2nd Test, Pakistan v New Zealand Test Series in UAE 2018, 24 Nov 2018
Pakistan won by an innings and 16 runs
BALL BY BALL
Colin de Grandhomme
Player Of The Match
112.5 - Y Shah to T Boult
Yasir Shah to Trent Boult. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by Ahmed. Boult prods forward and can only feather an edge through to Sarfraz. The finger goes up and it's all over in Dubai. Fittingly Yasir Shah finishes it off with his 14th wicket and sets off on a wild celebration. Almost like he had scored the winner at a World Cup final. Pakistan win by a huge margin of an innings and 16 runs. It was the first innings that did the damage. 90 all out and New Zealand needed a monumental effort in the second innings which they couldn't quite produce. To reach 312 wasn't the worst and some of their batsmen played some innings but Yasir, as well as Hasan Ali, were always lurking around the corner with a wicket ball to halt them in their tracks.Brilliant effort from Pakistan to fight back after the defeat in the first Test and now it comes down to a winner takes all third Test back in Abu Dhabi. Should be a cracker with both teams having their moments of brilliance. Join us then.
112.4 - Y Shah to T Boult
Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Abbas.
112.3 - Y Shah to A Patel
Leg spinner half volley, middle stump on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Ali.
112.2 - Y Shah to N Wagner
Yasir Shah to Neil Wagner. Googly length ball, outside off stump moves in front slog sweeping, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep mid wicket, by Ali. This has been coming for a few overs. Wagner wasn't looking to block out against Yasir and was eyeing up the midwicket fence. Not the connection he would have hoped for as it goes straight up and Hasan Ali takes a good catch. Another five-wicket haul for Yasir and his 13th of the match. One more and he will have the second best figures for Pakistan in Tests.
112.1 - Y Shah to N Wagner
Googly length ball, off stump moves in front defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Azam.
Runs Scored: 7
3 0 4 0 0 0
111.6 - H Ali to A Patel
Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Ali.
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