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PAKISTAN 133(55.5 OVERS)1ST INNINGS NEW ZEALAND 200(59.5 OVERS)1ST INNINGS PAKISTAN 171(78.4 OVERS)2ND INNINGS
Scorer: Chandan Duorah | Commentator: George Binoy
Pakistan, however, repeated the surface was not out of the realm of challenges a professional cricketer can expect to face
An allrounder on debut took 6 wickets for 41, and a rookie opener hit 55 and 36 not out to claim the game's highest aggregate, yet it was day three's bowling effort that broke the match open.
Misbah-ul-Haq is expected to leave New Zealand on Sunday evening following the death of his father-in-law
Colin de Grandhomme became the fourth New Zealand player to be named Man of the Match on debut, while Yasir Shah finished wicketless for the first time in Tests
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.
Last time 4 NZ bowlers took 3-wkt hauls in a home Test, before this - also against Pak, in Wellington.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No. of Tests captained by Misbah, including this. He is the first Pakistan player and 16th overall to lead in 50 or more Tests.