New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum in action on Day 4 © Getty Images
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum in action on Day 4 © Getty Images

Nov 21, 2014

New Zealand lead by 177 runs as they would be resuming the final day’s play in the second Test against Pakistan in Dubai on Friday. Catch the Live Scorecard and ball-by-ball commentary of 2nd Test  match between Pakistan and New Zealand

Ross Taylor hit a return-to-form half-century to help New Zealand recover after Sarfraz Ahmed hit a fighting hundred for Pakistan. Taylor was 77 not out for his 23rd fifty to help his team recover from a shaky 79-4 to close the fourth day on 167-6, having an overall lead of 177 with four wickets intact, AFP reported.

Mark Craig (nought) was in Taylor’s company as New Zealand will seek a series-levelling win in the three-Test series on an intriguing final day. Pakistan won the first Test by 248 runs in Abu Dhabi last week.

Sarfraz’s 112 led Pakistan’s fightback as they managed 393 in their first innings in reply to New Zealand’s 403, conceding a slender 10-run lead.
Pakistani spinners Zulfiqar Babar (3-60) and Yasir Shah (3-65) had jolted New Zealand but Taylor stood firm.

Babar removed Brendon McCullum (45), Kane Williamson (11) and Jimmy Neesham (11) in another display of beguiling left-arm spin on a Dubai stadium pitch which is taking notable turn. Yasir Shah dismissed Tom Latham (nine), Corey Anderson (nought) and BJ Watling (11).

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