NZ vs PAK, 4th ODI, New Zealand v Pakistan ODI series 2018, 16 Jan 2018
New Zealand won by 5 wickets
BALL BY BALL
C D Grandhomme
45.5 - H Ali to C D Grandhomme
New Zealand seal a 5-wicket victory! Nicholls pulls this one behind square leg for the winning run. They go 4-0 up in the 5-match series. The hosts have now beaten Pakistan in 10 consecutive ODIs. Their dominance prevails as they bag yet another comfortable victory.
45.4 - H Ali to C D Grandhomme
FOUR! That's fifty for Nicholls, his 5th in ODIs! He anchored the innings, which was the need of the hour. He has batted beautifully in this innings. Cuts it hard through the point region for a boundary.
45.3 - H Ali to C D Grandhomme
De Grandhomme tucks it to short fine leg for a single.
45.2 - H Ali to C D Grandhomme
FOUR! Short of a length ball on the legs, de Grandhomme rocks back and hits it past the square leg fence for a boundary. He has whacked this one and there is no stopping it. The 100-run stand comes up between the two. They have pummeled the opposition into submission.
45.1 - H Ali to C D Grandhomme
Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
Ov 45: 4 4 0 4 1 2 ( 15 Runs )
44.6 - R Raees to C D Grandhomme
Good length delivery outside off, Nicholls pushes it to cover and they set off for a run. The fielder hits the stumps at the bowler's end and by the time another fielder could collect the ball, they sneak in another run. Good awareness by the batsmen. 10 runs needed from 30 balls.
44.5 - R Raees to C D Grandhomme
De Grandhomme drives it to long on for a single.
44.4 - R Raees to C D Grandhomme
FOUR! Third one in the over. A low full toss outside off, de Grandhomme manages to get an edge and the ball runs towards the third man fence for a boundary. He won't mind bagging these runs in his kitty.
44.3 - R Raees to C D Grandhomme
Raees bowls a wide yorker, de Grandhomme places it to the point fielder.
44.2 - R Raees to C D Grandhomme
FOUR! Adding insult to injury. Raees bangs it short, de Grandhomme was quick to see it. He rocks back and pulls it through the square leg region for a boundary.
44.1 - R Raees to C D Grandhomme
FOUR! A low full toss and had to be put away. He pierces the gap between long on and deep mid-wicket for a boundary. He is making it look so effortless. An innings he wouldn't want to forget.
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