Pace does Pak in as Kiwis win


 With 251 runs needed to win, Pakistan, who were staring down the barrel after losing their openers cheaply, could not put up enough resistance and were bowled out for 218 in 76 overs. The pace trio of Shane Bond, Chris Martin and Iain O’Brien did most of the damage, picking 8 wickets between them.

Umar Akmal (75) was the only Pakistan batsman to put up any resistance, but without much help from the other batsmen, he was fighting a losing battle.Bond picked up the vital wicket of Umar and then left the rest to his captain Vettori, who mopped up the tail to take New Zealand to a thrilling victory.

Score board

New Zealand (I Innings): 429 all out.
Pakistan (I Innings): 332 all out.
NEW ZEALAND (II Innings, O/n: 147/8 in 61.5 overs)
Guptill  b Aamer    0
McIntosh lbw Asif    31
Flynn lbw Aamer    0
Taylor (run out)    59
Fulton lbw Gul    0
Elliott c K Akmal b Gul    25
McCullum c K Akmal b Asif    0
Vettori c Alam b Asif    8
Bond b Asif    7
O'Brien lbw Gul    4
Martin (not out)    1
Extras (B-4, lb-5, W-1, nb-3, pen-5)    18     
Total (all out in 67 overs)    153
Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-0, 3-87, 4-91, 5-112, 6-115, 7-123, 8-143, 9-150.
Bowling: Aamer 16-7-29-2, Asif 20-6-43-4, Gul 14-3-41-3, Ajmal 17-5-26-0.

PAKISTAN (II Innings)

Manzoor c McCullum b Bond    4
Farhat c McIntosh b Martin    1
Alam c Fulton b Bond    5
Yousuf c McCullum b Martin    41
U Akmal c&b Bond    75
Malik c McCullum b O'Brien    32
K Akmal lbw O'Brien    27
Aamer c&b Vettori    15
Gul c Vettori b O'Brien    4
Asif c Taylor b Vettori    0
Ajmal (not out)    1
Extras (B-9, lb-1, W-2, nb-1)    13     
Total (all out in 76 overs)    218
Fall of wickets: 1-4, 2-6, 3-24, 4-95, 5-161, 6-195, 7-197, 8-203, 9-213.
Bowling: Bond 21-5-46-3, Martin 16-4-45-2, O'Brien 23-3-63-3, Vettori 14-1-51-2, Elliott 2-0-3-0.

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