Chasing 280 to win the third and final Test, Pakistan were bowled out for 156 by New Zealand losing the match by 123 runs, thus handing the visitors an historic 2-1 series win.
Chasing 280 to win the third and final Test, Pakistan were bowled out for 156 by New Zealand losing the match by 123 runs, thus handing the visitors an historic 2-1 series win.

Chasing 280 to win the third and final Test, Pakistan were bowled out for 156 by New Zealand losing the match by 123 runs, thus handing the visitors an historic 2-1 series win.

After slumping to 55/5 at lunch on the final day of the tour, Pakistan failed to play out the remaining two sessions and lost their last five wickets for 101 runs inside one session.

Debutant Will Somerville claimed 3/52 in the second innings to go with his 4/75 in the first innings. Tim Southee and Ajaz Patel added three each in the second innings, while Kane Williamson made a match turning 139 on day four, adding 212 runs with Henry Nicholls (126).

Early in the day, Somerville took two wickets off successive balls to bring New Zealand within sight of a series-clinching victory as Pakistan slumped to 55-5 in the third and final Test in Abu Dhabi on Friday.

It was New Zealand’s first away series win against Pakistan since their 1-0 win in Pakistan in 1969.

Pakistan’s Babar Azam top-scored with 51.

New Zealand won the first Test by four runs in Abu Dhabi while Pakistan were victorious in the second by an innings and 16 runs in Dubai.