Mark Craig (centre) ended as the pick among the New Zealand bowlers, taking seven wicket for 94 runs © Getty Images
Mark Craig (centre) ended as the pick among the New Zealand bowlers, taking seven wicket for 94 runs © Getty Images

Nov 29, 2014

Pakistan and New Zealand face off on the third day of the final Test at the Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium on Saturday. New Zealand finished on a score of 249 for the loss of one wicket, with Brendon McCullum batting on a score of 153 from 145 balls and Kane Williamson on 76 from 96 balls. The Pakistan bowling attack were toyed with during the New Zealand innings, with Rahat Ali emerging the sole wicket-taker by dismissing Tom Latham.

Pakistan had earlier on the second day resumed from their overnight score of 281 for three, with Mohammad Hafeez and skipper Misbah-ul-Haq batting on 178 and 38 respectively. It wasn’t long before New Zealand got the first breakthrough of the day, with Tim Southee removing the Pakistan captain. Hafeez continued attacking the Kiwi bowlers, surpassing his previous highest Test score of 196. He fell three runs short of a well-deserved maiden Test double-ton however, when he was caught at the deep square leg boundary by Trent Boult while trying to smash Ish Sodhi for a six.

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