2nd Test, Wellington, Jan 14 - 19 2011, Pakistan tour of New Zealand
356 & 293
(92 ov, target 274)376 & 226/5
Match drawn
player of the match
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• The Bulletin by Nitin Sundar

Misbah, Younis set up drawn match and series win

Pakistan weathered a hostile spell from the seamers that reduced them to 42 for 3 in the first hour, worked their way to safety in the second session, and made a half-hearted attempt to win the match before settling for a draw

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Scorecard summary
New Zealand356/10(127.1 overs)1st INNINGS
Daniel Vettori110 (166)
Ross Taylor78 (168)
Umar Gul4/87(32)
Tanvir Ahmed3/93(25)
Pakistan376/10(133 overs)1st INNINGS
Misbah-ul-Haq99 (207)
Younis Khan73 (161)
New Zealand293/10(90.5 overs)2nd INNINGS
Umar Gul4/61(20.5)
Abdur Rehman3/119(39)
Pakistan226/5(92 overs)2nd INNINGS
Younis Khan81 (155)
Chris Martin2/63(24)
Tim Southee2/49(15)
end of over 92Maiden
PAK: 226/5CRR: 2.45 
Misbah-ul-Haq70 (226)
Adnan Akmal2 (17)
Daniel Vettori34-13-57-1
Chris Martin24-6-63-2

Pakistan have won their first Test series since 2006, and deservedly so since they have been the better team throughout the series. It was perhaps a bit strange that they did not make more of an effort to try and win the series 2-0 given that coach Waqar Younis said they would push for two wins, but ultimately they opted for the safety-first approach and they were able to do that because of the ascendancy they claimed after the 1st Test in Hamilton. New Zealand would be disappointed but would realise that their batting let them down in both Tests, while today they were on top after the first hour with 3 wickets but couldn't dislodge Younis and Shafiq until after they had batted for substantial periods. Stick around for the presentations shortly.

New Zealand Cricket CEO and former international Justin Vaughan congratulates Pakistan and offers commiserations to the home side, which Shane Bond also does.

Daniel Vettori: We really enjoyed this Test, a great ground and a good pitch. We couldn't quite play catch-up in this Test and that is because Pakistan were on top after Hamilton. We now focus on getting our combinations right for the one-dayers and the World Cup.

Misbah ul-Haq, who is also Man of the Match: The team played really well and fought hard, in this Test everybody did their role and we saw the series as more important than this Test. Younis Khan batted well in both innings and Umar Gul did well in the last Test, but everybody's contributing and that's really good to see.

Misbah collects the series trophy and the team pose for the obligatory photos and are understandably fairly chuffed.

That concludes our coverage of this Test match, hope you have enjoyed it. Thanks for all your mails which often overwhelmed us in terms of volume, always interesting to read. Don't forget to join us for the one-day leg of this series, which begins on Saturday here in Wellington but at the Westpac Stadium. Nitin and Andrew will have their end-of-game pieces up shortly, but for now this is Avi Singh signing off on behalf of Sanjay Murari and everyone else here at ESPNcricinfo. Adios!

Vettori to Misbah, no run

and he defends this full ball on middle back down the pitch, they shake hands and that is that, the Test is drawn

Vettori to Misbah, no run

defends this on middle and leg

Vettori to Misbah, no run

goes straight onto off and he defends

Vettori to Misbah, no run

leaves it alone outside off

Vettori to Misbah, no run

is forward to defend down

Vettori to Misbah, no run

outside off and he pushes it away into the off side

end of over 911 run
PAK: 226/5CRR: 2.48 
Adnan Akmal2 (17)
Misbah-ul-Haq70 (220)
Chris Martin24-6-63-2
Daniel Vettori33-12-57-1

These last few overs have been rather pointless

Martin to Adnan Akmal, no run

nicely plays it to short cover

Martin to Misbah, 1 run

short outside off and punched into the covers

indeed he is hit on the hand and Adnan has a look at it

Martin to Misbah, no run

full on the stumps and he defends with the inside edge facing down the pitch

Martin to Misbah, no run

good length ball on off and he defends, rolls past the stumps through to Young

Martin to Misbah, no run

lets it go outside the off stump

Martin to Misbah, no run

defended into the covers

since the last hour only began at 5.15pm, they must bowl until 6.15pm so we keep going

end of over 90Maiden
PAK: 225/5CRR: 2.50 
Adnan Akmal2 (16)
Misbah-ul-Haq69 (215)
Daniel Vettori33-12-57-1
Chris Martin23-6-62-2
Vettori to Adnan Akmal, no run

pushed into the off side

Vettori to Adnan Akmal, no run

props forward and blocks

Vettori to Adnan Akmal, no run

defends down the track

Vettori to Adnan Akmal, no run

pitched on leg and beats the prod, hits the pad and pops up to short leg, big appeal turned down

Vettori to Adnan Akmal, no run

tamely patted to the off side

Vettori to Adnan Akmal, no run

reaches outside off to defend and misses as it spins past

end of over 891 run
PAK: 225/5CRR: 2.52 
Misbah-ul-Haq69 (215)
Adnan Akmal2 (10)
Chris Martin23-6-62-2
Daniel Vettori32-11-57-1
Martin to Misbah, no run

and Misbah deadbats Martin's final delivery into the covers, just the one over left

Martin to Misbah, no run

full around off and he gets low to push it into the covers

Best performances - batsmen
Daniel Vettori portrait
DL Vettori
110 runs (166)
10 fours
1 six
Productive shot
leg glance
33 runs
2 fours
0 six
Misbah-ul-Haq portrait
99 runs (207)
16 fours
0 six
Productive shot
leg glance
27 runs
1 four
0 six
Best performances - bowlers
Daniel Vettori portrait
DL Vettori
Umar Gul portrait
Umar Gul
Match details
Basin Reserve, Wellington
TossNew Zealand, elected to bat first
SeriesPakistan tour of New Zealand
Player Of The Match
Series resultPakistan won the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1991
Hours of play (local time)11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days15,16,17,18,19 January 2011 - day(5-day match)
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Daryl Harper
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Rod Tucker
TV Umpire
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Chris Gaffaney
Reserve Umpire
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Phil Jones
Match Referee
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Roshan Mahanama