Pakistan were 130 for 3 chasing 176. Then came the incredible collapse. New Zealand turned the tables after conceding a first-innings lead to clinch a four-run win. The memorable Test got many talking about the longest format on Twitter.
Great game of cricket. Test match cricket is a fascinating format. Congratulations New Zealand on a remarkable win! Well fought Pakistan, IA the team will bounce back from here.— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) November 19, 2018
Well done hassan ali and Yasir Shah, great bowling!
A test match to remember for a long time. An outstanding effort from New Zealand to win this after being out of the game for so long. Their never-say- die attitude is so wonderful and Test Cricket is well and truly alive #PakvNZ— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) November 19, 2018
Pakistan kept their supporters on the edge, but they're used to that, aren't they?
Don't you just love Pakistan Cricket .. so so unpredictable .. 130 for 3 needing a further 45 to win the Test & lose by 4 .. Test cricket is alive & kicking .. We have witnessed some great games over the last few months .. Pitches are the key ..— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) November 19, 2018
From 147/4 to lose chasing 176 required a special effort not just from NZ but from Pakistan. Only Pak can provide such thrillers out of easy victories. Well done to NZ and bad luck Pak #PakvNZ— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) November 19, 2018
Spare a thought for their coach Mickey Arthur.
Many fans in New Zealand would've stayed up late.
Unfortunately, there were hardly any to witness the match at the ground in Abu Dhabi.
Imagine the hundreds of thousands of people who will tell their grandkids "I was there in Abu Dhabi when New Zealand beat Pakistan by 4 runs"— Rick Eyre on cricket (@rickeyrecricket) November 19, 2018
Does that explain the result?