result
3rd T20I (N), Christchurch, Dec 30 2010, Pakistan tour of New Zealand
(15.5/20 ov, target 184)80
Pakistan won by 103 runs
player of the match
Abdul Razzaq
Pakistan
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• The Bulletin by Andrew Fernando

All-round Razzaq flattens New Zealand

Abdul Razzaq pummeled an 11-ball 34 to propel Pakistan to 183, before returning to flatten the New Zealand top order with the new ball, as the visitors stormed to a 103-run victory in the third Twenty20 in Christchurch

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Scorecard summary
Pakistan183/6(20 overs)
New Zealand80/10(15.5 overs)

Afridi finishes with 4 for 14, but the star was undoubtedly Abdul Razzaq, who hammered 34 off 11 deliveries before taking three top-order wickets for 13.

Here's the largest margins of victory in T20s. On Twitter, Iain O'Brien sums up the match from New Zealand's perspective in one word 'Ouch'.

Post-match presentation:

Taylor: "Pakistan batted very well and put up a competitive score, and when your top four batters get out for ducks it was very difficult. The total was chase-able but they bowled very well, Razzaq and Afridi were outstanding. Every team around the world has a fast bowler, Milne is young and has learnt a lot this week. Bit disappointing to lose the momentum we had built up."

Afridi: "At least on my way home, I will be happy. It will be a good journey. The openers gave a great start, Razzaq is the match-winner, in the past several games, when we thought we wouldn't win he has won it for us. This is the talent of Pakistan, we have to build a good unit for the World Cup. I know we lost the series, but this win will help us in the Tests also."

Razzaq is the Man of the Match: "I love the tracks in New Zealand and Australia. It was disappointing to lose the series, but everyone played well today in our side to win the match."

Whoah, that was a dominant performance from Pakistan. What does one make of New Zealand's form, so clinical on one day before caving in abjectly today. The first Test starts on Jan 7, join us then. Till then, this is Siddarth Ravindran and Abhishek Purohit saying bye.

15.5
W
Afridi to Mills, OUT

the googly cleans up him after a bunch of flighted legspinners, batsman looks to sends this up, up and away and has stumps re-arranged, clinical from Pakistan, 103-run win for Pakistan, that's the biggest margin of victory in a T20 between two Test sides

Kyle Mills b Shahid Afridi 7 (14m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 77.78
15.4
Afridi to Mills, no run

defends this one towards the leg side

15.3
Afridi to Mills, no run

and a repeat of the previous delivery, just a a touch closer to offstump, another heave connects only with thin air

15.2
Afridi to Mills, no run

spins away sharply after pitching outside off, swing and a miss but his backfoot is in the crease so he's not stumped

15.1
1
Afridi to Milne, 1 run

on the pads, worked to fine leg for a single

end of over 155 runs
NZ: 79/9CRR: 5.26 • RRR: 21.00 • Need 105 from 30b
Kyle Mills7 (5)
Adam Milne2 (6)
Abdur Rehman4-0-22-1
Shahid Afridi2-0-13-3
14.6
4
Abdur to Mills, FOUR runs

charges down the ground and scythes that towards extra cover, where Fawad Alam is very very lazy, doesn't bother bending and is nutmegged by the ball, lets it go for four

14.5
1
Abdur to Milne, 1 run

fuller ball sliding onto the pads, clipped towards square leg

14.4
Abdur to Milne, no run

crowd cheer as they think the match is over, but it was a bump ball that was caught by the bowler

14.3
Abdur to Milne, no run

big stride forward as he defends

14.2
Abdur to Milne, no run

gets behind the line and blocks this one

14.1
Abdur to Milne, no run

worked towards short fine

end of over 148 runs • 2 wickets
NZ: 74/9CRR: 5.28 • RRR: 18.33 • Need 110 from 36b
Adam Milne1 (1)
Kyle Mills3 (4)
Shahid Afridi2-0-13-3
Abdur Rehman3-0-17-1
13.6
1
Afridi to Milne, 1 run

nicely done, fired in a quick one on middle and leg, flicked away to deep square leg for a single, survives

Milne is in the hot seat, Afridi's on a hat-trick

13.5
W
Afridi to Southee, OUT

ripper, that was a quick one, fired in at 134 kmph and Southee simply wasn't expecting it, went through his defences as he tried to block it off the back foot, missed and we know the rest, that was 134kmh from Afridi

Tim Southee b Shahid Afridi 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
13.4
W
Afridi to Styris, OUT

bowled'im! Made room to smack that into the stands, left his stumps exposed, was aiming towards wide long-on, missed and timber!

Scott Styris b Shahid Afridi 45 (48m 34b 6x4 1x6) SR: 132.35
13.3
4
Afridi to Styris, FOUR runs
13.2
2
Afridi to Styris, 2 runs

Replays shows that Shehzad touched the rope as he dived to stop the ball on the last ball of the previous over

13.1
1
Afridi to Mills, 1 run

a full toss is swiped down the ground towards long-on

As loads of you have mentioned Afridi has just become the first man to take 50 T20 wickets

end of over 138 runs
NZ: 66/7CRR: 5.07 • RRR: 16.86 • Need 118 from 42b
Scott Styris39 (31)
Kyle Mills2 (3)
Abdur Rehman3-0-17-1
Shahid Afridi1-0-5-1
12.6
4
Abdur to Styris, FOUR runs

goes outside leg stump, Rehman follows him, Umar goes down the leg side too, but the slash eludes him as it rushes away fine on the off side

12.5
1
Abdur to Mills, 1 run

Rehman dives and gets one hand to a punch from Styris, but cannot prevent the single

12.4
1
Abdur to Styris, 1 run

slows it up, he rocks back but mistimes the pull off the bottom half of the bat to deep midwicket along the ground

Best performances - batsmen
Ahmed Shehzad portrait
Ahmed Shehzad
54 runs (34)
10 fours
0 sixes
Control79%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
16 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
6046125120
Scott Styris portrait
SB Styris
45 runs (34)
6 fours
1 six
Control76%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
22 runs
5 fours
0 sixes
6061010715
Best performances - bowlers
Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi
O
2.5
M
0
R
14
W
4
ECO
4.94
Abdul Razzaq
Abdul Razzaq
O
4
M
1
R
13
W
3
ECO
3.25
Match details
AMI Stadium, Christchurch
TossPakistan, elected to bat first
SeriesPakistan tour of New Zealand
Season2010/11
Player Of The Match
Abdul Razzaq
Abdul Razzaq
Series resultNew Zealand won the 3-match series 2-1
Match numberT20 No. 195
Hours of play (local time)19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.20, Interval 20.20-20.40, Second Session 20.40-22.00
Match days30 December 2010 - night match (20-over match)
T20I debut
Tanvir Ahmed
Tanvir Ahmed
Umpires
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Chris Gaffaney
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Gary Baxter
TV Umpire
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Barry Frost
Reserve Umpire
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David Reid
Match Referee
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Roshan Mahanama