Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 1 at Dubai - As it Happened

Updated: 17 November 2014 18:58 IST

Live cricket score and ball-by-ball commentary from the first day of the second Test match between Pakistan and New Zealand at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai on Monday.

Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 1 at Dubai - As it Happened
Tom Latham scores his 2nd Test century © AFP

New Zealand were 243-3 on the opening day of the second Test against Pakistan on Monday. Catch all the highlights of the match here: (SCORECARD)

Tom Latham hit a brilliant 137 for his second Test hundred while Corey Anderson was seven after New Zealand won a crucial toss and opted to bat.

Brendon McCullum was dismissed for 43.

New Zealand, trailing 1-0 in the three-match series, kept an unchanged side despite their 248-run defeat in the first Test in Abu Dhabi.

Pakistan were forced to make three changes with Mohammad Hafeez (hamstring), Ahmed Shehzad (skull fracture) and Imran Khan (rested) replaced by Shan Masood, Taufeeq Umar and Ehsan Adil.

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Pakistan now have the task of batting under some pressure. They have never batted second in the last three Tests. They have a new opening pair as well and they are sure to be tested by Southee and Boult early on. Tom Latham was the spark of the New Zealand innings with his second century in this series. Join us back for Pakistan's batting.

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New Zealand's slow innings finally comes to an end. The tail wagged for them and they have taken the Kiwis past 400 which is a very good effort considering the batting form the Pakistanis have been in of late. Babar took a four-wicket haul and all the others chipped in with a wicket or more.

155.6
W

Zulfiqar Babar to Trent Boult

OUT! Rahat takes a catch this time! Tossed up on middle, Boult decides to attack this time. He charges down the wicket and goes for the big shot. He doesn't time it that well as the ball goes high up in the air. Rahat Ali at wide deep mid-wicket gets under the ball and takes a safe catch. Babar gets his fourth wicket and NEW ZEALAND ALL OUT FOR 403!

155.5
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Trent Boult

Full on off, Boult defends it off his front foot once again.

155.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Trent Boult

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

155.3
1

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

Shortish on off, punched away to long on for a single.

155.2
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

Tossed up on off, Sodhi stays back in his crease and defends.

155.1
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

Fullish around off, Sodhi tries to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads.

154.6
0

Yasir Shah to Trent Boult

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

154.5
0

Yasir Shah to Trent Boult

On middle, Boult tries to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads.

154.4
0

Yasir Shah to Trent Boult

Full on off, Boult covers the line and defends.

154.3
1

Yasir Shah to Ish Sodhi

Landed outside off, Sodhi flicks it through square leg for a single.

154.2
0

Yasir Shah to Ish Sodhi

Fullish on off, Sodhi defends it into the ground.

154.1
1

Yasir Shah to Trent Boult

Fullish on middle, Sodhi drills it to long on for a single.

153.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

Landed outside off, Sodhi plays it towards point. They think for a single but don't take any.

153.5
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

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

153.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

On middle and off, Sodhi goes onto his back foot and defends.

153.3
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

Tossed up on off, Sodhi lunges forward and defends.

153.2
6

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

SIX! What a shot! Full on off, Sodhi comes down the track and hits it down the ground for a biggie. Lovely shot, that! 400 up for the Kiwis!

153.1
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

Flatted one around off, cut away towards point.

152.6
0

Yasir Shah to Trent Boult

Wrong 'un Boult defends it off the back foot.

152.5
0

Yasir Shah to Trent Boult

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

152.4
0

Yasir Shah to Trent Boult

Flat and wide outside off, Boult shoulders arms and lets it go.

152.3
0

Yasir Shah to Trent Boult

Full and wide outside off, Boult leaves it through to the keeper.

152.2
0

Yasir Shah to Trent Boult

Tossed up on leg, Boult defends this one off the front foot.

152.1
1

Yasir Shah to Ish Sodhi

Flat on middle, Sodhi rocks back and punches it to deep point for a single.

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Yasir Shah into the attack.

151.6
1

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

Fullish on middle and leg, Sodhi sweeps it through square leg for a run.

151.5
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

Fullish around off, Sodhi prods it watchfully.

151.4
1

Zulfiqar Babar to Trent Boult

Tossed up around off, Boult comes down the track and lofts it towards long on for a single.

151.3
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Trent Boult

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

151.2
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Trent Boult

Fullish on middle, Boult lunges forward and defends solidly.

151.1
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Trent Boult

On middle and leg, Boult pushes it back to the bowler.

150.6
0

Ehsan Adil to Ish Sodhi

Back of a length outside off, Sodhi does well to evade it.

150.5
2

Ehsan Adil to Ish Sodhi

Low full toss on middle and leg, Sodhi flicks it wide of deep square leg for a couple.

150.4
0

Ehsan Adil to Ish Sodhi

Length delivery on middle, Sodhi punches this one off the back foot.

150.3
0

Ehsan Adil to Ish Sodhi

Banged it in short on middle, Sodhi ducks and lets it go through to the keeper.

150.2
2

Ehsan Adil to Ish Sodhi

Length again on middle, Sodhi drives this one uppishly down to long on for a couple.

150.1
0

Ehsan Adil to Ish Sodhi

Length ball on middle, Sodhi works it away to the leg side.

149.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Trent Boult

Fullish around off, Boult lunges forward and defends.

149.5
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Trent Boult

Full on middle and leg, Boult covers the line and defends.

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Trent Boult is the last man in!

149.4
W

Zulfiqar Babar to Tim Southee

OUT! Bowled 'em! Tossed up around off, Southee gets down on his knee and goes for the slog sweep. He misses it completely. The ball goes on to disturb the stumps. Babar picks up his third wicket. Poor shot to get out. Nine down now, New Zealand!

149.3
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Tim Southee

On middle and off, Southee prods it off his front foot.

149.2
1

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

Tossed on the pads, tucked away through square leg for a run.

149.1
1

Zulfiqar Babar to Tim Southee

Fullish on middle and leg, Sodhi tucks it through square leg and takes a single.

148.6
4
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Ehsan Adil to Ish Sodhi

FOUR LEG BYES! Full on leg stump, Sodhi glances this away off his pads down to the fine leg fence for a boundary.

148.5
0

Ehsan Adil to Ish Sodhi

Fullish outside off, Sodhi lets the ball go through to the keeper.

148.4
0

Ehsan Adil to Ish Sodhi

Outside off, Sodhi comes onto his front foot and defends watchfully.

148.3
0

Ehsan Adil to Ish Sodhi

Fullish outside off, Sodhi allows it through.

148.2
0

Ehsan Adil to Ish Sodhi

Fullish outside off, Sodhi drives it to covers and finds the fielder.

148.1
0

Ehsan Adil to Ish Sodhi

Landed outside off, Sodhi shoulders his arms.

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Ehsan Adil back on!

147.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Tim Southee

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

147.5
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Tim Southee

Flat again on middle, Southee defends it off the back foot.

147.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Tim Southee

Southee has driven it straight down the ground.

147.3
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Tim Southee

Flat on middle and leg, Southee comes down the track and hits it right back to the bowler.

147.2
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Tim Southee

Dances down the track and defends.

147.1
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Tim Southee

Tossed up on middle, Southee leans forward and punches it to mid off.

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Babar back on!

146.6
0

Azhar Ali to Ish Sodhi

On middle and off, Sodhi prods it from within his crease.

146.5
0

Azhar Ali to Ish Sodhi

Landed just outside off, Sodhi stays back in his crease and defends.

146.4
0

Azhar Ali to Ish Sodhi

Full on off, Sodhi defends it into the ground.

146.3
1

Azhar Ali to Tim Southee

Shortish outside off, Southee punches it away off his back foot for a single.

146.2
0

Azhar Ali to Tim Southee

On middle and off, Southee drives it to mid on.

146.1
1

Azhar Ali to Ish Sodhi

Shortish outside off, Sodhi cuts it past point for a single.

145.6
0

Rahat Ali to Tim Southee

Hangs back and defends.

145.5
4

Rahat Ali to Tim Southee

FOUR! Shot! Full and just outside off, Southee leans forward and smashes it over covers for a boundary.

145.4
0

Rahat Ali to Tim Southee

Back of a length around off, punched straight to cover.

145.3
0

Rahat Ali to Tim Southee

Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

145.2
1

Rahat Ali to Ish Sodhi

Full toss on off, Sodhi helps this one to third man for a single

145.1
0

Rahat Ali to Ish Sodhi

Good length delivery outside off, Sodhi lets it go through to the keeper.

144.6
1

Azhar Ali to Ish Sodhi

Waits back and punches it through the off side for a single.

144.5
0

Azhar Ali to Ish Sodhi

Sweeps but finds the man at short fine leg.

144.4
1

Azhar Ali to Tim Southee

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

144.3
1

Azhar Ali to Ish Sodhi

Hangs back and punches it through the off side for one.

144.2
1

Azhar Ali to Tim Southee

Flat again on off, Southee punched it off the back foot for a single.

144.1
1

Azhar Ali to Ish Sodhi

The batsman plays the Square-Cut. One run added to the total.

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Back for the final session. Pakistan will look to wrap things up whereas New Zealand would like to stick round for as long as possible. Sodhi and Southee will resume proceedings.

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Another good session for Pakistan! There was some partnership going on for the Kiwis as Craig and Watling added a 68-run stand between them. But Azhar Ali removed Watling to break the partnership and then Craig was out soon as well. Just two wickets fell in the session as New Zealand are crawling here. Pakistan would look to grab the remaining two wickets as soon as possible in the final session whereas Sodhi and Southee would look to hang in there as much as possible. Join us back for the final session!

143.6
0

Rahat Ali to Tim Southee

Good length ball on off, defended into the leg side. That's TEA ON DAY 2!

143.5
0

Rahat Ali to Tim Southee

Tight length ball on off, Southee goes back and across and blocks.

143.4
1

Rahat Ali to Ish Sodhi

Length delivery on the pads, Sodhi turns the ball away through mid-wicket for a single.

143.3
0

Rahat Ali to Ish Sodhi

Length ball just outside off, Sodhi stays back to defend but gets an outside edge to the right of second slip and the fielder makes a diving stop.

143.2
0

Rahat Ali to Ish Sodhi

Full on off stump, Sodhi gets slightly forward and defends.

143.1
0

Rahat Ali to Ish Sodhi

Fullish and angled outside off, left alone by Sodhi.

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Rahat Ali back into the attack.

142.6
1

Azhar Ali to Ish Sodhi

Shortish and spinning away outside off, cut to deep point for a run.

142.5
0

Azhar Ali to Ish Sodhi

Flighted on off, Sodhi gets across and defends the ball straight back.

142.4
0

Azhar Ali to Ish Sodhi

Tossed up on the pads, Sodhi gets some bat on this sweep and the ball goes to short fine leg.

142.3
0

Azhar Ali to Ish Sodhi

Slightly short outside off, Sodhi goes back to cut but the ball stays very low and he mistimes the ball to cover.

142.2
0

Azhar Ali to Ish Sodhi

Flighted nicely on off, spins away and Sodhi leaves the ball with good judgement. Mind you, he himself is a leg spinner.

142.1
0

Azhar Ali to Ish Sodhi

Very full on middle and leg, Sodhi gets down to sweep but misses and the ball goes off his pads to short fine leg.

141.6
1

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

Flighted on off, Sodhi plays an uppish on drive towards to long on for a run.

141.5
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

Flat and skids on towards middle, Sodhi keeps himself back and defends.

141.4
2

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

Sodhi gets down and across and sweeps to deep square leg for a couple.

141.3
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

Flighted on off, Sodhi dead bats the ball back on to the pitch.

141.2
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

Flat on off, Sodhi goes back and drops the ball towards gully.

141.1
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

Tossed up on off, Sodhi bends well forward and defends softly.

140.6
0

Azhar Ali to Tim Southee

A stinger for Ali there! Tossed right up on off, Southee looks to smash the ball and hits it right back at Ali who gets his hand down to stop the ball. He is in some pain after stopping it.

140.5
3

Azhar Ali to Ish Sodhi

Tossed up and drifted in towards leg stump. Sodhi gets down and paddles the ball past leg slip for three runs.

140.4
1

Azhar Ali to Tim Southee

A smart googly, pushed through quicker on middle. Southee gets his bat down on time and inside edges it through square leg for one.

140.3
0

Azhar Ali to Tim Southee

Floated delivery on middle, Southee gets forward and defends.

140.2
0

Azhar Ali to Tim Southee

Flighted on off, Southee goes right back to defend but is beaten as the ball spins away and goes past the outside edge.

140.1
1

Azhar Ali to Ish Sodhi

Slightly short around off, Sodhi goes back and cuts through backward point for a single.

139.6
1

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

Flat and angled in to the pads, worked away to the square leg region for a single.

139.5
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

Silly point in the firing line here! Flighted just outside off, Sodhi gets forward and drives but the ball hits Masood at silly point, just under his box.

139.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

Loopy delivery on off stump, defneded neatly off the front foot.

139.3
1

Zulfiqar Babar to Tim Southee

Tossed up outside off, Southee plays a good looking drive to long off for a single.

139.2
6

Zulfiqar Babar to Tim Southee

SIX! This is a massive hit! Southee gets down the track to a flighted ball outside off and swings very cleanly. The ball soars in the air and goes well over the wide long on fence. That was right out of the screws.

139.1
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Tim Southee

Flighted very slowly on off, defended off the front foot by Southee.

138.6
2

Azhar Ali to Ish Sodhi

Tossed up on middle and leg, Sodhi gets low down and sweeps the ball to fine leg for a couple of runs.

138.5
1

Azhar Ali to Tim Southee

Full toss on middle and leg, helped down to fine leg for a run.

138.4
0

Azhar Ali to Tim Southee

Shortish outside off, Southee goes back to cut but gets a bottom edge and the ball goes back to Babar.

138.3
0

Azhar Ali to Tim Southee

Flat and on off, lands and spins away. Southee goes back to punch but misses by a long way.

138.2
0

Azhar Ali to Tim Southee

Good leg spinner's delivery! Flighted on off, Southee gets forward to defend but is beaten by the turn.

138.1
0

Azhar Ali to Tim Southee

Flat and just outside off, pushed away to point off the back foot.

137.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

On middle, sliding down the leg side, Sodhi tries to defend but misses and gets hit on the pads. The ball lobs up to the silly point fielder. They appeal for an LBW but then for the catch as well. The umpire says not out.

137.5
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

Fullish on off, Sodhi tries to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads.

137.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

Tossed up on middle and off, Sodhi prods it off his front foot.

137.3
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

Fullish on off, Sodhi defends it into the ground.

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Ish Sodhi is the next man in.

137.2
W

Zulfiqar Babar to Mark Donald Craig

OUT! Craig is LBW! Shortish ball on middle, Craig tries to pull that one but misses and gets hit on the pads. Huge appeal for an LBW and the umpire has no hesitation in raising his finger. Craig decides to take a review. Replays show the ball hit in line and it's hitting the stumps. He has to go. Two quick wickets for Pakistan now. New Zealand lose a review as well.

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Appeal for an LBW and the umpire gives it out. Craig takes a review.

137.1
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Mark Donald Craig

Fullish around off, Craig stays back in his crease and defends.

136.6
0

Azhar Ali to Tim Southee

Landed just outside off, Southee punches it away off his back foot.

136.5
0

Azhar Ali to Tim Southee

In the corridor outside off, Southee allows it through.

136.4
2
lb

Azhar Ali to Tim Southee

Fullish on the pads, Southee tries to play but the ball goes off his pads to the leg side for two leg byes.

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BOLDSTARTS Tim Southee BOLDENDS is the next man in.

136.3
W

Azhar Ali to Bradley Watling

OUT! The change has worked for Pakistan! Short and wide outside off, Watling decides to attack that one. He tries to cut that one over the off side but the ball goes straight to Sohail at point, the substitute fielder. Much-needed breakthrough for Pakistan!

136.2
1

Azhar Ali to Mark Donald Craig

Fullish outside off, Craig drives it through covers for a single.

136.1
0

Azhar Ali to Mark Donald Craig

On the pads, Craig tries to play but gets hit low on the pads.

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Azhar Ali into the attack.

135.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Bradley Watling

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

135.5
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Bradley Watling

Full around off, Watling allows it through.

135.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Bradley Watling

On middle and off, Watling defends it into the ground.

135.3
4

Zulfiqar Babar to Bradley Watling

FOUR! Full on the pads, Watling sweeps it towards the fine leg region. Rahat Ali at short fine leg tries to stop but fails. Watling gets a boundary.

135.2
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Bradley Watling

Flatted on around off, Watling cuts it towards point.

135.1
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Bradley Watling

Fullish on middle and leg, Watling lunges forward and defends.

134.6
0

Ehsan Adil to Mark Donald Craig

Slightly full around off, Craig leans out and drives sweetly to mid off.

134.5
0

Ehsan Adil to Mark Donald Craig

Length ball just outside off, keeps a tad low but Craig punches from the crease to extra cover.

134.4
2

Ehsan Adil to Mark Donald Craig

Over-pitched outside off stump, Craig leans into the line of the ball and drives nicely through extra cover for a couple of runs.

134.3
0

Ehsan Adil to Mark Donald Craig

Another length ball on off, Craig sits back and dabs the ball away to cover.

134.2
0

Ehsan Adil to Mark Donald Craig

Good length ball around off, Craig stays on his toes and drops the ball right next to the pitch.

134.1
2

Ehsan Adil to Mark Donald Craig

Fullish outside off, Craig stretches out and drives nicely through cover-point for a couple.

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Ehsan Adil back on.

133.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Bradley Watling

Floated up on middle, Watling gets forward and defends.

133.5
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Bradley Watling

Flighted and angled in towards middle, Watling has no trouble in getting forward and blocking the ball.

133.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Bradley Watling

Loopy delivery on off, Watling presses forward and blocks.

133.3
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Bradley Watling

Floated up on middle, defended off the front foot.

133.2
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Bradley Watling

Flighted right up on middle, Watling dances down the track but pushes the ball back to Babar.

133.1
1

Zulfiqar Babar to Mark Donald Craig

Tossed up outside off, Craig strides out and pushes the ball to cover for a single.

132.6
0

Rahat Ali to Bradley Watling

Good length ball on middle, Watling gets behind the line and defends back to Rahat.

132.5
1

Rahat Ali to Mark Donald Craig

Fullish on off, Craig leans across and flicks the ball to deep mid-wicket for a single.

132.4
1

Rahat Ali to Bradley Watling

Length ball on middle, tucked away through mid-wicket for a run.

132.3
0

Rahat Ali to Bradley Watling

Tight length ball on off, defended solidly off the back foot.

132.2
0

Rahat Ali to Bradley Watling

Back of a length around off, Watling goes back and defends towards point.

132.1
0

Rahat Ali to Bradley Watling

Length ball just outside off, Watling hangs back and pats the ball away to gully.

131.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Mark Donald Craig

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

131.5
4

Zulfiqar Babar to Mark Donald Craig

FOUR! Beautifully swept! Craig gets down on his knee to a tossed up delivery outside off and sweeps with some power to the square leg fence. The fielder in the deep puts in a dive but can't keep the ball in.

131.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Mark Donald Craig

Flighted and drifted away, outside off. Craig leans forward and defends with soft hands.

131.3
1

Zulfiqar Babar to Bradley Watling

This isn't good bowling from Babar! Slides this into the pads, Watling nudges the ball to square leg and gets a single.

131.2
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Bradley Watling

Once again drifted on the pads, worked away to mid-wicket.

131.1
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Bradley Watling

Tossed up on the pads, Watling bends forward and flicks to mid-wicket.

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Zulfiqar Babar replaces Rahat Ali.

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Drinks break!

130.6
0

Rahat Ali to Mark Donald Craig

Banged in short outside off, Craig goes back to pull but the ball is well outside off. He misses by a long way, could have opted to cut instead.

130.5
0

Rahat Ali to Mark Donald Craig

Full and just outside off, Craig gets forward and drives to mid off.

130.4
0

Rahat Ali to Mark Donald Craig

Pitched up around off, Craig gets forward and drives to mid off.

130.3
0

Rahat Ali to Mark Donald Craig

Fullish and outside off, Craig has no interest to play at that.

130.2
0

Rahat Ali to Mark Donald Craig

Fullish on off, Craig stays in the crease and drops the ball down to the leg side.

130.1
0

Rahat Ali to Mark Donald Craig

Fullish around off stump, Craig leans forward and drives to cover.

129.6
0

Yasir Shah to Bradley Watling

Watling has punched the ball off the back foot.

129.5
1

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

Flat on the pads, worked down to long leg for a single.

129.4
0

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

Craig gets forward to a flighted ball and flicks to mid-wicket.

129.3
0

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

Flighted on off, defended off the front foot.

129.2
0

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

Flighted on off stump, defended off the front foot.

129.1
0

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

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

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50-stand comes up.

128.6
4

Rahat Ali to Bradley Watling

FOUR! Guided with good precision! Shortish outside off, Watling stays back and cuts late through backward point for a boundary.

128.5
2

Rahat Ali to Bradley Watling

Pitched up outside off, Watling gets nicely forward and drives sweetly through cover for a couple.

128.4
1

Rahat Ali to Mark Donald Craig

Fullish on off stump, Craig turns the ball just wide of mid on for a single.

128.3
0

Rahat Ali to Mark Donald Craig

Good length just outside off, Craig is in two minds whether to play or not and is late. The ball passes and he even tries to withdraw his bat.

128.2
0

Rahat Ali to Mark Donald Craig

Good length around off, Craig pokes at the ball but misses.

128.1
4

Rahat Ali to Mark Donald Craig

FOUR! That's a boundary after ages! Authoritative from Craig who rocks back to a short ball and pulls to the mid-wicket fence.

127.6
1

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

Flighted outside off, Craig stretches out and blocks towards cover-point for a run.

127.5
0

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

Flat and quicker on middle, Craig defends from within the crease.

127.4
0

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

That spun in sharply! Starts outside off, lands and spins in towards leg stump. Craig is baffled and takes his bat away, allows the ball to hit the thigh pad.

127.3
0

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

Flighted around off, spins in but Craig prefers to stay back and defends with a straight bat.

127.2
1

Yasir Shah to Bradley Watling

Flighted on middle and leg, Watling turns the ball away through square leg and gets one.

127.1
0

Yasir Shah to Bradley Watling

Shah goes around the stumps and bowls flat on middle. Watling goes deep in the crease and pushes the ball into the leg side.

126.6
0

Rahat Ali to Mark Donald Craig

Back of a length and just outside off, Craig goes back and defends. This is the fifth maiden in a row. Pakistan have kept things quiet but the wickets haven't come yet.

126.5
0

Rahat Ali to Mark Donald Craig

Fullish and just outside off, Craig drives crisply to mid off.

126.4
0

Rahat Ali to Mark Donald Craig

Pitched up just outside off, Craig leans forward and drives to cover.

126.3
0

Rahat Ali to Mark Donald Craig

Length delivery on off, Craig sits back and drops the ball towards cover.

126.2
0

Rahat Ali to Mark Donald Craig

Fullish and just outside off, Craig tries to get forward and push at the ball. He misses once again. Even Rahat Ali might cause troubles for him it seems.

126.1
0

Rahat Ali to Mark Donald Craig

Fullish and just outside off stump, left alone by Craig.

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Rahat Ali back on.

125.6
0

Yasir Shah to Bradley Watling

Loopy on off, blocked out to the covers off the front foot.

125.5
0

Yasir Shah to Bradley Watling

Tossed up on off stump, Watling gets forward and defends.

125.4
0

Yasir Shah to Bradley Watling

Flighted googly around off, Watling goes back and defends to the off side.

125.3
0

Yasir Shah to Bradley Watling

Floated up on middle, Watling drives the ball away to mid on.

125.2
0

Yasir Shah to Bradley Watling

That was a tough shot! Watling goes right back to a flighted ball on off. He looks to cut, wasn't quite there for the shot but he dabs the ball away to backward point.

125.1
0

Yasir Shah to Bradley Watling

Flighted outside off, Watling gets forward and drives to extra cover.

124.6
0

Ehsan Adil to Mark Donald Craig

Back of a length on off, Craig gets right behind this one and defends.

124.5
0

Ehsan Adil to Mark Donald Craig

Craig has driven it through mid-off.

124.4
0

Ehsan Adil to Mark Donald Craig

This was close to the outside edge again, frustrating for Pakistan! Length on off, moves away and Craig looked to defend at that but missed.

124.3
0

Ehsan Adil to Mark Donald Craig

Length delivery across off, Craig keeps his bat inside the line and allows the ball through.

124.2
0

Ehsan Adil to Mark Donald Craig

Fullish outside off, left alone.

124.1
0

Ehsan Adil to Mark Donald Craig

Fullish on off, reverses away and Craig is beaten as he looks to defend off the front foot.

123.6
0

Yasir Shah to Bradley Watling

Floated delivery on middle and off, Watling gets low down and defends.

123.5
0

Yasir Shah to Bradley Watling

Flighted on middle, pushed away to the on side.

123.4
0

Yasir Shah to Bradley Watling

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

123.3
0

Yasir Shah to Bradley Watling

Flighted on off, Watling leans foreard and blocks.

123.2
0

Yasir Shah to Bradley Watling

Flighted ball on off, defended off the back foot to the off side.

123.1
0

Yasir Shah to Bradley Watling

Flighted on middle, Watling sits back and turns the ball away to mid-wicket.

122.6
0

Ehsan Adil to Mark Donald Craig

Length ball on middle, Craig sits back and defends.

122.5
0

Ehsan Adil to Mark Donald Craig

Good length ball around off, Craig might be happy with this angle and defends to cover.

122.4
0

Ehsan Adil to Mark Donald Craig

Fullish and outside off, Craig gets forward and pushes the ball to cover.

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Adil decides to come around the stumps.

122.3
0

Ehsan Adil to Mark Donald Craig

Outside off stump, left alone.

122.2
0

Ehsan Adil to Mark Donald Craig

Length ball just outside off, Craig stays back and keeps his bat well inside the line of the ball.

122.1
0

Ehsan Adil to Mark Donald Craig

Fullish and just outside off, Craig gets forward but shoulders arms.

121.6
0

Yasir Shah to Bradley Watling

Floated up around off, Watling stretches forward and defends.

121.5
0

Yasir Shah to Bradley Watling

Slightly short around off, Watling goes back and cuts but finds backward point.

121.4
0

Yasir Shah to Bradley Watling

Flat and angled in towards middle, worked away to square leg.

121.3
1

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

Flighted ball on off stump, driven down the ground for a single.

121.2
0

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

Flat and spinning in towards off, Craig goes back to defend but gets an inside edge on to the pads.

121.1
1

Yasir Shah to Bradley Watling

Flat and slow on off, Watling goes back and pushes the ball to cover for a single.

120.6
0

Ehsan Adil to Mark Donald Craig

Fullish and pushed across off, Craig allows the ball through.

120.5
0

Ehsan Adil to Mark Donald Craig

Pitched up just outside off stump, Craig gets forward to drive but gets another edge. The ball goes along the ground to backward point.

120.4
0

Ehsan Adil to Mark Donald Craig

Back of a length on off, Craig goes across and looks to defend but gets an edge down to third slip.

120.3
0

Ehsan Adil to Mark Donald Craig

Fullish and well outside off, Craig has an easy decision to make this time as he leaves the ball alone.

120.2
0

Ehsan Adil to Mark Donald Craig

This is getting too monotonous. Length ball around off, Craig looks to get forward to defend but misses. Pakistan need a bigger ball to find another edge.

120.1
0

Ehsan Adil to Mark Donald Craig

Length ball pushed just outside off, Craig stays in the crease and pushes away from the body but misses.

119.6
1

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

Flighted outside off, turns in sharply but Craig negotiates well by going back and turning the ball down to fine leg for a run.

119.5
1

Yasir Shah to Bradley Watling

Floated up around off, Watling gets forward and drives through cover for a single.

119.4
4

Yasir Shah to Bradley Watling

FOUR! Perfect placement this time from Watling! Shortish with room outside off, Watling rocks back and cuts right through cover-point and backward point for four.

119.3
1

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

Flat and spinning on to leg stump, Craig sits back and works the ball away to fine leg for a run.

119.2
1

Yasir Shah to Bradley Watling

A bit short outside off, Watling rocks back and cuts hard but can't beat Shafiq's effort at point. Watling runs across for a single.

119.1
0

Yasir Shah to Bradley Watling

Flighted just outside off, Watling gets slightly forward but leaves the ball.

118.6
0

Ehsan Adil to Mark Donald Craig

Good stop by Shafiq at gully, fell just short of him. Length delivery outside off, Craig goes back to cut but edges the ball on the bounce to Shafiq who dives away to his left to stop the ball.

118.5
0

Ehsan Adil to Mark Donald Craig

Good length delivery on off, Craig goes back and across and defends to cover.

118.4
0

Ehsan Adil to Mark Donald Craig

Fullish and well outside off stump, left alone by Craig.

118.3
0

Ehsan Adil to Mark Donald Craig

Pitched up just outside off, Craig leans forward and drives to mid off.

118.2
0

Ehsan Adil to Mark Donald Craig

He finally gets bat on ball! Length on off, Craig gets behind this one and defends to the off side.

118.1
0

Ehsan Adil to Mark Donald Craig

Craig's problems against Adil continue! Length ball just outside off, Craig looks to defend on the back foot but misses.

117.6
1

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

Slightly flat on off, Craig goes back and turns the ball away through mid-wicket for a run.

117.5
4

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

FOUR! Heaved away! Yasir tosses the ball around off, Craig goes for the slog and the ball goes to deep mid-wicket, bounces a few times and crosses the fence.

117.4
0

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

Flat and spinning in towards off, worked away to mid-wicket.

117.3
1

Yasir Shah to Bradley Watling

Flat and just outside off, pushed away through point for a single. The 300 comes up for the Kiwis.

117.2
0

Yasir Shah to Bradley Watling

Risky from Watling! Slightly short but on off, Watling goes back and away to cut but misses. This went just over the stumps.

117.1
0

Yasir Shah to Bradley Watling

Flighted on off, Watling gets half forward in rock solid defense.

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Yasir Shah will start from the other end.

116.6
0

Ehsan Adil to Mark Donald Craig

Craig is being troubled here! Length around off, swerves away and he is beaten as he pokes at the ball.

116.5
4

Ehsan Adil to Mark Donald Craig

FOUR! EDGE FOUND BUT GOES BETWEEN KEEPER AND SLIP! Fullish and just outside off, Craig gets forward to defend but the ball takes a healthy outside edge and goes inches past Sarfraz who is stand-still and his eyes watch the ball pass him. This was definitely his catch, not Masood's at first slip.

116.4
0

Ehsan Adil to Mark Donald Craig

Good length delivery angled across the off stump, Craig looks to push at the ball but is beaten once again. He got squared up as well.

116.3
0

Ehsan Adil to Mark Donald Craig

Fullish and just outside off, Craig looks to drive the ball but gets beaten.

116.2
0

Ehsan Adil to Mark Donald Craig

Length ball well outside off stump. left alone.

116.1
0

Ehsan Adil to Mark Donald Craig

Fullish and angled across the off stump, left alone by Craig.

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Welcome back folks! New Zealand lost their way this morning, losing three wickets and scoring a little over 50 runs. Watling has Craig for company and these two will try to grind it out a bit more. Pakistan will look to go for the kill. Ehsan Adil will bowl the first over of the session.

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Day 2, Session 2...

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A good first session for Pakistan. They finally roar back into the game by picking up three wickets. They managed to dismiss both the overnight batsmen very early in the morning. Watling and Neesham showed some fight but couldn't carry their partnership for long. Neesham threw away his wicket to Yasir Shah. Craig was also dropped by Rahat Ali after that and if that opportunity was taken, Pakistan would have been in a stronger position now. The Kiwis will hope that this partnership lasts long and take them close to 400. On the other side, Pakistan will hope and pick up the remaining wickets as early as possible. Join us in a while for the afternoon session.

115.6
0

Yasir Shah to Bradley Watling

Flat and quick, Watling punches it to covers. THAT'S LUNCH ON DAY 2!

115.5
0

Yasir Shah to Bradley Watling

Full and floated around off, Watling blocks it off the front foot.

115.4
0

Yasir Shah to Bradley Watling

Pitched up around off, Watling defends it off the front foot.

115.3
0

Yasir Shah to Bradley Watling

Short ball on off, Watling opens the face of his bat and guides it to short third man.

115.2
0

Yasir Shah to Bradley Watling

Tossed up on middle, Watling defends it off the front foot.

115.1
1

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

Floated on leg, Craig works it through the square leg region for a single.

114.6
0

Rahat Ali to Bradley Watling

Beaten! Full outside off and angled away, Watling looks to defend but gets beaten.

114.5
0

Rahat Ali to Bradley Watling

Fuller on middle, Watling drives it straight back.

114.4
0

Rahat Ali to Bradley Watling

Full this time, Watling drives it to mid on.

114.3
0

Rahat Ali to Bradley Watling

Watling stays on the back foot and defends the length ball to the off side.

114.2
0

Rahat Ali to Bradley Watling

Length ball outside off, Watling pushes it to point.

114.1
0

Rahat Ali to Bradley Watling

Good length ball, Watling gets in the line of the ball and defends it to the off side.

113.6
0

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

Craig stays in the crease and defends the flighted ball.

113.5
0

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

Flat and quick, Craig works it to the leg side.

113.4
0

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

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

113.3
0

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

A tad full, Craig defends it off the front foot and straight back.

113.2
0

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

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

113.1
0

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

How did that miss the stump? Flat outside off and turning back in sharply, Craig gets beaten while trying to forward defense. The ball just goes past his off stump.

112.6
1

Rahat Ali to Mark Donald Craig

Good length ball, Craig works it to mid-wicket for a single.

112.5
0

Rahat Ali to Mark Donald Craig

The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump.

112.4
1

Rahat Ali to Bradley Watling

Short ball again, Watling pulls it to deep square leg for a single.

112.3
0

Rahat Ali to Bradley Watling

Ali bangs in a short on and Watling ducks under it.

112.2
0

Rahat Ali to Bradley Watling

Full ball angled across, Watling defends it off the back foot.

112.1
1

Rahat Ali to Mark Donald Craig

Full on middle, Craig drives it to mid on for a single.

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Rahat Ali comes into the attack.

111.6
0

Yasir Shah to Bradley Watling

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

111.5
0

Yasir Shah to Bradley Watling

Watling defends the flighted ball off the front foot.

111.4
1

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

DROPPED! Tossed up wrong 'un and Craig looks to sweep it powerfully but gets a top edge. The ball files high and towards mid-wicket. Rahat Ali gets under it and drops a sitter. That's poor!

111.3
1

Yasir Shah to Bradley Watling

Flat on the pads, Watling works it to square leg for a single.

111.2
1

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

Edged and safe! Flighted ball on middle, Craig gets an inside edge just past the short leg for a single.

111.1
4

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

FOUR! Flighted around off, Craig drives it uppishly over the mid on region for a boundary.

110.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Bradley Watling

Watling defends it off the front foot.

110.5
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Bradley Watling

Too full, Watling pushes it to point.

110.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Bradley Watling

Short ball outside off, Watling punches it to covers.

110.3
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Bradley Watling

Short ball, Watling defends it off the back foot.

110.2
1

Zulfiqar Babar to Mark Donald Craig

On the pads, Craig flicks it to mid-wicket for a quick single.

110.1
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Mark Donald Craig

Pitched up on middle, Craig plays it straight back.

109.6
1

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

Tossed up on middle, Craig works it through the mid-wicket region. There is a misfield there and they take a single.

109.5
0

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

Flat and quick, Craig flicks it to mid-wicket.

109.4
0

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

Flat ball, Craig defends it off the back foot.

109.3
0

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

Craig charges down the track and works the ball to square leg.

109.2
0

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

Over-pitched ball, Craig drives it back to the bowler.

109.1
2
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Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

Flat and sliding down the leg side, Craig gets a pad to it and the ball goes fine down the leg side for a couple of leg byes.

108.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Bradley Watling

Arm ball, Watling gets an inside edge to square leg.

108.5
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Bradley Watling

Watling defends the tossed up delievry straight back.

108.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Bradley Watling

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

108.3
1

Zulfiqar Babar to Mark Donald Craig

Shout of catch it but safe! Flighted on middle, Craig flicks it uppishly and just wide of mid-wicket for a single.

108.2
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Mark Donald Craig

Slow and flighted on middle, Craig defends it watchfully.

108.1
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Mark Donald Craig

Floated on middle, Craig works it to mid-wicket.

107.6
0

Yasir Shah to Bradley Watling

Floated around off, Watling defends it off the back foot.

107.5
1

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

Flat and quick, Craig gets an outside edge to point for a single.

107.4
0

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

Craig drives the flighted ball to covers.

107.3
0

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

Craig lunges forward and blocks the flighted ball.

107.2
0

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

Craig defends the full ball off the front foot.

107.1
0

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

Short and turning in from round the wicket, Craig works it to square leg.

106.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Bradley Watling

Watling looks to defend the floated ball but gets an inside edge to square leg.

106.5
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Bradley Watling

Tossed up on middle, defended.

106.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Bradley Watling

Watling lunges forward and blocks the flighted ball.

106.3
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Bradley Watling

Short again, Watling punches it to mid on.

106.2
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Bradley Watling

Flighted ball on middle, Watling blocks it.

106.1
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Bradley Watling

A bit short on middle, Watling defends it off the back foot.

105.6
0

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

Craig defends the full ball off the front foot and into the ground.

105.5
0

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

Short and turning in, Craig turns it to mid-wicket.

105.4
0

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

Full and floated around off, Craig drives it to covers.

105.3
0

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

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

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Mark Craig is the new man in.

105.2
W

Yasir Shah to James Neesham

OUT! Yasir Shah breaks the partnership! Tossed up delivery, Neesham gets to the front foot and flicks the ball straight to Misbah at short mid-wicket. Easy catch for him. The Kiwis are 6 down now.

105.1
0

Yasir Shah to James Neesham

Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

104.6
1

Zulfiqar Babar to James Neesham

On the pads, Neesham works it to mid-wicket for a single.

104.5
0

Zulfiqar Babar to James Neesham

Neesham drives the flighted ball to mid off. Watling wants a run but is sent back.

104.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to James Neesham

On the pads, Neesham works it to mid-wicket.

104.3
0

Zulfiqar Babar to James Neesham

Flighted ball on middle, Neesham drives it straight back.

104.2
0

Zulfiqar Babar to James Neesham

Flat and quick, Neesham defends it off the back foot.

104.1
0

Zulfiqar Babar to James Neesham

Neesham gets an outside edge to the flighted ball.

103.6
0

Yasir Shah to Bradley Watling

Pitched up delivery, Watling defends it watchfully.

103.5
2

Yasir Shah to Bradley Watling

Short outside off, Watling cuts it through the point region for a couple of runs.

103.4
0

Yasir Shah to Bradley Watling

Loopy delivery on middle, Watling blocks it.

103.3
2

Yasir Shah to Bradley Watling

Watling rocks to the back foot and punches the ball through the cover region for a couple.

103.2
0

Yasir Shah to Bradley Watling

Tossed up delivery, Watling defends it straight back.

103.1
0

Yasir Shah to Bradley Watling

Short ball, Watling punches it to covers.

102.6
2

Zulfiqar Babar to James Neesham

Tossed up around off, driven beautifully, wide of Yasir Shah at mid off. The leggie moves quickly and dives to get some hand on the ball. He then gets up and chases. Two runs taken by Neesham.

102.5
0

Zulfiqar Babar to James Neesham

Flighted on off, Neesham drives back to Babar.

102.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to James Neesham

Loopy delivery on off, Neesham gets forward in defense.

102.3
0

Zulfiqar Babar to James Neesham

Neesham pushes well forward to a flighted ball and defends straight back.

102.2
1

Zulfiqar Babar to Bradley Watling

Flat and drifting on to the pads, worked away through mid-wicket for a single.

102.1
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Bradley Watling

Flighted delivery on middle, Watling presses forward and blocks.

101.6
0

Yasir Shah to James Neesham

Flat and slow on off, Neesham goes back and defends.

101.5
1

Yasir Shah to Bradley Watling

Tossed up just outside off, Watling looks to play one of his wristy drives but gets an inside edge to fine leg for a run.

101.4
1

Yasir Shah to James Neesham

Flighted on off, Neesham gets down the track and flicks down to wide long on for a single.

101.3
0

Yasir Shah to James Neesham

Flighted outside off stump, left alone.

101.2
0

Yasir Shah to James Neesham

Tossed up on off stump, Neesham gets well forward and defends.

101.1
1

Yasir Shah to Bradley Watling

Flat on middle and leg, worked away wide of mid on for a single.

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Drinks break!

100.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to James Neesham

Flighted on middle, Neesham blocks it off the front foot.

100.5
3

Zulfiqar Babar to Bradley Watling

Full outside off, Watling drives it through the cover reegion for three runs.

100.4
1

Zulfiqar Babar to James Neesham

Neesham comes down the track and drives it straight down the ground for a single.

100.3
0

Zulfiqar Babar to James Neesham

Tossed up delivery, Neesham blocks it off the front foot.

100.2
0

Zulfiqar Babar to James Neesham

Neesham turns the ball to the square leg region.

100.1
0

Zulfiqar Babar to James Neesham

Floated ball, Neesham defends it watchfully.

99.6
0

Yasir Shah to Bradley Watling

Over-pitched on leg, Watling digs it out to mid on.

99.5
0

Yasir Shah to Bradley Watling

Full and floated on middle, Watling defends it.

99.4
0

Yasir Shah to Bradley Watling

Flat and quick, Watling defends it off the back foot.

99.3
0

Yasir Shah to Bradley Watling

Full toss around off, Watling drives it to covers.

99.2
1

Yasir Shah to James Neesham

Nudged away to deep square leg for a single.

99.1
0

Yasir Shah to James Neesham

Short ball and turning in, Neesham works it to leg slip.

98.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Bradley Watling

Watling blocks the floated ball straight back.

98.5
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Bradley Watling

Watling defends it off the front foot.

98.4
1

Zulfiqar Babar to James Neesham

Fuller on middle, Neesham turns it to mid on for a single.

98.3
0

Zulfiqar Babar to James Neesham

Flat outside off, Neesham watchfully defends it.

98.2
1

Zulfiqar Babar to Bradley Watling

Short outside off, Watling pushes it through the point region for a single.

98.1
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Bradley Watling

Full and floated from round the wicket, Watling blocks it off the front foot.

97.6
0

Yasir Shah to James Neesham

Tossed up outside off, Neesham defends it off the front foot.

97.5
0

Yasir Shah to James Neesham

Over-pitched around off, Neesham digs it out.

97.4
0

Yasir Shah to James Neesham

Tossed up outside off and turning in, Neesham looks to defend but gets an inside edge to short leg.

97.3
0

Yasir Shah to James Neesham

Full toss, Neesham flicks it to mid-wicket.

97.2
1

Yasir Shah to Bradley Watling

Short ball on middle, Watling works it through the mid-wicket region for a single.

97.1
0

Yasir Shah to Bradley Watling

Flighted ball outside off, Watling lets it go to the keeper.

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Yasir Shah comes into the attack.

96.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to James Neesham

Over-pitched ball, Neesham blocks it off the front foot.

96.5
1

Zulfiqar Babar to Bradley Watling

Watling turns the ball through the mid-wicket region for a single.

96.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Bradley Watling

Flat ball this time, Watling works it to square leg.

96.3
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Bradley Watling

Watling lunges forward and blocks the flighted ball.

96.2
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Bradley Watling

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

96.1
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Bradley Watling

Full and floated around off, Watling defends it off the front foot.

95.6
2

Ehsan Adil to James Neesham

On the pads, Neesham works it through the mid-wicket region for a couple.

95.5
4

Ehsan Adil to James Neesham

FOUR! Full and angled away, Neesham looks to drive through the covers but gets the inner half of the bat and the ball goes straight back past the bowler for a boundary.

95.4
0

Ehsan Adil to James Neesham

Good length ball on middle, Neesham blocks it off the back foot. There was some extra bounce on the ball there.

95.3
0

Ehsan Adil to James Neesham

Full again outside of, Neesham lets it go to the keeper.

95.2
0

Ehsan Adil to James Neesham

Fuller ball, Neesham drives it to covers.

95.1
0

Ehsan Adil to James Neesham

The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump.

94.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Bradley Watling

What a ball! Flat and turning away, Watling looks to defend it but gets beaten by the spin.

94.5
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Bradley Watling

Watling lunges forward and defends the floated ball.

94.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Bradley Watling

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

94.3
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Bradley Watling

Watling defends the flighted ball off the front foot.

94.2
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Bradley Watling

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

94.1
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Bradley Watling

Loopy delivery outside off and turning away, Watling looks to defend it off the front foot but gets beaten.

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Zulfiqar Babar comes into the attack.

93.6
0

Rahat Ali to James Neesham

Full again, Neesham defends it to the off side.

93.5
0

Rahat Ali to James Neesham

Good length ball outside off, Neesham cuts it to point.

93.4
0

Rahat Ali to James Neesham

Good length ball, Neesham works it to mid-wicket.

93.3
0

Rahat Ali to James Neesham

A tad full and coming back in, Neesham drives wide of mid off.

93.2
0

Rahat Ali to James Neesham

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

93.1
0

Rahat Ali to James Neesham

The batsman has driven it straight down the ground.

92.6
0

Ehsan Adil to Bradley Watling

Fuller on middle, Watling blocks it off the back foot.

92.5
0

Ehsan Adil to Bradley Watling

Watling defends the full ball off the front foot.

92.4
0

Ehsan Adil to Bradley Watling

Outside off this time, Watling lets it go to the keeper.

92.3
2

Ehsan Adil to Bradley Watling

Full and angled in, Watling drives it straight back uppishly for a couple of runs.

92.2
0

Ehsan Adil to Bradley Watling

Good length ball, Watling defends it to the on side.

92.1
0

Ehsan Adil to Bradley Watling

Good length ball outside off, Watling opens the face of his bat and guides it towards gully. Azhar Ali dives and stops it brilliantly.

91.6
0

Rahat Ali to James Neesham

Good length ball, Neesham defends it off the back foot.

91.5
0

Rahat Ali to James Neesham

Short ball, Neesham ducks under it.

91.4
0

Rahat Ali to James Neesham

Full length ball around off, Neesham drives it to mid off.

91.3
0

Rahat Ali to James Neesham

Good length ball that keeps low, Neeshan blocks it off the back foot.

91.2
1

Rahat Ali to Bradley Watling

Watling pushes the full ball through the cover region for a single.

91.1
0

Rahat Ali to Bradley Watling

Length ball on middle, Watling plays it towards mid on.

90.6
0

Ehsan Adil to James Neesham

Driven through mid-off by the batsman.

90.5
4

Ehsan Adil to James Neesham

FOUR! First for the day! Full and just outside off, Neesham drives it through the extra cover region for a boundary to get off the mark.

90.4
0

Ehsan Adil to James Neesham

Neesham leaves the ball outside the off stump line.

90.3
0

Ehsan Adil to James Neesham

Beaten! Neesham looks to drive the full ball but plays inside the line.

90.2
0

Ehsan Adil to James Neesham

Neesham shows full face of his bat and defends it.

90.1
0

Ehsan Adil to James Neesham

Back of a length ball, Neesham looks to defend it but is struck on the thigh pad.

89.6
0

Rahat Ali to Bradley Watling

Good length ball on middle, Watling defends it off the back foot.

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BJ Watling is the new man in.

89.5
W

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

OUT! The centurion is gone! Full and angled in. The ball pitches and moves away, Latham was looking to defend it off the straight bat but gets a thin outside edge which goes to the keeper. Sarfraz makes no mistake. Pakistan get the all important man and they are delighted.

89.4
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Full and angled across, Latham looks to flick it but misses it.

89.3
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Fuller outside off, Latham lets it go to the keeper.

89.2
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Length ball wide outside off, easy leave for Latham.

89.1
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Back of a length ball outside off and coming back in. Latham gets beaten and is struck on pads.

88.6
0

Ehsan Adil to James Neesham

Full again outside off, Neesham was in two minds whether to play or leave. He goes to remove his bat out of the way at the last moment but gets a bottom edge to keeper.

88.5
0

Ehsan Adil to James Neesham

Back of a length ball, Neesham defends it off the back foot.

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Jimmy Neesham is the new man in.

88.4
W

Ehsan Adil to Corey Anderson

OUT! Anderson plays it straight to the man. Fuller ball around off, Anderson drives it a bit early and the ball goes straight to Azhar Ali at covers, who takes a simple catch. Pakistan get an early breakthrough here.

88.3
0

Ehsan Adil to Corey Anderson

A tad full on middle, Anderson defends it off the front foot.

88.2
2

Ehsan Adil to Corey Anderson

Length ball around off, Anderson looks to defend but gets an outside edge through the gully region for a couple of runs.

88.1
0

Ehsan Adil to Corey Anderson

Full and just outside off, Anderson leaves it.

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Ehsan Adil to bowl from the other end.

87.6
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Full around off, Latham defends it off the front foot. Maiden to start with for Ali.

87.5
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Fuller outside off, Latham watches it go to the keeper.

87.4
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Length around off, Latham gets o the back foot and pushes the ball to covers.

87.3
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Good length ball around off, Latham watchfully blocks it.

87.2
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Good length ball outside off this time, Latham shoulders his arms.

87.1
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Short of a length ball down the leg side, Latham lets it go to the keeper.

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The umpires and the players are making their way to the middle. Tom Latham to take the strike and Rahat Ali to start the bowling.

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Hello and welcome to the second day of the second test between Pakistan and New Zealand. After the loss in Abu Dhabi the visitors looked strong through the day 1 of this Test. They just lost three wickets and scored 243 runs. Tom Latham went on to score his second century of the series and is still not out. The Kiwis will be looking to score big in this innings and create a strong position in this match. On the other end, Pakistan will hope to dismiss them as early as possible before the game starts slipping away from their hand.

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Day 2, Session 1...

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The Kiwis have done the first step right. Bat well in the first innings, at least they have got a good start. Now they need to build on this and bat for another day, reaching close to 500. Then hope for some cheap Pakistan wickets late in the day. Too early to call. The picture will be clearer by Tea tomorrow. Join us at 0600 GMT (1130 IST) for all the action from Day 2 as and when it unfolds. Until then, Adios! Take Care!

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A tough day for Pakistan in the field, struggling to pick up wickets and then messing up easy chances in the field. They still need not be overly worried about today as New Zealand have not played at a rollicking pace. They will aim to bowl the visitors out quickly too, say around 350 and then bat well.

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It has been Tom Latham's day. He has batted the whole day, making a patient 137 and keeping Pakistan at bay. They had decent partnerships for every wicket with Latham playing the anchor role.

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Well, the umpires get together for a chat and they are not happy with the light. Off go the batsmen and that will be STUMPS ON DAY 1!

86.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Corey Anderson

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

86.5
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Corey Anderson

Full and outside off, watchfully kept out.

86.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Corey Anderson

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

86.3
4

Zulfiqar Babar to Corey Anderson

FOUR! That was a close call. Down the leg side, Anderson goes back and works it just wide of leg slip for a boundary.

86.2
1

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

Goes back and flicks it away for a single.

86.1
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

Full on middle and leg, flicked straight to short leg.

85.6
0

Yasir Shah to Corey Anderson

Full on middle, Anderson drives it straight back and it hits Yasir on the hand.

85.5
0

Yasir Shah to Corey Anderson

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

85.4
0

Yasir Shah to Corey Anderson

Goes for the sweep but misses and is hit on the pads.

85.3
0

Yasir Shah to Corey Anderson

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

85.2
1

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

On middle, flicked away for a single.

85.1
0

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

Short and outside off, Latham looks to pull but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads.

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YASIR SHAH is back on.

84.6
0

Rahat Ali to Corey Anderson

Wide down the leg side, left alone.

84.5
0

Rahat Ali to Corey Anderson

The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot.

84.4
0

Rahat Ali to Corey Anderson

Slips this delivery down the leg side, Anderson misses his flick.

84.3
0

Rahat Ali to Corey Anderson

Short and outside off, cut straight to point.

84.2
0

Rahat Ali to Corey Anderson

Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

84.1
1

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Down the leg side, worked away for a single.

83.6
0

Ehsan Adil to Corey Anderson

The batsman defends it from within the crease.

83.5
0

Ehsan Adil to Corey Anderson

On middle, watchfully blocked out.

83.4
0

Ehsan Adil to Corey Anderson

Full on middle, driven straight to mid on.

83.3
0

Ehsan Adil to Corey Anderson

Outside off, Anderson pushes inside the line but misses.

83.2
0

Ehsan Adil to Corey Anderson

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

83.1
1

Ehsan Adil to Tom Latham

Outside off, Latham pushes inside the line and gets a thick inside edge. A single taken.

82.6
0

Rahat Ali to Corey Anderson

Outside off, left alone.

82.5
0

Rahat Ali to Corey Anderson

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

82.4
0

Rahat Ali to Corey Anderson

The batsman defends it from within the crease.

82.3
0

Rahat Ali to Corey Anderson

The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through.

82.2
1

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Fullish on middle, played through mid-wicket for a single.

82.1
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Outside off, left alone.

81.6
0

Ehsan Adil to Corey Anderson

Full and outsider off, watchfully defended.

81.5
0

Ehsan Adil to Corey Anderson

Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

81.4
0

Ehsan Adil to Corey Anderson

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

81.3
0

Ehsan Adil to Corey Anderson

Full and straight, watchfully defended.

81.2
1

Ehsan Adil to Tom Latham

The batsman has worked it off his pads behind square. One run added to the total.

81.1
0

Ehsan Adil to Tom Latham

Full and outside off, watchfully defended.

80.6
0

Rahat Ali to Corey Anderson

The batsman picked that bouncer early and let it through to the keeper.

80.5
0

Rahat Ali to Corey Anderson

Outside off, well defended.

80.4
0

Rahat Ali to Corey Anderson

The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump.

80.3
1

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

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

80.2
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Outside off, left alone.

80.1
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

A good start. On a length outside off, swinging away, Latham comes forward and takes his bat away.

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THE SECOND NEW BALL HAS BEEN TAKEN. Can Pakistan make it count?

79.6
1

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

Short outside off, dabbed past point for a run.

79.5
0

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

Played through mid-wicket by the batsman.

79.4
1

Yasir Shah to Corey Anderson

Full on middle, driven through mid off for a single.

79.3
0

Yasir Shah to Corey Anderson

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

79.2
2

Yasir Shah to Corey Anderson

Full on middle, Anderson looks to sweep but gets a top edge which goes onto the arm over the slip for a couple.

79.1
1

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

A touch short outside off, spinning in, Latham works the ball towards square leg for a single.

78.6
0

Rahat Ali to Corey Anderson

On middle, pushed straight to mid on.

78.5
0

Rahat Ali to Corey Anderson

Outside off, watchfully defended.

78.4
0

Rahat Ali to Corey Anderson

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

78.3
1

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

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

78.2
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

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

78.1
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

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

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RAHAT ALI to come back on.

77.6
0

Yasir Shah to Corey Anderson

Full and outside off, nicely blocked out.

77.5
0

Yasir Shah to Corey Anderson

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

77.4
0

Yasir Shah to Corey Anderson

On middle and off, watchfully defended.

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COREY ANDERSON is the new man in late in the day, at number 5, replacing Taylor. Awkward time to come in to bat.

77.3
W

Yasir Shah to Ross Taylor

OUT! Stop the press! A catch has been taken at last! Not cleanly though. Full outside off, Taylor comes forward to defend. The ball does not exactly go off the leading edge, almost goes off the face, just towards the outside edge and goes to silly point. It is not Azhar Ali there but Shan Masood who reacts but a bit late. The ball hits his left hand, then loops towards his right and somehow, he manages to cling on to it. Just! Yasir Shah is all smiles. Taylor is gone at last and the 73-run stand is broken.

77.2
0

Yasir Shah to Ross Taylor

Short outside off, Taylor cuts it towards backward point.

77.1
1

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

JUST PAST THE FIELDER! Tossed up outside off, spinning in, Latham looks to flick but gets an inside edge which goes past short leg. A single taken.

76.6
1

Azhar Ali to Tom Latham

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

76.5
1

Azhar Ali to Ross Taylor

Outside off, driven wide of long off for a single.

76.4
0

Azhar Ali to Ross Taylor

Eh... not bad bowling. Beautifully flighted outside off, Taylor looks to drive but is comprehensively beaten.

76.3
1

Azhar Ali to Tom Latham

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

76.2
0

Azhar Ali to Tom Latham

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

76.1
0

Azhar Ali to Tom Latham

Full and outside off, watchfully defended.

75.6
0

Yasir Shah to Ross Taylor

Full outside off, Taylor drives it back to the bowler who mimes a throw back at the batsman. Taylor smiles.

75.5
0

Yasir Shah to Ross Taylor

EDGED! SHORT! Taylor is having some of his lucky moments out in the middle. Beautifully tossed up outside off, Taylor lunges at it and gets a thick outside edge. The ball lands just short of Younus Khan at slip.

75.4
0

Yasir Shah to Ross Taylor

Short outside off, cut straight to point.

75.3
0

Yasir Shah to Ross Taylor

Fullish on middle, Taylor flicks it towards mid-wicket.

75.2
0

Yasir Shah to Ross Taylor

Pushed to the cover region by the batsman.

75.1
0

Yasir Shah to Ross Taylor

Full outside off, Taylor looks to defend but gets a leading edge.

74.6
0

Azhar Ali to Tom Latham

On middle and off, Latham defends.

74.5
0

Azhar Ali to Tom Latham

Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

74.4
0

Azhar Ali to Tom Latham

Looks to push it to the off side but gets a bottom edge.

74.3
0

Azhar Ali to Tom Latham

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

74.2
0

Azhar Ali to Tom Latham

On middle and off, watchfully defended.

74.1
0

Azhar Ali to Tom Latham

Full outside off, driven straight to cover.

73.6
0

Yasir Shah to Ross Taylor

Close! Flatter and fuller around off, Taylor lunges forward for a block but the ball lobs up to the right of silly point, he stretches out his right arm but the ball goes past him.

73.5
1

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

Tossed up on middle, pushed down the ground for a single.

73.4
1

Yasir Shah to Ross Taylor

Flatter just outside off, dabbed towards backward point for a single.

73.3
0

Yasir Shah to Ross Taylor

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

73.2
0

Yasir Shah to Ross Taylor

Well tossed up around off, Taylor meets it with a full face of the bat.

73.1
1

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

Flighted on a length on middle and leg, clipped towards square leg for one.

72.6
0

Azhar Ali to Ross Taylor

Loopy delivery outside off, driven straight to mid off.

72.5
0

Azhar Ali to Ross Taylor

Floated well outside off, Taylor shoulders his arms.

72.4
1

Azhar Ali to Tom Latham

Flighted on middle, Latham comes forward and plays this through mid off.

72.3
1

Azhar Ali to Ross Taylor

Tossed right up, is a full toss and Taylor drives to long off for a single.

72.2
1

Azhar Ali to Tom Latham

Shortish on middle and leg, pulled away past short fine leg for a run.

72.1
0

Azhar Ali to Tom Latham

Flighted and spinning down the leg side, goes through to Sarfraz.

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Azhar Ali to roll his arm over now. He will bowl some leg spin. He has one Test wicket, that of Kumar Sangakkara.

71.6
4

Yasir Shah to Ross Taylor

FOUR! Fabulous! Half volley outside off, Taylor leans and drives the ball through the covers! Babar looks like he is doing a mock chase and the ball wins.

71.5
2

Yasir Shah to Ross Taylor

Quicker full ball outside off, Taylor drives it through covers for a couple.

71.4
0

Yasir Shah to Ross Taylor

Spinning towards off from outside leg, Taylor goes on the back foot in defense.

71.3
0

Yasir Shah to Ross Taylor

Flighted ball landing outside leg, spinning towards off after pitching, Taylor tries to sweep but misses.

71.2
0

Yasir Shah to Ross Taylor

Flatter leg spinner on the pads, Taylor turns it down to short fine leg.

71.1
1

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

Spinning back into the batsman from outside off, Latham goes back and punches it down to long on for one.

70.6
0

Rahat Ali to Ross Taylor

Pitches it full outside off, Taylor drives it on the up to mid off.

70.5
0

Rahat Ali to Ross Taylor

Chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump.

70.4
0

Rahat Ali to Ross Taylor

Extremely well bowled, lands it on a length around off and gets it to straighten, opening up the batsman, Taylor tries to defend but it sneaks through the gap between bat and pad.

70.3
0

Rahat Ali to Ross Taylor

Fullish on middle, pushed down to mid on.

70.2
3

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

On the pads, flicked through the leg side for three runs.

70.1
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Full on off, Latham defends it towards mid off.

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DRINKS BREAK. A fine partnership is brewing between Latham and Taylor here. There have been some close moments but the pair has managed to see them off. 20 overs left in the day. Can they get to 275 without any more damage or maximum one?

69.6
0

Yasir Shah to Ross Taylor

Full and straight, watchfully defended.

69.5
2

Yasir Shah to Ross Taylor

Outside off, dabbed to third man for a couple.

69.4
0

Yasir Shah to Ross Taylor

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

69.3
1

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

Full outside off, Latham gets an outside edge which runs past slip. A single taken.

69.2
0

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

Tossed up outside off, Latham comes down the track to defend.

69.1
0

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

Full outside off, Latham looks to defend but gets a bottom edge which nearly rolls back onto the stumps!

68.6
0

Rahat Ali to Ross Taylor

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

68.5
0

Rahat Ali to Ross Taylor

The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump.

68.4
0

Rahat Ali to Ross Taylor

Outside off, Taylor fishes but misses.

68.3
1
lb

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

That ball has struck the batsman on the thigh-pad. The batsmen have run through for a single. The Umpire signals Leg Bye.

68.2
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Outside off, played straight to point.

68.1
4

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

FOUR! The batsman gets a bottom edge of the bat on that one. The ball has crossed the ropes. Four runs has been signalled by The Umpire.

67.6
0

Yasir Shah to Ross Taylor

A short outside off, punched off the back foot towards covers.

67.5
0

Yasir Shah to Ross Taylor

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

67.4
0

Yasir Shah to Ross Taylor

Full and outside off, watchfully defended.

67.3
0

Yasir Shah to Ross Taylor

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

67.2
1

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

Down the leg side, Tom nudges it towards fine leg for a single.

67.1
0

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

Fullish on middle, Latham flicks it towards mid-wicket.

66.6
1

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total.

66.5
2

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Short outside off, cut through point for a couple.

66.4
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Outside off, driven straight to the man at covers.

66.3
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

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

66.2
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Ahhh.... this one tails in nicely, but the centurion watches the ball closely and pushes it towards mid on.

66.1
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Full outside off, driven straight to mid off.

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RAHAT ALI comes back on for another spell.

65.6
0

Yasir Shah to Ross Taylor

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

65.5
0

Yasir Shah to Ross Taylor

Outside off, driven straight to mid off.

65.4
0

Yasir Shah to Ross Taylor

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

65.3
1

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

TOP EDGE! SAFE! Almost a reminiscent of the way Latham was dismissed in the first Test, second innings. Tossed up wide outside off, Latham goes for the sweep but gets a top edge. Luckily for him, the ball does not carry to the man from deep square leg. A single taken. This ground is slightly bigger than the one at Abu Dhabi too.

65.2
0

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

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

65.1
0

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

Full on middle, Latham flicks it straight to mid-wicket.

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YASIR SHAH gets a change of ends.

64.6
1

Ehsan Adil to Tom Latham

Outside off, played through point for a single.

64.5
0

Ehsan Adil to Tom Latham

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

64.4
2

Ehsan Adil to Tom Latham

Full and outside off, almost similar to ball number 385 of this innings legally, Latham managed to get his feet to the pitch of the ball and drove it through the covers. Two runs taken.

64.3
0

Ehsan Adil to Tom Latham

Back of a length outside off, well defended.

64.2
0

Ehsan Adil to Tom Latham

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

64.1
0

Ehsan Adil to Tom Latham

EDGED! DROPPED! Oh dear... Azhar Ali is having a torrid time in the field. It was a length ball outside off, Latham plays a loose drive through the off side, does not move his feet and gets a thick outside edge. The ball goes straight to Ali at gully who cannot accept the chance. Adil needs some 'EHSAN' (favour) on him now.

63.6
0

Yasir Shah to Ross Taylor

Short outside off, cut straight to point.

63.5
0

Yasir Shah to Ross Taylor

Punched off the back foot by the batsman.

63.4
0

Yasir Shah to Ross Taylor

Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off.

63.3
0

Yasir Shah to Ross Taylor

Fullish on middle, Taylor looks to flick to the leg side but gets a leading edge towards cover.

63.2
1

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

Floated outside off, Latham drives it beautifully towards mid off, the fielder gets across and tumbles. Just a single.

63.1
0

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

Full on middle, flicked towards square leg.

62.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ross Taylor

Full outside off, driven straight to mid off.

62.5
1

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

Short outside off, another punch, another single.

62.4
1

Zulfiqar Babar to Ross Taylor

The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. They pick up a single.

62.3
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ross Taylor

Full on middle, flicked towards mid-wicket.

62.2
1

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

This is short, punched away for the single.

62.1
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

Full on middle, driven straight back to the bowler.

61.6
0

Ehsan Adil to Ross Taylor

Full outside off, pushed straight to mid on.

61.5
0

Ehsan Adil to Ross Taylor

Wide outside off, left alone.

61.4
0

Ehsan Adil to Ross Taylor

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

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Hundred for Latham! His second in Tests, two in two matches! First Kiwi opener to score back-to-back tons in 24 years!

61.3
1

Ehsan Adil to Tom Latham

There it is! A century for Latham! What an innings. Back of a length on middle, Latham just pushes it towards mid on and takes the single. He then raises his bat skywards to acknowledge the applause as the whole dressing room applauds. Just what the Kiwis needed and the Aussies were missing.

61.2
2

Ehsan Adil to Tom Latham

Full on middle, Latham works it wide of Rahat Ali at mid on and gets a couple. Moves to 99!

61.1
0

Ehsan Adil to Tom Latham

Landed outside off, defended off the back foot.

60.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ross Taylor

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

60.5
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ross Taylor

DROPPED! That should have been taken. Full on middle and leg, Taylor lunges to defend but gets a leading edge towards silly point where Azhar Ali is a bit slow in reacting. Puts it down.

60.4
1

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

Landed outside off, Latham punches it towards covers to move to 97.

60.3
4

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

FOUR! He is racing to his century now! Full on middle, Latham gets down and sweeps it through mid-wicket for a boundary!

60.2
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot.

60.1
6

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

SIX! Great shot! Tossed up outside off, Latham comes down the track and sends the ball flying straight down the ground! The ball just hits the ropes on the full. Moves into the 90s!

59.6
2

Ehsan Adil to Ross Taylor

The batsman has worked it off his pads behind square. Two runs added to the total.

59.5
0

Ehsan Adil to Ross Taylor

NOT OUT. Impact outside off. Full outside off, angling in, Taylor does not offer any stroke and gets hit on the pads. Adil appeals and wants it reviewed. Misbah accepts and they go for it, Hawk Eye shows that the impact is outside off. Both the reviews of Pakistan have been exhausted.

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Huge appeal against Taylor for LBW! Not given, Pakistan take the review.

59.4
0

Ehsan Adil to Ross Taylor

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

59.3
0

Ehsan Adil to Ross Taylor

Short and wide outside off, Taylor slashes but misses.

59.2
1

Ehsan Adil to Tom Latham

Played to the point region by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.

59.1
0

Ehsan Adil to Tom Latham

On a good length outside off, Latham defends.

58.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ross Taylor

Short outside off, cut straight to point.

58.5
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ross Taylor

Full on middle, driven straight back to the bowler.

58.4
4

Zulfiqar Babar to Ross Taylor

FOUR! And again! Taylor is batting beautifully. Full again, Taylor is into the drive once more and eases it through the covers, this time a bit squarer.

58.3
4

Zulfiqar Babar to Ross Taylor

FOUR! Elegant! Flighted outside off, Taylor gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it through the covers for a boundary!

58.2
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ross Taylor

Taylor leans forward to a flighted one and defends.

58.1
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ross Taylor

Slightly short around off, cut away but Taylor finds point.

57.6
0

Ehsan Adil to Tom Latham

Well outside off, left alone by Latham,

57.5
0

Ehsan Adil to Tom Latham

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

57.4
0

Ehsan Adil to Tom Latham

The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through.

57.3
0

Ehsan Adil to Tom Latham

Wide outside off stump, the batsman leaves it alone.

57.2
0

Ehsan Adil to Tom Latham

Punched off the back foot by the batsman. Spirited effort by the fielder to save runs for his team.

57.1
0

Ehsan Adil to Tom Latham

Full and outside off, left alone.

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EHSAN ADIL to bowl from the other end.

56.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ross Taylor

A short ball on middle, Taylor defends.

56.5
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ross Taylor

A short ball outside off, punched straight to cover.

56.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ross Taylor

Outside off, not played at.

56.3
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ross Taylor

Short outside off, cut straight to point.

56.2
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ross Taylor

Pushed to the cover region by the batsman.

56.1
1

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

Full on middle, driven through mid on for a single.

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We are back for the final session. 34 overs left. Can the Kiwis play those out without much damage? Babar to start off proceedings.

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... DAY 1, SESSION 3 ...

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RUNS 78, WICKETS - 1, Session - New Zealand! The visitors were kept in check by some tight bowling but they have done well to not lose more than one wicket. They again lost a wicket towards the end of a session. Latham was troubled by Rahat but he has done well to hang in. They will hope to get going in the long final session and lay a platform for a big score. Do join us in a while for the final session of play.

55.6
0

Rahat Ali to Ross Taylor

Fuller on off, Taylor keeps it out in time. That's TEA, DAY 1!

55.5
0

Rahat Ali to Ross Taylor

Good length outside off, comes in, Taylor lets it go through. The ball comes in and just goes away over the sticks. Many fielders have their hands on their heads. That was a close one.

55.4
0

Rahat Ali to Ross Taylor

Pitched up outside off, Taylor drives it towards covers.

55.3
0

Rahat Ali to Ross Taylor

Fuller outside off, Taylor pushes it through mid off but not in the gap.

55.2
1

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Too full on the pads, Latham fails to clip it away, they take a single.

55.1
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Fullish on off, Latham plays it back down the wicket.

54.6
1

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

Latham pushes it to covers for a single.

54.5
4

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

FOUR! Tonk! Fuller on off, Latham drivees it back past the bowler for a boundary down the ground.

54.4
1

Zulfiqar Babar to Ross Taylor

Fuller on the pads, Taylor clips it through square leg region for a single.

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ROSS TAYLOR is the new man in. Babar is not going to mind bowling to Rosco here. Taylor has had some trouble facing left-arm spinners.

54.3
W

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

OUT! That's a gem! Floated on middle, drifts in, Williamson plays for the angle and the ball spins away to beat his prod and crashes into the stumps. Babar is ecstatic and why not. That's a well earned wicket for Babar!

54.2
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Shorter outside off, left alone.

54.1
1

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

Floated on middle, Latham paddles it down to fine leg for a single.

53.6
0

Rahat Ali to Kane Williamson

Good length on off, Williamson tucks it towards the mid-wicket region.

53.5
0

Rahat Ali to Kane Williamson

On a length outside off, Williamson looks to punch it off his crease but the ball swings away and is beaten again.

53.4
0

Rahat Ali to Kane Williamson

Loose shot from Kane! Slanted across on a length outside off, Williamson goes after it and is beaten all ends up.

53.3
0

Rahat Ali to Kane Williamson

Fuller on off, Williamson covers the line and defends it.

53.2
1

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Fuller on middle, swings away, Latham covers the line and clips it towards mid on for a single.

53.1
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Yorker on middle, Latham digs it out back to the bowler. That was really well played.

52.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Floated on off, Williamson defends it.

52.5
1

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

Too full on off again, swept to the fine leg region for a single.

52.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

Too full on off, Latham comes forward and defends it.

52.3
1

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Fuller on middle, driven through mid on for a single.

52.2
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Shorter outside off, Williamson goes back and defends it.

52.1
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Floated on middle, Williamson comes forward and defends it.

51.6
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Fuller on off, comes in, Latham covers the line and defends it.

51.5
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Too full but down the leg side, Latham looks to clip it through but misses.

51.4
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Pitched up outside off, comes in, Latham comes forward and defends it.

51.3
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Shorter on of, Latham defends it getting up on his toes.

51.2
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

On a good length on off, Latham covers the line and defends it.

51.1
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

ALMOST! Fuller outside off, Latham comes forward to defend. The ball goes off the inside edge and almost lobs up onto the stumps. Latham looks back and does well to keep it away from the sticks.

50.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Shorter on off, Williamson goes back and punches it to covers.

50.5
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Fuller outside off, Williamson looks to drive it through but under edges it to the keeper.

50.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Floated on off, Williamson dead bats it.

50.3
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Presses forward and defends it softly to the off side.

50.2
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Flighted on leg, defended off the pads to the leg side.

50.1
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Tossed up ball on off, Williamson defends it off his back foot.

49.6
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Full and angling back into the batsman, Latham pushes it to mid on.

49.5
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Brilliant delivery, curling back into the batsman in the air, around off, Latham does well to keep it out.

49.4
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Looks to defend it from the crease but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

49.3
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

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

49.2
4

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

EDGED AND FOUR! Rahat bends his back this time and generates some extra pace and bounce from the wicket, hint of reverse there as well, Latham is caught pushing inside the line and the outside edge flies through the gap between first slip and keeper.

49.1
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Good length ball outside off, Latham mistimes his cut shot to point.

48.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Shortish on off, Kane goes back and punches it to point.

48.5
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Dances down the track and does well to block the ball.

48.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Drives a full ball firmly to the off side, finds short extra cover again.

48.3
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Lunges and pushes it with the spin to short extra cover.

48.2
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Very full in length on off, pushed off the front foot to covers.

48.1
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Floated full ball on off, Williamson defends it off his front foot.

47.6
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

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

47.5
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Bowls a full length ball outside off, going straight on, Latham covers the line and shoulders arms.

47.4
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Full and angling back into the batsman, Latham defends it off his front foot.

47.3
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Hint of some reverse there, on a length and outside off, Latham has nothing to do with it.

47.2
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Full and straight, Latham works it off his pads to mid-wicket.

47.1
2

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Full length ball on off, Latham pushes it down to mid on where Babar dives to make the partial stop. He parries it down to the deep and they take a couple.

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Rahat Ali is back for another spell.

46.6
1

Ehsan Adil to Tom Latham

Good length ball around off, Latham works it to long leg for one.

46.5
0

Ehsan Adil to Tom Latham

Comes from round the wicket and angles a full ball back to the batsman, Latham pushes it back to the bowler.

46.4
0

Ehsan Adil to Tom Latham

Helps it off his pads to the leg side, finds mid-wicket.

46.3
4

Ehsan Adil to Tom Latham

FOUR! Cracking shot! A fractionally over-pitched ball on middle and leg, Latham draws forward and unveils a lovely on drive. It's in the gap and the ball races past mid on for a boundary.

46.2
0

Ehsan Adil to Tom Latham

Length ball angling away from the batsman, Latham gets on the front foot and mistimes his shot to mid off.

46.1
0

Ehsan Adil to Tom Latham

Good length ball on off, Latham defends it off his back foot.

45.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

45.5
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Played that off the front foot and into the ground.

45.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Tossed up and on middle, defended to the leg side.

45.3
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Flatter and shorter around off, Williamson is on the back foot in defense.

45.2
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Floated ball on middle, defended back to the bowler.

45.1
1

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

Tossed up ball on middle, Latham paddles it down to fine leg for a couple of runs.

44.6
1

Ehsan Adil to Tom Latham

Gets on the front foot and drives it to covers. The fielder dives and parries it to mid off. They cross for a run.

44.5
0

Ehsan Adil to Tom Latham

Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

44.4
1

Ehsan Adil to Kane Williamson

Williamson has worked it off his pads behind square. They pick up a single.

44.3
4

Ehsan Adil to Kane Williamson

FOUR! Wrong line, full and drifting down the leg side, Williamson just gets some wood behind it and deflects it down to the fine leg fence.

44.2
0

Ehsan Adil to Kane Williamson

Full length ball angling back into the batsman, Williamson gets behind the line in defense.

44.1
0

Ehsan Adil to Kane Williamson

Straighter ball, turned off the pads to the leg side.

43.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

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

43.5
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

Flighted full ball on off, defended off the back foot.

43.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

Presses forward and pushes it to mid off.

43.3
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

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

43.2
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

Goes on the back foot and works it with the spin to Latham.

43.1
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

Played that off the front foot and into the ground.

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Drinks.

42.6
0

Ehsan Adil to Kane Williamson

Played to the mid-wicket region by the batsman. No run.

42.5
2

Ehsan Adil to Kane Williamson

Length ball sliding down the leg side, Williamson nudges it fine down the leg side for a couple of runs.

42.4
0

Ehsan Adil to Kane Williamson

Helps it off his pads on the leg side, finds the fielder.

42.3
2

Ehsan Adil to Kane Williamson

Gets forward and pushes it wide of mid off for a couple.

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50-run stand between Williamson and Latham!

42.2
2

Ehsan Adil to Kane Williamson

Good length ball around off, Williamson goes on the back foot and punches it through covers for a couple of runs.

42.1
0

Ehsan Adil to Kane Williamson

Flicks a full ball off his pads to the leg side but finds the fielder.

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Ehsan Adil is back into the attack.

41.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

Gets back and punches it to covers.

41.5
3

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Shorter delivery outside off, Williamson goes back with the cut shot but it comes off the outside edge. The ball speeds to third man and Shah chases it from backward point. He wins the race and slides to pull it back, saving a run for his side.

41.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Gets down the track and pushes it with the spin to covers.

41.3
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Arm ball on off, punched off the back foot to mid on.

41.2
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Tossed up ball on middle, Williamson leans forward and defends it with soft hands.

41.1
2

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Tossed up ball on middle, Williamson flicks it with nice timing through mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

40.6
1

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson

Tossed up ball on the pads, Williamson flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.

40.5
0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson

Flatter and shorter on middle, punched down to mid on.

40.4
2

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson

Goes on the back foot and punches it through covers for a couple.

40.3
0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson

Comes down the track and defends it back to the bowler.

40.2
0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson

Flatter and on the pads, Williamson tries to defend but misses.

40.1
1

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

Goes down on one knee and sweeps it through square leg for a single.

39.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Flighted ball on off, defended off the front foot.

39.5
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Arm ball around middle, skidding in, Williamson tries to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.

39.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Slow loopy ball on middle, fuller in length, Williamson lunges in defense.

39.3
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Gets back and punches it on the leg side, not in the gap.

39.2
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Turns it off his pads to square leg and Latham looks for a run. He is sent back.

39.1
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Flighted ball on middle, Williamson defends it from the crease.

38.6
0

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

Gets back and helps it down to mid on.

38.5
0

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

Almost a caught and bowled! Flighted ball, pitched full outside off, Latham got forward and pushed it back uppishly. It almost carried to the bowler who attempted the catch with a dive to his right.

38.4
1

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson

Flatter ball on middle, Williamson gets it out off the inside edge through square leg for one.

38.3
0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson

Flighted full ball on middle and off, Williamson drives it to covers.

38.2
1

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

Goes down on one knee and sweeps it through the leg side for a run.

38.1
0

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

Flighted ball spinning back into the batsman, Latham punches it down to mid on.

37.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

37.5
2

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Gets back and punches it wide of mid on for a couple of runs.

37.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Full floated on off, pushed off the front foot to mid off.

37.3
2

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Flighted ball on middle, maybe an arm ball, Williamson goes back and helps it to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

37.2
1

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

Little short and on middle, Latham goes on the back foot and hits it through square leg for a single.

37.1
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

Full and on the pads, flicked straight to square leg.

36.6
0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson

Flighted, full and on leg, Williamson defends it right under his watchful eyes.

36.5
0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson

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

36.4
2

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson

Shah goes on the shorter side with his length, Williamson unloads his weight on the back foot and punches it through covers for a couple.

36.3
0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson

Loopy full ball on off, Williamson defends it off his front foot.

36.2
1

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

Flighted ball drifting into the batsman and landing around off, Latham plays it with a little outside edge to gully. It's in the gap and they cross for a single.

36.1
0

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

Shah comes from round the wicket and serves a full flat ball on off, Latham defends it from the crease.

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Yasir Shah is back into the attack.

35.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Loopy full ball on middle, Williamson draws forward in defense.

35.5
1

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

Flicks it with the turn to mid-wicket for one.

35.4
4

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

FOUR! Now Latham plays a sweep shot like Michael Hussey! Flighted full ball outside off, Latham fetches it from there and sweeps it with full control to the deep mid-wicket fence. There is a fielder in the deep but too square to cut it off.

35.3
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

Quicker through the air, flatter and fuller on middle, Latham defends it to short leg.

35.2
2

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

Tossed up ball outside off, touch on the shorter side, Latham cuts it down to sweeper cover for a couple of runs.

35.1
1

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Driven towards the mid off region. The batsmen have run through for a single.

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Fourth Test fifty for Tom Latham!

34.6
2

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Another impressive knock by Latham! He has shown good skills to survive in the subcontinent conditions. Needs to carry on and make this innings count with a big century. Full length ball on middle, Latham flicks it wide of mid on and takes a couple of runs.

34.5
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Good length ball outside off, Latham stays back and taps it down to point.

34.4
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Gets on the front foot and drives it through the line to mid off. A couple of good shots in the over but not for any run. A bit frustrating for the batsman who is on 49!

34.3
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Short ball on off, Williamson leaves it and Sarfraz collects it in front of his face.

34.2
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Full and angling back into the batsman, Latham defends it off his front foot.

34.1
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Fuller length ball on off, Latham plays a lovely front foot cover drive but finds the fielder.

33.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Flighted ball on middle, Williamson jumps out of the crease and blocks it on the leg side. Good testing over by Babar!

33.5
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Arm ball again, full and on off, Williamson goes back and punches it to covers.

33.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Gives this one some extra flight and lands it full on middle, Williamson defends it off his front foot.

33.3
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Arm ball around off, skidding in, Williamson lunges for a defense and keeps it out off the inside edge.

33.2
1

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

Fetches a full ball from outside off and sweeps it with the spin to deep square leg for a single.

33.1
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

Gets on the front foot and defends a full ball gently to the off side.

32.6
0

Rahat Ali to Kane Williamson

Williamson is served a driving length ball outside off, he leaves it untouched. Good thinking over by Rahat!

32.5
1

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Ali tries to go even more full, maybe attempting a yorker, however, he ends up slipping a full toss on the pads and Latham gets off the strike by flicking it down to square leg. Mind games going on!

32.4
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Here is the fuller length ball, but it's more around off and angling into the batsman, Latham gets half-forward and defends it on the leg side.

32.3
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Third bouncer in a row, Latham sits under it comfortably. Now expecting a full ball outside off on a driving length. There is a slip and wide gully waiting for an outside edge.

32.2
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Digs in a short ball on middle and leg, Latham ducks under it again.

32.1
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Bouncer! The batsman ducks in time to let that one go over him.

31.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Tossed up and on off, Williamson stays back in defense.

31.5
1

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

Gets on the front foot for a defense but this time the ball skids on to take the outside part of the bat. The ball rolls wide first slip and they cross for a single.

31.4
2

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

Another sweep shot, this time the fielder in the deep sweeps it off and they have to be content with a couple of runs.

31.3
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

Spinning back into the batsman, Latham defends it from the crease.

31.2
4

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

FOUR! This is one particular shot, Latham plays well. Reminds of Matthew Hayden and his series in India in 2001. Not that big reach as Haydos but still Latham pretty effectively sweeps it with the spin past short leg for a boundary.

31.1
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

Almost a catch to Ali at short leg. Full ball spinning back into the batsman, Latham prods for a defense but it takes the inside edge and pops up on the leg side. The ball falls in front of Ali, who was going back with his momentum.

30.6
0

Rahat Ali to Kane Williamson

Back of a length ball on off, Williamson works it off his pads to the leg side.

30.5
0

Rahat Ali to Kane Williamson

Length ball on off, Williamson remains on the back foot again and punches it to covers.

30.4
0

Rahat Ali to Kane Williamson

Good length ball on off, Williamson goes on the back foot and punches it down to gully.

30.3
0

Rahat Ali to Kane Williamson

Targets the middle stump line with a full length ball, Williamson gets behind the line and defends it to mid on.

30.2
0

Rahat Ali to Kane Williamson

Full in length this time, around off and angling away, Williamson covers the line and shoulders arms.

30.1
0

Rahat Ali to Kane Williamson

Length ball angling away from the right-hander, Williamson lets it through to the keeper.

29.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

Tossed up ball, full and on off, spinning in, Latham strides forward and defends it with the inside part of the bat.

29.5
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

Flatter and outside off, spinning in, Latham defends it off his back foot.

29.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

Gives this one some extra flight but fails to land it, Latham pushes a full toss to covers.

29.3
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

Full flighted ball on off, Latham presses forward in defense.

29.2
2

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

Bit on the shorter side outside off, Latham cuts it through point for a couple of runs.

29.1
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

Tossed up ball on off, Latham goes on the back foot and defends it with the spin to the leg side.

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Zulfiqar Babar is into the attack now.

28.6
3

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Good length ball angling back into the batsman, Latham remains on the back foot and turns it through square leg. Babar runs like a pregnant lady to his right from fine leg and reaches the ball in some time. The batsmen take three runs.

28.5
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Pitches it full and on off, Latham solidly gets behind the line and defends it to the off side.

28.4
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Length ball on off, Latham stays back and helps it on the leg side, straight to square leg.

28.3
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

This is lovely bowling, full and on off again, making the batsman play every ball, Latham blocks it to the off side.

28.2
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Another full ball is angled into the left-hander, Latham gets forward and defends it with his bat and pad together.

28.1
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Full length ball angling back into the batsman, Latham gets on the front foot in defense.

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Welcome back for the afternoon session. The players are making their way out to the middle. It will be Rahat Ali to start proceedings. Tom Latham on strike...

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Day 1, second session...

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New Zealand have most of their victory at the toss. They elected to bat and their openers, McCullum and Latham got off to a fine start. They saw off the new ball and McCullum mixed aggression with some watchful cricket to lay a solid foundation for the rest of the line-up. Close to the end of the session, McCullum lost his cool and holed out in the deep. The Pakistani spinners did ask a few questions but the pitch is very good to bat on. Join us for the afternoon session in a while.

27.6
1

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

Fired on to the pads, Latham flicks the ball through square leg for a single.

27.5
0

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

Flighted outside off, Latham gets forward to defend but there isn't much turn and the ball takes the outside edge and goes on the bounce to first slip.

27.4
0

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

Quicker on off, turns in and Latham gets an inside edge looking to defend off his back foot. The ball hits his pads and dies down to short leg.

27.3
0

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

Sharp turn! Lands outside off and comes in towards leg. Latham goes back to defend but then gets hit on his thighs.

27.2
0

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

Tossed up on off, Latham stretches nicely forward in defense.

27.1
1

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson

Flat on off, Williamson goes back and nudges the ball through mid-wicket for a single.

26.6
0

Ehsan Adil to Tom Latham

Fullish and just outside off, Latham gets half forward and leaves the ball.

26.5
0

Ehsan Adil to Tom Latham

Short of a length on off, Latham goes up on his toes and defends back on to the pitch.

26.4
0

Ehsan Adil to Tom Latham

Back of a length and just outside off, Latham goes back and pushes the ball to cover.

26.3
0

Ehsan Adil to Tom Latham

Full and outside off stump, Latham strides forward and drives nicely to the left of Shsh at point. Shah is quick to get to the ball and kills any chance of a single.

26.2
0

Ehsan Adil to Tom Latham

Length ball on off, Latham stays back on off and defends straight back.

26.1
0

Ehsan Adil to Tom Latham

Fullish and angled outside off, Latham shoulders arms.

25.6
0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson

Quicker and flat on off, Williamson goes right back and blocks.

25.5
0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson

EDGED BUT DOESN'T CARRY! Flat ball just outside off, Williamson goes back to defend but plays with soft hands and the ball drops short of first slip.

25.4
0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson

A bit flat outside off, Williamson crouches and cuts to the right of backward point. Umar runs to his right and makes a good stop, prevents the single.

25.3
0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson

Flighted and drifted in towards leg stump, Williamson gets slightly forward and dead bats the ball.

25.2
0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson

Floated up on middle, Williamson gets his bat down but gets an inside edge past short leg.

25.1
0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson

Shortish and well outside off, Williamson goes back to cut but almost loses control here. The ball goes on the bounce to backward point.

24.6
0

Ehsan Adil to Tom Latham

Fullish and just outside off, Latham leans forward and drives to mid off.

24.5
0

Ehsan Adil to Tom Latham

Adil comes from around the stumps and bowls it well outside off. Latham isn't interested to push his bat towards the ball, keeps it to himself.

24.4
0

Ehsan Adil to Tom Latham

Fullish and just outside off, Latham bends nicely forward and defends to cover.

24.3
3

Ehsan Adil to Kane Williamson

What a stop by Yasir Shah after a quick chase! Shortish delivery outside off, a gift from Adil. Williamson rocks back and cuts the ball through cover-point. Shah runs after the ball, gets to it just inside the fence and slides to knock the ball in. He saves a run for his side.

24.2
0

Ehsan Adil to Kane Williamson

Fullish on off stump, Williamson gets right behind the line of the ball and defends back to Adil.

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The well organized but currently misfiring Kane Williamson is the new man in.

24.1
W

Ehsan Adil to Brendon McCullum

OUT! Rush of blood for McCullum and he has thrown his wicket away! Back of a length on off stump, McCullum rocks back to pull and doesn't get hold of it as much as he would have loved to. There is a deep mid-wicket in place and the ball goes bull's eye to Masood over there who takes a simple catch. Baz goes back for 43, makes waste of a very good start. Adil has been rewarded with a wicket for his hard work, but the ball wasn't the best.

23.6
0

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

Flighted outside off, Latham reaches forward to defend but this doesn't spin much and beats the outside edge.

23.5
0

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

Flat on middle, Latham goes back and defends.

23.4
0

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

Flat and spinning in towards middle, Latham goes back to turn the ball into the leg side but is hit high up on his thigh pad.

23.3
1

Yasir Shah to Brendon McCullum

Flighted up on off, McCullum drives down to long on for a single.

23.2
0

Yasir Shah to Brendon McCullum

Flighted on off stump, McCullum gets nicely forward and defends towards the non-striker.

23.1
1

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

Flat and quick on middle, clipped away through square leg for a single.

22.6
4

Ehsan Adil to Brendon McCullum

FOUR! Bang! Shortish on middle, McCullum swivels on his back foot and pulls the ball through mid-wicket for a boundary.

22.5
0

Ehsan Adil to Brendon McCullum

Fullish and nipping in towards middle, turned away to mid-wicket.

22.4
0

Ehsan Adil to Brendon McCullum

Pitched up on off stump, McCullum doesn't take his front foot across this time, gets it straight down the pitch and drives off the inside edge to mid on.

22.3
0

Ehsan Adil to Brendon McCullum

This was closer than what it appeared! Full and spearing in towards off stump, McCullum gets forward to defend but gets an inside edge on to the pads. An absence of the edge would have caused troubles for McCullum. The ball had hit the pad first, as shown by further replays. Hawk Eye shows that this would have been out.

22.2
1

Ehsan Adil to Tom Latham

Fullish around off, driven wide of mid off for a quick single.

22.1
0

Ehsan Adil to Tom Latham

Fullish and angled across the off stump, left alone by Latham.

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Ehsan Adil comes back into the attack. His spell was pretty good this morning, made the batsmen play more often than not.

21.6
0

Yasir Shah to Brendon McCullum

Thrown up on middle and leg, McCullum gets a step or two down the track to drive down to long on but is struck on his pads.

21.5
0

Yasir Shah to Brendon McCullum

Flighted around off, McCullum goes back and pushes the ball to the off side.

21.4
1

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

Latham uses his feet to a flat ball and nudges the ball past leg slip for a single down to fine leg.

21.3
1

Yasir Shah to Brendon McCullum

Flat on middle and leg, pushed away to mid-wicket for a single,

21.2
0

Yasir Shah to Brendon McCullum

Flat delivery on middle, defended from within the crease.

21.1
0

Yasir Shah to Brendon McCullum

Pushed through quicker on off, McCullum bends forward and defends.

20.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

Tossed up outside off, Latham strides well forward and blocks towards cover.

20.5
2

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

Edged this time! Flat delivery around off, Latham goes back to defend but edges the ball past slip to the third man region for a single.

20.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

Floated up outside off, Latham leans well forward and dead bats the ball on to the pitch.

20.3
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

Tossed up on off, driven down to mid on.

20.2
1

Zulfiqar Babar to Brendon McCullum

Flat on middle, McCullum goes back in the crease and punches down to long on for a single.

20.1
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Brendon McCullum

Floated up slowly on off, McCullum lunges forward and defends.

19.6
0

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

Flighted on off stump, Latham gets down and across to sweep but is hit on his pads. Pakistan appeal hard but the impact was just outside off. Misbah has a word with Sarfraz who shakes his head.

19.5
0

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

Flighted around off, Latham gets forward and drops the ball down to the leg side.

19.4
1

Yasir Shah to Brendon McCullum

Flighted ball on off, McCullum gets forward and turns the ball to the right of mid-wicket for a single.

19.3
0

Yasir Shah to Brendon McCullum

Low full toss on middle, McCullum decides to sweep late and the ball goes to backward square leg.

19.2
0

Yasir Shah to Brendon McCullum

Tossed up around off stump, driven away to short extra cover.

19.1
0

Yasir Shah to Brendon McCullum

Flighted slowly on off, McCullum gets forward and defends to the covers.

18.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

Flighted ball on off stump, Latham gets low down on his front foot and blocks.

18.5
1

Zulfiqar Babar to Brendon McCullum

McCullum leans forward and drives the ball down to long off for a single.

18.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Brendon McCullum

Floated up on off, McCullum gets forward in defense.

18.3
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Brendon McCullum

Flighted and drifted in with the arm on leg stump. McCullum is late to get forward to defend and is struck on his pads. The bowler appeals but this would have slid down the leg side.

18.2
6

Zulfiqar Babar to Brendon McCullum

SIX! McCullum has smacked the leather off this one! Flighted ball around off, McCullum dances down the track and launches the ball over long on for a huge hit.

18.1
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Brendon McCullum

McCullum gets nicely forward and defends this flighted ball.

17.6
0

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

Quicker and full around off, Latham gets forward to defend but gets the ball away to cover off the outside half of the bat.

17.5
0

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

Tossed up on middle and off, Latham strides straigth forward and defends to mid on.

17.4
0

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

Flat and spinning in towards off, Latham goes deep and turns the ball away to mid-wicket.

17.3
0

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

Loopy delivery outside off, Latham leans forward and blocks.

17.2
0

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

Flighted delivery on off stump, defended off the front foot.

17.1
0

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

Flighted delivery around off, Latham goes back to defend but plays for extra spin and gets beaten.

16.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Brendon McCullum

Tossed up on middle, driven away to mid on off the front foot.

16.5
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Brendon McCullum

Flighted around off, McCullum goes back and across and defends back to Babar.

16.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Brendon McCullum

Quick and flat on off, turns away after landing and beats McCullum who looks to defend off the back foot. This was a very good delivery.

16.3
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Brendon McCullum

Tossed up around off, McCullum gets forward with bat and pad and defends with the former.

16.2
2

Zulfiqar Babar to Brendon McCullum

Flat delivery on leg stump, McCullum sits back and flicks the ball through mid-wicket for a couple.

16.1
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Brendon McCullum

Flighted delivery just outside off, McCullum gets forward and defends softly.

15.6
4

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

FOUR! Crisply driven! Flighted on off stump, Latham drives the ball strongly down the ground. Adil runs to chase and dives near the ropes but can't stop the ball.

15.5
1

Yasir Shah to Brendon McCullum

Tossed up on the pads, McCullum works the ball away to mid-wicket for a run.

15.4
1

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

Shortish on off stump, Latham rocks back and pulls hard but a half stop is made at mid-wicket and a single is taken.

15.3
0

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

Flighted on off, Latham gets forward and defends back to Shah.

15.2
0

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

Tossed up outside off, Latham gets low down to sweep but misses and is hit on his pads. The impact is on off and the Pakistanis appeal to no avail.

15.1
0

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

Flat delivery around off, Latham goes back and pushes the ball to cover.

14.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Brendon McCullum

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

14.5
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Brendon McCullum

Flighted on middle and leg, McCullum is hit on his pads as he looks to work the ball away to the leg side.

14.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Brendon McCullum

Tossed up just outside of