Result
1st T20I (D/N), Wellington, Jan 22 2018, Pakistan tour of New Zealand
105
(15.5/20 ov, target 106)
106/3
New Zealand won by 7 wickets (with 25 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
New Zealand
1y
• The Report by Danyal Rasool

Munro, Southee and Rance dismantle Pakistan

With a seven-wicket win, New Zealand took a 1-0 lead on a surface that wasn't altogether straightforward for T20 cricket

Match centre 
Commentator: Nikhil Kalro
Scorecard summary
Pakistan105(19.4 overs)
Babar Azam41 (41)
Hasan Ali23 (12)
Seth Rance3/26(4)
New Zealand106/3(15.5 overs)
Colin Munro*49 (43)
Tom Bruce26 (22)

7.00pm That was a disappointing performance from Pakistan, and even though they fought back really well in the second innings, their batting was a major let-down. New Zealand, as usual, clinical in execution, struggled early, so they switched their approach to caution and accumulation.

And when they were in sight, Munro launched. He would have become just the third batsman to four consecutive T20I fifties, but was denied it by one run. It was a tough pitch to play cricket on, with plenty in it for the bowlers. But for the sixth straight time on this tour, New Zealand have been too good.

Colin Munro is the Player of the Match: "Very pleasing for me, not something I'm used to, gave myself some time. A little bit up and down, but not a shocker. We spoke about trying to play straight, we went across the line and lost wickets. I've evolved in the last 12-18 months, I tried to premeditate in the shorter format, but reacting well. I was owed one (the hit on the wrists), hit Malik on the head."

Sarfraz Ahmed: "We lost too many wickets, and didn't recover for the full match. We assessed the pitch, if we don't have wickets in hand, we did lose. They bowled well. Our bowlers bowled well, if we scored 130-140 it would have been a good match.

Tim Southee: "Winning the toss on that wicket, and taking wickets was the plan. Not your typical Westpac wicket. He has been playing great cricket (Rance), he's shown he's worthy of playing in this team."

15.6
1w
Hasan Ali to Taylor, 1 wide
dug in and called wide, too high. Munro fails to get to four successive fifties, ends up on 49 not out. But New Zealand take away a 1-0 lead in the T20 series.
15.5
4
Hasan Ali to Taylor, FOUR runs
136 kph, full delivery outside off, Taylor leans into a drive and caresses it away through cover for four. One to win, Munro needs one for the record. A block coming up?
15.4
4
Hasan Ali to Taylor, FOUR runs
132 kph, another boundary. Short around off, Taylor stands tall and pulls over midwicket for another boundary. Too easy, just five required, Munro needs one
15.3
4
Hasan Ali to Taylor, FOUR runs
Taylor's area, on off and middle, slogged away over midwicket
15.2
Hasan Ali to Taylor, no run
133 kph, good length outside off, pushed away towards extra cover. The field has been brought up to stop the run
15.1
1
Hasan Ali to Munro, 1 run
131 kph, good length outside off, punched to deep cover to move to 49
end of over 153 runs
NZ: 92/3CRR: 6.13 • RRR: 2.80 • Need 14 from 30b
Colin Munro48 (42)
Ross Taylor10 (9)
Shadab Khan4-0-18-1
Rumman Raees4-0-24-2
14.6
1
Shadab Khan to Munro, 1 run
dropped on the boundary! A googly on off, Munro slog-sweeps the ball to deep midwicket. Umar Amin jumps very late and drops an absolute sitter at this level. He got up late and made it look harder than it was. Just one
14.5
Shadab Khan to Munro, no run
short and wide, the googly maybe, 90 kph, Munro misses a cut
14.4
1
Shadab Khan to Taylor, 1 run
fullish delivery outside off, 87 kph, tapped in front of point for a run
14.3
1lb
Shadab Khan to Munro, 1 leg bye
strays down leg, Munro looks to hit the ball over midwicket but fails to make contact, one leg bye to third man
14.2
Shadab Khan to Munro, no run
on the pads, clipped to midwicket
14.1
Shadab Khan to Munro, no run
short down leg, worked to short fine leg

Shadab is back.

end of over 149 runs
NZ: 89/3CRR: 6.35 • RRR: 2.83 • Need 17 from 36b
Ross Taylor9 (8)
Colin Munro47 (37)
Rumman Raees4-0-24-2
Mohammad Nawaz1-0-14-0
13.6
Rumman Raees to Taylor, no run
135 kph, shortish and wide, dabbed towards point. The fielder leaps to his right to stop the ball
13.5
1
Rumman Raees to Munro, 1 run
full and quick, 133 kph, on off, worked to deep midwicket
13.4
1
Rumman Raees to Taylor, 1 run
131 kph, on the pads, worked away to deep midwicket
13.3
1
Rumman Raees to Munro, 1 run
short and wide, 132 kph, slashed to deep point. All over by the silence at the Westpac
13.2
Rumman Raees to Munro, no run
full and wide outside off, 132 kph, Munro drills a drive to mid-off. Absolutely hammered
13.1
6
Rumman Raees to Munro, SIX runs
six more. 132 kph, good length down leg, Munro picks it up and then shovels a heave over square leg. So easy
Best performances - batsmen
C Munro
49 runs (43)
3 fours
2 sixes
Control83%
Productive shot
flick
17 runs
1 fours
1 sixes
2011218268
Babar Azam
41 runs (41)
1 fours
1 sixes
Control95%
Productive shot
cut shot
13 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
302922175
Best performances - bowlers
TG Southee
O
4
M
0
R
13
W
3
Eco
3.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
1W
SHA Rance
O
4
M
0
R
26
W
3
Eco
6.50
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Match details
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
TossNew Zealand , elected to field first
SeriesPakistan tour of New Zealand
Player Of The Match
Colin Munro
Series resultNew Zealand led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberT20I no. 639
Season2017/18
Hours of play (local time)16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.15, Interval 17.15-17.35, Second Session 17.35-18.55
Match days22 January 2018 - day/night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Chris Brown
Wayne Knights
TV Umpire
Shaun Haig
Reserve Umpire
Tony Gillies
Match Referee
Sir Richie Richardson