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Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd Test at Sharjah, , Nov 26 2014 - Full Scorecard

3rd Test, Sharjah, November 26 - 30, 2014, New Zealand tour of United Arab Emirates
351 & 259

New Zealand won by an innings and 80 runs

Player Of The Match
7/94, 65 & 3/109
Player Of The Series
418 runs • 4 wkts
Pakistan 1st Innings
New Zealand 1st Innings
Pakistan 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Pakistan 1st Innings 
c Boult b Sodhi19731643425362.34
b Craig1257711021.05
c Taylor b Craig391021134138.23
lbw b Vettori513200038.46
c †Watling b Southee381201735131.66
c Sodhi b Craig1139591028.20
c †Watling b Craig1524341062.50
c Taylor b Craig2565574038.46
c Latham b Craig048000.00
c Taylor b Craig01314000.00
not out 024000.00
Extras(lb 4, nb 1, w 4)9
TOTAL125.4 Ov (RR: 2.79)351
Fall of wickets: 1-44 (Shan Masood, 16.5 ov), 2-131 (Azhar Ali, 45.2 ov), 3-160 (Younis Khan, 50.2 ov), 4-285 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 93.5 ov), 5-311 (Mohammad Hafeez, 106.5 ov), 6-313 (Asad Shafiq, 107.6 ov), 7-336 (Sarfaraz Ahmed, 117.4 ov), 8-336 (Mohammad Talha, 119.2 ov), 9-346 (Rahat Ali, 123.6 ov), 10-351 (Yasir Shah, 125.4 ov)
93.5 to Misbah-ul-Haq, Misbah has gone reaching for a wide one and nicked it to the keeper, who dives to his right to complete the catch, no celebration at all from the New Zealanders, Southee completes his followthrough and walks towards the keeper, McCullum trots across too. 285/4
50.2 to Younis Khan, Younis has been given leg before, and he is reviewing, Vettori tossed it up on middle, Younis stayed back and looked to defend, the ball drifted and carried in with the angle, brushed the left pad before hitting the right one, it has missed the inside edge of the bat, ball tracker says that is hitting middle and leg, and umpire Reiffel raises his finger again, what a strike on Test comeback for Vettori. 160/3
16.5 to Shan Masood, and Craig breaks through, Masood had been playing spin from the crease, now he decides to comes forward, pushes tentatively, leaving a big gap between bat and pad, and Craig sneaks this length ball through the gate to rattle his stumps. 44/1
45.2 to Azhar Ali, where did that come from! Nothing delivery actually, one that he would have left surely but then he pokes at this wide one and could only edge to slip. He is visibly disappointed. A waste of a good start. 131/2
107.6 to Asad Shafiq, another one down, Shafiq has bent for the sweep and hit it straight to backward square leg. 313/6
117.4 to Sarfaraz Ahmed, Sarfraz now, Watling throws up the ball immediately after taking it, Sarfraz was pushing forward to an offbreak tossed up outside off, it drifted further away and Sarfraz got a clear edge as he reached out, he turned to walk immediately, looking back at the umpire for confirmation. 336/7
119.2 to Mohammad Talha, Craig has his maiden Test five-for, Talha has picked up this flighted ball outside off and swung it straight to long on, Craig gets some handshakes and pats from his team-mates. 336/8
123.6 to Rahat Ali, he has guided this straight to slip to give Craig his sixth wicket, and Ross Taylor his 100th Test catch, tossed up full, slanted across, Rahat reaches from the crease and pushes at it with an open face. 346/9
125.4 to Yasir Shah, Taylor has more catching practice at slip, and that is a seventh for Craig, very full outside off, Yasir tried to run it to third man and found Taylor in the way. 351/10
106.5 to Mohammad Hafeez, Hafeez has fallen three short of the double hundred, he's played the pull so well through his innings, this is a half tracker, but he's top edged the pull, and it has swirled to the man at deep forward square leg, some of the New Zealand players pat Hafeez as he walks back. 311/5
New Zealand 1st Innings 
c †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Rahat Ali1332442040.62
b Yasir Shah2021882792111107.44
c Younis Khan b Rahat Ali19224439923178.68
c Younis Khan b Yasir Shah501141373243.85
c Yasir Shah b Rahat Ali5057687287.71
lbw b Rahat Ali15153230100.00
lbw b Mohammad Hafeez822341036.36
c & b Mohammad Hafeez65851232376.47
c Mohammad Talha b Yasir Shah5061563281.96
c Younis Khan b Yasir Shah2243531151.16
not out 0411000.00
Extras(b 2, lb 7, nb 6, w 8)23
TOTAL143.1 Ov (RR: 4.81)690
Fall of wickets: 1-51 (Tom Latham, 8.4 ov), 2-348 (Brendon McCullum, 61.3 ov), 3-464 (Ross Taylor, 93.3 ov), 4-488 (Kane Williamson, 99.1 ov), 5-528 (Daniel Vettori, 105.6 ov), 6-537 (Corey Anderson, 107.3 ov), 7-546 (BJ Watling, 112.4 ov), 8-637 (Tim Southee, 129.6 ov), 9-682 (Mark Craig, 140.6 ov), 10-690 (Ish Sodhi, 143.1 ov)
8.4 to TWM Latham, that is a fantastic catch from Sarfraz, he has had to run so much for this, Pakistan have kept trying the bouncer, Latham tries to go after this one, he has to fetch it from outside off, and it has climbed a lot, he ends up top-edging it, it flies behind square leg, Sarfraz charges after it, and tumbles to pouch it low, super take. 51/1
99.1 to KS Williamson, and he's got him first ball! It's a regular sort of ball, length ball, angled across, and Williamson for some reason poked at it, away from his body, and the ball took his edge, high up on the bat, through to Younis, who takes a good catch tumbling to his left at slip. 488/4
105.6 to DL Vettori, big shout for lbw, given! That was another one swinging into the left-hander, very full. Vettori's head falls away, and he's hit on the pad before he can bring his bat down to work it into the leg side. He was caught on the crease, and Vettori doesn't bother reviewing. Impact on middle, hitting a big chunk of leg, according to Hawkeye. 528/5
107.3 to CJ Anderson, got him! Goes for the big heave over the leg side, doesn't quite hit the meatiest part of the bat, and Yasir comes in from deep midwicket and takes a good catch tumbling forward. 537/6
61.3 to BB McCullum, bowled him! Looks to sweep him fine and misses, it turns from outside leg and crashes into leg stump. All the Pakistan players shake McCullum's hand as he walks off the field. Standing ovation from the small crowd at the ground. 348/2
93.3 to LRPL Taylor, and now he's definitely out. Made room to cut, and that turned away from off stump and bounced a touch extra. Played it with an open-ish face, and ended up slicing it into Younis Khan's hands at slip. Took a good low catch. 464/3
129.6 to TG Southee, looks to slog it over the leg side, there's a lot of turn out of the rough, and he miscues it high in the air. This time it's Talha under it after coming in off the long-on rope, and he takes it very comfortably. 637/8
143.1 to IS Sodhi, simple catch to slip ends the innings, the lead sits at a whopping 339. This was tossed up into the rough and Sodhi took it on with a sweep. Wrong shot, with the ball bouncing just a bit more to take his glove, perhaps even back of the bat, to loop over to first slip. 690/10
112.4 to BJ Watling, given! Watling has reviewed here. He went for the pull and missed, the ball hit him fairly high up, it seemed, right in the groin area. He was in a bit of a crouch as he swivelled through his shot, so I'm not sure if that was all that high. What does Hawkeye say? Hawkeye says hitting, three-fourths of the way up. Good decision from Rod Tucker first up, and the review's only confirmed that.. 546/7
140.6 to MD Craig, soft dismissal, and Craig knows it. Sodhi too as he runs down for a pat on the back. It was tossed up on middle, Craig perhaps was eyeing mid-on and seems to have gone at the ball a bit too early. Pops up a simple return catch. 682/9
Pakistan 2nd Innings 
c & b Craig2441635058.53
c Southee b Boult45111080.00
b Boult616191037.50
lbw b Boult018000.00
c †Watling b Craig1257761021.05
c Craig b Boult13714818318692.56
c Taylor b Sodhi3739486094.87
lbw b Sodhi104311250.00
lbw b Vettori1927243170.37
c McCullum b Craig642561014.28
not out 024000.00
Extras(lb 2, nb 1, w 1)4
TOTAL63.3 Ov (RR: 4.07)259
Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Shan Masood, 2.2 ov), 2-20 (Azhar Ali, 6.6 ov), 3-24 (Younis Khan, 8.1 ov), 4-36 (Mohammad Hafeez, 13.6 ov), 5-63 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 27.3 ov), 6-136 (Sarfaraz Ahmed, 40.2 ov), 7-146 (Yasir Shah, 40.6 ov), 8-180 (Mohammad Talha, 48.5 ov), 9-258 (Asad Shafiq, 62.2 ov), 10-259 (Rahat Ali, 63.3 ov)
2.2 to Shan Masood, edged and taken, and Southee was at third slip! Masood was caught in the crease and pushed his bat at a back of a length ball that straightened. A very healthy nick resulted and Boult's new ball partner displayed some sharp skills moving to his right. 13/1
6.6 to Azhar Ali, moves around the wicket, slants a good length ball in and relishes that Azhar does absolutely nothing to stop it from pegging off stump back. This new ball keeps talking in the hands of these two spectacular swing bowlers, but some of the blame has to be on Azhar for his lack of judgment there. 20/2
8.1 to Younis Khan, he's gone first ball! Younis is in disbelief though, and opts for a review. But he won't be pleased with the result. It was a top-class inswinger from Boult, pitched full and skidding into Younis to make him play all across the line, and he was falling over as well. Rare to see him losing balance like that. Hawk-Eye says impact was umpire's call, and it would have clipped leg. So the umpire's decision stands. 24/3
62.2 to Asad Shafiq, taken in the deep! Boult has his 99th Test wicket, and the NZ players go up to the departing Shafiq to congratulate him. It was a short ball that didn't allow him the room to swing his arms. Hits it on the splice and it soars up, Craig does well running in from the midwicket boundary and pouching that. 258/9
13.6 to Mohammad Hafeez, took a while to realise, but Hafeez has chipped back at the bowler! It was a tossed up delivery on off stump and the batsman was looking to whip it away, ends up spooning a simple catch to Craig, who had done the same when he had faced Hafeez earlier. 36/4
27.3 to Misbah-ul-Haq, flighted outside off, Misbah looks to defend off the front foot, umpire says that is caught behind, Misbah reviews immediately, it takes plenty of replays but the bottom glove seems to have been brushed by the ball, then onto the pad and the ball pops up for a keeper catch, great call that from umpire Reiffel. 63/5
63.3 to Rahat Ali, catch it, it's gone straight up and Brendon McCullum takes the catch that ends this Test and gives Mark Craig a 10 wickets for the match. Rahat goes for a low-percentage slog-sweep and gets a top edge and offers a simple catch. 259/10
48.5 to Mohammad Talha, huge appeal, and it's been given! It was the slider from Vettori, the batsman had not picked it as he was stretching forward to block down the wrong line. Off stump and middle were visible while he was doing so though. Not quite sure if that would have hit leg, really. 180/8
40.2 to Sarfaraz Ahmed, brilliant catch from Taylor! Sarfraz had thought it was an overpitched delivery outside off, but not quite. It pitches, then turns to claim the outside edge and flies to first slip. 136/6
40.6 to Yasir Shah, it straightens from leg stump and Sodhi has trapped Yasir in front. The batsman was playing quite a bit outside the line, for the big legspinner. Pakistan do not have a review, and Yasir seems to be quite unimpressed by that and drags himself off. 146/7
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Wed, 26 Nov - day 1 - Pakistan 1st innings 281/3 (Mohammad Hafeez 178*, Misbah-ul-Haq 38*, 90 ov)
Thu, 27 Nov - day 2 - no play
Fri, 28 Nov - day 3 - New Zealand 1st innings 249/1 (Brendon McCullum 153*, Kane Williamson 76*, 45 ov)
Sat, 29 Nov - day 4 - New Zealand 1st innings 637/8 (Mark Craig 34*, 130 ov)
Sun, 30 Nov - day 5 - Pakistan 2nd innings 259 (63.3 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
  • New Zealand: 650 runs in 135.1 overs (817 balls), Extras 23
  • MD Craig: 50 off 71 balls (2 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Over 142.2: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Umpire - RJ Tucker, Batsman - IS Sodhi (Struck down)
  • Innings Break: New Zealand - 690/10 in 143.1 overs (TA Boult 0)
  • Pakistan 2nd innings
  • Over 0.6: Review by New Zealand (Bowling), Umpire - RJ Tucker, Batsman - Mohammad Hafeez (Struck down)
  • Over 8.1: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - RJ Tucker, Batsman - Younis Khan (Struck down)
  • Lunch: Pakistan - 30/3 in 12.0 overs (Mohammad Hafeez 18, Misbah-ul-Haq 1)
  • Pakistan: 50 runs in 21.2 overs (128 balls), Extras 1
  • Over 24.5: Review by New Zealand (Bowling), Umpire - RJ Tucker, Batsman - Misbah-ul-Haq (Struck down)
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 63/5 in 27.3 overs (Asad Shafiq 14)
  • Over 27.3: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batsman - Misbah-ul-Haq (Struck down)
  • Pakistan: 100 runs in 32.4 overs (196 balls), Extras 3
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 39 balls (Asad Shafiq 28, Sarfraz Ahmed 25, Ex 0)
  • Asad Shafiq: 50 off 78 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Tea: Pakistan - 147/7 in 42.0 overs (Asad Shafiq 51, Mohammad Talha 0)
  • Pakistan: 150 runs in 42.2 overs (254 balls), Extras 3
  • Pakistan: 200 runs in 51.5 overs (312 balls), Extras 4
  • Asad Shafiq: 100 off 123 balls (14 x 4, 3 x 6)
  • 9th Wicket: 50 runs in 51 balls (Asad Shafiq 45, Rahat Ali 5, Ex 1)
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 235/8 in 59.0 overs (Asad Shafiq 114, Rahat Ali 5)
  • Pakistan: 250 runs in 61.1 overs (368 balls), Extras 4
  • Pakistan: 250 runs in 61.2 overs (369 balls), Extras 4
Sharjah Cricket Stadium
TossPakistan, elected to bat first
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Series result3-match series drawn 1-1
Match numberTest no. 2147
Hours of play (local time)10am start, Lunch 12.30-13.30, Tea 15.30-15.50, Close 17.20
Match days26,27,28,29,30 November 2014 - day (5-day match)
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