and he defends this full ball on middle back down the pitch, they shake hands and that is that, the Test is drawn
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!
defends this on middle and leg
goes straight onto off and he defends
leaves it alone outside off
is forward to defend down
outside off and he pushes it away into the off side
These last few overs have been rather pointless
nicely plays it to short cover
short outside off and punched into the covers
indeed he is hit on the hand and Adnan has a look at it
full on the stumps and he defends with the inside edge facing down the pitch
good length ball on off and he defends, rolls past the stumps through to Young
lets it go outside the off stump
defended into the covers
since the last hour only began at 5.15pm, they must bowl until 6.15pm so we keep going
pushed into the off side
props forward and blocks
defends down the track
pitched on leg and beats the prod, hits the pad and pops up to short leg, big appeal turned down
tamely patted to the off side
reaches outside off to defend and misses as it spins past
and Misbah deadbats Martin's final delivery into the covers, just the one over left
full around off and he gets low to push it into the covers