NZ v Pak 4th ODI full Highlights Video, Match Report, Scorecard

Pakistan tour of New Zealand, 4th ODI: New Zealand v Pakistan Played at McLean Park, Napier 1 February 2011 - day/night. Full Highlights Video and scorecard.

Pakistan 264-8 (49 overs) beat New Zealand 262-7 (50 ovs) by two wickets.

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New Zealand v Pakistan 4th ODI Match Report
Misbah-ul-Haq's unbeaten 93 off 91 balls enabled Pakistan to pull off a dramatic two-wicket win in the fourth one-day international against New Zealand at Napier.

Batting first, the Black Caps recovered from a top-half collapse to post 262 for the loss of seven wickets - boosted by the efforts of James Franklin (62) and Nathan McCullum (53 not out).

The momentum swung both ways in the second innings, with Ahmed Shehzad (42) and Younis Khan (42) chipping in alongside Misbah, but New Zealand were able to maintain the run-rate pressure on their opponents.

Scott Styris picked up three wickets while skipper Daniel Vettori and Hamish Bennett grabbed two wickets each, but in the end Misbah's heroics propelled the visitors towards a 2-1 lead in the six-match series with two left to play.

Earlier in the day, Pakistan ripped through the New Zealand top order inside 10 overs to send back Martin Guptill (21), Jamie How (13) and Ross Taylor (four) with Wahab Riaz and Abdul Razzaq sharing the spoils.

Misbah-ul-Haq and Sohail Tanvir ecstatic after victory.
The hosts' woes deepened with Scott Styris (11) being run out, while Mohammad Hafeez snapped up Kane Williamson for 15 - caught at midwicket by Younis Khan.

Franklin and Brendon McCullum then managed a steady 50-run sixth-wicket stand, but Riaz removed the latter after his quickfire 37.

Franklin proved to be a face saver for the hosts, smashing three boundaries off Sohail Tanvir to reach his fifty, but skipper Shahid Afridi ended his run - and the 64-run stand he had built with Nathan McCullum - with a catch by Riaz at backward square leg.

Nathan McCullum blasted five boundaries and a six during his 58-ball innings as he and Vettori (13 not out) held a 57-run partnership to round up proceedings.

Pakistan's start was emphatic with Ahmed Shehzad leading the way, but Mohammad Hafeez's (12) slash at a Bennett delivery was caught brilliantly by Taylor at slip.

Shehzad looked in fine touch, smashing six boundaries and a six, but the Kiwis stemmed the run flow as a combination of Styris and Taylor resulted in two quick wickets.

Shehzad and Kamran Akmal (20) both misjudged Styris' slower deliveries within four overs of each other and lobbed simple catches to Taylor at short midwicket.

Younis and Misbah cautiously took their partnership past 50 without a boundary being hit - the first coming 76 balls into the fourth-wicket stand.

Both batsmen were nearly neck and neck in their individual scores, with Misbah reaching his half century first, but Younis was then run out left stranded off his crease and eight short of his fifty.

With the asking rate ever increasing, Pakistan stumbled again as Vettori removed Umar Akmal (10) and Afridi (four) in the same over.

Misbah gave the visitors plenty of hope with his aggressive play. And despite the dismissals of Razzaq (23) and Riaz (nought), Sohail Tanvir (14 not out off six balls) eventually took Pakistan over the line, hitting three boundaries in the penultimate over to snatch victory for his side.

Pak vs Nz 4th ODI (1/2/2011) highlight video part 1

Pak vs Nz 4th ODI (1/2/2011) highlight video part 2

Pak vs Nz 4th ODI (1/2/2011) highlight video part 3

Pak vs Nz 4th ODI (1/2/2011) highlight video part 4

Pak vs Nz 4th ODI (1/2/2011) highlight video part 5

New Zealand v Pakistan 4th ODI presentation ceremony video

Toss New Zealand, who chose to bat
Series Pakistan led the 6-match series 2-1
Player of the match Misbah-ul-Haq for his match-winning unbeaten 93
Misbah: I am enjoying my time in NZ. I enjoyed playing on this wicket. I enjoy batting with Younis Khan and the partnership was the key to the team's success. A team win is important and not individual records and I am happy that the team won. Everybody is slowly getting back into form and these are good signs for the World Cup.
Afridi: "Credit to the bowlers, keeping things quiet with the new ball on this great batting track. 265 is still not an easy total, but Shehzad started off well. The way Misbah and Younis took on the responsibility in the middle overs was crucial. Great knock from Misbah."
Vettori: "We were 40 short on a very good deck ... Lack of resources, lack of runs. We used up most of our bowlers by the end of the Powerplay, and asking Scottie Styris to come on in the end was a tough call. I am struggling with the hamstring, will take a look at it again and take a call. Nathan McCullum's form offers us a lot of options, and Franklin continued his fine form."
Pak vs Nz 4th ODI scorecard

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