result
1st ODI, Wellington, Jan 25 2016, Pakistan tour of New Zealand
(46/50 ov, target 281)210
New Zealand won by 70 runs
player of the match
Henry Nicholls
New Zealand
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• The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Nicholls leads revival to sink Pakistan

New Zealand were on the ropes at 99 for 6, but they swung, scrapped, and willed themselves to a 70-run win

Match centre 
Scorer: Raghav Venkat
Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu
Scorecard summary
New Zealand280/8(50 overs)
Matt Henry*48 (30)
Mohammad Amir3/28(8.1)
Anwar Ali3/66(9.5)
Pakistan210/10(46 overs)
end of over 46Wicket maiden
PAK: 210/10CRR: 4.56 RRR: 17.75 • Need 71 from 24b
Wahab Riaz5 (7)
Trent Boult9-1-40-4
Corey Anderson9-1-35-1

6:36pm: After a late surge carried New Zealand to 280, Elliott broke the top order. Hafeez and Azam put Pakistan back on track in the chase, but the rest of the middle order fell away. Boult then razed the tail, celebrating his ascent to World No.1, with a four-wicket haul. New Zealand dismissed Pakistan for 210 in 46 overs, despite the absence of McClenaghan in the attack who had retired hurt after a blow to his eye while batting.

Azhar Ali: We got six wickets for 99. From there, scoring 280 was exceptional. I think all the bowlers bowled really well. Only the last few overs went for too many. I think it was chaseable. The wickets of Hafeez and Babar at that time cost us. There is a lot of positives from this game. We will try to correct ourselves in the next game

KW: The first quarter was a low score. The way the bowlers whacked it around the park went a long way in giving us the total. It was great effort from the lower order and Nicholls. We were smart with the ball. Henry anchoring the innings gave us a competitive total. It was unfortunate to Mitch, he has got a few stitches. Hopefully, he will be okay. The spin of Mitch Santner was pretty good; the boys juggled nicely.

Nicholls, Man of the Match: They bowled really well at the start, but we found a way to get back into the game. We just managed to stay positive, 280 was probably a fraction above par. Playing in the Big Bash is a great experience. It was been a full-on week.

That is all we have for you. Many thanks for joining us. Do tune in for the second ODI too on Thursday. Until then, goodbye and cheerio

DEE: "that's why Boult is now number one ODI bowler. What a yorker."

Selvan: "Amazing comeback by the Kiwis from 99 for 6! Awesome"

Jawad: "Pakistan miss a finisher in ODIs. Pakistan miss Afridi."

45.6
W
Boult to Irfan, OUT

Boult wraps up a 70-run win. Pinpoint yorker, this (reverse-)swings away as well, beating the poke of Irfan to crash into the off stump

Mohammad Irfan b Boult 0 (1m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
45.5
Boult to Irfan, no run

length ball on middle, defended

45.4
Boult to Irfan, no run

Boult nails a yorker just a shade outside, dips under the bat

45.3
W
Boult to Amir, OUT

knocked'em over. Boult has a big smile. The middle stump is knocked back. Boult hunts for a yorker and bowls a full toss, which is good enough. Amir makes room and drags it back onto the stumps. The zing bails go flying

Mohammad Amir b Boult 0 (7m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
45.2
Boult to Amir, no run

full on the stumps, pushed to cover

45.1
Boult to Amir, no run

lifting ball outside off, Amir can't ramp it away

end of over 454 runs
PAK: 210/8CRR: 4.66 RRR: 14.20 • Need 71 from 30b
Wahab Riaz5 (7)
Mohammad Amir0 (2)
Corey Anderson9-1-35-1
Trent Boult8-0-40-2
44.6
Anderson to Wahab Riaz, no run

another short ball outside off, swish and a miss

44.5
4
Anderson to Wahab Riaz, FOUR runs

short ball again, Wahab sizes it up, flat-bats it, forcing his partner to duck for cover. Tennis-swung away for four

44.4
Anderson to Wahab Riaz, no run

another swing and a miss to a short ball

44.3
Anderson to Wahab Riaz, no run

lifter outside off, Wahab sways his upper body out of the way

44.2
Anderson to Wahab Riaz, no run

back of a length, angled in, and climbs over the stumps. Wahab goes for a big whoosh and does not connect

44.1
Anderson to Wahab Riaz, no run

short and angled in from round the stumps, played to point

Anderson is back

end of over 443 runs • 2 wickets
PAK: 206/8CRR: 4.68 RRR: 12.50 • Need 75 from 36b
Mohammad Amir0 (2)
Wahab Riaz1 (1)
Trent Boult8-0-40-2
Matt Henry8-0-43-0
43.6
Boult to Amir, no run

length ball around off, sliced to point

43.5
Boult to Amir, no run

bouncer, ducked under

43.4
W
Boult to Anwar Ali, OUT

fractionally short and outside off, Anwar Ali slogs hard and finds Latham at midwicket. The fielder did not even have to budge. Two wickets in three balls for Boult

Anwar Ali c Latham b Boult 16 (26m 22b 0x4 1x6) SR: 72.72
43.3
1
Boult to Wahab Riaz, 1 run

Wahab is greeted by a lifting ball, fended to third man

43.2
W
Boult to Sarfaraz, OUT

Sarfraz holes out to Corey Anderson, running to his left from deep midwicket. Well-judged take. Full and on middle, Sarfraz swings but does not get enough power behind that hit. Pakistan seven down and sinking

Sarfaraz Ahmed c Anderson b Boult 30 (50m 29b 3x4 0x6) SR: 103.44
43.1
2
Boult to Sarfaraz, 2 runs

back of a length slower ball outside off, Sarfraz, having made room again, cuts to third man

end of over 4313 runs
PAK: 203/6CRR: 4.72 RRR: 11.14 • Need 78 from 42b
Sarfaraz Ahmed28 (27)
Anwar Ali16 (21)
Matt Henry8-0-43-0
Trent Boult7-0-37-0
42.6
1
Henry to Sarfaraz, 1 run

back of a length, Sarfraz backs away and cuts through point

42.5
4
Henry to Sarfaraz, FOUR runs

Sarfraz manufactures room again and gets a short ball. This is ramped away past the diving third man fielder

Best performances - batters
Henry Nicholls portrait
HM Nicholls NZ
82 runs (111)
7 fours
0 six
Control88%
Productive shot
pull
17 runs
2 fours
0 six
161019195616
Babar Azam portrait
Babar Azam PAK
62 runs (76)
6 fours
0 six
Control96%
Productive shot
pull
23 runs
3 fours
0 six
123896924
Best performances - bowlers
Trent Boult portrait
TA Boult NZ
O
9
M
1
R
40
W
4
ECO
4.44
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Mohammad Amir portrait
Mohammad Amir PAK
O
8.1
M
0
R
28
W
3
ECO
3.42
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Match details
Basin Reserve, Wellington
TossPakistan, elected to field first
SeriesPakistan tour of New Zealand
Season2015/16
Player Of The Match
Henry Nicholls
Henry Nicholls
Series resultNew Zealand led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 3728
Hours of play (local time)11.00 start, First Session 11.00-14.30 Interval 14.30-15.15, Second Session 15.15-18.45
Match days25 January 2016 - day(50-over match)
Umpires
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Derek Walker
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Nigel Llong
TV Umpire
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Bruce Oxenford
Reserve Umpire
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Billy Bowden
Match Referee
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David Boon