2nd Test, Christchurch, January 03 - 06, 2021, Pakistan tour of New Zealand
297 & 186

New Zealand won by an innings and 176 runs

Player Of The Match
5/69, 30* & 6/48
Player Of The Series
388 runs • 1 wkt
Pakistan 1st Innings
New Zealand 1st Innings
Pakistan 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Pakistan 1st Innings 
lbw b Southee0813000.00
c Southee b Jamieson2553933047.16
c Taylor b Henry9317227112054.06
c Nicholls b Jamieson1460025.00
c †Watling b Jamieson28130025.00
c †Watling b Jamieson617110311085.91
c Taylor b Jamieson48881118054.54
c Jamieson b Southee3462856054.83
c Nicholls b Boult421460019.04
not out 0714000.00
c Latham b Boult1291030133.33
Extras(b 2, lb 9, w 6)17
TOTAL83.5 Ov (RR: 3.54, 385 Mins)297
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Shan Masood, 2.3 ov), 2-66 (Abid Ali, 19.6 ov), 3-70 (Haris Sohail, 21.2 ov), 4-83 (Fawad Alam, 23.6 ov), 5-171 (Mohammad Rizwan, 45.6 ov), 6-227 (Azhar Ali, 62.2 ov), 7-260 (Faheem Ashraf, 71.5 ov), 8-282 (Zafar Gohar, 80.4 ov), 9-285 (Shaheen Shah Afridi, 81.2 ov), 10-297 (Naseem Shah, 83.5 ov)
2.3 to Shan Masood, full, late swing, got him! Ripper from Southee. Yorker-length, Masood gets an absolute toe-crusher and is plumb. But Masood reviews nonetheless. Burns one as well, that was a very poor call to refer. Stone dead. No other way of describing that. Hawkeye shows that would've smashed the middle of the middle stump.. 4/1
80.4 to Zafar Gohar, taken at long leg! He's been sucked in by the short ball. For so long, he's been avoiding those. For so long, he's been playing to his strength, to his drives. But here he goes for the hook, gets a top edge and falls to a simple catch. 282/8
81.2 to Shaheen Shah Afridi, taken at gully! Boult finally has something to show for his day's work. Pitching the ball up on off stump. Getting late swing away from the left-hander. Afridi goes driving. Gets a thick outside edge and it's a sharp catch from Nicholls, moving to his right. 285/9
83.5 to Naseem Shah, taken at second slip! Back of a length and going across the right-hander. Shah pushes at the ball. Gets a thick outside edge and the rest is easy.. 297/10
19.6 to Abid Ali, taken at third slip! He has been terrifying to bat against. And now he has bragging rights to show for it. Extra bounce from good length. Balls straightening off the angle. Violent inswing. He has it all. And here, he just pitches it on that 4 to 5m mark on off stump, drawing Abid forward. Abid, who has not shied away from driving at those kinds of balls with hard hands, gets a thick edge that Southee claims with a reasonable amount of comfort. 66/2
21.2 to Haris Sohail, caught leaving the ball!! What a way to go!! Jamieson is one of the last bowlers you want to face when you're out of form. Especially on this kind of pitch. He goes full. He gets it to move away slightly. Haris is stuck in the crease. But he's also committed to the drive. Again. Finally, he realises it's trajectory is moving across him and so he can actually leave it. Only problem is he takes too much time with his decision and the ball runs off his open face and into the hands of gully. 70/3
23.6 to Fawad Alam, knocks him over! Literally! Fawad is on the floor! And now he's walking off! Absolutely unplayable! Vicious short ball. Almost gathers pace off the pitch. Fawad doesn't clock it. His hands are only just starting to move when the ball is coming up to his face. That puts him in self-preservation mode, a very human response to seeing a very hard red ball coming right at you. Tries to fend it away. Only gets a glove that balloons to the keeper. There is no way anyone is playing that. Especially when the ball doesn't go on with angle from over the wicket, but actually cuts into the left-hander, cramping him violently. 83/4
45.6 to Mohammad Rizwan, caught behind! Oh he is so very good. The lines he bowls. The number of deliveries that he makes the batsmen play. That's the key. Otherwise you can have all the extra bounce, generate all the seam movement and it'll all be for nothing. Here Jamieson targets off stump. Rizwan seems to be playing inside the line. Hopping in his crease. Pushing at the ball. Totally off balance. That's why he gets an outside edge to a ball that comes into him off the pitch. 171/5
71.5 to Faheem Ashraf, third five-wicket haul for Jamieson in Tests. The change of angle has done the trick. Ashraf goes for a drive, is late on the shot and ends up getting a thick edge through to the slips. They're just checking to see if it was a bump ball.. 260/7
62.2 to Azhar Ali, so there won't be a hundred for Azhar! Henry's persistence has paid off as Azhar is out nicking to first slip. Pushes at this away-going length ball, gets a healthy edge and Taylor does the rest.. 227/6
New Zealand 1st Innings 
c Haris Sohail b Shaheen Shah Afridi33711004046.47
lbw b Faheem Ashraf1654943029.62
c Shan Masood b Faheem Ashraf23836457328065.38
c Shan Masood b Mohammad Abbas1233421036.36
c Naseem Shah b Mohammad Abbas15729139818153.95
c Haris Sohail b Shaheen Shah Afridi718161038.88
not out 1021121468291.07
not out 30223522136.36
Extras(b 27, lb 8, nb 12, w 17)64
TOTAL158.5 Ov (RR: 4.14, 703 Mins)659/6d
Fall of wickets: 1-52 (Tom Blundell, 19.5 ov), 2-52 (Tom Latham, 20.4 ov), 3-71 (Ross Taylor, 29.6 ov), 4-440 (Henry Nicholls, 119.4 ov), 5-452 (BJ Watling, 123.6 ov), 6-585 (Kane Williamson, 150.4 ov)
20.4 to TWM Latham, taken on the rebound!. Second slip dropped it! First slip takes it! Pakistan have two in two! Only this team can pull off things like this. Afridi who has looked toothless with the new ball comes back and delivers a beauty. The exact kind of ball left-hander's hate. Angling into him, and then holding the line to take the edge. Latham pushes hard at it, which is why it goes to Masood at second slip, who is having a horrible match and it could have gotten worse as he shells the ball coming so quickly at him, but Sohail's freakish reflexes bail him out as he gets down low and grabs the rebound.. 52/2
123.6 to BJ Watling, taken at slip and Afridi exults! Gorgeous bowling from the big fast bowler. Makes use of every strength he has. Pace. Accuracy. The left-arm angle. It's pitched up. It's asking for the drive. Watling goes for it and only manages a thick edge through to Haris Sohail. 452/5
29.6 to LRPL Taylor, this is beautiful bowling and the rewards are there. Abbas kept plugging away, kept getting them to play, kept getting them to commit forward or back. Kept getting it to move both ways. This one leaves Taylor who has a jab at a length ball, nips away off the seam and lifts as well to take a healthy edge and an excellent take at second slip. Pakistan are chipping away.. 71/3
119.4 to HM Nicholls, catch taken, finally a breakthrough. Abbas can't believe his luck that a catch has been taken? Nicholls goes for a hook, gets a top-edge and Naseem doesn't need to move an inch as he takes this cleanly at fine leg. End of a fine knock, monumental partnership.. 440/4
19.5 to TA Blundell, huuuuuuge lbw shout but umpire Gaffaney is unmoved and so Pakistan go for the review. Lovely follow up delivery - full, but not drivable, which is just the worst for a batsman like Blundell who hates coming forward. And even though he's batting outside his crease, and he tries so hard to take lbw out of play by pushing his front foot across, the inward movement that Ashraf generates is so perfect that it pins him in line with the stumps and gets confirmation from ball-tracking it would then go on to crash into them. Beautiful stuff from the Pakistan allrounder.. 52/1
150.4 to KS Williamson, taken by deep third man and everyone rises as one to applaud Williamson. He walks off to handshakes from his opponents and the sound of glorious applause ringing around the ground. A sublime innings from potentially the greatest New Zealand batsman in history - or he will be by the time he's done - ends as he tries to ramp a bouncer outside off for six over third man. He goes "Awww," and his face falls immediately as he realises he hasn't got enough on it. Becomes a catch to Masood running in off the boundary and diving forward. 585/6
Pakistan 2nd Innings 
c Southee b Jamieson02526000.00
c sub (WA Young) b Jamieson26771263033.76
c †Watling b Boult329400010.34
c †Watling b Jamieson37981426037.75
c †Watling b Jamieson1545632033.33
c Taylor b Boult1644882036.36
b Jamieson1018212055.55
c †Watling b Jamieson2865823043.07
c Henry b Boult3764787057.81
c Taylor b Williamson726331026.92
not out 019000.00
Extras(b 1, nb 2, w 4)7
TOTAL81.4 Ov (RR: 2.27, 356 Mins)186
Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Shan Masood, 7.2 ov), 2-17 (Mohammad Abbas, 15.6 ov), 3-46 (Abid Ali, 29.2 ov), 4-79 (Haris Sohail, 43.5 ov), 5-88 (Azhar Ali, 47.2 ov), 6-98 (Mohammad Rizwan, 51.5 ov), 7-126 (Fawad Alam, 61.4 ov), 8-145 (Faheem Ashraf, 71.1 ov), 9-171 (Shaheen Shah Afridi, 79.5 ov), 10-186 (Zafar Gohar, 81.4 ov)
15.6 to Mohammad Abbas, worked him over, or has he? Abbas thinks he hasn't nicked it so uses the DRS This is angled across Abbas who plays for the inward movement, but the ball holds its line to take the thin edge through to Watling. Don't know why he reviewed. That's just wasting it. Not sure it was a smart decision. Abbas has to walk back. Pakistan lose a review . 17/2
61.4 to Fawad Alam, and there we go! Probe away outside off and you will get the wicket. No feet from Alam. Wafts his bat at a wide delivery. Gets a thick edge and Taylor at first slip takes a sharp catch moving to his right. Alam is going to be prone to searching for the odd ball wide outside off because of how his feet always gets squared up at the crease. 126/7
81.4 to Zafar Gohar, taken at long leg That's the game. That's 2-0. That's the No. 1 Test ranking for the first time in their Test history. Hagley Oval stands up to applaud a band of players who might be New Zealand's best ever. And a new kid has changed everything completely. For now he's not the focus. For now this ball is the focus. Length. Down leg. Slog. Straight up. Simple catch. And the crowd chants No. 1! Clap! Clap! Clap! No. 1! Clap! Clap! Clap!. 186/10
7.2 to Shan Masood, Masood's wretched series continues. Jamieson's also great summer continues. It's a good length ball. It's pitching on leg stump. So he has to play. But this is no ordinary bowler. He gets extra bounce. He gets it to move away. He snags the edge. And second slip does the rest. Masood walks off with a pair in this Test match.. 3/1
29.2 to Abid Ali, taken at point and it's a sensational grab too! Oooh, Abid! He looked like he wanted to be the man for Pakistan. But his own strength works against him here. He loves driving the ball. He sees one he can drive. He goes full-on after it. The only problems with that: the bat face opens on impact and he doesn't keep it down. Will Young is at point. A very close point. His reflexes need to be spot on. And they are as he dives to his right. Full length. And takes the catch one-handed. Pakistan have been droppin em left, right, centre and many other new direction that they might well have invented. Their opposition aren't returning the favour. Incredible work from the substitute. 46/3
43.5 to Haris Sohail, feels for the ball, gets the nick and Watling gleefully accepts. Such a disappointing shot from Haris and his poor tour is over. It's the bounce that does the trick. Haris is opened up completely as this one leaves him, pokes at that and it takes the edge.. 79/4
47.2 to Azhar Ali, the move has worked, Jamieson you beauty! Targets the ribs, this is furiously quick short ball, Azhar doesn't have enough time to get out of the way and simply gloves this through to Watling as he hops across to fend. What a ball, what a bowler.. 88/5
51.5 to Mohammad Rizwan, knocked him over! What a comeback. Five-for in the innings, 10-for in the match. It's the inswinger. From way outside off. This one wickedly comes back in after pitching, Rizwan was on the move as he looked to play down the ground again. Left a slight gap between bat and pad, enough for the ball to sneak through and crash into the stumps.. 98/6
71.1 to Faheem Ashraf, there's another, No. 6 for Jamieson. Set fields for the short ball with two men on the hook and then bluff him with a full delivery angling away. Ashraf sees the opportunity to drive to open fields, plays away from the body as the length does him in, the nick is snaffled up by Watling.. 145/8
79.5 to Shaheen Shah Afridi, there's the wicket for Kane! He's got a Test wicket after five years. This is a wild slog from Afridi, going against the turn, gets a top-edge and Taylor makes no mistake at slip. That's as simple as they come. 171/9
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Sun, 03 Jan - day 1 - Pakistan 1st innings 297
Mon, 04 Jan - day 2 - New Zealand 1st innings 286/3 (Kane Williamson 112*, Henry Nicholls 89*, 85 ov)
Tue, 05 Jan - day 3 - Pakistan 2nd innings 8/1 (Abid Ali 7*, Mohammad Abbas 1*, 11 ov)
Wed, 06 Jan - day 4 - Pakistan 2nd innings 186 (81.4 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
  • Over 15.6: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - CB Gaffaney, Batsman - Mohammad Abbas (Struck down)
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 46/2 in 27.0 overs (Abid Ali 26, Azhar Ali 17)
  • Pakistan: 50 runs in 31.4 overs (190 balls), Extras 1
  • Lunch: Pakistan - 69/3 in 41.0 overs (Azhar Ali 27, Haris Sohail 10)
  • Pakistan: 100 runs in 52.4 overs (318 balls), Extras 5
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 102/6 in 53.0 overs (Fawad Alam 6, Faheem Ashraf 0)
  • Over 62.5: Review by New Zealand (Bowling), Umpire - CM Brown, Batsman - Faheem Ashraf (Struck down)
  • Tea: Pakistan - 134/7 in 67.0 overs (Faheem Ashraf 21, Zafar Gohar 0)
  • Pakistan: 150 runs in 75.3 overs (455 balls), Extras 6
  • Over 77.6: Review by New Zealand (Bowling), Umpire - CB Gaffaney, Batsman - Shaheen Shah Afridi (Struck down)
  • New ball taken at 80.1 overs
Hagley Oval, Christchurch
TossNew Zealand, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
Series resultNew Zealand won the 2-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 2400
Hours of play (local time)11:00 start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days3,4,5,6 January 2021 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
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Match Referee
PointsNew Zealand 60, Pakistan 0
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