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Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI Match Summary

PAK vs NZ, 2018 - ODI Summary

Pakistan vs New Zealand Scorecard
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Match Ended   
279/8 (50.0/50)
35/1 (6.5/50)
Match Abandoned
  • Player of the Match
    Lockie Ferguson
  • Player of the Series
    Shaheen Afridi
PAK 279/8
Bat Top Batsmen
92 (100)
  • 4x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 92SR
65 (77)
  • 8x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 84.41SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
10
OVERS
45/5
R/W
8
OVERS
34/1
R/W
NZ 35/1
Bat Top Batsmen
18 (19)
  • 2x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 94.73SR
15 (20)
  • 1x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 75SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
3.5
OVERS
18/1
R/W
Bowler
ECON 5.66
3
OVERS
17/0
R/W
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So that is it from this game! 56.5 overs is what we witnessed. A sad end to what was a good series. However, both the sides now turn their attention to the longest format as they head into a three-match Test series. The first one begins on the 16th of November in Abu Dhabi at 1000 local (0600 GMT). Till then, goodbye and take care!
Pakistan skipper, Sarfraz Ahmed, says they have had a good series overall. Admits they were poor in the first game but came back well in the second. He reckons they were favorites to win here. Further adds that they tried a different combination with the batting line-up as they played an extra batsman. States Afridi is a very promising youngster but he still has a lot to learn. Ends by saying New Zealand always look to dig in and take the game till the end.
New Zealand skipper, Tom Latham, says they did not expect it to finish this way but it was an exciting series. Mentions they have done well to not only adapt here but in various parts of the world. Credits the way Ferguson bowled today. Ends by saying, adapting to the surfaces in the longest format will be the biggest challenge.
Man of the Series, Shaheen Afridi, says he is very happy with his achievement. Adds further that he too is trying to learn day-by-day. States he looks to land it in the right areas with the new ball. Ends by saying he will try to do good in the longest format also.
Man of the Match, Lockie Ferguson, says the pitch was a touch slower and he had to adjust. Mentions he is happy with the way they performed with the ball but is disappointing they could not get a whole game. Informs he tried changing things up in the middle and he got success. States pace is his strength but he does look to change the pace, especially on such wickets. Admits the cross-seam deliveries helps on such surfaces. Ends by saying he is trying to improve everyday and he is pleased to be a part of such a good team.
Around 7 overs is what we managed in the second innings. New Zealand lost Munro early to Afridi but then Nicholls and Worker did try and steady the ship. They were going well before the rain arrived. Earlier in the day, a solid batting performance saw Pakistan post a total which was above par. Babar Azam was their star with a 92 but he was well supported by Haris Sohail and Zaman. They looked like they would get a lot more but Ferguson's fifer, kept them under 300. Stay tuned for a while.
Bad news folks! The inevitable has happened, the game has been CALLED OFF. Yes, you read it right, a game being called off due to rain in the UAE. There was a chat between the umpires and the skippers and that was that. Customary handshakes taking place at the moment. The series ends 1-1.
Update - 1000 local (1800 GMT) - The rain did stop for a while but it is back again. The cut off time for a T20 game is 1020 local. Chances of a game look bleak now.
It has started to drizzle here and the umpires have asked the players to walk off. So rain has stopped play in the UAE. Not something which happens a lot here. We though can expect this one to be a short delay.
6.5
4
Shaheen Afridi To Henry Nicholls
FOUR! Easy-peasy! Short and on the body, Nicholls helps it on its way through backward square leg for a boundary.
6.4
1
Shaheen Afridi To George Worker
Fuller in length on off, HN strokes it to mid off. The fielder misfields and a run is taken.
6.3
1
Shaheen Afridi To Henry Nicholls
Almost played it on! This was shortin length around off, Nicholls tries to keep it out off the back foot but away from his body. It goes off the inner half towards square leg for a run.
6.2
0
Shaheen Afridi To Henry Nicholls
A little too straight, Nicholls misses the flick and is hit on the pads.
6.1
0
Shaheen Afridi To Henry Nicholls
Excellent fielding! Full and on the pads, Nicholls flicks it towards mid-wicket. Haris Sohail there dives to his right and saves a boundary.
Over 6 : 29/1
9 Runs
    G. Worker
    17 (18)
    H. Nicholls
    10 (16)
    F. Ashraf
    3-0-17-0
    5.6
    0
    Faheem Ashraf To George Worker
    Keeps it on the off stump, it is defended onto the ground.
    5.5
    0
    Faheem Ashraf To George Worker
    Good comeback! Gets his line right and lands it around off, gets it to jag back in. Worker tries to flick but misses to get hit near the box.
    5.4
    4
    Faheem Ashraf To George Worker
    FOUR! Consecutive boundaries! Last one was power so this one was finesse. On the pads, it is worked fine down the leg side.
    5.3
    4
    Faheem Ashraf To George Worker
    FOUR! First boundary of this innings! He did not lose his shape this time as he pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary. That made a cracking sound of the bat.
    5.2
    0
    Faheem Ashraf To George Worker
    Where did that come from? Worker dances down the track and tries to go big. He loses his shape and to his fortune gets beaten.
    5.1
    1
    Faheem Ashraf To Henry Nicholls
    Back of a length on middle, Henry pushes it to mid on for a single.
    Over 5 : 20/1
    4 Runs
      G. Worker
      9 (13)
      H. Nicholls
      9 (15)
      S. Afridi
      3-0-12-1
      4.6
      0
      Shaheen Afridi To George Worker
      Full and around off, the batsman times it to covers. Another tight over comes to an end.
      4.5
      0
      Shaheen Afridi To George Worker
      Good length and on off, Worker gets right behind the line of the delivery and defends it out.
      4.4
      1
      Shaheen Afridi To Henry Nicholls
      The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. The batsmen have run through for a single.
      4.3
      2
      Shaheen Afridi To Henry Nicholls
      Goes for the yorker but Worker gets his bat down in time and hits it through mid-wicket. A couple taken.
      4.2
      1
      Shaheen Afridi To George Worker
      Nicely played! This is guided down to third man for a single.
      4.1
      0
      Shaheen Afridi To George Worker
      On the stumps, blocked.
      Over 4 : 16/1
      3 Runs
        G. Worker
        8 (9)
        H. Nicholls
        6 (13)
        F. Ashraf
        2-0-8-0
        3.6
        1
        Faheem Ashraf To George Worker
        Chance but the fielder fails to collect the ball! Ashraf comes around around the wicket and lands it around off, it is pushed towards mid on. The batsmen go for a run and the fielder makes it easier for them by not collecting it. A couple of this over.
        3.5
        1
        Faheem Ashraf To Henry Nicholls
        On the fuller side, Henry strokes it to mid off and a run is taken.
        3.4
        0
        Faheem Ashraf To Henry Nicholls
        4th dot! Once again attacks the off pole and lands it around off, the batsman blocks it out.
        3.3
        0
        Faheem Ashraf To Henry Nicholls
        Back of a length on off, HN defends it off the back foot.
        Match Info
        • Venue Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
        • Weather Rainy
        • Toss Pakistanwon the toss and elected to bat
        • Result Match Abandoned
        • Player of the Match Lockie Ferguson
        • Player of the Series Shaheen Afridi
        • Umpire Joel Wilson (WI), Shozab Raza (PAK) and Nigel Llong (ENG)
        • Referee Javagal Srinath (IND)
        Match Notes
        • Innings Break: Pakistan 279/8 in 50.0 overs
        • Pakistan 250/3 in 46.1 overs
        • 3rd wkt Partnership: 100 off 103 balls between B Azam (43) and H Sohail (54)
        • Power play 2 (11-40): Pakistan 204/2 (156 runs, 2 wickets)
        • Pakistan 204/2 in 39.5 overs
        • B Azam 9th ODI fifty: 50 runs in 68 balls (2x4) (0x6)
        • H Sohail 10th ODI fifty: 51 runs in 50 balls (6x4) (1x6)
        • Drinks: Pakistan 175/2 in 36.0 overs
        • Pakistan 150/2 in 30.0 overs
        • 3rd wkt Partnership: 51 off 44 balls between B Azam (13) and H Sohail (36)
        • Pakistan 103/2 in 23.3 overs
        • F Zaman 8th ODI fifty: 50 runs in 56 balls (6x4) (0x6)
        • Drinks: Pakistan 76/1 in 17.0 overs
        • 1st wkt Partnership: 50 off 64 balls between F Zaman (33) and M Hafeez (17)
        • Pakistan 50/0 in 10.4 overs
        • Power play 1 (1-10): Pakistan 48/0
        • Rain Stoppage: New Zealand 35/1 in 6.5 overs
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