3rd T20I: Dashing performance of Abdul Razzaq hammered Kiwis

Posted: December 30, 2010 in Pakistan tour of New Zealand
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Christchurch: Pakistan won the 3rd T20I against New Zealand by 103 runs. Black Caps failed to maintain their winning streak. Pakistan was best in every department.


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3rd T20I: New Zealand v Pakistan

Location: AMI Stadium, Christchurch – New Zealand

Date & Day: December 30, 2010 ; Thursday


Toss: Pakistan won the toss & elected to bat.


Pakistan Innings:

Today Ahmed Shehzad & Mohammad Hafeez were the opener from the Pakistani side. They started playing pretty well.

On one end Ahmed Shehzad was playing superb shots & on the other end M. Hafeez was playing timing shots. Kiwis bowlers were looking frustrated. They were trying their best.

It was great time when both batsmen made 50 runs partnership. In the 9th over, Pakistan got a blow when well settled batman M. Hafeez tried to lift the full & wide delivery over the infield & found the Kiwi’s skipper Taylor, who, in the end succeeded in taking the catch by one hand. He scored 34 runs on 23 balls with the help of 5 FOURS & 1 SIX. The score of Pakistan was 81/1.

The next man was Asad Shafiq from Pakistan. He tried to help Ahmed Shehzad but Shehzad got lbw out at 2nd ball of the 10th over. It was the 2nd wicket for Franklin. Ahmed scored precious 54 runs off 34 balls with 10 magnificent FOURS.

Then experienced batsman Younis Khan came in to assist Asad Shafiq but got run-out in the 13th over.

Junior Akmal was the new batsman. In the next over, Asad Shafiq tried to smash the ball out of the park but failed & caught out. He scored just 8 runs of 15 balls.

B00M B00M Afridi came in & tried to life-up the Pakistani innings. On the other hand, Umar Akmal was trying his best.

Shahid Khan Afidi got clean bowled by Southee at the full toss ball. He scored 14 runs of 9 balls with 1 FOUR & 1 SIX. Pakistani fans were disappointed. The score of Pakistan was 136/5 in 17.0 overs.

The Lion of Pakistan Cricket ‘Abdul Razzaq’ came in. The eyes of the Pakistani spectators were on him as he was the last hope of Pakistan.

In the 19th over, Abdul Razzaq played a shot but got a top edge, it straight went up in the sky & then Nathan McCullum caught it for a while but suddenly he dropped it.

Kiwis were looking not happy because of this catch drop by McCullum.  Abdul Razzaq smashed the very next ball out of the park & it was SIX. The next was a slow one from Southee which was missed by the lion. At the last ball of the over Abdul Razzaq again scored a SIX & it was huge.

Then Umar Akmal got out at the first ball of 20th over. He played a sensible innings of 30 runs off 19 balls with the help of 3 FOURS & 1 SIX. Wahab Riaz took the guard & came into the ground to assist Abdul Razzaq.

In the 20th over, Abdul Razzaq smashed the 2nd ball for FOUR, 3rd ball for SIX, 4th ball for FOUR, 5th ball for FOUR & the last ball for a single.

At the end Pakistan succeeded in scoring 183/6 in 20.0 overs. Abdul Razzaq & Wahab Riaz remained not-out. Abdul Razzaq scored 34 runs off just 11 balls with 3 well struck FOURS & 3 massive SIXES. 4 runs were given extra by Kiwis.



Scorecard of Pakistanis’s Innings:

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

Ahmed Shehzad lbw b Franklin 54 42 34 10 0 158.82
Mohammad Hafeez c Taylor b Franklin 34 36 23 5 1 147.82
Asad Shafiq c Mills b McCullum 8 20 15 0 0 53.33
Younis Khan run out (McCullum) 5 11 9 0 0 55.55
Umar Akmal† c Brownlie b Milne 30 27 19 3 1 157.89
Shahid Afridi* b Southee 14 13 9 1 1 155.55
Abdul Razzaq not out 34 14 11 3 3 309.09
Wahab Riaz not out 0 3 0 0 0
Extras (b 1, w 3) 4
Total (6 wickets; 20 overs; 84 mins) 183 (9.15 runs per over)
Did not bat:Tanvir Ahmed, Saeed Ajmal, Abdur Rehman
Fall of wickets: 1-81 (Mohammad Hafeez, 8.4 ov), 2-90 (Ahmed Shehzad, 10.2 ov), 3-100 (Younis Khan, 12.6 ov),4-106 (Asad Shafiq, 13.5 ov), 5-136 (Shahid Afridi, 16.6 ov), 6-164 (Umar Akmal, 19.1 ov)




AF Milne 4 0 48 1 12.00 (2w)
KD Mills 4 0 36 0 9.00
TG Southee 4 0 53 1 13.25
NL McCullum 4 0 29 1 7.25
JEC Franklin 3 0 12 2 4.00
SB Styris 1 0 4 0 4.00


New Zealand Innings:

Ryder & Guptill were the openers from New Zealand. Abdul Razzaq got the wicket of Guptill at the 4th ball of the 1st over. It was a beautiful start by Pakistan as the head of the Kiwi’s Innings was no more there. At the end of the over, the score of New Zealand was 1/1.

As Shoaib Akhtar & Umar Gul were replaced by Tanvir Ahmed & Abdur Rehman. Tanvir was given 2nd over to bowl & he got the wicket of Ryder at the 3rd ball of his over. He was very happy. Ryder was the 2nd batsmen went for a duck after Guptill. The new man Brownlie tried to took single at the last ball of the over but credit goes to B00M B00M, he threw the ball at the stumps in no time. Brownlie was given out. At the end of the over, the score of New Zealand was 2/3.

The next over was again of Abdul Razzaq. At the 5th ball, the skipper of New Zealand Ross Taylor got a blow on his pad which was given out by the umpire. The Hawk-Eye suggested that it wasn’t threating the stumps but the call was made.  At the end of the over, the score of New Zealand was 3/4.

The new batsmen Franklin & Styris were on the crease. They tried to build a partnership but Franklin was clean bowled by Abdul Razzaq. At the end of the 5th over, the score of New Zealand was 11/5.

McGalshan came in to assist Styris. Both were going good but Abdur Rehman clean bowled McGalshan in the 9th over. New Zealand was in very big trouble.

Then Nathan McCullum took guard & came in but failed to resist in front of Pakistani bowlers & this time the wicket was for B00M B00M. At the end of 12th over, the score of New Zealand was 7/58.

In the 14th over, Afridi was again on the move, he clean bowled Styris who was struggling alone. Scott Styris scored 45 runs off 34 balls with the help of 6 FOURS & 1 SIX.

At the next ball, Southee also got clean bowled by Afridi. It was the quickest ball delivered by Afridi (134 km/h). The next ball was hatrick ball but Milne was some how survived. At the end of the over, the score of New Zealand was 73/9.

In the 16th over which was of Afridi, Mills tried to play some kind of shot but got clean bowled because of the googly of Afridi.

B00M B00M got 4 wickets in the match & also becomes the 1st bowler in T20I to get 50 wickets.

In the end, New Zealand scored just 80 runs off 15.5 overs with a huge loss of 10 wickets.



Scorecard of New Zealand’s Innings:

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

JD Ryder c Ahmed Shehzad b Tanvir Ahmed 0 6 5 0 0 0.00
MJ Guptill c Ahmed Shehzad b Abdul Razzaq 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
DG Brownlie run out (Shahid Afridi) 0 6 5 0 0 0.00
LRPL Taylor* lbw b Abdul Razzaq 0 6 3 0 0 0.00
JEC Franklin b Abdul Razzaq 3 13 8 0 0 37.50
SB Styris b Shahid Afridi 45 48 34 6 1 132.35
PD McGlashan† b Abdur Rehman 7 17 13 1 0 53.84
NL McCullum lbw b Shahid Afridi 8 13 10 1 0 80.00
KD Mills b Shahid Afridi 7 14 9 1 0 77.77
TG Southee b Shahid Afridi 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
AF Milne not out 3 5 7 0 0 42.85
Extras (lb 3, w 2, nb 2) 7
Total (all out; 15.5 overs; 70 mins) 80 (5.05 runs per over)
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Guptill, 0.4 ov), 2-2 (Ryder, 1.3 ov), 3-2 (Brownlie, 1.6 ov), 4-3 (Taylor, 2.5 ov), 5-11 (Franklin, 4.4 ov),6-36 (McGlashan, 8.4 ov), 7-58 (McCullum, 11.6 ov), 8-73 (Styris, 13.4 ov), 9-73 (Southee, 13.5 ov), 10-80 (Mills, 15.5 ov)




Abdul Razzaq 4 1 13 3 3.25
Tanvir Ahmed 3 0 13 1 4.33 (1nb, 2w)
Wahab Riaz 2 0 15 0 7.50 (1nb)
Abdur Rehman 4 0 22 1 5.50
Shahid Afridi 2.5 0 14 4 4.94


Result: Pakistan won by 103 runs.

Man Of The Match: Abdul Razzaq (Pakistan).



Note: For watching the highlights of the match, please click here.


Winner of the Series: New Zealand won the series by 2 – 1.

The Test series between New Zealand & Pakistan will start from January 7, 2011. The 1st Test will be played at Seddon Park, Hamilton – New Zealand & will start at 22:00 (GMT) {previous day}, 11:00 (local).

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