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A warm welcome to our live ball-by-ball coverage of the 2nd Test between New Zealand and Pakistan at the Basin Reserve in Wellington, wherever you are in the world.

Our team for today- Avi Singh with you on commentary today, Sanjay Murari is our scorer as always, Nitin Sundar is on the bulletin and Andrew Fernando is at the ground.

It was a rather poor performance from New Zealand with the bat in the second innings of the 1st Test at Hamilton, and their coach John Wright wants a more patient approach.

In the opposite camp, Pakistan skipper Misbah ul-Haq has promised to push for a 2-0 series victory.

And of course check out Sid Talya and Sid Ravindran's preview.

Toss soon, and once the teams are finalised we will have them at the top of the screen.

Toss: Daniel Vettori has won and decides to bat first. One change to the home side, James Franklin comes in for Tim McIntosh. Martin Guptill moves up to open while Kane Williamson will bat at 3.

Misbah says that his side is unchanged.

Simon Doull doing the pitch report says that there is a lot of grass, but he thinks it is mostly dead and says that the home side have made the right decision, but that they must put in a considerably better batting effort to justify their choice.

The notorious Wellington winds are expected to play their part at some stage today, gale force northerlies expected in the afternoon, I'm sure Andrew will inform us if they play a significant role.

Play to begin very shortly, don't go too far away.

10.58am McCullum and Guptill stride out to the wicket, Umar Gul to open up with the ball. We're all set for ball one.

0.1

Umar Gul to Guptill, no run, good start from Gul, short of a length but jags back in sharply to strike Guptill high on the thigh pad as he tries to evade the movement

0.2

Umar Gul to Guptill, no run, fuller but outside off, Guptill shapes to play before pulling his bat out of the line, much like Neil McKenzie's curtain-rail leave

0.3

Umar Gul to Guptill, 1 run, Guptill is underway, fuller again and this time on off, leans into it and defends with the middle, sets off straightaway for a quick single

0.4

Umar Gul to McCullum, no run, the nice and shiny new ball glistens as it pitches outside off and moves away, McCullum leaves with hands and bat high above head

0.5

Umar Gul to McCullum, 2 runs, full half-volley outside off and McCullum nicley punches back down the ground between the bowler and mid-off, it slows up considerably though which limits it to two

0.6

Umar Gul to McCullum, OUT, bad start for New Zealand and it's the key man McCullum, it pitched outside off and was full, McCullum shaped to leave and was clearly surprised by the inward movement, it thudded into the top of his front pad above the kneeroll right in front of middle stump as he offered no shot, Daryl Harper thought about it before raising the finger, the only thing that could have saved him was height

BB McCullum lbw b Umar Gul 2 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

End of over 1 (3 runs) New Zealand 3/1
     Umar Gul    1-0-3-1
MJ Guptill    1* (3b)     

Tanvir from the other end

1.1

Tanvir Ahmed to Guptill, no run, full outside off, defends with an angled bat to mid-on

The replays show that the ball was indeed missing the stumps and going over the top for McCullum's dismissal

1.2

Tanvir Ahmed to Guptill, FOUR, short long-hop outside off stump, Guptill is quick to seize on it and pulls it quickly to the midwicket boundary

1.3

Tanvir Ahmed to Guptill, no run, left alone outside off

Glenn Martin: "Better look to NZ's batting line up, but have concerns about NZ'S ability to dismiss Pakistan twice. Why is it O.K. to blood a young fast bowler (Milne) in 20/20s where his bowling can be savaged and not in a test where batsmen would be more conservative in their approach?"

1.4

Tanvir Ahmed to Guptill, no run, again outside off and Guptill prudently leaves it alone

1.5

Tanvir Ahmed to Guptill, no run, pushes it further away from the off stump and it's not going to make him play

1.6

Tanvir Ahmed to Guptill, no run, repeat of the previous delivery

Chris: "Height of optimism; Black Caps batsmen applying sunscreen when going out to bat........... Team management booking hotel accomodation for the full 5 days of a Black Caps test match."

End of over 2 (4 runs) New Zealand 7/1
MJ Guptill    5* (9b 1x4)      Tanvir Ahmed    1-0-4-0
KS Williamson    0* (0b)      Umar Gul    1-0-3-1

2.1

Umar Gul to Williamson, no run, starts well outside off and he leaves, moves back in after passing the stumps

2.2

Umar Gul to Williamson, no run, goes back to defend an accurate ball on middle stump

2.3

Umar Gul to Williamson, no run, way outside off and going further away, he leaves with ease

2.4

Umar Gul to Williamson, no run, accurate from Gul this time, on the stumps and fuller but Williamson is forced back to defend securely

2.5

Umar Gul to Williamson, 1 run, opens his account with a tidy tuck to fine leg, the ball had strayed onto his pads

2.6

Umar Gul to Guptill, no run, ooh what was that? Guptill was beaten by an excellent delivery outside off which made him play, there was a noise through to the keeper and they all went up but not out was the call, replays show a big nick on that from Guptill, start UDRS arguments all over again I guess

End of over 3 (1 run) New Zealand 8/1
MJ Guptill    5* (10b 1x4)      Umar Gul    2-0-4-1
KS Williamson    1* (5b)      Tanvir Ahmed    1-0-4-0

3.1

Tanvir Ahmed to Williamson, no run, left alone outside the off stump comfortably

3.2

Tanvir Ahmed to Williamson, no run, again he leaves a wide ball outside off

3.3

Tanvir Ahmed to Williamson, no run, this is full and straight and Williamson works it to mid-on

Responses to Glenn: Caleb: "Because they don't want him to breakdown like Bond did, remember Milne only 18 so his body hasn't developed properly. Bond didn't start playing test cricket till his late 20's and look what happened!

3.4

Tanvir Ahmed to Williamson, 1 run, again strays onto the pads allowing Williamson to get off strike by helping it on its way to fine leg

3.5

Tanvir Ahmed to Guptill, no run, stands tall to defend a short ball on middle off the back foot

Smitch: "Well, would Milne be able to bowl fast consistently throughout the days play? I wouldn't want to see Milne in test match yet."

3.6

Tanvir Ahmed to Guptill, no run, left alone outside the off stump, rather eventful first few overs here

End of over 4 (1 run) New Zealand 9/1
MJ Guptill    5* (12b 1x4)      Tanvir Ahmed    2-0-5-0
KS Williamson    2* (9b)      Umar Gul    2-0-4-1

4.1

Umar Gul to Williamson, no run, goes back and defends quickly into the pitch at his feet

4.2

Umar Gul to Williamson, FOUR, beautiful cover-drive there, he got a nice positive stride in and played with bat close to pad and dispatched it to the fence

4.3

Umar Gul to Williamson, 2 runs, good running sees them come back after Williamson had clipped a ball on the pads past short leg

4.4

Umar Gul to Williamson, no run, short but on off, nicely played off the back foot with soft hands

4.5

Umar Gul to Williamson, 2 runs, nice straight drive to follow up, just times it back past the bowler and the stumps, Williamson looking confident early on

4.6

Umar Gul to Williamson, no run, outside off and he thinks of defending but eventually leaves with the bat in a ready-to-defend sort of position

End of over 5 (8 runs) New Zealand 17/1
KS Williamson    10* (15b 1x4)      Umar Gul    3-0-12-1
MJ Guptill    5* (12b 1x4)      Tanvir Ahmed    2-0-5-0

5.1

Tanvir Ahmed to Guptill, 5 wides, that was horrible, it started on leg and swung alarmingly wider down, so far that the keeper would have had to dive twice to reach it, wides it is indeed

5.1

Tanvir Ahmed to Guptill, FOUR, more punishment for Tanvit, lovely drive with the full face through the covers races out to the boundary

5.2

Tanvir Ahmed to Guptill, no run, another well-timed drive from Guptill but picks out mid-off

Taimur Khan: "Two wrong decisions in 15 minutes - use the technology if you have it.The ICC needs to show some spine and start using UDRS in ALL test matches. If they don't want to do that, then they might as well not use it anywhere. The BCCI needs to be mature about this as well."

5.3

Tanvir Ahmed to Guptill, no run, this time it's wider of off and he offers no shot

5.4

Tanvir Ahmed to Guptill, no run, this is closer to the stumps but Guptill is still able to hoist his bat high above his head

Uzair: "Caleb, I dont agree with you. Look at the Pakistani bowlers, they all start playing early and play till their mid 30's, only exception is Shoaib Akhtar."

5.5

Tanvir Ahmed to Guptill, no run, fuller outside off but he isn't made to play

5.6

Tanvir Ahmed to Guptill, no run, again wide of off and again he leaves

End of over 6 (9 runs) New Zealand 26/1
MJ Guptill    9* (18b 2x4)      Tanvir Ahmed    3-0-14-0
KS Williamson    10* (15b 1x4)      Umar Gul    3-0-12-1

6.1

Umar Gul to Williamson, 1 run, hops onto the back foot, punches into the covers and these two are mighty quick, they race out of the blocks and complete the single with ease

6.2

Umar Gul to Guptill, no run, half-volley around off and Guptill again times it well but again cannot beat mid-off

6.3

Umar Gul to Guptill, 1 run, on off, defends and they set off for one of their customary quick singles

6.4

Umar Gul to Williamson, no run, far outside off and goes away a touch, too far for any shot to be offered

6.5

Umar Gul to Williamson, no run, goes back and defends a short ball on off down into the leg side

6.6

Umar Gul to Williamson, no run, outside off and he is happy to have nothing to do with it

End of over 7 (2 runs) New Zealand 28/1
KS Williamson    11* (19b 1x4)      Umar Gul    4-0-14-1
MJ Guptill    10* (20b 2x4)      Tanvir Ahmed    3-0-14-0

7.1

Tanvir Ahmed to Guptill, no run, goes back to punch a short ball around off down the ground

7.2

Tanvir Ahmed to Guptill, no run, short outside off and he goes for the cut but bottom-edges it straight into the ground next to him

7.3

Tanvir Ahmed to Guptill, no run, left alone outside off

7.4

Tanvir Ahmed to Guptill, no run, again outside off and he doesn't play

7.5

Tanvir Ahmed to Guptill, no run, this is wider of off so it simply won't interest him

7.6

Tanvir Ahmed to Guptill, FOUR, maybe this is why he is bowling way outside off, he puts one on the stumps and Guptill nonchalantly drives back past him all the way to the long-off boundary

End of over 8 (4 runs) New Zealand 32/1
MJ Guptill    14* (26b 3x4)      Tanvir Ahmed    4-0-18-0
KS Williamson    11* (19b 1x4)      Umar Gul    4-0-14-1

8.1

Umar Gul to Williamson, no run, short on off and he defends into the leg side

8.2

Umar Gul to Williamson, no run, again defends the tight line on off stump

8.3

Umar Gul to Williamson, no run, left alone outside off

8.4

Umar Gul to Williamson, no run, on off and he comes forward to defend into the covers

8.5

Umar Gul to Williamson, 1 run, on off and he defends again but this time angles the bat nicely into the gap at midwicket

8.6

Umar Gul to Guptill, no run, short on off and he pushes it to mid-on

End of over 9 (1 run) New Zealand 33/1
MJ Guptill    14* (27b 3x4)      Umar Gul    5-0-15-1
KS Williamson    12* (24b 1x4)      Tanvir Ahmed    4-0-18-0

Alex: "33/1- What a start from the Kiwis. The batting is looking better than it has for decades. If they keep this up they may even make it to the end of the day!"

Meanwhile Younis Khan comes on, first change ahead of Wahab. Bizarre but he's obviously going to do the donkey work into the breeze.

9.1

Younis Khan to Williamson, no run, left alone outside off

9.2

Younis Khan to Williamson, no run, goes back and hammers a back-foot cut into the covers

9.3

Younis Khan to Williamson, FOUR, this time he doesn't miss out, it's short outside off and slow, this time he creams it into the gap off the back foot through cover

9.4

Younis Khan to Williamson, no run, goes back and punches to mid-on

9.5

Younis Khan to Williamson, 1 run, again goes back to a ball coming at snail's pace and he pushes into the covers for a single

9.6

Younis Khan to Guptill, FOUR, frankly this is terrible bowling for the tenth over of a Test, a full and wide half-volley and Guptill climbs all over it and drills it along the ground through the covers

End of over 10 (9 runs) New Zealand 42/1
MJ Guptill    18* (28b 4x4)      Younis Khan    1-0-9-0
KS Williamson    17* (29b 2x4)      Umar Gul    5-0-15-1

10.1

Umar Gul to Williamson, no run, goes back and punches a ball much faster than those in the previous over into the covers

10.2

Umar Gul to Williamson, no run, leaves a ball wide of off alone

10.3

Umar Gul to Williamson, 1 run, goes back and nudges a ball on middle and leg into the vacant area at midwicket

Kane Williamson chewing gum and blowing a few bubbles while batting!

10.4

Umar Gul to Guptill, no run, leaves this well alone outside off stump

10.5

Umar Gul to Guptill, no run, goes back and defends into the leg side at his feet

10.6

Umar Gul to Guptill, no run, props forward this time and defends into the covers

End of over 11 (1 run) New Zealand 43/1
MJ Guptill    18* (31b 4x4)      Umar Gul    6-0-16-1
KS Williamson    18* (32b 2x4)      Younis Khan    1-0-9-0

Wahab comes on to end the Younis experiment

11.1

Wahab Riaz to Williamson, 3 runs, uppish drive off the back foot through gully

11.2

Wahab Riaz to Guptill, no run, left alone outside the off stump, angling across him

11.3

Wahab Riaz to Guptill, no run, again slants across and again left alone

11.4

Wahab Riaz to Guptill, no run, goes back to defend a short ball on off

11.5

Wahab Riaz to Guptill, no run, this moves away from the batsman but it is outside off and he doesn't play

11.6

Wahab Riaz to Guptill, no run, again outside off and again he feels no need to play at it

End of over 12 (3 runs) New Zealand 46/1
MJ Guptill    18* (36b 4x4)      Wahab Riaz    1-0-3-0
KS Williamson    21* (33b 2x4)      Umar Gul    6-0-16-1

12.1

Umar Gul to Williamson, OUT, this time Harper detects the edge! Short around off and he gets a thick edge defending off the back foot through to the keeper, they all go up and Harper seemed to be expecting Kane to walk but he eventually puts the finger up

KS Williamson c †Adnan Akmal b Umar Gul 21 (53m 34b 2x4 0x6) SR: 61.76

That is also drinks.

Ominous from Dravi: "NZ have started well but we have seen it all before. It will be interesting to see when they do lose a wicket if the next batsman to come will spend time getting themselves in. Im sick of seeing NZ losing wickets in groups."

Taylor comes in, under pressure to get a big score.

12.2

Umar Gul to Taylor, no run, and a beauty beats him first up, outside off and makes him think of playing, he pushes and misses

12.3

Umar Gul to Taylor, 2 runs, on the pads and that allows Taylor to open his account with a flick through midwicket

12.4

Umar Gul to Taylor, 1 run, edgy start from Taylor here as he French cuts past his stumps down to fine leg

12.5

Umar Gul to Guptill, no run, hops back and defends into the covers

12.6

Umar Gul to Guptill, no run, first bouncer of the day believe it or not, banged in on leg and Guptill safely ducks

End of over 13 (3 runs) New Zealand 49/2
MJ Guptill    18* (38b 4x4)      Umar Gul    7-0-19-2
LRPL Taylor    3* (3b)      Wahab Riaz    1-0-3-0

13.1

Wahab Riaz to Taylor, no run, short around off, gets on top of the bounce and defends into the covers

13.2

Wahab Riaz to Taylor, no run, leaves alone outside off

Matt Greenwood isn't feeling too optimistic: "Re Dravi: Your not alone in being sick of NZ collapse. I can assure you here in NZ cricket is reaching a crisis point. Our rugby players had a fantastic year, and our soccer team performed admirably at the World Cup. Unless we start seeing some results from our cricketers more and more fans, and more importantly youth, will turn from the sport."

13.3

Wahab Riaz to Taylor, FOUR, very very wide of off and he has to reach for it before slicing it away through the covers for four, wasn't in full control but got a decent amount of bat on it

13.4

Wahab Riaz to Taylor, no run, blocks this one into the covers

13.5

Wahab Riaz to Taylor, no run, nicely driven along the carpet but doesn't make mid-off move

Wahab runs in and is affected by the wind so he stops

13.6

Wahab Riaz to Taylor, no run, accurate on middle and off and Taylor defends it back to where it came from

End of over 14 (4 runs) New Zealand 53/2
LRPL Taylor    7* (9b 1x4)      Wahab Riaz    2-0-7-0
MJ Guptill    18* (38b 4x4)      Umar Gul    7-0-19-2

14.1

Umar Gul to Guptill, no run, bouncer on the stumps which he gets underneath comfortably

14.2

Umar Gul to Guptill, no run, fuller this time but still on a goodish length and he defends uncertainly into the leg side

14.3

Umar Gul to Guptill, no run, on off and he defends with an angled blade into the gully area

Mark delivers a strong rebuke: "Matt Greenwood is way out of line, things are not much worse than normal, I can remember most NZ test 100's since Young scored his famous double hundred - thats a solid 10 or 12 years ago, NZ have never been a team to constantlly put 400+ scores on the board."

14.4

Umar Gul to Guptill, 1 run, pushed into the covers and you know he's a fast runner so he takes an easy single

14.5

Umar Gul to Taylor, no run, solid defence from Taylor to a ball pitched up on off stump

14.6

Umar Gul to Taylor, 1 run, goes back and punches through the covers, Guptill has thoughts of a couple but Taylor is quick to respond in the negative

End of over 15 (2 runs) New Zealand 55/2
LRPL Taylor    8* (11b 1x4)      Umar Gul    8-0-21-2
MJ Guptill    19* (42b 4x4)      Wahab Riaz    2-0-7-0

Abdur Rehman comes on fresh off a MoM performance in the 1st Test, definitely a tactic to challenge Guptill

15.1

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, pushed through at 92kph on leg stump, defends with a hint of inside edge to leg

15.2

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, on middle and he again defends solidly down the pitch

15.3

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, on middle and leg and as is his wont he defends across his front pad

15.4

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, defends a ball on off stump

15.5

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, 4 runs, there we go, Taylor heaves it to leg and oh dear, the ball completely plugs inches from the rope at long-on and they are forced to run four

15.6

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, 1 run, this time a sweep behind square to retain the strike

End of over 16 (5 runs) New Zealand 60/2
LRPL Taylor    13* (17b 1x4)      Abdur Rehman    1-0-5-0
MJ Guptill    19* (42b 4x4)      Umar Gul    8-0-21-2

16.1

Wahab Riaz to Taylor, no run, short on off, he goes back to ride the bounce and defends

16.2

Wahab Riaz to Taylor, FOUR, that gets what it deserved, wide half-volley and Taylor is quick to react, he latches onto it and eases it to the cover fence

16.3

Wahab Riaz to Taylor, no run, this time he picks out Rehman at point with a scorching drive to a similar delivery. Why is the spinner fielding at point while he is bowling?

16.4

Wahab Riaz to Taylor, no run, leaves a better ball just outside off

16.5

Wahab Riaz to Taylor, 2 runs, drives airily over the top of the cover fielders, Taylor has clearly decided to play his natural game and go after anything in his hitting areas

16.6

Wahab Riaz to Taylor, no run, tries to drive but is cramped by the angle in and he can only mistime it back to Wahab

End of over 17 (6 runs) New Zealand 66/2
LRPL Taylor    19* (23b 2x4)      Wahab Riaz    3-0-13-0
MJ Guptill    19* (42b 4x4)      Abdur Rehman    1-0-5-0

Dan with this. Maybe Vettori? : "When criticizing New Zealand, everyone seems to forget that they are going through a rebuilding phase. Over the past decade or so, they have lost stalwarts like Kyle Mills, Chris Cairns, Scott Styris, Shane Bond, Nathan Astle, and Stephen Fleming. That they managed to remain competitive up till last year is solely because of Dan Vettori and Ross Taylor. Now, with a top order with an average age of 24 years old, who can expect New Zealand to be world beaters? Once their top order comes of age, New Zealand will once again be a tough, gritty team."

17.1

Abdur Rehman to Guptill, no run, pushed into the covers

17.2

Abdur Rehman to Guptill, 2 runs, goes back to a ball on leg and flicks it through the leg gully region

17.3

Abdur Rehman to Guptill, no run, defends a ball on leg, he has a leg gully and short leg in place for him

17.4

Abdur Rehman to Guptill, no run, this is on middle and he plays down the line

17.5

Abdur Rehman to Guptill, no run, fired in on middle and leg, goes back and hurriedly defends

17.6

Abdur Rehman to Guptill, 1 run, ooh edgy, on leg and he gets an inside edge past leg gully

End of over 18 (3 runs) New Zealand 69/2
MJ Guptill    22* (48b 4x4)      Abdur Rehman    2-0-8-0
LRPL Taylor    19* (23b 2x4)      Wahab Riaz    3-0-13-0

Aaron with an interesting view: "@Mark, You're right but there has also been a change of attitude amongst the players which basically started with Fleming. Although a complete genius of a captain he never made the most of his talent and his side was full of guys who, like him, were masters of the stylish 30. Hopefully John Wright (who really did make the most of his talent) will change this."

18.1

Wahab Riaz to Guptill, no run, left alone outside off

18.2

Wahab Riaz to Guptill, no run, defends into the covers

18.3

Wahab Riaz to Guptill, no run, this is well wide of off so he lets it go

The wind rears its head as bails and caps go flying.

18.4

Wahab Riaz to Guptill, no run, 139kph, on middle and leg and he defends back down the wicket

18.5

Wahab Riaz to Guptill, no run, leaves this ball slanting across him through to Adnan

18.6

Wahab Riaz to Guptill, no run, again not required to play a ball outside off

End of over 19 (maiden) New Zealand 69/2
MJ Guptill    22* (54b 4x4)      Wahab Riaz    4-1-13-0
LRPL Taylor    19* (23b 2x4)      Abdur Rehman    2-0-8-0

19.1

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, on middle and he pushes with an open face to mid-on

19.2

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, shorter on off, still comes forward to defend

19.3

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, 87kph on middle and leg, defends again

19.4

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, 98kph, that was fast and fired in, Taylor jammed out a drive to mid-on

19.5

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, this time slows it down to 82kph outside off, Taylor defends with the outer half into the covers

19.6

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, shorter outside off and goes back to punch to cover

End of over 20 (maiden) New Zealand 69/2
LRPL Taylor    19* (29b 2x4)      Abdur Rehman    3-1-8-0
MJ Guptill    22* (54b 4x4)      Wahab Riaz    4-1-13-0

Good variation of speeds from Rehman in that over

20.1

Wahab Riaz to Guptill, no run, left alone outside off

The erstwhile Mark Kidger makes an appearance: "Is Mark really right? When the ICC instituted its Test rankings in 2003 New Zealand were a strong #3, a position that they held through 2003. Right now they are #80 and well behind the West Indies in 7th and defeat in this series will push them back still further. A year ago they were 6th. That looks to me like a side going steadily backwards.

New Zealand may not have made big scores, but they were very competitive only a few years ago."

20.2

Wahab Riaz to Guptill, no run, full outside off, hits the footmarks and beats Guptill

20.3

Wahab Riaz to Guptill, no run, on off stump and he defends into the covers

20.4

Wahab Riaz to Guptill, no run, outside off and he goes for the drive but ends up dragging it back down the pitch with little timing

20.5

Wahab Riaz to Guptill, 1 run, punched back past the bowler nicely by Guptill, ever alert to the possibility of a single

20.6

Wahab Riaz to Taylor, no run, good bouncer on leg, Taylor was going to play but pulled his head down at the last moment

End of over 21 (1 run) New Zealand 70/2
LRPL Taylor    19* (30b 2x4)      Wahab Riaz    5-1-14-0
MJ Guptill    23* (59b 4x4)      Abdur Rehman    3-1-8-0

21.1

Abdur Rehman to Guptill, no run, goes back on off and defends

21.2

Abdur Rehman to Guptill, no run, goodness how did that miss the stumps? it was on middle and leg and spun past the defence but bounced over the top of the stumps which surprised Adnan as well

21.3

Abdur Rehman to Guptill, 2 byes, poor ball well wide down leg, no shot offered and Adnan fumbles allowing a few byes to be picked up

21.4

Abdur Rehman to Guptill, no run, defends off the front foot on middle

21.5

Abdur Rehman to Guptill, no run, makes a more positive effort in getting a good stride in before defending

21.6

Abdur Rehman to Guptill, no run, om middle and off, Guptill blocks to survive a torrid over

End of over 22 (2 runs, maiden) New Zealand 72/2
MJ Guptill    23* (65b 4x4)      Abdur Rehman    4-2-8-0
LRPL Taylor    19* (30b 2x4)      Wahab Riaz    5-1-14-0

22.1

Wahab Riaz to Taylor, no run, ooh that was a very wide ball but Taylor was tempted and went after it, fortunately for him he didnt connect

22.2

Wahab Riaz to Taylor, no run

22.3

Wahab Riaz to Taylor, 1 wide, bouncer on leg which Adnan does well to prevent from going for runs with an athletic leap above his head, wide called

22.3

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

22.4

Wahab Riaz to Taylor, no run, again is happy to let it go outside off, his thoughts must have turned to the imminent lunch interval

22.5

Wahab Riaz to Taylor, FOUR, maybe not, outside off and he flashed hard at it with solid hands, wnt high and over the slips down to the third man fence

22.6

Wahab Riaz to Taylor, no run, good ball, full on middle and leg, almost yorker length but Taylor keeps it out

End of over 23 (5 runs) New Zealand 77/2
LRPL Taylor    23* (36b 3x4)      Wahab Riaz    6-1-19-0
MJ Guptill    23* (65b 4x4)      Abdur Rehman    4-2-8-0

23.1

Abdur Rehman to Guptill, no run, full on the stumps and dug out back down the pitch

23.2

Abdur Rehman to Guptill, no run, goes back to punch to midwicket

23.3

Abdur Rehman to Guptill, no run, down leg and he misses the flick, struck on the pad

23.4

Abdur Rehman to Guptill, no run, full on off, gets well forward to defend

23.5

Abdur Rehman to Guptill, no run, fired into middle, Guptill moves his front leg across but arrests that movement and gets the bat down

23.6

Abdur Rehman to Guptill, no run, again defends on the front foot

End of over 24 (maiden) New Zealand 77/2
MJ Guptill    23* (71b 4x4)      Abdur Rehman    5-3-8-0
LRPL Taylor    23* (36b 3x4)      Wahab Riaz    6-1-19-0

24.1

Wahab Riaz to Taylor, 1 bye, down leg and goes further down, Adnan can't hang on and they scamper a bye

24.2

Wahab Riaz to Guptill, no run, short on off and he goes back to defend into the covers

24.3

Wahab Riaz to Guptill, no run, nicely times an off-drive but is again unable to beat the fielder

24.4

Wahab Riaz to Guptill, no run, short on leg and Guptill is quick to defend

24.5

Wahab Riaz to Guptill, no run, good bouncer on middle and off, Guptill drops the hands and lets it go through

24.6

Wahab Riaz to Guptill, no run, goes on the front foot to defend

Another Mark chimes in, I'm losing track of all of them: "The fall of NZ cricket has been a long time in the making. Since the 80's there has been a change of culture. Players act more as individuals, apart from when they want money. I've lost track of the number of times I've heard the tired 'rebuilding' argument. The problems run a lot deeper and include attitude, team ethos, structure, coaching, player power, the rise of celebrity status for players etc. Concepts such as grafting, valuing your wicket, respect for the paying public and playing for your country, earning your spot are no longer in evidence. The work ethic and hatred of losing that were in evidence during Wrights career seem absent. Win or lose the players are still earning above average wages. There are very few jobs around where continued sub-par performance and lack of being a team player would be tolerated."

End of over 25 (1 run, maiden) New Zealand 78/2
MJ Guptill    23* (76b 4x4)      Wahab Riaz    7-2-19-0
LRPL Taylor    23* (37b 3x4)      Abdur Rehman    5-3-8-0

25.1

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, on middle and leg and he defends to leg

25.2

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, this is slower at 83kph but the ball and the shot are the same

25.3

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, ooh on middle and Taylor had already moved across well before the ball reached him, he played across his pad

25.4

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, comes down a touch but can't work it past midwicket

25.5

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, tossed up outside off, he props forward to defend

25.6

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, drags the length back but he is content to defend

Andrew Fernando at the ground has this wind update: "Gusting upto 70 kmh now."

End of over 26 (maiden) New Zealand 78/2
LRPL Taylor    23* (43b 3x4)      Abdur Rehman    6-4-8-0
MJ Guptill    23* (76b 4x4)      Wahab Riaz    7-2-19-0

Last over before lunch

26.1

Wahab Riaz to Guptill, no run, outside off and drilled into the covers where a good stop is made

26.2

Wahab Riaz to Guptill, no run, goes back to defend a short ball on off

26.3

Wahab Riaz to Guptill, no run, and again

Alastor with the final feedback before lunch: "There is nothing wrong with NZ's top order on paper, it should be a quality batting line up. And for me there is no problem on the field that a decent bit of coaching couldn't fix. There is an attitude today that everyone has to go out and "play their natural game". I say you go out and do the job your team needs you to do. McCullum's job as an opener is to bat for two sessions and if he can't control his impulses and do that then he shouldn't be opening. Guptill, Taylor and Ryder all start looking jittery when not scoring 4 or 5 an over and usually go out doing something silly chasing runs. For goodness sake, this is test cricket not T20, patience is required. If you watch the quality top order batsmen in world cricket (Sehwag, Tendulkar, Dravid, Amla et al) they all look like they've come out prepared to bat all day. I know NZ doesn't get to play much test cricket, but I think a good bit of coaching could help them develop the patience to be good test batsmen. They all sure have the talent."

26.4

Wahab Riaz to Guptill, 1 run, goes back and tucks this short one into the leg side

26.5

Wahab Riaz to Taylor, no run, outside off and it sat up, he hit the cover drive nicely but straight to the fielder

26.6

Wahab Riaz to Taylor, 1 run, short on leg and he works it to the right of mid-on through midwicket to end the first session

Both teams would be pretty happy at lunch. Pakistan would be pleased that the dangerous McCullum and the promising Williamson are back in the hut, while the home side would be pleased that Taylor seems to be taking a step towards gaining some form. Join us at 1.40pm local time for the afternoon session.

End of over 27 (2 runs) New Zealand 80/2
LRPL Taylor    24* (45b 3x4)      Wahab Riaz    8-2-21-0
MJ Guptill    24* (80b 4x4)      Abdur Rehman    6-4-8-0

Welcome back for the second session on day 1. Guptill and Taylor would be looking to carry on from where they left off before lunch, while Pakistan would be eager to break this partnership before it develops into something more substantial. Rehman to Taylor

27.1

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, on off stump and he pushes it into the covers

27.2

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, 1 run, tossed up on leg and he sweeps it down into the fine leg region

27.3

Abdur Rehman to Guptill, no run, goes back and punches down the wicket

27.4

Abdur Rehman to Guptill, no run, still on off but the length is a bit shorter, nevertheless on the front foot to defend

27.5

Abdur Rehman to Guptill, 1 run, on leg and clipped between mid-on and midwicket, he sets off and it could have been tight but there was no hesitation which was the key

27.6

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, 1 run, for some reason, the mid-on was pushed back allowing Taylor to push it through there from the off stump

End of over 28 (3 runs) New Zealand 83/2
LRPL Taylor    26* (48b 3x4)      Abdur Rehman    7-4-11-0
MJ Guptill    25* (83b 4x4)      Wahab Riaz    8-2-21-0

Tanvir comes on after lunch

28.1

Tanvir Ahmed to Taylor, no run, full on middle and he defends with the full face down to mid-on

28.2

Tanvir Ahmed to Taylor, no run, shorter but still on off although there is some movement in, Taylor covers the swing and defends again to mid-on

28.3

Tanvir Ahmed to Taylor, 1 run, on the pads this time and he clips it away into the leg side with the minimum of fuss

Plenty of heated mails about the state of New Zealand cricket in the lunch interval, general consensus is that inconsistency has been an issue

28.4

Tanvir Ahmed to Guptill, FOUR, half-volley outside off and Guptill drives in some style through the covers and although the fielder chases it is in vain

28.5

Tanvir Ahmed to Guptill, no run, leaves alone a ball which was quite close to off stump, in fact it went over the top, interesting leave that

28.6

Tanvir Ahmed to Guptill, no run, goes back and defends a short ball on off

End of over 29 (5 runs) New Zealand 88/2
MJ Guptill    29* (86b 5x4)      Tanvir Ahmed    5-0-23-0
LRPL Taylor    27* (51b 3x4)      Abdur Rehman    7-4-11-0

29.1

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, on leg and he stabs it on the bounce to short leg

29.2

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, on middle and off, moves across and defends

29.3

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, ooh short outside off, Taylor's eyes light up as he tries to smash a cut shot through the off side but he misses

29.4

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, outside off and drives nicely down to mid-off

29.5

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, FOUR, oh goodness Taylor moved well across and missed the clip but it just nipped his pad and went further down leg past the keeper and down to the fence, in fact the umpire reverses his decision and gives the batsmen the four

29.6

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, defends down the track to end an interesting over

End of over 30 (4 runs) New Zealand 92/2
LRPL Taylor    31* (57b 4x4)      Abdur Rehman    8-4-15-0
MJ Guptill    29* (86b 5x4)      Tanvir Ahmed    5-0-23-0

30.1

Tanvir Ahmed to Guptill, no run, on leg and flicked into the leg side

30.2

Tanvir Ahmed to Guptill, no run, this time over-compensates with the adjustment of the line to off stump, pushes it wider and doesn't make him play

30.3

Tanvir Ahmed to Guptill, no run, outside off and he leans into it and drives down to mid-off

30.4

Tanvir Ahmed to Guptill, no run, leaves this one alone outside the off stump

30.5

Tanvir Ahmed to Guptill, no run, again he chooses to offer no stroke to a ball well outside the off stump

Trev sums up many readers' feelings: "To contradict what Alastor said about McCullum, I think McCullum deserves to open. While it is true his shot that got him out in the first innings is unnecessary, the other 2 mode of dismissals thus far would not have happened if the review system was in place. He has shown that his patience is improving, and his averages while opening speak for themselves. I am also quite surprised Alastor mentioned Sehwag was mentioned as someone who looks to stay in for long periods of time. All I've seen him do is walk in and smack the ball around the park, regardless of what situation India is in. He is blessed with raw talent which is why he still often scores runs. Any other player, people would be throwing hate and questioning the "smash-everything" approach."

30.6

Tanvir Ahmed to Guptill, no run, and again it is wide of off and Guptill is content to continue leaving

End of over 31 (maiden) New Zealand 92/2
MJ Guptill    29* (92b 5x4)      Tanvir Ahmed    6-1-23-0
LRPL Taylor    31* (57b 4x4)      Abdur Rehman    8-4-15-0

31.1

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, pushed through on middle and off, defends back down the wicket

31.2

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, throws up the tempter outside off but Taylor doesn't go for it and leaves it alone

31.3

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, on middle and off and he defends back down

31.4

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, shorter on off and he goes back to punch through the on side but is surprised by the turn and can only jab it out

31.5

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, SIX, well struck from Taylor, it was on leg and he just lofted through the line and really just timed it onto the grass embankment behind the long-on fence

31.6

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, fired faster into leg and squeezed into the leg side

End of over 32 (6 runs) New Zealand 98/2
LRPL Taylor    37* (63b 4x4 1x6)      Abdur Rehman    9-4-21-0
MJ Guptill    29* (92b 5x4)      Tanvir Ahmed    6-1-23-0

32.1

Tanvir Ahmed to Guptill, no run, Tanvir continues to bowl outside off and Guptill continues to leave it

Guptill was pushed off balance there by the wind after letting it go

32.2

Tanvir Ahmed to Guptill, no run, defends a ball which is this time on off stump into the covers

32.3

Tanvir Ahmed to Guptill, no run, reverts to the outside off line and Guptill is again not tempted

32.4

Tanvir Ahmed to Guptill, no run, pulls the length back but the line is again well away from off and Guptill is going to keep leaving them alone

32.5

Tanvir Ahmed to Guptill, OUT, well well well, Guptill's patience finally runs out and Tanvir is to be credited for almost boring him out, it was outside off and short and he went for the cut but could only get an under-edge through to the keeper, another start goes unconverted for Guptill

MJ Guptill c †Adnan Akmal b Tanvir Ahmed 29 (143m 97b 5x4 0x6) SR: 29.89

Jesse Ryder comes in on his home ground

32.6

Tanvir Ahmed to Ryder, OUT, gone! two in two! Successive golden ducks for Ryder who will be on a king pair in the second innings, it was on off and moved away a touch, Ryder nibbled fatally at it through to the keeper, Pakistan have firmly wrested the initiative back here while John Wright will no doubt be tearing his hair out

JD Ryder c †Adnan Akmal b Tanvir Ahmed 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sundar: "@Trev : You say "Any other player, people would be throwing hate and questioning the "smash-everything" approach." Any other player and he would not be playing like that he would understand that Sehwag is a special talent, which is why he plays like that and scores runs. Unfortunately brendon does not understand that. With all due respect, he is not of the same quality as Sehwag and still wants/tries to play like him. Which is why he fails. I am sorry but smashin it straight down the throat of deep point like he did in the first innings of the first test, does not exactly count as sensible."

End of over 33 (wicket maiden) New Zealand 98/4
     Tanvir Ahmed    7-2-23-2
LRPL Taylor    37* (63b 4x4 1x6)      Abdur Rehman    9-4-21-0

33.1

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, defends into the off side

33.2

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, goes back to defend into the covers

33.3

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, rocks back upon seeing the ball dropped short outside off and cuts hard but straight to point

33.4

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, well bowled on middle and he defends sturdily

33.5

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, 1 run, shorter on middle and leg, goes back and clips past short leg

Another home-towner James Franklin walks in

33.6

Abdur Rehman to Franklin, 1 run, pushes into the covers and scoots through to get off the mark

End of over 34 (2 runs) New Zealand 100/4
JEC Franklin    1* (1b)      Abdur Rehman    10-4-23-0
LRPL Taylor    38* (68b 4x4 1x6)      Tanvir Ahmed    7-2-23-2

The 100 comes up as Franklin now faces the hat-trick ball from Tanvir. What will he do?

34.1

Tanvir Ahmed to Franklin, no run, ooh well bowled, it was full on middle and almost yorker length, Franklin jams it out as Tanvir is disappointed but he needn't be, that was about as good a hat-trick ball to bowl as any

34.2

Tanvir Ahmed to Franklin, no run, goes back to the shsort ball on off and pushes into the cover

34.3

Tanvir Ahmed to Franklin, no run, bangs it in short and Franklin is tall but easily gets under it

34.4

Tanvir Ahmed to Franklin, no run, on leg stump and he works it to mid-on

34.5

Tanvir Ahmed to Franklin, no run, short on off and Franklin covers it before punching into the covers

34.6

Tanvir Ahmed to Franklin, no run, full outside off and digs it out down to mid-off

End of over 35 (maiden) New Zealand 100/4
JEC Franklin    1* (7b)      Tanvir Ahmed    8-3-23-2
LRPL Taylor    38* (68b 4x4 1x6)      Abdur Rehman    10-4-23-0

35.1

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, defends a full ball down

35.2

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, defends again into the off side

35.3

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, Rehman is like a boa snake trying to tighten his grip slowly, sticks to the line on off and Taylor pushes it off to the side of the pitch

35.4

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, with the occasional variation thrown in, this one is on leg and flicked into the on side

35.5

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, goes back and punches this one on middle but not past Rehman

35.6

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, ooh Pakistan were excited there as Taylor tried to work it off leg stump but it hit his pad and went straight to short leg, umpire quickly says not out

End of over 36 (maiden) New Zealand 100/4
LRPL Taylor    38* (74b 4x4 1x6)      Abdur Rehman    11-5-23-0
JEC Franklin    1* (7b)      Tanvir Ahmed    8-3-23-2

36.1

Tanvir Ahmed to Franklin, no run, leaves alone outside the off stump

Khair: "Pakistan is really blessed with fast bowling talent. There are so many of them it seems. I hear that there are couple of more in the domestic scene waiting for their opportunity to play internationals."

36.2

Tanvir Ahmed to Franklin, no run, he punches this one outside off from the back foot into the covers

36.3

Tanvir Ahmed to Franklin, 2 runs, strays on leg and he nicely clips this firmly through midwicket as they come back for a couple

36.4

Tanvir Ahmed to Franklin, no run, outside off and he leaves it alone

36.5

Tanvir Ahmed to Franklin, no run, angled into the leg stump and worked to mid-on

36.6

Tanvir Ahmed to Franklin, 1 run, short on middle and punched back down the ground, mid-off makes a mess of a routine stop and Franklin is quick to scamper through

End of over 37 (3 runs) New Zealand 103/4
JEC Franklin    4* (13b)      Tanvir Ahmed    9-3-26-2
LRPL Taylor    38* (74b 4x4 1x6)      Abdur Rehman    11-5-23-0

Much of the feedback has shifted to discussing the merits and demerits of Sehwag as a Test batsman. A gentle reminder to keep them on-point in relation to this game.

37.1

Abdur Rehman to Franklin, no run, pushes it into the covers

37.2

Abdur Rehman to Franklin, no run, goes back and punches off the back foot into the covers

37.3

Abdur Rehman to Franklin, no run, covers the turn on middle and turns it into the ground before it reaches short leg

37.4

Abdur Rehman to Franklin, no run, on leg and he pushes into the on side

37.5

Abdur Rehman to Franklin, no run, on middle and Franklin turns it to leg

37.6

Abdur Rehman to Franklin, no run, goes back and forces into the covers

End of over 38 (maiden) New Zealand 103/4
JEC Franklin    4* (19b)      Abdur Rehman    12-6-23-0
LRPL Taylor    38* (74b 4x4 1x6)      Tanvir Ahmed    9-3-26-2

38.1

Tanvir Ahmed to Taylor, no run, short outside off and cracked off the back foot, but finds point

Bilal adds to Khair: "Its not just the fast bowlers who are doing good for Pak. I think its the spinner who's really carrying all the bowling weight. Good man Rehman"

38.2

Tanvir Ahmed to Taylor, 1 run, on leg and tucked into the on side for a single

38.3

Tanvir Ahmed to Franklin, no run, on off and he pushes with little follow-through to mid-on

38.4

Tanvir Ahmed to Franklin, 2 runs, on the pads and nicely tucked away into the deep at backward square

38.5

Tanvir Ahmed to Franklin, no run, angles across him and he offers no stroke

38.6

Tanvir Ahmed to Franklin, no run, and again it similarly angles across Franklin who stands tall to leave alone

Warren humours New Zealand fans: "Another chanceless innings by Ryder today - he is certainly in the middle of a sparkling run of form!"

End of over 39 (3 runs) New Zealand 106/4
JEC Franklin    6* (23b)      Tanvir Ahmed    10-3-29-2
LRPL Taylor    39* (76b 4x4 1x6)      Abdur Rehman    12-6-23-0

39.1

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, goes back and punches into the covers

39.2

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, down leg and goes for a big sweep which is similar to his favourite heave to leg but misses as Adnan fumbles

on leg and tucked down towards leg

39.3

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run

39.4

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, on the stumps and Taylor pushes it back down the pitch playing with bat close to pad

39.5

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, goes back and tries to force the cut but can't beat the in-field

39.6

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, FOUR, this time he rocks back, gets the connection he desires and most importantly into the gap through backward point and away to the fence the ball happily goes

End of over 40 (4 runs) New Zealand 110/4
LRPL Taylor    43* (82b 5x4 1x6)      Abdur Rehman    13-6-27-0
JEC Franklin    6* (23b)      Tanvir Ahmed    10-3-29-2

40.1

Tanvir Ahmed to Franklin, no run, short on middle and punched to mid-on

40.2

Tanvir Ahmed to Franklin, no run, on off and Tanvir is noticeably tiring here as Franklin has plenty of time to push it gently back

Sandeep Choubey: "Pakistan has always produced some of the best fast bowlers in world cricket. They have that legacy of producing fast bowlers. In this time where there is a lack of world class fast bowlers (compared to the earlier times where each of the good teams had 1 or 2 fine bowlers) Pakistan keeps on delivering some of the best. At the same time it must be said that they must be taken care by the likes of Wasim and Waqar such that we get to see some good cricket.

40.3

Tanvir Ahmed to Franklin, no run, shorter on off, defends into the covers

40.4

Tanvir Ahmed to Franklin, no run, this is well wide of off and he easily lets it pass by

40.5

Tanvir Ahmed to Franklin, no run, goes back and quickly defends a ball on off down into the ground

40.6

Tanvir Ahmed to Franklin, no run, goes back and punches down to mid-off

End of over 41 (maiden) New Zealand 110/4
JEC Franklin    6* (29b)      Tanvir Ahmed    11-4-29-2
LRPL Taylor    43* (82b 5x4 1x6)      Abdur Rehman    13-6-27-0

41.1

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, 1 run, on leg and nudged past the close-in fielders

A yellow plastic bag flew right past the umpire at the striker's end and was quick to pick it up

41.2

Abdur Rehman to Franklin, no run, defends back down the wicket

41.3

Abdur Rehman to Franklin, no run, slight change in the action there as he angles it into Franklin who defends

41.4

Abdur Rehman to Franklin, no run, this time back to the more open-chested action and Franklin drives confidently down to mid-on

41.5

Abdur Rehman to Franklin, no run, outside off and he defends solidly down the pitch

41.6

Abdur Rehman to Franklin, no run, this time it's on middle and he pushes it back to the bowler. Both now head for a quick drinks break

Zaid adds to Khair: "There are 2 really impressive bowlers in pakistan domestic waiting for their chance who according to many experts are better than the current bowlers..Junaid Khan and Aizaz Cheema...Junaid Khan is as good as Aamer...and Aizaz Cheema is the fastest bowler in Pakistan in the presence of AKhtar, Gul and Wahab."

End of over 42 (1 run) New Zealand 111/4
JEC Franklin    6* (34b)      Abdur Rehman    14-6-28-0
LRPL Taylor    44* (83b 5x4 1x6)      Tanvir Ahmed    11-4-29-2

Umar Gul comes back, which many of you were pleading for

42.1

Umar Gul to Taylor, no run, and he starts with a sharp bouncer which sails over the top of Taylor's head as he quickly heads underneath

42.2

Umar Gul to Taylor, no run, way outside off this time on a fuller length and he doesn't reach for it

42.3

Umar Gul to Taylor, no run, ooh, gets the edge of the bat there with a good ball around off nipping away at the last moment, but it falls comfortably short of the gully fielder

42.4

Umar Gul to Taylor, 1 run, short on middle and leg and clipped into the leg side, fielder fumbles but they wisely decide against rushing back for a second

42.5

Umar Gul to Franklin, no run, bangs it in short again but to the left-hander this angles harmlessly across Franklin who drops the hands anyway to make sure

42.6

Umar Gul to Franklin, no run, full on middle and punched back down the pitch into the stumps, Taylor was in his crease but unsure whether the bowler got any fingers on it

End of over 43 (1 run) New Zealand 112/4
JEC Franklin    6* (36b)      Umar Gul    9-0-22-2
LRPL Taylor    45* (87b 5x4 1x6)      Abdur Rehman    14-6-28-0

43.1

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, tossed up on middle and off, pushed back down the pitch

43.2

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, moves to off and defends across his pad to leg

43.3

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, 1 run, down leg and clipped into the big gap at midwicket

43.4

Abdur Rehman to Franklin, 1 run, well outside off, moves across and punches into the covers, quickly set off for a well-judged single

43.5

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, 1 run, outside off and he leans forward to open the face on it and push into the covers, another quick run taken

43.6

Abdur Rehman to Franklin, no run, fired in on middle and Franklin keeps it out with the full face back to Rehman

End of over 44 (3 runs) New Zealand 115/4
JEC Franklin    7* (38b)      Abdur Rehman    15-6-31-0
LRPL Taylor    47* (91b 5x4 1x6)      Umar Gul    9-0-22-2

44.1

Umar Gul to Taylor, no run, leaves alone a ball well outside off

44.2

Umar Gul to Taylor, 3 runs, outside off and Taylor slaps it past a diving point, they push hard for a third and they get it to bring up 50 for Taylor

44.3

Umar Gul to Franklin, no run, stands tall and drives to mid-off nicely

44.4

Umar Gul to Franklin, no run, goes back and rides the bounce to a short ball on off, punched to mid-off

44.5

Umar Gul to Franklin, no run, short ball down leg which Franklin gets underneath but he possibly could have stood tall and just moved out of its way

44.6

Umar Gul to Franklin, no run, full on the stumps but he goes back anyway and jabs down on it, rolls back down the pitch

End of over 45 (3 runs) New Zealand 118/4
JEC Franklin    7* (42b)      Umar Gul    10-0-25-2
LRPL Taylor    50* (93b 5x4 1x6)      Abdur Rehman    15-6-31-0

45.1

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, on leg and he gently taps it down to the side of the pitch

45.2

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, on middle stump and he pushes it down again

45.3

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, 1 run, tries to come down and is cramped but squeezes it down to long-on

45.4

Abdur Rehman to Franklin, no run, Franklin gets a good stride outside the line and punches with the meat into the covers

45.5

Abdur Rehman to Franklin, no run, flighted a bit more on off and Franklin nudges to leg

45.6

Abdur Rehman to Franklin, 2 runs, going down leg and Franklin gets a small touch on it to get it past the keeper, assisted by a sudden gust of wind

Bold words from Mashood: "@Zaid : there are more than just Junaid and Aizaz Cheema that many claim are better than the current bowlers.. others on the fringes are Mohammad Rameez, Mohammad Naved, Fahad Masood, Asad Ali, Samiullah Khan, Najaf Shah, Sohail Khan, Sadaf Hussain (FC avg 15!!!!)etc etc etc. These guys would make it into the first choice of almost any team in the world."

End of over 46 (3 runs) New Zealand 121/4
JEC Franklin    9* (45b)      Abdur Rehman    16-6-34-0
LRPL Taylor    51* (96b 5x4 1x6)      Umar Gul    10-0-25-2

46.1

Umar Gul to Taylor, no run, leaves it alone outside off, hint of reverse as it passed the stumps

46.2

Umar Gul to Taylor, 2 runs, outside off and he smacks it to the left of the deep point who runs around to prevent the boundary

46.3

Umar Gul to Taylor, 1 run, on the pads and Taylor arrests his movement across to tuck it through square leg into the deep, lot of fielders back for him who come in for Franklin

The wind pushes the bail off and stops Gul in his tracks as he runs in, big gust across

46.4

Umar Gul to Franklin, FOUR, nice stroke there, he leaned back and carved the ball outside off past a diving cover to the fence

Gul shifts to around the wicket

46.5

Umar Gul to Franklin, no run, again goes back and punches but not past the inner ring

46.6

Umar Gul to Franklin, no run, full on off and Franklin pushes it to mid-off, huge gust blows many of the fielders' caps right off

End of over 47 (7 runs) New Zealand 128/4
JEC Franklin    13* (48b 1x4)      Umar Gul    11-0-32-2
LRPL Taylor    54* (99b 5x4 1x6)      Abdur Rehman    16-6-34-0

47.1

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, defends into the off side

47.2

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, FOUR, down the leg side and Taylor gets glove on it as he sweeps, gets it all the way down to the fine leg fence

47.3

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, on off and he pushes it into the covers

47.4

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, no run, outside off and he dabs it into the point area

47.5

Abdur Rehman to Taylor, 1 run, goes back and punches down to long-on

47.6

Abdur Rehman to Franklin, no run, outside off and Franklin remains patient against Rehman, defending down the pitch

End of over 48 (5 runs) New Zealand 133/4
JEC Franklin    13* (49b 1x4)      Abdur Rehman    17-6-39-0
LRPL Taylor    59* (104b 6x4 1x6)      Umar Gul    11-0-32-2

48.1

Umar Gul to Taylor, no run, lovely ball outside off and Taylor feels for it, it comes back in but luckily for him not quite enough to take the outside edge

48.2

Umar Gul to Taylor, no run, well outside off and he leaves this through to Adnan

48.3

Umar Gul to Taylor, no run, goes back and defends to Gul who is somehow right under his nose

48.4

Umar Gul to Taylor, no run, outside off and leaves it, hint of movement away

48.5

Umar Gul to Taylor, 1 run, outside off and Taylor guides it through the vacant point position to the man patrolling the deep

48.6

Umar Gul to Franklin, no run, outside off and Franklin waits to push it to mid-off

End of over 49 (1 run) New Zealand 134/4
JEC Franklin    13* (50b 1x4)      Umar Gul    12-0-33-2
LRPL Taylor    60* (109b 6x4 1x6)      Abdur Rehman    17-6-39-0

Wahab back on

49.1

Wahab Riaz to Taylor, 1 run, short on the pads down leg and he flicks to the deep fine leg

49.2

Wahab Riaz to Franklin, FOUR, elegance there from Franklin, on off and he just eases that through the covers with impeccable timing

49.3

Wahab Riaz to Franklin, no run, way outside off and he chases it, is beaten before trying to withdraw

49.4

Wahab Riaz to Franklin, no run, this time he lets it go through as he has generally been doing

49.5

Wahab Riaz to Franklin, no run, goes back and he blocks it into the covers

Faisal Ghani agrees with Zaid: "Between Junaid and Cheema, Junaid has turned out to be a real impression in domestic and A side team of Pakistan cricket. Junaid has taken 167 wickets in 35 first class matches with the average of 21.32. He is 24. Left arm and 140k plus. Aizaz Cheema got 216 wickets in 60 first class matches with average of 20.89. He is 31+."

49.6

Wahab Riaz to Franklin, no run, outside off and Franklin goes back and across to force to cover

End of over 50 (5 runs) New Zealand 139/4
JEC Franklin    17* (55b 2x4)      Wahab Riaz    9-2-26-0
LRPL Taylor    61* (110b 6x4 1x6)      Umar Gul    12-0-33-2
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150
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New Zealand v Pakistan at Wellington - Jan 15-19, 2011
Match drawn
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Jan 19, 2011

Pakistan celebrate their first Test series win outside the subcontinent in seven years, New Zealand v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Wellington, 5th day, January 19, 2011

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Jan 19, 2011

The draw gave Misbah-ul-Haq his first series win as captain and Pakistan's first since 2006, New Zealand v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Wellington, 5th day, January 19, 2011

The draw gave Misbah-ul-Haq his first series win as captain and Pakistan's first since 2006

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