Second Test

Pakistan v New Zealand 1964-65

At Lahore, April 2, 3, 4, 6, 7. Drawn. Pakistan were unchanged, but New Zealand reinforced their seam attack by including Cameron for Yuile. Reid won the toss and put Pakistan into bat on a rain soaked pitch. Salah-ul-Din, coming in at number four, did well in holding up one end on a tricky surface. Pakistan remained in trouble until Hanif joined Salah and these two saw off the difficult period; Pakistan reached 176 for five at the close.

Next day, Hanif took complete control. Majid and Hanif put on 217 for the sixth wicket, beating the previous record of 166 by Kardar and Wazir against West Indies at Jamaica in 1957-58. Hanif completed his double century half an hour after tea and declared. It was his eleventh Test hundred and he batted eight hours and twenty minutes, hitting thirty-three 4's. Apart from Sinclair, who excelled at cover, New Zealand's fielding was their worst. In the last hour, Dowling and Jarvis scored 12 without loss.

New Zealand occupied the whole of the third day adding 188 and raising their total to 200 for two , and on the fourth day Sinclair reached 130 in six and a quarter hours, having hit twelve 4's. Reid stayed four and half hours for 88, hitting one 6 and thirteen 4's and his stand of 178 with Sinclair was New Zealand's best for any wicket against Pakistan.

Reid eventually declared after an hour's batting on the fifth and final day with a lead of 97. Pakistan then played cautiously on a rain affected pitch which offered some help to the bowlers. All through it had been a dour struggle. Besides Dick, Reid and Jarvis also kept wicket for New Zealand.

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