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    13.6 took a while to realise, but Hafeez has chipped back at the bowler! It was a tossed up delivery on off stump and the batsman was looking to whip it away, ends up spooning a simple catch to Craig, who had done the same when he had faced Hafeez earlier 36/4
    2.2 edged and taken, and Southee was at third slip! Masood was caught in the crease and pushed his bat at a back of a length ball that straightened. A very healthy nick resulted and Boult's new ball partner displayed some sharp skills moving to his right 13/1
    6.6 moves around the wicket, slants a good length ball in and relishes that Azhar does absolutely nothing to stop it from pegging off stump back. This new ball keeps talking in the hands of these two spectacular swing bowlers, but some of the blame has to be on Azhar for his lack of judgment there 20/2
    8.1 he's gone first ball! Younis is in disbelief though, and opts for a review. But he won't be pleased with the result. It was a top-class inswinger from Boult, pitched full and skidding into Younis to make him play all across the line, and he was falling over as well. Rare to see him losing balance like that. Hawk-Eye says impact was umpire's call, and it would have clipped leg. So the umpire's decision stands 24/3
    27.3 flighted outside off, Misbah looks to defend off the front foot, umpire says that is caught behind, Misbah reviews immediately, it takes plenty of replays but the bottom glove seems to have been brushed by the ball, then onto the pad and the ball pops up for a keeper catch, great call that from umpire Reiffel 63/5
    62.2 taken in the deep! Boult has his 99th Test wicket, and the NZ players go up to the departing Shafiq to congratulate him. It was a short ball that didn't allow him the room to swing his arms. Hits it on the splice and it soars up, Craig does well running in from the midwicket boundary and pouching that 258/9
    40.2 brilliant catch from Taylor! Sarfraz had thought it was an overpitched delivery outside off, but not quite. It pitches, then turns to claim the outside edge and flies to first slip 136/6
    40.6 it straightens from leg stump and Sodhi has trapped Yasir in front. The batsman was playing quite a bit outside the line, for the big legspinner. Pakistan do not have a review, and Yasir seems to be quite unimpressed by that and drags himself off 146/7
    48.5 huge appeal, and it's been given! It was the slider from Vettori, the batsman had not picked it as he was stretching forward to block down the wrong line. Off stump and middle were visible while he was doing so though. Not quite sure if that would have hit leg, really 180/8
    63.3 catch it, it's gone straight up and Brendon McCullum takes the catch that ends this Test and gives Mark Craig a 10 wickets for the match. Rahat goes for a low-percentage slog-sweep and gets a top edge and offers a simple catch 259/10
    not out
    4 (lb 2, nb 1, w 1)
    259 all out (63.3 Overs, RR: 4.07)
    Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Shan Masood, 2.2 ov), 2-20 (Azhar Ali, 6.6 ov), 3-24 (Younis Khan, 8.1 ov), 4-36 (Mohammad Hafeez, 13.6 ov), 5-63 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 27.3 ov), 6-136 (Sarfraz Ahmed, 40.2 ov), 7-146 (Yasir Shah, 40.6 ov), 8-180 (Mohammad Talha, 48.5 ov), 9-258 (Asad Shafiq, 62.2 ov), 10-259 (Rahat Ali, 63.3 ov)
    TA Boult15.063842.5300
    TG Southee11.032001.8110
    MD Craig20.3210935.3100
    DL Vettori5.02811.6001
    IS Sodhi12.008226.8300

Match Details


Pakistan , elected to bat first

Series result

3-match series drawn 1-1

Player of the match

Player of the series

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

10am start, Lunch 12.30-13.30, Tea 15.30-15.50, Close 17.20

Match days

26,27,28,29,30 November 2014 (5-day match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Wed, 26 Nov - day 1 - Pakistan 1st innings 281/3 (Mohammad Hafeez 178*, Misbah-ul-Haq 38*, 90 ov)
  • Thu, 27 Nov - day 2 - no play
  • Fri, 28 Nov - day 3 - New Zealand 1st innings 249/1 (BB McCullum 153*, KS Williamson 76*, 45 ov)
  • Sat, 29 Nov - day 4 - New Zealand 1st innings 637/8 (MD Craig 34*, 130 ov)
  • Sun, 30 Nov - day 5 - Pakistan 2nd innings 259 (63.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Rare draw


Number of away/neutral Test series that New Zealand have drawn against Pakistan. They have lost six and won one.

Most Sixes


Number of sixes in this match so far, a record. Previous record was 27.

An unlikely record


Number of ducks for Younis Khan, the most by a top-seven Pakistan batsman.

A Peak


New Zealand's score in the first innings, their highest in Tests, and the second highest by any team against Pakistan.

Smashing them


Boundaries hit by NZ in this innings (66 fours, 22 sixes), the most for them in a Test innings, just bettering the old record of 87.

Success all around


Number of New Zealand batsmen who made 50-plus scores in this innings, a first for New Zealand.

Umpires 25, Teams 3


Number of times that the DRS has been used this series - the umpire's decision was upheld on 25 occasions.



Tests where two batsmen have been dismissed in the 190s; Hafeez and Williamson in this game.

Three double tons


Players who have scored three double hundreds in a year - Michael Clarke, Don Bradman, Ricky Ponting and Brendon McCullum