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New Zealand vs Pakistan, 1st ODI at Wellington, Highlights: As It Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: January 6, 2018, 12:54 PM IST

1st ODI, Basin Reserve, Wellington 06 January, 2018

Toss won by Pakistan (decided to bowl)

New Zealand beat Pakistan by 61 runs (D/L method)

Man of the Match: Kane Williamson

New Zealand vs Pakistan, 1st ODI at Wellington, Highlights: As It Happened

Tim Southee (Image: Black Caps/Twitter)

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Commentary (Pakistan innings)

KANE WILLIAMSON has been named the Man Of The Match for his superlative century. It has helped break Pakistan's winning streak of 9 successive ODI wins, from the first match loss to India in the Champions Trophy in 2017. The next stop is now Nelson, where the Kiwis will aim to double the series lead while the visitors will look to do better in all departments. Do join us for that game on Tuesday, 9th January, 2018 at 1100 LOCAL (2200 GMT, previous night) for all the action from the second ODI. Till then, you can catch all the action from the first SA-Ind Test and the final Ashes Test. ADIOS! Take Care!

One might not be totally wrong if it is said that the chase was perhaps over in the first 16 overs itself when Pakistan had lost half their side. Fakhar Zaman was the only batsman who showed some resilience while Shadab Khan and Faheem Ashraf seemed to indicate that the batting depth of the team is pretty deep. But in short, a disappointing performance with the bat.

Yet another dominating win for New Zealand then. They did not have much problems with the bat and though Pakistan might argue that things could have been different had Kane Williamson's catch been taken, the hosts always looked in control. The top 3 batted well and then Nicholls came down the order for a late burst. Pakistan were disappointing with the ball and largely struggled with the wind. Hasan Ali though, still picked up 3 scalps.

That is it. PLAY HAS BEEN CALLED OFF. New Zealand have been declared winners by 61 runs (DLS method). Not to suggest that Pakistan would have won this had the game gone the distance but the fightback shown by Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan and Faheem Ashraf was heartening. They would have loved to take the game into the final 10 overs.

Still no news of resumption.... the covers are firmly in place...

Noooooooooooooooo! The rain is back and so are the covers. Keep waiting...

Hurrah! The players are back on the field! That was hardly a delay, wasn't it? No overs lost, so Pakistan still have the entire quota of overs to bat....

1735 LOCAL - And off they go... the umpires have been trying to delay the inevitable for as long as possible but the rain has just got very heavy for play to continue. Not too many covers on at the moment, just the single one. It does look very heavy, the rain that is. Stay tuned for updates. Hopefully, we have a resumption...

30.1 Tim Southee to F Ashraf, Around middle and off, watchfully defended. 166/6

The rain seems to be getting heavier. The umpires do get together but are happy with the current situation. Pakistan may not want to go off the field right now... they have some sort of a momentum and if they go off now, they will end up losing the game by Duckworth-Lewis method.

29.6 M Santner to F Ashraf, That is a better single. Pushed to point. 166/6

29.5 M Santner to F Ashraf, On middle and leg, Faheem wants to push and run to the leg side but Zaman sends him back. 165/6

29.4 M Santner to F Ashraf, SIX! High and handsome! Tossed up outside off and this time Ashraf does not block. Lunges and lofts this straight back over the bowler and clears long off! 165/6

29.3 M Santner to F Ashraf, The arm ball, slides this one through, with the angle, FA looks to defend but the ball whizzes past the outside edge. 159/6

29.2 M Santner to F Ashraf, Full again, a bit flatter and quicker this time, Faheem gets across and blocks. 159/6

29.1 M Santner to F Ashraf, Full and on middle, pushed to the off side. 159/6

29.1 M Santner to F Ashraf, WIDE. Full and outside leg, Ashraf misses his flick. 159/6

MITCHELL SANTNER is back on.

28.6 T Boult to F Zaman, Another short ball, this is not wided. 158/6

28.6 T Boult to F Zaman, WIDE. A short ball outside off, FZ lets it go. Too high and it is wided. 158/6

28.5 T Boult to F Ashraf, Now the short ball is back and Faheem pulls it behind square leg for a single. 157/6

28.4 T Boult to F Ashraf, FOUR! GORGEOUS! This guy can definitely bat. Full on middle, expected overcompensation for the previous delivery and Ashraf is ready for it. Boy, does he think like a batsman... pushes this down the ground, past the bowler, through mid on and gets consecutive boundaries against his name. 156/6

28.3 T Boult to F Ashraf, FOUR! A short ball, Ashraf pulls this through mid-wicket and gets another boundary! 152/6

28.2 T Boult to F Zaman, Very full, on middle, worked through square leg for a single. 148/6

28.1 T Boult to F Zaman, FOUR! Poor ball. Third man and point are inside the circle and Boult drops it short and wide outside off. Zaman cuts it between short third man and backward point for a boundary. Moves to 81 from 84 balls with his 5th boundary. He deserves that 100. 147/6

27.6 L Ferguson to F Zaman, Pushes this through mid off for a run. 11 from the over. 143/6

27.5 L Ferguson to F Zaman, A length ball around leg, Fakhar looks to steer it behind point but misses. 142/6

27.4 L Ferguson to F Ashraf, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. They pick up a single. 142/6

27.3 L Ferguson to F Zaman, Full and wide outside off, driven wide of mid off for a run. 141/6

27.2 L Ferguson to F Zaman, Now this is banged short and Fakhar pulls it through mid-wicket for a couple. 140/6

27.1 L Ferguson to F Zaman, SIX! Zaman continues to play his shots. Short and wide outside off, Zaman slashes hard and gets it all the way over the point fence. 138/6

26.6 T Boult to F Ashraf, DROPPED! Almost two in two for Boult! A length ball outside off, Ashraf pushes at it but the ball holds off the surface and lobs towards extra cover. Mitchell Santner dives forward but cannot hang on to the catch. Toughie... 132/6

FAHEEM ASHRAF walks in next, at number 8, replacing Shadab. His profile suggests that he can bat a bit...

26.5 T Boult to S Khan, OUT! Gone this time. Trent Boult has struck. A purposeful short ball at the head of the batsman, Shadab instinctively goes for the pull but gets a top edge. The ball goes up in the air but has not gone far. Tom Latham runs back a few yards and takes it comfortably. A decent 78-run stand ends. Some respectability to the Pakistan total. 132/6

26.4 T Boult to F Zaman, Full and wide outside off, squeezed uppishly past cover for one. 132/5

26.3 T Boult to S Khan, Another pull shot, uppish, but does not carry to the man at deep mid-wicket. A run results. 131/5

26.2 T Boult to F Zaman, A short ball on middle, pulled ferociously but straight to deep mid-wicket for just a single. 130/5

The rain is getting quite heavy now...

26.1 T Boult to F Zaman, Full and outside off, pushed straight to cover. 129/5

TRENT BOULT back into the attack.

25.6 L Ferguson to S Khan, FOUR! Terrific shot. A short ball outside off, once again Shadab leaps and cuts it over point for a boundary! 129/5

25.6 L Ferguson to S Khan, WIDE. Excellent take from Tom Latham. Ferguson slips this down the leg side and SK misses his flick. Superman Latham flies to his left to take it cleanly. 125/5

25.5 L Ferguson to S Khan, Full and outside off, Khan pushes at it but lack of footwork induces an inside edge which nearly hits the stumps. 124/5

25.4 L Ferguson to S Khan, FOUR! Nicely played. He was anticipating the short delivery and when it came, he was ready. Jumped and cut it over point, wide of third man and into the boundary. Moves to 23 from 28 balls with his third boundary while the stand is worth 70 from 59 balls. 124/5

25.3 L Ferguson to S Khan, Full and outside off, watchfully defended. 120/5

25.2 L Ferguson to F Zaman, The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. One run added to the total. 120/5

25.1 L Ferguson to S Khan, Double bluff. A length ball outside off, Shadab opens the face of his bat and steers the ball to third man for a single. 119/5

A man comes under the lid at short leg now. Bouncers on the menu?

24.6 T Astle to F Zaman, SIX! Clean hitting! Floated outside off, Zaman comes down the track but since the ball is thrown wide, he has to reach out for it. Goes through with the shot and manages to clear Colin Munro at wide long off. Moves to 64 from 74 balls with his third biggie and the stand is worth 64 from 56 balls. 118/5

24.5 T Astle to S Khan, Short and outside off, too wide, slapped through the covers for a run. 112/5

24.4 T Astle to S Khan, On middle and off, Shadab lunges to defend but the ball goes off the inside edge towards short fine leg. 111/5

24.3 T Astle to F Zaman, On leg and outside, pushed past the diving bowler towards long on for a single. 111/5

24.2 T Astle to F Zaman, Similar ball, dabbed to the off side. 110/5

24.1 T Astle to F Zaman, Tossed up outside off, pushed back to the bowler. 110/5

Another delay. We have had plenty of delays today. Due to the wind, due to a collision, sightscreen and now, due to some issue to a player. Shadab Khan was hit on the glove in the previous over and has called the doctor in the middle for some treatment. And amidst this break, IT HAS STARTED TO DRIZZLE...

23.6 L Ferguson to F Zaman, Outside off, pushed through point for a run. 110/5

23.5 L Ferguson to S Khan, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. They pick up a single. 109/5

23.4 L Ferguson to S Khan, Outside off, Khan looks to cut but gets a bottom edge. 108/5

23.3 L Ferguson to S Khan, On middle and leg, tucked through mid-wicket for a couple. 108/5

23.2 L Ferguson to S Khan, Angles this into the right-hander from wide of the crease, Shadab is solid enough to counter the late movement. 106/5

23.1 L Ferguson to F Zaman, Short and outside off, slapped through the covers for a single. 106/5

22.6 T Astle to S Khan, Full and outside off, pushed towards cover. 105/5

22.5 T Astle to S Khan, Drags it short, outside off, SK rocks back to pull but toe-ends it back to the bowler. 105/5

22.4 T Astle to S Khan, That is a beauty. Landed this on the seam, then got it to spin away past Khan's defensive prod. Perfect leg spin bowling. 105/5

22.3 T Astle to S Khan, Full and outside off, now Shadab reaches out and pushes it through the covers. 105/5

22.2 T Astle to F Zaman, Wider outside off, Zaman reaches out and drives it towards long off for a single. 105/5

22.1 T Astle to F Zaman, Full and down the leg side, swept powerfully through square leg for a couple. 50 PARTNERSHIP between these two, in 39 balls. 104/5

TODD ASTLE changes ends.

21.6 L Ferguson to F Zaman, A full toss on the pads, Fakhar cannot quite get it away. Just a single. 102/5

21.5 L Ferguson to F Zaman, A short ball, on middle, Zaman looks to pull but is hit on the hand. 101/5

21.4 L Ferguson to S Khan, A length ball outside off, Shadab slashes hard and gets a thick outside edge but past first slip to a very fine third man. Just a run. 101/5

21.3 L Ferguson to S Khan, Full and outside off, driven straight to cover. 100/5

21.3 L Ferguson to S Khan, WIDE. The batsman picked that bouncer early and let it through to the keeper. The umpire has signalled a wide. 100/5

21.2 L Ferguson to F Zaman, The batsman has punched that ball through the off side. They pick up a single. Triple figures for Pakistan. Achievement. 99/5

21.1 L Ferguson to S Khan, Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a single. 98/5

Williamson is going for the kill. LOCKIE FERGUSON is back on.

20.6 M Santner to S Khan, Driven through mid off by the batsman. They pick up a single. 11 from the over and Santner has gone for 26 in his last 2! 97/5

20.5 M Santner to S Khan, FOUR! This time on the leg side! Short on middle, Shadab goes back and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary! 96/5

20.4 M Santner to S Khan, FOUR! In the air... but in the gap. Full and outside off, Shadab pushes it away from the body, just wide of the man at short extra cover and gets a boundary. 92/5

20.3 M Santner to S Khan, Full and outside off, watchfully defended. 88/5

20.2 M Santner to F Zaman, Fifty for Zaman. His third in ODIs. Something to cheer for Pakistan. He has bided his time and is now playing well. Can he just extend that personal milestone to triple figures? Full on middle and leg, pushed towards long on for a single. 88/5

20.1 M Santner to F Zaman, Played to the mid-wicket region by the batsman. 87/5

20.1 M Santner to F Zaman, WIDE. Full and outside leg, Zaman cannot connect with his sweep. 87/5

19.6 T Astle to F Zaman, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. They pick up a single. 86/5

19.5 T Astle to F Zaman, Full and fast, blocked again. 85/5

19.4 T Astle to F Zaman, Outside off, spinning in, watchfully defended. 85/5

19.3 T Astle to F Zaman, The googly outside off, short in length, cut behind point for a couple. 85/5

19.2 T Astle to S Khan, Outside off, punched towards cover-point for a run. 83/5

19.1 T Astle to F Zaman, Full and wide outside off, driven through the covers for a single. 82/5

18.6 M Santner to F Zaman, The batsman gets to the pitch of the ball and connects. They pick up a single. 15 from the over! 81/5

18.5 M Santner to F Zaman, Smartly pushed wider outside off, steered behind point for a couple. 80/5

18.4 M Santner to F Zaman, Full and fast, pushed back to the bowler. 78/5

18.3 M Santner to F Zaman, SIX! Tries it again and is successful again! Down the track comes Zaman this time, is nowhere near the pitch of the ball but swing with all his might, with the wind and trusts the breeze to take it over the ropes. Same region, same result. Moves to 42 from 53 balls. The stand is worth 24 from 17 balls. 78/5

18.2 M Santner to F Zaman, SIX! Finally gets hold of one, does Zaman. Clears his front leg, moves leg side of the ball and swings this cleanly from leg stump over wide long on. 72/5

18.1 M Santner to F Zaman, Full and down the keg side, Zaman misses his flick and is hit on the pads. 66/5

17.6 T Astle to S Khan, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 66/5

17.5 T Astle to F Zaman, Down the leg side, flicked towards deep mid-wicket for one. Moves to 30 from 50 balls. 66/5

17.4 T Astle to F Zaman, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 65/5

17.3 T Astle to F Zaman, EDGED, FOUR! No slip in place. Wonder why. Outside off, the googly, dragged down, Zaman looks to cut but is too close to the ball. Gets a thick outside edge which flies through the vacant slip region to the third man fence. The stand is worth 11 from 11 balls. 65/5

17.2 T Astle to S Khan, Short and outside off, cut behind point for a run. 61/5

17.1 T Astle to F Zaman, Thrown up outside off, driven through the covers for a single. 60/5

16.6 M Santner to S Khan, Slightly short, around off, pushed back to the bowler. 59/5

16.5 M Santner to S Khan, Nicely bowled. Slower one outside off, plenty of flight and turn, SK watchfully pushes it away. 59/5

16.4 M Santner to F Zaman, Full and down the leg side, flicked away for a run. 59/5

16.3 M Santner to S Khan, On middle and off again. Shadab looks to defend but the ball goes off the inner half behind square leg. A single to get Khan into the scorers' books. 58/5

16.2 M Santner to S Khan, Full on off, watchfully defended towards the leg side. 57/5

16.1 M Santner to F Zaman, Almost another one.... flighted on leg stump, Zaman comes down the track to go big but gets a leading edge which goes just past a diving extra cover towards long off. A single taken. 57/5

15.6 T Astle to F Zaman, The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. One run added to the total. 56/5

15.5 T Astle to S Khan, Darts it on the pads, Khan misses the flick and it goes off the pads towards short fine leg for a leg bye. 55/5

SHADAB KHAN is the new batsman.

15.4 T Astle to S Ahmed, OUT! Half the side is back in the hut for Pakistan! The bowling change does the trick for New Zealand. Astle bowls a leg spinner on leg stump. Sarfraz tries to flick but misses the ball as it hits him on the front pad. The players appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Sarfraz is not a happy man as he may not agree with the decision. Looked quite adjacent as it straightened. Haw Eye too agrees, as it shows three reds. 54/5

15.3 T Astle to S Ahmed, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 54/4

15.2 T Astle to S Ahmed, FOUR! Poor from Santner! A short ball outside off, Sarfraz guides it towards backward point. Santner there dives over the ball and lets it through. 54/4

15.1 T Astle to F Zaman, Flatter on off, Zaman guides it towards point for a run. 50 up Pakistan. 266 needed now. 50/4

TODD ASTLE comes into the attack now.

DRINKS!

14.6 M Santner to S Ahmed, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 49/4

14.5 M Santner to S Ahmed, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 49/4

14.4 M Santner to S Ahmed, Tight bowling from Santner! He fires it on middle, Ahmed defends it solidly. 49/4

14.3 M Santner to S Ahmed, Tosses it up on off, driven to covers. 49/4

14.2 M Santner to S Ahmed, Fires it on the pads, Sarfraz tries to flick but it goes off the pads to the keeper who collects and appeals but the umpire shakes his head. 49/4

14.1 M Santner to S Ahmed, Very full, almost a yorker on the stumps. Sarfraz jams it out. 49/4

13.6 L Ferguson to S Ahmed, He finally connects with the cut shot which goes down to third man for a run. 49/4

13.5 L Ferguson to S Ahmed, How many times have we seen Sarfraz beaten on this shot! Lockie once again bangs it short outside off, zipping through off the surface. Sarfraz tries to cut but misses. 48/4

13.4 L Ferguson to F Zaman, On the pads, Zaman works it towards deep square leg for a run. 48/4

13.3 L Ferguson to S Ahmed, Drivable length on off, Sarfraz times it towards covers and sets off for a run. The fielder there has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses. 47/4

13.2 L Ferguson to F Zaman, Shorter in length outside off, Zaman cuts it down to third man for a run. 46/4

13.1 L Ferguson to F Zaman, Fuller in length on the stumps, Zaman drives it back to the bowler. 45/4

12.6 M Santner to F Zaman, The batsman has driven it through mid-off. One run added to the total. two runs off his first over. 45/4

12.5 M Santner to F Zaman, Slower this time, he is varying his pace beautifully, something Shadab Khan was not doing. He lands it on off, Zaman pushes it back to him. 44/4

12.4 M Santner to F Zaman, Quicker on middle, Zaman pushes it to mid-wicket. 44/4

12.3 M Santner to F Zaman, Very full on middle, jams it back to the bowler. 44/4

12.2 M Santner to F Zaman, Works it with the spin towards mid-wicket. 44/4

12.1 M Santner to F Zaman, Floats it full on middle, driven back to the bowler. 44/4

12.1 M Santner to F Zaman, Starts off with a tossed up delivery down the leg side. Zaman misses the flick and the umpire has wided it. 44/4

Time for some spin! MITCHELL SANTNER is into the attack.

11.6 L Ferguson to S Ahmed, Another bouncer! Wasting all his energy. He should be bowling it fuller as the batsman is quite easily ducking under it. 43/4

11.5 L Ferguson to S Ahmed, Back of a length on off, Sarfraz, from within the crease, keeps it out. 43/4

11.4 L Ferguson to S Ahmed, Pitches it slightly ahead but the line is outside off. The batsman need not play at those. 43/4

11.4 L Ferguson to S Ahmed, A bumper but down the leg side. The umpire signals a wide. 43/4

11.3 L Ferguson to S Ahmed, Good length on off, defended solidly. 42/4

11.2 L Ferguson to S Ahmed, Another play and a miss! Short and outside off, Ahmed cannot cash in on the width offered as he is beaten as he tries to cut. 42/4

11.1 L Ferguson to S Ahmed, Sarfraz is having a tough time against Lockie who once again bangs it a touch short outside off and shapes it back in a touch. Ahmed tries to guide it but is beaten on the inside. The keeper fails to collect it but no runs conceded. 42/4

10.6 Tim Southee to S Ahmed, Just ahead of a length, shaping away. Sarfraz tries to drive it on the up but gets an outside edge through gully for a run. 42/4

10.5 Tim Southee to F Zaman, A slower bouncer on middle, this time Zaman keeps his eyes on it, waits for it and pulls it to deep square leg for a run. 41/4

10.4 Tim Southee to F Zaman, Back of a length on middle, pushed to covers. 40/4

10.3 Tim Southee to F Zaman, Short and outside off, Zaman tries to pull across the line but is beaten by the low bounce. A poor shot by the southpaw, had he tried to cut he might have got a boundary there. 40/4

10.2 Tim Southee to F Zaman, Tim has been hitting the right length on consistent basis but Zaman has been upto it as he keeps another one out. 40/4

10.1 Tim Southee to F Zaman, The batsman picked that bouncer early and let it through to the keeper. 40/4

We are back for the chase. 316 is what Pakistan need. Fakhar Zaman and Azhar Ali will open the batting for Pakistan. They need to get them off to a good start. A lot will depend on Zaman as he is fresh off a ton he scored in the practice game. For New Zealand, Tim Southee will open the bowling. He has two slips in place. Here we go...

Powerplay 2 has been signaled. Now 4 fielders can be placed outside the circle till the 40th over.

9.6 L Ferguson to S Ahmed, OOOOhhhhhh! That whizzes past the edge! Ferguson is bowling really quick here. He bangs it short outside off, gets it to bounce and also skids off the surface. Sarfraz tries to guide it down to third man but is beaten for pace. 40/4

9.5 L Ferguson to F Zaman, A bumper aimed at the rib cage of the batsman. Zaman pulls it down to fine leg for a run. 40/4

9.4 L Ferguson to F Zaman, Back of a length on middle, Zaman keeps it out. 39/4

9.3 L Ferguson to S Ahmed, Back of a length on off, Ahmed guides it down to third man for a run. This delivery was bowled at 151 kph. WOW! That is some pace. 39/4

9.2 L Ferguson to F Zaman, Spears in a full ball on middle, Zaman flicks it through mid-wicket for a brace. 38/4

9.1 L Ferguson to F Zaman, Starts off with a length ball at 147 kph. Zaman defends it onto the ground. 37/4

The pacey LOCKIE FERGUSON is into the attack.

8.6 Tim Southee to S Ahmed, Length on middle, driven to mid on. 37/4

8.5 Tim Southee to S Ahmed, The batsman chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 37/4

SARFRAZ AHMED is the next man in. The skipper will have to do something magical if they are to win from here.

8.4 Tim Southee to S Malik, OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Lovely bowling. Southee bowls the cross seam delivery around off, straightens after pitching and also bounces a touch more. Malik from within the crease tries to defend but gets an outside edge to the keeper who makes no mistake. Another one bites the dust and Shoaib's struggle comes to an end. New Zealand are now 6 wickets away. 37/4

8.3 Tim Southee to S Malik, This was nicely played! Southee bowls another delivery outside off, offers a lot of width this time. Malik resists and watchfully lets it go through to the keeper. 37/3

8.2 Tim Southee to S Malik, Just behind a length outside off, a little too full to cut. Malik still tries to but does not connect. 37/3

8.1 Tim Southee to F Zaman, Fuller on middle, Zaman drives it towards wide mid on for a run. 37/3

7.6 T Boult to S Malik, The batsman defends it from within the crease. 36/3

7.5 T Boult to S Malik, FOUR! Off the back foot this time! Boult bowls it a touch shorter outside off, Malik rocks back and punches it towards cover-point, past the diving fielder for a boundary. 36/3

7.4 T Boult to S Malik, Driven through mid on by the batsman. 32/3

7.3 T Boult to S Malik, Another loose shot! Short and wide outside off, Malik tries to force it through the off side with minimal foot movement but gets beaten. 32/3

7.2 T Boult to S Malik, FOUR! Delightful! This time he takes his body and his feet towards the ball outside off and cover drives it for a boundary. 32/3

7.1 T Boult to S Malik, Bowls a cross seamer outside off, angles away from the batsman. Malik plays a loose shot, away from his body but gets beaten. 28/3

6.6 Tim Southee to F Zaman, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 28/3

6.5 Tim Southee to F Zaman, FOUR! A much-needed one. A full ball outside off, Zaman leans into it and caresses it through covers for a boundary. 28/3

6.4 Tim Southee to F Zaman, Just as I say that he tries to go big! Southee bowls it fuller on middle, Zaman tries to heave it over mid-wicket but gets a thick inside edge to the fielder in that region. 24/3

6.3 Tim Southee to F Zaman, Fuller in length on off, driven back to the bowler. Zaman has been quite watchful here. He is not going after the bowlers which he normally does. 24/3

6.2 Tim Southee to S Malik, Shorter in length outside off, Malik tries to cut but it goes off the edge, down to third man for a run. 24/3

6.1 Tim Southee to S Malik, On a length around off, pushed to point. 23/3

5.6 T Boult to F Zaman, Bowls a short ball to end the over, outside off. Zaman lets it be. A maiden by Boult. 23/3

5.5 T Boult to F Zaman, Fuller in length on off, driven down to mid off. 23/3

5.4 T Boult to F Zaman, Shorter in length outside off, gets inward movement after pitching. Zaman fails to adjust and is hit on the glove. 23/3

5.3 T Boult to F Zaman, Works it with the angle to mid on. 23/3

5.2 T Boult to F Zaman, Fuller in length on middle, pushed to mid on. That was nicely played by Zaman, he did well by not closing the face of his bat. 23/3

5.1 T Boult to F Zaman, Lands it on a length around off, Zaman presses forward and defends it towards covers. He wants a single but there is no run there. 23/3

4.6 Tim Southee to S Malik, Good length on off, defended towards the bowler. 23/3

4.5 Tim Southee to S Malik, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 23/3

4.4 Tim Southee to F Zaman, On the pads, worked towards mid-wicket for a run. 23/3

4.4 Tim Southee to F Zaman, Bouncer! The batsman ducks under it and the umpire calls it a wide. 22/3

4.3 Tim Southee to F Zaman, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 21/3

4.2 Tim Southee to F Zaman, FOUR! A full toss on off, Zaman leans into it and drives it through covers to fetch himself a boundary. 21/3

4.1 Tim Southee to F Zaman, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 17/3

3.6 T Boult to S Malik, FOUR! Boundary off the first ball he faces! Boult errs in line and bowls it on the pads, Malik flicks it fine down the leg side. End of a successful over. 17/3

SHOAIB MALIK walks out at no. 5.

3.5 T Boult to M Hafeez, OUT! They are falling like a pack of cards here! Boult gets his first. He bowls a bumper on middle after bowling four full deliveries. Hafeez is surprised by it but still goes for the pull shot. He ends up getting a top edge which goes towards fine leg. Southee there runs to his left and takes a tumbling catch. Hafeez is walking back and Pakistan are staring down the barrel. They require another 303 runs. 13/3

3.4 T Boult to M Hafeez, Good length on off, shaping back in. Hafeez tries to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 13/2

3.3 T Boult to M Hafeez, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 13/2

3.2 T Boult to M Hafeez, Boult comes running in and bowls a full length ball on off, shaping back in. Mohammad walks down the pitch and tries to flick but he seems to have gotten an inside edge onto his pads. Boult makes a muted appeal but nothing from the umpire. Replays later on show there was no bat involved. Strange they did not put in a louder appeal as it looked close. 13/2

3.1 T Boult to M Hafeez, Length ball around off, gets it to shape back in late. Hafeez tries to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 13/2

2.6 Tim Southee to F Zaman, Slower ball on middle, Zaman flicks it to square leg. 13/2

2.5 Tim Southee to F Zaman, Good length on off, Zaman defends it watchfully. 13/2

2.4 Tim Southee to F Zaman, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. 13/2

2.3 Tim Southee to M Hafeez, Shorter in length outside off, Hafeez plays the upper cut towards third man for a run. 13/2

2.2 Tim Southee to M Hafeez, Back of a length on off, defended solidly. 12/2

2.1 Tim Southee to M Hafeez, Good length outside off, Hafeez lets it be. 12/2

1.6 T Boult to F Zaman, The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump. 12/2

1.5 T Boult to F Zaman, Beaten again! The bounce is the reason this time. Boult bowls it outside off, Zaman tries hangs his bat out but is beaten by the extra bounce. 12/2

1.4 T Boult to F Zaman, Comes running in an and angles it into the batsman, leaves him after pitching. Zaman tries to defend but gets beaten. 12/2

1.3 T Boult to F Zaman, Bowls a bumper on middle, Zaman ducks under it. 12/2

1.2 T Boult to F Zaman, FOUR! Off the mark in style! Full on the pads, Zaman flicks it through mid-wicket to fetch himself a boundary. 12/2

1.1 T Boult to F Zaman, Wide enough for the batsman to not play at it. 8/2

1.1 T Boult to F Zaman, Slips it down the leg side and the umpire calls it a wide. 8/2

TRENT BOULT will bowl from the other end.

0.6 Tim Southee to M Hafeez, The ball is too wide on the off side for the batsman to make any contact. 7/2

MOHAMMAD HAFEEZ walks out to the middle.

0.5 Tim Southee to B Azam, OUT! Azam goes for a duck! The big fish is walking back without troubling the scorers. Southee has two in two. The inswinger does the trick for him. He bowls it around off, on a length. Gets it to shape back in. Azam goes onto the back foot to defend but is done in by the inswing as he misses to get hit on the pad. Southee once again appeals and after giving it a thought the umpire raises his finger. Pakistan are two down and are in deep trouble here. Hang on... Azam could consider himself unlucky here as replays show it was going over. In fact, Martin Guptill rushing in from point seemed to indicate to his teammates that it was going over, then started to laugh as the umpire raised his finger! The sole review was wasted by Azhar, so Azam has to cop some bad luck! 7/2

0.5 Tim Southee to B Azam, WIDE! Welcomes him with a bouncer but down the leg side. 7/1

BABAR AZAM is the next man in.

0.4 Tim Southee to A Ali, OUT! Southee draws first blood! Azhar Ali is walking back and he takes the only review with him. Tim persists with the middle stump line and bowls it fuller. Ali once again tries to flick but this time shuffles way too across the stumps. He misses to get hit on the pads. Southee makes a loud appeal and he is celebrating even before the umpire raises his finger. Ali walks down to his partner and after a chat decides to review. They go upstairs and replays show there is no inside edge and Hawk Eye shows three reds. Ali has been given his marching orders and Pakistan have lost an early wicket. 6/1

Azhar Ali is a goner! He has been adjudged LBW but he has opted to review. Looks out, only an inside edge can save him.

0.3 Tim Southee to A Ali, FOUR! Southee again errs in line and bowls a half volley on leg stump. All Ali has to do is get bat on it and he does so. He flicks it through square leg for a boundary. 6/0

0.2 Tim Southee to A Ali, Pakistan are underway! Nice confident shot by Ali. Southee bowls a straighter line. Ali flicks it off through mid-wicket for a couple. 2/0

0.1 Tim Southee to A Ali, No swing on offer for Southee! He lands it on a length around middle, wanting it to swing away. It does not, it angles into the batsman who flicks it to square leg. 0/0

First Published: January 6, 2018, 8:52 AM IST

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