Made a couple of decent stops early on from Gotze and Draxler but should have done far better with the second Germany goal.
Arguably the weak link in midfield, he was a virtual passenger for much of the match as Schweinsteiger & Co. controlled the game.
Did his best to deal with Germany's all-star attack, but it was too much for the Lokomotiv Astana man, who often found himself outnumbered.
Could not cope with Germany's interchanging attackers as Ozil, Gotze and Muller enjoyed a fruitful evening's work.
Did well against some of his fellow Bundesliga stars, dropping back to defend well and coming very close to scoring with a shot that Neuer did brilliantly to tip wide.
Completely out of place in this arena, he was partly responsible for all of Germany's goals, found missing on each occasion. Will be eager to put this one behind him.
Out-run and out-thought, he barely touched the ball before being substituted for what seemed to be tactical reasons after 35 minutes.
Was key to his side's second-half response, pulling the strings fairly well and trying to find gaps. Gave Howedes a hard time on a couple of occasions.
His most notable contribution throughout was a yellow card for a nasty tackle early that produced a free kick with which Germany should have done more.
Completely isolated throughout the first half, but made decent use of his lanky frame after the break without being wholly effective.
Perhaps his side's brightest player, he did a decent job of exploiting the space left by the marauding Schmelzer, and was the first of his team to test Neuer.
Had a very quiet first half, but made a couple of good saves after the break as Kazakhstan livened. His stop from Schmidtgal was particularly impressive.
Did not shine as much as Schmelzer on the opposite flank, but was by no means a weak link, supporting Muller down the right well enough without abandoning his defensive post.
Remained untroubled before the break, but was caught out of position twice after the restart. Seemed to have a good enough understanding with Mertesacker.
Led the defence well enough. Was never found out of position and remained calm and collected at all times, despite the noise of the partisan crowd.
Was an active presence on the left wing throughout, getting forward well in support of first Draxler, then Podolski. The left-back slot now seems his to lose.
Continued his brilliant club form on the occasion of his 98th cap. Set up chances for team-mates, led the midfield well and grabbed a deserved goal.
Looked fairly bright in his 20-minute appearance. Was unlucky to have to taken off after threatening with a couple of efforts.
Put in a fine performance out of position. May have wasted one chance early on, but made amends soon after and had a hand in the third. Continues to blossom every game.
Like Schweinsteiger, he saw off what little threat the Kazakhs posed in midfield in expert fashion, and was impressive when breaking forward too.
May not have continued his fine scoring record for Germany of late, but put in a typically good performance, controlling the pace of the game, setting up the first and third goals.
May not have been involved in the game as much as he would have like, but made a decisive impact. He may yet try to claim the first goal, set up the second and scored the third.