Poor start of the tour by Pakistan. Auckland thrashed Pakistanis by 5 wickets.

Posted: December 23, 2010 in Pakistan tour of New Zealand
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Auckland –  New Zealand: Auckland defeated Pakistanis by 5 wickets. Pakistani team who was under the shadow of fixing lost its tour match.


Tour Match: Auckland v Pakistanis

Location: Colin Maiden Park, Auckland – New Zealand

Date & Day: December 23, 2010 ; Thursday


Toss: Auckland won the toss & elected to field.

 

Pakistan Innings:

The captain of the Pakistan Cricket Team ‘Shahid Khan Afridi’ went out today to start the innings with Mohammad Hafeez.

But at the 4th ball of the match delivered by Bates, M. Hafeez got out. It was the frustrating moment for Pakistanis. As the score was just 1.

The new batsman was Ahmed Shehzad, he also got the blow in the last ball of the same over & left the pitch. It was the 2nd wicket for Bates. Ahmed Shehzad went for a duck.

Next man in was Younis Khan; an experienced batsmen from the Pakistani side. Afridi & Younis tried to give an assistance to the backbone of Pakistan but in the  3rd over of the match, Afridi caught out at the ball of Bates. It was the 3rd wicket for Bates. At this time, the score of Pakistan was 7/3.

Pakistani spectators were disappointed by B00M B00M. Umar Akmal came in & started building partnership with Younis Khan.

In the 8th over, Younis Khan went back to pavilion after getting out at the ball of Hira. He scored 18 runs on 16 balls with 1 massive six.

Fawad Alam took the guard & went into the ground for playing spectacular innings but was disappointed after getting run-out. He also went for a duck. At this time the score of Pakistan was 47/5 in 8.3 overs.

The new man was the Lion of Pakistan Cricket, Abdul Razzzaq who helped Pakistan to win the 2nd ODI against South Africa this year by scoring 109 runs of just 72 balls.

But in the next over, Umar Akmal left Abdul Razzaq alone after getting clean bowled on the ball of Hira. He was looking good. He scored 25 runs of 29 balls with 2 fours.

Umar Gul came in to help Abdul Razzaq. Both were giving tough time to the bowlers & were looking like the Wall of China.

At the last ball of the 15th over, Bhupinder Singh got the golden wicket of Abdul Razzaq. He scored 16 runs of 18 balls with 1 four.

Abdur Rehman came in & got out at the ball of Kitchen. He also went for a duck. At this time the score of Pakistan was 84/8.

Then Wahab Riaz came in to assist Umar Gul who was trying its best. But Wahab also loved to went back to the pavilion in the next over. This was the 4th wicket of Bates.

Saeed Ajmal was the next & last man. Here Umar Gul got out at the ball of Munro. He scored 19 runs of 23 balls with 1 four.

The complete Pakistanis team sums up in 17.4 overs after scoring just 91 runs. Their batting line-up was just like the heap of Ash.

 

 

Scorecard of Pakistanis’s Innings:

—————— Batsmen ———————————————————————————————-R—-M—B—4s-6s–SR——-

Mohammad Hafeez c & b Bates 4 2 4 1 0 100.00
Shahid Afridi* c Kitchen b Bates 1 12 4 0 0 25.00
Ahmed Shehzad c Vincent b Bates 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
Younis Khan c Munro b Hira 18 29 16 0 1 112.50
Umar Akmal† b Hira 25 30 29 2 0 86.20
Fawad Alam run out (Guptill) 0 3 1 0 0 0.00
Abdul Razzaq c Vincent b Bhupinder Singh 16 19 18 1 0 88.88
Umar Gul c Guptill b Munro 19 28 23 1 0 82.60
Abdur Rehman st †Hopkins b Kitchen 0 2 4 0 0 0.00
Wahab Riaz c Guptill b Bates 1 4 4 0 0 25.00
Saeed Ajmal not out 2 4 2 0 0 100.00
Extras (lb 2, w 2, nb 1) 5
Total (all out; 17.4 overs) 91 (5.15 runs per over)
Did not bat: Shoaib Akhtar
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Mohammad Hafeez, 0.4 ov), 2-4 (Ahmed Shehzad, 0.6 ov), 3-7 (Shahid Afridi, 2.3 ov),4-45 (Younis Khan, 7.5 ov), 5-47 (Fawad Alam, 8.3 ov), 6-52 (Umar Akmal, 9.3 ov), 7-83 (Abdul Razzaq, 14.6 ov),8-84 (Abdur Rehman, 15.5 ov), 9-87 (Wahab Riaz, 16.5 ov), 10-91 (Umar Gul, 17.4 ov)

 

Bowling:

———-Bowlers———O—M–R–W–Econ————–

MD Bates 3 0 11 4 3.66
DR Tuffey 3 0 12 0 4.00 (1nb)
JDS Neesham 2 0 22 0 11.00 (1w)
RM Hira 4 0 21 2 5.25
Bhupinder Singh 4 0 19 1 4.75 (1w)
AK Kitchen 1 0 1 1 1.00
C Munro 0.4 0 3 1 4.50


Auckland Innings:

Grandhomme & Guptil were the openers from the Auckland side. The total was not a difficult task. Both openers started the innings aggressively & played beautiful shots.

The first wicket of Auckland went down on the ball of Rawalpindi Express ‘Shoaib Akhtar’. The Grandhomme was the man. He scored 20 runs of 12 balls with 3 fours. At this time the score of Auckland was 28/1 in 2.4 overs.

The next man in was Vincent. He tried to help Guptil but got clean bowled at the ball of Shoaib Akhtar. He scored 7 runs of 8 balls with 1 four.

Kitchen took the guard & went into the ground to keep the scoreboard ticking. In the 6th over, Younis Khan caught the catch of Kitchen at the ball of Saeed Ajmal. At this time the score was 46/3 in 5.4 overs.

The wicketkeeper Hopkins came in & after struggling hard went back to the pavilion. He scored 8 runs of 14 balls. The wicket was for Wahab Riaz.

Munro was the next man but at the individual score of 5, he was clean bowled by Saeed Ajmal. At this time the score of Auckland was 68/5 in 9.4 overs.

From there, Hakaraia assisted Guptil to win the match. Guptil scored 28 runs of 30 balls with 2 fours & Hakaraia scored 6 runs of 9 balls with 1 four. Both remained not-out.

The bowling of Pakistanis bowlers was very bad. 17 runs were counted as extra-runs (b 4, lb 6, w 3, nb 4).

 

 

Scorecard of Auckland’s Innings:

—————— Batsmen ———————————————————————————————–R—-M—B–4s-6s–SR——-

C de Grandhomme c Ahmed Shehzad b Shoaib Akhtar 20 14 12 3 0 166.66
MJ Guptill not out 28 63 30 2 0 93.33
L Vincent b Shoaib Akhtar 7 7 8 1 0 87.50
AK Kitchen c Younis Khan b Saeed Ajmal 1 5 5 0 0 20.00
GJ Hopkins*† c Saeed Ajmal b Wahab Riaz 8 12 14 0 0 57.14
C Munro b Saeed Ajmal 5 5 5 1 0 100.00
DN Hakaraia not out 6 15 9 1 0 66.66
Extras (b 4, lb 6, w 3, nb 4) 17
Total (5 wickets; 13.2 overs) 92 (6.90 runs per over)
Did not bat:JDS Neesham, RM Hira, DR Tuffey, MD Bates, Bhupinder Singh
Fall of wickets: 1-28 (de Grandhomme, 2.4 ov), 2-43 (Vincent, 4.3 ov), 3-46 (Kitchen, 5.4 ov), 4-62 (Hopkins, 8.4 ov),5-68 (Munro, 9.4 ov)

 

Bowling:

——Bowlers———O—M—R–W-Econ————-

Shoaib Akhtar 4 0 31 2 7.75 (2nb)
Umar Gul 2 0 12 0 6.00 (1w)
Saeed Ajmal 4 0 20 2 5.00 (2w)
Wahab Riaz 2 0 9 1 4.50 (1nb)
Shahid Afridi 1.2 0 10 0 7.50

 

Result: Auckland won the match by 5 wickets.

The Pakistan Cricket Team will play 1st T20I of the tour against New Zealand on December 26, 2010 & will start at 01:00 (GMT). Hope they will play good cricket.

 

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