Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
20 | 5 Runs 2 Wkts | NZ: 164/9 (14 runs required, RR: 8.20)

  • Kyle Mills0 (1b)
  • Adam Milne0 (0b)
  • Saeed Ajmal4-0-30-4
  • Umar Gul4-0-39-1

Again, we're skipping off to the second game of the day so head over to live coverage of India v England from Colombo, dead game this, but always something on the line between those two countries. But from George and myself, goodbye for now...

New Zealand are guaranteed a place in the next round by getting as close as they did. Ross Taylor threatened something miraculous but it is safe to say that given a few more balls he could have won that match, why did he bat so low? But in the end, Pakistan had too many on the board after Nasir Jamshed and Mohammad Hafeez played very well, Hafeez playing his part with the ball too.

Pakistan made it closer than that seemed it would be in the middle overs but eventually close out the 13 run win and just need to avoid a big defeat against Bangladesh to go through.

19.6
0
Saeed Ajmal to Mills, no run, swept and it gets stuck in the pad, dot ball end of the game
19.5
W
Saeed Ajmal to NL McCullum, OUT, slow ball, long hop outside leg, fired into the leg side, has this found the stands? Nope only finds deep square leg, it was a good ball to hit but he simply didn't catch it properly, put it straight down the fielder's throat

NL McCullum c Shoaib Malik b Saeed Ajmal 5 (13m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

19.4
4
Saeed Ajmal to NL McCullum, FOUR runs, slapped from outside off, good hit that past long off

So only three maximum's will do now, can McCullum provide them...

19.3
W
Saeed Ajmal to Southee, OUT, outside off stump, swung outside off and an big edge to short third man took a step down, Ajmal sent it wider, Southee had to reach for it and got a huge top edge straight to the fielder on the 45

TG Southee c Umar Gul b Saeed Ajmal 1 (6m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

19.2
0
Saeed Ajmal to Southee, no run, big swing and a miss, goes past leg stump
19.1
1
Saeed Ajmal to NL McCullum, 1 run, around the wicket, leg stump, flicked away, oh a good diving save at short long leg, that was travelling

So 19 to win...Ajmal to bowl it...

END OF OVER:
19 | 15 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ: 159/7 (19 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.36, RRR: 19.00)

  • Nathan McCullum0 (1b)
  • Tim Southee1 (1b)
  • Umar Gul4-0-39-1
  • Sohail Tanvir3-0-33-1
18.6
1lb
Umar Gul to NL McCullum, 1 leg bye, fired in, missed, huge shout for lbw, not out given, must have been outside the line, they take a leg bye
18.5
1
Umar Gul to Southee, 1 run, great yorker, they go for the single, chance of a run out at the non-striker's end, he misses and it's well backed up, nearly four overthrows
18.4
W
Umar Gul to Taylor, 1 run, OUT, slapped down to long off, they have to come back for two and do but it's a great throw from the boundary and Taylor is run out good work from Akmal to gather the throw and get the bails off, end of game surely now, he was never in the frame, run out by miles

LRPL Taylor run out (Umar Akmal/†Kamran Akmal) 26 (21m 11b 3x4 1x6) SR: 236.36

Hold it together Umar...still a very big ask for New Zealand, esp with Ajmal bowling the last...

18.3
4
Umar Gul to Taylor, FOUR runs, and again! Leg side this time, taken off a length and slapped behind square on the leg side, races to the fence again
18.2
4
Umar Gul to Taylor, FOUR runs, four more! What a shot. Crashed from just outside off past deep cover, great strike this is, where has Taylor been all innings

Good start again for NZ...

18.1
4
Umar Gul to Taylor, FOUR runs, full outside off, goes to drive and gets an outside edge to the third man fence

Gul now, so Ajmal for the last over...

END OF OVER:
18 | 13 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ: 144/6 (34 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.00, RRR: 17.00)

  • Ross Taylor13 (7b)
  • Nathan McCullum0 (0b)
  • Sohail Tanvir3-0-33-1
  • Saeed Ajmal3-0-25-2

Rescued things very nicely there did Tanvir, threatened to slip away but once again Pakistan looking very likely winners...

17.6
1
Sohail Tanvir to Taylor, 1 run, another slower ball, well bowled, chopped to point
17.5
W
Sohail Tanvir to Franklin, OUT, length ball, slower, and finds deep midwicket, relief for Pakistan as Franklin goes to pull and top edges it straight to the fielder on the leg side fence, it was a ball that could have gone out of the ground but Franklin didn't quite pick it

JEC Franklin c Nasir Jamshed b Sohail Tanvir 13 (8m 6b 1x4 1x6) SR: 216.66

17.4
1
Sohail Tanvir to Taylor, 1 run, around the wicket, fired in full again, slapped down to long on
17.3
1
Sohail Tanvir to Franklin, 1 run, much better, gets the yorker right and it's dug out down to long on, well bowled, kept his cool
17.2
4
Sohail Tanvir to Franklin, FOUR runs, nervous times for Pakistan, full outside off and with mid off up that is four between him and extra cover, another good connection
17.1
6
Sohail Tanvir to Franklin, SIX runs, great start to the over, length ball around middle and off, slugged over wide long on, picked it up for a flat six, great strike

Nothing silly now Pakistan, you've got this game by the neck...Tanvir comes back, they can't afford a big over, that would give NZ hope...

END OF OVER:
17 | 10 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ: 131/5 (47 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.70, RRR: 15.66)

  • Ross Taylor11 (5b)
  • James Franklin2 (2b)
  • Saeed Ajmal3-0-25-2
  • Umar Gul3-0-25-1

Now if only Taylor had given himself a little longer at the wicket...

16.6
6
Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, SIX runs, shot. Down on one knee and slog swept into the stands, big hit
16.5
1
Saeed Ajmal to Franklin, 1 run, down the wicket, a lofted straight drive is mishit and Ajmal leaping up to his left couldn't hold on, he got both hands to it
16.4
1
Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, 1 run, full ball around off stump, dug out towards long off, just a single
16.3
1
Saeed Ajmal to Franklin, 1 run, outside off stump, pushed through the covers
16.2
W
Saeed Ajmal to Oram, OUT, step to leg and a swing and miss and out goes leg stump. The spinner have been too good for the NZ batsman today, just a straight ball really, zipped through a little quicker off the pitch, Oram was aiming for Colombo on one knee and missed totally, losing his middle and leg stumps

JDP Oram b Saeed Ajmal 11 (13m 7b 2x4 0x6) SR: 157.14

16.1
1
Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, 1 run, taken from outside off, swung towards midwicket, finds the fielder on the bounce

END OF OVER:
16 | 13 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ: 121/4 (57 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 7.56, RRR: 14.25)

  • Jacob Oram11 (6b)
  • Ross Taylor3 (2b)
  • Umar Gul3-0-25-1
  • Saeed Ajmal2-0-15-1

Not the best end for Gul, the spinners need to close this out now...

15.6
4
Umar Gul to Oram, FOUR runs, back of a length outside off, a touch wide of off stump too, Oram goes to cut and gets a top edge over the slip cordon for four to third man

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

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WI3214-0.375
ENG3122-0.397
NZ3030-0.169
Group 2
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PAK32140.273
INDIA3214-0.274
SA3030-0.421
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Group B
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IRE2011-2.092
Group C
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SA22043.598
SL21121.852
ZIM2020-3.624
Group D
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NZ21121.15
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