New Zealand Stumbles in Chase, Pakistan Bags Recording Breaking Win by 248 runs

Misbahul Haq Test Record Against New Zealand Series

ABU DHABI – Pakistani bowlers demolished the Kiwis batting line and won by 248 runs on the final day of first test.

The last wicket was taken by Imran Khan on Thursday’s final innings.

New Zealand lost its all wickets on the score of 231 following the grand target of 480 runs in the second innings. Rahat Shah took 6 wickets.

Muhammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Younis Khan and Misbahul Haq scored centuries from Pakistani side while Tom Latham was only centurion from New Zealand.

Top 5 batsmen of Pakistan scored more than 80 runs in 1st innings which itself was a in the history of cricket.

Below is the complete scorecard of the first test match:

Day 5 – Session 1
Pakistan 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
Mohammad Hafeez c & b Anderson 96 212 137 10 0 70.07
Ahmed Shehzad hit wicket b Anderson 176 473 371 17 1 47.43
Azhar Ali b Sodhi 87 295 215 4 0 40.46
Younis Khan not out 100 205 141 10 0 70.92
Misbah-ul-Haq* not out 102 171 162 9 1 62.96
Extras (b 2, lb 2, nb 1) 5
Total (3 wickets dec; 170.5 overs; 678 mins) 566 (3.31 runs per over)

Did not batAsad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed†, Yasir Shah, Zulfiqar Babar, Rahat Ali, Imran Khan


Fall of wickets 1-178 (Mohammad Hafeez, 52.6 ov), 2-347 (Ahmed Shehzad, 115.4 ov), 3-373 (Azhar Ali, 124.4 ov)

Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
TA Boult 26 7 62 0 2.38 127 5 0
TG Southee 23 5 62 0 2.69 109 5 0 (1nb)
MD Craig 33 1 126 0 3.81 116 7 1
IS Sodhi 43 6 162 1 3.76 170 18 1
CJ Anderson 19 3 68 2 3.57 79 9 0
JDS Neesham 16 0 50 0 3.12 66 5 0
BB McCullum 10.5 1 32 0 2.95 40 1 0
New Zealand 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
TWM Latham lbw b Rahat Ali 103 308 222 13 0 46.39
BB McCullum* c Younis Khan b Zulfiqar Babar 18 74 45 2 0 40.00
KS Williamson b Rahat Ali 3 9 4 0 0 75.00
LRPL Taylor c Asad Shafiq b Zulfiqar Babar 0 20 6 0 0 0.00
CJ Anderson b Rahat Ali 48 83 70 8 0 68.57
JDS Neesham st †Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Hafeez 11 40 30 1 0 36.66
BJ Watling† lbw b Zulfiqar Babar 42 155 96 4 0 43.75
MD Craig run out (Rahat Ali/†Sarfraz Ahmed/Yasir Shah) 1 6 5 0 0 20.00
TG Southee c †Sarfraz Ahmed b Rahat Ali 0 7 5 0 0 0.00
IS Sodhi b Yasir Shah 25 56 46 5 0 54.34
TA Boult not out 0 5 0 0 0
Extras (lb 7, nb 4) 11
Total (all out; 87.3 overs; 380 mins) 262 (2.99 runs per over)

Fall of wickets 1-33 (McCullum, 17.2 ov), 2-38 (Williamson, 18.3 ov), 3-47 (Taylor, 21.2 ov), 4-130 (Anderson, 42.6 ov), 5-150 (Neesham, 51.5 ov), 6-215 (Latham, 72.4 ov), 7-219 (Craig, 73.5 ov), 8-219 (Southee, 74.5 ov), 9-262 (Sodhi, 86.6 ov),10-262 (Watling, 87.3 ov)

Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
Rahat Ali 17 10 22 4 1.29 95 4 0 (3nb)
Imran Khan 11 2 29 0 2.63 54 5 0 (1nb)
Zulfiqar Babar 27.3 5 79 3 2.87 125 8 0
Mohammad Hafeez 15 1 60 1 4.00 61 8 0
Yasir Shah 17 1 65 1 3.82 66 8 0
Pakistan 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
Mohammad Hafeez not out 101 172 130 12 2 77.69
Azhar Ali lbw b Sodhi 23 83 47 0 0 48.93
Younis Khan lbw b Sodhi 28 71 45 2 0 62.22
Sarfraz Ahmed† not out 13 18 14 1 0 92.85
Extras (b 6, lb 2, w 2) 10
Total (2 wickets dec; 39.2 overs; 172 mins) 175 (4.44 runs per over)

Did not batAhmed Shehzad, Misbah-ul-Haq*, Asad Shafiq, Yasir Shah, Zulfiqar Babar, Rahat Ali, Imran Khan


Fall of wickets 1-69 (Azhar Ali, 18.4 ov), 2-139 (Younis Khan, 34.2 ov)

Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
TA Boult 7 2 25 0 3.57 33 4 0 (2w)
TG Southee 9 0 33 0 3.66 37 1 1
IS Sodhi 13 1 66 2 5.07 41 6 1
CJ Anderson 5 1 11 0 2.20 23 1 0
MD Craig 5 0 29 0 5.80 12 3 0
BB McCullum 0.2 0 3 0 9.00 0 0 0
New Zealand 2nd innings (target: 480 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
TWM Latham c Yasir Shah b Zulfiqar Babar 20 62 35 3 0 57.14
BB McCullum* lbw b Yasir Shah 39 71 49 7 0 79.59
KS Williamson st †Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Hafeez 23 71 45 3 0 51.11
LRPL Taylor lbw b Yasir Shah 8 8 10 1 0 80.00
CJ Anderson lbw b Imran Khan 23 76 48 1 0 47.91
JDS Neesham c †Sarfraz Ahmed b Rahat Ali 0 4 2 0 0 0.00
BJ Watling† b Rahat Ali 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
MD Craig b Yasir Shah 28 70 3 0 40.00
TG Southee b Zulfiqar Babar 5 24 18 1 0 27.77
IS Sodhi not out 63 101 7 1 62.37
TA Boult not out 19 43 3 0 44.18
Extras (b 1, lb 2) 3
Total (9 wickets; 70.2 overs) 231 (3.28 runs per over)

Fall of wickets 1-57 (Latham, 13.1 ov), 2-61 (McCullum, 14.5 ov), 3-69 (Taylor, 16.4 ov), 4-111 (Williamson, 29.5 ov), 5-112 (Neesham, 30.2 ov), 6-112 (Watling, 30.3 ov), 7-121 (Anderson, 34.1 ov), 8-138 (Southee, 39.1 ov), 9-177 (Craig, 55.2 ov)

Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
Rahat Ali 11 1 48 2 4.36 46 7 0
Imran Khan 10.2 1 37 1 3.58 46 6 0
Zulfiqar Babar 24 6 48 2 2.00 118 5 0
Yasir Shah 18 1 74 3 4.11 76 9 1
Mohammad Hafeez 7 0 21 1 3.00 31 2 0

MATCH DETAILS


Toss – Pakistan, who chose to bat
Player of the match – tba
Umpires – REJ Martinesz (Sri Lanka) and RJ Tucker (Australia)
TV umpire – PR Reiffel (Australia)
Match referee – AJ Pycroft (Zimbabwe)
Close of play
  • day 1 – Pakistan 1st innings 269/1 (Ahmed Shehzad 126*, Azhar Ali 46*, 90 ov)
  • day 2 – New Zealand 1st innings 15/0 (TWM Latham 5*, BB McCullum 9*, 7 ov)
  • day 3 – Pakistan 2nd innings 15/0 (Mohammad Hafeez 5*, Azhar Ali 9*, 6 ov)
  • day 4 – New Zealand 2nd innings 174/8 (MD Craig 27*, IS Sodhi 27*, 54 ov)

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