Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
20 | 16 Runs | PAK: 181/6 | RR: 9.05

  • Aamer Yamin15 (6b)
  • Haris Sohail20 (12b)
  • Tim Southee4-0-39-0
  • Trent Boult4-0-33-1

8.34pm No fifties in Pakistan's innings, but a bunch of cameos from Fakhar, Haris, Sarfraz, Umar and Yamin take the visitors to a very competitive total. New Zealand had a bad field day, with atleast four drops through the innings. How will Pakistan respond with the ball? We'll find out in a few minutes, when we're back with the chase.

Laraib: "all pakistani batters scored above 100 SR today... something you dont see often... treat to see this match in office ... in Saudi Arabia, Sunday is a working day..

19.6
6
Southee to Aamer Yamin, SIX runs, finishes with a six! Full on middle stump, and muscled over the non-striker! Got under the ball and sends it into the stands. The Pakistan fans in the crowd are delighted with that! A shame that he dropped the crowd catch. Pakistan finish on 181 for 6
19.5
4
Southee to Aamer Yamin, FOUR runs, dropped, and it's gone for a boundary! Low full toss on leg stump, clipped off his pads to the man in the deep. Bruce gets under it, but the ball pops out of his hands again. Tries to turn around the parry the ball back, but his body hit the ropes while trying to do so. Bruce signalled that it's a boundary

shoaib rana: "These totals that Pakistan is putting up these days in t20s, if they could manage such totals in 2014-2015(when Ajmal used to play) period they would have been invincible in t20s. I know he is not the same anymore and his action controversy too, but as a Pak fan, no total seemed undefendable with him in the bowling lineup"

19.4
2
Southee to Aamer Yamin, 2 runs, yorker on middle stump, squeezed away to cow corner. The ball reaches the deep very slowly, and allows them to come back for the second
19.3
2
Southee to Aamer Yamin, 2 runs, full on middle and off, smacked over the non-striker's head to long on. Well intercepted by Guptill

Abdul Khan: "@Len.K - I dont completely agree with your comments here. We criticize batsmen and bowlers for their mistakes who have played 100s of matches. Why should it be any different for umpires when they make mistakes. " -- To be fair. It's not (wait for it) conclusive that the umpire's decision was wrong. For all we know, the umpires got it spot on, according to the rules of cricket

19.2
1
Southee to Haris Sohail, 1 run, full toss wide outside off, safe delivery to bowl with the batsmen looking to back away. Slapped to the man in the deep
19.1
1lb
Southee to Aamer Yamin, 1 leg bye, starts off with a yorker that lands beyond leg stump. Takes his boot as the ball goes down the leg side. Terrific diving effort from the keeper

Time for the final over. Can Pakistan reach 180? That would be a par-ish score on this surface.

END OF OVER:
19 | 9 Runs 1 Wkt | PAK: 165/6 | RR: 8.68

  • Haris Sohail19 (11b)
  • Aamer Yamin1 (1b)
  • Trent Boult4-0-33-1
  • Ish Sodhi4-0-47-2
18.6
0
Boult to Haris Sohail, no run, full on middle stump, gets his front foot out of the way and slogs through the ball's line. But hit straight to midwicket
18.5
1
Boult to Aamer Yamin, 1 run, full toss on off stump, opens the bat's face and runs it down to deep point
18.4
W
Boult to Faheem Ashraf, OUT, full and quick! Tough to put those away. Yorker on middle and leg, and it crashes into his pads, before ricocheting onto off stump. A fiery delivery

Faheem Ashraf b Boult 8 (4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 200.00

18.3
2
Boult to Faheem Ashraf, 2 runs, yorker on leg stump, hits his boots as the ball goes down to fine leg. Terrific stop from the fielder in the deep. The dive saves the boundary, but the umpire thinks it came off the bat. Goes down as runs
18.2
4
Boult to Faheem Ashraf, FOUR runs, good length on middle stump, swivels and pulls over square leg. No one in the deep there, as the ball goes a couple of bounces and into the boundary
18.1
2
Boult to Faheem Ashraf, 2 runs, back of a length outside off, pulled along the carpet to deep backward square. Only a single

Len.K: "We pick umpires who have watched 100s of matches. Can we PLEASE show some bloody respect, and accept the soft signals!!! Often it's even too close for cameras to pick up that's why we still have umpires who know cricket better than a bloody machine!"

AmitK: "Really poor fielding from NZ and that has cost them some runs here.

END OF OVER:
18 | 21 Runs 1 Wkt | PAK: 156/5 | RR: 8.66

  • Haris Sohail19 (10b)
  • Ish Sodhi4-0-47-2
  • Trent Boult3-0-24-0

Twenty one runs off the over, however

17.6
W
Sodhi to Umar Amin, OUT, the bowler has the last laugh, though! Flat, full and wide outside off. Forces the left-hander to stretch, who drags his slog to mid on. De Grandhomme redeems himself after that dropped catch

Umar Amin c de Grandhomme b Sodhi 21 (7b 0x4 3x6) SR: 300.00

17.5
6
Sodhi to Umar Amin, SIX runs, thumped! Full on middle and leg, comes down the ground and flicks this over deep midwicket on this occasion. Great use of the wrists
17.4
6
Sodhi to Umar Amin, SIX runs, punished! Full on off stump, and it's smacked over the non-striker's head. Trent Boult, at mid off, sticks his left hand out as the ball, but can't catch the ball. Goes beyond the boundary
17.3
2
Sodhi to Umar Amin, 2 runs, another drop! What is happening here. CDG the guilty party this time. Short on middle and pulled down the ground off the back foot. Off the bat's toe end and de Grandhomme fluffs this while running in
17.2
6
Sodhi to Umar Amin, SIX runs, short on middle stump, rocks back onto the back foot and pulls over deep backward square. Does it have the distance? You bet! The fielder's a spectator
17.1
1
Sodhi to Haris Sohail, 1 run, thick top edge, but falls safe. Short of short third man. Full ball on middle stump for which the batsman came down the ground. Tried to slog this towards the leg side, but the spin induces the edge

END OF OVER:
17 | 12 Runs | PAK: 135/4 | RR: 7.94

  • Haris Sohail18 (9b)
  • Umar Amin1 (2b)
  • Trent Boult3-0-24-0
  • Mitchell Santner4-0-24-2
16.6
1
Boult to Haris Sohail, 1 run, short on off stump, takes his eyes off the ball while trying to pull, but gets enough wood behind thats shot. Goes to deep backward square, and Haris keeps strike
16.5
4
Boult to Haris Sohail, FOUR runs, back of a length outside off, the batsman goes towards the leg side to make some extra room, and muscled over mid off! Struck powerfully
16.5
1w
Boult to Haris Sohail, 1 wide, good length on middle stump, but angling down the leg side. Terrific stop by the keeper
16.4
0
Boult to Haris Sohail, no run, back of a length outside off, pulled emphatically to midwicket, but dropped by Sodhi! Went in cleanly, but popped out of Sodhi's hands as his knees hit the ground. Unlucky!

Ryan: "some credence has to be afforded to the fielder in this situation. A fielder has to be taken at his or her word. This isn't soccer "

16.3
1
Boult to Umar Amin, 1 run, back of a length outside off, played off the back foot with soft hands. Nudged to point for a quick run

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st32MJ GuptillKS Williamson
2nd52MJ GuptillAK Kitchen
3rd3MJ GuptillTC Bruce
4th2C de GrandhommeTC Bruce
5th39LRPL TaylorTC Bruce
6th6TA BlundellTC Bruce
7th29TA BlundellMJ Santner