Azhar Ali    Getty Images
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In the ongoing second Test between Pakistan and New Zealand, the latter required another 368 runs with 10 wickets remaining in the final innings at Seddon Park, Hamilton. The live cricket streaming of Day Five of the match will be available for free on skysport.co.nz, while the live telecast of the match is available in New Zealand on Sky Sports. Pakistani viewers can catch the action on Ten Sports, Geo Sports and PTV Sports. After winning the toss, Pakistan s stand-in captain Azhar Ali invited New Zealand to bat first, looking to restrict them for a low score. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd Test at Hamilton

By all means, Pakistan bowled well in tandem and skittled New Zealand out for 271, courtesy Sohail Khan and Imran Khan s stunning bowling performance. While the newcomer Jeet Raval scored a resounding 55, BJ Watling remained unbeaten on 49. In reply, Pakistan managed to add only 216 runs, trailing by 56 runs. All the same, it was Babar Azam s unbeaten 90 that took the team out of the woods, taking them close to New Zealand s total. Meanwhile, Tim Southee s figures read 6 for 80, running through Pakistan s top order.

With 1-0 lead, New Zealand will look to bowl out Pakistan as soon as possible to win the series by 2-0. Chasing a total of 369 is surely a herculean task on the fifth day of a Test. Since February 1997, no team has been able to chase above 300 in New Zealand and only thrice the the chase of above 300 became possible before that. Despite what record says, Pakistan will look to win the match in order to level the series and maintain their excellent record over New Zealand but history is not favouring them.