Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
20 | 12 Runs 1 Wkt | PAK: 177/6 | RR: 8.85

  • Shoaib Malik9 (7b)
  • Tim Southee4-0-31-2
  • Jacob Oram4-0-44-2

5.05 pm Pakistan finish with 177 for 6. They looked like getting more when Hafeez and Jamshed were batting but it is still a good score, considering the bowling attack they have.

Anjan: "Pakistan is possibly 20-25 runs short of what their initial blitzkrieg promised..."

Hafeez: "Openers gave a great start and Nasir played a good innings. We had 160-plus in our mind and we have got it. the ball is not always coming on to the bat, the spinners will get some assistance here ..."

Time for me to hand over the commentary to Alex Winter for the New Zealand chase.

19.6
W
Southee to Shahid Afridi, OUT, Afridi throws his bat at a length ball outside off and hits it in the air towards deep cover, where Williamson moves in to take the catch

Shahid Afridi c Williamson b Southee 12 (8m 6b 2x4 0x6) SR: 200.00

19.5
4
Southee to Shahid Afridi, FOUR runs, Afridi's ready for the ball outside off stump this time and he bashes it flat and wide of the fielder at long off, one-bounce four
19.5
1w
Southee to Shahid Afridi, 1 wide, that's on the tramline wide outside off stump, and the umpire's called it a wide
19.4
2
Southee to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, in the blockhole outside off stump, Afridi digs it out and drives through cover, Williamson fumbles the pick up and they run a second
19.3
0
Southee to Shahid Afridi, no run, wide outside off stump, just inside the tram line, Afridi had cleared his front foot to hit on the leg side and he couldn't play the ball
19.2
1
Southee to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, in the blockhole on middle stump, Malik swings the ball on the leg side
19.1
4
Southee to Shoaib Malik, FOUR runs, it doesn't start well for Southee, Malik goes back in his crease to get under the length of the ball and drives it in the air and into the gap on the extra cover boundary

Southee will finish the innings ...

END OF OVER:
19 | 17 Runs 1 Wkt | PAK: 165/5 | RR: 8.68

  • Shahid Afridi6 (2b)
  • Shoaib Malik4 (5b)
  • Jacob Oram4-0-44-2
  • Tim Southee3-0-19-1
18.6
2
Oram to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, a full toss and Afridi was a bit late on the swing, hitting it towards long on
18.5
4
Oram to Shahid Afridi, FOUR runs, short and wide outside off stump, Afridi cuts the ball between short third man and backward point and finds the boundary

Shahid Afridi is the new batsman and is on strike.

18.4
W
Oram to Umar Akmal, OUT, this time he's been caught at long on! Akmal tried to clear the straight boundary again but couldn't get the ball over Nathan McCullum

Umar Akmal c NL McCullum b Oram 23 (19m 15b 3x4 1x6) SR: 153.33

18.3
6
Oram to Umar Akmal, SIX runs, Southee's good work is being frittered away, Akmal gives Oram the charge, getting under another length ball and carting it over the long off boundary
18.2
4
Oram to Umar Akmal, FOUR runs, Akmal's got under a length ball, leaning towards the off side and lofting the ball into the gap between midwicket and long-on
18.1
1
Oram to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, Malik backs away outside leg stump and then dabs the ball from leg stump towards short third man. Oram followed the batsman as he tried to make room

Omair: "Can someone please explain to me why Shoaib Malik is in the lineup ahead of Razzaq? If there was such thing as a negative strike rate, Malik would have it without a doubt. Afridi where are you?"

END OF OVER:
18 | 3 Runs | PAK: 148/4 | RR: 8.22

  • Umar Akmal13 (12b)
  • Shoaib Malik3 (4b)
  • Tim Southee3-0-19-1
  • Kyle Mills4-0-35-0
17.6
0
Southee to Umar Akmal, no run, another blockhole delivery to end an excellent over, Akmal plays it back to the bowler
17.5
0
Southee to Umar Akmal, no run, superb ball, in the blockhole and very wide outside off stump but not wide enough to be called a wide, Akmal can't play a shot
17.4
0
Southee to Umar Akmal, no run, a full ball in the blockhole wide outside off stump, Akmal made room and then wasn't in a position to play any sort of shot
17.3
1
Southee to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, Malik has a slog and mis-timed the ball towards long-on, Southee's line and length has been un-hittable so far in this over
17.2
1
Southee to Umar Akmal, 1 run, another very full ball around off stump, steered towards third man

Shrikant: "IMHO Afridi should come ahead of Shoib Malik so that he can have a free hand and given a chance to Pakistan to mount huge total."

17.1
1
Southee to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, full and straight, Malik drives and hits the ball in front of square leg

Southee to bowl his third over ...

END OF OVER:
17 | 10 Runs | PAK: 145/4 | RR: 8.52

  • Umar Akmal12 (8b)
  • Shoaib Malik1 (2b)
  • Kyle Mills4-0-35-0
  • Daniel Vettori4-0-23-1
16.6
0
Mills to Umar Akmal, no run, short of a length outside off, steered off the back foot to short third man
16.5
1
Mills to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, dabbed towards third man off the back foot
16.4
1
Mills to Umar Akmal, 1 run, a mis-timed loft towards long on, the ball falls well short of the fielder
16.3
0
Mills to Umar Akmal, no run, full ball on off stump, played towards extra cover
16.2
4
Mills to Umar Akmal, FOUR runs, a delicate late dab this time against a length ball outside off, placing it fine enough to reach the third man boundary

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st53RJ NicolKS Williamson
2nd1BB McCullumKS Williamson
3rd48DL VettoriBB McCullum
4th6JDP OramBB McCullum
5th14JDP OramLRPL Taylor
6th21JEC FranklinLRPL Taylor
7th14NL McCullumLRPL Taylor
8th3NL McCullumTG Southee
9th4KD MillsNL McCullum
10th0KD MillsAF Milne

ICC Men's T20 World Cup

Group 1
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SL33060.998
WI3214-0.375
ENG3122-0.397
NZ3030-0.169
Group 2
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AUS32140.464
PAK32140.273
INDIA3214-0.274
SA3030-0.421
Group A
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INDIA22042.825
ENG21120.65
AFG2020-3.475
Group B
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AUS22042.184
WI2011-1.855
IRE2011-2.092
Group C
TeamMWLPTNRR
SA22043.598
SL21121.852
ZIM2020-3.624
Group D
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PAK22040.706
NZ21121.15
BDESH2020-1.868