Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    89.5 what a ball! Latham has to go. The Zen bubble is broken as he plays a very very loose shot! Superb lines from Rahat as well. It was full and on the off stump line, Latham looks to drive without coming forward, then there is the slight away movement which takes the edge. Pakistan are doing all the right things now 245/5
    24.1 Baz has holed out, so much hardwork for nearly two hours and he has given it away! It was a short delivery on the stumps, Baz pulled it with power but it went straight to Shan Masood at deep midwicket a few yards inside the boundary, he didn't have to move much 77/1
    54.3 bowled, what a beauty, that's gone through KW's defence! Babar flighted the delivery on leg stump on length, KW leaned forward to defend and covered the middle and leg line, mostly leg, and the ball turned to move away from him and struck the off stump 153/2
    77.3 finally taken at silly point, that too after juggling! Taylor pushed tentatively at the turning ball just outside off, edge went to Shan Masood's left hand, but the ball popped out and went to his right hand which did the work. Again a wicket falls in the last half hour of the session 226/3
    88.4 gone! Pakistan have an early opening! That was such a loose shot to play early in the day. It was a full-ish delivery outside off and Anderson plays an on-the-up drive, not really pressing forward, so ends up scooping it straight to the cover fielder. That was a give away, a freebie 245/4
    105.2 the partnership is broken! Neesham would be distraught. He was itching to take a single since the last over..this time he steps out, wants to drive it through the on side but is not to the pitch of the delivery, ends up chipping it tamely to Misbah at midwicket. Misbah is all smiles.. He is really really happy with that result 278/6
    136.3 the part-timer has broken through, Watling cannot keep this cut down, and backward point takes a simple, low catch, it was widish but there was plenty of bounce for Azhar 346/7
    137.2 and here is another one, Craig has missed the pull to this short ball and umpire Reiffel raises the fingers right away, New Zealand are reviewing, hit in front of middle, just above the pad on the front leg, which was bent, that is hitting leg close to the top, says ball tracker, and Craig is gone too 348/8
    149.4 there is not going to be a fifty of sixes! Southee goes for the big slog sweep, exposes all the stumps, misses it completely and loses his middle stump. So much for finding this link 387/9
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    63
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    1
    50.79
    155.6 Rahat bring relief (Thanks Nick)!! Boult wants to send this to the stands and gets under it nicely, but he gets too much height on it and Rahat gobbles it up at long on 403/10
    Extras
    9 (lb 9)
    TOTAL
    403 all out (156 Overs, RR: 2.58)
    Fall of wickets: 1-77 (BB McCullum, 24.1 ov), 2-153 (KS Williamson, 54.3 ov), 3-226 (LRPL Taylor, 77.3 ov), 4-245 (CJ Anderson, 88.4 ov), 5-245 (TWM Latham, 89.5 ov), 6-278 (JDS Neesham, 105.2 ov), 7-346 (BJ Watling, 136.3 ov), 8-348 (MD Craig, 137.2 ov), 9-387 (TG Southee, 149.4 ov), 10-403 (TA Boult, 155.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Rahat Ali3286912.1500
    Ehsan Adil2997322.5100
    Zulfiqar Babar45813743.0400
    Yasir Shah4179222.2400
    Azhar Ali912312.5500
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    14.4 Sodhi strikes with a ripper, tossed up outside off, Masood gets a big stride forward again, but it hits the rough and zips back a long way, slips through the gate and hits middle stump, the perfect delivery 28/1
    17.1 they have got another one! This one looked like a nick first, then BJ whipped off the bails. The leg umpire wants to check for the replay. Another good delivery, it comes in and then zips past the outside edge. Taufeeq has stretched out too far and his back foot seems to be on the line. That is out. New Zealand have removed the openers 32/2
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    92.6 Sodhi's struck, and Azhar's vigil is finally over, this straightened on leg stump and bounced and hurried on a bit quicker, off Azhar's pad and on to the stumps, he tried to play off the back foot but it came on before he could bring bat down 220/5
    64.3 he falls before a century! And that to a rank poor delivery! Younis could have hit it anywhere - it was short and wide and guess what, he crashes it into the hands of the cover fielder. Neesham can't believe his luck 145/3
    84.4 he is gone! It's beautifully bowled. The last few deliveries has swerved in but this one keeps going away with the angle. Misbah hangs his bat at that and gets a healthy edge to Taylor at first slip. 195/4
    107.4 he is gone! What a waste! New Zealand have a late wicket. He survived a chance earlier but this time there is no reprieve. It was a length delivery outside off and Asad pushed at it away from the body only to edge it to Taylor at first slip. He falls six short of a fifty 279/6
    146.6 Baz has his first Test wicket and a big win! Sarfraz wanted to slap this length delivery down the ground but doesn't get hold of that, flat-bats it straight back at the bowler 393/10
    111.6 Early strike for New Zealand. That's the end of Yasir! He was meaning to leave that delivery but waited too late to pull his bat in, the ball slides off the face of the bat straight to the keeper 285/7
    113.3 that's it! no chance for Adil there. He stays back to a straight delivery that comes in a touch, just enough to beat the inside edge. That would have hit the top of middle 287/8
    118.6 they have got the ninth! He stays in the crease and looks to poke at a length delivery, gets a loud nick to the keeper 312/9
    not out
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    49
    105
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    Extras
    10 (b 7, lb 2, nb 1)
    TOTAL
    393 all out (147 Overs, RR: 2.67)
    Fall of wickets: 1-28 (Shan Masood, 14.4 ov), 2-32 (Taufeeq Umar, 17.1 ov), 3-145 (Younis Khan, 64.3 ov), 4-195 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 84.4 ov), 5-220 (Azhar Ali, 92.6 ov), 6-279 (Asad Shafiq, 107.4 ov), 7-285 (Yasir Shah, 111.6 ov), 8-287 (Ehsan Adil, 113.3 ov), 9-312 (Zulfiqar Babar, 118.6 ov), 10-393 (Sarfraz Ahmed, 146.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    TA Boult3086922.3001
    TG Southee3056732.2300
    MD Craig28511714.1700
    IS Sodhi3999222.3500
    CJ Anderson702603.7100
    JDS Neesham1121211.0900
    BB McCullum21110.5000
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    10.6 caught at leg gully by Shafiq but Latham asks for a review immediately. Latham went for the paddle, it bounced a touch extra and definitely deflects off the forearm.. Shafiq dives to his left and takes a good catch. But has he got a glove along the way? It looks like it's just missed the glove.. but it's hard to tell. They are looking at different angles but this is hard to tell. Not out for me, but only by a whisker. Not enough evidence to change the decision is the conclusion.. Latham has to go..Unlucky in my book, but I am not the umpire 42/1
    21.3 appeal for lbw as the batsman is hit on the front pad! Baz plays outside the line. Paul Reiffel says it's not out but Pakistan want a review. Baz was stretching forward but that doesn't matter these days.. It looks a pretty good shout. The impact is on off and this is hitting middle and leg. Baz is a gonner 78/3
    19.6 gone! There is not a smidgen of doubt on this one.. Full and flighted delivery, draws the batsman into a drive but he fails to keep it down, smartly taken by the fielder at cover. Big wicket for Pakistan. It clipped the fingers of Azhar Ali at silly point too 63/2
    63.4 is that out? Yasir Yasir, it's gone. Tossed up, pitches on off and zips past the beat the outside edge. Taylor was falling off balance and had stretched too far forward 228/8
    22.4 superb delivery! Corey hasn't got a clue. This had turned a mile. It pitched wide outside off, the batsman went forward for defending it, but this takes a left turn and sneaks between the gap to strike the off stump. A repeat of Shan Masood's dismissal. Cracking delivery 79/4
    34.3 another one bites the dust! Babar does to Neesham what Yasir did to Anderson. This pitches outside off and turns in sharply from the rough, beating the bat and pad to crash into the stumps. Cracker again 125/5
    47.6 that's it! Late wicket! Killer delivery from Yasir. This kicks up from a length and surprises BJ.. Hits the glove and it's pouched by a forward diving second slip. The keeper would have taken that chest high. It was unplayable. 166/6
    63.2 he holes out at long-on! Craig comes down the pitch and looks to hammer it down the ground but gets it off the toe of the bat. Useful 60-run stand comes to an end 226/7
    64.5 caught at deep cover! New Zealand have declared. He comes down, throws his bat at this wide delivery but slices it to the off side. Southee heads back, he has to be back quickly 250/9
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    3 (lb 3)
    TOTAL
    250/9d (64.5 Overs, RR: 3.85, 298 minutes)
    Did not bat: TA Boult
    Fall of wickets: 1-42 (TWM Latham, 10.6 ov), 2-63 (KS Williamson, 19.6 ov), 3-78 (BB McCullum, 21.3 ov), 4-79 (CJ Anderson, 22.4 ov), 5-125 (JDS Neesham, 34.3 ov), 6-166 (BJ Watling, 47.6 ov), 7-226 (MD Craig, 63.2 ov), 8-228 (LRPL Taylor, 63.4 ov), 9-250 (TG Southee, 64.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Rahat Ali803904.8700
    Ehsan Adil813304.1200
    Zulfiqar Babar27.559643.4400
    Yasir Shah2117953.7600
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    29.6 another wicket! Fiery yorker from Boult, that has hit the batsman right in front. He was shuffling across and looking to flick but there was some inswing that is enough to beat the bat. Masood asks for a review. But it looks like a very good shout. Hitting or clipping leg, which would mean he will have to go. The batsman was hit on the back heel, not a long distance to go before the stumps. That ball definitely reversed in. Long wait as the umpires want to check for the inside edge too. No bat.. the ball is hitting the leg stump 73/3
    1.6 immediate impact! Taufeeq stays rooted to the crease and hangs his bat at this angled delivery, it takes a feather and simple catch for keeper 8/1
    27.3 oh no! Azhar Ali has whacked this low full toss straight into the hands of Neesham at cover. He is distraught after playing that shot! Could have hit it anywhere. What a blow, out of nowhere 70/2
    55.3 late twist! Younis departs. He stepped out looking for the big hit.. but does that too early. Craig pushes it wide outside off, get it to turn and bounce. YK tries to adjust and looks to fend it off, but this gets big on him and flies to first slip off the glove. 149/5
    31.5 another one! Superb delivery. Reverse swing is doing the magic here.. It comes in with the angle, then straightens to open Misbah up.. Takes the feather to the keeper. Not much Misbah could have done there. The angle was such that he had to play at that 75/4
    not out
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    116
    134
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    35.34
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    40
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    104.34
    Extras
    19 (b 15, lb 2, nb 1, w 1)
    TOTAL
    196/5 (67 Overs, RR: 2.92, 261 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Taufeeq Umar, 1.6 ov), 2-70 (Azhar Ali, 27.3 ov), 3-73 (Shan Masood, 29.6 ov), 4-75 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 31.5 ov), 5-149 (Younis Khan, 55.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    TA Boult1061221.2000
    TG Southee1132111.9000
    MD Craig1736623.8800
    IS Sodhi2156303.0000
    CJ Anderson31401.3310
    JDS Neesham21100.5000
    BB McCullum301204.0001

Match Details

Toss

New Zealand , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Pakistan led the 3-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00; Friday: 10am start, Lunch 12.30-13.30, Tea 15.30-15.50, Close 17.20

Match days

17,18,19,20,21 November 2014 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Mon, 17 Nov - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 243/3 (TWM Latham 137*, CJ Anderson 7*, 87 ov)
  • Tue, 18 Nov - day 2 - Pakistan 1st innings 34/2 (Azhar Ali 4*, Younis Khan 1*, 19 ov)
  • Wed, 19 Nov - day 3 - Pakistan 1st innings 281/6 (Sarfraz Ahmed 28*, Yasir Shah 1*, 109 ov)
  • Thu, 20 Nov - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 167/6 (LRPL Taylor 77*, MD Craig 0*, 48.2 ov)
  • Fri, 21 Nov - day 5 - Pakistan 2nd innings 196/5 (67 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Off the mark

9

The number of sixes that have been hit off Mark Craig's bowling in this Test, the most off any NZ bowler in a Test since 2001

Spin trick

16

Wickets taken by Pakistan's spinners in this Test, at an average of 26.68; NZ spinners have taken 4 wkts at an average of 74

Fourth-innings star

53

Younis Khan's average in the 4th innings of Tests. He has 4 hundreds and 5 fifties in 32 innings

4th-innings blues

14.69

Taufeeq Umar's Test average in 4th innings, since 2004. In 16 attempts, his highest is 39

Runs at last

118

Number of runs Taylor had scored in his last 6 Test innings, before the hundred here

The 90s factor

31

Ross Taylor's strike rate from 93 to 100. Till then, his innings SR was 89

Take Your Time

89

Brendon McCullum's first Test wicket came in his 89th Test, second to Alastair Cook's 105 Test wait (v India, July 2014)

Sticking it out

1

Number of Pakistan batsmen who have been involved in two 75+ tenth wicket stands - Rahat Ali is the only one.

The Pursuit of Lead

1

Number of times that Pakistan have taken a first innings lead against New Zealand after fielding first and conceding 400+ runs