Pakistan in New Zealand Test Series - 1st Test

New Zealand v Pakistan

New Zealand won by 32 runs

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

McIntosh and Guptill walk out.

11.54: The start's about five minutes away. A quick check on the mails.

PK: "I can't believe we dropped Tuffey (who has most of his test wickets against PAK) over Obrien. Tuffey is invigorated and motivated in his return to cricket..."

Tim: "Just a question - why did Daniel Vettori call at the toss? Doesn't the visiting captain usually call? Could this be to do with the fact that this series is notionally hosted by Pakistan?"

Tim, it is indeed a home Test for Pakistan because of the security situation in their country.

11.48: The teams are below. This Test marks the comeback in whites for two strike bowlers from either team - Bond and Asif. I'm certainly relieved to see them back.

Peter Fulton makes a return, as does Grant Elliott from injury. A few weeks ago, Elliott wasn't even sure if he'd play this series.

Pakistan have a debutant in Umar Akmal. He's not an unfamiliar face. This kid's got some talent. Imran Farhat also makes a return to Tests after breaking away from the ICL.

Introductions now. I'm Kanishkaa, your commentator.

11.40am: I just got hold of the teams. It will be up shortly. Hold your breath.... Bond and Asif are playing.

New Zealand: 1 Tim McIntosh, 2 Martin Guptill, 3 Daniel Flynn, 4 Ross Taylor, 5 Peter Fulton, 6 Grant Elliott, 7 Brendon McCullum (wk), 8 Daniel Vettori (capt), 9 Shane Bond, 10 Iain O'Brien, 11 Chris Martin

Pakistan: 1 Khurram Manzoor, 2 Imran Farhat, 3 Fawad Alam, 4 Mohammad Yousuf (capt), 5 Umar Akmal, 6 Shoaib Malik, 7 Kamran Akmal (wk), 8 Mohammad Aamer, 9 Umar Gul, 10 Mohammad Asif, 11 Saeed Ajmal

11.30am: Good morning and welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of the first Test between Pakistan and New Zealand at the University Oval in Dunedin.

Toss: Pakistan have won the toss and they will bowl first. Daniel Vettori called heads and it landed tails. We understand it's overcast out there and there's some grass on the surface. The perfect conditions to unleash your fast bowlers.

11.38am: We'll get you the teams soon. Daryl Tuffey and Jeetan Patel miss out for NZ.

0.1

Mohammad Amir to McIntosh, OUT, oh dear me what a start to the series! The dream yorker which has him all at sea, McIntosh had no clue to this one which swung back in before he could react, the ball hits the toe of the bat and cannons onto the leg stump, Aamer couldn't have asked for a better start

TG McIntosh b Mohammad Amir 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Here's Flynn

0.2

Mohammad Amir to Flynn, no run, 136 kph, he tests out Flynn with a full pitched one on middle, close to the yorker and he digs it out

0.3

Mohammad Amir to Flynn, FOUR, just strays on the pads and he shuffles slightly and clips him quickly to fine leg

0.4

Mohammad Amir to Flynn, no run, gets nice away swing this time, gets forward and steers him to point

0.5

Mohammad Amir to Flynn, no run, that's the jaffa, that one just kicked up after pitching just a shade outside off, nearly took the edge

0.6

Mohammad Amir to Flynn, no run, gets a half stride forward and defends

Nick: Well here goes.....I can't believe they're playing a Test match in Dunedin prior to Christmas !!

End of over 1 (4 runs) New Zealand 4/1
DR Flynn    4* (5b 1x4)      Mohammad Amir    1-0-4-1
MJ Guptill    0* (0b)     

1.1

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, no run, starts off by hitting the right line on middle and off, just a bit of late movement inwards, taps it to the on side

1.2

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, no run, squares him up outside the off stump, beats him on the drive and I think there was the sound of bat hitting pad

1.3

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, FOUR, eased away, Asif bowls it too full in search of swing and Guptill pushes forward and caresses it past mid-off who's fielding up close

1.4

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, no run, fullish outside off and steered to the off side

1.5

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, FOUR, puts away a half volley on the pads, rolls his wrists and whips it away wide of forward short leg, well wide of fine leg

1.6

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, 1 run, pushes it to the off side and sets off

End of over 2 (9 runs) New Zealand 13/1
MJ Guptill    9* (6b 2x4)      Mohammad Asif    1-0-9-0
DR Flynn    4* (5b 1x4)      Mohammad Amir    1-0-4-1

2.1

Mohammad Amir to Guptill, no run, 138 kph, lands it outside off and gets good carry to the keeper, NZ should be very watchful against him

2.2

Mohammad Amir to Guptill, no run, bowls it just a touch wider outside off and he easily lets it go

2.3

Mohammad Amir to Guptill, no run, 139 kph, tentativeness from Guptill, he gets across, shapes to leave it but the ball comes back in and hits the inside edge

2.4

Mohammad Amir to Guptill, FOUR, fires it full and quick wide outside off and Guptill reaches out and squirts it away in the gap between third slip and gully, the ball just races away

2.5

Mohammad Amir to Guptill, 1 run, bowls it short of a length on the off stump and he steers it towards point with soft hands and sets off

2.6

Mohammad Amir to Flynn, no run, good bounce and carry to the keeper, well left by Flynn

End of over 3 (5 runs) New Zealand 18/1
DR Flynn    4* (6b 1x4)      Mohammad Amir    2-0-9-1
MJ Guptill    14* (11b 3x4)      Mohammad Asif    1-0-9-0

3.1

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, no run, teases him outside the off stump and induces an outside edge, he plays with soft hands and second slip dives and intercepts it

3.2

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, no run, lands outside off and goes straight through to the keeper

3.3

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, no run, 132 kph, holds the length back slightly and he safely shoulders arms

3.4

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, no run, 132 kph, that's the line to bowl, closer to the off stump, Guptill gets forward and nearly feathers it to the keeper, excellent bounce and carry

3.5

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, FOUR, gets across his stumps, pokes at it and easily glides it past the gap between third slip and gully, very controlled glide, Asif shouldn't be too disappointed

3.6

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, no run, gets forward and defends with soft hands

End of over 4 (4 runs) New Zealand 22/1
MJ Guptill    18* (17b 4x4)      Mohammad Asif    2-0-13-0
DR Flynn    4* (6b 1x4)      Mohammad Amir    2-0-9-1

I forgot to mention that it's very sunny out there

4.1

Mohammad Amir to Flynn, no run, back of a length outside off, he watches it through to the keeper

4.2

Mohammad Amir to Flynn, no run, stays right behind the line and defends solidly down the track

3 slips, a gully and a forward short leg

4.3

Mohammad Amir to Flynn, no run, back of a length and he moves across and taps it to short leg

4.4

Mohammad Amir to Flynn, no run, 139 kph, bowls it fuller and manages some away swing, he's happy to let it go to the keeper

4.5

Mohammad Amir to Flynn, no run, hits the deck hard the batsman bends his knee, hangs out the periscope and watches it sail over his head

4.6

Mohammad Amir to Flynn, FOUR, that raced away before I could blink, a half volley on the pads and all he had to do was to run it down to fine leg

End of over 5 (4 runs) New Zealand 26/1
DR Flynn    8* (12b 2x4)      Mohammad Amir    3-0-13-1
MJ Guptill    18* (17b 4x4)      Mohammad Asif    2-0-13-0

5.1

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, no run, keeps it just outside the off stump, bit of inward movement before reaching the keeper

5.2

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, no run, just a touch wider outside off, he shoulders arms again

5.3

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, 1 run, nervy moment for Guptill as he gets across to defend and ends up getting an inside edge past the stumps

5.4

Mohammad Asif to Flynn, no run, confident shout for lbw, pitches just outside leg I reckon, he fails to put away a full delivery and the ball thuds the base of his pads, Taufel shakes his head, good decision

5.5

Mohammad Asif to Flynn, OUT, the inside edge! Asif hits a good length outside off and Flynn leaves a gap between bat and pad as he shapes to defend, the ball kicks up, shaves the inside edge and there was no doubt in anyone's mind there

DR Flynn c †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Asif 8 (22m 14b 2x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

Taylor walks in

5.6

Mohammad Asif to Taylor, no run, 130 kph, bowls it full and gets it to swing in, gets across and shoulders arms

End of over 6 (1 run) New Zealand 27/2
LRPL Taylor    0* (1b)      Mohammad Asif    3-0-14-1
MJ Guptill    19* (20b 4x4)      Mohammad Amir    3-0-13-1

6.1

Mohammad Amir to Guptill, no run, lands it a touch wide outside off, he shoulders arms

6.2

Mohammad Amir to Guptill, no run, drifts on the body and he shuffles across, the ball hits his hips and dribbles to short leg

6.3

Mohammad Amir to Guptill, no run, 140 kph, swings it back in close to the of stump, good ball and good leave

6.4

Mohammad Amir to Guptill, 1 run, drops it towards cover with soft hands and sets off quickly

6.5

Mohammad Amir to Taylor, no run, stays right behind the line and defends down the track

6.6

Mohammad Amir to Taylor, no run, fullish outside off and tempts to poke forward, skids through and beats the edge

Brad: "Its great to see test match cricket at the Oval pre xmas - the students have got to get out there and pull the hood back!!"

End of over 7 (1 run) New Zealand 28/2
LRPL Taylor    0* (3b)      Mohammad Amir    4-0-14-1
MJ Guptill    20* (24b 4x4)      Mohammad Asif    3-0-14-1

7.1

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, no run, stays beside the line and steers him down to backward point

7.2

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, no run, gets forward and defends with soft hands, the outside edge just drops short of gully

7.3

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, no run, 130 kph, holds the length back outside off and he gets good carry through to Akmal

7.4

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, no run, bends it back in, the batsman gets a half stride forward and defends

4 slips and a gully now

7.5

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, no run, nice bounce and carry, gets across and watchfully lets it go to the keeper

7.6

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, no run, he looks a much better when he makes the batsman play, just gets his bat behind the line and defends

End of over 8 (maiden) New Zealand 28/2
MJ Guptill    20* (30b 4x4)      Mohammad Asif    4-1-14-1
LRPL Taylor    0* (3b)      Mohammad Amir    4-0-14-1

8.1

Mohammad Amir to Taylor, no run, lands it outside off and he's happy to let it go, good carry

8.2

Mohammad Amir to Taylor, no run, slants it across the right-hander and the ball doesn't bounce as much before reaching Akmal

4th slip goes out and stands at square leg

8.3

Mohammad Amir to Taylor, no run, makes him play, gets across and taps it to cover with soft hands

8.4

Mohammad Amir to Taylor, no run, he pads up and there's a confident appeal, lands just outside leg back of a length, darts back and hits him above the knee roll, Doctrove shakes his head

8.5

Mohammad Amir to Taylor, no run, gets beside the line and taps it to the off side

8.6

Mohammad Amir to Taylor, no run, gets across to a delivery which angles inwards, steers it with soft hands to backward point

End of over 9 (maiden) New Zealand 28/2
LRPL Taylor    0* (9b)      Mohammad Amir    5-1-14-1
MJ Guptill    20* (30b 4x4)      Mohammad Asif    4-1-14-1

9.1

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, 1 leg bye, drifts on the body, the ball skids through and clips his hips

9.2

Mohammad Asif to Taylor, no run, that was close to the outside edge! Just seams away after pitching and beats him on the straight drive

9.3

Mohammad Asif to Taylor, 2 runs, he creates an opportunity to score by shuffling across his stumps and clipping it behind square on the on side

9.4

Mohammad Asif to Taylor, no run

9.5

Mohammad Asif to Taylor, no run, gets behind the line and defends back to the bowler

9.6

Mohammad Asif to Taylor, no run, angles in from outside off, he lets it go

End of over 10 (3 runs) New Zealand 31/2
LRPL Taylor    2* (14b)      Mohammad Asif    5-1-16-1
MJ Guptill    20* (31b 4x4)      Mohammad Amir    5-1-14-1

Umar Gul here

10.1

Umar Gul to Guptill, no run, 134 kph, seemed much faster than that! Hits the deck hard and the keeper has to hop to collect that bouncer

10.2

Umar Gul to Guptill, no run, stays right behind the line and defends down the track

10.3

Umar Gul to Guptill, 1 run, drops it down towards cover and sets off very quickly, good calling

10.4

Umar Gul to Taylor, no run, gets across his stumps to cover the line, defended solidly

10.5

Umar Gul to Taylor, no run, drops his gloves at the point of contact and dabs it in front of gully

10.6

Umar Gul to Taylor, no run, gets forward to a fuller delivery and stabs it to mid-off

End of over 11 (1 run) New Zealand 32/2
LRPL Taylor    2* (17b)      Umar Gul    1-0-1-0
MJ Guptill    21* (34b 4x4)      Mohammad Asif    5-1-16-1

11.1

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, no run, nips back in sharply, nervy moment for Guptill as he offers no shot and nearly loses his off stump in the process

11.2

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, no run, another jaffa from Asif, gets Guptill to play at it and the ball nearly shaves the edge

11.3

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, no run, gets a half strife forward and defends with soft hands

11.4

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, no run, stays back and taps it down the pitch

11.5

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, no run, hones in on that off stump line, gets a half stride forward and manages to cover the line to defend

11.6

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, FOUR, Guptill looked a million bucks with that on drive, full pitched on middle and leg and Guptill gets his bat and body right behind it, exquisite follow through and the ball scorches past mid-on

End of over 12 (4 runs) New Zealand 36/2
MJ Guptill    25* (40b 5x4)      Mohammad Asif    6-1-20-1
LRPL Taylor    2* (17b)      Umar Gul    1-0-1-0

12.1

Umar Gul to Taylor, no run, drives and hits the stumps at the other end, Gul nearly gets a finder to it

12.2

Umar Gul to Taylor, no run, bounces a little more than expected, he manages to defend it away

12.3

Umar Gul to Taylor, no run, 144 kph, directs the bouncer down the leg side and Taylor lets it sail over him

12.4

Umar Gul to Taylor, no run, thuds it hard on the pitch again, 139 kph, Taylor bends and Akmal has to hop to collect it

12.5

Umar Gul to Taylor, no run, makes him play this time, stays behind the line and defends

12.6

Umar Gul to Taylor, no run, shapes to drive that one straight but he mistimes the drive and gets an inside edge to midwicket

End of over 13 (maiden) New Zealand 36/2
LRPL Taylor    2* (23b)      Umar Gul    2-1-1-0
MJ Guptill    25* (40b 5x4)      Mohammad Asif    6-1-20-1

13.1

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, no run, swings in towards the body, he shapes to clip it away but the ball skids through, nips the pad and rolls away

13.2

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, no run, comes back in and he gets an inside edge onto his body

13.3

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, no run, bowls it a touch wider outside off, gets across and shoulders arms

13.4

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, no run, stays beside the line and steers him down to point

13.5

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, no run, mixes it up by bowling the bouncer, Guptill bends his knee quickly to sway out of the way

13.6

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, 1 run, works up a bit of sweat before the drinks break by pushing it with soft hands towards mid-off and setting off for a very quick single, the fielder has a shy at the batsman's end

So Pakistan claim the opening hour. Guptill and Taylor have been watchful and they need to sustain their concentration for another hour at least

End of over 14 (1 run) New Zealand 37/2
MJ Guptill    26* (46b 5x4)      Mohammad Asif    7-1-21-1
LRPL Taylor    2* (23b)      Umar Gul    2-1-1-0

Lots of cheer for people who have taken the pain to wake up early in the morning in Pakistan

14.1

Umar Gul to Guptill, no run, outside the off stump. Guptill comes forward with one giant stride and pushes it to point

14.2

Umar Gul to Guptill, no run, outside the off stump and coming in. Guptill is well on the front foot as the ball is bowled. He defends it back onto the pitch

14.3

Umar Gul to Guptill, no run, and that's......... dropped! Farhat spills a straight forward chance as he fails to latch on. Gul gets it to move away after pitching it on the off stump and on a length that can be called short

14.4

Umar Gul to Guptill, no run, outside the off stump and short in length. Guptill offers his pad as the first line of defense and there is not a shout

14.5

Umar Gul to Guptill, no run, comes forward and defends it to point

14.6

Umar Gul to Guptill, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump. Guptill comes forward and pushes it to cover

Third Man: Sky:: Deep Extra Cover:Mitre 10

End of over 15 (maiden) New Zealand 37/2
MJ Guptill    26* (52b 5x4)      Umar Gul    3-2-1-0
LRPL Taylor    2* (23b)      Mohammad Asif    7-1-21-1

Aamer replaces Asif

15.1

Mohammad Amir to Taylor, no run, and immediately beats Taylor with a out-swinger outside the off stump

15.2

Mohammad Amir to Taylor, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump. Taylor is looking to drive it away but is beaten and he makes it look like he left it at the last moment

15.3

Mohammad Amir to Taylor, no run, and now a genuine leave as it pitches outside off and Taylor lets it pass to the keeper

15.4

Mohammad Amir to Taylor, no run, on the off stump. Taylor comes forward and pushes it to mid-off

15.5

Mohammad Amir to Taylor, no run, outside the off stump. Taylor closes the face of the bat early as he gets an edge that goes along the ground to point

15.6

Mohammad Amir to Taylor, no run, on the off stump. Taylor moves across and pushes it to mid-on

End of over 16 (maiden) New Zealand 37/2
LRPL Taylor    2* (29b)      Mohammad Amir    6-2-14-1
MJ Guptill    26* (52b 5x4)      Umar Gul    3-2-1-0

16.1

Umar Gul to Guptill, no run, outside the off stump. Guptill moves across to cover the line and lets it pass to the keeper

Toiling away are the two words that come to mind when we think of Umar Gul

16.2

Umar Gul to Guptill, no run, outside the off stump and left alone by Guptill

16.3

Umar Gul to Guptill, no run, pitches one on the off and middle. Guptill stays rooted to the crease and defends it to cover. Good batting by Guptill

16.4

Umar Gul to Guptill, no run, ducking-time as Gul pitches it short. Guptill ducks but with his bat straight like a flag-pole. Robin Smith was dismissed once when he was ducking and the ball hit the back of the bat

16.5

Umar Gul to Guptill, no run, outside off and left alone

16.6

Umar Gul to Guptill, no run, fuller length on the middle stump. Guptill flicks it to Yousuf at midwicket

End of over 17 (maiden) New Zealand 37/2
MJ Guptill    26* (58b 5x4)      Umar Gul    4-3-1-0
LRPL Taylor    2* (29b)      Mohammad Amir    6-2-14-1

17.1

Mohammad Amir to Taylor, FOUR, fullish in length on middle and leg and he pushes it down to mid-on

17.2

Mohammad Amir to Taylor, no run, angles it across the right-hander, steps forward and shoulders arms

17.3

Mohammad Amir to Taylor, no run, stays behind the line and defends

17.4

Mohammad Amir to Taylor, no run, 131 kph, seemed much much quicker than that, sharp bouncer and Taylor ducks and lets it sail over him

17.5

Mohammad Amir to Taylor, no run, hits the deck hard again and the ball sails over his arched back

17.6

Mohammad Amir to Taylor, no run, gets beside the line and steers it to the off side

End of over 18 (4 runs) New Zealand 41/2
LRPL Taylor    6* (35b 1x4)      Mohammad Amir    7-2-18-1
MJ Guptill    26* (58b 5x4)      Umar Gul    4-3-1-0

18.1

Umar Gul to Guptill, no run, drills it back towards the bowler and Gul hurls it back towards the stumps and misses, rush of blood there

18.2

Umar Gul to Guptill, no run, stabs at it away from his body and the ball drops short of gully

18.3

Umar Gul to Guptill, no run, hits the deck outside off and gets good carry to the keeper

18.4

Umar Gul to Guptill, no run, angles away from the right-hander and he shoulders arms

18.5

Umar Gul to Guptill, no run, holds the length back outside off, he stays back and defends

18.6

Umar Gul to Guptill, no run

Blair: "Where have all the singles gone? We should be looking to turn over the strike and take the pressure off when the boundaries dry up."

End of over 19 (maiden) New Zealand 41/2
MJ Guptill    26* (64b 5x4)      Umar Gul    5-4-1-0
LRPL Taylor    6* (35b 1x4)      Mohammad Amir    7-2-18-1

19.1

Mohammad Amir to Taylor, no run, angles across him and he defends to the off side

19.2

Mohammad Amir to Taylor, no run, misjudged the length and the bounce, took his eyes off the ball before ducking and the ball thuds onto his body, that would have stung

19.3

Mohammad Amir to Taylor, 1 leg bye, angles into him and he clips it off his pads

19.4

Mohammad Amir to Guptill, no run

19.5

Mohammad Amir to Guptill, no run, skids through and he just manages to get behind the line to defend

19.6

Mohammad Amir to Guptill, SIX, Chance: Guptill decides to take his chances with a hook, the short ball is clubbed straight to fine leg and Gul was perhaps a yard or two in front of the rope so he wasn't able to get a hand to it

End of over 20 (7 runs) New Zealand 48/2
MJ Guptill    32* (67b 5x4 1x6)      Mohammad Amir    8-2-24-1
LRPL Taylor    6* (38b 1x4)      Umar Gul    5-4-1-0

20.1

Umar Gul to Taylor, no run, stays back and defends

20.2

Umar Gul to Taylor, no run, gets a half stride forward and nearly spoons it on the full to mid-off

20.3

Umar Gul to Taylor, no run, stays beside the line and the outside edge rolls to Ajmal at backward point

20.4

Umar Gul to Taylor, no run, gets across, stays behind the line and defends back to the line and defends

20.5

Umar Gul to Taylor, no run, 143 kph, that screeching yorker, Taylor watches it through and manages to squirt it out in front of middle

20.6

Umar Gul to Taylor, no run, fullish on middle and leg and pushed down to mid-on

End of over 21 (maiden) New Zealand 48/2
LRPL Taylor    6* (44b 1x4)      Umar Gul    6-5-1-0
MJ Guptill    32* (67b 5x4 1x6)      Mohammad Amir    8-2-24-1

21.1

Mohammad Amir to Guptill, FOUR, Guptill at his best, not a bad delivery really, good length on the off stump, he gets his backlift down on it and a defensive push is enough to drill it past mid-off

21.2

Mohammad Amir to Guptill, no run, short delivery and he fends it off with soft hands to point

21.3

Mohammad Amir to Guptill, no run, stays back and defends with soft hands

2 slips and a gully

21.4

Mohammad Amir to Guptill, FOUR, he changes his angle by coming round the wicket, fires in a half volley and Guptill leans forward, bat nicely behind the line and crashes it past mid-off and cover

21.5

Mohammad Amir to Guptill, no run, stays back and defends to the off side

21.6

Mohammad Amir to Guptill, no run, holds the length back slightly outside off, gets across and shoulders arms

End of over 22 (8 runs) New Zealand 56/2
MJ Guptill    40* (73b 7x4 1x6)      Mohammad Amir    9-2-32-1
LRPL Taylor    6* (44b 1x4)      Umar Gul    6-5-1-0

Asif returns

22.1

Mohammad Asif to Taylor, FOUR, poor start to the new spell, bowls it wide outside off and short enough for Taylor to slash that past backward point, first horizontal bat shot past the off side in this series

22.2

Mohammad Asif to Taylor, no run, slashes hard again but he finds Ajmal at backward point, he ball rebounds to his chin but he's alright

22.3

Mohammad Asif to Taylor, 2 runs, on the pads and he shuffles and clips it with the line to square leg

22.4

Mohammad Asif to Taylor, no run, he isn't running in hard, warm up delivery outside off and easily left alone

22.5

Mohammad Asif to Taylor, no run, puts in a bit more effort this time, leaves the right-hander, left alone

Just a bit overcast now

22.6

Mohammad Asif to Taylor, no run, bowls it a touch too wide outside off and the batsman isn't tempted into chasing that

End of over 23 (6 runs) New Zealand 62/2
LRPL Taylor    12* (50b 2x4)      Mohammad Asif    8-1-27-1
MJ Guptill    40* (73b 7x4 1x6)      Mohammad Amir    9-2-32-1

Ajmal gets some treatment on his chin. He's bowling now. Slip and forward short leg

23.1

Saeed Ajmal to Guptill, no run, lands it outside off, stays back and punches it back to the bowler

23.2

Saeed Ajmal to Guptill, no run, down the leg side and no shot offered

23.3

Saeed Ajmal to Guptill, no run, just a hint of turn, comes behind the line and defends

23.4

Saeed Ajmal to Guptill, no run, lot of turn this time, clipped with the angle to square leg

23.5

Saeed Ajmal to Guptill, no run, skids through and he defends solidly

23.6

Saeed Ajmal to Guptill, no run, bowls it quicker and he gets behind the line and defends

End of over 24 (maiden) New Zealand 62/2
MJ Guptill    40* (79b 7x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    1-1-0-0
LRPL Taylor    12* (50b 2x4)      Mohammad Asif    8-1-27-1

24.1

Mohammad Asif to Taylor, no run, angles it just outside the off stump and Taylor chops it to mid-off

24.2

Mohammad Asif to Taylor, no run, bowls it fuller in search of some swing, the ball holds its line before reaching the keeper

24.3

Mohammad Asif to Taylor, 1 run, similar length, he gets forward and pushes it just wide of mid-off

Taylor and Guptill have done well to maintain their concentration

24.4

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, no run, skids it through and he makes sure he gets behind the line to defend

Stuart: "One single off the bat in thirteen overs? I think Blair is right about the New Zealanders."

24.5

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, FOUR, we all know he's a very strong puller, it was a short delivery at a fairly gentle pace asking to be hit, he rides the bounce and pulls over the square leg umpire, nice swivel and follow through

24.6

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, no run, gets across and shoulders arms

End of over 25 (5 runs) New Zealand 67/2
MJ Guptill    44* (82b 8x4 1x6)      Mohammad Asif    9-1-32-1
LRPL Taylor    13* (53b 2x4)      Saeed Ajmal    1-1-0-0

25.1

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, no run, gets forward and drives down the ground

25.2

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, no run, Ajmal falls to his right and intercepts a firm on drive

25.3

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, no run, clips it to the on side

25.4

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, no run, quicker through the air and clipped with the line to square leg

25.5

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, 1 run, quicker through the air, he nudges it to the on side

25.6

Saeed Ajmal to Guptill, no run, gets forward to a quick one and defends

End of over 26 (1 run) New Zealand 68/2
MJ Guptill    44* (83b 8x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    2-1-1-0
LRPL Taylor    14* (58b 2x4)      Mohammad Asif    9-1-32-1

Could be the final over before lunch

26.1

Mohammad Asif to Taylor, FOUR, chances his arm but he slashes it safely past gully, short of a length but a touch too wide outside off, rolls his wrists and puts a lot of power into that slash

26.2

Mohammad Asif to Taylor, no run, cuts hard again but he places it straight to gully

26.3

Mohammad Asif to Taylor, no run, drifts on middle and leg and he tucks it back down the pitch

26.4

Mohammad Asif to Taylor, no run, finally Asif gets one to zip past the outside edge, fuller in length and the ball holds its line as it beats the bat

26.5

Mohammad Asif to Taylor, no run, lands it outside off and he shoulders arms

26.6

Mohammad Asif to Taylor, no run, fuller outside off and he's happy to let it go

End of over 27 (4 runs) New Zealand 72/2
LRPL Taylor    18* (64b 3x4)      Mohammad Asif    10-1-36-1
MJ Guptill    44* (83b 8x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    2-1-1-0

One more over

27.1

Saeed Ajmal to Guptill, 1 run, drops it on a good length and he stays back and punches it with the angle to long-on

That's right, there's a long-on

27.2

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, no run, the doosra, he picks it and defends solidly

27.3

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, no run, floats it outside off, he leans forward and drives to mid-off

27.4

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg and pushed towards long-on

27.5

Saeed Ajmal to Guptill, 1 run, driven very firmly towards long-on off the front foot and the fielder has to make a lot of ground and quickly too

27.6

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, no run, clipped down to midwicket and that's the session

2.00pm: Nothing spectacular but New Zealand clawed back in the second hour. Guptill and Taylor displayed a lot of patience and were prepared to wait for the loose deliveries. There was the odd ball which beat the edge. Two chances were missed - one at slip and the other at fine leg.

Join us at 2.40 for the second session.

End of over 28 (3 runs) New Zealand 75/2
LRPL Taylor    19* (68b 3x4)      Saeed Ajmal    3-1-4-0
MJ Guptill    46* (85b 8x4 1x6)      Mohammad Asif    10-1-36-1

We're back.

Andrew G: "What is Elliott doing in the side as a specialist bat? Surely Sinclair's record is far superior, you have to wonder whether Vettori simply doesn't like him. Vettori has a big conflict of interest in my view being selector and player/captain. Jury is still out on whether McIntosh and Flynn can handle the pressure of test cricket. Those 2 drops could be the turning point in Guptill's early test career. Still susceptible on the back foot though."

Faisal: "Farhat and Butt cost similar to Pakistan whenever they are given a chance. Both are average openers with ordinary fielding discipline. I wonder how much more should Pakistan invest in these two. "

28.1

Umar Gul to Guptill, no run, makes him play straightaway, on target on middle and off, defended back to the bowler

28.2

Umar Gul to Guptill, no run, goes on the back foot this time and pats it back to the bowler

28.3

Umar Gul to Guptill, no run, fishes at it outside off and nearly feathers an edge, away movement for Gul

28.4

Umar Gul to Guptill, no run, he bowls it short of a length but the ball doesn't bounce as much, certainly takes Guptill by surprise but he manages to keep it away

28.5

Umar Gul to Guptill, no run, goes back and across and defends, nothing fishy about the bounce

28.6

Umar Gul to Guptill, no run, bowls it on the same length, just short, he offers the full face and defends

End of over 29 (maiden) New Zealand 75/2
MJ Guptill    46* (91b 8x4 1x6)      Umar Gul    7-6-1-0
LRPL Taylor    19* (68b 3x4)      Saeed Ajmal    3-1-4-0

29.1

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, no run, full on the off stump and pushed back to the bowler

29.2

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, no run, floated on middle and off, lunges forward and pushes it back to the bowler

29.3

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, no run, forces it down to midwicket

29.4

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, no run, slower through the air, no turn, pushed down the pitch

29.5

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, no run, fullish in length outside off and pushed down to mid-off

29.6

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, no run, slower through the air and pushed back to the bowler

back to back maidens

End of over 30 (maiden) New Zealand 75/2
LRPL Taylor    19* (74b 3x4)      Saeed Ajmal    4-2-4-0
MJ Guptill    46* (91b 8x4 1x6)      Umar Gul    7-6-1-0

3 slips and a gully

30.1

Umar Gul to Guptill, no run, lands it outside off and the ball holds its line before reaching the keeper

30.2

Umar Gul to Guptill, no run, slower ball which bounces again before reaching the keeper, he gets a bad bounce as he tries to collect it

30.3

Umar Gul to Guptill, no run, 142 kph, one of the faster ones today, hits the deck hard and the batsman does well to keep away from that bouncer

30.4

Umar Gul to Guptill, 4 leg byes, bowls a half volley on the pads and the ball clips his pads past the keeper, that raced away

30.5

Umar Gul to Guptill, no run, pitches outside off and he opts to leave it to the keeper

30.6

Umar Gul to Guptill, no run, comes back in just a touch and he shoulders arms again

End of over 31 (4 runs, maiden) New Zealand 79/2
MJ Guptill    46* (97b 8x4 1x6)      Umar Gul    8-7-1-0
LRPL Taylor    19* (74b 3x4)      Saeed Ajmal    4-2-4-0

31.1

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, SIX, Taylor breaks the shackles by playing his favourite slog sweep, gets on his knee and sends that rows back over deep midwicket, saw him play a few of those in the Champions League

31.2

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, no run, tossed up and defended with soft hands

31.3

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg, clipped to the on side

31.4

Saeed Ajmal to Guptill, no run, slow through the air and defended with a dead bat

31.5

Saeed Ajmal to Guptill, no run, tossed up outside off and he smothers the spin

31.6

Saeed Ajmal to Guptill, FOUR, brings up his maiden Test fifty with a scorcher past cover, gets the width, leans forward and bashes it out of sight

End of over 32 (11 runs) New Zealand 90/2
MJ Guptill    50* (100b 9x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    5-2-15-0
LRPL Taylor    26* (77b 3x4 1x6)      Umar Gul    8-7-1-0

32.1

Umar Gul to Taylor, no run, lands it outside off and he safely lets it go

32.2

Umar Gul to Taylor, 2 runs, angles it on the pads, he shuffles and clips him down to fine leg

32.3

Umar Gul to Taylor, no run, pounds the pitch again with a bouncer, not threatening enough to make him play

3 slips, a gully and a leg slip

32.4

Umar Gul to Taylor, no run, comes round the wicket and bangs it short, angles it on the body and a circumspect Taylor just manages top fend it off his glove, Gul's trying to get the leg slip in play

32.5

Umar Gul to Taylor, FOUR, this is shaping into a good contest, Gul expectedly bangs it in short again and Taylor quickly swivels and hooks it over the keeper, what will Gul do now?

32.6

Umar Gul to Taylor, no run, bowls it fuller and angles it across the right-hander, he leaves it alone

That ends Gul's seven-over maiden marathon

End of over 33 (6 runs) New Zealand 96/2
LRPL Taylor    32* (83b 4x4 1x6)      Umar Gul    9-7-7-0
MJ Guptill    50* (100b 9x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    5-2-15-0

33.1

Saeed Ajmal to Guptill, no run, stays back and punches it back to the bowler

33.2

Saeed Ajmal to Guptill, no run, thrusts his leg forward and pads it away outside off

33.3

Saeed Ajmal to Guptill, no run, down the leg side and he doesn't offer a shot

33.4

Saeed Ajmal to Guptill, no run, floated on middle and leg, clipped down to square leg

33.5

Saeed Ajmal to Guptill, no run, flatter this time, he commits forward and defends

he still has a slip and forward short leg

33.6

Saeed Ajmal to Guptill, no run, flighted on middle and leg, gets forward and defends

End of over 34 (maiden) New Zealand 96/2
MJ Guptill    50* (106b 9x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    6-3-15-0
LRPL Taylor    32* (83b 4x4 1x6)      Umar Gul    9-7-7-0

34.1

Umar Gul to Taylor, no run, Taylor gets across to lash that out of sight but the ball angles wide across him and doesn't bounce much as well

34.2

Umar Gul to Taylor, (no ball) FOUR, he oversteps, Gul gives him only a fraction of width outside off but Taylor improvises very well, waits for it before punching it past backward point, lovely shot

34.2

Umar Gul to Taylor, 2 runs, comes over the wicket this time, lands it on a full length on middle and off and he clips it away past midwicket

34.3

Umar Gul to Taylor, FOUR, false shot from Taylor, Gul pitches it up outside off and tempts Taylor into chasing it, the ball clips the edge and beats Malik's dive at third slip

34.4

Umar Gul to Taylor, FOUR, Taylor's winning this battle, Gul lands it short of a length outside off and gives him width to free his arms, he obliges, bends his knee and smacks that wide of the covers

34.5

Umar Gul to Taylor, no run, stays back and defends back to the bowler

34.6

Umar Gul to Taylor, no run, nice comeback, directs the bouncer beside the batsman who bends down to sway out of the way

End of over 35 (15 runs) New Zealand 111/2
LRPL Taylor    46* (90b 7x4 1x6)      Umar Gul    10-7-22-0
MJ Guptill    50* (106b 9x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    6-3-15-0

35.1

Saeed Ajmal to Guptill, no run, flighted on middle and leg, he gets forward and defends

35.2

Saeed Ajmal to Guptill, 1 run, flatter, lands it on a good length and he punches it to long-on

35.3

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, no run, gives it a lot of air, forces it back to the bowler

35.4

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, no run, clipped with soft hands to the on side

35.5

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, 1 run, leans forward to the pitch of the ball and drives to mid-off

35.6

Saeed Ajmal to Guptill, no run, slow through the air, he gets forward and defends to the on side

End of over 36 (2 runs) New Zealand 113/2
MJ Guptill    51* (109b 9x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    7-3-17-0
LRPL Taylor    47* (93b 7x4 1x6)      Umar Gul    10-7-22-0

36.1

Umar Gul to Taylor, no run, shoulders arms outside off, the pitch seems to have lost a bit of zip from the morning

2 slips and a gully

36.2

Umar Gul to Taylor, no run, well he mixes it up well by firing in a quick yorker, Taylor does well to dig it out

36.3

Umar Gul to Taylor, no run, tries to whack it through the off side but the ball keeps a bit low

36.4

Umar Gul to Taylor, FOUR, Taylor too gets to his fifty with a boundary, it wasn't a bad ball, just wide outside off, Taylor gets beside the line, opens the face and cuts hard, bisects the gap at gully

36.5

Umar Gul to Taylor, no run, stays back and taps it to the off side, Guptill doesn't want the single

36.6

Umar Gul to Taylor, no run, pushes it down the track back to the bowler

End of over 37 (4 runs) New Zealand 117/2
LRPL Taylor    51* (99b 8x4 1x6)      Umar Gul    11-7-26-0
MJ Guptill    51* (109b 9x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    7-3-17-0

37.1

Saeed Ajmal to Guptill, no run, tossed up on middle and off, defended with a dead bat

37.2

Saeed Ajmal to Guptill, no run, gets forward and smothers the spin

37.3

Saeed Ajmal to Guptill, 1 run, tucks it with the angle to the on side

37.4

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, no run, quicker and flatter, he punches it down to midwicket

37.5

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, 2 runs, the straighter, he clips it across the line and puts pressure on the two fielders in the deep on the on side by calling for the second run

37.6

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, no run, gets forward and defends again

Time to bring back Mohammad Aamer i reckon

End of over 38 (3 runs) New Zealand 120/2
LRPL Taylor    53* (102b 8x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    8-3-20-0
MJ Guptill    52* (112b 9x4 1x6)      Umar Gul    11-7-26-0

But it's Asif

38.1

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, no run, gets it to bend back in after pitching and he tucks it softly to the on side

38.2

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, 1 run, he reaches out to drive but ends up getting a thick outside edge down to point

38.3

Mohammad Asif to Taylor, no run, bowls it just outside the channel around the off stump and he lets it go

the sun's out again, 2 slips and a gully

38.4

Mohammad Asif to Taylor, 1 run, drifts on the body and he clips him down to fine leg

38.5

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, no run, full on middle and leg and he punches it down to mid-on

38.6

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, no run, fullish on middle and defended on the front foot

End of over 39 (2 runs) New Zealand 122/2
MJ Guptill    53* (116b 9x4 1x6)      Mohammad Asif    11-1-38-1
LRPL Taylor    54* (104b 8x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    8-3-20-0

39.1

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, no run

39.2

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, no run, comes well forward and defends

39.3

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, no run, comes well forward and pushes it back to the bowler

39.4

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, no run, quick through the air and pushed down to mid-off

39.5

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, no run, quick again and defended down the pitch

39.6

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, no run, straight, no turn, defended on the front foot

End of over 40 (maiden) New Zealand 122/2
LRPL Taylor    54* (110b 8x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    9-4-20-0
MJ Guptill    53* (116b 9x4 1x6)      Mohammad Asif    11-1-38-1

40.1

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, 1 run, almost makes something happen there, gets it to come back in and the inside edge beats the stumps

40.2

Mohammad Asif to Taylor, no run, appeal for a leg before and Pakistan have asked for a review, the ball comes back in from outside off, hits his front pad just outside the line of the off stump, it would have gone above the stumps as well, Yousuf asks for the review after Doctrove shakes his head

40.3

Mohammad Asif to Taylor, no run, nearly plays down the wrong line, spoons it in the air a bit and the ball drops short of mid-off

40.4

Mohammad Asif to Taylor, no run

40.5

Mohammad Asif to Taylor, 2 runs, angles it inwards and he clips him down to fine leg

40.6

Mohammad Asif to Taylor, no run, cramps him for room so he ends up chopping it down to mid-off

Matt: "I can't believe Danish Kaneria has been dropped. I can understand Pakistan not playing 2 spinners here, but a bit harsh for Kaneria, considering he took a five-for in his last test."

End of over 41 (3 runs) New Zealand 125/2
LRPL Taylor    56* (115b 8x4 1x6)      Mohammad Asif    12-1-41-1
MJ Guptill    54* (117b 9x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    9-4-20-0

41.1

Saeed Ajmal to Guptill, no run, no turn, he gets forward and defends

41.2

Saeed Ajmal to Guptill, no run, quicker through the air, defended again, Ajmal is doing nothing to trouble the batsmen

41.3

Saeed Ajmal to Guptill, no run, knocks it back to the bowler again

41.4

Saeed Ajmal to Guptill, no run, gets forward and pushes it to the off side

41.5

Saeed Ajmal to Guptill, no run, flighted on middle and defended

41.6

Saeed Ajmal to Guptill, no run, slower through the air, defended

This is a very good platform for NZ to build on

End of over 42 (maiden) New Zealand 125/2
MJ Guptill    54* (123b 9x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    10-5-20-0
LRPL Taylor    56* (115b 8x4 1x6)      Mohammad Asif    12-1-41-1

Glorious day, the sun's out

42.1

Mohammad Asif to Taylor, no run, gets behind the line and defends on the backfoot

42.2

Mohammad Asif to Taylor, no run, lands it outside off and he gets behind the line and pushes it to mid-on

42.3

Mohammad Asif to Taylor, no run, pitches it on middle and leg, defended again

42.4

Mohammad Asif to Taylor, 1 run, he pushes it through the line just wide of mid-off and keeps Manzoor on his toes by pushing for the single, very good running

42.5

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, FOUR, classic shot, half volley outside off, Guptill leans forward to the pitch of the ball and shows exactly how the straight drive should be played, beats mid-off comfortably - Kids, try this at home

the 100 stand is up

42.6

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, no run, lands outside off and he shoulders arms

Sanchez: "This is only the fourth third-wicket century stand New Zealand have produced in the last five years. The other came when they were 3/2, 48/2 and 53/2."

End of over 43 (5 runs) New Zealand 130/2
MJ Guptill    58* (125b 10x4 1x6)      Mohammad Asif    13-1-46-1
LRPL Taylor    57* (119b 8x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    10-5-20-0

43.1

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, no run, full outside off and driven to the off side

43.2

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, no run, drives against the spin and nearly gets a leading edge to mid-off

43.3

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, no run, gets forward and defends

43.4

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, no run, stays behind the line and defends

43.5

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, no run, the doosra, stays behind and blocks it away

43.6

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, no run

End of over 44 (maiden) New Zealand 130/2
LRPL Taylor    57* (125b 8x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    11-6-20-0
MJ Guptill    58* (125b 10x4 1x6)      Mohammad Asif    13-1-46-1

44.1

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, no run, not really running in full throttle, lands it outside off and Guptill defends

44.2

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, no run, full on the stumps and clipped down to midwicket

44.3

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, no run, thrusts his pad forward and shoulders arms, that bounced below the knee roll

44.4

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, no run, lands on middle and leg, he easily blocks it back to the bowler

44.5

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, no run, gets across and plays a punched drive to mid-off

44.6

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, no run, stays beside the line and steers it down to gully

End of over 45 (maiden) New Zealand 130/2
MJ Guptill    58* (131b 10x4 1x6)      Mohammad Asif    14-2-46-1
LRPL Taylor    57* (125b 8x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    11-6-20-0

45.1

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, no run, slow through the air, the doosra, gets forward and defends with soft hands

45.2

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, no run, the flat and fast arm ball, taylor does well to block it away

45.3

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, FOUR, delivers from slightly wide of the crease but drifts down the leg side, Taylor runs it down to fine leg but the fielder was square

45.4

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, no run, gets forward to defend

45.5

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, 1 run, full on the pads and pushed down to mid-on

45.6

Saeed Ajmal to Guptill, no run, flighted on middle and leg and defended

End of over 46 (5 runs) New Zealand 135/2
MJ Guptill    58* (132b 10x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    12-6-25-0
LRPL Taylor    62* (130b 9x4 1x6)      Mohammad Asif    14-2-46-1

46.1

Mohammad Asif to Taylor, 1 run, outside off. Taylor drives it to sweeper on the off side for a single

46.2

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, no run, outside the off stump. Guptill comes forward and defends it to point

46.3

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, no run, outside the off stump. Guptill comes forward to defend

46.4

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, no run, fuller down the leg stump. Guptill drives it to mid-on. He played a shot like the same one in the first session but he placed that perfectly

46.5

Mohammad Asif to Guptill, 1 run, outside off, drives it to mid-off for a single

46.6

Mohammad Asif to Taylor, no run, on the off stump. Taylor comes forward and defends it back onto the pitch

End of over 47 (2 runs) New Zealand 137/2
LRPL Taylor    63* (132b 9x4 1x6)      Mohammad Asif    15-2-48-1
MJ Guptill    59* (136b 10x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    12-6-25-0

47.1

Saeed Ajmal to Guptill, no run, full and tempting delivery outside the off stump. Guptill comes onto the front foot and drives it to mid-off

47.2

Saeed Ajmal to Guptill, no run, outside the off stump. Guptill comes forward and defends it to silly point

47.3

Saeed Ajmal to Guptill, no run, on the off stump. Guptill defends it on the front foot again

47.4

Saeed Ajmal to Guptill, no run, on the middle and leg. Guptill defends it to the leg side. Kamran shouts "Well bowled Saeed" for all the three balls that were dots

47.5

Saeed Ajmal to Guptill, 1 run, on the leg stump. Guptill pushes it to long-on for a single

47.6

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, 1 run, on the leg stump. Taylor turns it away to fine-leg for a single

End of over 48 (2 runs) New Zealand 139/2
LRPL Taylor    64* (133b 9x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    13-6-27-0
MJ Guptill    60* (141b 10x4 1x6)      Mohammad Asif    15-2-48-1

Aamer is back into the attack

48.1

Mohammad Amir to Taylor, no run, and bowls a short delivery and a quick one at that on the middle stump. Taylor ducks under it

48.2

Mohammad Amir to Taylor, 4 leg byes, and struck on the back of the helmet as Taylor takes his eyes off it and ducks. The ball flies over the keeper's head for four leg-byes

48.3

Mohammad Amir to Taylor, 1 run, on the off stump. Taylor drops it with soft hands and runs across for a single

48.4

Mohammad Amir to Guptill, OUT, short on the middle and leg. Guptill pulls but only manages to get a top-edge. Alam stationed at square-leg runs a few yards backwards and takes the catch. Aamer has been the stand-out bowler for Pakistan today

MJ Guptill c Fawad Alam b Mohammad Amir 60 (203m 142b 10x4 1x6) SR: 42.25

Well bowled as he has worked up some pace and pitched it short on a good line

48.5

Mohammad Amir to Taylor, no run, outside the off stump. Taylor pushes it to the off side

48.6

Mohammad Amir to Taylor, no run, on the leg stump. Taylor turns it to short fine-leg and looks for a quick single. Fulton the new batsman does not oblige

End of over 49 (5 runs) New Zealand 144/3
LRPL Taylor    65* (138b 9x4 1x6)      Mohammad Amir    10-2-33-2
PG Fulton    0* (0b)      Saeed Ajmal    13-6-27-0

49.1

Saeed Ajmal to Fulton, no run, on the off stump. Fulton comes forward and defends

49.2

Saeed Ajmal to Fulton, no run, outside off. Fulton defends it to silly point

49.3

Saeed Ajmal to Fulton, no run, a bit fuller this time on the middle stump. Fulton pushes it to the leg side

49.4

Saeed Ajmal to Fulton, 1 run, on the middle stump and a lot more air as Fulton gets his bat forward and gets an edge to fine-leg for a single. He gets off the mark

49.5

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, no run, on the off stump. Taylor drives it back to the bowler

49.6

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, no run, outside the off stump. Taylor comes forward and defends it to cover

End of over 50 (1 run) New Zealand 145/3
LRPL Taylor    65* (140b 9x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    14-6-28-0
PG Fulton    1* (4b)      Mohammad Amir    10-2-33-2
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150
Series 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
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Nov 28, 2009

Daniel Vettori celebrates the last Pakistan wicket, New Zealand v Pakistan, 1st Test, Dunedin, 5th day, November 28, 2009

Daniel Vettori celebrates the last Pakistan wicket

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Nov 28, 2009

Iain O'Brien in pain after getting struck on the finger, New Zealand v Pakistan, 1st Test, Dunedin, 5th day, November 28, 2009

Iain O'Brien in pain after getting struck on the finger

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