Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

Mohammad Hafeez on to bowl his part-time offies

50.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Taylor, 1 run, on off and worked to long-on

Around the wicket to the left-hander

50.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Franklin, no run, tossed up on off and he leans in to defend

50.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Franklin, no run, a touch straighter but Franklin still defends

50.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Franklin, no run, tight line from Hafeez as again Franklin defends down the line of the ball

50.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Franklin, no run, goes back and punches it from outside off into the covers

50.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Franklin, no run, comes forward and defends with an open face into the covers

End of over 51 (1 run) New Zealand 140/4
JEC Franklin    17* (60b 2x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    1-0-1-0
LRPL Taylor    62* (111b 6x4 1x6)      Wahab Riaz    9-2-26-0

51.1

Wahab Riaz to Taylor, no run, leaves a ball angling across him through behind the stumps

51.2

Wahab Riaz to Taylor, no run, on leg and defends it back down

51.3

Wahab Riaz to Taylor, no run, ooh full and wide outside off, went down on one knee for the flamboyant cover drive but got a thick inside edge which bounced a few times before reaching Adnan who dived the right way after being initially wrong-footed

51.4

Wahab Riaz to Taylor, no run, this one moves back in from just short of a good length, rides the bounce and plays it down to point

51.5

Wahab Riaz to Taylor, no run, slanting across and left alone

51.6

Wahab Riaz to Taylor, no run, and again he lets it pass by across him

End of over 52 (maiden) New Zealand 140/4
LRPL Taylor    62* (117b 6x4 1x6)      Wahab Riaz    10-3-26-0
JEC Franklin    17* (60b 2x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    1-0-1-0

52.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Franklin, no run, on leg and defended to the side of the pitch

52.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Franklin, no run, on middle and defends solidly

52.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Franklin, no run, goes back to defend a ball sliding down leg

52.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Franklin, no run, going down leg, misses the flick and is hit on the pad

52.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Franklin, no run, outside off, comes forward and defends with bat very close to pad

52.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Franklin, FOUR, short and wide outside off and cracks a rasping cut through the infield out to the fence

End of over 53 (4 runs) New Zealand 144/4
JEC Franklin    21* (66b 3x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    2-0-5-0
LRPL Taylor    62* (117b 6x4 1x6)      Wahab Riaz    10-3-26-0

53.1

Wahab Riaz to Taylor, no run, outside off and left alone

53.2

Wahab Riaz to Taylor, no run, good ball on middle and small movement away, well-covered though as he defends to mid-off

53.3

Wahab Riaz to Taylor, no run, accurate from Wahab, full on middle and he defends down towards mid-off

53.4

Wahab Riaz to Taylor, no run, bouncer on middle which whizzes past his helmet as he gets beneath it

53.5

Wahab Riaz to Taylor, no run, leaves it alone, close to off b ut he leaves well

53.6

Wahab Riaz to Taylor, 1 run, on the pads and clipped out to deep square leg

Correction to Faisal's comment from Haider: "Junaid Khan aint 24,he is right now 21 years old."

End of over 54 (1 run) New Zealand 145/4
LRPL Taylor    63* (123b 6x4 1x6)      Wahab Riaz    11-3-27-0
JEC Franklin    21* (66b 3x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    2-0-5-0

Final over before tea

54.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Taylor, no run, on off and pushed to wide mid-on

54.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Taylor, 1 run, tossed up outside off and eased to long-on with the full face of the blade

54.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Franklin, no run, goes back to a shorter ball on off and punched into the covers

54.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Franklin, no run, on middle and pushed back to Hafeez's left

54.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Franklin, no run, pushed through on middle and he gets well over it to defend

54.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Franklin, no run, goes back and clips to the left of the pitch, Hafeez runs across to collect

One more over it seems, Mr Harper is happy to delay his cuppa

End of over 55 (1 run) New Zealand 146/4
JEC Franklin    21* (70b 3x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    3-0-6-0
LRPL Taylor    64* (125b 6x4 1x6)      Wahab Riaz    11-3-27-0

55.1

Wahab Riaz to Taylor, no run, many balls have been slanted across Taylor and he has left them. This was one of those

55.2

Wahab Riaz to Taylor, no run, great short ball on middle and leg, he shaped to play but jerked his front elbow out of harm's way at the last moment

55.3

Wahab Riaz to Taylor, no run, pushed into the covers off the back foot

55.4

Wahab Riaz to Taylor, no run, probing around off stump but Taylor quickly jabs down on it

55.5

Wahab Riaz to Taylor, 1 run, short on off and steered through gully

As many have pointed out, the commentators on TV think that Adnan is wearing Brendon McCullum's keeping gloves and keeping pads.

55.6

Wahab Riaz to Franklin, no run, bouncer way outside off which doesn't trouble Franklin

That is tea on day 1, and Pakistan removed Guptill and Ryder with successive deliveries at the start of the session before Taylor and Franklin fought back but Pakistan still on top. Join us in around 20 minutes for the final session of the day's play.

End of over 56 (1 run) New Zealand 147/4
JEC Franklin    21* (71b 3x4)      Wahab Riaz    12-3-28-0
LRPL Taylor    65* (130b 6x4 1x6)      Mohammad Hafeez    3-0-6-0

Welcome back to the evening session. Pakistan's bowlers have done a fairly decent job but Bilal isn't quite convinced: "Despite the praise being given I'd say this Pakistani bowling attack is mediocre. Other than Gul, no real wicket taking threats. Riaz and Rehman keep it tidy but are not attacking by any standards. Pakistan is better equipped in the short formats with Akhtar, Afridi, and Razzaq. I'd like to see Sohail Tanvir rather than Tanvir Ahmed honestly."

Speaking of Tanvir, he is to open the session by bowling to Taylor

56.1

Tanvir Ahmed to Taylor, 1 wide, very very wide of off, in fact so wide that the umpire calls it, rather flat start from Tanvir

56.2

Tanvir Ahmed to Taylor, 1 run, guides a ball outside off through point

56.3

Tanvir Ahmed to Franklin, no run, angling across the southpaw and left alone

56.4

Tanvir Ahmed to Franklin, no run, punched down to mid-off

56.5

Tanvir Ahmed to Franklin, no run, full and on the stumps, defends with the full face back to the bowler

56.6

Tanvir Ahmed to Franklin, no run, again passes Franklin outside off and he lets it go by

56.7

Tanvir Ahmed to Franklin, no run, nicely driven by Franklin but can't make the fielder budge to collect it

End of over 57 (2 runs) New Zealand 149/4
JEC Franklin    21* (76b 3x4)      Tanvir Ahmed    12-4-31-2
LRPL Taylor    66* (131b 6x4 1x6)      Wahab Riaz    12-3-28-0

57.1

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, on off and defends stoutly

57.2

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, on middle and Taylor pushes it to the off side

57.3

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, on middle and he pushes it to mid-on

57.4

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, going down leg but beats the attempted sweep, Adnan takes it on the chest

57.5

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, on leg and nudges past short leg, thinks of one but it isn't on

57.6

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, on off and he pushes it back to Rehman

End of over 58 (maiden) New Zealand 149/4
LRPL Taylor    66* (137b 6x4 1x6)      Abdur Rehman    18-7-39-0
JEC Franklin    21* (76b 3x4)      Tanvir Ahmed    12-4-31-2

58.1

Tanvir Ahmed to Franklin, no run, oof that was close to off stump, Franklin left it but it was perilously close to his off stump

58.2

Tanvir Ahmed to Franklin, no run, on the pads and defended to leg

58.3

Tanvir Ahmed to Franklin, no run, on middle and off, Franklin nicely drives it down to mid-off

58.4

Tanvir Ahmed to Franklin, no run, this time he goes back and defends it into the covers

58.5

Tanvir Ahmed to Franklin, no run, this is pushed wider of off and Franklin doesn't use the bat

58.6

Tanvir Ahmed to Franklin, no run, fullish outside off and drives to mid-off

End of over 59 (maiden) New Zealand 149/4
JEC Franklin    21* (82b 3x4)      Tanvir Ahmed    13-5-31-2
LRPL Taylor    66* (137b 6x4 1x6)      Abdur Rehman    18-7-39-0

59.1

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, on off and Taylor defends resolutely again as he has done for the majority of today

59.2

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, on leg and pushed down the track

59.3

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, on middle and Taylor pushes it down the wicket

59.4

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, 1 run, on off, nurdled into the off side to bring up the home side's 150

59.5

Abdur Rehman to Franklin, 1 run, on leg and wristily flicked between leg gully and short leg

59.6

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, on middle and pushed back to Rehman

End of over 60 (2 runs) New Zealand 151/4
LRPL Taylor    67* (142b 6x4 1x6)      Abdur Rehman    19-7-41-0
JEC Franklin    22* (83b 3x4)      Tanvir Ahmed    13-5-31-2

60.1

Tanvir Ahmed to Franklin, no run, full on middle and defends to leg

60.2

Tanvir Ahmed to Franklin, FOUR, short outside off and Franklin is very comfortable off the back foot as he slashes that through the covers in style

60.3

Tanvir Ahmed to Franklin, no run, on leg and pushed to mid-on

around the wicket

60.4

Tanvir Ahmed to Franklin, no run, flicks a ball on middle angling in to midwicket

60.5

Tanvir Ahmed to Franklin, 2 runs, same delivery but this time Franklin gets his flick to bisect mid-on and midwicket, Franklin is looking assured out there now after some time at the crease

Tanvir was running in and the gust just shoved him off his run-up forcing him to pull out

60.6

Tanvir Ahmed to Franklin, no run, bouncer is misdirected and heads way down leg, Adnan acrobatically dives to prevent four byes

End of over 61 (6 runs) New Zealand 157/4
JEC Franklin    28* (89b 4x4)      Tanvir Ahmed    14-5-37-2
LRPL Taylor    67* (142b 6x4 1x6)      Abdur Rehman    19-7-41-0

61.1

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, outside off and he bottom-edges the cut into the ground as it rolls to point

61.2

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, on leg and Taylor defends with the full face

61.3

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, jabs down on a ball pitching on off

61.4

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, pulls the length back a bit but still defends down off the front foot

61.5

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, fuller outside off and he times the cover drive sweetly but can't beat the fieldsman

61.6

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, 1 run, down leg and he plays it down past short leg

End of over 62 (1 run) New Zealand 158/4
LRPL Taylor    68* (148b 6x4 1x6)      Abdur Rehman    20-7-42-0
JEC Franklin    28* (89b 4x4)      Tanvir Ahmed    14-5-37-2

Hamza A Khan disputes some of Zaid's statements: "Firstly, Aizaz Cheema is not express-pace as Zaid says. He bowls medium pace. Secondly, the other guys mentioned, especially Najaf Shah and Sarmad who I watched play for PIA and HBL respectively yesterday, are steady FC bowlers and haven't improved their game to be considered at International level."

Finally, this attack is pretty mediocre. It's more the ineptitude of NZ's batting which produced the stunning result last week. So yes, Pakistan produces some of the best fast bowlers, but the current crop cannot be mentioned alongside the great ones."

62.1

Tanvir Ahmed to Taylor, no run, bouncer on middle but Taylor easily gets his head safely out of the line

62.2

Tanvir Ahmed to Taylor, 1 run, short and wide outside off, slapped to the deep sweeper on the off side

62.3

Tanvir Ahmed to Franklin, no run, outside off and left alone

62.4

Tanvir Ahmed to Franklin, no run, on the stumps and he works it to leg

62.5

Tanvir Ahmed to Franklin, no run, short outside off, punched off the back foot into the covers

62.6

Tanvir Ahmed to Franklin, FOUR, wide outside off and so full as to almost be in the footmarks, Franklin reaches and jabs it down as he squeezes it through gully for a slightly fortuitous boundary

End of over 63 (5 runs) New Zealand 163/4
JEC Franklin    32* (93b 5x4)      Tanvir Ahmed    15-5-42-2
LRPL Taylor    69* (150b 6x4 1x6)      Abdur Rehman    20-7-42-0

63.1

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, 1 run, on off and Taylor milks another single to long-on

63.2

Abdur Rehman to Franklin, 1 run, outside off and pushed into the covers, no one is there so mid-off has to run around to collect

63.3

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, 1 run, and Taylor again picks up an easy single to long-on with a frontal push

63.4

Abdur Rehman to Franklin, no run, the length is shorter but he presses forward and keeps it down

63.5

Abdur Rehman to Franklin, no run, fired down leg as Franklin tried to advance, hits him on the front pad

63.6

Abdur Rehman to Franklin, OUT, soft soft dismissal, short down leg and Franklin tried to work it away but got a thin edge through to Adnan who did well to hang on with his vision obscured, just as Pakistan seemed to be drooping in the field they pick up a wicket

JEC Franklin c †Adnan Akmal b Abdur Rehman 33 (130m 97b 5x4 0x6) SR: 34.02

End of over 64 (3 runs) New Zealand 166/5
     Abdur Rehman    21-7-45-1
LRPL Taylor    71* (152b 6x4 1x6)      Tanvir Ahmed    15-5-42-2

64.1

Umar Gul to Taylor, 1 run, short on middle and Taylor turns that towards midwicket

64.2

Umar Gul to Young, no run, Young is the new batsman and he plays this quietly to leg

64.3

Umar Gul to Young, 1 run, on off and gets the outside edge but keeps it down and they steal a single when the fielder fumbles

64.4

Umar Gul to Taylor, 1 run, down leg and Taylor is happy to take the numerous singles on offer on the leg side as he works into the midwicket area

64.5

Umar Gul to Young, 1 run, short on off, drops it down and they set off for a simple single

64.6

Umar Gul to Taylor, no run, bouncer outside off, Taylor drops the knees anyway

End of over 65 (4 runs) New Zealand 170/5
LRPL Taylor    73* (155b 6x4 1x6)      Umar Gul    13-0-37-2
RA Young    2* (3b)      Abdur Rehman    21-7-45-1

65.1

Abdur Rehman to Young, no run, on off and he props forward to defend

65.2

Abdur Rehman to Young, no run, pushes forward again and blocks

65.3

Abdur Rehman to Young, no run, ooh tossed up and Young defends with bat away from pad, inside edges into the pad

65.4

Abdur Rehman to Young, no run, well well, he inside edged it into his pad and Pakistan thought it then went into his boot before popping to silly mid-off. The umpires went upstairs and the ball hit the ground after hitting pad

65.5

Abdur Rehman to Young, no run, leaves alone one outside off

65.6

Abdur Rehman to Young, no run, on leg and defends down into the ground

End of over 66 (maiden) New Zealand 170/5
RA Young    2* (9b)      Abdur Rehman    22-8-45-1
LRPL Taylor    73* (155b 6x4 1x6)      Umar Gul    13-0-37-2

66.1

Umar Gul to Taylor, 2 runs, slaps away a short and wide one into the deep

66.2

Umar Gul to Taylor, 1 run, this time on off and he drops and runs into the leg side, Young beats the direct hit from mid-on

66.3

Umar Gul to Young, no run, defends into the off side

66.4

Umar Gul to Young, no run, bouncer and Young ducked but left the bat hanging like a periscope, dangerous

66.5

Umar Gul to Young, no run, outside off and defended towards point

66.6

Umar Gul to Young, 1 run, full on leg and Young clips it to deep backward square

End of over 67 (4 runs) New Zealand 174/5
RA Young    3* (13b)      Umar Gul    14-0-41-2
LRPL Taylor    76* (157b 6x4 1x6)      Abdur Rehman    22-8-45-1

67.1

Abdur Rehman to Young, no run, goes back and he defends down

67.2

Abdur Rehman to Young, 1 no ball, oh dear, the spinner bowls a no-ball, it was patted away to off

67.2

Abdur Rehman to Young, no run, on off, full and defends down into the ground

67.3

Abdur Rehman to Young, 1 run, swept from just outside off out to square leg

67.4

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, on middle and Taylor again defends with the full face

67.5

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, floated up at 79kph, waits before dropping it into the ground

67.6

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, goes back and punches a short ball on middle back to the bowler

End of over 68 (2 runs) New Zealand 176/5
LRPL Taylor    76* (160b 6x4 1x6)      Abdur Rehman    23-8-47-1
RA Young    4* (17b)      Umar Gul    14-0-41-2

68.1

Umar Gul to Young, no run, outside off and Young doesn't go for it

68.2

Umar Gul to Young, no run, full on off and Young defends back down the pitch

68.3

Umar Gul to Young, no run, shorter outside off and he defends off the front foot

68.4

Umar Gul to Young, no run, on off, goes back and plays with a straight bat

68.5

Umar Gul to Young, no run, well bowled, very full on off and Young jams it out

68.6

Umar Gul to Young, no run, outside off and Young is not obliged to play so he doesn't

End of over 69 (maiden) New Zealand 176/5
RA Young    4* (23b)      Umar Gul    15-1-41-2
LRPL Taylor    76* (160b 6x4 1x6)      Abdur Rehman    23-8-47-1

69.1

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, on off and spins away a touch but Taylor has it under control as he pushes it into the off side

69.2

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, big appeal for lbw, Pakistan though they had their man there as Taylor missed a sweep but it seems as though he was hit outside the libe

69.3

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, defends

69.4

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, goes back to cut down towards point

69.5

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, shorter, goes back on off and pushes back to the bowler

69.6

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, 1 run, worked from off stump with very little timing but no fielder at midwicket lets them take one

End of over 70 (1 run) New Zealand 177/5
LRPL Taylor    77* (166b 6x4 1x6)      Abdur Rehman    24-8-48-1
RA Young    4* (23b)      Umar Gul    15-1-41-2

70.1

Umar Gul to Taylor, 1 run, short and wide outside off and Taylor again is happy to slap it to the man in the deep on the off side

runs in and aborts as the wind pops up again

70.2

Umar Gul to Young, 2 runs, goes back and plays a lovely pull over the head of mid-on, it slows down in the outfield near the fence though so not a boundary

70.3

Umar Gul to Young, no run, ducks underneath a bouncer on middle and off

70.4

Umar Gul to Young, no run, again short on off and again Young crouches underneath it

70.5

Umar Gul to Young, no run, Gul's bouncer losing its shock value as he uses it on Young for the third time in three balls, Young again just ducks

70.6

Umar Gul to Young, no run, short ball on off and Young goes back to defend

End of over 71 (3 runs) New Zealand 180/5
RA Young    6* (28b)      Umar Gul    16-1-44-2
LRPL Taylor    78* (167b 6x4 1x6)      Abdur Rehman    24-8-48-1

Wahab Riaz comes back into the attack

71.1

Wahab Riaz to Taylor, OUT, and he strikes first ball! It was full and wide outside off, he flashed hard at it but could only get a thick snick on it and Adnan dived to his right to take a good catch and remove the main threat. Good innings from Taylor ends with his team needing more

LRPL Taylor c †Adnan Akmal b Wahab Riaz 78 (251m 168b 6x4 1x6) SR: 46.42

Drinks were taken at the fall of the wicket, Pakistan have been well behind on the over rate so expect the extra half hour to be utilised to the maximum. Vettori in

71.2

Wahab Riaz to Vettori, no run, goes back and defends to off

71.3

Wahab Riaz to Vettori, 3 runs, outside off and Vettori nicely punches on the up through the covers

71.4

Wahab Riaz to Young, no run, short outside off and he leaves it alone

Wahab runs in and is the latest to have their run-up interrupted by the Wellington wind. How rude!

71.5

Wahab Riaz to Young, no run, goes back and defends on middle and leg

71.6

Wahab Riaz to Young, no run, sways out of line of a short ball on off

End of over 72 (3 runs) New Zealand 183/6
RA Young    6* (31b)      Wahab Riaz    13-3-31-1
DL Vettori    3* (2b)      Umar Gul    16-1-44-2

72.1

Umar Gul to Vettori, no run, short ball and he gets safely below it

72.2

Umar Gul to Vettori, 1 run, on leg and he clips it away

72.3

Umar Gul to Young, no run, short on off, goes back and works to mid-on

now Young pulls out before the ball is bowled

72.4

Umar Gul to Young, no run, goes back and blocks a ball on off

72.5

Umar Gul to Young, no run, outside off and he leaves it alone

72.6

Umar Gul to Young, no run, gets forward and defends with head over ball into the covers

End of over 73 (1 run) New Zealand 184/6
RA Young    6* (35b)      Umar Gul    17-1-45-2
DL Vettori    4* (4b)      Wahab Riaz    13-3-31-1

73.1

Wahab Riaz to Vettori, 1 run, strays down leg and worked fine

73.2

Wahab Riaz to Young, no run, wide of off and he lets it go

73.3

Wahab Riaz to Young, no run, on the stumps and he defends into the covers

73.4

Wahab Riaz to Young, no run, this time far outside off and Young doesn't offer a shot

73.5

Wahab Riaz to Young, no run, short on off and steered down to gully

73.6

Wahab Riaz to Young, no run, that is very very wide, Mitchell Johnson-esque, somehow it isn't wided as the batsman could have never reached that

Thanks to Izaz Haque for pointing out that Adnan Akmal has taken all 5 catches today

End of over 74 (1 run) New Zealand 185/6
RA Young    6* (40b)      Wahab Riaz    14-3-32-1
DL Vettori    5* (5b)      Umar Gul    17-1-45-2

Rehman on, presumably to give Gul a rest before the new ball

74.1

Abdur Rehman to Vettori, no run, defends down the pitch

74.2

Abdur Rehman to Vettori, no run, worked to wide mid-on from outside off

74.3

Abdur Rehman to Vettori, 4 byes, big turn, outside off, Vettori went for the inside-out drive and missed it as it spun back in sharply to narrowly miss the off stump, it did miss Adnan though and went to the boundary

74.4

Abdur Rehman to Vettori, no run, punched off the front foot into the off side

74.5

Abdur Rehman to Vettori, no run, on middle and worked to short leg on the bounce

74.6

Abdur Rehman to Vettori, 1 run, worked past a diving short mid-on

End of over 75 (5 runs) New Zealand 190/6
DL Vettori    6* (11b)      Abdur Rehman    25-8-49-1
RA Young    6* (40b)      Wahab Riaz    14-3-32-1

75.1

Wahab Riaz to Vettori, 1 wide, that is very short and Vettori gets under it, called wide

75.1

Wahab Riaz to Vettori, no run, full outside off, dug out into the covers

75.2

Wahab Riaz to Vettori, no run, goes back and defends a ball on off

75.3

Wahab Riaz to Vettori, no run, ooh that slipped out of his hands, a full bunger down leg but Vettori can't catch up with it

75.4

Wahab Riaz to Vettori, FOUR, that's the trademark Vettori shot, short and wide outside off, plays that dabby cut with power through gully

75.5

Wahab Riaz to Vettori, no run, hits the same shot well but can't beat point

75.6

Wahab Riaz to Vettori, FOUR, terrible fielding gifts Vettori four, he pulled a short ball on middle down to fine leg who let it trickle between his legs over the rope as he helplessly watched on

End of over 76 (9 runs) New Zealand 199/6
DL Vettori    14* (17b 2x4)      Wahab Riaz    15-3-41-1
RA Young    6* (40b)      Abdur Rehman    25-8-49-1

76.1

Abdur Rehman to Young, no run, drives attractively to mid-off

76.2

Abdur Rehman to Young, no run, good length from Rehman catches Young on the crease, he adjusts well to stab it into the off side

76.3

Abdur Rehman to Young, no run, shouts for a catch but it hit Young's pad down leg before popping up to short leg

76.4

Abdur Rehman to Young, no run, pushed to the side of the pitch

76.5

Abdur Rehman to Young, no run, leaves a fuller ball outside off

76.6

Abdur Rehman to Young, no run, gets forward and on top of it before defending to off

End of over 77 (maiden) New Zealand 199/6
RA Young    6* (46b)      Abdur Rehman    26-9-49-1
DL Vettori    14* (17b 2x4)      Wahab Riaz    15-3-41-1

Hafeez back for a pre-new ball burst

77.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Vettori, 1 run, on leg and nudged away into the deep to bring up the home side's 200

77.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Young, no run, tossed up on off, blocks down the pitch

77.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Young, 1 run, eased into the gap between cover and mid-off

77.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Vettori, no run, goes back and works uncomfortably to mid-on

77.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Vettori, no run, goes back and plays down in front of short leg

77.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Vettori, 1 run, Vettori pushes and runs down to long-off

End of over 78 (3 runs) New Zealand 202/6
DL Vettori    16* (21b 2x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    4-0-9-0
RA Young    7* (48b)      Abdur Rehman    26-9-49-1

78.1

Abdur Rehman to Vettori, no run, outside off and Vettori hurries back to jab it down

78.2

Abdur Rehman to Vettori, no run, full and defends down the pitch

78.3

Abdur Rehman to Vettori, no run, worked into the leg side from off stump

78.4

Abdur Rehman to Vettori, 1 run, gets down, swept behind square again from around off stump

78.5

Abdur Rehman to Young, no run, fired into middle and leg, defends with an open face towards the off side

78.6

Abdur Rehman to Young, no run, comes forward and waits before pushing to off

End of over 79 (1 run) New Zealand 203/6
RA Young    7* (50b)      Abdur Rehman    27-9-50-1
DL Vettori    17* (25b 2x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    4-0-9-0

79.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Vettori, no run, outside off and defended

79.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Vettori, no run, comes down but is beaten by the flatter length, goes back and is hit on the pad but going down leg

79.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Vettori, 1 run, worked into the leg side

79.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Young, no run, worked to midwicket

79.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Young, no run, defends into the off side

79.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Young, no run, goes back and pushes back down the pitch, the new ball is now available if Pakistan want it

End of over 80 (1 run) New Zealand 204/6
RA Young    7* (53b)      Mohammad Hafeez    5-0-10-0
DL Vettori    18* (28b 2x4)      Abdur Rehman    27-9-50-1

Rehman to continue with the old ball

80.1

Abdur Rehman to Vettori, 1 run, outside off and pushed into the covers, set off for a quick single

80.2

Abdur Rehman to Young, no run, loud appeal for lbw, fired in down leg, turns back a touch and hits on middle and leg, there were two sounds and maybe that saved Young

80.3

Abdur Rehman to Young, no run, props forward to defend

80.4

Abdur Rehman to Young, no run, is stuck on the crease but jabs it out

80.5

Abdur Rehman to Young, no run, puts the front pad on leg stump, defends a ball on middle

Replays show Young was out with the ball hitting middle and leg

80.6

Abdur Rehman to Young, no run, defended to end the over

End of over 81 (1 run) New Zealand 205/6
RA Young    7* (58b)      Abdur Rehman    28-9-51-1
DL Vettori    19* (29b 2x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    5-0-10-0

Well well, Hafeez also keeps going and also the old ball gets an extended lease of life

81.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Vettori, no run, tossed up and he comes forward to block

81.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Vettori, no run, goes back and punches back down the wicket

81.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Vettori, 1 run, another misfield from Tanvir but he doesn't give away any runs, swept down to fine leg where Tanvir makes a mess of it but the batters were sauntering and never in a position to rush two

81.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Young, no run, defends back to the bowler

81.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Young, FOUR, rocks back and cuts hard behind point to the fence

81.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Young, no run, waits on a ball on middle, worked to wide mid-on

I can only think these two are still bowling because of their side's tardy over-rate. Speak of the devil, the new ball makes its much-awaited appearance. Umar Gul on for what should be his final spell of the day

End of over 82 (5 runs) New Zealand 210/6
RA Young    11* (61b 1x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    6-0-15-0
DL Vettori    20* (32b 2x4)      Abdur Rehman    28-9-51-1

82.1

Umar Gul to Vettori, 1 run, goes back and punches a back-foot drive into the covers

82.2

Umar Gul to Young, 1 run, goes back and tucks a ball on his hips down to fine leg

Three slips in place waiting for the edge

82.3

Umar Gul to Vettori, no run, not in full control as he drove a full ball outside off on the up to cover, but it bounces well short

82.4

Umar Gul to Vettori, 2 runs, goes back and eases it past the bowler, they get two as Tanvir misfields yet again, the ball is following him

82.5

Umar Gul to Vettori, no run, outside off and Vettori sways out of the line

82.6

Umar Gul to Vettori, no run, short on off, Vettori drops it into the leg side

End of over 83 (4 runs) New Zealand 214/6
DL Vettori    23* (37b 2x4)      Umar Gul    18-1-49-2
RA Young    12* (62b 1x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    6-0-15-0

Despite looking rather tired, Tanvir shares the new ball

83.1

Tanvir Ahmed to Young, FOUR, and is promptly dispatched down the ground by Young who plays a lovely straight drive

83.2

Tanvir Ahmed to Young, 2 runs, this one jags back in but started too far outside off allowing Young to chop it through the slips

83.3

Tanvir Ahmed to Young, no run, full outside off and left alone

83.4

Tanvir Ahmed to Young, no run, leaves another wide one outside off

83.5

Tanvir Ahmed to Young, FOUR, long hop outside off, Young slashes through gully and the new ball flies off the bat at speed

83.6

Tanvir Ahmed to Young, no run, full on off, defends into his pads courtesy an inside edge

End of over 84 (10 runs) New Zealand 224/6
RA Young    22* (68b 3x4)      Tanvir Ahmed    16-5-52-2
DL Vettori    23* (37b 2x4)      Umar Gul    18-1-49-2

84.1

Umar Gul to Vettori, no run, full on the pads and clipped to square leg

84.2

Umar Gul to Vettori, no run, short on off and goes back to punch down the wicket

84.3

Umar Gul to Vettori, no run, driven straight back into the stumps, non-striker in the crease

84.4

Umar Gul to Vettori, no run, goes back and slap-cuts it straight to a fielder

84.5

Umar Gul to Vettori, 1 run, short on off, he goes back and punches it again out of the middle through mid-off, sets off for a straightforward one

84.6

Umar Gul to Young, no run, well outside off and left alone

End of over 85 (1 run) New Zealand 225/6
RA Young    22* (69b 3x4)      Umar Gul    19-1-50-2
DL Vettori    24* (42b 2x4)      Tanvir Ahmed    16-5-52-2

RQ echoes the sentiments of many readers: "Can somebody please explain to me why Misbah is wasting new ball advantage with out of shape Tanvir? Is he saving Wahab for some special candle light occasion?"

85.1

Tanvir Ahmed to Vettori, no run, goes back and pushes with no timing

85.2

Tanvir Ahmed to Vettori, FOUR, a fraction short outside off and Vettori is onto it in a flash, swings it away with abandon to the cow corner boundary

85.3

Tanvir Ahmed to Vettori, 2 runs, whipped into the leg side where the man chasing fumbles but no extra runs taken

85.4

Tanvir Ahmed to Vettori, 1 run, goes back and clipped into the leg side

85.5

Tanvir Ahmed to Young, no run, mistimes the drive into the off side

85.6

Tanvir Ahmed to Young, FOUR, a rather strange shot bring Young four, he swat-pulls a straight ball back over the bowler and down to the sightscreen for a boundary. Definitely went in an unintended direction

End of over 86 (11 runs) New Zealand 236/6
RA Young    26* (71b 4x4)      Tanvir Ahmed    17-5-63-2
DL Vettori    31* (46b 3x4)      Umar Gul    19-1-50-2

86.1

Umar Gul to Vettori, 1 run, goes back to the short ball on middle and leg and helps it down to fine leg with a paddle-pull

86.2

Umar Gul to Young, no run, inside edges a short one into his thigh pad

86.3

Umar Gul to Young, no run, defends into the off side

86.4

Umar Gul to Young, no run, Young gets back and across and is safely behind a shortish ball on off

86.5

Umar Gul to Young, 2 runs, clipped into the leg side

86.6

Umar Gul to Young, no run, outside off but doesn't move an inch and so Young doesn't have to play

End of over 87 (3 runs) New Zealand 239/6
RA Young    28* (76b 4x4)      Umar Gul    20-1-53-2
DL Vettori    32* (47b 3x4)      Tanvir Ahmed    17-5-63-2

Wahab replaces Tanvir, rather unsurprisingly

87.1

Wahab Riaz to Vettori, FOUR, and starts with a stray ball well down leg, Vettori glances it down to the fine leg fence

87.2

Wahab Riaz to Vettori, no run, pushes this one into the leg side

87.3

Wahab Riaz to Vettori, no run, goes back and whips a ball on off across the line to mid-on

87.4

Wahab Riaz to Vettori, 1 wide, banged in very short, goes well over Vettori's head and is rightly called wide

87.4

Wahab Riaz to Vettori, no run, goes back and pushes to mid-on

87.5

Wahab Riaz to Vettori, no run, outside off and Vettori levers this off the back foot to mid-off

87.6

Wahab Riaz to Vettori, no run, goes on the front foot but shifts the weight back to punch into the covers

End of over 88 (5 runs) New Zealand 244/6
DL Vettori    36* (53b 4x4)      Wahab Riaz    16-3-46-1
RA Young    28* (76b 4x4)      Umar Gul    20-1-53-2

88.1

Umar Gul to Young, no run, nice length from Gul, fizzes away a touch and past Young who wasn't to the pitch and had to poke at it

88.2

Umar Gul to Young, no run, full on off, Young is forward more to defend on this occasion

88.3

Umar Gul to Young, no run, outside off and nipped back in late, but after Young was able to leave it be

88.4

Umar Gul to Young, no run, well outside off and Young can let Adnan do the work there

88.5

Umar Gul to Young, no run, closer to off stump but not close enough to make Young offer a shot

88.6

Umar Gul to Young, no run, action replay of the last ball as we head into the last over of a rather long day

End of over 89 (maiden) New Zealand 244/6
RA Young    28* (82b 4x4)      Umar Gul    21-2-53-2
DL Vettori    36* (53b 4x4)      Wahab Riaz    16-3-46-1

Rehman on for the last over

89.1

Abdur Rehman to Vettori, no run, goes back and pushes back down the track

89.2

Abdur Rehman to Vettori, no run, this is on the stumps and Vettori is quick to defend

Rehman jogs in and then stops, start again

89.3

Abdur Rehman to Vettori, 2 runs, goes back to a short and wide one outside off, cuts it away a tad airily

89.4

Abdur Rehman to Vettori, no run, punched to mid-on from the leg-stump line

89.5

Abdur Rehman to Vettori, no run, spinning into leg and played down in front of short leg

89.6

Abdur Rehman to Vettori, no run, outside off and skids on, Vettori keeps it down to end the day unbeaten

Pakistan end the day slightly ahead although, much like on day 1 of the 1st Test, they let a lower-order partnership keep the home side in the hunt. This time it was Vettori and Young who have put on an unbeaten 66 for the seventh wicket to bail the home side out after Ross Taylor had earlier kept them afloat with 78. For Pakistan, Umar and Tanvir picked up two, while Wahab and the economical Rehman grabbed one each, but keeper Adnan would be very happy with his five catches so far with the prospect of adding a few more to that tally.

Nitin's bulletin will be up soon, as will Andrew's Plays of the Day and press conference quotes. Join us at 10.30am local time tomorrow for coverage of day 2. Until then, this is Avi Singh and Sanjay Murari wishing you all a good day. Ta-ta for now.

End of over 90 (2 runs) New Zealand 246/6
DL Vettori    38* (59b 4x4)      Abdur Rehman    29-9-53-1
RA Young    28* (82b 4x4)      Umar Gul    21-2-53-2

Hello and greetings to our live coverage of day 2 of the 2nd Test between New Zealand and Pakistan at the Basin Reserve in Wellington.

Avi Singh with you again today on commentary, Sanjay Murari our rather tired scorer, the workhorse Nitin Sundar on bulletin and Andrew Fernando is lucky enough to be at the ground.

If you missed any of yesterday's action, check out Nitin's bulletin, Andrew's plays and the press conference, which Pakistan interestingly failed to attend.

Ross Taylor was just on air and was happy with how he batted but naturally disappointed at the timing and mode of his dismissal, but hopes the tail can wag and keep Pakistan in the field on a day where the wind is gusting hard already. Wellington has turned ithe wind right on for the hardy fans who are heading to the ground. Glue your hat onto your head would be my advice.

10.59am The fielders walk out with Young and Vettori already out there. Young facing up to Umar Gul

90.1

Umar Gul to Young, no run, on a good length outside off and he lets the first ball of the day go

90.2

Umar Gul to Young, no run, pushes it fuller but still comfortably outside off so Young can safely leave

90.3

Umar Gul to Young, no run, this time shorter and gets the ball to hone in on the off-stump line, goes back and defends over the top

90.4

Umar Gul to Young, no run, a fraction wider of off but still on the same relatively short length and Young hops back to defend

90.5

Umar Gul to Young, 1 wide, sharp bouncer sent down by Gul, he really banged it in on middle and leg and Young was way underneath it when he ducked, Adnan had to do more gymnastics to grab it way above his head, wide called and rightly so

90.5

Umar Gul to Young, 1 run, the opening run of the day as this is a good length on middle and Young turns it to the right of the midwicket fieldsman

90.6

Umar Gul to Vettori, no run, ooh testing line from Gul across the left-hander, short on middle and off and Vettori poked at it with no foot movement, sucked in by the angle but no edge

End of over 91 (2 runs) New Zealand 248/6
DL Vettori    38* (60b 4x4)      Umar Gul    22-2-55-2
RA Young    29* (87b 4x4)      Abdur Rehman    29-9-53-1

Intriguing move from Misbah, Rehman on to bowl with a relatively new ball

91.1

Abdur Rehman to Young, no run, pushed through outside off, Young reaches across and taps it down

91.2

Abdur Rehman to Young, no run, props forward to defend on middle and off

91.3

Abdur Rehman to Young, no run, on middle and leg and Young adjusts to push it to leg

91.4

Abdur Rehman to Young, no run, outside off and he pushes it to cover

91.5

Abdur Rehman to Young, 1 run, ooh some turn there, from leg to middle, gets the outer edge and rolls away along the ground through gully

over the wicket to the left-handed Vettori

91.6

Abdur Rehman to Vettori, no run, outside off coming in, Vettori gets forward and nudges it to the leg side

End of over 92 (1 run) New Zealand 249/6
DL Vettori    38* (61b 4x4)      Abdur Rehman    30-9-54-1
RA Young    30* (92b 4x4)      Umar Gul    22-2-55-2

92.1

Umar Gul to Young, no run, outside off on a good length and he lets it go through to Adnan

92.2

Umar Gul to Young, no run, this is faster and fuller but still outside off and he can still let it go

92.3

Umar Gul to Young, no run, goes back to defend a good length ball on off stump away into the covers

well well, around the wicket to the right-hander. Bouncers anyone?

92.4

Umar Gul to Young, no run, starts though with a fuller ball on middle and leg, Young defends with an angled blade into the leg side

92.5

Umar Gul to Young, no run, there's the bouncer, Young gets underneath it awkwardly as it zoomed over middle stump

92.6

Umar Gul to Young, no run, angled well across on a fuller length and Young lets Adnan do some work

End of over 93 (maiden) New Zealand 249/6
RA Young    30* (98b 4x4)      Umar Gul    23-3-55-2
DL Vettori    38* (61b 4x4)      Abdur Rehman    30-9-54-1

93.1

Abdur Rehman to Vettori, no run, pushed through outside off and Vettori firmly pushes back to Rehman

93.2

Abdur Rehman to Vettori, no run, fuller on middle and clipped into the leg side

93.3

Abdur Rehman to Vettori, no run, shorter on off, Vettori gets over it and pushes it down

93.4

Abdur Rehman to Vettori, no run, tries the clip again but not timed well into the leg side

93.5

Abdur Rehman to Vettori, no run, ooh some drift there courtesy the wind, started well outside off and drifted in close to off, Vettori keeps it out

93.6

Abdur Rehman to Vettori, no run, he pushes this back down the pitch from a full length on off

End of over 94 (maiden) New Zealand 249/6
DL Vettori    38* (67b 4x4)      Abdur Rehman    31-10-54-1
RA Young    30* (98b 4x4)      Umar Gul    23-3-55-2

94.1

Umar Gul to Young, no run, angled across but not too far from off, Young lets it through though

94.2

Umar Gul to Young, 1 run, that was a good short ball on leg, Young took the hands off the bat and tried to ride it, hit both bat and glove and popped through the vacant leg slip area

94.3

Umar Gul to Vettori, no run, another short ball on target, starts on middle and Vettori sways while dropping the hands to lean under the ball as it whizzes past

94.4

Umar Gul to Vettori, 1 run, this is fuller on leg and Vettori can clip it nicely to fine leg for his first run today

deep leg slip now in for Young. He pulled away as he saw a fielder's cap flying around, expect this to happen a lot not just today but throughout the Test

94.5

Umar Gul to Young, no run, this is the expected bouncer but too short this time and Young can get below with no issues

94.6

Umar Gul to Young, 1 run, short on off but at hip height, nicely rolls the wrists on the pull and gets it through the infield

Mark with an interesting thought: "Matches can be called off for light and rain, Has a match ever been or can ever be delayed by wind?"

End of over 95 (3 runs) New Zealand 252/6
RA Young    32* (102b 4x4)      Umar Gul    24-3-58-2
DL Vettori    39* (69b 4x4)      Abdur Rehman    31-10-54-1

95.1

Abdur Rehman to Young, 1 run, ooh that went straight on from a short length on middle, Young squeezed it into the leg side

95.2

Abdur Rehman to Vettori, no run, outside off, comes forward and defends with a hint of inside edge to the leg side

95.3

Abdur Rehman to Vettori, 1 run, on off and Vettori eases it to the right of short mid-on who misfields and lets it go past for one

95.4

Abdur Rehman to Young, 2 runs, on leg and going further down, Young pokes it through the fine leg region for a couple, a terrible throw back to Rehman hits him in the jugular on the neck, players go to inspect him

95.5

Abdur Rehman to Young, no run, this is outside off and Young pushes forward and defends to silly mid-off

95.6

Abdur Rehman to Young, 2 runs, ooh this was full on the pads and Young deflected it very very fine down leg

I remember that a Test between Pakistan and Zimbabwe about 12 years ago was completely abandoned because of fog in Faisalabad

End of over 96 (6 runs) New Zealand 258/6
RA Young    37* (106b 4x4)      Abdur Rehman    32-10-60-1
DL Vettori    40* (71b 4x4)      Umar Gul    24-3-58-2

96.1

Umar Gul to Vettori, 1 run, full on the pads and he clips it into the leg side where there are some huge gaps

Chris must not be a Tony Greig fan: "Tony Greig's bout of wind in the Centenary Test is the closest thing I have ever seen to a Test Match being called off!"

96.2

Umar Gul to Young, 2 runs, angled across Young but this time he goes back and punches through the covers, right off the middle of the bat

96.3

Umar Gul to Young, no run, bangs it in very short but this was outside leg so even though Young ducked he wasn't in any danger there

96.4

Umar Gul to Young, no run, and again a mis-directed bouncer well down leg, Gul's radar inconsistent

I remember what Morgan recounts quite nicely: "@ Mark - Last year against Australia in Wellington the game was stoped due to a light rain with a heavy gust; it was so gusty that the large cricket square cover blew off and carried a man for almost 50 meters before half a dozen people jumped on it! I dare say in Wellington it could be possible."

96.5

Umar Gul to Young, 2 runs, goes back and punches a good length ball just outside off again through the gap at cover, Young looking confident this morning

back over the wicket

96.6

Umar Gul to Young, no run, full half-volley outside off and sweetly timed but a good dive at mid-off saves the boundary

End of over 97 (5 runs) New Zealand 263/6
RA Young    41* (111b 4x4)      Umar Gul    25-3-63-2
DL Vettori    41* (72b 4x4)      Abdur Rehman    32-10-60-1

97.1

Abdur Rehman to Vettori, no run, short on off and stabbed down before short leg grabs it above his head

97.2

Abdur Rehman to Vettori, no run, props forward on off stump to nudge to leg

97.3

Abdur Rehman to Vettori, no run, comes forward and defends again to leg

97.4

Abdur Rehman to Vettori, 3 runs, ooh short outside off and Vettori slashes the cut through gully, not fully timed and the ball ends up losing all momentum and stops just before the fence

97.5

Abdur Rehman to Young, no run, on leg and Young gets over the top of it to push to leg

97.6

Abdur Rehman to Young, no run, shorter on middle, Young's feet are dragged across on the crease as he defends with a straight bat

End of over 98 (3 runs) New Zealand 266/6
RA Young    41* (113b 4x4)      Abdur Rehman    33-10-63-1
DL Vettori    44* (76b 4x4)      Umar Gul    25-3-63-2

98.1

Umar Gul to Vettori, no run, short on off, goes back to block down to mid-off

98.2

Umar Gul to Vettori, 1 run, out comes a Vettori shot we haven't seen for a while, it's short outside off and he moves way outside, exposing his stumps, before flicking it behind square

98.3

Umar Gul to Young, no run, good length but well outside off and left alone

98.4

Umar Gul to Young, 1 run, oh that was nearly out, short on off and Young prodded away from his body tentatively and got a thick inside edge past the stumps fine

98.5

Umar Gul to Vettori, FOUR, outside off stump, Vettori reaches across and plays his dab cut expertly through backward point to move to 49

98.6

Umar Gul to Vettori, 2 runs, 50 for Vettori, full on off and he again moves across and clips it through the leg side, first half-century for a while for the New Zealand skipper

End of over 99 (8 runs) New Zealand 274/6
DL Vettori    51* (80b 5x4)      Umar Gul    26-3-71-2
RA Young    42* (115b 4x4)      Abdur Rehman    33-10-63-1

99.1

Abdur Rehman to Young, no run, goes back and pushes into the off side

99.2

Abdur Rehman to Young, no run, defends down off middle stump on the back foot

99.3

Abdur Rehman to Young, no run, this one is fuller and he defends but it bounces a bit and takes the blade quite high up

99.4

Abdur Rehman to Young, no run, fired in on leg and played down in front of short leg

99.5

Abdur Rehman to Young, no run, on middle and leg, textbook forward defensive from Young

99.6

Abdur Rehman to Young, no run, not so textbook this time, on off and he defends with bat away from pad, inside edged into his pad

End of over 100 (maiden) New Zealand 274/6
RA Young    42* (121b 4x4)      Abdur Rehman    34-11-63-1
DL Vettori    51* (80b 5x4)      Umar Gul    26-3-71-2
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