Match Over - New Zealand won by 15 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: New Zealand, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Basin Reserve, Wellington
  • Referee: RB Richardson
  • When: 19 Jan 2018, 00:00 SAST
  • Winner: New Zealand


  • Umpire1: RSA Palliyaguruge
  • Umpire2: CM Brown
  • Third Umpire: RK Illingworth



Overs: 50.0 / 50.0

New Zealand



Overs: 49.0 / 50.0


6.55pm In the setting sun in Wellington, New Zealand sweep Pakistan with another clinical display. Only this time, they had to contend with a strong Pakistan fight. It was another stuttering innings from Pakistan in the first 25 overs, but they put up arguably their best period of cricket in this series in the latter half of this innings.

Shadab Khan and Haris Sohail struck fine rearguard fifties to put Pakistan in a position from which they could at least fight. They needed 100 off 60, and they took it down to the penultimate over. But fell agonizingly short in a thrilling finish to the ODIs.

Martin Guptill is the Man of the Match and the Man of the Series: "Skidding on with the new ball. Precautionary to get off, the shoulder is fine. Reasonable form, not my most fluent work, but sometimes, you have to score the tough runs. We've had to do a lot of hard grafts with the bat."

Kane Williamson: "They (Pakistan) operated well on that surface. Our guys adapted well right through the series. The surfaces have been slightly on the slower side, credit to Pakistan's side. Singles were hard to come by. ODI cricket is fickle in its nature. It is about improving all the time.

Sarfraz Ahmed: "Very tough series, the main thing was batting, it didn't click right through the series. We had opportunities. We back our team."

48.6MJ Henry to Rumman Raees, OUT, No run, and that's the game. It doesn't go to the last over, but that was a sensational finish to the ODI series. A short slower delivery outside off, Raees swats it away towards midwicket, who keeps his eyes on the ball and takes a reverse-cupped catch. New Zealand complete a 5-0 sweep in the ODIs.
48.5MJ Henry to Rumman Raees, No run, a short slower ball down leg, Raees misses a hoick, struck on the body and lobs towards the keeper. Gets much tougher now.
48.4MJ Henry to Aamer Yamin, 1 run, a short slower ball on middle and leg, 130 kph, pulled to deep midwicket. Just the one.

17 off 9

48.3MJ Henry to Aamer Yamin, 2 runs, 126 kph, short and wide outside off, carved away behind point. He races back for the second and makes it with a full-length dive..
48.2MJ Henry to Aamer Yamin, No run, a well-delivered slower ball outside off, Yamin can't make contact with a pull.
48.1MJ Henry to Aamer Yamin, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, another thick inside edge to the fine leg boundary. How has he found just that little gap through the stumps and his body? A wild swing off a full delivery results in another boundary.
End of over 48. 11 runs this over. 249/9 after 288 balls.
Rumman Raees 5 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) TG Southee 9-0-46-0
Aamer Yamin 25 (23b 2x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 47. 3 runs this over. 237/9 after 280 balls.
Aamer Yamin 19 (18b 1x4 1x6 ) LH Ferguson 9-0-63-2
Rumman Raees 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 46. 8 runs this over. 234/8 after 276 balls.
Mohammad Nawaz 23 (10b 3x4 1x6 ) TG Southee 8-0-37-0
Aamer Yamin 19 (17b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 45. 16 runs this over. 226/8 after 270 balls.
Mohammad Nawaz 17 (7b 2x4 1x6 ) LH Ferguson 9-0-60-1
Aamer Yamin 17 (14b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 44. 8 runs this over. 210/8 after 264 balls.
Aamer Yamin 17 (14b 1x4 1x6 ) MJ Santner 10-0-40-3
Mohammad Nawaz 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 43. 16 runs this over. 202/7 after 258 balls.
Faheem Ashraf 23 (14b 1x4 2x6 ) MJ Henry 9-1-46-3
Aamer Yamin 10 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Still in it are Pakistan, 70 off 42

End of over 42. 5 runs this over. 186/7 after 252 balls.
Aamer Yamin 5 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) MJ Santner 9-0-32-2
Faheem Ashraf 12 (10b 0x4 1x6 ) more

Chris: "Bring back Henry. Wrap up a 5-for, the game and the series. "

End of over 41. 9 runs this over. 181/7 after 246 balls.
Faheem Ashraf 9 (8b 0x4 1x6 ) C de Grandhomme 10-0-48-1
Aamer Yamin 3 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 40. 2 runs this over. 172/7 after 240 balls.
Faheem Ashraf 2 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) MJ Santner 8-0-27-2
Aamer Yamin 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 39. 6 runs this over. 169/6 after 233 balls.
Faheem Ashraf 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) LH Ferguson 8-0-43-1
Shadab Khan 54 (75b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 38. 1 runs this over. 163/6 after 228 balls.
Shadab Khan 53 (71b 5x4 0x6 ) MJ Santner 7-0-25-1
Faheem Ashraf 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 37. 6 runs this over. 162/5 after 222 balls.
Shadab Khan 52 (67b 5x4 0x6 ) LH Ferguson 7-0-37-1
Haris Sohail 63 (85b 5x4 0x6 ) more

Jason : "Haris Sohail should be a regular in the Pak ODI and Test sides even if it means Pak have to drop Hafeez ."

End of over 36. 10 runs this over. 156/5 after 216 balls.
Haris Sohail 62 (84b 5x4 0x6 ) MJ Henry 8-1-30-3
Shadab Khan 47 (62b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 35. 9 runs this over. 146/5 after 210 balls.
Shadab Khan 47 (62b 4x4 0x6 ) C de Grandhomme 9-0-39-1
Haris Sohail 52 (78b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Tim: "Wonder if it might be worth Williamson giving himself a couple of overs. Just see if they change might bring about something. "

Latham up to the stumps

End of over 34. 5 runs this over. 137/5 after 204 balls.
Haris Sohail 48 (75b 3x4 0x6 ) MJ Henry 7-1-20-3
Shadab Khan 42 (59b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 33. 7 runs this over. 132/5 after 198 balls.
Shadab Khan 40 (57b 3x4 0x6 ) C de Grandhomme 8-0-30-1
Haris Sohail 45 (71b 3x4 0x6 ) more

And that's the last of me. Nikhil will take you through to the end.

Caleb: "How good is Shadab with the bat! Pakistan's top order have been pathetic and made him too way too much betting this series, but look for the positive. Pakistan may have unearthed potentially a great all rounder. There has not recently (maybe never ever) been a front line and very good leg spinner who could pretty much pass as a front line batsman. All the great all rounders have been medium/fast bowlers. This guy is something special! "

End of over 32. 4 runs this over. 125/5 after 192 balls.
Haris Sohail 43 (68b 3x4 0x6 ) MJ Henry 6-1-15-3
Shadab Khan 35 (54b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 31. 3 runs this over. 120/5 after 184 balls.
Shadab Khan 32 (49b 2x4 0x6 ) LH Ferguson 5-0-30-1
Haris Sohail 41 (65b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 30. 7 runs this over. 117/5 after 180 balls.
Shadab Khan 32 (47b 2x4 0x6 ) MJ Santner 6-0-24-0
Haris Sohail 40 (63b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 29. 3 runs this over. 110/5 after 174 balls.
Shadab Khan 27 (43b 1x4 0x6 ) LH Ferguson 5-0-27-1
Haris Sohail 38 (61b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 28. 2 runs this over. 107/5 after 168 balls.
Shadab Khan 26 (40b 1x4 0x6 ) MJ Santner 5-0-17-0
Haris Sohail 36 (58b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 27. 4 runs this over. 105/5 after 162 balls.
Shadab Khan 25 (35b 1x4 0x6 ) TG Southee 7-0-29-0
Haris Sohail 35 (57b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 26. 6 runs this over. 101/5 after 156 balls.
Shadab Khan 23 (32b 1x4 0x6 ) MJ Santner 4-0-15-0
Haris Sohail 33 (54b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 25. 3 runs this over. 95/5 after 150 balls.
Haris Sohail 31 (51b 3x4 0x6 ) TG Southee 6-0-25-0
Shadab Khan 20 (29b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 24. 3 runs this over. 92/5 after 144 balls.
Haris Sohail 31 (50b 3x4 0x6 ) MJ Santner 3-0-10-0
Shadab Khan 17 (24b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 23. 2 runs this over. 89/5 after 138 balls.
Haris Sohail 31 (49b 3x4 0x6 ) C de Grandhomme 7-0-23-1
Shadab Khan 14 (19b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 22. 5 runs this over. 87/5 after 132 balls.
Shadab Khan 13 (18b 1x4 0x6 ) MJ Santner 2-0-7-0
Haris Sohail 30 (44b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Mike Neil: "The career averages of these Pakistani players is really deceptive - so many averaging over 50!"

End of over 21. 6 runs this over. 82/5 after 126 balls.
Shadab Khan 10 (14b 1x4 0x6 ) C de Grandhomme 6-0-21-1
Haris Sohail 28 (42b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 20. 2 runs this over. 76/5 after 120 balls.
Shadab Khan 5 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) MJ Santner 1-0-2-0
Haris Sohail 27 (41b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 19. 4 runs this over. 73/5 after 113 balls.
Haris Sohail 25 (38b 3x4 0x6 ) C de Grandhomme 5-0-14-1
Shadab Khan 4 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 18. 10 runs this over. 67/5 after 106 balls.
Haris Sohail 24 (36b 3x4 0x6 ) LH Ferguson 3-0-22-1
Shadab Khan 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 2 runs this over. 57/5 after 102 balls.
Sarfraz Ahmed 3 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) C de Grandhomme 4-0-10-1
Haris Sohail 20 (32b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16. 1 runs this over. 55/4 after 96 balls.
Haris Sohail 19 (29b 2x4 0x6 ) LH Ferguson 3-0-12-1
Sarfraz Ahmed 2 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 15. 2 runs this over. 54/4 after 90 balls.
Haris Sohail 19 (26b 2x4 0x6 ) C de Grandhomme 3-0-8-0
Sarfraz Ahmed 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 14. 4 runs this over. 52/4 after 84 balls.
Mohammad Hafeez 6 (20b 1x4 0x6 ) LH Ferguson 2-0-11-1
Haris Sohail 18 (22b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Varun is back for the middle period as drinks is taken.

End of over 13. 6 runs this over. 48/3 after 78 balls.
Haris Sohail 18 (22b 2x4 0x6 ) C de Grandhomme 2-0-6-0
Mohammad Hafeez 2 (14b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Dan: "Possibly if NZ played as much test cricket as others Southee would become a test specialist. But we don't. He and Henry could be rotated a bit more to ease his workload though, he's injured reasonably often these days."

End of over 12. 7 runs this over. 42/3 after 71 balls.
Haris Sohail 13 (17b 1x4 0x6 ) LH Ferguson 1-0-7-0
Mohammad Hafeez 2 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 1 runs this over. 35/3 after 66 balls.
Mohammad Hafeez 1 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) C de Grandhomme 1-0-1-0
Haris Sohail 8 (13b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Caleb: "Dera completely agree, and it is the point I raised in the first game of the series. People always bring up the same defense for Southee, that average isn't everything in ODI, and Southee keeps its tight. Well not only is Henrys average more than 8 runs less per wicket, but, and I can't stress this enough, Henry has pretty much an identical RPO as Southee! I get it, there is a sentimental feeling around Southee, but Henry is simply performing better and consistently has!"

End of over 10. 2 runs this over. 34/3 after 60 balls.
Haris Sohail 8 (13b 0x4 0x6 ) MJ Henry 5-1-11-3
Mohammad Hafeez 0 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 9. 1 runs this over. 32/3 after 54 balls.
Mohammad Hafeez 0 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) TG Southee 5-0-22-0
Haris Sohail 6 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Anupam: "I always fail to understand how come Henry is not a first choice bowler for NZ, he always seems to be behind Southee, Boult, Milne and now Ferguson though he probably has the best record specially in ODI's!!"

End of over 8. 1 runs this over. 31/3 after 48 balls.
Mohammad Hafeez 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) MJ Henry 4-1-9-3
Haris Sohail 5 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 5 runs this over. 30/2 after 41 balls.
Babar Azam 10 (18b 2x4 0x6 ) TG Southee 4-0-21-0
Haris Sohail 4 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more

ABAE: "Mohammad Hafeez has been a regular opener, I feel an early wicket means he should come in. Has the bonus of giving him the time to settle in which he needs. Doesn't excuse Pakistan's top order collapses but may be a good way to try and deal with them."

End of over 6. 6 runs this over. 25/2 after 36 balls.
Babar Azam 9 (14b 2x4 0x6 ) MJ Henry 3-1-8-2
Haris Sohail 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 5. 4 runs this over. 19/1 after 30 balls.
Babar Azam 4 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) TG Southee 3-0-16-0
Fakhar Zaman 12 (16b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 1 runs this over. 15/1 after 24 balls.
Babar Azam 0 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) MJ Henry 2-1-2-1
Fakhar Zaman 12 (16b 2x4 0x6 ) more

He is in terrible form, has scored 21 runs in four matches

End of over 3. 11 runs this over. 14/0 after 18 balls.
Fakhar Zaman 12 (16b 2x4 0x6 ) TG Southee 2-0-12-0
Umar Amin 2 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 2 runs this over. 3/0 after 12 balls.
Fakhar Zaman 3 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) MJ Henry 1-0-2-0
Umar Amin 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Gaz Williams: "I have been pumping Matt Henry for some time. A great ODI average. I feel he will trouble the Pakistan batsman with his shape and steep bounce."

End of over 1. 1 runs this over. 1/0 after 6 balls.
Fakhar Zaman 1 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) TG Southee 1-0-1-0
Umar Amin 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
Fakhar ZamanC KS Williamson B MJ Henry1222172070.59
Umar AminC LRPL Taylor B MJ Henry21340050
Babar AzamC MJ Guptill B MJ Henry1020212047.62
Haris SohailC MJ Henry B MJ Santner63140875072.41
Mohammad HafeezC C Munro B LH Ferguson629201030
Sarfraz AhmedC LRPL Taylor B C de Grandhomme31480037.5
Shadab KhanC HM Nicholls B MJ Santner5493775070.13
Faheem AshrafC TG Southee B MJ Santner23241512153.33
Aamer Yaminnot out 32432731118.52
Mohammad NawazB LH Ferguson23151231191.67
Rumman RaeesC LH Ferguson B MJ Henry51261083.33
Total 256/10
TG Southee9.004605.11
MJ Henry10.015345.3
C de Grandhomme10.004814.8
LH Ferguson10.006426.4
MJ Santner10.004034