Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

GD Elliott
GD Elliott
75(103) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 23 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
0 4 13 9 26 3 6 14
Umar Akmal
Umar Akmal
55(62) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 23 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
13 3 5 15 9 0 0 10

Best performances - Bowlers

IG Butler
O10
M0
R44
W4
Eco4.40
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DL Vettori
DL Vettori
O10
M2
R43
W3
Eco4.30
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Pakistan , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

New Zealand advanced

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

3 October 2009 - day/night match (50-over match)

ODI debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

New Zealand defy expectations and make it to the finals. Daniel Vettori showed his worth with bat and ball again, and Grant Elliott shrugged off a hand injury to turn in a second match-winning performance. Pakistan's fielding will need to improve, that sitter which Younis put down isn't going to be forgotten soon, and they missed plenty of direct hits, one of which would have been enough to turn the game. Ultimately, though, it will be the batting that will have to take the blame, 233 was just not good enough on a pitch with nothing in it for the bowlers.

The best thing for Pakistan in this tournament has been Umar Akmal's batting, his mature approach against the West Indies and today's composed innings. And Mohammad Aamer confirms he's one of the brightest talents around.

Presentation ceremony
Younis Khan: "I think we were 20-25 runs short. At one stage, we looked like making 250, all the time we are struggling in the Powerplays and we collapsed.

"The plan was that someone from the top four should stay, it was a good pitch to bat, if you score 250, it would have been very good.

"If I take that catch, maybe things may have changed, but in sports this is not the first time."

"We won the World Twenty20 and reached the semi-finals here. We are improving day by day."

Vettori: "It all started with the way we bowled. 230 was a score we fancied we could chase. We have not been a consistent side, but we have managed to do that here."

"We were always thinking of making it 60 off 60, we didn't quite get there but with the Powerplays, it makes such a difference. Elliott was great against Gul in that over which tool the game away from them."

Vettori is also the Man of the Match for his all-round efforts.

Whew, a fantastic win for New Zealand, they take on their neighbours Australia on Monday. Do join us then, it's me Siddarth Ravindran saying goodbye. Thanks for all the mails, see you Monday.

47.5
1
Umar Gul to Broom, 1 run, fantastic yorker from Gul, but it's in vain as Broom digs it out and the batsmen zip through for a single, New Zealand are through, Pakistan are out
47.4
0
Umar Gul to Broom, no run, big appeal for lbw, full ball looked to be sliding down leg, there was an inside-edge as well
47.3
0
Umar Gul to Broom, no run, full and just outside, punched to extra cover
47.2
2
Umar Gul to Broom, 2 runs, the scores are level as Broom steers the ball wide of third man for a couple
47.1
1
Umar Gul to Elliott, 1 run, Elliott glides the ball to third man for a single, moving on to 75

END OF OVER:
47 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ: 230/5 (4 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 4.89, RRR: 1.33)

  • Grant Elliott74 (102b)
  • Saeed Ajmal8-0-39-2
  • Umar Gul8-0-44-1

The Powerplays have made all the difference, 55 runs in them

46.6
W
Saeed Ajmal to Vettori, OUT, Vettori is gone, too little too late for Pakistan, Vettori goes down the pitch and goes for a big heave, misses the ball, Akmal has an easy stumping

DL Vettori st †Kamran Akmal b Saeed Ajmal 41 (78m 42b 3x4 0x6) SR: 97.61

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st22BB McCullumAJ Redmond
2nd21AJ RedmondMJ Guptill
3rd28AJ RedmondLRPL Taylor
4th55GD ElliottLRPL Taylor
5th104DL VettoriGD Elliott
6th4GD ElliottNT Broom

ICC Champions Trophy (ICC KnockOut)

Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
AUS32050.51
PAK32140.999
INDIA31130.29
WI3030-1.537
Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
NZ32140.782
ENG3214-0.487
SL3122-0.085
SA3122-0.177