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Pakistan tour of New Zealand 2016
3rd ODI, New Zealand vs Pakistan at Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand (30 Jan 2016)
Pakistan

290/10 (47.3) RR:6.11

New Zealand won by 3 wkts (D/L method)

MOM: Martin Guptill
New Zealand

265/7 (42.4) RR:6.21

46.1 - Boult to Sarfraz, FOUR, Sarfraz backs away and pulls this short delivery to the deep backward square leg fence. He bisects two fielders in the deep to perfection and collects a boundary. In fact, the fielder at mid-wicket ran across and even put in the dive, but to no avail

43.5 - Milne to Riaz, FOUR, Riaz moves away from the line and tries to pull. However, he gets a top-edge that runs away to the fine leg fence. Much needed runs for Pakistan

42.0 - Milne to Riaz, FOUR, now, on occasions, pace does not help and that is what exactly happened, here. The short delivery from Milne, Riaz tried to pull and eked out a top-edge that flies over the keeper's head for a boundary

40.1 - Elliott to Sarfraz, FOUR, shorter in length, Sarfraz uses the pull shot to collect a boundary to the deep backward square leg fence. Now, that was powerful blow from Sarfraz

38.2 - Elliott to Rizwan, FOUR, poor delivery from Elliott. Too straight from him, Rizwan glances it fine. The fielder in the deep runs to his right, but he had no chance of stopping that one

37.5 - Matt Henry to Sarfraz, FOUR, lovely timing and placement from Sarfraz. Fuller length delivery and sliding down leg, Sarfraz whips it away to the fine leg boundary. No need to run for those

31.4 - Boult to Sarfraz, FOUR, Ronchi has dropped a tough chance there. Back of a length delivery and outside off, Sarfraz guides it to the right of Ronchi, who dives, but couldn't hold onto the catch

31.3 - Boult to Sarfraz, FOUR, nice way to the get off the mark for Sarfraz. Fuller length delivery and just outside off, Sarfraz drives it all along the carpet to bisect the fielders stationed at backward point and short third man, and it runs away to the fence

30.1 - Elliott to Babar Azam, FOUR, Elliott too bowls a long hop, Azam rocks back quickly and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for another boundary

30.0 - Boult to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, short delivery and asking to the thumped, Malik pulls it to the deep mid-wicket fence for a well-placed boundary

29.0 - Elliott to Babar Azam, FOUR, Elliott ends the over with a long hop and gets punished. Short ball and asking to be thumped, Azam pulls it hard to the deep mid-wicket fence

26.3 - Santner to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, Malik flat-bats this long-hop. The fielder at long-on moves to his right, but does not succeed in his endeavour to stop the boundary

25.1 - Milne to Babar Azam, FOUR, stand and deliver stuff from Azam. Fuller length delivery and on the stumps, Azam plants his front foot and lifts it to the long-on boundary

24.2 - Santner to Babar Azam, FOUR, shorter in length, Azam rocks back and pulls it towards the deep mid-wicket fence. Anderson in the deep misfields, and that results in a boundary

23.5 - Milne to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, McCullum's superb effort to save a run goes in vain there. Good length delivery and on the stumps, Malik drives it uppishly in the air towards mid-on, who moved forward but could not snaffle it. It goes through his hands and runs away to the long-on fence. McCullum, known for his athletic fielding though, did not give up as he hunted it down and put in the slide, but on replays it was clear that he had touched the rope, when he tried to flick the ball back into play

21.0 - Santner to Babar Azam, FOUR, from over the wicket, Santner bowls a flatter delivery, Azam cracks the drive all along the turf. The fielder at mid-off misfields and as a result, Azam picks up another boundary. With it, he also posts a quick-fire fifty

16.1 - Elliott to Hafeez, FOUR, risk free cricket from Hafeez. Sliding down leg, Hafeez paddles it to the fine leg fence. There was no one positioned at short fine and and as a result, Hafeez used that stroke

15.4 - Milne to Babar Azam, FOUR, good connection from Azam. Good length delivery and zooming in on the stumps. Azam plants his front foot and lifts it through the line and straight down the ground for a boundary. His head was still when he played that shot

11.1 - Matt Henry to Babar Azam, FOUR, the barrage of boundaries continue. Good length delivery that is angled in, Azam drives it past the diving fielder at mid-on. It races away to the boundary boards

10.5 - Corey Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, short delivery that is bowled just outside off. However, Hafeez rocks back quickly and pulls it to the deep backward square leg fence. He beats the man in the deep with perfection

10.4 - Corey Anderson to Hafeez, FOUR, with a concotion of timing and placement, Hafeez essays the straight drive to a fuller length delivery that is bowled on the stumps. The fielder at mid-on tried to hunt it down, but he had no chance in stopping that boundary

10.2 - Corey Anderson to Babar Azam, FOUR, good improvisation from Azam. He shuffles across and heaves this length delivery to the deep mid-wicket boundary. It rocketed to the fence in a jiffy

8.5 - Boult to Babar Azam, FOUR, McCullum does not seem like he has come back from an injury. Azam traces the line through the cover-region with his drive. McCullum from mid-off looks to hunt it down. He even puts in the dive, but to no avail

8.4 - Boult to Babar Azam, FOUR, good length delivery and outside off, Azam aims to slap it over the infield on the off-side and ekes out an outside edge that flies past a leaping Anderson at first slip for a boundary to third man

6.2 - Boult to Hafeez, FOUR, oops! The first slip fielder, Corey Anderson, came close to pouching a fine catch there. Hafeez is lucky. From round the wicket, Boult lands it on a good length and it angles away from the right-hander, Hafeez tries to steer it past Anderson, who dives full length and almost gets his right-hand on it. However, it flies past him and runs away to the third man fence

5.0 - Boult to Hafeez, FOUR, short and wide delivery, Hafeez flays the cut shot. It flies over the backward point fielder for a boundary. No need to run for those

4.2 - Boult to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, short and wide delivery, Shehzad rides on the bounce and cracks the cut shot. It races away to the deep backward point fence in a hurry

2.0 - Matt Henry to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, drifting down the leg-side, Shehzad clips it neatly to the fine leg fence and collects a boundary. Poor delivery from Henry that

26.4 - Santner to Shoaib Malik, SIX, Malik goes aerial and it goes all the way. Lovely use of feet by Malik. He dances down the track and lofts this tossed up delivery over long-on

20.5 - Santner to Babar Azam, SIX, yet again, Azam uses his feet and lofts this delivery that is bowled slower through the air over long-on for a maximum. Pakistan have made a splendid recovery

20.1 - Santner to Hafeez, SIX, Hafeez continues to play with a dash of bravado. He uses his feet, makes room and lifts this tossed up delivery over long-off for a six

19.3 - Milne to Hafeez, SIX, 152ks, but Hafeez takes Milne on by pulling a short delivery over mid-wicket for a maximum. Now, that stroke came right off the screws

18.3 - Elliott to Hafeez, SIX, Hafeez notches up his 28th fifty. He reaches his fifty in style as well. Length delivery and on the stumps, Hafeez ventures out of the crease and lifts it over the long-on boundary. It easily cleared the boundary rope

12.3 - Santner to Hafeez, SIX, I do not think, Hafeez got hold of that shot, but it sails into the stands. Tossed up delivery and on the stumps, Hafeez dances down the track and lifts it over the long-off fence for a maximum

7.0 - Boult to Hafeez, SIX, Hafeez takes a heavy toll of the free-hit by planting his front foot and lofting a fuller length delivery over long-on for a maxmimum

47.3 - Milne to Sarfraz, out Caught by Ronchi!! Sarfraz's fine effort comes to an end. He backed away slightly and looked to pull, Milne though followed him with a well-directed short delivery. It hit him high up on the bat. Ronchi, the keeper, made no mistake by taking the skier. Milne's late burst has made sure that New Zealand won't chase down a target in excess of 300. Sarfraz c Ronchi b Milne 41(50) [4s-5]

45.5 - Milne to Rahat Ali, out Caught by Ronchi!! Searing pace can always turn out to be useful against the tail-enders. Back of a length delivery that straightens a wee bit, Rahat is caught in the crease and has a flirty poke at it. Easy catch for the keeper. Pakistan would like to play out the 50 overs. Rahat Ali c Ronchi b Milne 0(2)

45.3 - Milne to Amir, out Caught by Ronchi!! Milne picks up his first scalp of the innings. Amir backed away and looked to manufacture room. However, Milne followed him with a back of a length delivery, Amir could only eke out an inside edge and the keeper clasped it with both hands. Amir c Ronchi b Milne 1(3)

44.2 - Corey Anderson to Riaz, out Caught by Guptill!!Finally, the frustration of not scoring runs has resulted in Riaz being chugged down. Riaz moved away from the line and tried to flat-bat it over mid-wicket. He though, could not get it off the middle of the bat. The ball swirls in the air for a while. Guptill at mid-wicket sets under it, and grabs the catch. Riaz c Guptill b Corey Anderson 11(15) [4s-2]

38.4 - Elliott to Sarfraz, out Rizwan Run Out!! What an unfortunate way to get out for Rizwan! Sarfraz flat-batted a short of a length delivery back towards Elliott, who got his right-hand onto the ball and deflected it onto the stumps. Rizwan did try to slide his bat in, but he still found himself out of the crease. Easy decision for the TV umpire to make. Rizwan run out (Elliott) 16(18) [4s-1]

33.4 - Matt Henry to Babar Azam, out Caught by Guptill!! Azam again looks to use the cut shot, but hits it straight to Guptill at backward point and Guptill snaffles it gleefully with both hands. Azam played that shot off the middle of the bat, but just could not place it well. However, he still has essayed a vital innings for Pakistan. He has given the platform for Pakistan to compose a mammoth total. Babar Azam c Guptill b Matt Henry 83(77) [4s-10 6s-1]

31.1 - Boult to Shoaib Malik, out Caught by Ronchi!! Malik will be a despondent man as he gets out to a soft dismissal. Short and wide delivery, Malik tries to cut and gets an edge to the keeper, who hardly had to move to grab it. Timely wicket for New Zealand as they were under the pump, with the duo of Malik and Azam finding gaps with ease. Shoaib Malik c Ronchi b Boult 32(27) [4s-3 6s-1]

23.0 - Santner to Hafeez, out Caught by Milne!! New Zealand eventually dismiss the key man in the opposition camp - Hafeez. Hafeez, on expected lines, is disappointed. He looked set to get a big one on what is a good wicket for a batting. Coming back to the wicket, Hafeez swept a tossed up delivery, but got a top-edge. Milne at fine leg, pouched the catch with both hands. Hafeez c Milne b Santner 76(60) [4s-5 6s-5]

5.1 - Matt Henry to Azhar Ali, out Caught by Guptill!! Pakistan are in a spot of bother now. Henry follows up Boult's effort, by sending Ali back to the hut. Good length delivery and in that probing zone outside off, Ali tries to drive with his feet stationed in clay and eked out an outside edge. Guptill at second slip took a relatively easy catch with both his hands. It might have also straightened a wee bit after pitching. Azhar Ali c Guptill b Matt Henry 3(14)

4.5 - Boult to Ahmed Shehzad, out Caught by Guptill!! The first incision has been made. It is Shehzad who has been chugged down. He did everything right there by playing the pull shot, but Guptill at short mid-wicket plucked a brilliant catch. From round the wicket, Boult used the bumper and he got good shoulder on it, too. Shehzad rocked back and pulled it in front of square on the on-side. He even rolled his wrists on that stroke. However, Guptill at short mid-wicket showed sharp reflexes and took the catch at shin height. Ahmed Shehzad c Guptill b Boult 12(16) [4s-2]

40.0 - Matt Henry to Sarfraz, 1 run, another run-out chance missed! Sarfraz ekes out an inside edge on his drive to Boult at mid-on, who fired in the throw at the non-striker's end, but he too missed. Sarfraz was a goner there, if Boult had effected the direct-hit

39.5 - Matt Henry to Sarfraz, no run, another close shave for Pakistan. Sarfraz tries to clip this short of length delivery into the on-side and gets a leading edge to Guptill at point, who flings in he throw at the non-striker's end. If he had effected a direct-hit that would have been curtains for Riaz

19.5 - Milne to Hafeez, 1 run, the stand between the pair is now 100! Short delivery and outside off, Hafeez jumps in the air and cuts it to third man

42.4 - Riaz to Santner, FOUR, New Zealand win! On a good length and on the stumps, Santner gets forward, clears his left leg and heaves it wide of mid-on for a boundary

42.1 - Riaz to Santner, FOUR, cracking shot, that should douse Pakistan's enthusiasm, this was full and on off, Santner makes room outside leg, opens up the off-side and drills it past extra cover for a boundary

39.2 - Amir to Corey Anderson, FOUR, cracking shot, on a good length and well outside off, Anderson gets a good stride forward and drills it wide of extra cover for a boundary

37.2 - Irfan to Ronchi, FOUR, that should help Ronchi gets going, short of a lengfth and well outside off, slapped away behind square on the off-side, beats third man, getting across to his right

27.5 - Irfan to Williamson, FOUR, too short from Irfan, Williamson has plenty of time to rock back and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary

24.1 - Azhar Ali to Williamson, FOUR, too short and too wide from Azhar, Williamson had to reach out for the cut, gets it off the toe-end, finds the gap behind square on the off-side for a boundary

22.1 - Azhar Ali to Guptill, FOUR, poor ball from Azhar, dropped it short and well outside off, drilled back past the bowler, beats long-off and rolls away to the fence

22.0 - Riaz to Williamson, FOUR, beautifully played, short of a length and angling bvack into the right-hander, Williamson gets inside the line, uses Riaz's pace and whips it behind square on the on-side, beats the fielder in the deep and rolls away to the fence, raises Williamson's fifty as well

21.1 - Riaz to Williamson, FOUR, cracking shot, on a good length and just outside off, Williamson leans forward, presents the full face of the bat and punches it back past the bowler, it was in the air but Riaz had no chance

20.1 - Shoaib Malik to Guptill, FOUR, tossed up outside leg, Guptill bends down low and goes over square leg, splits the gap between backward square leg and deep mid-wicket, off to the fence in a hurry

18.3 - Shoaib Malik to Guptill, FOUR, that's nicely done, Guptill gets down low, rolls his wrists over and sweeps it behind square on the on-side, beats the diving fielder in the deep

17.0 - Riaz to Williamson, FOUR, this is poor bowling from Riaz, short and on the stumps, Williamson gets inside the line and flicks it very fine, no need to run for those

16.1 - Riaz to Guptill, FOUR, too short and too straight from Riaz, Guptill gets inside the line and helps it on its way, beats the keeper and rolls away to the fence

15.5 - Rahat Ali to Guptill, FOUR, lovely shot, it was the slower ball from Rahat, ends up as a half-volley outside off, Guptill presents a straight bat as he punches it back past the non-striker, no need to run for those

15.3 - Rahat Ali to Guptill, FOUR, too short from Rahat, the width was on offer as well, Guptill stands tall and punches it in front of square on the off-side, clears cover and rolls away to the fence

14.0 - Irfan to Williamson, FOUR, excellent counter attacking batting from Williamson, went a long way across his stumps, exposed his leg-stump. Irfan dropped it short and on the stumps, pulled away behind square on the on-side for a boundary

10.2 - Rahat Ali to Guptill, FOUR, streaky and four, on a good length and in that corridor on off, Guptill brought his bat down with an angle, gets an inside edge and beats Irfan at the long leg boundary

9.0 - Rahat Ali to Williamson, FOUR, cracking shot, overpitched and just outside off, Williamson gets forward, presents the full face of the bat and punches it back past the bowler for a boundary

4.5 - Irfan to Williamson, FOUR, too short from Irfan, Williamson is quick to swivel across and pulls it in front of square on the on-side, no need to run for those

4.3 - Irfan to Williamson, leg byes, FOUR, poor ball from Irfan, short and slipping onto Williamson's pads, he looks to flick and misses, the ball rolls away off his thigh pad, beats Sarfraz and rolls away to the fence

4.2 - Irfan to Williamson, FOUR, lovely shot, it was short and the width was on offer, Williamson stands tall and punches it in front of square on the off-side for a boundary

0.3 - Irfan to Guptill, FOUR, that's a poor ball from Irfan, short and way outside off, Guptill gets on top of the bounce and slaps it past cover-point, it was in the air but in the gap as well

39.5 - Amir to Ronchi, SIX, massive, length delivery on the stumps, Ronchi spots it early and goes through with the lofted on-drive, went very high and deep into the long-on stands

39.0 - Rahat Ali to Corey Anderson, SIX, Anderson is winning this for New Zealand, short of a length and on the stumps, Anderson gets half forward and clubs it high and over long-on, back-to-back sixes, New Zealand well on top now

38.5 - Rahat Ali to Corey Anderson, SIX, that's adding insult to injury, on a good length and just outside off, Anderson gets forward and thumps it back over the bowler's head, sails over the long-off ropes for a maximum

34.5 - Azhar Ali to Corey Anderson, SIX, Anderson breaks the shackles! This was tossed up on middle, Anderson comes down the track, plays with the spin and sends it soaring over wide long-on for a maximum

28.0 - Irfan to Williamson, SIX, this is even better! On a good length and just outside off, Williamson gets forward and thumps it hard and flat, clears mid-off and soars over the ropes for a maximum

25.5 - Riaz to Williamson, SIX, lovely shot, it was a slower delivery by Riaz, full and just outside off, Williamson watches it all along, presents the full face of the bat and lifts it high over long-on for a maximum

13.2 - Irfan to Williamson, SIX, that should relieve the pressure! On a good length and just outside off, Williamson gets forward and swings it through the line, gets it high and over wide long-on for a maximum

6.3 - Rahat Ali to Guptill, SIX, smashed, length delivery on the stumps, Guptill makes room outside leg and swings it through the line, goes over the bowler's head and smacks straight into the sightscreen

5.3 - Amir to Guptill, SIX, top-edge and six, the small boundaries do no favour for bowlers at the Eden Park. This was banged in short and on the stumps, beat Guptill for pace, he was late on the pull, gets a top-edge that sails over short fine leg

2.2 - Irfan to Guptill, SIX, cracking shot, on a good length and just outside off, Guptill backs away slightly, opens up the off-side and goes over mid-off, went sailing over the ropes for a maximum

41.3 - Irfan to Corey Anderson, out Caught by Babar Azam!! Anderson has thrown his wicket as well, is there a twist in the tale? This was short and well outside off, Anderson went for the big pull, doesn't get hold of the shot. It went miles in the air and towards deep mid-wicket, Babar settles underneath it and comes up with a clean catch. Corey Anderson c Babar Azam b Irfan 35(29) [4s-1 6s-3]

41.0 - Riaz to Ronchi, out Bowled!! Riaz has some reward for his perseverance! This was full and on the stumps, Ronchi backed away, cleared his left leg and looked to heave it over mid-wicket, misses and the ball smashes into the top of middle stump. All too late for Pakistan? Ronchi b Riaz 20(21) [4s-1 6s-1]

35.3 - Shoaib Malik to Elliott, out Caught by Babar Azam!! Soft, soft dismissal for Elliott! A nothing delivery from Malik, dropped it short and well outside off, Elliott made room for the cut, he could have smacked it anywhere, instead, he hits it straight to Babar Azam at point. A wicket for Malik and Pakistan's fightback continues. Elliott c Babar Azam b Shoaib Malik 10(17)

31.1 - Amir to Henry Nicholls, out Lbw!! That's stone dead and Pakistan are fighting back into the contest. This was full and shaped back into the left-hander, he was caught in his crease, has to bring his bat across the pads, misses and is palpably in front, the impact was in front of off and middle, easy call for the umpire. Amir has been superb today and he's deserved this wicket. Henry Nicholls lbw b Amir 5(13)

28.3 - Azhar Ali to Williamson, out Stumped!! Beautifully bowled by Azhar and he's chuffed to bits. He shortened the length as Williamson came down the track, the ball rips away after pitching, Williamson was left stranded and Sarfraz whips the bails off in a flash. Williamson made no effort to get back, he was that far down the track, the skipper is leading Pakistan's revival here. Williamson st Sarfraz b Azhar Ali 84(86) [4s-9 6s-3]

26.2 - Azhar Ali to Guptill, out Caught by Hafeez!! Disappointing end for Guptill, he's gutted with himself as he walks back to the hut. This was throws up teasingly outside off, might have spun away a tad as well. Guptill was looking to launch it over extra cover, gets a thick outside edge. Hafeez gets under it at backward point and holds on, breaks the record second wicket stand. Guptill c Hafeez b Azhar Ali 82(81) [4s-8 6s-3]

1.1 - Amir to Brendon McCullum, out Caught by Irfan!! McCullum's comeback ends in a first ball duck. Poor poor shot from the New Zealand skipper, this was banged in short and on the stumps, McCullum swivelled across on the pull, didn't bother to keep it down. Irfan runs across to his left and completes a good running catch at deep backward square leg. Early blow for New Zealand. Brendon McCullum c Irfan b Amir 0(1)

38.0 - Irfan to Ronchi, 2 runs, that was a chance and Hafeez has fluffed it, this was short and on the stumps, Ronchi swivelled across on the pull, doesn't get hold of the shot. Hafeez was on his heels at deep square leg, he had to lunge forward in the end, gets both hands and ends up dropping it

24.5 - Azhar Ali to Guptill, 1 run, full and on Guptill's pads, whipped away towards mid-wicket, brings up the 150-run stand

18.1 - Shoaib Malik to Williamson, 1 run, Williamson comes down the track, takes the ball on the full and drives it to long-on, raises the 100-run stand as well

16.0 - Rahat Ali to Guptill, 1 run, short of a length and just outside off, Guptill pushes at that and gets an inside edge - in front of mid-on for a single, raises his fifty as well

6.0 - Amir to Williamson, no run, close call for Williamson, he misjudged the length of this delivery, pitched outside off and just about held its line, Williamson was playing for the angle and was happy to let it go, the ball hit flush on his pads, but wasn't coming back enough to hit the stumps. Williamson gets lucky