As it Happened - Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 1 at Abu Dhabi

Updated: 09 November 2014 21:39 IST

Live cricket score and ball-by-ball commentary from the first day of the first Test match between Pakistan and New Zealand at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on Sunday.

As it Happened - Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 1 at Abu Dhabi
Ahmed Shehzad Scores His 3rd Test Ton, His 1st vs New Zealand. © AFP

Opener Ahmed Shehzad hit a brilliant hundred to steer Pakistan to 269-1 at close on the opening day of the first Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Catch all the highlights of the match here: (SCORECARD)

Shehzad was 126 not out for his third Test hundred -- all made this year -- but fellow opener Mohammad Hafeez missed his by four runs as New Zealand's pace-cum spin attack toiled hard on an unresponsive pitch at Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Zayed Stadium.

Azhar Ali was unbeaten on 46, having added 91 for the unbroken second wicket stand with Shehzad.

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New Zealand have a herculean task ahead of them, they did not bowl well on this deck which is changing color now. They first have to bat well for around 7 overs. Join us in a while for the Kiwi reply.

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What an effort from Pakistan! All their batsmen in got past scores of eighty and that shows how much in control of the game they have been. The openers set it up, Shehzad went on to score his highest Test score before getting out to a scorcher from Corey. Younus and Misbah scored tons as well along with an impressive fifty from Azhar Ali at number three. The runs flew for them when they wanted and as both of them got to their tons and Pakistan declared after getting their total past 550. The records kept tumbling and all in favour of Pakistan.

170.5
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Brendon McCullum to Misbah ul Haq

CENTURY! Fuller on off, Misbah drives it down the ground through the long on region for a triple to get to his ton. That is his 3rd ton in a row. He gets a standing ovation and why not, what a turn around for him. PAKISTAN DECLARE ON 566/3!

170.4
0

Brendon McCullum to Misbah ul Haq

Misbah pushes it towards covers off his crease.

170.3
0

Brendon McCullum to Misbah ul Haq

Fuller on off, Misbah defends it back to the bowler.

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28th Test century for Younus Khan.

170.2
1

Brendon McCullum to Younis Khan

DROPPED! CENTURY! Well played, Younus Khan! Good length outside off, Khan chips it hard to silly mid on where the fielder drops the chance and Younus gets the single and raises his bat to the crowd. What a knock, this has been from him!

170.1
0

Brendon McCullum to Younis Khan

Shorter outside off, Khan cracks it towards covers.

169.6
0

Corey Anderson to Misbah ul Haq

Full and outside off stump, Misbah shoulders arms and grants Anderson a maiden over.

169.5
0

Corey Anderson to Misbah ul Haq

A low full toss outside off, driven straight to mid off.

169.4
0

Corey Anderson to Misbah ul Haq

Good length delivery on off stump, Misbah is in no hurry to get to three figures, he calmly defends.

169.3
0

Corey Anderson to Misbah ul Haq

Slow length delivery on off, Misbah shuffles across but pushes the ball back to Anderson.

169.2
0

Corey Anderson to Misbah ul Haq

Full on middle and off, Misbah bends across and works the ball away to mid-wicket.

169.1
0

Corey Anderson to Misbah ul Haq

Length delivery angled in towards off, Misbah pushes the ball to point.

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Anderson called back on to bowl.

168.6
1

Brendon McCullum to Misbah ul Haq

Fuller outside off, pushed towards the off side for a single.

168.5
1

Brendon McCullum to Younis Khan

Too full on off, Younus drives it to mid on for a single. Rameez Raja says that New Zealand are the only team who have dismissed Younus in nineties.

168.4
1

Brendon McCullum to Misbah ul Haq

Fuller outside off, Misbah lunges and works it through the on side for a single.

168.3
1

Brendon McCullum to Younis Khan

Shorter outside off, carved through point for a single.

168.2
1

Brendon McCullum to Misbah ul Haq

Misbah works one through the on side for a single.

168.1
0

Brendon McCullum to Misbah ul Haq

Fuller on off, Misbah comes forward and defends it.

167.6
1

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Flat leg spinner on middle and off, whipped away through mid-wicket for a single.

167.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Flighted just outside off, driven to the left of McCullum and there is no chance of a single.

167.4
1

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Another long hop, Younus pulls again but there is protection at deep mid-wicket, just a single.

167.3
4

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

FOUR! Slammed! Short delivery on middle, Younus plunges back in the crease and pulls powerfully to the mid-wicket fence.

167.2
1

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Slow and flat on middle and leg, turned away to square leg for a single.

167.1
1

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Flighted on off stump, driven down to long on for a single.

166.6
0

Brendon McCullum to Misbah ul Haq

Flatter on the pads, worked towards the on side.

166.5
0

Brendon McCullum to Misbah ul Haq

Misbah works one towards the on side off his crease.

166.4
0

Brendon McCullum to Misbah ul Haq

Pushed it towards the off side.

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Pakistan have chosen the new ball in the dressing room. Declaration imminent after the tons?

166.3
1

Brendon McCullum to Younis Khan

Fuller outside off, pushed into covers for a single.

166.2
1

Brendon McCullum to Misbah ul Haq

On the pads, worked through square leg for a single.

166.1
0

Brendon McCullum to Misbah ul Haq

Very wide outside off, left alone by Misbah.

165.6
1

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Tossed up outside off, driven down to long off for a single.

165.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Misbah works the ball away to mid-wicket.

165.4
1

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Younus gets down and sweeps the ball through square leg for a single.

165.3
1

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Misbah has flicked the ball off his pads. The batsmen have run through for a single.

165.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Misbah sits down and plays a reverse sweep. Watling moves to his right and stops the ball. Very good anticipation!

165.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Tossed up on off stump, Misbah leans well forward and defends.

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Sodhi back into the attack.

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Drinks!

164.6
0

Brendon McCullum to Younis Khan

Fuller outside off, driven back to the bowler.

164.5
0

Brendon McCullum to Younis Khan

High full toss outside off, Khan keeps it out in time.

164.4
0

Brendon McCullum to Younis Khan

Shorter on middle, Younus defends it to short mid-wicket.

164.3
1

Brendon McCullum to Misbah ul Haq

Fuller on off, played back past the bowler for a single.

164.2
0

Brendon McCullum to Misbah ul Haq

Good length on off, tucked to the on side.

164.1
1

Brendon McCullum to Younis Khan

Younus punches one through the covers for a single.

163.6
0

Jimmy Neesham to Misbah ul Haq

Back of a length on middle, turned away to mid-wicket.

163.5
4

Jimmy Neesham to Misbah ul Haq

FOUR! Helped away! Another short one, this time on the hips. Misbah just tickles the ball fine to the fence. He moves into the 90s now.

163.4
4

Jimmy Neesham to Misbah ul Haq

FOUR! Smack! A short ball on middle, Misbah rocks back and pulls the ball sweetly to the mid-wicket fence.

163.3
0

Jimmy Neesham to Misbah ul Haq

Dug in short on off, Misbah looks to defend but the ball goes between bat and pad to the keeper.

163.2
0

Jimmy Neesham to Misbah ul Haq

Shortish outside off, pushed away to point.

163.1
1

Jimmy Neesham to Younis Khan

Pitched up outside off, driven away to cover. McCullum is quick on to the ball but can't prevent the single.

162.6
0

Brendon McCullum to Misbah ul Haq

On the pads, tucked towards the on side by Misbah.

162.5
1

Brendon McCullum to Younis Khan

Fuller outside off, driven through covers for a single.

162.4
0

Brendon McCullum to Younis Khan

Fuller outside off, pushed towards the off side.

162.3
1

Brendon McCullum to Misbah ul Haq

Fuller on off, Misbah drives it down the ground for a single.

162.2
4

Brendon McCullum to Misbah ul Haq

FOUR! Full outside off, Misbah reverse sweeps it through the third man region. Another misfield and a boundary results.

162.1
1

Brendon McCullum to Younis Khan

Fuller on the pads, clipped through mid-wicket for a single.

161.6
1

Jimmy Neesham to Younis Khan

Back of a length on middle, Younus looks to punch to long on but the mid-wicket fielder comes forward to stop the ball. He dives but parries it away from him, allowing the single eventually.

161.5
1

Jimmy Neesham to Misbah ul Haq

Back of a length and just outside off, punched away through point for a single.

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150-stand comes up.

161.4
4

Jimmy Neesham to Misbah ul Haq

FOUR! Creamed away! Pitched right up outside off, Misbah gets nicely forward and middles his drive through cover for a boundary. This is the third 150 plus stand in this game for Pakistan.

161.3
0

Jimmy Neesham to Misbah ul Haq

Good length delivery around off, Misbah gets behind the ball and pats it away to point.

161.2
0

Jimmy Neesham to Misbah ul Haq

Short of a length on off, pushed away to point.

161.1
1

Jimmy Neesham to Younis Khan

Full delivery on off stump, Younus drives the ball down to long on for a single.

160.6
1

Brendon McCullum to Younis Khan

Fullish on middle, driven through the on side for a run.

160.5
1

Brendon McCullum to Misbah ul Haq

Shorter on the pads, pulled towards deep square leg for a single.

160.4
1

Brendon McCullum to Younis Khan

Khan drives it through mid on for a single.

160.3
2

Brendon McCullum to Younis Khan

Floated on off, Khan chips it over the mid on region for a couple.

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Third new ball is available now.

160.2
0

Brendon McCullum to Younis Khan

Fuller on off, played back to the bowler.

160.1
1

Brendon McCullum to Misbah ul Haq

Fuller on off, worked through the on side for a single.

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Brendon McCullum comes onto bowl. Even he has given up it seems.

159.6
1

Jimmy Neesham to Misbah ul Haq

Short outside off, Misbah goes back and cuts through point for a single.

159.5
1

Jimmy Neesham to Younis Khan

Fullish on middle, flicked away through square leg for a run.

159.4
0

Jimmy Neesham to Younis Khan

Younus stretches forward and drives hard. Neesham bends down and gets a hand on the ball, taking pace off it as the ball goes to mid off.

159.3
1

Jimmy Neesham to Misbah ul Haq

Full and just outside off, driven through extra cover for one.

159.2
1

Jimmy Neesham to Younis Khan

Pitched up outside off, driven away through cover for a single.

159.1
1

Jimmy Neesham to Misbah ul Haq

Back of a length outside off, Misbah goes back to cut but gets an inside edge past the stumps to the short fine leg region for a single.

158.6
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

NOT OUT! Younus survives! Floated outside off, Younus moves around to sweep one through the on side but misses. The players apppeal but the umpire says no. McCullum reviews it. The replays show it is close. The ball did pitch in line, hit him high on the pads but importantly the impact was umpire's call and hence Younus stays.

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New Zealand review as Younus Khan is given not out for an LBW appeal.

158.5
1

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Watling anticipates another reverse sweep and Misbah obliges. A single results as the keeper gets a hand to it.

158.4
0

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Flatter outside off, Misbah looks to revese paddle it but does not connect at all.

158.3
1

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Turns one through the on side for a single.

158.2
2

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Outside off, spanked over mid-wicket for a couple.

158.1
1

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Full toss outside off, Misbah drives it through the off side for a single.

157.6
1

Jimmy Neesham to Misbah ul Haq

Full and angled in, Misbah clips to deep square leg for a single.

157.5
0

Jimmy Neesham to Misbah ul Haq

Length delivery just outside off, guided away to point.

157.4
1

Jimmy Neesham to Younis Khan

Fullish and angled in to the pads, flicked away through square leg for a single.

157.3
1

Jimmy Neesham to Misbah ul Haq

Back of a length and just outside off, punched away through cover for a single.

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Shehzad is back in the dressing room from the hospital. He looks fine and is chit-chatting with his team-mates. That's a good sign.

157.2
0

Jimmy Neesham to Misbah ul Haq

Fullish on off, Misbah gets forward and defends.

157.1
0

Jimmy Neesham to Misbah ul Haq

Length delivery just outside off, dabbed away to point.

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Neesham back into the attack.

156.6
1

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Fuller on off, played through mid on for a single.

156.5
2

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Full toss outside off, Misbah sits down and sweeps it through long leg region for a couple.

156.4
1

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Younus works one through mid-wicket for a single off his crease.

156.3
1

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Misbah turns it through mid on for a single.

156.2
0

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Fuller outside off, Misbah gets an edge onto his pads.

156.1
0

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Shorter outside off, Misbah goes across and defends it.

155.6
2

Corey Anderson to Younis Khan

Pitched down the leg side and Watling can't stop this cleanly although he gets something on the ball. It goes behind him and two byes is what the batsmen run for.

155.5
1

Corey Anderson to Misbah ul Haq

Fullish on off stump, Misbah miscues his loft down the ground and the long on fielder comes around to stop the ball. He does well against the ball that threatened to spin away off the turf.

155.4
1

Corey Anderson to Younis Khan

Fullish outside off, Younus eases the ball through point and takes a single.

155.3
1

Corey Anderson to Misbah ul Haq

Short slower one on middle, Misbah rocks back and pulls to deep square leg for a single.

155.2
1

Corey Anderson to Younis Khan

Pitched right up on middle, Younus flicks through mid-wicket for a single.

155.1
0

Corey Anderson to Younis Khan

Length delivery just outside off, Younus pushes the ball from the crease to mid off.

154.6
2

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Misbah sweeps this one through the long leg region for another couple.

154.5
0

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Floated on off, Misbah flicks it towards the short fine leg region where the fielder does really well.

154.4
2

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Shorter on the pads, Misbah swings it through the long leg region for a couple.

154.3
1

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Turns this one through the mid on region for a single.

154.2
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Fuller outside off, Misbah defends it.

154.1
1

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Flighted delivery on off stump, Misbah plays a reverse sweep to the left of short third man for a single.

153.6
1

Corey Anderson to Misbah ul Haq

Another short one, just outside off, Misbah pulls to deep mid-wicket for a run.

153.5
0

Corey Anderson to Misbah ul Haq

A lovely yorker just outside off, Misbah keeps it out, back to the bowler.

153.4
0

Corey Anderson to Misbah ul Haq

Pitched up and angled in towards middle, turned away to mid-wicket.

153.3
0

Corey Anderson to Misbah ul Haq

Slightly full around off, Misbah pushes the ball to cover without much footwork.

153.2
0

Corey Anderson to Misbah ul Haq

Tight length delivery on middle, defended off the back foot by Misbah.

153.1
0

Corey Anderson to Misbah ul Haq

A good bouncer from Anderson and Misbah just ducks a little to allow the ball through. Good take by Watling.

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27th half century in Tests for Misbah.

152.6
3

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

FIFTY! Fuller outside off, Misbah gets across and works it fine through long leg for a triple. That is a fifty for Misbah!

152.5
0

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Misbah defends it off his crease.

152.4
0

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Action replay of the previous delivery.

152.3
0

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Shorter outside off, Misbah tucks it towards mid-wicket.

152.2
1

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Sweeps it through the on side for a single.

152.1
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Shorter outside off, Khan defends it towards the off side off the edge. The ball almost rolls back onto his stumps.

151.6
0

Corey Anderson to Misbah ul Haq

Slightly full and just outside off, Misbah leaves this one alone.

151.5
0

Corey Anderson to Misbah ul Haq

Good length delivery on off, defended with a straight bat.

151.4
0

Corey Anderson to Misbah ul Haq

Length on off, Misbah stretches forward in defense.

151.3
1

Corey Anderson to Younis Khan

Full on off, Younus plays a wristy drive down the ground. Mid on cuts the ball off and has a shy at the non-striker's end as Younus scampers through for a quick single. The throw misses the stumps.

151.2
0

Corey Anderson to Younis Khan

Full with room outside off, Younus reaches out and square drives but straight to point.

151.1
0

Corey Anderson to Younis Khan

Length delivery just outside off, Younus goes back and pushes the ball to point.

150.6
0

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Flatter on middle, turned to the on side.

150.5
2

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Fuller outside off, Misbah gets under it and launches it towards long on. The ball stops just in front of the ropes. for a couple.

150.4
0

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Shorter on off, Misbah works it towards the on side.

150.3
1

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Fuller outside off, swept to square leg for a single.

150.2
1

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Shorter on middle, keeps low, kept out by Misbah towards mid-wicket for a single.

150.1
0

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Shorter outside off, cut to covers.

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100-run stand between Younus and Misbah.

149.6
1

Corey Anderson to Misbah ul Haq

Shortish on middle, pulled away to long leg for a single.

149.5
0

Corey Anderson to Misbah ul Haq

Fullish and just outside off, defended to point.

149.4
1

Corey Anderson to Younis Khan

Banged in short on off, Younus takes his back foot across and pulls the ball down through square leg for a run.

149.3
0

Corey Anderson to Younis Khan

Fullish and just outside off, Younus bends forward and pushes the ball to point.

149.2
0

Corey Anderson to Younis Khan

Length delivery on off stump, Younus goes back and defends.

149.1
0

Corey Anderson to Younis Khan

Anderson starts with a bouncer and Younus ducks under it with enough time on his hands.

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We're back for the final session of play. How many overs will Pakistan bat? Will they go after the bowling rightaway? Will both Misbah and Younus go for their tons? Plenty of questions, stay tuned for all the answers. Misbah and Younus come out to bat, Corey Anderson to bowl first up!

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DAY TWO, FINAL SESSION.

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124 RUNS, 1 WICKET - SESSION PAKISTAN! That's another session dominated by the hosts. They lost Azhar Ali early to Sodhi but the pair of Younus and Misbah did not let up and had a good stand to keep the runs going. The fielding went down for the Kiwis and Pakistan made merry. The ball is spinning and turning and things are getting better for the home team. The declaration may come anytime after Tea. Let's see how Pakistan go about it. Do join us in a while for the final session of play.

148.6
0

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Floated on off, Misbah comes forward and defends it. That's TEA, DAY 2!

148.5
1

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Sweeps this one through long leg for a run.

148.4
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Outside off, Younus gets across and works it to the on side. Watling gets across and tries to flick it back to the stumps but misses. They think of the single but do not go for it.

148.3
1

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Fuller on off, worked through square leg for a single.

148.2
1

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Full outside off, driven hard through mid on for a single. Century for Craig!

148.1
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Flighted outside off, Khan waits for it and defends it.

147.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Tossed up outside off, Misbah comes forward and pushes it to covers.

147.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Fuller on middle, Misbah comes forward and defends it.

147.4
2

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Shorter on middle, pulled through square leg region for a couple.

147.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Fuller on off, played back to the bowler by Misbah.

147.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Floated outside off, turns away, left alone.

147.1
1

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Fuller on off, pushed to covers for a quick single.

146.6
0

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Misbah lunges forward and defends this one back to the bowler.

146.5
4

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

FOUR! Shot! Fuller outside off, Misbah gets forward and drives it through the cover region for a boundary. He too gets into the forties. Not by age, by his runs of course!

146.4
0

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Shorter outside off, tucked to the on side by Misbah.

146.3
0

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Shorter outside off, played off the back foot by Misbah.

146.2
1

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Khan gets across and turns it to mid-wicket for a quick single.

146.1
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Fuller outside off, pushed into the off side.

145.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Misbah comes forward and defends it.

145.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Gets in line and defends this one back down the wicket.

145.4
1

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Flatter outside off, nudged through the on side for a single.

145.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Fuller on off, Khan stays back and defends it.

145.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Flatter on middle, Khan looks to work it through the on side but gets an edge towards covers.

145.1
4

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

FOUR! INSIDE OUT! Fuller outside off, Khan waits for it and just lofts it over extra cover for a boundary. This is outrageously good batting!

144.6
0

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Misbah flicks one off his pads to the on side.

144.5
1

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Shorter on off, worked through mid-wicket for a single.

144.4
4

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

FOUR! SHOT! Full outside off, Khan leans and clobbers it over mid on for a boundary.

144.3
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Fuller outside off, Khan drives it hard back to the bowler. The bowler parries it towards the stumps at the non-striker's end but Misbah never came out.

144.2
1

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Misbah looks to hit this one over Dubai but mistimes it for a single. 450 up for Pakistan!

144.1
0

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Misbah punches one off his back foot.

143.6
1

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Tossed up on middle, Misbah gets an edge through third man for a single.

143.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Fuller outside off, pushed into the covers.

143.4
1

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Drives it through the mid off region for a single.

143.3
1

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Fuller outside off, pushed through the off side for a single.

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29th Test fifty for Younus Khan!

143.2
1

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

FIFTY! Shorter on off, Khan goes back and works it through mid-wicket for a single to bring up his fifty. He continues his good form.

143.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Fuller outside off, driven through the off side.

142.6
0

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Flatter on the pads, tucked through the on side.

142.5
0

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Fuller on off, Misbah prods at it and gets an edge towards the on side.

142.4
0

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Flatter down the leg side, left alone.

142.3
0

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Shorter outside off, Misbah stands back and pushes it towards the off side off his back foot.

142.2
1

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Fuller outside off, Khan top edges his sweep towards the long leg region for a single.

142.1
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Fuller on off, Khan drives it through the mid on region.

141.6
4

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

FOUR! Poor effort! Full on off, Misbah sits down and reverse sweeps it through the third man region where Craig misfields and allows it go through him for a boundary.

141.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Misbah plays it through the off side.

141.4
1

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Shortish on off, Khan stays back and cuts it through point for a single.

141.3
1

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Misbah drives it through the off side for a single.

141.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Fuller on middle, Misbah defends it back to the bowler. Just for the record, Sodhi has thrown in the towel. Sreesanth aside, the towel just fell off his back.

141.1
1

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Fuller on off, driven through mid off for a single by Khan.

140.6
0

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Fuller on off, Misbah plays it back to the bowler.

140.5
0

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Another rock solid defense from Misbah.

140.4
0

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

On the pads, turned through the on side.

140.3
0

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Misbah defends this off his back foot.

140.2
1

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Swept to long leg for a single.

140.1
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Fuller outside off, carved to covers.

139.6
4

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

FOUR! SPANK! Fuller outside off, Misbah gets under it and spanks it over the bowler's head for another boundary.

139.5
4

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

FOUR! Shorter outside off, Misbah waits for it and cracks it through the mid-wicket region for a boundary.

139.4
0

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Fuller on off, Misbah comes forward and defends it.

139.3
1

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Fuller outside off, driven through mid off for a single.

139.2
1

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

DROPPED! Fuller outside off, Misbah looks to slice it over covers but does not connect well. Neesham has a sitter to take but he messes it up somehow. That is poor, poor stuff from the Kiwis.

139.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Shorter on off, Misbah plays it through the mid on region off the crease.

138.6
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Khan works it towards mid-wicket but not for any runs.

138.5
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Fuller outside off, played back to the bowler.

138.4
1

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Misbah reverse sweeps it through the third man region for a single.

138.3
1

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Darted on the pads, tucked through the on side for a single.

138.2
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Fuller on off, played through mid on.

138.1
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Flatter on the pads, turned to the on side.

!

Mark Craig back on.

137.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Another rock solid defense from Misbah.

!

50-run stand!

137.5
2

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Fuller outside off, Misbah spanks it over mid on for a couple.

137.4
0

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Misbah gets in line and defends this one.

137.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Flatter outside off, played towards covers.

137.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

CHANCE GONE! Fuller outside off, Misbah sits down and has a go at it. The ball skies up in the air towards point where Craig comes in from point. He then waits for the fielder coming in from the deep to get to it. None of them call, Craig dives but cannot get a hand to it. A costly miss!

137.1
4

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

FOUR! Fuller on off, Misbah sweeps it through the long leg region for a boundary.

136.6
0

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

Fuller outside off, Khan pushes it through the off side.

136.5
1
lb

Trent Boult to Misbah ul Haq

Good length on the pads, tucked through the on side for a leg bye.

136.4
1

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

Flatter on the pads, worked through fine leg for a single.

136.3
0

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

Fuller on off, Khan leans forward and turns it towards the on side.

136.2
0

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

Good length on off, punched off the back foot.

136.1
0

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

Good length on off, played back towards the bowler.

135.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Misbah plays it off his crease.

135.5
6

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

SIX! HELLO MISBAH! Fuller outside off, Misbah sits down and tonks it over mid-wicket region for a maximum.

135.4
0

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Misbah gets in line and defends it.

135.3
1

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Turns it through the on side for a single.

135.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Khan pushes it through the off side.

135.1
1

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Fuller on off, driven through the off side for a single.

134.6
0

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

Khan gets in line and defends it.

134.5
0

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

Good length outside off, Khan rides the bounce and defends it.

134.4
0

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

Good length outside off, Younus plays it back towards the off side.

134.3
2

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

Works it through the on side for a couple of runs.

134.2
0

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

Fuller outside off, pushed towards the off side.

134.1
0

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

Fuller outside off, played through the off side.

133.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Flatter on off, whipped towards mid-wicket where Kane fields the ball.

133.5
2

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Misbah pulls this one through mid-wicket for a couple.

133.4
0

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Another defense from Misbah.

133.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Shorter on off, Misbah edges his punch off his back foot.

133.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Misbah goes back and defends it.

133.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Tossed up on off, played towards the covers.

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DRINKS! Both Misbah and Younus are having a chat.

132.6
4

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

FOUR! Poor ball! Another slower one down the leg side, Khan works it into the fine leg fence with ease.

132.5
0

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

Fuller on off, Khan gets across and defends it.

132.4
2

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

Fuller outside off, Khan plays it through the off side for a couple.

132.3
4

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

FOUR! Deft! Fuller on the pads, tucked down to the fine leg region for a boundary. That was an attempted off cutter from Boult.

132.2
0

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

Good length on off, tucked through the on side by Khan.

132.1
0

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

Fuller on off, Khan plays it back to the bowler.

!

Boult back on.

131.6
0

Jimmy Neesham to Misbah ul Haq

Fuller outside off, played through the off side.

131.5
0

Jimmy Neesham to Misbah ul Haq

Fuller on off, turned through the on side for a single.

131.4
1

Jimmy Neesham to Younis Khan

On the pads, turned down to the on side for a single.

131.3
0

Jimmy Neesham to Younis Khan

Fuller on off, played back to the bowler.

131.2
0

Jimmy Neesham to Younis Khan

Fuller outside off, driven through the off side.

131.1
0

Jimmy Neesham to Younis Khan

Good length on off, tucked through the on side by Khan.

130.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Fuller outside off, pushed into the covers.

130.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Shorter outside off, played back to the bowler.

130.4
1

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Drives this one through the off side for a single.

130.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Fuller outside off, Khan drives it through the covers.

130.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Fuller on off, Khan comes forward and defends it.

130.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Shorter outside off, cut into covers.

129.6
0

Jimmy Neesham to Misbah ul Haq

Good length outside off, pushed towards the off side.

129.5
0

Jimmy Neesham to Misbah ul Haq

Fullish outside off, pushed towards the off side.

129.4
0

Jimmy Neesham to Misbah ul Haq

Shorter outside off, played towards the off side.

129.3
0

Jimmy Neesham to Misbah ul Haq

Misbah turns this one through the on side off his crease.

129.2
0

Jimmy Neesham to Misbah ul Haq

Good length outside of,f played back to the bowler.

129.1
1

Jimmy Neesham to Younis Khan

On the pads, tucked through the on side for a single.

128.6
2

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Fuller outside off, and oh dear, this time Misbah wants to have a piece of it for a change and slaps it over mid off for a couple of runs.

128.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Shorter outside off, Misbah punches it through the off side.

128.4
1

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Full toss on off, Khan sits down and sweeps it through the square leg region for a single.

128.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Khan plays this one through the off side.

128.2
4

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

FOUR! Shorter outside off, Khan goes back and pummels it through the mid-wicket region for a boundary.

128.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Too full on off, pushed through the off side.

127.6
0

Jimmy Neesham to Misbah ul Haq

Good length outside off, Misbah guides it towards the point region.

127.5
0

Jimmy Neesham to Misbah ul Haq

Good length outside off, Misbah pushes it through the off side.

127.4
0

Jimmy Neesham to Misbah ul Haq

Fullish outside off, pushed towards the off side.

127.3
0

Jimmy Neesham to Misbah ul Haq

Another leave from Misbah.

127.2
0

Jimmy Neesham to Misbah ul Haq

Fuller outside off, left alone.

127.1
2

Jimmy Neesham to Misbah ul Haq

Fuller on the pads, clipped through mid-wicket region for a couple.

126.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Khan defends this one off his back foot.

126.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Khan stays back and defends this one.

126.4
4

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

FOUR! Neatly done! Fuller on the pads, Khan sweeps it through the fine leg region for a boundary.

126.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Flatter outside off, Khan stays back and defends it.

126.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Tossed up on off, driven to mid off by Khan.

126.1
4

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

FOUR! Shot! Fuller outside off, Khan sweeps it through the mid-wicket region for a boundary.

125.6
0

Jimmy Neesham to Misbah ul Haq

An easy leave for Misbah.

125.5
0

Jimmy Neesham to Misbah ul Haq

Misbah gets in line and defends it back down the wicket.

125.4
0

Jimmy Neesham to Misbah ul Haq

Good length outside off, punched through the off side.

125.3
0

Jimmy Neesham to Misbah ul Haq

On a length on off, turned to the on side by Misbah.

125.2
0

Jimmy Neesham to Misbah ul Haq

Fuller outside off, Misbah plays it towards the off side.

125.1
1

Jimmy Neesham to Younis Khan

Good length on middle, tucked to the on side for a single.

124.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Misbah punches this one through the off side.

124.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Shorter outside off, played back to the bowler by Misbah.

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Misbah-ul-Haq is the new man in.

124.4
W

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

OUT! WHAT A RIPPER! Floated on middle and leg, Ali goes back to play that one but the ball turns square, beats Ali all ends up and goes onto hit the off stick. That was unplayable and Sodhi is delighted. Good wicket for the Kiwis and at the right time. Ali misses out on a ton. That for sure can be the ball of the year reckons my colleague Nitin!

124.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Flatter on the pads, tucked to the on side.

124.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Shorter outside off, Ali pushes it through the off side.

124.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Full toss outside off, slapped through covers.

123.6
0

Jimmy Neesham to Younis Khan

Fuller outside off, Khan keeps it out.

123.5
1

Jimmy Neesham to Azhar Ali

Punched through covers for a single.

123.4
0

Jimmy Neesham to Azhar Ali

Ali pushes it towards the off side.

123.3
0

Jimmy Neesham to Azhar Ali

Good length outside off, pushed into covers by Ali off his back foot.

123.2
0

Jimmy Neesham to Azhar Ali

Fuller outside off, pushed into the covers.

123.1
0

Jimmy Neesham to Azhar Ali

NOT OUT! Shorter down the leg side, Ali fails to clip it. The keeper takes the bails off in a flash and appeals. The appeal is referred upstairs but it is not out and the verdict is the same.

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Jimmy Neesham into the attack.

122.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Nicely looped outside off, Khan drives it through the off side.

122.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Too full outside off, driven to short cover by Khan.

122.4
1

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Floated outside off, goes away, Ali pushes it towards gully off the edge for a single.

122.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Floated on off, Ali comes forward and defends it.

122.2
1

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Shorter on middle, nudged towards mid-wicket for a single.

122.1
1

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Shorter on off, played through mid on for a single by Ali.

121.6
4

Corey Anderson to Younis Khan

FOUR! Edged! Fuller outside off, Khan looks to drive it but gets an edge down to the third man region for a boundary.

121.5
0

Corey Anderson to Younis Khan

Fuller on off, Khan comes forward and defends it.

121.4
1

Corey Anderson to Azhar Ali

Fuller outside off, played through the off side for a run.

121.3
1

Corey Anderson to Younis Khan

Shorter outside off, played through the off side for a single.

121.2
1

Corey Anderson to Azhar Ali

Yorker on off, squeezed towards mid on for a single.

121.1
0

Corey Anderson to Azhar Ali

Shorter outside off, Ali slaps it towards mid-wicket.

120.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Fuller on middle, played back to the bowler.

120.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Loopy on off, Khan comes forward and defends it.

120.4
0

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Flatter outside off, Khan goes back and defends it.

120.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Fuller on middle, Khan comes forward and turns it to the on side.

120.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Floated outside off, Khan lunges and reaches out for it towards covers.

120.1
1

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Ali drives it through mid off for a single.

119.6
1

Corey Anderson to Azhar Ali

Shorter outside off, cut through to the point region for a single.

119.5
1

Corey Anderson to Younis Khan

Khan plays it through the off side for a single.

119.4
1

Corey Anderson to Azhar Ali

Good length outside off, guided down to third man for a single.

119.3
0

Corey Anderson to Azhar Ali

Fuller outside off, Ali plays it back towards the off side.

119.2
0

Corey Anderson to Azhar Ali

Good length outside off, Ali pushes it back to the bowler.

119.1
0

Corey Anderson to Azhar Ali

Fuller outside off, pushed towards mid off.

118.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Floated outside off, left alone.

118.5
1

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Flatter outside off, flat batted through the off side.

118.4
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Ali comes forward and defends it back.

118.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Shorter outside off, cut towards the off side.

118.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Floated on off, Ali comes forward and defends it.

118.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Flatter on the pads, Ali tucks it towards the on side.

117.6
0

Corey Anderson to Younis Khan

Good length outside off, Khan comes across and defends it.

117.5
0

Corey Anderson to Younis Khan

Very wide outside off, left alone.

117.4
4

Corey Anderson to Younis Khan

FOUR! Neatly done! On the pads, worked fine down to the fine leg fence for a boundary.

117.3
0

Corey Anderson to Younis Khan

Fuller on off, tucked towards mid-wicket off his crease.

117.2
0

Corey Anderson to Younis Khan

On a length outside off, Younus almost chips it towards short cover.

117.1
0

Corey Anderson to Younis Khan

Played this one towards point.

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Corey Anderson to bowl from the other end.

116.6
4

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

FOUR! Poor ball! Shorter on off, Ali goes back and pummels it through the square leg region for a boundary.

116.5
1

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Darted on middle, Khan goes back and flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.

116.4
0

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Floated on off, turned to the on side by Khan.

116.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Flatter on middle, Younus keeps it out.

116.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Tossed up googly on middle, Younus looks to work it through but misses.

116.1
1

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Floated outside off, cut to covers for a single.

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We're back for the second session of the day. Younus Khan and Azhar Ali are out to bat for Pakistan. Ish Sodhi to bowl.

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DAY TWO, SECOND SESSION!

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78 runs, 1 wicket - Session Pakistan! The hosts have continued to dominate the game, Ali brought up yet another fifty as Shehzad raced away to his highest Test score, becoming the youngest Pakistan opener to get a score of 150. New Zealand tried a few things but nothing went their way apart from the Anderson bouncer which struck Shehzad on his head and he lost his wicket, losing his bat onto his stump. Let's hope he is okay. One can expect more fireworks from Pakistan later in the day. Do join us in a while for the second session of play.

115.6
0

Corey Anderson to Younis Khan

Back of a length around off, Khan goes back and across and dead bats the ball. That will be LUNCH on Day 2!

115.5
0

Corey Anderson to Younis Khan

Length delivery on off stump, Younus goes back and defends.

!

Out comes the deadly Younus Khan to the centre.

115.4
W

Corey Anderson to Ahmed Shehzad

OUT! This is a very ugly and strange way to lose one's wicket! Shehzad is out, HIT WICKET! A well-directed bouncer from Anderson to Shehzad. The Pakistani opener looks to go up on his toes and pull the ball. He misses as he was a bit too early into the shot. The ball goes crashing into the grill, around his right eye. Shehzad goes down in pain and his bat goes off his hand and falls on to the stumps. He falls away to the left of the pitch and the physio comes running in to attend to him. It was a good ball from Anderson but Shehzad is quite unfortunate. He is quite dazed and then walks off slowly. What an innings it was from him, a well-made 176. He gets a standing ovation from whatever crowd is there in the stadium.

115.3
0

Corey Anderson to Ahmed Shehzad

Shehzad gets forward and defends.

115.2
0

Corey Anderson to Ahmed Shehzad

Anderson bowls a short delivery just outside off, Shehzad ducks and Watling does well to collect the ball.

115.1
0

Corey Anderson to Ahmed Shehzad

Shehzad has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

114.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Ali leans forward and punches the ball to cover.

114.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Ali gets forward to drive the ball to mid off.

114.4
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Ali dances down the track but decides to defend it.

114.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Ali has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

114.2
1

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

Thrown up just outside off stump, driven away through cover for a single.

114.1
1

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Floated delivery just outside off stump, driven away to long off for a single.

113.6
0

Corey Anderson to Ahmed Shehzad

Fullish and angled down the leg side. Shehzad looks to tickle the ball to fine leg but misses. The ball touches his pads and then Watlin's gloves.

113.5
4

Corey Anderson to Ahmed Shehzad

FOUR! Beautifully dabbed! Shehzad sits right back to a length delivery outside off and plays a late cut to the third man fence.

113.4
0

Corey Anderson to Ahmed Shehzad

Shehzad shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

113.3
0

Corey Anderson to Ahmed Shehzad

Length delivery on off, Shehzad goes back and blocks.

113.2
2

Corey Anderson to Ahmed Shehzad

Fullish outside off stump, Shehzad looks to clear the long off fence and swings. The timing was off and the ball goes over mid off. Ronchi the substitute runs but can't reach under the ball on time. Two runs to Shehzad.

113.1
1

Corey Anderson to Azhar Ali

Length and just outside off, punched away through point for a single.

112.6
3

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Ali sits down to play a sweep shot but gets a top edge that takes the ball right over Watling down towards the fence. Neesham chases and makes a good stop. Ali gets three now.

112.5
3

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

Shehzad crouches across the stumps and paddles the ball to fine leg for three runs.

112.4
1

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Flighted delivery on middle and leg, swept away through square leg for a single.

112.3
1

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

Tossed up outside off, Shehzad gets forward and drives to deep cover for a single.

112.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

Flighted delivery outside off, spins away and Shehzad leaves the ball.

112.1
1

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Floated delivery outside off, Ali drives through cover for a single.

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Ish Sodhi comes into the attack.

111.6
0

Corey Anderson to Ahmed Shehzad

Shehzad just manages to keep the yorker out. Good ball bowled by the bowler.

111.5
0

Corey Anderson to Ahmed Shehzad

Fullish and just outside off, Shehzad presses forward in defense.

111.4
0

Corey Anderson to Ahmed Shehzad

Pitched up outside off, Shehzad reaches out and drives beautifully but finds cover.

111.3
0

Corey Anderson to Ahmed Shehzad

Defended off the front foot by Shehzad presenting the full face of the bat.

111.2
0

Corey Anderson to Ahmed Shehzad

Length delivery just outside off, Shehzad goes back and across and defends back on to the pitch.

111.1
2

Corey Anderson to Ahmed Shehzad

Over-pitched outside off stump, Shehzad has no trouble in driving the ball crisply through cover for a couple. The partnership gets to 150.

110.6
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

A fine short delivery on off, Ali does well to evade the ball by swaying away with fine technique.

110.5
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

A good bouncer on middle, Ali gets under the ball easily.

110.4
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Length delivery just outside off, Ali stays back and punches to mid off.

110.3
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Over-pitched on off stump, Ali drives the ball straight back Southee.

110.2
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

A short one on middle, Ali ducks under the ball.

110.1
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Full and darted down the leg side, Ali is late to clip the ball and it flicks the pads and goes to the keeper. The Kiwis appeal but the umpire saw what it went off. Good thing they didn't take the review. Good take by Watling though!

109.6
4

Corey Anderson to Ahmed Shehzad

FOUR! Uppish drive but that raced past short mid off. Fullish around off stump, Shehzad bends forward and drives the ball aerially past short mid off. The ball races away to the ropes.

109.5
0

Corey Anderson to Ahmed Shehzad

Back of a length on off, Shehzad gets back and blocks solidly.

109.4
0

Corey Anderson to Ahmed Shehzad

Outside off, left alone.

109.3
2

Corey Anderson to Ahmed Shehzad

Back of a length on the hips, tucked away to fine leg for a couple.

109.2
0

Corey Anderson to Ahmed Shehzad

Fullish and pushed across the stumps, left alone with ease.

109.1
0

Corey Anderson to Ahmed Shehzad

Shehzad chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump.

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Corey Anderson brought into the attack.

108.6
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

A good short ball at Ali's ribs, he goes up off his toes and fends the ball down to the leg side.

108.5
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Banged in short on middle and off, Ali ducks under the ball.

108.4
2

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Fullish on middle, Ali presses forward and drives the ball past short mid on for a couple.

108.3
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Short of a good length on off, Ali goes up on his toes and drops the ball down to point.

108.2
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Ali has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

108.1
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Good length delivery on middle, defended into the leg side with the full face of the bat.

107.6
0

Trent Boult to Ahmed Shehzad

Pitched up outside off, Shehzad allows the ball through.

107.5
0

Trent Boult to Ahmed Shehzad

Fullish and angled across the off stump, left alone.

107.4
0

Trent Boult to Ahmed Shehzad

Shehzad has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

107.3
1

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Banged in short on leg stump, the ball bounces like a tennis ball and takes ages to get to Ali. He looks to pull but mistimes the ball to deep square leg for a single.

107.2
2

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Pierced nicely! Fullish and just outside off, Ali gets forward and drives, guiding the ball nicely through cover for a couple.

107.1
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Ali sits back to a length ball and defends.

106.6
0

Tim Southee to Ahmed Shehzad

Southee has sprayed this wide outside off stump, left alone.

106.5
0

Tim Southee to Ahmed Shehzad

Slightly full on middle, Shehzad gets across and defends right under his eye line.

106.4
0

Tim Southee to Ahmed Shehzad

Southee digs it short but angles the ball down the leg side. Shehzad lets it pass.

106.3
0

Tim Southee to Ahmed Shehzad

Shehzad goes back to a length delivery and defends.

106.2
0

Tim Southee to Ahmed Shehzad

A sharp bouncer on off, Shehzad didn't expect it and was ducking for cover in a hurry.

106.1
0

Tim Southee to Ahmed Shehzad

Length delivery on off stump, Shehzad gets behind the ball and defends.

105.6
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Pitched up on off, Ali leans nicely forward and defends.

105.5
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Pitched up just outside off, Ali leans across and drives to cover.

105.4
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Full on middle, Ali pushes the ball to mid on.

105.3
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Well outside off once again and Ali shoulders arms.

105.2
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Full and well outside off stump, Ali doesn't bother poking at that.

105.1
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Fullish and just outside off, Ali bends forward and defends cleanly to the off side.

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Boult replaces Craig.

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Drinks break!

104.6
0

Tim Southee to Ahmed Shehzad

Fullish on leg stump, Shehzad gets his bat right in front and defends firmly to mid-wicket.

104.5
1

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Half volley right on the pads, flicked away to deep square leg for a single.

104.4
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Fullish and angled just outside off stump, left alone.

104.3
1
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Tim Southee to Ahmed Shehzad

Southee comes from around the stumps and bowls it full on leg stump. Shehzad is late to flick and misses. He gets hit on his pads and Southee appeals but this was pitching outside the leg stump. A leg bye is taken as the Kiwis appeal.

104.2
0

Tim Southee to Ahmed Shehzad

Back of a length around off stump, Shehzad goes back and across and blocks.

104.1
0

Tim Southee to Ahmed Shehzad

Good length delivery on middle, Shehzad stays back and defends with a straight blade.

103.6
1

Mark Craig to Ahmed Shehzad

Flat on the pads, tucked away to fine leg for a single.

103.5
0

Mark Craig to Ahmed Shehzad

Floated delivery just outside off, Shehzad bends forward and blocks.

103.4
0

Mark Craig to Ahmed Shehzad

Flat on off, Shehzad goes back and defends.

103.3
4

Mark Craig to Ahmed Shehzad

FOUR! That is incredible timing! Shehzad goes back to a shortish delivery outside off stump and punches, merely pushes rather, through cover-point for a boundary.

103.2
1

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Ali has played it towards mid-wicket. One run added to the total.

103.1
1

Mark Craig to Ahmed Shehzad

Played to the point region by the batsman. One run added to the total.

102.6
1

Tim Southee to Ahmed Shehzad

Fullish and in the channel around off, Shehzad pokes away from his body and inside edges the ball between his body and the stumps to the leg side for a single.

102.5
0

Tim Southee to Ahmed Shehzad

Full around off, Shehzad gets forward and defends neatly back to Southee.

102.4
3

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Beautiful shot! Fullish on the pads, Ali flicks gorgeously through mid-wicket. Craig gives a very good chase and flicks the ball in just inside the ropes with a magnificent effort. Three runs to Ali as well.

102.3
3

Tim Southee to Ahmed Shehzad

Pristine from Ahmed Shehzad! He gets nicely forward to a fullish delivery that comes in a bit. His foot was right to the pitch of the ball and the cover drive was perfect. The ball holds up in the deep and Shehzad takes three runs. Shehzad gets to 150 runs and he is the youngest Pakistani opener to get his first 150 plus score.

102.2
0

Tim Southee to Ahmed Shehzad

Fullish and just outside off stump, Shehzad looks to drive the ball hard but gets an inside edge on to his pads.

102.1
0

Tim Southee to Ahmed Shehzad

Length delivery on middle, turned away through mid-wicket to wide mid on.

101.6
0

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Flat on the pads, turned away to leg slip.

101.5
0

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Ali charges down the track but the ball is flat and he is forced to jab the ball down.

101.4
0

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Floated delivery just outside off, Ali stretches forward and pushes the ball to the covers.

101.3
1

Mark Craig to Ahmed Shehzad

Flat on middle, worked away to the right of short mid-wicket. The fielder can't get to the ball and a quick single is taken.

101.2
2

Mark Craig to Ahmed Shehzad

Quick and flat outside off, guided away through point for a couple of runs.

101.1
0

Mark Craig to Ahmed Shehzad

Flat and slow outside off, Shehzad goes back and blocks to cover.

100.6
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Length delivery outside off stump, left alone by Ali. A maiden over from Southee.

100.5
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Fullish around off stump, driven away to mid off.

100.4
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Pitched up just outside off, Ali presses forward and defends to point.

100.3
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Fullish and just outside off, Ali leans forward and pushes the ball to short extra cover.

100.2
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Length delivery around off stump, comes slightly inwards and Ali defends.

100.1
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman.

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Change of ends for Southee.

99.6
1

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Floated up on off, pushed away to long on for a run.

99.5
0

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Flatter on off, pushed away to the right of Craig and he makes a diving stop.

99.4
0

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Flighted on off, Ali leans forward and pushes the ball to mid off.

99.3
1

Mark Craig to Ahmed Shehzad

Shehzad sits down and across and paddles the ball to fine leg for a single.

99.2
1

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Flighted just outside off, turns in and Ali shuffles to defend but gets an inside edge to the short fine leg region for a run.

99.1
2

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Flighted ball on middle and leg, Ali gets down and sweeps to long leg for a couple.

98.6
0

Trent Boult to Ahmed Shehzad

Good length delivery on off stump, Shehzad leans forward and blocks.

98.5
2

Trent Boult to Ahmed Shehzad

Fullish on the pads, flicked away through mid-wicket for a couple.

98.4
0

Trent Boult to Ahmed Shehzad

Length delivery on off stump, defended solidly from within the crease.

98.3
0

Trent Boult to Ahmed Shehzad

Good length delivery around off stump, defended neatly off the back foot.

98.2
0

Trent Boult to Ahmed Shehzad

Fullish on off stump, Shehzad gets forward and pushes the ball off the inside half of the bat to the on side.

98.1
0

Trent Boult to Ahmed Shehzad

Good length delivery just outside off, Shehzad stays back and defends.

97.6
1

Mark Craig to Ahmed Shehzad

Flat off spinner on middle, Shehzad backs away and pushes the ball past Craig's drive to the mid on region for a single. Ali was not off the blocks early but it was an easy single.

97.5
0

Mark Craig to Ahmed Shehzad

Floated delivery outside off, Shehzad gets forward and shoulders arms.

97.4
0

Mark Craig to Ahmed Shehzad

Flat on middle and off, punched away to cover.

97.3
6

Mark Craig to Ahmed Shehzad

SIX! Shehzad takes the attack to Craig! He dances down the track and lofts the ball handsomely over long on for a biggie.

97.2
0

Mark Craig to Ahmed Shehzad

Flat around off stump, Shehzad goes back and blocks.

97.1
0

Mark Craig to Ahmed Shehzad

Flighted delivery outside off, Shehzad leans forward and allows the ball to hit his pad. Oh, there was an inside edge too, but the ball went back on to the pitch.

96.6
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Fullish on middle and off stump, defended with a straight blade.

96.5
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Back of a length and just outside off, Ali stays back and punches to cover.

96.4
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Fullish and just outside off stump, driven away to mid off.

96.3
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Back of a length on off stump, defended with a straight bat.

96.2
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Good length delivery on off stump, Ali gets across and defends.

96.1
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Fullish delivery just outside off stump, left alone.

95.6
0

Mark Craig to Ahmed Shehzad

Flighted delivery just outside off, Shehzad leans forward and defends.

95.5
0

Mark Craig to Ahmed Shehzad

Floated delivery outside off, pushed away to cover.

95.4
2

Mark Craig to Ahmed Shehzad

Floated delivery just outside off, Shehzad sits down and sweeps uppishly in front of deep square leg for a couple.

95.3
1

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Flighted delivery on off stump, pushed away to deepish mid on for a single.

95.2
0

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Flighted up just outside off, driven away to mid on.

95.1
0

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Floated up just outside off stump, Ali gets low down to sweep but the ball hits his glove, he was a bit early into the shot.

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Mark Craig brought into the attack.

94.6
0

Trent Boult to Ahmed Shehzad

Length delivery just outside off, Shehzad gets a huge stride forward and defends to cover.

94.5
0

Trent Boult to Ahmed Shehzad

Full and angled in towards off stump, defended back to Boult.

94.4
0

Trent Boult to Ahmed Shehzad

Length delivery well outside off, Shehzad continues to bat patiently as he shoulders arms.

94.3
0

Trent Boult to Ahmed Shehzad

Good length ball just outside off, Shehzad goes across and blocks into the off side.

94.2
0

Trent Boult to Ahmed Shehzad

Back of a length on off stump, Shehzad goes up on his toes and drops the ball down to the off side.

94.1
0

Trent Boult to Ahmed Shehzad

Fullish and just outside off stump, left alone.

93.6
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Good stop there! Pitched up on off, driven crisply past the bowler. The man from mid off gets across and dives to his right to stop the ball.

93.5
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Full toss on middle and leg, flicked away to one of the two mid-wicket fielders.

93.4
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Fullish on off, driven straight to mid off.

93.3
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Pitched up on off stump, Ali gets nicely forward and drives sweetly back to Southee.

93.2
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

A bouncer on middle, Ali ducks under the ball.

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Can Ali get to another century? He has two centuries in his last two innings.

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17th Test fifty for Ali.

93.1
2

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Fullish and angled in to the pads, worked away through mid-wicket for a couple.

92.6
2

Trent Boult to Ahmed Shehzad

Pitched right up, almost a yorker outside off, Shehzad eases the ball through cover and gets a couple.

92.5
1

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Some tennis ball bounce there! Boult bangs the ball short and Ali rocks back, waits and then pulls the ball down through square leg for a single.

92.4
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Fullish and just outside off, Ali strides well forward and drives without much timing to mid off.

92.3
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Good length delivery on middle, Ali stays back and defends with a straight bat.

92.2
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Length delivery around off stump, Ali dabs the ball away to point with an angled bat.

92.1
1

Trent Boult to Ahmed Shehzad

Good length delivery on middle, straightens a bit and Shehzad is forced to get his bat down quickly. He does so just about on time and inside edges the ball through square leg for a single.

91.6
3

Tim Southee to Ahmed Shehzad

Half volley on the pads, Shehzad plays a lovely flick past short mid-wicket and then beats mid on. Sodhi chases and pulls the ball in with a tumbling dive. Three runs to Shehzad. Was a good over by Southee though!

91.5
0

Tim Southee to Ahmed Shehzad

Good length delivery on off, Shehzad gets in line and blocks to mid on.

91.4
0

Tim Southee to Ahmed Shehzad

Fullish on middle, Shehzad plays a wristy push to mid on.

91.3
0

Tim Southee to Ahmed Shehzad

Southee bowls a yorker on off stump, dug out to the point region.

91.2
0

Tim Southee to Ahmed Shehzad

Pitched up on off stump, defended straight back once again.

91.1
0

Tim Southee to Ahmed Shehzad

Pitched up on off stump, Shehzad gets half forward and defends straight back to Southee.

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Tim Southee will run in from the other end.

90.6
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Ali decides to put bat on ball to a full delivery outside off. He gets an inside edge on to his pads though.

90.5
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Fullish and just outside off, angled in this time but Ali continues to leave the ball.

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Boult decides to go around the stumps.

90.4
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Fullish and with the angle across the stumps, left alone once again.

90.3
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Pitched up outside off stump, Ali leans forward and shoulders arms.

90.2
2

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Fullish on the pads, Ali flicks easily through mid-wicket for a couple.

90.1
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Fullish and angled just outside off, left alone by Ali.

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The players make their way to the middle. Shehzad and Ali are the Pakistani batsmen. Boult to bowl first up!

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New Zealand might have a lot of worries coming their way if they fail to pick up a few wickets in the morning session. They need Southee and Boult to strike and they are capable of doing so. Their spinners need to step up a few notches though. Can they curb Pakistan's ascendance today? We'll find out soon.

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Hello and welcome to the coverage of DAY 2 of the first Test between Pakistan and New Zealand. Pakistan have resumed from where they left off against the Aussies. They have already jumped into a dominating position, losing just one wicket with 269 on the board. Shehzad scored a century and is still at the crease while Hafeez missed his by four runs. We can expect some attacking cricket from them once they see off the morning session.

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That is all we have for you from today then! Thanks a lot for being with us and looking forward to your company tomorrow at 0600 GMT (1130 IST) for the second day's play. Until then, Adios! Take Care!

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The Kiwis started the day well with the ball but in the second session, lost their lines before tightening things in the final session. The most disappointing aspect was their fielding, with a stumping being missed (Shehzad on 16) and then a catch being dropped (Azhar on 31) both by Watling. The tourists are still not out of it yet - if they can force a collapse - the famous Pakistan collapse, they will still be within a chance if the score does not go past 350. But considering the way Pakistan played against Australia, looks a tall order.

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Misbah won another toss, just the second time in history winning a hat-trick of tosses and I guess, Brendon McCullum sensed trouble. Just one wicket in the whole day and conceding runs at almost 3 runs per over. Shehzad and Hafeez set a wonderful platform and while the latter just missed his century by 4 runs, Shehzad has made the most of his missed stumping. Yup, that was a long way back, when he was on 16. How will Watling be feeling now?

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A few Kiwi players congratulate Shehzad as the umpire takes off the bails. Azhar Ali comes over to hug him. What a knock from him and he has not yet finished.

89.6
0

Brendon McCullum to Ahmed Shehzad

Another back of a length on middle, Shehzad defends. THAT WILL BE STUMPS ON DAY 1.

89.5
0

Brendon McCullum to Ahmed Shehzad

Back of a length outside off, nicely blocked out.

89.4
0

Brendon McCullum to Ahmed Shehzad

Similar line and length, played straight to short mid-wicket.

89.3
0

Brendon McCullum to Ahmed Shehzad

A tad short, well defended.

89.2
0

Brendon McCullum to Ahmed Shehzad

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

89.1
1

Brendon McCullum to Azhar Ali

Full and outside off, pushed through the covers for a single.

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BRENDON MCCULLUM to bowl the final over of the day...

88.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

The batsman was beaten and missed the line of the delivery.

88.5
1

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

A tad short outside off, punched off the back foot for a single.

88.4
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

88.3
1

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

Oopss... confusion in the middle. Shehzad works the ball through mid-wicket. Takes the single. The fielder returns the throw to the bowler but the sun is in Sodhi's eyes and he does not see the cherry. He does not collect it and Shehzad wants the second. However, Ali is not interested and sends him back. The throw comes from extra cover to Sodhi and Shehzad has to dive in but the bowler has kicked the stumps.

88.2
1

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Punches it through the covers for a single.

88.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

A short ball on middle, Ali goes back and works it towards mid-wicket.

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ISH SODHI to bowl his final over of the day.

87.6
0

Tim Southee to Ahmed Shehzad

The ball is way wide on the leg side but the batsman still goes after it.

87.5
0

Tim Southee to Ahmed Shehzad

A short ball outside off, Shehzad sways away.

87.4
0

Tim Southee to Ahmed Shehzad

The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

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This is a testimony to the way Brendon McCullum has marshalled his troops that we might see the day ending on time. Just 2 overs left after this. We hardly see this in the current day and age, do we?

87.3
4

Tim Southee to Ahmed Shehzad

FOUR! Poor line, drifting on the pads, Shehzad tickles it to the fine leg fence.

87.2
0

Tim Southee to Ahmed Shehzad

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

87.1
0

Tim Southee to Ahmed Shehzad

Good length delivery outside off, watchfully defended.

86.6
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Outside off, left alone.

86.5
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

This one nips back in from outside off, Ali misses his clip and is hit on the pads.

86.4
2

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. Two runs added to the total.

86.3
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

A bouncer on middle, Ali ducks under it.

86.2
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

86.1
3

Trent Boult to Ahmed Shehzad

Full outside off, Shehzad pushes it uppishly which goes wide of the man at extra cover. Three runs taken.

85.6
2

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Full outside off, driven through mid on for a couple.

85.5
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

A bouncer on middle, Ali ducks.

85.4
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Full and straight, well blocked out.

85.3
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

85.2
4

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

FOUR! Luck is with Pakistan right now! A short ball on middle, Ali goes for the pull but gets a top edge which just eludes the keeper to the fine leg fence!

85.1
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Full and outside off, well defended.

84.6
0

Trent Boult to Ahmed Shehzad

Outside off, left alone.

84.5
0

Trent Boult to Ahmed Shehzad

The ball is way outside the off stump, easy leave for the batsman.

84.4
0

Trent Boult to Ahmed Shehzad

Full and wide outside off, not played at.

84.3
0

Trent Boult to Ahmed Shehzad

A bouncer on middle, Shehzad jumps out of the way.

84.2
1

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Full and outside off, squeezed towards gully for a single.

84.1
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Wide outside off, left alone.

83.6
1

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. One run added to the total.

83.5
1

Tim Southee to Ahmed Shehzad

Full on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.

83.4
0

Tim Southee to Ahmed Shehzad

Slips this down the leg side, Shehzad misses his flick.

83.3
0

Tim Southee to Ahmed Shehzad

Excellent yorker outside off, well dug out.

83.2
4

Tim Southee to Ahmed Shehzad

FOUR! That is lucky! Beautifully bowled, full and outside off, swinging in, Shehzad is squared up. He is lucky not to get hit on the pads and the ball goes off the outside edge straight to first slip. Oh hang on - where is the first slip? There is a yawning gap between the keeper and second slip and the ball goes right through!

83.1
0

Tim Southee to Ahmed Shehzad

Outside off, left alone.

82.6
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Goes back and blocks it out.

82.5
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Full and straight, well defended.

82.4
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Full and outside off, well blocked out.

82.3
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Outside off, left alone.

82.2
2

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Full on middle, flicked through mid-wicket. He found the gap nicely there. Two runs taken.

82.1
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Good length ball on middle, defended.

81.6
0

Tim Southee to Ahmed Shehzad

Full and outside off, defended solidly.

81.5
0

Tim Southee to Ahmed Shehzad

Fuller length ball outside off, left alone.

81.4
0

Tim Southee to Ahmed Shehzad

Landed outside off, well kept out.

81.3
0

Tim Southee to Ahmed Shehzad

The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump.

81.2
0

Tim Southee to Ahmed Shehzad

Wide outside off, left alone.

81.1
0

Tim Southee to Ahmed Shehzad

Outside off, defended solidly.

80.6
1

Trent Boult to Ahmed Shehzad

The batsman has nudged the ball fine down the leg side. One run added to the total.

80.5
0

Trent Boult to Ahmed Shehzad

Full outside off, pushed straight to the man at cover.

80.4
0

Trent Boult to Ahmed Shehzad

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

80.3
0

Trent Boult to Ahmed Shehzad

Full and outside off, well defended.

80.2
0

Trent Boult to Ahmed Shehzad

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

80.1
0

Trent Boult to Ahmed Shehzad

Full and outside off, watchfully defended.

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TRENT BOULT is back on.

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SECOND NEW BALL HAS BEEN TAKEN.

79.6
0

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

79.5
0

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

DROPPED! A touch chance. Landed outside off, Ali looks to reverse sweep but the ball goes off the shoulder of the bat to the keeper who fluffs it.

79.4
0

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Outside off, well blocked.

79.3
0

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

79.2
1

Mark Craig to Ahmed Shehzad

Full outside off, driven through mid off for a single.

79.1
0

Mark Craig to Ahmed Shehzad

Full and outside off, nicely defended.

78.6
0

Brendon McCullum to Azhar Ali

On a good length outside off, watchfully defended.

78.5
0

Brendon McCullum to Azhar Ali

Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

78.4
0

Brendon McCullum to Azhar Ali

Full on middle, flicked straight to mid-wicket.

78.3
0

Brendon McCullum to Azhar Ali

Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

78.2
0

Brendon McCullum to Azhar Ali

Outside off, Ali looks to defend but gets a thick inside edge.

78.1
0

Brendon McCullum to Azhar Ali

Landed outside off, defended from the crease.

77.6
0

Mark Craig to Ahmed Shehzad

Full and down the leg side, Shehzad misses his flick.

77.5
0

Mark Craig to Ahmed Shehzad

On a good length outside off, defended solidly.

77.4
0

Mark Craig to Ahmed Shehzad

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

77.3
0

Mark Craig to Ahmed Shehzad

Short outside off, punched towards covers.

77.2
0

Mark Craig to Ahmed Shehzad

The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump.

77.1
1

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Waits back and dabs it away for a single.

!

NZ need a wicket.

!

Craig back on.

76.6
0

Brendon McCullum to Ahmed Shehzad

Another forward push, this time to covers to end the over.

76.5
1

Brendon McCullum to Azhar Ali

On the pads, flicked away for a single.

76.4
0

Brendon McCullum to Azhar Ali

On a length on middle, Ali hops back now and keeps it out.

76.3
0

Brendon McCullum to Azhar Ali

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

76.2
0

Brendon McCullum to Azhar Ali

Full again on middle, Ali meets it with a firm block.

76.1
0

Brendon McCullum to Azhar Ali

Good length around off, Ali leans forward and defends.

!

DRINKS BREAK.

75.6
0

Jimmy Neesham to Ahmed Shehzad

The batsman has done well to keep that yorker at bay.

75.5
0

Jimmy Neesham to Ahmed Shehzad

Half volley outside off, defended solidly.

75.4
0

Jimmy Neesham to Ahmed Shehzad

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

75.3
2

Jimmy Neesham to Ahmed Shehzad

Full and down the leg side, flicked towards mid-wicket for a couple.

75.2
0

Jimmy Neesham to Ahmed Shehzad

The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

75.1
0

Jimmy Neesham to Ahmed Shehzad

On a good length outside off, watchfully defended.

74.6
1

Brendon McCullum to Ahmed Shehzad

The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.

74.5
1

Brendon McCullum to Azhar Ali

Full on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.

74.4
0

Brendon McCullum to Azhar Ali

The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

74.3
0

Brendon McCullum to Azhar Ali

Driven through mid off by the batsman.

74.2
0

Brendon McCullum to Azhar Ali

Full on middle, flicked towards square leg.

74.1
0

Brendon McCullum to Azhar Ali

Full and outside off, driven straight to covers.

73.6
1

Jimmy Neesham to Azhar Ali

Full outside off, Ali pushes through the line but gets a thick inside edge through fine leg. A single taken.

73.5
0

Jimmy Neesham to Azhar Ali

The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

73.4
0

Jimmy Neesham to Azhar Ali

Full outside off, Ali comes forward and pushes it back.

73.3
4

Jimmy Neesham to Azhar Ali

FOUR! Half volley on the pads, flicked through mid-wicket for a boundary!

73.2
0

Jimmy Neesham to Azhar Ali

Excellent yorker outside off, well dug out.

73.1
0

Jimmy Neesham to Azhar Ali

Full and outside off, driven towards mid on.

72.6
0

Brendon McCullum to Ahmed Shehzad

Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

72.5
0

Brendon McCullum to Ahmed Shehzad

Full on middle and leg, flicked towards mid-wicket.

72.4
0

Brendon McCullum to Ahmed Shehzad

The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through.

72.3
0

Brendon McCullum to Ahmed Shehzad

On a good length outside off, well blocked out.

72.2
0

Brendon McCullum to Ahmed Shehzad

Landed outside off, well defended from the crease.

72.1
2

Brendon McCullum to Ahmed Shehzad

A full ball outside off, Shehzad squeezes this down to third man for a couple.

!

BRENDON MCCULLUM to bowl now!

71.6
2

Jimmy Neesham to Azhar Ali

Driven through the covers by the batsman. The batsmen have picked up a couple of runs.

71.5
0

Jimmy Neesham to Azhar Ali

Outside off, left alone.

71.4
0

Jimmy Neesham to Azhar Ali

excellently bowled, well dug out back to the bowler.

71.3
0

Jimmy Neesham to Azhar Ali

Full outside off, nicely blocked out.

71.2
0

Jimmy Neesham to Azhar Ali

Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

71.1
1

Jimmy Neesham to Ahmed Shehzad

A short ball outside off, Shehzad punches this through the covers for a single.

70.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot.

70.5
1

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

Pushes this through the covers for a single.

70.4
0

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

On middle and off, Shehzad blocks out.

70.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

The batsman defends it from within the crease.

70.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

70.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

69.6
0

Jimmy Neesham to Azhar Ali

Driven through mid off by the batsman.

69.5
0

Jimmy Neesham to Azhar Ali

Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

69.4
0

Jimmy Neesham to Azhar Ali

Full and just outside off, let through.

69.3
0

Jimmy Neesham to Azhar Ali

Back of a length, nicely defended.

69.2
3

Jimmy Neesham to Ahmed Shehzad

The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. Three runs added to the total.

69.1
0

Jimmy Neesham to Ahmed Shehzad

Landed outside off, watchfully defended.

68.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Fullish and outside off, Azhar defends.

68.5
1

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

Outside off, steered through point for a single.

68.4
0

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

A short ball outside off, punched straight to cover.

68.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

looks to defend but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads.

68.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

Outside off, the googly this time, Ahmed blocks it out.

68.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

Tossed up outside off, Shehzad lunges to defend.

!

ISH SODHI is back on.

67.6
0

Jimmy Neesham to Azhar Ali

Stays back in his crease and defends.

67.5
0

Jimmy Neesham to Azhar Ali

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

67.4
0

Jimmy Neesham to Azhar Ali

Full and outside off, watchfully defended.

!

Third Test ton for Shehzad, first against New Zealand!

67.3
1

Jimmy Neesham to Ahmed Shehzad

There it is! CENTURY FOR SHEHZAD! Full on middle, flicked away towards mid-wicket for a single. He takes his helmet off and thanks the almighty and then the crowd. Well played, mate.

67.2
0

Jimmy Neesham to Ahmed Shehzad

Landed outside off, watchfully defended.

67.1
0

Jimmy Neesham to Ahmed Shehzad

On a good length outside off, defended solidly.

66.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

66.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

On a good length outside off, watchfully defended.

66.4
4

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

FOUR! Poor fielding by Neesham. A full toss outside off, Ali gets down and sweeps it towards fine leg. Jimmy Neesham runs across to his right and slides to flick the ball in but while doing so, his foot touches the ropes.

66.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Full and outside off, driven back to the bowler.

66.2
1

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

Outside off, pushed through mid on for a single.

66.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

Full and outside off, pushed straight to cover.

65.6
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Full on middle, Ali flicks it towards mid-wicket.

65.5
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Slightly fuller than the previous one, pushed to point again.

65.4
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

A good short ball outside off, dabbed towards point.

65.3
2

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

A length ball on middle, tucked through square leg for an easy couple.

65.2
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

65.1
4

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

FOUR! Neat batting! Landed outside off, Azhar angles this past gully to third man for a boundary!

64.6
1

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Short outside off, cut through point for a single.

64.5
1

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. They pick up a single.

64.4
0

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

Full and outside off, pushed straight to cover.

64.3
4

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

FOUR! Off the inside edge! The googly outside off, spins in, Shehzad plays for the away spin but the ball cuts in, takes the inside edge past the stumps and to the fine leg fence!

64.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

Landed on middle and off, watchfully defended.

64.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

Full and outside off, Shehzad lets it go.

63.6
2

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

A short ball outside off, punched through the covers for a couple.

63.5
3

Trent Boult to Ahmed Shehzad

The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. Good running between the wickets to pick up three runs.

63.4
0

Trent Boult to Ahmed Shehzad

Full and outside off, pushed straight to cover.

63.3
0

Trent Boult to Ahmed Shehzad

Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

63.2
0

Trent Boult to Ahmed Shehzad

On a good length outside off, watchfully defended.

63.1
0

Trent Boult to Ahmed Shehzad

A touch short outside off, played straight to point.

62.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Full and straight, nicely kept out.

62.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Full and outside off, defended solidly.

62.4
1

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

Played to the point region by the batsman. They pick up a single.

62.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

Landed outside off, watchfully defended.

62.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through.

62.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

Full and just outside off, watchfully defended.

61.6
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Short outside off, punched straight to cover.

61.5
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Played to the point region by the batsman.

61.4
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Short outside off, punched off the back foot.

61.3
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Played to the point region by the batsman.

61.2
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

61.1
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Good length delivery outside off, watchfully defended.

!

TRENT BOULT to start off the final session.

60.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump.

60.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

On a good length outside off, watchfully defended.

60.4
0

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

Full and outside off, watchfully defended.

60.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off.

60.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

The batsman defends it from within the crease.

60.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

Full and on middle, Shehzad defends.

!

Welcome back.

!

... DAY 1, SESSION 3 ...

!

The Kiwi bowling was not as penetrating as in the first session and they are feeling the heat. It could be a long evening if they do not pick up a wicket soon. Join us back at 1100 GMT (1630 IST) for the final session.

!

Another good session for Pakistan. Scored 109 runs for the loss of just Hafeez, heart-breakingly on 96. Shehzad is looking good for a century as well.

59.6
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Outside off, Ali pushes but misses. TEA ON DAY 1!

59.5
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

59.4
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

59.3
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Full on middle, driven straight to mid on.

59.2
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Bouncer! The batsman does well to evade it.

59.2
2
nb

Tim Southee to Ahmed Shehzad

NO BALL. A slower ball gone awry, a high full toss on the ribs, tucked through square leg for a single.

59.1
1

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Full and down the leg side, Ali nudges it towards fine leg for a single.

58.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

Full and outside off, well defended.

58.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

58.4
0

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

58.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

Landed outside off, nicely blocked.

58.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

Outside off, well defended.

58.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

Short outside off, punched straight to point.

!

ISH SODHI to bowl probably the final over before Tea.

57.6
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Full and outside off, driven straight to mid on.

57.5
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

The batsman has pushed it to the cover region.

57.4
2

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a couple.

57.3
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

57.2
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

57.1
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Full on middle, clipped straight to short mid-wicket.

!

SOUTHEE is back on.

56.6
0

Corey Anderson to Ahmed Shehzad

Full and outside off, nicely kept out.

56.5
0

Corey Anderson to Ahmed Shehzad

Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off.

56.4
4

Corey Anderson to Ahmed Shehzad

FOUR! That is an exquisite shot! Back of a length outside of, Shehzad steers it behind point and the ball races away!

56.3
0

Corey Anderson to Ahmed Shehzad

Full and straight, well defended.

56.2
0

Corey Anderson to Ahmed Shehzad

Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

56.1
0

Corey Anderson to Ahmed Shehzad

Full and outside off, watchfully defended.

55.6
0

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

On middle and off, defended solidly.

55.5
0

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

55.4
2

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Full on middle, Ali sweeps it through mid-wicket for a couple.

55.3
0

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Driven through the covers by the batsman.

55.2
2

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Full on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a couple.

55.1
1

Mark Craig to Ahmed Shehzad

Full and outside off, Shehzad comes down the track and eases it through mid on for a single.

54.6
0

Corey Anderson to Azhar Ali

Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off.

54.5
0

Corey Anderson to Azhar Ali

The batsman chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump.

54.4
0

Corey Anderson to Azhar Ali

The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

54.3
0

Corey Anderson to Azhar Ali

Outside off, left alone.

54.2
0

Corey Anderson to Azhar Ali

Played to the point region by the batsman.

54.1
0

Corey Anderson to Azhar Ali

Full and outside off, watchfully defended.

53.6
1

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Driven through mid on by the batsman. They pick up a single.

53.5
0

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

53.4
0

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Full and outside off, driven straight to covers.

53.3
0

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

53.2
0

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball.

53.1
1

Mark Craig to Ahmed Shehzad

Full outside off, driven through the covers for a single.

!

AZHAR ALI walks in at number 3, replacing Hafeez.

52.6
W

Corey Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez

OUT! Tragedy for Hafeez, goes for 96! Well folks, tell you what, there is nothing worse than getting out just when your 100 is around the corner. We were expecting a boundary but Anderson smartly slips in a slower ball and Hafeez is unable to adjust. He is early into his shot and checks it. The ball scoops back to the bowler who leaps and reverse cups it. Hafeez is disappointed but what an innings it was. And what a partnership.

52.5
0

Corey Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez

Outside off, left alone.

52.4
0

Corey Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez

Full on middle, driven straight to mid off.

52.3
4

Corey Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez

FOUR! Short and outside off, Hafeez cuts it through point for a boundary to move to 96!

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This is a new record! This is now Pakistan's highest opening partnership against New Zealand beating the previous best between Ramiz Raja and Shoaib Mohammad way back in 1990!

52.2
2

Corey Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez

Full and outside off, driven through mid off. Comes back for the second.

52.1
0

Corey Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez

Full and outside off, watchfully defended.

51.6
2

Mark Craig to Ahmed Shehzad

The batsman plays a pull shot to this short delivery. They manage to come back for the second.

51.5
0

Mark Craig to Ahmed Shehzad

The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

51.4
1

Mark Craig to Mohammad Hafeez

Full and outside off, driven through mid off for a single.

51.3
1

Mark Craig to Ahmed Shehzad

Full and outside off, Shehzad comes down the track and pushes it through mid off for a single.

51.2
1

Mark Craig to Mohammad Hafeez

A short ball outside off, punched through the covers for a single.

51.1
4

Mark Craig to Mohammad Hafeez

FOUR! Full and outside off, Hafeez gets down and sweeps it through mid-wicket for a single.

50.6
1

Corey Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez

The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. One run added to the total.

50.5
0

Corey Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

50.4
4

Corey Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez

FOUR! That has gone through! Landed outside off, steered through the slips to third man for a boundary!

50.3
0

Corey Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez

The batsman rocks onto the backfoot and punches the ball.

50.2
0

Corey Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez

Outside off, left alone.

50.1
0

Corey Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez

Outside off, Hafeez pokes at it and misses.

!

COREY ANDERSON is back on.

49.6
1

Mark Craig to Mohammad Hafeez

Full and outside off, swept through square leg for a run.

49.5
1

Mark Craig to Ahmed Shehzad

The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have run through for a single.

49.4
0

Mark Craig to Ahmed Shehzad

Full and outside off, pushed straight to cover.

49.3
2

Mark Craig to Ahmed Shehzad

Full and down the leg side, worked behind square leg for a couple.

49.2
1

Mark Craig to Mohammad Hafeez

Played to the point region by the batsman. They pick up a single.

49.1
0

Mark Craig to Mohammad Hafeez

Full on middle, pushed straight to covers.

48.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

48.5
4

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

FOUR! Landed outside off, Shehzad goes back and dabs it through point for a boundary!

48.4
0

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

That ball has taken the inside edge of the batsman and thudded into his pads.

48.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

48.2
1

Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Hafeez

It's been driven superbly through the covers. The fielder goes for a direct hit but misses the stumps. The batsmen have run through for a single.

48.1
1

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

Full on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.

47.6
1

Mark Craig to Ahmed Shehzad

Pushes this through the covers for a single.

47.5
0

Mark Craig to Ahmed Shehzad

The batsman works it down the leg side.

47.4
0

Mark Craig to Ahmed Shehzad

Short outside off, defended watchfully.

47.3
0

Mark Craig to Ahmed Shehzad

The batsman dances down the track and does well to block the ball.

47.2
1

Mark Craig to Mohammad Hafeez

Full and outside off, driven through mid off for a single.

47.1
0

Mark Craig to Mohammad Hafeez

Full and outside off, watchfully defended.

46.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

46.5
4

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

FOUR! That is a short ball, heaved over mid-wicket for another boundary!

46.4
0

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

Pitched up outside off, Shehzad pads it away to the third man fence. Sodhi appeals for LBW but in vain.

46.3
4

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

FOUR! Up and over! Flighted on middle, Shehzad comes down the track and lofts it cleanly over mid-wicket for a boundary!

46.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

46.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

Full and outside off, watchfully defended.

45.6
1

Mark Craig to Ahmed Shehzad

The batsman has swept that one through the leg side. They pick up a single.

45.5
0

Mark Craig to Ahmed Shehzad

Full and just outside off, Shehzad dead-bats it.

45.4
0

Mark Craig to Ahmed Shehzad

Full and outside off, pushed straight to cover.

45.3
0

Mark Craig to Ahmed Shehzad

The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

45.2
1

Mark Craig to Mohammad Hafeez

The batsman drives the ball straight down the ground. One run added to the total.

45.1
0

Mark Craig to Mohammad Hafeez

On middle and off, watchfully defended.

!

DRINKS BREAK.

44.6
4

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

FOUR! A short ball outside off, Shehzad goes back and cuts it through point for a boundary!

44.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

44.4
0

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

44.3
1

Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Hafeez

The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. They pick up a single.

44.2
1

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

The batsman drives this through the covers. The batsmen have run through for a single.

44.1
4

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

FOUR! Catching opportunity missed! A short ball outside off, Shehzad goes back to cut but the ball catches the edge. Mark Craig at second slip backs away and the ball goes through!

43.6
4

Mark Craig to Mohammad Hafeez

FOUR! Full and on middle, Hafeez comes down the track and looks to go over mid-wicket but the ball goes off the inside half of the bat and just clears mid on!

43.5
1

Mark Craig to Ahmed Shehzad

The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. The batsmen have run through for a single.

43.4
1

Mark Craig to Mohammad Hafeez

Pushes it towards mid on for a single.

43.3
0

Mark Craig to Mohammad Hafeez

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

43.2
4

Mark Craig to Mohammad Hafeez

FOUR! Awesome! Full and outside off, Hafeez leans and drives it through the covers for a boundary!

43.1
2

Mark Craig to Mohammad Hafeez

Full outside off, hafeez greets him by coming down the track and miscues it over mid off. Comes back for the second.

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MARK CRAIG is back on.

42.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

Full outside of, driven straight to mid off.

42.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

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3rd Test Fifty for Shehzad!

42.4
2

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

He finally gets there. A short ball on middle, Shehzad works it through fine leg for a couple. He comes back happily for the second, punches the fists in the air and is congratulated by Hafeez. Well played, son.

42.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

Fuller in length, this time the batsman is forward to defend.

42.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

Quicker one outside off, Shehzad goes back to play that one instead of coming forward and gets a bit of a bottom edge.

42.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

On middle, defended from the crease.

41.6
0

Jimmy Neesham to Mohammad Hafeez

Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman.

41.5
0

Jimmy Neesham to Mohammad Hafeez

The batsman defends it from within the crease.

41.4
0

Jimmy Neesham to Mohammad Hafeez

Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

41.3
4

Jimmy Neesham to Mohammad Hafeez

FOUR! The batsman plays a pull shot to this short delivery. The ball has crossed the ropes. The Umpire signals four runs.

41.2
0

Jimmy Neesham to Mohammad Hafeez

The batsman defends it from within the crease.

41.1
0

Jimmy Neesham to Mohammad Hafeez

That ball has struck the batsman on the thigh-pad.

40.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

Full and outside off, driven straight to short extra cover.

40.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

On middle and off, watchfully kept out.

40.4
0

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

A full toss outside off, AS senses an opportunity for the single to get to his fifty with a push down the ground but Sodhi intervenes with a dive.

40.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

Flatter outside off, left alone.

40.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

Pitched up around the leg stump this time, Ahmed just hangs his bat to block.

40.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

Tossed up on middle and off, Shehzad leans to defend.

39.6
0

Jimmy Neesham to Mohammad Hafeez

The batsman defends it from within the crease.

39.5
1

Jimmy Neesham to Ahmed Shehzad

A length ball outside off, Ahmed gets across and works it through mid-wicket for a single.

39.4
0

Jimmy Neesham to Ahmed Shehzad

The ball is way outside the off stump, easy leave for the batsman.

39.3
0

Jimmy Neesham to Ahmed Shehzad

The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

39.2
0

Jimmy Neesham to Ahmed Shehzad

The ball is way outside the off stump, easy leave for the batsman.

39.1
1

Jimmy Neesham to Mohammad Hafeez

The batsman plays a pull shot to this short delivery. One run added to the total.

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JIMMY NEESHAM time!

38.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

Similar ball, solidly blocked out.

38.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

Fuller in length now, pushed straight to short extra cover.

38.4
4

Ish Sodhi to Ahmed Shehzad

FOUR! Clobbered! Dropped way too short on middle, Ahmed goes back and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary!

38.3
1

Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Hafeez

Slightly short outside off, Hafeez pushes this through the covers, shouts, "CHAL YAAR!" and takes the single.

38.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Hafeez

Full on middle, pushed towards mid-wicket.

38.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Hafeez

A good start, tossed up on leg stump, Hafeez goes back to flick but misses and is hit on he pads.

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Here comes ISH SODHI.

37.6
0

Trent Boult to Ahmed Shehzad

Defends this watchfully.

37.5
0

Trent Boult to Ahmed Shehzad

The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

37.4
0

Trent Boult to Ahmed Shehzad

The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

37.3
0

Trent Boult to Ahmed Shehzad

The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket.

37.2
3

Trent Boult to Mohammad Hafeez

Played to the point region by the batsman. A committed effort by the fielder to save runs for his team. They've managed to run three. 100 UP FOR PAKISTAN!

37.1
0

Trent Boult to Mohammad Hafeez

The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

36.6
0

Tim Southee to Ahmed Shehzad

A wide full ball outside off, tempting Shehzad to go after it, but the batsman is not interested.

36.5
0

Tim Southee to Ahmed Shehzad

Maintains the channel outside off, Shehzad shows good patience and lets it through again.

36.4
0

Tim Southee to Ahmed Shehzad

Back of a length outside off, angling in, watchfully left alone.

36.3
0

Tim Southee to Ahmed Shehzad

Full and outside off, Shehzad offers a perfect bat in defense towards cover.

36.2
0

Tim Southee to Ahmed Shehzad

Landed outside off, on a fuller length, left alone.

36.1
1

Tim Southee to Mohammad Hafeez

A short ball down the leg side, Hafeez, brimming with confidence now, pulls this stylishly towards fine leg for a single.

35.6
0

Trent Boult to Ahmed Shehzad

The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

35.5
0

Trent Boult to Ahmed Shehzad

Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

35.4
0

Trent Boult to Ahmed Shehzad

Ball hits the batsman low on the pads. The fielding side are asking the question. The Umpire isn't interested in the appeal.

35.3
0

Trent Boult to Ahmed Shehzad

The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads.

35.2
0

Trent Boult to Ahmed Shehzad

The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

35.1
0

Trent Boult to Ahmed Shehzad

The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

34.6
0

Tim Southee to Mohammad Hafeez

A wild bouncer way down the leg side, Ahmed ducks.

34.5
1

Tim Southee to Ahmed Shehzad

On a good length outside off, Shehzad jumps and pushes it through the covers for a run.

34.4
0

Tim Southee to Ahmed Shehzad

Good fielding! Back of a length outside off, Shehzad leaps and punches it through point but Kane Williamson over there dives to his right and stops the ball.

34.3
0

Tim Southee to Ahmed Shehzad

Fuller in length outside off, MH shoulders arms.

34.2
1

Tim Southee to Mohammad Hafeez

A very good delivery on such a dead pitch, a bouncer outside off, Mohammad instinctively goes for the pull and gets a top edge as the ball comes on quicker than his anticipation. But no one at square leg and it is a single.

34.1
0

Tim Southee to Mohammad Hafeez

NEARLY CARRIED! Full and on the pads, Hafeez flicks it away and it almost carries to the man at leg gully, Ross Taylor!

33.6
0

Trent Boult to Ahmed Shehzad

The batsman defends it from within the crease.

33.5
0

Trent Boult to Ahmed Shehzad

The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump.

33.4
0

Trent Boult to Ahmed Shehzad

The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

33.3
0

Trent Boult to Ahmed Shehzad

The batsman has driven it through mid-off.

33.2
0

Trent Boult to Ahmed Shehzad

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

33.1
0

Trent Boult to Ahmed Shehzad

The batsman chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump.

32.6
4

Tim Southee to Mohammad Hafeez

FOUR! Brutal! Dropped short on middle, Hafeez swivels and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary! Shehzad goes and hugs him, that is Hafeez' half century! 10th in Tests!

32.5
0

Tim Southee to Mohammad Hafeez

Wayward bowling, slips this down the leg side, poor Watling dives to his left and parries it to Ross Taylor at leg slip.

32.4
3

Tim Southee to Ahmed Shehzad

Another one down the leg side, worked comfortably off the hips through square leg for three runs.

32.3
0

Tim Southee to Ahmed Shehzad

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

32.2
1

Tim Southee to Mohammad Hafeez

Full and down the leg side, flicked to fine leg for a single.

32.1
0

Tim Southee to Mohammad Hafeez

Full and straight, angling down, Hafeez defends it in front of mid-wicket.

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It will be TIM SOUTHEE from the other end.

31.6
1

Trent Boult to Mohammad Hafeez

The batsman drives this through the covers. One run added to the total.

31.5
0

Trent Boult to Mohammad Hafeez

The batsman has played it to the point region.

31.4
0

Trent Boult to Mohammad Hafeez

The batsman gets a bottom edge on that one.

31.3
0

Trent Boult to Mohammad Hafeez

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

31.2
0

Trent Boult to Mohammad Hafeez

Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

31.1
0

Trent Boult to Mohammad Hafeez

The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

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All set for play to resume. Trent Boult has the ball, Hafeez to face.

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Welcome back for the second session. Pakistan look in a good position thanks to the wonderful opening session. It is now upto the batsmen to make use of their starts. New Zealand need to stick to their lines and lengths and hope that Pakistan falter.

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Day 1, session 2 ...

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To be honest, New Zealand have bowled really well and have not let Pakistan of the hook. Both the spinners have impressed on their first outing of the Middle East. If only the fielders could support them... Join us back at 0840 GMT (1410 IST) for the post-Lunch session as Pakistan look to make use of this start.

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A rosy walk in the park for Pakistan. They scraped through the first hour but then got confident as the session progressed. Ahmed Shehzad was troubled a bit by the spinners and he nearly gave his wicket away too, but Watling could not gather it. Since then, it has been smooth sailing for the home side.

30.6
0

Tim Southee to Ahmed Shehzad

Excellent yorker outside off, Shehzad digs it out. That will be LUNCH ON DAY 1.

30.5
1

Tim Southee to Mohammad Hafeez

A short ball again, pulled towards fine leg for a single.

30.4
2

Tim Southee to Mohammad Hafeez

A short ball on middle, Hafeez pulls it uppishly over square leg for a couple.

30.3
0

Tim Southee to Mohammad Hafeez

Landed outside off, defended solidly.

30.2
0

Tim Southee to Mohammad Hafeez

Full on middle, driven straight to silly mid on.

30.1
2

Tim Southee to Mohammad Hafeez

Full and down the leg side, Hafeez flicks it through square leg for a couple.