Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 3 at Abu Dhabi - As it Happened

Updated: 11 November 2014 19:39 IST

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

Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 3 at Abu Dhabi - As it Happened
Rahat Ali celebrates after taking the wicket of New Zealand batsman Tom Latham © AFP

Pakistan closed the third day of the first Test against New Zealand on 15-0 in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. Catch all the highlights of the match here: (SCORECARD)

Openers Mohammad Hafeez (five) and Azhar Ali (nine) were at the crease as Pakistan led by 319 runs with all ten wickets intact and two days to push for a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

Rod Latham hit a career best 103 for his maiden hundred while Corey Anderson made 48 and BJ Watling 42 as New Zealand were dismissed for 262 in their first innings.

Paceman Rahat Ali finished with 4-22 and spinner Zulfiqar Babar took 3-79.

The Kiwis fell 105 runs short of avoiding the follow-on but Pakistan did not enforce it.

Pakistan had made a huge 566-3 declared in their first innings.

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Younus got out cheaply too but Hafeez went onto score his century after 21 Test innings. That's some record for him. The Kiwis have little more than four and a half sessions to play out to save this one. It looks tough for now. They did that against India recently at home but these are different conditions. Pakistan is red hot in form and it is going to be something very magical if they save this one from here.

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13th hundred for a Pakistan batsman in 3 Tests. What a stat! The bandwagon continues for Pakistan as they have set a target of 480 for the Kiwis. The runs keep flowing for one team! Pakistan without Shehzad got a good start with both Hafeez and Azhar playing well. Ali fell early but Hafeez played really well timing the ball to perfection.

39.2
2

Brendon McCullum to Mohammad Hafeez

CENTURY! 6th Test ton for Mohammad Hafeez! Shorter outside off, Hafeez pushes it through the covers for a couple of runs. He is elated and raises his bat to the pavilion. He sits and takes blessings of the pitch. And that's that, PAKISTAN HAVE DECLARED FOR 175/2!

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The field is coming in now.

39.1
1

Brendon McCullum to Sarfraz Ahmed

Flatter on off, pushed to covers for a single by Ahmed.

38.6
2

Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Hafeez

Full toss outside off, Hafeez mistimes his bunt through mid-wicket for a couple of runs. He moves onto 99!

38.5
6

Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Hafeez

SIX! What nervous nineties? Fuller on off, Hafeez slinks down the wicket and tonks it over the long on fence for a maximum. Just 3 away from a ton and a declaration from Pakistan!

38.4
1

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Flatter outside off, Ahmed slaps it through extra cover for a single.

38.3
1

Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Hafeez

Hafeez cuts it through covers for a single.

38.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Hafeez

Darted on middle, Hafeez works it towards the on side.

38.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Hafeez

Fuller on off, Hafeez comes forward and pushes it towards the off side.

37.6
1

Mark Craig to Mohammad Hafeez

Fuller on middle, Hafeez comes down and almost picks out mid-wicket but the ball goes over him for a single.

37.5
1

Mark Craig to Sarfraz Ahmed

Full toss outside off, Ahmed gets under it and swings it towards wide long on for a single.

37.4
1

Mark Craig to Mohammad Hafeez

Fuller on off, Hafeez just sweeps it cleanly through square leg for a single.

37.3
1

Mark Craig to Sarfraz Ahmed

Flatter on the pads, nudged to short fine leg for a single.

37.2
0

Mark Craig to Sarfraz Ahmed

Fuller on off, Ahmed leans forward and turns it to mid on.

37.1
1

Mark Craig to Mohammad Hafeez

Shorter on off, comes in, Hafeez is cramped for room but he goes back and cuts it through covers for a single.

36.6
4

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

FOUR! Shot! Fuller on the pads, Ahmed sits low and sweeps it through the long leg region for a boundary. The runs keep flowing!

36.5
1

Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Hafeez

Makes room, comes down the wicket and dabs it to covers for a single.

36.4
0

Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Hafeez

Tossed up on off, Hafeez almost yorks himself but digs it out in time.

36.3
1

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Ahmed turns it towards the on side for a single.

36.2
1

Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Hafeez

Hafeez waits and carves it through third man for a single.

36.1
1

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Shorter outside off, Ahmed sits down and pulls it through mid-wicket for a single.

35.6
0

Mark Craig to Mohammad Hafeez

Shorter outside off, Hafeez looks to dab it down opening the face of the bat but misses.

35.5
1

Mark Craig to Sarfraz Ahmed

Shortish outside off, Sarfraz pushes it towards point for a single.

35.4
1

Mark Craig to Mohammad Hafeez

Flatter on the pads, nudged to mid-wicket for a single.

35.3
2

Mark Craig to Mohammad Hafeez

Shorter outside off, Hafeez makes room and dabs it late past the keeper for a couple.

35.2
4

Mark Craig to Mohammad Hafeez

FOUR! Hafeez moves along! Full outside off, Hafeez slinks down the wicket and drives it through wide mid off. The fielder dives over the ball and allows it through for a boundary.

35.1
1

Mark Craig to Sarfraz Ahmed

Shorter outside off, cut to deep point for a single.

34.6
1

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Flatter on the pads, worked through mid-wicket for a single by Ahmed to get off the mark.

34.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Shorter on middle and leg, Ahmed makes room to pull it but misses it. That was asking to be hit!

34.4
0

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Shorter outside off, Ahmed cuts it to point where the fielder puts in a good dive to stop the ball.

34.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Fuller on off, Ahmed sweeps it to the on side but not in the gap.

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Sarfraz Ahmed is the new man in.

34.2
W

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

OUT! Trapped in front! Flatter on middle, Khan looks to sweep but fails to put bat to ball. The ball hits him on the pads and the players appeal. The umpire upholds the appeal. Khan has a chat with Hafeez and goes for the review. The replays shows he is a bit down the wicket but he is hit in front of the stumps. The impact was umpire's call and the ball was clipping the stumps so Khan has to go. Good strike for the Kiwis.

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Khan reviews as he is given out LBW.

34.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

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

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Sodhi to bowl from the other end.

33.6
1

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Khan works it through mid-wicket for a single.

33.5
1

Mark Craig to Mohammad Hafeez

Fuller on off, swept to long leg for a single.

33.4
1

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Fuller outside off, Khan drags it through mid-wicket for a single.

33.3
1

Mark Craig to Mohammad Hafeez

Flighted outside off, Hafeez drives it through covers for a single.

33.2
4

Mark Craig to Mohammad Hafeez

FOUR BYES! Fullish outside off, Hafeez tries to play the reverse sweep but misses it completely. The keeper fails to collect it as well and the ball races to the fence.

33.1
4

Mark Craig to Mohammad Hafeez

FOUR! Starts off with a boundary! Outside off, Hafeez stays back and steers it to the third man region and gets a boundary.

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We're back for the second session of play. Mark Craig to bowl, Mohammad Hafeez to face.

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Day 4, Second session...

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113 runs, 1 wicket - Session Pakistan! The hosts continue to dominate the game and with the lead of 431 runs, the game is all set up for them. Hafeez kept scoring to get to his fifty and is looking good for a big one here. Ali got out missing out on his fifty but Khan has done well and is looking good as well. They might have a hit for some overs and then declare, the deck is starting to act up and the Pakistan spinners are not going to mind this at all. Expect a declaration soon after the break. The Kiwis are going to have a tough task to save this one from here. Let's see how things pan out. Do join us in a while for the second session of play.

32.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

NOT OUT! Good review from Khan! Flatter on off, Khan is struck on his pads as he looks to work it off his back foot. The players appeal and the umpire says yes. Khan goes for the review. The replays shows that he smashed the ball into the pads. So that should mean that the decision will be reversed. Khan survives the run out scare as well as they attempted the run but Khan dived back into his crease. That's LUNCH, Day 4!

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Khan reviews as he is given out LBW.

32.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Another rock solid defense from Khan coming forward.

32.4
0

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Tossed up on middle, Khan keeps it out.

32.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

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

32.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Fuller on off, Khan comes forward and defends it.

32.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Khan gets in line and defends this one.

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Sodhi comes on to bowl the final over before Lunch.

31.6
0

Mark Craig to Mohammad Hafeez

Shorter outside off, Hafeez cuts it to short third man but not in the gap.

31.5
0

Mark Craig to Mohammad Hafeez

Landed on off, Hafeez dabs it towards the off side.

31.4
0

Mark Craig to Mohammad Hafeez

On the pads, Hafeez looks to work it through but misses.

31.3
0

Mark Craig to Mohammad Hafeez

Shorter outside off, Hafeez looks to reverse sweep it but misses.

31.2
1

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

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

31.1
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Fuller on off, Khan defends it.

30.6
1

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Fullish on off, driven to covers for a single.

30.5
2

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Khan gets across and nudges it through the on side for a couple.

30.4
0

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Fuller outside off, Khan drives it through the off side for a boundary but only in his mind as he misses this one.

30.3
1

Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Hafeez

Shorter outside off, pushed through covers for a single.

30.2
4

Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Hafeez

FOUR! Top shot! Shorter outside off, Hafeez gets under it and pummels it over mid-wicket region for a boundary.

30.1
1

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Shorter on middle, Khan works it through the mid-wicket region for a single.

29.6
6

Tim Southee to Mohammad Hafeez

SIX! TONK! Fuller on off, Hafeez gets under it and launches it over long on fence for a maximum. This is strange, just before the break.

29.5
4

Tim Southee to Mohammad Hafeez

FOUR! Fuller outside off, driven through covers for a boundary. The timing was too good from Hafeez!

29.4
0

Tim Southee to Mohammad Hafeez

Yorker on off, Hafeez keeps it out.

29.3
0

Tim Southee to Mohammad Hafeez

Good length on off, pushed to the off side.

29.2
0

Tim Southee to Mohammad Hafeez

Length on off, Hafeez defends it back down the wicket.

29.1
2

Tim Southee to Mohammad Hafeez

Shorter on the body, Hafeez pulls it down to fine leg for a couple.

28.6
2

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Landed outside off, driven through the off side for a couple of runs.

28.5
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Floated on off, Khan comes forward and defends it.

28.4
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Khan drives one through the off side.

28.3
4

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

FOUR! Shot! Khan sweeps one through the square leg region for a boundary.

28.2
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Floated on off, Khan comes forward and defends it towards the off side.

28.1
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Fuller outside off, Khan drives it to covers off the crease.

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Mark Craig brought back into the attack.

27.6
0

Tim Southee to Mohammad Hafeez

Good length on off, Hafeez pushes it towards covers.

27.5
0

Tim Southee to Mohammad Hafeez

On a length on off, Hafeez defends it back down the wicket.

27.4
0

Tim Southee to Mohammad Hafeez

Good length on off, tucked towards the on side off the crease.

27.3
0

Tim Southee to Mohammad Hafeez

Fuller on off, Hafeez pushes it down towards mid on off the crease.

27.2
1

Tim Southee to Younis Khan

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

27.1
2

Tim Southee to Younis Khan

Fuller on the pads, Younus clips it through the long leg region for a couple.

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Tim Southee back on for a spell.

26.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Hafeez

Fuller on off, pushed towards the off side.

26.5
1

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Floated on middle, sweeps it through the on side for a single.

26.4
0

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Full outside off, Khan carves it through covers but not in the gap.

26.3
1

Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Hafeez

Fuller on off, Hafeez drives it in the air towards mid on for a single.

26.2
1

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Flatter on middle, worked through the on side for a single.

26.1
1

Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Hafeez

Full toss outside off, pushed through mid off for a single.

25.6
1

Corey Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez

Good length on off, tucked to the on side for a run.

25.5
1
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Corey Anderson to Younis Khan

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

25.4
0

Corey Anderson to Younis Khan

Khan pushes it through the off side again.

25.3
0

Corey Anderson to Younis Khan

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

25.2
0

Corey Anderson to Younis Khan

Pitched up outside off, Khan drives it towards the off side.

25.1
0

Corey Anderson to Younis Khan

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

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Hafeez is on the ground, he seems to be struggling with cramps.

24.6
1

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Khan drives one through the mid off region for a single.

24.5
1

Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Hafeez

Shorter on off, pushed through off side for a single.

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11th Test fifty for Mohammad Hafeez.

24.4
4

Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Hafeez

FOUR! Back to back fifties! Shorter outside off, Hafeez goes back and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary. That is his 2nd fifty of the game! Also FIRST time that he has scored back to back fifties.

24.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Hafeez

Hafeez comes forward and turns it towards the on side.

24.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Hafeez

Floated outside off, turns away, Hafeez drives and misses.

24.1
1

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Shorter outside off, pushed through point for a single.

23.6
0

Corey Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez

Another length ball on off, defended off the crease by Hafeez.

23.5
0

Corey Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez

Good length outside off, Hafeez stands tall and defends it.

23.4
1

Corey Anderson to Younis Khan

Good length on off, Khan works it to mid-wicket for a quick single.

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There is a delay as Khan had popped off the field to release some pressure it seems. He's back all smiling so that explains it!

23.3
0

Corey Anderson to Younis Khan

NOT OUT! Close call! Good length outside off, Khan gets outside a bit and defends it. The players appeal but the umpire says no. They discuss for the review, Williamson the stand-in captain calls for the review. McCullum is not on the field. The replay shows that there was no bat involved and he is also a good way down the wicket. The third umpire reckons there might be an inside edge for some reason and hence he gives it not out.

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

23.2
0

Corey Anderson to Younis Khan

Full outside off, Khan drives it to mid off in his own way.

23.1
0

Corey Anderson to Younis Khan

Fuller on off, Khan gets across and defends it.

22.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Hafeez

Tossed up outside off, Hafeez looks to drive it through the off side but misses.

22.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Hafeez

Fuller outside off, driven through covers.

22.4
1

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

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

22.3
1

Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Hafeez

Turns it through the on side for a single.

22.2
1

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Fuller outside off, Khan pushes it through covers for a single.

22.1
4

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

FOUR! Shot! Full toss outside off, Younus just get under it and drives it through covers for a boundary.

21.6
0

Corey Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez

Hafeez comes forward and defends it.

21.5
0

Corey Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez

Good length on off, Hafeez stands tall and defends it towards covers.

21.4
0

Corey Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez

Hafeez gets in line and defends it.

21.3
0

Corey Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez

Fuller outside off, pushed through covers by Hafeez coming forward.

21.2
0

Corey Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez

Good length outside off, left alone by Hafeez.

21.1
0

Corey Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez

Fuller outside off, Hafeez keeps it out.

20.6
1

Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Hafeez

Floated outside off, Hafeez drives it loosely and in the air towards short third man where Craig does the fielding. They take a run.

20.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Hafeez

Shorter on off, Hafeez defends it.

20.4
0

Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Hafeez

Sodhi spots Hafeez coming down the wicket and fires it flat on the stumps. Hafeez can only pat it back.

20.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Hafeez

Shorter outside off, Hafeez lets it go through.

20.2
1

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Shorter on off, Khan works it towards mid-wicket off his crease for a single.

20.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Fuller outside off, Khan drives it through covers but not in complete control.

19.6
0

Corey Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez

Yorker length ball, Hafeez digs it out straight back.

19.5
0

Corey Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez

Over-pitched around off, Hafeez works it to mid on.

19.4
0

Corey Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez

Fuller around off, Hafeez drives it through the cover region.

19.3
0

Corey Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez

Good length ball angled across, Hafeez defends it off the front foot.

19.2
4

Corey Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez

FOUR! Edged away! Fuller around off, Hafeez looks to defend but gets an outside edge through the slip region for a boundary. No one in the slip region!

19.1
0

Corey Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez

Full and angled in from round the wicket, Hafeez blocks it off the front foot.

18.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Khan comes forward and defends it.

18.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Floated on middle, Khan comes forward and defends it.

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Drinks!

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Younus Khan comes out to bat.

18.4
W

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

OUT! Azhar departs! Floated on the stumps, Ali looks to sweep it but is hit plumb in front of the stumps. The players appeal and the umpire upholds the appeal. Azhar does not want to review it since he knows he is out there and does not waste any time and prods off. That is a good wicket for Sodhi! Pakistan will not mind this wicket as they are just going to look to score quickly.

18.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Floated outside off, Ali looks to drive but misses.

18.2
3

Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Hafeez

Cuts this one through the third man region for a triple.

18.1
1

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Shorter outside off, pushed through the off side for a single by Ali.

17.6
0

Corey Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez

Fuller outside off, another leave.

17.5
0

Corey Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez

On a length outside off, Hafeez comes forward and defends it.

17.4
1

Corey Anderson to Azhar Ali

Good length outside off, pushed toward the off side.

17.3
2

Corey Anderson to Azhar Ali

Hafeez nudges it wide of mid-wicket for a couple.

17.2
1

Corey Anderson to Mohammad Hafeez

Slower fuller ball on middle, clipped through mid-wicket for a single.

17.1
1

Corey Anderson to Azhar Ali

Fuller outside off, Ali drops it to covers for a single.

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Corey Anderson is back on for a spell.

16.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Hafeez

Loopy on off, Hafeez comes forward and defends it.

16.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Hafeez

Fuller on off, played back to the bowler by Hafeez. The ball hits the timber at the other end but the bowler did not get a hand to it.

16.4
0

Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Hafeez

Fuller on off, Hafeez comes forward and pushes it to covers.

16.3
1

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Floated on off, Ali drives it through the covers for a single.

16.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Tossed up on middle, Ali comes forward and defends it.

16.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Fuller outside off, pushed towards covers by Ali.

15.6
1

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Back of a length outside off, Ali rides the bounce and taps it towards covers for a single.

15.5
1

Tim Southee to Mohammad Hafeez

Good length outside off, Hafeez cuts it through the off side for a single.

15.4
0

Tim Southee to Mohammad Hafeez

Good length outside off, Hafeez raises his arms and gets out of the way in time.

15.3
0

Tim Southee to Mohammad Hafeez

Fuller outside off, left alone by Hafeez.

15.2
0

Tim Southee to Mohammad Hafeez

Fuller in length on middle, going down, Hafeez looks to clip it but misses and almost falls over. The ball strikes him high on the pads. The bowler appeals but the umpire says no and rightly so, that was going down leg.

15.1
0

Tim Southee to Mohammad Hafeez

Fuller outside off, left alone outside off.

14.6
1

Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Hafeez

Tossed up outside off, Hafeez looks to drive but gets it off the outer half of the bat for a single.

14.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Hafeez

Hafeez charges down the wicket and just plays it back to the bowler.

14.4
0

Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Hafeez

Floated outside off, Hafeez comes forward to drive but is beaten all ends up. Watling takes the bails off and appeals but the square leg umpire is not interested. The replays show that he was right since Hafeez never left the crease.

14.3
4

Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Hafeez

FOUR! Inside out! Full toss again on middle, Hafeez slinks down the wicket and drives it through extra cover for a boundary.

14.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Hafeez

Fuller on off, Hafeez drives it to mid off and looks for a single. Ali responds but HAfeez sends him back late. The throw comes in from Boult but he misses the stumps.

14.1
4

Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Hafeez

FOUR! Typical Sodhi start! Sodhi dishes out a full toss outside off, Hafeez just leans forward and drives it through covers for a boundary.

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Ish Sodhi into the attack for the first time today.

13.6
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Fullish outside off, Ali lets it go through.

13.5
1

Tim Southee to Mohammad Hafeez

Shorter outside off, Hafeez pulls it through mid-wicket for a single.

13.4
0

Tim Southee to Mohammad Hafeez

Good length outside off, left alone by Hafeez.

13.3
0

Tim Southee to Mohammad Hafeez

Another short delivery down the leg side, Hafeez lets it go past him.

13.2
1

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Fuller on off, Ali clips it on one leg toawds mid on for a single.

13.1
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Fullish outside off, Ali comes forward and defends it.

12.6
0

Trent Boult to Mohammad Hafeez

Another leave outside off.

12.6
1
wd

Trent Boult to Mohammad Hafeez

WIDE! Bouncer! Shorter again outside off, Hafeez lets it go over him. The umpire signals it a wide.

12.5
2

Trent Boult to Mohammad Hafeez

Shorter outside off, carved past point for a couple.

12.4
0

Trent Boult to Mohammad Hafeez

Spears in the yorker on off, Hafeez digs it out in time.

12.4
1
wd

Trent Boult to Mohammad Hafeez

Bouncer, slower pace, Hafeez lets it go over him as the ball almost loops over him. The umpire signals it one for the over.

12.3
1

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Tucks one through mid-wicket region for a single.

12.2
1

Trent Boult to Mohammad Hafeez

Good length on middle, Hafeez drops it to mid off and takes off McCullum for a quick single. The throw comes in from Baz, but he is misses his shy at the stumps at the non-striker's end.

12.1
4

Trent Boult to Mohammad Hafeez

FOUR! BEAUTIFUL! Fullish length outside off, Hafeez comes forward and just pushes it wide of covers. The ball is timed supremely and it races away to the boundary ropes.

11.6
1

Tim Southee to Mohammad Hafeez

Fuller on off, Hafeez just leans and clips it wide of mid-wicket for a run.

11.5
0

Tim Southee to Mohammad Hafeez

Fuller outside off, left alone by Hafeez pressing forward.

11.4
0

Tim Southee to Mohammad Hafeez

Shorter outside off, Hafeez ducks and lets it go over him.

11.3
0

Tim Southee to Mohammad Hafeez

Good length ball outside off, Hafeez tucks it to the on side.

11.2
3

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Fuller on off, Ali leans across and clips it through the mid-wicket region for a triple.

11.1
2

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Length outside off, Ali pushes it through covers for a couple of runs.

10.6
0

Trent Boult to Mohammad Hafeez

On a length outside off, left alone by Hafeez.

10.5
0

Trent Boult to Mohammad Hafeez

Lovely, Hafeez is driving all right! Full outside off, Hafeez presses forward and creams it to the left of mid off where McCullum dives and stops the ball.

10.4
0

Trent Boult to Mohammad Hafeez

Fuller outside off, Hafeez mistimes his drive towards mid off.

10.3
0

Trent Boult to Mohammad Hafeez

Fullish on off, Hafeez looks to drive it through covers but edges it onto his pads.

10.2
4

Trent Boult to Mohammad Hafeez

FOUR! Deft! On a length outside off, Hafeez waits for it and dabs it off the edge past gully for a boundary to the third man fence.

10.1
0

Trent Boult to Mohammad Hafeez

Good length outside off, pushed through the off side by Hafeez.

9.6
1

Tim Southee to Mohammad Hafeez

Fuller outside off, driven through covers for a single.

9.5
0

Tim Southee to Mohammad Hafeez

Shorter on middle, Hafeez ducks under it.

9.4
2

Tim Southee to Mohammad Hafeez

Fuller on off, played through the mid off region for a couple.

9.3
0

Tim Southee to Mohammad Hafeez

Good length outside off, left alone outside off.

9.2
2

Tim Southee to Mohammad Hafeez

Shorter length outside off, the ball takes off and bounces over Hafeez and the keeper. They take a couple of byes.

9.1
0

Tim Southee to Mohammad Hafeez

Fuller on off, Hafeez plays it back down the wicket.

8.6
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Fuller outside off, pushed towards covers by Ali pressing forward.

8.5
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Good length outside off, Azhar punches it towards mid on off his crease.

8.4
1

Trent Boult to Mohammad Hafeez

Good length outside off, Hafeez punches it through the off side for a run.

8.3
0

Trent Boult to Mohammad Hafeez

Fullish outside off, Hafeez carts it towards covers but does not find the gap.

8.2
4

Trent Boult to Mohammad Hafeez

FOUR! Nicely done! Shorter outside off, Hafeez stands tall and crashes it through the point region for a boundary.

8.1
0

Trent Boult to Mohammad Hafeez

Fuller outside off, left alone by Hafeez.

7.6
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

On the pads, Ali gets across and nudges it towards mid-wicket.

7.5
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Another short ball, this time to Ali, who ducks under it.

7.4
1

Tim Southee to Mohammad Hafeez

Shorter on middle, pulled through mid-wicket for a single.

7.3
0

Tim Southee to Mohammad Hafeez

Shorter on middle, Hafeez lets it go over him.

7.2
0

Tim Southee to Mohammad Hafeez

On a length outside off, Hafeez presses forward and defends it.

7.1
0

Tim Southee to Mohammad Hafeez

Fuller on off, Hafeez gets in line and defends it.

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Tim Southee to bowl from the other end.

6.6
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Slanted across on a fuller length, left alone by Ali.

6.5
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Fuller on middle, Ali leans forward and defends it carefully.

6.4
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Fuller outside off, Ali lets it go through watchfully.

6.3
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Fullish on middle, clipped towards mid-wicket but not for any runs.

6.2
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

On a length on off, Ali stands tall and defends it.

6.1
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Fuller outside off, left alone by Ali.

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The players are making their way to the middle. Azhar Ali to face Trent Boult with Mohammad Hafeez at the other end.

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Hello and welcome to Day 4 of the first Test between Pakistan and New Zealand. Pakistan are in a dominating position here and will like to win their third consecutive Test by winning this one. They have a healthy lead of 319 runs and will be hoping to score some quick runs before they declare. The question here is how long will they bat? The Kiwis will look to take wickets at regular intervals along with keeping the run flow in check. If they hope to save this Test they will have to depend on their batsmen. They will need to show some patience and bat long.

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DAY 4, SESSION 1...

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Hope that you have had a great time today and anticipating to find you back tomorrow at 0600 GMT (1130 IST) for all the action from Day 4. Until then, Adios! Take Care!

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In reply, Hafeez and Azhar have seen off the nervy moments and overall, the lead is now worth 319. Guess tomorrow it will be a watchful first hour followed by some bang-bang bash-bash with a declaration around Tea. By that time the lead will probably cross 500. The bowlers will then have 4 sessions to pick up 10 wickets in around, say, 120 overs. Looks like the sun might have set on New Zealand.

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That ends another good day for Pakistan. They have been having plenty of these in the last few days. The bowlers stuck to their task again, restricting New Zealand to 262, gaining a 304-run lead. Pakistan did not enforce the follow-on, understandably thinking about their bowlers' fitness what with 3 Tests in this series and a long calendar ahead.

5.6
3

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

A short ball on middle and leg, Azhar Ali clips that one past square leg and the batsmen come back for the third. STUMPS ON DAY 3!

5.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Tossed up outside off, the batsman does not play at it.

5.4
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Full on middle and off, Azhar digs it out to the bowler.

5.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

This is the slider outside off, goes straight on after pitching, Azhar watches and lets it go.

5.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Another short ball outside off, slightly turning away, left alone.

5.1
1

Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Hafeez

Starts off with a short ball outside off, Hafeez goes back and punches this through the covers for a single.

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ISH SODHI then, to bowl the final over of the day.

4.6
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Scoring opportunity missed. Banged in short down the leg side, Ali misses his tuck and the ball goes off his pads to the keeper behind.

4.5
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Wide outside off, left alone.

4.4
2

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Full and on the pads, Ali leans and nicely picks this through mid-wicket for a couple.

4.3
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Landed outside off, angled away, left alone.

4.2
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

NOT OUT. Pitched outside leg. End of story. On a good length, Azhar missed his back foot tuck and was hit on the pads. Boult and co. appealed and one would like to know who insisted on the review for it pitched a good few centimetres outside leg. Unless the Kiwis just want this to be the final over of the day.

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Review time. An LBW appeal against Azhar, not given, a desperate New Zealand go for the review.

4.1
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Full and outside off, pushed towards point.

3.6
0

Tim Southee to Mohammad Hafeez

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

3.5
0

Tim Southee to Mohammad Hafeez

Wide outside off, left alone.

3.4
0

Tim Southee to Mohammad Hafeez

Bouncer! The batsman ducks under the bouncer at the last moment.

3.3
1

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Full and just outside off, pushed towards point for a single.

3.2
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Outside off, left alone.

3.1
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Full and outside off, watchfully defended.

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The umpires are checking the shape of the ball. It seems to have gone slightly out of shape. And it is changed...

2.6
4

Trent Boult to Mohammad Hafeez

FOUR! That is a fine shot! Slightly short in length outside off, Hafeez stays back and steers it behind point for a boundary!

2.5
1
lb

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Full and down the leg side, Ali misses his flick and is hit on the pads. A leg bye taken.

2.4
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Good length delivery, watchfully defended.

2.3
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

On a good length, angling away, let through to the keeper. Ross Taylor at slip indicates that he cannot see the ball. Can the batsmen see?

2.2
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Outside off, left alone.

2.1
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

A bouncer on middle, Ali ducks.

1.6
0

Tim Southee to Mohammad Hafeez

On middle and off, Hafeez stays on the back foot and defends.

1.5
0

Tim Southee to Mohammad Hafeez

Full and just outside off, Hafeez defends it back to the bowler.

1.4
0

Tim Southee to Mohammad Hafeez

On a good length on middle, Hafeez flicks it towards short mid-wicket where Tom Latham dives to make a good stop.

1.3
0

Tim Southee to Mohammad Hafeez

This is wider outside off, no control on swing, left alone.

1.2
3

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Full and down the leg side, Ali flicks this neatly through mid-wicket. The batsmen take three for the first runs for Pakistan in this innings.

1.1
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

That is a beauty, on a good length outside off, Ali looks to defend but is beaten.

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Tim Southee to bowl from the other end.

0.6
0

Trent Boult to Mohammad Hafeez

Fuller from round the wicket and sliding away, Hafeez goes for the drive but gets beaten.

0.5
0

Trent Boult to Mohammad Hafeez

Hafeez lets the ball go outside his off stump.

0.4
0

Trent Boult to Mohammad Hafeez

Full and wide outside off, Hafeez lets it go to the keeper.

0.3
0

Trent Boult to Mohammad Hafeez

Full again around off, Hafeez drives it to mid off this time.

0.2
0

Trent Boult to Mohammad Hafeez

Full and coming in, Hafeez plays it to mid on.

0.1
0

Trent Boult to Mohammad Hafeez

Yorker! What a way to start. Hafeez digs it out on time.

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