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1st Test, Abu Dhabi, November 09 - 13, 2014, New Zealand tour of United Arab Emirates
566/3d & 175/2d
(T:480) 262 & 231

Pakistan won by 248 runs

Player Of The Match
4/22 & 2/48
Pakistan 1st Innings
New Zealand 1st Innings
Pakistan 2nd Innings
New Zealand 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Pakistan 1st Innings 
c & b Anderson9613721210070.07
hit wicket b Anderson17637147317147.43
b Sodhi872152954040.46
not out 10014120510070.92
not out 1021621719162.96
Extras(b 2, lb 2, nb 1)5
TOTAL170.5 Ov (RR: 3.31, 678 Mins)566/3d
Fall of wickets: 1-178 (Mohammad Hafeez, 52.6 ov), 2-347 (Ahmed Shehzad, 115.4 ov), 3-373 (Azhar Ali, 124.4 ov)
124.4 to Azhar Ali, beauty! That was turn, and quick turn. It was angled in flat and he went back to defend. It pitched outside leg and turned past his outside edge to hit top of off. He probably shouldn't have played back to it. He played the trajectory rather than the length.. 373/3
52.6 to Mohammad Hafeez, got him! That might have been the slower ball, on middle stump. Yup, he rolled his fingers over it. He pushed his hands at it initially and then checked himself, and all he could do in the end was pop a return catch to Anderson, which he takes easily over his head, leaping in the air. 178/1
115.4 to Ahmed Shehzad, That's the second wicket finally, but Shehzad's in a lot of pain. It's another bouncer, he goes for the hook and he's through his shot too quickly. It his the side of his helmet, which jars into his head. He falls down and drops his bat, which hits the stumps. He's still down, and the physios have come onto the field. He looks a little dazed, but there's no visible external damage. He's holding his jaw as he walks off the field, to an enthusiastic ovation from the crowd. That was 135.3kph, significantly quicker than the rest of this over.. 347/2
New Zealand 1st Innings 
lbw b Rahat Ali10322230813046.39
c Younis Khan b Zulfiqar Babar1845742040.00
b Rahat Ali3490075.00
c Asad Shafiq b Zulfiqar Babar0620000.00
b Rahat Ali4870838068.57
st †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Mohammad Hafeez1130401036.66
lbw b Zulfiqar Babar42961554043.75
run out (Rahat Ali/†Sarfaraz Ahmed/Yasir Shah)1560020.00
c †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Rahat Ali057000.00
b Yasir Shah2546565054.34
not out 00500-
Extras(lb 7, nb 4)11
TOTAL87.3 Ov (RR: 2.99, 380 Mins)262
Fall of wickets: 1-33 (Brendon McCullum, 17.2 ov), 2-38 (Kane Williamson, 18.3 ov), 3-47 (Ross Taylor, 21.2 ov), 4-130 (Corey Anderson, 42.6 ov), 5-150 (James Neesham, 51.5 ov), 6-215 (Tom Latham, 72.4 ov), 7-219 (Mark Craig, 73.5 ov), 8-219 (Tim Southee, 74.5 ov), 9-262 (Ish Sodhi, 86.6 ov), 10-262 (BJ Watling, 87.3 ov)
18.3 to KS Williamson, bowled him! What a way to go! It's a blockhole delivery outside the line, and he jams his bat down on it, and it bounced back towards the stumps. Williamson looked to swat it away with his bat but couldn't get there before the ball had hit the base of middle stump. 38/2
42.6 to CJ Anderson, chopped it on! It was short outside off, and he went hard at it with an angled bat, and inside-edged it onto his stumps. Not wide enough to cut, poor shot. 130/4
72.4 to TWM Latham, given! Latham has reviewed, but it looked close. After two balls that left Latham, he bowls the inswinging yorker. It hits his front pad on the full, and his head falls over as he looks to work it leg side. Is it swerving too much and missing leg stump? It's clipping the outside of leg stump, quite low, and the umpire gave that out so his decision will stand. End of an excellent innings from Tom Latham. We'll be seeing a lot more of him in the future.. 215/6
74.5 to TG Southee, this time he gets him. It's a similar delivery, a little closer to off, and Southee goes after it with no footwork. The line of the ball made it easier for Sarfraz, didn't have to dive this time and it came to him at waist height. 219/8
17.2 to BB McCullum, got him! Turns it away sharply and gets it to straighten outside off, and McCullum pushes at it with hard hands, goes low to Younis at slip and McCullum is standing his ground. They're checking whether Younis took the catch cleanly. It looks like it carried, and he took it very well, with both hands under the ball. 33/1
21.2 to LRPL Taylor, gone! Angled in from wide of the crease and Taylor defended with hard hands. It turned away and he got a thick edge that Shafiq did very well to catch, diving to his left from gully. Taylor's bat came down curtain-rail style. 47/3
87.3 to BJ Watling, given! goes for the sweep from outside off, and the ball slides on and hits him on the back thigh. Loud appeal, and the umpire didn't take long to give him out. Watling's reviewed, but he looks dead and buried here. hit him in front of the inside of off stump and is hitting the inside of leg stump. Up goes the umpire's finger once more.. 262/10
51.5 to JDS Neesham, gone! That was unwise from Neesham. Charged down the track and went for the big hit over the top. It went with the angle, beat his inside edge, and Sarfraz completes an easy stumping. 150/5
86.6 to IS Sodhi, makes the same mistake twice in a row and Yasir gets his man. Again he went on the back foot, playing the trajectory rather than the length, and it's the googly this time, not too much turn but he still cramped him and he chopped it onto his stumps, looking to cut. 262/9
Pakistan 2nd Innings 
not out 10113017212277.69
lbw b Sodhi2347830048.93
lbw b Sodhi2845712062.22
not out 1314181092.85
Extras(b 6, lb 2, w 2)10
TOTAL39.2 Ov (RR: 4.44, 172 Mins)175/2d
Fall of wickets: 1-69 (Azhar Ali, 18.4 ov), 2-139 (Younis Khan, 34.2 ov)
18.4 to Azhar Ali, given! Azhar goes for the sweep, wasn't full enough for it. It straightened from off stump and hit him on the front pad. Umpire immediately gave it out, and Azhar didn't review. 69/1
34.2 to Younis Khan, goes for the sweep again, straightens from off stump and hits him on the front pad. Very similar to the Azhar Ali dismissal, and the umpire gives it out. Younis reviews. He's a long way forward, and the ball turned a touch more than the Azhar dismissal. That one was hitting in line and hitting a big chunk of off stump. This one, it's umpire's call on both counts, and only clipping the outside of off stump, but the result is the same and the batsman has to walk back.. 139/2
New Zealand 2nd Innings (T: 480 runs)
c Yasir Shah b Zulfiqar Babar2035623057.14
lbw b Yasir Shah3949717079.59
st †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Mohammad Hafeez2345713051.11
lbw b Yasir Shah81081080.00
lbw b Imran Khan2348761047.91
c †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Rahat Ali024000.00
b Rahat Ali012000.00
b Yasir Shah2870963040.00
b Zulfiqar Babar518241027.77
lbw b Imran Khan631021197161.76
not out 1943633044.18
Extras(b 1, lb 2)3
TOTAL70.3 Ov (RR: 3.27, 299 Mins)231
Fall of wickets: 1-57 (Tom Latham, 13.1 ov), 2-61 (Brendon McCullum, 14.5 ov), 3-69 (Ross Taylor, 16.4 ov), 4-111 (Kane Williamson, 29.5 ov), 5-112 (James Neesham, 30.2 ov), 6-112 (BJ Watling, 30.3 ov), 7-121 (Corey Anderson, 34.1 ov), 8-138 (Tim Southee, 39.1 ov), 9-177 (Mark Craig, 55.2 ov), 10-231 (Ish Sodhi, 70.3 ov)
30.2 to JDS Neesham, gone! Came haflway forward to a length ball outside off and poked at it away from his body as it moved away late off the pitch, after shaping in in the air. Got a thin edge through to Sarfraz. 112/5
30.3 to BJ Watling, bowled him! It was sliding down the leg side and he looked to clip it away into the leg side. Didn't connect with the bat but it hit the underside of his bulging thigh pad and deflected onto the stumps. 112/6
34.1 to CJ Anderson, and he strikes first ball! That was angled across the left-hander and he shouldered arms, only to see it swing back in and strike his back pad in front of middle and off. Given out immediately, but Hawkeye says it was pitching marginally outside leg stump. 121/7
70.3 to IS Sodhi, Imran might just have done it! It's full, and he's struck on the pad as he's halfway forward. Given out and New Zealand have reviewed. It struck him below the knee roll in front of middle stump. Is the angle taking it down the leg side? Big angle in, but it's clipping leg stump according to Hawkeye. The decision stands, and Pakistan have won a massive win.. 231/10
13.1 to TWM Latham, taken! Latham shapes to sweep out of the rough and picks the wrong length for it. It's shorter than he would like and he ends up having to sweep from waist height. Gets a top edge and Yasir Shah runs in from deep backward square leg to take an excellent catch diving forward. 57/1
39.1 to TG Southee, bowled him. That was angled in towards off and Southee looked to play it with the angle towards midwicket. It turned away past the closed bat-face and hit the top of middle and off.. 138/8
14.5 to BB McCullum, that is gone, and McCullum walked before the umpire raised his finger. It was the googly, and it kept low and struck him on the front pad in front of middle stump as he went back and tried to hurriedly work it across the line. Superb bowling from Yasir. 61/2
16.4 to LRPL Taylor, given! And that looked pretty plumb. Taylor consults with Williamson, decides against reviewing. He was halfway forward to defend and the ball went with the angle and hit him on the front pad, in front of middle stump. No doubt about that.. 69/3
55.2 to MD Craig, bowled him! Yasir loops the ball into the left-hander from round the wicket, pitching outside off and spinning though the gap between Craig's forward push and his pad to hit the stumps. Pakistan have not had to wait long at all today. 177/9
29.5 to KS Williamson, got him, and that was a lovely delivery! He came down the track and Hafeez floated it across him. He looked to defend, playing for the spin, and it carried on with the angle past his outside edge and Sarfraz was left with the easiest of stumpings to make, with Williamson stranded halfway down the pitch. 111/4
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Sun, 09 Nov - day 1 - Pakistan 1st innings 269/1 (Ahmed Shehzad 126*, Azhar Ali 46*, 90 ov)
Mon, 10 Nov - day 2 - New Zealand 1st innings 15/0 (Tom Latham 5*, Brendon McCullum 9*, 7 ov)
Tue, 11 Nov - day 3 - Pakistan 2nd innings 15/0 (Mohammad Hafeez 5*, Azhar Ali 9*, 6 ov)
Wed, 12 Nov - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 174/8 (Mark Craig 27*, Ish Sodhi 27*, 54 ov)
Thu, 13 Nov - day 5 - New Zealand 2nd innings 231 (70.3 ov) - end of match
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Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • New Zealand: 200 runs in 60.3 overs (363 balls), Extras 2
  • IS Sodhi: 50 off 77 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • 10th Wicket: 50 runs in 74 balls (IS Sodhi 32, TA Boult 19, Ex 1)
  • Drinks: New Zealand - 231/9 in 70.0 overs (IS Sodhi 63, TA Boult 19)
  • Over 70.3: Review by New Zealand (Batting), Umpire - RJ Tucker, Batsman - IS Sodhi (Struck down)
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
TossPakistan, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series resultPakistan led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2144
Hours of play (local time)10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days9,10,11,12,13 November 2014 - day (5-day match)
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