New Zealand Vs Pakistan Live Score (ODI)
Date: Tuesday, 09 January, 2018 13:01 IST Venue: Saxton Oval, Nelson Match Status: Match Ended
New Zealand beat Pakistan by 8 wickets (D/L method)
New Zealand 151/2 (23.5 ov) R/R 6.43 | Match Ended
- Martin Guptill 58,
- Ross Taylor 45
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|Martin Guptill||not out||86||71||5||5|
|Ross Taylor||not out||45||43||4||0|
- New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson says, it is a brilliant performance. And it panned out to be an interesting game. Admits 247 could have been a tricky total but Ross and Martin stitched a brilliant partnership after the break to get them across the line. Ends by saying there are elements they can improve on but he is satisfied with their performance.
- Pakistan skipper, Sarfraz Ahmed, says he is very disappointed with the top order but is pleased with how the lower order played. Suggests the rain is not in their hand and their momentum was very high before the break. Ends by saying they have to work on their batting and he hopes to come out fighting in the next game.
- Man of the Match, Martin Guptill says, they got off to a good start. Reckons losing Colin Munro was not ideal but he along with Kane Williamson stitched a good partnership. Admits it is satisfying to win the game after the rain delay. Ends by saying batting with Taylor is something he enjoys.
- In the first innings after winning the toss and electing the to bat, Pakistan lost wickets in heaps with Lockie Ferguson being the tormentor-in-chief, bagging a three-fer. Mohammad Hafeez was the only one from the top order who showed some fight with the, experienced campaigner, notching up a fifty. But after his wicket it seemed improbable for Pakistan to cross the 200 run mark. However, Shadab Khan and Hasan Ali had different ideas, they played some counter attacking strokes and stitched a 70 run stand to take Pakistan to a competitive total. Stay tuned for the presentation.
- Approximately after a 2 hour delay. New Zealand were given a revised target of 151 in 25 overs which saw them needing 87 in 11 after the break. The Pakistan bowlers did try their best but had no answers to the brutal hitting they received at the hands of Guptill who notched up his 33rd half ton. He was ably supported by Ross Taylor who hit the winning runs.
- So after all the waiting due to rain we finally have a winner in this game, New Zealand have absolutely cruised to victory and taken a 2-0 lead in the series. Yes, it had gotten much easier for them once the target was revised but they made a mockery of it. Initially chasing 247 the Kiwis got off to the worst start possible. They lost Munro in the first over to Amir. Williamson and Guptill did manage to steady the ship but just as the game was drifting away from the visitors, Shadab Khan produced a beauty of a catch to dismiss the opposition skipper. Ross Taylor came out next and he along with Guptill started to build another partnership before the rain intervened.
- 23.5 That is it! Taylor pulls the shortish length ball from the inner half of the bat. It goes through square leg and a run is collected to give New Zealand their second victory in the series. Smiling faces in the Kiwi camp. THEY WIN BY 8 WICKETS (DLS method)!
- 23.4 SCORES ARE LEVEL! On the pads, Guptill works it around the corner for a run.
- 23.3 Fuller in length on middle, Taylor drives it back towards the bowler who tries to stop it with his feet but deflects it towards covers for a run.
- 23.2 Length ball outside off, stays a touch low. Taylor tries to cut but is beaten by the low bounce.
- 23.1 Good length outside off, guided to point.
- Rumman Raees is back into the attack.
- 22.6 Presses forward to a full ball and eases it down to long off for a single. Tidy over by Shadab, just 3 runs off it. But the damage has been done already. Only 3 needed for a win. 148/2
- 22.5 Short again, flatter through the air, Guptill slaps it through cover-point for one. 100-run stand comes up!
- 22.4 A googly, landing on middle and turning in to cramp the batsman. Guptill moves deep inside the crease and blocks in time.