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New Zealand vs Pakistan - 1st T20I

Series: Pakistan tour of New Zealand, 2018
Venue: Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Date & Time: 22 January 2018

New Zealand 106/3 (15.5 Ovs) CRR: 6.69 | New Zealand won by 7 wkts

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Martin Guptill c Mohammad Nawaz & b Raeesc Mohammad Nawaz & b Raees2600
Colin Munro Not OutNot Out494332
Glenn Phillips bowled Raeesbowled Raees31100
Tom Bruce c Fakhar Zaman & b Shadab Khanc Fakhar Zaman & b Shadab Khan262231
Ross Taylor Not OutNot Out221330
Anaru Kitchen dnbdnb0000
Colin de Grandhomme dnbdnb0000
Mitchell Santner dnbdnb0000
Tim Southee dnbdnb0000
Ish Sodhi dnbdnb0000
Seth Rance dnbdnb0000
Extras 4 (b 0, lb 1, w 3, nb 0)
Total 106 (3 Wkts, 15.5 Ov)
BowlingO M R WEcon
Mohammad Amir3 0 13 0 4.33
Rumman Raees4 0 24 2 6
Shadab Khan4 0 18 1 4.5
Hasan Ali2.5 0 28 0 14
Faheem Ashraf1 0 8 0 8
Mohammad Nawaz1 0 14 0 14
Umar Amin0 0 0 0 0
Fakhar Zaman0 0 0 0 0
Haris Sohail0 0 0 0 0
Sarfraz Ahmed0 0 0 0 0
Babar Azam0 0 0 0 0

commentary

Nothing's going right for Pakistan as they collapse to another defeat on this tour. Their predicament is something which visiting teams have experienced quite a fair bit of late, all over the world. They'll have to win the next one to keep this series alive. It'll take some doing. That's it for now. I've been Sagar Chawla, you can find me @SagarChawla90. On behalf of Akshay Maanay and Sriram, it's a goodbye.

Southee, winning captain: Winning the toss on that wicket, and taking wickets upfront was the plan. Wasn't a typical wicket. We took early wickets which blunted them. He's been playing great cricket at the domestic competition (talking about Seth Rance). They took couple of early wickets. Was a great knock from Colin. Mature innings. He was supported by Brucey and Ross coming in. It's a good culture in the team.

Sarfraz, losing captain: We're not batting well enough up the order. New ball was swinging and bouncing, we didn't keep wickets in hand. They bowled very well with the new ball. Our bowlers bowled really well. If we had a score of 140-150, could have been a good match.

Colin Munro, MoM: Pleasing for me and the team to get home. Tricky wicket. It was about batting as long as I can. Wicket was a little bit up and down, but won't say it was a shocker. At the halfway mark we were pretty happy to restrict them to that. I've evolved over the last 12-18 months. I've found a formula. It's about getting into good positions. I hit Shoaib Malik on the head last game and got one back (the blow to his right hand).

18:59 Local Time, 05:59 GMT, 11:29 IST: An unusual pitch for a T20I match this, having plenty of pace and a little uneven bounce to make it difficult for the batsmen. So it was an excellent toss to win for New Zealand. The problem was, Pakistan didn't know their target. They went too hard at the top, rather than aiming for something which could have been defendable here. In doing so, they collapsed in a heap and were in danger of being bowled out for something rather infamous before Hasan Ali and Babar Azam saved them the blushes. Still, 105 was too light a total to defend. Amir and Raees came in steaming with the new ball, making a couple of dents up front. But New Zealand knew what they were chasing. They were able to take their time through the middle, absorbing the pressure, before finally cashing in with a few release shots. The hosts have coasted home eventually, with Taylor and Munro finishing in a flurry to go 1-0 up. Stay with us for the presentations..

15.6
1
Hasan Ali to Ross Taylor, wide, a wide to finish as Hasan Ali's short ball is too high. Loud boos across the stadium. They wanted Munro to get his fifty. I'm sure he won't mind too much
15.5
4
Hasan Ali to Ross Taylor, FOUR, full-pitched ball outside off, drilled through extra-cover. What hands from Taylor, flowing through the drive
15.4
4
Hasan Ali to Ross Taylor, FOUR, this one's a short ball outside off, and it's dispatched yet again over mid-wicket. Taylor's on the forward press while pulling it, but he still appears to be totally in control of it
15.3
4
Hasan Ali to Ross Taylor, FOUR, hoicks it away over mid-wicket. Fetched the length ball from outside off and got his bottom hand into play. Just nine needed now
15.2
0
Hasan Ali to Ross Taylor, no run, fullish outside off, driven to point
15.1
1
Hasan Ali to Munro, 1 run, played through cover-point for one

Hasan Ali [2.0-0-14-0] is back into the attack

14.6
1
Shadab Khan to Munro, 1 run, Umar Amin prevents the six, but fails to hold on to this chance. Very tough chance. It was swept hard, and Amin had to jump right at the edge of the deep mid-wicket boundary. Really difficult. Does well to shove it back inside the ropes at least
14.5
0
Shadab Khan to Munro, no run, extra bounce on this googly outside off, Munro is taken aback on the cut. Beaten
14.4
1
Shadab Khan to Ross Taylor, 1 run, patted away with the turn through cover
14.3
1
Shadab Khan to Munro, leg byes, 1 run, wants to swipe this wrong 'un away wide of long-on but the ball turns away past the edge to hit the back pad. Pitched comfortably outside leg
14.2
0
Shadab Khan to Munro, no run, flighted leg-break on leg, flicked to short mid-wicket
14.1
0
Shadab Khan to Munro, no run, googly on leg-stump, tucked to backward square

Shadab Khan [3.0-0-16-1] is back into the attack

13.6
0
Raees to Ross Taylor, no run, back of a length delivery close to off, chopped away to point
13.5
1
Raees to Munro, 1 run, pitched right up around off, flicked through mid-wicket
13.4
1
Raees to Ross Taylor, 1 run, good length ball on off, Taylor hangs back to it and clips it through mid-wicket
13.3
1
Raees to Munro, 1 run, shortish and wide, slapped to deep point
13.2
0
Raees to Munro, no run, drills the full ball to mid-off
13.1
6
Raees to Munro, SIX, this is a stunning shot. He's had to bend his knees because the ball isn't all that short, and because he's intent on the pull. Gets into such a good position to whack it over square leg. What timing

Rumman Raees [3.0-0-15-2] is back into the attack

12.6
1
Mohammad Nawaz to Munro, 1 run, short at the stumps, it's almost like Munro's anticipating the trajectory. Makes room to slap it to sweeper cover
12.5
6
Mohammad Nawaz to Munro, SIX, now he bowls this slower at the stumps and is dismissed into the square leg stands. Not easy bowling to this man. He grounds his back knee and pummels it with the turn
12.4
4
Mohammad Nawaz to Munro, FOUR, he's always looking to take the left-arm spinner on. Nawaz is aware of this. He fires this short at the stumps, but with the room Munro has created for himself, he smokes this over extra-cover
12.3
1
Mohammad Nawaz to Ross Taylor, 1 run, uses his feet to work the ball through square leg
12.2
1
Mohammad Nawaz to Munro, 1 run, backs away and flat-bats it off the stumps to long-off
12.1
1
Mohammad Nawaz to Ross Taylor, 1 run, slow and looped up on off, worked down to long-on

Mohammad Nawaz, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack

11.6
1
Faheem Ashraf to Ross Taylor, 1 run, back of a length delivery close to off, tucked to deep square leg
11.5
2
Faheem Ashraf to Ross Taylor, 2 runs, back of a length on middle, nurdles it round the corner and races back for two
11.4
1
Faheem Ashraf to Munro, 1 run, gallops down to loft it straight back, Ashraf makes him reach out and gets him skewing off the inside half towards long-on
11.3
1
Faheem Ashraf to Ross Taylor, 1 run, short of length delivery outside off, knocked softly into the covers
11.2
2
Faheem Ashraf to Ross Taylor, 2 runs, nudged wide of short mid-wicket for a quick single. The throw from Haris Sohail beats the fielder who is trying to back up and concedes an overthrow. Unnecessary
11.1
1
Faheem Ashraf to Munro, 1 run, back of a length delivery outside off, chopped away through point

Faheem Ashraf, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

10.6
1
Shadab Khan to Munro, 1 run, fires in a googly on leg, the line makes it too obvious. Tucked away through mid-wicket
10.5
0
Shadab Khan to Munro, no run, sharply turns in from middle and hits Munro on the pads after ripping past the inside edge
10.4
0
Shadab Khan to Munro, no run, pushed through on a flat length on middle, Munro punches this googly back down but is stopped by a diving Shadab
10.3
0
Shadab Khan to Munro, no run, dances down but wises up to the shortened length and nudges to short mid-wicket
10.2
0
Shadab Khan to Munro, no run, flat leg-break at the stumps, blocked

Ross Taylor, right handed bat, comes to the crease

10.1
0
Shadab Khan to Tom Bruce, out Caught by Fakhar Zaman!! Shadab gets his man. He implements his learnings from the previous over by tossing the ball wide of off. He makes Bruce reach out for the slog-sweep and turns it further away to find a thick top-edge which falls comfortably into the hands of deep mid-wicket. Pakistan still alive, just. Tom Bruce c Fakhar Zaman b Shadab Khan 26(22) [4s-3 6s-1]

Shadab Khan to Tom Bruce, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

9.6
1
Hasan Ali to Tom Bruce, 1 run, full off-cutter at the stumps, works it down to long-on
9.5
1
Hasan Ali to Munro, 1 run, short of length delivery outside off, Munro fetches it to deep mid-wicket

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