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  • 11:31 AM IST

    Live: New Zealand vs Pakistan 2nd Test, Day 4, PAK 1/0 | Overs 3| Target 369| Azhar Ali 0 (11), Sami Aslam 1 (7): Pakistan have survived the three overs and have managed to score just one. They will need 368 more runs to win on Day Five and New Zealand need to pick up all 10 wickets to win the match and win the series 2-0. Hopefully rain will stay away on the final day, just like it did today.

  • 10:48 AM IST

    Live: New Zealand vs Pakistan 2nd Test, Day 4, NZ 313/5 | Overs 85.3| Lead by 368| Ross Taylor 102 (134), BJ Watling 15 (40): Century for Ross Taylor and New Zealand have declared and Pakistan need 369 runs to win and level the series. Excellent innings from Taylor today and Pakistan will have to face 3-4 overs today.

  • 10:39 AM IST

    Test century No. 16 for Ross Taylor and he gets there with a lovely cut!

  • 10:37 AM IST

    Live: New Zealand vs Pakistan 2nd Test, Day 4, NZ 308/5 | Overs 85| Lead by 363| Ross Taylor 97 (131), BJ Watling 15 (40): Ross Taylor is closing in on his century. Watling at the other end is playing a slow, painful innings. Will New Zealand declare once Taylor gets to his century? Let’s wait and see.

  • 10:15 AM IST

    Live: New Zealand vs Pakistan 2nd Test, Day 4, NZ 283/5 | Overs 79| Lead by 338| Ross Taylor 86 (115), BJ Watling 1 (20): Watling is going at his own pace, while Taylor is eyeing yet another Test ton. Doesn’t seem like New Zealand are in the mood to declare today, which mean this match will more or less end up as a draw.

  • 9:58 AM IST

    Live: New Zealand vs Pakistan 2nd Test, Day 4, NZ 263/5 | Overs 74| Lead by 318| Ross Taylor 67 (99), BJ Watling 0 (6): Pakistan have gotten rid of Colin de Grandhomme after he played a breezy innings of 21-ball 32. he hit six fours in his innings and has really helped push New Zealand’s lead past 300. How much longer will New Zealand bat? OUT! Colin de Grandhomme c Azhar b Imran 32 (21)

  • 9:35 AM IST

    Live: New Zealand vs Pakistan 2nd Test, Day 4, NZ 231/4 | Overs 69| Lead by 286| Ross Taylor 58 (91), Colin de Grandhomme 11 (4): Nicholls has been dismissed caught behind after he chased a very wide delivery off Imran Khan. Ross Taylor has also gone past his fifty. However, new batsman Colin de Grandhomme is off the mark with a boundary off his first ball. OUT! Henry Nicholls c Sarfraz b Imran 26 (59)

  • 8:59 AM IST

    Live: New Zealand vs Pakistan 2nd Test, Day 4, NZ 191/3 | Overs 63| Lead by 246| Ross Taylor 45 (77), Henry Nicholls 11 (41): New Zealand have started slowly. The extra bounce once again hit Taylor in the hand and is now troubling both batsmen at the crease. Pakistan will have to exploit this and get a couple of quick wickets.

  • 8:29 AM IST

    Live: New Zealand vs Pakistan 2nd Test, Day 4, NZ 181/3 | Overs 57| Lead by 236| Ross Taylor 37 (62), Henry Nicholls 9 (20): Nicholls and Taylor have survived till tea. Taylor got a nasty blow on his hand and needed some attention right away. but overall, this session too has belonged to New Zealand. They have lost Latham and Williamson but with a 236-run lead and seven wickets in hand, they are surely in command.

  • 7:47 AM IST

    Live: New Zealand vs Pakistan 2nd Test, Day 4, NZ 162/3 | Overs 52| Lead by 217| Ross Taylor 27 (48), Henry Nicholls 0 (4): A brilliant delivery from Wahab Riaz sees Lagtham walk back to the pavilion for 80. Henry Nicholls comes out to the middle to join Taylor. The duo will look to survive till tea. New Zealand already have a big lead and they will look to set Pakistan a huge target to chase. OUT! Tom Latham c Sarfraz b Riaz 80 (150)

  • 7:24 AM IST

    Shocking Stats!

  • 7:21 AM IST

    Live: New Zealand vs Pakistan 2nd Test, Day 4, NZ 144/2 | Overs 46| Lead by 199| Tom Latham 71 (134), Ross Taylor 18 (32): Some Drama out there. Taylor was adjudged LBW, but he immediately took a review. The third umpire had a look and saw that Wahab had overstepped. Had it gone to ball tracking, the ball would have gone over the stumps. The on-filed umpire got two decisions wrong in just one ball there.

  • 6:47 AM IST

    Live: New Zealand vs Pakistan 2nd Test, Day 4, NZ 111/2 | Overs 40| Lead by 166| Tom Latham 58 (119), Ross Taylor 4 (10): New Zealand have lost their skipper Kane Williamson, caught behind off Imran Khan. it was an excellent delivery from Imran and the ball just took a little nick on its way to Sarfraz Ahmed. The 96-run stand between Williamson and Latham is finally broken. OUT! Kane Williamson c Sarfraz b Imran 42 (88)

  • 6:32 AM IST

    Live: New Zealand vs Pakistan 2nd Test, Day 4, NZ 107/1 | Overs 37| Lead by 162| Tom Latham 58 (113), Kane Williamson 42 (87): New Zealand have begun well after lunch. Pakistan need a wicket or two early to put New Zealand under pressure. Looking at the way Williamson and Latham have played, it will not be easy to get rid of them.

  • 6:16 AM IST

    Yes, we are back underway at Hamilton ad it is good to see clear skies in the background

  • 5:45 AM IST

    Live: New Zealand vs Pakistan 2nd Test, Day 4, NZ 97/1 | Overs 33| Lead by 152| Tom Latham 53 (103), Kane Williamson 37 (72): And that’s lunch! it would be safe to say that the first session of the day belonged to New Zealand. Tom Latham has yet another Test fifty and along with Williamson, they have added 66 for the second wicket. After getting the wicket of Jeet Raval early, Pakistan will be disappointed to have not added to their tally. They will want to turn things around in their favour in the second session.

  • 5:14 AM IST

    Live: New Zealand vs Pakistan 2nd Test, Day 4, NZ 70/1 | Overs 29| Lead by 125| Tom Latham 31 (86), Kane Williamson 32 (65): Williamson and Latham have put on over 50 for the second wicket and more importantly, they have given New Zealand a good lead so far. Pakistan are not letting New Zealand score freely, but are not picking up wickets as well. That is surely a matter of concern, with lunch just around the corner.

  • 4:45 AM IST

    Live: New Zealand vs Pakistan 2nd Test, Day 4, NZ 52/1 | Overs 22| Lead by 107| Tom Latham 27 (65), Kane Williamson 22 (44): Latham survived a close run out chance after a direct hit from substitute fielder Yasir Shah. He was just about saved by a frame. Meanwhile, NZ go past 50 and have also established a lead over 100.

    How close was that!

  • 4:15 AM IST

    Pakistan will hope that this improves in this game

  • 4:12 AM IST

    Live: New Zealand vs Pakistan 2nd Test, Day 4, NZ 42/1 | Overs 16| Lead by 97| Tom Latham 22 (46), Kane Williamson 18 (27): Williamson is looking in excellent touch and is determined to score some quick runs for his side. Latham on the other end is playing a calm, steady innings at the moment. Pakistan need to strike here as the lead is nearing 100.

  • 3:48 AM IST

    Turned out well for Aamer

  • 3:46 AM IST

    Live: New Zealand vs Pakistan 2nd Test, Day 4, NZ 20/1 | Overs 10| Lead by 75| Tom Latham 10 (25), Kane Williamson 8 (12): Jeet Raval, the top-scorer for New Zealand in the first innings has been adjudged LBW of Aamer for just 2. That brings Kane Williamson out to the crease, who has looked busy right from the moment he arrived. Pakistan would dearly love a wicket or two in the next half hour or so. OUT! Jeet Raval LBW b Aamer 2 (23)

  • 3:23 AM IST

    Live: New Zealand vs Pakistan 2nd Test, Day 4, NZ 2/0 | Overs 5| Lead by 57| Jeet Raval 0 (17), Tom Latham 1 (13): Pakistan bowlers keep it tight, making life difficult for the NZ opening batsmen. Latham survived a review for LBW. New Zealand have got off the mark only in the fifth over.However the good news that the rain has stayed away and we were able to start on time. Hopefully, there is no rain throughout the day today.

09

Good Morning, Morning Pai, صبح بخیر! Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Pakistan in New Zealand 2016-17. This is Day Four of the second Test between New Zealand and Pakistan and this is where you will get all the live updates of the match. The second Test is being played at Seddon Park in Hamilton. Pakistan, with the help of a gritty knock by Babar Azam have put up  strong show against the hosts, while New Zealand still have a 55-run lead in their kitty and will look to build on it in their second innings. New Zealand have already taken an unassailable 1-0 lead and their aim will be to register a clean sweep.  LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd Test at Seddon Park, Hamilton.

The match has been highly affected by rain. On Day One, New Zealand put up 77 runs with the loss of 2 wickets. They built upon this the following day, taking the score to 271. Opener Jeet Raval scored a commendable half-century while it was BJ Watling’s unbeaten 49 which majorly contributed to the team’s score. Ross Taylor, who is playing with a problem in eye sight, scored 37 while newbie Colin de Grandhomme scored equal runs for New Zealand.

Sohail Khan and Imran Khan were the two Pakistan bowlers who were most effective in the innings with the ball. Imran provided Pakistan with their first breakthrough, removing an in-form Tom Latham for a golden duck. The two bowlers continued getting wickets at regular intervals, restricting the hosts from putting up any mammoth target. Sohail bagged 4 wickets while Imran got 3. The other successful bowlers were Mohammad Aamer with his 2 wickets and Wahab Riaz with his solitary wicket.

In reply, Azam shone for Pakistan to keep them in the contest despite early loss of wickets. Tim Southee provided New Zealand with their first breakthrough as Sami Aslam departed for 5. He was soon followed by skipper Azhar Ali, who could contribute with only one run. Azam took things forward, playing with a lot of patience as wickets kept falling at the other end. Experienced Younis Khan also departed early and left Pakistan reeling at 12 for 3. Azam first found a partner in Asad Shafiq, who scored 23.

Sarfraz Khan also maintained his good form, scoring a much-needed 41 and providing ample support to Azam at the other end. Sohail Khan was the last batsman to contribute with some mentionable runs as he added 37 runs to the scoreboard. Azam remained unbeaten at 90 as Pakistan put up 216, which was a remarkable recovery given the fact that they were reeling at 76 for 5 at one stage. New Zealand started their reply in the second innings but the match was interrupted due to rain and later on, the day was called off. Raval and Latham are at the crease as New Zealand will resume batting on Day Four with a 55-run lead in hand.

Teams:

Pakistan: Sami Aslam, Azhar Ali (c), Younis Khan, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Wahab Riaz, Imran Khan, Mohammad Amir, Sohail Khan.

New Zealand: Jeet Raval, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, BJ Watling (wk), Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Matt Henry.

FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd Test at Hamilton