Day 4

887dAndrew Fidel Fernando in Christchurch

Misbah unlikely for Hamilton Test

Misbah-ul-Haq is expected to leave New Zealand on Sunday evening following the death of his father-in-law

887dAndrew Fidel Fernando in Christchurch

'Our seamers were world class' - Williamson

Kane Williamson has lauded his bowlers for their efforts on the third day, where they inflicted a 6 for 47 collapse on Pakistan to set up a win

Day 3

888dThe Report by Shashank Kishore

Wagner, Boult swing Test New Zealand's way

Pakistan were ahead by 56, but had just three wickets standing at stumps, with Neil Wagner and Trent Boult opening up the Test courtesy a hostile burst in the second session

888dAndrew Fidel Fernando in Christchurch

Wagner's milestone 'beyond wildest dreams'

Trent Boult and Tim Southee may be the spearheads of the attack, but on Saturday, it was Neil Wagner who first rattled Pakistan, and in so doing, beat his more illustrious team-mates to a milestone

888dAndrew Fidel Fernando in Christchurch

Pakistan grind brings no rewards

Pakistan resisted with a diligence embedded by the leadership of Midbah-ul-Haq, only this time it went horribly awry

Day 2

889dThe Report by Shashank Kishore

De Grandhomme, Raval make it New Zealand's day

Alex Moir had taken 6 for 155 against England in Christchurch in 1951. Sixty-five years later, Colin de Grandhomme took 6 for 41 to finish with the best figures by a New Zealander on debut; Pakistan were bowled out for 133

889dAndrew Fidel Fernando in Christchurch

De Grandhomme: New Zealand's new workaday hero

Colin de Grandhomme didn't spit fire or stare batsmen into submission, but broke a 65-year New Zealand record with uninspiring line-and-length diligence

Day 1

890dThe Report by Shashank Kishore

Persistent rain washes out opening day

Jeet Raval may have to wait little longer for his first taste of Test cricket after intermittent rain meant no play was possible on the opening day in Christchurch


48dAndrew Fidel Fernando in Christchurch

Misbah targets New Zealand's shaky top order

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has glimpsed a few weaknesses in New Zealand's batting line-up and believes his varied attack can bring it down



No. of consecutive Test series in which Pakistan did not lose their first Test, before facing a defeat in this. The last time they lost 1st Test of a series was in SL 2014.

Combined attack


Last time 4 NZ bowlers took 3-wkt hauls in a home Test, before this - also against Pak, in Wellington.

Slow going


Runs scored by Pakistan in the first 50 overs in this inns - least for them since 2001. Previous lowest: 83 v SL, Sharjah, 2011-12.



No. of NZ bowlers who completed 100 Test wickets in fewer matches than Wagner in 26 - Hadlee did it in 25 Tests.

Low first-innings


Last time the first inns aggregate in a Test in NZ was lower than the 333 runs in this match - in Hamilton, between Ind and NZ, only 193 runs were scored in first inns.

Impactful Amir


Amir's figures in the first inns of this Test - his best in 13 innings since return. This is also his first three-for in 7 inns in NZ.

The best


Previous best figures by a NZ player on Test debut - Alex Moir v Eng, Christchurch, 1951. Colin de Grandhomme has bettered that with 6 for 41 in this match.

Pakistan's third-lowest


No. of lower totals for Pakistan in New Zealand, than the 133 in this match. Both those lower totals came in the same match - 104 and 118 in Hamilton, 2000-01.

Dream Start


No. of NZ bowlers to take a five-wicket haul on their Test debut, including Grandhomme. The last to do so was Bracewell in 2011-12.

Top-order crumble


Last time Pakistan's top-four added less than 50 runs in their first innings of a Test, before this - in Johannesburg. Their top-four added 43 runs in this match.

Misbah's milestone


No. of Tests captained by Misbah, including this. He is the first Pakistan player and 16th overall to lead in 50 or more Tests.