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New Zealand vs Pakistan - 3rd T20I

Series: Pakistan tour of New Zealand, 2018
Venue: Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
Date: 28 January 2018

New Zealand 163/6 (20 Ovs) CRR: 8.15 | Pakistan won by 18 runs

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Pakistan needed six games to arrive on tour but they did so with a bang and will now leave with some silverware. Brilliant comeback after losing the first game of the 3-match series. The series win also takes them to the pinnacle of the T20I rankings. A good reward for them considering their recent form - W W W W W W L W W L W W W W L W W (today) - this is since the 2016 T20 WC. That's all from us today. This is Akshay Maanay signing off on behalf of my co-commentator, Rishi Roy(@_rrroy) and scorer Siva. Goodbye!

Sarfraz: Credit goes to my boys. The way we came back from 6-0, credit to everyone. We just told the guys to play your natural game. Zaman, Shehzad and all the bowlers performed. If you have wickets in hand, our lower order can capitalize. Once again the credit goes to my boys (for achieving the No.1 ranking). Thanks for the crowd for supporting us.

Williamson, New Zealand Captain: Credit to Pakistan, they were outstanding. We weren't at our best. It was the pressure that they put us under. They batted very well and had an above-par score on the board. They were disciplined on the field and that, I think, was the difference. There are a couple of things we would look to do differently, but credit to Pakistan again, they were really good. (About Pakistan scoring 110 runs in the last 10) Its about coming to the ground and making sure you adapt to the surface because every venue throws a different challenge at you. There is the breeze factor at these grounds and you want to be at the right end too. All in all, the bowling performance was an improvement. With the bat it is always a challenge when you see the run-rate grow. Taylor and Bruce gave us momentum when the run-rate was soaring but it is a pity we didn't get closer than we did. We were rusty on the field and we need to do better in that area in the future, especially in the tri-series coming up. However, more than that, the fielding reflects our on-field attitude and we'd like to improve on that going into the future.

Mohammad Amir, Man of the Series: At the start, it was a tough tour for us. We lost the ODIs. T20s is different and we are now the No.1 side. The credit goes to the team managment. I was doing what I was practising. I did not do well in the ODIs, but bowled a lot better in T20Is.

Shadab Khan, Man of the Match: I enjoyed playing in New Zealand. I played in the Big Bash and carried that experience forward. I like bowling in T20s. Our top order scored runs in T20Is as supposed to ODIs. I am looking forward to the PSL.

22:20 Local Time, 09:20 GMT, 14:50 IST: Pakistan were simply outstanding once again. They outbatted, outbowled and even outfielded New Zealand in this game. Chasing 181 against Pakistan's bowling unit was never easy. Williamson and Guptill were tied down by some disciplined bowling. The latter kept the scoreboard ticking with a fifty but had no support from the other end as Kitchen struggled with his timing. A cow-corner-loving Ross Taylor provided New Zealand some hope with a few meaty blows, but the asking rate was a bit too much for him. Amir and Raees were brilliant at the death, while Shadab bossed the middle overs. Overall a complete team performance from Pakistan takes them to the number one spot in T20I rankings.

19.6
0
Faheem Ashraf to Santner, no run, Pakistan win by 18 runs. Look at Sarfraz go. He is yelling and shouting. He's ecstatic. "Looks like he wants to punch someone," quips Waqar Younis. Pakistan form a huddle and Sarfraz has a few words with them. Ashraf pings the yorker and Santner can only dig it back down the wicket
19.5
4
Faheem Ashraf to Santner, FOUR, slower delivery outside off, Santner throws the kitchen sink at that and the outside edge flies over short third man, races away to the fence
19.4
6
Faheem Ashraf to Santner, SIX, Santner playing some golf now. Back of a length slanted across off, Santner stands deep in the crease and mows the pull over cow corner fence. Nice clean strike of the ball
19.3
0
Faheem Ashraf to Santner, no run, slanted across on a yorker length, Santner can't jam it out
19.2
2
Faheem Ashraf to Santner, 2 runs, dropped! That's the first bit of sloppy work from Pakistan today. Short of length delivery angled across off, Santner whips it towards long-on. Zaman does the hard work of reaching there, but the ball pops out as he slides across
19.1
2
Faheem Ashraf to Santner, 2 runs, back of a length on off, Santner swats it wide of long-on and settles with a couple

Free-hit coming up

19.1
2
Faheem Ashraf to Tom Blundell, no ball, 1 run, high full toss above the waist and Blundell picks out the fielder at deep backward square with a heave, Raees claims the catch and then realises that the umpire has his arm up, fires in a flat throw to Sarfraz

Faheem Ashraf [3.0-0-39-1] is back into the attack

18.6
0
Amir to Santner, no run, high-fives between Sarfraz and Amir. Top class stuff from the pacer. The slower short of length delivery, Santner is ages early into the pull and the ball balloons over the top-edge. Amir finishes a brilliant spell, 4-0-23-1
18.5
1
Amir to Tom Blundell, 1 run, slower delivery outside off, Blundell chips the loft to sweeper cover
18.4
0
Amir to Tom Blundell, no run, Amir is toying with Blundell. The off-cutter outside off, Blundell was waiting to play the lap and the ball breaks away to leave him in no man's land. Appreciation from Sarfraz
18.4
1
Amir to Tom Blundell, wide, sprays it down leg, Blundell shuffles across and misses the scoop. Called a wide and Amir is not happy with the decision, Sarfraz tells him to calm down
18.3
0
Amir to Tom Blundell, no run, wide yorker outside off, Blundell can't meet with the steer to third man
18.2
1
Amir to Santner, 1 run, short of length and on off, Santner lifts it to long-on
18.1
4
Amir to Santner, FOUR, mid-off inside the ring and Amir bowls a delicious full delivery outside off, Santner plays the perfect lofted off-drive over the fielder. One bounce and over the rope. Held the pose there for the cameras did Santner
17.6
1
Raees to Santner, 1 run, full and at the batsman, Santner squirts it off the inner half of the bat to short fine leg
17.6
1
Raees to Santner, wide, slower bouncer which is well over Santner and is called a wide
17.5
4
Raees to Santner, FOUR, brilliant timing. Just a flick of the wrists and the ball rocketed to the fence. Full and on the stumps, missed the yorker length did Raees, Santner whips it wide of long-on and picks up a boundary
17.4
0
Raees to Santner, no run, that was a gamble from Sarfraz. The yorker around off, Santner clears his front leg to drive it through cover, no contact made and Sarfraz was up in an appeal. There were a couple of spikes on the RTS but none when the ball past the bat

Mitchell Santner, left handed bat, comes to the crease

Pakistan review: This time Sarfraz goes against his bowler. Raees not confident but Sarfraz wants to gamble with the caught behind. Legal delivery. Did the bat hit the ground? Few spikes on the RTS. But not when the ball passes bat. Not Out!

17.3
0
Raees to Tom Bruce, out Bowled!! Hits timber and just stands his ground does Raees. Swag! Good riposte from him. It was another low full toss and Bruce decided to charge down the wicket to this one, missed the drive and the ball hits the base of off-stump. Pakistan running away with the game. Sarfraz is pumped and is celebrating each wicket like a victory. Tom Bruce b Raees 22(15) [4s-2 6s-1]

Raees to Tom Bruce, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

17.2
4
Raees to Tom Bruce, FOUR, picked the right delivery to play the lap - full toss on middle and leg, Bruce shuffles to off and scoops it very fine, almost went the distance, one bounce four
17.1
0
Raees to Tom Bruce, no run, right in the blockhole, Bruce jams it back to Raees, starts with a dot
16.6
1
Amir to Tom Bruce, 1 run, full and on leg-stump, Bruce chips the flick on the bounce to deep mid-wicket
16.5
0
Amir to Tom Bruce, no run, yorker length outside off, Bruce can't squeeze it out, past his blade
16.4
1
Amir to Tom Blundell, 1 run, back of a length on the stumps, Blundell moves across and flicks it to deep backward square

Tom Blundell, right handed bat, comes to the crease

16.3
0
Amir to Ross Taylor, out Caught by Sarfraz!! Superb review from Amir. Taylor can't believe it. He walks back with a smile on his face. Huge wicket for Pakistan as Taylor was looking murderous. "I didn't hit it," says Taylor to the gathered Pakistanis. But with the spike on RTS the decision was against him. Amir literally bullied Sarfraz into taking the review and what a move it was. Full and around leg, Taylor moved across and had to bring his bat across to jam it, very close to his front pad and there was no deviation. Sarfraz did not appeal and he was more concerned of running out Taylor, who was out of the crease. However, Amir had heard something and he made his skipper challenge the decision. RTS supported his call and ruled it in his favour. Ross Taylor c Sarfraz b Amir 25(11) [6s-3]

Amir to Ross Taylor, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Pakistan review: Amir was very confident that it was LBW. He forces Sarfraz into taking the review. Or was it for caught behind? Fair delivery. Yes, it is for caught behind. There is a spike when ball passes the bat. Pakistan might be onto something here. Third umpire having a few looks at that. Ruled in favour of Pakistan. OUT!

16.2
0
Amir to Ross Taylor, no run, cross-seam delivery which is an inch short from yorker length, Taylor jams it to the left of Amir. Not much he could have done there, that was bowled at 145kmph
16.1
1
Amir to Tom Bruce, 1 run, over the wicket and speared full outside off, Bruce makes room and had to reach out, crouches low and squeezes it to sweeper cover

Mohammad Amir [2.0-0-13-0] is back into the attack

55 from 24. It is gettable. But Pakistan have some excellent bowlers up their sleeve. Heading towards a tight finish this..

15.6
2
Raees to Ross Taylor, 2 runs, another full toss and Taylor has missed out, again. A bit high but not high enough to be called a no-ball, Taylor was deep in the crease to nail it into the cow corner fence, got it high on the bat and luckily for him it landed safely in front of long-on, 17 off the over
15.5
1
Raees to Tom Bruce, 1 run, full and at the stumps, flicked along the ground to deep backward square
15.4
6
Raees to Tom Bruce, SIX, Bruce joins the party. New Zealand need him to. Taylor can't do it alone. The slower delivery and Bruce spotted it early, lined up for the mow and connected neatly to slot it into the crowd at deep mid-wicket
15.3
1
Raees to Ross Taylor, 1 run, missed out there. Juicy full toss and Taylor heaves it along the ground to deep mid-wicket. Gutted with himself and bangs the bat onto the pad
15.2
6
Raees to Ross Taylor, SIX, third six for Taylor. Full and on the stumps, Taylor walks down and across, picks it up nonchalantly over the deep square leg fence. The timing on this one was superb, just a flick of the risk and off she went
15.1
1
Raees to Tom Bruce, 1 run, makes room and Raees fires it full around leg, mistimed drill to long-on

Rumman Raees [2.0-0-14-0] is back into the attack

14.6
2
Faheem Ashraf to Ross Taylor, 2 runs, in the air and short. Full and outside off, Taylor moved across and flashed hard, aiming for the long-on fence, the outside edge skies towards third man and drops in front of the incoming fielder, Raees does well to get his body behind the line
14.5
1
Faheem Ashraf to Tom Bruce, 1 run, short of length and outside off, Bruce cuts it to sweeper cover and hands the strike back to Taylor
14.4
1
Faheem Ashraf to Ross Taylor, 1 run, full and outside off, Taylor drives and the thick outside edge runs down to third man
14.3
6
Faheem Ashraf to Ross Taylor, SIX, and another. Same area and swing and miss result. Ashraf dragged his length back, but Taylor was on the move, he walked across and down to smoke it over deep mid-wicket. Pinged the ad boardings on the full
14.2
0
Faheem Ashraf to Ross Taylor, no run, oh! He nearly connected with another. Ashraf bowls the cross-seamer and kept it outside off, Taylor was deep in the crease with a shuffle, he swings and misses. Just missed it by a couple of inches
14.1
6
Faheem Ashraf to Ross Taylor, SIX, this is the old Ross Taylor. People near the mid-wicket fence watch out! If he's in the mood there will be some coming your way. Shuffles across and picks the bones out of the length delivery, deposited onto the grass banks

Faheem Ashraf [2.0-0-23-1] is back into the attack

13.6
4
Aamer Yamin to Tom Bruce, FOUR, bad delivery and Sarfraz is not happy with his bowler. Lets out a roar immediately. Short and down leg, Bruce rides the bounce and helps it along the way past short fine leg, relied on placeing the ball there
13.5
0
Aamer Yamin to Tom Bruce, no run, short of length on off, Bruce turned straight to mid-wicket
13.4
1
Aamer Yamin to Ross Taylor, 1 run, fuller and around off, Taylor checks his push to long-on

Ross Taylor, right handed bat, comes to the crease

13.3
0
Aamer Yamin to de Grandhomme, out Bowled!! Cleaned up. Pakistan on fire. Three wickets in quick succesion. A cross-seam back of a length delivery, hint of deck in, de Grandhomme stands his ground and looks to swat it into the leg-side, beaten for pace and the ball kisses the off-bail. Four down and New Zealand are staring down the barrel. de Grandhomme b Aamer Yamin 1(2)

Aamer Yamin to de Grandhomme, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

13.2
1
Aamer Yamin to Tom Bruce, 1 run, back of a length close to off, Bruce knocks it to cover and sets off, there is a direct-hit but Bruce was well in. They think to run on the ricochet but deep square leg is quick to back up. Not sure why the third umpire was needed as Bruce was comfortably home
13.1
1
Aamer Yamin to de Grandhomme, 1 run, fuller and on off, de Grandhomme eases it past cover to get off the mark

Aamer Yamin [3.0-0-18-0] is back into the attack

Colin de Grandhomme, right handed bat, comes to the crease

12.6
0
Shadab Khan to Guptill, out Caught by Fakhar Zaman!! Sarfraz is delighted. He runs all the way to Zaman and jumps onto him. Two wickets in the over for Shadab and he caps off a brilliant night, 4-0-19-2. Guptill is livid with himself. Shouts in frustration as he walks back. Lovely delivery from Shadab. Slowed it considerably and kept it outside off, Guptill sat down on his knee to play the slog sweep, the leg-break catches the top-edge and balloons to deep mid-wicket. A dolly for Zaman, who did not have to move an inch. Guptill c Fakhar Zaman b Shadab Khan 59(43) [4s-2 6s-4]

Shadab Khan to Guptill, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

12.5
1
Shadab Khan to Tom Bruce, 1 run, flatter and outside off, punched to sweeper cover
12.4
1
Shadab Khan to Guptill, 1 run, another chop and the batsmen have ample time to scamper through
12.3
1
Shadab Khan to Tom Bruce, 1 run, trifle short and outside off, Bruce chops the cut in front of square on the off-side

Tom Bruce, right handed bat, comes to the crease

12.2
0
Shadab Khan to Kitchen, out Stumped!! This might be a blessing for New Zealand. Kitchen failed to get going after those first two boundaries. He was eating up deliveries and was putting pressure on Guptill to do all the scoring. He shimmies down the wicket and runs past a leg-break, wanted to smack it to long-on and Shadab got enough turn to beat the outside edge. Sarfraz does the rest behind the stumps. Kitchen st Sarfraz b Shadab Khan 16(19) [4s-2]

Shadab Khan to Kitchen, THAT'S OUT!! Stumped!!

12.1
0
Shadab Khan to Kitchen, no run, short and turning away, Kitchen was planning to play the sweep, but saw the length and decided against it, he then tried to cut, too late, beaten on the outside edge
11.6
2
Faheem Ashraf to Guptill, 2 runs, too straight, on off and middle, Guptill steps across to off and helps it along the way past short fine. Azam is square in the deep and he gets a mouthful from Sarfraz, who wanted him to be a bit backward
11.5
0
Faheem Ashraf to Guptill, no run, Sarfraz liked it. Guptill moved away to the leg-side and Ashraf followed him with a short of length delivery, cramped for room and Guptill is almost cut into half as he attempts a steer into the off-side
11.4
0
Faheem Ashraf to Guptill, no run, good length ball on off, Guptill walks into the forward push and hits it back to Ashraf
11.3
4
Faheem Ashraf to Guptill, FOUR, cheeky! Delicately played by Guptill. Backs away to the leg-side and waits for the back of a length delivery, he was almost cramped for room, but he crouched a bit and carved it over short third man. Used the pace of the bowler there
11.2
1
Faheem Ashraf to Kitchen, 1 run, makes room and drives the full delivery to mid-off, takes on the fielder and sprints through to the bowler's end. A direct hit might have made it interesting
11.1
1
Faheem Ashraf to Guptill, 1 run, back of a length on off, Guptill shuffles across and tucks it to deep mid-wicket

Faheem Ashraf [1.0-0-15-1] is back into the attack

10.6
1
Shadab Khan to Guptill, 1 run, not all that short but Guptill uses the crease to pull it through mid-wicket
10.5
2
Shadab Khan to Guptill, 2 runs, fifty for Guptill. He holds the key for New Zealand. No real celebration from him. Just a quick raise of the bat to acknowledge the applause. Fraction short and outside off, Guptill cuts it square and sweeper does a good job, runs across to his left and slides to pull the back in play
10.4
4
Shadab Khan to Guptill, FOUR, 2000 T20I runs. Only the second batsmen to reach the landmark. The other being his former mate - Brendon McCullum. Flighted outside off, Guptill reaches out and slices the drive past the diving short third man fielder. Sarfraz is not happy with the effort
10.3
2
Shadab Khan to Guptill, 2 runs, and again.. Guptill plays it with soft hands and knocks it in front of long-on, put the pressure on the fielder and scampered back for the second comfortably
10.2
2
Shadab Khan to Guptill, 2 runs, googly and Guptill reads it well, waits for it in the crease and nudges it into the on-side ring, no one inside the circle there and he called for two immediately
10.1
0
Shadab Khan to Guptill, no run, floated up outside off, Guptill shuffles to sweep and the ball turns away past his brooming blade. Practices the shot once again
9.6
1
Aamer Yamin to Guptill, 1 run, off-cutter on a shortish length and Guptill makes room to slap it square on the off-side, sweeper tidies up
9.5
1
Aamer Yamin to Kitchen, 1 run, the shortened length and Kitchen nails the pull straight to deep mid-wicket
9.4
1
Aamer Yamin to Guptill, 1 run, back of a length close to off, Guptill glides it towards backward point, he was looking to pierce the gap between backward point and short third man, got it close to Shadab
9.3
6
Aamer Yamin to Guptill, SIX, much needed six for Guptill and New Zealand. The last three overs have fetched them only 7 runs, required a biggie and Guptill produces it. Short and outside off, Guptill stands tall and forearms the pull over cow corner
9.3
1
Aamer Yamin to Guptill, wide, too high bumper and Guptill just watches it sail over him, easy call
9.2
1
Aamer Yamin to Kitchen, 1 run, fuller and around off, Kitchen mistimes the drive to mid-off, single on as the fielder is on the edge of the 30-yard circle
9.1
0
Aamer Yamin to Kitchen, no run, back of a length and angled into the batsman, Kitchen swings across the line and misses. The ball sneaks underneath the ball as it skidded across the surface
8.6
0
Shadab Khan to Guptill, no run, and it will remain that way. Brilliant bowling from Shadab. Flighted outside off and the ball turned away, Guptill thought it was going to be a wide and left it, just inside the tramline
8.5
0
Shadab Khan to Guptill, no run, once more floated up just outside off, Guptill is tentative in his forward push and the ball turns enough to beat the outside edge, just the single so far in the over
8.4
0
Shadab Khan to Guptill, no run, went for the steer to third man and Shadab slowed up the pace, Guptill was through the shot before the ball arrived

"Pakistan have outfielded New Zealand so far and that does not happen often," points out Ian Smith.

8.3
0
Shadab Khan to Guptill, no run, tossed up around off, Guptill drives and picks out extra cover
8.2
1
Shadab Khan to Kitchen, 1 run, not all that short this time and Kitchen's pull is mistimed to long-on
8.1
0
Shadab Khan to Kitchen, no run, Kitchen is eating deliveries, pressure on! Fraction short and outside off, Kitchen cuts and misses. Beaten by the skid on the delivery and hence is late on the shot
7.6
1
Aamer Yamin to Kitchen, 1 run, yes, he can. Banged in and around off, Kitchen pulls it on the bounce to deep mid-wicket. Not in complete control of the shot and it high the higher part of the bat
7.5
0
Aamer Yamin to Kitchen, no run, walks down and across to pull it into the leg-side, Yamin keeps it close to the body, no contact and Kitchen is struck on the tummy. Only a single off the over and can Yamin finish it well?
7.4
0
Aamer Yamin to Kitchen, no run, well-directed bouncer, right on top of the stumps, Kitchen ducks underneath it
7.3
0
Aamer Yamin to Kitchen, no run, advances and does not have the space to work with, dabbed with an angled bat to backward point
7.2
1
Aamer Yamin to Guptill, 1 run, short delivery into the rib-cage, Guptill pulls this wristily to deep backward square leg for a single
7.1
0
Aamer Yamin to Guptill, no run, short-ish delivery just fractionally outside off, Guptill steers it to the man at point

Aamer Yamin [1.0-0-5-0] is back into the attack

6.6
1
Shadab Khan to Guptill, 1 run, fraction short and outside off, Guptill directs it towards short third man
6.5
0
Shadab Khan to Guptill, no run, teased up outside off, Guptill thought about playing the cut, aborted at the last instant
6.4
1
Shadab Khan to Kitchen, 1 run, flatter and on the stumps, nurdled to backward square leg
6.3
0
Shadab Khan to Kitchen, no run, very close to yorker length and Kitchen jams it to the left of Shadab
6.2
1
Shadab Khan to Guptill, 1 run, slower and turning away, chopped past Sarfraz and to short third man
6.1
1
Shadab Khan to Kitchen, 1 run, starts with a low full toss, Kitchen wrists it to long-on

Shadab Khan, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

5.6
6
Faheem Ashraf to Guptill, SIX, out of the ground. "That is Martin Guptill," yells Ian Smith on air. Head down while he completes the bat swing. Not even looking at the ball. Full and around off, Guptill he moves away to free his arms and smashes it straight back over Ashraf. Bounces on the roof and goes out of the park. 108 meters! Costly over for Pakistan, 15 runs off the over
5.5
1
Faheem Ashraf to Kitchen, 1 run, cross-seam back of a length delivery and Kitchen is on the back foot and ekes out an inside edge onto pad, the ball drops near the crease and Guptill is off
5.4
4
Faheem Ashraf to Kitchen, FOUR, wow! Superb timing. That ball traveled to the fence at the rate of knots. Wee bit of width from Ashraf once again and Kitchen capitalizes, stands back in the crease and rides the bounce to cut it wide of backward point. Sarfraz gestures to Ashraf to bowl it close to the body
5.3
0
Faheem Ashraf to Kitchen, no run, back of a length on off, Kitchen bunts it into the off-side
5.2
4
Faheem Ashraf to Kitchen, FOUR, nice way to open one's account. Ashraf offers width and is dispatched, short and outside off, Kitchen is on the front foot while playing the cut shot and he places it behind point, raced away beating third man

Anaru Kitchen, right handed bat, comes to the crease

5.1
0
Faheem Ashraf to Williamson, out Caught by Babar Azam!! This was on the cards. The New Zealand innings was going nowhere and Williamson perishes while trying to manufacture something. He moves away to the leg-side and waits for the short delivery around off, hops and cracks the cut straight to cover-point. Sharp take from Azam as the ball was travelling. Wicket off the first ball for Ashraf. Williamson c Babar Azam b Faheem Ashraf 9(14) [4s-1]

Faheem Ashraf to Williamson, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Faheem Ashraf, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

4.6
0
Amir to Guptill, no run, once more no room to work with and Guptill tucks it to mid-wicket, straight to the fielder
4.5
0
Amir to Guptill, no run, bit of width as Guptill backs away and cracks the short of length delivery to backward point, Shadab dives across and makes a fine stop, saved a few there as it was struck really hard
4.4
2
Amir to Guptill, 2 runs, too straight, on middle and leg, was the slower delivery from Amir, tucked past short fine and since there is no pace on the ball it does not travel the fence, just a couple
4.3
0
Amir to Guptill, no run, moves away to the leg-side and Amir saw him do that, the fast off-cutter that grips the surface and breaks away past Guptill's swinging blade, he was aiming to go over mid-off
4.2
1
Amir to Williamson, 1 run, fires in a yorker at 145kmph, Williamson crouches low and squeezes it to third man. Cross seamer from Amir and he got the direction spot on - outside off
4.1
1
Amir to Guptill, 1 run, 143kpmh short of length delivery and Guptill drops it with soft hands wide of backward point
3.6
0
Raees to Williamson, no run, back of the hand slower ball and Williamson did not pick it, he had made room to play a big shot, but the ball did not arrive and he adjusts to block it down the wicket
3.5
1
Raees to Guptill, 1 run, Raees outsmarts Guptill this time. There was a shuffle to off, but Raees had his line on off-stump, no room and an inside edge squirted into the on-side, just a single
3.4
6
Raees to Guptill, SIX, that is one way of countering the line Pakistan are bowling. Steps across his stumps at the last second, waits for the back of a length delivery and helps it along the way over fine leg. The short boundaries taking care of the rest
3.3
1
Raees to Williamson, 1 run, short and at the body, pulled without any conviction to deep square leg
3.2
0
Raees to Williamson, no run, oh! Pakistan almost had their first wicket. Williamson shuffles across a long way to play the scoop, the length was there but just that he had moved too far away, missed the leg-stump by a whisker
3.1
1
Raees to Guptill, 1 run, at the body and not allowing Guptill the space he is looking for, tapped into the off-side and the pair settle with a single. The fielders inside the ring are on the edge
2.6
1
Amir to Guptill, 1 run, off-pace delivery but the length remains the same, Guptill plays close to the body and dabs it in front of third man
2.5
0
Amir to Guptill, no run, pounded short and on leg-stump, Guptill makes room and mistimes the punch to cover-point
2.4
6
Amir to Guptill, SIX, streaky! But Guptill will take that. Something to get him going. Short and it hurries onto Guptill, who is late on the pull shot, the top-edge skies towards fine leg and just about manages to clear the rope
2.3
1
Amir to Williamson, 1 run, direct hit and Williamson was gone. He was not even in the frame. Rides the bounce on this back of a length delivery and punches it to backward point, half stop from Shadab and the duo run for that and it would have cost Williamson his wicket. Shadab misses the target at the bowler's end
2.2
1
Amir to Guptill, 1 run, back of a length around the waist, Guptill tucks it wide of short fine leg
2.1
0
Amir to Guptill, no run, another Pakistani bowler that hits the deck hard with a short of length delivery, Guptill punches and picks out backward point, timed well but no placement on that

Mohammad Amir, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

1.6
0
Raees to Williamson, no run, Sarfraz appeals for LBW. Nothing from Raees or the others. The length was short and Williamson crouched low to play the pull, still missed and is struck on the abdomen
1.5
0
Raees to Williamson, no run, back of a length just outside off, Williamson rides the bounce and punches to cover
1.4
0
Raees to Williamson, no run, uses his feet and Raees smartly drags the length back, no room to free his arms and Williamson has to be content with a knock into the off-side, it is a packed field there
1.3
0
Raees to Williamson, no run, shortens the length and keeps it close to off, defended back down the wicket
1.2
4
Raees to Williamson, FOUR, poor delivery and that's the first boundary of the innings. Slips this one on the pads, Williamson nonchalantly clips it past short fine leg, no chance for deep square leg to stop that

Slip in

1.1
1
Raees to Guptill, 1 run, back of a length angled across off, Guptill punches it gently towards mid-off

Rumman Raees, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

0.6
1
Aamer Yamin to Guptill, 1 run, and once again Guptill picks out the mid-on fielder to pocket a single. Stands back in the crease and drops it into the on-side, five singles to start the innings
0.5
1
Aamer Yamin to Williamson, 1 run, decks in from back of a length and Williamson is tentative in his forward dab, ekes out an inside edge onto the pad and Guptill calls his skipper through
0.4
1
Aamer Yamin to Guptill, 1 run, repeat of the first ball. Guptill allows the ball to swing in and taps it to mid-on, the fielder is sitting on the edge of the circle and the single is on
0.3
1
Aamer Yamin to Williamson, 1 run, off the mark is Williamson. Too straight, on off and middle, clipped off the hips to deep square leg
0.2
0
Aamer Yamin to Williamson, no run, shortens the length and still gets a bit of curl in, Williamson tucks it to mid-wicket
0.1
1
Aamer Yamin to Guptill, 1 run, bit of inward movement for Yamin, good length ball nips back in, Guptill knocks it in front of mid-on and calls for a quick single, easily stolen

Guptill and Williamson are at the crease. Guptill is on strike. Aamer Yamin will open the attack