New Zealand vs Pakistan, 1st Test at Mount Maunganui, PAK in NZ, Dec 26 2020 - Full Scorecard

1st Test, Mount Maunganui, December 26 - 30, 2020, Pakistan tour of New Zealand
431 & 180/5d
(T:373) 239 & 271

New Zealand won by 101 runs

Player Of The Match
129 & 21
New Zealand 1st Innings
Pakistan 1st Innings
New Zealand 2nd Innings
Pakistan 2nd Innings
Match Flow
New Zealand 1st Innings 
c Azhar Ali b Shaheen Shah Afridi43210133.33
c Yasir Shah b Shaheen Shah Afridi529470017.24
c Haris Sohail b Yasir Shah12929747612143.43
c †Mohammad Rizwan b Shaheen Shah Afridi7015120510146.35
c Shan Masood b Naseem Shah561372035040.87
c Yasir Shah b Shaheen Shah Afridi731452168050.34
c †Mohammad Rizwan b Faheem Ashraf1943562144.18
c †Mohammad Rizwan b Mohammad Abbas3269861146.37
b Yasir Shah0911000.00
c Shan Masood b Yasir Shah1936542052.77
not out 817150047.05
Extras(lb 5, nb 6, w 5)16
TOTAL155 Ov (RR: 2.78, 688 Mins)431
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Tom Latham, 0.3 ov), 2-13 (Tom Blundell, 10.2 ov), 3-133 (Ross Taylor, 56.5 ov), 4-266 (Henry Nicholls, 100.1 ov), 5-281 (Kane Williamson, 104.3 ov), 6-317 (Mitchell Santner, 119.2 ov), 7-383 (Kyle Jamieson, 141.2 ov), 8-388 (Tim Southee, 144.1 ov), 9-421 (BJ Watling, 151.2 ov), 10-431 (Neil Wagner, 154.6 ov)
0.3 to TWM Latham, out this time! Length, and around off, and Latham lets his bat hang out at this one. There's a spot of extra bounce, and it goes off the shoulder of the bat to third slip, where Azhar Ali hangs on. Afridi takes off in celebration and punches the air. Just the start Pakistan wanted after winning the toss. 4/1
10.2 to TA Blundell, gone, Shaheen's removed both openers! Full, pitching on off stump and continuing with the angle away. Asks Blundell to drive, and he does so without really getting a stride in. Thick edge carries low to Yasir Shah, who takes a sharp catch at third slip. 13/2
56.5 to LRPL Taylor, there's the breakthrough! Afridi strikes again, and with some smart bowling too. Pitches this one on a good length, having pushed Taylor back with a short ball before this, and it angles across Taylor, who cannot resist having a little old poke at this. Through to the keeper behind the wicket, and Afridi wheels away in celebration. Massive wicket this, and who else but Shaheen Shah Afridi, who now has three out of three. 133/3
151.2 to BJ Watling, or not. Goes short now, and Watling leans back and looks to ramp over the slips. The ball straightens into him a little, cramping him for room, and all he manages is to dink it to the left of gully, where Yasir Shah takes a good diving catch. 421/9
141.2 to KA Jamieson, Abbas has his reward! Length, around off, and just seems to have bounced a little extra as Jamieson almost automatically stretched forward. Kisses the outside edge through for a comfortable take for Rizwan. 383/7
119.2 to MJ Santner, gone, Faheem gets the breakthrough! Santner has been playing that back-foot punch away from his body, and perhaps this is a plan. Back of a length, a bit of width. He goes after it with an angled bat, no real footwork, and gets a thick edge through to Rizwan. 317/6
100.1 to HM Nicholls, Naseem strikes! Nicholls considers a review, but then is talked out of it by Williamson. A short ball from Naseem Shah, from around the wicket, and he looks to pull this. Takes part of the glove as he is in a poor position, and pops up towards the slips cordon. Easy take for Shan Masood, and Shah looks up to the skies. Remember that he almost had Kane Williamson yesterday. 266/4
104.3 to KS Williamson, Yasir gets the big wicket! It's a smart bit of work at slip too, and the umpires are looking to refer this to the TV umpire. They are giving it not out as the soft signal! It's a terrific ball from Yasir, as he draws Williamson forward to defend, and just turns enough to kiss the outside of the bat. And at slip, Haris Sohail just does enough to get his fingers underneath that. 281/5
144.1 to TG Southee, this has crept a bit low, and Southee is bowled. It's a googly, and slow, looping one. Southee looks to go back to drive but is beaten by the line and the lowness of the bounce. The New Zealand bowlers won't mind seeing the two-faced nature of the bounce today. 388/8
154.6 to N Wagner, big slog, and finally Yasir has broken this stand. Tossed up slow outside off, Wagner miscues the slog, and midwicket and the keeper converge towards the ball, almost colliding, but Rizwan moves out of the way in the end and lets Masood take the catch. 431/10
Pakistan 1st Innings 
c †Watling b Jamieson1042660023.80
b Jamieson251041373024.03
c Taylor b Boult55579109.09
c †Watling b Southee534480014.70
c Nicholls b Southee322450013.63
c †Watling b Wagner942800021.42
run out (Santner)711422058050.00
c †Watling b Jamieson9113419315167.91
b Boult4791057.14
c Latham b Wagner630480020.00
not out 034000.00
Extras(b 3, lb 4, nb 1, w 2)10
TOTAL102.2 Ov (RR: 2.33, 458 Mins)239
Fall of wickets: 1-28 (Shan Masood, 15.3 ov), 2-39 (Abid Ali, 32.2 ov), 3-43 (Mohammad Abbas, 33.6 ov), 4-51 (Azhar Ali, 42.2 ov), 5-52 (Haris Sohail, 42.6 ov), 6-80 (Fawad Alam, 59.1 ov), 7-187 (Mohammad Rizwan, 88.6 ov), 8-196 (Yasir Shah, 90.6 ov), 9-235 (Shaheen Shah Afridi, 101.3 ov), 10-239 (Faheem Ashraf, 102.2 ov)
42.2 to Azhar Ali, great ball, just jagging away from him, and they have gone up for a caught behind appeal. It's not been given, but Williamson has reviewed this immediately. Azhar followed the line of this a bit, and he has indeed got a little tickle on this through to Watling. Terrific bowling from Southee, and this is another body blow for Pakistan!. 51/4
42.6 to Haris Sohail, another in this over! This has been just looped up a bit more, perhaps a touch slower, going across Sohail and on a fuller length. He has a drive at it, but his feet go nowhere, and as a result the shot is skewed in the air. Nicholls takes the catch at gully, and New Zealand are cock-a-hoop!. 52/5
33.6 to Mohammad Abbas, got him, just what New Zealand wanted when they brought Boult back so quickly. Length ball, angling into the corridor, and Abbas is late getting forward to defend, and that's enough to catch the outside edge, which carries at a comfortable waist height to Ross Taylor at first slip. 150th catch in Tests for him.. 43/3
90.6 to Yasir Shah, got 'im! This is fast, full, and swings back in a touch from around off. Yasir looks to drive down the ground, but leaves a substantial gap between his pads and the bat coming down, and the ball goes through to rattle the top of off. Executed to perfection. 196/8
15.3 to Shan Masood, down the leg side, and he looks to glance this, and gets a fine tickle through to Watling. Doesn't review, so he knows he has got some bat only on this. Jamieson strikes, but it won't be the best ball he would have bowled in his short Test career thus far. Disappointing end to what had been a disciplined innings from Shan Masood. 28/1
32.2 to Abid Ali, bowled him, that's superb from Jamieson! There will be no Hanif heroics from Abid today. Perfect length, on the fuller side of a good length, angling in from a little wider on the crease, and perhaps because of that ball that kicked up to hit his hand in Jamieson's last over, and because of Jamieson's height and bounce in general, Abid is a little late getting forward to play it. That creates a gap between bat and pad, and it rushes through to knock back off stump. 137kph, one of the quicker balls he's delivered today too. Bat came down at an angle too, slicing across the ball. 39/2
102.2 to Faheem Ashraf, edged and taken behind the wicket! Jamieson offers one on a length, just wide of off, and he looks to attack this. Perhaps wants the run down to third man, but there's no foot movement on this, and it runs off the edge through to Watling. 239/10
59.1 to Fawad Alam, the short ball works for Wagner! He comes round the wicket and digs it in to the centre of the pitch, and Fawad takes the bait, looking for the hook. Just a little tickle through to Watling, and Wagner celebrates. Not bad for a man bowling with a fractured toe!. 80/6
101.3 to Shaheen Shah Afridi, ooh, Wagner does what he does best! Sharp, short, and into the body. Gets Shaheen into a bit of a tangle, who tries to withdraw his glove at the last moment, but before that the ball seems to have kissed the glove on its way through to short leg. Should Afridi have reviewed this anyway? There's a slim chance that this ball hit glove as it come off the handle, in which case the decision would have been overturned. 235/9
New Zealand 2nd Innings 
c Abid Ali b Naseem Shah531121853047.32
b Mohammad Abbas641071497059.81
c †Mohammad Rizwan b Naseem Shah2133482063.63
not out 1213391092.30
c Mohammad Abbas b Naseem Shah1151220220.00
run out (sub [Imran Butt]/†Mohammad Rizwan)53510166.66
not out 65910120.00
Extras(lb 2, nb 5, w 1)8
TOTAL45.3 Ov (RR: 3.95, 224 Mins)180/5d
Fall of wickets: 1-111 (Tom Blundell, 32.4 ov), 2-139 (Tom Latham, 39.5 ov), 3-147 (Kane Williamson, 41.6 ov), 4-165 (Henry Nicholls, 43.3 ov), 5-170 (BJ Watling, 43.6 ov)
32.4 to TA Blundell, bowled him. Looks like the declaration might not be far away. Jumps out of his crease and slogs at a length ball. Goes at it with an angled bat, looking to go over midwicket, and the ball zips past his inside edge to hit leg stump. 111/1
39.5 to TWM Latham, short again, outside off this time, and Latham fails to control the pull this time, hitting it in the air straight into the hands of deep backward square leg. 139/2
41.6 to KS Williamson, short again, angling away from off stump, and the tactic has brought a wicket. Williamson looks to attack it by stepping away to make a little more hitting room. Makes too much room, and ends up top-edging it behind the wicket. Rizwan runs to his left to take the loopy catch. The ball possibly came on slower than expected too, with Williamson through his shot a bit early. 147/3
43.3 to HM Nicholls, this time the short ball gets him. Short, and directed closer to his head this time. Nicholls looks to pull again, and gets a bit of a top edge, and cannot keep it down, as it goes to Abbas at fine leg. Good catch, because he had to be wary of the boundary rope and judge it properly as well. 165/4
Pakistan 2nd Innings (T: 373 runs)
c Taylor b Southee0811000.00
c †Watling b Boult025000.00
c †Watling b Boult381201704031.66
c Santner b Southee946690019.56
c †Watling b Wagner10226939614037.91
lbw b Jamieson601912856031.41
c †Watling b Wagner1928424067.85
c Southee b Jamieson0512000.00
lbw b Santner12642003.84
not out 830622026.66
c & b Santner12434004.16
Extras(b 16, lb 7, nb 8, w 2)33
TOTAL123.3 Ov (RR: 2.19, 566 Mins)271
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Abid Ali, 1.2 ov), 2-0 (Shan Masood, 2.2 ov), 3-37 (Haris Sohail, 17.5 ov), 4-75 (Azhar Ali, 39.3 ov), 5-240 (Mohammad Rizwan, 102.5 ov), 6-242 (Fawad Alam, 105.6 ov), 7-251 (Yasir Shah, 108.3 ov), 8-259 (Faheem Ashraf, 111.5 ov), 9-261 (Mohammad Abbas, 115.4 ov), 10-271 (Naseem Shah, 123.3 ov)
2.2 to Shan Masood, length, outside off, and that's a soft dismissal from Shan Masood. It's delivered with a scrambled seam, outside off, and he lets his bat hang out, and it travels to Taylor at first slip. Undone more by his own indiscipline than any extraordinary bowling. 0/2
17.5 to Haris Sohail, full outside off, and Southee picks up his 300th Test wicket with another bit of subtle artistry. He's just pushed Haris back with a short, rising ball, and now Haris's front foot goes nowhere while driving what looks like a four ball. It's a four ball in absolute terms, but it's a wicket ball now with that error in footwork, as he spoons a low catch to short extra-cover. What a magnificent bowler he is. Huge ovation for him from the Bay Oval crowd, and handshakes and back-pats from his teammates. 37/3
1.2 to Abid Ali, perfect start from lightning Boult! Sharp, short, and directed at the throat of Abid Ali, who has shown in his short Test career that he likes to just press forward to defend. Can only fend this off what looks like his glove towards the slips cordon, and there's ample time for Watling to swiftly move to his right and nab that. 0/1
39.3 to Azhar Ali, the breakthrough arrives off the ninth ball of the day. A rare loose push from Azhar. Full, slanting into the corridor, and I don't know if he's playing for swing, but that was probably wide enough to leave. He goes for a checked cover drive instead, not quite getting his weight fully forward, and nicks off to the keeper, with the ball simply continuing with the angle. Replays show it seamed away slightly. 75/4
102.5 to Mohammad Rizwan, huge appeal for lbw, and it isn't given. Williamson calls for a review straightaway. First instinct - that was going down leg. Well bowled by Jamieson, slanting it in from wide of the crease and leaving his feet frozen with his length. And wow, how wrong I was, and how wrong umpire Wayne Knights was. Rizwan is batting slightly outside his crease, but the ball keeps a little low and hits him just below the knee roll, as he gets up on his toes to defend. It's struck him just inside the line of off stump, and Hawkeye predicts the ball will strike a good chunk of middle and leg stumps. Wow. What a moment. 240/5
108.3 to Yasir Shah, gone, Pakistan are seven down. Short of a length, fairly wide outside off, but Yasir can't resist having a poke at it with an angled bat. Thick outside edge, maybe the outside half of the bat face, and it goes straight to the finer of two gullies, at chest height. 251/7
105.6 to Fawad Alam, and the short ball has ended Fawad's mighty defiance. Neil Wagner, what a bowler. Around the wicket to the left-hander, banged in short, coming to him from his blind spot outside leg stump. It isn't the best short ball Wagner's ever bowled, still down the leg side when it reaches the batsman, but the presence of those two short legs, and the sheer mental effort he's gone through, causes a failure of execution on the pull. Gloves it down the leg side to BJ Watling, and Wagner lets out a massive roar. 242/6
111.5 to Faheem Ashraf, edged and gone. Wagner doesn't just deal in short balls! All those earlier short balls, however, cause Faheem to defend with barely any front-foot stride. Length ball close to off stump, straightens ever so slightly off the pitch, and he feathers an edge through to Watling. 259/8
115.4 to Mohammad Abbas, traps him in the crease with a slider! Given out leg before, and reviewed immediately. More in hope than anything else. Abbas made the mistake of playing back to this again, and it was just going on with the angle across the line, and he played outside the line. It is umpire's call, as it looked at first glance. Pakistan have just one wicket now to protect a 0-0 scoreline going into Christchurch. 261/9
123.3 to Naseem Shah, ooh, what a finish! He has tossed this one up around off, and Naseem seems to have been caught in two minds about whether to attack this or defend, and ends up playing a drive back towards the bowler. Almost clears Santner, but the bowler times his jump to perfection and plucks this out. Inspired captaincy by Kane Williamson to bring back the spinner when he saw his pace spearheads negotiated comfortably. 271/10
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Sat, 26 Dec - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 222/3 (Kane Williamson 94*, Henry Nicholls 42*, 87 ov)
Sun, 27 Dec - day 2 - Pakistan 1st innings 30/1 (Abid Ali 19*, Mohammad Abbas 0*, 20 ov)
Mon, 28 Dec - day 3 - Pakistan 1st innings 239
Tue, 29 Dec - day 4 - Pakistan 2nd innings 71/3 (Azhar Ali 34*, Fawad Alam 21*, 38 ov)
Wed, 30 Dec - day 5 - Pakistan 2nd innings 271 (123.3 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Pakistan: 100 runs in 47.6 overs (288 balls), Extras 15
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 108/4 in 51.0 overs (Fawad Alam 32, Mohammad Rizwan 10)
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 132 balls (Fawad Alam 20, Mohammad Rizwan 18, Ex 15)
  • Lunch: Pakistan - 137/4 in 65.0 overs (Fawad Alam 48, Mohammad Rizwan 20)
  • Fawad Alam: 50 off 149 balls (7 x 4)
  • Pakistan: 150 runs in 67.6 overs (411 balls), Extras 22
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 169/4 in 80.0 overs (Fawad Alam 69, Mohammad Rizwan 29)
  • New ball taken at 80.1 overs
  • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 270 balls (Fawad Alam 53, Mohammad Rizwan 30, Ex 17)
  • Pakistan: 200 runs in 89.3 overs (542 balls), Extras 25
  • Tea: Pakistan - 215/4 in 92.0 overs (Fawad Alam 94, Mohammad Rizwan 45)
  • Mohammad Rizwan: 50 off 156 balls (4 x 4)
  • 5th Wicket: 150 runs in 327 balls (Fawad Alam 74, Mohammad Rizwan 54, Ex 22)
  • Fawad Alam: 100 off 236 balls (14 x 4)
  • Over 102.5: Review by New Zealand (Bowling), Umpire - WR Knights, Batsman - Mohammad Rizwan (Upheld)
  • Pakistan: 250 runs in 107.6 overs (655 balls), Extras 31
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 259/8 in 113.0 overs (Mohammad Abbas 0, Shaheen Shah Afridi 0)
  • Over 115.4: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - CB Gaffaney, Batsman - Mohammad Abbas (Struck down)
  • Over 123.2: Review by New Zealand (Bowling), Umpire - CB Gaffaney, Batsman - Naseem Shah (Struck down - Umpires Call)
Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
TossPakistan, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Series resultNew Zealand led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2397
Hours of play (local time)11:00 start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days26,27,28,29,30 December 2020 - day (5-day match)
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Match Referee
PointsNew Zealand 60, Pakistan 0
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