Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    9.4 GONE! Air of inevitability about this, as de Grandhomme has been homing in on that line outside off stump. Another cutter that goes across him, and Imam goes forward looking to defend it, but gets the outside edge of the bat. Carries nicely to Latham, who makes no mistake this time. What a start this has been for New Zealand! 25/2
    7.2 first blood for New Zealand! This was again outside the off stump, and Hafeez for once got tempted into letting his bat hang out, and just took the outside edge. The ball was dying on its way to Tom Latham, but he was positioned low enough to scoop it up with ease. Makes up for the previous lapse from him, but a vital breakthrough inside the first hour 18/1
    70.6 GONE UPSTAIRS FOR A RUNOUT CALL HERE! It was tossed up, and he drove it to the substitute Tim Southee, at mid-off, and set off straight away, was sent back by the non-striker immediately, but the throw has caught him out. That's a terrible way to break what was a very useful resistance, but New Zealand won't be complaining! 151/3
    151.1 BOULT GETS HIS DUE REWARD! Length ball, and has Sohail nibbling at it for once. Collected coolly by Watling, and it brings a terrific vigil to an end. Boult has his first, and is just the third Kiwi bowler to have picked a wicket in this match. Also the first wicket for today for the visitors! 360/5
    80.6 Ajaz has the last laugh! Shafiq was right on top of him last over, but some old-fashioned tossing it up above the eyeline has won him this contest. Dips rapidly as Shafiq realises he's made a big mistake stepping out. In panic, he heaves wildly at it and gets a top edge that ends up at backward point. Woeful shot, that. 174/4
    not out
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    263
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    48.28
    not out
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    45
    3
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    66.66
    Extras
    3 (b 2, nb 1)
    TOTAL
    418/5d (167 Overs, RR: 2.5)
    Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Mohammad Hafeez, 7.2 ov), 2-25 (Imam-ul-Haq, 9.4 ov), 3-151 (Azhar Ali, 70.6 ov), 4-174 (Asad Shafiq, 80.6 ov), 5-360 (Haris Sohail, 151.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    TA Boult34710613.1100
    C de Grandhomme30114421.4600
    N Wagner37126301.7001
    AY Patel39512013.0700
    IS Sodhi2216302.8600
    KS Williamson502004.0000
  • BATSMEN
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    21.4 bowled him! A little unfortunate as it was inadvertent, but you're always in with that risk to an unconventional shot such as the reverse sweep. Gets hit on the thigh with the impact outside off, but as the ball rolls back off the thigh and as he's completing the bat swing, the ball clips the back of the bat and then goes onto the stumps. A freak dismissal, but there was an element of risk involved that gave way to it 50/1
    27.1 Latham's been done in by some turn and bounce.. comes into Latham from a length, he tries to stay in the crease and keep it down into the surface, but the bounce is too much and he pops a catch to short leg 61/2
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    27.3 Taylor's been done in by a beauty, and this Test has come alive! Yasir's already making life miserable. Beautiful, beautiful delivery.. unplayable, really. Curving in towards middle and then turning past the outside edge with Taylor prodding forward and crashing into the stumps. Terrific stuff! 61/3
    27.5 Yasir Shah's conjuring some magic here.. this is unplayable stuff, really! What a delivery! Flighted across more than a set of stumps outside off, spits in with venom to rip past the inside edge and smash the stumps. Nicholls gone for a duck. NZ in some serious strife! 61/4
    29.4 tossed up, and he drives. It's misfielded, and there's a run-out call at the non-striker's end! Gone! This is quite unfortunate, as the ball has taken a ricochet off the bowler's hands and then struck the stumps. Needless run that was attempted, since the ball was quite close to the man at extra cover 63/5
    30.6 GONE! Are they going to review it? No! Length ball, shapes back in and beats his forward defensive stroke and thuds into the pad. Going into hit the middle and leg! Get in on the act, Hasan! This is BIFF! POW! SOCK! of the highest order from Pakistan! 69/6
    33.1 YASIR HAS SIX! Pitched on a good length and then turns sharply across him, as Sodhi plays off the backfoot and looks to cut. The ball catches the outside edge, and Sarfraz catches it nice and late. Yasir does the sajda. New Zealand are crumbling here 72/7
    33.3 tossed up, and goes straight on and raps him on the pad. They have reviewed this! It was fuller in length, and he made the mistake of playing back to it, but Yasir isn't normally a big turner of the googly. It looks like the flipper, and it looks like it pitched straight and then just went back in. No sign of an outside edge. Would be a goner! Three reds in the review, and Yasir has SIX! 72/8
    35.1 GONE AGAIN, AND MADE THE MISTAKE OF PLAYING FROM THE CREASE! He has reviewed this one, as the length ball from outside off turned back in and beat his forward defensive prod. The only question seems to be whether the impact is in line and if the ball has turned too much. Replays suggest that it is fine on both counts, though! Another wicket for Yasir, as Williamson looks in danger of running out of partners! 90/9
    35.3 GONE AGAIN! Tosses this up, and he comes out of his crease and then is left without a hope, much like an untethered camel. Sarfraz does the rest, and that is that for this innings! 90/10
    Extras
    4 (lb 3, nb 1)
    TOTAL
    90 all out (35.3 Overs, RR: 2.53)
    Fall of wickets: 1-50 (JA Raval, 21.4 ov), 2-61 (TWM Latham, 27.1 ov), 3-61 (LRPL Taylor, 27.3 ov), 4-61 (HM Nicholls, 27.5 ov), 5-63 (BJ Watling, 29.4 ov), 6-69 (C de Grandhomme, 30.6 ov), 7-72 (IS Sodhi, 33.1 ov), 8-72 (N Wagner, 33.3 ov), 9-90 (AY Patel, 35.1 ov), 10-90 (TA Boult, 35.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Mohammad Abbas941802.0001
    Hasan Ali1052512.5000
    Mohammad Hafeez21100.5000
    Yasir Shah12.314183.2800
    Bilal Asif21201.0000
  • BATSMEN
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    8.1 has Raval been stumped here? They check upstairs. Reckon he should be fine here, but touch and go. Actually, wait, from a second angle it looks out. On the line. What will the third umpire decide? Benefit of doubt? No, OUT! Top stuff, as always, from Yasir as he draws the batsman forward and gets it to spin in, past the outside edge and the keeper does the rest 10/1
    49.2 WAS THERE A NICK? The umpires have referred this. It's a length ball, that drew a forward defensive poke from Latham, and went through to Sarfraz. The Pakistan fielders were excited about it immediately, and have opted to go to the TV umpire Ian Gould for this. The catch is clean, from the look of things, but it could have been bat hitting pad, though. They will just check UltraEdge on this too. UltraEdge confirms there is an edge. This is a big wicket for Pakistan, just after Latham reached his half-century! 146/3
    26.2 great turn! They have referred this for caught behind. It pitches outside leg, and then appears to beat him all ends up as it turns past the edge, and the off-stump, but Yasir is keen on seeing if this has got bat first. Yes! There's a slight bump as the ball passes the bat. That could be the wicket and the match for Pakistan! Ten wickets for Yasir! 66/2
    68.3 Yasir is in this time and he takes it! Pakistan have made the adjustment and Taylor has given them the same chance again. Very loose from Taylor, but it was coming. He had been fidgety, the last 15 minutes or so. Looks for another sweep and isn't anywhere near the pitch of that. Closes the face too early and lobs up a leading edge for Yasir at deep backward square. He runs in five yards and holds on easily 198/4
    109.3 DONE HIM IN! Length ball, and just a little bit of movement in, and creeps through the tightest of gaps between bat and pad. Nicholls stretched forward, but his feet never really got close enough to the pitch of the ball. The bat was quite far forward, and the ball goes in with the natural angle, and clips the top of off. The clearing of the throat is on... 301/8
    92.4 he's been given lbw. Surely, he'll review that. No he doesn't. Watling is gone! Was he timed out there? Hard to tell. But he's gone. A straighter one from Yasir, traps him on the pad after beating the inside edge. It's on the middle-and-leg line so a review might have been on. But that's it. That's what they needed, Pakistan. Yasir gets Watling. Now he's got 10 of New Zealand's 11 batsmen in the match. Replays confirm that was hitting the top of leg. 255/5
    95.4 engines whirring! Hasan Ali runs down the pitch and pulls the chain. CDG will be embarrassed with this shot, no doubt. A length ball in at off stump. Keeps low on him a touch but that's probably because he wasn't on the front foot. It's a hoick. He's stood tall and hoicked. And he's lost his stumps, which is what happens. 270/6
    100.5 exposes the stumps and is bowled trying to sweep. That looks like a shot he's attempted for the first time. And if it is, he's picked the worst time. Complete lapse there from Sodhi, who has been nicely behind the line to every ball he's faced till now. This was tossed up at middle, spinning towards off. He was at least four stumps wide of off stump attempting to lap this fine. Quite the manufactured wicket that, it was a harmless length ball. 285/7
    112.2 tossed up, and he looks to sweep, and it goes in the air towards midwicket. FIVE FOR YASIR! Goes off the outside of the edge as Wagner goes for an almighty heave, and that went quite high in the air. Bowled from the back of the hand, and a good catch by Hasan Ali, sprawling away in front after running a fair distance. The sajda from Yasir, who has a chance to match Imran Khan's 14 wickets in a match... 311/9
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    112.5 IT'S OVER! YASIR HAS 14! Tosses this up, and Boult looks to come forward and defend, but gets a feather edge as it spins viciously past his bat and is collected by Sarfraz. Instant appeal and celebration from the bowler and his teammates, and the dreaded finger goes up as well. Eight in the first and six in the second for Yasir Shah. 312/10
    Extras
    11 (b 9, lb 2)
    TOTAL
    312 all out (f/o) (112.5 Overs, RR: 2.76)
    Fall of wickets: 1-10 (JA Raval, 8.1 ov), 2-66 (KS Williamson, 26.2 ov), 3-146 (TWM Latham, 49.3 ov), 4-198 (LRPL Taylor, 68.3 ov), 5-255 (BJ Watling, 92.4 ov), 6-270 (C de Grandhomme, 95.4 ov), 7-285 (IS Sodhi, 100.5 ov), 8-301 (HM Nicholls, 109.3 ov), 9-311 (N Wagner, 112.2 ov), 10-312 (TA Boult, 112.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Mohammad Abbas1572901.9300
    Hasan Ali1974632.4200
    Yasir Shah44.5914363.1800
    Mohammad Hafeez31602.0000
    Bilal Asif2756112.2500
    Haris Sohail401604.0000

Close of Play

  • Sat, 24 Nov - day 1 - Pakistan 1st innings 207/4 (Haris Sohail 81*, Babar Azam 14*, 90 ov)
  • Sun, 25 Nov - day 2 - New Zealand 1st innings 24/0 (JA Raval 17*, TWM Latham 5*, 9 ov)
  • Mon, 26 Nov - day 3 - New Zealand 2nd innings 131/2 (TWM Latham 44*, LRPL Taylor 49*, 43 ov)
  • Tue, 27 Nov - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 312 (112.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

New Zealand 3rd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st10JA RavalTWM Latham
2nd56KS WilliamsonTWM Latham
3rd80LRPL TaylorTWM Latham
4th52LRPL TaylorHM Nicholls
5th57BJ WatlingHM Nicholls
6th15C de GrandhommeHM Nicholls
7th15HM NichollsIS Sodhi
8th16N WagnerHM Nicholls
9th10N WagnerAY Patel
10th1TA BoultAY Patel