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Pakistan vs New Zealand (T20)

Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy,, Date - 23/09/2012, Toss won by - Pakistan
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Commentary (New Zealand innings)

Nasir Jamshed has been named the Man of the Match for his brilliant innings of 56 off 35 balls. That's it from all of us here. Do switch over to the other tab to catch all the action of the India vs England match.

A brilliant performance by Pakistan to overpower the Kiwis. Their batsmen, led by Nasir Jamshed, set up a competitive total for the bowlers to defend. Ajmal led the way in the bowling department to power them to a comfortable victory. The Kiwis got off to a good start but their middle order didn't get the momentum going. Taylor and Franklin tried desperately for a win at the death but they fell short in the end. Hafeez bowled a brilliant economical spell for Pakistan but Ajmal was the chief destroyer!

19.6 S Ajmal to K Mills, Pakistan win by 13 runs! Length delivery on the pads, Southee goes for a sweep but misses and gets hit on the pads. 164/9

Adam Milne is the new batsman.

19.5 S Ajmal to N McCullum, OUT! That should be all over for the Kiwis now! Length delivery outside off, McCullum rocks back for a pull doesn't connect it well and helps it into the hands of Malik at deep mid-wicket. Ajmal picks up his 4th wicket. 164/9

19.4 S Ajmal to N McCullum, FOUR! Thumped! Fullish outside off, McCullum rocks back and thrashes it past extra cover for a boundary. 164/8

Kyle Mills is the new batsman. 18 required off 3 balls now!

19.3 S Ajmal to Tim Southee, OUT! Ajmal picks up his third! Southee dances down the track, Ajmal pushes it full and wide, Southee goes for a loft but gets a top edge to short third man where Gul pouches it safely. 160/8

19.2 S Ajmal to Tim Southee, Play and a miss! Spins back in after landing on middle, Southee goes for a heave but misses. The keeper whips off the bails but Southee is well in. 160/7

19.1 S Ajmal to N McCullum, Looks to heave but manages to hit it to short fine leg for a single. 160/7

Ajmal to bowl the last over.

18.6 U Gul to N McCullum, Appeal for an LBW! Not out! Darts in an inswinging yorker on middle, McCullum goes for a heave but misses and gets hit on the pads. They appeal but the umpire says no. Probably going down leg. They run through for a leg bye. 19 required off 6 balls. 159/7

18.5 U Gul to Tim Southee, Run out missed! Fullish on middle, Southee mistimes his drive to the off side and sets off, Gul picks up the ball on the follow through and misses his shy at the non-striker's end. Southee was way short. 158/7

Southee is the new batsman.

18.4 U Gul to R Taylor, OUT! Brilliant fielding from Umar Akmal! Fullish on middle, Taylor drills it to long on, completes one but goes for a suicidal second. Umar Akmal picks up and responds with a great throw to the keeper who whips off the bails in a flash. Taylor is struggling and is found short. Big wicket for Pakistan, Taylor was taking it away from them! 157/7

18.3 U Gul to R Taylor, FOUR! He is taking him on here! Full toss on middle, Taylor swipes it away to deep square leg for the third consecutive boundary. 156/6

18.2 U Gul to R Taylor, FOUR! Back to back! Thunderous shot! Fullish outside off, Taylor leans forward and caresses it past covers for a boundary. 152/6

18.1 U Gul to R Taylor, FOUR! Somehow gets it to the boundary! Very full outside off, Taylor looks to slice it away but gets a bottom edge to third man for a streaky boundary. 148/6

Gul back on!

17.6 S Tanvir to R Taylor, Stays back and cuts it to point for a single. 34 needed off the last 2 overs now! 144/6

Nathan McCullum is the new batsman.

17.5 S Tanvir to J Franklin, OUT! Good comeback by Tanvir and his slower one does the trick! Slower delivery, a tad short outside off, Franklin goes for a heave but is early into the shot, gets a top edge to deep mid-wicket where Jamshed sits under it and pouches it calmly. 35 needed off 13 now! 143/6

17.4 S Tanvir to R Taylor, Fullish on middle, drilled to long on for a single. 143/5

17.3 S Tanvir to J Franklin, Comes back well and delivers a yorker on middle, Franklin digs it out to long on for a single. 142/5

17.2 S Tanvir to J Franklin, FOUR! He is taking him on here! Fullish outside off, Franklin stays back and lofts it over mid off for a boundary. 10 off 2 balls! 37 runs from 16 needed now! 141/5

17.1 S Tanvir to J Franklin, SIX! Great shot from Franklin! Slower delivery on off, Franklin waits for it and heaves it wide of long on for a maximum. 137/5

Tanvir back on.

16.6 S Ajmal to R Taylor, SIX! Murdered! Length delivery outside off, Taylor gets down on one knee and clobbers it over deep mid-wicket for a humongous maximum. 131/5

16.5 S Ajmal to J Franklin, Dropped! Fullish on middle, Franklin chips down the track and hits it aerially straight back, Ajmal sticks his both hands out to his left but fluffs it. They scamper through for a single and Ajmal misses a run out chance as he fails to pick up the ball cleanly after the drop. 125/5

16.4 S Ajmal to R Taylor, Very full outside off, Taylor drills it to long off for a single. 124/5

16.3 S Ajmal to J Franklin, Comes forward and pushes it to deep cover for a single. 123/5

James Franklin strides in with 56 needed off 22 needed and 5 wickets in hand!

16.2 S Ajmal to J Oram, OUT! Castled! Ajmal gets the dangerman! Length delivery on middle, goes straight on with the arm, Oram gives himself room for a heave but misses. The ball sneaks through and rattles the timber. Ajmal is delighted and he spreads his arms wide in happiness! 122/5

16.1 S Ajmal to R Taylor, Gets down on one knee and slog sweeps it to deep mid-wicket on one bounce for a single. 122/4

15.6 U Gul to J Oram, FOUR! Edgy but the Kiwis will take it! Short of a length delivery outside off, Oram goes for a slash but gets an outside edge to third man for a one bounce boundary. 13 runs and a wicket off the over. 57 needed off 24 balls now! 121/4

15.5 U Gul to J Oram, FOUR! Great improvisation from Oram! Shuffles way across and scoops it past short fine leg for an audacious boundary. The Kiwis need more of these shots right now! 117/4

15.4 U Gul to J Oram, Back of a length delivery outside off, Oram heaves it away to deep mid-wicket for a couple. 65 needed off 26 now! 113/4

15.3 U Gul to R Taylor, Pats it to point and scampers through for a risky single. Umar Akmal misses his shy at the striker's end. 111/4

15.2 U Gul to R Taylor, Run out missed! Fullish on the pads, Taylor flicks it to deep square leg. They run through for a risky second and the throw from Ajmal is way off the target at the non-striker's end. The back-up fielder too misses his shy at the same end as Oram makes it to the crease. 110/4

Ross Taylor is the new batsman.

15.1 U Gul to B McCullum, OUT! McCullum drags it on! Fullish on middle, McCullum chips down the track for a drive through the off side but seems to york himself. He gets a bottom edge onto his pads and the ball rolls on to the stumps to dislodge the bails. Gul is elated and he pumps his fist in the air with joy! 108/4

Gul back on.

14.6 S Ajmal to J Oram, Chips down the track and drills it back to Ajmal. 108/3

14.5 S Ajmal to B McCullum, Quicker and flatter on the pads from round the wicket, McCullum goes for a slog sweep but misses and gets hit on the pads. They run through for a single. A stifled appeal for an LBW but the umpire says no. 108/3

14.4 S Ajmal to B McCullum, FOUR! Top edge but effective! Length delivery on middle, McCullum goes fro a reverse sweep but gets a top edge over the short third man fielder for a boundary. 107/3

14.3 S Ajmal to J Oram, Chips down the track and chops it to the off side for a single. 103/3

14.2 S Ajmal to J Oram, Play and a miss! Spins away after landing outside off, Oram goes for a sweep but misses. 102/3

Jacob Oram is the new batsman.

14.1 S Ajmal to D Vettori, OUT! Vettori hits it straight to extra cover! Fullish outside off, Vettori backs off and goes for a loft, doesn't get the elevation and hits it straight to Jamshed at extra cover. 102/3

Ajmal back on!

13.6 M Hafeez to B McCullum, SIX! A much needed one for the Kiwis! Fullish on middle, McCullum dances down the track and lofts it over long on for a maximum. 102/2

13.5 M Hafeez to D Vettori, Drills it to long on and takes a single. 96/2

13.4 M Hafeez to D Vettori, Chips down the track and swats it to long on like a baseball shot for a couple. 95/2

13.3 M Hafeez to D Vettori, Gives himself room and looks to heave it away, Hafeez cleverly follows him and drifts it down the leg side, Vettori misses it. The keeper whips off the bails in a flash and appeals. The umpire goes upstairs but the replays show that Vettori's back foot was inside the crease. 93/2

Appeal for a stumping. The umpire has gone upstairs!

13.2 M Hafeez to B McCullum, Length delivery on middle, McCullum reverse sweeps it to short third man for a single. 93/2

13.1 M Hafeez to B McCullum, Loopy and low full toss on middle, drilled back to Hafeez by McCullum. 92/2

Hafeez back on!

12.6 S Afridi to B McCullum, Rocks back and cuts it to deep point for a single to end the over. 86 required off 42 balls now! 92/2

12.6 S Afridi to B McCullum, WIDE! Slips it down the leg side, McCullum misses his heave. 91/2

12.5 S Afridi to B McCullum, Goes back and punches it straight to covers. 90/2

12.4 S Afridi to D Vettori, Full toss on middle, Vettori heaves it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 90/2

12.3 S Afridi to D Vettori, FOUR! Brilliant placement! Dances down the track and lofts a fullish delivery on middle straight back over Afridi's head for a boundary. 89/2

12.2 S Afridi to B McCullum, Rocks back and cuts it to deep point for a single. 85/2

12.1 S Afridi to D Vettori, Appeal for a run out! Not out! Vettori reverse sweeps it straight to short third man. They scamper through for a single. Tanvir darts in the throw to the keeper who whips the bails off in a flash. The umpire goes upstairs but replays show that McCullum was well in. 84/2

11.6 S Ajmal to B McCullum, FOUR! Fantastic shot! Just a shade short on off, McCullum gets deep inside the crease and powers it through cover-point for a boundary. 83/2

11.5 S Ajmal to B McCullum, FOUR! Innovative! Tossed up delivery on middle and off at 93.8 kph, McCullum got into the position early and sweetly reverse swept it past point for a boundary. 79/2

11.4 S Ajmal to D Vettori, Slider from round the wicket, on off and skidding in, Vettori dabs it to short third man for a single. 75/2

11.3 S Ajmal to B McCullum, Rocks back and pulls a short delivery on off to deep mid-wicket for a single. 74/2

11.2 S Ajmal to B McCullum, Chips down the track but is cramped for room and he misses it to get hit on the thigh pads. 73/2

11.1 S Ajmal to B McCullum, Comes forward and pushes it to mid on. 73/2

Ajmal into the attack now.

10.6 S Afridi to D Vettori, Looks to flick it but gets a leading edge aerially to long off. They run through for a couple. Afridi is not impressed with the fielder there! 73/2

10.5 S Afridi to D Vettori, Play and a miss! Goes for a reverse sweep but misses. 71/2

10.4 S Afridi to D Vettori, Fullish outside off, driven to deep cover for a couple. 71/2

10.3 S Afridi to B McCullum, Chips down the track and flat bats it to long off for a single. 69/2

10.2 S Afridi to D Vettori, Chips it to long off and takes a single. 68/2

10.1 S Afridi to B McCullum, Edged but safe! Spins away after landing outside off, McCullum goes for a drive but gets an outside edge to short third man for a single. Good effort by the fielder there! 67/2

9.6 M Hafeez to D Vettori, Goes down on one knee for a sweep but misses and gets hit on the thigh pads. 66/2

9.5 M Hafeez to B McCullum, Looks to flick but misses and they take a leg bye. 66/2

9.4 M Hafeez to B McCullum, Goes back and squirts it into the ground. 65/2

9.3 M Hafeez to D Vettori, Rocks back and whips it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 65/2

9.2 M Hafeez to B McCullum, Goes for a reverse sweep but gets an edge to the off side for a single. 64/2

9.1 M Hafeez to D Vettori, Sweeps it to deep square leg for a single. 63/2

8.6 S Afridi to B McCullum, Beaten! Beauty from Afridi again! Loopy outside off, it turns away. McCullum goes for a forward prod but misses. 62/2

8.5 S Afridi to B McCullum, FOUR! Edgy and Afridi is not impressed! Good length delivery , quicker and flatter outside off, McCullum goes for a cut but gets a bottom edge past the keeper for a boundary. Afridi is not impressed with Kamran Akmal's efforts! 62/2

8.4 S Afridi to B McCullum, Appeal for an LBW! Not out! Good length delivery on middle, it spins away sharply. McCullum is squared up and he misses his defense. The ball hits his thigh pads and the players appeal. The umpire says no. Probably height was a factor! 58/2

8.3 S Afridi to D Vettori, Pulls it away to deep mid-wicket for a run. 58/2

8.2 S Afridi to B McCullum, Comes forward and helps it to long on for a single. 57/2

8.1 S Afridi to B McCullum, Goes back for a cut but ends up chopping it into the ground. 56/2

8.1 S Afridi to B McCullum, WIDE! Slips this one well down the leg side, McCullum leaves it. 56/2

7.6 M Hafeez to B McCullum, Goes back and pushes it to deep point for a single. 55/2

7.5 M Hafeez to B McCullum, Rocks back and looks to cut but misses. 54/2

7.4 M Hafeez to B McCullum, Defended off the front foot by McCullum presenting the full face of the bat. 54/2

7.3 M Hafeez to B McCullum, Goes back and helps it to the leg side. 54/2

Daniel Vettori is the new batsman.

7.2 M Hafeez to B McCullum, OUT! Run out! Poor running! Quicker on middle, spinning in. McCullum flicks it to short fine leg. Williamson sets off from the non-striker's end but McCullum sends him back. Jamshed throws it to the bowler who whips the bails off in a flash. They appeal and the umpire goes upstairs. Replays show that Williamson is indeed short. 54/2

Appeal for a run out! The umpire has gone upstairs!

7.1 M Hafeez to B McCullum, Goes back and clips it to mid-wicket. 54/1

Hafeez into the attack!

6.6 S Afridi to K Williamson, Length delivery outside off, skids on after landing. Williamson goes for a cut off the back foot but misses. Good start from Afridi, 7 runs and a wicket from the over. 54/1

6.5 S Afridi to B McCullum, Comes forward and clips it to mid-wicket for a single. 54/1

Brendon McCullum is the new batsman.

6.4 S Afridi to Rob Nicol, OUT! Castled and the customary Afridi celebration is at sight! Quicker and flatter on off at 99.7 kph, Nicol rocks back for a cut but is beaten by the pace. The ball sneaks through and rattles the timber. 53/1

6.3 S Afridi to K Williamson, Pulls it very late to deep mid-wicket for a single. 53/0

6.2 S Afridi to K Williamson, FOUR! Afridi is unlucky here! A tad short outside off, Williamson goes for a cut but gets a bottom edge past the slips to third man for a streaky boundary. 52/0

6.1 S Afridi to Rob Nicol, Reverse sweeps it to short third man for a single. 48/0

Afridi into the attack now.

5.6 U Gul to Rob Nicol, Turns it behind square leg for a single. End of Powerplay! 47/0

5.5 U Gul to Rob Nicol, A tad short the the pads, Williamson swivels for a pull but seemed to miss. The ball brushes his thigh pads and they run through for a couple. Interestingly, the umpire signals runs. 46/0

5.4 U Gul to K Williamson, Back of a length delivery on middle, pulled away to deep mid-wicket for a single. 44/0

5.3 U Gul to Rob Nicol, Pushes it to long on and takes a single. 43/0

5.2 U Gul to Rob Nicol, Nicol is living dangerously here! Length delivery on the leg stump, it nips back in after landing. Nicol chips down the track for a heave but misses and the ball flies inches past the leg stump. 42/0

5.1 U Gul to Rob Nicol, FOUR! Edgy! A tad short on off, Nicol goes for a pull but is late into the shot and he gets a top edge just over the leaping Kamran Akmal for a boundary. 42/0

Gul back on!

4.6 Y Arafat to Rob Nicol, Stays back and punches it wide of mid off for a single to end the over. 38/0

4.5 Y Arafat to Rob Nicol, FOUR! Mistimed but still effective! Fullish outside off, Nicol stays in his crease and lofts it over mid off for a boundary. He didn't hit it cleanly! 37/0

4.5 Y Arafat to Rob Nicol, WIDE! Nicol shuffles across, Arafat slips a slower one down the leg side. Nicol misses his flick. 33/0

4.4 Y Arafat to Rob Nicol, FOUR! Bang! Fullish outside off, Nicol stays back and thumps it over mid off for a boundary. 32/0

4.3 Y Arafat to K Williamson, Williamson shuffles way across, Arafat bowls it on his pads, Williamson flicks it to short fine leg for a single. 28/0

4.2 Y Arafat to Rob Nicol, Fullish on middle, Nicol chips it on one bounce to long on for a single. 27/0

4.1 Y Arafat to Rob Nicol, Fullish on middle, Nicol flicks it straight to mid-wicket. Williamson sets off for a run but is sent back in time. 26/0

Yasir Arafat into the attack now.

3.6 S Tanvir to K Williamson, FOUR! Thumped! Fullish outside off, Williamson gives himself room and lofts it over mid off for a boundary. 26/0

3.5 S Tanvir to K Williamson, Back of a length delivery outside off, Williamson pulls it straight to long on. 22/0

3.4 S Tanvir to Rob Nicol, Looks to turn it to the leg side but gets a leading edge to the off side for a single. 22/0

3.3 S Tanvir to Rob Nicol, Bouncer outside off, Nicol goes for a pull but misses. 21/0

3.2 S Tanvir to Rob Nicol, Back of a length delivery on middle, Nicol goes for a pull but ends up miscuing it to deep square leg. Umar Akmal throws at the non-striker's end but nobody is near the stumps as Williamson is struggling on his second run. 21/0

3.1 S Tanvir to K Williamson, Length delivery outside off, Williamson dabs it to the off side for a quick single. 19/0

2.6 U Gul to Rob Nicol, Bouncer on middle, Nicol ducks under it. Good over from Gul, 5 runs off it. 18/0

2.5 U Gul to K Williamson, Flicks it to mid-wicket and scampers through for a quick single. The fielder misses his shy at the non-striker's end. 18/0

2.4 U Gul to Rob Nicol, Full toss on the leg stump, Nicol goes for a heave but misses and they run through for a leg bye. 17/0

2.3 U Gul to K Williamson, Close! Goes for a drive but gets an inside edge to short fine leg. They set off for a single. Tanvir misses his shy at the non-striker's end and Williamson was struggling. Had that hit the stumps, Williamson would have been out. 16/0

2.2 U Gul to Rob Nicol, Dances down the track, Gul delivers a fullish delivery on the pads, Nicol misses his flick and they run through for a leg bye. 15/0

2.2 U Gul to Rob Nicol, WIDE! Slips this one down the leg side, Nicol misses his flick. 14/0

2.1 U Gul to Rob Nicol, How did that miss the stumps! Fullish outside the leg stump, Nicol dances down the track for a heave but misses and the ball flies inches past the leg stump. 13/0

Umar Gul into the attack now.

1.6 S Tanvir to Rob Nicol, Stays back and clips it to deep mid-wicket for a single. Good over for the Kiwis, 12 runs from it! 13/0

1.6 S Tanvir to Rob Nicol, WIDE! Slips a length delivery down the leg side, Nicol misses his flick. 12/0

1.5 S Tanvir to K Williamson, Fullish on the pads, flicked away to deep mid-wicket for a single. 11/0

1.4 S Tanvir to K Williamson, Play and a miss! Good length delivery outside off, angling away. Williamson goes for a slash but misses. 10/0

1.3 S Tanvir to Rob Nicol, Length delivery on the pads, Nicol flicks it to deep mid-wicket for just a single. 10/0

1.2 S Tanvir to Rob Nicol, SIX! Effortless! Fullish on middle, Nicol dances down the track and just lofts it over long on for a maximum. 9/0

1.1 S Tanvir to Rob Nicol, Short and wide outside off, Nicol cuts it past point for a couple. 3/0

Sohail Tanvir to bowl from the other end.

0.6 M Hafeez to K Williamson, Rocks back and punches a short delivery outside off back to the bowler. Good start from Hafeez just a single off it. 1/0

0.5 M Hafeez to Rob Nicol, Drives it to long on and gets off the mark with a single. 1/0

0.4 M Hafeez to Rob Nicol, Goes for a sweep but misses. The ball brushes his pads and goes to first slip where the fielder pouches and appeals but the umpire says no. 0/0

0.3 M Hafeez to Rob Nicol, Chips down the track and flicks it straight to square leg. 0/0

0.2 M Hafeez to Rob Nicol, Comes forward and drives it back to the bowler. 0/0

0.1 M Hafeez to Rob Nicol, Fullish on middle, driven back to Hafeez. 0/0

Commentary (Pakistan innings)

Nasir Jamshed has been named the Man of the Match for his brilliant innings of 56 off 35 balls. That's it from all of us here. Do switch over to the other tab to catch all the action of the India vs England match.

A brilliant performance by Pakistan to overpower the Kiwis. Their batsmen, led by Nasir Jamshed, set up a competitive total for the bowlers to defend. Ajmal led the way in the bowling department to power them to a comfortable victory. The Kiwis got off to a good start but their middle order didn't get the momentum going. Taylor and Franklin tried desperately for a win at the death but they fell short in the end. Hafeez bowled a brilliant economical spell for Pakistan but Ajmal was the chief destroyer!

19.6 S Ajmal to K Mills, Pakistan win by 13 runs! Length delivery on the pads, Southee goes for a sweep but misses and gets hit on the pads. 164/9

Adam Milne is the new batsman.

19.5 S Ajmal to N McCullum, OUT! That should be all over for the Kiwis now! Length delivery outside off, McCullum rocks back for a pull doesn't connect it well and helps it into the hands of Malik at deep mid-wicket. Ajmal picks up his 4th wicket. 164/9

19.4 S Ajmal to N McCullum, FOUR! Thumped! Fullish outside off, McCullum rocks back and thrashes it past extra cover for a boundary. 164/8

Kyle Mills is the new batsman. 18 required off 3 balls now!

19.3 S Ajmal to Tim Southee, OUT! Ajmal picks up his third! Southee dances down the track, Ajmal pushes it full and wide, Southee goes for a loft but gets a top edge to short third man where Gul pouches it safely. 160/8

19.2 S Ajmal to Tim Southee, Play and a miss! Spins back in after landing on middle, Southee goes for a heave but misses. The keeper whips off the bails but Southee is well in. 160/7

19.1 S Ajmal to N McCullum, Looks to heave but manages to hit it to short fine leg for a single. 160/7

Pakistan have done well to post a competitive total on the board. The Kiwis dropped Hafeez early and the openers took advantage to add 47 for the first wicket. After Nazir's departure, Hafeez and Jamshed took over and added 76 for the 2nd wicket. Jamshed played brilliantly for his 56. The Black Caps got back into the match with quick wickets in the middle overs but some clean hitting from Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik and Afridi at the death powered them to a decent total. It's going to be a tricky chase for the Kiwis especially with Pakistan having the likes for Ajmal and Umar Gul in their bowling line-up. Join us in a while for their reply!

19.6 Tim Southee to S Afridi, OUT! Afridi holes out off the final ball! Fullish outside off, Afridi looks to again crash it over covers but doesn't connect well and holes out to Williamson at deep cover. Pakistan end on 177/6. 177/6

19.5 Tim Southee to S Afridi, FOUR! Blasted! Fullish outside off, Afridi stays back and crashes it over extra cover for a thunderous boundary. 177/5

19.5 Tim Southee to S Afridi, WIDE! He tries the same trick again but this time its just outside the guide line! Delivers a fullish delivery wide outside off, Afridi leaves it. 173/5

19.4 Tim Southee to S Afridi, Fullish outside off, Afridi crashed it to deep cover where Williamson misfields and allows an extra run. Two runs added to the total! 172/5

19.3 Tim Southee to S Afridi, Good delivery! Delivers a fullish delivery just inside the wide guideline and Afridi leaves it thinking it's a wide but the umpire is unmoved! 170/5

19.2 Tim Southee to S Malik, Looks to heave it away but gets an inside edge to deep square leg for a single. 170/5

19.1 Tim Southee to S Malik, FOUR! Crashed! Fullish outside off, Malik gets down on one knee and carts it over extra cover for a crunching boundary. 169/5

The players have made their way out to the middle for the national anthems. Imran Nazir and Mohammad Hafeez are the two batsmen at the crease, Kyle Mills will start off proceedings for New Zealand.

Toss - Pakistan have won the toss and elected to bat. Abdul Razzaq is left out and Yasir Arafat gets a chance. New Zealand have one change as Adam Milne replaces the injured Guptill. This is the 50th T20I match for Brendon McCullum. The team batting first have won all the four matches at the venue.

Pitch - The track is hard, a few cracks and dry grass laced with green grass. There might be uneven bounce but it looks to be a good all-round wicket.

It's Pakistan's first match of the tournament and they would be looking to start off on a positive note. They had a roller-coaster ride in the warm-ups having chased down 187 against India but then couldn't chase down 112 against England in the 2nd. The Kiwis have got off to a spectacular start having thumped Bangladesh. They would be riding high on confidence and looking to seal a place in the Super 8s with a win. A cracker of a contest awaits.

Hello and welcome to the coverage of the 9th match of the World T20 between New Zealand and Pakistan in Pallekele.

Ajmal to bowl the last over.

18.6 U Gul to N McCullum, Appeal for an LBW! Not out! Darts in an inswinging yorker on middle, McCullum goes for a heave but misses and gets hit on the pads. They appeal but the umpire says no. Probably going down leg. They run through for a leg bye. 19 required off 6 balls. 159/7

18.5 U Gul to Tim Southee, Run out missed! Fullish on middle, Southee mistimes his drive to the off side and sets off, Gul picks up the ball on the follow through and misses his shy at the non-striker's end. Southee was way short. 158/7

Southee is the new batsman.

18.4 U Gul to R Taylor, OUT! Brilliant fielding from Umar Akmal! Fullish on middle, Taylor drills it to long on, completes one but goes for a suicidal second. Umar Akmal picks up and responds with a great throw to the keeper who whips off the bails in a flash. Taylor is struggling and is found short. Big wicket for Pakistan, Taylor was taking it away from them! 157/7

18.3 U Gul to R Taylor, FOUR! He is taking him on here! Full toss on middle, Taylor swipes it away to deep square leg for the third consecutive boundary. 156/6

18.2 U Gul to R Taylor, FOUR! Back to back! Thunderous shot! Fullish outside off, Taylor leans forward and caresses it past covers for a boundary. 152/6

18.1 U Gul to R Taylor, FOUR! Somehow gets it to the boundary! Very full outside off, Taylor looks to slice it away but gets a bottom edge to third man for a streaky boundary. 148/6

18.6 J Oram to S Afridi, High full toss on middle, Afridi mistimes his heave to long on and they scamper through for a quick couple. 17 runs and a wicket off the over, a brilliant one for Pakistan! 165/5

18.5 J Oram to S Afridi, FOUR! Boom Boom starts off in style! A tad short outside off, Afridi rocks back and cuts it past point for a boundary to get off the mark. 163/5

Afridi is the new batsman.

18.4 J Oram to U Akmal, OUT! Akmal holes out! Fullish on middle, Akmal stays back and again looks to loft it straight down the ground, doesn't connect it well and helps it straight into the hands of McCullum at long on. A good cameo though from Akmal, 23 off 15 balls! 159/5

18.3 J Oram to U Akmal, SIX! Just what Pakistan need at this moment! Fullish outside off, Akmal dances down the track and lofts it over long off for a maximum. 159/4

18.2 J Oram to U Akmal, FOUR! Akmal gets a much needed boundary! Fullish outside off, Akmal gets into position early and heaves it over mid-wicket for a boundary. 150 up for Pakistan! 153/4

18.1 J Oram to S Malik, Slower length delivery on middle, Malik back off and cuts it to short third man for a single. 149/4

Gul back on!

17.6 S Tanvir to R Taylor, Stays back and cuts it to point for a single. 34 needed off the last 2 overs now! 144/6

Nathan McCullum is the new batsman.

17.5 S Tanvir to J Franklin, OUT! Good comeback by Tanvir and his slower one does the trick! Slower delivery, a tad short outside off, Franklin goes for a heave but is early into the shot, gets a top edge to deep mid-wicket where Jamshed sits under it and pouches it calmly. 35 needed off 13 now! 143/6

17.4 S Tanvir to R Taylor, Fullish on middle, drilled to long on for a single. 143/5

17.3 S Tanvir to J Franklin, Comes back well and delivers a yorker on middle, Franklin digs it out to long on for a single. 142/5

17.2 S Tanvir to J Franklin, FOUR! He is taking him on here! Fullish outside off, Franklin stays back and lofts it over mid off for a boundary. 10 off 2 balls! 37 runs from 16 needed now! 141/5

17.1 S Tanvir to J Franklin, SIX! Great shot from Franklin! Slower delivery on off, Franklin waits for it and heaves it wide of long on for a maximum. 137/5

Oram back on!

17.6 Tim Southee to U Akmal, Completes a brilliant over with another yorker! Darts in a yorker outside off, Akmal digs it back to Southee. Just 3 runs off the over! 148/4

17.5 Tim Southee to U Akmal, Again, brilliant stuff! Delivers a yorker just inches inside the guideline. Akmal fails to reach out and get bat to it. 148/4

17.4 Tim Southee to U Akmal, Brilliant thinking! Akmal gives himself room a tad, Southee delivers it fullish and wide but just inside the guideline. Akmal leaves it alone as he cannot reach it. 148/4

17.3 Tim Southee to S Malik, Fullish on middle, Malik lofts it aerially on one bounce to long on for a single. 148/4

17.2 Tim Southee to U Akmal, Walks down the track, Southee delivers a yorker outside off, Akmal digs it out to point for a single. 147/4

17.1 Tim Southee to S Malik, Fullish on middle, flicked to deep mid-wicket for a single. 146/4

Tanvir back on.

16.6 S Ajmal to R Taylor, SIX! Murdered! Length delivery outside off, Taylor gets down on one knee and clobbers it over deep mid-wicket for a humongous maximum. 131/5

16.5 S Ajmal to J Franklin, Dropped! Fullish on middle, Franklin chips down the track and hits it aerially straight back, Ajmal sticks his both hands out to his left but fluffs it. They scamper through for a single and Ajmal misses a run out chance as he fails to pick up the ball cleanly after the drop. 125/5

16.4 S Ajmal to R Taylor, Very full outside off, Taylor drills it to long off for a single. 124/5

16.3 S Ajmal to J Franklin, Comes forward and pushes it to deep cover for a single. 123/5

James Franklin strides in with 56 needed off 22 needed and 5 wickets in hand!

16.2 S Ajmal to J Oram, OUT! Castled! Ajmal gets the dangerman! Length delivery on middle, goes straight on with the arm, Oram gives himself room for a heave but misses. The ball sneaks through and rattles the timber. Ajmal is delighted and he spreads his arms wide in happiness! 122/5

16.1 S Ajmal to R Taylor, Gets down on one knee and slog sweeps it to deep mid-wicket on one bounce for a single. 122/4

Southee back on!

16.6 K Mills to U Akmal, Slower back of a length delivery outside off, Akmal stays back and dabs it to short third man for a single to end the over. 145/4

16.5 K Mills to S Malik, Good length delivery outside off, Malik waits and then steers it with the open face of the bat to third man for a single. 145/4

16.4 K Mills to U Akmal, Fullish on middle, chipped to long on for just a single. 144/4

16.3 K Mills to U Akmal, Low full toss outside off, driven straight to mid off. 143/4

16.2 K Mills to U Akmal, FOUR! Clever from Akmal! Spots the slower delivery outside off quickly, waits and then guides it to third man for a single. 143/4

16.1 K Mills to U Akmal, FOUR! Umar Akmal at his audacious best! Fullish outside off, Umar gets down on one knee and scoops it over short fine leg for a well placed boundary. 139/4

15.6 U Gul to J Oram, FOUR! Edgy but the Kiwis will take it! Short of a length delivery outside off, Oram goes for a slash but gets an outside edge to third man for a one bounce boundary. 13 runs and a wicket off the over. 57 needed off 24 balls now! 121/4

15.5 U Gul to J Oram, FOUR! Great improvisation from Oram! Shuffles way across and scoops it past short fine leg for an audacious boundary. The Kiwis need more of these shots right now! 117/4

15.4 U Gul to J Oram, Back of a length delivery outside off, Oram heaves it away to deep mid-wicket for a couple. 65 needed off 26 now! 113/4

15.3 U Gul to R Taylor, Pats it to point and scampers through for a risky single. Umar Akmal misses his shy at the striker's end. 111/4

15.2 U Gul to R Taylor, Run out missed! Fullish on the pads, Taylor flicks it to deep square leg. They run through for a risky second and the throw from Ajmal is way off the target at the non-striker's end. The back-up fielder too misses his shy at the same end as Oram makes it to the crease. 110/4

Ross Taylor is the new batsman.

15.1 U Gul to B McCullum, OUT! McCullum drags it on! Fullish on middle, McCullum chips down the track for a drive through the off side but seems to york himself. He gets a bottom edge onto his pads and the ball rolls on to the stumps to dislodge the bails. Gul is elated and he pumps his fist in the air with joy! 108/4

Mills back on!

15.6 D Vettori to S Malik, Loopy full toss on middle, drilled back to Vettori! 135/4

15.5 D Vettori to U Akmal, Flicks it to deep square leg for a single. 135/4

Shoaib Malik is the new batsman.

15.4 D Vettori to N Jamshed, OUT! Jamshed holes out! Loopy on middle, Jamshed makes room for a loft but ends up mistiming it to long off where Nathan McCullum sits under it and pouches it with a tumble. Gets hurt in the process but then gets up and celebrates. A terrific innings comes to an end! 134/4

15.3 D Vettori to U Akmal, Flicks it to deep square leg for a single. 134/3

15.2 D Vettori to N Jamshed, Full toss outside off, drilled to long off for a single. 133/3

15.1 D Vettori to U Akmal, Pushes it to long off and takes a single. 132/3

Gul back on.

14.6 S Ajmal to J Oram, Chips down the track and drills it back to Ajmal. 108/3

14.5 S Ajmal to B McCullum, Quicker and flatter on the pads from round the wicket, McCullum goes for a slog sweep but misses and gets hit on the pads. They run through for a single. A stifled appeal for an LBW but the umpire says no. 108/3

14.4 S Ajmal to B McCullum, FOUR! Top edge but effective! Length delivery on middle, McCullum goes fro a reverse sweep but gets a top edge over the short third man fielder for a boundary. 107/3

14.3 S Ajmal to J Oram, Chips down the track and chops it to the off side for a single. 103/3

14.2 S Ajmal to J Oram, Play and a miss! Spins away after landing outside off, Oram goes for a sweep but misses. 102/3

Jacob Oram is the new batsman.

14.1 S Ajmal to D Vettori, OUT! Vettori hits it straight to extra cover! Fullish outside off, Vettori backs off and goes for a loft, doesn't get the elevation and hits it straight to Jamshed at extra cover. 102/3

Vettori back on!

14.6 J Oram to N Jamshed, Length delivery wide outside off, Oram fails to get bat onto the ball. 131/3

14.5 J Oram to N Jamshed, Full toss on middle, flicked wide of long on for a couple. 131/3

Umar Akmal is the new batsman.

14.4 J Oram to K Akmal, OUT! Oram gets the dangerman! ! A tad short outside off, Akmal goes for a slash but helps it straight into the hands of Nicol at deep point who makes no mistake. The Kiwis crawling back into the match now! 129/3

14.4 J Oram to K Akmal, WIDE! Seemed a harsh call! Delivers a slower bouncer outside off, Akmal leaves it alone. The umpire signals it a wide. 129/2

14.3 J Oram to K Akmal, Back of a length delivery on off, Akmal pulls it wide of long on, Williamson does well in the deep and saves a couple for the team! 128/2

14.2 J Oram to N Jamshed, Length delivery from round the wicket, Jamshed swipes it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 126/2

14.1 J Oram to N Jamshed, Fullish on off, Jamshed drills it straight back, Oram does well to get a hand to it and stop. 125/2

Ajmal back on!

13.6 M Hafeez to B McCullum, SIX! A much needed one for the Kiwis! Fullish on middle, McCullum dances down the track and lofts it over long on for a maximum. 102/2

13.5 M Hafeez to D Vettori, Drills it to long on and takes a single. 96/2

13.4 M Hafeez to D Vettori, Chips down the track and swats it to long on like a baseball shot for a couple. 95/2

13.3 M Hafeez to D Vettori, Gives himself room and looks to heave it away, Hafeez cleverly follows him and drifts it down the leg side, Vettori misses it. The keeper whips off the bails in a flash and appeals. The umpire goes upstairs but the replays show that Vettori's back foot was inside the crease. 93/2

Appeal for a stumping. The umpire has gone upstairs!

13.2 M Hafeez to B McCullum, Length delivery on middle, McCullum reverse sweeps it to short third man for a single. 93/2

13.1 M Hafeez to B McCullum, Loopy and low full toss on middle, drilled back to Hafeez by McCullum. 92/2

13.6 J Franklin to N Jamshed, A tad short on off, helped to long on for a single. 125/2

13.5 J Franklin to K Akmal, Fullish outside off, driven to long off for a single. 124/2

Kamran Akmal is the new batsman.

13.4 J Franklin to M Hafeez, OUT! Castled! At last, Franklin gets the breakthrough! Good length delivery on off, Hafeez goes for a wild swipe but misses it, the ball sneaks through and rattles the timber. A big wicket for the Kiwis as a set Hafeez departs. 123/2

13.4 J Franklin to M Hafeez, WIDE! Slips down the leg side and Hafeez misses his sweep. 123/1

13.3 J Franklin to N Jamshed, Drives it sweetly to deep cover for just a single. 122/1

13.2 J Franklin to M Hafeez, Steers it to third man and sets off, Vettori fumbles and after a slight hesitation they run through for a single. 121/1

13.1 J Franklin to M Hafeez, Length delivery outside off, Hafeez gets down on one knee and scoops it over short fine leg, Oram runs in from deep square leg stops it with one hand and then throws it back in. Saves two runs for the team! 120/1

Hafeez back on!

12.6 S Afridi to B McCullum, Rocks back and cuts it to deep point for a single to end the over. 86 required off 42 balls now! 92/2

12.6 S Afridi to B McCullum, WIDE! Slips it down the leg side, McCullum misses his heave. 91/2

12.5 S Afridi to B McCullum, Goes back and punches it straight to covers. 90/2

12.4 S Afridi to D Vettori, Full toss on middle, Vettori heaves it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 90/2

12.3 S Afridi to D Vettori, FOUR! Brilliant placement! Dances down the track and lofts a fullish delivery on middle straight back over Afridi's head for a boundary. 89/2

12.2 S Afridi to B McCullum, Rocks back and cuts it to deep point for a single. 85/2

12.1 S Afridi to D Vettori, Appeal for a run out! Not out! Vettori reverse sweeps it straight to short third man. They scamper through for a single. Tanvir darts in the throw to the keeper who whips the bails off in a flash. The umpire goes upstairs but replays show that McCullum was well in. 84/2

James Franklin into the attack now!

12.6 J Oram to M Hafeez, Clips it to deep square leg for a single. 118/1

Maiden T20I fifty for Jamshed! He has registered the joint-fastest fifty for Pakistan in World T20s!

12.5 J Oram to N Jamshed, Gets to a well deserved half-century! Length delivery outside off, Jamshed pats it to the off side for a single. 117/1

12.4 J Oram to N Jamshed, FOUR! He has played some breathtaking shots and this one is one amongst them! Fullish on the pads, Jamshed stays back and flicks it past mid-wicket for a crunching boundary. 116/1

12.3 J Oram to M Hafeez, Stays in his crease and steers it to third man for a single. 112/1

12.2 J Oram to N Jamshed, Clips it to short fine leg for a single. Vettori does well to stop it. 111/1

12.1 J Oram to N Jamshed, Back of a length delivery on off, Jamshed defends it back to the bowler. 110/1

11.6 S Ajmal to B McCullum, FOUR! Fantastic shot! Just a shade short on off, McCullum gets deep inside the crease and powers it through cover-point for a boundary. 83/2

11.5 S Ajmal to B McCullum, FOUR! Innovative! Tossed up delivery on middle and off at 93.8 kph, McCullum got into the position early and sweetly reverse swept it past point for a boundary. 79/2

11.4 S Ajmal to D Vettori, Slider from round the wicket, on off and skidding in, Vettori dabs it to short third man for a single. 75/2

11.3 S Ajmal to B McCullum, Rocks back and pulls a short delivery on off to deep mid-wicket for a single. 74/2

11.2 S Ajmal to B McCullum, Chips down the track but is cramped for room and he misses it to get hit on the thigh pads. 73/2

11.1 S Ajmal to B McCullum, Comes forward and pushes it to mid on. 73/2

Oram back on!

11.6 D Vettori to M Hafeez, Goes inside out and drives it straight to extra cover. 110/1

11.5 D Vettori to N Jamshed, Gives himself room and heaves it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 110/1

11.4 D Vettori to M Hafeez, Gets down on one knee and mistimes his slog sweep to deep mid-wicket for a single. 109/1

11.3 D Vettori to N Jamshed, Dances down the track and whips it to long on for a single. 108/1

11.2 D Vettori to M Hafeez, Drives it to long on for a single. 107/1

11.1 D Vettori to N Jamshed, Clips it to deep square leg for a single. 106/1

Ajmal into the attack now.

10.6 S Afridi to D Vettori, Looks to flick it but gets a leading edge aerially to long off. They run through for a couple. Afridi is not impressed with the fielder there! 73/2

10.5 S Afridi to D Vettori, Play and a miss! Goes for a reverse sweep but misses. 71/2

10.4 S Afridi to D Vettori, Fullish outside off, driven to deep cover for a couple. 71/2

10.3 S Afridi to B McCullum, Chips down the track and flat bats it to long off for a single. 69/2

10.2 S Afridi to D Vettori, Chips it to long off and takes a single. 68/2

10.1 S Afridi to B McCullum, Edged but safe! Spins away after landing outside off, McCullum goes for a drive but gets an outside edge to short third man for a single. Good effort by the fielder there! 67/2

10.6 K Mills to N Jamshed, Steers it to third man for a single. 13 runs off the over and a dropped catch! This is now the fastest team hundred for Pakistan in the World T20s! 105/1

10.5 K Mills to N Jamshed, Dropped! SIX! The Kiwis are losing it out in the field! A tad short on middle, Jamshed swivels and pulls it to deep mid-wicket where Nicol fluffs a sitter. To add insult to injury, the ball goes through his hands and falls over the ropes for a six! 104/1

50 stand up!

10.4 K Mills to N Jamshed, Poor stuff from Franklin! Length delivery outside off, Jamshed pats it to point, looks for a single but is sent back. Franklin has an unnecessary shy at the striker's end but misses. The ball runs away to deep mid-wicket and they take a couple. 98/1

10.3 K Mills to N Jamshed, Stays back and pats it to point. 96/1

10.2 K Mills to N Jamshed, FOUR! Jamshed is looking in terrific touch! Fullish outside off, Jamshed gets down on one knee and slices it over point for a well placed boundary. This is the 6000th four in T20Is! 96/1

10.1 K Mills to N Jamshed, Length delivery, slower outside off, Jamshed stays back and cuts it to point. 92/1

9.6 M Hafeez to D Vettori, Goes down on one knee for a sweep but misses and gets hit on the thigh pads. 66/2

9.5 M Hafeez to B McCullum, Looks to flick but misses and they take a leg bye. 66/2

9.4 M Hafeez to B McCullum, Goes back and squirts it into the ground. 65/2

9.3 M Hafeez to D Vettori, Rocks back and whips it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 65/2

9.2 M Hafeez to B McCullum, Goes for a reverse sweep but gets an edge to the off side for a single. 64/2

9.1 M Hafeez to D Vettori, Sweeps it to deep square leg for a single. 63/2

Mills back on.

9.6 D Vettori to N Jamshed, Comes forward and drives it to deep cover for a single. This is the highest 2nd wicket stand for Pakistan against the Kiwis! 92/1

9.5 D Vettori to M Hafeez, Stays back and cuts it to short third man for a single. 91/1

9.4 D Vettori to M Hafeez, Fullish outside off, Hafeez square drives it past point for a couple. 90/1

9.3 D Vettori to N Jamshed, Gets down on one knee and sweeps it to fine leg for a single. 88/1

9.2 D Vettori to N Jamshed, Dances down the track, converts it into a low full toss and drives it straight back to Vettori who does well to stop it. 87/1

9.1 D Vettori to M Hafeez, Quicker on middle, Hafeez pushes it to covers for a single. 87/1

8.6 S Afridi to B McCullum, Beaten! Beauty from Afridi again! Loopy outside off, it turns away. McCullum goes for a forward prod but misses. 62/2

8.5 S Afridi to B McCullum, FOUR! Edgy and Afridi is not impressed! Good length delivery , quicker and flatter outside off, McCullum goes for a cut but gets a bottom edge past the keeper for a boundary. Afridi is not impressed with Kamran Akmal's efforts! 62/2

8.4 S Afridi to B McCullum, Appeal for an LBW! Not out! Good length delivery on middle, it spins away sharply. McCullum is squared up and he misses his defense. The ball hits his thigh pads and the players appeal. The umpire says no. Probably height was a factor! 58/2

8.3 S Afridi to D Vettori, Pulls it away to deep mid-wicket for a run. 58/2

8.2 S Afridi to B McCullum, Comes forward and helps it to long on for a single. 57/2

8.1 S Afridi to B McCullum, Goes back for a cut but ends up chopping it into the ground. 56/2

8.1 S Afridi to B McCullum, WIDE! Slips this one well down the leg side, McCullum leaves it. 56/2

Vettori back on!

8.6 N McCullum to N Jamshed, Darts in a quicker delivery on middle, Jamshed turns it to the leg side defensively. 86/1

8.5 N McCullum to N Jamshed, Comes forward and defends a quicker delivery on off into the ground. 86/1

8.4 N McCullum to N Jamshed, SIX! Pristine timing again! Fullish outside off, Jamshed leans forward and lofts it over extra cover for a well timed maximum. 86/1

8.3 N McCullum to M Hafeez, Fullish outside the leg stump, Hafeez gives himself room and drives it to long off for a single. 80/1

8.2 N McCullum to M Hafeez, Goes back and cuts it very late to short third man. 79/1

8.1 N McCullum to M Hafeez, SIX! A poor, poor delivery and Hafeez punishes it! Full toss on middle, Hafeez gets down on one knee and clobbers it over mid-wicket for a humongous maximum. 79/1

7.6 M Hafeez to B McCullum, Goes back and pushes it to deep point for a single. 55/2

7.5 M Hafeez to B McCullum, Rocks back and looks to cut but misses. 54/2

7.4 M Hafeez to B McCullum, Defended off the front foot by McCullum presenting the full face of the bat. 54/2

7.3 M Hafeez to B McCullum, Goes back and helps it to the leg side. 54/2

Daniel Vettori is the new batsman.

7.2 M Hafeez to B McCullum, OUT! Run out! Poor running! Quicker on middle, spinning in. McCullum flicks it to short fine leg. Williamson sets off from the non-striker's end but McCullum sends him back. Jamshed throws it to the bowler who whips the bails off in a flash. They appeal and the umpire goes upstairs. Replays show that Williamson is indeed short. 54/2

Appeal for a run out! The umpire has gone upstairs!

7.1 M Hafeez to B McCullum, Goes back and clips it to mid-wicket. 54/1

7.6 A Milne to N Jamshed, SIX! He is playing some cracking shots! Back of a length delivery on the leg stump, Jamshed rocks back and pulls it with disdain over fine leg for a thumping maximum. 73/1

7.5 A Milne to M Hafeez, Short and wide outside off, Hafeez rocks back for a cut but ends up chopping it to point for a single. 67/1

7.4 A Milne to M Hafeez, Length delivery on the pads, Hafeez flicks it through square leg and picks up a comfortable couple. 66/1

7.3 A Milne to N Jamshed, Comes forward and drives a fullish delivery outside off to deep point for one. 64/1

7.2 A Milne to M Hafeez, Fullish outside off, driven wide of mid off for a single. 63/1

7.1 A Milne to N Jamshed, Fullish outside off, driven to deep cover for a single. 62/1

Hafeez into the attack!

6.6 S Afridi to K Williamson, Length delivery outside off, skids on after landing. Williamson goes for a cut off the back foot but misses. Good start from Afridi, 7 runs and a wicket from the over. 54/1

6.5 S Afridi to B McCullum, Comes forward and clips it to mid-wicket for a single. 54/1

Brendon McCullum is the new batsman.

6.4 S Afridi to Rob Nicol, OUT! Castled and the customary Afridi celebration is at sight! Quicker and flatter on off at 99.7 kph, Nicol rocks back for a cut but is beaten by the pace. The ball sneaks through and rattles the timber. 53/1

6.3 S Afridi to K Williamson, Pulls it very late to deep mid-wicket for a single. 53/0

6.2 S Afridi to K Williamson, FOUR! Afridi is unlucky here! A tad short outside off, Williamson goes for a cut but gets a bottom edge past the slips to third man for a streaky boundary. 52/0

6.1 S Afridi to Rob Nicol, Reverse sweeps it to short third man for a single. 48/0

Adam Milne into the attack.

6.6 N McCullum to M Hafeez, Chips down the track but then defends it to extra cover. 61/1

6.5 N McCullum to N Jamshed, Quicker on middle, driven to long on for a single. 61/1

6.4 N McCullum to M Hafeez, Quicker yorker on off, Hafeez digs it to the off side for a single. 60/1

6.3 N McCullum to N Jamshed, Flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single. Clever cricket from Jamshed! 59/1

6.2 N McCullum to N Jamshed, SIX! Magnificent timing! Fullish outside off, Jamshed leans forward and lofts it over extra cover for an effortless maximum. 58/1

6.1 N McCullum to M Hafeez, Chips down the track and drives it wide of long off for a single. 52/1

Afridi into the attack now.

5.6 U Gul to Rob Nicol, Turns it behind square leg for a single. End of Powerplay! 47/0

5.5 U Gul to Rob Nicol, A tad short the the pads, Williamson swivels for a pull but seemed to miss. The ball brushes his thigh pads and they run through for a couple. Interestingly, the umpire signals runs. 46/0

5.4 U Gul to K Williamson, Back of a length delivery on middle, pulled away to deep mid-wicket for a single. 44/0

5.3 U Gul to Rob Nicol, Pushes it to long on and takes a single. 43/0

5.2 U Gul to Rob Nicol, Nicol is living dangerously here! Length delivery on the leg stump, it nips back in after landing. Nicol chips down the track for a heave but misses and the ball flies inches past the leg stump. 42/0

5.1 U Gul to Rob Nicol, FOUR! Edgy! A tad short on off, Nicol goes for a pull but is late into the shot and he gets a top edge just over the leaping Kamran Akmal for a boundary. 42/0

Nathan McCullum into the attack now!

5.6 Tim Southee to N Jamshed, Fullish on the pads, Jamshed flicks it away to deep mid-wicket for a couple to end the over. A successful over for the Kiwis, 9 runs and a wicket off it! End of Powerplay overs, Pakistan are 51/1! 51/1

5.5 Tim Southee to N Jamshed, Starts off on a positive note! Stays back and just flicks it away wide of mid on for a couple. 49/1

Nasir Jamshed is the new batsman!

5.4 Tim Southee to I Nazir, OUT! Against the run of play, Nazir departs! Fullish outside off, Nazir goes for a drive but checks his shot in the end, ends up driving it uppishly to Southee who shows good reflexes and pouches a good catch. He was looking good int he middle but Southee has struck an important blow! 47/1

5.3 Tim Southee to I Nazir, FOUR! Smashed! Fullish outside off, Nazir backs away and thumps it straight back down the ground for a muscular boundary. 47/0

5.2 Tim Southee to M Hafeez, Pulls it away to deep square leg for a single. 43/0

5.1 Tim Southee to M Hafeez, Appeal for an LBW! Not out! Good length delivery outside off, nips back in after landing. Nazir rocks back for a pull but misses and gets hit on the pads. They appeal for an LBW but the umpire says no. Probably the height was a factor there. 42/0

Gul back on!

4.6 Y Arafat to Rob Nicol, Stays back and punches it wide of mid off for a single to end the over. 38/0

4.5 Y Arafat to Rob Nicol, FOUR! Mistimed but still effective! Fullish outside off, Nicol stays in his crease and lofts it over mid off for a boundary. He didn't hit it cleanly! 37/0

4.5 Y Arafat to Rob Nicol, WIDE! Nicol shuffles across, Arafat slips a slower one down the leg side. Nicol misses his flick. 33/0

4.4 Y Arafat to Rob Nicol, FOUR! Bang! Fullish outside off, Nicol stays back and thumps it over mid off for a boundary. 32/0

4.3 Y Arafat to K Williamson, Williamson shuffles way across, Arafat bowls it on his pads, Williamson flicks it to short fine leg for a single. 28/0

4.2 Y Arafat to Rob Nicol, Fullish on middle, Nicol chips it on one bounce to long on for a single. 27/0

4.1 Y Arafat to Rob Nicol, Fullish on middle, Nicol flicks it straight to mid-wicket. Williamson sets off for a run but is sent back in time. 26/0

4.6 J Oram to M Hafeez, Shuffles across for a flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. They run through for a leg bye. 14 runs off the over! 42/0

4.5 J Oram to M Hafeez, FOUR! Hafeez gets into the act now! Fullish outside off, Hafeez leans forward and lofts it over covers for a well placed boundary. 41/0

4.4 J Oram to I Nazir, Stays back and clips it to mid-wicket for a single. 37/0

4.3 J Oram to I Nazir, FOUR! He is looking dangerous here! A tad short on middle, Nazir just stays back and flicks it nonchalantly over long leg for a boundary. 36/0

4.2 J Oram to I Nazir, FOUR! Edgy! Good length delivery outside off, Nazir dances down the track fora slash but gets a thick outside edge uppishly to third man for a lucky boundary. 32/0

4.1 J Oram to I Nazir, Length delivery outside off, Nazir prods it into the ground off the front foot. 28/0

Yasir Arafat into the attack now.

3.6 S Tanvir to K Williamson, FOUR! Thumped! Fullish outside off, Williamson gives himself room and lofts it over mid off for a boundary. 26/0

3.5 S Tanvir to K Williamson, Back of a length delivery outside off, Williamson pulls it straight to long on. 22/0

3.4 S Tanvir to Rob Nicol, Looks to turn it to the leg side but gets a leading edge to the off side for a single. 22/0

3.3 S Tanvir to Rob Nicol, Bouncer outside off, Nicol goes for a pull but misses. 21/0

3.2 S Tanvir to Rob Nicol, Back of a length delivery on middle, Nicol goes for a pull but ends up miscuing it to deep square leg. Umar Akmal throws at the non-striker's end but nobody is near the stumps as Williamson is struggling on his second run. 21/0

3.1 S Tanvir to K Williamson, Length delivery outside off, Williamson dabs it to the off side for a quick single. 19/0

Jacob Oram into the attack.

3.6 Tim Southee to I Nazir, Fullish on the pads, flicked away to deep square leg for a single. 28/0

3.5 Tim Southee to I Nazir, A tad short outside off, it nips back in after landing. Nazir goes for a pull but misses and gets hit on the pads. The players appeal for an LBW but the umpire says no. Again, height might be a factor there! 27/0

3.4 Tim Southee to M Hafeez, Back of a length delivery on off, Hafeez pulls it to deep mid-wicket for just a single. 27/0

3.3 Tim Southee to M Hafeez, FOUR! Great placement! Good length delivery on off, Hafeez stays back and just whips it away wide of mid on for a boundary. 26/0

3.2 Tim Southee to M Hafeez, Appeal for an LBW! Not out! Length delivery on middle, nips back in after landing. Hafeez goes for a flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. The players appeal but the umpire says no. Probably going down leg and height was a factor too. 22/0

3.1 Tim Southee to M Hafeez, Length delivery outside off, Hafeez comes forward and pushes it to covers. 22/0

3.1 Tim Southee to M Hafeez, WIDE! Poor start! Delivers a length delivery outside the leg stump, Hafeez misses his flick. 22/0

2.6 U Gul to Rob Nicol, Bouncer on middle, Nicol ducks under it. Good over from Gul, 5 runs off it. 18/0

2.5 U Gul to K Williamson, Flicks it to mid-wicket and scampers through for a quick single. The fielder misses his shy at the non-striker's end. 18/0

2.4 U Gul to Rob Nicol, Full toss on the leg stump, Nicol goes for a heave but misses and they run through for a leg bye. 17/0

2.3 U Gul to K Williamson, Close! Goes for a drive but gets an inside edge to short fine leg. They set off for a single. Tanvir misses his shy at the non-striker's end and Williamson was struggling. Had that hit the stumps, Williamson would have been out. 16/0

2.2 U Gul to Rob Nicol, Dances down the track, Gul delivers a fullish delivery on the pads, Nicol misses his flick and they run through for a leg bye. 15/0

2.2 U Gul to Rob Nicol, WIDE! Slips this one down the leg side, Nicol misses his flick. 14/0

2.1 U Gul to Rob Nicol, How did that miss the stumps! Fullish outside the leg stump, Nicol dances down the track for a heave but misses and the ball flies inches past the leg stump. 13/0

Tim Southee into the attack now.

2.6 K Mills to I Nazir, FOUR! Brilliant shot! A tad short on off, Nazir rocks back and pulls it behind square leg for a boundary. It wasn't that short but Nazir adjusted brilliantly there! 21/0

2.5 K Mills to I Nazir, Comes forward and pushes it to covers. 17/0

2.4 K Mills to I Nazir, In the air but safe! Length delivery on off, Nazir just flicks it over mid-wicket, it falls in no man's land as he doesn't middle it and they run through for a couple. 17/0

2.3 K Mills to I Nazir, FOUR! Superb timing! Length delivery on off, Nazir rocks back and just punches it through covers for an exquisitely timed boundary. 15/0

2.2 K Mills to M Hafeez, Looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. They run through for a leg bye on the leg side. 11/0

2.1 K Mills to I Nazir, Length delivery on the pads, flicked to short fine leg for a single. Gets off the mark! 10/0

Umar Gul into the attack now.

1.6 S Tanvir to Rob Nicol, Stays back and clips it to deep mid-wicket for a single. Good over for the Kiwis, 12 runs from it! 13/0

1.6 S Tanvir to Rob Nicol, WIDE! Slips a length delivery down the leg side, Nicol misses his flick. 12/0

1.5 S Tanvir to K Williamson, Fullish on the pads, flicked away to deep mid-wicket for a single. 11/0

1.4 S Tanvir to K Williamson, Play and a miss! Good length delivery outside off, angling away. Williamson goes for a slash but misses. 10/0

1.3 S Tanvir to Rob Nicol, Length delivery on the pads, Nicol flicks it to deep mid-wicket for just a single. 10/0

1.2 S Tanvir to Rob Nicol, SIX! Effortless! Fullish on middle, Nicol dances down the track and just lofts it over long on for a maximum. 9/0

1.1 S Tanvir to Rob Nicol, Short and wide outside off, Nicol cuts it past point for a couple. 3/0

1.6 D Vettori to M Hafeez, Full toss again this time on middle, Hafeez flicks it wide of mid on and scampers through for a couple. Franklin does well to dive to his right from mid on and stop it. But good running by the batsmen! 9/0

1.5 D Vettori to M Hafeez, Quicker full toss on the pads, driven straight to mid on. 7/0

1.4 D Vettori to M Hafeez, Goes back and guides it straight to point. 7/0

1.3 D Vettori to M Hafeez, Quicker and flatter outside off, Hafeez goes for a cut but ends up chopping it to short third man. 7/0

1.2 D Vettori to M Hafeez, SIX! Thumped! Fullish on middle, Hafeez dances down the track and lofts it over long on for a maximum. 7/0

1.1 D Vettori to M Hafeez, Fullish on middle, Hafeez comes forward and prods it into the ground. 1/0

Sohail Tanvir to bowl from the other end.

0.6 M Hafeez to K Williamson, Rocks back and punches a short delivery outside off back to the bowler. Good start from Hafeez just a single off it. 1/0

0.5 M Hafeez to Rob Nicol, Drives it to long on and gets off the mark with a single. 1/0

0.4 M Hafeez to Rob Nicol, Goes for a sweep but misses. The ball brushes his pads and goes to first slip where the fielder pouches and appeals but the umpire says no. 0/0

0.3 M Hafeez to Rob Nicol, Chips down the track and flicks it straight to square leg. 0/0

0.2 M Hafeez to Rob Nicol, Comes forward and drives it back to the bowler. 0/0

0.1 M Hafeez to Rob Nicol, Fullish on middle, driven back to Hafeez. 0/0

Surprise! Daniel Vettori to bowl from the other end.

0.6 K Mills to I Nazir, Fullish outside off, Nazir drives it sweetly to covers off the front foot. Good over from Mills, a tad unlucky to have Hafeez dropped! 1/0

0.5 K Mills to I Nazir, Fullish on off, Nazir comes forward and drives it to mid off. 1/0

0.4 K Mills to I Nazir, Length delivery outside off, Nazir comes forward and pushes it to covers. 1/0

0.3 K Mills to M Hafeez, DROPPED! Taylor drops a sitter! Length delivery outside off, shaping away, Hafeez stays back for a cut but gets an outside edge to first slip where Taylor gets both hands to it but fluffs it. They run through for a single. 1/0

0.2 K Mills to M Hafeez, Good length delivery outside off, Hafeez rocks back and cuts it to point. 0/0

0.1 K Mills to M Hafeez, Play and a miss! Length delivery outside off, shaping away, Hafeez chases it for a cut but misses. 0/0