Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    6 (b 4, lb 1, nb 1)
    216 all out (67 Overs, RR: 3.22, 297 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Sami Aslam, 4.1 ov), 2-8 (Azhar Ali, 4.6 ov), 3-12 (Younis Khan, 8.5 ov), 4-51 (Asad Shafiq, 21.1 ov), 5-51 (Mohammad Rizwan, 21.2 ov), 6-125 (Sarfraz Ahmed, 41.1 ov), 7-192 (Sohail Khan, 56.2 ov), 8-193 (Wahab Riaz, 57.5 ov), 9-206 (Mohammad Amir, 64.4 ov), 10-216 (Imran Khan, 66.6 ov)

Match Details


Pakistan , elected to field first

Series result

New Zealand won the 2-match series 2-0

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

25,26,27,28,29 November 2016 (5-day match)

Test debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

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

End of a long streak


Last time NZ won a Test series against Pak, before this 2-0 win. In 12 series in between, they had lost 7 and 5 were drawn.

Duck again


No. of ducks for Asad Shafiq in his last 13 Test innings, including today's. Before this, he had batted 49 consecutive innings without a duck.

Another century missed


No. of scores of 50 or more for Sami Aslam in his career of 17 Test innings, but he hasn't scored a century yet. His 50s - 82, 70, 90, 50, 74, 91.

Taylor's venue


No. of Test 100s for Ross Taylor in Hamilton - most by any batsman. No other player has scored more than 2 100s at the venue.

Ross relieved


No. of consecutive innings without a fifty for Ross Taylor, before scoring it in this inns. This is also his first fifty at home after 13 inns.

Rare at home


No. of 50+ scores for Latham in home Tests, including this in 18 innings. In Tests outside NZ, he has 13 such scores in 33 innings.

Worst sequence


Runs for Younis Khan in his last four Test innings - 0, 2, 1, 2. This is the first time he has scored less than 10 runs in any four consecutive innings in his career.

Some runs for Watling


Highest score for BJ Watling since the start of South Africa tour in 9 inns, before this. He has gone past that score in this inns. He averaged only 21.12 in those 9 inns



No. of instances of fast bowlers delivering all of the first 50 overs for Pakistan in a Test inns, since 2001. They introduced spin in the 54th over (Azhar Ali) of this inns.

Starting strong


No. of NZ openers to make a 50+ score in each of their career's first 2 Tests, including Jeet Raval. Bert Sutcliffe and Bruce Murray are the others.