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Best performances - Batsmen

CJ Anderson
44(25) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 27 runs
  • 2x4 - 2x6
6 0 0 6 18 12 2 0
C Munro
44(28) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 12 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 0 14 3 13 14

Best performances - Bowlers

Shaheen Shah Afridi
O4
M0
R20
W3
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
AF Milne
O2.4
M0
R25
W2
Eco9.37
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

New Zealand , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Pakistan led the 3-match series 2-0

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

2 November 2018 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Match Referee

Scorer: Chandan Duorah | Commentator: Alagappan Muthu

11.30 pm That's all we have. Thanks for joining us. Goodnight

"It's down to the effort of the players. We have a good balance, wih Hasan Ali at 10. We know we can get 150-160. So if we start well and if we don't let too many dot balls in the middle, we have the experience of Hafeez and Malik as well," Sarfraz Ahmed says. "The boys know well how to play this game. And they're learning day by day. Whether it's Babar or Fakhar or Faheem, they know where to field in the last overs. They know how to bat in the last overs. I don't need to do anything. Babar is in great form. We pick players in form in domestic cricket, that's how we brought Hafeez back and he's been doing very well as well. Asif Ali at No. 3 is because he's a good hitter, but we don't want him to play spin when he comes in at first so we've pushed him up the order and he's playing very well

"Creidt to the way Pakistan played. They have a clear pattern of play which they've executed here in the UAE," Kane Williamson says. "Thought the first half was clinical from us. Got a good score on the board. It's a game of really small margins. Maybe we could have been a little better with the batting side. But it's important to be a little bit better all-round. You're always looking for wickets but how you get them on different conditions is the quesiton and often in these conditions you have to squeeze the opposition. We weren't far away and it's important we make those adjustments and keep improving"

Shaheen Afridi is Man of the Match for his 3 for 20 in four overs. "[Bowling in the death?] Thanks to Allah that I've been performing well in the games so far. The coaching staff are helping me get better, get fitter, they help me bowl yorkers better, slower balls better. You have to look at the batsman's weak zones and bowl, especially in the death, and then then I concentrate on the slower balls. In the Asia Cup, I bowled with new ball, so I can do that as well. I just want to play for a long time for Pakistan"

11.10 pm Pakistan have set the record - 11 successive series wins in T20Is. And they get there by keeping a clean sheet while chasing under Safraz Ahmed's captaincy. They haven't lost batting second in 11 T20Is. Some of that is down to the fact that their bowlers rarely allow the opposition to get too much on the board. Shaheen Afridi fulfilled that part of the Pakistan magic potion tonight. And on the batting front, even though the required rate was tipping towards 10, Mohammed Hafeez stood firm and knocked the runs off in fine style. They are the World's No. 1 team and they've shown it off.

New Zealand weren't too far off in this game either. They got a better than par score. But they just weren't accurate enough with the ball. On a slow pitch like this, you need to go slower balls, hit back of a length and most importantly, target the stumps. Never give room. Never slide down leg. Pakistan's bowlers are insane at this. For New Zealand though, only Tim Southee looked to have adapted to conditions. They'll take a couple of positives in the batting department - the form of Colin Munro and the reintegration of Corey Anderson, who really played a blinder tonight - but that match-winning spark seems to be missing.

19.4
4
Milne to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR runs, launches it over cover and Pakistan win the game and the series! Half-volley sent soaring away by Hafeez, who has played a lovely little innings here
19.3
2
Milne to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, low full toss on middle Hafeez taps it to long-on and they pinch a second run as well. Poor throw from the deep. Munro, it looks like. Run-out chance missed again

Pakistan need six off four. They should do this... right?

19.2
W
Milne to Shoaib Malik, OUT, taken at deep midwicket! Ooof, and it comes off a full toss too! Malik looks to end the game in one shot, but this is a big ground and he can't clear it.

Shoaib Malik c Phillips b Milne 10 (7b 0x4 1x6) SR: 142.85

19.1
1
Milne to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, near-yorker on middle, he drills it to Southee at mid-off, they go for the run, and a direct hit would have had Hafeez

END OF OVER:
19 | 7 Runs | PAK: 147/3 (7 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.73, RRR: 7.00)

  • Mohammad Hafeez27 (18b)
  • Shoaib Malik10 (6b)
  • TG Southee4-0-26-1
  • C Munro3-0-22-1

Pakistan need seven off six and Milne will bowl the last over

18.6
1
Southee to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, shapes to scoop, but the ball is too full and so he gets back upright and shovels it to deep midwicket

Jai Srivastava: "@Mark Dont be so harsh on NZ if they were poor today then why did the game stretched to the last over ?"

18.5
0
Southee to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, slower ball outside off, Hafeez taps it to cover. But if he had let it go, this would have been a wide too

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st40Babar AzamFakhar Zaman
2nd56Babar AzamAsif Ali
3rd18Mohammad HafeezAsif Ali
4th34Shoaib MalikMohammad Hafeez
5th6Mohammad HafeezSarfraz Ahmed