Kiwis register emphatic win

Kiwis register emphatic win

Pacer Southee bags five wickets as NZ end 11-match losing streak

New Zealand's opening combination of Jesse Ryder (55) and Martin Guptill (40 not out) made a mockery of the troubles Pakistan had with the drop-in pitch as New Zealand raced to their target of 125 for the loss of one wicket in 17.2 overs.

Ryder and Guptill brought up the first 50 runs inside six overs and were then forced to take the scheduled tea break after New Zealand had earlier bowled the visitors out for 124 in 37.3 overs.  Tim Southee bagged a career-best five for 33, while wicketkeeper Brendon McCullum took five catches in an innings for the fourth time.

Ryder scored 32 of New Zealand's first 50 runs with three fours and two sixes prior to the break and continued afterwards bringing up his fourth one-day half century off 31 balls before he was caught on the boundary by Asad Shafiq off Sohail Tanvir. Ross Taylor was 23 not out with Guptill at the end of the game.

Pakistan, who had won the toss and opted to bat, never looked comfortable with New Zealand's pace bowlers getting good bounce, shape and movement away, causing them to prod at deliveries.

Test captain Misbah-ul-haq was again the mainstay of Pakistan's batting effort with 50, though the rest of the side failed to build any meaningful partnerships, with both Hamish Bennett and Jacob Oram flirting with hat-tricks.

Bennett finished with three for 26 and Oram two for 33. The next match is on Wednesday in Queenstown.

Score Board

Kamran c Ryder b Southee    8
Hafeez c B McCullum b Southee    0
Younis c B McCullum b Bennett    24
Shafiq lbw Southee    4
Misbah b Southee    50
Umar c Taylor b Bennett    0
Afridi c B McCullum b Southee    15
Razzaq c B McCullum b Oram    6
Rehman c B McCullum b Oram    0
Tanvir c Ryder b Bennett    6
Akhtar (not out)    1
Extras (LB-1, W-9)    10
Total (all out, 37.3 overs)    124
Fall of wickets: 1-7, 2-22, 3-29, 4-57, 5-57, 6-88, 7-96, 8-96, 9-106, 10-124.
Bowling: Franklin 4-1-13-0, Southee 9.3-0-33-5, Oram 10-0-33-2, Bennett 8-0-26-3, Vettori 6-0-18-0.
Guptill (not out)    40
Ryder c Shafiq b Tanvir    55
Taylor (not out)    23
Extras (LB-1, W-6)    7
Total (for 1 wkt, 17.2 overs)    125
Fall of wicket: 1-84.
Bowling: Akhtar 4-0-47-0, Tanvir 7-0-39-1, Razzaq 4-0-21-0, Afridi 1.2-0-7-0, Rehman 1-0-10-0.

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