Match Details


New Zealand , elected to field first

Series result

New Zealand led the 2-match series 1-0

Player of the match

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

11.00am start, Lunch 1.00-1.40pm, Tea 3.40-4.00pm, Close 6.00pm

Match days

17,18,19,20 November 2016 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Close of Play

  • Thu, 17 Nov - day 1 - no play
  • Fri, 18 Nov - day 2 - New Zealand 1st innings 104/3 (JA Raval 55*, HM Nicholls 29*, 36 ov)
  • Sat, 19 Nov - day 3 - Pakistan 2nd innings 129/7 (Asad Shafiq 6*, Sohail Khan 22*, 66 ov)
  • Sun, 20 Nov - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 108/2 (31.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes



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.