Cricket Match
Pakistan vs New Zealand

Pakistan win by 147 runs
Pakistan scored a mammoth 364 from their 50 overs, Shehzad scored a 100 and Afridi a quick 55. Others chipped in to take the score past 350. New Zealand never really got going and never looked like chasing the target down. They kept losing wickets and never really put a partnership together to trouble Pakistan. The scoreboard pressure got to them and they were all out for 217.

Over 38.2  NZ 217/10 (McClenaghan 6)
WICKET! It is all over, Afridi gets the last wicket and Ronchi is out. He misses the slog sweep and Afridi bowls it. New Zealand all out for 217 and Pakistan win by 147 runs.

Over 38  NZ 217/9 (McClenaghan 6, Ronchi 41)
Riaz finishes his 8th over, just a of singles from the over. The required rate is over 12 per over.

Over 37  NZ 215/9 (McClenaghan 5, Ronchi 40)
A couple of dots as Afridi continues. Ronchi hits the ball through midwicket for a single. Four, McClenaghan hammers the ball wide of midoff for four. 6 from the over.

Over 36  NZ 209/9 (McClenaghan 0, Ronchi 39)
The power play is taken. Riaz comes back into the attack. Four, Ronchi hits Riaz wide of long on for four, great shot from him. Four more, Ronchi goes to 38, drives this straight down the ground for four more.

Over 35  NZ 200/9 (McClenaghan 0, Ronchi 30)
Afridi comes into the attack, three singles from the first three balls. WICKET! Afridi bowls Henry, this one spins in and Henry plays outside it. McClenaghan is the last man in. New Zealand 200 for 9.

Over 34  NZ 197/8 (Henry 0, Ronchi 28)
Ronchi takes a single from the first ball, Sohail continues. Three singles from the first three balls and then WICKET! McCullum goes for a slog over midwicket, but gets a leading edge and Younis at cover takes the catch.

Over 33  NZ 193/7 (McCullum 14, Ronchi 25)
Six, McCullum attack Shehzad, hits the first ball of the over out of the ground over longoff for a six. A couple of runs as McCullum pushes the ball wide of long on. Three, McCullum hits the ball wide of longon again, he picks up three more runs. A single to end the over.

Over 32  NZ 181/7 (McCullum 3, Ronchi 24)
Four, Ronchi drives the ball past McCullum, straight down the ground for four. A couple of singles and then four more, Ronchi drives the ball in the air over midoff for four more. A couple of dots to end the over.

Over 31  NZ 171/7 (McCullum 2, Ronchi 15)
Four, Ronchi outside edges the ball that is drifting into him to third man for four. Good bowling from Shehzad. A couple of dots and Ronchi takes a single. The run rate is over 10 per over. 7 from the over.

Over 30  NZ 164/7 (McCullum 1, Ronchi 9)
Sohail comes back to bowl. WICKET! Neesham out, Sohail gets his second wicket. Neesham hits it to midoff, straight to Riaz. A couple of singles to end the over.

Over 29  NZ 161/6 (Neesham 2, Ronchi 7)
Shehzad to bowl some leg spin now, interesting change from Pakistan. WICKET! Pakistan keep getting wickets at regular intervals. Latham sweeps and makes a good connection but hits the ball straight to deep square leg where Riaz takes the catch. Shehzad gets his first ODI wicket and takes off like Shoaib Akhtar. Neesham walks in. A couple of runs to end the over, the asking rate is 9.7 per over.

Over 28  NZ 158/5 (Latham 34, Ronchi 6)
Riaz continues, huge appeal for caught behind, all of them were very sure, but the umpire gives it not out and Pakistan don't review. There was no bat on that. Three singles from the over, the asking rate is 9.4 per over now.

Over 27  NZ 154/5 (Latham 32, Ronchi 5)
Irfan continues, Ronchi hits the first ball for four to get off the mark, the top edge flies over slips for four. Four dots and then a wide from Irfan. A couple of wides and a couple of singles from the over.

Over 26  NZ 147/5 (Latham 31, Ronchi 0)
Riaz comes back into the attack. WICKET! Anderson was looking dangerous but he pulls this one to midon and Afridi takes a good catch. New Zealand are 5 down, Ronchi comes out to bat. Four, Latham gets a thick edge as he tries to sweep the ball, the ball goes behind the keeper for four. Four more to end the over, Latham has switched gears, he smashes this through backward point for four.

Over 25  NZ 138/4 (Latham 22, Anderson 19)
Irfan comes back into the attack. Three singles from the over, New Zealand need over 9 per over to win.

Over 24  NZ 135/4 (Latham 21, Anderson 18)
Latham takes a single to deep cover. A couple of runs as Anderson pushes the ball behind point. Four, Anderson hits it cleanly over midwicket for four, good shot from him.

Over 23  NZ 128/4 (Latham 20, Anderson 12)
A couple of dots and then Anderson chips the ball wide of Afridi for a couple of runs, that could have been close. A couple of singles and then Anderson drives the ball through extra cover for four to end the over. 8 runs from it, New Zealand need 237 more to win from 27 overs.

Over 22  NZ 120/4 (Latham 19, Anderson 5)
WICKET! Williamson is out, he pushes at the ball too early and Sohail takes a return catch. Big wicket for Pakistan, Williamson goes for 46. Anderson comes out to bat, the asking rate is 8.72 per over. Four, Anderson drives the first ball through longon for four to get off the mark. A top edge and Sarfraz drops Anderson, how costly will this be? 6 from the over.

Over 21  NZ 114/3 (Latham 18, Williamson 46)
Afridi continues, Latham pushes the ball through cover for a single. Williamson drives the ball down to longoff for a single. Three from the over, a good one for Pakistan.

Over 20  NZ 111/3 (Latham 16, Williamson 45)
Five singles from the over, Haris finishes his second over. Williamson moves on to 45.

Over 19  NZ 106/3 (Latham 13, Williamson 43)
Four, Williamson pulls Afridi through midwicket for four. A couple of singles and then Williamson whips the ball over short midwicket for another boundary through the region. 10 from the over. 100 up for Pakistan.

Over 18  NZ 96/3 (Latham 12, Williamson 34)
Haris Sohail comes into the attack. Four, Latham drives the ball through the covers for four to start the over. Four more, Williamson backs away and hits the ball through extra cover for four. 10 from the over.

Over 17  NZ 86/3 (Latham 7, Williamson 29)
Afridi continues after drinks, Williamson pushes the first ball through cow corner for a couple of runs. Just two runs from the over, the asking rate is 8.45 per over now.

Over 16  NZ 84/3 (Latham 7, Williamson 27)
Latham pushes the first ball from Riaz to third man for a couple of runs. A wide down the leg side from Riaz. Latham then drives the ball through midwicket for a single. Four, Williamson hits the ball straight down the ground for four, top shot from him. 9 from the over and time for drinks.

Over 15  NZ 75/3 (Latham 4, Williamson 22)
A couple of singles and then three dots from the over. The asking rate goes over 8.2 per over.

Over 14  NZ 72/3 (Latham 3, Williamson 21)
Riaz continues, Latham takes a single to point. Williamson pushes the ball to deep cover for a couple of runs. Then he drives the ball to deep midwicket for a single. Five runs from the over.

Over 13  NZ 67/3 (Latham 1, Williamson 18)
WICKET! The slider from Afridi does the trick, Taylor does not have the space to cut the ball and it crashes into his middle stump. Taylor, who was looking dangerous, is out and Latham takes his place at the crease. Good over from Afridi.

Over 12  NZ 66/2 (Taylor 31, Williamson 18)
A single from the first ball, Williamson punches the ball through cover. Another single as Riaz continues, Taylor pushes the ball to deep point. Four, full and outside off from Riaz, Williamson throws his bat at it and gets an outside edge over point for four. A single as Williamson hits the ball through midwicket, Riaz goes round the wicket. Four, Taylor cuts the wide ball through point for four. 12 from the over.

Over 11  NZ 54/2 (Taylor 25, Williamson 12)
Just a couple of runs from the over, Afridi starts his spell with a good over. New Zealand's asking rate is 7.97 per over.

Over 10  NZ 52/2 (Taylor 24, Williamson 11)
Riaz comes into the attack, to replace Irfan. A couple of dots and then Taylor smashes the ball over extra cover for a six, great connection. Six more, Taylor hits it over third man and the ball sails away into the stands for a six. 13 from the over. 50 up for New Zealand.

Over 9  NZ 39/2 (Taylor 11, Williamson 11)
Six, Taylor hits Tanvir for a six, it hit the bottom of the bat but still had enough on it to go over the straight boundary. Taylor top edges the ball to long leg for a single. Seven from the over, the asking rate still going towards 8 per over.

Over 8  NZ 32/2 (Taylor 4, Williamson 11)
Three singles from the over, New Zealand need 333 runs from 42 overs.

Over 7  NZ 29/2 (Taylor 2, Williamson 10)
A single and then Williamson hits the ball to deep midwicket for a couple of runs. Three from the over, New Zealand 29 for 2.

Over 6  NZ 26/2 (Taylor 1, Williamson 8)
WICKET! Guptill falls, he was going to be important for the chase, he top edges the ball to Afridi at cover, Irfan is going to be extremely difficult to hit out. Taylor walks out to bat. Taylor runs the ball down the third man to get off the mark. Four, Williamson hits the last ball for four, he finds the gap at cover point. The asking rate balloons to 7.7 per over.

Over 5  NZ 21/1 (Guptill 12, Williamson 4)
Tanvir bowls a wide down the leg side, Guptill pushes the ball to midoff and Younis throws the ball to the stumps, if that had hit, Guptill woul have been out, it missed by a millimeter. Three dots and a couple of runs to end the over, the asking rate is already above 7.6 per over.

Over 4  NZ 17/1 (Guptill 11, Williamson 2)
Irfan continues from the other end, Williamson takes a single through square leg. Guptill pushes the ball wide of midon for three runs. A couple of singles to end the over.

Over 3  NZ 11/1 (Guptill 7, Williamson 0)
Williamson is out in the middle. A couple of dots and then a couple of leg byes. Four, Guptill pushes the ball past short fine leg for four. 6 from the over.

Over 2  NZ 5/1 (Guptill 3)
Irfan from the other end, a couple of dots to start and then Guptill pulls the ball and just beats Riaz's hand at midon for a couple of runs. WICKET! Devcich is out and Irfan strikes early for Pakistan, Devcich inside edges the ball to the keeper.

Over 1  NZ 2/0 (Guptill 1, Devcich 0)
Devcich and Guptill open the innings, Tanvir to start with the ball. A single to Guptill after three dots. Tanvir bowls a wide outside off. New Zealand 2 for no loss.

Pakistan 364 for 7 after 50 overs
Where do I begin with this innings...Rameez Raja said that a score of 250 will be a good one on this flat pitch. Pakistan won the toss, elected to bat and started accelerating from the first 10 overs and never really stopped. Shehzad scored another 100, Afridi hits a quickfire 55, Hafeez, Younis, Haris and Sarfraz chipped in with useful 30s and Pakistan ended on 364 from their 50 overs. They score 125 in their last 10 overs, New Zealand will have to bat explosively well to win this from here.

Over 50  Pak 364/7 (S Ahmed 30, Tanvir 17)
Anderson to bowl the final over. A single and then Tanvir hits the ball over longon for a six. A single and then Sarfraz hits the ball over longoff for a six. Pakistan cross 350, and four more, Sarfraz hammers the ball through midwicket for four more. Four more, this is carnage from Pakistan, Sarfraz hits the last ball to the boundary to take Pakistan to 364 for 7.

Over 49  Pak 342/7 (S Ahmed 15, Tanvir 10)
Four leg byes as McClenaghan starts his last over, the ball hits Tanvir on the pads and goes to fine leg for four. A single and then Sarfraz hits the ball over short third man for four. Four more, Sarfraz slaps this in front of square for four more. A wide and a single to end the over, 15 runs from this over, one more over to go.

Over 48  Pak 327/7 (S Ahmed 6, Tanvir 9)
Tanvir comes out to bat, Henry comes back to bowl his final over. A couple of singles and then Henry bowls a no ball, Sarfraz hits it to fine leg for a single. A couple more singles and then Tanvir hits the slower ball over longon for a six. 14 from the over, New Zealand are leaking runs today, even after Afridi.

Over 47  Pak 313/7 (S Ahmed 3)
Four singles from the over and then WICKET! Pakistan lose Afridi, he hits the full toss straight to Williamson at extra cover and is out on 55. Pakistan 313 for 7.

Over 46  Pak 309/6 (Afridi 53, S Ahmed 1)
Umar Akmal comes out to bat in his 100th ODI. Afridi takes a single to longon, the 300 comes up for Pakistan. WICKET! A run out, Pakistan did not need this at this stage, Akmal looks to push the ball to point for a single, Afridi pulls out of the run and Guptill is quick to run Akmal out. A duck in his 100th ODI, Akmal is replaced by Sarfraz. A single to midon and Sarfraz is off the mark. Four, Afridi slices the ball over point for four, brings up his 50 in style. 10 from the over, Pakistan 309 for 6.

Over 45  Pak 299/5 (Afridi 45)
Matt Henry into his 9th over, he pushes the first ball far outside off, Sohail tries to reach it but misses. A couple of runs as Sohail tries to go over cover but the ball gets the toe end of the bat. Sohail punches the next ball through point, Guptill makes a good stop. A wide outside off and the keeper does not collect it cleanly, giving another run away. Four, Sohail hits the full toss for four through the cover region, the umpire harshly calls it a noball for height. Sohail makes room and pulls the ball through midwicket for four more. WICKET! Sohail hits the full toss straight to midoff and Williamson takes the catch. Umpires check for the height of the full toss but Sohail was down the wicket so has to go. Pakistan 299 for 5 after 45 overs.

Over 44  Pak 285/4 (Afridi 45, Sohail 28)
Neesham continues into his 9th over. Four, a low full toss and Sohail drives it through extra cover for four. Five singles to end the over, Pakistan 285 for 4 after 44 overs.

Over 43  Pak 276/4 (Afridi 43, Sohail 21)
Four, Afridi flatbats a slower bouncer over midwicket for four. A wide from McClenaghan, he pushes the ball outside off. Six, Afridi power the length ball over midoff for a six, powerful hitting from him. Then he takes a single to give the strike to Sohail. Sohail takes a single to rotate strike. Four, Afridi ends the over with a boundary, 17 runs from the over. Pakistan go past 275.

Over 42  Pak 259/4 (Afridi 28, Sohail 20)
More discussion between Williamson and the bowler, Neesham comes back into the attack. Afridi takes a single from the first ball and Sohail hits a flat six over midwicket. Three dots and then a wide from Neesham. A couple of runs to end the over, Pakistan 259 for 4 after 42 overs. 10 from the over.

Over 41  Pak 249/4 (Afridi 27, Sohail 12)
Rameez Raja said that 250 will be a good score on this pitch, Pakistan are 239 for 4 already, with 10 overs to go. McClenaghan continues, Sohail takes a single from the first ball. Four, Afridi keeps going, he does not hit this well but it still goes over the umpire for four. Williamson has a chat with the bowler. Four more, Afridi takes the full toss and smashes it through midwicket for four. He quickly moves on to 27, Pakistan 249 for 4.

Over 40  Pak 239/4 (Afridi 18, Sohail 11)
Afridi pulls the ball to deep midwicket for a single, the timing is not right from him. A couple of singles and then Afridi hits the short ball from Anderson over deep square leg for a six. Four, short and wide and Afridi drives the ball through point for four. Six, Afridi accelerates, he smashes the last ball over cow corner to make it 18 from the over.

Over 39  Pak 221/4 (Afridi 1, Sohail 10)
A couple of dots and then a couple of singles as McClenaghan comes into the attack to bowl. Four, Sohail rocks back and hits the rising ball through cover for four. Six from the over, Pakistan 221 for 4.

Over 38  Pak 215/4 (Afridi 0, Sohail 5)
WICKET! Shehzad's innings comes to an end, he hits the ball in the air to midoff, Williamson takes a few steps back and completes the catch. He falls for 113, Afridi comes out to bat. WICKET! Another one goes down, Henry on a hattrick, Shafiq is bowled and Pakistan lose both their set batsmen. Haris Sohail comes out to bat and avoids the hat trick. Four, Sohail gets off the mark with a boundary through cover, he plays that shot nicely with a straight bat. A single ends a successful over from Henry.

Over 37  Pak 210/2 (Shehzad 113, Shafiq 23)
Neesham continues, Shehzad flicks the first ball through to fine leg for a couple of runs. Four, Shehzad chips the ball over midon for a boundary. A single and then Shafiq hammers the ball through the covers for four more. A couple of dots to end the over, Pakistan 210 for 2.

Over 36  Pak 199/2 (Shehzad 106, Shafiq 19)
The batting power play is taken and Shehzad pulls the short ball from Henry through midwicket for four. Three singles makes it 7 from the over.

Over 35  Pak 192/2 (Shehzad 108, Shafiq 18)
Neesham comes in to bowl, Afridi is seen padded up, Umar Akmal is not. A single brings Shehzad on strike. He pushes the ball through square leg for a couple of runs. A single and Shehzad brings up his 100, brilliant innings from him at a strike rate of 89.28.

Over 34  Pak 188/2 (Shehzad 97, Shafiq 17)
McCullum into his final over, three singles and Shehzad moves on to 97. A wide from McCullum and then a dot to end the over. Pakistan 188 for 2.

Over 33  Pak 184/2 (Shehzad 96, Shafiq 15)
Three singles from the over, Anderson finishes his 6th, Pakistan 184 for 2.

Over 32  Pak 181/2 (Shehzad 95, Shafiq 13)
Three singles and then Shehzad flicks the ball on the leg side for a couple of runs. Five from the over, Shehzad goes to 95.

Over 31  Pak 176/2 (Shehzad 92, Shafiq 11)
A score of 300 looks like a certainty given Pakistan's long batting line up. Anderson comes back into the attack for the Kiwis. A couple of singles and then Shehzad drives the ball through deep cover for four, 7 from the over again. Shehzad moves on to 92.

Over 30  Pak 169/2 (Shehzad 87, Shafiq 9)
Just a couple of singles as another McCullum over goes by, Shehzad moves on to 87.

Over 29  Pak 167/2 (Shehzad 86, Shafiq 8)
A couple of singles and then Shehzad drives the ball straight down the ground for four. 7 from the over, Pakistan are 167 for 2.

Over 28  Pak 160/2 (Shehzad 80, Shafiq 7)
A review, a loud appeal for lbw against Shehzad, McCullum the bowler. The impact was outside off, given not out and NZ review. The replays confirm that the impact was outside off. Three singles from the over, McCullum finishes his 7th.

Over 27  Pak 157/2 (Shehzad 79, Shafiq 6)
Matt Henry comes back into the attack. Shehzad inside edges the ball through the leg side for a couple of runs. A couple more singles and then Shehzad clobbers the short ball through midwicket for four more. 9 runs from the over, Pakistan's run rate is 5.81 runs per over.

Over 26  Pak 148/2 (Shehzad 71, Shafiq 5)
A couple of dots and then Shehzad cuts the ball through third man for four. A single makes it 5 from the over.

Over 25  Pak 143/2 (Shehzad 66, Shafiq 5)
Three singles from the over, Pakistan are 143 for 2 after 25 overs.

Over 24  Pak 140/2 (Shehzad 64, Shafiq 4)
Three singles from the over, McCullum finishes his 5th over.

Over 23  Pak 137/2 (Shehzad 62, Shafiq 3)
McClenaghan replaces Devcich after just one over. Shafiq is the new man in. A couple of singles and then Shafiq punches the ball through the covers for a couple of runs.

Over 22  Pak 133/2 (Shehzad 61)
McCullum continues, Younis does not get his timing right but hits the ball over cow corner for four, Latham puts in a good effort but can't stop the boundary. Six, Younis pings the cow corner again, hits the ball powerfully out of the ground for a six. A couple of singles and then WICKET! Younis is out, he tries to hit the ball down the ground but ends up giving a catch to Anderson at longon. New Zealand get a wicket, Nathan strikes and Pakistan lose their second.

Over 21  Pak 121/1 (Y Khan 24, Shehzad 60)
Anton Devcich comes into the attack, can be break this partnership. Shehzad punches the ball to point for a single. Four, Younis drives the ball through extra cover for four, he moves on to 24 for a single of the next ball. Six from the over, this partnership moving along nicely for Pakistan.

Over 20  Pak 115/1 (Y Khan 19, Shehzad 59)
Younis punches the ball through to longoff for a single. Six, Shehzad attacks the spinner, comes down the pitch and hits the ball over cow corner for a six. Shehzad picks up a single to bring up the 50 run partnership. Younis punches the ball down the ground for a couple of runs. 10 from the over.

Over 19  Pak 105/1 (Y Khan 16, Shehzad 52)
A single to start the innings and then Khan clips the ball through to fine leg for four, good shot from him. Six runs from the over. Pakistan cross 100.

Over 18  Pak 99/1 (Y Khan 11, Shehzad 51)
McCullum continues into his second over. Shehzad drives the ball through the covers for four more, he gets to his 50 with a boundary. Three dots and then a single to end the over.

Over 17  Pak 94/1 (Y Khan 11, Shehzad 46)
Neesham continues after drinks. Three singles from the over, Pakistan 94 for 1.

Over 16  Pak 91/1 (Y Khan 10, Shehzad 44)
Nathan McCullum comes into the attack. Just a single from the over, the run rate drops below 6 per over. Pakistan 91 for 1 after 16 overs.

Over 15  Pak 90/1 (Y Khan 10, Shehzad 43)
A single to start the over, Neesham into his third. Three dots and then Younis pulls the ball away to deep square leg for a single. Three singles from the over, the run rate is exactly 6 per over.

Over 14  Pak 87/1 (Y Khan 9, Shehzad 41)
A couple of singles to start the over, Shehzad hits the next ball through third man for four. A wide and a single to end the over, 8 from the over.

Over 13  Pak 79/1 (Y Khan 8, Shehzad 35)
Four dots and then Shehzad pushes the ball to the deep for a single. A no ball as Neesham oversteps and Younis times the ball sweetly down the ground for four. Six runs from the over.

Over 12  Pak 73/1 (Y Khan 4, Shehzad 34)
A couple of singles and a couple of wides from the over, Pakistan have slowed down after Hafeez's wicket. They are still going at over 6 per over.

Over 11  Pak 69/1 (Y Khan 3, Shehzad 33)
Neesham comes into the attack. Shehzad pushes the ball through to third man for a single. Younis Khan opens the face of the bat to push the ball through the covers for three runs, he gets off the mark. Three dots to end the over, Pakistan 69 for 1.

Over 10  Pak 65/1 (Y Khan 0, Shehzad 32)
Just a single from the over, Anderson finishes his second over. Pakistan are going at 6.5 per over after 10 overs.

Over 9  Pak 64/1 (Y Khan 0, Shehzad 31)
A change of ends for McClenaghan, interesting move from Williamson. Four dots and then Shehzad upper cuts the ball through third man for a single. McClenaghan switches angles, goes over the wicket to Younis.

Over 8  Pak 63/1 (Y Khan 0, Shehzad 30)
Change in bowling, Anderson comes in for the expensive McClenaghan. A couple of dots and then Hafeez hits Anderson for a flat six over deep square leg, the short balls are not working for New Zealand. WICKET! Out, Hafeez falls, the full ball does the trick and Hafeez edges the ball to Ronchi behind the stumps. Younis walks out to bat after a solid start.

Over 7  Pak 57/0 (Hafeez 27, Shehzad 30)
Henry bowls it on the pads and Shehzad flicks the ball through square leg for a couple of runs. Shehzad opens the face of his bat and drives the ball through the covers for four, not much footwork in that shot. Six, it was not too short but Shehzad had already made up his mind, he pulls it over midwicket for a six. A couple of runs to end the over, 14 runs from the over. Pakistan cross 50.

Over 6  Pak 43/0 (Hafeez 27, Shehzad 16)
A couple of dots and then Shehzad pushes the ball through extra cover for a single. Hafeez hits the ball through deep midwicket for four, McClenaghan is proving to be expensive. Hafeez pulls the next ball and top edges it to fine leg for four, he was not in control of that shot. Four more, three boundaries in a row and Hafeez hits this one through the covers. 13 from the over, Pakistan are racing away with his speedy start.

Over 5  Pak 30/0 (Hafeez 15, Shehzad 15)
Four, Hafeez outside edges the ball through the slips for four, risky shot against the pace of Henry. Four dots and then a couple of runs to end the over. Six from the over, Pakistan 30 for no loss.

Over 4  Pak 24/0 (Hafeez 9, Shehzad 15)
Three dots and then Shehzad hits the wide full toss through the point region for four. Four more, McClenaghan pulls the ball through the leg side for four. Four more, Mitch does not have the pace to trouble the batsmen, Shehzad pulls the ball off the front foot for four through midwicket. Four more, Shehzad flicks the ball through deep square leg for four.

Over 3  Pak 12/0 (Hafeez 9, Shehzad 3)
Three singles from the over, Henry finishes his second. Pakistan 12 for no loss after 3 overs.

Over 2  Pak 9/0 (Hafeez 8, Shehzad 1)
Shehzad takes a single from the first ball as Mitch McClenaghan starts with the new ball from the other end. The ball is shaping into Hafeez but he manages to flick the ball through square leg for a couple of runs. A couple more runs makes it five from the over.

Over 1  Pak 4/0 (Hafeez 4, Shehzad 0)
Matt Henry to begin proceedings on his birthday. Shehzad and Hafeez open the innings for Pakistan. Five dots and then Hafeez hits the last ball through square leg for four.

Toss
Pakistan have won the toss and elected to bat first. Umar Akmal comes in for Misbah who is out with a hamstring injury. Afridi to lead Pakistan. Three changes for New Zealand keeping in mind the workload, says Williamson  Milne, Brownlie and Vettori are out. Nathan McCullum, Martin Guptill and Neesham are in the team.

Greetings
Hello and welcome to our over by over commentary of the third ODI between Pakistan and New Zealand from Sharjah.
new zealand BATTING CARD
Batsman  R  

M.J. Guptill  c Afridi b Irfan  12 
A.P. Devcich  c Ahmed b Irfan  0 
K.S. Williamson  c&b Sohail  46 
L.R.P.L. Taylor  b Afridi  31 
T.W.M. Latham  c Riaz b Shehzad  34 
C.J. Anderson  c Afridi b Riaz  19 
L. Ronchi  b Afridi  41 
J.D.S. Neesham  c Riaz b Sohail  2 
N.L. McCullum  c Khan b Sohail  15 
M.J. Henry  b Afridi  1 
M.J. McClenaghan  Not out  6 
Extras  5w, 5lb  10 
Total  All Out, 38.2 Overs  217 
Full Batting Card
pakistan BOWLING CARD
Bowler  O  M  R  W 

S. Tanvir  5  0  20  0 
Iqbal  6  0  26  2 
Wahab  8  0  62  1 
S.S.M.K. Afridi  9.2  0  37  3 
H. Sohail  7  0  45  3 
A. Shehzad  3  0  22  1 