Short on the off, tried to slap it over mid-on, got it high on the bat and Ajmal ran a few paces to his left to pouch a straightforward chance 198/9
    not out
    46.3 gone! Fullish, made room, picked it up but scooped it straight to midwicket to end the innings 211/10
    12 (lb 6, w 6)
    211 all out (46.3 Overs, RR: 4.53)
    Fall of wickets: 1-72 (Aaron Redmond, 11.3 ov), 2-88 (Martin Guptill, 16.3 ov), 3-138 (Brendon McCullum, 26.3 ov), 4-164 (Scott Styris, 33.3 ov), 5-187 (Ross Taylor, 38.3 ov), 6-188 (Neil Broom, 39.4 ov), 7-190 (Daniel Vettori, 40.3 ov), 8-194 (Jacob Oram, 42.3 ov), 9-198 (Kyle Mills, 43.6 ov), 10-211 (Tim Southee, 46.3 ov)
    Mohammad Amir8.304124.82263100
    Umar Gul814715.87293220
    Abdul Razzaq301906.3362000
    Saeed Ajmal1003343.30300000
    Shahid Afridi1003313.30341030
    Shoaib Malik703214.57180110
    10.6 run out again, Butt has to go. Pushed off the front foot towards extra cover, Younis takes off but there's plenty of hesitation from Butt who is late in his response, Guptill flicks an under-arm throw to the keeper who takes off the bails to find him miles short 51/2
    8.2 it looked out, Vettori's struck immediately! Drifted in, landed on a good length on the off and angled in, he didn't get too forward while trying to play at it, missed and was caught right in front of middle 47/1
    11.1 Younis goes! New Zealand have fought back, short of a good length on the off, just a hint of away movement, Younis moves back to defend, gets a thick outside edge and Taylor at a widish slip takes a good low catch diving to his left 51/3
    16.6 Malik has been sent back! Tempted into playing the pull, it's a short one again, doesn't connect it well, miscues it straight into the hands of Styris waiting at deep square leg 74/4
    19.5 gone! Short and wide, goes for the cut, gets a thick edge and McCullum holds on to a straightforward chance 82/5
    20.4 gone, another one! Afridi's thrown it away, bowled on a good length outside off and he tries to whack it past the bowler, a hint of away movement produces a thick outside edge and McCullum snaps a dolly 84/6
    21.2 An atrocious shot! Pakistan are being abysmal here, short on the off and he tries to swat that needlessly over mid-on, doesn't time it at all and finds Vettori,who accepts it gleefully 86/7
    23.1 run out, Razzaq goes, what a mess! Full on middle, driven to mid-on where Vettori slides to his left and pulls off an excellent stop, Razzaq has already left the non-striker's end for a single but is met with no response from Gul who belatedly sends him back, Vettori returns an over-arm throw to the bowler's end, Southee collects and flicks the bails to find Razzaq miles out of his ground 86/8
    33.1 Gul departs, bowled it full on middle and leg, clipped it well but straight into the palms of Redmond at deep midwicket 101/9
    not out
    49.1 New Zealand have won! Short on middle, goes for the pull, gets a top edge and Mills running in from fine leg takes a well-judged catch amid all the nerves and pressure 204/10
    13 (b 4, lb 4, nb 1, w 4)
    204 all out (49.1 Overs, RR: 4.14)
    Fall of wickets: 1-47 (Khalid Latif, 8.2 ov), 2-51 (Salman Butt, 10.6 ov), 3-51 (Younis Khan, 11.1 ov), 4-74 (Shoaib Malik, 16.6 ov), 5-82 (Umar Akmal, 19.5 ov), 6-84 (Shahid Afridi, 20.4 ov), 7-86 (Kamran Akmal, 21.2 ov), 8-86 (Abdul Razzaq, 23.1 ov), 9-101 (Umar Gul, 33.1 ov), 10-204 (Saeed Ajmal, 49.1 ov)
    KD Mills1016216.20298010
    SE Bond1014614.60365020
    DL Vettori1024214.20443300
    TG Southee1002622.60411000
    JDP Oram9.122032.18411011

Match Details


New Zealand , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

New Zealand won the 3-match series 2-1

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

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

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

  • Kyle Mills handed 20% fine

    Kyle Mills has been fined 20% of his match fee for two breaches of the ICC code of conduct during his team's ODI against Pakistan at Abu Dhabi on Monday.

  • Relieved Vettori hails historic win

    Daniel Vettori went through a gamut of emotions in the 95.4 overs that played out in Abu Dhabi, but at the end of it all it was relief which most stood out

  • Umpire Ahsan Raza returns to action

    Umpire Ahsan Raza has returned to international cricket for the first since the Lahore terror attack on the Sri Lanka team

  • New Zealand win despite Aamer heroics

    The chase was floundering when Mohammad Aamer scripted a phenomenal comeback with Saeed Ajmal. It was New Zealand, however, who held their nerve to win the decider in the desert

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

1st47Khalid LatifSalman Butt
2nd4Younis KhanSalman Butt
3rd0Shoaib MalikYounis Khan
4th23Shoaib MalikUmar Akmal
5th8Shahid AfridiUmar Akmal
6th2Shahid AfridiKamran Akmal
7th2Abdul RazzaqKamran Akmal
8th0Abdul RazzaqUmar Gul
9th15Umar GulMohammad Amir
10th103Saeed AjmalMohammad Amir