dug in and called wide, too high. Munro fails to get to four successive fifties, ends up on 49 not out. But New Zealand take away a 1-0 lead in the T20 series.
7.00pm That was a disappointing performance from Pakistan, and even though they fought back really well in the second innings, their batting was a major let-down. New Zealand, as usual, clinical in execution, struggled early, so they switched their approach to caution and accumulation.
And when they were in sight, Munro launched. He would have become just the third batsman to four consecutive T20I fifties, but was denied it by one run. It was a tough pitch to play cricket on, with plenty in it for the bowlers. But for the sixth straight time on this tour, New Zealand have been too good.
Colin Munro is the Player of the Match: "Very pleasing for me, not something I'm used to, gave myself some time. A little bit up and down, but not a shocker. We spoke about trying to play straight, we went across the line and lost wickets. I've evolved in the last 12-18 months, I tried to premeditate in the shorter format, but reacting well. I was owed one (the hit on the wrists), hit Malik on the head."
Sarfraz Ahmed: "We lost too many wickets, and didn't recover for the full match. We assessed the pitch, if we don't have wickets in hand, we did lose. They bowled well. Our bowlers bowled well, if we scored 130-140 it would have been a good match.
Tim Southee: "Winning the toss on that wicket, and taking wickets was the plan. Not your typical Westpac wicket. He has been playing great cricket (Rance), he's shown he's worthy of playing in this team."
136 kph, full delivery outside off, Taylor leans into a drive and caresses it away through cover for four. One to win, Munro needs one for the record. A block coming up?
132 kph, another boundary. Short around off, Taylor stands tall and pulls over midwicket for another boundary. Too easy, just five required, Munro needs one
Taylor's area, on off and middle, slogged away over midwicket
133 kph, good length outside off, pushed away towards extra cover. The field has been brought up to stop the run
131 kph, good length outside off, punched to deep cover to move to 49
dropped on the boundary! A googly on off, Munro slog-sweeps the ball to deep midwicket. Umar Amin jumps very late and drops an absolute sitter at this level. He got up late and made it look harder than it was. Just one
short and wide, the googly maybe, 90 kph, Munro misses a cut
fullish delivery outside off, 87 kph, tapped in front of point for a run
strays down leg, Munro looks to hit the ball over midwicket but fails to make contact, one leg bye to third man
on the pads, clipped to midwicket
short down leg, worked to short fine leg
Shadab is back.
135 kph, shortish and wide, dabbed towards point. The fielder leaps to his right to stop the ball
full and quick, 133 kph, on off, worked to deep midwicket
131 kph, on the pads, worked away to deep midwicket
short and wide, 132 kph, slashed to deep point. All over by the silence at the Westpac
full and wide outside off, 132 kph, Munro drills a drive to mid-off. Absolutely hammered
six more. 132 kph, good length down leg, Munro picks it up and then shovels a heave over square leg. So easy
90 kph, shortish and wide, carved to deep point for one
in the slot and outttta here, on middle and leg with some flight, full. Munro stays low and slog-sweeps the ball with so much ease over square leg