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New Zealand celebrate beating Pakistan 2-1 in the UAE. @AFP

Kane Williamson on Friday became the first New Zealand captain in 49 years to win an away Test series over Pakistan after his team thumped triumphed by 123 runs in the third and final Test in Abu Dhabi.

Williamson’s sublime 139 in New Zealand’s second innings aided by an unbeaten 126 by Henry Nicholls helped New Zealand set a daunting 280-run target for Pakistan on the fifth and final day. Spinners Will Somerville and Ajaz Patel, and fast bowler Tim Southee took three wickets apiece as Pakistan folded for 156 in 56.1 overs on a sluggish fifth day pitch at Sheikh Zayed Stadium.

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New Zealand’s last away series win over Pakistan was in 1969.

Williamson’s team returned to Test cricket after a seven month gap and won the first Test against Pakistan by four runs, were beaten in the second and then rallied superbly to claim the decider.


Several former New Zealand players took to Twitter to congratulate Williamson and his team:








New Zealand head home to start a two-Test series against Sri Lanka next week while Pakistan have one one-day warm-up match in South Africa before starting the first of three Tests in Centurion on December 26.