2nd Test, Hamilton, November 25 - 29, 2016, Pakistan tour of New Zealand
271 & 313/5d
(T:369) 216 & 230

New Zealand won by 138 runs

Player Of The Match
29, 6/80 & 2/60
PAK 2nd Innings
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6.15pm New Zealand secure their first Test series win over Pakistan since 1985. It was fun. Thanks for tuning in. Hope you enjoyed our coverage as much as we did bringing to you. I'll leave you with Karthik Krishnaswamy's report, which will tell you everything about the dramatic collapse. Cheers.

Tim Southee, Man of the Match: It was a good bowling performance. We tried to hang in there and chip as many as possible with the second new ball. I think it was just a good all-round performance. We were familiar with the conditions, and there was assistance with the new ball. Taking a 50-run [55-run] lead into the second innings was vital.

Azhar Ali: We knew the target was a big one. We had a[good opening] partnership, but we couldn't last the last few overs. We wanted to win the game, but we did not want to end this way. When you're 1-0 down, you will have to force the game. We lost quick wickets against the new ball.The conditions were not as difficult as it looks. I know there was grass on the first morning, but after that it was a good batting pitch. We will take a lot out of this tour. And we will have to lift our game in Australia. I enjoyed captaincy, but things did not go according to the plan.

Kane Williamson: If we go back to the start of the Test, getting to 270 [271], after losing the toss, was important. A lot of credit needs to go to Pakistan for the way they batted. Up until the last session, they were in for the win. They batted for a long period of time, and they looked comfortable. When the run-rate goes up, the pressure rises, though. The credit goes to the bowlers for being nice and patient. The way Latham played and set up the first innings was excellent. To see Ross at his best was awesome to see. We were under pressure, and Pakistan showed why they were the No.2 side in Tests. Looking forward to white-ball cricket against Australia. There is a lot cricket coming up. We certainly enjoyed the win tonight.

5.55pm Phew, what a dramatic meltdown from Pakistan. They lost nine wickets in a you-blink-you-miss collapse in the last session. From 159 for 1, they crashed to 230 all-out. The last six wickets fell for 26 runs, against the second new ball, in 11 overs, Wagner wrapping it up in the last hour.

The visitors started the last session at 158 for 1, chasing an improbable victory in their 369 chase. Then after drinks they re-calibrated their ambitions towards a draw, and ultimately lost with 8.5 overs to spare in the final hour. Pakistan drop from No.2 to No.4 in the ICC rankings. This is also their first series defeat in Tests since August 2014. Southee and Wagner, employing varying methods, though, stood out with the second new ball.

Huzaifa Azam: "This is the first test played by Imran Khan, which has not resulted in a win for Pakistan!"

Kashif: "Rizwan will have to answer few questions in the dressing room. He needlessly exposed the tail where he could have taken most the strike in last half hour."

Sajid Ali Shah: "8 wickets for 49 runs , this is Pakistan cricket for you!!"

Wagner to Md Imran Khan, OUT

Wagner rips out the tail quickly. Excellent catch from Latham to his right, behind the body. NZ sweep the series 2-0. The celebrations begin in the NZ camp. It's all over for Pakistan. Wagner seals the deal with the short ball. Banged in on middle, Imran takes his eyes off the ball and fends it in the air. Latham snaps up a superb reflex catch, under the helmet at forward short leg. Debutant Rizwan is stranded. In hindsight, he shouldn't have taken the single at the start of the 91st over and exposed the tail to Wagner

Imran Khan c Latham b Wagner 0 (6m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
end of over 92Maiden
PAK: 230/9CRR: 2.50 
Mohammad Rizwan13 (33)
Imran Khan0 (2)
Colin de Grandhomme 12-5-17-1
Neil Wagner 20-4-57-2
de Grandhomme to Rizwan, no run

Grandhomme lands it on a length, seams away and it trampolines off the surface. Rizwan just sways away from the line of harm. Watling leaps and gloves the ball

de Grandhomme to Rizwan, no run

what a beauty! Good length, angled in, and cunningly squares up Rizwan. And whistles past the outside edge

de Grandhomme to Rizwan, no run

full and swings away outside off, left alone by Rizwan

de Grandhomme to Rizwan, no run

pitched up full on off, driven down the ground to long-off. Refuses the single

de Grandhomme to Rizwan, no run

full on the stumps, defended to leg

de Grandhomme to Rizwan, no run
end of over 911 run • 2 wickets
PAK: 230/9CRR: 2.52 
Imran Khan0 (2)
Mohammad Rizwan13 (27)
Neil Wagner 20-4-57-2
Colin de Grandhomme 11-4-17-1
Wagner to Md Imran Khan, no run

popped in the air to the left of short leg

Wagner to Md Imran Khan, no run

No. 11 Imran

Three wickets in six balls

Wagner to Wahab Riaz, OUT

Two wickets in three balls for Wagner. New Zealand one away from 2-0. Wahab also bags a duck. Good length and leaves Wahab in the channel. He also has a waft, while on the move, and nicks it behind

Wahab Riaz c †Watling b Wagner 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Wagner to Wahab Riaz, no run

banged in short and angled into Wahab, fended to short leg

Wagner to Amir, OUT

Amir nicks behind. Pakistan eight down. Amir bags a two-ball duck. Back of a length and moves away outside off, rears up at the batsman. Amir hops, hangs his bat out. Takes the outside edge near the shoulder of the bat. Edged behind to Watling, who reverse-cups his hands around the ball

Mohammad Amir c †Watling b Wagner 0 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Wagner to Rizwan, 1 run

short inducker, cramps the batsman for room. Squeezed to the leg side. Rizwan takes the single and exposes Amir

end of over 901 run • 1 wicket
PAK: 229/7CRR: 2.54 
Mohammad Amir0 (1)
Mohammad Rizwan12 (26)
Colin de Grandhomme 11-4-17-1
Tim Southee 24-6-60-2
de Grandhomme to Amir, no run

good length, angled in, bends away outside off. Amir has a flirt at it before dragging his bat away

Amir walks out to bat

de Grandhomme to Sohail Khan, OUT

Sohail spoons a simple catch to extra cover. Pakistan seven down and are staring at a defeat. Full and outside off, does not come onto the batsman. Sohail drives loosely, plays early, does not bother to keep it down. Picks out Nicholls to perfection. Like target practice. Still 11.1 overs remaining

Sohail Khan c Nicholls b de Grandhomme 8 (28m 15b 2x4 0x6) SR: 53.33
de Grandhomme to Rizwan, 1 run

overpitched on the leg stump, flicked down to long leg

de Grandhomme to Rizwan, no run

very full on middle and leg, worked defensively to the midwicket

Having spotted Rizwan bat outside the crease, he comes up to the stumps

de Grandhomme to Rizwan, no run

full on off, no lateral movement, Rizwan stretches forward in defence. Blocked into the cove

de Grandhomme to Rizwan, no run

pitched up on off, he is right forward to play it back to the bowler

De Grandhomme replaces Henry

end of over 892 runs
PAK: 228/6CRR: 2.56 
Sohail Khan8 (14)
Mohammad Rizwan11 (22)
Tim Southee 24-6-60-2
Matt Henry 19-5-38-1
Southee to Sohail Khan, no run

full outswinger, squirted to gully off the outer half

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