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New Zealand vs Pakistan, 3rd T20I Commentary, Live Updates

NZ vs PAK, 2020 - T20 Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
173/7 (20.0/20)
177/6 (19.4/20)
Pakistan beat New Zealand by 4 wickets
Right then! Pakistan finally have something to cheer on this tour as New Zealand take the T20I series 2-1. That ends the limited overs leg on this tour. There is more on this tour as New Zealand and Pakistan clash in the two-match Test series. The first of which begins on the Boxing Day, 26th December 2020. That game begins at 1100 Local (2200 GMT, Previous Day). Till then take care, Cheers, Merry Chistmas in advance.
Kane Williamson, New Zealand skipper, starts by praising the opposition. Feels that they had a pretty good score on the board but mentions that Pakistan did well. Tells that Pakistan executed their plans really well. Reckons with dew it was really difficult for their bowlers. Tells that he is not sure about the injuries of Guptill and Sodhi but hopes they recover soon as they are important players for the team. Thanks the Pakistani team for coming over to the country for the series.
Shadab Khan, Pakistan skipper, says that he is happy to win but tells that they failed to perform better in the Powerplay in the first two matches and that costed them the series. Praises Rizwan and Hafeez for their performance and says that they need players like them. Says that he has learned a lot as a skipper of this young team. Feels that they didn't do too good in the field and they need to do better in that aspect. Says the win will boost the Test team as well.
Tim Seifert is named Player of the Series! He starts by saying that he is happy to win the series. Credits the opposition for performing well in this game. Feels that the conditions change with dew coming in and it was difficult for their bowlers. Hopes that the players who are playing the Test series will take the momentum from this series.
Mohammad Rizwan is named Player of the Match for his superb knock of 89. He tells that the win is a big one. Says they lost the series but going into the Test series, they wanted to take the momentum with a win. On him captaining the team in Test, Rizwan says that he cannot explain how happy and proud he is. On the knock here, Rizwan says that the management backed him and he is happy to perform. On the fans, Rizwan says that he is thankful to the crowd for supporting them here.
Earlier in the game, contributions from Seifert, Phillips and Conway saw the Kiwis post 173. It was Conway who provided the push towards the end and scored a fine half-ton. Pakistan were not too bad but they failed to execute their plans towards the end overs. Faheem Ashraf was the pick of the bowlers for the visitors as he took a 3-fer and gave just 20. Rauf and Afridi were hit all over the park in their 8-over combined spell and gave 87. Shadab was economical in his 4 overs and eventually, the score that they stopped the Kiwis, was scaled down by their batters. Stay tuned for the presentations as we get to know who the Man of the Match and also hear it from the two skippers...
New Zealand's bowling though had to face the challenge of the dew. They failed to get their deliveries right and allowed Pakistan to get away with the game. Boult was a bit on the expensive side as he failed to get any wickets. So was Scott Kuggeleijn but he though managed to get a couple to his name. James Neesham to was not spared as he got a wicket at the expense of 37 runs. Ish Sodhi walking off the field after pulling up his hamstring did not do any good to New Zealand as they were a bowler short and that cost them the game. Though Daryl Mitchell, the substitute fielder on for Martin Guptill was the pick of the fielders as he took 3 catches which also included a stunner to send back, Haider Ali
Rizwan though went past his maiden T20I fifty in the process as Hafeez fell for 41. Neesham later cut Khushdil Shah's stay in the middle as Faheem Ashraf too followed him back. Rizwan though continued his good work. Though a couple of wickets in the 19th over looked to derail Pakistan's march to the victory as Rizwan too went just when Pakistan were in touching distance of a victory but Iftikhar Ahmed kept his cool and saw the visitors home.
Chasing anything over 165 runs in T20s need a proper innings placement and approach and today was the day Pakistan displayed it. They started with Mohammad Rizwan and Haider Ali as the duo made their intentions clear with a well-composed 40-run stand. Though Haider Ali departed, Rizwan in the company of the experienced Hafeez continued Pakistan's ship sailing towards the target. The duo in just 51 deliveries added 72 for the second wicket.
Finally! Pakistan comes good with the bat on this tour. Brilliant placement of innings from them. It should give them a bit of hope going into the Test series.
End Of The Over 19.4 : 177/6
7 Runs
  • 119.1
  • W19.2
  • 019.3
  • 619.4
I. Ahmed
14 (7)
H. Talat
0 (0)
K. Jamieson
2.4-0-22-1
19.4
6
Kyle Jamieson To Iftikhar Ahmed
SIX! Where's that going? It has gone out of here! What a blow to win the game. A length from Jamieson and Iftikhar sends it out of the park over deep mid-wicket. Stunning shot to seal the game for. Pakistan win by 4 wickets.
19.3
0
Kyle Jamieson To Iftikhar Ahmed
Short and wide outside off, Iftikhar slashes it hard but finds point. A dot. 3 from 3 needed now.
Hussain Talat comes out with the bat now.
19.2
W
Kyle Jamieson To Mohammad Rizwan OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Twist in the game? You never know! Rizwan departs after playing a superb innings though. He would've loved to see his side home but that won't be the case. A slower bouncer. Rizwan looks to pull but gets a top edge. It goes high in the air but goes as far as mid-wicket. Conway settles under it and takes the skier.
19.1
1
Kyle Jamieson To Iftikhar Ahmed
Full and wide outside off, Iftikhar strokes it to sweeper cover for one.
End Of The Over 19 : 170/5
7 Runs
  • W18.1
  • W18.2
  • 018.3
  • 418.4
  • 218.5
  • 118.6
I. Ahmed
7 (4)
M. Rizwan
89 (58)
T. Southee
4-0-25-2
18.6
1
Tim Southee To Iftikhar Ahmed
Short and outisde off, Iftikhar goes for the pull but this time it hits the upper part of his willow. A single on the last ball. Pakistan need 4 to win.
18.5
2
Tim Southee To Iftikhar Ahmed
A couple now as Iftikhar pulls it wide of the man at fine leg.
18.4
4
Tim Southee To Iftikhar Ahmed
FOUR! This should release the pressure off Pakistan. A length ball outside off, Iftikhar reaches out and hits it wide of the man at mid on who gives it a chase but comes second. Pakistan batting coach Younis Khan signals the boundary in the dressing room.
18.3
0
Tim Southee To Iftikhar Ahmed
No hat-trick! A length ball around off, experienced Iftikhar  keeps it out.
Iftikhar Ahmed with the bat now. He will face the Hat-Trick ball from Southee.
18.2
W
Tim Southee To Shadab Khan OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Two-in-two for Southee! Shadab, the Pakistani skipper departs for a first-ball duck. Good length and just outside off, Shadab looks to cut but gets an outside edge to the keeper. Seifert is not going to miss out. Southee on a hat-trick here.
Shadab Khan with the bat now.
18.1
W
Tim Southee To Faheem Ashraf OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! This game is not over as yet says Southee. He runs in and bangs it short and wide, Faheem looks to carve it on the off side but ends up getting a tickle behind. Seifert makes no mistake.
End Of The Over 18 : 163/3
13 Runs
  • 217.1
  • 1 WD17.2
  • 017.2
  • 417.3
  • 117.4
  • 117.5
  • 417.6
M. Rizwan
89 (58)
F. Ashraf
2 (2)
T. Boult
4-0-43-0
17.6
4
Trent Boult To Mohammad Rizwan
FOUR! Fine shot and Pakistan inch closer with this boundary. Boult misses his length and gets the treatment. He goes for the yorker but ends up bowling a high full toss. Rizwan hammers it through mid-wicket and finds the fence. 11 to win in 12 balls. Rizwan moves to 89. Can he get to the 3-figure mark?
17.5
1
Trent Boult To Faheem Ashraf
Very full and on middle, stroked to long on for an easy single. 9 from the over so far.
17.4
1
Trent Boult To Mohammad Rizwan
Banged short and on middle, pulled down to deep square leg for a single.
17.3
4
Trent Boult To Mohammad Rizwan
FOUR! Nicely done! Another slower one outside off but this time Rizwan is upto the task. He reads it well and pulls it over square leg for a boundary. Fine shot.
17.2
0
Trent Boult To Mohammad Rizwan
Good change of pace from Boult. It is on a good length and outside off Rizwan is early in his cut and he misses.
17.2
wd
Trent Boult To Mohammad Rizwan
WIDE! Length bal outside off, Rizwan looks to drive but misses. Wided.
17.1
2
Trent Boult To Mohammad Rizwan
Quick single! Length ball around off, it is pushed towards point and they take a single as the fielder has a shy at the non-striker's end. Boult though tries to deflect the ball on the stumps but he misses and there is no one to do the backup as the ball goes towards long on. They take one more and it is two in the end.
Trent Boult to bowl out now. 3-0-30-0 from him so far.
End Of The Over 17 : 150/3
13 Runs
  • 416.1
  • W16.2
  • 116.3
  • 116.4
  • 616.5
  • 116.6
M. Rizwan
78 (53)
F. Ashraf
1 (1)
J. Neesham
4-0-37-1
16.6
1
James Neesham To Mohammad Rizwan
Rizwan makes room and Neesham bowls it full and wide. Rizwan reaches out and pushes wide of the mid off fielder for a run. 24 needed in 18 balls.
16.5
6
James Neesham To Mohammad Rizwan
SIX! And a big one! What a shot and what an innings Rizwan is playing for Pakistan here. A short ball on middle, RIzwan pulls it over deep mid-wicket and bags half a dozen.
16.4
1
James Neesham To Faheem Ashraf
Back of a length and on middle, pulled down to deep square leg for a run.
16.3
1
James Neesham To Mohammad Rizwan
Fuller and outside off, drilled towards cover for one.
Faheem Ashraf with the bat now.
16.2
W
James Neesham To Khushdil Shah OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Daryl Mitchell is having a good game as a substitute. Nice thinking from Neesham. James bowls it short and wide outside off, inviting Shah to go after it. Khushdil obliges and slaps it uppishly over point. The fielder at backward point is right near the ropes as he gobbles it up.
16.1
4
James Neesham To Khushdil Shah
FOUR! Asking to be hit! Full and wide outside off, Shah swings it straight down the ground all along the carpet, past the mid off fielder for a boundary.
James Neesham comes back on.
End Of The Over 16 : 137/2
17 Runs
  • 415.1
  • 115.2
  • 415.3
  • 615.4
  • 1 LB15.5
  • 115.6
K. Shah
9 (8)
M. Rizwan
70 (50)
S. Kuggeleijn
4-0-40-2
15.6
1
Scott Kuggeleijn To Khushdil Shah
Short one on off, Shah goes for the pull but fails to nail it to perfection as the ball goes to the leg side. A single is what they get. Pakistan need 37 more off 24 deliveries.
15.5
lb
Scott Kuggeleijn To Mohammad Rizwan
Short of good length around off, Rizwan goes early into the pull  but misses it. The ball goes off his ribs to the off side. A leg bye taken. That might have pinged Rizwan dearly.
15.4
6
Scott Kuggeleijn To Mohammad Rizwan
SIX! Buldgeoned! Short of good length around off, Rizwan frees his arms and sends the ball sailing over the wide long on fence for a maximum. Rizwan seems to be enjoying his batting here.
15.3
4
Scott Kuggeleijn To Mohammad Rizwan
FOUR! Exquisite timing! Cross seamer from Scott, Rizwan gets beneath the ball and lofts it over mid off. The ball goes on the bounce over the fence for a boundary. Kuggeleijn hardly missed his length buit he still paid the prize.
15.2
1
Scott Kuggeleijn To Khushdil Shah
Full and wide outside off, Shah gets a bat to it as he pushes it to sweeper cover for a single.
15.1
4
Scott Kuggeleijn To Khushdil Shah
FOUR! Brilliantly done! Short and on middle, Shah gets into the position early as he pulls it in the gap between deep square leg and mid-wicket for a boundary.
End Of The Over 15 : 120/2
7 Runs
  • 014.1
  • 114.2
  • 214.3
  • 114.4
  • 114.5
  • 2 LB14.6
M. Rizwan
60 (47)
K. Shah
3 (5)
T. Southee
3-0-18-0
14.6
lb
Tim Southee To Mohammad Rizwan
Full and down the leg side, Rizwan looks to flicks it to the leg side but misses it. The ball goes off the pads towards fine leg. A couple of leg byes taken.
14.5
1
Tim Southee To Khushdil Shah
Short and wide outside off, Shah dabs it towards backward point and gets a run.
14.4
1
Tim Southee To Mohammad Rizwan
Short of length on off, Rizwan drags it towards long on for a single.
14.3
2
Tim Southee To Mohammad Rizwan
Stunning save in the deep! A short ball on middle, Rizwan pulls it hard and wide of the man at deep square leg. Mitchell there runs to his left and makes a stunning sliding save.
14.2
1
Tim Southee To Khushdil Shah
Short and outside off, slapped down to deep cover for one.
14.1
0
Tim Southee To Khushdil Shah
Swing and a miss! Length ball outside off, Khushdil looks to swing it down the leg side but misses.
Tim Southee comes back on. 2-0-13-0 from him so far.
End Of The Over 14 : 113/2
8 Runs
  • 613.1
  • 1 LB13.2
  • W13.3
  • 013.4
  • 113.5
  • 013.6
M. Rizwan
57 (44)
K. Shah
1 (2)
S. Kuggeleijn
3-0-24-2
13.6
0
Scott Kuggeleijn To Mohammad Rizwan
Beaten! Top finish to the over! A successful one from Kuggeleijn. Shortish and just outside off, Rizwan pokes at it but misses. 8 from the over and 6 off them came on the first ball that went all the way. Superb comeback.
13.5
1
Scott Kuggeleijn To Khushdil Shah
Short and wide, slapped down to deep cover for a run.
13.4
0
Scott Kuggeleijn To Khushdil Shah
Length ball around off, pushed back to the bowler.
Khushdil Shah comes out to bat now. He gets a promotion in the batting order.
13.3
W
Scott Kuggeleijn To Mohammad Hafeez OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Hafeez holes out! Massive wicket. Full and wide outside off, Hafeez looks to drive over the off side but ends up slicing it straight towards deep cover. Mitchell, the substitute there, makes no mistake. 62 needed in 39 balls.
13.2
lb
Scott Kuggeleijn To Mohammad Rizwan
Looks to go big on the leg side again but this time he misses to get hit high on the pad. The ball goes towards the off side and they sneak a leg bye.
13.1
6
Scott Kuggeleijn To Mohammad Rizwan
SIX! Huge! Full and on middle, Rizwan uses his wrists and pumps it over deep mid-wicket for a huge six.
Scott Kuggeleijn comes back on. 2-0-17-1 from him so far.
End Of The Over 13 : 105/1
10 Runs
  • 112.1
  • 112.2
  • 012.3
  • 612.4
  • 112.5
  • 112.6
M. Rizwan
51 (41)
M. Hafeez
41 (28)
J. Neesham
3-0-24-0
12.6
1
James Neesham To Mohammad Rizwan
Short and on middle, pulled hard down to deep mid-wicket for a single.
12.5
1
James Neesham To Mohammad Hafeez
Good running! Length ball around off, pushed towards point for a single. The fielder has a shy at the striker's end and he hits as well but Rizwan makes it in with a dive.
That has gone off the ground. Over the roof to say the least. The 4th umpire runs in with a box of balls. Neesham is awe struck at that hit.
12.4
6
James Neesham To Mohammad Hafeez
SIX! Going, going, and gone! That's dancing around the roof. Neesham runs in and bangs it short. At his pace though it is easy peasy for Hafeez who swivels and nails the pull over backward square leg for a biggie.
12.3
0
James Neesham To Mohammad Hafeez
Around off on a length, kept out.
12.2
1
James Neesham To Mohammad Rizwan
FIFTY FOR RIZWAN! His first one in the format. Fine knock from him so far but he will have to keep going. Gets to the milestone by working the shortish ball around middle towards the leg side.
12.1
1
James Neesham To Mohammad Hafeez
Length ball around off, pushed towards cover for a single.
End Of The Over 12 : 95/1
13 Runs
  • 411.1
  • 111.2
  • 011.3
  • 411.4
  • 111.5
  • 1 WD11.6
  • 1 WD11.6
  • 111.6
M. Hafeez
33 (24)
M. Rizwan
49 (39)
T. Boult
3-0-30-0
11.6
1
Trent Boult To Mohammad Hafeez
Fuller and around off, driven down to long off for a run. 79 needed in last 8.
11.6
wd
Trent Boult To Mohammad Hafeez
WIDE! A big bumper but it goes well over. Seifert does well to collect it over his head. Wided.
11.6
wd
Trent Boult To Mohammad Hafeez
WIDE! Well, well. The Kiwis were appealing. In fact it looked like they were celebrating there. But guess what wide called by the umpire. And they are not taking it upstairs. A short ball down the leg side. Hafeez looks to pull but misses. Seifert catches the ball to his left and appeals along with the bowler. Wided by the umpire.
11.5
1
Trent Boult To Mohammad Rizwan
A short ball on middle and leg, Rizwan goes for the pull but it hits high on the bat and goes to fine leg. A single.
11.4
4
Trent Boult To Mohammad Rizwan
FOUR! Pace off and Rizwan is up to the task! Slower and shorter outside off, Rizwan hangs on the back foot and slaps it through covers. The ball has enough on it to reach the fence there. 50-run stand also comes up between the two.
11.3
0
Trent Boult To Mohammad Rizwan
Good length ball outside off, Hafeez plays it straight to point.
11.2
1
Trent Boult To Mohammad Hafeez
Shortish around middle, hafeez pulls this one towards square leg for a single.
11.1
4
Trent Boult To Mohammad Hafeez
FOUR! Just Over the fielder! A length ball outside off, Hafeez goes over cover and just clears the fielder there to collect a boundary.
Trent Boult comes back on. 2-0-17-0 from him so far.
End Of The Over 11 : 82/1
5 Runs
  • 110.1
  • 110.2
  • 110.3
  • 110.4
  • 010.5
  • 110.6
M. Hafeez
27 (21)
M. Rizwan
44 (36)
J. Neesham
2-0-14-0
10.6
1
James Neesham To Mohammad Hafeez
A single this time as Hafeez gently pokes it towards point. The fielder has a shy at the striker's end but he misses. 5 singles from the over. A tight one form Neesham.
10.5
0
James Neesham To Mohammad Hafeez
Length ball outside off, Hafeez drives it hard but finds point.
10.4
1
James Neesham To Mohammad Rizwan
Shortish and around off, Rizwan's turn to guide it towards third man for a single. 4 singles in the over so far.
10.3
1
James Neesham To Mohammad Hafeez
Outside off on a length, guided to third man for a single.
10.2
1
James Neesham To Mohammad Rizwan
Fuller and around middle, pushed down to long on for one.
10.1
1
James Neesham To Mohammad Hafeez
Goes for the pull on the first ball of the new over does Hafeez but it hits the upper part of his bat and lobs towards short fine leg. A single.
End Of The Over 10 : 77/1
7 Runs
  • 09.1
  • 09.2
  • 19.3
  • 29.4
  • 49.5
  • 09.6
M. Rizwan
42 (34)
M. Hafeez
24 (17)
K. Jamieson
2-0-15-0
9.6
0
Kyle Jamieson To Mohammad Rizwan
Back of a length ball on middle, Rizwan looks to pull it hard but fails to connect well and finds mid-wicket. 97 needed in 60 balls.
9.5
4
Kyle Jamieson To Mohammad Rizwan
FOUR! SHOT! Fuller ball on the pads, Rizwan uses the angle and flicks this one towards fine leg to collect a boundary. Much needed boundary for Pakistan.
9.4
2
Kyle Jamieson To Mohammad Rizwan
Shortish ball on the stumps, Rizwan pulls it in the gap at deep square leg and collects a couple.
9.3
1
Kyle Jamieson To Mohammad Hafeez
Good length ball outside off, Hafeez plays it softly towards point and collects a single.
9.2
0
Kyle Jamieson To Mohammad Hafeez
Similar ball on the stumps, Hafeez finds mid-wicket again.
9.1
0
Kyle Jamieson To Mohammad Hafeez
Fuller ball on middle, hit straight to mid-wicket.
Kyle Jamieson comes back on. 1-0-8-0 from him so far.
End Of The Over 9 : 70/1
9 Runs
  • 18.1
  • 08.2
  • 18.3
  • 08.4
  • 68.5
  • 18.6
M. Hafeez
23 (14)
M. Rizwan
36 (31)
J. Neesham
1-0-9-0
8.6
1
James Neesham To Mohammad Hafeez
Single to end! Shortish and around off, pushed towards point for a run. Hafeez will keep the strike.
8.5
6
James Neesham To Mohammad Hafeez
SIX! BOOM! Shortish length ball on the stumps, Hafeez shuffles and pulls it over the fine leg boundary to collect a maximum. That was some shot from the Professor.
8.4
0
James Neesham To Mohammad Hafeez
Good length ball outside off, pushes straight to cover point.
8.3
1
James Neesham To Mohammad Rizwan
Good length ball outside off, Rizwan pulls it towards square leg for a single.
8.2
0
James Neesham To Mohammad Rizwan
Fuller ball on middle and leg, Rizwan misses the flick and gets hit on the pads.
8.1
1
James Neesham To Mohammad Hafeez
Short and wide outside off, guided to third man for a single.
With Sodhi gone off the field. Who will bowl now? James Neesham it will be who will fill up for Sodhi's remaining overs.
End Of The Over 8 : 61/1
8 Runs
  • 17.1
  • 07.2
  • 47.3
  • 07.4
  • 27.5
  • 17.6
M. Hafeez
15 (10)
M. Rizwan
35 (29)
S. Kuggeleijn
2-0-17-1
7.6
1
Scott Kuggeleijn To Mohammad Hafeez
Fuller and around middle, flicked to deep mid-wicket for one.
7.5
2
Scott Kuggeleijn To Mohammad Hafeez
Short and wide outside off, Hafeez runs it down wide of the third man fielder. Jamieson runs to his right and does well to stop the ball with a slide. Two more for Hafeez.
7.4
0
Scott Kuggeleijn To Mohammad Hafeez
Short and just around off, Hafeez looks to pull but makes no connection.
Ish Sodhi has indeed gone off!  Todd Astle is the man who has come on for him.
7.3
4
Scott Kuggeleijn To Mohammad Hafeez
FOUR! On the pads and Hafeez flicks it hard and it is wide of the man at fine leg. Sodhi gives it a chase but fails to stop is cleanly. Looked like he has hurt his hamstring there.
7.2
0
Scott Kuggeleijn To Mohammad Hafeez
Length ball outside off, Hafeez looks to cut but gets it off the inner half.
7.1
1
Scott Kuggeleijn To Mohammad Rizwan
Good length and around off, pushed down to long on for a run.
End Of The Over 7 : 53/1
6 Runs
  • 16.1
  • 06.2
  • 26.3
  • 06.4
  • 26.5
  • 16.6
M. Rizwan
34 (28)
M. Hafeez
8 (5)
I. Sodhi
1-0-6-0
6.6
1
Ish Sodhi To Mohammad Rizwan
Full and around off, pushed towards long on for a single. Wanted the second but they settle for a run. Just 6 from the first over from spinner.
6.5
2
Ish Sodhi To Mohammad Rizwan
Dragged short and Rizwan pulls it hard. The mid-wicket fielder runs to his left and does well to make a stop. Two more though.
6.4
0
Ish Sodhi To Mohammad Rizwan
Lovely loopy ball outside off, Rizwan looks to go big but mistimes it back to the bowler.
6.3
2
Ish Sodhi To Mohammad Rizwan
In the air but wide! Flat and outside off, Rizwan goes for the sweep but it goes uppishly wide of the man at short fine leg. Deep square leg gets around to his right but they get two by the time he returns the ball. 50 up for Pakistan.
6.2
0
Ish Sodhi To Mohammad Rizwan
On middle, pushed back to the bowler.
6.1
1
Ish Sodhi To Mohammad Hafeez
Short and wide outside off, cut to deep cover for a run.
Ish Sodhi comes onto bowl in his 50th T20I for New Zealand.
End Of The Over 6 : 47/1
9 Runs
  • 25.1
  • W5.2
  • 05.3
  • 65.4
  • 05.5
  • 15.6
M. Hafeez
7 (4)
M. Rizwan
29 (23)
S. Kuggeleijn
1-0-9-1
5.6
1
Scott Kuggeleijn To Mohammad Hafeez
Length ball around off, tucked down to deep square leg for a single. 9 runs and a wicket from the over. 47/1 at the end of the Powerplay. 127 more needed in 14 overs.
5.5
0
Scott Kuggeleijn To Mohammad Hafeez
Full and wide outside off, Hafeez drives but finds the point fielder.
5.4
6
Scott Kuggeleijn To Mohammad Hafeez
SIX! BOOM! That is some way to get off the mark by the Professor! Short and around off, Hafeez nails the pull over mid-wicket and he clears the rope in the deep.
5.3
0
Scott Kuggeleijn To Mohammad Hafeez
Good length and around off, blocked.
Mohammad Hafeez walks out to the middle with the bat now.
5.2
W
Scott Kuggeleijn To Haider Ali OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! One-handed screamer from the substitute. That is just stunning from Mitchell. A slower fuller ball from Kuggeleijn. Haider looks to work it on the leg side but ends up getting a leading edge towards cover-point. It looks like the ball will go over Mitchell, the man who just came to the park to replace Guptill but he keeps his eyes on the ball. He runs backward and then throws himself further back and manages to catch it with his right hand. An absolute blinder.
5.1
2
Scott Kuggeleijn To Haider Ali
Dropped! That was hit really hard! Short and wide outside off, Haider hits it hard towards point. Guptill gets to his right but fails to catch as it hits his fingertips and goes in the deep for two. Guptill is going off the field here.
Scott Kuggeleijn comes on to bowl now.
End Of The Over 5 : 38/0
8 Runs
  • 44.1
  • 04.2
  • 04.3
  • 04.4
  • 04.5
  • 44.6
M. Rizwan
29 (23)
H. Ali
9 (7)
K. Jamieson
1-0-8-0
4.6
4
Kyle Jamieson To Mohammad Rizwan
FOUR! No, he can't! He bowls it short and on middle and leg, Rizwan pulls it wide of the man at short fine leg. Deep square leg cannot get to the ball either. A boundary to start and a boundary to end the over.
4.5
0
Kyle Jamieson To Mohammad Rizwan
Taps this one towards the off side and he calls for a single but Haider sends him back. 4 dots in a row after a boundary on the first ball. Good comeback form Jamieson so far. Can he end the over well?
4.4
0
Kyle Jamieson To Mohammad Rizwan
Another dot! Shortish and around off, Rizwan pokes it towards cover-point for nothing.
4.3
0
Kyle Jamieson To Mohammad Rizwan
Around off, blocked.
4.2
0
Kyle Jamieson To Mohammad Rizwan
Shortish and around middle, Rizwan once again looks to flick but this time the ball gets a little big and goes towards short fine leg.
4.1
4
Kyle Jamieson To Mohammad Rizwan
FOUR! Whipped off the pads and welcomes Jamieson with a boundary. A length ball on the pads, Rizwan uses his wrists and flicks it over short fine leg. One bounce and into the fence.
Kyle Jamieson comes into the attack now.
End Of The Over 4 : 30/0
11 Runs
  • 03.1
  • 43.2
  • 13.3
  • 13.4
  • 43.5
  • 13.6
M. Rizwan
21 (17)
H. Ali
9 (7)
T. Southee
2-0-13-0
3.6
1
Tim Southee To Mohammad Rizwan
Tucks the next ball wide of the man at mid on for a run. 11 from the over. Another decent one for Pakistan.
3.5
4
Tim Southee To Mohammad Rizwan
FOUR! Pulled away! A short ball on middle, Rizwan hammers the pull through square leg for a boundary.
3.4
1
Tim Southee To Haider Ali
Low full toss, flicked to deep mid-wicket for a run
3.3
1
Tim Southee To Mohammad Rizwan
Good length and around off, worked towards mid-wicket for a run.
3.2
4
Tim Southee To Mohammad Rizwan
FOUR! Absolutely brilliant! Beautiful from Rizwan! Full and around off, Rizwan plays it through the line and straight down the ground towards long on. The ball crosses the fence in a jiffy.
3.1
0
Tim Southee To Mohammad Rizwan
Full and angled into middle, Rizwan pushes it to the leg side off the back foot.
End Of The Over 3 : 19/0
8 Runs
  • 12.1
  • 12.2
  • 02.3
  • 42.4
  • 02.5
  • 22.6
H. Ali
8 (6)
M. Rizwan
11 (12)
T. Boult
2-0-17-0
2.6
2
Trent Boult To Haider Ali
Good running! Length ball around off, Rizwan works it through mid-wicket and runs through for a brace.
2.5
0
Trent Boult To Haider Ali
Shortish and outside off, punched towards cover
2.4
4
Trent Boult To Haider Ali
FOUR! BOOM! Full and wide outside off, Haider got under the length and hammered it over extra cover for a super shot.
2.3
0
Trent Boult To Haider Ali
A good bumper that goes well over the batter. Nothing from the umpire though as Haider lets it go to the keeper.
2.2
1
Trent Boult To Mohammad Rizwan
Back of a length and around middle, pulled to deep mid-wicket for a single.
2.1
1
Trent Boult To Haider Ali
Shortish and around middle, tucked towards square leg for a run.
End Of The Over 2 : 11/0
2 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 01.3
  • 11.4
  • 11.5
  • 01.6
M. Rizwan
10 (11)
H. Ali
1 (1)
T. Southee
1-0-2-0
1.6
0
Tim Southee To Mohammad Rizwan
Just 2 it will be. Top first over from Southee. Fuller and around off, blocked towards the off side.
1.5
1
Tim Southee To Haider Ali
Haider is up and running as he drives the fuller one towards mid on. Just 2 from the over so far.
1.4
1
Tim Southee To Mohammad Rizwan
Taps the next ball towards point and calls for a single.
1.3
0
Tim Southee To Mohammad Rizwan
Three dots in a row! Good line and length from Southee. He is not giving Rizwan any room. Another length ball around off, pushed towards mid on.
1.2
0
Tim Southee To Mohammad Rizwan
Ouch! That will hurt for a moment. A shortish ball angled in, Rizwan looks to work it on the leg side but misses to get hit right in the tummy. Rizwan goes to the leg side to take a breather.
1.1
0
Tim Southee To Mohammad Rizwan
Rizwan shows alertness again. This time he uses the willow to keep it away from the stumps. A length ball around off, Rizwan looks to defend but gets an inside edge. The ball then goes through his legs and goes towards the stumps but Rizwan does well to stop.
Tim Southee with the ball from the other end.
End Of The Over 1 : 9/0
9 Runs
  • 20.1
  • 00.2
  • 00.3
  • 20.4
  • 40.5
  • 10.6
M. Rizwan
9 (6)
H. Ali
0 (0)
T. Boult
1-0-9-0
0.6
1
Trent Boult To Mohammad Rizwan
Shortish and around middle, clipped down to deep square leg for a single. 9 off the opening over.
0.5
4
Trent Boult To Mohammad Rizwan
FOUR! DRILLED! Full and wide outside off, Rizwan throws his bat at it and connects. Guptill at point dives to his right full stretch but fails to stop.
0.4
2
Trent Boult To Mohammad Rizwan
Good length and around middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a brace.
0.3
0
Trent Boult To Mohammad Rizwan
So close! Good presence of mind from Rizwan there. A length ball around off, Rizwan hops and looks to defend but the ball hits high on the bat and it threatens to hit the stumps but Rizwan uses his football skill to flick the ball away.
0.2
0
Trent Boult To Mohammad Rizwan
A length ball around off, Rizwan looks to cut but it is too close to the body. He misses to get hit high on the pad.
We are all set to get the chase underway! The two Pakistan openers, Mohammad Rizwan and Haider Ali walk out to the middle. The New Zealand players too are out on the field. Trent Boult to start with the ball for the Kiwis. Here we go...
0.1
2
Trent Boult To Mohammad Rizwan
Fine shot to get the run chase going! A fuller ball around off and middle from Boult. Rizwan strokes it down the ground past Boult who tries to stop the balll to his left. Mid on gives it a chase and stops it well before the ropes.
Match Info
  • Venue McLean Park, Napier
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Pakistanwon the toss and elected to field
  • Result Pakistan beat New Zealand by 4 wickets
  • Player of the Match Mohammad Rizwan
  • Player of the Series Tim Seifert
  • Umpire Chris Brown (NZ), Wayne Knights (NZ) and Shaun Haig (NZ)
  • Referee Jeff Crowe (NZ)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: New Zealand 173/7 in 20.0 overs
  • New Zealand 153/5 in 18.1 overs
  • D Conway 2nd T20I fifty: 51 runs in 39 balls (5x4) (1x6)
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 50 off 39 balls between D Conway (19) and G Phillips (31)
  • New Zealand 101/3 in 12.5 overs
  • Referral 1 (10.1 ovs): PAK against D Conway (LBW) Unsuccessful (NZ: 2, PAK: 1)
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): New Zealand 47/2
  • Pakistan 150/3 in 17.0 overs
  • Pakistan 103/1 in 12.4 overs
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 51 off 38 balls between M Rizwan (19) and M Hafeez (32)
  • M Rizwan maiden Fifty: 50 runs in 40 balls (7x4) (0x6)
  • Pakistan 50/1 in 6.3 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Pakistan 47/1
  • H Ali dropped on 9 by M Guptill in 5.1 overs
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