Pakistan tour of New Zealand, 2nd Test: New Zealand v Pakistan at Hamilton, Nov 25-29, 2016
New Zealand won by 138 runs
25,26,27,28,29 November 2016 (5-day match)
  New Zealand 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal JA Raval c Mohammad Rizwan b Imran Khan 55 168 112 9 0 49.10
37.1 Nicked off to first slip. Rizwan grabs a hip-high catch, and sends Raval back. Good length and largely holds its line outside off, on a fifth-stump line, from around the wicket. Raval jabs at it in the channel, before belatedly loosening his grip, Rizwan, who can also keep wicket, grasps the catch. The angle made Raval play. Imran has his hands aloft. He collects his first Test wicket after more than a year 113/4
View dismissal TWM Latham c Sami Aslam b Mohammad Amir 0 4 1 0 0 0.00
0.6 After having dropped Raval, Aslam makes amends and hangs onto this chance. Amir removes Latham for a first-ball duck. Good length, angled in from over the wicket, and then straightens away just outside off. Takes the outside edge near the shoulder of the bat, and carries to Aslam at first slip. He clasps it just below his chest. Look at that big, fat grin on Aslam's face; he's beaming like a kid who has got his favourite candy. Lovely awayswinger, Latham couldn't do much about it. Amir finds reward for making the two left-handed openers play every ball 5/1
View dismissal KS Williamson* c †Sarfraz Ahmed b Sohail Khan 13 63 42 2 0 30.95
14.5 big appeal for caught behind, umpire Fry does not budge. There's a little sound there, was that a snick? Pakistan challenge the on-field not-out decision. Full and breaks back into the right-hander off the seam. Williamson, who is only half-forward, pushes outside the line. There is a clicking sound. No inside edge involved, nothing on Hotspot. RTS picks up a spike, but it does so after the ball had passed the bat. It grazed the right elbow of Williamson on its way to the keeper. Ian Gould, the TV umpire, however, overturns the on-field call and sends Williamson on his way. That's a surprise to me. Some of the TV commentators, however, reckon they heard a double-noise, indicating the ball may have kissed the edge and then hit Williamson's elbow 39/2
View dismissal LRPL Taylor c †Sarfraz Ahmed b Sohail Khan 37 51 31 7 0 119.35
25.1 inside-edged behind to Sarfraz. Sohail strikes in the fifth over of the second morning. Just short of a good length and seams back in sharply, and ends up cramping Taylor for room. He does not move his feet much and aims to force it through the covers. The inward movement takes the edge, and the keeper snaffles it moving to his left. Taylor's promising innings ends on 37 off 31 balls 90/3
View dismissal HM Nicholls c †Sarfraz Ahmed b Wahab Riaz 13 69 52 2 0 25.00
40.4 After softening Nicholls with the short stuff, Wahab makes the incision with the change-up full one. Sucker ball - hung up wide outside off - Nicholls is stapled to the crease. He reaches out for a drive with his hands and edges it behind to Sarfraz 119/5
View dismissal C de Grandhomme c †Sarfraz Ahmed b Imran Khan 37 83 55 5 0 67.27
55.1 there's a sound, Imran thinks he has his man. Sarfraz also seems confident. Umpire Ravi, though, shakes his head, and turns down the caught-behind appeal. The wicketkeeper coaxes Azhar into a review first ball after lunch. Full and outside off, straightens off the seam. Colin's front foot does not meet the pitch. He chases a drive. He has banked on the stand-and-deliver approach. It works against him this time. Hotspot detects the tickle, and RTS picks up a spike as the bat meets the ball. Sarfraz snaffles the ball. TV Umpire Gould rules it out, and umpire Ravi overturns his on-field decision 170/6
BJ Watling not out 49 193 125 7 0 39.20
View dismissal MJ Santner c Younis Khan b Sohail Khan 16 55 37 3 0 43.24
67.3 smart, low catch from Younis, diving across to his right and grabbing it in front of first slip. That's how you do it, Aslam. Full and slanting away just outside off, Santner wafts with an angled bat and sends an outside edge behind. Sohail has his third wicket. The drink will taste sweeter for Pakistan 203/7
View dismissal TG Southee b Sohail Khan 29 40 28 5 1 103.57
75.6 Southee undone by the slower delivery. 100.9ks, flicked out from the back of the hand, spins back in like a googly. Southee is already through with his wild swipe. Lovely variation. Pakistan should have attempted the slower one maybe earlier. Sohail hits the top of off stump and tips the bails off. Sohail now has four wickets 239/8
View dismissal MJ Henry c Sohail Khan b Mohammad Amir 15 26 11 3 0 136.36
82.1 Good overhead catch from Sohail. Finally, someone hangs onto a catch off Amir. Full and outside off, Henry backs away outside leg and thrashes a drive in the air to a leaping mid-off 270/9
View dismissal N Wagner c Younis Khan b Imran Khan 1 7 9 0 0 11.11
83.4 change of angle, Imran finds the outside edge, and second slip dives across to his left and snaffles the catch. Another top effort from Younis. Nice and full, starts outside off, and shapes away further. Wagner has a loose prod and falls for 1. Watling is stranded on 49 271/10
Extras (w 5, nb 1) 6
  Total (all out; 83.4 overs; 386 mins) 271 (3.23 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets Mohammad Amir 19 2 59 2 3.10 88 10 0
0.6 to Latham, After having dropped Raval, Aslam makes amends and hangs onto this chance. Amir removes Latham for a first-ball duck. Good length, angled in from over the wicket, and then straightens away just outside off. Takes the outside edge near the shoulder of the bat, and carries to Aslam at first slip. He clasps it just below his chest. Look at that big, fat grin on Aslam's face; he's beaming like a kid who has got his favourite candy. Lovely awayswinger, Latham couldn't do much about it. Amir finds reward for making the two left-handed openers play every ball 5/1
82.1 to Henry, Good overhead catch from Sohail. Finally, someone hangs onto a catch off Amir. Full and outside off, Henry backs away outside leg and thrashes a drive in the air to a leaping mid-off 270/9
View wickets Sohail Khan 25 6 99 4 3.96 106 15 1
14.5 to Williamson, big appeal for caught behind, umpire Fry does not budge. There's a little sound there, was that a snick? Pakistan challenge the on-field not-out decision. Full and breaks back into the right-hander off the seam. Williamson, who is only half-forward, pushes outside the line. There is a clicking sound. No inside edge involved, nothing on Hotspot. RTS picks up a spike, but it does so after the ball had passed the bat. It grazed the right elbow of Williamson on its way to the keeper. Ian Gould, the TV umpire, however, overturns the on-field call and sends Williamson on his way. That's a surprise to me. Some of the TV commentators, however, reckon they heard a double-noise, indicating the ball may have kissed the edge and then hit Williamson's elbow 39/2
25.1 to Taylor, inside-edged behind to Sarfraz. Sohail strikes in the fifth over of the second morning. Just short of a good length and seams back in sharply, and ends up cramping Taylor for room. He does not move his feet much and aims to force it through the covers. The inward movement takes the edge, and the keeper snaffles it moving to his left. Taylor's promising innings ends on 37 off 31 balls 90/3
67.3 to Santner, smart, low catch from Younis, diving across to his right and grabbing it in front of first slip. That's how you do it, Aslam. Full and slanting away just outside off, Santner wafts with an angled bat and sends an outside edge behind. Sohail has his third wicket. The drink will taste sweeter for Pakistan 203/7
75.6 to Southee, Southee undone by the slower delivery. 100.9ks, flicked out from the back of the hand, spins back in like a googly. Southee is already through with his wild swipe. Lovely variation. Pakistan should have attempted the slower one maybe earlier. Sohail hits the top of off stump and tips the bails off. Sohail now has four wickets 239/8
View wickets Imran Khan 20.4 5 52 3 2.51 104 9 0 (1nb)
37.1 to Raval, Nicked off to first slip. Rizwan grabs a hip-high catch, and sends Raval back. Good length and largely holds its line outside off, on a fifth-stump line, from around the wicket. Raval jabs at it in the channel, before belatedly loosening his grip, Rizwan, who can also keep wicket, grasps the catch. The angle made Raval play. Imran has his hands aloft. He collects his first Test wicket after more than a year 113/4
55.1 to de Grandhomme, there's a sound, Imran thinks he has his man. Sarfraz also seems confident. Umpire Ravi, though, shakes his head, and turns down the caught-behind appeal. The wicketkeeper coaxes Azhar into a review first ball after lunch. Full and outside off, straightens off the seam. Colin's front foot does not meet the pitch. He chases a drive. He has banked on the stand-and-deliver approach. It works against him this time. Hotspot detects the tickle, and RTS picks up a spike as the bat meets the ball. Sarfraz snaffles the ball. TV Umpire Gould rules it out, and umpire Ravi overturns his on-field decision 170/6
83.4 to Wagner, change of angle, Imran finds the outside edge, and second slip dives across to his left and snaffles the catch. Another top effort from Younis. Nice and full, starts outside off, and shapes away further. Wagner has a loose prod and falls for 1. Watling is stranded on 49 271/10
View wicket Wahab Riaz 18 4 57 1 3.16 85 9 0 (1w)
40.4 to Nicholls, After softening Nicholls with the short stuff, Wahab makes the incision with the change-up full one. Sucker ball - hung up wide outside off - Nicholls is stapled to the crease. He reaches out for a drive with his hands and edges it behind to Sarfraz 119/5
  Azhar Ali 1 0 4 0 4.00 4 0 0
  Pakistan 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Sami Aslam c Raval b Southee 5 19 12 1 0 41.66
4.1 Raval falls to his right at second slip and pouches the edge. Nice and full, bends away outside off, like an offcutter, Aslam flirts without any feet movement, excellent take from Raval. Aslam dropped Raval twice: first on 4 and then on 40, but Raval is in no mood to return the favour 7/1
View dismissal Azhar Ali* c †Watling b Southee 1 23 18 0 0 5.55
4.6 Azhar and Aslam fall in the same over to Southee. Good length, angled into the right-hander, and then leaves him. Azhar injudiciously follows the outswinger with his hands and feeds an outside edge behind to Watling 8/2
Babar Azam not out 90 277 196 10 0 45.91
View dismissal Younis Khan c †Watling b Southee 2 16 13 0 0 15.38
8.5 what have you done Younis? Loose, loose shot. But Southee perfects the 1-2. Bingo. Follows the bouncer with a full tempter. Southee goes wide of the crease. But this one holds its line outside off; on a set of stumps outside off. Younis is sucked into driving away from the body. He could have left that alone. Instead, he goes after it. Watling grasps the thin outside edge. Southee has ripped out Pakistan's top order, and is on a roll at his home ground 12/3
View dismissal Asad Shafiq b Wagner 23 52 35 4 0 65.71
21.1 Shafiq has chopped on. Full and angling away wide outside off, Shafiq goes for a big drive through the covers with no feet. Plays with an angled bat. He can only drag it back onto the middle stump via a thick inside edge. Pakistan four down for only 51 51/4
View dismissal Mohammad Rizwan c Henry b Wagner 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
21.2 Rizwan bags a first-ball duck on Test debut. Hooked into the hands of square-ish long leg. Shoulder-high bouncer on the leg stump, that's a Wagner special, cramps him for room. Rizwan could have evaded it. Instead, he hooks it. Gets a good chunk of wood on it, but picks out Henry at the boundary. Rizwan stands in the middle in reflection. He can't believe it, he slowly drags himself off the field, while Wagner is mobbed by his team-mates 51/5
View dismissal Sarfraz Ahmed c Raval b Wagner 41 84 44 7 0 93.18
41.1 Wagner provides NZ with the breakthrough. Raval moves to his right and snaffles another sharp catch. Good length and angling away outside off from over the wicket. Sarfraz throws his hands at a drive and slashes an outside edge, which flies to Raval at second slip. Sarfraz gone for 41 off 44 balls. Raval takes it by his right shoulder. Replays show the ball bounced out of the right hand, it ends up in his left. The bowler points at Williamson. Ian Smith on TV commentary says Williamson may have thought about pulling Wagner out of the attack before this over. Sarfraz added 32 off 28 balls on the third morning 125/6
View dismissal Sohail Khan c †Watling b Southee 37 66 47 4 2 78.72
56.2 Southee snares the outside edge now and Watling snaps it up. Sohail falls three shy of equalling his best Test score, which came in Christchurch. This is shorter than the previous ball, and bends away just outside off. Sohail has to play at the outswinger, he is squared up a bit, and edges it behind to the keeper. Fourth wicket for Southee 192/7
View dismissal Wahab Riaz lbw b de Grandhomme 0 7 5 0 0 0.00
57.5 that looks adjacent. Umpire Ravi's finger goes up, Wahab wants a review. Full and on middle, angled in from over the wicket, the front pad comes a long way across and gets in the way of the bat, and he is hit below the knee-roll. Hotspot does not detect a blotch, nothing on RTS. No bat involved. Projections return umpire's call on leg stump. Enough to send Wahab back 193/8
View dismissal Mohammad Amir c Raval b Southee 5 31 24 1 0 20.83
64.4 There it is. Southee has his first five-wicket haul in Tests since May 2013. Back of a length and slanting away outside off from over the stumps. Rears up at the batsman. Amir fends at it. Brushes the glove and lobs towards Taylor at first slip. But Raval moves swiftly to his right from second slip and collects it 206/9
View dismissal Imran Khan c †Watling b Southee 6 9 8 1 0 75.00
66.6 Southee finishes off with a six-for. Follows the full delivery now with a hip-high short ball on leg stump. Imran fends at it awkwardly, and gloves it to Watling moving to his left. Azam is stranded on 90. 216/10
Extras (b 4, lb 1, nb 1) 6
  Total (all out; 67 overs; 297 mins) 216 (3.22 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets TG Southee 21 4 80 6 3.80 96 13 0
4.1 to Sami Aslam, Raval falls to his right at second slip and pouches the edge. Nice and full, bends away outside off, like an offcutter, Aslam flirts without any feet movement, excellent take from Raval. Aslam dropped Raval twice: first on 4 and then on 40, but Raval is in no mood to return the favour 7/1
4.6 to Azhar Ali, Azhar and Aslam fall in the same over to Southee. Good length, angled into the right-hander, and then leaves him. Azhar injudiciously follows the outswinger with his hands and feeds an outside edge behind to Watling 8/2
8.5 to Younis Khan, what have you done Younis? Loose, loose shot. But Southee perfects the 1-2. Bingo. Follows the bouncer with a full tempter. Southee goes wide of the crease. But this one holds its line outside off; on a set of stumps outside off. Younis is sucked into driving away from the body. He could have left that alone. Instead, he goes after it. Watling grasps the thin outside edge. Southee has ripped out Pakistan's top order, and is on a roll at his home ground 12/3
56.2 to Sohail Khan, Southee snares the outside edge now and Watling snaps it up. Sohail falls three shy of equalling his best Test score, which came in Christchurch. This is shorter than the previous ball, and bends away just outside off. Sohail has to play at the outswinger, he is squared up a bit, and edges it behind to the keeper. Fourth wicket for Southee 192/7
64.4 to Mohammad Amir, There it is. Southee has his first five-wicket haul in Tests since May 2013. Back of a length and slanting away outside off from over the stumps. Rears up at the batsman. Amir fends at it. Brushes the glove and lobs towards Taylor at first slip. But Raval moves swiftly to his right from second slip and collects it 206/9
66.6 to Imran Khan, Southee finishes off with a six-for. Follows the full delivery now with a hip-high short ball on leg stump. Imran fends at it awkwardly, and gloves it to Watling moving to his left. Azam is stranded on 90. 216/10
  MJ Henry 19 5 30 0 1.57 96 3 0 (1nb)
View wicket C de Grandhomme 9 2 29 1 3.22 42 5 0
57.5 to Wahab Riaz, that looks adjacent. Umpire Ravi's finger goes up, Wahab wants a review. Full and on middle, angled in from over the wicket, the front pad comes a long way across and gets in the way of the bat, and he is hit below the knee-roll. Hotspot does not detect a blotch, nothing on RTS. No bat involved. Projections return umpire's call on leg stump. Enough to send Wahab back 193/8
View wickets N Wagner 14 2 59 3 4.21 57 7 2
21.1 to Asad Shafiq, Shafiq has chopped on. Full and angling away wide outside off, Shafiq goes for a big drive through the covers with no feet. Plays with an angled bat. He can only drag it back onto the middle stump via a thick inside edge. Pakistan four down for only 51 51/4
21.2 to Mohammad Rizwan, Rizwan bags a first-ball duck on Test debut. Hooked into the hands of square-ish long leg. Shoulder-high bouncer on the leg stump, that's a Wagner special, cramps him for room. Rizwan could have evaded it. Instead, he hooks it. Gets a good chunk of wood on it, but picks out Henry at the boundary. Rizwan stands in the middle in reflection. He can't believe it, he slowly drags himself off the field, while Wagner is mobbed by his team-mates 51/5
41.1 to Sarfraz Ahmed, Wagner provides NZ with the breakthrough. Raval moves to his right and snaffles another sharp catch. Good length and angling away outside off from over the wicket. Sarfraz throws his hands at a drive and slashes an outside edge, which flies to Raval at second slip. Sarfraz gone for 41 off 44 balls. Raval takes it by his right shoulder. Replays show the ball bounced out of the right hand, it ends up in his left. The bowler points at Williamson. Ian Smith on TV commentary says Williamson may have thought about pulling Wagner out of the attack before this over. Sarfraz added 32 off 28 balls on the third morning 125/6
  MJ Santner 4 0 13 0 3.25 17 0 0
  New Zealand 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal JA Raval lbw b Mohammad Amir 2 33 23 0 0 8.69
7.3 third lbw appeal of the morning, and this is plumb. This inswinger would have carried on to crash into middle stump. Umpire Fry's finger goes up. Pitched up and Amir brings this one back into Raval, who is caught on the crease this time. He plays down the wrong line. Pinned on the front pad well below the knee-roll. Crafty bowling from Amir, follows up a brace of outswingers with an inswinger. Raval knew he was gone, and simply walked off 11/1
View dismissal TWM Latham c †Sarfraz Ahmed b Wahab Riaz 80 241 150 12 0 53.33
50.4 Wahab bounces out Latham. Wahab's front foot is okay now. 138ks, hostile bouncer, homing in towards the head of Latham, from over the wicket. The batsman takes his eyes off the rising delivery. He is hustled for pace. He has an awkward fend at it as the ball strikes the top glove, and loops in the air. Sarfraz moves to his right and snaps up the catch 159/3
View dismissal KS Williamson* c †Sarfraz Ahmed b Imran Khan 42 138 88 7 0 47.72
37.2 Imran snaffles Williamson in his third over after lunch. Beauty from Imran. Good length, angled into the right-hander from over the wicket, straightens just enough off the seam to take the outside edge. Williamson is slightly opened up, as he prods defensively, although he doesn't follow the ball, and looks to play down the line. Hotspot detects a white blotch, confirming the little tickle, and Sarfraz does the rest. You need a beauty to remove Williamson 107/2
LRPL Taylor not out 102 227 134 16 0 76.11
View dismissal HM Nicholls c †Sarfraz Ahmed b Imran Khan 26 81 59 4 0 44.06
67.5 dug in short and wide outside off, angling away further. Dirty ball. Dirty shot from Nicholls. He leaps and has a swish at it. Edges it behind to Sarfraz moving to his left 219/4
View dismissal C de Grandhomme c Azhar Ali b Imran Khan 32 21 21 6 0 152.38
71.6 De Grandhomme skews a catch to mid-off moving to his right. Back of a length and outside off, he eyes a leg-side slog-pull over vacant midwicket, after going deep in the crease. He only leading-edges it in the air and holes out to Azhar who completes the catch behind the bowler. End of a breezy knock. Taylor only contributed one run in the 35-run stand off 25 balls 254/5
BJ Watling not out 15 54 40 2 0 37.50
Extras (lb 6, w 6, nb 2) 14
  Total (5 wickets dec; 85.3 overs; 401 mins) 313 (3.66 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket Mohammad Amir 22 4 86 1 3.90 99 13 0 (2w)
7.3 to Raval, third lbw appeal of the morning, and this is plumb. This inswinger would have carried on to crash into middle stump. Umpire Fry's finger goes up. Pitched up and Amir brings this one back into Raval, who is caught on the crease this time. He plays down the wrong line. Pinned on the front pad well below the knee-roll. Crafty bowling from Amir, follows up a brace of outswingers with an inswinger. Raval knew he was gone, and simply walked off 11/1
  Sohail Khan 17 2 69 0 4.05 69 8 0
View wickets Imran Khan 20.3 4 76 3 3.70 94 15 0
37.2 to Williamson, Imran snaffles Williamson in his third over after lunch. Beauty from Imran. Good length, angled into the right-hander from over the wicket, straightens just enough off the seam to take the outside edge. Williamson is slightly opened up, as he prods defensively, although he doesn't follow the ball, and looks to play down the line. Hotspot detects a white blotch, confirming the little tickle, and Sarfraz does the rest. You need a beauty to remove Williamson 107/2
67.5 to Nicholls, dug in short and wide outside off, angling away further. Dirty ball. Dirty shot from Nicholls. He leaps and has a swish at it. Edges it behind to Sarfraz moving to his left 219/4
71.6 to de Grandhomme, De Grandhomme skews a catch to mid-off moving to his right. Back of a length and outside off, he eyes a leg-side slog-pull over vacant midwicket, after going deep in the crease. He only leading-edges it in the air and holes out to Azhar who completes the catch behind the bowler. End of a breezy knock. Taylor only contributed one run in the 35-run stand off 25 balls 254/5
View wicket Wahab Riaz 19 3 53 1 2.78 92 9 0 (2nb)
50.4 to Latham, Wahab bounces out Latham. Wahab's front foot is okay now. 138ks, hostile bouncer, homing in towards the head of Latham, from over the wicket. The batsman takes his eyes off the rising delivery. He is hustled for pace. He has an awkward fend at it as the ball strikes the top glove, and loops in the air. Sarfraz moves to his right and snaps up the catch 159/3
  Azhar Ali 6 0 19 0 3.16 24 2 0
  Asad Shafiq 1 0 4 0 4.00 2 0 0
  Pakistan 2nd innings (target: 369 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Sami Aslam c Williamson b Southee 91 303 238 8 1 38.23
72.3 Aslam holes out to Williamson at mid-off. Good chest-high grab. Good length and wide outside off, Aslam hacks at it with all his might, but can't clear Williamson. Hits it hard and flat. He falls nine short of what could have been a maiden Test hundred 181/3
View dismissal Azhar Ali* b Santner 58 253 161 4 0 36.02
59.6 Azhar has played on. Full tempter lobbed up wide outside off, Azhar is crease-bound as he throws his hands at a big cover drive. He only drags it back onto the off stump via a thick inside edge Will this wicket force Pakistan to re-calibrate their plans? 131/1
View dismissal Babar Azam b Santner 16 30 25 2 0 64.00
67.4 Azam drags on, much like Azhar. Slower through the air, and very full outside off. Azam drives hard with no feet. Plays it onto the off stump off a thick inside edge. Santner is smart with his variations in pace 159/2
View dismissal Sarfraz Ahmed run out (de Grandhomme/†Watling) 19 38 21 2 0 90.47
76.6 from Henry, Sarfraz presses on for the second. It was his call. He chances a suicidal second, and is caught short. He isn't in the frame. He lies on the floor. Sarfraz, who wasn't quick enough on the first run, knows he is gone. Short on middle stump, pulled away to the right of de Grandhomme at fine leg. He moves to his right, fumbles, then recovers, and quickly throws it to Watling, right on top of the stumps, who does the rest. Does this mean the chase is off? 199/4
View dismissal Younis Khan lbw b Southee 11 55 44 1 0 25.00
84.3 follows the outswinger and bouncer with a length-ball inswinger from wide of the crease. Younis was leaving, expecting the one that goes away. Terrific bowling from Southee. Younis simply pads up to it. Not given by umpire Ravi. New Zealand go for a review. Struck on the flap of the front pad, above the knee-roll. No need for Hotspot and RTS. Impact does not matter, Younis wasn't playing a shot. Height may have an issue? No, Younis has to go. Hitting top of off stump, according to projections. Umpire Ravi overturns his on-field call. Not a great birthday for Younis. This match tilting in the favour of New Zealand 218/6
View dismissal Asad Shafiq c Nicholls b Henry 0 20 10 0 0 0.00
81.1 Henry and Henry get Shafiq. He falls for a ten-ball duck. Very full, angled in, and bends away. Shafiq closes his bat-face early, and aims to work it to the leg side, playing the incoming angle. The leading edge carries to Henry Nicholls at backward point, diving to his right and plucking a low catch. First wicket in this Test for Matt Henry after 34 overs 204/5
Mohammad Rizwan not out 13 57 33 2 0 39.39
View dismissal Sohail Khan c Nicholls b de Grandhomme 8 28 15 2 0 53.33
89.5 Sohail spoons a simple catch to extra cover. Pakistan seven down and are staring at a defeat. Full and outside off, does not come onto the batsman. Sohail drives loosely, plays early, does not bother to keep it down. Picks out Nicholls to perfection. Like target practice. Still 11.1 overs remaining 229/7
View dismissal Mohammad Amir c †Watling b Wagner 0 4 2 0 0 0.00
90.2 Amir nicks behind. Pakistan eight down. Amir bags a two-ball duck. Back of a length and moves away outside off, rears up at the batsman. Amir hops, hangs his bat out. Takes the outside edge near the shoulder of the bat. Edged behind to Watling, who reverse-cups his hands around the ball 230/8
View dismissal Wahab Riaz c †Watling b Wagner 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
90.4 Two wickets in three balls for Wagner. New Zealand one away from 2-0. Wahab also bags a duck. Good length and leaves Wahab in the channel. He also has a waft, while on the move, and nicks it behind 230/9
View dismissal Imran Khan c Latham b Wagner 0 6 3 0 0 0.00
92.1 Wagner rips out the tail quickly. Excellent catch from Latham to his right, behind the body. NZ sweep the series 2-0. The celebrations begin in the NZ camp. It's all over for Pakistan. Wagner seals the deal with the short ball. Banged in on middle, Imran takes his eyes off the ball and fends it in the air. Latham snaps up a superb reflex catch, under the helmet at forward short leg. Debutant Rizwan is stranded. In hindsight, he shouldn't have taken the single at the start of the 91st over and exposed the tail to Wagner 230/10
Extras (b 4, lb 3, w 6, nb 1) 14
  Total (all out; 92.1 overs; 398 mins) 230 (2.49 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets TG Southee 24 6 60 2 2.50 113 9 0
72.3 to Sami Aslam, Aslam holes out to Williamson at mid-off. Good chest-high grab. Good length and wide outside off, Aslam hacks at it with all his might, but can't clear Williamson. Hits it hard and flat. He falls nine short of what could have been a maiden Test hundred 181/3
84.3 to Younis Khan, follows the outswinger and bouncer with a length-ball inswinger from wide of the crease. Younis was leaving, expecting the one that goes away. Terrific bowling from Southee. Younis simply pads up to it. Not given by umpire Ravi. New Zealand go for a review. Struck on the flap of the front pad, above the knee-roll. No need for Hotspot and RTS. Impact does not matter, Younis wasn't playing a shot. Height may have an issue? No, Younis has to go. Hitting top of off stump, according to projections. Umpire Ravi overturns his on-field call. Not a great birthday for Younis. This match tilting in the favour of New Zealand 218/6
View wicket MJ Henry 19 5 38 1 2.00 92 4 0
81.1 to Asad Shafiq, Henry and Henry get Shafiq. He falls for a ten-ball duck. Very full, angled in, and bends away. Shafiq closes his bat-face early, and aims to work it to the leg side, playing the incoming angle. The leading edge carries to Henry Nicholls at backward point, diving to his right and plucking a low catch. First wicket in this Test for Matt Henry after 34 overs 204/5
View wickets N Wagner 20.1 4 57 3 2.82 92 5 0 (1nb, 2w)
90.2 to Mohammad Amir, Amir nicks behind. Pakistan eight down. Amir bags a two-ball duck. Back of a length and moves away outside off, rears up at the batsman. Amir hops, hangs his bat out. Takes the outside edge near the shoulder of the bat. Edged behind to Watling, who reverse-cups his hands around the ball 230/8
90.4 to Wahab Riaz, Two wickets in three balls for Wagner. New Zealand one away from 2-0. Wahab also bags a duck. Good length and leaves Wahab in the channel. He also has a waft, while on the move, and nicks it behind 230/9
92.1 to Imran Khan, Wagner rips out the tail quickly. Excellent catch from Latham to his right, behind the body. NZ sweep the series 2-0. The celebrations begin in the NZ camp. It's all over for Pakistan. Wagner seals the deal with the short ball. Banged in on middle, Imran takes his eyes off the ball and fends it in the air. Latham snaps up a superb reflex catch, under the helmet at forward short leg. Debutant Rizwan is stranded. In hindsight, he shouldn't have taken the single at the start of the 91st over and exposed the tail to Wagner 230/10
View wickets MJ Santner 16 2 49 2 3.06 60 2 1
59.6 to Azhar Ali, Azhar has played on. Full tempter lobbed up wide outside off, Azhar is crease-bound as he throws his hands at a big cover drive. He only drags it back onto the off stump via a thick inside edge Will this wicket force Pakistan to re-calibrate their plans? 131/1
67.4 to Babar Azam, Azam drags on, much like Azhar. Slower through the air, and very full outside off. Azam drives hard with no feet. Plays it onto the off stump off a thick inside edge. Santner is smart with his variations in pace 159/2
View wicket C de Grandhomme 12 5 17 1 1.41 61 1 0
89.5 to Sohail Khan, Sohail spoons a simple catch to extra cover. Pakistan seven down and are staring at a defeat. Full and outside off, does not come onto the batsman. Sohail drives loosely, plays early, does not bother to keep it down. Picks out Nicholls to perfection. Like target practice. Still 11.1 overs remaining 229/7
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Match details


Toss - Pakistan
Series - New Zealand won the 2-match series 2-0
Test debut - Mohammad Rizwan (Pakistan)
Player of the match - TG Southee (New Zealand)
Umpires - SD Fry (Australia) and S Ravi (India)
TV umpire - IJ Gould (England)
Match referee - RB Richardson (West Indies)
Reserve umpire - SB Haig
Close of play
  • Fri, 25 Nov - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 77/2 (JA Raval 35*, LRPL Taylor 29*, 21 ov)
  • Sat, 26 Nov - day 2 - Pakistan 1st innings 76/5 (Babar Azam 34*, Sarfraz Ahmed 9*, 29 ov)
  • Sun, 27 Nov - day 3 - New Zealand 2nd innings 0/0 (JA Raval 0*, TWM Latham 0*, 0.1 ov)
  • Mon, 28 Nov - day 4 - Pakistan 2nd innings 1/0 (Sami Aslam 1*, Azhar Ali 0*, 3 ov)
  • Tue, 29 Nov - day 5 - Pakistan 2nd innings 230 (92.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • New Zealand 1st innings
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 39/1 in 14.0 overs (JA Raval 26, KS Williamson 13)
    • Over 14.5: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Umpire - SD Fry, Batsman - KS Williamson (Upheld)
    • New Zealand: 50 runs in 16.4 overs (100 balls), Extras 0
    • Rain: New Zealand - 77/2 in 21.0 overs (JA Raval 35, LRPL Taylor 29)
    • Lunch: New Zealand - 77/2 in 21.0 overs (JA Raval 35, LRPL Taylor 29)
    • Rain: New Zealand - 77/2 in 21.0 overs (JA Raval 35, LRPL Taylor 29)
    • Wet Ground: New Zealand - 77/2 in 21.0 overs (JA Raval 35, LRPL Taylor 29)
    • Rain: New Zealand - 77/2 in 21.0 overs (JA Raval 35, LRPL Taylor 29)
    • Tea: New Zealand - 77/2 in 21.0 overs (JA Raval 35, LRPL Taylor 29)
    • Rain: New Zealand - 77/2 in 21.0 overs (JA Raval 35, LRPL Taylor 29)
    • End Of Day: New Zealand - 77/2 in 21.0 overs (JA Raval 35, LRPL Taylor 29)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 58 balls (JA Raval 14, LRPL Taylor 36, Ex 0)
    • New Zealand: 100 runs in 31.6 overs (192 balls), Extras 0
    • JA Raval: 50 off 103 balls (8 x 4)
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 118/4 in 39.0 overs (HM Nicholls 13, C de Grandhomme 0)
    • Over 45.4: Review by New Zealand (Batting), Umpire - S Ravi, Batsman - C de Grandhomme (Upheld)
    • New Zealand: 150 runs in 49.3 overs (297 balls), Extras 5
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 81 balls (C de Grandhomme 35, BJ Watling 10, Ex 5)
    • Lunch: New Zealand - 170/5 in 55.0 overs (C de Grandhomme 37, BJ Watling 10)
    • Over 55.1: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Umpire - S Ravi, Batsman - C de Grandhomme (Upheld)
    • New Zealand: 200 runs in 64.4 overs (389 balls), Extras 6
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 203/7 in 67.3 overs (BJ Watling 26)
    • New Zealand: 250 runs in 77.6 overs (469 balls), Extras 6
    • Reviews used before 80th over: New Zealand 2 (1 successful, 0 unsuccessful); Pakistan 2 (2 successful, 0 unsuccessful)
    • New ball taken at 80.1 overs
    • Tea: New Zealand - 266/8 in 81.0 overs (BJ Watling 45, MJ Henry 15)
    • Innings Break: New Zealand - 271/10 in 83.4 overs (BJ Watling 49)
    • Pakistan 1st innings
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 27/3 in 14.0 overs (Babar Azam 7, Asad Shafiq 10)
    • Pakistan: 50 runs in 20.3 overs (124 balls), Extras 2
    • End Of Day: Pakistan - 76/5 in 29.0 overs (Babar Azam 34, Sarfraz Ahmed 9)
    • Pakistan: 100 runs in 33.6 overs (205 balls), Extras 2
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 76 balls (Babar Azam 26, Sarfraz Ahmed 25, Ex 0)
    • Babar Azam: 50 off 122 balls (7 x 4)
    • Pakistan: 150 runs in 46.2 overs (279 balls), Extras 2
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 161/6 in 47.0 overs (Babar Azam 56, Sohail Khan 27)
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 56 balls (Babar Azam 15, Sohail Khan 31, Ex 4)
    • Over 57.5: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - S Ravi, Batsman - Wahab Riaz (Struck down)
    • Over 59.3: Review by New Zealand (Bowling), Umpire - S Ravi, Batsman - Babar Azam (Struck down)
    • Pakistan: 200 runs in 60.1 overs (362 balls), Extras 6
    • Rain: Pakistan - 200/8 in 60.4 overs (Babar Azam 81, Mohammad Amir 4)
    • Lunch: Pakistan - 200/8 in 60.4 overs (Babar Azam 81, Mohammad Amir 4)
    • Rain: Pakistan - 201/8 in 61.4 overs (Babar Azam 81, Mohammad Amir 5)
    • Tea: Pakistan - 201/8 in 61.4 overs (Babar Azam 81, Mohammad Amir 5)
    • Wet Ground: Pakistan - 201/8 in 61.4 overs (Babar Azam 81, Mohammad Amir 5)
    • Innings Break: Pakistan - 216/10 in 67.0 overs (Babar Azam 90)
    • New Zealand 2nd innings
    • Rain: New Zealand - 0/0 in 0.1 overs (JA Raval 0, TWM Latham 0)
    • End Of Day: New Zealand - 0/0 in 0.1 overs (JA Raval 0, TWM Latham 0)
    • Over 3.3: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Umpire - SD Fry, Batsman - TWM Latham (Struck down)
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 43/1 in 17.0 overs (TWM Latham 22, KS Williamson 19)
    • New Zealand: 50 runs in 20.1 overs (121 balls), Extras 1
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 113 balls (TWM Latham 22, KS Williamson 27, Ex 1)
    • Lunch: New Zealand - 97/1 in 33.0 overs (TWM Latham 53, KS Williamson 37)
    • TWM Latham: 50 off 103 balls (9 x 4)
    • New Zealand: 100 runs in 34.6 overs (210 balls), Extras 5
    • Over 44.4: Review by New Zealand (Batting), Umpire - S Ravi, Batsman - LRPL Taylor (Upheld)
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 139/2 in 45.0 overs (TWM Latham 67, LRPL Taylor 17)
    • New Zealand: 150 runs in 47.6 overs (289 balls), Extras 11
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 80 balls (TWM Latham 22, LRPL Taylor 24, Ex 6)
    • Tea: New Zealand - 181/3 in 57.0 overs (LRPL Taylor 37, HM Nicholls 9)
    • New Zealand: 200 runs in 63.5 overs (384 balls), Extras 11
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 91 balls (LRPL Taylor 25, HM Nicholls 24, Ex 1)
    • LRPL Taylor: 50 off 82 balls (7 x 4)
    • New Zealand: 250 runs in 71.3 overs (431 balls), Extras 14
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 254/5 in 72.0 overs (LRPL Taylor 58)
    • New ball taken at 82.1 overs
    • New Zealand: 300 runs in 84.3 overs (509 balls), Extras 14
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 76 balls (LRPL Taylor 39, BJ Watling 11, Ex 0)
    • LRPL Taylor: 100 off 132 balls (16 x 4)
    • Innings Break: New Zealand - 313/5 in 85.3 overs (LRPL Taylor 102, BJ Watling 15)
    • Pakistan 2nd innings
    • End Of Day: Pakistan - 1/0 in 3.0 overs (Sami Aslam 1, Azhar Ali 0)
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 32/0 in 21.0 overs (Sami Aslam 10, Azhar Ali 15)
    • Over 21.3: Review by New Zealand (Bowling), Umpire - SD Fry, Batsman - Azhar Ali (Struck down)
    • Pakistan: 50 runs in 26.6 overs (163 balls), Extras 8
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 163 balls (Sami Aslam 18, Azhar Ali 27, Ex 8)
    • Lunch: Pakistan - 76/0 in 39.0 overs (Sami Aslam 32, Azhar Ali 36)
    • Pakistan: 100 runs in 51.4 overs (311 balls), Extras 8
    • Azhar Ali: 50 off 147 balls (4 x 4)
    • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 311 balls (Sami Aslam 42, Azhar Ali 50, Ex 8)
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 107/0 in 54.0 overs (Sami Aslam 46, Azhar Ali 53)
    • Sami Aslam: 50 off 188 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Pakistan: 150 runs in 64.4 overs (389 balls), Extras 9
    • Tea: Pakistan - 158/1 in 67.0 overs (Sami Aslam 75, Babar Azam 16)
    • Pakistan: 200 runs in 79.3 overs (478 balls), Extras 9
    • New ball taken at 80.1 overs
    • Reviews used before 80th over: Pakistan 2 (0 successful, 0 unsuccessful); New Zealand 1 (0 successful, 1 unsuccessful)
    • Over 84.3: Review by New Zealand (Bowling), Umpire - S Ravi, Batsman - Younis Khan (Upheld)
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 222/6 in 85.3 overs (Mohammad Rizwan 10, Sohail Khan 4)
    • Over 88.4: Review by New Zealand (Bowling), Umpire - S Ravi, Batsman - Sohail Khan (Struck down)
 
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Hours of play (local time) 11.00am start, Lunch 1.00-1.40pm, Tea 3.40-4.00pm, Close 6.00pm

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WATCH - Wagner wipes out Pakistan's tail
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New Zealand bowler Neil Wagner wiped out Pakistan's last three wickets to help his side to a series sweep (01:05) | November 29, 2016

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New Zealand bowler Neil Wagner wiped out Pakistan's last three wickets to help his side to a series sweep (01:05) | November 29, 2016


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