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New Zealand T20I Tri-Series, 2022
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NZ
147/8
20 Ovs
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PAK
149/4
18.2 Ovs
Pakistan beat New Zealand by 6 wickets

NEW ZEALAND

Batsmen
RB4s6sSR
Finn Allen
13830162.50
c & b Mohammad Wasim
Devon Conway (W)
363522102.86
c Haider Ali b Mohammad Nawaz
Kane Williamson (C)
313010103.33
b Mohammad Nawaz
Glenn Phillips
181710105.88
c Asif Ali b Shahnawaz Dahani
Mark Chapman
321632200.00
c Mohammad Wasim b Haris Rauf
James Neesham
561083.33
b Haris Rauf
Michael Bracewell
01000.00
lbw b Haris Rauf
Ish Sodhi
230066.67
b Mohammad Wasim
Tim Southee
120050.00
not out
Trent Boult
2200100.00
not out
Blair Tickner
00000.00
Fall Of Wickets:
1-16-(Finn Allen 2.2 ov)
2-77-(Devon Conway (W) 11 ov)
3-88-(Kane Williamson (C) 13 ov)
4-130-(Glenn Phillips 17.1 ov)
7-142-(Mark Chapman 19 ov)
5-137-(James Neesham 18.2 ov)
6-137-(Michael Bracewell 18.3 ov)
8-144-(Ish Sodhi 19.3 ov)
-(Tim Southee ov)
-(Trent Boult ov)
-(Blair Tickner ov)
Bowlers
OMRWEcon
Haris Rauf
402837.00
Shahnawaz Dahani
302217.33
Mohammad Wasim
402025.00
Shadab Khan
402105.25
Iftikhar Ahmed
10505.00
Mohammad Nawaz
4044211.00

PAKISTAN

Batsmen
RB4s6sSR
Mohammad Rizwan (W)
4120033.33
lbw b Tim Southee
Babar Azam (C)
7953110149.06
not out
Shan Masood
02000.00
c Devon Conway b Blair Tickner
Shadab Khan
342222154.55
c Tim Southee b Blair Tickner
Mohammad Nawaz
16192084.21
c Devon Conway b Trent Boult
Haider Ali
10211500.00
not out
Iftikhar Ahmed
00000.00
Asif Ali
00000.00
Mohammad Wasim
00000.00
Haris Rauf
00000.00
Shahnawaz Dahani
00000.00
Fall Of Wickets:
1-36-(Mohammad Rizwan (W) 4.5 ov)
-(Babar Azam (C) ov)
2-37-(Shan Masood 5.2 ov)
3-98-(Shadab Khan 12.2 ov)
4-124-(Mohammad Nawaz 17 ov)
-(Haider Ali ov)
-(Iftikhar Ahmed ov)
-(Asif Ali ov)
-(Mohammad Wasim ov)
-(Haris Rauf ov)
-(Shahnawaz Dahani ov)
Bowlers
OMRWEcon
Trent Boult
412215.50
Tim Southee
402416.00
Blair Tickner
4042210.50
James Neesham
302207.33
Ish Sodhi
2.2031013.29
Michael Bracewell
10606.00

Pakistan

149/4(18.2 Overs)

We are back with the chase!

Pakistan put on another decent bowling effort against a quality batting line-up. All of their bowlers did well except for that one Mohammad Nawaz over which went for 22 runs but he also picked up two crucial wickets. Haris Rauf was brilliant once again and got three wickets in the same over and demolished the Kiwi lower middle order. Shahnawaz Dahani and Mohammad Wasim also contributed with the wickets. It was a clinical show from the bowlers and they will be confident enough to chase this

... THE RUN CHASE ...

Right then,

Mark Chapman is up for a chat. He says that Pakistan bowlers bowled really well, credit to them for their performance. Adds that they would have liked a few more runs, but they do have a strong bowling line up.

New Zealand will be really disappointed with their batting performance. They lost Finn Allen early on but Devon Conway and Kane Williamson steadied the ship with a 61 run partnership. However, they found it difficult to time the ball and the run scoring was slow too. Both of them were dismissed in the thirties and after that Mark Chapman and Glenn Phillips took the charge and changed gears. Only Mark Chapman looked decent with his 32 off just 16 balls. The Kiwis were in a good position t

An incredible death bowling masterclass from the Pakistani bowlers and they have restricted New Zealand to 147. Pakistan will be the happier side going into the break.

Mohammad Wasim to Trent Boult, A single to end the innings! Mohammad Wasim nails his yorker again, around middle. Trent Boult jams it out onto the deck and the batters cross ends. New Zealand end at 147 for 8!

Mohammad Wasim to Tim Southee, Leg bye! A yorker now, around the leg pole. Tim Southee fails to dig this one out. The ball goes towards point off his pads. A leg bye is taken!

Mohammad Wasim to Trent Boult, Full and outside off. Trent Boult drives it towards cover for a single. 

Trent Boult comes out to the middle now.

Mohammad Wasim to Ish Sodhi, ! CHOPPED ON! Another one bites the dust! The Kiwis are falling like a pack of cards here. A length ball, outside off, at around 142 clicks. Ish Sodhi looks to cut this one, but he manages to get an inside edge back onto the stumps. Ish Sodhi departs and New Zealand have lost their eighth.

Mohammad Wasim to Tim Southee, Another low full toss, Mohammad Wasim misses his yorker again. Tim Southee clips it towards mid-wicket for a single. 

Tim Southee walks out to bat now. Also, Mohammad Wasim (3-0-16-1) to bowl the last over.

Mohammad Wasim to Ish Sodhi,  A low full toss, around middle. Ish Sodhi knocks it down to long on for a single. 

Haris Rauf to Mark Chapman, ! TAKEN! Haris Rauf might have not got a hat-trick here but he grabs his third wicket of the over! He sends back the well-set, Mark Chapman. A length ball, takes the pace off again, around middle. Mark Chapman looks to heave this one over long on. But he completely mistimes his shot. Mohammad Wasim at long on runs forward and takes a good catch. 

Haris Rauf to Mark Chapman, ! Easy pickings! Full and on the pads. Mark Chapman flicks it towards square leg for a boundary. 

Haris Rauf to Ish Sodhi, Full again, and outside off. Ish Sodhi pushes it towards point for a single. 

Ish Sodhi comes out to the middle now.

Haris Rauf to Michael Bracewell, ! Two in two for Haris Rauf and Mark Chapman departs without troubling the scorers. Good change of pace from Rauf again. Pace on this time, at around 137 clicks, a length ball, around middle. Michael Bracewell shuffles across and looks to scoop this one. But he misses and gets hit on his back pad. A huge appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Michael Bracewell though opts for a review. No bat involved there. The Ball Tracking shows three reds and Mi

Michael Bracewell is the new batteer in for New Zealand.

Haris Rauf to James Neesham, ! CLEANED HIM UP! Haris Rauf gets rid of the dangerous, James Neesham! A big wicket for Pakistan as James Neesham could have taken New Zealand close to 160. Another peach by Haris Rauf! A slower one, length ball, around the off pole. James Neesham looks to hoick this one across the line and towards mid-wicket. But he misses once again and the ball clips the bails off. 

Haris Rauf to James Neesham, Beautifully bowled! He takes the pace off this one, serves a length ball, outside off. James Neesham looks to pull this one but he gets undone by the lack of pace. 

Haris Rauf (3-0-23-0) to bowl the penultimate over.

Shahnawaz Dahani to Mark Chapman, Pitched up this time, around middle. Mark Chapman makes room and slices it uppishly over point. Two taken.

Shahnawaz Dahani to James Neesham, Back of a length, around middle. James Neesham pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a single. 

Shahnawaz Dahani to James Neesham, Play and a miss! Outside off this time, shorter one. James Neesham looks to pull this one but he fails to get any bat on it. 

Shahnawaz Dahani to James Neesham, ! James Neesham is off the mark with a boundary! A fuller ball, around midde. James Neesham heaves this one with a closed-face bat towards deep mid-wicket for a boundary. 

Shahnawaz Dahani to James Neesham, Too short this time, outside off. James Neesham misses his pull.

James Neesham walks out to bat now.

Shahnawaz Dahani to Glenn Phillips, ! TAKEN! Shahnawaz Dahani has broken this stand here! He runs to the crowd to celebrate. He is pumped! A short ball, wide of off. Glenn Phillips cuts it aerially towards deep point. Unluckily, there is a fielder stationed right there. Asif Ali pouches it safely. It was a good shot though, but he has to walk back! 

Shahnawaz Dahani (2-0-215-1) comes back into the attack.

Mohammad Wasim to Glenn Phillips, Leg bye! Top delivery from Mohammad Wasim! That's it in the blockhole, around the leg pole. Glenn Phillips fails to dig this one out. But the ball goes towards short fine leg off his boot. A leg bye is taken.

Mohammad Wasim to Mark Chapman, A fuller ball, around middle. Mark Chapman moves to the leg side now, and strokes it towards cover for a run.

Mohammad Wasim to Mark Chapman, A length ball, around the leg pole. Mark Chapman shuffles across and misses his flick. The ball goes past the leg stump to the keeper.

Mohammad Wasim to Glenn Phillips, A short ball, outside off. Glenn Phillips cuts this one towards sweeper cover. A single taken. The throw from the fielder is well away from the stumps. Mohammad Rizwan covers at least 20 yards, dives, and saves the ball as there was no one backing up. Excellent work from Mohammad Rizwan.

Mohammad Wasim to Mark Chapman, Fuller ball this time, around the off pole. Mark Chapman knocks it down to long on and rotates the strike. 

Mohammad Wasim to Glenn Phillips, A length ball, around off. Glenn Phillips punches it off the back foot towards deep cover. Another single is taken.

Mohammad Wasim (2-0-12-1) is back on.

Haris Rauf to Glenn Phillips, Short ball again, around middle this time. Glenn Phillips pulls it this one powerfully but straight to the fielder at deep mid-wicket. A single taken. 

Haris Rauf to Glenn Phillips, ! Not timed as well, but it's in the gap and there is enough power on that to go all the way for a boundary! Outside off, a shortish ball. Glenn Phillips rocks back and slaps in through mid off for a boundary. 

Haris Rauf to Glenn Phillips, Excellent running! Angling in, a length ball, around middle and leg. Glenn Phillips taps it in the vacant mid on region for a brace. 

Haris Rauf to Mark Chapman, Short ball, around middle, this one stays low a tad. Mark Chapman swivels and drags it from the inner half of his bat towards deep square leg. Only a single. 

Haris Rauf to Glenn Phillips, Pitches it up this time, around the off pole. Glenn Phillips drives it through cover for a single. 

Haris Rauf to Glenn Phillips, Back of a length, around middle. Glenn Phillips pulls it towards deep square leg for a brace.

Mohammad Nawaz to Mark Chapman, ! Another one for Chapman! Mohammad Nawaz bowls this short again and on leg, Mark Chapman moves back and pulls it wide of deep square leg for another boundary. 22 runs from the over!

Mohammad Nawaz to Mark Chapman, ! Mark Chapman is looking in good touch here! This is looped up, full and on middle, Mark Chapman stays there and slogs it wide of long on for a boundary.

Mohammad Nawaz to Mark Chapman, ! Another maximum for Chapman, he is showing real power here. Mohammad Nawaz bowls a half-tracker and on leg, Mark Chapman makes room and pulls it over the deep square leg fence for a biggie.

Mohammad Nawaz to Glenn Phillips, Quicker one, full and on middle, Glenn Phillips works it off the inner half through mid-wicket for a run.

Mohammad Nawaz to Mark Chapman, Short and on middle, Mark Chapman moves back and pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

Mohammad Nawaz to Mark Chapman, ! BANG! Mark Chapman has hit this a long way! This is tossed up, full and around leg, Mark Chapman skips down the track and heaves it over the deep mid-wicket fence for a biggie.

Shadab Khan to Mark Chapman, Short ball on this occasion, around the leg pole. Mark Chapman reverse-hits this towards the fielder at short third man. Only a single. 

Shadab Khan to Glenn Phillips, Floated, full and on off, Glenn Phillips drives it towards cover for a single.

Shadab Khan to Mark Chapman, Quicker, short and on middle, Mark Chapman looks to cut it but gets a bottome edge just past the stumps towards short fine leg for a single.

Shadab Khan to Mark Chapman, A googly now, short and on middle, turning away, Mark Chapman gets cramped and works it towards mid-wicket.

Shadab Khan to Mark Chapman, Short and on middle, turning in, Mark Chapman nudges it off his back foot towards mid-wicket.

Shadab Khan to Glenn Phillips, Tossed up, full and on off, Glenn Phillips opens the face of his bat and pushes it towards covers for a single.

Mark Chapman walks out to bat now.

Mohammad Nawaz to Kane Williamson, ! TIMBER! Mohammad Nawaz gets his man and the struggle for Kane Williamson comes to an end. Nawaz bowls this slightly quicker through the air, on middle, Kane Williamson makes room and goes for the big slog-sweep but completely misses and the ball goes through to shatter the stumps. New Zealand have now lost both the set batters and will need to build again.

Mohammad Nawaz to Kane Williamson, Tossed up, full and on middle, Kane Williamson sweeps it uppishly wide of deep mid-wicket for a brace.

Mohammad Nawaz to Glenn Phillips, Mohammad Nawaz continues to bowls short here, this is on middle, Glenn Phillips punches it off his back foot towards long on for one more.

Mohammad Nawaz to Kane Williamson, Short again and on middle, Kane Williamson moves back and pulls it but straight to deep mid-wicket. Another single.

Mohammad Nawaz to Glenn Phillips, Quicker, short and on leg, Glenn Phillips looks to pull it away but misses and the ball deflects off his pads towards short third man. A leg bye is taken.

Mohammad Nawaz to Kane Williamson, Floated, full and on off, Kane Williamson uses his feet and strokes this through covers for a single.

Shadab Khan to Kane Williamson, Flatter, short and on leg, Kane Williamson flicks it off the back foot through square leg for a run.

Shadab Khan to Glenn Phillips, Another googly, full and on off, turning in, Glenn Phillips taps it in front of cover for a quick single.

Shadab Khan to Glenn Phillips, Short and around off, Glenn Phillips stays back and pushes it towards covers.

Shadab Khan to Kane Williamson, Tossed up, full and on middle, Kane Williamson eases it towards long on for one.

Shadab Khan to Glenn Phillips, A bit short and on middle, Glenn Phillips moves back and forces it towards long on for a run and gets off the mark.

Shadab Khan to Kane Williamson, A googly, full and on middle, turning in, Kane Williamson works it towards long on for a single.

Mohammad Nawaz to Devon Conway, ! TAKEN! Devon Conway looks for another expansive shot but holes out this time. Mohammad Nawaz slows it up and bowls this full, on middle and leg, Devon Conway skips down the track and whips it but fails to get the timing right and hits it straight into the hands of Haider Ali who is staitioned at deep mid-wicket. He makes no mistake and Conway has to go.

Glenn Phillips comes to the crease. 

Mohammad Nawaz to Devon Conway, ! Great placement! This is looped up, touch fuller and on middle, Devon Conway goes down and slog sweeps it wide of the deep square leg fielder for a boundary.

Mohammad Nawaz to Kane Williamson, Flatter, full and on leg, Kane Williamson moves across and looks to paddle it away but misses and it goes off his pads towards fine leg. A leg bye is taken.

Mohammad Nawaz to Devon Conway, A bit short and on middle, turning in, Devon Conway moves back and pulls it of the inner half through square leg for a run.

Mohammad Nawaz to Kane Williamson, Tossed up, full and on middle, Kane Williamson tucks it through mid-wicket for a single.

Mohammad Nawaz to Devon Conway, Floated, full and on middle, Devon Conway strokes it towards short mid-wicket.

Drinks! New Zealand are in a good position at the halfway stage and they have the perfect platform to launch from here. Devon Conway and Kane Williamson are looking in good touch and are going nicely. Pakistan got the early wicket of Finn Allen but after that they have not done much. They will look to break this partnership. An exciting session awaits us..

Shadab Khan to Devon Conway, A fuller ball, around the leg pole, floated as well. Devon Conway once again misses his sweep. There is a stifled appeal there for LBW, but the umpire says no.

Shadab Khan to Devon Conway, Another loopy one, pitched up, around middle. Devon Conway steps down the pitch and plays it back to Shadab Khan. Kane Williamson was outside the crease at the non-strikes end. But Shadab Khan did not throw the ball back at the stumps. 

Shadab Khan to Devon Conway, Play and a miss! A leg-break now, fuller ball, around the leg pole. Devon Conway looks to sweep this one but he misses.

Shadab Khan to Devon Conway, A fuller one, loopy ball, around middle. Devon Conway blocks it out.

Shadab Khan to Devon Conway, A fuller ball, outside off. Devon Conway pushes it through point for a brace.

Shadab Khan to Devon Conway, ! Oh, dear! Devon Conway gets lucky here! A loopy ball, slower through the air, around off, fuller in length. Devon Conway advances down the track and heaves it towards long on. Haris Rauf there takes the catch just near the boundary ropes, but he went over the ropes there. By the time he realised to throw it back, it was too late. Six given!

Mohammad Nawaz to Devon Conway, Around middle and leg, a short ball. Devon Conway dabs it towards square leg for a single. 

Mohammad Nawaz to Devon Conway, ! BOOM! Much-needed for New Zealand! A fuller one, around off. Devon Conway shimmies down the pitch and smokes it down the ground for a biggie. 

Mohammad Nawaz to Kane Williamson, Back of a length, around middle. Kane Williamson steps down the pitch and works it away towards long on for a run.

Mohammad Nawaz to Kane Williamson, Tighter line now! Around the off pole, a short ball. Kane Williamson stays in his crease and taps it towards point. No run there! 

Mohammad Nawaz to Kane Williamson, Good running! Mohammad Nawaz goes 'round the wicket to the right-hander now, he serves an arm ball, around middle and leg. Kane Williamson nudges it in the vacant mid-wicket region for a couple of runs.

Mohammad Nawaz to Devon Conway, Mohammad Nawaz starts off with a short ball, around middle, spinning in. Devon Conway pulls it wide of long on only for a single. 

Iftikhar Ahmed to Kane Williamson, Oh good shot and a good stop as well! A fuller one, around middle. Kane Williamson gets down on his knee and reverse-sweeps it through point. The fielder from sweeper runs to his left, dives, and keeps the ball away from the ropes. Two taken.

Iftikhar Ahmed to Kane Williamson, Edged and just short! Loopy ball, outside off. Kane Williamson leans in and looks to drive this. But the ball goes off the outside and lops up towards short third man. It falls just short of Shadab Khan there. 

Iftikhar Ahmed to Devon Conway, Tosses this one up, fuller ball, around off. Devon Conway strokes it down to long off for a run.

Iftikhar Ahmed to Kane Williamson, Drifitng in, around middle and leg. Kane Williamson nudges this one towards square leg and rotates the strike. 

Iftikhar Ahmed to Kane Williamson, Play and a miss! Width on offer now, back of a length. Kane Williamson hangs back and misses his cut.

Iftikhar Ahmed to Devon Conway, Iftikhar Ahmed begins with a shorter ball, from 'round the wicket, around off. Devon Conway steps down the pitch and knocks it down to long off for a single. 

Shadab Khan to Kane Williamson, Another short one, drifitng in, around middle and leg. Kane Williamson stays in his crease and tucks it in the vacant square leg region for a couple of runs.

Shadab Khan to Kane Williamson, Outside off, a shortish ball. Kane Williamson rocks back and dabs it towards point.

Shadab Khan to Devon Conway, Another full one, loopy ball, around middle. Devon Conway gets down on his knee and sweeps it towards deep square leg for a single. 

Shadab Khan to Kane Williamson, Tad shorter, around middle. Kane Williamson works it away towards square leg for a single. 

Shadab Khan to Devon Conway, Tosses this one up, a fuller ball, a leg break, outside off. Devon Conway leans in and pushes it towards cover. 

Shadab Khan to Kane Williamson, A fuller ball, around middle and off. Kane Williamson blocks it out.

Haris Rauf to Kane Williamson, FIVE NOW! That will be overthrows!  A fullish ball, outside off. Kane Williamson pushes it towards cover and scampers across to the other end. The fielder there has a shy at bowler's end but he misses. There is no one backing up and the ball races away to the boundary. 

Haris Rauf to Kane Williamson, Tailing back in, around middle, a length ball. Kane Williamson blocks it out.

Haris Rauf to Devon Conway, Very short on this occasion, wide of off. Devon Conway wanted to go for the upper cut and but he checks his shot in the end and decides to leave it. The ball though goes towards third man off the toe end of the bat. A single taken.

Haris Rauf to Devon Conway, Haris Rauf pulls his length back now. He serves a short one, around middle. Devon Conway miscues his pull towards mid on. 

Haris Rauf to Devon Conway, A length ball, around the leg pole. Devon Conway looks to flick but he misses. The ball goes towards point off his thigh pad. No run taken there!

Haris Rauf to Kane Williamson, Fuller this time, angling in, on the pads. Kane Williamson works it away towards square leg for a single. 

Mohammad Wasim to Kane Williamson, Leg bye! Darting this on the thigh pad, a length ball. Kane Williamson misses his flick. The ball goes towards square leg off his thigh pad. A leg bye is taken. Kane Williamson will retain the strike with that.

Mohammad Wasim to Kane Williamson, ! Nicely done! Mohammad Wasim drops it short now, around middle. Kane Williamson pulls it through square leg for a boundary. His first boundary! 

Mohammad Wasim to Kane Williamson, Outside off, a length delivery. Kane Williamson steps down the pitch and taps it towards point.

Mohammad Wasim to Devon Conway, Length again, quicker this time, around middle. Devon Conway manages to tap it towards point with an open-faced bat. A single taken.

Mohammad Wasim to Kane Williamson, Quick single! On a length, around middle and off. Kane Williamson rocks back and pushes it towards mid on for a run.

Mohammad Wasim to Kane Williamson, Angling in, around middle and leg, a length ball. Kane Williamson tucks it through square leg for a brace. 

Shahnawaz Dahani to Devon Conway, Around the off pole, a length delivery. Devon Conway blocks it out towards mid-wicket with an angled bat. 

Shahnawaz Dahani to Kane Williamson, Outside off, a good-length delivery. Kane Williamson stays on his crease and dabs it towards third man for a single. With that, he gets off the mark!

Shahnawaz Dahani to Devon Conway, Back of a length, around middle. Devon Conway swivels and pulls it to the fielder at deep square leg. Only a single now.

Shahnawaz Dahani to Devon Conway, Another length delivery, around off. Devon Conway charges down the pitch again to go over cover. But the ball goes off the inner half towards the leg slip region. No run there!

Shahnawaz Dahani to Devon Conway, On a length, around the off pole, at around 138 clicks. Devon Conway leans forward and blocks it out.

Shahnawaz Dahani to Devon Conway, ! Oh, shot! A fuller ball, outside off. Devon Conway dances down the track, opens the face of the bat and slices it aerially over cover-point for a cracking boundary. 

Mohammad Wasim to Devon Conway, Good running!

Mohammad Wasim to Devon Conway, Mohammad Wasim serves this full and outside off, angling away, Devon Conway slashes at it but cannot connect.

Mohammad Wasim to Devon Conway, Length again and on middle, Devon Conway knocks it back to the bowler.

Mohammad Wasim to Kane Williamson, On a length and on leg, Kane Williamson misses his flick as the ball goes off his pads towards square leg. A leg bye is taken.

The skipper of New Zealand, Kane Williamson walks out to bat at number 3. 

Mohammad Wasim to Finn Allen, ! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Mohammad Wasim strikes in his first over and Pakistan have drawn first blood. He bowls this short of a length and on middle, Finn Allen goes for the pull shot but gets hurried and loses his grip when he connects with the ball. As a result, it goes in the air off the top edge and Mohammad Wasim takes a simple catch. New Zealand lose their first wicket.

Mohammad Wasim to Devon Conway, Mohammad Wasim starts with a full delivery, outside off, Devon Conway looks to drive it but gets an outside edge towards third man for a single.

Mohammad Wasim comes into the attack. He replaces Haris Rauf.

Shahnawaz Dahani to Devon Conway, Pulls his length back a bit and on off, Devon Conway pushes it towards mid off for a quick single and gets off the mark.

Shahnawaz Dahani to Devon Conway, This is full and around leg, Devon Conway knocks it to the leg side and denies for the single.

Shahnawaz Dahani to Finn Allen, On a length again around leg, Finn Allen looks to hook it over the short fine leg fielder but misses and it goes off the pads towards the leg slip region. A leg bye is taken.

Shahnawaz Dahani to Finn Allen, Shahnawaz Dahani bowls this on a good length and on off, Finn Allen looks to pull it away but misses and gets hit high on the pads.

Shahnawaz Dahani to Finn Allen, ! Two in a row for Allen! This is on a hard length and on off, Finn Allen stays there and punches it past the gully fielder for another boundary.

Shahnawaz Dahani to Finn Allen, ! A poor delivery and rightly punished! Shahnawaz Dahani starts with a good-length delivery down the leg, Finn Allen pulls it past the short fine leg fielder for a boundary.

Shahnawaz Dahani will share the new ball.

Haris Rauf to Devon Conway, BEATEN! Haris Rauf bowls this full and outside off from around the wicket, angling away, Devon Conway looks to drive it away but gets beaten on the outside edge. 5 runs from the first over then.

Haris Rauf to Devon Conway, Full again and on off, Devon Conway drives it but straight to mid off.

Haris Rauf to Devon Conway, Goes fuller this time, on middle, Devon Conway knocks it back towards the bowler where Haris Rauf kicks it towards the cover fielder.

Haris Rauf to Finn Allen, On a length and on off, Finn Allen looks to push it away but gets an inside edge onto his pads and the ball roll towards point. A leg bye is taken.

Haris Rauf to Finn Allen, ! New Zealand and Finn Allen are underway in style! This is pitched up and around off, Finn Allen takes a couple of steps down the track and lofts it over mid off for a boundary.

Haris Rauf to Finn Allen, Haris Rauf starts with a hard length delivery, on leg, Finn Allen looks to flick it away but misses and the ball goes off his pads to the leg side.

We are ready for action to get underway! The players of Pakistan are seen in a huddle near the boundary ropes. Devon Conway and Finn Allen will open the batting for New Zealand. Haris Rauf will begin the proceedings with the ball. Let's go!

The players have made their way out in the middle for the national anthems. It will be Pakistan's first followed by New Zealand's.

Pakistan (Unchanged Playing XI) - Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Haider Ali, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim, Haris Rauf, Shahnawaz Dahani.

New Zealand (Playing XI) - Devon Conway, Finn Allen (WK), Kane Williamson (C), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Michael Bracewell, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Blair Tickner.

TOSS - New Zealand have won the toss and they have elected to BAT first!

Pakistan on the flip side have gotten off the mark in this series after getting over the line in their opening contest against Bangladesh. It was once again, Mohammad Rizwan who took his side to a fighting total. However, their middle-order batting woes continue. They will be hoping for players like Haider Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, and Asif Ali to make vital contributions and regain form before the mega event later this month. We have an enticing battle coming up! Stay tuned for the toss and other u

We are back with the chase!

Pakistan put on another decent bowling effort against a quality batting line-up. All of their bowlers did well except for that one Mohammad Nawaz over which went for 22 runs but he also picked up two crucial wickets. Haris Rauf was brilliant once again and got three wickets in the same over and demolished the Kiwi lower middle order. Shahnawaz Dahani and Mohammad Wasim also contributed with the wickets. It was a clinical show from the bowlers and they will be confident enough to chase this

... THE RUN CHASE ...

Right then,

Mark Chapman is up for a chat. He says that Pakistan bowlers bowled really well, credit to them for their performance. Adds that they would have liked a few more runs, but they do have a strong bowling line up.

New Zealand will be really disappointed with their batting performance. They lost Finn Allen early on but Devon Conway and Kane Williamson steadied the ship with a 61 run partnership. However, they found it difficult to time the ball and the run scoring was slow too. Both of them were dismissed in the thirties and after that Mark Chapman and Glenn Phillips took the charge and changed gears. Only Mark Chapman looked decent with his 32 off just 16 balls. The Kiwis were in a good position t

An incredible death bowling masterclass from the Pakistani bowlers and they have restricted New Zealand to 147. Pakistan will be the happier side going into the break.

Mohammad Wasim to Trent Boult, A single to end the innings! Mohammad Wasim nails his yorker again, around middle. Trent Boult jams it out onto the deck and the batters cross ends. New Zealand end at 147 for 8!

Mohammad Wasim to Tim Southee, Leg bye! A yorker now, around the leg pole. Tim Southee fails to dig this one out. The ball goes towards point off his pads. A leg bye is taken!

Mohammad Wasim to Trent Boult, Full and outside off. Trent Boult drives it towards cover for a single. 

Trent Boult comes out to the middle now.

Mohammad Wasim to Ish Sodhi, ! CHOPPED ON! Another one bites the dust! The Kiwis are falling like a pack of cards here. A length ball, outside off, at around 142 clicks. Ish Sodhi looks to cut this one, but he manages to get an inside edge back onto the stumps. Ish Sodhi departs and New Zealand have lost their eighth.

Mohammad Wasim to Tim Southee, Another low full toss, Mohammad Wasim misses his yorker again. Tim Southee clips it towards mid-wicket for a single. 

Tim Southee walks out to bat now. Also, Mohammad Wasim (3-0-16-1) to bowl the last over.

Mohammad Wasim to Ish Sodhi,  A low full toss, around middle. Ish Sodhi knocks it down to long on for a single. 

Haris Rauf to Mark Chapman, ! TAKEN! Haris Rauf might have not got a hat-trick here but he grabs his third wicket of the over! He sends back the well-set, Mark Chapman. A length ball, takes the pace off again, around middle. Mark Chapman looks to heave this one over long on. But he completely mistimes his shot. Mohammad Wasim at long on runs forward and takes a good catch. 

Haris Rauf to Mark Chapman, ! Easy pickings! Full and on the pads. Mark Chapman flicks it towards square leg for a boundary. 

Haris Rauf to Ish Sodhi, Full again, and outside off. Ish Sodhi pushes it towards point for a single. 

Ish Sodhi comes out to the middle now.

Haris Rauf to Michael Bracewell, ! Two in two for Haris Rauf and Mark Chapman departs without troubling the scorers. Good change of pace from Rauf again. Pace on this time, at around 137 clicks, a length ball, around middle. Michael Bracewell shuffles across and looks to scoop this one. But he misses and gets hit on his back pad. A huge appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Michael Bracewell though opts for a review. No bat involved there. The Ball Tracking shows three reds and Mi

Michael Bracewell is the new batteer in for New Zealand.

Haris Rauf to James Neesham, ! CLEANED HIM UP! Haris Rauf gets rid of the dangerous, James Neesham! A big wicket for Pakistan as James Neesham could have taken New Zealand close to 160. Another peach by Haris Rauf! A slower one, length ball, around the off pole. James Neesham looks to hoick this one across the line and towards mid-wicket. But he misses once again and the ball clips the bails off. 

Haris Rauf to James Neesham, Beautifully bowled! He takes the pace off this one, serves a length ball, outside off. James Neesham looks to pull this one but he gets undone by the lack of pace. 

Haris Rauf (3-0-23-0) to bowl the penultimate over.

Shahnawaz Dahani to Mark Chapman, Pitched up this time, around middle. Mark Chapman makes room and slices it uppishly over point. Two taken.

Shahnawaz Dahani to James Neesham, Back of a length, around middle. James Neesham pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a single. 

Shahnawaz Dahani to James Neesham, Play and a miss! Outside off this time, shorter one. James Neesham looks to pull this one but he fails to get any bat on it. 

Shahnawaz Dahani to James Neesham, ! James Neesham is off the mark with a boundary! A fuller ball, around midde. James Neesham heaves this one with a closed-face bat towards deep mid-wicket for a boundary. 

Shahnawaz Dahani to James Neesham, Too short this time, outside off. James Neesham misses his pull.

James Neesham walks out to bat now.

Shahnawaz Dahani to Glenn Phillips, ! TAKEN! Shahnawaz Dahani has broken this stand here! He runs to the crowd to celebrate. He is pumped! A short ball, wide of off. Glenn Phillips cuts it aerially towards deep point. Unluckily, there is a fielder stationed right there. Asif Ali pouches it safely. It was a good shot though, but he has to walk back! 

Shahnawaz Dahani (2-0-215-1) comes back into the attack.

Mohammad Wasim to Glenn Phillips, Leg bye! Top delivery from Mohammad Wasim! That's it in the blockhole, around the leg pole. Glenn Phillips fails to dig this one out. But the ball goes towards short fine leg off his boot. A leg bye is taken.

Mohammad Wasim to Mark Chapman, A fuller ball, around middle. Mark Chapman moves to the leg side now, and strokes it towards cover for a run.

Mohammad Wasim to Mark Chapman, A length ball, around the leg pole. Mark Chapman shuffles across and misses his flick. The ball goes past the leg stump to the keeper.

Mohammad Wasim to Glenn Phillips, A short ball, outside off. Glenn Phillips cuts this one towards sweeper cover. A single taken. The throw from the fielder is well away from the stumps. Mohammad Rizwan covers at least 20 yards, dives, and saves the ball as there was no one backing up. Excellent work from Mohammad Rizwan.

Mohammad Wasim to Mark Chapman, Fuller ball this time, around the off pole. Mark Chapman knocks it down to long on and rotates the strike. 

Mohammad Wasim to Glenn Phillips, A length ball, around off. Glenn Phillips punches it off the back foot towards deep cover. Another single is taken.

Mohammad Wasim (2-0-12-1) is back on.

Haris Rauf to Glenn Phillips, Short ball again, around middle this time. Glenn Phillips pulls it this one powerfully but straight to the fielder at deep mid-wicket. A single taken. 

Haris Rauf to Glenn Phillips, ! Not timed as well, but it's in the gap and there is enough power on that to go all the way for a boundary! Outside off, a shortish ball. Glenn Phillips rocks back and slaps in through mid off for a boundary. 

Haris Rauf to Glenn Phillips, Excellent running! Angling in, a length ball, around middle and leg. Glenn Phillips taps it in the vacant mid on region for a brace. 

Haris Rauf to Mark Chapman, Short ball, around middle, this one stays low a tad. Mark Chapman swivels and drags it from the inner half of his bat towards deep square leg. Only a single. 

Haris Rauf to Glenn Phillips, Pitches it up this time, around the off pole. Glenn Phillips drives it through cover for a single. 

Haris Rauf to Glenn Phillips, Back of a length, around middle. Glenn Phillips pulls it towards deep square leg for a brace.

Mohammad Nawaz to Mark Chapman, ! Another one for Chapman! Mohammad Nawaz bowls this short again and on leg, Mark Chapman moves back and pulls it wide of deep square leg for another boundary. 22 runs from the over!

Mohammad Nawaz to Mark Chapman, ! Mark Chapman is looking in good touch here! This is looped up, full and on middle, Mark Chapman stays there and slogs it wide of long on for a boundary.

Mohammad Nawaz to Mark Chapman, ! Another maximum for Chapman, he is showing real power here. Mohammad Nawaz bowls a half-tracker and on leg, Mark Chapman makes room and pulls it over the deep square leg fence for a biggie.

Mohammad Nawaz to Glenn Phillips, Quicker one, full and on middle, Glenn Phillips works it off the inner half through mid-wicket for a run.

Mohammad Nawaz to Mark Chapman, Short and on middle, Mark Chapman moves back and pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

Mohammad Nawaz to Mark Chapman, ! BANG! Mark Chapman has hit this a long way! This is tossed up, full and around leg, Mark Chapman skips down the track and heaves it over the deep mid-wicket fence for a biggie.

Shadab Khan to Mark Chapman, Short ball on this occasion, around the leg pole. Mark Chapman reverse-hits this towards the fielder at short third man. Only a single. 

Shadab Khan to Glenn Phillips, Floated, full and on off, Glenn Phillips drives it towards cover for a single.

Shadab Khan to Mark Chapman, Quicker, short and on middle, Mark Chapman looks to cut it but gets a bottome edge just past the stumps towards short fine leg for a single.

Shadab Khan to Mark Chapman, A googly now, short and on middle, turning away, Mark Chapman gets cramped and works it towards mid-wicket.

Shadab Khan to Mark Chapman, Short and on middle, turning in, Mark Chapman nudges it off his back foot towards mid-wicket.

Shadab Khan to Glenn Phillips, Tossed up, full and on off, Glenn Phillips opens the face of his bat and pushes it towards covers for a single.

Mark Chapman walks out to bat now.

Mohammad Nawaz to Kane Williamson, ! TIMBER! Mohammad Nawaz gets his man and the struggle for Kane Williamson comes to an end. Nawaz bowls this slightly quicker through the air, on middle, Kane Williamson makes room and goes for the big slog-sweep but completely misses and the ball goes through to shatter the stumps. New Zealand have now lost both the set batters and will need to build again.

Mohammad Nawaz to Kane Williamson, Tossed up, full and on middle, Kane Williamson sweeps it uppishly wide of deep mid-wicket for a brace.

Mohammad Nawaz to Glenn Phillips, Mohammad Nawaz continues to bowls short here, this is on middle, Glenn Phillips punches it off his back foot towards long on for one more.

Mohammad Nawaz to Kane Williamson, Short again and on middle, Kane Williamson moves back and pulls it but straight to deep mid-wicket. Another single.

Mohammad Nawaz to Glenn Phillips, Quicker, short and on leg, Glenn Phillips looks to pull it away but misses and the ball deflects off his pads towards short third man. A leg bye is taken.

Mohammad Nawaz to Kane Williamson, Floated, full and on off, Kane Williamson uses his feet and strokes this through covers for a single.

Shadab Khan to Kane Williamson, Flatter, short and on leg, Kane Williamson flicks it off the back foot through square leg for a run.

Shadab Khan to Glenn Phillips, Another googly, full and on off, turning in, Glenn Phillips taps it in front of cover for a quick single.

Shadab Khan to Glenn Phillips, Short and around off, Glenn Phillips stays back and pushes it towards covers.

Shadab Khan to Kane Williamson, Tossed up, full and on middle, Kane Williamson eases it towards long on for one.

Shadab Khan to Glenn Phillips, A bit short and on middle, Glenn Phillips moves back and forces it towards long on for a run and gets off the mark.

Shadab Khan to Kane Williamson, A googly, full and on middle, turning in, Kane Williamson works it towards long on for a single.

Mohammad Nawaz to Devon Conway, ! TAKEN! Devon Conway looks for another expansive shot but holes out this time. Mohammad Nawaz slows it up and bowls this full, on middle and leg, Devon Conway skips down the track and whips it but fails to get the timing right and hits it straight into the hands of Haider Ali who is staitioned at deep mid-wicket. He makes no mistake and Conway has to go.

Glenn Phillips comes to the crease. 

Mohammad Nawaz to Devon Conway, ! Great placement! This is looped up, touch fuller and on middle, Devon Conway goes down and slog sweeps it wide of the deep square leg fielder for a boundary.

Mohammad Nawaz to Kane Williamson, Flatter, full and on leg, Kane Williamson moves across and looks to paddle it away but misses and it goes off his pads towards fine leg. A leg bye is taken.

Mohammad Nawaz to Devon Conway, A bit short and on middle, turning in, Devon Conway moves back and pulls it of the inner half through square leg for a run.

Mohammad Nawaz to Kane Williamson, Tossed up, full and on middle, Kane Williamson tucks it through mid-wicket for a single.

Mohammad Nawaz to Devon Conway, Floated, full and on middle, Devon Conway strokes it towards short mid-wicket.

Drinks! New Zealand are in a good position at the halfway stage and they have the perfect platform to launch from here. Devon Conway and Kane Williamson are looking in good touch and are going nicely. Pakistan got the early wicket of Finn Allen but after that they have not done much. They will look to break this partnership. An exciting session awaits us..

Shadab Khan to Devon Conway, A fuller ball, around the leg pole, floated as well. Devon Conway once again misses his sweep. There is a stifled appeal there for LBW, but the umpire says no.

Shadab Khan to Devon Conway, Another loopy one, pitched up, around middle. Devon Conway steps down the pitch and plays it back to Shadab Khan. Kane Williamson was outside the crease at the non-strikes end. But Shadab Khan did not throw the ball back at the stumps. 

Shadab Khan to Devon Conway, Play and a miss! A leg-break now, fuller ball, around the leg pole. Devon Conway looks to sweep this one but he misses.

Shadab Khan to Devon Conway, A fuller one, loopy ball, around middle. Devon Conway blocks it out.

Shadab Khan to Devon Conway, A fuller ball, outside off. Devon Conway pushes it through point for a brace.

Shadab Khan to Devon Conway, ! Oh, dear! Devon Conway gets lucky here! A loopy ball, slower through the air, around off, fuller in length. Devon Conway advances down the track and heaves it towards long on. Haris Rauf there takes the catch just near the boundary ropes, but he went over the ropes there. By the time he realised to throw it back, it was too late. Six given!

Mohammad Nawaz to Devon Conway, Around middle and leg, a short ball. Devon Conway dabs it towards square leg for a single. 

Mohammad Nawaz to Devon Conway, ! BOOM! Much-needed for New Zealand! A fuller one, around off. Devon Conway shimmies down the pitch and smokes it down the ground for a biggie. 

Mohammad Nawaz to Kane Williamson, Back of a length, around middle. Kane Williamson steps down the pitch and works it away towards long on for a run.

Mohammad Nawaz to Kane Williamson, Tighter line now! Around the off pole, a short ball. Kane Williamson stays in his crease and taps it towards point. No run there! 

Mohammad Nawaz to Kane Williamson, Good running! Mohammad Nawaz goes 'round the wicket to the right-hander now, he serves an arm ball, around middle and leg. Kane Williamson nudges it in the vacant mid-wicket region for a couple of runs.

Mohammad Nawaz to Devon Conway, Mohammad Nawaz starts off with a short ball, around middle, spinning in. Devon Conway pulls it wide of long on only for a single. 

Iftikhar Ahmed to Kane Williamson, Oh good shot and a good stop as well! A fuller one, around middle. Kane Williamson gets down on his knee and reverse-sweeps it through point. The fielder from sweeper runs to his left, dives, and keeps the ball away from the ropes. Two taken.

Iftikhar Ahmed to Kane Williamson, Edged and just short! Loopy ball, outside off. Kane Williamson leans in and looks to drive this. But the ball goes off the outside and lops up towards short third man. It falls just short of Shadab Khan there. 

Iftikhar Ahmed to Devon Conway, Tosses this one up, fuller ball, around off. Devon Conway strokes it down to long off for a run.

Iftikhar Ahmed to Kane Williamson, Drifitng in, around middle and leg. Kane Williamson nudges this one towards square leg and rotates the strike. 

Iftikhar Ahmed to Kane Williamson, Play and a miss! Width on offer now, back of a length. Kane Williamson hangs back and misses his cut.

Iftikhar Ahmed to Devon Conway, Iftikhar Ahmed begins with a shorter ball, from 'round the wicket, around off. Devon Conway steps down the pitch and knocks it down to long off for a single. 

Shadab Khan to Kane Williamson, Another short one, drifitng in, around middle and leg. Kane Williamson stays in his crease and tucks it in the vacant square leg region for a couple of runs.

Shadab Khan to Kane Williamson, Outside off, a shortish ball. Kane Williamson rocks back and dabs it towards point.

Shadab Khan to Devon Conway, Another full one, loopy ball, around middle. Devon Conway gets down on his knee and sweeps it towards deep square leg for a single. 

Shadab Khan to Kane Williamson, Tad shorter, around middle. Kane Williamson works it away towards square leg for a single. 

Shadab Khan to Devon Conway, Tosses this one up, a fuller ball, a leg break, outside off. Devon Conway leans in and pushes it towards cover. 

Shadab Khan to Kane Williamson, A fuller ball, around middle and off. Kane Williamson blocks it out.

Haris Rauf to Kane Williamson, FIVE NOW! That will be overthrows!  A fullish ball, outside off. Kane Williamson pushes it towards cover and scampers across to the other end. The fielder there has a shy at bowler's end but he misses. There is no one backing up and the ball races away to the boundary. 

Haris Rauf to Kane Williamson, Tailing back in, around middle, a length ball. Kane Williamson blocks it out.

Haris Rauf to Devon Conway, Very short on this occasion, wide of off. Devon Conway wanted to go for the upper cut and but he checks his shot in the end and decides to leave it. The ball though goes towards third man off the toe end of the bat. A single taken.

Haris Rauf to Devon Conway, Haris Rauf pulls his length back now. He serves a short one, around middle. Devon Conway miscues his pull towards mid on. 

Haris Rauf to Devon Conway, A length ball, around the leg pole. Devon Conway looks to flick but he misses. The ball goes towards point off his thigh pad. No run taken there!

Haris Rauf to Kane Williamson, Fuller this time, angling in, on the pads. Kane Williamson works it away towards square leg for a single. 

Mohammad Wasim to Kane Williamson, Leg bye! Darting this on the thigh pad, a length ball. Kane Williamson misses his flick. The ball goes towards square leg off his thigh pad. A leg bye is taken. Kane Williamson will retain the strike with that.

Mohammad Wasim to Kane Williamson, ! Nicely done! Mohammad Wasim drops it short now, around middle. Kane Williamson pulls it through square leg for a boundary. His first boundary! 

Mohammad Wasim to Kane Williamson, Outside off, a length delivery. Kane Williamson steps down the pitch and taps it towards point.

Mohammad Wasim to Devon Conway, Length again, quicker this time, around middle. Devon Conway manages to tap it towards point with an open-faced bat. A single taken.

Mohammad Wasim to Kane Williamson, Quick single! On a length, around middle and off. Kane Williamson rocks back and pushes it towards mid on for a run.

Mohammad Wasim to Kane Williamson, Angling in, around middle and leg, a length ball. Kane Williamson tucks it through square leg for a brace. 

Shahnawaz Dahani to Devon Conway, Around the off pole, a length delivery. Devon Conway blocks it out towards mid-wicket with an angled bat. 

Shahnawaz Dahani to Kane Williamson, Outside off, a good-length delivery. Kane Williamson stays on his crease and dabs it towards third man for a single. With that, he gets off the mark!

Shahnawaz Dahani to Devon Conway, Back of a length, around middle. Devon Conway swivels and pulls it to the fielder at deep square leg. Only a single now.

Shahnawaz Dahani to Devon Conway, Another length delivery, around off. Devon Conway charges down the pitch again to go over cover. But the ball goes off the inner half towards the leg slip region. No run there!

Shahnawaz Dahani to Devon Conway, On a length, around the off pole, at around 138 clicks. Devon Conway leans forward and blocks it out.

Shahnawaz Dahani to Devon Conway, ! Oh, shot! A fuller ball, outside off. Devon Conway dances down the track, opens the face of the bat and slices it aerially over cover-point for a cracking boundary. 

Mohammad Wasim to Devon Conway, Good running!

Mohammad Wasim to Devon Conway, Mohammad Wasim serves this full and outside off, angling away, Devon Conway slashes at it but cannot connect.

Mohammad Wasim to Devon Conway, Length again and on middle, Devon Conway knocks it back to the bowler.

Mohammad Wasim to Kane Williamson, On a length and on leg, Kane Williamson misses his flick as the ball goes off his pads towards square leg. A leg bye is taken.

The skipper of New Zealand, Kane Williamson walks out to bat at number 3. 

Mohammad Wasim to Finn Allen, ! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Mohammad Wasim strikes in his first over and Pakistan have drawn first blood. He bowls this short of a length and on middle, Finn Allen goes for the pull shot but gets hurried and loses his grip when he connects with the ball. As a result, it goes in the air off the top edge and Mohammad Wasim takes a simple catch. New Zealand lose their first wicket.

Mohammad Wasim to Devon Conway, Mohammad Wasim starts with a full delivery, outside off, Devon Conway looks to drive it but gets an outside edge towards third man for a single.

Mohammad Wasim comes into the attack. He replaces Haris Rauf.

Shahnawaz Dahani to Devon Conway, Pulls his length back a bit and on off, Devon Conway pushes it towards mid off for a quick single and gets off the mark.

Shahnawaz Dahani to Devon Conway, This is full and around leg, Devon Conway knocks it to the leg side and denies for the single.

Shahnawaz Dahani to Finn Allen, On a length again around leg, Finn Allen looks to hook it over the short fine leg fielder but misses and it goes off the pads towards the leg slip region. A leg bye is taken.

Shahnawaz Dahani to Finn Allen, Shahnawaz Dahani bowls this on a good length and on off, Finn Allen looks to pull it away but misses and gets hit high on the pads.

Shahnawaz Dahani to Finn Allen, ! Two in a row for Allen! This is on a hard length and on off, Finn Allen stays there and punches it past the gully fielder for another boundary.

Shahnawaz Dahani to Finn Allen, ! A poor delivery and rightly punished! Shahnawaz Dahani starts with a good-length delivery down the leg, Finn Allen pulls it past the short fine leg fielder for a boundary.

Shahnawaz Dahani will share the new ball.

Haris Rauf to Devon Conway, BEATEN! Haris Rauf bowls this full and outside off from around the wicket, angling away, Devon Conway looks to drive it away but gets beaten on the outside edge. 5 runs from the first over then.

Haris Rauf to Devon Conway, Full again and on off, Devon Conway drives it but straight to mid off.

Haris Rauf to Devon Conway, Goes fuller this time, on middle, Devon Conway knocks it back towards the bowler where Haris Rauf kicks it towards the cover fielder.

Haris Rauf to Finn Allen, On a length and on off, Finn Allen looks to push it away but gets an inside edge onto his pads and the ball roll towards point. A leg bye is taken.

Haris Rauf to Finn Allen, ! New Zealand and Finn Allen are underway in style! This is pitched up and around off, Finn Allen takes a couple of steps down the track and lofts it over mid off for a boundary.

Haris Rauf to Finn Allen, Haris Rauf starts with a hard length delivery, on leg, Finn Allen looks to flick it away but misses and the ball goes off his pads to the leg side.

We are ready for action to get underway! The players of Pakistan are seen in a huddle near the boundary ropes. Devon Conway and Finn Allen will open the batting for New Zealand. Haris Rauf will begin the proceedings with the ball. Let's go!

The players have made their way out in the middle for the national anthems. It will be Pakistan's first followed by New Zealand's.

Pakistan (Unchanged Playing XI) - Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Haider Ali, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim, Haris Rauf, Shahnawaz Dahani.

New Zealand (Playing XI) - Devon Conway, Finn Allen (WK), Kane Williamson (C), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Michael Bracewell, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Blair Tickner.

TOSS - New Zealand have won the toss and they have elected to BAT first!

Pakistan on the flip side have gotten off the mark in this series after getting over the line in their opening contest against Bangladesh. It was once again, Mohammad Rizwan who took his side to a fighting total. However, their middle-order batting woes continue. They will be hoping for players like Haider Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, and Asif Ali to make vital contributions and regain form before the mega event later this month. We have an enticing battle coming up! Stay tuned for the toss and other u

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