Pakistan in New Zealand, 2 Test Series, 2020-21

New Zealand vs Pakistan - 2nd Test

Venue: Hagley Oval, Christchurch

Date: 03 January-07 January, 2021

Pakistan 186/10

RR: 2.28 | New Zealand beat Pakistan by an innings and 176 runs

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Right then! That is all that we have for you. New Zealand have been comprehensive in both the Test matches and have deservedly won the series 2-0 to the good. With this victory, they have also reached the first position in the World Test Championship Table and they will be happy with how things have panned out. Pakistan, on the other hand, showed sparks but were not able to turn that into anything tangible and they will go back and ponder about how they can improve. We enjoyed having your company throughout our coverage. Until next time, goodbye and take care! 

The New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson has been named as the Player of the Series! He starts off by saying that it was an incredible couple of games and that they were up against a quality side and even though the result was in their favour, it was a game of small margins and that they converted that into good partnerships and they are pleased and it is a proud moment for the team. Praises Mitchell and Jamieson for their performances in this game and also adds that Daryl has not played in his natural role but their attitude has been amazing and they have grabbed the opportunity that came their way. Feels that it was a battle and that the Pakistan bowlers bowled well and that partnership with Nicholls was great, that too, with a pulled calf muscle and it was nice to be out there. Tells that it was great to put in a strong first innings total.

The Pakistani skipper, Mohammad Rizwan starts off by saying that as a captain, he takes the responsibility and that fielding is an important part of the game and if you want to win Test matches, you need to field well. Adds that he is happy with their performance in the last test and the T20I series. Adds that it is an honor for him to lead Pakistan and that they tried their very best. Says that they have learnt a lot of things from this series. Praises the New Zealand cricket team for their performance and says that Jamieson was the difference between the two sides.

Kyle Jamieson has been named as the Player of the Match! He starts off by saying that they had to work hard for the wickets and as a bowling unit, they were clinical throughout the day. Adds that they have a four pronged pace attack and he feels as though he could be the fourth prong. Says that it was good to sit back and watch them do their thing and observe what these guys have done for a number of years.

The Pakistani openers had 11 overs to play with at the end of Day 3 and they lost Shan Masood heading into Day 4. And in the penultimate day, it was all Jamieson again, who scalped 6 wickets to his name and Pakistan were bowled out for 186. A well deserved victory for the hosts and they will be very happy. Stay tuned for the presentation...

After this, it was all New Zealand. They came out to bat in the first innings with intent and that showed. They lost three wickets quickly and were at 71/3 at one stage. But then the duo of Williamson and Nicholls stitched an amazing partnership of 369 runs for the fourth wicket, which also saw Kane reach his fourth double century and Nicholls reach his 7th International Test century. After these two fell, Daryl Mitchell took it upon himself to prove a point as he and Jamieson went hammer and tongs and in that process, Mitchell also reached his maiden Test century for the Black Caps. All these batting contributions saw the Kiwis end up 659 on the board with a lead of 362 runs to their name.

Rewinding the clock slightly, Pakistan were put to bat first in the first innings. It was all about Azhar Ali who held fort at one end and watched his teammates depart one after the other. Then, he got a good partner in Rizwan and together these two played some good cricket and steadied the ship for the visitors. Ali reached his 93 but was not able to cross that triple digit mark, while Rizwan reached his half-century. After both of them fell, good contributions from Zafar and Ashraf saw them reach a competitive total of 297. It was Kyle Jamieson who was the star with the ball in hand, who grabbed a 5-fer. Southee and Boult too, snared a couple of wickets to their name.

A comprehensive show with the bat, with the ball and all around the field has ensured that the Kiwis win this game by an innings and 176 runs and they also complete the whitewash over their sub-continent counterparts as they win the Test series 2-0. Kane Williamson should be pleased with how his boys have fared in this series. This win also sees them top the World Test Championship Table. Chants of 'Number one, Number one' are ringing around the ground. Terrific stuff from the Black Caps.

81.4
0
Trent Boult to Zafar Gohar, OUT! CAUGHT! THAT'S THAT! Boult grabs the last wicket! He bowls this full and on the pads, Gohar looks to flick this one but does so uppishly towards the fine leg region. Henry is the man there and he takes this one nicely. NEW ZEALAND WIN BY AN INNINGS AND 176 RUNS! 
81.3
4
Trent Boult to Zafar Gohar, FOUR! Nicely played! Full delivery on middle, Gohar flicks it through square leg for a boundary.
81.2
0
Trent Boult to Zafar Gohar, Full delivery on off, Gohar defends it out.
81.1
0
Trent Boult to Zafar Gohar, Full and outside off, Gohar looks to swing at it but misses it.
80.6
0
Tim Southee to Zafar Gohar, BYE. Full and outside off, Gohar looks to swings at it but misses it. It goes towards the keeper where Watling tries to hit the stumps at his end and he hits it as well but Naseem was in. He was asleep in that moment and by the time he realized what was happening, the batsmen took a bye.
80.5
4
Tim Southee to Zafar Gohar, FOUR! That is put away! Short delivery on middle, Gohar pulls it through square leg for a boundary.
80.4
2
Tim Southee to Zafar Gohar, Short delivery on middle, Gohar pulls it through mid-wicket for a couple. It could have been a run out as Santner collected the ball in the deep and had a throw to Southee, who in turn tried to have a shy at the stumps but he missed.
80.3
0
Tim Southee to Zafar Gohar, BEATEN! Full and outside off, Gohar looks to drive but misses it.
80.2
4
Tim Southee to Zafar Gohar, FOUR! Nicely played! Full ball on off, Gohar drives it through covers for a boundary.
80.1
0
Tim Southee to Zafar Gohar, Full delivery on off, Gohar keeps it out.

New Zealand now have the option to take the new ball and they have decided to take the new cherry. Tim Southee to steam in now.

79.6
0
Kane Williamson to Naseem Shah, On off, Naseem defends it off the front foot.

Naseem Shah is the last man in.

79.5
0
Kane Williamson to Shaheen Afridi, OUT! CAUGHT! The skipper picks up one wicket! Kane's first wicket as the Kiwi captain as well so this will mean special to him! Floated around off, Shaheen gets low and looks to slog sweep this one but the ball goes off the top edge, right next to the keeper. Taylor is the man there and he takes it easily. The Kiwis need just a single wicket now to win the game.
79.4
0
Kane Williamson to Shaheen Afridi, Tossed up delivery on off, Afridi defends it off the front foot.
79.3
1
Kane Williamson to Zafar Gohar, Short delivery on off, Gohar cuts it through point for a single.
79.2
4
Kane Williamson to Zafar Gohar, FOUR! Nicely played! Full delivery on off, Gohar drives it through covers for a boundary.
79.1
0
Kane Williamson to Zafar Gohar, Tossed up delivery on off, Gohar pushes it to covers.
78.6
0
Matt Henry to Shaheen Afridi, Bouncer on off, Afridi does well to duck under it.
78.5
1
Matt Henry to Zafar Gohar, Short of a length on middle, Gohar looks to pull but gets a top edge. It lands safely towards mid-wicket. The batsmen cross ends.
78.4
0
Matt Henry to Zafar Gohar, Length ball outside off, Gohar leaves it alone.
78.3
0
Matt Henry to Zafar Gohar, Short delivery on off, Gohar fends it towards gully where it falls short of the fielder.
78.2
0
Matt Henry to Zafar Gohar, Bouncer on middle, Gohar does well to duck under it.
78.1
0
Matt Henry to Zafar Gohar, Length delivery outside off, Gohar shoulders arms to this one.
77.6
0
Kane Williamson to Shaheen Afridi, NOT OUT! Impact is outside! Tossed up delivery on off, Afridi looks to defend but gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head. Williamson looks around and after a small chat with Taylor, he decides to review it. Ultra Edge shows there is a flat line when the ball passes the bat. Ball Tracker shows that impact is outside off stump. Afridi survives and NZ lose a review.

New Zealand review! Shaheen is the man in question for this LBW appeal. Looks real close. Let's see what what the replays have to say.

77.5
0
Kane Williamson to Shaheen Afridi, Tossed up delivery on off, Afridi keeps it out.
77.4
0
Kane Williamson to Shaheen Afridi, Outside off, Afridi leaves it alone.
77.3
4
Kane Williamson to Shaheen Afridi, FOUR! Nicely played! Floated ball on off, Afridi punches it through covers for a boundary.
77.2
2
Kane Williamson to Shaheen Afridi, Short delivery on off, Afridi cuts it through point. The fielder chases it and does well to stop it just before the ropes. The batsmen get two runs.
77.1
1
Kane Williamson to Zafar Gohar, Tossed up delivery on off, Gohar punches it through point for a single.

Kane Williamson is back on. 1-0-4-0 are his numbers so far. Cheers around the ground as he grips the ball.

76.6
0
Matt Henry to Shaheen Afridi, Back of a length on off, Afridi looks to defend but gets hit on the glove.
76.5
0
Matt Henry to Shaheen Afridi, Bouncer on middle, Afridi does well to duck under it.
76.4
1
Matt Henry to Zafar Gohar, Short of a length delivery on middle, Gohar pulls it over mid-wicket for a single.
76.3
0
Matt Henry to Zafar Gohar, Bouncer on middle, Gohar does well to duck under it.
76.2
1
Matt Henry to Shaheen Afridi, Back of a length on middle, Afridi works it towards square leg for a single.
76.1
0
Matt Henry to Shaheen Afridi, Short delivery on off, Afridi hops and keeps it out.
75.6
4
Kyle Jamieson to Zafar Gohar, FOUR! Nicely played! Full delivery on leg, Gohar flicks it towards fine leg for a boundary. The fielder in the deep had no chance to stop that as it was racing away to the fence.
75.5
0
Kyle Jamieson to Zafar Gohar, Bouncer on middle, Gohar does well to duck under it.
75.4
0
Kyle Jamieson to Zafar Gohar, Length delivery on off, Gohar pushes it towards the off side.
75.3
4
Kyle Jamieson to Zafar Gohar, FOUR! Short of a length delivery on middle, Gohar looks to pull but gets a top edge. It goes over the keeper's head towards fine leg for a boundary. 150 up for the visitors.
75.2
0
Kyle Jamieson to Zafar Gohar, Back of a length on off, Gohar blocks it well.
75.1
0
Kyle Jamieson to Zafar Gohar, Good length delivery on off, Gohar defends it off the back foot.
74.6
0
Matt Henry to Shaheen Afridi, Full on middle, Afridi defends it off the back foot.
74.5
0
Matt Henry to Shaheen Afridi, Length delivery on off, Afridi keeps it out.
74.4
0
Matt Henry to Shaheen Afridi, Bouncer on off, Afridi ducks under it.
74.3
0
Matt Henry to Shaheen Afridi, Good length ball on off, Afridi offers a solid defense on this one.
74.2
0
Matt Henry to Shaheen Afridi, Back of a length on off, Afridi defends it off the back foot.
74.1
0
Matt Henry to Shaheen Afridi, Length delivery on off, Afridi defends it off the back foot.
73.6
0
Kyle Jamieson to Zafar Gohar, Bouncer on middle, Gohar ducks under it.
73.5
0
Kyle Jamieson to Zafar Gohar, Bouncer on off, Gohar backs away and looks to play an upper cut but misses it. It goes safely towards the keeper.
73.4
0
Kyle Jamieson to Zafar Gohar, Short delivery outside off, Gohar looks to cut but misses it.
73.3
0
Kyle Jamieson to Zafar Gohar, BEATEN! Short delivery outside off, Gohar looks to defend but misses it due to the extra bounce on this one.
73.2
0
Kyle Jamieson to Zafar Gohar, Length ball outside off, Gohar leaves it alone.
73.1
2
Kyle Jamieson to Zafar Gohar, Short delivery on middle, Gohar pulls it through square leg. The batsmen get two runs.
72.6
0
Matt Henry to Shaheen Afridi, Short of a length delivery, Afridi looks to go big but gets a top edge. It lands safely towards mid-wicket.
72.5
0
Matt Henry to Shaheen Afridi, Full delivery on middle, Afridi flicks it towards the leg side.
72.4
0
Matt Henry to Shaheen Afridi, Good length delivery on off, Afridi defends it off the back foot.
72.3
1
Matt Henry to Zafar Gohar, Back of a length on off, Gohar pushes it towards mid off for a single.
72.2
0
Matt Henry to Zafar Gohar, Good length delivery on off, Gohar defends it off the front foot.
72.1
0
Matt Henry to Zafar Gohar, Bouncer on middle, Gohar does well to duck under it.
71.6
0
Kyle Jamieson to Shaheen Afridi, Outside off, left alone. A wicket maiden for Jamieson.
71.5
0
Kyle Jamieson to Shaheen Afridi, On off, kept out again.
71.4
0
Kyle Jamieson to Shaheen Afridi, BEATEN. A good length delivery around off, nips away after taking the deck, Afridi looks to block but gets beaten all ends up.
71.3
0
Kyle Jamieson to Shaheen Afridi, Another length delivery around off, Shaheen blocks this one out too.
71.2
0
Kyle Jamieson to Shaheen Afridi, On off, well kept out by Afridi.

Shaheen Afridi is the new batsman in.

71.1
0
Kyle Jamieson to Faheem Ashraf, OUT! CAUGHT! Kyle Jamieson has six wickets now and Pakistan are 8 wickets down in the game! The end is looking closer now for the visitors! Ashraf walks back after making 28 runs. Jamieson bowls a good length delivery around the off pole, Ashraf looks to poke this one away to the off side but the ball nips away and takes the outside edge, into Watling's mitts, who does not drop these. NZ just need 2 more wickets to win the game.
70.6
0
Matt Henry to Zafar Gohar, SLASH AND A MISS! Slighty behind the good length and outside off, Gohar reaches out, looking for the cut away but misses his stroke.
70.5
1
Matt Henry to Faheem Ashraf, Short again, on off, FA hooks this one to deep square leg for just a single.
70.4
4
Matt Henry to Faheem Ashraf, FOUR! Ashraf is on the charge! Slightly short and on the body, Faheem pulls this one through square leg and he fetches a boundary.
70.3
0
Matt Henry to Faheem Ashraf, Outside off, left alone.
70.2
0
Matt Henry to Faheem Ashraf, Full ball around the off stump, Ashraf blocks this one back towards Henry.
70.1
0
Matt Henry to Faheem Ashraf, Bouncer on middle, FA lets it be.
69.6
0
Kyle Jamieson to Zafar Gohar, Outside off, left alone.
69.5
0
Kyle Jamieson to Zafar Gohar, On the pads, tucked to the leg side.
69.4
1
Kyle Jamieson to Faheem Ashraf, IN THE AIR...SAFE! Ashraf survives! Could have been a goner but the ball lands safe. On a shorter length and around off, Ashraf looks to pull this one but the ball takes the top edge and balloons towards the square leg region but luckily for Faheem, there was no one there. Single.
69.3
0
Kyle Jamieson to Faheem Ashraf, Good length and on middle, worked to the square leg region.
69.2
0
Kyle Jamieson to Faheem Ashraf, Length on off, FA punches this to the short cover region, where the man there, makes a good stop.
69.1
0
Kyle Jamieson to Faheem Ashraf, On middle, worked to the fielder at mid on.
68.6
0
Matt Henry to Zafar Gohar, Outside off, Gohar shoulders arms to this one.
68.5
0
Matt Henry to Zafar Gohar, On off, Zafar punches this to the mid off region.
68.4
0
Matt Henry to Zafar Gohar, Another length delivery on off, ZG pushes this to point.
68.3
0
Matt Henry to Zafar Gohar, On off, well defended.
68.2
0
Matt Henry to Zafar Gohar, On off, blocked to point.
68.1
1
Matt Henry to Faheem Ashraf, On middle, tucked to the leg side for a single run.

Matt Henry to bowl from the other end.

67.6
0
Kyle Jamieson to Zafar Gohar, On off, ZG plays this to the cover region. 4 from the first over after the Tea break.
67.5
0
Kyle Jamieson to Zafar Gohar, Short and outside off, Zafar lets this one through to the keeper.
67.4
0
Kyle Jamieson to Zafar Gohar, Outside off, left alone.
67.3
4
Kyle Jamieson to Zafar Gohar, FOUR. CLASSY. What a great shot. On a length and around the off pole, Gohar punches this one through the mid off region and the ball runs away to the ropes. 
67.2
0
Kyle Jamieson to Zafar Gohar, On a length and on off, Zafar pushes this one to the point region. 
67.1
0
Kyle Jamieson to Zafar Gohar, On a length and around leg, Gohar tucks it towards the man at short leg and the ball falls short of Blundell there. 

We are back for the final session of Day 4. The New Zealand players are out in the middle. Faheem Ashraf and Zafar Gohar will resume their innings for Pakistan. Kyle Jamieson will start the proceedings for this session.

... Day 4, Session 3 ...

Right then. 3 more wickets needed for the Black Caps to win and with a huge lead to their name, one would say, that the Test is all done and it is a question of when and not if. The visitors are staring down the barrel and it looks unlikely that a result that is favorable for them can be achieved. Do the Kiwis wrap things up in the final session or do the Men in Green have a different script in mind? All the answers after the Tea break...

Kyle Jamieson is down for an interview. He says that he is impressed with his performance. Adds that they will look to wrap up the match today itself. Mentions it is special to get 5-fer in both the innings.

Azhar and Sohail were battling it out in the middle but Jamieson came along and got rid of Azhar, Sohail and also the Pakistani skipper, Rizwan in quick succession and Pakistan were reeling with 6 wickets down. Alam and Ashraf stitched a decent stand but Boult came in and broke that stand as well. Another brilliant bowling show this has been by Kyle, as he grabbed his 5-fer and also scalped 10 wickets for this Test. 

Another session which has gone the way of New Zealand. It has been all about Kyle Jamieson and he has absolutely ripped apart the batting of the Pakistanis. Out of the seven wickets that have been scalped, five of them are his victims, just shows how good he has been. The Kiwis are just 3 wickets away from glory and it looks like they will wrap up proceedings in the final session. 

66.6
2
Kane Williamson to Faheem Ashraf, Short and outside off, Ashraf slaps it through covers for a couple. THAT WILL BE TEA ON DAY 4!
66.5
0
Kane Williamson to Faheem Ashraf, Outside off, Ashraf leaves it alone.
66.4
2
Kane Williamson to Faheem Ashraf, On off, Ashraf punches it through covers for a couple.
66.3
0
Kane Williamson to Faheem Ashraf, Floated delivery on off, Ashraf blocks it off the front foot.
66.2
0
Kane Williamson to Faheem Ashraf, Flighted ball on off, Ashraf defends it to covers.
66.1
0
Kane Williamson to Faheem Ashraf, Tossed up delivery on off, Ashraf defends it off the front foot.

We're in for a surprise! Kane Williamson to roll his arm now.

65.6
0
Trent Boult to Zafar Gohar, Outside off, left alone.
65.5
0
Trent Boult to Zafar Gohar, Length delivery on off, Gohar pushes it back towards the bowler.
65.4
0
Trent Boult to Zafar Gohar, Good length delivery on off, Gohar keeps it out.
65.3
0
Trent Boult to Zafar Gohar, Outside off, Gohar leaves it alone.
65.2
0
Trent Boult to Zafar Gohar, Back of a length on off, Gohar defends it off the back foot.
65.1
0
Trent Boult to Zafar Gohar, Full delivery on off, Gohar pushes it to covers.
64.6
4
Matt Henry to Faheem Ashraf, FOUR! That is put away! Short delivery on middle, Ashraf pulls it through mid on for a boundary.
64.5
0
Matt Henry to Faheem Ashraf, Outside off, Ashraf leaves it alone.
64.4
0
Matt Henry to Faheem Ashraf, Back of a length on off, Ashraf defends it off the front foot.
64.3
0
Matt Henry to Faheem Ashraf, Length delivery on off, Ashraf pushes it to mid off.
64.2
0
Matt Henry to Faheem Ashraf, Bouncer on middle, Ashraf does well to duck under it.
64.1
0
Matt Henry to Faheem Ashraf, Outside off, Ashraf shoulders arms to this one.
63.6
0
Trent Boult to Zafar Gohar, Back of a length on off, Gohar defends it off the back foot.
63.5
0
Trent Boult to Zafar Gohar, Length ball on middle, Gohar defends it off the back foot.
63.4
0
Trent Boult to Zafar Gohar, Yorker delivery on off, Gohar does well to dig it out.
63.3
0
Trent Boult to Zafar Gohar, Back of a length on off, Gohar keeps it out.
63.2
0
Trent Boult to Zafar Gohar, Short ball outside off, Gohar lets it go.
63.1
0
Trent Boult to Zafar Gohar, Good length delivery on off, Gohar defends it off the back foot.
62.6
0
Matt Henry to Faheem Ashraf, Short delivery outside off, Ashraf leaves it alone.
62.5
0
Matt Henry to Faheem Ashraf, NOT OUT! Ashraf survives! Short delivery outside off, Ashraf looks to pull but misses it. It goes towards the keeper where Watling appeals for caught behind but the umpire denies it. Walting was the only one who had appealed and Kane trusts his keeper enough to take this upstairs. Ultra Edge shows there is no bat involved. The on-field decision stays on. 

New Zealand review! Kane goes for the review for this caught behind appeal. Ultra Edge rolls in...NO SPIKE. Will remain not out.

62.4
0
Matt Henry to Faheem Ashraf, Outside off, Ashraf shoulders arms to this one.
62.3
0
Matt Henry to Faheem Ashraf, Full again on off, Ashraf drives it to covers.
62.2
0
Matt Henry to Faheem Ashraf, Full delivery on off, Ashraf drives it back towards the bowler.
62.1
0
Matt Henry to Faheem Ashraf, Back of a length on off, Ashraf blocks it off the back foot.
61.6
0
Trent Boult to Zafar Gohar, Outside off, Gohar leaves it alone.
61.5
0
Trent Boult to Zafar Gohar, Full on middle, Gohar flicks it to mid-wicket.

Zafar Gohar is the new batsman in.

61.4
0
Trent Boult to Fawad Alam, OUT! CAUGHT! The seventh one falls and this partnership is broken! Alam had been battling it out but he will not be able to continue on. The partnership was looking good but Boult breaks it apart. He bowls a good length ball outside off, moves away after pitching, Alam pokes his blade out, looking to connect bat with ball. All he can do is induce an outside edge and the ball flies towards the slip region, where Taylor, at first slip, makes no mistake. 3 more wickets needed for the Black Caps.
61.3
0
Trent Boult to Fawad Alam, Outside off, Alam leaves it alone.
61.2
4
Trent Boult to Fawad Alam, FOUR! Cracking shot! Length ball on off, Alam punches it through point for a boundary.
61.1
0
Trent Boult to Fawad Alam, Good length delivery on off, Alam defends it off the back foot.
60.6
0
Matt Henry to Faheem Ashraf, Outside off again, Ashraf is not tempted into the stroke again and leaves it.
60.5
0
Matt Henry to Faheem Ashraf, Outside off, Faheem shoulders arms to this one.
60.4
0
Matt Henry to Faheem Ashraf, PLAY AND A MISS. False shot. On a good length outside off, Ashraf swings his blade at this but he misses.
60.3
0
Matt Henry to Faheem Ashraf, On off, worked to mid on.
60.2
0
Matt Henry to Faheem Ashraf, Good length on off, Ashraf pushes this to the short cover fielder.
60.1
0
Matt Henry to Faheem Ashraf, Outside off, Ashraf works this one to the cover region.

Matt Henry is back on. 6-2-11-0 are his figures so far.

59.6
1
Trent Boult to Faheem Ashraf, Another short delivery and on middle, Ashraf hooks this one to the deep square leg region for one more run. Just two runs off this over.
59.5
0
Trent Boult to Faheem Ashraf, Back of a length and on leg, Ashraf jumps up and keeps this one out.
59.4
0
Trent Boult to Faheem Ashraf, On middle again, pulled to the square leg region. A dot.
59.3
0
Trent Boult to Faheem Ashraf, On middle, tucked to the leg side this time.
59.2
1
Trent Boult to Fawad Alam, On a shortish length and on middle, Fawad pulls this one to deep square leg for one run.
59.1
0
Trent Boult to Fawad Alam, On middle, tucked to short leg.
58.6
0
Tim Southee to Faheem Ashraf, On off, pushed to the point region. 
58.5
0
Tim Southee to Faheem Ashraf, Bouncer on middle, Ashraf lets this one be as he ducks under this.
58.4
1
Tim Southee to Fawad Alam, Short and on the body, Alam, this time, pulls this to the fine leg region for another single.
58.3
1
Tim Southee to Faheem Ashraf, Shortish and on off, pulled to deep square leg and he collects one run.
58.2
4
Tim Southee to Faheem Ashraf, FOUR! Pulled away! Well controlled shot by Faheem! Short and outside off, Ashraf pulls this one through the mid-wicket region and he grabs a boundary.
58.1
0
Tim Southee to Faheem Ashraf, On off, pushed to the leg side.
57.6
1
Trent Boult to Faheem Ashraf, Length on middle, clipped to the deep square leg region for one. Pakistan still trail by 248 runs.
57.5
0
Trent Boult to Faheem Ashraf, On off, well kept out. 'Good, Boulty', is the cry out there as the players are motivating Trent.
57.4
0
Trent Boult to Faheem Ashraf, On off, Ashraf pushes this to the short cover fielder.
57.3
2
Trent Boult to Faheem Ashraf, Another length delivery outside off, FA drives this one through the cover-point region to pick up a brace.
57.2
0
Trent Boult to Faheem Ashraf, On off, blocked.
57.1
0
Trent Boult to Faheem Ashraf, Well fielded by skipper Kane. On a length and outside off, Ashraf works this one towards the mid off region, where Kane runs, dives to his left and stops this one.
56.6
0
Tim Southee to Fawad Alam, On off, pushed to the point region.
56.5
0
Tim Southee to Fawad Alam, Bouncer on middle, Fawad knows what he has to do. Sits under this one. 
56.4
1
Tim Southee to Faheem Ashraf, Short and outside off, Faheem pulls this one towards the deep square leg region. It falls short of the man there. Just the single, on this occasion.
56.3
0
Tim Southee to Faheem Ashraf, Outside off, left alone.
56.2
0
Tim Southee to Faheem Ashraf, Good length delivery outside off, Ashraf punches this one to the fielder at mid off.
56.1
0
Tim Southee to Faheem Ashraf, On off, blocked out.
55.6
0
Trent Boult to Fawad Alam, Similar delivery as the last two balls, similar result and execution by Alam as well.
55.5
0
Trent Boult to Fawad Alam, Another bouncer, this time, around middle and off, Alam ducks under this one too. 
55.4
0
Trent Boult to Fawad Alam, Bouncer on middle and leg, FA sits under this one.
55.3
0
Trent Boult to Fawad Alam, On a good length on middle, nudged to the fielder at short leg.
55.2
0
Trent Boult to Fawad Alam, On off, pushed to mid on. 
55.1
2
Trent Boult to Fawad Alam, Full ball on the pads, Alam tucks this to deep square leg and collects a brace.

Trent Boult is back on. 12-4-28-1 are his figures so far.

54.6
0
Tim Southee to Faheem Ashraf, Length ball on off, Ashraf looks to defend but gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head.
54.5
0
Tim Southee to Faheem Ashraf, Back of a length on off, Ashraf punches it to point.
54.4
0
Tim Southee to Faheem Ashraf, Short delivery on middle, Ashraf looks to pull but gets hit on the body.
54.3
0
Tim Southee to Faheem Ashraf, Outside off, Ashraf offers no shot to this one.
54.2
0
Tim Southee to Faheem Ashraf, Good length delivery down the leg side, Ashraf looks to flick but misses it.
54.1
0
Tim Southee to Faheem Ashraf, Full delivery on off, Ashraf drives it to point.
53.6
0
Kyle Jamieson to Fawad Alam, Bouncer on middle, Alam sits under it.
53.5
2
Kyle Jamieson to Fawad Alam, Short delivery on leg, Alam pulls it through square leg for a couple.
53.5
0
Kyle Jamieson to Fawad Alam, WIDE! Bouncer on middle, Alam does well to duck under it. The umpire gives wide for height.
53.4
1
Kyle Jamieson to Faheem Ashraf, Full delivery on middle, Ashraf flicks it through square leg for a run.
53.3
2
Kyle Jamieson to Faheem Ashraf, Short delivery on middle, Ashraf pulls it through square leg. The fielder in the deep does well to stop it. The batsmen get two runs.
53.2
0
Kyle Jamieson to Faheem Ashraf, Good length ball on middle, Ashraf defends it off the back foot.
53.1
0
Kyle Jamieson to Faheem Ashraf, Length delivery outside off, Ashraf shoulders arms to this one.

DRINKS. Just what the hosts would have wanted after the Lunch break, some scalps to their name to apply the pressure and they have done just that. Jamieson has been on fire and he has also got a 5-fer. They just need 4 more wickets and they are also leading by 260 runs. All things point towards a New Zealand win. Whereas, things looks bleak for Pakistan and they will need to climb a mountain, if they are to make anything of this Test.

52.6
0
Tim Southee to Fawad Alam, Short delivery outside off, Alam looks to pull but gets hit on the shoulder.
52.5
0
Tim Southee to Fawad Alam, Length ball on off, Alam defends it out.
52.4
4
Tim Southee to Fawad Alam, FOUR! Cracking shot! Short delivery on off, Alam cuts it through point for a boundary.
52.3
0
Tim Southee to Fawad Alam, Length ball on off, Alam defends it off the back foot.
52.2
0
Tim Southee to Fawad Alam, Back of a length on leg, Alam looks to flick but gets hit on the pads.
52.1
0
Tim Southee to Fawad Alam, Good length delivery on off, Alam looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It goes towards gully where it falls short of the fielder.
51.6
0
Kyle Jamieson to Faheem Ashraf, Back of a length on middle, Ashraf looks to defend but gets hit on the thigh pad.

Faheem Ashraf is the next batsman in.

51.5
0
Kyle Jamieson to Mohammad Rizwan, OUT! TIMBER! Jamieson, AGAIN! His golden patch continues and he grabs another one! He gets his 5-fer! Rizwan departs cheaply and Kyle is running riot all over this Pakistani batting lineup! Kyle goes for a length delivery around off, he gets it to nip back in sharply, something that Rizwan did not anticipate. Rizwan goes to have a push at this one but the ball sneaks in between his bat and pad and goes onto clip the top of the leg stump. This wicket also gets him 10 wickets for this game. Pakistan just do not seem to have any answer to the bowling by Jamieson.
51.4
4
Kyle Jamieson to Mohammad Rizwan, FOUR! Good shot! Full delivery on middle, Rizwan drives it through mid on for a boundary.
51.3
0
Kyle Jamieson to Mohammad Rizwan, Short ball outside off, Rizwan sways away from it.
51.2
0
Kyle Jamieson to Mohammad Rizwan, Good length ball on off, Rizwan defends it off the front foot.
51.1
0
Kyle Jamieson to Mohammad Rizwan, Length delivery outside off, Rizwan leaves it alone.
50.6
0
Tim Southee to Fawad Alam, BEATEN! Back of a length delivery outside off, Alam looks to defend but misses it.
50.5
0
Tim Southee to Fawad Alam, Length delivery outside off, Alam shoulders arms to this one.
50.4
0
Tim Southee to Fawad Alam, Outside off, Alam does not bother to play at that.
50.3
0
Tim Southee to Fawad Alam, BEATEN! Back of a length outside off, Alam looks to play inside the line of the delivery but misses it.
50.2
0
Tim Southee to Fawad Alam, Full delivery on off, Alam drives it back towards the bowler.
50.1
0
Tim Southee to Fawad Alam, BEATEN! Good length delivery outside off, Alam looks to defend but misses it due to the seam movement on this one.
49.6
0
Kyle Jamieson to Mohammad Rizwan, BEATEN! Good length delivery outside off, Rizwan looks to defend but misses it.
49.5
0
Kyle Jamieson to Mohammad Rizwan, Bouncer outside off, Rizwan sways away from it.
49.4
0
Kyle Jamieson to Mohammad Rizwan, Good length ball on off, Rizwan defends it off the back foot.
49.3
0
Kyle Jamieson to Mohammad Rizwan, Short delivery down the leg side, Rizwan lets it go.
49.2
4
Kyle Jamieson to Mohammad Rizwan, FOUR! That is put away! Short delivery on off, Rizwan pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
49.1
0
Kyle Jamieson to Mohammad Rizwan, Length ball outside off, Rizwan offers no shot to this one.
48.6
0
Tim Southee to Fawad Alam, Back of a length delivery on off, Alam keeps it out.
48.5
0
Tim Southee to Fawad Alam, Bouncer on middle, Alam does well to duck under it.
48.4
0
Tim Southee to Fawad Alam, Good length delivery outside off, Alam leaves it alone.
48.3
1
Tim Southee to Mohammad Rizwan, Back of a length on middle, Rizwan flicks it through square leg for a single.
48.2
0
Tim Southee to Mohammad Rizwan, Length ball outside off, Rizwan shoulders arms to this one.
48.1
0
Tim Southee to Mohammad Rizwan, Full delivery on middle, Rizwan drives it to mid on.
47.6
1
Kyle Jamieson to Mohammad Rizwan, Short ball on off, Rizwan cuts it towards point for a single.
47.5
0
Kyle Jamieson to Mohammad Rizwan, Outside off, Rizwan leaves it alone.
47.4
0
Kyle Jamieson to Mohammad Rizwan, Back of a length on off, Rizwan offers a solid defense on this one.
47.3
0
Kyle Jamieson to Mohammad Rizwan, Good length delivery on off, Rizwan defends it off the back foot. 

Mohammad Rizwan is the new batsman in.

47.2
0
Kyle Jamieson to Azhar Ali, OUT! CAUGHT! Jamieson comes around the wicket and gets the big fish, that is Azhar Ali! He has done really well to score his 37 but he could not continue on. There seems to be NO STOPPING Jamieson! He grabs his fourth wicket of the game. Kyle bowls a short one around the leg pole, Ali hops and tries to tuck this away but he only induces a slight edge. The ball goes towards Watling and he takes it easily. Pakistan are in a spot of bother now.
47.1
0
Kyle Jamieson to Azhar Ali, Short delivery down the leg side, Ali leaves it alone.
46.6
0
Tim Southee to Fawad Alam, Full delivery outside off, Alam lets it go.
46.5
0
Tim Southee to Fawad Alam, Back of a length outside off, Alam shoulders arms to this one.
46.4
0
Tim Southee to Fawad Alam, Good length ball on off, Alam looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It goes towards second slip where it falls short of the fielder.
46.3
2
Tim Southee to Fawad Alam, Full delivery on off, Alam drives it through covers for a couple.
46.2
0
Tim Southee to Fawad Alam, Full on middle, Alam blocks it off the back foot.
46.1
0
Tim Southee to Fawad Alam, Full delivery on off, Alam defends it out.

Tim Southee is back on. 12-6-21-0 are his numbers so far.

45.6
0
Kyle Jamieson to Azhar Ali, Back of a length ball and on off, Azhar blocks.
45.5
0
Kyle Jamieson to Azhar Ali, Down the leg side, AA leaves this one alone.
45.4
0
Kyle Jamieson to Azhar Ali, On middle, kept out.
45.3
0
Kyle Jamieson to Azhar Ali, On middle, tucked to short leg.
45.3
0
Kyle Jamieson to Azhar Ali, WIDE. Short and outside off, Ali leaves it. Wided called by the umpire.
45.2
4
Kyle Jamieson to Azhar Ali, FOUR! Azhar Ali continues his good stroke-play! A short of a length ball and around off, Ali swivels and pulls this one through the mid-wicket region to find the ropes. No use in running after this.
45.2
0
Kyle Jamieson to Azhar Ali, NO BALL! Outside off, no shot offered this time. Also, Kyle has overstepped.
45.1
0
Kyle Jamieson to Azhar Ali, Short of a length and around off, Ali is solid in his defense. Wait is the call again for the single.
44.6
0
Daryl Mitchell to Fawad Alam, On off, blocked out.
44.5
0
Daryl Mitchell to Fawad Alam, Good length this time outside off, FA pushes this to the off side.
44.4
0
Daryl Mitchell to Fawad Alam, Outside off, left alone.
44.3
0
Daryl Mitchell to Fawad Alam, Another bouncer on off, Alam, this time sits under this one.
44.2
0
Daryl Mitchell to Fawad Alam, Bouncer on off, Alam sways away from the line of the ball. 
44.1
1
Daryl Mitchell to Azhar Ali, Shortish and on leg, Azhar pulls this one to the deep square leg region for a single. 
43.6
0
Kyle Jamieson to Fawad Alam, On a length and around leg, Alam looks to tuck it away but the ball takes the pad and goes to the leg side. Another good over by Jamieson comes to an end.

Fawad Alam is the next batsman in.

43.5
0
Kyle Jamieson to Haris Sohail, OUT! EDGED AND CAUGHT! It is Jamieson again who has provided the breakthrough for the Kiwis! Sohail departs again, for a very low score! Kyle has his third wicket and NZ have their fourth! A perfect start for them, after Lunch. Jamieson dishes a back of a length delivery around the off pole, Sohail looks to block this one out, but gets done by the extra bounce on offer. The ball takes the outside edge and goes to the left of BJ Watling and the keeper takes a good catch.
43.4
0
Kyle Jamieson to Haris Sohail, EDGY. Another length ball on middle, Haris looks to tuck this one away but the ball takes the outside edge and goes to the point region.
43.3
0
Kyle Jamieson to Haris Sohail, Good length delivery on middle this time, Sohail pushes it back to the bowler.
43.2
0
Kyle Jamieson to Haris Sohail, On off, HS pushes this to the cover region.
43.1
1
Kyle Jamieson to Azhar Ali, Short of a length ball around off, AA punches this one through the cover region to cross ends.
42.6
0
Daryl Mitchell to Haris Sohail, Outside off, left alone. Just the boundary off this over. A good over nonetheless by Daryl.
42.5
0
Daryl Mitchell to Haris Sohail, On a good length on middle, HS works this to the point region. 
42.4
0
Daryl Mitchell to Haris Sohail, On a good length around off, blocked out.
42.3
0
Daryl Mitchell to Haris Sohail, On off, solid defense by Haris.
42.2
0
Daryl Mitchell to Haris Sohail, On off, pushed to covers.
42.1
4
Daryl Mitchell to Haris Sohail, FOUR. Good shot by Haris. Good hands through the ball, full face of the bat. On a good length around off, Sohail punches this one through the mid off region and the ball speeds away to the boundary ropes.

Daryl Mitchell to bowl from the other end. 3-1-3-0 are his figures so far.

41.6
0
Kyle Jamieson to Azhar Ali, On off, tucked to short mid-wicket. 'WAIT KAROOO', says Azhar, which basically means Just wait, in regard to the single. 
41.5
0
Kyle Jamieson to Azhar Ali, Outside off, left alone by Ali. 
41.4
0
Kyle Jamieson to Azhar Ali, Short and on middle, AA sits under this one.
41.3
4
Kyle Jamieson to Azhar Ali, FOUR! Great shot from Azhar Ali! Shorter in length and around off, Ali pulls this one through the deep mid-wicket region to find the ropes.
41.2
0
Kyle Jamieson to Azhar Ali, BEATEN. A back of a length delivery around the off pole, Azhar looks to block this one out but the ball whizzes past his outside edge into the keeper's mitts.
41.1
1
Kyle Jamieson to Haris Sohail, On a good length on off, Sohail works it through cover-point for a single. First runs of the Afternoon session.

We are back for the second session of Day 4. The New Zealand players are out in the middle. Azhar Ali and Haris Sohail will resume their innings for Pakistan. Kyle Jamieson will start the proceedings for this session.

... Day 4, Session 2 ...

Right then. Seven wickets in hand for Pakistan. They trail by 293 runs. Pakistan have done well so far to add runs to the board and also not suffer too many casualties but they will need more of the same, if they are to survive the barrage the Black Caps' bowlers have for them. Whereas, the hosts will look to snare a couple of more wickets in the second session and they will be looking to end the series on Day 4. An interesting session of play awaits. Join us for the post Lunch session after a short break...

The bowling by the hosts, like much of this Test series, has been really good. They got the start that they wanted when Boult struck early. Jamieson did not want to feel left out and he broke the stand of both the Ali's as he scalped his second wicket of the innings. Their bowling has been good throughout the first session as they have been bowling good lines and lengths and will look to do the same in the second session as well.

Pakistan started off this day not in the best of ways, as they lost their nightwatchman really early on and Abbas took along a review with him as well. Then, a spirited stand looking to be in the works with Abid Ali and Azhar Ali but a wonder catch by Will Young broke this stand. Since then, it has been Azhar and Haris Sohail who had fended off the challenge from the Kiwi bowlers. 

An even first session of play, one could say, based on the way that things have panned out. But again, the Kiwis still hold all the cards to their chest and they will be the happier side heading into the Lunch break. They need 7 wickets to win and with a mountain of runs to achieve, you would place your bets on New Zealand. 

40.6
0
Daryl Mitchell to Azhar Ali, Full delivery on leg, Ali flicks it to the leg gully fielder. Southee is the fielder there, he gets low but the ball falls short of him there. Could have been a good end for the hosts just before the break. THAT WILL BE LUNCH ON DAY 4!
40.5
0
Daryl Mitchell to Azhar Ali, Short of a length delivery on middle, Azhar looks to defend but gets hit on the body.
40.4
0
Daryl Mitchell to Azhar Ali, Short delivery down the leg side, Azhar leaves it alone.
40.3
0
Daryl Mitchell to Azhar Ali, Bouncer on middle, Ali does well to duck under it.
40.2
0
Daryl Mitchell to Azhar Ali, Short ball on middle, Ali flicks it uppishly towards the leg side. It lands wide of the short leg fielder.
40.1
0
Daryl Mitchell to Azhar Ali, Good length delivery on off, Azhar defends it off the back foot.
39.6
0
Trent Boult to Haris Sohail, Length delivery on off, Sohail punches it to point.
39.5
0
Trent Boult to Haris Sohail, Bouncer on middle, Sohail does well to duck under it.
39.4
3
Trent Boult to Azhar Ali, Back of a length on middle, Ali works it through mid-wicket. The batsmen get three runs.
39.3
0
Trent Boult to Azhar Ali, Length delivery on middle, Ali flicks it to mid-wicket.
39.2
1
Trent Boult to Haris Sohail, Back of a length on off, Sohail punches it towards covers for a single.
39.1
0
Trent Boult to Haris Sohail, Length delivery outside off, Sohail lets it go.
38.6
0
Daryl Mitchell to Azhar Ali, Full delivery on off, Ali keeps it out.
38.5
0
Daryl Mitchell to Azhar Ali, Length ball outside off, Ali leaves it alone.
38.4
0
Daryl Mitchell to Azhar Ali, Full on middle, Ali drives it to mid on.
38.3
0
Daryl Mitchell to Azhar Ali, Back of a length outside off, Azhar shoulders arms to this one.
38.2
0
Daryl Mitchell to Azhar Ali, Full delivery on off, Azhar defends it to covers.
38.1
0
Daryl Mitchell to Azhar Ali, Length delivery on off, Ali defends it off the back foot.
38.1
0
Daryl Mitchell to Azhar Ali, NO BALL! Mitchell oversteps! Good length delivery on off, Ali defends it out.
37.6
0
Trent Boult to Haris Sohail, Bouncer on middle, Sohail does well to duck under it.
37.5
0
Trent Boult to Haris Sohail, Back of a length on off, Sohail looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It goes towards gully where it falls short of the fielder.
37.4
0
Trent Boult to Haris Sohail, Back of a length on off, Sohail defends it to point.
37.3
4
Trent Boult to Haris Sohail, FOUR! Lovely shot! Full ball on off, Sohail drives it through mid off for a boundary.
37.2
0
Trent Boult to Haris Sohail, Good length delivery on off, Sohail defends it off the back foot.
37.1
0
Trent Boult to Haris Sohail, Back of a length on off, Sohail drives it to mid off.
36.6
0
Daryl Mitchell to Azhar Ali, BEATEN! That was a jaffa! Good length delivery outside off, Ali looks to defend but misses it due to the inward movement on this one.
36.5
0
Daryl Mitchell to Azhar Ali, Full delivery on off, Ali drives it back towards the bowler.
36.4
0
Daryl Mitchell to Azhar Ali, Back of a length on off, Ali defends it off the back foot.
36.3
0
Daryl Mitchell to Azhar Ali, Full and outside off, Ali shoulders arms to this one.
36.2
2
Daryl Mitchell to Azhar Ali, Length delivery on middle, Ali flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen get two runs.
36.1
0
Daryl Mitchell to Azhar Ali, Full and outside off, Azhar Ali offers no shot to this one.

Daryl Mitchell is on to bowl now.

35.6
0
Trent Boult to Haris Sohail, Outside off, left alone again by Haris.
35.5
0
Trent Boult to Haris Sohail, Good length delivery on middle, well kept out.
35.4
0
Trent Boult to Haris Sohail, On middle, knocked towards the mid on region.
35.3
0
Trent Boult to Haris Sohail, On off, defended out by Sohail.
35.2
0
Trent Boult to Haris Sohail, On off, pushed to covers.
35.1
0
Trent Boult to Haris Sohail, An appeal for LBW but turned down. On a length around off, nips into the left-hander, Haris looks to push at this but gets beaten and the ball goes onto clip his thigh pad. An appeal but nothing from the umpire. Height would have been an issue there.

Trent Boult is back on. 9-3-20-1 are his figures so far.

34.6
3
Matt Henry to Haris Sohail, Three to end the over! A short of a length ball on the pads, Haris flicks this one to the deep square leg region. The man at fine leg runs to his right and keeps this down to three runs.
34.5
0
Matt Henry to Haris Sohail, On a good length outside off, Sohail, again, lets this one through.
34.4
0
Matt Henry to Haris Sohail, Outside off, Haris does not have a poke at this.
34.3
0
Matt Henry to Haris Sohail, Bouncer on middle, Sohail ducks under this one.
34.2
0
Matt Henry to Haris Sohail, On middle, blocked out by Haris.
34.1
0
Matt Henry to Haris Sohail, Outside off, left alone.
33.6
0
Kyle Jamieson to Azhar Ali, Bouncer on middle, Ali sits under this one. 'Yes, Jamoooo', is what the player from the slip cordon is saying, to motivate Kyle.
33.5
0
Kyle Jamieson to Azhar Ali, On a good length around off, Ali pushes this to the cover region.
33.4
0
Kyle Jamieson to Azhar Ali, On off, Azhar works this to the cover region.
33.3
0
Kyle Jamieson to Azhar Ali, Outside off, Ali looks to block but misses.
33.2
4
Kyle Jamieson to Azhar Ali, FOUR! Positive batting from Azhar. His on-drive is always a treat to the eyes. On a good length around off, Ali drives this one through the mid on region and he will find the ropes with ease.
33.1
0
Kyle Jamieson to Azhar Ali, On a good length around off, Azhar pushes this to the cover region.
32.6
0
Matt Henry to Haris Sohail, Outside off, left alone by Haris.
32.5
0
Matt Henry to Haris Sohail, On off, pushed to the cover region.
32.4
0
Matt Henry to Haris Sohail, BEATEN. Good bowling by Henry. Testing lines and lengths. On a good length outside off, Sohail hangs his bat, looking for the block but the ball nips away, past the outside edge, into Watling's gloves.
32.3
0
Matt Henry to Haris Sohail, On off, played to the off side.
32.2
0
Matt Henry to Haris Sohail, EDGY! Back of a length and around off, Sohail looks to block this one out but the ball takes the edge and lobs towards the point region. 
32.2
0
Matt Henry to Haris Sohail, WIDE. Matt goes for a bouncer, but this was way too short outside off. Haris leaves it alone. Wided.
32.1
0
Matt Henry to Haris Sohail, On off, pushed to the point region. 
31.6
0
Kyle Jamieson to Azhar Ali, Outside off, left alone by Ali. 
31.5
0
Kyle Jamieson to Azhar Ali, On off, blocked to the off side.
31.5
0
Kyle Jamieson to Azhar Ali, WIDE. Way too short and on middle, Ali ducks under this one. Wided by the umpire. 50 up for Pakistan.
31.4
0
Kyle Jamieson to Azhar Ali, Oohhh...Nasty bouncer! This was bowled around off, Azhar gets his bat up high and the ball comes off the handle towards the off side.
31.3
0
Kyle Jamieson to Azhar Ali, Short and around off, Azhar thinks about playing at this but he gets squared up and the ball goes into Watling's mitts.
31.2
0
Kyle Jamieson to Azhar Ali, Another short of a length delivery outside off, Ali does not have a poke at this. 
31.1
0
Kyle Jamieson to Azhar Ali, Outside off, left alone by Azhar Ali. 
30.6
0
Matt Henry to Haris Sohail, Full on off, Sohail drives it to covers.
30.5
2
Matt Henry to Haris Sohail, Full ball on middle, Sohail pushes it through mid on for a couple.
30.4
1
Matt Henry to Azhar Ali, Full delivery on middle, Azhar flicks it through square leg for a single.
30.3
0
Matt Henry to Azhar Ali, Length delivery on middle, Azhar flicks it to mid-wicket.
30.2
0
Matt Henry to Azhar Ali, Back of a length on off, Azhar looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It goes towards gully where it falls short of the fielder.
30.1
0
Matt Henry to Azhar Ali, Good length ball just outside off, Ali leaves it alone.
29.6
0
Kyle Jamieson to Haris Sohail, Length ball outside off, Sohail shoulders arms to this one.
29.5
0
Kyle Jamieson to Haris Sohail, Outside off, Sohail offers no shot to this one.
29.4
0
Kyle Jamieson to Haris Sohail, Back of a length on off, Sohail defends it to gully.
29.3
0
Kyle Jamieson to Haris Sohail, Good length delivery on off, Sohail defends it off the back foot.

Haris Sohail is the new batsman in.

29.2
0
Kyle Jamieson to Abid Ali, OUT! CAUGHT! What a wonderful catch and Jamieson has another wicket! Simply outstanding by Will Young! Takes it with just one hand, special piece of fielding by him there! Abid Ali was fighting it out hard in the middle but his gritty stay out in the middle comes to a close. Jamieson bowls this on a good length outside off, Abid slashes his blade at this and the ball flies towards the gully region. Will Young, the substitue fielder there, dives to his right, hangs his hand out there and Young grabs it with his right hand. Brilliant. Abid Ali stands there for some time, trying to comprehend what has happened and eventually walks back.
29.1
0
Kyle Jamieson to Abid Ali, Length delivery outside off, Abid does not offer a shot to this one.
28.6
0
Matt Henry to Azhar Ali, Back of a length on off, Azhar taps it to point.
28.5
0
Matt Henry to Azhar Ali, Bouncer on middle, Azhar ducks under it.
28.4
0
Matt Henry to Azhar Ali, Down the leg side, Azhar lets it go.
28.3
0
Matt Henry to Azhar Ali, Outside off, Azhar shoulders arms to this one.
28.2
0
Matt Henry to Azhar Ali, Back of a length on off, Azhar offers a solid defense on this one.
28.1
0
Matt Henry to Azhar Ali, Length delivery on off, Azhar keeps it out.
27.6
0
Kyle Jamieson to Abid Ali, Good length delivery on off, Abid defends it to covers.
27.5
0
Kyle Jamieson to Abid Ali, Back of a length on off, Abid taps it towards the off side.
27.4
0
Kyle Jamieson to Abid Ali, Length delivery on off, Abid defends it off the back foot.
27.3
0
Kyle Jamieson to Abid Ali, Short delivery outside off, Abid shoulders arms to this one.
27.2
0
Kyle Jamieson to Abid Ali, Bouncer on leg, Abid does well to duck under it.
27.1
0
Kyle Jamieson to Abid Ali, Back of a length outside off, Abid leaves it alone.

DRINKS! A good first half of play and both the sides will be happy with how it has gone by. Though, Pakistan will be slightly happier as they have just lost the solitary wicket and that too, it was the wicket of Abbas, who was their nightwatchman. They have Abid and Azhar out there, who are battling it out well. The Kiwis will be hoping to snare one or two more wickets before the Lunch break, which they will hope, should apply some more pressure on the visitors. Will they be able to do so? We will find out..

26.6
0
Matt Henry to Azhar Ali, Full delivery on off, Azhar drives it to mid off.
26.5
0
Matt Henry to Azhar Ali, Back of a length on middle, Azhar keeps it out.
26.4
4
Matt Henry to Azhar Ali, FOUR! Excellent shot! Full delivery on off, Azhar drives it through covers for a boundary.
26.3
0
Matt Henry to Azhar Ali, Good length delivery on middle, Azhar looks to defend but gets hit on the thigh pad. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head. Probably height might have been an issue.
26.2
0
Matt Henry to Azhar Ali, Back of a length on middle, Azhar flicks it to mid-wicket.
26.1
0
Matt Henry to Azhar Ali, Full delivery outside off, Azhar leaves it alone.
25.6
0
Kyle Jamieson to Abid Ali, Back of a length outside off, Abid lets it go.
25.5
0
Kyle Jamieson to Abid Ali, Length delivery outside off, Abid offers no shot to this one.
25.4
0
Kyle Jamieson to Abid Ali, Outside off, Abid shoulders arms to this one.
25.3
0
Kyle Jamieson to Abid Ali, Back of a length outside off, Abid does not bother to play at that.
25.2
0
Kyle Jamieson to Abid Ali, Length delivery outside off, Abid leaves it alone.
25.1
0
Kyle Jamieson to Abid Ali, Good length delivery on off, Abid defends it off the front foot.
24.6
0
Matt Henry to Azhar Ali, Full delivery on middle, Azhar drives it to mid on.
24.5
0
Matt Henry to Azhar Ali, Outside off, Azhar lets it go.
24.4
0
Matt Henry to Azhar Ali, Full on middle, Azhar flicks it to mid-wicket.
24.3
0
Matt Henry to Azhar Ali, Length ball just outside off, Azhar offers no shot to this one.
24.2
0
Matt Henry to Azhar Ali, Back of a length outside off, Azhar shoulders arms to this one.
24.1
0
Matt Henry to Azhar Ali, Length delivery on off, Azhar defends it off the back foot.

Matt Henry has been introduced into the attack.

23.6
0
Kyle Jamieson to Abid Ali, Outside off, Abid leaves it alone.
23.5
0
Kyle Jamieson to Abid Ali, BEATEN! Back of a length outside off, Abid looks to defend but misses it.
23.4
0
Kyle Jamieson to Abid Ali, Length ball on off, Abid offers a solid defense on this one.
23.3
0
Kyle Jamieson to Abid Ali, BEATEN! Good length delivery outside off, Abid looks to defend but misses it due to the away movement on this one.
23.2
0
Kyle Jamieson to Abid Ali, Back of a length on off, Abid keeps it out.
23.1
0
Kyle Jamieson to Abid Ali, Good length delivery on off, Abid defends it off the back foot.

Kyle Jamieson to speed in now. 2-1-1-1 are his figures so far.

22.6
0
Tim Southee to Azhar Ali, On off, well kept out by Azhar. 
22.5
0
Tim Southee to Azhar Ali, Good length delivery outside off, Azhar leaves this one nicely. It was a good leave from the former Pakistani Test skipper.
22.4
0
Tim Southee to Azhar Ali, Bouncer around the off pole, Azhar sways away from the line of the ball.
22.3
0
Tim Southee to Azhar Ali, Outside off again, left alone again.
22.2
0
Tim Southee to Azhar Ali, Outside off, left alone.
22.1
4
Tim Southee to Azhar Ali, FOUR! Easy pickings for Azhar Ali! Shorter and wider this time, Azhar stays on his back foot and punches this one through the point region to find the ropes.
21.6
1
Trent Boult to Azhar Ali, On off, guided through point for a single.
21.5
0
Trent Boult to Azhar Ali, A very full delivery way outside off, Azhar Ali will leave this delivery in his sleep, and does so while he is awake as well.
21.4
0
Trent Boult to Azhar Ali, Short of a length and around off, played to the square leg region.
21.3
0
Trent Boult to Azhar Ali, On off, worked to the point region.
21.2
2
Trent Boult to Azhar Ali, Same delivery as the last ball, Azhar punches this one through the cover region. Two was the call from him and they get two runs easily, in the end.
21.1
1
Trent Boult to Abid Ali, Back of a length and around off, Abid taps this towards the cover region for a quick run.
20.6
0
Tim Southee to Azhar Ali, Exact copy of the last delivery. No shot offered again by Azhar. One run off this over.
20.5
0
Tim Southee to Azhar Ali, Outside off again, Azhar leaves it alone.
20.4
0
Tim Southee to Azhar Ali, Slightly shorter and down the leg side, Azhar looks for the pull away but misses his shot.
20.3
0
Tim Southee to Azhar Ali, Outside off, left alone.
20.2
1
Tim Southee to Abid Ali, Fuller and around off, Abid looks to drive but the ball takes the inside edge and goes towards square leg for a single.
20.1
0
Tim Southee to Abid Ali, On off, worked to the mid on region.
19.6
4
Trent Boult to Azhar Ali, FOUR! No chance of anyone stopping this one! On a good length around the off pole, Azhar punches this one through the mid off region and he finds the ropes with ease. Ends the over on a good note.
19.5
0
Trent Boult to Azhar Ali, Outside off, left alone.
19.4
1
Trent Boult to Abid Ali, On middle, tucked to the leg side for a single.
19.3
4
Trent Boult to Abid Ali, FOUR! Good pace and bounce by Boult but Abid dispatches this! Slightly short and outside off, Abid slashes this one through the point region and the ball runs away to the ropes.
19.2
0
Trent Boult to Abid Ali, On off, worked to the point region.
19.1
0
Trent Boult to Abid Ali, Good length delivery around the off pole, Abid blocks this one out to the mid off region. 
18.6
0
Tim Southee to Azhar Ali, On off, pushed to the cover region. 
18.5
0
Tim Southee to Azhar Ali, Some good bounce here! Short of a length and lands it around off, Azhar gets his bat up high and blocks this one out.
18.4
0
Tim Southee to Azhar Ali, On off, tapped to gully.
18.3
0
Tim Southee to Azhar Ali, Short of a length this time and around off, Azhar taps this towards cover-point and takes off for a single. Abid, though, is not interested and sends him back into his crease.
18.2
1
Tim Southee to Abid Ali, On middle, tucked to the mid-wicket region and the batters pick up a single, as there was a misfield.
18.1
0
Tim Southee to Abid Ali, Back of a length and around off, Abid pushes this one to the cover region. They think about the single but then decide not to, in the end.
17.6
0
Trent Boult to Azhar Ali, Outside off again, left alone by Azhar Ali. Two runs off this over.
17.5
0
Trent Boult to Azhar Ali, On middle, tucked to the leg side.
17.4
0
Trent Boult to Azhar Ali, Outside off, left alone.
17.3
0
Trent Boult to Azhar Ali, Shorter in length and around off, Azhar just leaves this one alone.
17.2
2
Trent Boult to Azhar Ali, A full ball on the pads, Azhar tucks this one to the left of fine leg and Jamieson does well to cover the ground, dive and keep this one down to just a couple of runs.
17.1
0
Trent Boult to Azhar Ali, On a good length around off, Azhar pushes this to the point region.
16.6
0
Tim Southee to Abid Ali, Outside off, Abid does not bother to play at that.
16.5
0
Tim Southee to Abid Ali, Good length delivery on off, Ali looks to defend but gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head.
16.4
4
Tim Southee to Abid Ali, FOUR! Lovely shot! Full delivery on off, Ali drives it through covers for a boundary.
16.3
0
Tim Southee to Abid Ali, Length delivery on off, Ali defends it off the back foot.
16.2
0
Tim Southee to Abid Ali, BEATEN! Good length ball outside off, Ali looks to defend but misses it due to the bounce on this one.
16.1
0
Tim Southee to Abid Ali, Good length delivery outside off, Ali shoulders arms to this one.

Azhar Ali is the next batsman in.

15.6
0
Trent Boult to Mohammad Abbas, OUT! EDGED AND CAUGHT! The Kiwis get their first wicket of the day and the Nightwatchman goes back and takes a review along with him. Boult bowls a good length ball around the off pole, Abbas looks to push this one out to the off side but with no footwork. He can only induce an outside edge. The ball goes to Watling, who takes this and the players go up in appeal. The umpire obliges and raises his finger. Abbas decides that he wants to take this one upstairs and does so. Ultra Edge comes in and there is a clear spike, as the ball goes past the bat. Pakistan lose another wicket, and also lose a review.

Review time! An appeal for caught behind! Mohammad Abbas is the man in question. He reviews it. Ultra Edge detects a spike on this one.

15.5
0
Trent Boult to Mohammad Abbas, Full delivery outside off, Abbas leaves it alone.
15.4
0
Trent Boult to Mohammad Abbas, Outside off, Abbas lets it go.
15.3
0
Trent Boult to Mohammad Abbas, Length ball outside off, Abbas shoulders arms to this one.
15.2
2
Trent Boult to Mohammad Abbas, Full delivery on off, Abbas pushes it through point. The batsmen get two runs.
15.1
0
Trent Boult to Mohammad Abbas, Bouncer on middle, Abbas does well to duck under it.
14.6
0
Tim Southee to Abid Ali, BEATEN! Good length ball outside off, Ali looks to defend but misses it.
14.5
4
Tim Southee to Abid Ali, FOUR! Good shot! Length delivery on off, Ali punches it through point for a boundary.
14.4
0
Tim Southee to Abid Ali, Full delivery on off, Ali drives it back towards the bowler.
14.3
0
Tim Southee to Abid Ali, Back of a length on off, Abid looks to push but gets an inside edge. It goes towards the leg side.
14.2
0
Tim Southee to Abid Ali, Length delivery outside off, Ali offers no shot to this one.
14.1
2
Tim Southee to Abid Ali, Full delivery on middle, Ali flicks it through mid-wicket for a couple.
13.6
0
Trent Boult to Mohammad Abbas, BEATEN! Good length delivery outside off, Abbas looks to defend but misses it.
13.5
0
Trent Boult to Mohammad Abbas, Back of a length outside off, Abbas lets it go.
13.4
0
Trent Boult to Mohammad Abbas, BEATEN! Full again and outside off, Abbas looks to drive but misses it due to the away movement on this one.
13.3
0
Trent Boult to Mohammad Abbas, Full delivery outside off, Abbas shoulders arms to this one.
13.2
0
Trent Boult to Mohammad Abbas, Full and outside off, Abbas offers no shot to this one.
13.1
0
Trent Boult to Mohammad Abbas, BEATEN! Good length delivery outside off, Abbas looks to defend but misses it due to the seam movement on this one.
12.6
0
Tim Southee to Abid Ali, Back of a length on off, Abid pushes it to covers.
12.5
0
Tim Southee to Abid Ali, Outside off, Abid lets it go.
12.4
0
Tim Southee to Abid Ali, Length delivery on off, Ali pushes it to mid off.
12.3
0
Tim Southee to Abid Ali, Back of a length outside off, Abid shoulders arms to this one.
12.2
0
Tim Southee to Abid Ali, Length delivery on middle, Ali keeps it out.
12.1
0
Tim Southee to Abid Ali, Good length delivery on off, Ali defends it off the back foot.

Tim Southee to bowl from the other end.

11.6
0
Trent Boult to Mohammad Abbas, Outside off again, left alone by Abbas again. 
11.5
0
Trent Boult to Mohammad Abbas, Outside off, left alone. 
11.4
0
Trent Boult to Mohammad Abbas, Good length delivery outside off, Abbas looks to play at this but misses it. 
11.3
1
Trent Boult to Abid Ali, On a good length on middle, Abid tucks this one to the square leg region and picks up the first runs of the day for Pakistan.
11.2
0
Trent Boult to Abid Ali, On a length outside off, Ali shoulders arms to this one.
11.1
0
Trent Boult to Abid Ali, Boult starts off with a good length ball on off, Ali blocks this one out. 

We are all set to begin Day 4. The New Zealand players are out in the middle. Abid Ali and Mohammad Abbas will resume their innings for Pakistan. Trent Boult will start the proceedings for Day 4.

Pitch Report - Grant Elliott says that it is a bit overcast today and there might be some early swing. Brendon McCullum joins in and says that there is a bit of discolouration from Day 1. Says that there have been patches which will give some uneven bounce to the surface. Further mentions that the fuller length will test the batsmen there.

Hello and a warm welcome to one and all to Day 4 of this Test match between New Zealand and Pakistan! With the way the game has gone by, should we assume that this could be the final Day of the second Test between these two nations? We will find out soon enough. The Kiwis will certainly be hoping that they can bundle the batters of Pakistan out and wrap up the series on the penultimate day, whereas the visitors would be looking to show their grit and determination and will want to hang out there, for as long as they can. Day 3 was yet another day where the Black Caps dominated and choked the Men in Green out of the game, as they amassed 659 and ended the Day with a lead of 354 runs with 9 wickets in hand. Williamson's boys will be rearing to go out there and show what they can do with the ball in hand. Will the hosts wrap up the series or will Pakistan fight to fall another day? All the answers will be coming your way. Join us as we bring you all the relevant updates...

... Day 4, Session 1 ...

That ends up a tiring day for Pakistan and an enthralling day for New Zealand. Still having a cushion of 354 runs with them, New Zealand would look to have a crack at the Pakistan batsmen early in the morning session on Day 4. Whereas, Pakistan will need to bat out of their skins to stage at least a fightback there. Who will get the honours on Day 4? Will the match end on Day 4? How long will Pakistan second innings last? We will get all the answers on 6th January 2021 as Day 4 begins at 1100 local (2200 GMT). Till then stay safe, take care and cheers.

Daryl Mitchell is down for a chat. He says that he is elated to score his maiden Test ton and further praises his skipper's knock of 238 runs. He is thankful to Kane for giving him an over to have a crack to get to his maiden Test ton. He mentions that the emotions were pretty there having scored a maiden Test ton. Ends by saying that Kyle's running between the wickets helped him achieve his dream of scoring a Test ton for his side.

Starting the second innings, required a lot of grit and composure from the Pakistan openers but it was not to be. They though managed to play out 5 maiden overs on the trot. The introduction of Kyle Jamieson though once again meant Pakistan managed to lose a wicket. It was Masood who went for a duck once again edging one to the third slip. There were a couple of reviews, one each from Pakistan and New Zealand both but no further damage was done to the Pakistan scorecard. As Mohamad Abbas, the nightwatchman along with Abid Ali managed to play out the remaining overs to see of the day without any further damage. New Zealand bowlers in that short 11 overs window started to show their tricks as Jamieson was the one to get into the wickets column. Whereas, Southee and Boult bowled brilliant to pose questions to Pakistan batsmen from ball one.

Having spent 159 overs on the field, Pakistan bowling looked off-colour as all their bowlers were taken for runs. Especially, debutant Zafar Gohar who conceded 159 runs without bowling a single maiden in his 32 overs. The next worse was Naseem Shah who was taken for 141 runs which included 9 No Balls and 12 Wide Balls. Only Afridi, Abbas and Ashraf managed to get into the wickets as they all have a couple of wickets to their name. To go with poor bowling, shoddy fielding and poor catching summed up the innings with the ball for Pakistan where they conceded a lead of 362 runs.

Though Nicholls departed after scoring 157 and stitching a 369-run stand with his skipper, Kane continued the good work as he continued to amass runs at will. Further, he went onto getting to his 4th Test double ton too. The finishing touches to New Zealand innings came from Daryl Mitchell and Kyle Jamieson as the duo batted for fun. In just 4.5 overs after Tea, they went onto score 60 runs as Mitchell brought about his maiden Test ton.

A brilliant session to cap off an even exciting day for the hosts. Having started 11 runs adrift of Pakistan's total of 297 runs. The pair of Williamson and Nicholls set out on a mission as they went after the bowling of Pakistan and soon wiped out the deficit to get New Zealand into the lead. In the process, they both went past their respective hundreds as Pakistan kept on searching for wickets. The duo went from strength to strength as they stretched the lead beyond 200.

10.6
0
Tim Southee to Mohammad Abbas, Southee bowls a yorker on off, Abbas digs it out. THAT WILL BE STUMPS ON DAY 3!
10.5
0
Tim Southee to Mohammad Abbas, Bouncer on middle, Abbas ducks under it.
10.4
0
Tim Southee to Mohammad Abbas, Full delivery on middle, Abbas flicks it to short leg.
10.3
0
Tim Southee to Mohammad Abbas, Good length delivery on off, Abbas blocks it off the front foot.
10.2
0
Tim Southee to Mohammad Abbas, Length ball outside off, Abbas leaves it alone.
10.1
0
Tim Southee to Mohammad Abbas, Bouncer on middle, Abbas does well to duck under it.
9.6
0
Kyle Jamieson to Abid Ali, Length delivery outside off, Ali lets it go.
9.5
0
Kyle Jamieson to Abid Ali, Outside off, Ali does not bother to play at that.
9.4
0
Kyle Jamieson to Abid Ali, Back of a length outside off, Abid leaves it alone.
9.3
0
Kyle Jamieson to Abid Ali, Length ball outside off, Ali offers no shot to this one.
9.2
0
Kyle Jamieson to Abid Ali, PLAY AND A MISS! Good length delivery outside off, Ali looks to defend but misses it.
9.1
0
Kyle Jamieson to Abid Ali, NOT OUT! An outside edge saves Abid there! Kyle bowls it on a length and around middle and off, Abid looks to tuck it to the leg side but gets an outside edge which thuds into his pads. The bowler appeals and the umpire raises his finger. Abid decides to take it upstairs as the replays roll in. It is a fair delivery as the Ultra Edge comes on. It detects a spike when the ball is close to the bat. The on field decision is overturned as Abid survives. A good review from him.

Review Taken! Abid is adjudged LBW and he takes the review. Let's see what the replays have to show. First up a legal delivery it is. As the Ultra Edge comes on and what do we see is a clear spike when the bat is near the ball. So the onfield call needs to be reversed. A successful review from Pakistan sees Abid Ali survive.

8.6
0
Tim Southee to Mohammad Abbas, BEATEN! Good length ball outside off, Abbas looks to defend but misses it due to the seam movement on this one.
8.5
0
Tim Southee to Mohammad Abbas, Length delivery outside off, Abbas leaves it alone.
8.4
3
Tim Southee to Abid Ali, Full on middle, Abid Ali flicks it through mid-wicket. The fielder chases it and does well to stop it. The batsmen get three runs.
8.3
1
Tim Southee to Mohammad Abbas, Length ball on middle, Abbas pushes it through mid on for a single.
8.2
0
Tim Southee to Mohammad Abbas, Full delivery down the leg side, Abbas looks to flick but misses it.
8.1
1
Tim Southee to Abid Ali, Good length delivery on off, Ali looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It flies over gully. The batsmen cross ends.
7.6
0
Kyle Jamieson to Mohammad Abbas, NOT OUT! UMPIRE'S CALL ON HITTING THE STUMPS! Good length ball around off and angled into leg, Abbas looks to push it to the leg side but fails to do so as the ball thuds into his pads. The bowler appeals so does the slip cordon. The umpire though is unmoved as Kane Williamson decides to take it upstairs. Replays roll in and it is a fair delivery first up as Ultra Edge confirms no edge there. Ball Tracker comes in and shows umpire's call on hitting the wickets. New Zealand retain their review as Abbas survives.
7.5
0
Kyle Jamieson to Mohammad Abbas, On off, kept out off the front foot.
7.4
0
Kyle Jamieson to Mohammad Abbas, Outside off, left alone.

Review time! An appeal for lbw! Mohammad Abbas is the man in question. Ultra Edge shows there is no bat involved. Ball Tracker shows that it is umpire's call.

7.3
0
Kyle Jamieson to Mohammad Abbas, DROPPED JUST SHORT! Almost a second one for Jamieson there. Another length ball around off, Abbas looks to defend it out but gets a thickish outside edge which once again flies to third slip where Southee attempts to go for the catch but it falls short of him.

Mohammad Abbas, the nightwatchman is the new batsman in.

7.2
0
Kyle Jamieson to Shan Masood, OUT! CAUGHT! EDGED AND TAKEN! You can't keep Jamieson out of this game. Masood once again departs for a duck. Length ball angled across Masood, steepling bounce there on this one as Shan plays it off the back foot. He ekes out a thick outside edge which flies towards Southee at third slip who takes it with ease.
7.1
1
Kyle Jamieson to Abid Ali, Banged in on a length and angled into middle, Abid pushes it to the leg side and gets a single.

Kyle Jamieson is into the attack.

6.6
0
Tim Southee to Shan Masood, Late swing on this one as Masood who is playing everything off the back foot comes on the front foot this time to eke out a soft edge to the off side.
6.5
0
Tim Southee to Shan Masood, Outside off, Masood leaves it for the keeper to do the rest.
6.4
0
Tim Southee to Shan Masood, Good length and swinging into Masood there, Shan does well to cover the swing and defend it off the front foot.
6.3
0
Tim Southee to Shan Masood, Short of good length around off, Masood taps it to covers off the back foot.
6.2
0
Tim Southee to Shan Masood, On a length and outside off, no shot offered by Masood there.
6.1
0
Tim Southee to Shan Masood, Length and on off, Masood blocks it well from the crease.
5.6
2
Trent Boult to Abid Ali, Finally runs! Pakistan are underway! Full and around off, Abid drives it straight down the ground past the bowler and gets a couple as Matt Henry fields it at long off.
5.5
0
Trent Boult to Abid Ali, Good length and angled across Abid, Ali lets it go through to the keeper.
5.4
0
Trent Boult to Abid Ali, Another good length ball outside off, Abid makes a watchful leave.
5.3
0
Trent Boult to Abid Ali,  Length and away from off, Abid gets his bat inside the line and lets the ball go through to the keeper.
5.2
0
Trent Boult to Abid Ali, Back of a length ball on off, rising a bit, Abid does well to drop it towards point.
5.1
0
Trent Boult to Abid Ali, Fuller and around off, Abid plays a compact front foot defensive stroke.
4.6
0
Tim Southee to Shan Masood, On a length and on middle, Masood flicks it to the man at mid-wicket.
4.5
0
Tim Southee to Shan Masood, Short and on middle, Masood sees it and ducks under it quickly.
4.4
0
Tim Southee to Shan Masood, On off, pushed to mid on off the front foot by Masood.
4.3
0
Tim Southee to Shan Masood, Another length ball outside off, Masood is happy to let that go through to the keeper.
4.2
0
Tim Southee to Shan Masood, Length and outside off, Masood leaves it alone.
4.1
0
Tim Southee to Shan Masood, Good length around off, Masood plays it from within the crease there.
3.6
0
Trent Boult to Abid Ali, On off, Abid brings out a solid front foot defense there. 4th maiden in a row! Pakistan still not off the mark here.
3.5
0
Trent Boult to Abid Ali, Full and angled across Abid, Ali shoulders arms to it.
3.4
0
Trent Boult to Abid Ali, Bumper on middle, Abid ducks under it.
3.3
0
Trent Boult to Abid Ali, Another away angler, Abid has no fuss in leaving it.
3.2
0
Trent Boult to Abid Ali, Length ball leaving the right hander there, left alone by Abid.
3.1
0
Trent Boult to Abid Ali, Fuller on off, driven back to the bowler there.
2.6
0
Tim Southee to Shan Masood, Length and outside off, left alone by Masood.
2.5
0
Tim Southee to Shan Masood, Length and around off, Masood pushes it to covers.
2.4
0
Tim Southee to Shan Masood,  Outside off, blocked to the off side.
2.3
0
Tim Southee to Shan Masood, Fuller and outside off, pushed to point.
2.2
0
Tim Southee to Shan Masood, Another one in that channel around off, Shan defends it from within the crease.
2.1
0
Tim Southee to Shan Masood, Length and on off, defended off the front foot by Masood.
1.6
0
Trent Boult to Abid Ali, On a length on off, kept out off the back foot once again. A testing over from Boult comes to an end.
1.5
0
Trent Boult to Abid Ali,  Another length ball angled across once again, Abid gets beaten on the forward push once again. A maiden for Boult too.
1.4
0
Trent Boult to Abid Ali, BEATEN! Length ball angled across the batsman, Abid looks to defend it but gets beaten on the outside edge.
1.3
0
Trent Boult to Abid Ali, Length ball on middle, Abid blocks it off the back foot towards leg side.
1.2
0
Trent Boult to Abid Ali, Length ball across the right hander, Abid leaves it alone.
1.1
0
Trent Boult to Abid Ali, Length and angled into the right hander, Abid plays inside the line and gets beaten as the ball goes past his outside edge.

Trent Boult to bowl from the other end.

0.6
0
Tim Southee to Shan Masood, On off, kept out. A maiden to start off.
0.5
0
Tim Southee to Shan Masood, Another delivery outside off, Shan leaves it alone.
0.4
0
Tim Southee to Shan Masood, Length and outside off, Masood lets it be.
0.3
0
Tim Southee to Shan Masood, Length and outside off, Shan does not offer a shot to it.
0.2
0
Tim Southee to Shan Masood, Good length and around off, Masood gently taps it to the off side.

We are set to begin Pakistan's second innings. The New Zealand players are out in the middle. Shan Masood and Abid Ali will open the innings for Pakistan. Tim Southee will start the proceedings for New Zealand.

0.1
0
Tim Southee to Shan Masood, Southee steams in and bowls a length ball outside off, easy leave for Shan Masood there.