Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

C Munro
58(42) 6x4 - 3x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 16 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
4 6 14 0 10 13 9 2
Mohammad Hafeez
45(36) 5x4 - 2x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
5 7 4 8 6 8 3 4

Best performances - Bowlers

Hasan Ali
O4
M0
R35
W3
Eco8.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
AF Milne
O4
M0
R28
W2
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Pakistan , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Pakistan led the 3-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.25, Interval 21.25-21.45, Second Session 21.45- 23.10

Match days

31 October 2018 - night match (20-over match)

T20I debut

TV Umpires

Match Referee

Scorer: Chandan Duorah | Commentator: Shashank Kishore

END OF OVER:
20 | 14 Runs | NZ: 146/6 (3 runs required, RR: 7.30)

  • LRPL Taylor42 (26b)
  • TG Southee5 (2b)
  • Shaheen Shah Afridi3-0-29-0
  • Hasan Ali4-0-35-3

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Kane Williamson isn't too dissatisfied with the result. "Weren't far away, thought we were quite good for large parts," he says with a smile. Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed credits his bowlers for bringing his side back. Hafeez felt Pakistan were at least 15 short with the bat. "Asif Ali was brought up because we thought he has the shots to take the attack," he says. "They're a tough team, but we knew overs 6-12 were crucial and we had to restrict them there. I thought Shaheen and Hasan were superb."

Mohammad Hafeez is the Player of the Match for his 45 and three miserly overs.

11.30pm It isn't often you can call a series against Australia an appetiser, but one T20I against New Zealand has shown there is little doubt this will be the main course of Pakistan's home season. Pakistan swarmed all over Australia in both the Test and T20I series, but the little brothers in that trans-Tasman relationship look unlikely to be pushed over that easily.

New Zealand will rue that middle overs period against spin where they could manage just 16 off four overs after the openers set them up quite magnificently. They'll look back at the timing of Colin Munro's dismissal as one of the turning points. That said, they'll be mighty proud of the way they've competed to run Pakistan close. They'll have two more cracks at getting things right. If tonight's a glimpse of what is to come, we should be in for a super exciting series. How crucial were those 10 runs off the last two balls by Imad Wasim?

Shahab: "40 overs of cricket and it was all down to the last ball in each innings, 6 for Pakistan, 4 for NZ."

Irshad: "How cool was that last over. Another impressive left armer from Pakistan.. Everytime I see Shoaib Malik field, bat or bowl.. I can't help but wonder, How cool is that.."

Hamza: "Shaheen Shah saved the game but still looked unhappy as he moved his head even after victory. Promising behavior of improvement"

19.6
4
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Taylor, FOUR runs, full toss, he's hit this for four but that isn't enough. Pakistan win by two runs but New Zealand have given them a bigger fight than Australia did.

The prayers have begun.

19.5
2
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Taylor, 2 runs, full toss, low full toss, which he swings into the gap at deep midwicket to pinch two. That means New Zealand need a six off the final delivery to force a tie and Super Over.

Excellent execution under pressure from Shaheen

19.4
2
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Taylor, 2 runs, excellent yorker, right into the blockhole, Taylor can only squeeze this as far as the midwicket fielder.
19.3
1
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Southee, 1 run, slashes this down to square third man, 11 off three. This was a full toss, was it below the waist?

The most NZ have got in a final over to win is 15 v Zimbabwe. If they score these 12, it'll be a new high for them

19.2
4
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Southee, FOUR runs, has he squeezed this to the fine leg boundary? Looks like he has, anyway the third umpire will have a check. This is full, angling into middle and leg, Southee squeezes this between his legs. Runs away past short fine. The fine leg fielder puts in a desperate dive but in trying to push the ball back in, he disturbed the advertising hoardings beyond where it should've been. Four runs, useful runs, to keep the game alive

Sixer Southee on strike with New Zealand needing 16 off five.

19.1
1
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Taylor, 1 run, drills this full delivery to mid-off, only a single.

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st50C MunroGD Phillips
2nd29C MunroKS Williamson
3rd5C de GrandhommeKS Williamson
4th5LRPL TaylorC de Grandhomme
5th34LRPL TaylorCJ Anderson
6th9LRPL TaylorTL Seifert
7th14LRPL TaylorTG Southee