Definitely deserved, that Man-of-the-Match award. Thanks for joining us for this thrilling match. Do hop over to the other tab for the second match of the day. Okay bye
Ian Butler, the MoM: "We just hung in there, and thankfully it went our way. One of the biggest games I have played for New Zealand."
Daniel Vettori: We kept ourselves in with a spirited bowling performance. We kept attacking, the bowling changes worked, and it worked for us. It was always going to be tough work against the quality of Pakistan spinners, and we knew once we got to 133 we were in."
Shahid Afridi: "A great game of cricket, we all enjoyed. Salman Butt played a mature innings, New Zealand bowlers bowled really well. So did rehman, Hafeez and Ajmal."
what a finish. Just what this tournament needed. New Zealand were so spirited in the defence. Spare a thought for Salman Butt, who hit two boundaries in the last over, despite his limitation against the short ball, which earner New Zealand two dot balls in the last over. And what a choice to bring in Mills, Butler, Rehman and Sami for this game: between them they took nine wickets, and Butt took the decisive one. Hold on for the presentation ceremony. And oh by the way, exciting news for cricket fans in the USA - the first ever Twenty20 internationals on American soil will take place in Florida on May 20, 22 and 23rd when Sri Lanka will play New Zealand in three Twenty20 matches. For full details and ticketing information. Click here
Two off one required. Water bottle comes out. Gould sends him back. Third man, fine leg back. Five men in the circle. Will we have a tie?
Eleven required now. New Zealand scored 11 off their last over. Butler to bowl now. What a finish. Third man and fine leg both in. Goes round the wicket
Rocky is on another plane right now: "What is the point of holding the women's worldcup parallel to the men's worldcup in the same country.Ofcourse you are selling the same product to the same audience.Is this really gonna promote women's cricket??"
16 from 11 now. Pakistan right back
Mills and Butler, the bowling stars today, have an over each left. Mills will bowl the 19th
Rehman the new man, but Butt on strike
26 off 18 now