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Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st ODI Match Summary

PAK vs NZ, 2018 - ODI Summary

Pakistan vs New Zealand Scorecard
Match Ended   
219 (47.2/50)
266/9 (50.0/50)
New Zealand beat Pakistan by 47 runs
  • Player of the Match
    Trent Boult
NZ 266/9
Bat Top Batsmen
80 (112)
  • 5x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 71.42SR
68 (64)
  • 5x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 106.25SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
ECON 3.8
PAK 219/10
Bat Top Batsmen
64 (69)
  • 7x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 92.75SR
50 (72)
  • 0x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 69.44SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
ECON 5.4
Right, then! After suffering a defeat in the T20I series, New Zealand bounce back and start off on a winning note in the 50-over format. Pakistan's unfavourable record against the Kiwis continue, but they would like to change that soon, preferably in the next game itself. The 2nd ODI takes place at this same venue, on 9th November, at 1500 local (1100 GMT). Do join in for that. Take care!
New Zealand captain, Kane Williamson says all the games they have played so far have been difficult but they adapted to the conditions better this time which did the trick. States that they had some really good partnerships going and obviously Trent Boult's hat-trick played a big part. Reckons that the tail did well otherwise they were looking at a total below 230. Is happy with the overall performance and wants to take the momentum forward into the next game.
Pakistan captain, Sarfraz Ahmed says they started well with the ball and kept the Kiwis to 210/7, but then they couldn't capitalize and that hurt them. Adds that he brought Hasan Ali into the attack because of the reverse swing but the plans weren't executed properly in the death overs. When asked about their poor record against the Black Caps in ODIs, he feels that New Zealand's new ball bowlers are too good and they do a lot of damage. Stresses that they have to work on not losing wickets otherwise that will be a real problem going forward. Further adds that it's difficult to come back after losing three early wickets, but they will try to do their best in the next game.
Man of the Match, Trent Boult says it's nice to be back out on the field and play with his teammates again. Reckons that the new ball was key and he knew if he could get it to move around, he could do some damage. On his hat-trick ball, mentions he just wanted to make the batsman play and take it from there. States that their summer pretty much starts here and wants to do well as there's a lot of cricket to be bowled. On his last ball six, he chuckles and says he was hoping someone would ask him about that as he was quite pleased he middled it so well.
All in all, a good outing for the Kiwis. Earlier in the day, Taylor and Latham contributed with a century partnership of their own and with some assistance from the tail, catapulted their side past 260, more or less nullifying Shadab's and Afridi's 4-fer. Then, their bowling later came to the fore and got the job done. The presentation will be coming up shortly...
The Black Caps will be happy with their display in the field. Yes, it might have dragged on longer than they'd have liked to, but they got the win eventually. Boult got things going early in the 3rd over with a hat-trick and pegged the home side back. After that, there was some resistance, but the task was too big. Everybody else played their part, but Ferguson and de Grandhomme stood out as they got crucial wickets at the right moment to break whatever momentum Pakistan had gathered.
A rather comfortable victory for New Zealand in the end as they lead the 3-match series 1-0. The only time they were ever in trouble, or at least seemed like they were, was when Sarfraz and Imad (who scored fifties each) were going along without any trouble. But once their century stand was brought to an end, the writing was more or less on the wall. Malik and Imam before them provided some resistance, but that ended a bit prematurely as well. They were in real trouble when their top order was rocked early, so the task was always going to be a big difficult to be honest.
Lockie Ferguson To Shaheen Afridi OUT!
OUT! Bowled! Ferguson wraps things up as he ends with a 3-fer. Comes from around the wicket and spears in a yorker on the stumps, Shaheen Afridi backs away and looks to smash it, but misses and the stumps are shattered. NEW ZEALAND WIN BY 47 RUNS!
Junaid Khan is the last man in for Pakistan.
Lockie Ferguson To Hasan Ali OUT!
OUT! Second of the night for Lockie Ferguson. Cleverly disguises the slower delivery as he bowls it full and wide outside off, Hasan Ali tries to go big downtown. Can only manage to loft it high towards long on where Trent Boult takes it well by settling under it.
Over 47 : 219/8
5 Runs
    S. Afridi
    0 (1)
    H. Ali
    16 (20)
    T. Southee
    Tim Southee To Shaheen Afridi
    Afridi drives this full length delivery to the cover region.
    Shaheen Afridi comes out to bat.
    Tim Southee To Imad Wasim OUT!
    OUT! Southee strikes. Imad departs after scoring a fifty. Full toss from around the wicket, on the stumps, Imad brings out the reverse paddle. Connects well, but there are two fielders stationed there. Colin de Grandhomme at backward point moves to his right and takes a one-handed catch diving to his right. Superb stuff. The end is nigh for Pakistan now.
    Tim Southee To Hasan Ali
    Hits this down towards mid off and jogs across to the other end.
    Tim Southee To Imad Wasim
    4th ODI fifty for Imad Wasim! A good knock from him, despite the situation. High full toss on the body, Imad lofts it over the bowler's head and gets to the other end.
    Tim Southee To Imad Wasim
    Too full in length, driven hard straight back down the ground for a single.
    Tim Southee To Hasan Ali
    On the fuller side of the length, drilled through mid off. A run is taken.
    Tim Southee returns.
    Over 46 : 214/7
    8 Runs
      I. Wasim
      47 (69)
      H. Ali
      14 (18)
      T. Boult
      Trent Boult To Imad Wasim
      Wasim slogs it through the mid-wicket for a brace.
      Trent Boult To Hasan Ali
      Once again, it's in the air but fallen safely. Hasan Ali mistimes the loft which falls short of Williamson at mid off. Single to the total.
      Trent Boult To Hasan Ali
      The ball is way wide on the leg side but the batsman still goes after it.
      Trent Boult To Hasan Ali
      Low full toss on off, driven square through point. The man in the deep moves to his left and stops the ball with a slide. Two more result.
      Trent Boult To Hasan Ali
      Trent goes full again, Ali makes a little room and lofts it over covers. It falls safely and the batsmen take two.
      Trent Boult To Imad Wasim
      Full delivery swinging back in on middle and leg, Imad slogs it off the inner half through mid-wicket for a single.
      Over 45 : 206/7
      3 Runs
        H. Ali
        9 (14)
        I. Wasim
        44 (67)
        L. Ferguson
        Lockie Ferguson To Hasan Ali
        Full toss outside off, Hasan gets an edge which goes behind to Latham on the bounce.
        Lockie Ferguson To Imad Wasim
        Shaping into Wasim, it goes off his thigh pad and rolls away on the leg side. A leg bye is taken.
        Lockie Ferguson To Imad Wasim
        Wide! Hits the deck hard and pounds it short, Imad backs away and evades the bumper. Wide called though.
        Lockie Ferguson To Imad Wasim
        Tries the scoop shot but fails to connect. Fuller and outside off, Wasim moves a long way across, in vain though.
        Lockie Ferguson To Hasan Ali
        In the air but safe! Lockie takes the pace off this and bowls it full outside off, Ali doesn't pick it up and goes into the loft shot too early. Luckily for him, it falls well short of long on. Single taken.
        Lockie Ferguson To Hasan Ali
        Full in length this time, around off, pushed back down towards mid off.
        Match Info
        • Venue Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
        • Weather Clear
        • Toss New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat
        • Result New Zealand beat Pakistan by 47 runs
        • Player of the Match Trent Boult
        • Umpire Joel Wilson (WI), Shozab Raza (PAK) and Nigel Llong (ENG)
        • Referee Javagal Srinath (IND)
        Match Notes
        • Innings Break: New Zealand 266/9 in 50.0 overs
        • New Zealand 250/7 in 48.1 overs
        • New Zealand 203/3 in 40.1 overs
        • Power play 2 (11-40): New Zealand 199/3 (152 runs, 1 wickets)
        • T Latham 12th ODI fifty: 50 runs in 47 balls (3x4) (0x6)
        • Drinks: New Zealand 150/3 in 33.0 overs
        • New Zealand 150/3 in 33.0 overs
        • R Taylor 42nd ODI fifty: 50 runs in 83 balls (3x4) (0x6)
        • 4th wkt Partnership: 50 off 72 balls between R Taylor (24) and T Latham (25)
        • New Zealand 100/3 in 24.2 overs
        • Referral 2 (19.3 ovs): PAK against T Latham (LBW) Unsuccessful (PAK: 1, NZ: 0) (Retained)
        • Drinks: New Zealand 69/2 in 15.0 overs
        • New Zealand 50/2 in 11.0 overs
        • Power play 1 (1-10): New Zealand 47/2
        • New Zealand 36/2: C Munro lbw b Shaheen Afridi 2(19)
        • Referral 1 (7.4 ovs): C Munro against PAK (LBW) Successful (NZ: 0, PAK: 1)
        • C Munro dropped on 13 by Babar Azam in 5.1 overs
        • I Wasim 4th ODI fifty: 50 runs in 71 balls (0x4) (2x6)
        • Pakistan 202/7 in 43.5 overs
        • 7th wkt Partnership: 103 off 113 balls between S Ahmed (59) and I Wasim (39)
        • Power play 2 (11-40): Pakistan 181/6 (142 runs, 3 wickets)
        • S Ahmed 9th ODI fifty: 50 runs in 59 balls (4x4) (0x6)
        • Pakistan 150/6 in 35.4 overs
        • 7th wkt Partnership: 54 off 75 balls between S Ahmed (30) and I Wasim (21)
        • Drinks: Pakistan 120/6 in 30.0 overs
        • Pakistan 100/6 in 26.5 overs
        • Drinks: Pakistan 64/3 in 15.0 overs
        • 4th wkt Partnership: 50 off 69 balls between Imam (23) and S Malik (23)
        • Pakistan 50/3 in 13.2 overs
        • Power play 1 (1-10): Pakistan 39/3
        • S Malik dropped on 17 by R Taylor in 9.5 overs
        • Pakistan 8/3: M Hafeez lbw b Trent Boult 0(1)
        • Referral 1 (2.4 ovs): M Hafeez against NZ (LBW) Unsuccessful (NZ: 1, PAK: 0)
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