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    41.2 lobs it to long-on off the toe-end. Full one in the slot at a middle stump line and he looks straightaway to lift it over the leg side. Balls appears to sit in the pitch a touch and that's enough to mess with his timing 213/3
    5.5 top edge taken safely by mid-off who pedals backwards. It's a length ball outside off that holds its line. He looks to slog across the line and is not close to the pitch of this. Goes high in the air. Mid-off and mid-on are both under the path of this. Neither of them has called by the looks of it, but the mid-on fielder withdraws and allows Nawaz to complete his catch 52/1
    17.2 what just happened? Williamson has bunted a catch to deep square leg. A good length delivery on middle and leg, Williamson, it seems, is caught in between a hoick and a flick, in between going after it with everything or just clipping it for one. In the end, he does neither. The ball just lobs to the fielder. Uncharacteristic, strange 101/2
    44.2 paddles it onto the stumps. Full ball dipping in at off stump. Gets low to try and run this past short fine with a ramp but he ends up getting beside the ball and getting it off the inside half of the bat, into middle stump 232/4
    not out
    45.2 Zaman takes a nice catch at deep square. Length ball is angled in at Nicholls who swipes cleanly on the up. It's flat and flying away from Zaman at deep square but he keeps his eyes on it and follows nicely with his arms to pouch it at waist height 239/5
    46.4 seems to be a big edge as Latham improvises on the ramp and tries to hit it wide of the keeper. It's been reviewed, the umpire has given it not out. He shapes to scoop this fine but is forced to adjust and open the face as this full ball is slanted across him. Gets a thin edge through to Sarfraz. Review confirms the wicket 243/6
    46.5 looks like Santner could be run out first ball. Yes he is. Gets a short ball going across him. It's skidding fast as he pulls and he chips it wide of long-on off the high part of the bat. This mistimed shot allows them a thought about the second run - which CDG calls for and is close to completing. Nawaz fires the throw to the striker's end on the bounce. Sarfraz picks up and beats Santner's dive by a long way 244/7
    not out
    9 (lb 6, w 3)
    271/7 (50 Overs, RR: 5.42)
    Fall of wickets: 1-52 (Colin Munro, 5.5 ov), 2-101 (Kane Williamson, 17.2 ov), 3-213 (Martin Guptill, 41.2 ov), 4-232 (Ross Taylor, 44.2 ov), 5-239 (Henry Nicholls, 45.2 ov), 6-243 (Tom Latham, 46.4 ov), 7-244 (Mitchell Santner, 46.5 ov)
    Aamer Yamin906517.22247110
    Rumman Raees1006736.70278010
    Mohammad Nawaz(3)1014304.30333000
    Faheem Ashraf904925.44224000
    Shadab Khan1003503.50310000
    Umar Amin20603.0091000
    5.1 Henry strikes again, and Pakistan's struggles continue. It was full outside off, Zaman clears his front leg, his back foot moves nowhere. All he does is chip a catch to mid-off. That's a terrible stroke, not sure what he was trying to do, go over cover or hit it along the ground. 19/2
    3.2 edged and taken this time. 142 kph, full delivery outside off. Amin drives with his hands well way from the body, and the ball hardly moves. Finds the outside edge and carries low to Taylor at wide slip, straight inside. Quality catch. Henry's extra pace meant Amin's feet weren't where it should have been 14/1
    7.4 140 kph, edged and another one. Henry on a roll. But not much Azam could do about that. Fantastic bowling. Full length outside off, fifth-stump channel, the ball moves away late. Takes the thick outside edge to second slip. No trouble at all. All down to Henry's pace again, Azam a fraction of a second later to the ball 31/3
    37.2 that increasing asking rate has resulted in a wicket. Nicely tossed up from Santner, down leg, 77 kph after a 96 kph first delivery. Haris comes down, but is deceived by that lack of pace as he tries to loft the ball straight. Santner's direction of spin means the ball was always going to skew away to long-on if he didn't time it, as is the case here. But a lovely rearguard effort from Haris 162/6
    13.6 picks out Munro at extra cover, who gets his hands in a good position and takes the catch! He's delighted. A short and wide delivery from Ferguson there, plenty of width on it. Hafeez gets into a good position to punch, but fails to keep the ball down, goes through with a waft in the air and it's straight to the fielder. Another poor shot. 52/4
    16.6 plucked at midwicket! Taylor stretches high to his right and latches onto this hoick from Sarfraz. He stepped out and dragged this from outside off with a slog, but Taylor takes a sharp on 57/5
    39.3 is that the game? It's another lovely display of defensive, but attacking spin bowling. He knows Shadab is going to come so he tosses it up, but wide outside off. Shadab runs down, looking to hit the ball over cover. Instead, it skews off the outside half to short third man. Just like how de Grandhomme got out to Chahal in the second ODI in Pune last year. It's a defensive attacking option, oxymoron-ish as it may be 171/7
    43.1 Southee takes a good catch and Ashraf goes. Santner atypically tosses this one up. Sees an opportunity, maybe a bit too eager as he swings and all Ashraf can do is get a thick leading edge on his slog sweep. Midwicket runs around to his right, keeps his eyes on the ball and takes it. Good cameo though 202/8
    not out
    46.2 beaten for pace, raw pace. After two slower deliveries, out comes Ferguson's quick, straight delivery. And Nawaz can't adjust. Full on middle and off, Nawaz swings but misses, very late on the ball. The ball hits the stumps 235/9
    48.6 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 256/10
    23 (lb 5, w 18)
    256 all out (49 Overs, RR: 5.22)
    Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Umar Amin, 3.2 ov), 2-19 (Fakhar Zaman, 5.1 ov), 3-31 (Babar Azam, 7.4 ov), 4-52 (Mohammad Hafeez, 13.6 ov), 5-57 (Sarfaraz Ahmed, 16.6 ov), 6-162 (Haris Sohail, 37.2 ov), 7-171 (Shadab Khan, 39.3 ov), 8-202 (Faheem Ashraf, 43.1 ov), 9-235 (Mohammad Nawaz, 46.2 ov), 10-256 (Rumman Raees, 48.6 ov)
    TG Southee904605.11306010
    MJ Henry1015345.30346100
    C de Grandhomme1004814.80324110
    LH Ferguson1006426.40366180
    MJ Santner1004034.00321100

Match Details


New Zealand , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

New Zealand won the 5-match series 5-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

11.00 start, First Session 11.00-14.30 Interval 14.30-15.15, Second Session 15.15-18.45

Match days

19 January 2018 (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Notes

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