Player of the Match
Player of the Match

7.00pm That was a disappointing performance from Pakistan, and even though they fought back really well in the second innings, their batting was a major let-down. New Zealand, as usual, clinical in execution, struggled early, so they switched their approach to caution and accumulation.

And when they were in sight, Munro launched. He would have become just the third batsman to four consecutive T20I fifties, but was denied it by one run. It was a tough pitch to play cricket on, with plenty in it for the bowlers. But for the sixth straight time on this tour, New Zealand have been too good.

Colin Munro is the Player of the Match: "Very pleasing for me, not something I'm used to, gave myself some time. A little bit up and down, but not a shocker. We spoke about trying to play straight, we went across the line and lost wickets. I've evolved in the last 12-18 months, I tried to premeditate in the shorter format, but reacting well. I was owed one (the hit on the wrists), hit Malik on the head."

Sarfraz Ahmed: "We lost too many wickets, and didn't recover for the full match. We assessed the pitch, if we don't have wickets in hand, we did lose. They bowled well. Our bowlers bowled well, if we scored 130-140 it would have been a good match.

Tim Southee: "Winning the toss on that wicket, and taking wickets was the plan. Not your typical Westpac wicket. He has been playing great cricket (Rance), he's shown he's worthy of playing in this team."

15.6
1w
Hasan Ali to Taylor, 1 wide, dug in and called wide, too high. Munro fails to get to four successive fifties, ends up on 49 not out. But New Zealand take away a 1-0 lead in the T20 series.
15.5
4
Hasan Ali to Taylor, FOUR runs, 136 kph, full delivery outside off, Taylor leans into a drive and caresses it away through cover for four. One to win, Munro needs one for the record. A block coming up?
15.4
4
Hasan Ali to Taylor, FOUR runs, 132 kph, another boundary. Short around off, Taylor stands tall and pulls over midwicket for another boundary. Too easy, just five required, Munro needs one
15.3
4
Hasan Ali to Taylor, FOUR runs, Taylor's area, on off and middle, slogged away over midwicket
15.2
0
Hasan Ali to Taylor, no run, 133 kph, good length outside off, pushed away towards extra cover. The field has been brought up to stop the run
15.1
1
Hasan Ali to Munro, 1 run, 131 kph, good length outside off, punched to deep cover to move to 49

END OF OVER:
15 | 3 Runs | NZ: 92/3 (14 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 6.13, RRR: 2.80)

  • Colin Munro48 (42b)
  • Ross Taylor10 (9b)
  • Shadab Khan4-0-18-1
  • Rumman Raees4-0-24-2
14.6
1
Shadab Khan to Munro, 1 run, dropped on the boundary! A googly on off, Munro slog-sweeps the ball to deep midwicket. Umar Amin jumps very late and drops an absolute sitter at this level. He got up late and made it look harder than it was. Just one
14.5
0
Shadab Khan to Munro, no run, short and wide, the googly maybe, 90 kph, Munro misses a cut
14.4
1
Shadab Khan to Taylor, 1 run, fullish delivery outside off, 87 kph, tapped in front of point for a run
14.3
1lb
Shadab Khan to Munro, 1 leg bye, strays down leg, Munro looks to hit the ball over midwicket but fails to make contact, one leg bye to third man
14.2
0
Shadab Khan to Munro, no run, on the pads, clipped to midwicket
14.1
0
Shadab Khan to Munro, no run, short down leg, worked to short fine leg

Shadab is back.

END OF OVER:
14 | 9 Runs | NZ: 89/3 (17 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 6.35, RRR: 2.83)

  • Ross Taylor9 (8b)
  • Colin Munro47 (37b)
  • Rumman Raees4-0-24-2
  • Mohammad Nawaz1-0-14-0
13.6
0
Rumman Raees to Taylor, no run, 135 kph, shortish and wide, dabbed towards point. The fielder leaps to his right to stop the ball
13.5
1
Rumman Raees to Munro, 1 run, full and quick, 133 kph, on off, worked to deep midwicket
13.4
1
Rumman Raees to Taylor, 1 run, 131 kph, on the pads, worked away to deep midwicket
13.3
1
Rumman Raees to Munro, 1 run, short and wide, 132 kph, slashed to deep point. All over by the silence at the Westpac
13.2
0
Rumman Raees to Munro, no run, full and wide outside off, 132 kph, Munro drills a drive to mid-off. Absolutely hammered
13.1
6
Rumman Raees to Munro, SIX runs, six more. 132 kph, good length down leg, Munro picks it up and then shovels a heave over square leg. So easy

END OF OVER:
13 | 14 Runs | NZ: 80/3 (26 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 6.15, RRR: 3.71)

  • Colin Munro39 (33b)
  • Ross Taylor8 (6b)
  • Mohammad Nawaz1-0-14-0
  • Faheem Ashraf1-0-8-0
12.6
1
Mohammad Nawaz to Munro, 1 run, 90 kph, shortish and wide, carved to deep point for one
12.5
6
Mohammad Nawaz to Munro, SIX runs, in the slot and outttta here, on middle and leg with some flight, full. Munro stays low and slog-sweeps the ball with so much ease over square leg
12.4
4
Mohammad Nawaz to Munro, FOUR runs, 89 kph, knows Nawaz will bowl it shorter, outside off, swatted away over cover
12.3
1
Mohammad Nawaz to Taylor, 1 run, runs down and works the ball to deep square leg for a single.
12.2
1
Mohammad Nawaz to Munro, 1 run, flat on middle and off, Munro backs away and swats the ball to wide long-off, but just the one

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st3MJ GuptillC Munro
2nd5C MunroGD Phillips
3rd49C MunroTC Bruce
4th49LRPL TaylorC Munro