and that's the game. It doesn't go to the last over, but that was a sensational finish to the ODI series. A short slower delivery outside off, Raees swats it away towards midwicket, who keeps his eyes on the ball and takes a reverse-cupped catch. New Zealand complete a 5-0 sweep in the ODIs
6.55pm In the setting sun in Wellington, New Zealand sweep Pakistan with another clinical display. Only this time, they had to contend with a strong Pakistan fight. It was another stuttering innings from Pakistan in the first 25 overs, but they put up arguably their best period of cricket in this series in the latter half of this innings.
Shadab Khan and Haris Sohail struck fine rearguard fifties to put Pakistan in a position from which they could at least fight. They needed 100 off 60, and they took it down to the penultimate over. But fell agonizingly short in a thrilling finish to the ODIs.
Martin Guptill is the Man of the Match and the Man of the Series: "Skidding on with the new ball. Precautionary to get off, the shoulder is fine. Reasonable form, not my most fluent work, but sometimes, you have to score the tough runs. We've had to do a lot of hard grafts with the bat."
Kane Williamson: "They (Pakistan) operated well on that surface. Our guys adapted well right through the series. The surfaces have been slightly on the slower side, credit to Pakistan's side. Singles were hard to come by. ODI cricket is fickle in its nature. It is about improving all the time.
Sarfraz Ahmed: "Very tough series, the main thing was batting, it didn't click right through the series. We had opportunities. We back our team."
a short slower ball down leg, Raees misses a hoick, struck on the body and lobs towards the keeper. Gets much tougher now
16 off 8. Williamson and Henry have a chat.
a short slower ball on middle and leg, 130 kph, pulled to deep midwicket. Just the one
17 off 9
126 kph, short and wide outside off, carved away behind point. He races back for the second and makes it with a full-length dive.
a well-delivered slower ball outside off, Yamin can't make contact with a pull
another thick inside edge to the fine leg boundary. How has he found just that little gap through the stumps and his body? A wild swing off a full delivery results in another boundary
A thrilling finish, can it go till the last over? Last ball? For now, it's 23 off 12. Henry will bowl out.
another straight yorker, kept out somehow.
131 kph, beautifully placed. A sensational yorker again, on middle and leg. Raees is late on the ball but gets just enough bat, a thin under edge past the stumps and for four to fine leg.
132 kph, a low full toss is jammed out to square leg. Just the one this time
two leg byes. A low full toss down leg, Yamin misses a hoick, off the pad to fine leg
130 kph, that's a handy hit. Full on leg, Yamin backs away and drills a drive through long-on. Enough power and pretty good timing
an excellent yorker on off and middle, jammed out into the leg side.
Very hard now, 34 off 18. One wicket in hand. Southee has the ball
106 kph, another slower delivery around off, watches it onto his bat, played towards short fine leg but Yamin refuses the run
full delivery outside off, chipped to cover, on the bounce. Southee had an opportunity for a run-out but misses at the bowler's end
another slower ball down leg, but it's too high again
another terrific slower delivery, the batsman has no idea of the pace or bounce. Plays waaay over the ball, beaten
strays down leg, worked away to short fine leg for one
Last man in.
beaten for pace, raw pace. After two slower deliveries, out comes Ferguson's quick, straight delivery. And Nawaz can't adjust. Full on middle and off, Nawaz swings but misses, very late on the ball. The ball hits the stumps
another sensational slower ball, back of the hand, but called a wide, went over the batsman's head but the leg umpire calls it
117 kph, the swerving slower ball outside off, deceived Nawaz for the lack of pace, goes past the outside edge
Right then, can Pakistan stay in this for two more overs? 38 off 24! Lockie will bowl out.