result
1st T20I (N), Dubai, Nov 12 2009, Pakistan v New Zealand T20I Series
(18.3/20 ov, target 162)112
Pakistan won by 49 runs
player of the match
Imran Nazir
Pakistan
11y
• The Bulletin by Siddarth Ravindran

Feeble New Zealand sink to 49-run defeat

Pakistan maintained their perfect Twenty20 record against an injury-ravaged New Zealand by strolling to a 49-run victory

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Scorecard summary
Pakistan161/8(20 overs)
Imran Nazir58 (38)
Shane Bond2/17(4)
New Zealand112/9(18.3 overs)

So a depleted New Zealand succumb to a 49-run defeat. One-sided affair here. Let's hope for some competition tomorrow.

A strong opening stand would have made a world of difference for New Zealand but they just gave it away. Aamer kept them guessing with his pace but you have to say that some of those top order dismissals were quite soft. There was no-one to take charge and show the way with an attacking innings. Pakistan did really well to put them under pressure and not let the game slip away. Stay with us for the presentation.

Ramiz Raja introduces half the population of Dubai which is present at the presentation ceremony. They give away a host of awards.

Imran Nazir is the Man of the Match

McCullum: "I thought we let the momentum slip after the first few overs. We should have kept them to 130-140. I thought I got away to a decent start but hit one straight to the fielder. I'm sure we will bounce back tomorrow."

Afridi: "There was pressure, after losing the last two ODIs. I thought the guys did a great job. I thought our score was enough. I'm very happy with the support we've got."

Thanks for your company. We'll see you tomorrrow for the final T20. Cheers.

18.3
W
Afridi to Southee, OUT

that's the end of the game, Bond pulls a good length delivery and the ball travels flat and quick to deep midwicket, Malik takes it low and close to the turf, no doubt about that, Redmond won't bat because of his groin injury

Aaron Redmond undefined null (nullb nullx4 nullx6) SR: 0
18.2
Afridi to Southee, no run
18.1
6
Afridi to Southee, SIX runs

Southee shows how it's done, comes down the pitch and deposits it over deep midwicket

end of over 188 runs • 1 wicket
NZ: 106/8CRR: 5.88 • RRR: 28.00 • Need 56 from 12b
Shane Bond1 (1)
Saeed Ajmal3-0-18-2
Shahid Afridi3-0-15-1
17.6
W
Ajmal to McCullum, OUT

chips down the track to deposit it over long-on, he gets underneath the ball but doesn't get enough elevation, easy take for Gul

Nathan McCullum c Umar Gul b Saeed Ajmal 22 (24m 21b 0x4 0x6) SR: 104.76
17.5
Ajmal to McCullum, no run

goes for the slog and he ends up chopping the ball onto his pads

17.4
1
Ajmal to Bond, 1 run

turns it down to gully

17.3
3
Ajmal to McCullum, 3 runs

makes room and slams it over cover and the fielder just manages to run across and boot it away before the rope

17.2
2
Ajmal to McCullum, 2 runs
17.1
2
Ajmal to McCullum, 2 runs

goes for the slog sweep but it isnt enough to beat Nazir at deep midwicket

end of over 173 runs • 1 wicket
NZ: 98/7CRR: 5.76 • RRR: 21.33 • Need 64 from 18b
Nathan McCullum15 (16)
Shahid Afridi3-0-15-1
Saeed Ajmal2-0-10-1
16.6
W
Afridi to Butler, OUT

he fires this one towards the pads on seeing the batsman make a bit of room, the ball clips his pads and hits the top of leg stump, Butler seemed to suggest that he wasn't ready, by the time he looked up Afridi was ready to deliver, perhaps he should have backed away

Ian Butler b Shahid Afridi 1 (2m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25
16.5
1
Afridi to McCullum, 1 run

flashes hard and the top edge drops short of cover point

16.4
1
Afridi to Butler, 1 run

fires it on the stumps and he just manages to chop it away

16.3
Afridi to Butler, no run

the googly hits the pads first but down the leg side, Afridi appeals

16.2
1
Afridi to McCullum, 1 run

clipped to deep square leg

16.1
Afridi to McCullum, no run

checks his shot down to cover

end of over 164 runs • 1 wicket
NZ: 95/6CRR: 5.93 • RRR: 16.75 • Need 67 from 24b
Ian Butler0 (1)
Nathan McCullum13 (13)
Saeed Ajmal2-0-10-1
Shahid Afridi2-0-12-0
15.6
Ajmal to Butler, no run

the leading edge almost carries back to the bowler

15.5
W
Ajmal to Watling, OUT

he tries to go over the top by advancing down the pitch, Ajmal cleverly cuts back on the pace and beats the batsman in flight, easy stumping and Watling doesn't have time to drag his foot back

BJ Watling st †Kamran Akmal b Saeed Ajmal 22 (43m 36b 1x4 0x6) SR: 61.11
15.4
1
Ajmal to McCullum, 1 run

slams it down to long-off

15.3
1
Ajmal to Watling, 1 run

gets on his knee and sweeps him hard down to deep square leg

15.2
1
Ajmal to McCullum, 1 run

opens the face of the bat and tries to squeeze it past short third man but fails to beat the fielder

Best performances - batsmen
Imran Nazir
Imran Nazir
58 runs (38)
5 fours
4 sixes
Control63%
Productive shot
leg glance
23 runs
3 fours
1 sixes
4521159166
Abdul Razzaq
Abdul Razzaq
26 runs (15)
3 fours
1 sixes
Control93%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
9 runs
0 fours
1 sixes
10470860
Best performances - bowlers
Tim Southee portrait
TG Southee
O
4
M
0
R
28
W
3
ECO
7
Abdul Razzaq
Abdul Razzaq
O
3
M
0
R
9
W
2
ECO
3
Match details
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
TossNew Zealand, elected to field first
SeriesPakistan v New Zealand T20I Series
Season2009/10
Player Of The Match
Imran Nazir
Imran Nazir
Series resultPakistan led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberT20 No. 122
Hours of play (local time)20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.20, Interval 21.20-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.00
Match days12 November 2009 - night match (20-over match)
T20I debut
BJ Watling
BJ Watling
Umpires
Pakistan Image
Nadeem Ghauri
Pakistan Image
Zameer Haider
Reserve Umpire
U.A.E. Image
Iftikhar Ali
Match Referee
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Andy Pycroft