Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    22.2 huge appeal, and after an eternity, up goes Umpire Gould's finger! It was fast, and flat, and clattered the pad after a hint of turn back into the left-hander. No snick off the inside edge ... Raval has reviewed, but this looks very adjacent to the line of off stump. Ball Tracker is taking an eternity... impact inline, hitting the top of leg. That's out! 70/2
    5.4 cuts back in and they go up in appeal for a leg before! Pakistan have reviewed this. The on-field decision was not out, and the ball jagged back in and beat the bat. Should be a question now of ball-tracking and whether it was low enough. Here we go...the impact is fine, and the wicket is hitting! First Test wicket for Shaheen Afridi! Good bowling to set it up, too. Kept pegging away outside the off stump and then brought one back in sharply, and Latham was late to get on to the line of it. 24/1
    67.6 GONE! Reverse-swing does the trick for Hasan Ali. Pitched fuller, and angles into him with the shiny side of the ball, and Williamson looks to whip it away, but cannot keep it down, and short midwicket accepts the catch gleefully. Massive wicket for Pakistan, this! 176/5
    22.3 bowled him! Second ball in Dubai, first ball today! It was quick and straight, Taylor's feet were stuck in treacle, as this one skidded through the gate at shin-height, and straight into the timbers! 70/3
    26.3 bowled him round his legs! Down on one knee for the sweep, but Nicholls has dragged it on! A flick of the under-side of the glove, into the stumps, and Yasir has his third of the morning to leave New Zealand in tatters! 72/4
    not out
    77
    250
    4
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    30.80
    76.2 gone this time! Dearie me, he had his reprieve, but CdG couldn't resist having another waft down the leg side. The ball bites from a middle stump line, and Asad at leg slip clings onto a sharp chance in his midriff! It was short, to the point, and an improvement on his recent showings, but 20 from 22 balls won't win many Tests 203/6
    78.2 top-edged sweep, and Southee goes! He seemed unnerved by the amount of turn that Bilal was getting, and looked to take the attack back to the spinner, but that ball got big on him after pitching, and Babar pocketed a simple chance at short fine leg 209/7
    106.5 big turn and there's the breakthrough! A rare moment of looseness from the steadfast Somerville, shuffling back into his crease in search of a forcing shot through the covers, but he picked the wrong ball to attack. This one grips and rips into the top of middle, and a doughty debut knock comes to an end 254/8
    114.2 edged, gone, Bilal has four! It's the angle to the left-hander that does the trick here, sharp spin from a leg-stump line, and good bounce from a tall action, kissing the splice and looping to slip 272/9
    116.1 a swish across the line and Bilal has five! That was an ugly end to a determined innings from New Zealand. In the slot, and the tailender was tempted into a tonk over the leg side. Never made any contact as the stumps were rattled, and 274 is the upshot 274/10
    Extras
    17 (b 11, lb 6)
    TOTAL
    274 all out (116.1 Overs, RR: 2.35)
    Fall of wickets: 1-24 (TWM Latham, 5.4 ov), 2-70 (JA Raval, 22.2 ov), 3-70 (LRPL Taylor, 22.3 ov), 4-72 (HM Nicholls, 26.3 ov), 5-176 (KS Williamson, 67.6 ov), 6-203 (C de Grandhomme, 76.2 ov), 7-209 (TG Southee, 78.2 ov), 8-254 (WER Somerville, 106.5 ov), 9-272 (AY Patel, 114.2 ov), 10-274 (TA Boult, 116.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Hasan Ali2065812.9000
    Shaheen Shah Afridi2365212.2600
    Yasir Shah41117531.8200
    Bilal Asif30.146552.1500
    Haris Sohail20703.5000
  • BATSMEN
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    5.2 edged and taken, another good low catch by Southee at third slip, the fuller one after the bouncer, was outside off, Imam came forward and looked to defend, gets an outside edge as the ball moves away late, Southee does the rest 17/2
    1.4 edged and snaffled at second slip! That's a wonderful take from Southee if it has carried, but the umpires are just having a check. The soft signal is out ... it was a regulation nick outside off, but heading down all the way. Southee saw it early, and sure enough, that slots straight into his fingers! 0/1
    106.5 maiden Test wicket for Somerville! Finally the plan has worked. Was a length ball on leg stump and spinning further down. Azhar Ali looks to sweep it fine, the bottom hand comes off as he ends up hitting straight to Ajaz Patel at short fine leg 286/4
    34.5 and he nicks one behind! Length outside off, wasn't that short but Haris went for the cut. What made things worse was Haris moved across and got too close to the ball. New Zealand, meanwhile, have an opening now 85/3
    113.4 misses an arm ball and gets rapped right in front. Up goes the finger but he wants to review it. Was tossed up outside off, kept coming in with the arm, Shafiq comes forward and looks to block, playing for the turn, there is no inside edge involved and it would have gone on to hit the middle of middle 304/5
    118.3 bowled! Fuller on the stumps, Babar looks to force it down the track, the ball hits him on the back of the right shoe, hits the other one on its way before going to hit the stumps and dislodging the bails 312/6
    134.6 taken at short midwicket. A little extra bounce from the tall offspinner does the trick as Sarfraz, thinking the good length ball is there for a flick through midwicket, is suckered into giving a catch to Jeet Raval. Four wickets for the debutant Somerville and New Zealand limit Pakistan's lead to a mere 74. Guess what their lead was in the first Test of this series, which was in Abu Dhabi as well, which New Zealand won? Yep. 74. 348/10
    125.5 superbly taken at slip! This is pure reflexes. And a little bit of luck. Taylor stays low enough. Reacts well enough and creates a very timely wicket. It all starts with a short ball that Bilal goes back to cut. He gets an outside edge and that means the ball is travelling very very fast. Years of practice prepares Taylor for this - his hands moving down to his left knee and catching the ball so very simply 333/7
    132.1 shifts his position way outside leg stump before the bowler releases, then jumps back in line to finally flick the tossed up ball on off stump through midwicket. But that's not the story here. There's a mix-up. Sarfraz wants two. Yasir agrees to it, but as he turns around at the keeper's end, he loses his shoe, and that momentary slip has cost him some pace and eventually his wicket as well. Run out at the non-strikers' 346/8
    132.6 plays inside the line! This is an offbreak that doesn't really turn. It's also at that length where Hasan isn't sure whether he should go forward or back. He's stuck in the crease. Facing a dangerous ball. He tries to block, at best guessing how much it would turn. He guesses wrong. His off stump pays the price 347/9
    not out
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    2
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    Extras
    16 (b 6, lb 9, nb 1)
    TOTAL
    348 all out (135 Overs, RR: 2.57)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Mohammad Hafeez, 1.4 ov), 2-17 (Imam-ul-Haq, 5.2 ov), 3-85 (Haris Sohail, 34.5 ov), 4-286 (Azhar Ali, 106.5 ov), 5-304 (Asad Shafiq, 113.4 ov), 6-312 (Babar Azam, 118.3 ov), 7-333 (Bilal Asif, 125.5 ov), 8-346 (Yasir Shah, 132.1 ov), 9-347 (Hasan Ali, 132.6 ov), 10-348 (Sarfraz Ahmed, 134.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    TG Southee2555612.2400
    TA Boult2676622.5300
    C de Grandhomme1323602.7601
    AY Patel35510022.8500
    WER Somerville3687542.0800
  • BATSMEN
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    3.4 given lbw this time but Raval has reviewed this. Splendid delivery to put him in all sorts of problems. It's full. It cuts in sharply. It has Raval both trapped in his crease and late in bringing his bat down. UltraEdge comes up but 'I can't tell for certain if there's contact with bat,' says third umpire Oxenford. It really is that close. Even with split-screens and super slow mo. So he trusts the on-field call from Ian Gould and goes to ball-tacking, which says umpire's call on impact and umpire's call on hitting the stumps. Which, btw, is out 1/1
    11.4 goes for the sweep, but ends up top-edging it towards deep square leg and Haris Sohail there judges it well, comes in before diving forward to take it inches above the ground. Yasir on 199 24/2
    104.1 and strikes straightaway! Given lbw. Length ball, pitching outside off and skidding back a little to rap Williamson on the back pad, who was stuck on the crease. Williamson goes for the review, no bat involved there, Williamson was on the back foot and was struck on the back thigh, umpire's call on the stumps, just clipping the bails and Williamson departs without adding a run to his overnight score. In fact, that's the first time he has been dismissed after reaching a hundred in the team's second innings 272/5
    20.1 plays back to a length ball, and that is wicket no. 200. Yasir Shah picks his 200th Test wicket in just his 33rd Test, three Tests faster than the incumbent on that record, Clarrie Grimmett, another leg-spinner incidentally. It was a length ball, and he had been bowling the quicker ball consistently, and that's why it was a dangerous ploy to keep going back to defend. Somerville pays the price this time around. 37/3
    23.5 short, and he has taken the bait this time! What a good ball from Afridi, and Taylor's positivity is to no avail in the end. Was dug in outside off, and he went for the hook, and only found Bilal Asif down by the square leg fence, about 15 yards in from the fence. Easy catch, and good execution of a plan from Pakistan. New Zealand needed more from Ross Taylor here, it must be said 60/4
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    110.4 and again, fuller on the pads and he goes for the pick up shot, but this time doesn't get enough power behind it, an easy catch for Bilal at deep backward square leg, de Grandhomme departs for 26 off 19 334/6
    110.5 fuller, just outside leg, Watling moves across and looks to sweep it fine, misses and the ball clatters into the stumps, Yasir on a hat-trick 334/7
    not out
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    150.00
    Extras
    11 (b 9, lb 1, nb 1)
    TOTAL
    353/7d (113 Overs, RR: 3.12)
    Did not bat: AY Patel, TA Boult
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (JA Raval, 3.4 ov), 2-24 (TWM Latham, 11.4 ov), 3-37 (WER Somerville, 20.1 ov), 4-60 (LRPL Taylor, 23.5 ov), 5-272 (KS Williamson, 104.1 ov), 6-334 (C de Grandhomme, 110.4 ov), 7-334 (BJ Watling, 110.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Hasan Ali1656213.8700
    Shaheen Shah Afridi2058524.2500
    Yasir Shah39812943.3000
    Bilal Asif3666201.7201
    Azhar Ali10202.0000
    Mohammad Hafeez10303.0000
  • BATSMEN
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    20.4 bat-pad now, an inside edge on the pads and it lobs towards short leg, was a length ball, Imam was committed on the front foot, pushes at it, and a dolly for Nicholls at short leg. Pakistan 55 for 5 55/5
    6.4 bowled him! Hafeez castled by a beauty in his final Test innings. Southee angles in this short of a length delivery, Hafeez brings the bat out unsuspectingly but the ball straightens, rips past the outside edge and crashes into off-stump. Walks off to a warm ovation for the last time 19/1
    11.3 that's a brute from de Grandhomme> Length ball, fired in towards the off-stump channel, forcing Azhar to play at it, and then straightening subtly but enough to shave the outside edge and settle into the hands of the keeper 32/2
    17.3 tossed up outside off, fuller outside off, Haris is enticed by it, pushes and gets an outside edge, a straightforward chance at first slip, Ross Taylor fumbles but clings to it the second time around 43/3
    17.4 length ball, spinning down the leg side as Shafiq tries to glance it fine, a huge appeal for caught-behind. Not out. But New Zealand have reviewed it and yes, there is a spike as the ball goes past the glove, the debutant making inroads here. A golden duck for Asad, the centurion of the first innings. Somerville is on a hat-trick 43/4
    54.5 oh, Babar, what have you done! All the good work washed away.. in one moment of madness as Babar springs down the track, fails to get to the pitch as the ball turns away, and ends up chipping it in the air off the toe-end as mid-off running backwards towards wide long-off snaffles it 150/9
    35.4 caught in the crease. Sarfraz done in by a quicker one, fired in flat around off at 92 kmph, spins in and sneaks through the gap between bat and pad as bat comes down at an angle. Pakistan in all sorts of trouble here 98/6
    48.6 gone.. Bial's gone. Chases a wide one, pushing away from the body. Invitingly pitched up in the corridor outside off, no feet from Bilal as he feels for it and gets a healthy outside edge through to the keeper 131/7
    50.5 Yasir meets with a tame end. He never looked comfortable against the short ball and Southee has been relentless. This one comes on with a bit of room outside the off-stump. Yasir wafts at it but fails to get entirely on top of the bounce and ends up chipping a catch to cover. Easy as it gets 137/8
    56.1 this has surely got to be it.. and it is! Another big slog attempted as this one curves in and spins away, resulting in a leading edge as point takes it easily, reverse cupped 156/10
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    Extras
    11 (b 4, lb 6, nb 1)
    TOTAL
    156 all out (56.1 Overs, RR: 2.77)
    Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Mohammad Hafeez, 6.4 ov), 2-32 (Azhar Ali, 11.3 ov), 3-43 (Haris Sohail, 17.3 ov), 4-43 (Asad Shafiq, 17.4 ov), 5-55 (Imam-ul-Haq, 20.4 ov), 6-98 (Sarfraz Ahmed, 35.4 ov), 7-131 (Bilal Asif, 48.6 ov), 8-137 (Yasir Shah, 50.5 ov), 9-150 (Babar Azam, 54.5 ov), 10-156 (Hasan Ali, 56.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    TG Southee1234233.5000
    TA Boult64701.1600
    C de Grandhomme41310.7501
    AY Patel14.144232.9600
    WER Somerville2025232.6000

Match Details

Toss

New Zealand , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

New Zealand won the 3-match series 2-1

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00; Friday: Lunch 12.30-13.30; Tea: 15.30-16.00; Close: 17:30

Match days

3,4,5,6,7 December 2018 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Mon, 03 Dec - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 229/7 (BJ Watling 42*, WER Somerville 12*, 90 ov)
  • Tue, 04 Dec - day 2 - Pakistan 1st innings 139/3 (Azhar Ali 62*, Asad Shafiq 26*, 61 ov)
  • Wed, 05 Dec - day 3 - New Zealand 2nd innings 26/2 (KS Williamson 14*, WER Somerville 1*, 14 ov)
  • Thu, 06 Dec - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 272/4 (KS Williamson 139*, HM Nicholls 90*, 104 ov)
  • Fri, 07 Dec - day 5 - Pakistan 2nd innings 156 (56.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Pakistan 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st19Mohammad HafeezImam-ul-Haq
2nd13Azhar AliImam-ul-Haq
3rd11Haris SohailImam-ul-Haq
4th0Asad ShafiqImam-ul-Haq
5th12Babar AzamImam-ul-Haq
6th43Sarfraz AhmedBabar Azam
7th33Babar AzamBilal Asif
8th6Yasir ShahBabar Azam
9th13Babar AzamHasan Ali
10th6Hasan AliShaheen Shah Afridi