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New Zealand vs Pakistan, Match 33 Match Summary

NZ vs PAK, 2019 - ODI Summary

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Match Ended   
237/6 (50.0/50)
241/4 (49.1/50)
Pakistan beat New Zealand by 6 wickets
NZ 237/6
Bat Top Batsmen
97 (112)
  • 5x4s
  • 3x6s
  • 86.60SR
64 (71)
  • 6x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 90.14SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
10
OVERS
28/3
R/W
Bowler
ECON 4.3
10
OVERS
43/1
R/W
PAK 241/4
Bat Top Batsmen
101 (127)
  • 11x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 79.52SR
68 (76)
  • 5x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 89.47SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
8
OVERS
39/1
R/W
Bowler
ECON 4.8
10
OVERS
48/1
R/W
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Pakistan skipper, Sarfaraz Ahmed says that the crowd always support them and thanks them. Adds that fielding is a very important part and they have worked hard on it. Adds that whenever they are pushed in a corner, they perform the best. States that it's a complete team effort and praises his bowlers and then the partnership between Haris Sohail and Babar Azam. Terms the batting of Babar Azam as the best he has ever seen and lauds him for the way he handled the pressure. Mentions that it was a tricky target but he was confident of chasing it if they bat out the 50 overs. On comparison with the 1992 WC, Sarfaraz replies that they are not thinking much about it and taking one game at a time. Hopes to keep doing best.
New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson, says that in the last 34 games the pitch has offered something for the bowlers and credits Pakistan for outplaying them on a tough surface. Praise the opposition for bowling in the right areas and nipping a number of guys off but also credits Neesham and de Grandhomme to bring the Kiwis back into the game. Admits that his own team had a chance with two early wickets but then Pakistan's middle order fought hard. Agrees that 250 might have been a difficult score on this track. On taking Santner off when Sohail came on to bat, Williamson says that was trying to save him for the end. Agrees that this loss is a blip and wants to forget this quickly and move on to the next match against a different opposition on a different pitch and hopes to perform better than today.
BABAR AZAM IS THE MAN OF THE MATCH. Says that this is indeed his best inning, which was required on a wicket which was slow and the track was turning a lot. Stresses that it was difficult to bat on and hence wanted to bat 50 overs. On being asked who was more of a threat - spinner (Santner) or seamer, Babar says that the initial plan was to see off the fast bowlers but on seeing the ball turn, Azam says that he and Hafeez thought of playing Santner out, trying to get 3-4 runs an over. Thanks the fans for turning out in numbers, even in Birmingham and adds that they always support Pakistan in England.
New Zealand would like to believe that this loss is just an aberration. They will be pleased with the way their batsmen fought after a poor beginning and will take the batting form of Jimmy Neesham and Colin de Grandhomme as positives. On the bowling front, they weren't necessarily poor but didn't get much off the surface to trouble the Pakistani batsmen. Mitchell Santner was the best bowler for them but he was unlucky not to get any wicket to his name. Had he got a few, this match could have seen a close finish. Please stay tuned for the presentation.
It was a chase well planned by Pakistan. They lost their in-form openers cheaply but that didn't affect them much. Babar Azam took it on himself to play the anchor role and first with Mohammad Hafeez and then with Haris Sohail, threaded match-winning partnerships. He went on to notch up his maiden World Cup century and stayed unbeaten to see his side over the line.
A thumping win for Pakistan and they have stopped New Zealand's winning juggernaut. Also, they have kept their campaign alive and their eye-catching resemblance to the 1992 World Cup edition is getting more and more interesting.
49.1
4
Lockie Ferguson To Sarfaraz Ahmed
FOUR! PAKISTAN WIN BY 6 WICKETS! Full toss outside off, Sarfaraz gets bat on ball and puts it away through the gap between cover-point and point for the winning runs.
Over 49 : 237/4
3 Runs
  • 148.1
  • 148.2
  • W48.3
  • 048.4
  • 148.5
  • 048.6
B. Azam
101 (127)
S. Ahmed
1 (2)
M. Henry
7-0-25-0
48.6
0
Matt Henry To Babar Azam
Angles in a length ball on off, Babar flicks but finds the mid-wicket. So we have the last over, folks. Just 1 more needed.
48.5
1
Matt Henry To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Scores are levelled! Shortish and on middle, Sarfaraz stands back and helps it in front of square leg for a run.
48.4
0
Matt Henry To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Played to the point region by the batsman. No run.
Sarfaraz Ahmed comes out for the finishing duties.
48.3
W
Matt Henry To Babar Azam OUT!
OUT! What an anti-climax! Haris Sohail is run out. A yorker on off, Babar digs it out near the stumps and looks at his partner who shows interest in a run. Azam stutters a bit but Sohail puts his head down and runs. Guptill, in the meantime, also charges to the ball, dives forward to pick it up and then disturbs the stumps. All in one motion. It's referred upstairs and Haris is found short. End of a fine knock nonetheless and his century stand with Babar completely spoiled New Zealand's chances of any comeback.
Is that a run out? Martin Guptill has literally flown in from point to hit the stumps! Has Sohail made it in time? Replays seem to indicate that Haris is short. Yes, he has to go.
48.2
1
Matt Henry To Haris Sohail
Fractionally short and on middle, Sohail turns it through backward square leg and crosses.
48.1
1
Matt Henry To Babar Azam
Short in length on off, Babar gets on top of the bounce and pulls it in front of square leg for a run.
Matt Henry to bowl...
Over 48 : 234/3
9 Runs
  • 447.1
  • 147.2
  • 147.3
  • 047.4
  • 1 WD47.5
  • 247.5
  • 047.6
H. Sohail
67 (75)
B. Azam
100 (124)
L. Ferguson
8-0-46-1
47.6
0
Lockie Ferguson To Haris Sohail
Swing and a miss! Shortish ball around leg, Sohail hops back and tries to pull but misses. Pakistan one hit away!
47.5
2
Lockie Ferguson To Haris Sohail
A low full toss outside off, Sohail pumps it over the infield and gets a couple as the sweeper cover fielder cuts it off near the fence.
47.5
wd
Lockie Ferguson To Haris Sohail
Wide called for height! Lockie follows the batsman down towards leg with a short ball but it goes well over Haris. He tries his best to hook but misses.
47.4
0
Lockie Ferguson To Haris Sohail
Shortish and on off, Haris tries working across the line but misses.
47.3
1
Lockie Ferguson To Babar Azam
Hundred for Babar Azam, his 10th in ODIs, first in an ODI World Cup! What a batsman, what a terrific batsman! A real find for Pakistan. Becomes the first Pakistan batsman since 1987 to score a century without opening the innings. He reaches this milestone by slapping a short delivery to deep cover. Completes his single and then takes his helmet out. Raises his bat and acknowledges the crowd. Follows it up with a Sajda.
Get the chants out again...
47.2
1
Lockie Ferguson To Haris Sohail
Fuller and on middle, Sohail goes deep inside the crease and drills it to mid off for a run. Babar on strike...
47.1
4
Lockie Ferguson To Haris Sohail
FOUR! Beautiful timing and placement! Back of a length delivery outside off, Haris crunches it off his back foot and places it through backward point. The third man fielder tries to run across to make the stop but he slipped.
Over 47 : 225/3
1 Runs
  • 046.1
  • 146.2
  • 046.3
  • 046.4
  • 046.5
  • 046.6
B. Azam
99 (123)
H. Sohail
60 (70)
T. Boult
10-0-48-1
46.6
0
Trent Boult To Babar Azam
Fuller in length and outside off, Azam connects with his cover drive but finds the fielder. Stays on 99. Babar is feeling the heat here.
46.5
0
Trent Boult To Babar Azam
Beaten again. On a length around middle, Babar gets across to work it on the leg side but fails to middle. It hits him on the pads and rolls back.
46.4
0
Trent Boult To Babar Azam
Nerves! Azam is beaten on the drive. Fuller in length and outside off, Babar tries to stroke through the line but gets beaten.
46.3
0
Trent Boult To Babar Azam
A touch short in length and outside off, Babar mistimes his punch to point.
The crowd is going nuts. Babar Azam is on 99. 'BABAR! BABAR! BABAR!' is the chant.
49 OV
3 Runs
M. Henry to B. Azam H. Sohail S. Ahmed
  • 148.1
  • 148.2
  • W48.3
  • 048.4
  • 148.5
  • 048.6
48 OV
9 Runs
L. Ferguson to H. Sohail B. Azam
  • 447.1
  • 147.2
  • 147.3
  • 047.4
  • 1 WD47.5
  • 247.5
  • 047.6
47 OV
1 Runs
T. Boult to H. Sohail B. Azam
  • 046.1
  • 146.2
  • 046.3
  • 046.4
  • 046.5
  • 046.6
46 OV
9 Runs
L. Ferguson to B. Azam H. Sohail
  • 045.1
  • 145.2
  • 145.3
  • 145.4
  • 1 WD45.5
  • 145.5
  • 445.6
45 OV
8 Runs
T. Boult to H. Sohail
  • 044.1
  • 044.2
  • 244.3
  • 244.4
  • 044.5
  • 444.6
44 OV
3 Runs
M. Santner to H. Sohail B. Azam
  • 043.1
  • 143.2
  • 043.3
  • 243.4
  • 043.5
  • 043.6
43 OV
3 Runs
T. Boult to H. Sohail B. Azam
  • 042.1
  • 142.2
  • 242.3
  • 042.4
  • 042.5
  • 042.6
42 OV
12 Runs
M. Santner to B. Azam H. Sohail
  • 441.1
  • 441.2
  • 141.3
  • 141.4
  • 141.5
  • 141.6
41 OV
6 Runs
T. Boult to H. Sohail B. Azam
  • 140.1
  • 040.2
  • 040.3
  • 140.4
  • 040.5
  • 440.6
40 OV
4 Runs
M. Santner to B. Azam H. Sohail
  • 139.1
  • 039.2
  • 039.3
  • 139.4
  • 239.5
  • 039.6
39 OV
7 Runs
K. Williamson to B. Azam H. Sohail
  • 038.1
  • 138.2
  • 138.3
  • 138.4
  • 038.5
  • 438.6
38 OV
8 Runs
T. Boult to H. Sohail B. Azam
  • 137.1
  • 137.2
  • 037.3
  • 637.4
  • 037.5
  • 037.6
37 OV
10 Runs
K. Williamson to B. Azam H. Sohail
  • 036.1
  • 436.2
  • 436.3
  • 136.4
  • 136.5
  • 036.6
36 OV
9 Runs
C. Munro to H. Sohail B. Azam
  • 135.1
  • 435.2
  • 135.3
  • 135.4
  • 1 WD35.5
  • 035.5
  • 135.6
35 OV
3 Runs
K. Williamson to H. Sohail B. Azam
  • 034.1
  • 134.2
  • 034.3
  • 134.4
  • 034.5
  • 134.6
34 OV
3 Runs
L. Ferguson to H. Sohail B. Azam
  • 133.1
  • 133.2
  • 033.3
  • 133.4
  • 033.5
  • 033.6
33 OV
3 Runs
K. Williamson to H. Sohail B. Azam
  • 132.1
  • 032.2
  • 132.3
  • 032.4
  • 132.5
  • 032.6
32 OV
4 Runs
L. Ferguson to H. Sohail B. Azam
  • 031.1
  • 1 WD31.2
  • 031.2
  • 131.3
  • 231.4
  • 031.5
  • 031.6
31 OV
4 Runs
K. Williamson to H. Sohail B. Azam
  • 130.1
  • 1 WD30.2
  • 130.2
  • 030.3
  • 030.4
  • 030.5
  • 130.6
30 OV
8 Runs
M. Santner to B. Azam H. Sohail
  • 029.1
  • 029.2
  • 129.3
  • 629.4
  • 129.5
  • 029.6
29 OV
4 Runs
K. Williamson to H. Sohail
  • 028.1
  • 428.2
  • 028.3
  • 028.4
  • 028.5
  • 028.6
28 OV
1 Runs
M. Santner to H. Sohail
  • 027.1
  • 027.2
  • 027.3
  • 027.4
  • 027.5
  • 127.6
27 OV
3 Runs
K. Williamson to H. Sohail B. Azam
  • 126.1
  • 126.2
  • 126.3
  • 026.4
  • 026.5
  • 026.6
26 OV
2 Runs
M. Santner to B. Azam H. Sohail
  • 025.1
  • 125.2
  • 025.3
  • 125.4
  • 025.5
  • 025.6
25 OV
5 Runs
K. Williamson to B. Azam M. Hafeez H. Sohail
  • 124.1
  • 324.2
  • 124.3
  • 024.4
  • W24.5
  • 024.6
24 OV
1 Runs
M. Santner to B. Azam M. Hafeez
  • 023.1
  • 023.2
  • 023.3
  • 023.4
  • 123.5
  • 023.6
23 OV
13 Runs
J. Neesham to M. Hafeez B. Azam
  • 122.1
  • 222.2
  • 022.3
  • 1 WD22.4
  • 422.4
  • 122.5
  • 422.6
22 OV
2 Runs
M. Santner to B. Azam
  • 021.1
  • 221.2
  • 021.3
  • 021.4
  • 021.5
  • 021.6
21 OV
3 Runs
J. Neesham to B. Azam M. Hafeez
  • 120.1
  • 020.2
  • 020.3
  • 120.4
  • 020.5
  • 120.6
20 OV
2 Runs
M. Santner to M. Hafeez
  • 219.1
  • 019.2
  • 019.3
  • 019.4
  • 019.5
  • 019.6
19 OV
4 Runs
J. Neesham to B. Azam
  • 018.1
  • 018.2
  • 018.3
  • 018.4
  • 018.5
  • 418.6
18 OV
3 Runs
M. Santner to B. Azam M. Hafeez
  • 017.1
  • 117.2
  • 017.3
  • 117.4
  • 017.5
  • 117.6
17 OV
6 Runs
L. Ferguson to B. Azam M. Hafeez
  • 416.1
  • 116.2
  • 016.3
  • 016.4
  • 1 WD16.5
  • 016.5
  • 016.6
16 OV
7 Runs
de Grandhomme to B. Azam M. Hafeez
  • 215.1
  • 115.2
  • 015.3
  • 015.4
  • 015.5
  • 415.6
15 OV
8 Runs
L. Ferguson to M. Hafeez
  • 014.1
  • 414.2
  • 014.3
  • 414.4
  • 014.5
  • 014.6
14 OV
5 Runs
de Grandhomme to M. Hafeez B. Azam
  • 013.1
  • 013.2
  • 113.3
  • 013.4
  • 213.5
  • 213.6
13 OV
5 Runs
L. Ferguson to M. Hafeez
  • 012.1
  • 412.2
  • 012.3
  • 012.4
  • 012.5
  • 112.6
12 OV
1 Runs
M. Henry to M. Hafeez
  • 011.1
  • 011.2
  • 011.3
  • 011.4
  • 011.5
  • 111.6
11 OV
2 Runs
L. Ferguson to B. Azam Imam M. Hafeez
  • 110.1
  • W10.2
  • 010.3
  • 010.4
  • 010.5
  • 110.6
10 OV
2 Runs
M. Henry to Imam B. Azam
  • 09.1
  • 09.2
  • 19.3
  • 09.4
  • 09.5
  • 19.6
9 OV
8 Runs
T. Boult to B. Azam
  • 08.1
  • 48.2
  • 08.3
  • 08.4
  • 48.5
  • 08.6
8 OV
1 Runs
M. Henry to B. Azam
  • 07.1
  • 07.2
  • 07.3
  • 07.4
  • 07.5
  • 17.6
7 OV
2 Runs
T. Boult to Imam
  • 26.1
  • 06.2
  • 06.3
  • 06.4
  • 06.5
  • 06.6
6 OV
6 Runs
M. Henry to B. Azam Imam
  • 05.1
  • 05.2
  • 25.3
  • 35.4
  • 15.5
  • 05.6
5 OV
4 Runs
T. Boult to Imam
  • 04.1
  • 44.2
  • 04.3
  • 04.4
  • 04.5
  • 04.6
4 OV
1 Runs
M. Henry to Imam B. Azam
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • 03.3
  • 13.4
  • 03.5
  • 03.6
3 OV
4 Runs
T. Boult to F. Zaman
  • 42.1
  • 02.2
  • 02.3
  • 02.4
  • 02.5
  • W2.6
2 OV
11 Runs
M. Henry to F. Zaman Imam
  • 01.1
  • 41.2
  • 01.3
  • 11.4
  • 41.5
  • 21.6
1 OV
4 Runs
T. Boult to Imam
  • 00.1
  • 00.2
  • 00.3
  • 00.4
  • 00.5
  • 40.6
Match Info
  • Venue Edgbaston, Birmingham
  • Weather Overcast
  • Toss New Zealandwon the toss and elected to bat
  • Result Pakistan beat New Zealand by 6 wickets
  • Player of the Match Babar Azam
  • Umpire Paul Reiffel (AUS), Bruce Oxenford (AUS) and Paul Wilson (AUS)
  • Referee Sir Richie Richardson (WI)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: New Zealand 237/6 in 50.0 overs
  • Powerplay 3 (41-50): New Zealand 237/6 (85 runs, 1 wickets)
  • New Zealand 203/5 in 46.3 overs
  • 6th wkt Partnership: 101 off 111 balls between J Neesham (50) and de Grandhomme (50)
  • de Grandhomme 3rd ODI Fifty: 50 runs in 63 balls (4x4) (1x6)
  • Referral 1 (43.4 ovs): PAK against J Neesham (Caught) Unsuccessful (NZ: 1, PAK: 0)
  • Powerplay 2 (11-40): New Zealand 152/5 (108 runs, 2 wickets)
  • J Neesham 6th ODI Fifty: 50 runs in 77 balls (2x4) (1x6)
  • New Zealand 150/5 in 39.0 overs
  • 6th wkt Partnership: 50 off 54 balls between J Neesham (20) and de Grandhomme (30)
  • New Zealand 100/5 in 31.3 overs
  • Drinks: New Zealand 97/5 in 31.0 overs
  • New Zealand 51/4 in 15.2 overs
  • Drinks: New Zealand 46/4 in 12.3 overs
  • Powerplay 1 (1-10): New Zealand 44/3
  • B Azam 10th ODI hundred : 100 runs in 124 balls (11x4) (0x6)
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 101 off 122 balls between B Azam (51) and H Sohail (45)
  • H Sohail 12th ODI fifty: 51 runs in 63 balls (3x4) (2x6)
  • Pakistan 200/3 in 41.5 overs
  • Power play 2 (11-40): Pakistan 183/3 (141 runs, 1 wickets)
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 52 off 73 balls between B Azam (23) and H Sohail (26)
  • Pakistan 150/3 in 35.2 overs
  • Drinks: Pakistan 139/3 in 33.0 overs
  • B Azam ODI fifty: 50 runs in 65 balls (5x4) (0x6)
  • Pakistan 100/2 in 22.5 overs
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 50 off 73 balls between B Azam (24) and M Hafeez (25)
  • B Azam dropped on 38 by T Latham in 21.5 overs
  • B Azam completes 3000 ODI runs
  • Drinks: Pakistan 71/2 in 16.0 overs
  • Pakistan 50/2 in 12.2 overs
  • Power play 1 (1-10): Pakistan 43/1
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Rohit Sharma IND64881.00
David Warner AUS64771.88
Shakib Al Hasan BAN60686.57
Kane Williamson NZ57882.57
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Mitchell Starc AUS275.43
Lockie Ferguson NZ214.88
Jofra Archer ENG204.57
Mustafizur Rahman BAN206.70
Jasprit Bumrah IND184.41
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