Pakistan Vs New Zealand Live Score (ODI)

Date: Sunday, 11 November, 2018 15:10 ISTVenue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu DhabiMatch Status: Match Ended

Pakistan beat New Zealand by 6 wickets

209/9
Overs
50.0
R/R
4.18
Fours
9
Sixes
3
Extras
16
BatsmanStatusRB4s6s
Ross Taylornot out8612031
Lockie Fergusonnot out1100
Bowling0MRW
Faheem Ashraf71260
Shaheen Afridi91384
212/4
Overs
40.3
R/R
5.26
Fours
21
Sixes
0
Extras
10
BatsmanStatusRB4s6s
Mohammad Hafeeznot out273120
Shadab Khannot out21000
Bowling0MRW
Trent Boult100600
Tim Southee9.30480
  • A word about Ross Taylor now. How well did he play? An 80 in the first game, an unbeaten 86 in much tougher conditions here. He did not waste too much time, just took it till the end, ensuring that New Zealand at least batted out 50 overs. Has his team got enough though? If the Kiwis bowl as well as they did on Wednesday, we could have more than a contest on our hands. Join us back at 7.15 pm local (1515 GMT).
  • Reverse swing is a key exponent in Pakistan's bowling and the last few overs were certainly proof of that. The last 15 overs yielded just 72 runs with 5 wickets. Shaheen Afridi continued his excellent learning curve, picking up his best ODI figures and second 4-wicket haul. For some strange reason Faheem Ashraf did not return after bowling 7 overs while we had 25 overs of spin - for 80 runs and 2 wickets. Hasan Ali got 2 wickets but was not at his best.
  • The Kiwis had another poor start today, losing 2 wickets pretty quickly but then Taylor and Worker steadied the ship with a 46-run stand. However, at 73/4, it seemed like a lost cause before Nicholls joined forces with Rosco. The 75-run partnership seemed to give New Zealand the tempo but once the former fell, the floodgates opened.
  • Hmmm.... 210 is the target then. This is not such a bad score on this track. But one which will keep both the teams interested.
  • 49.6A full toss, whipped to deep mid-wicket for just a single. NEW ZEALAND FINISH ON 209/9.
  • 49.5Outside off, swatted through mid-wicket for a couple.
  • 49.4SIX! Just over! A length delivery, on middle, Taylor gets his bottom hand into play. Uses his wrists and gets it over mid on. Long on thinks he has a chance but the ball just evades his leap.
  • 49.3Excellent reverse swinging delivery, tailing in off a fuller length, Taylor looks to flick but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads.
  • 49.2On a length outside off, Ferguson just opens the face of his bat and steers it towards third man for a single to bring up NEW ZEALAND'S 200.
  • Lockie Ferguson is the last man in.
  • 49.1OUT! BOWLED! Perfect yorker. Hasan fires it at the base of the stumps, Boult backs away and looks to hit it through the off side but misses. The ball is too quick for him. Death rattle.
  • 48.6Defended off the back foot by the batsman. One run added to the total. 5 runs from the over. Afridi finishes with figures of 9-1-38-4. 199/8
  • 48.5Full and around off, pushed back to the bowler.
  • Trent Boult comes in at number 10, replacing Sodhi. 2 balls left. Can Shaheen get five?
  • 48.4OUT! BOWLED! 4-fer for Afridi. Keeps the basics simple. The line is on the stumps, the length is just a tad short of full. Sodhi looks to slog but misses. Timber.
  • 48.3TOP EDGE, SAFE! A length ball, slower in pace, IS looks to pull but gets a top edge. The ball goes high in the air but third man cannot get to it. Two runs taken.
  • 48.3WIDE. Loses his radar. Sees Ish get across and hence bowls it down the leg side. But ends up bowling it way too far from the leg stump.
  • 48.2A slower ball, short in length, Sodhi swings a month in advance and misses.
  • 48.1Full and around middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 47.6A slower short ball, pulled through mid-wicket for one more. 16 from the over, Hasan's figures read 8-0-49-1. 194/7
  • 47.5Yorker, around off, Ish looks to drive but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads. Sets off for a quick single and makes it.
  • 47.4SIX! ADMONISHED! A length ball, following the batsman, Sodhi backs away and lofts it cleanly over long on!
  • 47.3FOUR! Does not matter if he missed out on the Free Hit. Makes up for it on this one. A length ball, around middle, Sodhi pulls it over mid-wicket and gets a boundary!
  • 47.2A fine yorker on the Free Hit, dug out back to the bowler.
  • FREE HIT TIME!
  • 47.2NO BALL! Excellent yorker, dug out towards mid on for a single. But Hasan has overstepped! Free Hit coming up then...
  • 47.1Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. The batsmen have picked up a couple of runs.
  • Hasan Ali returns. 7-0-33-1 so far.
  • 46.6Delivered with a change of pace, Ish backs away, looking to cut but misses again. 178/7
  • 46.5Punched off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 46.4Another slower ball, on a length outside off, Sodhi looks to steer it towards third man but misses.
  • 46.3Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 46.2Full and outside off, pushed to the off side for a single.
  • Ish Sodhi comes in next at number 9, replacing Southee.
  • 46.1IN THE AIR... DROPPED... OOPS... OUT! Everyone is laughing. Imam is embarrassed while Afridi wants to laugh but does not want to hurt his teammate. A slower delivery to start, Southee looks to pull but is foxed by it. He mistimes it towards deep square leg where Imam-ul-Haq is a few yards inside the boundary. He has to run back, sticks out his right hand, but then the ball lobs up. Luckily for him, it does not go far and he is able to catch it in the second attempt. Third wicket for Afridi!
  • Shaheen Afridi is back. 7-1-32-2 so far.
  • 45.6Yorker outside off, Southee looks to drive but gets a bottom edge which just misses the stumps. Another single taken. 177/6
  • 45.5Full and outside off, pushed through the covers for one.
  • 45.4Has a wild swipe, only to get an inside edge through square leg. A run results.
  • 45.3Outside off, pushed down to long off for a couple.
  • 45.2FOUR! WHOOSH! Full and outside off, Rosco comes down the track and whips it over mid-wicket. The ball nearly goes all the way. Bounces just in front.
  • 45.1Full and outside off, Taylor looks to play the reverse sweep but the ball goes off the bottom edge past the keeper through third man for a single.
  • 44.6The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 167/6
  • 44.5On middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 44.4The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 44.3Comes down the trak and chips it over mid on for a single.
  • 44.2The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 44.1SAFE AS A HOUSE. Full and outside off, Taylor pushes it towards point and sets off for a single. The fielder comes running in and has a shy at the bowler's end and hits the sticks. Pakistan reckon they have their man and it is referred upstairs. Replays though show that Rosco is well in.
  • Is that a run out? Direct hits are usually close. Taylor is the man in question.
  • 43.6Comes down the track and flicks it straight to short mid-wicket. 164/6
  • 43.5Comes down the track and looks to flick but misses and is hit on the pads.
  • 43.4Comes down the track and flicks it through mid-wicket for another single.
  • 43.3Full on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for one.
  • 43.2On middle and off, played through long on for a run.
  • 43.1Full and outside off, Southee gets across and paddles it over short fine leg for a single.
  • 42.6Short and outside off, cut straight to point. 160/6
  • 42.5Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a single.
  • 42.4Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 42.3Full and around off, well defended.
  • 42.2The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot.
  • 42.1Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • 41.6Short and outside off, Taylor looks to cut but misses. 159/6
  • 41.5Full on middle, bunted down to long on for a single.
  • 41.4Punched off the back foot by the batsman. They pick up a single.
  • 41.3Full and around off, pushed back to the bowler.
  • 41.2The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 41.1Full and outside off, watchfully defended.
  • Imad Wasim is back on.
  • 40.6Closer to the off stump line, Southee is forward in defense. End of a successful over. 157/6
  • 40.5Beaten again! Turning away from the batsman again, Tim tries defending but misses.
  • 40.4Beaten! A leg spinner around off, Southee tries defending but it spins away to beat the bat.
  • Tim Southee walks in next.
  • 40.3OUT! Colin de Grandhomme holes out! He flops when New Zealand needed him to fire towards the end overs. Shadab serves a flighted ball on middle, Colin advances down the track and tries to go big over long on. But he fails to get the timing right and Hasan Ali settles underneath near the rope and catches the skier safely.
  • 40.2Leans forward to a full ball and drives it to covers.
  • 40.1Tossed up ball on middle, de Grandhomme works it off his pads but finds mid-wicket.
  • Powerplay 3 begins. Now, Pakistan can put a maximum of 5 players outside the ring till the end of the innings.
  • 39.6Probably attempts a yorker but ends up serving a full toss, de Grandhomme clips it to deep mid-wicket for a run. 157/5
  • 39.5This time Taylor leans forward and across to a full ball angled into him and then flicks it in front of square leg for a run.
  • 39.4Play and a miss! A sharp delivery, short and around off, angling in with extra pace and venom, Taylor tries to pull but misses. It goes under his bat to the keeper. Lucky for him, it didn't take any under edge.
  • 39.3Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 39.2Not out! It indeed is clipping the leg stump. Another delivery by Hasan Ali which has been angled into the batsman. Colin tries flicking it across the line but misses and is rapped on the front pad. They appeal but the umpire shakes his head. Sarfraz goes for the DRS after consulting his bowler but the replays show that it's clipping the leg stump. The umpire's call stays.
  • Appeal for an lbw, not given! Sarfraz has a chat with his bowler and then goes for the DRS. That looked close to the naked eye, let's see... Might be clipping the leg stump...
  • 39.1Angles in a full ball on off, it's pushed back to the bowler.
  • 38.6Sliding down the leg side, Taylor gets a faint tickles of his bat on his attempted flick shot and it races to fine leg. Hasan Ali chases it down, slides near the fence, picks up the ball and then sends in a flat throw to the keeper. Keeps the batsmen down to two. Brilliant effort by Hasan! 154/5
  • 38.5Eases a full ball down to long on for a run.
  • 38.4Loopy full ball on off, Taylor gets forward and presents a straight bat in defense.
  • 38.3Gets on the front foot to a full ball and drives it through covers for a run.
  • 38.2Googly, a bit on the shorter side around middle, Colin moves back and turns it through mid-wicket for a run. 150 up for Pakistan!
  • 38.1Walks forward to a full ball and pushes it down to long on for a run.
  • 37.6Good length delivery on off, Colin defends it from the crease to mid-wicket. 148/5
  • 37.5Brings a full ball back into the batsman, some sign of reverse. Colin tries flicking but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
  • 37.4De Grandhomme has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • Colin de Grandhomme is the new batsman.
  • 37.3OUT! Bowled 'em! Hasan Ali foxes the batsman with a slower one. He runs in from 'round the wicket and angles in a length delivery in line of the stumps. Nicholls skips down the track and swings his bat across the line. But since it's a slower one, the ball arrives late. Henry is done with his shot way too early and it goes through to meet the middle stump. Pakistan have finally managed to break the 75-run partnership.
  • 37.2Back of a length ball on off, angling in, Henry tries working it on the leg side but it takes the leading half of his bat and rolls towards covers.
  • 37.1Angles in a length ball on middle, Taylor tickles it fine down the leg side for a run.
  • Hasan Ali is back on.
  • 36.6Skidding away from the batsman, Nicholls plays it down from the crease to point. 147/4
  • 36.5Taylor has pushed it to the cover region. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 36.4In the air... FALLS SHORT! Nicholls shows intent there. He dances down the track with the intention to clear long on. But he fails to get the timing right and it goes on one bounce to the long on fielder. A single taken.
  • 36.3Slower through the air, full and on off, Taylor pushes it with the spin to covers and pinches a quick single.
  • 36.2Skips down the track to a full ball and forces it down to long off for a run.
  • 36.1Full and flighted on off, Taylor drives it through covers for a single.
  • 35.6Lands it on a length outside off, it's driven through the line but straight to covers. 142/4
  • 35.5Back of a length delivery outside off, slower in pace, Taylor runs it down to third man for a run.
  • 35.4Fullish and outside off, driven off the front foot to mid off.
  • 35.3FOUR! Well timed! Shaheen bangs in a short delivery around off, Taylor picks the length early, gets on top of bounce immediately and pulls it in the gap at mid-wicket.
  • 35.2This one is also on the fuller side but it's angled into the batsman. Taylor flicks it off his pads to mid-wicket.
  • 35.1Too full and outside off, Taylor tries to dig it out but fails.
  • Shaheen Afridi is back on. He's starting from 'round the wicket angle.
  • 34.6Walks down the track and strokes it back to the bowler. 137/4
  • 34.5Strides forward and defends a full ball to covers.
  • 34.4Quicker on off, defended off the back foot.
  • 34.3Fifty for Ross Taylor, his 43rd in this format! Reaches there by gently pushing a full ball to covers for a run. He's batting as per the demand of the hour and New Zealand will hope that he lasts the distance. His presence is very important if they want to post a challenging total on the board.
  • 34.2A touch short and on middle, Henry gets back and punches it down to long on for a run.
  • 34.1Flighted leg spinner outside outside off, it's driven through covers for a run.
  • Shadab Khan is called back into the attack.
  • Drinks.
  • 33.6Shortish and on off, Taylor gets across the stumps and softly plays it down towards mid-wicket for a run. 134/4
  • 33.5Deliberate edge! Ashraf hurls in a shortish length ball around off, Nicholls pushes inside the line and opens the face of the bat at the last moment. It runs down to third man for a run.
  • 33.4Pitches it up and outside off, Taylor bunts it in front of mid off and scampers across for a run. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. Would have been close.
  • 33.3Good length delivery on middle, turned on the leg side through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 33.2FOUR! Uppish but safe! A full length delivery in line of the stumps, Nicholls tries to flick it over mid-wicket but it takes the inner half of the bat and flies through the gap between mid on and mid-wicket.
  • 33.1Shortish length outside off, Taylor guides it to third man and crosses.
  • 32.6Width on offer outside off, Taylor reaches out for it and drills it to extra cover for a couple. 125/4
  • 32.5Eases a full ball down to long on for a run.
  • 32.4Another incoming delivery, Ross flicks but finds mid-wicket.
  • 32.3Arm ball on off, Taylor plays close to his pads towards mid-wicket.
  • 32.2Fuller and on off, driven down to long on for a run.
  • 32.1Beaten! Tossed up ball outside off, Henry tries to drive but misses.
  • 31.6Angling into the batsman, from around off, Taylor brings down a straight willow and defends it back. 121/4
  • 31.5Back of a length delivery on middle, Nicholls gets back and helps it in front of mid-wicket for a sharp single. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. 50 stand comes up!
  • 31.4Advances down the track to a length delivery pitching outside leg. Henry tries flicking but misses to get hit on the pads.
  • 31.3Straighter in line, Henry rotates his wrists to flick but finds the mid-wicket fielder.
  • 31.2Reaches out for a length delivery outside off and drives it through covers for a run.
  • 31.1Taps it down to point but straight to the fielder. He collects the ball and scores a direct hit at the non-striker's end but Nicholls is safely in.
  • Faheem Ashraf is back on.
  • 30.6Arm ball on middle, Rosco closes the face of the bat and helps it through square leg for a run. 119/4
  • 30.5Tossed up ball on middle, defended back to the bowler.
  • 30.4DROPPED! A quicker one just outside off, skidding through the surface, Henry tries to push it through covers but gets a big fat edge behind to Sarfraz. He fails to hold on to the catch and they cross for a run.
  • 30.3Sliding down the leg side, Taylor picks it off his pads and nudges it behind square leg for one.
  • 30.2Full and on off, forced back past the bowler to long on for a run this time.
  • 30.1Flatter and on off, shorter in length as well, Nicholls punches it off his back foot but straight into the direction of the bowler.
  • Bowling change. Imad Wasim returns.
  • 29.6Short delivery on off, from 'round the wicket, Henry pulls it to deep square leg and takes a single. 115/4
  • 29.5Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 29.4Back of a length delivery on off, Taylor drags his pull shot in front of square leg for one.
  • 29.3FOUR! First boundary for New Zealand after 132 deliveries. Tells you how good the bowling has been from Pakistan. Hasan lands it full and on off, Rosco gets forward with a straight bat and drives it crisply past the bowler and mid off for a boundary. The Kiwis will hope that this boundary will break the shackles. The replays show that Ali slipped in his followthrough and that's why failed to stop it.
  • 29.2The batsman defends it from within the crease.
  • 29.1A length ball around off, shaping back in a bit and staying low too, Taylor gets behind the line and blocks it to mid on.
  • 28.6Tossed up ball on middle, Taylor eases it to long on for another run. Hafeez is done with his spell, 10-0-31-1! 109/4
  • 28.5Flatter on off, forced down the ground to long off for one.
  • 28.4Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 28.3Remains back footed and punches it back to the bowler.
  • 28.2Walks down the track and pushes it back to the bowler.
  • 28.1Flatter and on off, worked on the leg side through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 27.6On a good length around off, Henry blocks it out. 106/4
  • 27.5Outside off, Taylor guides it towards backward point for a run.
  • 27.4Full and outside off, Taylor creams it through covers for a couple of runs.
  • 27.3Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman.
  • 27.2Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 27.1Length ball on off, Taylor pushes it to the off side.
  • Hasan Ali in for another spell.
  • 26.6Fuller on the pads, worked through square leg for another run. 103/4
  • 26.5Goes back again and punches the ball through the on side. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 26.4Nicholls rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball.
  • 26.3Slower ball on middle and leg, played with a straight bat to long on for a single. That's the 100 up for the Kiwis and their last boundary was in the 8th over.
  • 26.2Fuller ball on leg, Henry uses his feet and hits it along the turf to long on. One run.
  • 26.1Arm ball on off, milked through mid-wicket for one.
  • 25.6Another front foot defense by Nicholls to end the over. 98/4
  • 25.5Flighted full ball on middle, Nicholls defends it off his front foot to mid-wicket.
  • 25.4Quicker through the air, on middle and leg at 91.1 kph, Henry gets back and keeps it out to covers.
  • 25.3A bit on the shorter side outside off, Taylor cuts it with the turn to sweeper cover for one.
  • 25.2Flatter and on off, Taylor goes hard at it with a drive but finds the cover fielder.
  • 25.1Nicely tossed up leg spinner, landing full on middle, Taylor shapes up for the sweep shot initially but then decides to defend it with a straight bat at the lats moment. Rosco smiles.
  • 24.6Taylor has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total. 97/4
  • 24.5Gives this air on middle, Henry uses his feet and looks to flick it to the leg side but gets an inside edge onto his pads to the off side to rotate strike.
  • 24.4Loopy ball on middle and leg, Taylor comes down the wicket and flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 24.3Flatter on leg, punched to long on for just one.
  • 24.2Flatter ball on middle and leg, worked to the on side.
  • 24.1Short ball and follows Henry down leg. The batsman drives it to the off side.
  • 23.6The wrong 'un, around off, Ross pats it back down the track and Shadab collects. 93/4
  • 23.5Takes the pace off, loops it up even more. Taylor drives it to short extra cover.
  • 23.4Steers this away with an open face and finds the point fielder.
  • 23.3Turning away from around off, a touch shorter in length, blocked from within the crease.
  • 23.2Spinning in, Nicholls turns it away to mid-wicket and takes a brisk single.
  • 23.1Tosses it right up there, Henry blocks with the full face.
  • 22.6Quick, short and coming in, Taylor goes back and punches it out. 92/4
  • 22.5Leans into the tossed up ball and knocks it to long on for a run.
  • 22.4From around the wicket now, it's drifting in on the pads, worked away square on the leg side. Double collected.
  • 22.3Goes on the back foot and punches it to long on. One more to the total.
  • 22.2A misfield from Hafeez. Nicholls punches it back down the track and the bowler lets it through. Single taken.
  • 22.1Full in length on off stump, solidly blocked from the front foot.
  • 21.6Floats up the leg break close to off, Taylor stonewalls it. 87/4
  • 21.5Short and wide, cut hard but straight to point.
  • 21.4Short, flat and outside off, kept out off the back foot safely.
  • 21.4Tosses up the googly down leg, Taylor looks to sweep but misses. Wide called.
  • 21.3Loopy full toss, flicked through mid-wicket by Henry for one.
  • 21.2Rock solid in defense. Shadab keeps it nice and straight, with some air on it, Nicholls with another front foot defense.
  • 21.1Looped up leg break on middle and leg, Nicholls presses forward and dead-bats.
  • 20.6The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. One run added to the total. 85/4
  • 20.5Works it just wide of mid-wicket and gets to the other end this time.
  • 20.4Spinning in from outside off, Rosco uses the depth of the crease to go back and punches it towards mid on. Azam moves to his left from short mid-wicket and cuts it off.
  • 20.3Short, flat and on the stump, Nicholls goes back and punches it down to long on for a single.
  • 20.2Spears it in again, attacks the stumps, pushed it away towards covers from within the crease.
  • 20.1Darts this quicker on middle and off, blocked from within the crease.
  • 19.6Quicker through the air, the googly, Taylor leans across to get behind the line and defends it down on the leg side. 82/4
  • 19.5Nicely done. Just eases this flighted ball to long off and changes ends.
  • 19.4Easily drives this tossed up ball outside off to sweeper cover for a single.
  • 19.3Looped up outside off, driven to short extra cover. Dot ball.
  • 19.2Spinning away from outside off, Taylor has nothing to do with it.
  • 19.1Full and attacking the stumps, driven through mid on for a single.
  • Shadab Khan is into the attack now.
  • 18.6Short and flat outside off, cut away square through point for a single. 79/4
  • 18.5Full in line of the stumps, blocked by pressing well forward.
  • 18.4Quick and flat on off, a defensive punch is offered in response.
  • 18.3From around the wicket, it's darted full on off, it's played back to the bowler.
  • 18.2Works it with the turn behind square leg for a single.
  • 18.1Straighter one around off, played back down the track for no run.
  • 17.6Good bowling. On a good length closer to the off pole. Henry taps it down with soft hands. 77/4
  • 17.5Excellent! Yorker outside off. Henry looks to jam it out but cannot get his bat down in time. Luckily for him, it was outside off.
  • 17.4Full and on off, Taylor flicks it wide off mid-wicket and hurries to get off strike.
  • 17.3Short ball outside off, cut through point for one.
  • 17.2On a length and around off, it is stroked towards covers for a run.
  • 17.1Angles this into the batsman. He works it to mid-wicket.
  • 16.6A bit short in line of the stumps, punched back to Hafeez. 74/4
  • 16.5Short ball outside off, Henry gives room and tries to cut it but gets a bottom edge to it.
  • 16.4A bit short on middle and leg, Shadab at short mid on cannot stop it and they change ends.
  • 16.3Floated ball on the same line, hit to short mid-wicket.
  • 16.2Another flighted ball around off, given back to the bowler. Two dots in a row.
  • 16.1Loopy ball on off, hit back to the bowler.
  • Henry Nicholls is the new man in.
  • 15.6OUT! They have managed to break this stand very early! A corker of a yorker to do so and New Zealand are dented further. Shaheen comes steaming in and bowls it right in the block hole on off. Latham fails to bring his bat down in time and the ball hits the off pole. He gets his second and he was the one who ran Williamson out. Having a good time out there is the youngster. 73/4
  • 15.5Shortish and outside off, Latham guides it to point.
  • 15.4Did that carry? Yes, it did! But a tough chance there. Afridi bowls it on a fuller length, Latham strokes it uppishly back towards the bowler. Afridi in his followthrough gets down, gets two hands to it but can't hang on. Pakistan would love to break this partnership early as the two, built a huge one in the last game.
  • 15.3On the shorter side outside off, Latham times it to point.
  • 15.2Back of a length, that zips off the surface. Latham tries to flick but is hit high on the pads.
  • 15.1Lands it on a length outside off, left alone.
  • 14.6Taylor rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. A wicket and five runs from it. 73/3
  • 14.6Oh dear me! What was that? The ball slips off Hafeez's hand and it tosses this one high. Taylor waits to smack this but cannot make contact. The umpire signals a wide and the players see the funny side of it.
  • 14.5Flatter ball on middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket to get off the mark.
  • With that wicket, the players will have some drinks. Also, Tom Latham comes out to bat.
  • 14.4OUT! Bowled 'em! The professor strikes. Bowls this full in line of the stumps, Worker comes down and looks to work this to the on side. He cannot get to the pitch of the ball and misses it. The ball goes and rattles the stumps. Important wicket for the hosts as this partnership was just about to build.
  • 14.3Rocks onto the back foot and punches this towards mid off. Shadab cannot stop it and they cross.
  • 14.2Slower ball on leg, flicked to mid-wicket and jogs to the other end.
  • 14.1Taylor works it down the leg side. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 13.6On the shorter side and Taylor is hurried into the pull shot. It takes the top edge and goes towards fine leg. Another run. 68/2
  • 13.5On a length and around off, the batsman gets right behind the line and keeps it out.
  • 13.4Attacks the off pole, Taylor gets right behind the line and defends it onto the ground.
  • 13.3From around the wicket he bowls it down the leg side. It has been wided.
  • 13.2Length and outside off, the batsman guides it down to third man for a single.
  • 13.1Starts off with a length ball on off, the batsman defends it onto the ground.
  • Shaheen Afridi is back on.
  • 12.6Slows it up and lands it on off, Taylor defends it off the front foot. 66/2
  • 12.5Another tossed up ball on off, Taylor times it to the bowler.
  • 12.4Loopy ball on off, it is pushed back to the bowler.
  • 12.3Fires it on off, Taylor goes back and works it to mid-wicket.
  • 12.2Dances down the track and strokes it to long on for a run.
  • 12.1Floats it on middle, the batsman works it to mid-wicket.
  • 11.6Flicks it with the angle through mid-wicket for another single. 65/2
  • 11.5On the pads, it is worked around the corner for a run.
  • 11.4Good effort in the field! Shortish and outside off, Ross slashes at it, gets it through point. Faheem from third man runs to his right, dives and saves a couple.
  • 11.3Good length and outside off, the batsman opens the face of the bat, it goes down to third man. A run taken.
  • 11.2Length again outside off, the batsman guides it down to third man for a couple.
  • 11.1On a length around off, Worker pushes it to the bowler.
  • 10.6Flatter and on off, Taylor pushes it to mid-wicket. 58/2
  • 10.5This is eased down to long on for a run.
  • 10.4On the stumps, the batsman keeps it out.
  • 10.3OHHH! Close! This was slower through the on the pads. Taylor goes for the paddle sweep but he seems to have missed it. The ball brushes the pads and goes close psat the leg pole and down towards fine leg. A leg bye taken.
  • 10.2On the pads, it is flicked through mid-wicket. A run taken.
  • 10.1Tosses it up on middle, Worker keeps it out.
  • Powerplay 2 has been signaled! Now a maximum of 4 fielders can be placed outside the ring till the 40th over. Mohammad Hafeez is into the attack.
  • 9.6A dot to end! 6 from Ali's second. Good length on off, kept out. 55/2
  • 9.5Good length and on off, Taylor lunges and blocks it out.
  • 9.4Down the leg side, Worker works it through backward square leg for a run. This is an expensive start for Hasan Ali.
  • 9.3Good length around off, Worker defends it towards covers.
  • 9.2Good timing! Fuller in length and on middle, Taylor strokes it through mid on and runs three.
  • 9.1Fuller and outside off, Taylor strokes it through covers. Imam makes a good stop but can't stop two.
  • 8.6Two dots to end a good over! Similar length and line to the last ball, it is timed to mid on. 49/2
  • 8.5Once again he angles it into the batsman. Worker strokes it to mid on.
  • 8.4A huge appeal but not given! This one is angled into the pads of the batsman. Worker goes for the flick but misses to get hit on the pads. The players appeal but the umpire does not give it. It was going down leg.
  • 8.3Fuller in length on off, it is timed towards cover. The fielder misfields and a run is taken.
  • 8.2Good length outside off, Worker guides it down to third man for a single.
  • 8.1This is pushed towards mid on for a single.
  • 7.6FOUR! End of a good over for New Zealand. 8 runs from it. Worker shuffles across and flicks it over square leg and the ball reaches to the fence. 46/2
  • 7.5Good length on off, kept out.
  • 7.4FOUR! Comedy of errors there! This one is angled into the batter. Worker flicks it through square leg. Imam runs behind it, he collects the ball and then tries to pass it to the man coming in from fine leg. The throw though is a wild one and it touches the fence. Sarfraz is not happy and rightly so. He need not have done that.
  • 7.3Back of a length on off, Worker guides it to point.
  • 7.2In the air... but it was off the thigh pad. Also, no fielder caught it. On the shorter side and on the pads. Worker is beaten for pace as he goes for the pull. It hits his thigh pad and lobs beside the pitch.
  • 7.1On a length and around off, Worker defends it towards mid-wicket.
  • Hasan Ali is into the attack.
  • 6.6George opens the face of the bat and helps it to third man. They pick up a single. 38/2
  • 6.5Similar line on middle and leg, played with soft hands to the on side.
  • 6.4Length around off, Worker taps it in front of him. The fielders behind the stumps put in a appeal but the umpire is not interested.
  • 6.3A bit fuller and closer to the stumps. Worker on the front foot drives it to mid off.
  • 6.2Length ball outside off, hit straight to point.
  • 6.1Down leg again, this time worker around the corner for a brace.
  • 6.1Wide. Errs it down leg. Worker misses his flick and the umpire stretches his arms wide.
  • 5.6Back of a length around off, the batsman guides it to the man at point. 34/2
  • 5.5Fullish and on middle, Taylor times it to mid on.
  • 5.4Around off, the batsman guides it down to third man for a run.
  • 5.3Length ball outside off, left alone.
  • 5.2A little too straight again, Ross clips it through square leg and a single results.
  • 5.1FOUR! Nicely timed! Off the mark in style is Taylor. Full and on the pads, Ross flicks it through mid-wicket and bags a boundary.
  • 4.6Good length and around middle, it is tucked to mid-wicket. A maiden by Ashraf. 28/2
  • 4.5Back of a length again on off, the batsman defends it out.
  • 4.4On a length and around off, kept out.
  • 4.3Another excellent stop! This is good from Pakistan. Worker drives it square on the off side. The fielder there leaps and stops it with one hand.
  • 4.2Full and outside off, the batsman drives it towards point. The fielder there makes a good stop.
  • 4.1Good length and outside off, the batsman shoulders arms.
  • 3.6A little too wide outside off, left alone. 28/2
  • 3.5On the pads, it is clipped to fine leg for a run. Afridi seems to be struggling with his length. He is too straight.
  • 3.4Fullish and on off, Worker strokes it towards covers. Zaman there dives to his left and makes a half-stop, saves a couple for his side.
  • Ross Taylor is the new man in.
  • 3.3OUT! RUN OUT! Pakistan have got New Zealand's talisman in a fortunate manner. Williamson can't believe his luck as he walks back with his head down. It is a full delivery on middle, Worker drives it back towards the bowler. He gets down and the ball brushes his hands and deflects onto the stumps at the non-striker's end where Kane is out of his crease, for a walk. The hosts are ecstatic and they are right on top here.
  • 3.2Better from Afridi, he bowls it on a length and outside off. The batsman shoulders arms to it.
  • 3.2FIVE WIDES! Afridi has not got it right in this over. He bowls it way down the leg side, Sarfraz has no chance there. He fails to collect it and it goes down to the fine leg fence. 9 from 1 ball in this over.
  • 3.1FOUR LEG BYES! Poor line, down the leg side. Worker tries to flick but misses. The ball brushes his pads and goes down to the fine leg fence.
  • 2.6Williams opens the face of the bat and guides it down to third man for a run. 16/1
  • 2.5Angles it into the batsman, who works it to mid-wicket.
  • 2.4Fuller in length on off, Worker strokes it to mid off for a run.
  • 2.3BEATEN! A loose shot that! Short and wide outside off, Worker throws the kitchen sink at it but gets beaten.
  • 2.2Back of a length around off, it is guided to point.
  • 2.1Good length outside off, it is guided down to third man for a run.
  • Kane Williamson is in at no. 3.
  • 1.6OUT! In the air... and Hafeez has taken a superb catch. Excellent technique and that has been brilliantly grabbed. Afridi gets his revenge. He bowls it full and around off, Munro tries to flick it over the leg side but closes the face of the bat a touch early. He gets a leading edge which goes high up in the air and over the head of mid off. Hafeez there runs back, keeps his eyes on the ball, takes it with both hands and then falls onto the ground. Never easy when you're running backwards. Brilliant. Pakistan have struck early and that too a big wicket. The dangerous Munro departs cheaply again. 14/1
  • 1.5SIX! All the way! That did not seem off the middle but it has carried all the way! Full and on off, it was in the arc of the batsman. Munro lofts it over the long off fence.
  • 1.4Back of a length on off, the batsman defends it onto the ground.
  • 1.3Fullish and on off, Munro times it to mid off.
  • 1.2Full and wide outside off, Munro throws his bat at it. He does not get it off the middle but enough to get two.
  • 1.1A yorker to begin with. Munro is up for it as he gets his bat down in time and blocks it out.
  • Shaheen Afridi to bowl from the other end with the second new ball.
  • 0.6Dot to end the over. Worker gets behind the line and bunts it down. 6/0
  • 0.5A bit short on middle, pulled to the on side for a run.
  • 0.4FOUR! Can't bowl there to Munro. Those bottom hands! Overpitched on leg, Munro lofts it over mid-wicket and the ball runs away to the ropes. First boundary of many.
  • 0.3Back of a length ball outside off, Munro looks to cut it but finds the man at cover-point.
  • 0.2Pitches it up on off, Munro drives it to the mid off fielder.
  • 0.1Comes from over the wicket and lands this on the leg stump. Worker works it off his pads towards deep square leg for one.
  • We are ready for the action to begin. Colin Munro and George Worker walk out to bat in the hot sun. Faheem Ashraf will bowl the first over with a slip in place.
  • Team news - The visitors are unchanged. Faheem Ashraf replaces Junaid Khan for the hosts.
  • TOSS - New Zealand call it right and opt to bat.
  • Two different white-ball formats and different fortunes for the Pakistan cricket team. If they are scratchless in the shortest format then they are very much vulnerable in the longer ones. They lost their 12th straight game against the kiwis in this format and their poor form in 2018 continued. With Fakhar Zaman failing to give them the head start, their batting problem don't seem to end. On the flip side, with a lukewarm performance in the T20Is, the Kiwis have stepped up their game. Like they have done in past years in the 50-over format. A chance for them tonight to wrap up the series and take an unassailable lead. Let's see what pans out.

Pakistan Vs New Zealand Live Score (ODI) Ball by Ball Commentary

  • Right then. Pakistan have finally won against a competitive team in ODIs. We now head back to Dubai for the third and final match at 3 pm local (1100 GMT). ADIOS! TAKE CARE!
  • Victorious Pakistan captain, Sarfraz Ahmed, says that it was a complete team performance in this game. On the string of losses against New Zealand, Ahmed says that he believed that the team could make a comeback and it did. Feels happy that Pakistan have plenty of new-ball bowlers. On Imam, the skipper says that the player is hopefully in good shape. On the batting, Sarfraz praises Fakhar for playing his shots and shutting new Zealand out of the game. On the bowling, Ahmed reckons that the team did extremely well in the middle overs and made good use of the reverse swing. On the final game in Dubai, Sarfraz hopes that Pakistan pull off a series win.
  • New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson, admits that the runs were not enough on the board on the surface. Feels the bowlers tried really hard but it was too difficult. Says that there a few things they need to improve in and they need to build on from the win in Dubai. On the wicket, he feels that it was pacey and under lights, it skidded even more. Says that playing the decider is always exciting and both teams have been in this scenario plenty of times in the past and each would be geared up for the same.
  • SHAHEEN AFRIDI HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. Afridi is feeling great that in two games, his performance has been great. Says that in this match, initially, he felt that he was not able to bowl at all but then came back strongly. Says that he is lucky to be able to take learnings from the seniors.
  • Zaman and Imam made full use of these advantages and had a good stand upfront, before the latter got hit and was taken off the field. Then, Babar Azam joined Fakhar and the duo added 101 but after that, things slowed down a touch, though Pakistan were always in control. Fakhar was unlucky in missing out on his century but otherwise a pretty decent effort from Pakistan. This is their first win after 12 losses on the trot to the Kiwis. Please stay tuned for the presentation...
  • In the run chase, a couple of things came to Pakistan's aid. Dew was around and hence, the bowlers could not grip the ball properly. And there was no swing, hence Boult was negated. There was no spin either. And compared to Dubai, this pitch was not slower in nature.
  • Pakistan did the basics right. Stuck to their lines and lengths and did not allow the Kiwis to cut loose. Then, when reverse swing came into play, they choked the Black Caps further, restricting them to 209. Shaheen Afridi took 4 wickets but the real choke was applied by the spinners who bowled 25 overs between them.
  • We have a decider. Pakistan were far too good tonight. New Zealand did win the toss but it did not prove to be an advantage for them.
  • 40.3FOUR! Pakistan win by 6 wickets! With 57 balls to spare. The series is eventually levelled. A short ball outside off, Hafeez waits for the ball to com to him and steers it past short third man for a boundary!
  • 40.2Landed around off, defended from the crease.
  • 40.1On middle and leg, flicked towards square leg.
  • POWERPLAY 3 TIME. Didn't think this time would arrive. Anyways, 5 fielders allowed outside the ring but Williamson ain't bothered.
  • 39.6Full again, watchfully defended. A MAIDEN! 208/4
  • 39.5Full and outside off, blocked towards point.
  • 39.4Outside off, pushed towards point.
  • 39.3On a length outside off, punched towards cover.
  • 39.2Short and outside off, cut straight to point.
  • 39.1Full toss outside off, driven towards mid off.
  • 38.6A short ball on middle, Hafeez mistimes his pull towards short mid-wicket. 208/4
  • 38.5Landed outside off, pushed towards point.
  • 38.4Outside off, played straight to point.
  • 38.3Landed on a length outside off, played through point for a single.
  • 38.2Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 38.1Full on middle, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.
  • Tim Southee is back.
  • 37.6Full and outside off, pushed through the covers for a couple. 207/4
  • 37.5The batsman manages only a bottom edge on that one.
  • 37.4Dropped short, pulled straight to short mid-wicket.
  • 37.3The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. They pick up a single.
  • Shadab Khan is in.
  • 37.2OUT! Caught behind! Sodhi manages to get a wicket now. Short and outside off, Sarfraz looks to cut but only manages a thin edge. Nice take by Latham.
  • 37.1A short ball, pulled through mid-wicket for a single.
  • Ish Sodhi is back on. Will this be the last over of the match?
  • 36.6DROPPED! Tough chance. But that is why a man was placed there. A short ball, Hafeez pulls it towards leg gully where Tim Southee leaps but the ball brushes his fingertips and goes towards fine leg. A single taken. 203/3
  • 36.5FOUR! Fine shot. Dropped short, pulled through square leg for a boundary!
  • 36.4Outside off, SA punches this down the ground. There is no mid on or mid off. The man at cover, the bowler and the man at mid-wicket get into a 3-way race towards long off. The cover fielder gets to it first. Three runs taken.
  • 36.3That is a jaffa. A short ball, around off, Ahmed feels for it, then tries to leave it go but is late and gets beaten. He looks at the square leg umpire for the wide call but it does not come.
  • 36.2A short ball, pulled past leg gully towards long leg for a single.
  • 36.1Short and outside off, Hafeez punches this through the covers and finds the gap. Two runs taken.
  • 35.6Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off. 192/3
  • 35.5FOUR! Bad line, full and down the leg side, Ahmed tickles it past the keeper to the fine leg fence!
  • 35.4The batsman has nudged the ball fine down the leg side. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 35.4WIDE. A bouncer, Hafeez ducks and Latham leaps to collect.
  • 35.3On a length outside off, Sarfraz steers it towards third man for a run.
  • 35.2The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. They pick up a single.
  • 35.1Around off, solidly defended.
  • 34.6A short ball, around middle, Ahmed looks to pull but misses. The ball lobs in the air and the keeper tales it and appeals, but the umpire shakes his head. No bat involved. Only the shoulder. 184/3
  • 34.5Short and outside off, Sarfraz looks to cut but gets a bottom edge. The ball rolls away to the off side.
  • 34.4Length ball outside off, flayed through point for a run.
  • 34.3Landed outside off, steered towards short third man.
  • 34.3WIDE. Wide down the leg side, No trouble at all for the batsman. The umpire has signalled a wide.
  • 34.2A short ball outside off, punched towards cover for a single.
  • 34.1Full and outside off, pushed through the covers for a couple.
  • 33.6Outside off, a fish and a miss. 179/3
  • 33.5Played to the point region by the batsman. They pick up a single.
  • 33.4Excellent yorker on middle, well dug out.
  • 33.3The batsman drives this through the covers.
  • 33.2Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.
  • 33.1The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 32.6Outside off, slashed down to third man for a single. 178/3
  • 32.5The batsman has played it to the point region.
  • Sarfraz Ahmed walks in at number 6, replacing Malik.
  • 32.4OUT! That is an outstanding catch! Boy o boy. Time reversed. History has repeated itself. 2001, Mumbai, Sachin Tendulkar pulled a short ball from Mark Waugh onto Justin Langer at short leg. The ball lobbed off his shoulder and Ricky Ponting at short mid-wicket dived to his right and took a fantastic catch. Now, come back to present. The bowler is Lockie Ferguson. The batsman is Shoaib Malik. The length is again short. The shot is again the pull. Here too, the ball goes to short leg. The fielder here is Henry Nicholls. He too, like Langer, gets hit on the left shoulder. Again, the ball lobs in the air. Now, there is a slight difference. There, Ponting dived to his right. Here, Ish Sodhi came charging in from short mid-wicket and slid across to take the catch. Malik did not want to go but the umpire sends him on his way. Amidst all this, Nicholls is perfectly fine!
  • 32.3Played to the point region by the batsman. They pick up a single.
  • 32.3ANOTHER WIDE. This is for height. A short ball, Malik lets it go.
  • 32.2Wide outside off stump, the batsman leaves it alone.
  • 32.1Outside off, Malik punches it through the covers for three.
  • 31.6The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single. 172/2
  • 31.5Gets across his stumps and looks to flick but misses. No wide given and Malik is not happy.
  • 31.4The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads for a single.
  • 31.3The batsman has punched that ball through the off side.
  • 31.3WIDE. A bouncer, around off, Hafeez ducks.
  • 31.2Down the leg side, flicked away for a run.
  • 31.1Down the leg side, flicked towards fine leg for a single.
  • Drinks! Pakistan are in cruse control here. No quick wickets fell but the damage had been done. Don't see any door entry for the visitors from here. Also, Trent Boult will bowl after the break.
  • 30.6FOUR! Back of a length ball outside off, Malik cuts it through covers. No fielder there and it races away to the fence. 167/2
  • 30.6Wide down the leg side, the batsman leaves it alone. The umpire has signalled a wide.
  • 30.5The professor does well to stand tall and play that short delivery.
  • 30.4Short ball over the stumps, Malik with his eyes closed looks to tuck it away but gets a leading edge which falls ahead of him. Lucky escape.
  • 30.3The short ball ploy from Ferguson continues. Hafeez cuts it over point and gets to the other end.
  • 30.2Back of a length ball outside off, Hafeez jumps and cuts it to backward point.
  • 30.1On a good length around off, cut through cover-point. Easy two taken.
  • 29.6No pressure. Outside off, cut to the man at point. 159/2
  • 29.5On off again, driven to covers.
  • 29.4Length on off, Malik taps it with soft hands.
  • 29.3Short again on off, pulled through square leg to rotate strike.
  • 29.2Outside off, cut away aerially through backward point for one.
  • 29.1Short ball on leg, pulled away to deep square leg for just one.
  • 28.6Defended off the back foot by Hafeez. 156/2
  • Shoaib Malik walks out next.
  • 28.5OUT! Two in the over from Ferguson. Bangs it short again outside off, Babar looks to upper cut it. He gets decent connection but Henry there, just ahead of the ropes takes a very good catch. Is there a twist? Or is it too late?
  • 28.4Bouncer! Down leg, Babar sways away from it.
  • 28.3Short again outside off, Hafeez cuts it to third man to get off the mark.
  • Mohammad Hafeez is the new man in.
  • 28.2OUT! Finally a wicket for New Zealand. And finally the short ball works for the Kiwis. Lockie digs it short outside off, Zaman goes for the pull but gets a top edge which balloons towards mid on. Sodhi settles under it and makes no mistake. The 101-run stand ends with Zaman falling for 88. Pakistan need more 55 runs.
  • 28.1Short ball outside off, Zaman hops a tad and cuts it to the man at cover-point. Good stop.
  • 27.6Lovely but for nothing. Pitched up ball on off, driven superbly to covers. 10 from the over. 155/0
  • 27.5100 partnership is up. Quicker than a run-a-ball. Down leg, helped on it's way for one.
  • 27.4The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 27.3FOUR! Sounded good and gets a boundary. Short ball outside off, Zaman pulls it front of square through mid-wicket for a boundary. The partnership is now 98*.
  • 27.2SHOT! Length ball outside off, Babar cuts it through backward point. The fielder chases it down and saves a run for his side. Three runs taken.
  • 27.1Length ball around off, Azam blocks it out with a straight bat.
  • 26.6Full toss outside off, Azam cuts it to third man for just one. Missed out on that one is Babar. 145/0
  • 26.5Fuller in length around off, Zaman looks to work it to the on side. His bottom hand comes off. They cross as the ball is away from the fielder.
  • 26.4Down leg, flicked to the man at square leg.
  • 26.3Back of a length ball down leg, tucked away to the on side for one.
  • 26.2Goes short again. Better execution, outside off, Azam sways away from it.
  • 26.2WIDE! This one is. For sure. Too short and way down leg. Babar ducks.
  • 26.1Short ball down leg. Babar ducks under it. The ball goes over the batsman. No wide given.
  • Lockie Ferguson into the attack.
  • 25.6Outside off, cut with force but straight to the man at point. 141/0
  • 25.5On the pads, worked away around the corner for one.
  • 25.4Fuller on middle and leg, driven towards mid on.
  • 25.3Zaman plays a pull shot to this short delivery. One run added to the total.
  • 25.2Zaman guides it to third man. They manage to come back for the second.
  • 25.1FOUR! Nothing is going the Kiwis' way now. Back of a length ball on off, Zaman punches it to covers. The fielder there collects it and has a shy at the non-striker's end. It doesn't hit the target and the ball runs to the mid-wicket region for a boundary. Needless to say the least.
  • Tim Southee in for a burst.
  • 24.6FOUR! Babar's turn. Short ball on middle, Babar picks up the length and pulls it with ease through the vacant mid-wicket region. The ball races to the boundary. 133/0
  • 24.5Pulls this towards mid-wicket to get off strike.
  • 24.4Back of a length ball outside off, Zaman pulls it back to the bowler. No timing on that one.
  • 24.3FOUR! Very comfortable for Fakhar now. Boult strays this down leg, Fakhar helps it on it's way through square leg for back-to-back boundaries.
  • 24.2FOUR! Beauty! All timing. Didn't try and hit it hard and gets a boundary. Length ball outside off, Zaman opens the bat face and cuts it through point for a boundary.
  • 24.1Short ball on off, Zaman pulls it straight to the man at mid-wicket. Either side of him and that would have been runs.
  • 23.6Full and on off, Azam covers his stumps and blocks it out. 120/0
  • 23.5That ball has taken the inside edge of Babar and thudded into his pads.
  • 23.4Uses his feet and works it towards mid on for another run.
  • 23.3Played through mid-wicket by Azam to rotate strike.
  • 23.2Zaman gets an inside edge on that which goes fine down the leg side. One run added to the total.
  • 23.1The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. They pick up a single.
  • 22.6Short again outside off, Zaman pulls it through mid-wicket for a brace. Good over for Pakistan, 11 from it. 116/0
  • 22.5FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries for Zaman. This one is short and outside off, Fakhar cuts it hard through cover-point. The ball has crossed the ropes. The umpire signals four runs.
  • 22.4FOUR! Lovely! Overpitched ball on middle and leg, Zaman leans forward and drives it through mid on. Ferguson there dives to his right but cannot stop the ball. It races to the fence.
  • 22.3Short again, this time outside off, Zaman looks to upper cut this but cannot make contact.
  • 22.2Short ball on leg, pulled through mid-wicket for just one.
  • 22.1Full on middle and leg, flicked to mid on.
  • Trent Boult in for another spell.
  • 21.6Outside off, cannot find the gap as he cuts this to the man at point. 105/0
  • 21.5Good length ball on leg, turned to short mid-wicket.
  • 21.4Strays this down leg, worked away behind square for just one.
  • 21.3Yorker in line of the stumps, hit back to the bowler.
  • 21.2Full again on off, driven nicely but straight to the man at covers.
  • 21.1Fuller length on off, given for the point fielder to collect.
  • 20.6Zaman flicks it away with a wristy shot. 104/0
  • 20.5Leg spinner down leg. Fakhar steps out, looks to work it to the onside but flicks it to square leg. No run.
  • 20.4Wrong 'un outside off. Soft leading edge towards backward point.
  • 20.3Short ball on off, punched to long off. They jog to complete the run-a-ball 50 run stand.
  • 20.2Flicked through mid-wicket for one.
  • 20.1Leg spinner on middle, Fakhar paddles it over the keeper's head. The ball goes towards fine leg where they take another brace.
  • 19.6Full in line, hit back past the bowler for a run. 100/0
  • 19.5On a fuller length around off, comes back into Fakhar a bit who covers his stumps and blocks it out.
  • 19.4Azam has worked it off his pads behind square. One run added to the total.
  • 19.3On a good length on off, driven to covers. Dot ball.
  • 19.2A bit short on middle and leg, pulled to cow corner for an easy couple.
  • 19.1Length ball outside off, cut to the man at cover-point.
  • 18.6FOUR! Short and outside off, Fakhar goes back and cuts it behind point for a boundary! His 7th ODI Fifty, but first in Asia! Well played. The stand is worth 42 now, from 41 balls. 96/0
  • 18.5Full on middle, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.
  • 18.4Short again, Azam goes back and punches it down to long on for a run.
  • 18.3Dropped short, pulled down to long on for a single.
  • 18.2Full and outside off, Azam leans and drives it through the covers for a single.
  • 18.1Short and outside off, punched straight to cover.
  • Ish Sodhi gets a change of ends. 2-1-6-0 so far.
  • 17.6On middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for a single. 89/0
  • 17.5Landed outside off, Azam waits for the ball to come to him and plays it very late through third man, for a couple.
  • 17.4Comes in with the angle, flicked through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 17.3Outside off again, punched through the covers for a single.
  • 17.2Outside off, punched back to the bowler.
  • 17.1Down the leg side, flicked through square leg for a single. The stand moves to 30 from 30 balls.
  • Colin de Grandhomme time.
  • 16.6FOUR! Short and wide outside off, Babar cuts it behind point and gets a boundary! 127 more to win now, from 198 balls. Babar has raced to 20 from 15 balls, 16 of those being in boundaries. 83/0
  • 16.5Full and outside off, pushed through the covers for a single.
  • 16.4FOUR! A short ball, on middle, Zaman pulls it through mid-wicket and gets a boundary!
  • 16.3On a length around middle, watchfully defended.
  • 16.2Outside off again, a slash and a miss.
  • 16.1On a length outside off, Zaman plays through the line and gets beaten.
  • 15.6The batsman dances down the track and does well to block the ball. The batsmen have run through for a single. 74/0
  • 15.5Full and around off, driven towards long on for one.
  • 15.4Floated around off, the googly, Fakhar dives it towards mid off for a quick run.
  • 15.4WIDE. Down the leg side, Zaman looks to paddle but misses.
  • 15.3Short and outside off, turning away, punched through the covers for a run.
  • 15.2Around middle, tapped towards short mid-wicket.
  • 15.1Full and down the leg side, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 14.6Outside off, punched off the back foot. 10 from the over. 68/0
  • 14.5FOUR! LOVELY! Half volley outside off, Azam leans and drives it with perfect footwork through the covers for a boundary!
  • 14.4A bouncer, around off, left alone.
  • 14.3A short ball, around off, punched towards cover.
  • 14.2Fuller on middle, Babar pushes this wide of mid on for a couple. The stand moves to 10 from 13 balls.
  • 14.1FOUR! THE PLAN NEARLY PAYS OFF! Superb field placement and bowling from New Zealand. Williamson keeps a leg gully and asks Ferguson to bowl short. The bowler obeys and Azam instinctively pulls. Nearly gives a catch to the fielder over there who leaps but the ball evades him. 148 more needed from 215 balls.
  • 13.6A touch short outside off, punched straight to cover. A MAIDEN from Sodhi to start. 58/0
  • 13.5Floated outside leg, FZ looks to sweep but gets a bottom edge. Well stopped by Tom Latham with his right foot.
  • 13.4On middle and leg, driven back to the bowler.
  • 13.3Fuller on leg stump, flicked towards square leg.
  • 13.2Pitched outside leg, Fakhar gets down to sweep but misses and is hit on the pads. The Kiwis appeal but it is turned down. Pitched outside leg.
  • 13.1Full and around middle, Zaman works it towards short mid-wicket.
  • Ish Sodhi introduced now.
  • 12.6Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 58/0
  • 12.5Very straight, on a length, watchfully defended.
  • 12.4A length ball outside off, Azam punches it towards cover.
  • 12.3FOUR! Fantastic shot! A short ball outside off, Azam hops and cuts it over point for a boundary!
  • 12.2On a length outside off, Babar punches it through the covers but Kane Williamson dives to his left and makes a wonderful stop.
  • Going off, is Imam. He is walking very gingerly. Seems to be in a bit of trauma. Fakhar offers him some comforting words. Babar Azam comes in next.
  • Imam is getting medical attention now. Does not look good at all. The good thing though is, no bleeding is seen.
  • 12.1OUCH! Onto the helmet! That was quick. And Imam is down on the ground. A short ball, around off, bowled quickly at 138.3 kph, Imam looks to pull but the ball goes and hits him right between the grille and the neck. He goes down slowly and takes the helmet off.
  • 11.6Short and wide outside off, cut through point for a couple. 54/0
  • 11.5Now Imam follows suit, jumps out, takes the ball on the full and pushes it towards long on for another single.
  • 11.4Plenty of flight, Zaman comes down the track and drives it through the covers for one. 159 more to win from 230 balls.
  • 11.3Full and straight, watchfully defended
  • 11.2Short and outside off, punched through the covers for a run. 50 COMES UP FOR PAKISTAN. Solid beginning.
  • 11.1On middle, punched down to long on for a single.
  • Interesting. Who has come on to bowl? The skipper himself. Kane Williamson to roll his arm over.
  • 10.6Back of a length around off, punched towards cover. Good start from Ferguson. 47/0
  • 10.5Down the leg side, tickled fine for a run.
  • 10.4Tight line, around middle, played towards short mid-wicket.
  • 10.3Pushes this with soft hands towards mid off and takes a quick single. FZ moves to 30 from 34 balls.
  • 10.2LUCKY! On a length, around middle, Fakhar is early into the tuck and gets a leading edge. Fortunately for him, the ball does not carry to cover.
  • 10.1A short ball outside off, Zaman looks to pull but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads.
  • POWERPLAY 2 has been signalled. 4 fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle till he 40th over. Here's Lockie Ferguson.
  • 9.6Around middle, worked straight to short mid-wicket. The announcer at the stadium eggs the crowd on to clap for Pakistan. Well, it is not often that this team has a wicketless Powerplay 1 with the bat. 45/0
  • 9.5Comes down the track but is not quite to the pitch of the ball. Is forced to defend.
  • 9.4Pushes this through mid on for a quick single.
  • 9.3On a length outside off, punched straight to cover.
  • 9.3WIDE. Down the leg side, short in length, Zaman cannot connect with his pull.
  • 9.2Full on middle, pushed straight to mid on.
  • 9.1Full and straight, watchfully defended.
  • 8.6The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. One run added to the total. 43/0
  • 8.5FOUR MORE! Boult overcompensates, bowls it fuller, around middle and Zaman promptly clips it through mid-wicket for a boundary again! 168 more needed to win now, from 247 balls. The stand is worth 42 from 53 deliveries.
  • 8.4FOUR! Short, around middle, Zaman wastes less time in pulling that through mid-wicket for a boundary. Moves to 23 from 25 balls, with his third boundary.
  • 8.3Short and outside off, cut straight to point.
  • 8.2Fuller, on middle and leg, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.
  • 8.1On a length outside off, Zaman plays inside the line and gets beaten.
  • 7.6Tighter line, watchfully defended. 34/0
  • 7.5Full on middle and leg, pushed down to long on for a run.
  • 7.4Outside off, steered behind point for a single.
  • 7.3Full and straight, Zaman looked to defend but got a thick inside edge onto his pads. A quick run taken.
  • 7.2The batsman rocks onto the backfoot and punches the ball.
  • 7.1On a length outside off, steered towards third man for a single. 179 more needed to win from 257 balls.
  • 6.6Full and down the leg side, the southpaw misses his tuck and is hit on the pads. Boult screams his lungs out for an LBW appeal but like all other previous ones, this one was sliding down too. 30/0
  • 6.5FOUR! AUDACIOUS! That is rare. Imam is not known to play such shots. He runs down the track and whacks it over cover for a boundary. His first.
  • 6.4A bouncer, outside off, Imam sways away.
  • 6.3Full and outside off, pushed straight to cover.
  • 6.3WIDE. Misses his radar, goes down the leg side, Imam misses his flick again.
  • 6.2Huge shout for a caught behind, not out. Might have flicked the pad. The southpaw looked to flick but missed. There was a noise as the ball went past.
  • 6.1Full and around middle, Imam looks to flick but the ball moves away, takes the leading edge and goes towards mid off.
  • 5.6FOUR! Nice way to end the over. A short ball, down the leg side, Zaman pulls it past short fine leg for a boundary! 186 more needed to win now, from 264 balls. 24/0
  • 5.5Full and down the leg side, swinging down, Fakhar misses his flick and is hit on the pads.
  • 5.4On a length outside off, steered behind point for a single.
  • 5.3The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. One run added to the total.
  • 5.2Full and around leg, Zaman gives himself room to the leg side and drives it towards mid on.
  • 5.1Landed outside off, dabbed behind point for a single.
  • 4.6Full on middle, driven through mid on for a single. 17/0
  • 4.5The batsman has played it to the point region.
  • 4.4That is a beauty. Boult pitches this on a length outside off, then gets it to move away. Imam pushes but misses.
  • 4.3Played through mid-wicket by the batsman.
  • 4.2Massive shout for LBW. Boult is literally pleading. The umpire stays calm. Latham indicates that it might be missing leg. On a length around middle, coming in, Imam misses his flick and is hit on the pads. Hawk Eye shows that to be clipping leg stump, so umpire's call would have stayed.
  • 4.1Around off, solidly defended.
  • 3.6FOUR! Perfect placement. Not quite sure whether that was the plan though. Third man was brought up for this particular delivery but Southee bowled it short and wide. Zaman flashed at it and got it between short third man and backward point. The first boundary of the run chase. 16/0
  • 3.5The batsman defends it from within the crease.
  • 3.4Dropped short, pulled, not cleanly, towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
  • 3.3Outside off, left alone.
  • 3.2Down the leg side again, flicked fine this time. Trent Boult gives it a good chase from long leg, dives to his left and manages to save the boundary. Three runs taken. 199 more needed from 280 balls. The stand is worth 11 from 20 balls.
  • 3.1Full and down the leg side, Imam looks to flick but but misses and is hit on the pads.
  • 2.6The batsman defends it from within the crease. 8/0
  • 2.5Bouncer! The batsman ducks under the bouncer at the last moment.
  • 2.4Full and straight, watchfully defended.
  • 2.3Outside off, punched through the covers for a single.
  • 2.2Full on middle, flicked towards short mid-wicket.
  • 2.1On a length around off, solidly defended.
  • 1.6Down the leg side, clipped fine for a single. 7/0
  • 1.5Short and outside of, cut straight to point. 5 dots in a row. Can he bowl a maiden?
  • 1.4A short ball, Zaman looks to pull but misses.
  • 1.3On middle and leg, flicked towards mid-wicket.
  • 1.2The batsman just manages to keep the yorker out. Good ball bowled by the bowler.
  • 1.1Full and down the leg side, Zaman looks to flick but misses and is hit on the pads.
  • Tim Southee to bowl with the second new ball.
  • 0.6Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. 6/0
  • 0.5HUGE SOUND! Appeal for a caught behind! But given not out! New Zealand confer but do not take the review. A length ball outside off, Imam looked to drive but missed. Now, as the ball went past the outside edge towards the keeper. However, Snickometer shows nothing! Wonder where did the sound come from...
  • 0.4Short and outside off, punched through point for a couple.
  • 0.3Played to the point region by the batsman. That's an excellent chase by the fielder. Three runs added to the total.
  • 0.2Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a single.
  • 0.1On a length around middle, defended back to the bowler.
  • Welcome back for the run chase. 210 needed for Pakistan to level the series. Not defeated the Kiwis in 12 previous completed matches. Can they avoid an unlucky 13th? Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq are the openers for Pakistan. The hat-trick hero of the previous game, Trent Boult, will start off proceedings to Imam. Here we go!

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