The 'magical' catch that made a spectator win reward worth Lakhs


Since, New Zealand won the matches against Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka and Scotland in this venue.

Chasing 258 to win, Trent Boult speared through Pakistan's top order, starting with the dismissal of Azhar Ali, who was caught by Taylor at first slip for a duck.

Batting first after winning the toss, New Zealand were bowled out for 257 in their 50 overs, a total that proved out to be a enormous one in the end, as Pakistan collapsed to 74 all out - their fourth-lowest ODI total. Pakistan were bowled out for just 74 in response to New Zealand's 257.

New Zealand are already 2-0 in the five-match series but Williamson is not completely happy, especially with the bowling to lower-order batsmen. We knew it would be tough, but we wanted to execute our skills.

Despite NZ losing 7-48 to close their innings, the total looked a competitive one on the Dunedin wicket. Boult's five-for in this match ranks among the most economical five-wicket haul by New Zealand bowlers in ODIs.

It was a batting display of stunning ineptitude from Pakistan after they'd earlier given themselves a chance with the ball thanks to the Kiwis batting itself collapsing.

Taylor fell in that manner to Shadab, beaten by a short ball which failed to bounce, beat his shot and hit him in front of middle stump.

But Munro was out for 8 in the second over, slashing across the line at a ball from Faheem Ashraf and delivering a skied catch to Pakistan wicketkeeper and captain Sarfraz Ahmed.

If a result is achieved, a win would not only give them New Zealand the series but they would also equal their longest streak across all formats of 10 wins. Henry Nicholls is taken out after the first ball.