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New Zealand v Pakistan, 2009-10

Jun 1, 2010: Wisden's review of New Zealand v Pakistan, 1st Test, 2009-10

Lynn McConnell

There's nothing quite like Test cricket

Nov 30, 2009: Dunedin produced the best cricket match of the year, and there has been reaffirmation that the highest form still has its takers

Sambit Bal

New Zealand v Pakistan, 1st Test, Dunedin

We're 'sore but happy' - Iain O'Brien

Nov 29, 2009: Iain O'Brien has said he and the rest of New Zealand's bowling attack are "pretty sore but very happy" a day after winning the Dunedin Test

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand v Pakistan, 1st Test, Dunedin, 5th day

I saw the pain O'Brien was in - Vettori

Nov 28, 2009: At tea Pakistan needed 86 more to win and the talk in the New Zealand dressing-room was focused on separating the Akmal brothers

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand v Pakistan, 1st Test, Dunedin, 5th day

Test cricket at its finest

Nov 28, 2009: Just for the high quality of consistent fast bowling throughout the match, the Dunedin Test needs to be celebrated

Sidharth Monga

New Zealand v Pakistan, 1st Test, Dunedin, 5th day

A serious talent announces himself

Nov 28, 2009: After passing a test of skill in the first innings, Umar Akmal was unflustered by the test of will in the second

Osman Samiuddin

New Zealand v Pakistan, 1st Test, Dunedin, 5th day

Mohammad Yousuf calls for better fielding

Nov 28, 2009: Mohammad Yousuf, the Pakistan captain, has demanded better fielding from his side after their butter-fingered performance in the narrow defeat to New Zealand in the first Test in Dunedin

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pakistan in New Zealand 2009-10

News agencies boycott Dunedin Test

Nov 28, 2009: International news agencies have boycotted the first Test between Pakistan and New Zealand in Dunedin because of problems with the PCB's newly-implemented terms and conditions for media

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand v Pakistan, 1st Test, Dunedin, 5th day

Bond and O'Brien outdo Umar's heroics

Nov 28, 2009: Shane Bond ruined a dream debut for Umar Akmal and took New Zealand to their first win in more than a year

The Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

New Zealand v Pakistan, 1st Test, Dunedin, 4th day

'Anything over 250 is a big ask' - Chris Martin

Nov 27, 2009: While acknowledging the opportunity to shut out Pakistan had passed, fast bowler Chris Martin felt New Zealand's 244-run lead was nearly enough

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand v Pakistan, 1st Test, Dunedin, 4th day

A blip in the review system

Nov 27, 2009: Pakistan lost a referral after an lbw appeal against Grant Elliott was turned down due to Mohammad Asif overstepping, something which the on-field umpire overlooked

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New Zealand v Pakistan, 1st Test, Dunedin, 4th day

Fast bowlers bring Pakistan right back

Nov 27, 2009: Skilful, rousing bowling from Mohammad Aamer and Mohammad Asif almost accounted for the 97-run first-innings deficit

The Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

New Zealand v Pakistan, 1st Test, Dunedin, 3rd day

Intikhab Alam predicts 'great future' for Umar Akmal

Nov 26, 2009: Pakistan coach Intikhab Alam has predicted a "great future" in international cricket for debutant Umar Akmal

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New Zealand v Pakistan, 1st Test, Dunedin, 3rd day

Shane Bond and Umar Akmal light up Test

Nov 26, 2009: A 34-year-old coming back to Test cricket after two years, and a 19-year-old making his debut, lit up Dunedin's University Oval on a windy day that New Zealand came out better placed in the Test

The Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

New Zealand v Pakistan, 1st Test, Dunedin, 2nd day

Vettori's leading from the front - Brendon McCullum

Nov 25, 2009: Only 36 overs were possible on a day blighted by rain and bad light in Dunedin but, during that time, New Zealand strengthened their position in the first Test

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand v Pakistan, 1st Test, Dunedin, 2nd day

Vettori dominates rain-hit day

Nov 25, 2009: Daniel Vettori and Brendon McCullum punished Pakistan on a day that rain and bad light allowed only 36 overs of play

The Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

New Zealand v Pakistan, 1st Test, Dunedin, 1st day

Review leaves Test evenly placed - Ross Taylor

Nov 24, 2009: The review of Brendon McCullum's lbw was a vital moment; one that Ross Taylor believed left the Test "evenly placed" at stumps on the first day

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand v Pakistan, 1st Test, 1st day, Dunedin

Taylor, Asif shine on engrossing first day

Nov 24, 2009: It was an engrossing first day of the series with New Zealand claiming the slight upper hand thanks to Pakistan's poor fielding

The Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

New Zealand v Pakistan, 1st Test, Dunedin

Contrasting teams prepare for similar challenges

Nov 23, 2009: Two contrasting cricketing styles will be on view in Dunedin from Tuesday. And yet, these very different teams go into the three-Test series facing similar challenges, and how they cope could decide the winner

The Preview by George Binoy

New Zealand v Pakistan, 1st Test, Dunedin

Chance to end dismal Test runs for both teams

Nov 23, 2009: Stats preview to the three-Test series between New Zealand and Pakistan

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Tour Results
New Zealand v Pakistan at Napier - Dec 11-15, 2009
Match drawn
New Zealand v Pakistan at Wellington - Dec 3-6, 2009
Pakistan won by 141 runs
New Zealand v Pakistan at Dunedin - Nov 24-28, 2009
New Zealand won by 32 runs
NZ Invit. XI v Pakistanis at Queenstown - Nov 18-20, 2009
Match drawn
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