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Pakistan tour of New Zealand 2016
3rd T20I, New Zealand vs Pakistan at Westpac Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand (22 Jan 2016)
New Zealand

196/5 (20) RR:9.8

New Zealand won by 95 runs

MOM: Corey Anderson
Pakistan

101/10 (16.1) RR:6.25

Welcome back.. A slip is in place for Anderson

Phew, that was a frantic finish. Very comparable to a rush-hour morning to make it to work with chaos ruling the roost. The bottom line though is that New Zealand have finished with a very strong total on the board. It all started with Guptill brandishing his bat like a Ninja. Carved it all round the park before being eventually dismissed for 42 in just 19 balls. However, the inertia of his knock kept the momentum going right through. Anderson found his way back to some form as well as he was given the license to go all out. It all sets up a challenging task for the visitors who need to bat out of their skins to clinch this series. Join us back in around 5 minutes..

Over: 20 1 1 1L 2 2 1 NZ 196/5
Corey Anderson 82(42) Mitchell Santner 2(3) Amir 4-0-35-0

19.6 - Amir to Corey Anderson, 1 run, fails to dispatch the full toss. Right there for the taking. Swings across the line and mistimes it to deep mid-wicket

19.5 - Amir to Corey Anderson, 2 runs, low full toss, heaved away wide of deep mid-wicket. Again, running like mad to make it back on strike for the final ball

19.4 - Amir to Corey Anderson, 2 runs, full and struck hard in front of long-off. Anderson pushes hard for the second and makes it

19.3 - Amir to Mitchell Santner, leg byes, 1 run, walks right across his stumps and misses out on a full toss. Slogged hard but just missed it. Plain and simple. The LBW shout looked a good one. Ruled not out though. I wonder why

19.2 - Amir to Corey Anderson, 1 run, although on a good length, this one was well outside off. Meant that Anderson had to fetch his premeditated heave, had to reach out for it. Toe-ends it through mid-wicket

19.1 - Amir to Mitchell Santner, 1 run, slippery yorker length delivery on middle, squeezed through mid-wicket

Mohammad Amir [3.0-0-28-0] is back into the attack

Over: 19 W 1 Wd 1 2 4 4 NZ 188/5
Corey Anderson 76(38) Mitchell Santner 1(1) Riaz 4-0-43-2

18.6 - Riaz to Corey Anderson, FOUR, oh my! Have to feel for Riaz here. He's been done in again by the outside edge. This time though, it wasn't a very good delivery either. Right in the slot on middle, Anderson made room looking to loft it inside out. Gets another thick outside edge to beat the infield

18.5 - Riaz to Corey Anderson, FOUR, now that's back-breaking. You bowl it nice and full, maybe around 4-5 inches short of an ideal yorker. And then to see the outside edge fly over short third man. But, as far as Anderson is concerned - anything goes

18.4 - Riaz to Corey Anderson, 2 runs, slower short of length delivery which is swatted away wide of long-on. Anderson was slightly deceived by the lack of pace and couldn't quite nail it. Long-on runs across and slides to cut it off

18.3 - Riaz to Mitchell Santner, 1 run, slips in a yorker aiming for the base of leg-stump, clunked down to long-on

18.3 - Riaz to Mitchell Santner, wide, a wild wild bouncer. Way too high and wide. Santner initially thought about going after it but pulled out well in time

18.2 - Riaz to Corey Anderson, 1 run, low full toss on middle and leg aiming to follow the batsman, thumped down to long-on

Mitchell Santner, left handed bat, comes to the crease

18.1 - Riaz to Ronchi, out Caught by U Akmal!! Ronchi perishes for the cause. Couldn't quite get hold of this delivery as he swung hard. Yes, it was full in the slot but the fact that he hasn't got his eye in well enough meant that the connection wasn't as desired. Holes out at long-on. Ronchi c U Akmal b Riaz 1(2)

Riaz to Ronchi, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Over: 18 4 2 6 1 2,W 1 NZ 175/4
Ronchi 1(1) Corey Anderson 65(34) Imad Wasim 4-0-42-0

17.6 - Imad Wasim to Ronchi, 1 run, darted in on middle, worked down to long-on

Luke Ronchi, right handed bat, comes to the crease

17.5 - Imad Wasim to Corey Anderson, out Elliott Run Out!! 2 runs completed. That's brilliant work from Anwar Ali at extra-cover. Total commitment. Initially, Anderson's sliced cut shot cleared his leap at extra-cover. But he didn't give up. Hounded the ball down, stopped it with a slide a yard or so inside the ropes, got back up and fired in a brilliant throw at the striker's end to catch Elliott inches short. Elliott run out (Anwar Ali/Sarfraz) 19(14) [4s-1 6s-1]

Imad Wasim to Corey Anderson, THAT'S OUT!! Run Out!!

17.4 - Imad Wasim to Elliott, 1 run, a quick low full toss, hammered down to long-on

17.3 - Imad Wasim to Elliott, SIX, oh beauty! Slightly slower through the air and drifting in on off, Elliott makes room and hoists it inside out over extra-cover

17.2 - Imad Wasim to Elliott, 2 runs, backed away which took him further away from the ball which was outside off, made his task difficult. Somehow hits it off the bottom of the bat wide of long-off

17.1 - Imad Wasim to Elliott, FOUR, full toss on the stumps, horror ball, Elliott swivels across and helps the pull behind square

Imad Wasim [3.0-0-26-0] is back into the attack

Over: 17 0 4 1Nb 1 1 1 6 NZ 159/3
Corey Anderson 63(33) Elliott 6(10) Riaz 3-0-30-1

16.6 - Riaz to Corey Anderson, SIX, now he's connected. And when he does, the result is usually a given. Riaz missed his yorker this time, ended up being right in the slot for Anderson to tee off. Which he did. Loaded up like a golfer and clubbed it straight back

16.5 - Riaz to Elliott, 1 run, another full toss outside off, Elliott flashes it to sweeper cover

16.4 - Riaz to Corey Anderson, 1 run, low full toss outside off, squeezed to extra-cover

16.3 - Riaz to Elliott, 1 run, excellent delivery. Elliott was standing on off stump even before the ball was bowled, Riaz fired a low full toss even wider. Had to reach out for it and could only toe-end the slog towards extra-cover

16.3 - Riaz to Corey Anderson, no ball, 1 run, lovely ball. Right in the blockhole. Oh wait. The umpire's right hand is held up horizontally. It's a no-ball. No-ball. Oh my. Free-hit coming up

16.2 - Riaz to Corey Anderson, FOUR, lashed over extra-cover. Full and wide, Anderson throws his hands at it, slashes it off the bottom of the bat and gets it wide of the man in the deep

16.1 - Riaz to Corey Anderson, no run, makes room and smears this full ball straight to extra-cover

Wahab Riaz [2.0-0-15-1] is back into the attack

Over: 16 2 2 6 4 1 0 NZ 144/3
Elliott 4(8) Corey Anderson 51(28) Amir 3-0-28-0

15.6 - Amir to Elliott, no run, and again. Flush on the popping crease outside off, Elliott swings and misses

15.5 - Amir to Corey Anderson, 1 run, hard to get under these. Right in the blockhole. Drilled down to long-off

15.4 - Amir to Corey Anderson, FOUR, backs away and carves it over short third man. Not quite where he intended but runs are runs. Also brings up his half-century in just 27 balls. Amir bowled it full on the stumps seeing the batsman move away, Anderson might have intended to go over extra-cover but the edge flew away

15.3 - Amir to Corey Anderson, SIX, whack! I don't think he got that anywhere near the middle but its enough. Full on middle and leg, Anderson clouts it over deep mid-wicket

15.2 - Amir to Corey Anderson, 2 runs, fullish on middle and off, slogs hard but the bat twists in his hands. Mistimes it wide of long-on

15.1 - Amir to Corey Anderson, 2 runs, slightly short outside off, Anderson lines it up and flat-bats it wide of long-off. Extra-cover tried to intercept with a dive but couldn't get a hand. Easy two

Mohammad Amir [2.0-0-13-0] is back into the attack

Over: 15 1 1L 1 1 1 0 NZ 129/3
Elliott 4(7) Corey Anderson 36(23) Imad Wasim 3-0-26-0

14.6 - Imad Wasim to Elliott, no run, speared into the blockhole on middle, squeezed back down the pitch

14.5 - Imad Wasim to Corey Anderson, 1 run, backs away a long way, Wasim follows him with a low full toss. All Anderson can do is hit it meekly down to long-off

14.4 - Imad Wasim to Elliott, 1 run, and again. Fires it in very full, forces Elliott to drag his slog to deep mid-wicket

14.3 - Imad Wasim to Corey Anderson, 1 run, tries to swipe it hard but Wasim is proving to be very difficult to get underneath. Mistimes it in front of long-on

14.2 - Imad Wasim to Elliott, leg byes, 1 run, another fiery dart skidding on from middle, thuds into Elliott's pads as he misses the flick. Rolls in front of short third man

14.1 - Imad Wasim to Corey Anderson, 1 run, a quick low full toss on middle, belted down to long-on

Over: 14 6 1 1 0 1 0 NZ 124/3
Elliott 3(4) Corey Anderson 33(20) Afridi 4-0-27-1

13.6 - Afridi to Elliott, no run, the slider which skids on from a length, Elliott lunges forward and offers a defensive push towards extra-cover

13.5 - Afridi to Corey Anderson, 1 run, quicker through the air and aiming to cramp the batsman, whipped away through square leg

13.4 - Afridi to Corey Anderson, no run, fails to beat short fine leg with a pull as the fielder dived across to stop. Then looks for a single which wasn't there. Had to put in the dive to make it back

13.3 - Afridi to Elliott, 1 run, drifting in with the arm, ends up on the pads, flicked through mid-wicket

13.2 - Afridi to Corey Anderson, 1 run, flatter on middle and leg, nurdled round the corner

13.1 - Afridi to Corey Anderson, SIX, wingardium leviosa! That's been slaughtered. Afridi dared to flight the ball, and has been deposited 10-15 rows back. Just a brutish swing of the arms to smite it over wide long-on

Shahid Afridi [3.0-0-18-1] is back into the attack

Over: 13 0 1 1 1 1 1 NZ 115/3
Corey Anderson 25(16) Elliott 2(2) Imad Wasim 2-0-22-0

12.6 - Imad Wasim to Corey Anderson, 1 run, fired in on the pads, Anderson clips it down to long-on

12.5 - Imad Wasim to Elliott, 1 run, another slider, eased down to long-off

12.4 - Imad Wasim to Corey Anderson, 1 run, flatter and fuller around off, no intention to turn the ball, Anderson presses forward and drives it to long-off

12.3 - Imad Wasim to Elliott, 1 run, quicker arm ball which skids on from a length outside off, Elliott crouches low and drives it to deep cover

12.2 - Imad Wasim to Corey Anderson, 1 run, shortish outside off, very quick through the air, chopped through the cover region

12.1 - Imad Wasim to Corey Anderson, no run, fired in very full on off, jammed back to the bowler

Imad Wasim [1.0-0-17-0] is back into the attack

Okay, Ross Taylor is hobbling off the field. As I informed before, he seemed to be having some trouble with his side muscles. Elliott out in the centre now.

Over: 12 1 1 0 1 6 2Wd Wd 4 NZ 110/3
Ross Taylor 6(4) Corey Anderson 22(12) Shoaib Malik 1-0-16-0

11.6 - Shoaib Malik to Ross Taylor, FOUR, this has been a really ordinary over. Another long-hop with width on offer. Taylor camps back and back-cuts it behind square. No chance for sweeper cover

11.6 - Shoaib Malik to Ross Taylor, wide, flat, fast and lacking direction. Again down the leg-side. Taylor is happy to collect the extra

11.6 - Shoaib Malik to Corey Anderson, 2 wides, hurled down the leg-side, Anderson fails to get bat on his tickle. Even the keeper fumbles allowing an extra run

11.5 - Shoaib Malik to Corey Anderson, SIX, now this allows Anderson to break free. Dragged down short around off, he rocks back and belts the pull wide of deep mid-wicket

Taylor seems to have some issues with his side. Grimaced in discomfort while stretching it

11.4 - Shoaib Malik to Ross Taylor, 1 run, fired in on the pads, clipped through square leg

11.3 - Shoaib Malik to Ross Taylor, no run, darted in on middle, skids across quickly, Taylor tucks it back down the pitch

11.2 - Shoaib Malik to Corey Anderson, 1 run, slightly slower through the air and drifting in nicely towards middle, Anderson stays back and works it down to long-on

11.1 - Shoaib Malik to Ross Taylor, 1 run, flat and sliding away outside off from round the wicket, Taylor slaps it to sweeper cover

Shoaib Malik, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

Ross Taylor, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Over: 11 4 0 0 4 1 W NZ 94/3
Williamson 33(34) Corey Anderson 15(10) Riaz 2-0-15-1

10.6 - Riaz to Williamson, out Caught by Shoaib Malik!! Not really his game, is it? Shuffles across shaping to slog one into the car-park. Riaz cleverly bowled it wider which meant that Williamson had to reach out to fetch it. Could only manage to lob it off the toe-end straight to long-on. Williamson c Shoaib Malik b Riaz 33(34) [4s-3 6s-1]

Riaz to Williamson, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

10.5 - Riaz to Corey Anderson, 1 run, closes his bat face too early looking to work a short of length delivery into the on-side, the leading edge flies down to third man

10.4 - Riaz to Corey Anderson, FOUR, heaved away! Length ball angled in on off, Anderson bends his back knee and slaughters it over wide long-on. Didn't seem like he had got all of it. Hence, it went on the bounce

10.3 - Riaz to Corey Anderson, no run, short ball which slightly caught Anderson by surprise. He was on the move forward, saw the bouncer outside off and bailed out

10.2 - Riaz to Corey Anderson, no run, hangs back in the crease to a back of a length delivery and drives it to extra-cover

10.1 - Riaz to Corey Anderson, FOUR, glanced fine and glanced for four. Very loose, drifting down leg with a full ball, Anderson simply rolls his wrists and tickles it away

Wahab Riaz [1.0-0-6-0] is back into the attack

Over: 10 3 1 1 0 6 0 NZ 85/2
Williamson 33(33) Corey Anderson 6(5) Afridi 3-0-18-1

9.6 - Afridi to Williamson, no run, almost chopped back on, flatter and just outside off, Williamson was looking to work it towards the on-side, gets an inside edge and the ball nearly went back onto the stumps

9.5 - Afridi to Williamson, SIX, cracking shot, this was tossed up on middle, Williamson lunges forward, gets underneath the delivery and heaves it high and over mid-wicket for a maximum

9.4 - Afridi to Williamson, no run, full and on the stumps, Williamson took a step down the track, almost yorked himself but manages to dig it back towards the bowler

9.3 - Afridi to Corey Anderson, 1 run, flighted delivery and on Anderson's pads, worked in front of square on the on-side for a single

9.2 - Afridi to Williamson, 1 run, Williamson comes down the track, deoesn't get to the pitch of the ball, plays a check chip shot, just a single to long-off

9.1 - Afridi to Corey Anderson, 3 runs, flatter and down leg, Anderson goes back and tickles it very fine. Malik gives the chase and hauls it back in, saves a run for his team

Over: 9 0 1 4 0 4 0 NZ 74/2
Williamson 26(29) Corey Anderson 2(3) Anwar Ali 3-0-31-0

8.6 - Anwar Ali to Williamson, no run, back of a length and well outside off, Williamson punches it straight to the fielder at point

8.5 - Anwar Ali to Williamson, FOUR, lovely shot, slower delivery outside off, Williamson spotted it early, goes through with the lofted drive, almost went all the way, bounces just in front of the ropes

8.4 - Anwar Ali to Williamson, no run, Anwar goes short as Williamson backed away outside leg, mistimed flat-bat cut towards cover-point

8.3 - Anwar Ali to Williamson, FOUR, that's a poor ball from Anwar, releases all the pressure on Williamson, full-toss on his pads, whipped away in front of square on the on-side for a boundary

8.2 - Anwar Ali to Corey Anderson, 1 run, much better from Anderson, length ball on off, chipped back over the bowler's head, just a single to long-on

8.1 - Anwar Ali to Corey Anderson, no run, fuller length delivery and well outside off, Anderson went hard on the drive and toe-ends it towards cover-point

Over: 8 0 0 0 1 1 0 NZ 65/2
Williamson 18(25) Corey Anderson 1(1) Afridi 2-0-7-1

7.6 - Afridi to Williamson, no run, pushed through on Williamson's pads, he looks to tuck it towards the on-side and is hit on the pads

7.5 - Afridi to Corey Anderson, 1 run, slower and just outside off, Anderson went back to his crease, ends up having to reach out for the ball, went off the toe-end and in the air, wide of the bowler though

7.4 - Afridi to Williamson, 1 run, flighted delivery and on Williamson's pads, nudged behind square on the on-side for a single

7.3 - Afridi to Williamson, no run, tossed up and spinning back into Williamson, the wrong 'un from Afridi, cramped him for room, he pushes it back towards the bowler

7.2 - Afridi to Williamson, no run, pushed through quicker as Williamson came down the track, he looks to flick and gets an inside edge onto his pads

7.1 - Afridi to Williamson, no run, tossed up and just outside off, Williamson backs away and chops it straight to backward point

Over: 7 2 1 1 1 W 1 NZ 63/2
Williamson 17(20) Corey Anderson 0(0) Anwar Ali 2-0-22-0

6.6 - Anwar Ali to Williamson, 1 run, on a good length and on off, worked past square leg for a single

Corey Anderson, left handed bat, comes to the crease

6.5 - Anwar Ali to Williamson, out Munro Run Out!! That's a stunning piece of fielding from Rizwan at mid-wicket, Munro wasn't even in the frame when the zing bails flashed. Full toss from Ali, clipped straight to mid-wicket, Munro was backing up a long way, Rizwan seizes upon the opportunity, he had just one stump to aim and he nails it to perfection. Munro didn't even wait for the third umpire verdict. Munro run out (Rizwan) 4(3)

Anwar Ali to Williamson, THAT'S OUT!! Run Out!!

Brilliant work from Rizwan, Munro is RUN-OUT

6.4 - Anwar Ali to Munro, 1 run, short and on the stumps, pulled away towards deep mid-wicket for a single

6.3 - Anwar Ali to Williamson, 1 run, on a good length and on the stumps, pushed in front of mid-on for a single

6.2 - Anwar Ali to Munro, 1 run, wide full toss outside off, driven towards cdeep cover for a single

6.1 - Anwar Ali to Munro, 2 runs, slower delivery just outside off, Munro shuffles across and plays with soft hands towards mid-wicket, runs hard and comes back for the second run

Anwar Ali [1.0-0-16-0] is back into the attack

Colin Munro, left handed bat, comes to the crease

Over: 6 2 0 1 1 1 W NZ 57/1
Guptill 42(19) Williamson 15(17) Afridi 1-0-5-1

5.6 - Afridi to Guptill, out Caught by U Akmal!! Guptill's cameo is over! This was flighted outside off, Guptill went down on his knees, went for the big slog-sweep, doesn't get hold of the shot, gets it high and towards mid-wicket. Akmal back-peddaled, kept his eyes on the ball, went reverse cusp and held on, even as he fell on his back. Relief for Afridi and Pakistan. Guptill c U Akmal b Afridi 42(19) [4s-6 6s-2]

Afridi to Guptill, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

5.5 - Afridi to Williamson, 1 run, pushed through on Williamson's pads, worked away in front of square on the on-side for a single

5.4 - Afridi to Guptill, 1 run, flatter and well outside off, Guptill went hard on the cut, miscues it in front of cover and sets off for a quick single

5.3 - Afridi to Williamson, 1 run, flighted and just outside off, dabbed to the left of short third man for a quick single

5.2 - Afridi to Williamson, no run, Williamson comes down the track, no room to work with, he ends up defending it back towards the bowler

5.1 - Afridi to Williamson, 2 runs, tossed up on off, Williamson leans forward and works it in front of square on the on-side, back for the second run

Shahid Afridi, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Over: 5 4 1 0 1 0 0 NZ 52/0
Guptill 41(17) Williamson 11(13) Riaz 1-0-6-0

4.6 - Riaz to Guptill, no run, tad fuller and just outside off, Guptill drives with an open face, can't beat Rizwan at cover-point

4.5 - Riaz to Guptill, no run, fuller length delivery and well outside off, Guptill drills it to the left of cover. Shehzad dives, goes with both hands and stops the ball, saved a boundary there

4.4 - Riaz to Williamson, 1 run, banged in short and well outside off, Williamson makes room outside leg, hops and cuts it in the air, down towards third man for a single

4.3 - Riaz to Williamson, no run, on a good length and just outside off, Williamson gets forward and defends it

4.2 - Riaz to Guptill, 1 run, banged in short and on the stumps, Guptill clears his front leg and looks to heave it over mid-wicket, doesn't get hold of the shot. Akmal does well to get across to his left at deep mid-wicket and keeps them down to a single

4.1 - Riaz to Guptill, FOUR, easy pickings for Guptill, short and on Guptill's pads, he gets inside the line and flicks it behind square on the on-side for a boundary

Wahab Riaz, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Over: 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 NZ 46/0
Williamson 10(11) Guptill 36(13) Amir 2-0-13-0

3.6 - Amir to Williamson, FOUR, lovely shot, tad overpitched and on the stumps, Williamson leans forward, closes the face of the bat on impact and drives it wide of mid-on, beats the diving fielder and races away to the ropes

3.5 - Amir to Williamson, no run, on a good length and just outside off, Williamson prods across and defends it towards the off-side

3.4 - Amir to Williamson, no run, fuller length delivery and on off, driven back towards the bowler

3.3 - Amir to Guptill, 1 run, slower ball bouncer from Amir, Guptill clears his left leg and hacks it past square leg, there's a fielder in the deep, just a single

3.2 - Amir to Williamson, 1 run, another full toss from Amir, punched towards mid-off for a single. Williamson missed out once again

3.1 - Amir to Williamson, no run, juicy full toss outside off, Williamson went hard on the drive and missed

Over: 3 1 1 1 6 4 4 NZ 40/0
Guptill 35(12) Williamson 5(6) Imad Wasim 1-0-17-0

2.6 - Imad Wasim to Guptill, FOUR, short and wide from Wasim, Guptill slashes it in the air, bisects the gap between short third man and backward point, no need to run for those

2.5 - Imad Wasim to Guptill, FOUR, that's shoddy from Akmal at wide long-on, this was flighted and on middle, Guptill gets a good stride forward and thumps it wide of long-on. Akmal got across, but didn't read the spin well, ends up on the wrong side of the equation, allows the ball to burst past him and into the ropes

2.4 - Imad Wasim to Guptill, SIX, massive, this was given more air and on middle, Guptill made room outside leg, goes down on his knees and swings it high and over wide mid-wicket for a maximum

2.3 - Imad Wasim to Williamson, 1 run, flighted and just outside off, Williamson takes a step forward and punches it towards long-off

2.2 - Imad Wasim to Guptill, 1 run, Wasim drifts one onto Guptill's pads, he gets forward and punches it towards mid-on, sneaks in a quick single

2.1 - Imad Wasim to Williamson, 1 run, tossed up and on the stumps, Williamson works it in front of mid-on and calls for a quick single, beats Malik's throw at the bowler's end

Imad Wasim, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack

Over: 2 0 1 1 1 0 4 NZ 23/0
Guptill 20(8) Williamson 3(4) Amir 1-0-7-0

1.6 - Amir to Guptill, FOUR, cracking shot, hint of width from Amir, Guptill backs away and swats it wide of cover, no need to run for those, ruins Amir's first over

1.5 - Amir to Guptill, no run, tad fuller and on the stumps, Guptill gets across and defends it towards mid-on

1.4 - Amir to Williamson, 1 run, short of a good length and just outside off, Williamson makes room and steers it behind square on the off-side, he wants the second run, but has to settle for just a single

1.3 - Amir to Guptill, 1 run, nicely played by Guptill, on a good length and just outside off, Guptill drops it in front of cover with soft hands, calls for a quick single and gets it with ease

1.2 - Amir to Williamson, 1 run, hint of width from Amir, Williamson runs it down towards third man for a single

1.1 - Amir to Williamson, no run, short of a length and well outside off, chopped away straight to the fielder at backward point

Mohammad Amir, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Over: 1 4 0 1 1 4 6 NZ 16/0
Guptill 15(5) Williamson 1(1) Anwar Ali 1-0-16-0

0.6 - Anwar Ali to Guptill, SIX, expensive first over from Anwar, slower delivery outside off, Guptill gets a good stride forward, bends down on his knees and swipes it over mid-wicket for a maximum

0.5 - Anwar Ali to Guptill, FOUR, positive batting from Guptill, gets forward to a good length delivery and lifts it over mid-oiff, rolls away to the fence for a boundary

0.4 - Anwar Ali to Williamson, 1 run, back of a length and well outside off, dabbed down towards third man for a single

0.3 - Anwar Ali to Guptill, 1 run, Anwar shortens his length outside off, Guptill stands tall and pushes it wide of cover-point for a single

0.2 - Anwar Ali to Guptill, no run, tad fuller and shaping away from outside off, Guptill leans forward and drives it towards cover

0.1 - Anwar Ali to Guptill, FOUR, that's a nice way to get going,. Anwar starts off with a nice juicy half-volley outside off, Guptill leans forward and caresses it through cover for a boundary

Guptill and Williamson are at the crease. Guptill is on strike. Anwar Ali will open the attack

So that brings an end to this 3-match T20 series with the hosts emerging as 2-1 victors. We will now switch over to the ODIs which will again see 3 games being played. That commences from Monday. Looking forward to your company then. Cheers!

All the Kiwis now converge towards Williamson who is holding the trophy to oblige the shutterbugs. After losing the first game - which would have come as a jolt no doubt - it has been a job well done. To bounce back like they have and absolutely beat the opposition to a pulp is a sign of a classy team. Surely one of the top contenders for the World T20 which is less than 2 months away.

Williamson: "I suppose that's the nature of T20 cricket. But every game is tough. Pakistan are a very dangerous side. Credit to our lads for coping with the pressure. We weren't quite sure what to expect but to come out and put a good total in the first innings was good. This was perhaps a more well-rounded effort than the previous one. We will encounter different conditions at the World T20 and it will be a different challenge."

Afridi: "I want to congratulate the New Zealand team. They played well. First six batsmen are sitting in the dressing room after the first six overs so what more can we expect (talking about their run-chase). My performance has always played a key role in the team. Missed that today. Have to come good with the bat. I would love to come back here again, probably as a commentator. I want to thank the Kiwi crowd. In front of such beautiful, down to earth and friendly people, it's been a pleasure."

Anderson: "Pretty tired. It was nice to finally get some runs and be back to international cricket. It's been the Kane-Guptill show for the last week and a half which has been nice. Good to get some runs today though."

Corey Anderson is the Man of the Match

This, people, is what we call a drubbing. Pakistan were undone by the thought of chasing 197 and shot themselves mentally in the mid-innings break itself. The key is not to panic and approach it sensibly. But if you see how the visitors batted, just too many shots too early. No thought given to spend time at the crease to set a foundation. None of that. One by one, every batsman came out, swung his arms, and swung back towards the dressing room. Appalling really. Have to say though that New Zealand's fielding effort was breath-taking. Don't think I saw a single event of a misfield let alone a dropped catch.

16.1 - Milne to Riaz, out Caught by Ronchi!! As comprehensive as it gets. A brutal 95-run win to seal the series 2-1. Short ball, Riaz is having none of it. Better to get out than risk an injury he thinks. Backs away looking for a macho pull. Hits it straight up in the air off the top-edge. Ronchi runs forward, calls for it and nestles it. Riaz c Ronchi b Milne 4(5)

Milne to Riaz, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Over: 16 1 0 1 1 0 0 PAK 101/9
Amir 1(7) Riaz 4(4) McClenaghan 3-0-15-0

15.6 - McClenaghan to Amir, no run, excellent yorker aiming for the toes, clipped to mid-wicket

15.5 - McClenaghan to Amir, no run, pacy short of length delivery outside off, Amir tries to use the pace and glide it down, fails to connect

15.4 - McClenaghan to Riaz, 1 run, makes room looking to open up the off-side fielder, is cramped up by a short ball and slices his attempted cut in the air. Teasingly spoons over the chasing infield men

15.3 - McClenaghan to Amir, 1 run, makes room and is followed by a full length delivery, drills it down to long-on

15.2 - McClenaghan to Amir, no run, full ball and Amir unleashes another eye-catching off-drive. Straight to mid-off

15.1 - McClenaghan to Riaz, 1 run, short of length and seeking to tingle the rib-cage, Riaz tucks it away neatly through square leg

Mitchell McClenaghan [2.0-0-12-0] is back into the attack

Over: 15 1 4 W 0 0 0 PAK 98/9
Amir 0(3) Riaz 2(2) Milne 3-1-8-2

14.6 - Milne to Amir, no run, short ball angling away outside off, chopped towards cover

14.5 - Milne to Amir, no run, oh sweeet. Fullish and driven amazingly well on the up. Such a pity that he found the fielder in the ring

14.4 - Milne to Amir, no run, fast and furious short of length delivery just outside off, Amir stands on his toes and drops it with soft hands into the off-side

Mohammad Amir, left handed bat, comes to the crease

14.3 - Milne to Anwar Ali, out Caught by Ronchi!! Pakistan are hurtling towards defeat. Anwar Ali backed away, but was still cramped for room by a pacy short of length delivery. Tries to adjust and run it down to third man. Could only manage a faint tickle through to the keeper. Anwar Ali c Ronchi b Milne 8(7) [4s-1]

Milne to Anwar Ali, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

14.2 - Milne to Anwar Ali, FOUR, well done. A rubbish ball really from Milne. Short and wide. Anwar reaches out and upper-cuts it over backward point

14.1 - Milne to Riaz, 1 run, patted in front of extra-cover and Riaz sets off. The fielder rushes forward, dives to collect and throws all in one motion. Misses out on a direct-hit. Would have been gone

Adam Milne [2.0-1-3-1] is back into the attack

Over: 14 0 1 1 W 1 0 PAK 93/8
Anwar Ali 4(5) Riaz 1(1) Elliott 2-0-7-3

13.6 - Elliott to Anwar Ali, no run, now a bouncer. From Elliott. Are you serious? And Anwar's ducked under it. I have seen everything

13.5 - Elliott to Riaz, 1 run, length delivery on the pads, tucked away through square leg

Wahab Riaz, right handed bat, comes to the crease

13.4 - Elliott to Sarfraz, out Caught by Milne!! Sarfraz's self-satisfying knock comes to an end. Well, it was never going to mean anything anyway. Off-cutter on a good length on middle, he sits on his back knee looking to paddle it fine, only manages a top-edge which spoons to short fine leg. Sarfraz c Milne b Elliott 41(36) [4s-5]

Elliott to Sarfraz, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

13.3 - Elliott to Anwar Ali, 1 run, lofted off the toe-end straight back over the bowler's head. No power behind it at all. Pitched up and wide of off, Anwar couldn't really manage to reach it and hit it off the middle

13.2 - Elliott to Sarfraz, 1 run, slower and fuller on middle, slogged off the inside half of the bat through mid-wicket

13.1 - Elliott to Sarfraz, no run, right in the blochole on off, Sarfraz was backing away and somehow digs it out

Over: 13 1 1 1 Wd 4 4 1 PAK 90/7
Sarfraz 40(33) Anwar Ali 3(3) Munro 1-0-13-0

12.6 - Munro to Sarfraz, 1 run, oh gets away this time. Short and wide, cut wide of backward point who dives to stop

12.5 - Munro to Sarfraz, FOUR, now a full toss. Width on offer as well. Sarfraz smears it through the point region. Caned to the ropes

12.4 - Munro to Sarfraz, FOUR, short ball outside off, it was actually very wide. Sarfraz stretches to meet the ball and dabs it behind square on the off-side. No chasing that

12.4 - Munro to Sarfraz, wide, sees the line pretty early, judges it to be wide enough and collects the extra

12.3 - Munro to Anwar Ali, 1 run, a rare seam-up delivery, pitched up on middle and off, clubbed down towards long-on

12.2 - Munro to Sarfraz, 1 run, walks well across his stumps and meekly pushes this slower ball wide of extra-cover

12.1 - Munro to Anwar Ali, 1 run, fuller length off-cutter just outside off, dinked in front of long-off

Colin Munro, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Over: 12 0 1 Wd W 1 W 1 PAK 77/7
Anwar Ali 1(1) Sarfraz 30(29) Elliott 1-0-4-2

11.6 - Elliott to Anwar Ali, 1 run, pats this back of a length delivery in front of backward point to retain strike

Anwar Ali, right handed bat, comes to the crease

11.5 - Elliott to Imad Wasim, out Caught by Guptill!! New Zealand have dropped nothing in the field. Absolutely zip. Chances, half-chances, everything has been gobbled up. Short ball outside off from round the wicket, another cutter of some sort, sat up to be hit. Wasim flays it hard but hits it in the air to the left of Guptill at point. He dives across and swallows it with both hands. Imad Wasim c Guptill b Elliott 0(1)

Elliott to Imad Wasim, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

11.4 - Elliott to Sarfraz, 1 run, off-pace short ball outside off, chopped to deep cover

Imad Wasim, left handed bat, comes to the crease

11.3 - Elliott to Afridi, out Caught by (sub)Matt Henry!! Pakistan are almost in the grave now. Any hopes of a miracle rested with Afridi. And now he's gone too. Brilliant change of pace from Elliott. The slower leg-cutter just outside off. Although he dropped it short, there was nothing to work on. All the pace was sucked out of the delivery upon landing. Afridi tries to whack the pull out of the ground, only succeeds in top-edging it straight towards long-on. Afridi c (sub)Matt Henry b Elliott 8(8) [6s-1]

Elliott to Afridi, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

11.3 - Elliott to Afridi, wide, blimey! He's bowled a bouncer, or at least attempted it, with the keeper up. Ronchi does well to collect

11.2 - Elliott to Sarfraz, 1 run, walks down the pitch and clips it off the pads through square leg

11.1 - Elliott to Sarfraz, no run, runs his fingers across and bowls the leg-cutter on a fullish length on off, chopped back down the pitch off the inside edge. Sarfraz was looking to punch it through the off-side expecting it to deviate away from him. It didn't

Grant Elliott, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Over: 11 6 1 0 Wd 2 1 0 PAK 73/5
Afridi 8(7) Sarfraz 28(26) Boult 3-0-32-1

10.6 - Boult to Afridi, no run, short of length delivery angled away outside off, Afridi clears his front leg looking to play an audacious pull stroke. Fails to connect altogether. Would have been much better off looking to play the conventional cut-stroke

10.5 - Boult to Sarfraz, 1 run, stands tall and pulls this short of length delivery off the front foot to deep square leg

10.4 - Boult to Sarfraz, 2 runs, pulls it off a top-edge which loops over the keeper. No way Ronchi was getting there. Short of length delivery which hurried on Sarfraz and got big on him. Could only manage to get it off the top-edge to third man

10.4 - Boult to Sarfraz, wide, sees the batsman walking across and bowls it way too wide. Almost outside the pitch

10.3 - Boult to Sarfraz, no run, not quite short enough for the pull, skidded on from a back of a length, sneaked under his bat to ping the thigh

10.2 - Boult to Afridi, 1 run, similar good length delivery on middle, this time Afridi stands his ground looking to thwack it across the line, drags it off the inside half of the bat to deep mid-wicket

10.1 - Boult to Afridi, SIX, woah! What a hit! Made room and flayed it over the extra-cover fence. It was there on a good length, created his own width and carted it away

Trent Boult [2.0-0-21-1] is back into the attack

Over: 10 0 4 0 1 0 Wd 1 PAK 62/5
Afridi 1(4) Sarfraz 25(23) McClenaghan 2-0-12-0

9.6 - McClenaghan to Afridi, 1 run, low full-toss from McClenaghan, shovelled away towards long-on, off the mark with a single

9.6 - McClenaghan to Afridi, wide, McClenaghan slips in the slower ball, but it's well down the leg-side, called as a wide

9.5 - McClenaghan to Afridi, no run, yorker length delivery on off, Afridi jams his bat down and squeezes it towards backward point

9.4 - McClenaghan to Sarfraz, 1 run, slower ball on Sarfraz's pads, nudged wide of mid-wicket for a single

Back to over the wicket

9.3 - McClenaghan to Sarfraz, no run, on a good length and just outside off, Sarfraz pushed it towards the off-side and called for a quick single, sent back by Afridi

9.2 - McClenaghan to Sarfraz, FOUR, nicely played by Sarfraz, short and coming back with the angle, he archges back and plays the upper cut, beats third man to the fence

McClenaghan switches to round the wicket

9.1 - McClenaghan to Sarfraz, no run, banged in short and on the stumps, too quick for Sarfraz, followed him as he arched back, hits him high on the gloves and pops towards the off-side

Over: 9 0 0 0 W 0 0 PAK 55/5
Afridi 0(2) Sarfraz 20(19) Milne 2-1-3-1

8.6 - Milne to Afridi, no run, low full toss on off, Afridi drives it weakly, the fielder at short extra cover gets across and makes the stop, wicket-maiden for Milne

8.5 - Milne to Afridi, no run, short and on the stumps, Afridi backs away on the slog and misses, gets hit high on the shoulder

Shahid Afridi, right handed bat, comes to the crease

8.4 - Milne to U Akmal, out Caught by (sub)Younghusband!! Catching practice at deep mid-wicket, this was banged in short and just outside off, Akmal swivelled across on the pull, nails it perfectly but doesn't bother to keep it down, straight to the substitute fielder. U Akmal c (sub)Younghusband b Milne 5(13)

Milne to U Akmal, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

8.3 - Milne to U Akmal, no run, short of a good length and just outside off, Akmal punches it in the air, the ball bounces well in front of mid-off

8.2 - Milne to U Akmal, no run, on a good length and angling back into the right-hander, he was looking to flick and is struck high on the pads

8.1 - Milne to U Akmal, no run, short and just outside off, hurried onto Akmal, he mistimes the pull towards mid-wicket

Adam Milne [1.0-0-3-0] is back into the attack

Corey Anderson is down with just cramps and should be fine, but he will return only if needed to bowl his last over

Over: 8 1L 0 1 1 1 2 PAK 55/4
Sarfraz 20(19) U Akmal 5(9) McClenaghan 1-0-5-0

7.6 - McClenaghan to Sarfraz, 2 runs, short and just outside off, Sarfraz clears his left leg and hacks it wide of mid-wicket for a couple of runs

7.5 - McClenaghan to U Akmal, 1 run, back of a length and well outside off, steered away towards third man for a single

7.4 - McClenaghan to Sarfraz, 1 run, top-edge and safe, this was the heavy ball from McClenaghan, came from round the wicket and banged in short, Sarfraz was in no position on the pull, gets it high off the bat and loops behind square, just drops wide of the onrushing Ronchi

7.3 - McClenaghan to U Akmal, 1 run, short of a length and on Akmal's pads, nudged away behind square on the on-side for a single

7.2 - McClenaghan to U Akmal, no run, back of a length and just outside off, Akmal presses across and defends it towards the off-side

7.1 - McClenaghan to Sarfraz, leg byes, 1 run, short of a good length and just outside off, Sarfraz went down low on the sweep and missed, the ball rolls away towards the off-side after hitting his back thigh

Mitchell McClenaghan, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Over: 7 4 0 1 1 0 1 PAK 49/4
Sarfraz 17(16) U Akmal 3(6) Mitchell Santner 1-0-7-0

6.6 - Mitchell Santner to Sarfraz, 1 run, Santner bowled this one with a seam-up position, worked wide of cover-point for a single

6.5 - Mitchell Santner to Sarfraz, no run, loud shout for LBW, but the impact was well outside off, Sarfraz got a big stride forward on the sweep and missed

6.4 - Mitchell Santner to U Akmal, 1 run, this one is given more air, driven back past the bowler for a single

6.3 - Mitchell Santner to Sarfraz, 1 run, tossed up and well outside off, Sarfraz bends down low and sweeps it over square leg. Milne runs to his left and keeps the batsmen down to a single

6.2 - Mitchell Santner to Sarfraz, no run, slower and on off, defended towards the off-side

6.1 - Mitchell Santner to Sarfraz, FOUR, flatter and just outside off, Sarfraz rocks back and pulls it wide of mid-wicket, bisects the two men in the deep, despite a valiant dive

Mitchell Santner, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack

Over: 6 0 0 1L 1 0 2 PAK 42/4
U Akmal 2(5) Sarfraz 11(11) Milne 1-0-3-0

5.6 - Milne to U Akmal, 2 runs, fraction too straight from Milne, nudged away behind square on the on-side for a couple of runs

5.5 - Milne to U Akmal, no run, short of a length and just outside off, Akmal hops across and defends it back towards the bowler

5.4 - Milne to Sarfraz, 1 run, back of a length and on Sarfraz's pads, nudged away behind square on the on-side for a single

5.3 - Milne to U Akmal, leg byes, 1 run, full and on Akmal's pads, he looks to flick and misses, sneaks in another leg-bye

5.2 - Milne to U Akmal, no run, fuller length delivery and on Akmal's pads, he looks to flick and misses, the ball rolls away towards the on-side

5.1 - Milne to U Akmal, no run, short of a length and just outside off, punched off the back foot towards cover-point

Adam Milne, right-arm fast, comes into the attack

Anderson didn't look well throughout that over, he's now limping away towards the dressing room- given a good round of applause by the 'Cake Tin' crowd

Over: 5 4 0 0 1 W 2 PAK 38/4
Sarfraz 10(10) U Akmal 0(0) Corey Anderson 3-0-17-2

4.6 - Corey Anderson to Sarfraz, 2 runs, on a good length and well outside off, driven towards cover, a rare fumble by the fielder there and Sarfraz comes back for the second run

Umar Akmal, right handed bat, comes to the crease

4.5 - Corey Anderson to Shoaib Malik, out Caught by McClenaghan!! New Zealand have been superb in the field, but this is not smart cricket from Malik, he makes room to a full ball and looks to go back over the bowler's head, doesn't get hold of the shot, gets a lot of height but not the distance. McClenaghan runs back from mid-on, keeps his eyes on the ball and takes it over his shoulder, doesn't drop it even as he fell on the ground. Shoaib Malik c McClenaghan b Corey Anderson 14(6) [4s-3]

Corey Anderson to Shoaib Malik, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

4.4 - Corey Anderson to Sarfraz, 1 run, tad fuller and just outside off, driven down towards mid-off for a quick single

4.3 - Corey Anderson to Sarfraz, no run, on a good length and on the stumps, defended back towards the bowler

4.2 - Corey Anderson to Sarfraz, no run, tad fuller and on off, Sarfraz prods across and defends it

4.1 - Corey Anderson to Sarfraz, FOUR, too full and too wide from Anderson, Sarfraz gets on top of the bounce, plays it on the up and drills it square on the off-side for a boundary

Over: 4 4 1 0 1 4 4 PAK 31/3
Shoaib Malik 14(5) Sarfraz 3(5) Boult 2-0-21-1

3.6 - Boult to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, too short from Boult, Malik swivels across and pulls it in front of square on the on-side, no one in the deep and it's another boundary

3.5 - Boult to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, classy from Malik, width on offer outside off, Malik leans into the drive and laces it square past cover-point for a boundary

3.4 - Boult to Sarfraz, 1 run, banged in short and just outside off, Sarfraz swivels across and pulls it in front of square on the on-side, just a single

3.3 - Boult to Sarfraz, no run, tad fuller and well outside off, pushed towards Anderson at cover-point

3.2 - Boult to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, on a good length and angling across the right-hander, steered away behind square on the off-side for a single

3.1 - Boult to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, lovely shot, fraction too short from Boult, Malik stands tall and punches it square past point, no need to run for those

Over: 3 W 1 W 0 2 0 PAK 17/3
Sarfraz 2(3) Shoaib Malik 1(1) Corey Anderson 2-0-10-1

2.6 - Corey Anderson to Sarfraz, no run, short of a good length and just outside off, Sarfraz was struck high on the pads as he looked to nudge it towards the on-side

2.5 - Corey Anderson to Sarfraz, 2 runs, on a good length and angling across the right-hander, he has a go at that, hits it in the air and just wide of the diving cover-point fielder, back for the second run

2.4 - Corey Anderson to Sarfraz, no run, short of a good length and angling across Sarfraz, he throws his bat at that and misses

Sarfraz Ahmed, right handed bat, comes to the crease

2.3 - Corey Anderson to Rizwan, out Rizwan Run Out!! This is cricket at its poorest from Pakistan. What was Rizwan doing? This was pitched up and nipped back into Rizwan, he was looking to work it towards the on-side and missed, loud shout for LBW by Anderson, Rizwan immediately set-off for a quick single, Shoaib Malik wasn't going anywhere, Rizwan pushed his head down and charged towards the other end, he then realized his partner was going nowhere. Santner already had the ball in his hands at short cover-point, he runs in and whips the bails off, Rizwan was nowhere to be seen. Rizwan run out (Mitchell Santner) 4(4) [4s-1]

Corey Anderson to Rizwan, THAT'S OUT!! Run Out!!

Rizwan is RUN-OUT

2.2 - Corey Anderson to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, on a good length and just boo, punched wide of mid-off for a quick single

Shoaib Malik, right handed bat, comes to the crease

2.1 - Corey Anderson to Ahmed Shehzad, out Caught by Boult!! Outstanding catch from Boult! This was short and on the stumps, Shehzad rocked back and pulled it over square leg. The ball was dying onto the batsman, Boult gets down low, gets his fingers underneath and scoops the ball into his palms, falls over and hits the ground, but makes sure that the ball doesn't pop out. Ahmed Shehzad c Boult b Corey Anderson 8(6) [4s-1]

Corey Anderson to Ahmed Shehzad, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Over: 2 W 2 1 0 0 4 PAK 14/1
Rizwan 4(3) Ahmed Shehzad 8(5) Boult 1-0-7-1

1.6 - Boult to Rizwan, FOUR, lovely shot, width on offer from Boult, Rizwan gets on top of the bounce, uses Boult's pace and cracks it square behind point for a boundary

1.5 - Boult to Rizwan, no run, back of a length and just outside off, Rizwan pushes it to the left of cover-point and set-off, sent back by his partner, just about gets back even as Santner shied and missed

1.4 - Boult to Rizwan, no run, banged in short and just outside off, hurries onto the batsman, mistimed pull and the ball rolls towards mid-on

1.3 - Boult to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, back of a length and just outside off, Shehzad drops it in front of cover-point for a quick single

1.2 - Boult to Ahmed Shehzad, 2 runs, wide half-volley outside off, Shehzad leans forward and caresses it through extra cover. KW chases and hauls it back in, Santner follows it up, together, they keep the batsmen down to a brace

Mohammad Rizwan, right handed bat, comes to the crease

1.1 - Boult to Hafeez, out Caught by Mitchell Santner!! That's a belter from Santner. Strange looking shot from Hafeez, this was short and wide outside off, was there for the cut, he somehow didn't go through with the shot, just chipped it over cover-point. Santner sprints back, keeps his eyes on the ball and holds on, even as he tumbled onto the ground. Poor start for Pakistan once again. Hafeez c Mitchell Santner b Boult 2(4)

Boult to Hafeez, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Trent Boult, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Over: 1 1 1 0 1 0 4 PAK 7/0
Ahmed Shehzad 5(3) Hafeez 2(3) Corey Anderson 1-0-7-0

0.6 - Corey Anderson to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, cracked, width on offer from Anderson, he's anguished with himself, Shehzad leans into the drive and sents it rocketing past cover-point for a boundary

0.5 - Corey Anderson to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, short and wide from Anderson, Shehzad goes hard on the cut and mistimes the cut towards backward point

0.4 - Corey Anderson to Hafeez, 1 run, full and on Hafeez's pads, clipped away backward of square on the on-side for a single

0.3 - Corey Anderson to Hafeez, no run, back of a length and just outside off, Hafeez stays back and chops it straight to backward point

0.2 - Corey Anderson to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, short of a length and on the stumps, Shehzad hops across and works it behind square on the on-side for a single

0.1 - Corey Anderson to Hafeez, 1 run, on a good length and a hint of nip back into Hafeez, worked away in front of square on the on-side for a single

Hafeez and Ahmed Shehzad are at the crease. Hafeez is on strike. Corey Anderson will open the attack