New Zealand
ODI Series

Match Basics


Match: Pakistan versus New Zealand
Date: 19th January, 2017
Ground: Basin Reserve, Wellington
Umpires: Chris Brown, Ruchira Palliyaguruge
Toss won by: New Zealand, elected to bat first.

Scorecard Summary


1st Team Play: 271/7 (50 Overs, RR: 5.42)
Batting: Martin Guptill 100 runs off 126 balls, Ross Taylor 59 runs off 73 balls.
Bowling: Rumman Raees 3/67 in 10 overs, Faheem Ashraf 2/49 in 9 overs.

Target: 272 in 50 Overs.

2nd Team Play: 256 all out (49 Overs, RR: 5.22)
Batting: Haris Sohail 63 off 87 balls, Shadab Khan 54 off 77 balls.
Bowling:  MJ Henry 4/53 in 10 overs, Mitchell Santner 3/40 in 10 overs.

Player of the match: Martin Guptill, New Zealand
Result: New Zealand won by 15 runs (with 6 balls remaining).

Highlights & Analysis
  • In what seemed like a repeat of the four previous matches, the Pakistan cricket team were outplayed by their hosts in a manner more comfortable than that suggested by the margin of defeat.
  • It was the same old story for Pakistan. MJ Henry came in for Trent Boult but had the same effect. Together with Southee and Ferguson, he ripped through Pakistan’s top order and immediately gave his side the advantage. Pakistan have just not learnt their lessons and the same repetitive errors have left many of their supporters exasperated. Lack of foot movement, misjudgment of bounce and inability to play positive shots has, frankly, made this series a walk in the park for the Kiwis fast bowlers.
  • Only a handful of players can hold their head up high in the Pakistan camp. Shadab Khan and Haris Sohail are two of them. Both of them showed that, with patience, and good judgment a player from the subcontinent can get runs in this cold climate as well. It was intelligent batting backed by their gutsy attitude. In doing so, they helped Pakistan mount a respectable challenge to their opponents.
  • Earlier, a 112-run partnership between Martin Guptill and Ross Taylor guided New Zealand through the middle overs and steered them to 271 on a tricky surface. Guptill scored a hundred – the 13th of his ODI career – while Taylor recorded his 58th 50-plus score, surpassing the record for a New Zealand batsman.
  • This has been New Zealand’s summer so far. Against the West Indies: 2-0 in Tests, 3-0 in ODIs and 2-0 in T20Is. Now, a 5-0 win against the Pakistan team in the 50-over format. They’ll be keen to keep the winning habit going.



New Zealand

Sarfraz Ahmed (cap),
Haris Sohail,
Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam,
Umer Amin,  Mohammad Hafeez,
Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Aamer Yamin, Muhammad Nawaz, Rumman Raees. Kane Williamson (cap),
Colin de Grandhomme,
MJ Henry,
Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill,
Tom Latham,
Colin Munro,
Henry Nicholls,
Mitchell Santner,
Tim Southee,
Ross Taylor.
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