The match is heading for a draw in all likelihood © Getty Images
The match is heading for a draw in all likelihood © Getty Images

Nov 21, 2014

New Zealand will push for victory against Pakistan as they have a 177-run second innings lead in the second Test at Dubai. The Kiwis, however, will have an uphill task to bowl out an in-form Pakistan batting line-up on the fifth day. Catch the live streaming of Day 4 on Ten HD and Ten Sports.

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.

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