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New Zealand vs Pakistan, 2nd Test at Dubai, Nov 17 2014, New Zealand tour of United Arab Emirates

2nd Test, Dubai (DSC), November 17 - 21, 2014, New Zealand tour of United Arab Emirates
403 & 250/9d
(T:261) 393 & 196/5

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
23 & 104
New Zealand 1st Innings
Pakistan 1st Innings
New Zealand 2nd Innings
Pakistan 2nd Innings
Match Flow
New Zealand 1st Innings 
c †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Rahat Ali13726939411150.92
c Shan Masood b Ehsan Adil43691044262.31
b Zulfiqar Babar32861261037.20
c Shan Masood b Yasir Shah23711043032.39
c Azhar Ali b Ehsan Adil942511021.42
c Misbah-ul-Haq b Yasir Shah1754732031.48
c sub (Haris Sohail) b Azhar Ali391201933032.50
lbw b Zulfiqar Babar431101315039.09
b Zulfiqar Babar1734531150.00
not out 3263710150.79
c Rahat Ali b Zulfiqar Babar218210011.11
Extras(lb 9)9
TOTAL156 Ov (RR: 2.58)403
Fall of wickets: 1-77 (Brendon McCullum, 24.1 ov), 2-153 (Kane Williamson, 54.3 ov), 3-226 (Ross Taylor, 77.3 ov), 4-245 (Corey Anderson, 88.4 ov), 5-245 (Tom Latham, 89.5 ov), 6-278 (James Neesham, 105.2 ov), 7-346 (BJ Watling, 136.3 ov), 8-348 (Mark Craig, 137.2 ov), 9-387 (Tim Southee, 149.4 ov), 10-403 (Trent Boult, 155.6 ov)
89.5 to TWM Latham, what a ball! Latham has to go. The Zen bubble is broken as he plays a very very loose shot! Superb lines from Rahat as well. It was full and on the off stump line, Latham looks to drive without coming forward, then there is the slight away movement which takes the edge. Pakistan are doing all the right things now. 245/5
24.1 to BB McCullum, Baz has holed out, so much hardwork for nearly two hours and he has given it away! It was a short delivery on the stumps, Baz pulled it with power but it went straight to Shan Masood at deep midwicket a few yards inside the boundary, he didn't have to move much. 77/1
88.4 to CJ Anderson, gone! Pakistan have an early opening! That was such a loose shot to play early in the day. It was a full-ish delivery outside off and Anderson plays an on-the-up drive, not really pressing forward, so ends up scooping it straight to the cover fielder. That was a give away, a freebie. 245/4
54.3 to KS Williamson, bowled, what a beauty, that's gone through KW's defence! Babar flighted the delivery on leg stump on length, KW leaned forward to defend and covered the middle and leg line, mostly leg, and the ball turned to move away from him and struck the off stump. 153/2
137.2 to MD Craig, and here is another one, Craig has missed the pull to this short ball and umpire Reiffel raises the fingers right away, New Zealand are reviewing, hit in front of middle, just above the pad on the front leg, which was bent, that is hitting leg close to the top, says ball tracker, and Craig is gone too. 348/8
149.4 to TG Southee, there is not going to be a fifty of sixes! Southee goes for the big slog sweep, exposes all the stumps, misses it completely and loses his middle stump. So much for finding this link. 387/9
155.6 to TA Boult, Rahat bring relief (Thanks Nick)!! Boult wants to send this to the stands and gets under it nicely, but he gets too much height on it and Rahat gobbles it up at long on. 403/10
77.3 to LRPL Taylor, finally taken at silly point, that too after juggling! Taylor pushed tentatively at the turning ball just outside off, edge went to Shan Masood's left hand, but the ball popped out and went to his right hand which did the work. Again a wicket falls in the last half hour of the session. 226/3
105.2 to JDS Neesham, the partnership is broken! Neesham would be distraught. He was itching to take a single since the last over..this time he steps out, wants to drive it through the on side but is not to the pitch of the delivery, ends up chipping it tamely to Misbah at midwicket. Misbah is all smiles.. He is really really happy with that result. 278/6
136.3 to BJ Watling, the part-timer has broken through, Watling cannot keep this cut down, and backward point takes a simple, low catch, it was widish but there was plenty of bounce for Azhar. 346/7
Pakistan 1st Innings 
b Sodhi1348520027.08
st †Watling b Craig1642632038.09
b Sodhi752253226133.33
c Craig b Neesham721601957245.00
c Taylor b Boult2855742150.90
c Taylor b Southee44731006160.27
c & b McCullum11219521516057.43
c †Watling b Southee220170010.00
lbw b Southee066000.00
c †Watling b Boult510261050.00
not out 16491053032.65
Extras(b 7, lb 2, nb 1)10
TOTAL147 Ov (RR: 2.67)393
Fall of wickets: 1-28 (Shan Masood, 14.4 ov), 2-32 (Taufeeq Umar, 17.1 ov), 3-145 (Younis Khan, 64.3 ov), 4-195 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 84.4 ov), 5-220 (Azhar Ali, 92.6 ov), 6-279 (Asad Shafiq, 107.4 ov), 7-285 (Yasir Shah, 111.6 ov), 8-287 (Ehsan Adil, 113.3 ov), 9-312 (Zulfiqar Babar, 118.6 ov), 10-393 (Sarfaraz Ahmed, 146.6 ov)
84.4 to Misbah-ul-Haq, he is gone! It's beautifully bowled. The last few deliveries has swerved in but this one keeps going away with the angle. Misbah hangs his bat at that and gets a healthy edge to Taylor at first slip.. 195/4
118.6 to Zulfiqar Babar, they have got the ninth! He stays in the crease and looks to poke at a length delivery, gets a loud nick to the keeper. 312/9
107.4 to Asad Shafiq, he is gone! What a waste! New Zealand have a late wicket. He survived a chance earlier but this time there is no reprieve. It was a length delivery outside off and Asad pushed at it away from the body only to edge it to Taylor at first slip. He falls six short of a fifty. 279/6
111.6 to Yasir Shah, Early strike for New Zealand. That's the end of Yasir! He was meaning to leave that delivery but waited too late to pull his bat in, the ball slides off the face of the bat straight to the keeper. 285/7
113.3 to Ehsan Adil, that's it! no chance for Adil there. He stays back to a straight delivery that comes in a touch, just enough to beat the inside edge. That would have hit the top of middle. 287/8
17.1 to Taufeeq Umar, they have got another one! This one looked like a nick first, then BJ whipped off the bails. The leg umpire wants to check for the replay. Another good delivery, it comes in and then zips past the outside edge. Taufeeq has stretched out too far and his back foot seems to be on the line. That is out. New Zealand have removed the openers. 32/2
14.4 to Shan Masood, Sodhi strikes with a ripper, tossed up outside off, Masood gets a big stride forward again, but it hits the rough and zips back a long way, slips through the gate and hits middle stump, the perfect delivery. 28/1
92.6 to Azhar Ali, Sodhi's struck, and Azhar's vigil is finally over, this straightened on leg stump and bounced and hurried on a bit quicker, off Azhar's pad and on to the stumps, he tried to play off the back foot but it came on before he could bring bat down. 220/5
64.3 to Younis Khan, he falls before a century! And that to a rank poor delivery! Younis could have hit it anywhere - it was short and wide and guess what, he crashes it into the hands of the cover fielder. Neesham can't believe his luck. 145/3
146.6 to Sarfaraz Ahmed, Baz has his first Test wicket and a big win! Sarfraz wanted to slap this length delivery down the ground but doesn't get hold of that, flat-bats it straight back at the bowler. 393/10
New Zealand 2nd Innings 
c Asad Shafiq b Yasir Shah935531025.71
lbw b Zulfiqar Babar4562946072.58
c Taufeeq Umar b Zulfiqar Babar1126311042.30
st †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Yasir Shah10413320512078.19
b Yasir Shah047000.00
b Zulfiqar Babar1126550042.30
c Asad Shafiq b Yasir Shah1143562025.58
c Rahat Ali b Yasir Shah3453733164.15
c Azhar Ali b Zulfiqar Babar2051303400.00
not out 22900100.00
Extras(lb 3)3
TOTAL64.5 Ov (RR: 3.85, 298 Mins)250/9d
Did not bat:
Fall of wickets: 1-42 (Tom Latham, 10.6 ov), 2-63 (Kane Williamson, 19.6 ov), 3-78 (Brendon McCullum, 21.3 ov), 4-79 (Corey Anderson, 22.4 ov), 5-125 (James Neesham, 34.3 ov), 6-166 (BJ Watling, 47.6 ov), 7-226 (Mark Craig, 63.2 ov), 8-228 (Ross Taylor, 63.4 ov), 9-250 (Tim Southee, 64.5 ov)
19.6 to KS Williamson, gone! There is not a smidgen of doubt on this one.. Full and flighted delivery, draws the batsman into a drive but he fails to keep it down, smartly taken by the fielder at cover. Big wicket for Pakistan. It clipped the fingers of Azhar Ali at silly point too. 63/2
21.3 to BB McCullum, appeal for lbw as the batsman is hit on the front pad! Baz plays outside the line. Paul Reiffel says it's not out but Pakistan want a review. Baz was stretching forward but that doesn't matter these days.. It looks a pretty good shout. The impact is on off and this is hitting middle and leg. Baz is a gonner. 78/3
34.3 to JDS Neesham, another one bites the dust! Babar does to Neesham what Yasir did to Anderson. This pitches outside off and turns in sharply from the rough, beating the bat and pad to crash into the stumps. Cracker again. 125/5
64.5 to TG Southee, caught at deep cover! New Zealand have declared. He comes down, throws his bat at this wide delivery but slices it to the off side. Southee heads back, he has to be back quickly. 250/9
10.6 to TWM Latham, caught at leg gully by Shafiq but Latham asks for a review immediately. Latham went for the paddle, it bounced a touch extra and definitely deflects off the forearm.. Shafiq dives to his left and takes a good catch. But has he got a glove along the way? It looks like it's just missed the glove.. but it's hard to tell. They are looking at different angles but this is hard to tell. Not out for me, but only by a whisker. Not enough evidence to change the decision is the conclusion.. Latham has to go..Unlucky in my book, but I am not the umpire. 42/1
22.4 to CJ Anderson, superb delivery! Corey hasn't got a clue. This had turned a mile. It pitched wide outside off, the batsman went forward for defending it, but this takes a left turn and sneaks between the gap to strike the off stump. A repeat of Shan Masood's dismissal. Cracking delivery. 79/4
47.6 to BJ Watling, that's it! Late wicket! Killer delivery from Yasir. This kicks up from a length and surprises BJ.. Hits the glove and it's pouched by a forward diving second slip. The keeper would have taken that chest high. It was unplayable.. 166/6
63.2 to MD Craig, he holes out at long-on! Craig comes down the pitch and looks to hammer it down the ground but gets it off the toe of the bat. Useful 60-run stand comes to an end. 226/7
63.4 to LRPL Taylor, is that out? Yasir Yasir, it's gone. Tossed up, pitches on off and zips past the beat the outside edge. Taylor was falling off balance and had stretched too far forward. 228/8
Pakistan 2nd Innings (T: 261 runs)
lbw b Boult40951171242.10
c †Watling b Southee4691066.66
c Neesham b Craig2474953032.43
c Taylor b Craig44841172352.38
c †Watling b Boult0510000.00
not out 411161346035.34
not out 24234030104.34
Extras(b 15, lb 2, nb 1, w 1)19
TOTAL67 Ov (RR: 2.92, 261 Mins)196/5
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Taufeeq Umar, 1.6 ov), 2-70 (Azhar Ali, 27.3 ov), 3-73 (Shan Masood, 29.6 ov), 4-75 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 31.5 ov), 5-149 (Younis Khan, 55.3 ov)
29.6 to Shan Masood, another wicket! Fiery yorker from Boult, that has hit the batsman right in front. He was shuffling across and looking to flick but there was some inswing that is enough to beat the bat. Masood asks for a review. But it looks like a very good shout. Hitting or clipping leg, which would mean he will have to go. The batsman was hit on the back heel, not a long distance to go before the stumps. That ball definitely reversed in. Long wait as the umpires want to check for the inside edge too. No bat.. the ball is hitting the leg stump. 73/3
31.5 to Misbah-ul-Haq, another one! Superb delivery. Reverse swing is doing the magic here.. It comes in with the angle, then straightens to open Misbah up.. Takes the feather to the keeper. Not much Misbah could have done there. The angle was such that he had to play at that. 75/4
1.6 to Taufeeq Umar, immediate impact! Taufeeq stays rooted to the crease and hangs his bat at this angled delivery, it takes a feather and simple catch for keeper. 8/1
27.3 to Azhar Ali, oh no! Azhar Ali has whacked this low full toss straight into the hands of Neesham at cover. He is distraught after playing that shot! Could have hit it anywhere. What a blow, out of nowhere. 70/2
55.3 to Younis Khan, late twist! Younis departs. He stepped out looking for the big hit.. but does that too early. Craig pushes it wide outside off, get it to turn and bounce. YK tries to adjust and looks to fend it off, but this gets big on him and flies to first slip off the glove.. 149/5
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Mon, 17 Nov - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 243/3 (Tom Latham 137*, Corey Anderson 7*, 87 ov)
Tue, 18 Nov - day 2 - Pakistan 1st innings 34/2 (Azhar Ali 4*, Younis Khan 1*, 19 ov)
Wed, 19 Nov - day 3 - Pakistan 1st innings 281/6 (Sarfaraz Ahmed 28*, Yasir Shah 1*, 109 ov)
Thu, 20 Nov - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 167/6 (Ross Taylor 77*, Mark Craig 0*, 48.2 ov)
Fri, 21 Nov - day 5 - Pakistan 2nd innings 196/5 (67 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Over 52.1: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Umpire - REJ Martinesz, Batsman - LRPL Taylor (Struck down)
  • New Zealand: 200 runs in 57.4 overs (346 balls), Extras 3
  • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 75 balls (LRPL Taylor 22, MD Craig 28, Ex 0)
  • LRPL Taylor: 100 off 129 balls (12 x 4)
  • Drinks: New Zealand - 226/7 in 63.2 overs (LRPL Taylor 102)
  • New Zealand: 250 runs in 64.4 overs (388 balls), Extras 3
  • Innings Break: New Zealand - 250/9 in 64.5 overs (IS Sodhi 2)
  • Pakistan 2nd innings
  • Lunch: Pakistan - 32/1 in 14.0 overs (Shan Masood 11, Azhar Ali 13)
  • Pakistan: 50 runs in 20.6 overs (126 balls), Extras 4
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 118 balls (Shan Masood 23, Azhar Ali 24, Ex 4)
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 73/3 in 30.0 overs (Younis Khan 1)
  • Over 29.6: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batsman - Shan Masood (Struck down)
  • Pakistan: 100 runs in 41.4 overs (250 balls), Extras 5
  • Tea: Pakistan - 114/4 in 44.0 overs (Younis Khan 30, Asad Shafiq 11)
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 112 balls (Younis Khan 36, Asad Shafiq 14, Ex 2)
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 149/5 in 57.0 overs (Asad Shafiq 23, Sarfraz Ahmed 0)
  • Pakistan: 150 runs in 57.1 overs (343 balls), Extras 14
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
TossNew Zealand, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series resultPakistan led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2146
Hours of play (local time)10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00; Friday: 10am start, Lunch 12.30-13.30, Tea 15.30-15.50, Close 17.20
Match days17,18,19,20,21 November 2014 - day (5-day match)
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