Azhar Ali scored 39 runs from 102 balls, including four boundaries and a six © AFP (File Photo)
Azhar Ali scored 39 runs from 102 balls, including four boundaries and a six © AFP (File Photo)

Nov 26, 2014

New Zealand managed to get the much-needed breakthrough to the 87-run partnership for the second wicket that Mohammad Hafeez and Azhar Ali managed, with the dismissal of Ali off the bowling of Mark Craig for 39 from 102 balls to leave Pakistan at 131 for two in the 46th over on the first day of the third and final Test at Sharjah on Wednesday.

Pakistan earlier won the toss, their second such success in the current series, and elected to bat. Hafeez was brought in place of a struggling Taufeeq Umar, while Ehsan Adil was replaced by Mohammad Talha. New Zealand made the only change of bringing veteran spinner Daniel Vettori in place of James Neesham.

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