Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    106.5 Hafeez has fallen three short of the double hundred, he's played the pull so well through his innings, this is a half tracker, but he's top edged the pull, and it has swirled to the man at deep forward square leg, some of the New Zealand players pat Hafeez as he walks back 311/5
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    16.5 and Craig breaks through, Masood had been playing spin from the crease, now he decides to comes forward, pushes tentatively, leaving a big gap between bat and pad, and Craig sneaks this length ball through the gate to rattle his stumps 44/1
    45.2 where did that come from! Nothing delivery actually, one that he would have left surely but then he pokes at this wide one and could only edge to slip. He is visibly disappointed. A waste of a good start 131/2
    50.2 Younis has been given leg before, and he is reviewing, Vettori tossed it up on middle, Younis stayed back and looked to defend, the ball drifted and carried in with the angle, brushed the left pad before hitting the right one, it has missed the inside edge of the bat, ball tracker says that is hitting middle and leg, and umpire Reiffel raises his finger again, what a strike on Test comeback for Vettori 160/3
    93.5 Misbah has gone reaching for a wide one and nicked it to the keeper, who dives to his right to complete the catch, no celebration at all from the New Zealanders, Southee completes his followthrough and walks towards the keeper, McCullum trots across too 285/4
    107.6 another one down, Shafiq has bent for the sweep and hit it straight to backward square leg 313/6
    117.4 Sarfraz now, Watling throws up the ball immediately after taking it, Sarfraz was pushing forward to an offbreak tossed up outside off, it drifted further away and Sarfraz got a clear edge as he reached out, he turned to walk immediately, looking back at the umpire for confirmation 336/7
    125.4 Taylor has more catching practice at slip, and that is a seventh for Craig, very full outside off, Yasir tried to run it to third man and found Taylor in the way 351/10
    119.2 Craig has his maiden Test five-for, Talha has picked up this flighted ball outside off and swung it straight to long on, Craig gets some handshakes and pats from his team-mates 336/8
    123.6 he has guided this straight to slip to give Craig his sixth wicket, and Ross Taylor his 100th Test catch, tossed up full, slanted across, Rahat reaches from the crease and pushes at it with an open face 346/9
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    9 (lb 4, nb 1, w 4)
    TOTAL
    351 all out (125.4 Overs, RR: 2.79)
    Fall of wickets: 1-44 (Shan Masood, 16.5 ov), 2-131 (Azhar Ali, 45.2 ov), 3-160 (Younis Khan, 50.2 ov), 4-285 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 93.5 ov), 5-311 (Mohammad Hafeez, 106.5 ov), 6-313 (Asad Shafiq, 107.6 ov), 7-336 (Sarfraz Ahmed, 117.4 ov), 8-336 (Mohammad Talha, 119.2 ov), 9-346 (Rahat Ali, 123.6 ov), 10-351 (Yasir Shah, 125.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    TA Boult2165402.5710
    TG Southee2445412.2500
    DL Vettori1954112.1500
    CJ Anderson1242802.3331
    MD Craig27.459473.3900
    IS Sodhi2237613.4500
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    8.4 that is a fantastic catch from Sarfraz, he has had to run so much for this, Pakistan have kept trying the bouncer, Latham tries to go after this one, he has to fetch it from outside off, and it has climbed a lot, he ends up top-edging it, it flies behind square leg, Sarfraz charges after it, and tumbles to pouch it low, super take 51/1
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    61.3 bowled him! Looks to sweep him fine and misses, it turns from outside leg and crashes into leg stump. All the Pakistan players shake McCullum's hand as he walks off the field. Standing ovation from the small crowd at the ground 348/2
    99.1 and he's got him first ball! It's a regular sort of ball, length ball, angled across, and Williamson for some reason poked at it, away from his body, and the ball took his edge, high up on the bat, through to Younis, who takes a good catch tumbling to his left at slip 488/4
    93.3 and now he's definitely out. Made room to cut, and that turned away from off stump and bounced a touch extra. Played it with an open-ish face, and ended up slicing it into Younis Khan's hands at slip. Took a good low catch 464/3
    107.3 got him! Goes for the big heave over the leg side, doesn't quite hit the meatiest part of the bat, and Yasir comes in from deep midwicket and takes a good catch tumbling forward 537/6
    105.6 big shout for lbw, given! That was another one swinging into the left-hander, very full. Vettori's head falls away, and he's hit on the pad before he can bring his bat down to work it into the leg side. He was caught on the crease, and Vettori doesn't bother reviewing. Impact on middle, hitting a big chunk of leg, according to Hawkeye 528/5
    112.4 given! Watling has reviewed here. He went for the pull and missed, the ball hit him fairly high up, it seemed, right in the groin area. He was in a bit of a crouch as he swivelled through his shot, so I'm not sure if that was all that high. What does Hawkeye say? Hawkeye says hitting, three-fourths of the way up. Good decision from Rod Tucker first up, and the review's only confirmed that. 546/7
    140.6 soft dismissal, and Craig knows it. Sodhi too as he runs down for a pat on the back. It was tossed up on middle, Craig perhaps was eyeing mid-on and seems to have gone at the ball a bit too early. Pops up a simple return catch 682/9
    129.6 looks to slog it over the leg side, there's a lot of turn out of the rough, and he miscues it high in the air. This time it's Talha under it after coming in off the long-on rope, and he takes it very comfortably 637/8
    143.1 simple catch to slip ends the innings, the lead sits at a whopping 339. This was tossed up into the rough and Sodhi took it on with a sweep. Wrong shot, with the ball bouncing just a bit more to take his glove, perhaps even back of the bat, to loop over to first slip 690/10
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    23 (b 2, lb 7, nb 6, w 8)
    TOTAL
    690 all out (143.1 Overs, RR: 4.81)
    Fall of wickets: 1-51 (TWM Latham, 8.4 ov), 2-348 (BB McCullum, 61.3 ov), 3-464 (LRPL Taylor, 93.3 ov), 4-488 (KS Williamson, 99.1 ov), 5-528 (DL Vettori, 105.6 ov), 6-537 (CJ Anderson, 107.3 ov), 7-546 (BJ Watling, 112.4 ov), 8-637 (TG Southee, 129.6 ov), 9-682 (MD Craig, 140.6 ov), 10-690 (IS Sodhi, 143.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Mohammad Talha22213606.1816
    Rahat Ali2929943.4120
    Zulfiqar Babar23113505.8600
    Yasir Shah44.1419344.3600
    Mohammad Hafeez23211024.7810
    Azhar Ali20804.0000
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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
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    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
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    TOTAL
    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)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    TA Boult1563842.5300
    TG Southee1132001.8110
    MD Craig20.3210935.3100
    DL Vettori52811.6001
    IS Sodhi1208226.8300

Match Details

Toss

Pakistan , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

3-match series drawn 1-1

Match number

Season

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

2

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

Most Sixes

35

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

An unlikely record

16

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

A Peak

690

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

Smashing them

88

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

6

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

Umpires 25, Teams 3

28

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

Unlucky?

2

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

Three double tons

4

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