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NZ vs PAK, 2022 - T20 Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
147/8 (20.0/20)
149/4 (18.2/20)
Pakistan beat New Zealand by 6 wickets
Right then! That is it from this game and Pakistan have made it two wins in two games. However, the series continues and the next game is just around the corner. The hosts, New Zealand will be taking on Bangladesh on 9th October, Sunday at 11.30 am IST (6.00 am GMT). But join us in advance for the build-up. Till then, goodbye and cheers!
Kane Williamson the skipper of New Zealand says that it wasn't a polished performance from them it was a bit scrappy.  Adds that Pakistan were clinical and it was hard for them to get any sorry of rhythm. Mentions that they needed two big overs for a competitive total. On ending asked about his toss decision, he replies that they did not think it would be so wet and hence he elected to bat first. Adds that Mark Chapman played an outstanding innings. At the same time, Pakistan were outstanding. Further says that they were a bit sloppy in the field but they pride themselves in that area. Ends by saying that they are looking forward to the next game. It's a tough game but the players are feeling good.
Babar Azam the skipper of Pakistan is the Player of the Match. He says that they started well in the batting. Adds that he and Rizwan planned to utilize the Powerplay. Mentions that they sent Shadab Khan up the order to utilize his skills and take charge and that is what he did in this game. Tells that he and Shadab had a chat and the plan for him was to bat till the end and other batters take the risks. Says that the pitch was a little bit different from the first game mainly because of the dew factor and the ball was coming nicely onto the bat.  Adds that he is very happy and this will give the team more confidence. Credits their bowlers for their performance in the Powerplay and in the death as well. Mentions that he is very happy that they did not give away any extra runs and also praises the batters for their performance.
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Earlier in the game, New Zealand won the important toss and chose to bat. However, Kane Williamson's decision backfired as they managed to post only a par total of 147 on a batting-friendly wicket. The bowlers of  Pakistan were expectational and it was them that set the game up for the batters. In reply, Babar Azam's 79 off 53 balls made sure Pakistan gets on top. Back-to-back wins for the Men in Green!
Credit to the Kiwi bowlers though they did well to take the game till the penultimate over. However, the 18th over from Blair Tickner went for 21 runs and that just stole the game from New Zealand. Had they continued to be disciplined the game could have been tighter. Well, can't really blame the bowlers here as they had only a little to fight with.
The Kiwis got off to a positive start as they got rid of the in-form, Mohammad Rizwan and Shan Masood within the Powerplay and put Pakistan under some sort of pressure. However, they failed to capitalize on their momentum and let Pakistan get away with a partnership. Shadab Khan and Babar Azam then started scoring runs freely and took the game away from the hosts. They put on a stand of 61 runs before Shadab Khan perished after a solid knock of 34. Babar Azam stuck around till the end and took Pakistan over the finish line with ease.
The Men in Green have continued their good form from the previous game and have gotten over the line convincingly against the hosts. Two wins in two matches for Pakistan. Whereas the Kiwis have a lot to ponder about before their next game which is not too far away. New Zealand will be disappointed especially with their batting performance.
End Of The Over 18.2 : 149/4
4 Runs
  • 018.1
  • 418.2
B. Azam
79 (53)
H. Ali
10 (2)
I. Sodhi
2.2-0-31-0
18.2
4
Ish Sodhi To Babar Azam
FOUR! Babar Azam finishes things off in style! Ish Sodhi tosses this up, full and around off, Babar Azam goes inside out and lofts it over extra cover for a boundary. PAKISTAN WIN BY 6 WICKETS.
18.1
0
Ish Sodhi To Babar Azam
Floated, full and on middle, Babar Azam blocks it out.
Ish Sodhi comes back to bowl the penultimate over of the match. He was gone for 27 runs in his 2 overs.
End Of The Over 18 : 145/4
21 Runs
  • 217.1
  • 417.2
  • 417.3
  • 117.4
  • 617.5
  • 417.6
H. Ali
10 (2)
B. Azam
75 (51)
B. Tickner
4-0-42-2
17.6
4
Blair Tickner To Haider Ali
FOUR! SMASHED! Blair Tickner bowls this short of a length and on off, Haider Ali clears his front leg and smashes it towards the deep extra cover fence for a boundary. 21 runs from the over! Pakistan need just 3 runs to win now.
17.5
6
Blair Tickner To Haider Ali
SIX! BANG! What a shot! Blair Tickner bowls this short and on middle, Haider Ali stays back and pulls it hard and over the deep square leg fence for a huge biggie.
17.4
1
Blair Tickner To Babar Azam
Overthrows! This is on a length and on off, Babar Azam dabs it towards point, Haider Ali sets off for the run and Mark Chapman picks up and has a shy at the bowler's end but misses and there is no one backing up. A single is taken.
17.3
4
Blair Tickner To Babar Azam
FOUR! Another one and all the pressure is released now. This is on a short and outside off, Babar Azam stays there and crunches it wide of mid off for four more runs.
17.2
4
Blair Tickner To Babar Azam
FOUR! Great shot and just what Pakistan needed. Blair Tickner bowls this short of a length and on middle, Babar Azam makes room for him and pulls it past mid-wicket for a boundary.
17.1
2
Blair Tickner To Babar Azam
This is on a hard length and on middle, Babar Azam works it off his back foot wide of deep square leg for a couple of runs.
Haider Ali makes his way out in the middle. Also, Blair Tickner comes back to bowl. 2 for 21 in his 3 overs so far.
End Of The Over 17 : 124/4
2 Runs
  • 016.1
  • 1 LB16.2
  • 016.3
  • 016.4
  • 116.5
  • W16.6
M. Nawaz
16 (19)
B. Azam
64 (47)
T. Boult
4-1-22-1
16.6
W
Trent Boult To Mohammad Nawaz OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Trent Boult gets a wicket on the last ball of his spell and sends Nawaz back to the hut who was struggling in the middle. He bowls this back of a length and on middle, Mohammad Nawaz goes for the heave over mid-wicket but gets a top edge and it goes straight up in the air towards the silly point region. Devon Conway calls for it, covers the ground and completes a nice catch. Pakistan lose their fourth.
16.5
1
Trent Boult To Babar Azam
A yorker length delivery, outside off, Babar Azam squeezes it towards third man for a single.
16.4
0
Trent Boult To Babar Azam
On a length and on off, Babar Azam pushes it towards covers.
16.3
0
Trent Boult To Babar Azam
Oh..that has taken off! Trent Boult bowls this on a good length and on off, angling in, skids through the surface, Babar Azam gets surprised by the bounce but manages to tap it to the off side.
16.2
lb
Trent Boult To Mohammad Nawaz
A slower one now, full and on leg, Mohammad Nawaz is early through his slog and misses as the ball goes off his pads towards point. A leg bye is taken.
16.1
0
Trent Boult To Mohammad Nawaz
Swing and a miss! Trent Boult bowls this on a hard length and outside off, Mohammad Nawaz goes for the big heave but misses.
End Of The Over 16 : 122/3
5 Runs
  • 015.1
  • 115.2
  • 015.3
  • 115.4
  • 215.5
  • 1 LB15.6
M. Nawaz
16 (16)
B. Azam
63 (44)
T. Southee
4-0-24-1
15.6
lb
Tim Southee To Mohammad Nawaz
On a length and on leg, Mohammad Nawaz misses his flick and the ball roll towards square leg. A leg bye is taken.
15.5
2
Tim Southee To Mohammad Nawaz
Short of a length and on outside off, Mohammad Nawaz punches it off his back foot wide of deep point for a couple of runs.
15.4
1
Tim Southee To Babar Azam
Fuller one and on middle, Babar Azam clips it towards deep mid-wicekt for a single.
15.3
0
Tim Southee To Babar Azam
Tim Southee bowls this on a good length and around leg, Babar Azam looks to flick it but misses and gets hit o the pads. There is a huge appeal for LBW but turned down. Kane Williamson decides to go for the review. The UltraEdge shows no bat involved and Ball Tracking shows it is missing wickets. It was a review taken more in desperation. New Zealand lose their review and Babar Azam is safe.
15.2
1
Tim Southee To Mohammad Nawaz
Length again and on off, Mohammad Nawaz dabs it towards covers for a quick single.
15.1
0
Tim Southee To Mohammad Nawaz
Swing and a miss! Tim Southee bowsl the cutter, on a length and outside off, Mohammad Nawaz swings at it but cannot connect.
Tim Southee (3-0-20-1) to finish his spell now.
End Of The Over 15 : 117/3
5 Runs
  • 014.1
  • 014.2
  • 014.3
  • 114.4
  • 414.5
  • 014.6
B. Azam
62 (42)
M. Nawaz
13 (12)
T. Boult
3-1-21-0
14.6
0
Trent Boult To Babar Azam
Yes, he can! A length ball, around middle and off. Babar Azam hops and keeps it out.
14.5
4
Trent Boult To Babar Azam
EDGED AND FOUR! Short again from Boult, slow as well, around middle and off. Babar Azam looks to pull this one but the ball goes off the outside edge just over Devon Conway towards third man for a boundary. This four ruins a very good over. Can he finish it well though?
14.4
1
Trent Boult To Mohammad Nawaz
Change of pace now! A slower, short ball, around middle. Mohammad Nawaz pulls it towards deep square leg for a single.
14.3
0
Trent Boult To Mohammad Nawaz
Third dot on the trot! A good start for Trent Boult and New Zealand. On a length, around middle and leg. Mohammad Nawaz nudges it towards mid-wicket.
14.2
0
Trent Boult To Mohammad Nawaz
Another play and a miss! Two dots in a row now. A length ball, outside off, at 131 clicks. Mohammad Nawaz fails to put this one away.
14.1
0
Trent Boult To Mohammad Nawaz
Swing and a miss! Swinging in, outside off. Mohammad Nawaz misses his pull shot.
Trent Boult (2-1-16-0) comes back into the attack.
End Of The Over 14 : 112/3
10 Runs
  • 113.1
  • 113.2
  • 113.3
  • 213.4
  • 413.5
  • 113.6
M. Nawaz
12 (8)
B. Azam
58 (40)
J. Neesham
3-0-22-0
13.6
1
James Neesham To Mohammad Nawaz
Width on offer again, on a length. Mohammad Nawaz looks to cut this one away but he gets an outside edge towards third man. A single is taken. Pakistan need 36 more off 36 balls.
13.5
4
James Neesham To Mohammad Nawaz
FOUR! Crunched! Not the best ball from James Neesham! It was short and wide of off. Mohammad Nawaz slashes it hard and towards deep point for a boundary.
13.4
2
James Neesham To Mohammad Nawaz
Change of angle now! James Neesham goes 'round the wicket now, he serves a short ball, around middle. Mohammad Nawaz pulls it behind square on the leg side. Two taken.
13.3
1
James Neesham To Babar Azam
Tighter line now! Around the off pole, on a length. Babar Azam hops and taps it towards point for a single.
13.2
1
James Neesham To Mohammad Nawaz
James Neesham drops it short now, around middle and off. Mohammad Nawaz mistimes his pull just over the leaping bowler's head. Another run is taken.
13.1
1
James Neesham To Babar Azam
A fuller ball, angling in, around middle. Babar Azam miscues his drive towards long on. A single now.
James Neesham to bowl his third over. He has conceded 12 runs in his first two overs.
End Of The Over 13 : 102/3
7 Runs
  • 312.1
  • W12.2
  • 412.3
  • 012.4
  • 012.5
  • 012.6
M. Nawaz
4 (4)
B. Azam
56 (38)
B. Tickner
3-0-21-2
12.6
0
Blair Tickner To Mohammad Nawaz
Another swing and a miss! Pace on again, a length ball, outside off. Mohammad Nawaz gets beaten on the outside edge while trying to drive this one.
12.5
0
Blair Tickner To Mohammad Nawaz
Too short this time, around middle. Mohammad Nawaz ducks underneath it. Another dot.
12.4
0
Blair Tickner To Mohammad Nawaz
Swing and a miss! A fuller ball, outside off. Mohammad Nawaz looks to go over cover but he fails to get any connection on that.
12.3
4
Blair Tickner To Mohammad Nawaz
FOUR! Mohammad Nawaz gets off the mark in a fine fashion! A fuller one, outside off. Mohammad Nawaz leans in, opens the face of the bat and drives it through point for a boundary.
Mohammad Nawaz comes out to the middle now.
12.2
W
Blair Tickner To Shadab Khan OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Blair Tickner comes into the attack and strikes! Much-needed wicket for New Zealand. This stand has finally been broken. A length ball, wide of off, takes the pace off this one. Shadab Khan looks to slap this one over cover. But he ends up slicing it towards cover-point. Tim Southee takes an easy catch. A good cameo from Shadab Khan comes to an end.
12.1
3
Blair Tickner To Babar Azam
Full and on the pads. Babar Azam flicks it towards deep square leg. Glenn Phillips runs across to his right, dives and makes an excellent stop. Three taken.
Blair Tickner (2-0-14-1) comes back into the attack.
End Of The Over 12 : 95/2
6 Runs
  • 111.1
  • 011.2
  • 1 WD11.3
  • 1 WD11.3
  • 111.3
  • 211.4
  • 011.5
  • 011.6
S. Khan
34 (21)
B. Azam
53 (37)
T. Southee
3-0-20-1
11.6
0
Tim Southee To Shadab Khan
A slower one now, outside off, a length delivery. Shadab Khan looks to guide this one towards third man. But he gets an outside onto the deck and towards the keeper. New Zealand need 53 runs off 48 balls.
11.5
0
Tim Southee To Shadab Khan
Tim Southee hits the deck hard this time, he serves it very short, around off. Shadab Khan fails to connect his pull.
11.4
2
Tim Southee To Shadab Khan
Good shot but a terrific stop from Devon Conway! A length ball, outside off. Shadab Khan shuffles across and scoops it over the keeper and towards fine leg. Devon Conway chases the ball, slides and keeps the ball away from the ropes with his foot. Two taken.
11.3
1
Tim Southee To Babar Azam
The line is outside off this time, short in length. Babar Azam stands tall and punches it towards deep cover for a single.
11.3
wd
Tim Southee To Babar Azam
Wide! Tim Southee sprays this one down leg again, short in length, Babar Azam misses his pull now. Another wide called.
11.3
wd
Tim Southee To Babar Azam
Wide! Down the leg side, a length ball. Babar Azam misses his clip and a wide is called.
11.2
0
Tim Southee To Babar Azam
Swing and a miss! A length ball, outside off. Babar Azam looks to hoick this one but he fails to get any bat on it.
11.1
1
Tim Southee To Shadab Khan
Tim Southee begins his second spell with a fuller ball, around middle. Shadab Khan strokes it down to long on for a run.
Tim Southee (2-0-14-1) is back on.
End Of The Over 11 : 89/2
6 Runs
  • 110.1
  • 110.2
  • 110.3
  • 110.4
  • 210.5
  • 010.6
B. Azam
52 (35)
S. Khan
31 (17)
M. Bracewell
1-0-6-0
10.6
0
Michael Bracewell To Babar Azam
Tosses this one up, full, around middle. Babar Azam pushes it back to the bowler.
10.5
2
Michael Bracewell To Babar Azam
Back of a length, around middle. Babar Azam swivels and pulls it over the square leg umpire for a brace.
10.4
1
Michael Bracewell To Shadab Khan
This one skids on, outside off, a short ball. Shadab Khan dabs it towards point for a single.
10.3
1
Michael Bracewell To Babar Azam
Drifting in, around middle and leg. Babar Azam nudges it towards square leg for a single. That will be fifty for Babar Azam! A captain's knock. He will only to stick around and take his side over the line here.
10.2
1
Michael Bracewell To Shadab Khan
Back of a length again, around middle. Shadab Khan makes room, he exposes the stumps but he does well to push it towards cover. Another run.
10.1
1
Michael Bracewell To Babar Azam
A short ball to begin with, around middle. Babar Azam uses the depth of his crease and pulls it towards deep square leg for a single.
Drinks break! Pakistan are on top of proceedings at the moment! They are maneuvering along quite swiftly for now. Babar Azam and Shadab Khan are scoring runs freely. New Zealand have a lot of work to do. They need wickets and they need the, quickly. Also, there is a low of dew which is making things difficult for the Kiwis. Michael Bracewell will bowl after the break.
End Of The Over 10 : 83/2
11 Runs
  • 19.1
  • 69.2
  • 19.3
  • 19.4
  • 19.5
  • 19.6
B. Azam
48 (31)
S. Khan
29 (15)
I. Sodhi
2-0-27-0
9.6
1
Ish Sodhi To Babar Azam
Too short and on middle, Babar Azam goes on his back foot but mistimes his pull shot towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
9.5
1
Ish Sodhi To Shadab Khan
Slower through the air, on leg, Shadab Khan moves back and chips it through mid-wicket for one more.
9.4
1
Ish Sodhi To Babar Azam
A googly now, short and on off, Babar Azam watches it through and cuts it through point for one.
9.3
1
Ish Sodhi To Shadab Khan
Shortish and outside off, Shadab Khan cuts it towards sweeper cover for a single.
9.2
6
Ish Sodhi To Shadab Khan
SIX! BANG! Great shot! Ish Sodhi floats this up, full and outside off, Shadab Khan goes down, reaches for it and smashes it over the bowler's head for a biggie.
9.1
1
Ish Sodhi To Babar Azam
Tossed up, short and on off, Babar Azam taps it toward backward point for a single.
End Of The Over 9 : 72/2
6 Runs
  • 08.1
  • 18.2
  • 18.3
  • 18.4
  • 28.5
  • 18.6
B. Azam
45 (28)
S. Khan
21 (12)
J. Neesham
2-0-12-0
8.6
1
James Neesham To Babar Azam
A single to end the over as this full delivery is driven down to long on by Babar Azam.
8.5
2
James Neesham To Babar Azam
James Neesham bowsl this on a good length and around off, Babar Azam stays there and guides it wide of third man for a brace.
8.4
1
James Neesham To Shadab Khan
Pulls his length back a bit, on middle and leg, Shadab Khan flicks it off his back foot towards deep square leg for one.
8.3
1
James Neesham To Babar Azam
Full again and on off, Babar Azam drives it firmly towards sweeper cover for another run.
8.2
1
James Neesham To Shadab Khan
Touch fuller, on middle, Shadab Khan tucks it through square leg for a single.
8.1
0
James Neesham To Shadab Khan
This is on a hard length and outside off, Shadab Khan slashes his bat at it but misses. He is not happy with himself as this was there to be put away.
End Of The Over 8 : 66/2
16 Runs
  • 47.1
  • 17.2
  • 67.3
  • 47.4
  • 17.5
  • 07.6
B. Azam
41 (25)
S. Khan
19 (9)
I. Sodhi
1-0-16-0
7.6
0
Ish Sodhi To Babar Azam
Flighted, short and outside off, turning away, Babar Azam looks to cut it away but misses.
7.5
1
Ish Sodhi To Shadab Khan
Short and outside off, Shadab Khan cuts it towards deep point for a run.
7.4
4
Ish Sodhi To Shadab Khan
MISFIELD AND FOUR! This is short and outside off, Shadab Khan goes on his back foot and cuts it wide of deep point where Glenn Phillips covers his ground but overruns the ball and lets it through for a boundary. Ish Sodhi is not happy and after the dropped catch this is the second time that Glenn Phillips has been sloppy in the field.
7.3
6
Ish Sodhi To Shadab Khan
SIX! BANG! This is a huge hit into the crowd! Ish Sodhi tosses this up, full and on middle, Shadab Khan stays there and heaves it over the deep mid-wicket fence for biggie.
7.2
1
Ish Sodhi To Babar Azam
Flatter, full and on middle, keeps low again, Babar Azam manages to get his bat down and work it through mid-wicket for a single.
7.1
4
Ish Sodhi To Babar Azam
FOUR! A poor delivery to start with and this has been put away. This is tossed up, full and on leg, keeps low, Babar Azam glances it past the diving short fine leg fielder for a boundary.
Ish Sodhi comes into the attack now.
This will be a perfect opportunity for Pakistan's middle order to step up, only if they lose Babar Azam and Shadab Khan. For now, Babar Azam is looking quite dangerous and Shadab Khan's promotion is working well.
End Of The Over 7 : 50/2
6 Runs
  • 06.1
  • 16.2
  • 06.3
  • 46.4
  • 06.5
  • 16.6
B. Azam
36 (22)
S. Khan
8 (6)
J. Neesham
1-0-6-0
6.6
1
James Neesham To Babar Azam
James Neesham serves this full and around leg, Babar Azam flicks it towards deep square leg for a single. With that, the 50 comes up for Pakistan.
6.5
0
James Neesham To Babar Azam
On a length and on middle, Babar Azam defends it down the pitch.
6.4
4
James Neesham To Babar Azam
FOUR! Deft touch! James Neesham bowsl this on good length and on off, Babar Azam waits for it and opens the face of his bat at the last moment to guide it towards the third man fence for a boundary.
6.3
0
James Neesham To Babar Azam
Fuller one, on middle, Babar Azam solidly blocks it back to the bowler.
6.2
1
James Neesham To Shadab Khan
Short of a length and around off, Shadab Khan skips down the track and slaps it towards sweeper cover for a single.
6.1
0
James Neesham To Shadab Khan
BEATEN! James Neesham starts with a full delivery, on off, shaping away a shy bit, Shadab Khan looks for the drive but gets beaten on the outside edge.
James Neesham comes into the attack now.
End Of The Over 6 : 44/2
8 Runs
  • 15.1
  • W5.2
  • 45.3
  • 05.4
  • 25.5
  • 15.6
S. Khan
7 (4)
B. Azam
31 (18)
B. Tickner
2-0-14-1
5.6
1
Blair Tickner To Shadab Khan
A slower one now, full and outside off, Shadab Khan makes room and slices it uppishly towards third man for a run.
5.5
2
Blair Tickner To Shadab Khan
Goes fuller this time, on middle and leg, Shadab Khan tucks it away nicely through square leg for a brace.
5.4
0
Blair Tickner To Shadab Khan
On a length and on off, Shadab Khan taps it towards point.
5.3
4
Blair Tickner To Shadab Khan
FOUR! Shadab Khan gets off the mark in some style! This is on a good length and on off, Shadab Khan stays back and crunches it through covers for a boundary.
Shadab Khan makes his way out in the middle.
5.2
W
Blair Tickner To Shan Masood OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! New Zealand goes bang, bang! Blair Tickner strikes this time and Shan Masood goes back to the hut for a duck. Tickner bowls this on a hard length and around the sixth stump line, gets some extra bounce off the surface as well, Shan Masood looks to push it away but gets a thin outside edge towards the keeper where Devon Conway makes no mistake. Pakistan two down now.
5.1
1
Blair Tickner To Babar Azam
This is on a hard length and around off, Babar Azam stays back and guides it through point for a single.
End Of The Over 5 : 36/1
5 Runs
  • 14.1
  • 14.2
  • 24.3
  • 14.4
  • W4.5
  • 04.6
S. Masood
0 (1)
B. Azam
30 (17)
T. Southee
2-0-14-1
4.6
0
Tim Southee To Shan Masood
Full and outside off. Shan Masood misses his drive.
Shan Masood walks out to bat at number 3.
4.5
W
Tim Southee To Mohammad Rizwan OUT!
OUT! LBW! Tim Southee draws first blood! This is a massive wicket. Mohammad Rizwan departs for a timid score. Pretty unusual for him. A fuller ball, tailing in a tad, around the leg pole. Mohammad Rizwan misses his flick and gets rapped on his pads. The umpire raises his finger after a huge appeal from the Kiwis. Rizwan though opts for a review. UltraEdge confirms to bat involved. The Ball Tracking indicates that it is the umpire's call on wickets hitting. The on-field decision stays and Mohammad Rizwan walks back.
4.4
1
Tim Southee To Babar Azam
Full, on the pads again. Babar Azam works it away through square leg for a single.
4.3
2
Tim Southee To Babar Azam
PUT DOWN! Glenn Phillips the culprit here! He has dropped an easy catch. New Zealand do not have much to work with here, they cannot afford to drop catches. A shortish ball, outside off. Babar Azam rocks back and drives it uppishly towards cover-point. Glenn Phillips moves to his right to catch the ball, but the ball slips through his hands. Two taken.
4.2
1
Tim Southee To Mohammad Rizwan
Another pitched-up delivery, around middle. Mohammad Rizwan glances this one towards deep square leg for another run.
4.1
1
Tim Southee To Babar Azam
Angling in, fuller ball, around middle. Babar Azam works it away towards deep square leg for a single.
Tim Southee (1-0-9-0) replaces Trent Boult.
End Of The Over 4 : 31/0
6 Runs
  • 03.1
  • 13.2
  • 03.3
  • 43.4
  • 03.5
  • 13.6
B. Azam
26 (14)
M. Rizwan
3 (10)
B. Tickner
1-0-6-0
3.6
1
Blair Tickner To Babar Azam
Another good-length delivery, outside off. Babar Azam opens the face of the bat and guides it towards third man for a single.
3.5
0
Blair Tickner To Babar Azam
Around the off pole, a length ball. Babar Azam blocks it out off the back foot.
3.4
4
Blair Tickner To Babar Azam
FOUR! Easy pickings! Blair Tickner misses his length a tad, he serves a low full toss, on the pads. Babar Azam flicks it through square leg for a boundary.
3.3
0
Blair Tickner To Babar Azam
Wel bowled! A toe-crusher from Blair Tickner! A yorker, around middle. Babar Azam does well to jam this one out.
3.2
1
Blair Tickner To Mohammad Rizwan
Blair Tickner drops it short now, around middle. Mohammad Rizwan pulls it towards deep square leg for a single.
3.1
0
Blair Tickner To Mohammad Rizwan
Blair Tickner begins a length ball, around off. Mohammad Rizwan pushes it back to the bowler.
Blair Tickner comes into the attack now.
End Of The Over 3 : 25/0
16 Runs
  • 22.1
  • 42.2
  • 42.3
  • 12.4
  • 12.5
  • 42.6
B. Azam
21 (10)
M. Rizwan
2 (8)
T. Boult
2-1-16-0
2.6
4
Trent Boult To Babar Azam
FOUR! Oh, good shot! Third boundary of the over! Back of a length, outside off. Babar Azam leans back, holds his bat with angles and just helps it over backward point for a boundary. 16 runs off the over!
2.5
1
Trent Boult To Mohammad Rizwan
Tight single there! Pitched up, around off. Mohammad Rizwan pushes it towards mid off and scampers across to the other end. He dives in to make his ground.
2.4
1
Trent Boult To Babar Azam
Trent Boult drops it short now, around middle. Babar Azam pulls it towards deep square leg for a single.
2.3
4
Trent Boult To Babar Azam
FOUR! Two in two for Azam! This one is even better! A half-volley this time, outside off, Babar Azam leans in and drives it through cover for a cracking boundary.
2.2
4
Trent Boult To Babar Azam
FOUR! Crunched! Width on offer now, a length ball. Babar Azam hangs back and slaps it through cover-point for a boundary.
2.1
2
Trent Boult To Babar Azam
Around middle and leg, a length ball. Babar Azam works it away towards mid-wicket. The fielder there fails to stop the ball and it rolls away in the deep. Two taken.
End Of The Over 2 : 9/0
9 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 1 WD1.2
  • 01.2
  • 11.3
  • 11.4
  • 1 WD1.5
  • 41.5
  • 11.6
B. Azam
6 (5)
M. Rizwan
1 (7)
T. Southee
1-0-9-0
1.6
1
Tim Southee To Babar Azam
Good-length delivery, around middle and leg. Babar Azam tucks it towards mid-wicket and he retains the strike with a single.
1.5
4
Tim Southee To Babar Azam
EDGED AND FOUR! Streaky boundary, but Pakistan will not mind that. On a length, outside off. Babar Azam throws his bat it, but the ball goes off the outside edge away from the first slip fielder and towards third man for a boundary.
1.5
wd
Tim Southee To Babar Azam
Wide! Too short on this occasion, around middle. Babar Azam leaves it alone. Wide called for height.
1.4
1
Tim Southee To Mohammad Rizwan
Good-length delivery, around middle and leg. Mohammad Rizwan knocks it towards mid on and scammers across to the other end. Mohammad Rizwan finally gets off the mark.
1.3
1
Tim Southee To Babar Azam
Angling in, around middle and leg. Babar Azam works it away towards square leg for a run. Babar Azam is off the mark!
1.2
0
Tim Southee To Babar Azam
Swinging away, a length ball, outside off. Babar Azam pushes it towards the fielder at mid off.
1.2
wd
Tim Southee To Babar Azam
Wide! Tim Southee spills this one down the leg side, a length ball, Babar Azam misses his flick. Wide called. Pakistan are finally underway!
1.1
0
Tim Southee To Babar Azam
On a length now, shaping away, outside off. Babar Azam blocks it out off the back foot.
Tim Southee to bowl from the other end.
End Of The Over 1 : 0/0
0 Runs
  • 00.1
  • 00.2
  • 00.3
  • 00.4
  • 00.5
  • 00.6
M. Rizwan
0 (6)
B. Azam
0 (0)
T. Boult
1-1-0-0
0.6
0
Trent Boult To Mohammad Rizwan
Wdith on offer now, a length ball. Mohammad Rizwan cuts it to the fielder at cover-point. A maiden for Trent Boult! Good start for New Zealand.
0.5
0
Trent Boult To Mohammad Rizwan
Angling in, darting this one on the pads. Mohammad Rizwan flicks it towards square leg. Five dots now!
0.4
0
Trent Boult To Mohammad Rizwan
Four dots on the trot to begin with! Pitched up again, around middle. Mohammad Rizwan pushes it back to the bowler.
0.3
0
Trent Boult To Mohammad Rizwan
Outside off, fuller again, Mohammad Rizwan leans in and drives it towards the fielder at cover.
0.2
0
Trent Boult To Mohammad Rizwan
A fuller ball now, around off. Mohammad Rizwan pushes it straight down the ground. Babar Azam was out of his crease there, Trent Boult did try to get his finger tips on to the ball, but he fails to do so.
0.1
0
Trent Boult To Mohammad Rizwan
Trent Boult begins with a length ball, this one jags back in, around middle. Mohammad Rizwan misses his flick and gets hit near his groin area.
Match Info
  • Venue Hagley Oval, Christchurch
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat
  • Result Pakistan beat New Zealand by 6 wickets
  • Player of the Match Babar Azam
  • Umpire Alex Wharf (ENG-XI), Shaun Haig (NZ) and Wayne Knights (NZ)
  • Referee Jeff Crowe (NZ)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: New Zealand 147/8 in 20.0 overs
  • New Zealand 100/3 in 14.3 overs
  • Drinks: New Zealand 70/1 in 10.0 overs
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 50 off 41 balls between D Conway (27) and K Williamson (23)
  • New Zealand 50/1 in 7.6 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): New Zealand 42/1
  • Pakistan 100/3 in 12.3 overs
  • Drinks: Pakistan 83/2 in 10.0 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Pakistan 44/2
  • Pakistan 36/1: M Rizwan lbw b Tim Southee 4(12)
  • Referral 1 (4.5 ovs): M Rizwan against NZ (LBW) Unsuccessful (NZ: 2, PAK: 2) (Retained)
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PlayerRunsAvg.
Devon Conway NZ23377.66
Mohammad Rizwan PAK20150.25
Babar Azam PAK19248.00
Shakib Al Hasan BAN15451.33
Litton Das BAN14235.50
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Michael Bracewell NZ84.94
Tim Southee NZ87.90
Mohammad Wasim PAK77.38
Haris Rauf PAK67.33
Mohammad Nawaz PAK68.78

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