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102dThe Report by Danyal Rasool

Boult takes five-for, Pakistan routed for 74 in huge loss

In a batting performance so listless that even New Zealand appeared to be embarrassed by the ease with which Pakistan's innings crumbled, the home side rubberstamped their superiority with a mammoth 183-run win

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KS Williamson
73(101) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 23 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
0 0 8 1 28 9 11 16
LRPL Taylor
52(64) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • steered
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
5 1 6 12 14 1 6 7

Best performances - Bowlers

TA Boult
O7.2
M1
R17
W5
Eco2.31
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
Rumman Raees
O10
M0
R51
W3
Eco5.10
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

New Zealand , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

New Zealand led the 5-match series 3-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

11.00 start, First Session 11.00-14.30 Interval 14.30-15.15, Second Session 15.15-18.45

Match days

13 January 2018 (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Scorer: Ranjith P | Commentator: Nikhil Kalro

5.10pm You want abject? You want abysmal? You got 27.2 overs of it. Another limp batting performance from Pakistan, their approach was flawed, planning wrong and execution appalling. It all culminated in a terrible batting display from Pakistan as they were bowled out for 74, losing by 183 runs to also surrender the series in meek fashion.

New Zealand are very rarely indisciplined. Like always, they started well again today, and some lateral movement helped. But Pakistan's block-block-hit approach just won't work, and it showed today. There will be two dead rubbers to come, as New Zealand take the series as quickly as they can.

Trent Boult is the Man of the Match: "Pretty windy today, the wind was behind me today. Collective effort. Wanted to get the series done, knew we had to fight hard with only 250 on the board."

Sarfraz Ahmed: "A tough loss, batting was again flop. We will sit together and sort it out. The problem is the new ball. We'll not give so many wickets in the first 10 overs.

Kane Williamson: "Fantastic performance all around, a tough surface to get in on. Tim and Trent to start off, just built up that pressure. It was really tough to score. Just a slowish surface. It was going to be hard to score. We knew it will be tough, but we wanted to execute our skills. The focus is the next game.

27.2
W
Boult to Rumman Raees, OUT, 136 kph, five-for for Boult. Full and straight, Rumman backs away, misses the straight ball and the stumps are disturbed. New Zealand take the series with it.

Rumman Raees b Boult 16 (15m 14b 3x4 0x6) SR: 114.28

27.1
4
Boult to Rumman Raees, FOUR, full and straight, Raees backs away and clatters a lofted drive over mid-on. Nice hit

END OF OVER:
27 | 8 Runs | PAK: 70/9 (188 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 2.59, RRR: 8.17)

  • Rumman Raees12 (12b)
  • Sarfraz Ahmed14 (28b)
  • TG Southee7-3-19-0
  • TA Boult7-1-13-4
26.6
1
Southee to Rumman Raees, 1 run, lovely looking shot again. A low full toss on off, delectably punched back past Southee. Long-on runs around to his left to mop up
26.5
1
Southee to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, a full and wide delivery outside off, glided off the open face to third man
26.5
1w
Southee to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 wide, dug in short, down leg, goes over Sarfraz

A bit of rain around

26.4
1
Southee to Rumman Raees, 1 run, a full toss down leg, a thick inside edge down to fine leg

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st1Azhar AliFakhar Zaman
2nd1Babar AzamFakhar Zaman
3rd0Mohammad HafeezBabar Azam
4th11Shoaib MalikBabar Azam
5th2Shoaib MalikSarfraz Ahmed
6th1Sarfraz AhmedShadab Khan
7th14Sarfraz AhmedFaheem Ashraf
8th2Sarfraz AhmedHasan Ali
9th20Sarfraz AhmedMohammad Amir
10th22Sarfraz AhmedRumman Raees