Match Over - Pakistan won by 48 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Pakistan, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Eden Park, Auckland
  • Referee: RB Richardson
  • When: 25 Jan 2018, 08:00 SAST
  • Winner: Pakistan
  • Man of the Match: Fakhar Zaman


  • Umpire1: CM Brown
  • Umpire2: SB Haig
  • Third Umpire: WR Knights



Overs: 18.3 / 20.0

New Zealand



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0


10.24pm That's all from Auckland from tonight. Hope you enjoyed our coverage of this second T20I. See you all for the deciding T20I this weekend. This is Sreshth Shah, signing off. Adios!

10.20pm Fakhar Zaman is the Man of the Match. He says: "First win after a long time, so very happy. The wicket was much better than the first game. We took our time and after 2-3 overs we played our shots. Our plan was to survive the Powerplay today. We did that, and we got the result. Enjoying my form at the moment."

Now the winning captain Sarfraz Ahmed. He says: "Credit goes to our openers Fakhar and Shehzad. They did the job. We knew 170 was the par score, and we knew it we bat well we'll reach that far. We wanted to score 200, that's why we wanted to bat first. Credit goes to all bowlers as well. Not easy to bowl in such a small ground. Not easy captaining on a ground like this, so it's very difficult to play in Auckland."

Here's Kane Williamson, the losing captain. He says: "Pakistan were excellent in all departments, and we were poor in all departments. When you catch Pakistan when they're on fire, this is the result we get. Santner and Wheeler really came off today, so we do have belief in the camp, but just didn't come off today. Bowling at the death is always tough, but overall the seamers have been bowling well. Simply, they got a lot of runs and we didn't. Looking forward to the final game. A bit of a shame tonight. We pride ourselves on our performances, but it's important to move on. It's a great opportunity to figure what went wrong, but after all it's T20 cricket."

Ahmed Hayat: "The lesson learnt from this match for Pakistan is that they must play game appropriate players. This match they played t20 specialists the likes of Ahmed Shahzad and Fakhar Zaman. The top order set up ripples of confidence for the rest of the team and they came out and did their jobs like the cornered tigers they always have been. Pakistan must continue to learn to play of bouncier pitches and they will come back to being number 1 again"

10.12pm Comprehensive victory for Pakistan at Eden Park to tie the series 1-1. Handshakes all around and smiles in the Pakistan camp for the first time this tour. Pakistan finally manage to halt their 13-match losing streak against New Zealand. We'll be back with the presentation ceremony in a jiffy. A tough decision for the adjudicators of the Man-of-the-Match award.

Mansoor : "@Milan, that's not uncommon. Their tail was not under pressure as the match was already gone. So they played naturally and got some runs. Wouldn't be same if the match was tighter. Pressure dictates a lot. "

Karthik K: "50 over match between Ban vs SL finished before this T20 game!! "

Milan: "when your top 6 wickets fall for just 64, reaching 150 plus with your tailenders chasing such mammoth target, just proves the quality of NZ team at the moment. Just wonder if 1 top order had performed, it could have been no. 14 (loss) for Pakistan against 'em."

18.3Faheem Ashraf to IS Sodhi, OUT, No run, short on middle stump, slower ball and the pull induces another top edge. Flies over the keeper, but short fine leg races behind to complete the catch. Pakistan win by 48 runs!.
18.2Faheem Ashraf to IS Sodhi, No run, short on off stump, the batsman backs away thereby missing the shot completely. Flies over his bat.
18.1Faheem Ashraf to SHA Rance, OUT, No run, full on leg stump, Rance backs away and muscles this over the infield, but no distance behind that shot. Comfortably taken by Fakhar at long on. Swing of the bat, and enough wood behind it, but safely caught by the Navy man.
End of over 18. 8 runs this over. 153/8 after 108 balls.
SHA Rance 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Amir 4-0-28-2
IS Sodhi 15 (10b 1x4 1x6 ) more

CRICKET FAN: "@ Faisal Sir this is a Pakistan team to lead them it's not easy Sarfaraz attitude to them is similiar to Imran Khan in 90's. "

shayan: "@faisal kamal: the margin of error against teams like NZ is very slim. You have to cover all areas and have to be strict. I am sure there is no hard feeling inside Sarfaraz but he has been under pressure in the series right from the beginning. "

End of over 17. 10 runs this over. 145/7 after 102 balls.
IS Sodhi 10 (8b 0x4 1x6 ) Hasan Ali 4-0-27-1
MJ Santner 35 (25b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16. 11 runs this over. 135/7 after 96 balls.
MJ Santner 33 (23b 4x4 0x6 ) Rumman Raees 3-0-27-1
IS Sodhi 2 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 15. 10 runs this over. 124/7 after 90 balls.
MJ Santner 23 (19b 2x4 0x6 ) Hasan Ali 3-0-17-1
IS Sodhi 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 14. 10 runs this over. 114/6 after 84 balls.
BM Wheeler 26 (17b 1x4 2x6 ) Mohammad Amir 3-0-20-1
MJ Santner 22 (18b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 14 runs this over. 102/6 after 76 balls.
BM Wheeler 16 (11b 1x4 1x6 ) Shadab Khan 3-0-35-2
MJ Santner 20 (16b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 12. 8 runs this over. 88/6 after 72 balls.
MJ Santner 15 (14b 1x4 0x6 ) Hasan Ali 2-0-11-0
BM Wheeler 9 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 6 runs this over. 80/6 after 66 balls.
MJ Santner 8 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) Shadab Khan 3-0-21-2
BM Wheeler 8 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 8 runs this over. 74/6 after 60 balls.
BM Wheeler 6 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) Faheem Ashraf 3-0-22-1
MJ Santner 4 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 9. 8 runs this over. 66/6 after 54 balls.
MJ Santner 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) Shadab Khan 2-0-15-2
BM Wheeler 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 8. 2 runs this over. 58/5 after 48 balls.
MJ Santner 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) Faheem Ashraf 2-0-14-1
C de Grandhomme 4 (1b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 7 runs this over. 56/4 after 42 balls.
C de Grandhomme 4 (1b 1x4 0x6 ) Shadab Khan 1-0-7-1
GD Phillips 3 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 3 runs this over. 49/3 after 36 balls.
GD Phillips 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) Hasan Ali 1-0-3-0
MJ Guptill 25 (25b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 5. 12 runs this over. 42/2 after 29 balls.
TC Bruce 11 (6b 1x4 1x6 ) Faheem Ashraf 1-0-12-0
MJ Guptill 23 (21b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 4. 5 runs this over. 30/2 after 24 balls.
TC Bruce 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) Rumman Raees 2-0-16-1
MJ Guptill 22 (20b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 3. 9 runs this over. 25/1 after 18 balls.
C Munro 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Amir 2-0-10-1
MJ Guptill 18 (17b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 2. 6 runs this over. 11/0 after 10 balls.
C Munro 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) Rumman Raees 0-0-6-0
MJ Guptill 4 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 5 runs this over. 5/0 after 6 balls.
MJ Guptill 1 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Amir 1-0-1-0
C Munro 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
MJ GuptillC Umar Amin B Shadab Khan2633271196.3
C MunroLBW Mohammad Amir11420050
KS WilliamsonC Haris Sohail B Rumman Raees03100-
TC BruceRun out Haris Sohail 1111811137.5
GD PhillipsC Haris Sohail B Faheem Ashraf51190055.56
C de GrandhommeSt. Sarfraz Ahmed Shadab Khan109311333.33
MJ SantnerC Sarfraz Ahmed B Mohammad Amir37432840132.14
BM WheelerB Hasan Ali30252022150
IS SodhiC Babar Azam B Faheem Ashraf15191211125
SHA RanceC Fakhar Zaman B Faheem Ashraf1320050
TA Boultnot out 02000-
Total 153/10
Mohammad Amir4.002827
Rumman Raees3.002719
Faheem Ashraf3.302236.29
Hasan Ali4.002716.75
Shadab Khan4.003729.25