Tim Southee's spell with the second new ball brought the tourists back in the game © Getty Images (File Photo)
Tim Southee’s spell with the second new ball brought the tourists back in the game © Getty Images (File Photo)

Nov 19, 2014

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Stumps on Day three: Wicket for New Zealand late in the day. This wicket will give them the upper hand. He survived a chance earlier but this time there is no reprieve. It was a length delivery outside off and Asad pushed at it away from the body only to edge it to Taylor at first slip. He falls six short of a fifty. So whose Day it was? The wicket has put New Zealand in the driving seat as Pakistan are still 122 runs behind.
Asad Shafiq c Taylor b Southee 44 (73)

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Azhar Ali is dismissed. New Zealand are crawling back in the game. Sarfraz Ahmed  is the new man in. Pakistan are still 183 runs behind. This session has already produced two important wickets for the tourists.
Out! Azhar Ali b Sodhi 75 (225)

 

 

 

First wicket of the series for Trent Boult. Misbah edges to the slips and Taylor takes a regulation slip catch. New Zealand strike as soon as the take the new ball.  Pakistan are still 208 runs behind.
OUT! Misbah c Taylor b Boult 28(55)

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Tea on Day Three: Some relief for New Zealand as they took the only wicket of the day. Pakistan are still 221 runs behind New Zealand and there are seven sessions are left in the game. Only 65 runs has been score in this session.
18th Test half century for Azhar Ali. His 51 came in 150 balls. His application and concentration was really admirable. Misbah from the other end has started to attack the spinners.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First wicket of the day for New Zealand. Pakistan’s run machine Younis Khan is gone for 72. Neesham has broken the solid stand! Younis has picked out the cover fielder to perfection. It was a short and wide delivery, no feet movement from Younis as he slaps this hard, straight down the throat of Craig at cover.
Younis Khan c Craig b Neesham 72 (160)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drinks Break: Still no wicket for the tourist in the day. Jimmy Neesham is in the attack now. Younis Khan is nearing another Test ton. In the last hour Pakistan scored 23 runs in 13 overs. Younis Khan is the 4th player to reach 1000 Test runs in 2014 – first non Sri Lankan.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Second session will be crucial for both the teams. Pakistan would like to continue their good work, on the other hand New Zealand need couple of wickets to get back in the match. Brendon McCullum has started with Southee and Boult as the ball is reversing.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Lunch on day three: Another fifty for the run machine of Pakistan Younis Khan. 29th Test fifty for him. He is currently enjoying the form of his life. The fifty came in quick time. Azhar Ali also gave him good company. This partnership is taking Pakistan towards solidity. Great session for Pakistan. They scored 84 runs in this period.

 

 

Spinners are bowling from both ends but Ali and Younis though looking very comfortable at the wicket. The Pakistan scoring rate has also improved. Brendon McCullum will be looking for a wicket before lunch.

 

 

 

Pakistan batsmen are slowly but surely taking control of the innings. Specially against spinners both batsmen are very aggressive. They are not allowing the spinners to settle.

 

 

Careful start of Day three for Pakistan. Azhar and Younis are at the crease. New Zealand started the day with Boult and Southee. The ball hasn’t moved for them. Both batsmen looked quite comfortable against the pacers.

 

 

 


 

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the second Test match between Pakistan and New Zealand at Dubai. I am Sandipan Banerjee and I will be bringing you the live updates of the match.

New Zealand finished the Day Two of second Test on a high note as they restricted Pakistan to 34 for two after scoring a competitive 403 in their first innings. Earlier the middle and lower order of Kiwi batting showed resilience as they managed to put up a challenging 403 in the board. The two wickets by the New Zealand spinners put in-form Pakistani batting under some kind of pressure.

Brendon McCullum’s team are 0-1 down in the three-match Test series and having put a 400 plus score in their first innings on a track which is turning a bit, would definitely give them a genuine chance to level the series. Though it will be a challenging job for their bowlers too, as most the Pakistan batsmen are currently in good form. However the way Ish Sodhi and Mark Craig bowled in the later stages of the day’s play, on Tuesday, it will certainly give the visitors some hope. Thanks to the excellent spells by those two Kiwi spinners, both Pakistani openers were back in the pavilion.

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