Martill Guptill scored a brilliant half century as New Zealand reached 180 for 5 wickets at the end of their innings against Pakistan at Mohali on Tuesday.
Over 19: runs off the over. NZ 164/5
18.6 Mohammad Sami to Ronchi
Another well-executed yorker outside off, but Ronchi advances to covert it into a low full toss. Sliced straight to Malik at point. Had it beaten him, it would have been four.
Over 18: 14 runs off the over. NZ 160/4
Over 17: 11 runs from the over. NZ 146/4
Over 16: 8 runs and a wicket off the over. NZ 135/4
15.2 Shahid Afridi to Anderson
Anderson’s cameo ends. A googly outside off, Anderson looks to go down the ground but mis-times the drive. Skews it off the outside half of the bat down to long-off. Malik takes a sitter.
Over 15: 4 runs and the important wicket of Guptill came in this over. NZ 127/3
14.3 Mohammad Sami to Guptill
A great comeback from Sami after two loose deliveries. Gets the length right, on off and middle, tailing back in just enough. Guptill tries a deft dab to third man but that inward movement is responsible for Guptill tapping the ball back onto his stumps.
Over 14: 13 runs off the over. NZ 123/2
Over 13: 10 runs off the over. NZ 110/2
Over 12: 7 runs off the over. NZ 100/2
Over 11: 12 runs off the over. NZ 93/2
Over 10: 5 runs off the over. NZ 81/2
Over 9: 7 runs and a wicket off the over. NZ 76/2
8.5 Shahid Afridi to Munro
A flat delivery on middle, enough flight for Munro to get under it though. Times it pretty well but not enough power. Straight down the throat of the sweeper cover. Afridi strikes again.
Over 8: 9 runs and a wicket came off the over. NZ 69/1
7.2 Irfan to Williamson
The slower delivery does the trick for Irfan, rolled his fingers across the ball and kept it on driveable length, Williamson went hard and didn’t bother to keep it down, hits it to the left of cover and was caught by Afridi.
Over 7: 5 runs off the over. NZ 60/0
Over 6: 11 runs off the over. NZ 55/0
Over 5: 9 runs off the over. NZ 44/0
Over 4: 8 runs off the over. NZ 35/0
Over 3: 13 runs from the over. NZ 27/0
Over 2: 13 runs off the Mohammad Irfan over. NZ 14/0
Over 1: Good start by Pakistan as they concede just one run in the first over. NZ 1/0
Pakistan will be looking to bounce back from the defeat against India when they face an in-form New Zealand in Mohali on Tuesday with an aim to bounce back into the World Twenty20 and pacify their bitter fans back home.
New Zealand XI: M Guptill, K Williamson, C Munro, C Anderson, R Taylor, G Elliott, M Santner, L Ronchi, A Milne, M McClenaghan, I Sodhi
Pakistan XI: Shehzad, Sharjeel, Latif, Akmal, Malik, Sarfraz, Afridi (c), Imad, Amir, Sami, Irfan