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New Zealand vs Pakistan, Match 35 Commentary, Live Updates

NZ vs PAK, 2023 - ODI Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
401/6 (50.0/50)
200/1 (25.3/50)
Pakistan beat New Zealand by 21 runs (D/L method)
Right then, that is it from this absolute run-fest where Pakistan have performed brilliantly to get the win while the Kiwis need to buckle up and come back harder in the next one. The action in the World Cup continues and all eyes are now on the top-of-the-table clash between India and South Africa at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata that too on Virat Kohli's birthday. That hugely anticipated game will be played on 5th November, Sunday at 2 pm IST (8.30 am GMT), but as you know, you all can join us early for all the build-up to that match. Until then, cheers and goodbye!
The victorious skipper of Pakistan, Babar Azam says that when they went into the dressing room, the talk was that they need one good partnership. Shares that they knew rain would come and therefore, he had asked Fakhar Zaman to stay there till 15 overs. Mentions that his plan was to build a partnership and try to give the strike back to Zaman. Adds that there was a short boundary on one side and they wanted to utilise it. Feels that they have not been up to the mark in a few matches. Ends by saying that they need to win the next match and play positive cricket.
Kane Williamson, the captain of New Zealand says they had a nice first half, he praises the way Conway and Rachin started batting and the partnership between them was exceptional, but he also added that the opposition's batting outplayed his team, praising how incredible Fakhar and Babar played in their innings. He also added that if they would score 50 runs more then things might have gone either way. He seems really happy with the batting unit but if they could get a few wickets things would have changed for them.
Fakhar Zaman is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his stellar ton. He says that his plan was to see off the last four overs and he is thankful that it was his day. Mentions that it really enjoyed his innings. Shares that since every game is do or die for them, it was decided that they would play aggressively. States he would rate his 193 in South Africa as the best but says that this is one of his best hundreds. Tells that they were praying for the play to resume and he is thankful that they won due to the DLS method.
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Earlier in the game, after being asked to bat first, New Zealand posted their highest-ever World Cup total courtesy of another sublime hundred from Rachin Ravindra and a rollicking 95 from skipper Kane Williamson. There were also some good contributions from Mark Chapman, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, and Mitchell Santner which helped them reach that huge score. Mohammad Wasim was the best bowler for Pakistan with three wickets while Iftikhar Ahmed, Hasan Ali, and Haris Rauf chipped in with one each but were expensive while Shaheen Afridi set an unwanted record of conceding the most runs by a Pakistani bowler in a World Cup match. The Men in Green knew that they had to go all guns blazing and Fakhar Zaman did exactly that right from the start and with good support from Babar Azam and some help from the rain in Bangalore, the registered a sensational win.
New Zealand, on the other hand, even though got an early breakthrough from Tim Southee but failed to create any more chances and were punished by the batters. Nothing worked for them as they had no answers to the exceptional batting of Fakhar Zaman who spared absolutely no one. Kane Williamson tried to rotate his bowlers to do something different but the game only went away from them. Then there was the rain stoppage and they hoped that this would be the break that they needed but after the resumption, Ish Sodhi was given the 25th over where 20 runs were scored which proved to be the point of difference as the rain showed no mercy on the Kiwis. This will hurt a lot but they still have things in their own hands and will look to come back stronger against Sri Lanka in their last league game.
Despite losing Abdullah Shafique early on, Pakistan got off to an absolute flier with Fakhar Zaman smashing it all around the park and Babar Azam playing second fiddle to him. They knew that they couldn't slow down, so firstly Zaman attacked Trent Boult and then took the spinners to the cleaners hitting sixes for fun. The runs were flowing from his bat and in no time he registered a sensational hundred which is also the fastest by any Pakistani batter in World Cup history. It is also the fourth century he has scored against the Kiwis this year which says everything about his batting. With Babar also getting into his groove, they were able to remain in check with the required rate and when the rain came in the 22nd over, they were ahead by 10 runs. We could get only 3.3 overs after that break before the rain came back on and no further play was possible but Pakistan wasted no time and scored at the same rate in those overs and kept them ahead on DLS which in the end got them the crucial two points.
PAKISTAN ARE STILL ALIVE IN THE WORLD CUP! It is official and this match has been called off. We can say that the rain gods have helped the Men in Green a bit but it was really their exceptional batting especially from Fakhar Zaman that put them in this position and ultimately they win by 21 runs on DLS method. Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman added 194 runs for the second wicket which is the joint-highest partnership for Pakistan in a World Cup game, and this came when they needed it the most.
UPDATE - 7.03 pm IST (1.33 pm GMT) - It continues to rain at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru! The chances of a resumption are looking grim at the moment. The cut-off time is 7.40 pm IST (2.10 pm GMT), and if no further play is possible, Pakistan will win this encounter by the DLS method and by doing so, keep their qualification hopes alive. We will keep you posted.
UPDATE - 6.38 pm IST (1.08 pm GMT) - Oh, no! The drizzle has gotten heavier and the umpires have asked the ground staff to bring the covers on. Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam are more than happy to walk off but the New Zealand players want to stay on. Pakistan are 21 runs ahead of the DLS par score at the moment. Since we had started to lose overs during the earlier rain interruption, we will continue to lose overs. Stay tuned for more updates.
End Of The Over 25.3 : 200/1
1 Runs
  • 025.1
  • 125.2
  • 025.3
B. Azam
66 (63)
F. Zaman
126 (81)
D. Mitchell
0.3-0-1-0
25.3
0
Daryl Mitchell To Babar Azam
Back of a length and outside off, slower again, Babar Azam cuts it straight to point.
25.2
1
Daryl Mitchell To Fakhar Zaman
A slower delivery, on a length and on off, Fakhar Zaman taps it wide of point for a single. 200 up for Pakistan!
25.1
0
Daryl Mitchell To Fakhar Zaman
Daryl Mitchell begins with a bouncer around off, Fakhar Zaman sways away from it.
Daryl Mitchell comes into the attack now, replacing Trent Boult. It has started to drizzle but it is not concerning enough yet for the umpires to take the players off.
End Of The Over 25 : 199/1
20 Runs
  • 624.1
  • 124.2
  • 624.3
  • 624.4
  • 024.5
  • 124.6
F. Zaman
125 (79)
B. Azam
66 (62)
I. Sodhi
4-0-44-0
24.6
1
Ish Sodhi To Fakhar Zaman
Another short delivery, outside off, Fakhar Zaman this time cuts it past point for one. 20 runs off the over!
24.5
0
Ish Sodhi To Fakhar Zaman
Pushed through quicker, short and outside off, Fakhar Zaman cuts it straight to point.
24.4
6
Ish Sodhi To Fakhar Zaman
SIX! Back-to-back sixes! Ish Sodhi gives this one some air again, full, and on off, Fakhar Zaman once again goes down on one knee and drags it from there to deposit over the wide long on fence for an even bigger maximum.
24.3
6
Ish Sodhi To Fakhar Zaman
SIX! Up, up and away! Ish Sodhi flights this one up, full and on middle, Fakhar Zaman goes down and has to reach for it a bit but still smacks it way over the deep mid-wicket fence for a maximum.
24.2
1
Ish Sodhi To Babar Azam
Goes short and on middle, Babar Azam pulls it towards mid-wicket where a fumble allows the single.
24.1
6
Ish Sodhi To Babar Azam
SIX! Babar Azam clears the fence now! This is tossed up, full and around middle, Babar Azam stays there and throws the kitchen sink at it to tonk it over the bowler's head for a biggie.
End Of The Over 24 : 179/1
7 Runs
  • 023.1
  • 123.2
  • 423.3
  • 123.4
  • 023.5
  • 123.6
B. Azam
59 (60)
F. Zaman
112 (75)
T. Boult
6-0-50-0
23.6
1
Trent Boult To Babar Azam
Pitches this one up, on middle, Babar Azam tucks it in front of mid on and scampers across for one.
23.5
0
Trent Boult To Babar Azam
Trent Boult serves a low full toss, outside off, Babar Azam uses his feet and tries to drill it hard but fails to connect. This was there to be put away.
23.4
1
Trent Boult To Fakhar Zaman
On a length and around leg, Fakhar Zaman clips it through square leg for a run.
23.3
4
Trent Boult To Fakhar Zaman
FOUR! Lovely shot! Trent Boult serves this full and on the pads, Fakhar Zaman creates a bit of room by clearing his back leg and flicks it with nice timing through mid-wicket for a boundary.
23.2
1
Trent Boult To Babar Azam
Full again and around middle, Babar Azam nudges it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
23.1
0
Trent Boult To Babar Azam
Fuller and on middle, angling in, Babar Azam knocks it straight to mid on.
End Of The Over 23 : 172/1
12 Runs
  • 422.1
  • 422.2
  • 022.3
  • 122.4
  • 1 WD22.5
  • 122.5
  • 122.6
B. Azam
57 (56)
F. Zaman
107 (73)
I. Sodhi
3-0-24-0
22.6
1
Ish Sodhi To Babar Azam
Gives this one some air as well, on middle, Babar Azam works it through mid-wicket for one more.
22.5
1
Ish Sodhi To Fakhar Zaman
Looped up, full and on off, Fakhar Zaman eases it towards long off for one.
22.5
wd
Ish Sodhi To Fakhar Zaman
Flatter, short and outside off, turning further away, Fakhar Zaman leaves it alone. Wided.
22.4
1
Ish Sodhi To Babar Azam
A bit short and on middle, Babar Azam moves back and flicks it through square leg for a single.
22.3
0
Ish Sodhi To Babar Azam
Floated, full and on middle, Babar Azam tucks it towards short mid-wicket.
22.2
4
Ish Sodhi To Babar Azam
FOUR! Two in two! This is tossed up, full and around off, Babar Azam leans on nicely onto his drive and creams it through covers beautifully for a boundary.
22.1
4
Ish Sodhi To Babar Azam
FOUR! FIFTY FOR BABAR! A good supporting knock from him but he will also need to change gears now. Ish Sodhi lands this short and down the leg side, Babar Azam moves back and punishes it towards the fine leg fence for a boundary.
It will be the spin of Ish Sodhi from the other end.
End Of The Over 22 : 160/1
1 Runs
  • 121.1
  • 021.2
  • 021.3
  • 021.4
  • 021.5
  • 021.6
F. Zaman
106 (72)
B. Azam
47 (51)
T. Boult
5-0-43-0
21.6
0
Trent Boult To Fakhar Zaman
Trent Boult bowls a good yorker now, on middle, angling in, Fakhar Zaman jams it out towards mid on. Good start from the Kiwis after the rain delay.
21.5
0
Trent Boult To Fakhar Zaman
On a length and on off, Fakhar Zaman taps it to the off side and calls for the run but is sent back as Boult is quick to gather it up.
21.4
0
Trent Boult To Fakhar Zaman
Trent Boult starts with a back-of-a-length delivery after the break, on off, Fakhar Zaman dabs it towards point.
All in readiness for the play to resume. The two umpires make their way out to the middle followed by Kane Williamson and the rest of New Zealand players. Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam walk out to resume their innings for Pakistan. Trent Boult is all set to complete his over. Off we go...
UPDATE - Great news! Play will resume at 6.20 pm IST (12.50 pm GMT)! It will now be a 41-over game and the revised target for Pakistan as per DLS is 342. So, Pakistan need 182 runs more from 19.3 overs at 9.33 runs per over. Don't go anywhere, folks, we have a cracker of a run chase coming up.
UPDATE - 5.50 pm IST (12.20 pm GMT) - We have started to lose overs now but the positive news is that the rain has stopped. There is still a lot of time before we talk about the cut-off time for this game and with one of the best drainage systems and ground staff, the game should start sooner rather than later. There is also a pitch inspection scheduled for about ten minutes from now. Stick with us for more news.
UPDATE - 5.20 pm IST (11.50 am GMT) - It is still drizzling, and the covers are firmly in place. We will start losing overs from 5.40 pm IST (12.10 pm GMT), but considering that this venue has one of, if not the best, drainage systems in India, it should not take long for the ground staff to remove the water from the outfield if and when the rain stops. Stick around for more news.
UPDATE - 4.51 pm IST (11.21 am GMT) - Uh oh! It has started to rain and the ground staff come charging in with the covers. There is a breeze blowing across and let's hope it takes the rain away. Just the square has been covered for now but the dark clouds in the distance are looking ominous. At this stage, Pakistan are 10 runs ahead of the DLS par score. Also, we have had 20 overs needed to arrive at a result, meaning if the match does not resume, Pakistan will win by 10 runs according to the DLS method. Stay tuned for further updates.
21.3
0
Trent Boult To Fakhar Zaman
A low full toss, on off, Fakhar Zaman miscues his drive off the toe-end towards short mid-wicket.
21.2
0
Trent Boult To Fakhar Zaman
Trent Boult bangs in a sharp bouncer now, on middle, Fakhar Zaman looks to pull it away but misses.
21.1
1
Trent Boult To Babar Azam
Back of a length and around off, Babar Azam dabs it wide of the diving point fielder for a single.
Kane Williamson now turns to Trent Boult (4-0-42-0) in search of a breakthrough.
End Of The Over 21 : 159/1
7 Runs
  • 020.1
  • 120.2
  • 020.3
  • 420.4
  • 120.5
  • 120.6
B. Azam
46 (50)
F. Zaman
106 (67)
G. Phillips
5-1-42-0
20.6
1
Glenn Phillips To Babar Azam
Darts this one full, on middle, Babar Azam drives it towards long on for one.
20.5
1
Glenn Phillips To Fakhar Zaman
Good fielding in the deep! This is full toss, on off, Fakhar Zaman uses his feet and drills it wide of long off where Trent Boult runs to his left and dives to make an excellent stop. He saves three as the batters only take one run.
20.4
4
Glenn Phillips To Fakhar Zaman
FOUR! Nicely played! This is tossed up, full and around middle, Fakhar Zaman goes down on one knee and nails his sweep towards the deep square leg fence for a boundary.
20.3
0
Glenn Phillips To Fakhar Zaman
Floated, short and around off, Fakhar Zaman bunts it down towards point.
20.2
1
Glenn Phillips To Babar Azam
Short again, on middle, Babar Azam moves back and punches it towards long on for a single.
20.1
0
Glenn Phillips To Babar Azam
Flatter, short and on middle, Babar Azam pats it wide of short covers.
End Of The Over 20 : 152/1
14 Runs
  • 619.1
  • 119.2
  • 419.3
  • 119.4
  • 119.5
  • 119.6
B. Azam
44 (47)
F. Zaman
101 (64)
M. Santner
5-0-35-0
19.6
1
Mitchell Santner To Babar Azam
Angles it into the pads, a bit short, Babar Azam nudges it wide of backward square leg for a single.
19.5
1
Mitchell Santner To Fakhar Zaman
Floated up, outside off, Fakhar Zaman drives it square on the off side and takes a single.
19.4
1
Mitchell Santner To Babar Azam
Slows it up this time, full and outside off, Babar Azam opens the face of his bat to dab it wide of backward point for a run.
19.3
4
Mitchell Santner To Babar Azam
FOUR! Short and punished! A drag down over middle, Babar Azam rocks on the back foot in a flash and hammers the pull wide of deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
19.2
1
Mitchell Santner To Fakhar Zaman
HUNDRED FOR FAKHAR ZAMAN! Fastest hundred by a Pakistani batter in World Cups! What a game to achieve this feat. Mitchell Santner drops it short this time, slower and around off, Fakhar Zaman waits for the ball to arrive and pushes it with an open bat face in front of point for a single. He sprints to the other end and removes his helmet to soak in the applause.
19.1
6
Mitchell Santner To Fakhar Zaman
SIX! Monstrous hit! Slower through the air, turning in, on middle and leg, Fakhar Zaman puts the dancing shoes on and coverts it into a full delivery. He heaves it over deep square leg for a maximum.
End Of The Over 19 : 138/1
11 Runs
  • 618.1
  • 118.2
  • 218.3
  • 018.4
  • 118.5
  • 118.6
F. Zaman
93 (61)
B. Azam
38 (44)
T. Southee
5-0-27-1
18.6
1
Tim Southee To Fakhar Zaman
Slower and fuller in length, on middle, Fakhar Zaman helps it away to fine leg and takes a single to keep strike.
18.5
1
Tim Southee To Babar Azam
Another off-pace delivery, closer to off, on a length, Babar Azam waits for the ball to arrive and dabs it towards backward point. A yes-no situation between the two batters but they eventually decide to cross for the single.
18.4
0
Tim Southee To Babar Azam
This is bowled on a length, outside off, Babar Azam drives it on the up but can't get it past extra cover.
18.3
2
Tim Southee To Babar Azam
Honing in, on a length, on middle and leg, Babar Azam shuffles a bit to clip it to the right of deep square leg for a couple of runs.
18.2
1
Tim Southee To Fakhar Zaman
Much straighter this time, back of a length, over middle, Fakhar Zaman taps it gently in front of cover for a single.
18.1
6
Tim Southee To Fakhar Zaman
SIX! Fakhar Zaman continues his onslaught! Starts his new spell by taking pace off, on a length, outside off, Fakhar Zaman reaches out and frees his arms to hit this one flat and over wide long off for a maximum.
Drinks! It is raining sixes in Bangalore and Fakhar Zaman is the reason. He has given Pakistan the perfect start in this huge run chase with good support from his skipper, but they know that they can't take their foot off the gas at any moment and continue like this to get near the total. New Zealand will be hoping that they will get a chance or two from the batters and they need to be on their toes for that. They will also look to mix up the tactics to make the batters do something different. The DLS par score after 20 overs is 142 and the Men in Green will surely have an eye on that. A hugely exciting phase of cricket awaits us. Also, Tim Southee to bowl after the break.
End Of The Over 18 : 127/1
2 Runs
  • 117.1
  • 017.2
  • 017.3
  • 017.4
  • 117.5
  • 017.6
B. Azam
35 (41)
F. Zaman
85 (58)
M. Santner
4-0-21-0
17.6
0
Mitchell Santner To Babar Azam
Looped up, full and outside off, there to be hit for Babar Azam who drills it hard and straight to extra cover. An exceptional over from Mitchell Santner, just two runs off it.
17.5
1
Mitchell Santner To Fakhar Zaman
Mitchell Santner hurls this one quicker, on the pads, Fakhar Zaman advances and works it through square leg to get off strike.
17.4
0
Mitchell Santner To Fakhar Zaman
Quicker this time, turning into the pads, Fakhar Zaman helps this one with the turn to short fine leg. Three dots on the trot!
17.3
0
Mitchell Santner To Fakhar Zaman
Much slower than the previous delivery, full and turning in, on middle, tempts Fakhar Zaman for a big shot but he opts to clip it to square leg.
17.2
0
Mitchell Santner To Fakhar Zaman
Sees the batter advance and cleverly fires it in, on middle and leg Fakhar Zaman gets cramped for room and can only nudge it to mid-wicket.
17.1
1
Mitchell Santner To Babar Azam
Slower through the air, short and on middle, Babar Azam hops back and eases it through mid on for a single.
End Of The Over 17 : 125/1
15 Runs
  • 016.1
  • 116.2
  • 616.3
  • 416.4
  • 416.5
  • 016.6
F. Zaman
84 (54)
B. Azam
34 (39)
G. Phillips
4-1-35-0
16.6
0
Glenn Phillips To Fakhar Zaman
Fuller and around off, pushed away to extra cover for a rare dot.
16.5
4
Glenn Phillips To Fakhar Zaman
FOUR! Fakhar Zaman is just toying with the field! This is bowled short, just outside off, Fakhar Zaman allows the ball to come to him and cuts it late to beat backward point. He also manages to beat the man in the deep for four more runs.
16.4
4
Glenn Phillips To Fakhar Zaman
FOUR! Fakhar Zaman is showing is range here! Keeps it outside off, full in length, Fakhar Zaman opens himself up a bit and drills it past extra cover for a boundary.
16.3
6
Glenn Phillips To Fakhar Zaman
SIX! Picked the bones out of that! Glenn Phillips slows it up but the length is full, Fakhar Zaman fetches it from outside and reaches out to slog sweep it over deep mid-wicket for a biggie.
16.2
1
Glenn Phillips To Babar Azam
Fired in, on the pads, Babar Azam tucks this one with ease to deep square leg and turns the strike over.
16.1
0
Glenn Phillips To Babar Azam
Bowls it from wide of the crease, full and on the pads, clipped straight to mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 16 : 110/1
4 Runs
  • 115.1
  • 015.2
  • 115.3
  • 015.4
  • 115.5
  • 115.6
B. Azam
33 (37)
F. Zaman
70 (50)
I. Sodhi
2-0-12-0
15.6
1
Ish Sodhi To Babar Azam
Loops it up, full and outside off, Babar Azam gets a good stride in and drives it through covers for a single.
15.5
1
Ish Sodhi To Fakhar Zaman
Around off, short in length, Fakhar Zaman opens the bat face and eases it wide of point for a run.
15.4
0
Ish Sodhi To Fakhar Zaman
Changes his length by bowling it short, Fakhar Zaman pats it in front of point but the fielder there swoops in quickly and prevents the sinlgle.
15.3
1
Ish Sodhi To Babar Azam
Flatter trajectory, on middle, Babar Azam close his wrists to knock this one past the non-striker for a single.
15.2
0
Ish Sodhi To Babar Azam
Turning away, full and outside off, Babar Azam lets the ball turn and drives it towards cover.
15.1
1
Ish Sodhi To Fakhar Zaman
Serves a googly, short and on off, Fakhar Zaman reads it well and drops it in front of cover for a single.
End Of The Over 15 : 106/1
15 Runs
  • 114.1
  • 114.2
  • 614.3
  • 614.4
  • 014.5
  • 114.6
F. Zaman
68 (47)
B. Azam
31 (34)
G. Phillips
3-1-20-0
14.6
1
Glenn Phillips To Fakhar Zaman
Fractionally short, outside off, Fakhar Zaman crouches and cuts it late towards backward point where Rachin Ravindra tumbles to his left to keep it to just a single. 100-run stand comes up between these two batters!
14.5
0
Glenn Phillips To Fakhar Zaman
Compensates by bowling it short, outside off, cut hard but straight to backward point.
14.4
6
Glenn Phillips To Fakhar Zaman
SIX! Same region, same result! A bit quicker by Glenn Phillips, flatter, on middle, Fakhar Zaman charges down the track again and thumps it hard and flat towards the long on fence for yet another maximum.
14.3
6
Glenn Phillips To Fakhar Zaman
SIX! BOOM! Straight as an arrow! Glenn Phillips offers flights, full and on middle, Fakhar Zaman shimmies down the track and holds his shape to smoke it over the sight screen for a biggie.
14.2
1
Glenn Phillips To Babar Azam
Full and turning in, on middle and leg, Babar Azam presses forward and plays it along the ground to long on for one more run.
14.1
1
Glenn Phillips To Fakhar Zaman
Short and turning away, outside off, Fakhar Zaman extends his arms and pushes it wide of point for a single.
End Of The Over 14 : 91/1
8 Runs
  • 013.1
  • 113.2
  • 413.3
  • 213.4
  • 013.5
  • 113.6
F. Zaman
54 (42)
B. Azam
30 (33)
I. Sodhi
1-0-8-0
13.6
1
Ish Sodhi To Fakhar Zaman
Fuller this time, outside off, Fakhar Zaman drives it wide of mid off and collects a single.
13.5
0
Ish Sodhi To Fakhar Zaman
Much straighter this time, short and on off, Fakhar Zaman hangs back and blocks it on the off side.
13.4
2
Ish Sodhi To Fakhar Zaman
Errs in line and length as he drops it short and wide outside off, Fakhar Zaman employs the cut again and gets it towards deep point. The fielder in the deep slides to his right and keeps it to two.
13.3
4
Ish Sodhi To Fakhar Zaman
FOUR! Cut away with ease and that will be another FIFTY for Fakhar Zaman! Back-to-back fifties for the southpaw and he would want to convert this one into a big score. Offers width outside off does Ish Sodhi, short in length, Fakhar Zaman plays it late and chops it wide of backward point for a boundary.
13.2
1
Ish Sodhi To Babar Azam
The length is shortened down, on middle, Babar Azam knocks it through mid on for a single.
13.1
0
Ish Sodhi To Babar Azam
Starts off with a tossed-up delivery, on middle, Babar Azam drives it down the wicket where Ish Sodhi sticks out his left hand and makes a good low stop.
End Of The Over 13 : 83/1
5 Runs
  • 112.1
  • 212.2
  • 012.3
  • 112.4
  • 012.5
  • 112.6
B. Azam
29 (31)
F. Zaman
47 (38)
G. Phillips
2-1-5-0
12.6
1
Glenn Phillips To Babar Azam
Goes wide of the crease and drags this one down, on middle, Babar Azam punches it down to long on and keeps the strike with a single.
12.5
0
Glenn Phillips To Babar Azam
Turning into the pads, full in length, flicked to square leg by Babar Azam.
12.4
1
Glenn Phillips To Fakhar Zaman
Fires it in, full and on middle, Fakhar Zaman uses his feet again but he swings a bit too hard this time. He loses his shape and drags this one wide of mid-wicket for a single.
12.3
0
Glenn Phillips To Fakhar Zaman
The length is pulled back a bit, around off, Fakhar Zaman gets on the front foot and smothers the ball down the wicket.
12.2
2
Glenn Phillips To Fakhar Zaman
Flighted delivery, in the slot, on off, Fakhar Zaman steps out of the crease and ends up yorking himself. He still manages to heave this one wide of long on for a couple of runs.
12.1
1
Glenn Phillips To Babar Azam
Pushes it through, full and on middle, Babar Azam clips it in front of square on the leg side for a single.
End Of The Over 12 : 78/1
3 Runs
  • 111.1
  • 111.2
  • 011.3
  • 011.4
  • 011.5
  • 111.6
B. Azam
27 (28)
F. Zaman
44 (35)
M. Santner
3-0-19-0
11.6
1
Mitchell Santner To Babar Azam
Slower through the air, on off, Babar Azam eases this one down to long off and takes a single.
11.5
0
Mitchell Santner To Babar Azam
Drops it short again, on middle, there to be pulled away but Babar Azam is content with tapping this one to mid-wicket.
11.4
0
Mitchell Santner To Babar Azam
Angles this one in, short and on middle, tucked to the right of the bowler.
11.3
0
Mitchell Santner To Babar Azam
Hangs it back, on off and middle, Babar Azam looks to push this one off the front foot but checks his shot and defends it on the off side.
11.2
1
Mitchell Santner To Fakhar Zaman
Slows it up, short and on middle, Fakhar Zaman waits and drops it with soft hands in front of backward point. Calls Babar Azam for a quick single and he responds in agreement.
11.1
1
Mitchell Santner To Babar Azam
Floats it up from a high arm, around off, Babar Azam gets forward and dabs it wide of point for a single.
End Of The Over 11 : 75/1
0 Runs
  • 010.1
  • 010.2
  • 010.3
  • 010.4
  • 010.5
  • 010.6
F. Zaman
43 (34)
B. Azam
25 (23)
G. Phillips
1-1-0-0
10.6
0
Glenn Phillips To Fakhar Zaman
Excellent! A maiden from Glenn Phillips! Gives the ball air and bowls it fullish in length, on off and middle, Fakhar Zaman pushes it back to the bowler.
10.5
0
Glenn Phillips To Fakhar Zaman
Keeps it straight, around off, kept out on the off side by Fakhar Zaman.
10.4
0
Glenn Phillips To Fakhar Zaman
Flatter and quicker through the air, full and on off, Fakhar Zaman pushes tentatively and almost ends up chipping it back to the bowler. Four dots on the trot!
10.3
0
Glenn Phillips To Fakhar Zaman
Darted in, full and slower, on off, Fakhar Zaman blocks it off the front foot down the wicket.
10.2
0
Glenn Phillips To Fakhar Zaman
Loops it up, flatter, outside off, Fakhar Zaman looks to force it through the off side but mishits it back to the bowler.
10.1
0
Glenn Phillips To Fakhar Zaman
Tosses it up, full and turning away, on off, Fakhar Zaman prods forward to defend but the ball spins to catch the outer half of his bat.
Powerplay 2! New Zealand are now allowed 4 fielders outside the 30-yard circle until the 40th over. Also, Glenn Phillips comes on to bowl now.
End Of The Over 10 : 75/1
8 Runs
  • 09.1
  • 19.2
  • 69.3
  • 19.4
  • 09.5
  • 09.6
B. Azam
25 (23)
F. Zaman
43 (28)
M. Santner
2-0-16-0
9.6
0
Mitchell Santner To Babar Azam
Fires this one full and on middle, angling in, Babar Azam stays back and defends it well onto the pitch.
9.5
0
Mitchell Santner To Babar Azam
Short again and around off, Babar Azam punches it straight to extra covers.
9.4
1
Mitchell Santner To Fakhar Zaman
A bit short and around leg, Fakhar Zaman nudges it towards short fine leg for one.
9.3
6
Mitchell Santner To Fakhar Zaman
SIX! Fakhar Zaman is dealing in boundaries here! This is floated and around middle, Fakhar Zaman skips down the track to tonk it over the long on fence for yet another biggie.
9.2
1
Mitchell Santner To Babar Azam
Tossed up, full and on middle, Babar Azam clips it through mid-wicket for a single.
9.1
0
Mitchell Santner To Babar Azam
Quicker, short and on outside off, Babar Azam cuts it straight to short third man.
End Of The Over 9 : 67/1
11 Runs
  • 08.1
  • 08.2
  • 18.3
  • 48.4
  • 68.5
  • 08.6
F. Zaman
36 (26)
B. Azam
24 (19)
T. Southee
4-0-16-1
8.6
0
Tim Southee To Fakhar Zaman
A slower one now, on a length and on middle, Fakhar Zaman blocks it down the pitch.
8.5
6
Tim Southee To Fakhar Zaman
SIX! Just over! This is full again from Tim Southee, on middle, Fakhar Zaman goes down and looks to slog it away but hits it with the toe-end of the bat, However, he manages to generate enough power to send it just over the leaping deep square fielder for a biggie.
8.4
4
Tim Southee To Fakhar Zaman
FOUR! Fine shot! Tim Southee continues with his leg stump line, full as well, Fakhar Zaman stays in his crease and uses his wrists really well to whip it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
8.3
1
Tim Southee To Babar Azam
Back of a length and on middle, Babar Azam stays back and nudges it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
8.2
0
Tim Southee To Babar Azam
On a length and around off, Babar Azam pushes it towards short covers.
8.1
0
Tim Southee To Babar Azam
Fuller one and on middle, Babar Azam flicks it nicely but straight to short mid-wicket.
Despite the early loss, this has been a good start for Pakistan.
End Of The Over 8 : 56/1
8 Runs
  • 07.1
  • 07.2
  • 17.3
  • 67.4
  • 07.5
  • 17.6
B. Azam
23 (16)
F. Zaman
26 (23)
M. Santner
1-0-8-0
7.6
1
Mitchell Santner To Babar Azam
Shortish and around off, Babar Azam moves back and punches it towards long off for one. That brings up the 50-run partnership between these two batters.
7.5
0
Mitchell Santner To Babar Azam
Pushed through quicker, full and on middle, angling in, Babar Azam stays back and blocks it out.
7.4
6
Mitchell Santner To Babar Azam
SIX! BOOM! Babar Azam sends this one into the crowd! Mitchell Santner drags his length back and around middle, Babar Azam picks up the length early, goes back and smashses it into the second tier over the deep mid-wicket fence for a maximum.
7.3
1
Mitchell Santner To Fakhar Zaman
Flatter, full and around leg, Fakhar Zaman clips it towards backward square leg for a single.
7.2
0
Mitchell Santner To Fakhar Zaman
Short again, on middle, Fakhar Zaman nudges it towards short mid-wicket.
7.1
0
Mitchell Santner To Fakhar Zaman
Mitchell Santner starts with a floated delivery, short and on leg, angling in, Fakhar Zaman looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads.
Time for some spin as Mitchell Santner is introduced into the attack.
End Of The Over 7 : 48/1
16 Runs
  • 66.1
  • 06.2
  • 1 WD6.3
  • 16.3
  • 06.4
  • 46.5
  • 46.6
B. Azam
16 (13)
F. Zaman
25 (20)
T. Boult
4-0-42-0
6.6
4
Trent Boult To Babar Azam
FOUR! No luck about this one! Pure class! Trent Boult bowls this back of a length and around off, Babar Azam gets on top of the bounce and punches it sweety through covers for another boundary. Trent Boult is proving to be expensive here!
6.5
4
Trent Boult To Babar Azam
EDGED AND FOUR! Trent Boult lands this on a hard length and on off, shaping away, Babar Azam looks to play at it but gets an outside edge towards the third man fence for a boundary.
6.4
0
Trent Boult To Babar Azam
This is on a good length and on middle, Babar Azam stays back and blocks it back to the bowler.
6.3
1
Trent Boult To Fakhar Zaman
Goes fuller and on leg, angling in, Fakhar Zaman backs away and jams it out towards square leg for a single.
6.3
wd
Trent Boult To Fakhar Zaman
Tries the bouncer but bowls this down the leg side, Fakhar Zaman leaves it alone. Wided.
6.2
0
Trent Boult To Fakhar Zaman
Good comeback from Boult! He nails the yorker this time, on middle, Fakhar Zaman manages to get his bat down in time to dig it out onto the pitch.
6.1
6
Trent Boult To Fakhar Zaman
SIX! Fakhar Zaman is targeting Trent Boult here! This is full and around middle, in the slot as well, Fakhar Zaman clears his front leg away and whacks it over the deep mid-wicket fence for a biggie.
End Of The Over 6 : 32/1
3 Runs
  • 05.1
  • 15.2
  • 05.3
  • 15.4
  • 1 LB5.5
  • 05.6
B. Azam
8 (10)
F. Zaman
18 (17)
T. Southee
3-0-5-1
5.6
0
Tim Southee To Babar Azam
Pitches this one up, on middle, Babar Azam drills it down the ground where Tim Southee goes down quickly to stop it.
5.5
lb
Tim Southee To Fakhar Zaman
Tim Southee follows the batter and serves this full, on leg, Fakhar Zaman tries to back away but gets cramped as he looks to work it away and the ball goes off his pads towards backward square leg. A leg bye is taken.
5.4
1
Tim Southee To Babar Azam
Touch fuller and on leg, angling in, Babar Azam works it off the inside half of the bat onto his pads as the ball rolls towards mid-wicket. They cross.
5.3
0
Tim Southee To Babar Azam
Back of a length and around off, Babar Azam punches it towards cover-point.
5.2
1
Tim Southee To Fakhar Zaman
Length again, on off, Fakhar Zaman taps it in front of short covers for quick single.
5.1
0
Tim Southee To Fakhar Zaman
On a length and around leg, Fakhar Zaman tucks it towards short mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 5 : 29/1
17 Runs
  • 44.1
  • 64.2
  • 14.3
  • 04.4
  • 24.5
  • 44.6
B. Azam
7 (7)
F. Zaman
17 (14)
T. Boult
3-0-26-0
4.6
4
Trent Boult To Babar Azam
FOUR! Babar Azam connects this time alright! Trent Boult once again bangs this into the pitch, on middle, Babar Azam gets into a good position early and hammers it towards the vacant deep square leg fence for a boundary.
4.5
2
Trent Boult To Babar Azam
Short of a length and on middle, Babar Azam mistimes his pull shot over mid-wicket as the fielder from mid on chases after it and slides to stop it. Two runs taken.
4.4
0
Trent Boult To Babar Azam
On a length and on off, Babar Azam pats it back to the bowler where Trent Boult collects and has a shy at the batter's end which hits Babar on the pads and rolls to the keeper.
4.3
1
Trent Boult To Fakhar Zaman
Back of a length and on off, Fakhar Zaman drops it in front of point for a quick single.
4.2
6
Trent Boult To Fakhar Zaman
SIX! BANG! Fakhar Zaman goes big now! Trent Boult serves this full and drifting into the pads, Fakhar Zaman picks it up from there and absolutely whips it way over the deep square leg fence for a biggie.
4.1
4
Trent Boult To Fakhar Zaman
FOUR! Powered away! Trent Boult bowls this on a good length and around middle, Fakhar Zaman picks up the length early and swats it towards the deep mid-wicket fence for a boundary.
End Of The Over 4 : 12/1
2 Runs
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • 13.3
  • 03.4
  • 13.5
  • 03.6
B. Azam
1 (4)
F. Zaman
6 (11)
T. Southee
2-0-3-1
3.6
0
Tim Southee To Babar Azam
Fullish delivery, on middle, Babar Azam knocks it straight to mid on.
3.5
1
Tim Southee To Fakhar Zaman
Length again, on leg, slower too, Fakhar Zaman clips it through backward square leg for a run.
3.4
0
Tim Southee To Fakhar Zaman
Pulls his length back a bit, on leg, Fakhar Zaman looks to flick but misses as the ball goes off his pads towards wide of first slip.
3.3
1
Tim Southee To Babar Azam
Pitched up and around middle, Babar Azam works it wide of mid on for a single and gets off the mark.
3.2
0
Tim Southee To Babar Azam
Full again, on off, shaping away, Babar Azam drives it straight to short covers.
3.1
0
Tim Southee To Babar Azam
Fuller one and around off, Babar Azam gently blocks it towards short covers.
End Of The Over 3 : 10/1
4 Runs
  • 02.1
  • 42.2
  • 02.3
  • 02.4
  • 02.5
  • 02.6
F. Zaman
5 (9)
B. Azam
0 (0)
T. Boult
2-0-9-0
2.6
0
Trent Boult To Fakhar Zaman
This is on a hard length and around middle, Fakhar Zaman looks to heave it away but misses and gets hit high on the body.
2.5
0
Trent Boult To Fakhar Zaman
Trent Boult bangs in a sharp bouncer now, Fakhar Zaman gets a bit hurried and misses his pull shot.
2.4
0
Trent Boult To Fakhar Zaman
A bit fuller and on off, Fakhar Zaman blocks it back to the bowler.
2.3
0
Trent Boult To Fakhar Zaman
On a length and on off, Fakhar Zaman knocks it towards mid on.
2.2
4
Trent Boult To Fakhar Zaman
FOUR! Nice shot! Trent Boult lands this short of a length and outside off, Fakhar Zaman stands tall and crunches it past the diving point fielder for a boundary.
2.1
0
Trent Boult To Fakhar Zaman
Back of a length and around off, Fakhar Zaman leaves it alone.
Babar Azam walks out to the middle now.
End Of The Over 2 : 6/1
1 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 11.3
  • 01.4
  • 01.5
  • W1.6
A. Shafique
4 (9)
F. Zaman
1 (3)
T. Southee
1-0-1-1
1.6
W
Tim Southee To Abdullah Shafique OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Broken thumb? What broken thumb? Kane Williamson takes one of the catches of the tournament here. Tim Southee bowls this one fuller as well around off, Abdullah Shafique presents the full face of the bat and looks to loft it away but the ball hits high on the bat and flies in the air wide of mid off here Kane Williamson runs backwards to his left and into the sun, but dives brilliantly to take the catch. Pakistan lose an early wicket!
1.5
0
Tim Southee To Abdullah Shafique
Touch fuller this time, on off, Abdullah Shafique taps it down towards point.
1.4
0
Tim Southee To Abdullah Shafique
Tim Southee lands this on a hard length and outside off, shaping away sharply, Abdullah Shafique lets it go to the keeper.
1.3
1
Tim Southee To Fakhar Zaman
Length again and on leg too, Fakhar Zaman nudges it through mid-wicket for a single and gets off the mark.
1.2
0
Tim Southee To Fakhar Zaman
This is on a good length and around leg, Fakhar Zaman looks to flick but misses to get hit high on the pads.
1.1
0
Tim Southee To Fakhar Zaman
Tim Southee begins with a fuller delivery, on middle, shaping in, Fakhar Zaman clips it towards short mid-wicket.
It will be Tim Southee to operate from the other end.
End Of The Over 1 : 5/0
5 Runs
  • 00.1
  • 00.2
  • 40.3
  • 00.4
  • 00.5
  • 1 WD0.6
  • 00.6
A. Shafique
4 (6)
F. Zaman
0 (0)
T. Boult
1-0-5-0
0.6
0
Trent Boult To Abdullah Shafique
Goes fuller and around leg, Abdullah Shafique turns it to the leg side. Five runs off the first over then.
0.6
wd
Trent Boult To Abdullah Shafique
Short of a length and well outside off, Abdullah Shafique throws his bat at it but fails to reach it. It is called a wide.
0.5
0
Trent Boult To Abdullah Shafique
BEATEN! Trent Boult lands this on a hard length and around off, shaping away, Abdullah Shafique has a poke at it but gets beaten on the outside edge.
0.4
0
Trent Boult To Abdullah Shafique
Right in the blockhole, on off, Abdullah Shafique digs it out off the bottom edge towards mid-wicket.
0.3
4
Trent Boult To Abdullah Shafique
FOUR! Abdullah Shafique and Pakistan are underway in style! Trent Boult pitches this one up again, drifting into the pads, Abdullah Shafique uses his wrists and closes the face of the bat to flick it past mid-wicket for a boundary.
0.2
0
Trent Boult To Abdullah Shafique
Touch fuller this time, on middle, shaping in again, Abdullah Shafique tucks it towards short mid-wicket.
0.1
0
Trent Boult To Abdullah Shafique
Trent Boult starts with a good-length delivery, on middle, shaping in, Abdullah Shafique works it off the inner half of the bat to square leg.
Match Info
  • Venue M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
  • Weather Rainy
  • Toss Pakistan won the toss and elected to field
  • Result Pakistan beat New Zealand by 21 runs (D/L method)
  • Player of the Match Fakhar Zaman
  • Umpire Paul Wilson (AUS), Richard Kettleborough (ENG) and Richard Illingworth (ENG)
  • Referee Sir Richie Richardson (WI)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: New Zealand 401/6 in 50.0 overs
  • New Zealand 400/6 in 49.5 overs
  • New Zealand 350/5 in 45.1 overs
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 50 off 28 balls between D Mitchell (19) and M Chapman (30)
  • New Zealand 300/3 in 39.4 overs
  • New Zealand 250/2 in 34.4 overs
  • R Ravindra 3rd ODI hundred: 100 runs in 88 balls (14x4) (1x6)
  • Drinks: New Zealand 211/1 in 30.0 overs
  • New Zealand 200/1 in 28.6 overs
  • K Williamson 44th ODI fifty: 50 runs in 49 balls (5x4) (1x6)
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 100 off 85 balls between R Ravindra (41) and K Williamson (48)
  • R Ravindra ODI fifty: 50 runs in 51 balls (8x4) (0x6)
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 50 off 49 balls between R Ravindra (18) and K Williamson (25)
  • New Zealand 100/1 in 15.4 overs
  • Drinks: New Zealand 97/1 in 15.0 overs
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 50 off 46 balls between D Conway (26) and R Ravindra (22)
  • Mandatory Power play (1-10): New Zealand 66/0
  • New Zealand 50/0 in 7.4 overs
  • Rain Stoppage: Pakistan 200/1 in 25.3 overs
  • Pakistan 200/1 in 25.2 overs
  • B Azam 52nd ODI fifty: 50 runs in 52 balls (5x4) (1x6)
  • Rain Stoppage: Pakistan 160/1 in 21.3 overs
  • Pakistan 150/1 in 19.4 overs
  • F Zaman 11th ODI hundred: 100 runs in 69 balls (6x4) (9x6)
  • Drinks: Pakistan 127/1 in 18.0 overs
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 100 off 78 balls between F Zaman (67) and B Azam (31)
  • Pakistan 100/1 in 14.4 overs
  • F Zaman ODI fifty: 50 runs in 39 balls (4x4) (4x6)
  • Mandatory Power play (1-10): Pakistan 75/1
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 50 off 36 balls between F Zaman (25) and B Azam (23)
  • Pakistan 55/1 in 7.4 overs
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