Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

LRPL Taylor
30(40) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 1 0 4 4 4 0 2
Kamran Akmal
70(85) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 5 2 5 0 5

Best performances - Bowlers

DL Vettori
O22.0
M6
R58
W4
Eco2.63
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Mohammad Asif
O12.5
M2
R40
W4
Eco3.11
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

A comprehensive 141-run win for Pakistan, who have levelled this series. Their catching may have been horrendous, but the bowling was top notch with both Asif, who now has 17 wickets in this series, and Aamer making frequent inroads through a line-up that simply failed to measure up to their accuracy and testing lengths. New Zealand's top order will look forward to playing in what has traditionally been a favourable batting wicket in Napier, but their technique is what has let them down in this series and are in need of a major repair work ahead of the next Test. Pakistan have now won their third consecutive game at the Basin Reserve, which, hosting its 50th Test, serves up a disappointment for the hosts.

Presentation time.

Vettori: "Certain aspects of our play have been very disappointing, we lost the Test because we were bowled out for 99 in the first innings. Every one comes under scrutiny apart from Ross Taylor. We're happy with our bowling, we have been for a long time, hopefully they get a decent rest. Napier is known to be a bowler's graveyard, so hope the batting comes good there. An excellent wicket here in Wellington."

Yousuf: "I thank mighty Allah and my team. The bowlers bowled very well, and Kamran Akmal batted well in the first innings. The way Umar Akmal plays sometimes, I find it difficult to stop him. A very good Test wicket, this. We missed catches, we'll try hard in the practice sessions. We are very happy after this win, it's come after a long time."

Asif is the Man of the Match: "I just enjoy my bowling. When we were batting, there was some seam movement. It was a sporting pitch, and if you pitch it in the right areas, it works well for you. We have a few days rest, and we hope to win in Napier."

Pakistan last won a Test in January 2007, and this one is a welcome break from the trend. The next Test begins on December 11. Join us then. Thanks for the feedback, and we'll see you again in a few days time. Take care and on behalf of everyone at Cricinfo, it's goodbye from Sid Talya. Be well!

82.5
W
Mohammad Asif to O'Brien, OUT, Malik finally takes one! Asif takes five, short outside off, hangs his bat out and opens the face but ends up edging it straight to Malik at second slip
82.4
4
Mohammad Asif to O'Brien, FOUR runs, four more, shortish outside off, swipes it through square leg, plenty of open spaces in the deep and he earns four more
82.3
4
Mohammad Asif to O'Brien, FOUR runs, came off the middle, hammers Pakistan's best fast bowler over his head and he has a huge smile on his place, lands on a length and he strikes it off the middle of the blade for a one bounce four
82.2
0
Mohammad Asif to O'Brien, no run, banged in short outside off, backs away from it
82.1
2
Mohammad Asif to O'Brien, 2 runs, bowled it full on the off, gets forward and pushes it through cover for a couple of runs

END OF OVER:
82 | 1 Run | NZ: 253/9

  • CS Martin0 (6b)
  • IE O'Brien21 (40b)
  • Danish Kaneria31-6-74-3
  • Mohammad Asif23-9-57-4
81.6
0
Danish Kaneria to Martin, no run, handles the flipper well, defending it off the back foot towards point

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

LRPL Taylor
30(40) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 1 0 4 4 4 0 2
Kamran Akmal
70(85) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 5 2 5 0 5

Best performances - Bowlers

DL Vettori
O22.0
M6
R58
W4
Eco2.63
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Mohammad Asif
O12.5
M2
R40
W4
Eco3.11
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF