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New Zealand vs Pakistan, Super 10 - Match 23 Match Summary

NZ vs PAK, 2016 - Summary

New Zealand vs Pakistan Scorecard
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Match Ended   
180/5 (20)
158/5 (20)
New Zealand beat Pakistan by 22 runs
  • Player of the Match
    Martin Guptill
NZ 180/5
Bat Top Batsmen
80 (48)
  • 10x4s
  • 3x6s
  • 166.66SR
36 (23)
  • 2x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 156.52SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
PAK 158/5
Bat Top Batsmen
47 (25)
  • 9x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 188.00SR
30 (32)
  • 3x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 93.75SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 6.50
4
OVERS
26/2
R/W
4
OVERS
29/2
R/W
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Right then! That ends a promisingly interesting encounter turning into a boring one-sided one. Pakistan looked like they might create an upset tonight but could not go the distance. They now take on Australia in a definite do-or-die game at this very same venue on Friday, 25th March, 2016. The Kiwis, on the other hand, head to Kolkata to take on Bangladesh in their final league game on Saturday, March 26, 2016.
Pakistan captain SHAHID AFRIDI congratulates Williamson and New Zealand on the win. Also says that his side played well to restrict them to 180. When asked about NZ spinners, he says that they couldn't capitalize in the middle overs and thus lost the game. Also feels that it was a chaseable total. Admits that they failed to build any partnership after the first 6 overs. Feels that they could have gone for 8-9 runs an over instead of going for too many big hits. On being asked as to how can Pakistan start winning, Afridi hits the nail on the head by saying that lesser mistakes have to be committed. Sadly says that the next game could be his last for Pakistan and wants his side to do well against Australia.
Victorious New Zealand skipper KANE WILLIAMSON says that it is nice to be on a really good surface. Praises Guptill for his beautiful knock and feels that the entire batting unit played nicely. Also has a word for his bowlers for pulling things back after a tough start. About the total, he says that it was a par score and knew that initial 6 overs will be key for them. When asked about their spinners, states that they are adapting to the conditions and bowling their heart out as per the pitches. Adds that his team was expecting Pakistan to come out hard in the first 6 overs. On being asked about their spin success, Williamson feels his spinners have been very consistent and have adjusted well to the different surfaces. On being asked as to what makes this team so special, Williamson feels that his side is playing some smart cricket by adjusting to the different surfaces.
MARTIN GUPTILL has been named the Man Of The Match. Says that he was sitting outside for a precautionary measure as he had a bad hamstring when inquired about his absence on the field. Agrees that there are targets after specific overs and the Kiwis achieved that tonight. Mentions that they got to play their shots well and more aggressively in the first 6 overs. On improvising, Guptill says that one has to keep playing the same way as one cannot keep on changing every time. About the momentum, he says that they want to follow the flow as they come to bat. Feels that his team was lucky as the new ball was coming onto the bat nicely and hence, they did not have to play big strokes.
Excellent bowling display by the Kiwis. They were carted all over the place in the first 6 overs but came back superbly. Once again, the spinners were impressive as Santner and Sodhi went for just 54 in 8 overs combined with 3 wickets. Not sure when was the last time anyone punted on New Zealand stifling the opposition with spin bowling? Tremendous.
Shahid Afridi and Umar Akmal made some heads turn with a couple of lusty blows but the entertainment was short-lived. The boundaries seemed to dry up after the Powerplay. Actually, Shehzad's sluggish innings was the main reason for Pakistan's dismal show as the strike was not rotated enough.
The first 6 overs witnessed some absolutely brutal carnage as Pakistan raced to their highest Powerplay score in WT20s. The Kiwi bowlers looked all lost as Williamson searched for answers. And he got one, as Milne got rid of Sharjeel. Once that happened, it was all downhill for the Asian side.
A comfortable win for New Zealand in the end. With that, they become the first team to qualify for the semi finals of the WT20 2016. They got a scare when Sharjeel was going bonkers in the Powerplay but once he was gone, Pakistan just faded away.
19.6
1
Adam Milne To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Final ball, it is pitched full onto the pads, Sarfraz slogs that to mid-wicket for a single. NEW ZEALAND WIN BY 22 RUNS!
19.5
1
Adam Milne To Shoaib Malik
Full on off, punched to long on for a single.
19.4
2
Adam Milne To Shoaib Malik
Back of length ball outside off, Malik drives that to covers for a brace.
19.3
0
Adam Milne To Shoaib Malik
Beaten! Fuller outside off, swing and a miss.
19.2
1
Adam Milne To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Full toss on off again, Malik lofts that to covers for a single. It should have been a no ball for height as it was bowled above the waist line.
19.1
2
Adam Milne To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Pakistan need 30 from 6 balls. Adam Milne to bowl the final over. Full toss on the pads, Malik lofts that to long on for a brace.
Over 19 : 151/5
9 Runs
    S. Ahmed
    7 (5)
    S. Malik
    12 (10)
    M. McClenaghan
    4-0-43-0
    18.6
    1
    Mitchell McClenaghan To Sarfaraz Ahmed
    Short ball on off, pulled to mid-wicket for a single.
    18.5
    2
    Mitchell McClenaghan To Sarfaraz Ahmed
    Low full toss on pads, Malik flicks that to square leg for a brace.
    18.4
    2
    Mitchell McClenaghan To Sarfaraz Ahmed
    Back of length ball, Sarfraz shimmies across and mishits to the leg side for a single.
    18.3
    1
    Mitchell McClenaghan To Shoaib Malik
    Landed outside off, it is steered to third man for a single.
    18.2
    2
    Mitchell McClenaghan To Shoaib Malik
    Full toss on the off stump, Malik walks across and flicks that to square leg for a brace. They need biggies.
    18.1
    1
    Mitchell McClenaghan To Sarfaraz Ahmed
    Short ball onto the stumps, it is pulled to mid-wicket for a single.
    Over 18 : 142/5
    5 Runs
      S. Ahmed
      1 (1)
      S. Malik
      9 (8)
      A. Milne
      3-0-19-2
      17.6
      1
      Adam Milne To Sarfaraz Ahmed
      Short ball outside off, it is played to point for a single.
      17.5
      1
      Adam Milne To Shoaib Malik
      The batsman just manages to keep the yorker out. Good ball bowled by the bowler. They pick up a single.
      Sarfraz comes to bat.
      17.4
      W
      Adam Milne To Umar Akmal OUT!
      OUT! Milne breaks Akmal finally! Full toss on off, Akmal lofts that for a biggie but mishits to long on. Guptill takes another catch. Is Pakistan out of the contest after that wicket.
      17.3
      0
      Adam Milne To Umar Akmal
      Fuller ball on off, beats Akmal on the drive. Great bowling.
      17.2
      2
      Adam Milne To Umar Akmal
      Full toss onto the off side, Akmal lofts that to mid-wikcet for a brace.
      17.1
      1
      Adam Milne To Shoaib Malik
      Full in the slot, Malik digs it out to covers for a single.
      Adam Milne is back.
      Over 17 : 137/4
      8 Runs
        U. Akmal
        22 (23)
        S. Malik
        7 (6)
        M. McClenaghan
        3-0-34-0
        16.6
        2
        Mitchell McClenaghan To Umar Akmal
        Back of a length ball, Akmal top edges that to mid-wicket for a brace.
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        Match Poll

        Who will win the Match

        Worm
        PlayerRunsAvg.
        Tamim Iqbal BAN29573.75
        Virat Kohli IND273136.50
        Joe Root ENG24949.80
        Mohammad Shahzad AFG22231.71
        Jos Buttler ENG19147.75
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        PlayerWicketsEco.
        Mohammad Nabi AFG126.07
        Rashid Khan AFG116.53
        Ish Sodhi NZ106.10
        Mitchell Santner NZ106.27
        Shakib Al Hasan BAN107.21
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