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Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd Test Commentary, Live Updates

PAK vs NZ, 2023 - Test Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
National Stadium, Karachi , Jan 02, 2023
408&304/9 (90.0)
449&277/5d
Pakistan drew with New Zealand
The two captains share the trophy as the series ends 0-0 and that brings us to an end of a thrilling Test match. Both teams would have loved for the result to go their way but in the end, it has to be said that it was a fair result as neither team deserved to lose. We shift our focus now to the three-match ODI series between these two team with all games set to be played at the same ground as this game. The first game will be played on Monday 9th January and it will begin at 3 pm IST (9.30 am GMT) but do join us earlier for the build-up. Until then, it is goodbye and cheers!
Tim Southee, the skipper of New Zealand says that the game had come down the last moment which is always exciting. Mentions that always come into a Test match to win and they were in a good position throughout the game to claim victory. Credits Sarfaraz and says that he played really well especially in the middle session but they still had a chance in end. Expresses that Ish Sodhi who made a comeback after so long, did really well and credits bracewell and all the other players for giving it their all for the side. Reckons that the nature of the wicket changed quite late in the game but it was sarfaraz who proved to be the difference between winning the game and the draw. Ends by saying that it has been a tough tour and it is time to shift their focus to ODI cricket.
Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan is in for a chat. He says that their plan after the Tea break was to go for the chase. Their main aim was to keep things simple till the final session. Mentions that some tweaks were made to the plan once Agha Salman departed. Adds that they will look at the positives here and look to sharpen it to perfection. Ends by praising Sarfaraz Ahmed for his incredible innings. Informs that he waited patiently for his time and has proven his worth this time.
Sarfaraz Ahmed is the Player of the Match and the Player of the Series for his outstanding effort with the bat. He thanks god for his comeback and mentions that he has been around the team waiting for his opportunity to come. Claims that there was a lot of turn early on and he got the confidence for his teammates to be able to play a good inning. Explains that with 140 runs remaining they aimed to go for the balls which were there to be hit. Admits that this 100 was in the fourth inning and it is always difficult which makes it one his best centuries. Ends by saying that the home crowd has always been with him and he hopes that the crowd comes to support them for the ODI series.
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The Kiwis were off to a horror start when they came back on the field to put a target on the board as they lost Devon Conway for a golden duck. In this innings, the Kiwis had two century run stands, first for the second wicket, between Kane Williamson and Tom Latham. Followed by a 127-run stand between Michael Bracewell and Tom Blundell. The former was forced to come out before Daryl Mitchell, who stayed in the dressing room because he was ill. Eventually, they decided to declare after setting a target of 319 runs and got themselves just three over to bowl before the Stumps on Day 4. This decision proved to be fruitful for the visitors as Tim Southee and Ish Sodhi took a wicket each inside the three overs wherein Pakistan even failed to get off the mark. Eventually, it ended as a draw but both the teams fought till the very end.
When Pakistan came out to bat, Abdullah Shafique got them off to a bright start in his short stint, although they were teetering at 99/3 with Imam-ul-Haq still left at the crease with Saud Shakeel. The two built a stand of 83 runs to stable the ship. But they could not continue for long. Later, Saud Shakeel and Sarfaraz Ahmed took their time to take on the bowlers. Both the players got to their fifties but Ahmed could not convert it into three-figures. Although, the tail-enders were unable to spend long time at the crease which was very unlike the New Zealand lower order. In the end, Pakistan handed the Kiwis a lead of 41 runs as they got all out for 408 runs.
Earlier in the Test match, after electing to bat first. New Zealand batters justified their skippers decision by getting off to a flyer. Tom Latham and Devon Conway stitched a stand of 134 runs for he opening wicket. Then, Conway builds a solid stand with Kane Williamson to stable the ship, but once this stand was broken the Kiwis started losing wickets at regular intervals. Tom Blundell played a crucial anchor role and his knock of 51 helped to keep Pakistan at bay. The hosts wouldve thought it after the wicket of Tom Blundell it could be a walk in the park for them. But it did not go as per plan as Matt Henry and Ajaz Patel stitched a 104-run stand for the final wicket to take the score to 449 runs. Once again, it was the spinners who benefitted on this flat-deck. Abrar Ahmed and Agha Salman combined for seven wickets in total.
After remaining wicketless in the post-Lunch session, Pakistan seemed to be on the driving seat to chase the target down as Sarfaraz Ahmed and Saud Shakeel came back out all guns-blazing. The Kiwis bowlers initially struggled to cause any damage as both the batters seemed to be in solid form. Sarfaraz Ahmed marked his comeback into the side with a Test century here. Although, Michael Bracewell came into the attack and got some hope back into Kiwis dressing room by getting rid of Saud Shakeel. Later, Agha Salman and Sarfaraz Ahmed scored briskly which allowed them to believe that they still have a chance of winning the encounter as they smacked 70 runs off 83 balls for the seventh-wicket stand. But once Agha Salman fell, it gave an opening to the Kiwis which they pounced on with both hands. They even got rid of Sarfaraz Ahmed at the end of stumps but could not take the final wicket in time. Michael Bracewell stood out with the ball for the Kiwis with his four-fer.
Phew! This match went down to the wire. Both the teams had a fair amount of chance to clinch a win here and seal the series, but in the end the second match is drawn and the series also concludes in a similar fashion. With the way New Zealand started the match this morning it looked like Pakistan will bundle out much quicker but once again Sarfaraz Ahmed and Saud Shakeel showed us that they love batting together and faced 260 balls combined to keep them in the game here. Pakistan started the final day with 0/2 but managed to put up a solid fight inspite of losing Imam-ul-Haq and Babar Azam in the morning session itself.
Oh no! There were still more three overs left but the two umpires converge and they decided that it will be STUMPS ON DAY 5. And, this Test match ends in a draw here, it could have been different if the light wouldn't have played spoil sport.
End Of The Over 90 : 304/9
2 Runs
  • 089.1
  • 089.2
  • 089.3
  • 289.4
  • 089.5
  • 089.6
A. Ahmed
7 (13)
N. Shah
15 (11)
I. Sodhi
18-2-59-2
89.6
0
Ish Sodhi To Abrar Ahmed
Flights this one full and on an off stump line. Abrar Ahmed manages to keep this out and survives. We have a drawn game as it will be STUMPS ON DAY 5!
89.5
0
Ish Sodhi To Abrar Ahmed
Flights this one full and outside the off stump, Abrar Ahmed gets across the line to defend but misses and gets hit on the back leg. There is an appeal and the umpire says not out. Tim Southee reviews and looks like he will be wasting time here. UltraEdge shows no bat involved and Ball Tracking confirms the impact is outside the off stump.
89.4
2
Ish Sodhi To Abrar Ahmed
Loopy delivery outside off. Abrar Ahmed knocks this back towards the bowler who misfields and allows the batter to take two runs. Pakistan require 15 runs now.
89.3
0
Ish Sodhi To Abrar Ahmed
Full and just outside off. Abrar Ahmed keeps this out confidently.
89.2
0
Ish Sodhi To Abrar Ahmed
Attacks the stumps on a fuller length. Abrar Ahmed defends this and the ball goes off the inside edge towards short leg.
89.1
0
Ish Sodhi To Abrar Ahmed
Loopy delivery outside off. Abrar Ahmed clips this towards mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 89 : 302/9
10 Runs
  • 088.1
  • 088.2
  • 688.3
  • 088.4
  • 488.5
  • 088.6
N. Shah
15 (11)
A. Ahmed
5 (7)
M. Bracewell
20-2-75-4
88.6
0
Michael Bracewell To Naseem Shah
Loopy delivery outside off. Naseem Shah defends this solidly.
88.5
4
Michael Bracewell To Naseem Shah
FOUR! Michael Bracewell floats this one wide outside off on a fuller length. Naseem Shah swings and slices this into the vacant backward point region for four runs. Just 17 runs needed.
88.4
0
Michael Bracewell To Naseem Shah
Flighted full and outside the off stump. Naseem Shah defends this towards silly mid off.
88.3
6
Michael Bracewell To Naseem Shah
SIX! That has been dispatched! Michael Bracewell floats this full and outside the off stump. Naseem Shah launches into this one and deposits this over long off for a maximum. 21 runs needed for Pakistan.
88.2
0
Michael Bracewell To Naseem Shah
Goes 'round the wicket now and bowls this short and just outside off. Naseem Shah goes back and defends this.
88.1
0
Michael Bracewell To Naseem Shah
Michael Bracewell flights this one full and outside off. Naseem Shah blocks this towards silly mid off.
So, 5 more overs left in the match. Will the visitors find the final wicket here through their spinners?
End Of The Over 88 : 292/9
4 Runs
  • 487.1
  • 087.2
  • 087.3
  • 087.4
  • 087.5
  • 087.6
A. Ahmed
5 (7)
N. Shah
5 (5)
I. Sodhi
17-2-57-2
87.6
0
Ish Sodhi To Abrar Ahmed
Floated into the stumps on a fuller length. Clipped away to square leg.
87.5
0
Ish Sodhi To Abrar Ahmed
Loopy delivery bowled full and outside the off stump. Abrar Ahmed dabs this down towards silly mid on.
87.4
0
Ish Sodhi To Abrar Ahmed
Sprays this one wide down leg side. Abrar Ahmed leaves this one alone.
87.3
0
Ish Sodhi To Abrar Ahmed
Bowls this one full and just outside off. Abrar Ahmed goes back in the crease and keeps this out.
87.2
0
Ish Sodhi To Abrar Ahmed
Bowls this full and in line with the stumps. Abrar Ahmed looks to defend and the ball goes off the pads towards short leg.
87.1
4
Ish Sodhi To Abrar Ahmed
FOUR! Abrar Ahmed smashes this through the off side! Abrar Ahmed floats this one full and oustide the off stump. Abrar Ahmed whacks this towards long on for four runs.
End Of The Over 87 : 288/9
2 Runs
  • 186.1
  • 086.2
  • W 86.3
  • 186.4
  • 086.5
  • 086.6
N. Shah
5 (5)
A. Ahmed
1 (1)
M. Bracewell
19-2-65-4
86.6
0
Michael Bracewell To Naseem Shah
Flights this one full and outside the off stump. Naseem Shah gets forward and defends this into the off side.
86.5
0
Michael Bracewell To Naseem Shah
Bowls this full and just outside the off stump. Naseem Shah goes back in the crease and blocks this out.
86.4
1
Michael Bracewell To Abrar Ahmed
Michael Bracewell angles this into the pads on a fuller length. Abrar Ahmed clips this to deep square leg for a single.
Abrar Ahmed is the last man in.
86.3
W
Michael Bracewell To Sarfaraz Ahmed OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Is this the game for New Zealand? They have a massive wicket here! Sarfaraz Ahmed has played an outstanding inning but departs just before the finish line. Michael Bracewell bowls this slightly short and this one spins sharply down leg side. Sarfaraz Ahmed looks to tuck this away but the ball goes off his gloves towards leg slip. Kane Williamson dives forward and takes fine catch inches from the ground. The umpires get together and go upstairs to check if the catch is taken cleanly and the soft signal is out. Replays show it is all good and New Zealand are one wicket away from a famous win.
Is this out? The two umpires converge and have a chat. They take it upstairs to confirm and the soft signal is OUT. The UltraEdge confirms that the glove is involved. The replays later confirm that the fielder has his fingers across the ball. The big screen shows OUT. Sarfaraz Ahmed has to walk back to the dressing room. How the tables have turned here.
86.2
0
Michael Bracewell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Floats this one full and outside the off stump. Sarfaraz Ahmed gets a stride forward and blocks this into the off side.
86.1
1
Michael Bracewell To Naseem Shah
Michael Bracewell bowls this full and just outside off. Naseem Shah taps this towards point and Sarfaraz Ahmed wants the strike. They take a run.
The light meter is out now. It looks like Aleem Dar has asked Tim Southee to bowl only spinners as the conditions are quite tougher to face the pace bowlers.
End Of The Over 86 : 286/8
0 Runs
  • 085.1
  • 085.2
  • 085.3
  • 085.4
  • 085.5
  • 085.6
S. Ahmed
118 (174)
N. Shah
4 (2)
I. Sodhi
16-2-53-2
85.6
0
Ish Sodhi To Sarfaraz Ahmed
A loopy delivery bowled full and outside the off pole. Sarfaraz Ahmed looks to feel for this and gets beaten on the outside edge The bowler thinks there is an edge and makes an appeal. The umpire disagrees and Tim Southee goes for the review. UltraEdge shows there is no bat involved and New Zealand lose their review.
85.5
0
Ish Sodhi To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Fires this one full and going down leg stump. Sarfaraz Ahmed once again lets the ball come onto the pads.
85.4
0
Ish Sodhi To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Bowls this one short and on an off stump line. Sarfaraz Ahmed rocks back and blocks this towards the bowler. Looks like Pakistan playing for a draw here.
85.3
0
Ish Sodhi To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Flights this one full and outside the off pole. Sarfaraz Ahmed knocks this towards deep cover once again and continues to keep strike.
85.2
0
Ish Sodhi To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Bowls a low full toss outside the off stump. Sarfaraz Ahmed strokes this towards deep cover and refuses to take the single.
85.1
0
Ish Sodhi To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Ish Sodhi bowls this quick and full angled down leg. Sarfaraz Ahmed does not offer any shot and gets hit on the pads.
End Of The Over 85 : 286/8
5 Runs
  • 084.1
  • 084.2
  • 184.3
  • W 84.4
  • 084.5
  • 484.6
N. Shah
4 (2)
S. Ahmed
118 (168)
T. Southee
20-7-43-2
84.6
4
Tim Southee To Naseem Shah
FOUR! A lucky boundary for Naseem Shah but Pakistan will gladly take this! This is bowled on a good length and outside the off stump. Naseem Shah pushes at this and gets a thick outside edge past the diving slip fielder for four runs to third man.
84.5
0
Tim Southee To Naseem Shah
Goes full once again and angling into the pads. Naseem Shah gets his bat in front and blocks the ball down the pitch.
Naseem Shah is the new batter in. Pakistan need 37 runs to win here, while the Kiwis are two wickets away from sealing the victory.
84.4
W
Tim Southee To Hasan Ali OUT!
OUT! PLUMB! Tim Southee has struck and New Zealand have a golden opportunity here! Tim Southee bowls this really full and in line with the stumps, and gets the ball to angle back in. Hasan Ali looks to defend but is unable to get his bat down in time and gets hit low on the pads. Tim Southee is up in an instant and so is the umpire's finger. Hasan Ali decides to review this and UltraEdge shows no bat involved. Ball Tracking indicates three reds and New Zealand are two wickets away from an outstanding win. Will Pakistan try and play for a draw? Or will they still believe they can win this?
84.3
1
Tim Southee To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Attacks the stumps once again and on a fuller length. Sarfaraz Ahmed works this towards square leg and takes one. Brings Hasan Ali on strike.
84.2
0
Tim Southee To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Goes slightly fuller and outside the off stump. Sarfaraz Ahmed is solid in defense as he knocks this towards cover.
84.1
0
Tim Southee To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Tim Southee begins with a good-length delivery angled into the pads. Sarfaraz Ahmed clips this towards mid-wicket.
Finally the time has come! The second new ball has been taken now. Is there a twist in the tale? Let us find out as Tim Southee steams in with the new cherry in hand.
End Of The Over 84 : 281/7
4 Runs
  • 483.1
  • 083.2
  • 083.3
  • 083.4
  • 083.5
  • 083.6
H. Ali
5 (9)
S. Ahmed
117 (165)
I. Sodhi
15-1-53-2
83.6
0
Ish Sodhi To Hasan Ali
Bowls a flipper this time full and in line with the stumps. Hasan Ali gets a slight inside edge onto his pads and that saves him as this would have been plumb. A stifled appeal but the umpire nods his head. Close call!
83.5
0
Ish Sodhi To Hasan Ali
This one is tossed up as well and just outside the off pole. Hasan Ali gets a good stride forward and taps this towards the bowler.
83.4
0
Ish Sodhi To Hasan Ali
Loopy delivery served full once again and outside the off stump. Hasan Ali defends this towards cover.
83.3
0
Ish Sodhi To Hasan Ali
Bowls a googly this time full and just outside off. Hasan Ali blocks this into the off side.
83.2
0
Ish Sodhi To Hasan Ali
Floats this one full and really wide outside off. Hasan Ali leaves this one alone.
83.1
4
Ish Sodhi To Hasan Ali
FOUR! Hasan Ali is on the attack! Ish Sodhi bowls this short and outside the off stump. Hasan Ali pulls this towards deep backward square keg for a much-needed boundary. Pakistan need 38 more runs to win.
Slight halt! The Pakistan physio is out in the middle to check on Sarfaraz Ahmed as he had pulled up after a run. The magic spray comes out and does the trick for now. Also, Ish Sodhi now comes into the attack to find a breakthrough.
End Of The Over 83 : 277/7
4 Runs
  • 082.1
  • 282.2
  • 082.3
  • 082.4
  • 182.5
  • 182.6
H. Ali
1 (3)
S. Ahmed
117 (165)
T. Southee
19-7-38-1
82.6
1
Tim Southee To Hasan Ali
OH DEAR! Looks like Sarfaraz Ahmed pulls a cramp here. He is looking uncomfortable here. It is full and on the pads. Ali tucks it to mid-wicket and calls for a single. Sarfaraz Ahmed limps to the other end. It is getting darker as well. Wonder if it will play a spoil sport here.
82.5
1
Tim Southee To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Southee goes full and on off. Ahmed shuffles and clips it to mid on. The batters take a quick single. Ali needs to survive one delivery for now.
82.4
0
Tim Southee To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Another dot now! Full and on off. Ahmed pushes it back to the bowler.
82.3
0
Tim Southee To Sarfaraz Ahmed
This is full sliding down leg. Ahmed misses his flick. The ball hits him on the pads and clips to square leg. No run taken.
82.2
2
Tim Southee To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Goes full again, outside off. Ahmed gets it down to third man off the outside edge. The batters take two. Sarfaraz Ahmed retains the strike.
82.1
0
Tim Southee To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Full length, on middle and leg. Ahmed clips it to mid-wicket. Sarfaraz Ahmed now needs to protect his wicket here.
End Of The Over 82 : 273/7
3 Runs
  • 181.1
  • 181.2
  • 181.3
  • W 81.4
  • 081.5
  • 081.6
H. Ali
0 (2)
S. Ahmed
114 (160)
M. Henry
21-3-69-1
81.6
0
Matt Henry To Hasan Ali
Full length, on off. Ali defends it out on his front foot.
81.5
0
Matt Henry To Hasan Ali
Short ball, outside off. Ali gets an inside edge on the deck.
Hasan Ali strides out to the middle.
81.4
W
Matt Henry To Agha Salman OUT!
OUT! TIMBER! THE GAME IS STILL ON! Pakistan lose their seventh wicket and the Kiwis get into the tail-enders now. It is a full-length ball, that lands outside off and nips back in off the deck. Agha Salman stand tall and tries to heave it across the line but misses. The ball sneaks through the gap between bat and pad to shatter the stumps. The crowd has gone silent now.
81.3
1
Matt Henry To Sarfaraz Ahmed
It is full, on middle and leg. Sarfaraz Ahmed knocks it down to long on for one more.
81.2
1
Matt Henry To Agha Salman
Another single as this full-length ball is dabbed to point.
81.1
1
Matt Henry To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Back of a length, on off. Ahmed punches it to deep point off his back foot for one.
End Of The Over 81 : 270/6
3 Runs
  • 080.1
  • 180.2
  • 080.3
  • 280.4
  • 080.5
  • 080.6
A. Salman
29 (38)
S. Ahmed
112 (158)
T. Southee
18-7-34-1
80.6
0
Tim Southee To Agha Salman
Swing and a miss! Good delivery to end the over! Fraction short, outside off. Agha Salman stays back and tries to chase it but misses. Tom Latham straightaway appreciates the ball.
80.5
0
Tim Southee To Agha Salman
Beaten! A length ball this time, outside off. It hits the deck and nips away a bit. Salman tries to have a poke at it but misses. The ball dies as it reaches the keeper.
80.4
2
Tim Southee To Agha Salman
It is full, straying on the pads. Agha Salman clips it to deep square leg for two runs.
80.3
0
Tim Southee To Agha Salman
Fuller, on leg. Agha Salman shimmies down the track and clips it to mid on.
80.2
1
Tim Southee To Sarfaraz Ahmed
On the pads. Ahmed flicks it to square leg and crosses.
80.1
0
Tim Southee To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Fraction short, on off, close to the body. Ahmed dabs it late to short third man.
The new ball is available to be taken. Will New Zealand opt for it? Looks like they will wait.
End Of The Over 80 : 267/6
6 Runs
  • 4 B 79.1
  • 179.2
  • 179.3
  • 079.4
  • 079.5
  • 079.6
A. Salman
27 (34)
S. Ahmed
111 (156)
M. Henry
20-3-66-0
79.6
0
Matt Henry To Agha Salman
A length ball, in the channel. Agha Salman gets it off the inner half towards the keeper, as it bounces back.
79.5
0
Matt Henry To Agha Salman
It is full, swinging into the pads. Agha Salman flicks it to mid-wicket. Michael Bracewell slides to his left and makes a good stop.
79.4
0
Matt Henry To Agha Salman
Goes full and on off. Agha Salman presses forward and blocks it to short third.
79.3
1
Matt Henry To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Sarfaraz Ahmed dabs this good-length ball towards backward point for an easy single.
79.2
1
Matt Henry To Agha Salman
Fuller, wide outside off. Agha Salman reaches out and slashes it to deep point for one.
79.1
b
Matt Henry To Agha Salman
FOUR BYES! Matt Henry serves a length ball, outside off, it nips in off the deck. Agha Salman throws the kitchen sink at it. Tom Latham fails to keep it in control as it sneaks through his gloves and races down to the fine leg fence.
End Of The Over 79 : 261/6
12 Runs
  • 1 WD 78.1
  • 178.1
  • 178.2
  • 078.3
  • 478.4
  • 478.5
  • 178.6
A. Salman
26 (29)
S. Ahmed
110 (155)
A. Patel
7-1-32-0
78.6
1
Ajaz Patel To Agha Salman
Full and outside leg. Salman clips it to square leg for one. 12 runs off the over. New Zealand have been pegged back here. They need a wicket and that too very soon.
78.5
4
Ajaz Patel To Agha Salman
FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries. Ajaz Patel under pressure here. It is full and sliding down leg. Salman gets down on one knee and sweeps it down to fine leg. It races away to the fence.
78.4
4
Ajaz Patel To Agha Salman
FOUR! Incredible boundary. It is tossed up, full and down leg. Agha Salman moves back a long way and carves it over extra cover for four runs.
78.3
0
Ajaz Patel To Agha Salman
Goes full and down leg. Salman drags his sweep to square leg.
78.2
1
Ajaz Patel To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Flatter and on off. Ahmed taps it to extra cover for a single.
78.1
1
Ajaz Patel To Agha Salman
Full and on leg. Salman sweeps it to deep square leg for a single.
78.1
wd
Ajaz Patel To Agha Salman
WIDE! Ajaz Patel spills it down leg. Agha Salman tries to sweep it away but misses. The keeper though appeals for caught behind although he doesn't seem to be sure. Meanwhile, the umpire only signals a wide. Tom Latham convinces the keeper to take the review. The UltraEdge confirms that there is no bat involved. The wide dcision stays.
DRINKS! The final refreshment break of this game and Sarfaraz Ahmed is bossing it here! Pakistan need 70 runs in 15 overs to claim an unlikely win and New Zealand need 4 wickets to take the tie in their favor. This is Test cricket at its best and the action is going down to the wire. New Zealand seem to be slightly frustrated as they are devoid of ideas and will have the new ball at their disposal in 2 overs. Pakistan are doing it perfectly as they are chipping away at the runs without taking any risk. An exciting last hour awaits us.
End Of The Over 78 : 249/6
4 Runs
  • 077.1
  • 277.2
  • 077.3
  • 177.4
  • 177.5
  • 077.6
S. Ahmed
109 (154)
A. Salman
16 (24)
M. Henry
19-3-64-0
77.6
0
Matt Henry To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Matt Henry dishes a length ball, on off. Sarfaraz Ahmed blocks it out watchfully.
77.5
1
Matt Henry To Agha Salman
Good running! Agha Salman now dabs this length ball out and crosses.
77.4
1
Matt Henry To Sarfaraz Ahmed
A full-length ball, on off. Ahmed taps it in front of mid off and scampers across for a quick single.
77.3
0
Matt Henry To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Henry fires in a full-length ball, on off stump. Ahmed gets his blade down nin time.
77.2
2
Matt Henry To Sarfaraz Ahmed
On a good length, wide outside off. Ahmed punches it through covers for two runs.The runs are coming in thick and fast here for the hosts.
77.1
0
Matt Henry To Sarfaraz Ahmed
A length ball, on top of off. Defended.
End Of The Over 77 : 245/6
3 Runs
  • 076.1
  • 1 LB 76.2
  • 2 B 76.3
  • 076.4
  • 076.5
  • 076.6
A. Salman
15 (23)
S. Ahmed
106 (149)
A. Patel
6-1-20-0
76.6
0
Ajaz Patel To Agha Salman
Patel goes full down leg once again. Salman goes back and pushes it to cover.
76.5
0
Ajaz Patel To Agha Salman
Fuller, outside off. Salman tries to push it through the off side but misses.
76.4
0
Ajaz Patel To Agha Salman
Around leg, turning in a bit. Blocked.
76.3
b
Ajaz Patel To Agha Salman
TWO BYES! This is looped up, down leg. Agha Salman tries to reverse hit but gets beaten by the extra bounce. Tom Latham parries it to third man. They take two byes.
76.2
lb
Ajaz Patel To Sarfaraz Ahmed
LEG BYE! This is spilled down leg as well. Sarfaraz Ahmed gets it to fine leg off his pads. They cross for a leg bye.
76.1
0
Ajaz Patel To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Ajaz Patel follows the batter, full and down leg. Ahmed gets it to point off the outer half.
End Of The Over 76 : 242/6
6 Runs
  • 075.1
  • 175.2
  • 175.3
  • 075.4
  • 075.5
  • 475.6
A. Salman
15 (19)
S. Ahmed
106 (147)
M. Henry
18-3-60-0
75.6
4
Matt Henry To Agha Salman
FOUR! Nicely played! Agha Salman gets himself into the act here. It is a full-length ball, angled into the pads. Agha Salman whips it over mid-wicket. The ball races away to the fence. Matt Henry is gutted with this delivery. Pakistan need 77 runs in 17 overs now.
75.5
0
Matt Henry To Agha Salman
Good length, wide of off. Salman shuffles and pushes it to cover but straight to the fielder.
75.4
0
Matt Henry To Agha Salman
A length ball, outside off. Salman prods and tries to defend it into the off side but it goes to mid on off the inside edge.
75.3
1
Matt Henry To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Fuller in length, sliding down leg. Ahmed tucks it to deep square leg and crosses.
75.2
1
Matt Henry To Agha Salman
Agha Salman stays back to this length ball and flicks it down to fine leg from around his hips. One taken.
75.1
0
Matt Henry To Agha Salman
A length ball, angled into the pads. Agha Salman flicks it to mid-wicket. The fielder does well to not let it through.
End Of The Over 75 : 236/6
5 Runs
  • 1 WD 74.1
  • 074.1
  • 174.2
  • 174.3
  • 174.4
  • 074.5
  • 174.6
A. Salman
10 (14)
S. Ahmed
105 (146)
A. Patel
5-0-20-0
74.6
1
Ajaz Patel To Agha Salman
Floated and full, down leg. Salman sweeps it to deep square leg. Agha Salman retains the strike here.
74.5
0
Ajaz Patel To Agha Salman
On off, defended out solidly.
74.4
1
Ajaz Patel To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Sarfaraz Ahmed is now stood near the tramline outside leg. Patel serves it full, down leg. Ahmed pushes it to cover for one.
74.3
1
Ajaz Patel To Agha Salman
Flatter and on off stump. Agha Salman knocks it to cover and crosses. An easy single.
74.2
1
Ajaz Patel To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Ajaz Patel persists to serve way outside leg. Sarfaraz Ahmed goes back a long way and clips it to mid-wicket for one.
74.1
0
Ajaz Patel To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Full and outside off. Ahmed defends it out.
74.1
wd
Ajaz Patel To Sarfaraz Ahmed
WIDE! Sarfaraz Ahmed stand way down leg. Ajaz Patel follows the batter but it goes down leg. It is called as a wide.
End Of The Over 74 : 231/6
4 Runs
  • 173.1
  • 073.2
  • 273.3
  • 073.4
  • 173.5
  • 073.6
A. Salman
8 (11)
S. Ahmed
103 (143)
T. Southee
17-7-31-1
73.6
0
Tim Southee To Agha Salman
Much fuller, on middle and leg. Agha Salman pushes it to mid on by stepping out of the crease. 4 runs off the over then. 6 more overs for the second new ball. Will the Kiwis be able to take a wicket before that?
73.5
1
Tim Southee To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Sarfaraz Ahmed pushes this length ball to point from outside off. They take a single.
73.4
0
Tim Southee To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Back of a length, outside off. Defended out.
73.3
2
Tim Southee To Sarfaraz Ahmed
A length ball, on middle and leg. Ahmed flicks it through mid-wicket. They take two runs.
73.2
0
Tim Southee To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Sarfaraz Ahmed pushes this full ball to mid on. He is asking for a new pair of gloves now.
73.1
1
Tim Southee To Agha Salman
On a length, outside off. Salman dabs it to backward point. They take a quick single.
End Of The Over 73 : 227/6
2 Runs
  • 072.1
  • 272.2
  • 072.3
  • 072.4
  • 072.5
  • 072.6
S. Ahmed
100 (139)
A. Salman
7 (9)
M. Henry
17-3-54-0
72.6
0
Matt Henry To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Henry serves an off-pace delivery, sliding down leg. Ahmed fails to flick it away.
72.5
0
Matt Henry To Sarfaraz Ahmed
This is full and straight as well, on off. Ahmed defends it out solidly.
72.4
0
Matt Henry To Sarfaraz Ahmed
On a length, around off. Ahmed remains solid in his defense.
72.3
0
Matt Henry To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Full length, on the pads. Ahmed blocks it out.
72.2
2
Matt Henry To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Sarfaraz Ahmed gets his FOURTH TEST TON FOR PAKISTAN! A dream comeback for the wicket-keeper. The raw emotions come out of Sarfaraz Ahmed and the crowd applauds this brilliant effort. Although, Sarfaraz Ahmed knows that there is still a long way to go. It is full and around off. Ahmed drives it through the gap at covers. He takes the firs one quicker as the ball goes past the fielder. He takes the second one and punches the bat in the air with a huge leap. The dressing room is on its feet as well. Ahmed truly deserves this ovation.
72.1
0
Matt Henry To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Good length, in the channel. Ahmed prods and blocks it to cover.
End Of The Over 72 : 225/6
5 Runs
  • 171.1
  • 171.2
  • 171.3
  • 171.4
  • 071.5
  • 171.6
S. Ahmed
98 (133)
A. Salman
7 (9)
T. Southee
16-7-27-1
71.6
1
Tim Southee To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Goes full and outside off. Ahmed leans in and drives it to extra cover. They take a single.
71.5
0
Tim Southee To Sarfaraz Ahmed
First dot of the over! It is a length ball, on fifth stump. Sarfaraz Ahmed eases it back to the bowler.
71.4
1
Tim Southee To Agha Salman
Another single as Agha Salman taps this full ball towards mid on. One taken.
71.3
1
Tim Southee To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Sarfaraz Ahmed moves to 97 now. It is short, wide outside off. Sarfaraz Ahmed cuts it to deep point and takes a single.
71.2
1
Tim Southee To Agha Salman
On a length, sliding down leg. Salman tucks it to short fine leg and scampers across for a quick single.
71.1
1
Tim Southee To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Sarfaraz Ahmed flicks this length ball, off his pads to square leg for one.
End Of The Over 71 : 220/6
1 Runs
  • 070.1
  • 070.2
  • 070.3
  • 070.4
  • 170.5
  • 070.6
A. Salman
5 (7)
S. Ahmed
95 (129)
M. Henry
16-3-52-0
70.6
0
Matt Henry To Agha Salman
Agha Salman defends this length ball back to the bowler as he shimmies down the track. Matt Henry collects the ball and has a shy at the striker's end. He misses but it looks like the intensity is turning up a notch here.
70.5
1
Matt Henry To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Much fuller, outside off. Ahmed leans forward and drives it to mid off. He takes off for a quick single. Pakistan need 99 runs more. They have two strong batters out. Looks like they will give it a go here.
70.4
0
Matt Henry To Sarfaraz Ahmed
This is a lengt ball, angled into the pads. Ahmed flicks it off his pads to the leg side.
70.3
0
Matt Henry To Sarfaraz Ahmed
A length ball, that lands on off and swings down leg. Ahmed gets pinged on his pads.
70.2
0
Matt Henry To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Good length, around off. Sarfaraz Ahmed loses his balance as he defends it back to the bowler.
70.1
0
Matt Henry To Sarfaraz Ahmed
A length ball, tails back in from outside off. Ahmed blocks it back to the bowler. He holds the key here for Pakistan.
End Of The Over 70 : 219/6
11 Runs
  • 069.1
  • 169.2
  • 169.3
  • 469.4
  • 469.5
  • 169.6
S. Ahmed
94 (124)
A. Salman
5 (6)
M. Bracewell
18-2-63-3
69.6
1
Michael Bracewell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Tosses this one full and outside the off pole. Sarfaraz Ahmed shuffles down the wicket and clips this to the right of mid-wicket for a quick single to retain strike.
69.5
4
Michael Bracewell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries and Sarfaraz Ahmed is putting in a show for his home crowd as he reaches the 90s! This is floated full and outside the off stump. Sarfaraz Ahmed gets down on one knee and sweeps this towards deep square leg to collect four more runs.
69.4
4
Michael Bracewell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
FOUR! Poor delivery from Michael Bracewell and Sarfaraz Ahmed continues to pile on the runs! This is served short and wide outside the off stump. Sarfaraz Ahmed rocks back and cuts this towards deep cover-point for four runs.
69.3
1
Michael Bracewell To Agha Salman
Flights this one full and outside the off pole. Agha Salman gets across and clips this down to long on for one.
69.2
1
Michael Bracewell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
This is slightly short and outside the off stump. Sarfaraz Ahmed cross bats this down to long on for a single.
69.1
0
Michael Bracewell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Loopy delivery bowled full and just outside off. Sarfaraz Ahmed blocks this back towards the bowler.
End Of The Over 69 : 208/6
5 Runs
  • 068.1
  • 168.2
  • 468.3
  • 068.4
  • 068.5
  • 068.6
A. Salman
4 (5)
S. Ahmed
84 (119)
M. Henry
15-3-51-0
68.6
0
Matt Henry To Agha Salman
Once again in line with the stumps and persists with the good length. Agha Salman defends this solidly back down the pitch.
68.5
0
Matt Henry To Agha Salman
Goes outside the off stump this time and serves this on a good length. Agha Salman dabs this towards cover-point.
68.4
0
Matt Henry To Agha Salman
Bowls this in line with the stumps on a good length. Agha Salman blocks this towards short mid-wicket.
68.3
4
Matt Henry To Agha Salman
FOUR! Agha Salman is off the mark with a boundary! Matt Henry continues to bowl on a good length and gets this to come back in from outside off. Agha Salman gets his bat down late but manages to squeeze it towards deep backward point for four runs.
68.2
1
Matt Henry To Sarfaraz Ahmed
This is on a good length as well but outside the off pole. Sarfaraz Ahmed strokes this towards deep cover for a single.
68.1
0
Matt Henry To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Matt Henry bowls this on a good length and straying down leg. Sarfaraz Ahmed does not offer a shot but the ball clips his pads as it goes through to the keeper.
End Of The Over 68 : 203/6
5 Runs
  • 167.1
  • 067.2
  • 067.3
  • 467.4
  • W 67.5
  • 067.6
A. Salman
0 (1)
S. Ahmed
83 (117)
M. Bracewell
17-2-52-3
67.6
0
Michael Bracewell To Agha Salman
Loopy delivery bowled full and just outside off. Agha Salman flicks this towards mid-wicket.
Agha Salman is the new man in. New Zealand now believe that they can get over the line here.
67.5
W
Michael Bracewell To Saud Shakeel OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! New Zealand finally have a breakthrough and the stubborn Saud Shakeel has to make his way back to the pavilion! Michael Bracewell bowls this quicker in the air and slightly short, outside off. Saud Shakeel transfers his weight on the back foot and looks to cut this but gets a thickish outside edge that flies to the left of slip. Daryl Mitchell is placed there and he shows great reflexes to take a sharp catch and Pakistan have been pegged back slightly. The New Zealand players look pumped up now and they may have an opening.
67.4
4
Michael Bracewell To Saud Shakeel
FOUR! Saud Shakeel finally shows some intent! This is flighted full and in line with the stumps. Saud Shakeel makes room and hits this inside out towards deep cover for four runs.
67.3
0
Michael Bracewell To Saud Shakeel
Floats this one full and just outside the off stump. Saud Shakeel defends this towards mid-wicket.
67.2
0
Michael Bracewell To Saud Shakeel
This is slightly short and outside off. Saud Shakeel knocks this towards cover.
67.1
1
Michael Bracewell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Michael Bracewell bowls this slightly short and outside off. Sarfaraz Ahmed goes back in the crease and punches this to long on for one.
End Of The Over 67 : 198/5
3 Runs
  • 166.1
  • 166.2
  • 066.3
  • 166.4
  • 066.5
  • 066.6
S. Shakeel
28 (142)
S. Ahmed
82 (116)
M. Henry
14-3-46-0
66.6
0
Matt Henry To Saud Shakeel
This is closer to the stumps and still on a good length. Saud Shakeel defends this back towards the bowler.
66.5
0
Matt Henry To Saud Shakeel
On a good length this time from 'round the wicket to the left-hander. Saud Shakeel blocks this towards mid off.
66.4
1
Matt Henry To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Strays onto the pads this time on a fuller length. Sarfaraz Ahmed flicks this towards deep square leg for one.
66.3
0
Matt Henry To Sarfaraz Ahmed
On a good length once again and outside the off pole. Sarfaraz Ahmed mistimes his shot towards silly mid on.
66.2
1
Matt Henry To Saud Shakeel
Bowls this on a good length and angled into the stumps. Saud Shakeel tucks this towards deep square leg for a run.
66.1
1
Matt Henry To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Matt Henry serves a yorker first up, in line with the stumps. Sarfaraz Ahmed clips this towards deep square leg for a single.
End Of The Over 66 : 195/5
3 Runs
  • 065.1
  • 065.2
  • 065.3
  • 065.4
  • 265.5
  • 165.6
S. Ahmed
80 (113)
S. Shakeel
27 (139)
M. Bracewell
16-2-47-2
65.6
1
Michael Bracewell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Tosses this one full and outside off. Sarfaraz Ahmed attempts the reverse sweep and it lobs up off his gloves over the slip fielder. They take a single.
65.5
2
Michael Bracewell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Flighted delivery bowled full and outside the off pole. Sarfaraz Ahmed strokes this towards deep cover and they take a couple of runs.
65.4
0
Michael Bracewell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Bowls this one full and just outside the off stump. Sarfaraz Ahmed flicks this straight to the mid-wicket fielder.
65.3
0
Michael Bracewell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
This is slightly short and turning into the stumps. Sarfaraz Ahmed rocks back and clips this towards wide of mid-wicket. Saud Shakeel does not take a run once again.
65.2
0
Michael Bracewell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Flights this one full once again and outside off. Sarfaraz Ahmed taps this towards cover-point and looks for a single. Saud Shakeel refuses.
65.1
0
Michael Bracewell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Michael Bracewell floats this full and outside off. Sarfaraz Ahmed dabs this towards point.
End Of The Over 65 : 192/5
1 Runs
  • 1 LB 64.1
  • 064.2
  • 064.3
  • 064.4
  • 064.5
  • 064.6
S. Shakeel
27 (139)
S. Ahmed
77 (107)
M. Henry
13-3-43-0
64.6
0
Matt Henry To Saud Shakeel
Goes full this time and angles this into the stumps. Saud Shakeel defends this back towards the bowler.
64.5
0
Matt Henry To Saud Shakeel
On a good length this time and outside the off pole. Saud Shakeel blocks this towards short point.
64.4
0
Matt Henry To Saud Shakeel
Bangs this in short and outside the off stump. Saud Shakeel sways out of the way and lets it through to the keeper.
64.3
0
Matt Henry To Saud Shakeel
Fires this one full and goes down leg. Saud Shakeel leaves this alone and Tom Latham does well diving to his right.
64.2
0
Matt Henry To Saud Shakeel
This is slightly full and just outside off. Saud Shakeel blocks this towards cover.
64.1
lb
Matt Henry To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Matt Henry bowls this full and in line with the stumps. Sarfaraz Ahmed looks to clip this leg side but misses and gets hit on the pads. The ball rolls to the leg side and they take a leg bye but replays show there was a slight inside edge.
End Of The Over 64 : 191/5
11 Runs
  • 463.1
  • 663.2
  • 063.3
  • 063.4
  • 063.5
  • 163.6
S. Ahmed
77 (106)
S. Shakeel
27 (134)
M. Bracewell
15-2-44-2
63.6
1
Michael Bracewell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Looped up full and outside the off stump. Sarfaraz Ahmed shimmies down the wicket and clips this to long on for a single.
63.5
0
Michael Bracewell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Tosses this one full and outside off. Sarfaraz Ahmed reverse sweeps this to the right of slip where Daryl Mitchell makes a good stop.
63.4
0
Michael Bracewell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
This is slightly short and in line with the stumps. Sarfaraz Ahmed knocks this to the right of the bowler who runs and dives to stop the ball.
63.3
0
Michael Bracewell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Loopy delivery bowled full and outside off. Sarfaraz Ahmed blocks this into the off side.
63.2
6
Michael Bracewell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
SIX! Sarfaraz Ahmed looks like he wants to win here! Michael Bracewell continues to flight this outside off. Sarfaraz Ahmed connects his sweep shit even better and dispatches this over deep square leg for a biggie.
63.1
4
Michael Bracewell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
FOUR! Sweeps straight away! Michael Bracewell floats this full and outside the off stump. Sarfaraz Ahmed gets on one knee and hits this towards deep mid-wicket. A misfield allows the ball to run away to the fence.
Michael Bracewell to bowl form the other end.
End Of The Over 63 : 180/5
1 Runs
  • 162.1
  • 062.2
  • 062.3
  • 062.4
  • 062.5
  • 062.6
S. Shakeel
27 (134)
S. Ahmed
66 (100)
M. Henry
12-2-43-0
62.6
0
Matt Henry To Saud Shakeel
Continues bowling full and slightly wider outside off. Saud Shakeel gets well forward and defends this back towards the bowler.
62.5
0
Matt Henry To Saud Shakeel
Goes full this time and angled into the stumps. Saud Shakeel blocks this out solidly.
62.4
0
Matt Henry To Saud Shakeel
This is on a good length and outside the off stump. Saud Shakeel dabs this towards point.
62.3
0
Matt Henry To Saud Shakeel
Bowled on a good length and outside off. Saud Shakeel knocks this towards the point fielder.
62.2
0
Matt Henry To Saud Shakeel
This is on a good length and just outside the off stump. Saud Shakeel blocks this back towards the bowler.
The final session of this Test match is set to begin. The game is nicely poised. Both the team will give it their best shot to put their noses in front early on in this session. The first hour will be very crucial. The New Zealand players make their way out on the track. Followed by Saud Shakeel and Sarfaraz Ahmed. It will be Matt Henry to start with the ball.
62.1
1
Matt Henry To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Matt Henry starts off with a good length delivery angled into the stumps. Sarfaraz Ahmed clips this down to fine leg for a single to bring up the 100-run partnership between these two.
New Zealand have lost the spark and are getting very little purchase from the wicket. The odd balls did turn off the wicket and there was a bit of uneven bounce but on a whole, they have been unable to trouble the Pakistani batter. Their shoulders began to slump toward the end of the session and they need to realize that one wicket could wrench control back in their favor. The equation is quite simple as we arrive at the climax of what has been an enthralling Test match - New Zealand need 5 wickets to win and Pakistan need to play out one more session to draw the game. If the hosts wish to hunt for a win, they are 140 runs away from a remarkable Test victory. Do join us at 4.05 pm IST (10.35 am GMT) as we look forward to an exciting final session in which all three results are still possible.
The pendulum keeps shifting on this final day as Pakistan have fought their way back in this session to score just 54 runs in 24 overs but most importantly have not lost a single wicket. Saud Shakeel and Sarfaraz Ahmed seem to love to bat together as they have added a run 99-unbeaten partnership to go with their 150-run partnership in the first inning. Pakistan will be hoping they continue the good work in the final session of the Test match and take them to a position from where they can consider winning this game. They form a perfect balance of aggression and passion as Sarfaraz Ahmed has scored 65 runs in 99 balls with Saud Shakeel playing the anchor role and consuming 129 deliveries for his 27.
End Of The Over 62 : 179/5
0 Runs
  • 061.1
  • 061.2
  • 061.3
  • 061.4
  • 061.5
  • 061.6
S. Shakeel
27 (129)
S. Ahmed
65 (99)
D. Mitchell
4-2-5-0
61.6
0
Daryl Mitchell To Saud Shakeel
A maiden for Daryl Mitchell. His second off his four over. It is full, in line with the stumps. Saud Shakeel blocks it watchfully. And, THAT WILL BE TEA ON DAY 5.
61.5
0
Daryl Mitchell To Saud Shakeel
Another dot! On a length, leaving the left-hander. Shakeel shoulders his arms at it.
61.4
0
Daryl Mitchell To Saud Shakeel
On off, defended into covers.
61.3
0
Daryl Mitchell To Saud Shakeel
BEATEN! This is a length ball, around off, moving away a touch as this is angled across. Saud Shakeel thinks about having a poke at it but gets beaten on the outside edge.
61.2
0
Daryl Mitchell To Saud Shakeel
Goes full once again, around off. Shakeel presses forward and blocks it away.
61.1
0
Daryl Mitchell To Saud Shakeel
Full and outside off. Shakeel pokes it to the off side.
End Of The Over 61 : 179/5
2 Runs
  • 060.1
  • 060.2
  • 260.3
  • 060.4
  • 060.5
  • 060.6
S. Ahmed
65 (99)
S. Shakeel
27 (123)
M. Bracewell
14-2-33-2
60.6
0
Michael Bracewell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Goes full once again and wide outside off. Sarfaraz Ahmed gets his front foot well forward and pads this into the off side.
60.5
0
Michael Bracewell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Tosses this full and in line with the stumps. Sarfaraz Ahmed blocks this back towards the bowler.
60.4
0
Michael Bracewell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Continues to flight the ball full and outside the off stump. Sarfaraz Ahmed pushes at the ball and once again gets an inside edge past the stumps to the left of the keeper.
60.3
2
Michael Bracewell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Flighted full and outside the off stump. Sarfaraz Ahmed sweeps this towards deep square leg for a couple of runs.
60.2
0
Michael Bracewell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Loopy delivery bowled full and outside off. Sarfaraz Ahmed gets a stride forward and defends this into the off side.
60.1
0
Michael Bracewell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
On full and on off. Ahmed comes done the track and flicks it to the right of short mid-wicket. Tim Southee dives to his right and stops it.
End Of The Over 60 : 177/5
1 Runs
  • 059.1
  • 159.2
  • 059.3
  • 059.4
  • 059.5
  • 059.6
S. Shakeel
27 (123)
S. Ahmed
63 (93)
D. Mitchell
3-1-5-0
59.6
0
Daryl Mitchell To Saud Shakeel
Daryl Mitchell spills it full, down leg. Shakeel nudges it to square leg. So, just a single off the over. Not much time left before the Tea break. Will New Zealand be able to break this stand?
59.5
0
Daryl Mitchell To Saud Shakeel
Full and on off. Shakeel defends it to the off side.
59.4
0
Daryl Mitchell To Saud Shakeel
This is in the channel of uncertainty. Shakeel trusts the bounce and makes a good leave.
59.3
0
Daryl Mitchell To Saud Shakeel
Length, angled across the left-hander, wide outside off. Shakeel leaves it alone.
59.2
1
Daryl Mitchell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
This is flicked to square leg off the pads by Ahmed for one run.
59.1
0
Daryl Mitchell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
A slower length ball, that lands outside off and nips in a touch. Ahmed knocks it to mid on. New Zealand have done well to put a lid over the run rate but they haven't been able to cash in on the pressure.
End Of The Over 59 : 176/5
2 Runs
  • 158.1
  • 158.2
  • 058.3
  • 058.4
  • 058.5
  • 058.6
S. Shakeel
27 (119)
S. Ahmed
62 (91)
M. Bracewell
13-2-31-2
58.6
0
Michael Bracewell To Saud Shakeel
Fraction short, outside off. Shakeel plays it to the right of backward point.
58.5
0
Michael Bracewell To Saud Shakeel
Floated and on off. Shakeel goes back and smothers it to silly point.
58.4
0
Michael Bracewell To Saud Shakeel
Looped up, defended back to the bowler.
58.3
0
Michael Bracewell To Saud Shakeel
Full and on off, blocked towards backward point.
58.2
1
Michael Bracewell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
EDGED! This is pushed through quicker, full and outside off. Sarfaraz Ahmed gets a thick inside edge on it. The ball though goes past the off pole towards fine leg. One taken. Once again Sarfaraz Ahmed gets lucky after getting an inside edge.
58.1
1
Michael Bracewell To Saud Shakeel
This is full, spilled down leg. Saud Shakeel clips it to square leg for one.
End Of The Over 58 : 174/5
0 Runs
  • 057.1
  • 057.2
  • 057.3
  • 057.4
  • 057.5
  • 057.6
S. Ahmed
61 (90)
S. Shakeel
26 (114)
D. Mitchell
2-1-4-0
57.6
0
Daryl Mitchell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Two maidens on the trot now! A length ball, just outside off. Ahmed gets it to point off the outer half.
57.5
0
Daryl Mitchell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Mitchell goes full again, outside off. Ahmed prods and defends it out to cover.
57.4
0
Daryl Mitchell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Full length, on off. Ahmed pushes it to short cover.
57.3
0
Daryl Mitchell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
A length ball, around middle and leg. Ahmed helps it to mid on.
57.2
0
Daryl Mitchell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Full, swinging in around off. Ahmed presses forward and fends it out.
57.1
0
Daryl Mitchell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Mitchell serves a length ball, outside off, Ahmed dabs it to short third.
End Of The Over 57 : 174/5
0 Runs
  • 056.1
  • 056.2
  • 056.3
  • 056.4
  • 056.5
  • 056.6
S. Shakeel
26 (114)
S. Ahmed
61 (84)
M. Bracewell
12-2-29-2
56.6
0
Michael Bracewell To Saud Shakeel
A maiden for Shakeel. Full and on leg. Defended out.
56.5
0
Michael Bracewell To Saud Shakeel
Floated and full, coming in with the arm, around middle. Shakeel dabs it down.
56.4
0
Michael Bracewell To Saud Shakeel
Full and on off, blocked back to the bowler.
56.3
0
Michael Bracewell To Saud Shakeel
Pushed through, outside off. Saud Shakeel defends on his front foot.
56.2
0
Michael Bracewell To Saud Shakeel
Around off, dipping as well. Saud Shakeel blocks it into the deck.
56.1
0
Michael Bracewell To Saud Shakeel
Looped up, on off. Saud Shakeel prods and defends.
End Of The Over 56 : 174/5
4 Runs
  • 055.1
  • 455.2
  • 055.3
  • 055.4
  • 055.5
  • 055.6
S. Ahmed
61 (84)
S. Shakeel
26 (108)
D. Mitchell
1-0-4-0
55.6
0
Daryl Mitchell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Length and on off, Sarfaraz Ahmed blocks it out solidly. These two batters are cruising along well here.
55.5
0
Daryl Mitchell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
A length ball, at 119 clicks. Sarfaraz Ahmed blocks it to point watchfully.
55.4
0
Daryl Mitchell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Much fuller, and on off. Ahmed digs it out to mid on.
55.3
0
Daryl Mitchell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Length and on off, defended out.
55.2
4
Daryl Mitchell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
FOUR! Deft touch! Sarfaraz Ahmed couldn't have played it any better. It is a good-length ball, outside off. Sarfaraz Ahmed goes back, opens the face late and guides it down to third man for four runs.
55.1
0
Daryl Mitchell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
A length ball, outside off. Ahmed taps it to covers.
Daryl Mitchell has been brought into the attack for the first time in this game.
End Of The Over 55 : 170/5
1 Runs
  • 054.1
  • 054.2
  • 054.3
  • 154.4
  • 054.5
  • 054.6
S. Shakeel
26 (108)
S. Ahmed
57 (78)
M. Bracewell
11-1-29-2
54.6
0
Michael Bracewell To Saud Shakeel
Full, angled into the pads. Saud Shakeel stays back and blocks.
54.5
0
Michael Bracewell To Saud Shakeel
Pushed through quicker, full and on off. Shakeel defends it out.
54.4
1
Michael Bracewell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
It is full, on middle and leg. Sarfaraz Ahmed sweeps this behind square on the leg side for an easy single.
54.3
0
Michael Bracewell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
On off, blocked.
54.2
0
Michael Bracewell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Full, outside off, driven into covers. Ahmed ventures out looking for a single but the fielder does well to not let it past him.
54.1
0
Michael Bracewell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
This one pitches outside off and turns in with some extra bounce. Ahmed blocks it off the top half of his blade.
End Of The Over 54 : 169/5
0 Runs
  • 053.1
  • 053.2
  • 053.3
  • 053.4
  • 053.5
  • 053.6
S. Shakeel
26 (106)
S. Ahmed
56 (74)
M. Henry
11-2-42-0
53.6
0
Matt Henry To Saud Shakeel
A length ball, angled in on off. Saud Shakeel gets behind the line and defends. A maiden over for Henry, his second off his 11 overs.
53.5
0
Matt Henry To Saud Shakeel
Short and on off, this one climbs on the batter. Shakeel stands tall and offers full face.
53.4
0
Matt Henry To Saud Shakeel
Henry bends his back hard and serves a short ball, going down leg. Shakeel is unable to tickle it fine. The ball dies in front of the keeper.
53.3
0
Matt Henry To Saud Shakeel
Saud Shakeel stays back to this length ball and defends it out solidly.
53.2
0
Matt Henry To Saud Shakeel
This is a short ball, sliding down leg. Saud Shakeel clips it to short fine off his hips. It does not carry though.
53.1
0
Matt Henry To Saud Shakeel
Henry serves a length ball, just outside off, coming in with the arm. Saud Shakeel blocks it solidly on his front foot.
End Of The Over 53 : 169/5
3 Runs
  • 052.1
  • 152.2
  • 052.3
  • 052.4
  • 152.5
  • 152.6
S. Shakeel
26 (100)
S. Ahmed
56 (74)
I. Sodhi
14-1-49-2
52.6
1
Ish Sodhi To Saud Shakeel
Another single! Sodhi drags his length ball, outside off. Shakeel rocks back and punches it through point for one. Pakistan need 150 runs to win.
52.5
1
Ish Sodhi To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Sarfaraz Ahmed knocks this full ball down to long on for one run.
52.4
0
Ish Sodhi To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Floats it up, on fifth stump. Ahmed gets on his front foot to block it out.
52.3
0
Ish Sodhi To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Overpitched, outside off, pushed out.
52.2
1
Ish Sodhi To Saud Shakeel
Sarfaraz Ahmed nudges this length ball off his pads for one run.
52.1
0
Ish Sodhi To Saud Shakeel
Floats it up, on leg. Shakeel prods and eases it into the leg side.
End Of The Over 52 : 166/5
6 Runs
  • 051.1
  • 051.2
  • 4 B 51.3
  • 051.4
  • 251.5
  • 051.6
S. Ahmed
55 (71)
S. Shakeel
24 (97)
M. Henry
10-1-42-0
51.6
0
Matt Henry To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Sarfaraz Ahmed pushes this length ball into the off side from outside off. A probing over from Henry comes to an end.
51.5
2
Matt Henry To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Full and outside off. Ahmed drives it past backward point for two runs.
51.4
0
Matt Henry To Sarfaraz Ahmed
CLOSE! Matt Henry serves an inswinger, full and on off. Sarfaraz Ahmed tries to dig it out but gets a thick inside edge on it. Fortunately, the ball goes past the stumps.
51.3
b
Matt Henry To Sarfaraz Ahmed
FOUR BYES! Freebies! This is a full-length ball, wide outside off. This one stays low off the deck. Sarfaraz Ahmed tries to reach out but fails to get any bat on it. Latham jumps to his right but only manages to get fingertips on it. The ball still has enough legs to reach the third man fence.
51.2
0
Matt Henry To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Full length, on fourth stump. Pushed back.
51.1
0
Matt Henry To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Henry angles in a length ball from off. Ahmed flicks it to the leg side from inside the crease.
DRINKS! New Zealand have been unable to get a breakthrough so far in this session but they need to be patient as one wicket will surely bring a few more. Sarfaraz Ahmed has been brilliant as he has taken the attack to the bowlers and has notched up yet another half-century in this game. Saud Shakeel continues to play the anchor role and the partnership has reached 80 runs. Pakistan will be hoping these two can bat through the session and if the scoring rate continues to be brisk, they can consider pushing for a win.
End Of The Over 51 : 160/5
3 Runs
  • 150.1
  • 150.2
  • 050.3
  • 150.4
  • 050.5
  • 050.6
S. Shakeel
24 (97)
S. Ahmed
53 (65)
I. Sodhi
13-1-46-2
50.6
0
Ish Sodhi To Saud Shakeel
A dot to end the over! This is looped up, full and on middle. Shakeel presses forward and defends it back to the bowler.
50.5
0
Ish Sodhi To Saud Shakeel
Pushed through outside off, turning in off the rough patch. Shakeel blocks it watchfully.
50.4
1
Ish Sodhi To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Ahmed steers this full ball through cover-point for a single this time.
50.3
0
Ish Sodhi To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Floated and full, outside off. Ahmed drives it to the man at covers on the up.
50.2
1
Ish Sodhi To Saud Shakeel
This one turns in from outside off, on a shorter length. Shakeel pushes it to point and crosses.
50.1
1
Ish Sodhi To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Quite short, outside off. Ahmed rocks back and punches it to sweeper cover. One taken.
End Of The Over 50 : 157/5
0 Runs
  • 049.1
  • 049.2
  • 049.3
  • 049.4
  • 049.5
  • 049.6
S. Shakeel
23 (94)
S. Ahmed
51 (62)
T. Southee
15-7-22-1
49.6
0
Tim Southee To Saud Shakeel
Tim Southee first asks the fielder from deep square leg to come near the inner circle. He later bowls a short one, outside off, but this one almost dies as it reaches the keeper. Saud Shakeel shoulders his arms at it to see off the over.
49.5
0
Tim Southee To Saud Shakeel
Southee fires in a yorker length delivery, on off. Saud Shakeel digs it out in time.
49.4
0
Tim Southee To Saud Shakeel
Good length, on top of off, blocked out with a straight bat.
49.3
0
Tim Southee To Saud Shakeel
Three dots in a row! A length ball, around 126 kmph, Saud Shakeel shuffles and flicks it to square leg from outside off.
49.2
0
Tim Southee To Saud Shakeel
A length ball, wide outside off. coming in with the angle. Saud Shakeel makes a good leave.
49.1
0
Tim Southee To Saud Shakeel
Angles in a length ball, full and on off. from 'round the wicket. Saud Shakeel blocks it out.
End Of The Over 49 : 157/5
6 Runs
  • 148.1
  • 048.2
  • 148.3
  • 048.4
  • 048.5
  • 448.6
S. Ahmed
51 (62)
S. Shakeel
23 (88)
I. Sodhi
12-1-43-2
48.6
4
Ish Sodhi To Sarfaraz Ahmed
FOUR! Second FIFTY of the game for Sarfaraz Ahmed and he has got to this one in 62 balls, one more than in the first inning! Ish Sodhi floats this one full and outside the off pole. Sarfaraz Ahmed gets down on one knee and sweeps this towards deep square leg for four runs. This has been an outstanding counterattacking inning from the former captain of Pakistan.
48.5
0
Ish Sodhi To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Bowls this one short and in line with the stumps. Sarfaraz Ahmed shimmies down the wicket but the ball is not there to be hit and end up padding it back towards the bowler.
48.4
0
Ish Sodhi To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Loopy delivery bowled full and outside the off pole. Sarfaraz Ahmed gets a good stride forward and pushes the ball to cover.
48.3
1
Ish Sodhi To Saud Shakeel
This is a fraction short as well and wide outside off. Saud Shakeel waits on the ball and cuts it to deep backward point for a single.
48.2
0
Ish Sodhi To Saud Shakeel
Bowls this one slightly short and gets it to turn into the stumps. Saud Shakeel goes on the back foot and knocks this towards mid on.
48.1
1
Ish Sodhi To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Ish Sodhi starts off with a flighted delivery full and outside off. Sarfaraz Ahmed strokes this towards deep cover for a single.
End Of The Over 48 : 151/5
4 Runs
  • 047.1
  • 047.2
  • 447.3
  • 047.4
  • 047.5
  • 047.6
S. Shakeel
22 (86)
S. Ahmed
46 (58)
T. Southee
14-6-22-1
47.6
0
Tim Southee To Saud Shakeel
Changes his length up once again and serves this slightly short and outside off. Saud Shakeel gets on his toes and fends this back down into the pitch.
47.5
0
Tim Southee To Saud Shakeel
Goes back to bowling full and into the stumps. Saud Shakeel clips this towards mid-wicket.
47.4
0
Tim Southee To Saud Shakeel
Bowls this one back of a length and into the batter. Saud Shakeel looks to tuck this into the leg side but misses and gets hit on his body. Shakes it off and takes strike once again.
47.3
4
Tim Southee To Saud Shakeel
FOUR! Saud Shakeel had no idea about this one! A well-directed yorker from Tim Southee angled into the stumps. Saud Shakeel gets his bat down in time and the ball goes off the toe end of the bat into the gap in the slip cordon for a boundary to third man.
47.2
0
Tim Southee To Saud Shakeel
On a good length this time and outside the off pole. Saud Shakeel raises his arms and leaves this one alone.
47.1
0
Tim Southee To Saud Shakeel
Tim Southee fires in a yorker first up from 'round the wicket and in line with the stumps. Saud Shakeel manages this dig this out back down the pitch.
End Of The Over 47 : 147/5
2 Runs
  • 046.1
  • 046.2
  • 046.3
  • 046.4
  • 246.5
  • 046.6
S. Ahmed
46 (58)
S. Shakeel
18 (80)
I. Sodhi
11-1-37-2
46.6
0
Ish Sodhi To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Loopy delivery once again served outside off. Sarfaraz Ahmed strokes this towards the cover fielder.
46.5
2
Ish Sodhi To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Edged but just short of the fielder. Ish Sodhi loops this one full and outside off. Sarfaraz Ahmed pushes at this and gets an outside edge that falls in front of the slip fielder and bounces past him. They are bale to take two runs.
46.4
0
Ish Sodhi To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Tosses this one full as well and outside the off stump. Sarfaraz Ahmed gets a confident stride forward and taps this into the offside.
46.3
0
Ish Sodhi To Sarfaraz Ahmed
This is slightly short and outside the off pole. Sarfaraz Ahmed cuts this straight to point.
46.2
0
Ish Sodhi To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Floats this one really full and outside off. Sarfaraz Ahmed knocks this hard towards the cover fielder.
46.1
0
Ish Sodhi To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Ish Sodhi bowls a flighted delivery full and outside the off stump. Gets considerable turn and bounce to beat the outside edge of Sarfaraz Ahmed's bat.
End Of The Over 46 : 145/5
0 Runs
  • 045.1
  • 045.2
  • 045.3
  • 045.4
  • 045.5
  • 045.6
S. Shakeel
18 (80)
S. Ahmed
44 (52)
T. Southee
13-6-18-1
45.6
0
Tim Southee To Saud Shakeel
Continues to angle this in from outside off. Saud Shakeel is well behind the line of the ball this time and defends it towards cover.
45.5
0
Tim Southee To Saud Shakeel
Angles this into the stumps on a fuller length. Saud Shakeel steps across but adjusts his shot to block the ball back towards the bowler.
45.4
0
Tim Southee To Saud Shakeel
This is angled into the batter from outside off on a fuller length. Saud Shakeel pushes at the ball and gets a thick edge towards backward point.
45.3
0
Tim Southee To Saud Shakeel
This is on a good length but well outside the off pole. Saud Shakeel is happy to leave these balls alone.
45.2
0
Tim Southee To Saud Shakeel
Goes full and wide outside the off stump. Saud Shakeel gets his front foot forward and leaves the ball alone.
45.1
0
Tim Southee To Saud Shakeel
Tim Southee goes 'round the wicket and serves this full outside the off stump. Saud Shakeel defends this towards point.
End Of The Over 45 : 145/5
4 Runs
  • 144.1
  • 044.2
  • 044.3
  • 044.4
  • 3 LB 44.5
  • 044.6
S. Ahmed
44 (52)
S. Shakeel
18 (74)
I. Sodhi
10-1-35-2
44.6
0
Ish Sodhi To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Goes full once again and attacks the stumps. Sarfaraz Ahmed pushes this back towards the bowler.
44.5
lb
Ish Sodhi To Saud Shakeel
Ish Sodhi flights this full and well outside the off stump. Saud Shakeel looks to get his front foot well forward and block. The ball brushes the pads and goes to the right of the diving slip fielder. They take three leg byes in the process.
44.4
0
Ish Sodhi To Saud Shakeel
Full toss this time outside the off pole. Saud Shakeel hits this straight to the cover fielder. This should have been put away to the fence.
44.3
0
Ish Sodhi To Saud Shakeel
Loopy delivery bowled full and outside the off stump. Saud Shakeel gets on the front foot and defends this solidly.
44.2
0
Ish Sodhi To Saud Shakeel
'Round the wicket now and floats this one full, in line with the stumps. Saud Shakeel blocks this back down the pitch.
44.1
1
Ish Sodhi To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Ish Sodhi bowls this really slow in the air and tosses this full, outside off. Sarfaraz Ahmed has room to maneuver this towards deep cover-point and take an easy single.
End Of The Over 44 : 141/5
3 Runs
  • 043.1
  • 043.2
  • 043.3
  • 043.4
  • 243.5
  • 143.6
S. Ahmed
43 (50)
S. Shakeel
18 (70)
T. Southee
12-5-18-1
43.6
1
Tim Southee To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Bowls this one outside the off stump on a good length. Sarfaraz Ahmed punches this on the up wide of mid off and takes a single to retain strike.
43.5
2
Tim Southee To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Strays onto the pads on a fuller length. Sarfaraz Ahmed flicks this towards deep backward square leg and they run well to complete two runs.
43.4
0
Tim Southee To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Back to bowling on a good length and outside the off pole. Sarfaraz Ahmed knocks this towards the cover fielder.
43.3
0
Tim Southee To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Continues to bowl full but this time wider outside the off stump. Sarfaraz Ahmed mistimes his drive towards mid on.
43.2
0
Tim Southee To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Goes full this time and gets the ball to dart back in from just outside off. Sarfaraz Ahmed gets his bat down in time and dabs this towards mid-wicket.
43.1
0
Tim Southee To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Tim Southee begins the over with a good-length delivery outside the off pole. Sarfaraz Ahmed blocks this well towards cover.
End Of The Over 43 : 138/5
3 Runs
  • 042.1
  • 142.2
  • 042.3
  • 242.4
  • 042.5
  • 042.6
S. Shakeel
18 (70)
S. Ahmed
40 (44)
I. Sodhi
9-1-34-2
42.6
0
Ish Sodhi To Saud Shakeel
Flights this one as well and serves this just outside the off stump. Saud Shakeel gets a good stride forward and blocks this solidly towards the bowler.
42.5
0
Ish Sodhi To Saud Shakeel
Tosses this one full and into the stumps. Saud Shakeel manages to clip this towards mid-wicket.
42.4
2
Ish Sodhi To Saud Shakeel
This is short and outside the off pole. Saud Shakeel makes room and thumps this towards deep cover for a couple of runs.
42.3
0
Ish Sodhi To Saud Shakeel
Flights this one full and just outside the off stump. Saud Shakeel goes deep in the crease and keeps the ball out.
42.2
1
Ish Sodhi To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Loops this one full and outside the off stump. Sarfaraz Ahmed drills this to deep cover-point and takes a single.
42.1
0
Ish Sodhi To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Ish Sodhi floats this one full and into the stumps. Sarfaraz Ahmed rocks back and punches this back towards the bowler.
End Of The Over 42 : 135/5
1 Runs
  • 141.1
  • 041.2
  • 041.3
  • 041.4
  • 041.5
  • 041.6
S. Shakeel
16 (66)
S. Ahmed
39 (42)
T. Southee
11-5-15-1
41.6
0
Tim Southee To Saud Shakeel
Back to bowling full and outside the off stump. Saud Shakeel gets his front foot forward and taps the ball towards cover.
41.5
0
Tim Southee To Saud Shakeel
Gets this one to pitch in line with the stumps on a good length. Saud Shakeel blocks this solidly towards mid-wicket.
41.4
0
Tim Southee To Saud Shakeel
Tim Southee persists with the outside off stump line, this time on a good length. Saud Shakeel raises his arms and lets the keeper collect it.
41.3
0
Tim Southee To Saud Shakeel
Angling away from outside off once again on a fuller length. Saud Shakeel is still really patient as he leaves this one alone.
41.2
0
Tim Southee To Saud Shakeel
Continues to bowl full and outside the off stump. Saud Shakeel continues to shoulder his arms.
41.1
1
Tim Southee To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Tim Southee bowls this full and angled into the stumps. Sarfaraz Ahmed clips this towards deep square leg for a single.
End Of The Over 41 : 134/5
1 Runs
  • 040.1
  • 140.2
  • 040.3
  • 040.4
  • 040.5
  • 040.6
S. Shakeel
16 (61)
S. Ahmed
38 (41)
I. Sodhi
8-1-31-2
40.6
0
Ish Sodhi To Saud Shakeel
Another flighted delivery bowled full and turning in from outside off. Saud Shakeel knocks this towards mid off.
40.5
0
Ish Sodhi To Saud Shakeel
Bowls this one short and way outside the off pole. Saud Shakeel steps across the stumps and leaves the ball alone.
40.4
0
Ish Sodhi To Saud Shakeel
Flights this full and closer to the stumps. Saud Shakeel blocks this back down the pitch.
40.3
0
Ish Sodhi To Saud Shakeel
Goes really full and attacks the footmarks outside the off stump from 'round the wicket. The ball spins in and hits Saud Shakeel on the pads.
40.2
1
Ish Sodhi To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Bowls this wide outside off on a fuller length. Sarfaraz Ahmed knocks this firmly towards deep cover for a single.
40.1
0
Ish Sodhi To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Ish Sodhi floats this one full and outside off. Sarfaraz Ahmed slices this towards backward point.
End Of The Over 40 : 133/5
1 Runs
  • 139.1
  • 039.2
  • 039.3
  • 039.4
  • 039.5
  • 039.6
S. Shakeel
16 (57)
S. Ahmed
37 (39)
T. Southee
10-5-14-1
39.6
0
Tim Southee To Saud Shakeel
Goes really full and outside the off stump. Saud Shakeel digs this out towards the point fielder.
39.5
0
Tim Southee To Saud Shakeel
Angles this away from outside the off stump on a good length. Saud Shakeel continues to be watchful and not play at a ball in that line.
39.4
0
Tim Southee To Saud Shakeel
Gets this closer to the off pole and on a good length. Saud Shakeel judges the line well and lets it go through to the keeper.
39.3
0
Tim Southee To Saud Shakeel
This is on a fuller length as well and outside the off pole. Saud Shakeel shoulders his arms to this one.
39.2
0
Tim Southee To Saud Shakeel
Delivers this one full and really wide outside the off stump. Saud Shakeel is uninterested in playing at this one.
39.1
1
Tim Southee To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Tim Southee begins with a full delivery straying onto the pads. Sarfaraz Ahmed clips this towards fine leg and takes a single.
Tim Southee to bowl from the other end.
End Of The Over 39 : 132/5
7 Runs
  • 438.1
  • 038.2
  • 038.3
  • 238.4
  • 138.5
  • 038.6
S. Shakeel
16 (52)
S. Ahmed
36 (38)
I. Sodhi
7-1-30-2
38.6
0
Ish Sodhi To Saud Shakeel
Goes 'round the wicket and serves this full outside off. Saud Shakeel gets forward to defend but misses and gets hit on the pads. A stifled appeal from the bowler and 7 runs have come from the first over after the break.
38.5
1
Ish Sodhi To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Goes full this time and outside the off stump. Sarfaraz Ahmed gets forward and clips this towards mid on for a quick single.
38.4
2
Ish Sodhi To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Continues to bowl short and this is a googly coming into the stumps. Sarfaraz Ahmed punches this straight and takes a couple of runs.
38.3
0
Ish Sodhi To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Another short delivery served outside off. Sarfaraz Ahmed mishits his shot towards mid on this time.
38.2
0
Ish Sodhi To Sarfaraz Ahmed
This is short as well and in line with the stumps. Sarfaraz Ahmed mistimes his shot towards mid-wicket.
38.1
4
Ish Sodhi To Sarfaraz Ahmed
FOUR! Loose delivery to start off by Ish Sodhi! This is short and outside off. Sarfaraz Ahmed does not miss out as he pulls this towards deep square leg for four runs.
The afternoon session on the final day is set to begin. Sarfaraz Ahmed and Saud Shakeel stride out to the middle with their blades. The New Zealand players also take the field. It will be Ish Sodhi to start with the ball here.
... Day 5, Session 2 ...
Shan Masood came out to bat with Imam-ul-Haq and both showed positive intent to keep the scoreboard ticking by putting away the loose deliveries. However, Imam-ul-Haq lost his concentration and was dismissed off the bowling of Ish Sodhi while playing a rash shot. Babar Azam and Shan Masood put together a 42-run partnership but Michael Bracewell claimed both the set batters in consecutive overs to put New Zealand well on top in this game. Pakistan will still have hope as long as Sarfaraz Ahmed and Saud Shakeel are still at the crease with both of them looking pretty comfortable in their unbeaten 45-run partnership. Will they be able to pull off a miracle? Or will New Zealand break this partnership early in the second session? Do join us at 2 pm IST (8.30 am GMT) for what could be the last session of this game.
This has been New Zealand’s session as they have conceded 125 runs in 35.1 overs but most importantly claimed 3 crucial wickets to get a stranglehold on the game. They are now five wickets away from what will be a remarkable Test win and thereby clinch the series as well. They still have ample work to do here but they will be confident to get more purchase off the wicket as the day goes by and the ball gets older. Pakistan will be really disappointed with the application they have shown in this inning as several of their batters got off to decent starts but ended up giving away their wickets. They will have to battle hard going forward if they are to save this game with the possibility of a win heavily dependant on the current sixth-wicket partenrship.
End Of The Over 38 : 125/5
4 Runs
  • 037.1
  • 037.2
  • 037.3
  • 037.4
  • 437.5
  • 037.6
S. Shakeel
16 (51)
S. Ahmed
29 (33)
T. Southee
9-5-13-1
37.6
0
Tim Southee To Saud Shakeel
This is angled in on a good length, just outside off. Saud Shakeel gets it to the off side off the outer half. THAT WILL BE LUNCH ON DAY 5.
37.5
4
Tim Southee To Saud Shakeel
FOUR! Deft touch! A length ball, angled across the left-hander. Saud Shakeel plays it with soft hands. It takes the outside edge and runs down to the third man fence. Pakistan need 194 runs more.
37.4
0
Tim Southee To Saud Shakeel
A length ball, outside off. Shakeel shuffles and blocks it into covers.
37.3
0
Tim Southee To Saud Shakeel
Much fuller, on off. Saud Shakeel eases it to the right of the bowler on the front foot.
37.2
0
Tim Southee To Saud Shakeel
This is punched towards point from outside off.
37.1
0
Tim Southee To Saud Shakeel
Too full and straight, on leg. Saud Shakeel clips it to mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 37 : 121/5
4 Runs
  • 236.1
  • 036.2
  • 036.3
  • 036.4
  • 036.5
  • 236.6
S. Ahmed
29 (33)
S. Shakeel
12 (45)
M. Bracewell
10-1-28-2
36.6
2
Michael Bracewell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Fraction short, around off. Ahmed waits for it, opens the face and steers it past first slip. They take two runs.
36.5
0
Michael Bracewell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Outside off, defended out.
36.4
0
Michael Bracewell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Fuller, on off. It dips as well. Ahmed blocks it into the deck.
36.3
0
Michael Bracewell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Flighted and on off. Ahmed goes back and helps it back to the bowler.
36.2
0
Michael Bracewell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Flatter and on off, defended.
36.1
2
Michael Bracewell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Michael Bracewell goes full and on off. Sarfaraz Ahmed comes down the track and looks to heave it away. The ball goes to deep square leg off the inside edge. They take two.
End Of The Over 36 : 117/5
1 Runs
  • 135.1
  • 035.2
  • 035.3
  • 035.4
  • 035.5
  • 035.6
S. Shakeel
12 (45)
S. Ahmed
25 (27)
T. Southee
8-5-9-1
35.6
0
Tim Southee To Saud Shakeel
Five dots on the trot to end the over! A length ball, on fifth stump. Shakeel shuffles across and defends it out on his front foot. So, just a single off the over.
35.5
0
Tim Southee To Saud Shakeel
Southee dishes a full-length ball, outside off, it straightens a bit off the deck. Saud Shakeel shoulders his arms at it.
35.4
0
Tim Southee To Saud Shakeel
This is angled in, full and on off. Shakeel gets an inside edge on his toes.
35.3
0
Tim Southee To Saud Shakeel
This is a length ball, much closer to the batter, on fifth stump, although not close enough to draw a shot out of Shakeel.
35.2
0
Tim Southee To Saud Shakeel
Southee serves it on a length, wide outside off, shaping away a touch. Tom Latham behind the sticks has to dive to his left to gather it.
35.1
1
Tim Southee To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Good length, outside off. Ahmed punches it through the cover region and takes a single.
End Of The Over 35 : 116/5
5 Runs
  • 234.1
  • 134.2
  • 034.3
  • 034.4
  • 034.5
  • 234.6
S. Shakeel
12 (40)
S. Ahmed
24 (26)
M. Bracewell
9-1-24-2
34.6
2
Michael Bracewell To Saud Shakeel
Back of a length, outside off. Shakeel eases it to deep point. They take two runs.
34.5
0
Michael Bracewell To Saud Shakeel
This one comes in with the arm, full and on middle. Shakeel blocks it to silly point off the outer half.
34.4
0
Michael Bracewell To Saud Shakeel
Full and on off, blocked on the front foot.
34.3
0
Michael Bracewell To Saud Shakeel
Short and spinning away with some extra bounce, outside off. Saud Shakeel has no shot to offer.
34.2
1
Michael Bracewell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
This one is turning in from outside off, on a fuller length. Sarfaraz Ahmed taps it to covers and takes off.
34.1
2
Michael Bracewell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
It is full and on off. Sarfaraz Ahmed reverse hits it through point. Matt Henry does well near the ropes to stop the ball. The batters take a couple.
End Of The Over 34 : 111/5
5 Runs
  • 133.1
  • 033.2
  • 033.3
  • 4</