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

Updated: 18 November 2014 19:23 IST

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

Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 2 at Dubai - As it Happened
Zulfiqar Babar finishes with the figures of 45-8-137-4. © AFP

Pakistan, replying to New Zealand's first innings total of 403, were 34-2 at stumps on the second day of the second Test in Dubai on Tuesday. Catch all the highlights of the match here: (SCORECARD)

Pakistan, leading the three-match series 1-0 after winning the first Test in Abu Dhabi, lost opener Shan Masood for 13 and Taufeeq Umar for 16.

  • Latham and Williamson added 76 for the 2nd wicket
  • Tom Latham reached his second Test ton, both vs Pakistan
  • Tom Latham was dropped on 103 by Azhar Alilatham

At close Azhar Ali was four not out and with him Younis Khan on one, as Pakistan still trail by 369 runs.

Earlier New Zealand added 260 runs after resuming at 243-3, with Tom Latham scoring 137, Mark Craig made 43 and BJ Watling 39.

Left-arm spinner Zulfiqar Babar was the pick of bowlers with 4-137 while leggie Yasir Shah finished with 2-92 and seamer Ehsan Adil 2-73.

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A great effort by Pakistan to get this close to the Kiwis total. Once they looked to get all out with a trail of 100 or more. The last wicket stand and a great innings from Sarfraz Ahmed kept the game in balance. Join us in a while for the New Zealand second innings.

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Finally the Kiwis get the breakthrough. McCullum gets his first Test wicket. Pakistan managed to play just two overs after lunch. The last wicket partnership of 81 decreased their trail. The Kiwis have a lead of 10 runs.

146.6
W

Brendon McCullum to Sarfraz Ahmed

OUT! Sarfraz is finally out! McCullum gets his first Test wicket! Length ball around off, Sarfraz goes for the big shot. He tries to hit over the bowler's head but doesn't time it well this time. The ball goes straight to the Kiwi skipper who makes no mistake. The 81-run stand is broken. New Zealand get a 10-run lead!

146.5
0

Brendon McCullum to Sarfraz Ahmed

Landed around off, Sarfraz defends it watchfully.

146.4
0

Brendon McCullum to Sarfraz Ahmed

Full toss on the pads, Sarfraz drives it through mid on.

146.3
0

Brendon McCullum to Sarfraz Ahmed

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

146.2
0

Brendon McCullum to Sarfraz Ahmed

Around off, Sarfraz drives it to mid on.

146.1
0

Brendon McCullum to Sarfraz Ahmed

Lofted over mid off.

145.6
0

Mark Craig to Rahat Ali

A good forward defense. A dot ball.

145.5
1

Mark Craig to Sarfraz Ahmed

That was a good punch. A single down the ground at long off.

145.4
0

Mark Craig to Sarfraz Ahmed

Again played off the back foot. Well defended.

145.3
0

Mark Craig to Sarfraz Ahmed

Shoulders arms to that one. Spun a bit.

145.2
0

Mark Craig to Sarfraz Ahmed

Sarfraz defends it off the back foot.

145.1
0

Mark Craig to Sarfraz Ahmed

Punched off the back foot for no run.

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Welcome back all. We are here for the post-lunch session. Both the batsmen are out in the middle.

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A well made century for Sarfraz Ahmed. Came in when Pakistan were looking bleak. His century has definitely brought Pakistan back in the game. 3 centuries in a calendar year. Sarfraz, take a bow! Join us in a while for the second session.

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What a session of cricket it has been! The Kiwis bowled well in the first hour and removed the first three wickets. Ahmed was holding one end well and he got a good helping hand from Rahat Ali. They got into a good partnership and Ahmed reached his 3rd century. This wonderful knock by him has brought down the deficit for Pakistan. They will be looking to score some quick runs now in the second session. The Kiwis will hope to break this partnership which has become frustrating for them.

144.6
0

Brendon McCullum to Rahat Ali

Yorker ball, Ali digs it out well. THAT'S LUNCH ON DAY 4!

144.5
0

Brendon McCullum to Rahat Ali

Full and coming in, Ali defends it off the front foot.

144.4
1

Brendon McCullum to Sarfraz Ahmed

On the pads, Ahmed flicks it through the mid-wicket region for a single.

144.3
0

Brendon McCullum to Sarfraz Ahmed

Full this time, Ahmed drives it straight back to the bowler.

144.2
0

Brendon McCullum to Sarfraz Ahmed

Good length ball, Ahmed punches it to covers.

144.1
0

Brendon McCullum to Sarfraz Ahmed

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

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McCullum brings himself on.

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Highest Test Score For Sarfraz Ahmed! Surpassing his previous best of 109 against the Aussies!

143.6
0

Jimmy Neesham to Rahat Ali

Slower ball down the leg side, easy leave for Ali.

143.5
1

Jimmy Neesham to Sarfraz Ahmed

On the pads, Ahmed nudges it to fine leg for a single.

143.4
0

Jimmy Neesham to Sarfraz Ahmed

Fuller outside off, Ahmed plays it towards point.

143.3
0

Jimmy Neesham to Sarfraz Ahmed

Fuller around off, Ahmed drives it to cover.

143.2
0

Jimmy Neesham to Sarfraz Ahmed

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

143.1
0

Jimmy Neesham to Sarfraz Ahmed

Good length ball on middle and leg, Ahmed defends it solidly to the leg side.

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Frustrating last wicket partnership for the Kiwis!

142.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Rahat Ali

Short ball on the leg stump line, Ali flicks it to the leg side.

142.5
4

Ish Sodhi to Rahat Ali

FOUR! Terrific batting! Full and flighted, Ali lofts it again and over the mid on fielder for a boundary.

142.4
0

Ish Sodhi to Rahat Ali

Ali gets a edge to the floated ball but it drops just short of slip.

142.3
4

Ish Sodhi to Rahat Ali

FOUR! Tossed up delievry and Ali just lofts it over the bowler's head for a boundary. What a shot by Ali!

142.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Rahat Ali

Short ball, Ali defends it off the back foot.

142.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Rahat Ali

Full and floated ball, Ali defends it off the back foot.

141.6
0

Jimmy Neesham to Sarfraz Ahmed

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

141.5
0

Jimmy Neesham to Sarfraz Ahmed

Played down the leg side by the batsman.

141.4
4

Jimmy Neesham to Sarfraz Ahmed

FOUR BYES! Drifting down the leg side. Keeper fails to collect it.

141.3
0

Jimmy Neesham to Sarfraz Ahmed

Length ball, pushed towards cover.

141.2
0

Jimmy Neesham to Sarfraz Ahmed

Rock solid forward defence off a length ball.

141.1
0

Jimmy Neesham to Sarfraz Ahmed

Full ball outside off, driven towards mid off.

140.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Rahat Ali

Faster ball on the middle stump, played towards point.

140.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Rahat Ali

Defended from within the crease by the batsman.

140.4
1

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Flighted delivery, defended off the front foot.

140.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

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

140.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Similar ball, pulled to long on this time.

140.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Flatter and faster, pulled off the back foot, no single taken.

139.6
0

Jimmy Neesham to Rahat Ali

Slower length ball, Ali works it to the leg side.

139.5
0

Jimmy Neesham to Rahat Ali

Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

139.4
1

Jimmy Neesham to Sarfraz Ahmed

Drifting delivery on the pads, it's a single towards long on.

139.3

Jimmy Neesham to Sarfraz Ahmed

139.2
0

Jimmy Neesham to Sarfraz Ahmed

Good length ball around off, Ahmed pushes it straight back.

139.1
0

Jimmy Neesham to Sarfraz Ahmed

Length ball on the pads, played back to the bowler by Ahmed.

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The lunch has been extended as Pakistan have just one wicket in hand.

138.6
1

Trent Boult to Sarfraz Ahmed

Length ball outside off and the batsman guides it to third man for a single.

138.5
4

Trent Boult to Sarfraz Ahmed

FOUR! He is unstoppable! Full ball around off, Ahmed drives it through the cover point region for a boundary.

138.4
0

Trent Boult to Sarfraz Ahmed

Length ball, Ahmed looks to work it to the leg side but is struck on the pads.

138.3
0

Trent Boult to Sarfraz Ahmed

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

138.2
0

Trent Boult to Sarfraz Ahmed

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

138.1
0

Trent Boult to Sarfraz Ahmed

Back of a length ball and angled in, Ahmed defends it off the back foot.

137.6
0

Tim Southee to Rahat Ali

Ali works the full ball to the deep square leg region but does not take a single.

137.5
0

Tim Southee to Rahat Ali

Yorker ball on middle and leg, Ali works it to fine leg.

137.4
1

Tim Southee to Sarfraz Ahmed

Good length ball around off, Ahmed pushes it to deep point for a single.

137.3
0

Tim Southee to Sarfraz Ahmed

Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

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3rd Test hundred for Sarfraz Ahmed!

137.2
4

Tim Southee to Sarfraz Ahmed

FOUR! That's his 100! Length ball outside off and Ahmed pushes it beautifully through the backward point region for a boundary. He is delighted and he should be!

137.1
0

Tim Southee to Sarfraz Ahmed

Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman.

136.6
0

Trent Boult to Rahat Ali

Pitched up outside off, Ali defends it well.

136.5
1

Trent Boult to Sarfraz Ahmed

Full and outside off, Ahmed edges this ti thrid man for a single and moves on to 97.

136.4
0

Trent Boult to Sarfraz Ahmed

Short ball and Ahmed pulls it to the mid-wicket region and tells his partner no for a run.

136.3
0

Trent Boult to Sarfraz Ahmed

Banged in short and angled in, Ahmed ducks under it.

136.2
0

Trent Boult to Sarfraz Ahmed

FOUR! Good length ball outside off, Ahmed gets an outside edge through the slip region and towards third man. They don't take a single.

136.1
0

Trent Boult to Sarfraz Ahmed

Length ball and angled in form round the wicket, Ahmed blocks it off the back foot.

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Boult comes back into the attack and Ahmed is on 96..

135.6
0

Tim Southee to Rahat Ali

Yorker ball, Ali gets an outside edge to covers and he survives.

135.5
0

Tim Southee to Rahat Ali

Good length ball around off, Ali defends it watchfully.

135.4
0

Tim Southee to Rahat Ali

Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

135.3
0

Tim Southee to Rahat Ali

Back of a length ball that keeps low, Ali looks to duck but gets hit on the shoulder. The Kiwis were appealing for a leg before wicket and the umpire gives it not out.

135.2
0

Tim Southee to Rahat Ali

Bouncer! Ali does well to get under it.

135.1
0

Tim Southee to Rahat Ali

Good length ball, Ali defends it from within the crease.

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Tim Southee back on.

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50-run stand between Ahmed and Rahat Ali.

134.6
4

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

FOUR! Ahmed charges down the track and takes the full toss and smashes it over the cover region for another boundary. He gets to 96 but the strike is now with Ali.

134.5
4

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

FOUR! Into the 90s now! Pitched up outside off and Ahmed drives it magnificently through the covers for a boundary.

134.4
0

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Short and angled across, Ahmed lets it go to the keeper.

134.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Short ball and Ahmed pulls it fine down the leg side and does not take a single.

134.2
4

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

FOUR! Ahmed moves to 88 and how quick! A low full toss from round the wicket and Ahmed sweeps it through the square leg region for a boundary.

134.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Driven through the covers by the batsman.

133.6
1

Mark Craig to Sarfraz Ahmed

Ahmed pushes the flighted ball towards long on for a single and keeps the strike.

133.5
4

Mark Craig to Sarfraz Ahmed

FOUR! What an over for Ahmed! Floated ball and Ahmed sweeps it through the long leg region for a boundary.

133.4
0

Mark Craig to Sarfraz Ahmed

Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

133.3
4

Mark Craig to Sarfraz Ahmed

FOUR! Another boundary! Short ball this time and Ahmed pulls it between deep mid-wicket and deep square leg fielder for another boundary.

133.2
0

Mark Craig to Sarfraz Ahmed

Full ball and Ahmed sweeps it to square leg.

133.1
4

Mark Craig to Sarfraz Ahmed

FOUR! That's just falls short of the ropes! Full and floated ball, Ahmed comes down the track and flat bats it over the bowler's head for a boundary.

132.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Rahat Ali

Defended, from the crease.

132.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Rahat Ali

Defended off the back foot. Batsman got behind the line of the delivery.

132.4
1

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

The batsman works it down the leg side. The batsmen have run through for a single.

132.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Pushed towards the cover, for no run.

132.2
2

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Full and wide outside off, keeper misses it. The batsmen run two. Byes have been called by the umpire.

132.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Ahmed dances down the ground and looks to go big to the on side, gets a top edge and the ball falls short of the deep point fielder.

131.6
1

Mark Craig to Sarfraz Ahmed

Pushed to the long on fielder for a easy single.

131.5
0

Mark Craig to Sarfraz Ahmed

On the pads, Ahmed flicks it to mid-wicket.

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Some field changes and the players are coming in close to the batsman.

131.4
0

Mark Craig to Sarfraz Ahmed

Short ball and turning in, Ahmed b;locks it off the back foot.

131.3
0

Mark Craig to Sarfraz Ahmed

Full outside off, Ahmed drives it to long off.

131.2
2

Mark Craig to Sarfraz Ahmed

Ahmed sweeps the flighted ball from outside off towards deep square leg for a couple.

131.1
0

Mark Craig to Sarfraz Ahmed

Wide outside off, Ahmed lets it go the keeper.

130.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Rahat Ali

The batsman defends it from within the crease.

130.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Rahat Ali

Loopy ball and Ali goes for the sweep and from outside off. He gets a top edge which flies in the air and towards square leg. Williamson from leg slip runs to catch it but does not reach there.

130.4
1

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Ahmed pushes the ball to the off side for a single.

130.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Short ball, Ahmed pulls it back to the bowler.

130.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Pitched up on middle, Ahmed plays it back to the bowler.

130.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Tossed up outside off, Ahmed drives it through the cover region. He does not take a single.

129.6
4

Mark Craig to Rahat Ali

FOUR! Edged and safe! Floated around off, Ali looks to defend but gets an outside edge between the keeper and the slip fielder for a boundary.

129.5
0

Mark Craig to Rahat Ali

Flighted ball and turning back in, Ali defends it off the front foot.

129.4
1

Mark Craig to Sarfraz Ahmed

Ahmed comes down the track and heaves it over the mid-wicket region for a single.

129.3
0

Mark Craig to Sarfraz Ahmed

The batsman defends it from within the crease.

129.2
0

Mark Craig to Sarfraz Ahmed

Floated on middle, Ahmed comes down the track and heaves it through the mid-wicket region but does not take a single.

129.1
1

Mark Craig to Rahat Ali

What was that? Full and flighted ball, Ali looks to go big and sweeps at it but gets a top edge which goes over the keeper's head for a single.

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Mark Craig comes into the attack.

128.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Fuller outside off, Ahmed sweeps it to square leg.

128.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Ahmed charges down the track and looks to defend it but is struck on the pads again.

128.4
0

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Short ball, Ahmed goes back to work it to the leg side but gets struck on the pads.

128.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Full and flighted ball, Ahmed drives it to covers.

128.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Loopy ball on middle, Ahmed defends it off the front foot.

128.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

A low full toss, Ahmed works it to deep mid-wicket but does not run.

127.6
0

Jimmy Neesham to Rahat Ali

Back of a length ball around off, Ali defends it watchfully.

127.5
0

Jimmy Neesham to Rahat Ali

Bouncer from round the wicket, Ali ducks under it.

127.4
1

Jimmy Neesham to Sarfraz Ahmed

Back of length ball, Ahmed pushes it to deep point for a single.

127.3
0

Jimmy Neesham to Sarfraz Ahmed

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

127.2
0

Jimmy Neesham to Sarfraz Ahmed

Full toss and angled in, Ahmed works it through mid-wicket but does not take a single.

127.1
0

Jimmy Neesham to Sarfraz Ahmed

Length ball outside off, Ahmed pushes it to point.

126.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Rahat Ali

Landed around off, wrong 'un, Ali misses and gets hit on the pads. The ball goes towards fine leg.

126.5
2

Ish Sodhi to Rahat Ali

On middle and leg, Ali tucks it to fine leg and the batsmen take a couple.

126.4
1

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Full on middle, Sarfraz drills it to long on for a single.

126.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Floated outside off, Sarfraz lunges forward and defends.

126.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Fullish outside off, pushed to deep point. Again no run taken.

126.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Full outside off, Sarfraz pushes it hard through covers. There's a chance of a run but not taken.

125.6
0

Jimmy Neesham to Rahat Ali

Short of a length ball on off, Ali ducks under it.

125.5
0

Jimmy Neesham to Rahat Ali

Landed around off, Ali stays back in his crease and defends.

125.4
1

Jimmy Neesham to Sarfraz Ahmed

Slower and fuller one on off, Sarfraz pushes it to the on side for a single.

125.3
1

Jimmy Neesham to Rahat Ali

Back of a length ball on off, Ali gets an inside edge towards backward square leg for a single.

125.2
0

Jimmy Neesham to Rahat Ali

Fullish outside off, Ali strides forward and defends somehow.

125.1
0

Jimmy Neesham to Rahat Ali

Fuller length ball around off, Ali squeezes it to the off side.

124.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Tries to play a shot, but fails to connect.

124.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Square cut, towards point.

124.4
0

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Front foot defence presenting the full face of the bat.

124.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Punched off the back foot towards long off.

124.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Square cut and Sarfraz refuses to run.

124.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Swept from outside off, towards square leg for no run.

123.6
0

Jimmy Neesham to Rahat Ali

A bouncer on middle, Ali ducks under the ball.

123.5
0

Jimmy Neesham to Rahat Ali

Pushed to the cover region by the batsman.

123.4
1

Jimmy Neesham to Sarfraz Ahmed

Back of a length on middle, Sarfraz stands tall and turns the ball away to mid-wicket for a single.

123.3
0

Jimmy Neesham to Sarfraz Ahmed

Back of a length ball, Ahmed punches it off the back foot.

123.2
0

Jimmy Neesham to Sarfraz Ahmed

Fuller outside off, Ahmed drives it to covers.

123.1
0

Jimmy Neesham to Sarfraz Ahmed

Length ball, Ahmed defends it off the front foot.

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Jimmy Neesham to bowl now.

122.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Rahat Ali

Flighted ball, Ali defends it off the front foot and into the ground.

122.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Rahat Ali

A low full toss, Ali drives it back to the bowler.

122.4
1

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Ahmed drives the floated ball to covers for a single.

122.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Loopy ball outside off and turning away, Ahmed looks to drive but misses it.

122.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Flighted on middle and off, Ahmed defends it off the front foot.

122.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Flat and quick outside off, the batsman lets it go.

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Sodhi to bowl after drinks.

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Drinks break!

121.6
0

Tim Southee to Rahat Ali

Full and angled in, Ali drives it to mid on.

121.5
0

Tim Southee to Rahat Ali

Bouncer! Ali ducks under it to evade it.

121.4
1

Tim Southee to Sarfraz Ahmed

Ahmed drives it uppishly wide of the long off fielder for a single.

121.3
0

Tim Southee to Sarfraz Ahmed

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

121.2
0

Tim Southee to Sarfraz Ahmed

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

121.1
0

Tim Southee to Sarfraz Ahmed

Length ball on middle, Ahmed defends it off the back foot.

120.6
0

Trent Boult to Rahat Ali

Pitched up and angled in, Ali does well to defend it.

120.5
0

Trent Boult to Rahat Ali

Good length ball, Ali gets in the line of the ball and defends it.

120.4
1

Trent Boult to Sarfraz Ahmed

Full on the pads, Ahmed flicks it through the mid-wicket region for a single.

120.3
0

Trent Boult to Sarfraz Ahmed

Short length ball outside off, Ahmed cuts it to deep point but does not take a single.

120.2
0

Trent Boult to Sarfraz Ahmed

Length ball on middle and off, Ahmed defends it straight back.

120.1
0

Trent Boult to Sarfraz Ahmed

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

119.6
0

Tim Southee to Rahat Ali

Yorked in and the batsman defends it, presenting the full face of the bat.

119.5
0

Tim Southee to Rahat Ali

Good length delivery, defended back to the bowler.

119.4
1

Tim Southee to Sarfraz Ahmed

Back of a length ball and hooked for a single.

119.3
0

Tim Southee to Sarfraz Ahmed

Bouncer, and the batsman ducks

119.2
4

Tim Southee to Sarfraz Ahmed

FOUR! Cover driven! Full ball around the off stump, and Ahmed leans in and drives it through the covers for a boundary.

119.1
0

Tim Southee to Sarfraz Ahmed

Down the leg. A wide delivery, keeper dives and catches it.

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Rahat Ali is the last man in.

118.6
W

Trent Boult to Zulfiqar Babar

OUT! Boult strikes now! Good length ball from round the wicket and angled in. Babar looks to flat bat it but gets a thick edge to the keeper. The Kiwis are delighted. They are just one wicket away from getting Pakistan all out.

118.5
1

Trent Boult to Sarfraz Ahmed

Ahmed plays the length ball towards point for a single.

118.4
0

Trent Boult to Sarfraz Ahmed

Short outside off, Ahmed cuts it towards backward point where Williamson dives and stops the ball.

118.3
0

Trent Boult to Sarfraz Ahmed

Full and angled in, Ahmed drives it to mid on.

118.2
0

Trent Boult to Sarfraz Ahmed

Fuller outside off, Ahmed looks to push it to the off side but misses it.

118.1
0

Trent Boult to Sarfraz Ahmed

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

117.6
0

Tim Southee to Zulfiqar Babar

Ball hits the batsman on the pads while trying to work it on the leg side.

117.5
0

Tim Southee to Zulfiqar Babar

The batsman goes after a wide one but misses.

117.4
1

Tim Southee to Sarfraz Ahmed

Square cut towards backward point for a single.

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Fifth Test fifty for Sarfraz!

117.3
2

Tim Southee to Sarfraz Ahmed

Full toss! Flicked through mid-wicket That's a Fifty for Sarfraz!

117.2
0

Tim Southee to Sarfraz Ahmed

Short ball! Ducks again!

117.1
0

Tim Southee to Sarfraz Ahmed

Slower ball, hits the pad! Southee Appeals. Tried to sweeps! Not out!

116.6
1

Trent Boult to Sarfraz Ahmed

Short ball! Hooked for a single!

116.5
0

Trent Boult to Sarfraz Ahmed

Again a short ball, ducked by the batsman!

116.4
1

Trent Boult to Zulfiqar Babar

Played towards mid on, for a single. Wristy shot!

116.3
0

Trent Boult to Zulfiqar Babar

Good ball! Banged in short! Zulfiqar ducks under it!

116.2
0

Trent Boult to Zulfiqar Babar

Length ball, tries to play it, failed to get the bat to ball again!

116.1
0

Trent Boult to Zulfiqar Babar

Unorthodox from Zulfiqar, tries for a slog, fails to connect!

115.6
0

Tim Southee to Sarfraz Ahmed

Short ball, batsman tries to guide it over slips, misses the ball.

115.5
0

Tim Southee to Sarfraz Ahmed

Good length ball angled in, Ahmed looks to work it to the leg side but gets an inside edge.

115.4
0

Tim Southee to Sarfraz Ahmed

Full again, Ahmed drives it to covers.

115.3
4

Tim Southee to Sarfraz Ahmed

FOUR! A low full toss outside off, Ahmed looks to drive but gets an outside edge between gully and slips for a boundary.

115.2
0

Tim Southee to Sarfraz Ahmed

Full and outside off, Ahmed drives it to the deep point fielder but does not take a single.

115.1
0

Tim Southee to Sarfraz Ahmed

The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump.

114.6
3

Trent Boult to Sarfraz Ahmed

Short delivery, pulled off the back foot for three runs.

114.5
0

Trent Boult to Sarfraz Ahmed

A square cut, straight to the gully fielder.

114.4
0

Trent Boult to Sarfraz Ahmed

That was driven through mid-on for no run.

114.3
4

Trent Boult to Sarfraz Ahmed

FOUR! Late cut for a boundary! A good length delivery, played to the third man boundary! Finesse in that shot!

114.2
0

Trent Boult to Sarfraz Ahmed

Bouncer, the batsman leaves it!

114.1
4

Trent Boult to Sarfraz Ahmed

FOUR! Clipped off the pads, for a boundary, through mid wicket!

113.6
4

Tim Southee to Zulfiqar Babar

FOUR! Makes room, and strikes it for a boundary, straight down the ground.Good shot!

113.5
0

Tim Southee to Zulfiqar Babar

Short ball at the body, left by the batsman.

113.4
0

Tim Southee to Zulfiqar Babar

Full length delivery, directed towards stumps, played towards mid off.

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Zulfiqar Babar is the new man in.

113.3
W

Tim Southee to Ehsan Adil

OUT! Southee gets his third wicket! Good length ball around off and shaping back in, Adil looks it defend it but gets struck on the pads. Huge appeal for a leg before and the umpire gives it out straight away. The kiwis has got the second breakthrough of the morning.

113.2
1

Tim Southee to Sarfraz Ahmed

A bit fuller outside off, driven for a single.

113.1
0

Tim Southee to Sarfraz Ahmed

Good length delivery, played towards mid on.

112.6
0

Trent Boult to Ehsan Adil

Back of a length ball around off, Adil guides it towards gully.

112.5
0

Trent Boult to Ehsan Adil

Good length ball angled in from round the wicket, Adil blocks it out.

112.4
0

Trent Boult to Ehsan Adil

Yorker! Adil digs it out on time.

112.3
0

Trent Boult to Ehsan Adil

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

112.2
0

Trent Boult to Ehsan Adil

Bouncer! Adil does well to evade it.

112.1
1

Trent Boult to Sarfraz Ahmed

A tad full, Ahmed drives it through the extra cover region for a single.

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Ehsan Adil is the new man in.

111.6
W

Tim Southee to Yasir Shah

OUT! The Kiwis have got a early breakthrough here! Good length ball outside off, Shah was in two minds to play at it or not. Eventually he decides to take his bat away from the line of the ball but gets hit on the toe end of the bat. The keeper takes an easy catch. Pakistan still trail by 118.

111.5
0

Tim Southee to Yasir Shah

One more short delivery, Shah ducks under it.

111.4
1

Tim Southee to Sarfraz Ahmed

A good length delivery outside off, cut for one.

111.3
1

Tim Southee to Yasir Shah

Pitched up on the legs, flicked to fine leg for a single.

111.2
0

Tim Southee to Yasir Shah

Banged in short to Shah, the keeper jumps high and thats a good take.

111.1
1

Tim Southee to Sarfraz Ahmed

Flicked through the on side, for a single.

110.6
0

Trent Boult to Yasir Shah

Length ball outside off from round the wicket, Shah lets it go to the keeper.

110.5
0

Trent Boult to Yasir Shah

Good length ball, Shah lunges forward and defends it.

110.4
0

Trent Boult to Yasir Shah

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

110.3
0

Trent Boult to Yasir Shah

Good length ball just outside off, Shah gets beaten trying to defend.

110.2
0

Trent Boult to Yasir Shah

A tad full and angled across, Shah plays it to point.

110.1
1

Trent Boult to Sarfraz Ahmed

Good length ball outside off, Ahmed pushes it through the cover region and wants to come back for the second run. He is sent back by Shah.

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Boult to bowl from the other end.

109.6
0

Tim Southee to Yasir Shah

Full and just outside off, Shah looks to drive it but the ball just goes past his outside edge.

109.5
0

Tim Southee to Yasir Shah

Length ball outside off this time, Shah guides it towards gully.

109.4
0

Tim Southee to Yasir Shah

Length ball on middle and off, Shah defends it solidly off the front foot.

109.3
0

Tim Southee to Yasir Shah

Banged in short by Southee, Shah ducks under it.

109.2
0

Tim Southee to Yasir Shah

A bit full and shaping back in, Shah opens the face of his bat and guides it to backward point.

109.1
0

Tim Southee to Yasir Shah

Good length ball around off, Shah defends it to the off side.

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The players are making their way to the middle, Yasir Shah to take the strike and Southee to bowl the first over of the day.

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Pitch - A good day for spinners. Pacers might get some reverse swing as the ball gets old.

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Weather - Clear and Sunny!

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All eyes on Sarfraz today, lot of expectations from him. The match is getting interesting. Let's see, how the day unwinds!

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Ramiz Raja says that, "Pakistan can fight back, they are not completely down and out of the game." New Zealand bounced back yesterday with the bowlers bowling tight lines and reverse swing and got the two important wickets of Azhar and Younus!

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Hello and Welcome everyone, this is the 4th and penultimate day of the match. New Zealand are ahead of Pakistan at this point as the hosts are still 122 runs behind.

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Day 4, session 1.

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A good day overall for Pakistan. They just lost 4 wickets and have managed to score 247 runs. It was a slow day overall but Sarfraz Ahmed and Asad Shafiq scored some quick runs towards the end of the third session. They got into a quick 50-run stand. Luck wasn't favoring the Kiwis as they got Shafiq bowled but it was a no ball. However, they dismissed him again just before stumps. Pakistan still trail by 122 runs and looks like this Test is going towards a draw. The Kiwis won't be happy with their bowling today and will look to dismiss the remaining Pakistani batsmen as early as possible tomorrow morning. Join us tomorrow at 1130 IST for all the action on Day 4. Until then it's good bye from the commentary team.

108.6
1

Ish Sodhi to Yasir Shah

Just safe! Flighted ball outside off, Shah looks to defend but gets an outside edge through the gully fielder for a single. That's stumps on Day 3!

108.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Yasir Shah

Short one outside off, Shah blocks it off the back foot.

108.4
0

Ish Sodhi to Yasir Shah

Loopy ball on the middle, Shah defends it watchfully.

108.3
1

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Short ball, Ahmed cuts it off the back foot to deep covers for a single.

108.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Tossed up on middle and leg, Ahmed lunges forward and blocks the ball.

108.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Flighted around off, Ahmed defends it off the front foot.

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Sodhi to bowl the last over of the day.

107.6
0

Tim Southee to Yasir Shah

Yorker length ball outside off, Shah looks to play at it but is unable to put bat on ball.

107.5
0

Tim Southee to Yasir Shah

The ball is down the leg side but the batsman still goes after it.

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Yasir Shah is the new man in.

107.4
W

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq

OUT! Southee with the break through! Length ball on off, Shafiq looks to drive, gets an inside edge and a straight forward catch to Taylor at slip. Pakistan have lost their sixth wicket.

107.3
0

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq

The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket

107.2
1

Tim Southee to Sarfraz Ahmed

BYES! Banged it in short, Ahmed is taken by suprise and ducks. The keeper is unable to collect the ball as it runs down to fine leg and they cross for a single.

107.1
2

Tim Southee to Sarfraz Ahmed

Length ball on off, Ahmed dabs this one down to third man for a couple.

106.6
0

Corey Anderson to Asad Shafiq

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

106.5
0

Corey Anderson to Asad Shafiq

Good length ball angled in from round the wicket, Shafiq defends it off the back foot.

106.4
4

Corey Anderson to Asad Shafiq

FOUR! Pitched up and in the slot for Shafiq, he drives it through the cover region for boundary. What timing there!

106.3
0

Corey Anderson to Asad Shafiq

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

106.2
2

Corey Anderson to Asad Shafiq

Length ball around off, Shafiq punches it through the cover region for a couple.

106.1
0

Corey Anderson to Asad Shafiq

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

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Anderson back on.

105.6
0

Tim Southee to Sarfraz Ahmed

Full toss on middle and leg, Ahmed flicks it off his pads to mid wicket.

105.5
0

Tim Southee to Sarfraz Ahmed

Length ball on off, Ahmed defends it off the back foot from within his crease.

105.4
0

Tim Southee to Sarfraz Ahmed

Good length ball on off, Ahmed defends if off the front foot.

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50-run stand between Shafiq and Ahmed.

105.3
4

Tim Southee to Sarfraz Ahmed

FOUR! Cheeky! Length ball on off, Ahmed looks to play across but gets an inside edge and the ball runs down the third man fence.

105.2
0

Tim Southee to Sarfraz Ahmed

Fullish on middle and leg, Ahmed flicks it off his pads to mid on.

105.1
0

Tim Southee to Sarfraz Ahmed

Good length ball on off, Ahmed defends it off the front foot

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Tim Southee into the attack.

104.6
1

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Ahmed gets an outside edge while trying to drive to short third man for a single.

104.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

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

104.4
0

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Over-pitched on middle, Ahmed digs it out to the off side.

104.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

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

104.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Again short outside off, Ahmed cuts it to point.

104.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Short ball outside off, Ahmed cuts it to point.

103.6
6

Mark Craig to Asad Shafiq

SIX! That's a huge one! Flighted ball on middle, Shafiq charges down the track and heaves it over the mid-wicket region for a biggie. Another big over for Pakistan.

103.5
0

Mark Craig to Asad Shafiq

Floated around off, Ahmed defends it off the front foot.

103.4
1

Mark Craig to Sarfraz Ahmed

Flighted ball around off, Ahmed drives it to mid on for a single.

103.3
0

Mark Craig to Sarfraz Ahmed

Ahmed looks to cut the short ball but misses this time.

103.2
1

Mark Craig to Asad Shafiq

Short ball, Shafiq pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

103.1
0

Mark Craig to Asad Shafiq

Shafiq charges down the track and works it to mid on.

102.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Loopy ball around off, Ahmed defends it off the front foot. Another good over for Pakistan.

102.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Ahmed opens the face of his bat and guides the ball to short third man.

102.4
0

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Flat and quick outside leg, Ahmed gets struck on the pads while trying to work it to the leg side.

102.3
4

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

FOUR! Ahmed charges down the track and flicks the ball through the mid-wicket region for another boundary. He is looking strong here.

102.2
1

Ish Sodhi to Asad Shafiq

Short ball on off, Shafiq goes back and cuts it to point for a single.

102.1
1

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Full outside off, Ahmed drives it towards cover point for a single.

101.6
4

Mark Craig to Asad Shafiq

FOUR! Back to back boundaries! Short outside off, Shafiq cuts it through the point region for another boundary. 15 runs from that over.

101.5
4

Mark Craig to Asad Shafiq

FOUR! Juicy full toss on middle and leg, Shafiq hammers it over the mid-wicket region for a boundary.

101.4
0

Mark Craig to Asad Shafiq

Short ball on middle and turning in, Shafiq looks to work it but gets struck on the pads.

101.3
1

Mark Craig to Sarfraz Ahmed

Loopy ball on middle and off, Ahmed drives it to mid on for a quick single.

101.2
2

Mark Craig to Sarfraz Ahmed

Short outside off, Ahmed punches it through the cover region for a couple.

101.1
4

Mark Craig to Sarfraz Ahmed

FOUR! Tossed up on middle, Ahmed charges down the track and lofts it over the mid-wicket region for a boundary.

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Mark Craig comes back into the attack.

100.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Asad Shafiq

Loopy ball on middle, driven back to the bowler

100.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Asad Shafiq

Pushed to the cover region by the batsman.

100.4
0

Ish Sodhi to Asad Shafiq

Shafiq drives the ball to the cover region.

100.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Asad Shafiq

Tossed up on middle, Shafiq lunges forward and defends it.

100.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Asad Shafiq

Flighted outside off and turning away, Shafiq lets it go to the keeper.

100.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Asad Shafiq

Short ball on middle and leg, Shafiq defends it off the back foot.

99.6
0

Trent Boult to Sarfraz Ahmed

Length ball outside off, Ahmed drives it through covers.

99.5
0

Trent Boult to Sarfraz Ahmed

Fullish ball outside off, Sarfraz looks to defend of the front foot but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

99.4
0

Trent Boult to Sarfraz Ahmed

Good length ball on off, Sarfraz drives this one to mid off.

99.3
0

Trent Boult to Sarfraz Ahmed

Length again on off, Sarfraz defends it of the front foot.

99.2
0

Trent Boult to Sarfraz Ahmed

Length ball on off, Sarfraz leans forward and defends.

99.1
0

Trent Boult to Sarfraz Ahmed

Length outside off, Sarfraz plays it towards point.

98.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Asad Shafiq

Wrong' un on middle and leg, Shafiq rocks back to block that one.

98.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Asad Shafiq

Pitched up on off, Shafiq blocks it solidly.

98.4
3

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Short on leg, worked away through mid-wicket for three runs.

98.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Full and wide outside off, driven to cover.

98.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Full around off, driven square but straight to the fielder.

98.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

tossed up on leg, played back to the bowler.

97.6
0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq

The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket.

97.5
0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq

length ball outside off, Shafiq lets it go through to the keeper.

97.4
0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq

Length ball pitching on off and coming in a bit, Shafiq shoulders arms and lets it go through to the keeper.

97.3
0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq

Banged it in short on off, Shafiq ducks and lets it go through to the keeper.

97.2
0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq

Good length again on off, Shafiq once again defends it of the back foot.

97.1
0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq

Length on off, Shafiq defends it of the back foot

96.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Flat and quick, Ahmed pulls it to mid on.

96.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Loopy ball, Ahmed gets to the front foot and defends it.

96.4
1

Ish Sodhi to Asad Shafiq

Short ball, Shafiq pulls it to mid-wicket for a single.

96.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Asad Shafiq

Tossed up outside off, Shafiq lunges forward to defend but gets beaten by the spin.

96.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Asad Shafiq

The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot.

96.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Asad Shafiq

Flighted outside off, Shafiq lets it go to the keeper.

95.6
0

Trent Boult to Sarfraz Ahmed

LBW appeal! Good length on middle, angling late into the batsman as he is struck on his pads. The Kiwis go up in appeal, but the umpire isn't interested.

95.5
0

Trent Boult to Sarfraz Ahmed

Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

95.4
1
lb

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq

Length ball on middle and leg, Shafiq tries to flick but the ball comes off his pads. They take a leg bye!

95.4
1
nb

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq

NOT OUT! No ball! Good length ball from round the wicket and angled in, Shafiq shoulders his arm and the ball hits the top of off stump. The umpire stops Shafiq to check for a no ball and the replays show that Boult had overstepped there. Extremely lucky there, Shafiq!

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Shafiq is bowled but is ask to wait as the umpire wants to check whether it's a no ball or not.

95.3
4

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq

FOUR! Cheeky shot! Back of a length outside off, Shafiq guides this one through to the slip cordon for a boundary.

95.2
0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq

Fullish on middle, Shafiq nudges this one down to the leg side.

95.1
0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq

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

94.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Pitched up ball, Ahmed pushes it to mid on.

94.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Loopy ball on off, Ahmed drives it to mid off.

94.4
4

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

FOUR! Hammered! Floated ball on middle and leg, Ahmed sweeps it uppishly through the square leg region for a boundary.

94.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

The batsman has pushed it to the cover region.

94.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

Pushed to the cover region by the batsman.

94.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Sarfraz Ahmed

NOT OUT! Full and floated on middle, Ahmed sweeps it but the ball hits the short leg fielder. The ball goes back towards keeper and he dislodges the bails and appeal for run out. Ahmed's leg was in.

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Third umpire is called for a run out shout.

93.6
0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq

Pitched up around off and coming back in, Shafiq chooses to leave it.

93.5
0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq

Full on middle, Shafiq defends it off the front foot.

93.4
0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq

Full and angled across, the batsman shoulders arms to let that one through.

93.3
2

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq

On the pads, Shafiq flicks it wide of fine leg for a single.

93.2
0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq

Length ball outside off, Shafiq lets it go to the keeper.

93.1
0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq

Banged in short from Boult, Shafiq ducks under it.

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Sarfraz Ahmed is the new man in.

92.6
W

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

OUT! Bowled 'em! Short ball has done the trick! Short on middle and sliding down, Ali looks to work it off the back foot and is struck on the pads and the ball eventually on the stumps. Well played innings comes to an end.

92.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Short around off, Ali pushes it to extra cover.

92.4
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Short again, Ali punches it to mid off.

92.3
4

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

FOUR! Too short ball and Ali rocks to the back foot and pulls it through the mid-wicket region for a boundary.

92.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Wide outside off, easy leave for the batsman.

92.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Short outside off, Ali cuts it to point.

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Ish Sodhi into the attack.

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Drinks break!

91.6
0

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq

The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket.

91.5
0

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq

The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through.

91.4
1

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

On the pads, Ali flicks it to fine leg for a single.

91.3
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

A short ball, Ali gets his body out of the line of the ball.

91.2
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

The batsman drives this through the covers.

91.1
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Full ball around off, Ali drives it to covers.

90.6
4

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq

FOUR! Second one for the over! Full again on the pads, Shafiq flicks it through the square leg region this time for a boundary.

90.5
0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq

Back of a length ball this time, Shafiq blocks it off the back foot.

90.4
0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq

Good length ball on middle, Shafiq shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

90.3
4

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq

FOUR! Full and on the pads, Shafiq flicks it fine down the leg side for a boundary.

90.2
0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq

Full ball outside off, left alone.

90.1
0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq

The ball is too wide on the off side for the batsman to make any contact.

89.6
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Fuller this time, Ali drives it to covers.

89.5
1

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq

Length ball angled in, Shafiq works it to square leg for a single.

89.4
0

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq

Full and wide down the leg side, Shafiq watches it go to the keeper.

89.3
0

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq

Beaten! Good length ball moving away, Shafiq looks to defend but is beaten.

89.2
0

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq

Full this time, Shafiq defends it off the front foot.

89.1
0

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq

Good length ball, the batsman defends it from within the crease

88.6
1

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq

On the pads, Shafiq works it to fine leg for a single.

88.5
0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq

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

88.4
0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq

Lenght ball outside off, Shafiq lets it go to the keeper.

88.3
0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq

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

88.2
0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq

Length ball sliding down the leg side, Shafiq looks to flick but misses it.

88.1
0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq

Full and wide outside off, Shafiq shoulders his arm to that one.

87.6
1

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq

Length on off, Shafiq is squared up a tad. The ball comes off the outside edge and through the point region for a single.

87.5
3

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Pitched up around off, Ali punches this past mid off this time for 3 runs.

87.4
2

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Angled in on a full length, Ali punches this down the ground for a couple.

87.3
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Slightly short outside off, Ali shoulders arms.

87.2
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Short delivery well directed. Ali bends to let that one through.

87.1
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Pitched up on off, Ali blocks it off the front foot.

86.6
2

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq

Good length just outside off, Shafiq guides it past the gully fielder for a couple.

86.5
2

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq

He is off the mark! Bowls it on the pads, Shafiq clips it neatly for a couple.

86.4
0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq

The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump.

86.3
0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq

Back of a length on off, defended with ease of the back foot.

86.2
0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq

The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump.

86.1
0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq

Good leave! Length around off, nips in a tad, Shafiq lets it through.

85.6
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Harmless delivery outside off, left alone.

85.5
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Outside off, left alone!

85.4
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump.

85.3
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Back of a length on off, punched off the back foot.

85.2
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Back of a length just outside off, shapes away, Ali lets it through.

85.1
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Length ball outside off, shapes away, Ali lets it through.

84.6
0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq

Pitched up delivery, Shafiq plays it to mid on.

84.5
0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq

NOT OUT! Decision stays! Good length ball and Shafiq looks to work it to the leg side but gets hit on the pads. Huge appeal for leg before but the umpire gives it not out. McCullum thinks and takes a review. Replay shows the ball pitched outside the leg stump line and he survives.

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New Zealand has taken a review for a leg before wicket against Shafiq.

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Asad Shafiq is the new man in.

84.4
W

Trent Boult to Misbah ul Haq

OUT! First wicket of the series for Trent Boult! Good length ball angled away and coming back in to Misbah. He was looking to defend but gets an outside edge to first slip where Taylor takes a simple catch. Can this create a collapse now?

84.3
0

Trent Boult to Misbah ul Haq

A length delivery, defended off the back foot by Misbah.

84.2
0

Trent Boult to Misbah ul Haq

A full length delivery, angled in, played towards slip.

84.1
0

Trent Boult to Misbah ul Haq

Fuller and on the middle for no run.

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Trent Boult to share the new cherry!

83.6
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Wide outside off, Ali shoulders arms. The ball stayed extremely low and did not carry to the keeper.

83.5
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Pitched up on off, blocked straight down the ground.

83.4
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

The batsman has played it to the point region.

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50-run stand between Misbah and Ali.

83.3
1

Tim Southee to Misbah ul Haq

Short around the ribs, Misbah fends it on the on side for a single.

83.2
0

Tim Southee to Misbah ul Haq

Similar delivery, Misbah blocks it with ease.

83.1
0

Tim Southee to Misbah ul Haq

Pitched up on off, slight outswing. Misbah defends it solidly.

!

New ball taken. Southee to bowl with it.

82.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

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

82.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Ali drives the floated ball to mid on.

82.4
1

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Short ball, Misbah cuts it towards point for a single.

82.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Flighted outside off, Misbah drives it to cover point where the fielder dives and stops the ball.

82.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Flighted around off, Misbah defends it to the off side.

82.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Flat outside off, Misbah lets it go to the keeper.

81.6
0

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

81.5
0

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Full around off, turned to mid-wicket.

81.4
6

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

SIX! Came from nowhere! Ali finally shows some intent. Tossed up around off, Ali skips down the track, reaches to the pitch and smacks it straight down the ground for a maximum. The Kiwis applaud the shot.

81.3
0

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Another front foot defense.

81.2
0

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Flighted way outside off, Ali reaches for it and blocks it well.

81.1
1

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Short on the pads, flicked away for a single.

80.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Tossed up around off, Ali lunges forward and blocks it.

80.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Ali pushes the short ball to the cover fielder.

80.4
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Short on middle, Ali punches it to covers.

80.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Beaten! Ali was looking to drive the flighted ball but the ball spins and he gets beaten.

80.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Ali gets an outside edge to the flighted ball to short third man.

80.1
1

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Loopy ball outside off, Younus sweeps it to deep square leg for a single.

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New ball available but not taken yet!

79.6
0

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Flat on off, Ali camps back to dead bat that one.

79.5
0

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Pushed to mid-wicket.

79.4
0

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Ali rocks forward to defend that one.

79.3
2

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Short outside off, Ali cuts it through the backward point region for a couple.

79.2
1

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Drifting on the pads, worked away to the on side for a single.

79.1
0

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Flighted just outside off, spins in, Misbah defends it back to the bowler.

78.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Short ball, Ali pulls it back to the bowler.

78.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Over-pitched on middle, Ali plays it straight back.

78.4
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Beaten! Loopy outside off and spinning away, Ali was looking to defend but plays it inside the line of the ball.

78.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Floated around off, Ali drives it to covers.

78.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Ali gets an outside edge while trying to defend the flighted ball off the front foot.

78.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Full and flighted around off, Ali drives it to short cover.

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Welcome back for the third and final session. Ali is on strike and Ish Sodhi to bowl.

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Day 3, Session 3...

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Another session to Pakistan, 64 runs and 1 wicket. They just lost one wicket in the name of Younus Khan and rest everything went their way apart from that. Azhar Ali reached his 18th Test fifty and has been watchful in his knock. Younus Khan threw away his wicket to Jimmy Neesham. Misbah came in after that and made some quick runs. New Zealand have to find a bowler from somewhere who can take wickets for them. Join us in a while for the final session on Day 3.

77.6
1

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Ali punches the short ball through the point region for a single. THAT'S TEA!

77.5
0

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Flat ball and keeping low, Ali defends it off the back foot.

77.4
0

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Ali gets to the back foot and defends the short ball.

77.3
0

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Floated around off, Ali lunges forward and blocks it.

77.2
2

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Short outside off, Ali punches it through the cover region for a couple of runs.

77.1
0

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Pitched up, Ali drives it to mid on.

76.6
1

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Short ball, Ali pulls it through the mid-wicket region for a single.

76.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Ali drives the flighted ball to extra covers.

76.4
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Loopy ball on middle, Ali defends it off the front foot and into the ground.

76.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Short again outside off, Ali punches it towards covers where the fielder dives and stops the ball.

76.2
1

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Short on middle, Misbah pulls it towards mid-wicket for a single.

76.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Tossed up outside off, Misbah lets it go to the keeper.

75.6
1

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Quicker one through the air, Misbah looks to drive the ball but gets an inside edge to short fine leg for a single.

75.5
0

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Similar delivery, same result.

75.4
0

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Short outside off, Misbah pushes it to point.

75.3
0

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

On the pads, Misbah works it to the leg side.

75.2
0

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Yorker length ball, Younus digs it out straight back.

75.1
0

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

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

74.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

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

74.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Loopy ball outside off, Ali leaves it alone.

74.4
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Full and tossed up on middle, Ali defends it off the front foot.

74.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

74.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Short and outside off, Ali lets it go.

74.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Flat on the middle, Ali defends it off the back foot.

73.6
0

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Misbah looks to defend the floated ball off the front foot but is struck on the pads.

73.5
0

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Flat outside off and turning in. Misbah lets it go to the keeper.

73.4
0

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Full and flighted outside off, Misbah gets his front leg out to defend but gets hit on the pads.

73.3
0

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Flat and quick, Misbah punches it straight back.

73.2
0

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through.

73.1
2

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Misbah gets a top edge while trying to sweep a flighted ball. The ball goes fine down the leg side for a couple.

72.6
2

Corey Anderson to Azhar Ali

Ali gets to the back foot and works the ball through the mid-wicket region for a couple.

72.5
0

Corey Anderson to Azhar Ali

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

72.4
0

Corey Anderson to Azhar Ali

Good length ball around off, Ali moves a bit across and pushes it to mid on.

72.3
0

Corey Anderson to Azhar Ali

Good length ball outside off, Ali gets in the line of the ball and pushes it to covers.

72.2
0

Corey Anderson to Azhar Ali

Back of a length ball around off, Ali pushes it to covers.

72.1
0

Corey Anderson to Azhar Ali

Length ball outside off, Ali cuts it to covers.

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Anderson back on.

71.6
0

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Tossed up around off, Misbah works it to short leg.

71.5
2

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Short again outsid eoff, Misbah punches it through the point region for a couple.

71.4
0

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Full and floated on off, Misbah defends it into the ground.

71.3
0

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Flatter outside off, Misbah stays in the crease and defends it.

71.2
4

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

FOUR! A low full toss outside off, Misbah sweeps it through the square leg region for boundary.

71.1
0

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Short outside off and turning back in, Misbah defends it off the back foot.

70.6
0

Jimmy Neesham to Azhar Ali

Back of a length ball, Ali defends it off the back foot and into the ground.

70.5
0

Jimmy Neesham to Azhar Ali

Length ball, Ali pushes it to mid on.

70.4
0

Jimmy Neesham to Azhar Ali

The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through.

70.3
0

Jimmy Neesham to Azhar Ali

Good length ball outside off, Ali leaves it alone.

70.2
0

Jimmy Neesham to Azhar Ali

Length ball around off, Ali defends it off the back foot.

70.1
0

Jimmy Neesham to Azhar Ali

Length ball outside off, Ali leaves it.

69.6
0

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Floated on middle, Misbah sweeps it to square leg.

69.5
0

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

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

69.4
0

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Flighted around off, Misbah defends it to the off side.

69.3
0

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

Flat outside off, Misbah lets it go to the keeper.

69.2
6

Mark Craig to Misbah ul Haq

SIX! THAT'S A HUGE ONE! Flighted around off, Misbah gets on his knee and slogs this over the mid-wicket region for a biggie.

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18th Test fifty for Ali.

69.1
3

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Short outside off, Ali cuts it through the point for three runs. That's his fifty!

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Mark Craig comes into the attack.

68.6
0

Jimmy Neesham to Misbah ul Haq

Misbah plays inside the line to an outside off delivery.

68.5
0

Jimmy Neesham to Misbah ul Haq

Length on off, angled in, Misbah blocks it with ease.

68.4
0

Jimmy Neesham to Misbah ul Haq

Outside off, left alone!

68.3
1

Jimmy Neesham to Azhar Ali

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

68.2
0

Jimmy Neesham to Azhar Ali

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

68.1
0

Jimmy Neesham to Azhar Ali

Bowls it full outside off, Ali pushes this one to the cover-point region.

67.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Misbah watchfully defends that one.

67.5
2

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Straying on the pads, Misbah nudges it fine for a couple of runs.

67.4
0

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Bowls it outside off, Misbah shoulders arms.

67.3
4

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

FOUR! Put away! Short delivery on middle and leg. Misbah's eyes lit up as he rocks back and smacks it over mid-wicket for a boundary.

67.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

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

67.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Misbah ul Haq

Flat on off, blocked off the back foot.

66.6
0

Jimmy Neesham to Azhar Ali

Length ball just outside off, Ali blocks it with ease.

66.5
0

Jimmy Neesham to Azhar Ali

Shortish outside off, defended off the back foot.

66.4
0

Jimmy Neesham to Azhar Ali

Full length around off, Ali rocks forward to block that one.

66.3
1

Jimmy Neesham to Misbah ul Haq

Very full outside off, Misbah digs it out on the off side for a single.

66.2
0

Jimmy Neesham to Misbah ul Haq

Good delivery! Bowls it on a good length around off, nips away to beat the outside edge of the bat.

66.1
0

Jimmy Neesham to Misbah ul Haq

Pushed to mid off.

65.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

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

65.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Once again Ali lunges to defend a full ball.

65.4
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Ali bends forward to block that one.

65.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Punched off the back foot by the batsman.

65.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Flat on middle and leg, defended off the back foot.

65.1
4

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

FOUR! Friendly delivery first up! Short on middle and leg, Ali rocks back and pulls it hard through mid-wicket for a boundary.

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Ish back into the attack.

64.6
0

Jimmy Neesham to Misbah ul Haq

Length just outside off, nips in a tad, Misbah lets it through.

64.5
0

Jimmy Neesham to Misbah ul Haq

Driven through the covers by the batsman.

64.4
0

Jimmy Neesham to Misbah ul Haq

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

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Misbah-UL-Haq comes to bat!

64.3
W

Jimmy Neesham to Younis Khan

OUT! Younus Khan departs! New Zealand have the vital breakthrough. Lapse of concentration there. Half-tracker outside off, Khan goes cuts it straight to Craig at cover. Good innings but thrown away in the end. Can this trigger a collapse?

64.2
0

Jimmy Neesham to Younis Khan

Fullish on middle and leg, played to mid-wicket.

64.1
2

Jimmy Neesham to Younis Khan

Full toss on off, Khan works it through mid-wicket for a couple.

63.6
1

Corey Anderson to Younis Khan

Bit full outside off driven to deep point for a single.

63.5
0

Corey Anderson to Younis Khan

Similar type of delivery, played to the same fielder.

63.4
0

Corey Anderson to Younis Khan

A tad full outside off, driven towards point.

63.3
0

Corey Anderson to Younis Khan

Good length ball, played towards mid off.

63.2
0

Corey Anderson to Younis Khan

Length ball on the middle and off, defends it towards the bowler.

63.1
1

Corey Anderson to Azhar Ali

A short ball outside off, played towards third man for a single.

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It's time for drinks.

62.6
0

Jimmy Neesham to Younis Khan

Over-pitched on middle and leg, Younus drives this one down to mid on.

62.5
1

Jimmy Neesham to Azhar Ali

Ali plays this one down to the point region and the batsman cross for a single.

62.4
1

Jimmy Neesham to Younis Khan

Younus nudges this one down to mid wicket for a single.

62.3
0

Jimmy Neesham to Younis Khan

Younus defends if off the front foot.

62.2
0

Jimmy Neesham to Younis Khan

Full and wide outside off, Younus goes for the drive, but straight to the fielder at cover.

62.1
0

Jimmy Neesham to Younis Khan

Full outside off, Younus defends it off the front foot.

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Jimmy Neesham into the attack.

61.6
0

Corey Anderson to Azhar Ali

Fuller outside off, left by the batsman, the keeper collects it.

61.5
0

Corey Anderson to Azhar Ali

Full ball, Ali looks to defend, gets a bottom edge for no run.

61.4
0

Corey Anderson to Azhar Ali

A similar length delivery, played in the same way. Ali leaves it for the keeper.

61.3
0

Corey Anderson to Azhar Ali

A length ball, angling away, left for the keeper.

61.2
1

Corey Anderson to Younis Khan

A fuller delivery outside off, played towards deep point for a single.

61.1
0

Corey Anderson to Younis Khan

A good length delivery on middle and off, defends it back to the bowler.

60.6
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Fullish on off, Ali defends it off the front foot.

60.5
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Good length outside off, Ali lets this go through to the keeper.

60.4
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Full length ball, Ali drives this one to mid on.

60.3
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Length ball on middle, Ali plays this one straight back to the bowler.

60.2
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Length ball outside off, Ali lets it go through to the keeper.

60.1
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Full and angled in from round the wicket, Ali defends it off the front foot.

59.6
0

Corey Anderson to Younis Khan

Driven to mid off by Younus.

59.5
0

Corey Anderson to Younis Khan

Fullish outside off, Younus plays it to covers.

59.4
1

Corey Anderson to Azhar Ali

Good length ball around off, Younus punches it through the point region for a single.

59.3
1

Corey Anderson to Younis Khan

Yorker length ball around off, Ali drives it towards point for a single.

59.2
0

Corey Anderson to Younis Khan

Full and angled across wide outside off, the batsman lets it go to the keeper.

59.1
0

Corey Anderson to Younis Khan

Length ball outside off, Ali shoulders his arms to that one.

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Corey Anderson comes back into the attack.

58.6
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Length ball angled in, Ali lets it go to the keeper.

58.5
1

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

Younus drives the full ball to mid on for a single.

58.4
0

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

A good length ball outside off and well played towards backward point for no run.

58.3
0

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

A yorker, and well played by Khan. That's a dot ball.

58.2
0

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

A good length delivery at angling away, defended off the back foot by Khan.

58.1
0

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

A fuller delivery outside off, Khan leans in and drives towards short cover for no run.

57.6
1

Tim Southee to Younis Khan

On the pads, Ali flicks it to square leg for a single.

57.5
1

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Ali drives the full ball to mid off for a quick single.

57.4
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Short of a length ball around off, Ali lets it go to the keeper.

57.3
1

Tim Southee to Younis Khan

A bit short outside off, Younus cuts it through the point region for a single.

57.2
0

Tim Southee to Younis Khan

Full this time, Younus lunges forward and blocks it.

57.1
0

Tim Southee to Younis Khan

Good length ball around off, Younus rocks to the back foot and defends it.

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100-run stand between Ali and Younus.

56.6
1

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

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

56.5
0

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

Fuller around off, Younus looks to drive but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

56.4
2

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

Banged in short by Boult, Younus pulls it wide of fine leg for a couple of runs.

56.3
0

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

Full on middle, Younus drives it straight back.

56.2
0

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

Full outside off, Younus comes in the line of the ball and defends it.

56.1
0

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through.

55.6
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Length on offer outside off, Ali lets it go to the keeper.

55.5
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Wide down the leg side, Ali looks to flick but doesn't connect.

55.4
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Bouncer! Ali does well to evade it.

55.3
1

Tim Southee to Younis Khan

Younus works the length ball towards mid-wicket for a single.

55.2
0

Tim Southee to Younis Khan

Good length ball outside off, Younus lets it go to the keeper.

55.1
1

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

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

54.6
0

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

Full ball coming back in, Younus gets an inside edge onto the pads.

54.5
0

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

Yorker length ball, Younus does well to dig it out.

54.4
0

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

Good length ball around off, Younus pushes it back to the bowler.

54.3
0

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

Length ball, Younus defends it off the back foot.

54.2
0

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

Fuller around off, Younus drives it to covers.

54.1
0

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

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

53.6
2

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

A full length ball, outside off, driven by the batsman through mid off, well fielded by the fielder, a couple taken.

53.5
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Length ball, a good leave by the batsman.

53.4
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Fuller in length on off, driven off the front foot to mid off.

53.3
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

A good length delivery, tries to drive gets an inside edge, for a dot.

53.2
1

Tim Southee to Younis Khan

Full and angling away from the batsman, Khan tries to drive it through covers but it takes the outside edge of the bat and loops over point for one.

53.1
1

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Full and sliding down the leg side, Ali works it to long leg for a single.

52.6
0

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

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

52.5
4

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

FOUR OVERTHROWS! Yorker length ball and Younus digs it straight back towards the bowler. Boult collects it and throws it back towards the stump. The throw bounces from the turf and goes wide from the keeper and it goes to the fence for four overthrows.

52.4
0

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

Good length ball around off, Younus defends it off the front foot.

52.3
0

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

A short length ball, Khan goes across and plays it towards mid on. The ball was in the air for some time, could have been a catch, but it goes one bounce to the fielder.

52.2
0

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

A good length delivery, driven towards mid off for no run.

52.1
0

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

Played towards gully, from the crease.

51.6
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Full and angled in, Ali drives it towards mid on.

51.5
1

Tim Southee to Younis Khan

Low full toss on pads, Younus flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

51.4
0

Tim Southee to Younis Khan

Full and straight, Younus drives it straight back.

51.3
0

Tim Southee to Younis Khan

Back of a length, Khan gets forward and plays a defensive shot for no run.

51.2
0

Tim Southee to Younis Khan

Same length and line, Khan leaves the ball.

51.1
0

Tim Southee to Younis Khan

A good length ball outside off, Khan plays it to point.

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Southee to bowl from the other end.

50.6
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

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

50.5
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Good legnth ball around off, Ali defends it off the front foot.

50.4
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump.

50.3
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

A good defensive short from within the crease.

50.2
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Played through the covers for no run.

50.1
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

A short delivery outside off, the batsman leaves it for the keeper.

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We are back for the second session, Azhar Ali to take the strike and Trent Boult to bowl.

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Day 3, Session 2....

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A brilliant session for Pakistan, 0 wickets and 84 runs. Younus Khan and Azhar Ali played well to take Pakistan's total past 100 in this session. Their partnership is also closing in to a 100-run mark. Younus Khan went on to score his 29th Test fifty and is looking solid at the crease. Azhar Ali too is defending the ball and rotating the strike well. Pakistan still trail by 285 runs and will look to minimize this in the next session. The Kiwis will have to work hard and they will hope to break this partnership as soon as possible. Join us in a while for the afternoon session on Day 3.

49.6
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Khan bends forward to block that one. LUNCH, DAY 3!

49.5
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

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

49.4
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Short outside off, cut to point.

49.3
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Full outside off, Khan gets forward to defend but gets an outside edge, that goes all along the ground, towards slip.

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29th Test Fifty for Younus.

49.2
4

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

FOUR! Gift from Craig! Full toss on off, Khan dances down the track and whacks it over mid on to find the fence.

49.1
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

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Craig back on!

48.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Ali bends forward to dead bat that one.

48.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Short on off, defended on the on side.

48.4
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Pitched up, Ali drives it to mid off.

48.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Wide outside off, Ali watches the keeper as he pouches it.

48.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Pushed to mid off.

48.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Very full on off, Ali pushes it to cover.

47.6
0

Tim Southee to Younis Khan

Fullish length on off, Khan drives it straight down the ground to wards mid off where McCullum dives in full length to stop it.

47.5
0

Tim Southee to Younis Khan

Pitched up outside off, driven to cover.

47.4
1

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Good length on off, Khan defends it towards point for a single.

47.3
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Slight reverse there. Full delivery, reverses in a tad, Khan pushes it to mid off.

47.2
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Length outside off, Ali lets it through. There was some away seam movement there.

47.1
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Fullish length on off, Ali defends it off the front foot.

46.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Straying on the pads, Khan turns it to square leg.

46.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

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

46.4
4

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

FOUR! Nicely done! Tossed up just outside off, Khan sweeps it beautifully through square leg for a boundary. That takes him to 49.

46.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Another front foot defense.

46.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Khan rocks forward to block that one.

46.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Wide outside off, Khan tries to drive but mistimes it.

45.6
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

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

45.5
1

Tim Southee to Younis Khan

Drifting on the pads, turned through square leg for a single.

45.4
0

Tim Southee to Younis Khan

Pitched up outside off, pushed to cover.

45.3
0

Tim Southee to Younis Khan

Outside off, left alone!

45.2
1

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Ali drives this through cover for a single.

45.1
1

Tim Southee to Younis Khan

Length on off, blocked from within the crease towards cover for a single.

44.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Full outside off, driven to extra cover.

44.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Ali lunges in defense.

44.4
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Nice delivery! Flatter on off, spins away, Ali rocks back to defend it.

44.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

It's been driven superbly through the covers.

44.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Short outside off, Ali rocks back and punches it to cover.

44.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Wide outside off, left alone!

43.6
0

Tim Southee to Younis Khan

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

43.5
0

Tim Southee to Younis Khan

Length just outside off, Khan pushes it to cover.

43.4
0

Tim Southee to Younis Khan

Harmless delivery outside off, Khan has no business with it.

43.3
0

Tim Southee to Younis Khan

Full in length once again around off, Khan pushes it to mid off.

43.2
0

Tim Southee to Younis Khan

Pitched up on off, Khan drives it towards short cover.

43.1
0

Tim Southee to Younis Khan

Full outside off, Khan drives it cover.

42.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Outside off, left alone!

42.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Loopy outside off, Ali lets it through.

42.4
1

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Flat on middle and leg, Khan works it towards mid on for a quick single.

42.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Flighted on middle and leg, Khan defends it off the front foot.

42.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

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

42.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

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

41.6
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Outside off, left alone!

41.5
1
lb

Tim Southee to Younis Khan

Angled in on the pads, Khan tries to flick it but the ball kisses the pads and goes to fine leg. They take one!

41.4
1

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Straying on the pads, flicked away for a single.

41.3
3

Tim Southee to Younis Khan

Full length outside off, driven beautifully through covers for 3 runs..

41.2
0

Tim Southee to Younis Khan

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

41.1
0

Tim Southee to Younis Khan

On a length on off, Khan defends it off the back foot.

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Southee back on!

40.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Yorker length ball, Ali flicks it to mid-wicket.

40.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Tossed up outside off, Ali drives it to covers.

40.4
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Short bal loustdie off, Ali defends it off the back foot.

40.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Floated from round the wicket, Younus works it to the square leg fielder.

40.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Short ball on middle, Younus goes back and blocks it.

40.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Flighted outside off, Ali drives it to covers.

39.6
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Short again, Ali pushes it to covers.

39.5
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Floated ball Ali defends it straight back.

39.4
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Younus defends the tossed uop delivery off the front foot.

39.3
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Yorker length ball, Younus digs it out.

39.2
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Flighted outside off, Younus lunges forward and defends it.

39.1
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Ful land sliding down the leg side, Younus works it to short fine leg.

38.6
4

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

FOUR! Easy pickings! Flat and short on off, Ali rocks back and whacks it over mid-wicket for a boundary.

38.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Brilliant delivery! On a length on off, spins away sharply to beat the outside edge. Good channel from the leggie.

38.4
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Slightly short on off, played towards point.

38.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Flat on off, Ali defends it from within the crease.

38.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Full around off, driven to cover.

38.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Tossed up around off, Ali lunges in a defense.

37.6
1

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Slightly on the pads, flicked on the on side for a single.

37.5
0

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Another front foot defense.

37.4
0

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

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

37.3
0

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Fuller and straighter on middle and leg, defended off the front foot.

37.2
0

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Ali skips down the pitch and hits it straight t o mid off.

37.1
0

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

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

36.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Younus looks to defend but gets beaten.

36.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Younus defends the short ball off the back foot and into the ground.

36.4
0

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Full and floated, Younus drives it to mid on.

36.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Younus stays in the crease and defends the flighted ball.

36.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

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

36.1
1

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

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

35.6
4

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

FOUR! Younus dances down the track smashes this one over the mid-wicket region for a boundary.

35.5
1

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Tossed up delivery, Ali plays it to mid on for a single.

35.4
0

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Floated around off, Ali plays it to point.

35.3
0

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Flat outside off Ali looks to defend it but gets beaten by the spin.

35.2
0

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Flighted ball around off, Ali defends it off the back foot.

35.1
0

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

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

34.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

The ball takes the outside edge and that's a single.

34.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

A delivery on the middle stump, Younus defends it and gets an inside edge for one at square leg.

34.4
0

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

A full ball, defended for no run.

34.3
1

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

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

34.2
4

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

FOUR! A flighted leg spinner outside off, Ali leans in and drives it towards the covers for a boundary.

34.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Loopy leg spinner around off, Ali defends it off his front foot.

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Drinks break!

33.6
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

On the pads, Younus works it to square leg.

33.5
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Loopy delievry around off, Younus blocks it off the front foot.

33.4
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Younus was trying to sweep the ball from outside off but gets beaten.

33.3
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

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

33.2
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

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

33.1
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Pitching outside off and turning back in, Younus defends it off the back foot.

32.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

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

32.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Short ball, Ali pushes it to the cover region.

32.4
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Floated on middle, Ali looks to defend off the front foot but gets beaten. The keeper dislodges the bails but he is inside the crease.

32.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Flat and quick outside off, Ali lets it go to the keeper.

32.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Floated on middle and leg, Ali defend sit off the front foot.

32.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Flat on middle, Ali defends it off the back foot.

31.6
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

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

31.5
6

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

SIX! Another maximum! Flighted on middle and leg, Younus charges down the track and slogs it over the mid-wicket region for another biggie. 50 Partnership between Younus and Ali!

31.4
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Flat on middle from round the wicket, Younus defends it off the back foot.

31.3
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

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

31.2
4

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

FOUR! Another boundary! Flighted around off, Younus lunges forward and drives it through the extra cover region for a boundary.

31.1
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Short outside off, Younus pushes it to covers.

30.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Ali plays the flat delivery towards mid-wicket.

30.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

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

30.4
2

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Short again outside off, Ali cuts it through the backward point region. Anderson chases it and stops it and the batsmen take a couple.

30.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Short outsdie off, Ali cuts it to point.

30.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Flighted around off, Ali drives it to covers.

30.1
1

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Flighted aound off, Younus gets an outside edge fine down the off side for a single.

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Sodhi comes back into the attack.

29.6
0

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Short and quick outside off, Ali opens the face of his bat and guides it to short third man.

29.5
1

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Floated outside off, Younus works it through mid on for a single.

29.4
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Full and flighted outside off, Younus defends it off the front foot.

29.3
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Short ball outside off, Younus works it to the leg side.

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The ball is lost in the stands. A official finds it and returns it back.

29.2
6

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

SIX! Glorious hit! Flighted ball and Younus comes down the ground and lofts it over the long on region for a biggie.

29.1
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Flighted around off, Younus defends it off the front foot.

28.6
0

Corey Anderson to Azhar Ali

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

28.5
4

Corey Anderson to Azhar Ali

FOUR! Well played! Short ball outside off, Ali plays it with the angled bat and guides it over the gullyy fielder for a boundary.

28.4
0

Corey Anderson to Azhar Ali

Bouncer! Ali ducks under it.

28.3
0

Corey Anderson to Azhar Ali

Short of a length ball outside off, Ali sways away.

28.2
0

Corey Anderson to Azhar Ali

Short of a good length ball on middle and leg, Ali defends it off the back foot.

28.1
4

Corey Anderson to Azhar Ali

FOUR! Full around off, Ali gets his front leg out and drives the ball through the cover region for a boundary. McCullum dives but cannot stop it.

27.6
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot.

27.5
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

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

27.4
2

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Younus sweeps it through the square leg region for a couple.

27.3
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

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

27.2
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Beaten! Short outside off and coming in, Younus looks to cut but misses it.

27.1
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Pitched outside off and turning in a long way, Younus defends it off the back foot.

26.6
0

Corey Anderson to Azhar Ali

Ali chooses to leave the ball outside the off stump line.

26.5
1

Corey Anderson to Younis Khan

Length ball on middle and leg, Younus works it to square leg for a single.

26.4
0

Corey Anderson to Younis Khan

Full and angled across, Younus chooses to leave it.

26.3
0

Corey Anderson to Younis Khan

Good length ball angled away, Younus lets it go to the keeper.

26.2
0

Corey Anderson to Younis Khan

Good length ball outside off, Younus defends it to the off side.

26.1
4

Corey Anderson to Younis Khan

FOUR! Full toss outside off, Younus drives it elegantly through the cover region for a boundary.

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Corey Anderson to bowl now.

25.6
1

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

On the pads, Younus works it to fine leg for a single and keeps the strike.

25.5
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

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

25.4
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

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

25.3
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

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

25.2
1

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Goes back and punches it through covers for one.

25.1
1

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Full flighted ball on off, pushed down to mid on for a run.

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Mark Craig into the attack.

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The umpire is keeping a close eye on Boult's landing area. No official warning yet.

24.6
2

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Good length ball on the pads, Younus flicks it through square leg for another couple.

24.5
0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Full and landing around off, Younus draws forward in defense.

24.4
1

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

Length ball sliding down the leg side, Younus nudges it to fine leg for two.

24.3
0

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

Too wide on the off side for the batsman to make any contact.

24.2
0

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

Good length ball on middle, Khan defends it from the crease to the leg side.

24.1
0

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

Bouncer on middle, Khan ducks under it.

23.6
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump.

23.5
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

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

23.4
2

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Back of a length ball, Ali punches it through the cover region for a couple of runs.

23.3
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Full and sliding down the leg side, Ali lets it go to the keeper.

23.2
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Good length ball outside off, Ali shoulders his arm to that one.

23.1
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Full ball, Ali defends it towards mid on.

22.6
0

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

Younus pushes the good length ball towards mid on.

22.5
0

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

Good length ball, Younus rocks to the back foot and defends it.

22.4
0

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

Banged in short, Younus ducks under it.

22.3
0

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

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

22.2
0

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

Pitched up around off, Younus lunges forward and defends it.

22.1
0

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

Full and angled away, Younus shoulders his arm to that one.

21.6
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Banged in short, Ali does well to evade it.

21.5
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Length on middle and leg, Ali punches it towards mid on where the fielder dives and stops it.

21.4
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Back of a length ball, Ali pushes it to mid on.

21.3
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Driving length outside off, Ali chooses to let it go to the keeper.

21.2
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump.

21.1
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Good length ball keeping low, Ali defend sit off the front foot.

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Something wrong with the seam of the ball. Umpires are changing it.

20.6
4

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

FOUR! Driven away! Full and around off, Younus drives it through the cover region for a boundary.

20.5
1

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali

Back of a length ball on the leg stump line, Ali nudges it to fine leg off his toes for a single.

20.4
1

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

Good length ball angled across, Younus pushes it to covers for a single.

20.3
0

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

Good length ball on middle and leg, Younus blocks it off the front foot.

20.2
0

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

Over-pitched ball on middle, Younus defends it watchfully.

20.1
0

Trent Boult to Younis Khan

Full and angled across, Younus lets it go to the keeper.

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Trent Boult to bowl from the other end.

19.6
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Banged in short by Southee, Ali ducks under it.

19.5
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

Full outside off, Ali lets it go to the keeper.

19.4
0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali

On the pads again, Ali plays it to mid on.

19.3
1

Tim Southee to Younis Khan

Fuller on middle and leg, Younus flicks it to fine leg for a single.

19.2
0

Tim Southee to Younis Khan

Fuller around off, Younus defends it watchfully.

19.1
0

Tim Southee to Younis Khan

A tad full on middle, Southee defends it straight back.

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Right then! The players have made their way to the middle. Younus Khan on strike and Tim Southee to bowl.

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The pitch will offer more spin today as the sun wears it out. The footmarks have started to appear now and that will be good news for the spin duo of Mark Craig and Ish Sodhi.

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Hello and welcome to the start of Day 3 of the second Test match. Pakistan are under a lot of pressure as they find themselves chasing a game after a long time. New Zealand have posted a big total on the board and that pressure is showing on Pakistan who have already lost 2 wickets as both openers are back in the hut. Having bossed the proceedings for so long, Pakistan will finally be tested here as the pitch will play some tricks as the game heads into Day 3.

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Big day ahead for both the teams tomorrow. New Zealand have a chance to keep the Pakistani batsmen silent this time. Pakistan still trail by 369 runs and would look to bat long tomorrow. Join us back tomorrow to catch the day 3 action!

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Close-fought day of Test cricket! New Zealand started the day having lost just three wickets but Pakistan removed the two overnight batsmen in no time. The lower middle order came to the rescue for New Zealand as Watling and Craig added crucial runs. The Kiwis somehow managed to go past the 400-run mark. Later, New Zealand bowled well to remove the two Pakistani openers and now the game is hanging pretty nicely.

18.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Flighted outside off, Ali lunges forward and defends with soft hands. THAT"S ALL FOR TODAY AS PAKISTAN END DAY 2!

18.5
1

Ish Sodhi to Younis Khan

Flat on middle, Younus flicks it away off his pads to square leg and they scramble for a quick single.

18.4
1

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Tossed up around off, pushed away softly through cover for a single.

18.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Tossed up on middle, Azhar taps this one down to the leg side.

18.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

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

18.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Ali goes back to a flat ball and looks to defend but is struck on the pads.

17.6
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Loopy on middle, defended with a straight bat, back on to the pitch.

17.5
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Younus stretches well forward and pushes the ball to cover.

17.4
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Floated up on off, driven back to Craig.

17.3
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

Flighted on off, Khan gets forward and defends.

17.2
0

Mark Craig to Younis Khan

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

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Still no nightwatchman, Younus Khan makes his way to the crease.

17.1
W

Mark Craig to Taufeeq Umar

OUT! The foot was on the line! FLighted on off, Umar leans forward and is completetly deceived as it just goes past his bat. The keeper collects the ball cleanly and dislodges the bails. The umpire asks for a referral from the third umpire. Replay suggests his feet was on the line. Another one goes down for Pakistan.

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Appeal for stumping has been referred upstairs.

16.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Flighted outside off, spins away, Ali leaves it alone.

16.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Tossed up around off, Ali bends forward and defends softly.

16.4
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Slightly flat on off, Ali rocks back and punches straight to cover.

16.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Flighted on off stump, Ali leans forward and blocks.

16.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Flat outside off, punched away to the covers.

16.1
1

Ish Sodhi to Taufeeq Umar

A bit short but very slow, Umar goes back and cuts to the left of point for a single.

15.6
0

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Ali plays that off the front foot and into the ground.

15.5
0

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Ali lets the ball go outside his off stump.

15.4
0

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

No run.

15.3
0

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Ali defends it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

15.2
0

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Flat on middle, Azhar punches it to point.

15.1
0

Mark Craig to Azhar Ali

Tossed up on middle, Azhar defends it off the back foot.

14.6
3

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Tossed up outside off stump, Ali gets forward to the pitch of the ball and drives through cover for three runs.

14.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Azhar Ali

Slow and flat around off, Ali goes back and punches the ball to cover.

!

No nightwatchman, Azhar Ali comes in to bat.

14.4
W

Ish Sodhi to Shan Masood

OUT! That's a ripper from Ish Sodhi! Flighted outside off stump, Masood is drawn forward and he looks to defend with a decent stride. The ball sneaks through the tiny gap between bat and pad and finds the off stump. The ball had landed on the rough. This is a ball that will be etched in the memory of many cricket fans for sure. Masood was bamboozled by the googly earlier and now the sharp leg spinner has done him in.

14.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Shan Masood

Masood gets nicely forward to a flighted ball outside off and defends softly.

14.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Shan Masood

A beautiful googly angled in towards middle and off. Masood goes back to defend but brings his bat down the wrong line and is hit high on his back leg.

14.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Shan Masood

Flighted well outside off, Masood stretches towards the ball and defends.

13.6
0

Mark Craig to Taufeeq Umar

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

13.5
1

Mark Craig to Shan Masood

Tossed up on leg, Masood flicks it of his pads to mid wicket for a single.

13.4
1

Mark Craig to Taufeeq Umar

Floated on off, driven past mid on for a run.

13.3
0

Mark Craig to Taufeeq Umar

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

13.2
0

Mark Craig to Taufeeq Umar

Flighted on off, Umar gets forward and blocks.

13.1
1

Mark Craig to Shan Masood

Fullish on leg, flicked away off his pad down to square leg for a single.

12.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Taufeeq Umar

Tossed up on off, Masood gets well forward and blocks.

12.5
3

Ish Sodhi to Shan Masood

Short delivery outside off, Masood camps back and cuts through cover-point for three runs as the ball slows down in the outfield.

12.4
0

Ish Sodhi to Shan Masood

Flighted on off, Masood presses forward and blocks calmly.

12.3
0

Ish Sodhi to Shan Masood

Flat and quick on middle, Masood goes back and inside edges the ball on to his pads. That kept low!

12.2
1

Ish Sodhi to Taufeeq Umar

Umar dances out to a flighted ball and drives to mid on for a single.

12.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Taufeeq Umar

Tossed up on off, defended solidly off the front foot.

11.6
0

Mark Craig to Shan Masood

Masood drives this one to mid-off.

11.5
0

Mark Craig to Shan Masood

Masood defends this off the front foot.

11.4
0

Mark Craig to Shan Masood

Masood comes forward and blocks.

11.3
0

Mark Craig to Shan Masood

Short outside off, cut away to backward point.

11.2
0

Mark Craig to Shan Masood

Floated on middle, MAsood drives it straight back to the bowler

11.1
0

Mark Craig to Shan Masood

Flat on off, Masood defends it of the back foot.

10.6
0

Ish Sodhi to Taufeeq Umar

Umar goes back to a flat ball and defends.

10.5
0

Ish Sodhi to Taufeeq Umar

Shortish outside off, cut away to point from the crease.

10.4
1

Ish Sodhi to Shan Masood

Flighted on off, Masood gets forward in defense towards cover for one.

10.3
1

Ish Sodhi to Taufeeq Umar

Flat delivery outside off, punched sweetly through cover for a single.

10.2
0

Ish Sodhi to Taufeeq Umar

Flighted delivery on middle, defended neatly off the front foot.

10.1
0

Ish Sodhi to Taufeeq Umar

Tossed up on off, Umar leans well forward and blocks.

!

Ish Sodhi into the attack too.

9.6
0

Mark Craig to Shan Masood

Flat on off, Masood goes back and punches to cover.

9.5
0

Mark Craig to Shan Masood

Beaten! Tossed up just outside off, Umar goes forward to defend but the ball goes past the outside edge.

9.4
0

Mark Craig to Shan Masood

Umar leans nicely forward in defense.

9.3
0

Mark Craig to Shan Masood

Floated up on off stump, defended off the front foot.

9.2
0

Mark Craig to Shan Masood

Floated up on off, pushed away to cover.

9.1
1

Mark Craig to Taufeeq Umar

Flighted outside off, Umar goes back to cut but gets more of an edge to third man for one.

8.6
0

Trent Boult to Shan Masood

Masood does well to leave that bouncer.

8.5
0

Trent Boult to Shan Masood

Pitched up outside off, Masood shoulders arms.

8.4
0

Trent Boult to Shan Masood

Fullish and just outside off, left alone once again.

8.3
0

Trent Boult to Shan Masood

Length ball just outside off, Masood shoulders arms.

8.2
0

Trent Boult to Shan Masood

Length ball just outside off, Masood shoulders arms.

8.1
0

Trent Boult to Shan Masood

Fullish on leg stump, Masood looks to flick but the ball brushes his pads and goes to Watling.

7.6
0

Mark Craig to Taufeeq Umar

Punched off the back foot by Umar.

7.5
0

Mark Craig to Taufeeq Umar

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

7.4
0

Mark Craig to Taufeeq Umar

Played through mid-wicket by Umar.

7.3
4

Mark Craig to Taufeeq Umar

FOUR! Short and wide on off, Umar hangs back and slaps this one through the point fence for a boundary.

7.2
0

Mark Craig to Taufeeq Umar

Flighted on off, Umar defends it again this time off the front foot.

7.1
0

Mark Craig to Taufeeq Umar

Floated on off, Umar defends it of the front foot.

!

Mark Craig into the attack.

6.6
0

Trent Boult to Shan Masood

Length ball on off, Masood leans forward and defends it presenting the full face of the bat.