Player of the Match
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Day 5

961dAndrew Fidel Fernando in Hamilton

When Test cricket roared into life...

For a while on the final day in Hamilton, all was quiet, the match meandering. Then, suddenly, the game revived as only Test cricket can

961dBharath Seervi

Pakistan lose 10 for 99

For the third time in their history, Pakistan managed to lose ten wickets for less than a 100 after a century-stand by the openers

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Hurtling to a defeat

Pakistan's nine wickets in Hamilton was the fifth time a team has lost eight wickets or more in a session to lose a Test in 2016

961dAndrew Fidel Fernando in Hamilton

'One of our great Test wins' - Williamson

Kane Williamson has said the fourth victory of his captaincy will go down as "one of the great" Test wins, after New Zealand claimed nine wickets in the final session to seal a 138-run win

961dAndrew Fidel Fernando in Hamilton

Collapse triggered by climbing asking rate - Azhar Ali

Pakistan's stand-in captain Azhar Ali has said his team had been 30 to 35 runs short of where they would have liked to have been at tea, suggesting that perhaps the subsequent collapse was sparked by a high required rate

Day 4

962dThe Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Taylor hundred sets Pakistan 369 target

Ross Taylor's 16th Test hundred drove New Zealand to a declaration 20 minutes from stumps on day four, setting Pakistan an improbable 369 to win the Hamilton Test

962dAndrew Fidel Fernando in Hamilton

Drops affect team more than me - Amir

Left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Amir said he tries to be a "team man" despite the frustration of missing out on wickets through dropped catches

962dAndrew Fidel Fernando

Taylor overcomes torrent of ill luck

Over the past few years, Ross Taylor has battled adversity in many forms. His response to the latest setback, an eye problem, has helped New Zealand see why he is so valuable

Day 3

963dAndrew Fidel Fernando in Hamilton

Southee praises bowling unit for strong showing

Tim Southee credited the wind and also praised the his fellow bowlers for the strong performance that resulted in New Zealand dismissing Pakistan for 216

963dAndrew Fidel Fernando in Hamilton

Babar Azam leads the resistance

Pakistan's fight on a wet third day in Hamilton was led by the general Babar Azam and his lieutenants Sarfraz Ahmed and Sohail Khan

Day 2

964dThe Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Southee, Wagner leave Pakistan reeling

A devastating new-ball burst from Tim Southee followed by two wickets in two balls from Neil Wagner left Pakistan gasping for breath at the end of the second day in Hamilton

964dBharath Seervi

A rare slump for Younis Khan

Stats highlights from the second day in Hamilton, where Pakistan collapsed after New Zealand made 271

Day 1

965dThe Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Pakistan strike twice on wet first day

Persistent rain ruled out any chance of play in the second and third sessions after Pakistan, having chosen an all-seam attack on a green pitch, picked up two New Zealand wickets after winning th

965dAndrew Fidel Fernando in Hamilton

Another amazing first over from Amir

The Hamilton Test began with Mohammad Amir finding seam, swing, and three outside edges, all in the first over


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The many drops off Mohammad Amir

The catches dropped off Mohammad Amir since he returned to Test cricket in July this year after serving a five-year ban for spot-fixing

End of a long streak


Last time NZ won a Test series against Pak, before this 2-0 win. In 12 series in between, they had lost 7 and 5 were drawn.

Duck again


No. of ducks for Asad Shafiq in his last 13 Test innings, including today's. Before this, he had batted 49 consecutive innings without a duck.

Another century missed


No. of scores of 50 or more for Sami Aslam in his career of 17 Test innings, but he hasn't scored a century yet. His 50s - 82, 70, 90, 50, 74, 91.

Taylor's venue


No. of Test 100s for Ross Taylor in Hamilton - most by any batsman. No other player has scored more than 2 100s at the venue.

Ross relieved


No. of consecutive innings without a fifty for Ross Taylor, before scoring it in this inns. This is also his first fifty at home after 13 inns.

Rare at home


No. of 50+ scores for Latham in home Tests, including this in 18 innings. In Tests outside NZ, he has 13 such scores in 33 innings.

Worst sequence


Runs for Younis Khan in his last four Test innings - 0, 2, 1, 2. This is the first time he has scored less than 10 runs in any four consecutive innings in his career.

Some runs for Watling


Highest score for BJ Watling since the start of South Africa tour in 9 inns, before this. He has gone past that score in this inns. He averaged only 21.12 in those 9 inns



No. of instances of fast bowlers delivering all of the first 50 overs for Pakistan in a Test inns, since 2001. They introduced spin in the 54th over (Azhar Ali) of this inns.

Starting strong


No. of NZ openers to make a 50+ score in each of their career's first 2 Tests, including Jeet Raval. Bert Sutcliffe and Bruce Murray are the others.