Kane Williamson too has scored a half-century and should be enough to see the Kiwis home © Getty Images (File Photo)
Kane Williamson’s 70 proved to be the match-winning knock as New Zealand beat Pakistan by four wickets in 2nd ODI at sharjah to level the five-match series 1-1 © Getty Images (File Photo)

Dec 12, 2014

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Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the second One-Day International (ODI) between Pakistan and New Zealand at Sharjah. I am Ayush Gupta and I will be bringing all the updates of the match to you here.

Pakistan defeated New Zealand in the first ODI played at Dubai by three wickets and took 1-0 lead in the five-match ODI series. Ross Taylor stood out for New Zealand as he remained unbeaten on 105 and took his team to a total of 246 runs in the stipulated 50 overs. While chasing the score, Shahid Afridi and Haris Sohail led the Pakistan team to an exciting win.

Taylor who has been supreme form lately would like to strike in the second ODI as well. New Zealand captain, Kane Williamson also needs to stand up to the responsibility and fire runs in UAE.  In the last ODI played at Dubai, no New Zealand batsmen could really make most of the opportunity.

For Pakistan, Sohail remained unbeaten on 85 and took Pakistan to three wicket win over New Zealand. Mohammad Irfan was the pick of the Pakistan bowlers as he picked up three for 57 in 10 overs. Wahan Riaz also chipped in with two wickets.

THAT’S IT!!!!! New Zealand win by four wickets and level the five-match series 1-1. Great match-winning knock from Kane Williamson, Anton Devcich and Dean Brownlie.



GONE!!!! Luke Ronchi has to depart for a healthy 36 after a spectacular front-diving catch by Sohail Tanvir at long-off as Haris Sohail gets his fourth of the game. Daniel Vettori joins the party.
OUT! Luke Ronchi b Sohail 36 (32)



New Zealand are on a roll here despite losing five wickets as Kane Williamson is making sure that the Kiwis chase it down and level terms. he also brings up his half-century off 70 deliveries. 200 comes up as well for the Kiwis.



GONE AGAIN!!!! Haris Sohail is having a good day as he has already claimed three wickets with the latest victim being Corey Anderson who was played down after going for a low sweep. Wicketkeeper-batsman, Luke Ronchi comes in.
OUT! Corey Anderson b Sohail 10 (10)



GONE AGAIN!!! Tom Latham’s innings is a short one as he hands a catch to Sohail Tanvir off Haris Sohail going for an ambitious drive. New Zealand are four down as Corey Anderson comes in.
OUT! Tom Latham c Tanvir b Sohail 3 (7)



GONE AGAIN!!!! It’s the explosive Ross Taylor who departs for just two as he is edged and caught by keeper Sarfaraz off Haris Sohail. New Zealand are three down and Tom Latham comes in with 112 required off 12 overs.
OUT! Ross Taylor c Sarfaraz b Haris 2 (3)



GONE!!!!! Anton Devcich departs after scoring a brilliant half-century, courtesy of an unfortunate run-out from Mohammad Hafeez. Risky single cost the wicket as explosive, Ross Taylor comes in.
OUT! Anton Devcich run out (Hafeez) 58 (66)



GONE!!!!! First breakthrough for Pakistan in the chase as New Zealand lose their first wicket in the form of Dean Brownlie who departs for 47 and misses his half-century by just three runs. Skipper, Kane Williamson comes in.
OUT! Dean Brownlie b Shahid Afridi 47 (61)



Both batsman are continuing to dominate the Pakistani bowlers, and look set to chase down the target with ease. Batting second seems to have helped them.




Good opening 10 overs for New Zealand as openers Brownlie and Devcich take the Kiwis past 50 mark in the mandatory powerplay with few good shots from both the players.



Good start to the New Zealand innings. No harm done in the opening seven overs and openers Brownlie and Devcich are batting good while Pakistan bowlers are having a hard time to get rid of the pair.



Slow start to the New Zealand innings of chase as just two runs come off the opening over by Sohail Tanvir. with opener, Dean Brownlie facing all the six deliveries and Anton Devcich to face the second over form Mohammad Irfan.



THAT’S IT!!!! Pakistan have been bowled out for 252 and it’s 253 what New Zealand need to win this contest to level terms in this five-match series. Matt Henry was the star of the Kiwis claiming four for 45 while Mohammad Hafeez for Pakistan scored a brilliant knock of 76.
OUT! Sarfraz Ahmed c Latham b McClenaghan 23 (31), Sohail Tanvir lbw b McClenaghan 14 (10)



GONE!!!! Wahab Riaz goes after scoring 14 off 19 deliveries and it’s almost the business end for Pakistan as they are down to eight. Can they get 250 here as Sohail Tanvir comes in.?
OUT! Wahab Riaz c Taylor b Milne 14 (19)



OUT!!! Shahid Afridi departs in order to for the biggie as a full-toss delivery from Adam Mile leads in the ball flying high in the air before being safely collected by Daniel Vettori. 200 comes up for the hosts.
OUT! Shahid Afridi c Vettori b Milne 27 (14)



GONE!!!! It’s the skipper, Misbah ul Haq who misses out on a half-century by just three runs as he is caught behind by Luke Ronchi and Matt Henry is over-joyed. Shahid Afridi comes in.
OUT! Misbah ul haq c Ronchi b Henry 42 (57)



GONE!!! Mohammad Hafeez hyas to depart after scoring an impressive 76 off 92 deliveries as he is caught off Tom Latham by Matt Henry. Sarfaraz Ahmed comes in.
OUT! Mohammad Hafeez c Latham b Henry 76 (92)



No harm done as Hafeez is batting as strong as he was from the beginning while skipper, Misbah too is enjoying his time at the crease with some sensible batting.



100 comes up for Pakistan as Hafeez and and skipper, Misbah take control of the innings with half of the innings completed. 300 could still be a possibility.



GONE!!!!!! The partnership is broken as Haris Sohail departs after scoring a healthy 33 and is dismissed by Corey Anderson as he is caught by James Taylor. Md Hafeez brings up his half-century as skipper, Misbah comes in.
OUT! Haris Sohail c Taylor b Anderson 33 (45)



Another good five overs for Pakistan. Hafeez and Sohail have total control on the innings now as they near a fifty-run partnership for the fourth wicket. Hafeez enter the 30s.



So, finally Pakistan have gained mild control over their innings after three quick loss of wickets at the opening stages of the game. Md Hafeez and Haris Sohail seem to have understood the wicket and have set their mentality according against the fiery New Zealand bowlers as the mandatory powerplay comes to an end after 10 overs.



GONE!!!!! This is turning out to be a disastrous start for Pakistan in recent years. Three wickets in opening five overs of the game. Asad Safiq too couldn’t last long as he is bowled by Matt Henry. The New Zealand bowlers are on a roll here. Haris Sohail, who score a match winning 85 in the last game comes in a lot early than he would have ever expected.
OUT! Asad Shafiq b Henry 1 (5)



GONE AGAIN!!!!! Dear Oh Dear!! Pakistan are tumbling at the initial stage of the game. First it’s Ahmed Shehzad and now it’s senior-pro, Younis Khan who departs for six after edging to first slip, Ross Taylor off Mitchell McClenaghan. He was also saved of a leg-before in the first ball of the over as it was a no-ball from McClenaghan. Asad Shafiq comes in.
OUT! Younis Khan c Taylor b McClenaghan 6 (6)



GONE!!!!!!!! Ahmed Shehzad goes in the last of the opening over and he is caught behind by Like Ronchi off Matt Henry. Early setback for the hosts as Younis Khan comes in.
OUT! Ahmed Shehzad c Ronchi b Henry 0 (5)




Toss: Pakistan (Bat)


Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Asad Shafiq, Younis Khan, Haris Sohail, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Sohail Tanvir and Mohammad Irfan.

New Zealand: Dean Brownlie, Anton Devcich, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi (wk), Daniel Vettori, Adam Milne, Matt Henry and Mitchell McClenaghan.

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