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Kane Williamson top-scored for New Zealand with 112 © Getty Images

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Pakistan are all out for 250 in the 44th over as New Zealand have won by 119 runs and have conceded the series to New Zealand 2-0. It’s been a magnificent series for New Zealand and go into the ICC Cricket World with all the momentum. Here’s our match report

Wicket-keeper Sarfraz Ahmed is gone caught by Brendon McCullum off the bowlng of Grant Elliot. This game is almost over now and it is now up to the tail to hang in there with Misbah-ul-Haq and bat out the remaining overs.

Haris Sohail is out as well and Pakistan seem to be losing wickets in a heap. Their skipper Misbah-ul-Haq seems to be running out of partners and this match seems to be coming to an end very soon.

Umar Akmal is dismissed for four after losing Shahid Afridi recently. Akmal played the ball back on to his wickets off the bowling of fast-bowler Adam Milne. New Zealand are right on top at the moment, need 183 more runs to win at this stage.

Shahid Afridi has been dismissed by Daniel Vettori for 11 to give Daniel Vettori his first international wicket at home in four years. Afridi scored a brilliant half-century in the first ODI, he unfortunately can’t be the hero of their innings in this innings. Pakistan still have a long way to go.

Mohammad Hafeez, who played extremely well is finally dismissed for 86. He got off to a great start, but he perished when was trying to hit the ball right out of the park. Shahid Afridi is the new batsman for Pakistan and he will want to continue from where he had left-off in the previous game.

Pakistan lose their second wicket as Younis Khan is dismissed by Nathan McCullum for just 11. Younis was trying to clear the mid-wicket boundary but the ball fell into the grateful hands of Tim Southee, who was waiting at the boundary.

Pakistan have lost the wicket of Ahmed Shehzad for 56 after the batsman went for a big shot and it fell right into the hands of Adam Milne. Nathan McCullum gets the first wicket. Mohammad Hafeez is now joined by Younis Khan and he needs to get some runs with the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 jut around the corner

Pakistan have made a steady start to their run-chase and must now look to consolidate to have any chance of chasing down the total of 370. New Zealand were earlier superb in their innings as centuries from Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson’s centuries got them a massive score.

We’re underway at Napier With Mohammad Hafeez and Ahmed Shehzad opening the innings for Pakistan. Pakistan need a mammoth dcore pf 370 to win and level the two-match series at 1-1.

A breathtaking batting performance by New Zealand has seen them amass a huge total against Pakistan in the second One-Day International (ODI). Kane Williamson had scored 112 off 88 balls and then there was Ross Taylor who muscled the ball around the park and ensured that New Zealand get past 350. Taylor smashed 102 off 70 balls and that is New Zealand’s 100th century in one-day cricket. It is a huge total and although the ground is small, New Zealand will fancy their chances. Pakistan will have to bat really well to get anywhere close to it. The way Taylor and Williamson batted may motivate the Pakistan batsmen to dish out their own good performance. New Zealand are anyway leading the series 1-0 and need to win this encounter to clinch the rubber. These two ODIs serve as a crucial preparation for the two teams ahead of the all important ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. New Zealand are clearly showing why they are amongst the most dangerous sides in the World Cup. Pakistan have been unpredictable, but on their day, they can bring about that brilliance that tends to dazzle people from all over the globe. If they do that in the run-chase here, it will be a very good match. READ: Taylor, Williamson power New Zealand to 369/5

OUT! It’s all over at Napier! Pakistan are all out for 250 and fall short of Pakistan’s total by 119 runs.
Ehsan Adil c Ronchi b Boult 1(2)

 

OUT! Bilawal Bhatti is dismissed for just nine runs after he tries to show some signs of aggression. Pakistan have no chance of winning this game and two wickets away from a victory.
Bilawal Bhatti c Guptill b Southee 9(11)

 

OUT! Sarfraz Ahmed is out trying to clear the infield. But he perishes looking for quick runs with Misbah-ul-Haq still out in the middle. It’s up to the tail to save the day for Pakistan.
Sarfraz Ahmed c Brendon McCullum b Elliott 13(12)

 

OUT! Haris Sohail perishes in pursuit of some quick runs and Pakistan have all but lost this match and will go into the World Cup extremely disappointed.
Haris Sohail c Brendon McCullum b Milne 6(6)

 

OUT! Umar Akmal is out bowled after playing a ball on back into his stumps off the bowling of Adam Milne. Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq is still out there and is joined by Haris Sohail and the duo will look to rebuild the innings now. New Zealand right on top at the moment.
Umar Akmal b Milne 4(2)

 

OUT! Shahid Afridi is finally out, bringing to end any chance of a Pakistan victory. He made a brilliant half-century in the previous game and his team would’ve wanted him to do the same again in this innings. Pakistan in deeper trouble now.
Shahid Afridi c Elliott b Vettori 11(9)

 

OUT! Mohammad Hafeez is finally out after trying to hit the ball out of the park. Grant Elliot gets his first wicket and New Zealand are well on top here as Shahid Afridi walks out to the middle.
Mohammad Hafeez c Milne b Elliott 86(89

 

Pakistan have to start hitting and with the batting powerplay just around the corner, it could be Pakistan’s only chance in the game to have a chance to win. New Zealand are doing a good job here.

 

OUT! Nathan McCullum strikes again as he gets rid of Younis Khan for just 11. Younis was looking to clear the mid-wicket fence but it fell safely into the hands of Tim Southee.
Younis Khan c Southee b Nathan McCullum 11(14)

 

OUT! Ahmed Shehzad is finally out and it’s a respite for New Zealand. Mohammad Hafeez is still batting extremely well and is joined by Younis Khan, who needs to get some runs under his belt before the start of the World Cup.
Ahmed Shehzad c Milne b Nathan McCullum 55(62)

 

Pakistan off to a very good start as openers Mohammad Hafeez and Ahmed Shehzad are taking control of the match. Shehzad is nearing yet another half-century.

 

Pakistan are off to a great start as they have not lost a single wicket in the opening 10 overs and have brought up their 50. Both openers are looking good and will have to carry on the momentum.

 

Pakistan are off to a decent start and will have to go at a higher rate if they want to set a platform from where they can attain a mammoth target of 370. Pakistan will want their opening partnership to blossom from here on.

 

 

 

 

Pakistan begin their run-chase with Mohammad Hafeez and Ahmed Shehzad. They’ll have to make a good start if they are to win the match and level the two-match series at 1-1.

 

 

 

 

 

Luke Ronchi was out caught behind earlier, but Taylor continues to motor along. His innings has given the much needed late impetus to New Zealand here. Taylor hits the penultimate ball of the innings for a six to move to 98. And he finishes it with a four and that is his century.

 

 

 

OUT! L Ronchi 0 (1)

 

 

Grant Elliott has been dismissed as he was caught in the deep for 28. New Zealand are now upping the ante gradually.

 

 

 

OUT! G Elliott 28 (21)

 

 

 

Ross Taylor has reached his fifty and is leading New Zealand’s charge here on this wicket. New Zealand have crossed 300 and are looking for a push in the last five overs to drown Pakistan. Though it is a small ground, anything over 300 is a good score and will certainly test the Pakistan batting. Grant Elliott is also doing his bit with some aggressive batting.

 

 

  Irfan has the last laugh in that over as he has finally found a way through. Williamson goes for a well made 112. #NZvPAK

 

 

 

OUT! kane Williamson is out after he was caught by Haris Sohail at short fine-leg. Ross Taylor is still at the crease and is joined by Grant Elliot, who is in great form himself.

 

 

 

Kane Williamson c Sohail b Irfan 112(88)

 

 

 

 

With 15 overs left, New Zealand are cruising as Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor post their 50-run stand. It has been an excellent partnership and it has gotten New Zealand in a dominant position.

 

 

 

 

 

Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor look to get some momentum in the last 20 overs after the dismissal of Martin Guptill for 76 couple of overs back. New Zealand have already won the first ODI at Wellington and are looking to complete a clean sweep at Napier.

 

 

 

 

 

OUT! Martin Guptill is out after he is caught in the deep off the bowling of Ahmed Shehzad. He looked extremely disappointed after he was out. Ross Taylor is the new batsman for New Zealand

 

 

 

Martin Guptill c Bhatti b Ahmed Shehzad 76(88)

 

 

 

Both Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill have brought up their respective fifties and are looking extremely threatening to take New Zealand in a match-winning position. Pakistan need a few quick wickets to get themselves in the game.

 

 

 

 

 

The partnership between Martin Gutill and Kane Williamson is starting to look threatening as it crosses the 50-run mark. Guptill is approaching yet another half-century as the duo look to put New Zealand in command.

 

 

 

 

Good partnership developing between these two. Its already looking like a high scoring contest. Pakistani bowlers needs to comeback with some sort of the plan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUT! big wicket. Brendon McCullum is gone. And is Afridi, who takes the important wicket. New Zealand’s progress will be haulted a bit, after the wicket of a free flowing McCullum. The ball was a slider just outside off, McCullum went on the back foot and looked to punch, but only managed to chop it back onto his leg-stump. Afridi raised his arms in delight. McCullum walked back disappointed.

 

 

 

Brendon McCullum b Afridi 31(27)

 

 

 

Great start by the New Zealand openers. The pitch looks quite good for batting. Pakistani bowlers are more or less in effective so far. Misbah has already needed the services of Afridi.

 

 

 

 

 

Excellent weather condition for cricket at Napier. McCullum won an important toss and elected to bat first. For Pakistan Mohammad Irfan bowled a decent first over. Only 4 runs came in from it.

 

 

 

 

Teams

New Zealand (Playing XI)

Brendon McCullum(c), Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Grant Elliott, Luke Ronchi (wk), Daniel Vettori, Nathan McCullum, Tim Southee, Adam Milne, Trent Boult

Pakistan (Playing XI)

Misbah-ul-Haq (c) Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Younis Khan, Haris Sohail, Umar Akmal, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Shahid Afridi, Bilawal Bhatti, Ehsan Adil, Mohammad Irfan

New Zealand have made three changes – Kane Williamson, Daniel Vettori and Tim Southee come in place of Tom Latham, Corey Anderson and Kyle Mills. Pakistan are unchanged for this game.

Toss Update:

New Zealand win the toss and decide to bat first.

 

 

 


Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the second One-Day International(ODI) between New Zealand and Pakistan at McLean Park in Napier. We will be bringing you all the updates from the match. READ: New Zealand vs Pakistan 2nd ODI Preview

Undoubtedly, the Kiwis are on a high following back to back couple of good series against Pakistan and Sri Lanka at away and home respectively. This has surely led to a good boost in their confidence level just before moving in to the mega event, a couple of weeks later and would continue their home domination over the struggling Pakistan team. New Zealand go into this game clear favourites.

Brendon McCullum‘s boys are currently the hot favourites to win the ICC World Cup 2015. Whereas no-one apart from few die-hard, over-enthusiast fans of Pakistan are considering the boys in green for the title. So on that regard the Napier ODI will be Pakistan’s last chance to bounce back and prove to their critics that this team has the potential of repeating the performances of 1992 World Cup.

Squads:

Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Younis Khan, Umar Akmal, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Shahid Afridi, Bilawal Bhatti, Wahab Riaz, Sohail Khan, Mohammad Irfan, Haris Sohail, Ehsan Adil, Yasir Shah, Sohaib Maqsood

New Zealand: Brendon McCullum (c), Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Grant Elliott, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi(wk), Daniel Vettori, Tim Southee, Kyle Mills, Trent Boult, Mitchell McClenaghan, Tom Latham, Nathan McCullum, Adam Milne

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