Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

50.1

Tuffey to Imran Farhat, no run, short ball angling across the batsman, sways out the way

50.2

Tuffey to Imran Farhat, 1 run, short of length on the legstump, clipped towards square leg

50.3

Tuffey to Mohammad Amir, no run, short ball angling across the batsman, who looks to defend towards cover, but misses

50.4

Tuffey to Mohammad Amir, OUT, there's the breakthrough New Zealand were looking for, Aamer again fishes outside off, gets the nick to the keeper this time, Tuffey has been probing away in this spell, credit to Aamer as well, he's done a decent job here

Mohammad Amir c †McCullum b Tuffey 23 (95m 82b 4x4 0x6) SR: 28.04

50.5

Tuffey to Umar Gul, FOUR, Tuffey nearly had two in two three, a shortish ball outside off, Gul edges it high over slip, Watling has his head in his hands

Yawar from the UK: "hey guys. stop criticizing farhat so much. atleast you've to accept the fact that he's out there fighting it out rather than sitting out back at the bench like 5 others who hardly made any contribution. he's been out of internation cricket for long time. he needs some time to spend out there and with it, he needs luck too. im not myself big fan of farhat, but atleast appreciate that he is still there and making a difference"

50.6

Tuffey to Umar Gul, no run, end of a good over from Tuffey, keeps it just short of a length outside off, Gul looks to poke at it but doesn't get bat on it

End of over 51 (5 runs) Pakistan 163/7
Umar Gul    4* (2b 1x4)      DR Tuffey    9-2-30-1
Imran Farhat    95* (135b 11x4 1x6)      DL Vettori    6-0-24-0

51.1

Vettori to Imran Farhat, no run, length ball on legstump, defended off the backfoot

51.2

Vettori to Imran Farhat, FOUR, Farhat sashays down the track and lofts it over mid-off for a four, he moves to 99, that was a quicker one from Vettori

51.3

Vettori to Imran Farhat, 1 run, Farhat punches the air as he clips the ball off his pads towards square leg to reach his century, it hasn't been pretty at times but 100 out of 168 is pretty sweet

51.4

Vettori to Umar Gul, no run, fired into legstump, Gul defends with his bat well in front of his body

51.5

Vettori to Umar Gul, 1 run, a full ball outside off, 'Catch it' is the cry as Gul swipes it on bended knee, lands safely beyond square leg

51.6

Vettori to Imran Farhat, no run, quicker one again, well outside off, defended towards mid-off

End of over 52 (6 runs) Pakistan 169/7
Imran Farhat    100* (139b 12x4 1x6)      DL Vettori    7-0-30-0
Umar Gul    5* (4b 1x4)      DR Tuffey    9-2-30-1

52.1

Tuffey to Umar Gul, no run, Tuffey keeps it in the channel outside off, Gul is drawn onto the front foot, he defends towards cover

52.2

Tuffey to Umar Gul, no run, too wide from Tuffey to interest Gul

52.3

Tuffey to Umar Gul, no run, back in the channel, a touch short, Gul blocks off the backfoot

52.4

Tuffey to Umar Gul, (no ball) FOUR, a bit of width, Gul swings at it, gets a bit of an outside edge and it speeds past gully for four

52.4

Tuffey to Umar Gul, no run, short of a length, pretty wide again, Gul gets forward and looks to drive, gets an inside edge towards the bowler

Max from New Zealand has a poser: "If you're Yousof and your team is 220/9 with an hour to play in the day will you declare and try to get a few early nz wickets considering their fragility and the fact that they have a debutant opening? or do u just hope your tailenders can get you a few extra runs?"

52.5

Tuffey to Umar Gul, no run, 132kmh bouncer, Gul spots it early and ducks under

52.6

Tuffey to Umar Gul, no run, Gul looks to belt the cover off the ball again, from well outside off he attempts an on-drive, mistimes it to mid-on

End of over 53 (5 runs) Pakistan 174/7
Umar Gul    9* (11b 2x4)      DR Tuffey    10-2-35-1
Imran Farhat    100* (139b 12x4 1x6)      DL Vettori    7-0-30-0

53.1

Vettori to Imran Farhat, 1 run, Farhat gets on the back foot and drives towards cover

53.2

Vettori to Umar Gul, no run, length ball pitching on middle, Gul gets behind the line and defends

53.3

Vettori to Umar Gul, no run, heading for middle and leg, Gul keeps bat and pad together to defend to the leg side

53.4

Vettori to Umar Gul, no run, flighted delivery, plenty of width, Gul resists, and he shoulders arms with a flourish

53.5

Vettori to Umar Gul, no run, an arm ball from Vettori, Gul gets his bat down in time

53.6

Vettori to Umar Gul, FOUR, pitching on a length just outside off, Gul bends his knee and sweeps that firmly behind square for four

End of over 54 (5 runs) Pakistan 179/7
Umar Gul    13* (16b 3x4)      DL Vettori    8-0-35-0
Imran Farhat    101* (140b 12x4 1x6)      DR Tuffey    10-2-35-1

Last over before tea

54.1

Tuffey to Imran Farhat, no run, angling across the batsman, who is happy to leave it

54.2

Tuffey to Imran Farhat, 1 run, short ball on legstump, nudged behind square leg

54.3

Tuffey to Umar Gul, no run, Tuffey keeps it in the corridor outside off, Gul shoulders arms

54.4

Tuffey to Umar Gul, no run, slips in the bouncer, Gul isn't unduly worried by that one, ducks under

54.5

Tuffey to Umar Gul, no run, Gul pushes at a ball that is well outside off, he misses it and admonishes himself for not letting it go straightaway

54.6

Tuffey to Umar Gul, no run, opens the face of the bat as he defends, Gul gets the ball towards point, and that will be tea

After a horror first session, Pakistan had a better time in the second. Imran Farhat went on to a battling century and he was given solid support from youngster Mohammad Aamer. Play resumes at 5pm, see you then.

Benny from Australia: "Well done Farhat, Ugly innings but one he'll take a lot of heart from. I think you learn more from a difficult innings than a fluent one. He will learn alot about soldiering on, even when you're not in the best of touch. Congrats on a fighting knock. Now hopefully NZ can wind up the tail and McIntosh can "do a Farhat."

End of over 55 (1 run) Pakistan 180/7
Umar Gul    13* (20b 3x4)      DR Tuffey    11-2-36-1
Imran Farhat    102* (142b 12x4 1x6)      DL Vettori    8-0-35-0

Okay, we are all set for the post-tea session. Btw, in reply to Max's question about declaring, Taimoor Q has what appears to be the consensus view: "Yousuf should just get as many runs as possible because the N.Zealand batting will be fragile regardless of the time of the day. "

55.1

Southee to Imran Farhat, 1 run, Farhat starts the session with a flash towards deep backward point

55.2

Southee to Umar Gul, SIX, Whoah! Gul starts with an even more flashy shot, back of length ball just outside off, flat-batted way over the long-on boundary

55.3

Southee to Umar Gul, no run, back of length ball, Gul lets it sail over the top of off and middle

55.4

Southee to Umar Gul, no run, length ball on the pads, punched towards mid-on

55.5

Southee to Umar Gul, 1 run, on middle and leg, Gul shuffles across and whips it to long leg for a single

55.6

Southee to Imran Farhat, 1 run, Farhat is struck on the fingers, it was short of length on the legstump, Farhat wanted to nudge it to square leg, Farhat wrings his hand after being hit on the fingers on his left hand

End of over 56 (9 runs) Pakistan 189/7
Imran Farhat    104* (144b 12x4 1x6)      TG Southee    14-3-49-1
Umar Gul    20* (24b 3x4 1x6)      DR Tuffey    11-2-36-1

56.1

Tuffey to Imran Farhat, no run, Farhat continues to chance his luck, goes for a big swing over mid-on from outside off, inside-edges it onto the pads

56.2

Tuffey to Imran Farhat, no run, shortish ball on legstump, Farhat looks to tap it to square leg, doesn't get hold of it, the ball rolls to the leg side

56.3

Tuffey to Imran Farhat, no run, short of length, just outside off, blocked off the back foot

56.4

Tuffey to Imran Farhat, 1 run, a touch fuller, Farhat gets forward and gets a thick inside-edge towards mid-on

56.5

Tuffey to Umar Gul, 1 run, Gul confidently gets on the front foot and pushes the ball towards cover for another single

56.6

Tuffey to Imran Farhat, no run, keeps it tight outside off, Farhat steers it to Guptill at gully

End of over 57 (2 runs) Pakistan 191/7
Imran Farhat    105* (149b 12x4 1x6)      DR Tuffey    12-2-38-1
Umar Gul    21* (25b 3x4 1x6)      TG Southee    14-3-49-1

57.1

Southee to Umar Gul, no run, Gul attempts a footwork-free carve over point but doesn't connect

57.2

Southee to Umar Gul, no run, short of a length ball on the legstump, Gul walks across and looks to swing it to square leg, doesn't connect again

57.3

Southee to Umar Gul, 3 runs, Gul gets bat on ball this time, fuller from Southee, Gul gets a thick outside edge towards deep point

57.4

Southee to Imran Farhat, no run, a 134 kmh bouncer to Farhat, he gets under it easily

57.5

Southee to Imran Farhat, no run, length ball, just outside off, Farhat punches it towards mid-off and screams 'Nooo' as Gul thinks of a single

57.6

Southee to Imran Farhat, no run, good bouncer to end the over, 133kmh, Farhat was shaping for the pull then opts out of the shot and ducks late

End of over 58 (3 runs) Pakistan 194/7
Imran Farhat    105* (152b 12x4 1x6)      TG Southee    15-3-52-1
Umar Gul    24* (28b 3x4 1x6)      DR Tuffey    12-2-38-1

58.1

Tuffey to Umar Gul, no run, Gul continues to play and miss, short of length ball outside off

58.2

Tuffey to Umar Gul, no run, too far outside off to interest Gul

58.3

Tuffey to Umar Gul, no run, length ball angling into off, Gul gets behind the line and defends

58.4

Tuffey to Umar Gul, no run, watchfully left alone by Gul, it was a length ball outside off

58.5

Tuffey to Umar Gul, no run, 128 kmh bouncer outside off, Gul evades it easily

Anyone expecting a yorker to end the over?

58.6

Tuffey to Umar Gul, no run, it's shortish and well outside off, Gul shoulders arms

End of over 59 (maiden) Pakistan 194/7
Umar Gul    24* (34b 3x4 1x6)      DR Tuffey    13-3-38-1
Imran Farhat    105* (152b 12x4 1x6)      TG Southee    15-3-52-1

59.1

Southee to Imran Farhat, no run, outside off, Farhat lets it go to the keeper

Usman from Pakistan: "Might be optimistic, but it would be great if Gul can get his 50, once he almost did it against SL"

59.2

Southee to Imran Farhat, no run, on off this time, making the batsman play, defended back to the bowler

59.3

Southee to Imran Farhat, no run, length ball outside off, Farhat is happy to leave

59.4

Southee to Imran Farhat, no run, and again, the batsman has the easy job of watching the ball through to the keeper outside off

59.5

Southee to Imran Farhat, no run, closer to offstump this time, a short of length ball, blocked towards cover

59.6

Southee to Imran Farhat, no run, did that drop short of Guptill at gully? it was a short ball, Farhat looked to crack it through the off, could only find Guptill, think it landed short of the fielder

End of over 60 (maiden) Pakistan 194/7
Imran Farhat    105* (158b 12x4 1x6)      TG Southee    16-4-52-1
Umar Gul    24* (34b 3x4 1x6)      DR Tuffey    13-3-38-1

60.1

Tuffey to Umar Gul, no run, Gul has a wonderful tail-ender's heave, well outside off, Gul was eying the long-on boundary, not even close

60.2

Tuffey to Umar Gul, no run, this one is on offstump, a touch short, Gul takes the bottom hand off the bat as he defends towards point

Three slips and a gully in place

60.3

Tuffey to Umar Gul, OUT, this time Tuffey strikes, just outside off, Gul hangs his bat out at it, feathers it to the keeper, Kamran 22, Aamer 23, Gul 24, anyone spot a pattern there?

Umar Gul c †McCullum b Tuffey 24 (44m 37b 3x4 1x6) SR: 64.86

60.4

Tuffey to Mohammad Asif, OUT, Asif doesn't extend that sequence, he's gone first ball, Tuffey's on a hat-trick, he gets the ball to angle across Asif who pokes it through to the keeper

Mohammad Asif c †McCullum b Tuffey 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Danish Kaneria is better than Chris Martin but a great chance for a hat-trick for Tuffey

60.5

Tuffey to Danish Kaneria, no run, no hat-trick, full and wide, doesn't make Kaneria play

60.6

Tuffey to Danish Kaneria, no run, length ball on the pads, blocked towards the leg side

End of over 61 (wicket maiden) Pakistan 194/9
Danish Kaneria    0* (2b)      DR Tuffey    14-4-38-3
Imran Farhat    105* (158b 12x4 1x6)      TG Southee    16-4-52-1

61.1

Southee to Imran Farhat, no run, Farhat doesn't think Kaneria is much of a batsman, he offers a cross-batted heave to a short ball on middle, doesn't connect

61.2

Southee to Imran Farhat, 2 runs, fullish ball, Farhat lookst o hammer it over the bowler's head, mistimed and it is stopped by mid-off

61.3

Southee to Imran Farhat, no run, back of a length ball on offstump, Farhat walks into an offstump push towards cover, declines the single

61.4

Southee to Imran Farhat, no run, well outside off, Farhat wants to get that to the midwicket boundary, wouldn't have been out of place in a baseball game

61.5

Southee to Imran Farhat, FOUR, innovative shot that, it's not all about power, short ball just outside off, Farhat behinds his knees to get under it and dinks it over slip, intentionally over slips for the first time this innings

61.6

Southee to Imran Farhat, FOUR, and once more, Farhat backs away and then repeats the same shot, eight off two balls, good stuff but it will be Kaneria on strike in the next over

End of over 62 (10 runs) Pakistan 204/9
Imran Farhat    115* (164b 14x4 1x6)      TG Southee    17-4-62-1
Danish Kaneria    0* (2b)      DR Tuffey    14-4-38-3

62.1

Tuffey to Danish Kaneria, FOUR, a hat-trick of fours, Kaneria tells his partner he can gets runs as well, a back of length ball on offstump is mowed towards midwicket

62.2

Tuffey to Danish Kaneria, no run, whoah, Farhat was a goner if that hit, Kaneria squeezed that one to square leg, Farhat wanted the single, but Kaneria sends him back, O'Brien misses with Farhat way outside

62.3

Tuffey to Danish Kaneria, FOUR, Kaneria gets four more, a thick edge as he goes for the late cut, New Zealand aren't impressed

62.4

Tuffey to Danish Kaneria, (no ball) FOUR, no-ball and four, Kaneria swings it over mid-on, look at his strike-rate

62.4

Tuffey to Danish Kaneria, no run, Kaneria wants to clobber this short one to midwicket, doesn't connect

62.5

Tuffey to Danish Kaneria, no run, Tuffey slips in the slower one, 110kmh, Kaneria spots it and turns it to the leg side

62.6

Tuffey to Danish Kaneria, no run, good ball to end the over, length ball heading for off, defended solidly back to the bowler

End of over 63 (13 runs) Pakistan 217/9
Danish Kaneria    12* (9b 3x4)      DR Tuffey    15-4-51-3
Imran Farhat    115* (164b 14x4 1x6)      TG Southee    17-4-62-1

O'Brien is back. Can he get a five-for?

63.1

O'Brien to Imran Farhat, no run, starts with a ball way down leg

63.2

O'Brien to Imran Farhat, no run, on legstump, clipped towards deep midwicket, the fielder ambles towards the ball, giving plenty of time for a single, but Farhat isn't interested

63.3

O'Brien to Imran Farhat, no run, length ball just outside off, Farhat looks to drive, gets an inside edge onto his pads

63.4

O'Brien to Imran Farhat, 1 run, takes the single this time, the short ball is crashed towards deep point

63.5

O'Brien to Danish Kaneria, FOUR, Kaneria does it in boundaries, a length ball just outside off, he slams it to the midwicket boundary

63.6

O'Brien to Danish Kaneria, no run, this was short and wide outside off, Kaneria wants to smash it to the midwicket boundary again, misses the ball by a long way, lovely to watch tailenders swing the bat

End of over 64 (5 runs) Pakistan 222/9
Danish Kaneria    16* (11b 4x4)      IE O'Brien    15-5-35-4
Imran Farhat    116* (168b 14x4 1x6)      DR Tuffey    15-4-51-3

64.1

Tuffey to Imran Farhat, 1 run, Farhat guides the short, wide ball to third man, takes the single off the first ball this time, think Farhat has been convinced of Kaneria's batting skills already?

64.2

Tuffey to Danish Kaneria, no run, length ball on off, Kaneria gets behind the line and defends towards point

64.3

Tuffey to Danish Kaneria, OUT, Tuffey ends the hit-and-giggle, Farhat carries his bat, a length ball just outside off, gets the outside edge for McCullum to pocket his fifth catch

Danish Kaneria c †McCullum b Tuffey 16 (19m 13b 4x4 0x6) SR: 123.07

New Zealand would have liked this to have ended earlier after O'Brien's opening burst but Imran Farhat stood in their way, going on to an ugly but important century. The tailenders hung around for a bit, 223 is more than Pakistan would have expected at lunch.

O'Brien and Tuffey take four each, they lead New Zealand off the field. It's a superb track for batting, but can New Zealand's frail top-order stand up to Asif, Aamer and Gul?

After that bit of entertainment form Kaneria, DK from Australia asks: "Makes me wonder, why does Chris Martin never play like this, swinging at everything. Surely he could better 12* this way sometime."

Michael from Australia is reeling. "I have just seen the words "Farhat carries his bat" written on Cricinfo. Either it's a dream, or the apocolypse is coming. What next, "NZ openers put on century stand"?"

Luke from New Zealand: "Re DK: Maybe he could but we never let him face anything. The other player always ends up getting out. Anyway Chris Martin is more of a defensive minded bat"

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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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Dec 15, 2009

Daniel Vettori and Mohammad Yousuf with the trophy after the series was drawn 1-1, New Zealand v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Napier, 5th day, December 15, 2009

Daniel Vettori and Mohammad Yousuf with the trophy

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Dec 15, 2009

Tim McIntosh drives off the front foot, New Zealand v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Napier, 5th day, December 15, 2009

Tim McIntosh drives off the front foot

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