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    23.1 Fakhar Zaman has thrown away all his good work. Jeez, this is how you commit hara-kiri. Simply charges down the track and swipes despite the ball having been delivered on a leg-stumpish line. He's completely choked for room and cannot make any contact. The ball sneaks between inside edge and pad to clatter into leg-stump. Is that a new variation from Santner? A carrom ball that's been flicked off the middle finger and goes the other way 97/3
    2.3 the experiment fails. He goes for the cut again, when there possibly isn't enough room. Worse, Southee gets the ball to kick up off the pitch, piggyback off the top edge and settle in the wicketkeeper's gloves. Pakistan one-down early. Hmmm, haven't we been here before? 7/1
    4.4 throws it away! The width triggers the shot. That's the first thing Babar sees but the ball gets up to a bit of mischief about three-fourth the way down. It swings away. Well enough to beat the middle, snap the edge. Latham with his second catch, Southee with his second wicket 11/2
    30.1 ah, that's got to be frustrating. Haris Sohail sees the gap between the long-off and deep cover region and chips this length ball in the air after taking a stride forward. Just that he doesn't pick the gap well enough. Despite all the vast spaces in the outfield he hits it close enough for the sweeper to move to his left and snaffle it 123/4
    49.6 yorker on middle, Hafeez knocks it to the right of the pitch and decides to run. Boult simply flies at the ball, takes it with his right hand, transfers it to his left, and knocks the stumps down at the non-strikers. 262/8
    32.2 ah, he's holed out to long-on. Seemed like a clean hit for most of it. Malik came down the track but perhaps didn't just get the room he was looking for. Goes through with the shot and the bat closes in his hands as he completes the swing. Goes really high in the air and long-on snaffles it right at the edge of the boundary. Didn't have to move an inch. Another wicket for Williamson. What a day he's having1 130/5
    47.4 taken at point! And Sarfraz swinging across the line, with the left-armer angling the ball across him, with an offcutter to boot, is forced to walk back to the hut. He's played a grand little innings though. He's got Pakistan closer to a total that his bowling attack can work with. 228/6
    48.4 gets down the track and slogs it only as far as deep midwicket. The shot comes off the bottom of the bat and Southee's slower ball works the trick 233/7
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    9 (lb 2, w 7)
    TOTAL
    262/8 (50 Overs, RR: 5.24)
    Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Faheem Ashraf, 2.3 ov), 2-11 (Babar Azam, 4.4 ov), 3-97 (Fakhar Zaman, 23.1 ov), 4-123 (Haris Sohail, 30.1 ov), 5-130 (Shoaib Malik, 32.2 ov), 6-228 (Sarfaraz Ahmed, 47.4 ov), 7-233 (Hasan Ali, 48.4 ov), 8-262 (Mohammad Hafeez, 49.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    TG Southee804435.50284210
    TA Boult1007317.30325520
    LH Ferguson603205.33224110
    C de Grandhomme301605.33113000
    KS Williamson1003223.20321000
    MJ Santner1004314.30372230
    C Munro302006.6631000
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    15.1 oh, Shadab! He's brought Pakistan right back into the contest. The googly from the leggie, Guptill picks it and whacks it with the turn. But he is probably a little tucked up and doesn't find the timing he would have liked. Launches into the hands of long-on. Pakistan have an opening and they need to seize it 89/2
    13.6 what the fast bowlers couldn't do the spinner has done in his first over. Shadab is charged up and mutters something after exulting. Munto skews a slog off the splice and the ball goes in the air before settling into the hands of deep backward square leg 88/1
    34.6 what a strike! And what a catch! Williamson, having played one of his more cautious innings, goes for a slog, looking to clear long-on, when there is a long-on. Rumman Raees positions himself at the edge of the boundary - literally inches away from it - then leans back to take the ball with both hands above his head. Superb composure under immense pressure. The third umpire is called in to check if everything is legal, and it is 154/5
    16.2 a failure for Taylor in his 200th ODI. Walks across and pays the price for playing against the line. Tries to flick but the length ball cuts into him and hits him dead in front of middle and leg. Game on in Hamilton 90/3
    19.4 got im! The cut is one of Latham's strengths and he makes room upon seeing a short ball on fourth stump. He believes this is a legbreak ripe for the cut. Problem is, it doesn't turn as much as he expects and bounces a little too much to boot. The ball takes the edge and goes to the left of slip where Azam takes a very sharp catch. 99/4
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    Extras
    9 (b 4, w 5)
    TOTAL
    263/5 (45.5 Overs, RR: 5.73)
    Fall of wickets: 1-88 (Colin Munro, 13.6 ov), 2-89 (Martin Guptill, 15.1 ov), 3-90 (Ross Taylor, 16.2 ov), 4-99 (Tom Latham, 19.4 ov), 5-154 (Kane Williamson, 34.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Mohammad Amir613606.00192220
    Hasan Ali8.506006.79259030
    Faheem Ashraf603305.50183100
    Rumman Raees905916.55257100
    Shadab Khan1004234.20312100
    Haris Sohail602914.83180200

Match Details

Toss

Pakistan , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

New Zealand led the 5-match series 4-0

Match number

Season

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

16 January 2018 - day/night match (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Notes

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st88MJ GuptillC Munro
2nd1MJ GuptillKS Williamson
3rd1LRPL TaylorKS Williamson
4th9KS WilliamsonTWM Latham
5th55KS WilliamsonHM Nicholls
6th109C de GrandhommeHM Nicholls