Player of the Match
Player of the Match

49 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | PAK: 256/10 (16 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 5.22, RRR: 16.00)

  • Aamer Yamin32 (27b)
  • Matt Henry10-1-53-4
  • Tim Southee9-0-46-0

6.55pm In the setting sun in Wellington, New Zealand sweep Pakistan with another clinical display. Only this time, they had to contend with a strong Pakistan fight. It was another stuttering innings from Pakistan in the first 25 overs, but they put up arguably their best period of cricket in this series in the latter half of this innings.

Shadab Khan and Haris Sohail struck fine rearguard fifties to put Pakistan in a position from which they could at least fight. They needed 100 off 60, and they took it down to the penultimate over. But fell agonizingly short in a thrilling finish to the ODIs.

Martin Guptill is the Man of the Match and the Man of the Series: "Skidding on with the new ball. Precautionary to get off, the shoulder is fine. Reasonable form, not my most fluent work, but sometimes, you have to score the tough runs. We've had to do a lot of hard grafts with the bat."

Kane Williamson: "They (Pakistan) operated well on that surface. Our guys adapted well right through the series. The surfaces have been slightly on the slower side, credit to Pakistan's side. Singles were hard to come by. ODI cricket is fickle in its nature. It is about improving all the time.

Sarfraz Ahmed: "Very tough series, the main thing was batting, it didn't click right through the series. We had opportunities. We back our team."

Henry to Rumman Raees, OUT, and that's the game. It doesn't go to the last over, but that was a sensational finish to the ODI series. A short slower delivery outside off, Raees swats it away towards midwicket, who keeps his eyes on the ball and takes a reverse-cupped catch. New Zealand complete a 5-0 sweep in the ODIs

Rumman Raees c Ferguson b Henry 5 (12m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

Henry to Rumman Raees, no run, a short slower ball down leg, Raees misses a hoick, struck on the body and lobs towards the keeper. Gets much tougher now

16 off 8. Williamson and Henry have a chat.

Henry to Aamer Yamin, 1 run, a short slower ball on middle and leg, 130 kph, pulled to deep midwicket. Just the one

17 off 9

Henry to Aamer Yamin, 2 runs, 126 kph, short and wide outside off, carved away behind point. He races back for the second and makes it with a full-length dive.

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

1st14Umar AminFakhar Zaman
2nd5Babar AzamFakhar Zaman
3rd12Haris SohailBabar Azam
4th21Mohammad HafeezHaris Sohail
5th5Sarfraz AhmedHaris Sohail
6th105Haris SohailShadab Khan
7th9Faheem AshrafShadab Khan
8th31Aamer YaminFaheem Ashraf
9th33Mohammad Nawaz (3)Aamer Yamin
10th21Aamer YaminRumman Raees