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Best performances - Batsmen

MJ Guptill
MJ Guptill
80(48) 10x4 - 3x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 14 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
10 1 6 9 3 6 26 19
Sharjeel Khan
47(25) 9x4 - 1x6
Control %65%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 16 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
4 0 2 4 10 16 8 3

Best performances - Bowlers

Mohammad Sami
O4
M0
R23
W2
Eco5.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
AF Milne
AF Milne
O4
M0
R26
W2
Eco6.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

New Zealand , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

19.30 start, First Session 19.30-20.55, Interval 20.55-21.15, Second Session 21.15-22.40

Match days

22 March 2016 - night match (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

New Zealand 2, Pakistan 0

Scorer: Sanjay Murari | Commentator: Nikhil Kalro

END OF OVER:
20 | 7 Runs | PAK: 158/5 (23 runs required, RR: 7.90)

  • Sarfaraz Ahmed11 (8b)
  • Shoaib Malik15 (13b)
  • Adam Milne4-0-26-2
  • Mitchell McClenaghan4-0-43-0

Tune into ESPN Match Day to find out what went wrong for Pakistan in that manic chase, north-east corner of the web page.

10.50pm A shoddy batting display from Pakistan, to say the least, save Sharjeel Khan. A blistering start from Sharjeel but Pakistan have ended in a disastrous whimper. New Zealand weren't sensational with the ball, frequent and regular loose deliveries, but were good in the field and field placements and stuck to the basics. Pakistan failed to find the boundary in the last 5.1 overs, symbolic of their struggles. Akmal and Shehzad just tightened up in the middle. Nonetheless, credit to NZ for keeping it simple. Not much to say, except for the fact that Pakistan lost it more than NZ winning it.

Guptill, the Man of the Match: "A bit of tightness in the hamstring (reason for being off the field). We found early that the wicket was good than what we have been playing on. Wanted to be aggressive and it paid off for us. Got to keep playing the same way, we got enough power in our batting line-up to keep going. The new ball came on a bit more, hopefully we can keep it going."

Kane Williamson: "Nice to play on a really good surface, the batting unit played their roles really nicely and the bowlers pulled it back nicely after a tough start. Slightly above par, 180 wicket on any wicket can be a touch chase. They certainly played well in the first 6. We played on a couple of wickets that spun viciously but the spinners adapted here. Good bunch of lads, nice we are playing well and our strengths have been playing some smart cricket.

Shahid Afridi: "First of all, want to congratulate him (Williamson). The bowlers bowled well in the middle, we played well in the first 6 but after that we didn't. Easily we could have scored more than 6 but we didnt. We tried to hit the ball, tried to go for the boundary and we played a lot of dot balls. We still keep repeating the same mistakes, every game we are making the mistakes. We have to forget this game and focus on Australia. "

19.6
1
Milne to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, another full toss on middle and leg, not sure what more you can ask for. Sarfraz mows to midwicket for a run. New Zealand have qualified for the semis in the process

Shoddy batting display

19.5
1
Milne to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, speared in the blockhole on middle, driven to long-on. What an anti-climax

Afridi with his hands in his head

19.4
2
Milne to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, a legcutter on off and middle, slapped to point for a couple.

Tim: "no boundary since last 5.2 overs. So disappointing."

19.3
0
Milne to Shoaib Malik, no run, a slower delivery outside off, Malik is through the shot and misses.
19.2
1
Milne to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, another full toss on middle and leg, bunted to cover. Looked like it was over the waist.
19.1
2
Milne to Sarfraz Ahmed, 2 runs, a low full toss on leg, pushed down to long-on, just the two. Amazing how Pakistan have failed to find the boundary

The last over. Milne will finish.

Where are the boundaries?

0

No. of boundaries hit by Pakistan in the last five overs when the require run rate was 11.60. They just scored 35 runs and lost the game by 22 runs

Explosive start

66

Runs scored by Pakistan in the Powerplays, which is their best in World T20 and joint-best against top-8 teams in all T20Is.

Rare opening success

0

No. of 50+ opening stand for Pakistan in their last ten T20I innings, before this match. Sharjeel Khan and Ahmed Shahzad have put up fifty-run p'ship today.

Expensive Amir

10.25

Mohammad Amir's economy in this match, which is the worst when he has bowled all four overs in T20Is and third-worst overall.

WT20 topper

39

No. of wickets for Afridi in World T20s - most by a bowler. He has gone past Malinga (38) with his dismissal of Corey Anderson.

Guptill vs Pak

376

Runs scored by Guptill against Pakistan in T20Is, which is the third-highest by a batsman against a particular team. Guptill has scored 424 v SA & Duminy 378 v Aus.

Rocking openers

8

No. of partnerships of 50 or more between Guptill and Williamson, in their last 10 innings they opened together in T20Is including today.

Advantage NZ on recent form

3-1

NZ's win-loss record against Pak in their last four T20Is. Overall, Pak lead 8-6 in the previous 14 T20Is; 4 of those wins came in the first four matches between them.