Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    52.6 got him! That might have been the slower ball, on middle stump. Yup, he rolled his fingers over it. He pushed his hands at it initially and then checked himself, and all he could do in the end was pop a return catch to Anderson, which he takes easily over his head, leaping in the air 178/1
    115.4 That's the second wicket finally, but Shehzad's in a lot of pain. It's another bouncer, he goes for the hook and he's through his shot too quickly. It his the side of his helmet, which jars into his head. He falls down and drops his bat, which hits the stumps. He's still down, and the physios have come onto the field. He looks a little dazed, but there's no visible external damage. He's holding his jaw as he walks off the field, to an enthusiastic ovation from the crowd. That was 135.3kph, significantly quicker than the rest of this over. 347/2
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    124.4 beauty! That was turn, and quick turn. It was angled in flat and he went back to defend. It pitched outside leg and turned past his outside edge to hit top of off. He probably shouldn't have played back to it. He played the trajectory rather than the length. 373/3
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    70.92
    not out
    102
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    171
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    62.96
    Extras
    5 (b 2, lb 2, nb 1)
    TOTAL
    566/3d (170.5 Overs, RR: 3.31, 678 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-178 (Mohammad Hafeez, 52.6 ov), 2-347 (Ahmed Shehzad, 115.4 ov), 3-373 (Azhar Ali, 124.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    TA Boult2676202.3800
    TG Southee2356202.6901
    MD Craig33112603.8100
    IS Sodhi43616213.7600
    CJ Anderson1936823.5700
    JDS Neesham1605003.1200
    BB McCullum10.513202.9500
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    46.39
    72.4 given! Latham has reviewed, but it looked close. After two balls that left Latham, he bowls the inswinging yorker. It hits his front pad on the full, and his head falls over as he looks to work it leg side. Is it swerving too much and missing leg stump? It's clipping the outside of leg stump, quite low, and the umpire gave that out so his decision will stand. End of an excellent innings from Tom Latham. We'll be seeing a lot more of him in the future. 215/6
    17.2 got him! Turns it away sharply and gets it to straighten outside off, and McCullum pushes at it with hard hands, goes low to Younis at slip and McCullum is standing his ground. They're checking whether Younis took the catch cleanly. It looks like it carried, and he took it very well, with both hands under the ball 33/1
    18.3 bowled him! What a way to go! It's a blockhole delivery outside the line, and he jams his bat down on it, and it bounced back towards the stumps. Williamson looked to swat it away with his bat but couldn't get there before the ball had hit the base of middle stump 38/2
    21.2 gone! Angled in from wide of the crease and Taylor defended with hard hands. It turned away and he got a thick edge that Shafiq did very well to catch, diving to his left from gully. Taylor's bat came down curtain-rail style 47/3
    42.6 chopped it on! It was short outside off, and he went hard at it with an angled bat, and inside-edged it onto his stumps. Not wide enough to cut, poor shot 130/4
    51.5 gone! That was unwise from Neesham. Charged down the track and went for the big hit over the top. It went with the angle, beat his inside edge, and Sarfraz completes an easy stumping 150/5
    87.3 given! goes for the sweep from outside off, and the ball slides on and hits him on the back thigh. Loud appeal, and the umpire didn't take long to give him out. Watling's reviewed, but he looks dead and buried here. hit him in front of the inside of off stump and is hitting the inside of leg stump. Up goes the umpire's finger once more. 262/10
    73.5 oh my, what have they done here? Mix-up as Craig ran for a needless third. The throw was to the keeper's end, and Sarfraz threw to Yasir and he took the bails off before he could make it back, that's how far he'd run down the pitch. Watling had started too, but he changed his mind when the throw came in from the deep and dived back into his crease. It was back of a length, went with the angle on a fourth-stump line, and Watling had played such a lovely punch in front of point 219/7
    74.5 this time he gets him. It's a similar delivery, a little closer to off, and Southee goes after it with no footwork. The line of the ball made it easier for Sarfraz, didn't have to dive this time and it came to him at waist height 219/8
    86.6 makes the same mistake twice in a row and Yasir gets his man. Again he went on the back foot, playing the trajectory rather than the length, and it's the googly this time, not too much turn but he still cramped him and he chopped it onto his stumps, looking to cut 262/9
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    11 (lb 7, nb 4)
    TOTAL
    262 all out (87.3 Overs, RR: 2.99, 380 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-33 (BB McCullum, 17.2 ov), 2-38 (KS Williamson, 18.3 ov), 3-47 (LRPL Taylor, 21.2 ov), 4-130 (CJ Anderson, 42.6 ov), 5-150 (JDS Neesham, 51.5 ov), 6-215 (TWM Latham, 72.4 ov), 7-219 (MD Craig, 73.5 ov), 8-219 (TG Southee, 74.5 ov), 9-262 (IS Sodhi, 86.6 ov), 10-262 (BJ Watling, 87.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Rahat Ali17102241.2903
    Imran Khan1122902.6301
    Zulfiqar Babar27.357932.8700
    Mohammad Hafeez1516014.0000
    Yasir Shah1716513.8200
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    18.4 given! Azhar goes for the sweep, wasn't full enough for it. It straightened from off stump and hit him on the front pad. Umpire immediately gave it out, and Azhar didn't review 69/1
    34.2 goes for the sweep again, straightens from off stump and hits him on the front pad. Very similar to the Azhar Ali dismissal, and the umpire gives it out. Younis reviews. He's a long way forward, and the ball turned a touch more than the Azhar dismissal. That one was hitting in line and hitting a big chunk of off stump. This one, it's umpire's call on both counts, and only clipping the outside of off stump, but the result is the same and the batsman has to walk back. 139/2
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    Extras
    10 (b 6, lb 2, w 2)
    TOTAL
    175/2d (39.2 Overs, RR: 4.44, 172 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-69 (Azhar Ali, 18.4 ov), 2-139 (Younis Khan, 34.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    TA Boult722503.5720
    TG Southee903303.6600
    IS Sodhi1316625.0700
    CJ Anderson511102.2000
    MD Craig502905.8000
    BB McCullum0.20309.0000
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    13.1 taken! Latham shapes to sweep out of the rough and picks the wrong length for it. It's shorter than he would like and he ends up having to sweep from waist height. Gets a top edge and Yasir Shah runs in from deep backward square leg to take an excellent catch diving forward 57/1
    14.5 that is gone, and McCullum walked before the umpire raised his finger. It was the googly, and it kept low and struck him on the front pad in front of middle stump as he went back and tried to hurriedly work it across the line. Superb bowling from Yasir 61/2
    29.5 got him, and that was a lovely delivery! He came down the track and Hafeez floated it across him. He looked to defend, playing for the spin, and it carried on with the angle past his outside edge and Sarfraz was left with the easiest of stumpings to make, with Williamson stranded halfway down the pitch 111/4
    16.4 given! And that looked pretty plumb. Taylor consults with Williamson, decides against reviewing. He was halfway forward to defend and the ball went with the angle and hit him on the front pad, in front of middle stump. No doubt about that. 69/3
    34.1 and he strikes first ball! That was angled across the left-hander and he shouldered arms, only to see it swing back in and strike his back pad in front of middle and off. Given out immediately, but Hawkeye says it was pitching marginally outside leg stump 121/7
    30.2 gone! Came haflway forward to a length ball outside off and poked at it away from his body as it moved away late off the pitch, after shaping in in the air. Got a thin edge through to Sarfraz 112/5
    30.3 bowled him! It was sliding down the leg side and he looked to clip it away into the leg side. Didn't connect with the bat but it hit the underside of his bulging thigh pad and deflected onto the stumps 112/6
    55.2 bowled him! Yasir loops the ball into the left-hander from round the wicket, pitching outside off and spinning though the gap between Craig's forward push and his pad to hit the stumps. Pakistan have not had to wait long at all today 177/9
    39.1 bowled him. That was angled in towards off and Southee looked to play it with the angle towards midwicket. It turned away past the closed bat-face and hit the top of middle and off. 138/8
    70.3 Imran might just have done it! It's full, and he's struck on the pad as he's halfway forward. Given out and New Zealand have reviewed. It struck him below the knee roll in front of middle stump. Is the angle taking it down the leg side? Big angle in, but it's clipping leg stump according to Hawkeye. The decision stands, and Pakistan have won a massive win. 231/10
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    3 (b 1, lb 2)
    TOTAL
    231 all out (70.3 Overs, RR: 3.27, 299 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-57 (TWM Latham, 13.1 ov), 2-61 (BB McCullum, 14.5 ov), 3-69 (LRPL Taylor, 16.4 ov), 4-111 (KS Williamson, 29.5 ov), 5-112 (JDS Neesham, 30.2 ov), 6-112 (BJ Watling, 30.3 ov), 7-121 (CJ Anderson, 34.1 ov), 8-138 (TG Southee, 39.1 ov), 9-177 (MD Craig, 55.2 ov), 10-231 (IS Sodhi, 70.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Rahat Ali1114824.3600
    Imran Khan10.313723.5200
    Zulfiqar Babar2464822.0000
    Yasir Shah1817434.1100
    Mohammad Hafeez702113.0000

Close of Play

  • Sun, 09 Nov - day 1 - Pakistan 1st innings 269/1 (Ahmed Shehzad 126*, Azhar Ali 46*, 90 ov)
  • Mon, 10 Nov - day 2 - New Zealand 1st innings 15/0 (TWM Latham 5*, BB McCullum 9*, 7 ov)
  • Tue, 11 Nov - day 3 - Pakistan 2nd innings 15/0 (Mohammad Hafeez 5*, Azhar Ali 9*, 6 ov)
  • Wed, 12 Nov - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 174/8 (MD Craig 27*, IS Sodhi 27*, 54 ov)
  • Thu, 13 Nov - day 5 - New Zealand 2nd innings 231 (70.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

A Confident Declaration?

175

The score at which Pakistan declared - their lowest against New Zealand and their sixth lowest ever.

Openers Make Merry

5

Number of 50+ opening partnerships for Pakistan in 2014 - only West Indies have more (6).

Not just any lead

8

Number of times that Pakistan have batted first and achieved a 300+ first innings lead - thrice against New Zealand.

Gen Next

3

Number of New Zealand father-son pairs who have scored Test hundreds - the Hadlees, Rutherfords and now Lathams

The Sole Opener

4

Number of fifties scored by New Zealand openers in 2014 - all four by Tom Latham.

Doesn't stick around

6

Number of balls played by Ross Taylor to score zero. He has never previously played more than two balls when he has made a Test duck.

Triple three

3

Kane Williamson's score today. He has 5 single digit scores in his last 19 Test innings, and three of those are 3.

Opening woes

0

Number of 50+ opening stands for New Zealand in Tests in 2014 - India and Zimbabwe also have none.

Opening stats

11

Number of innings since New Zealand had a Test opening stand of more than 23

Another First

1

This is the first time that all of the top-five batsmen have made 80-plus in a Test innings

Five Stars

5

Number of instances where all of Pakistan's top-five batsmen have made half centuries in the same Test innings

Tough young nut

4

Number of Pakistan batsmen below the age of 23 who have faced 350-plus balls in a Test innings - Shehzad is the fourth

A First

0

Number of previous instances of Pakistan's first and second wickets both posting 150-plus runs each.

Last long really long

1

Number of previous instances in the last 16 years where Pakistan's second wicket has fallen after the score of 300 (v SL, Colombo, 2012)