3rd Test, Pakistan v New Zealand Test Series in UAE 2018, 3 Dec 2018
New Zealand won by 123 runs
BALL BY BALL
New Zealand lose openers after Azhar, Shafiq tons give Pakistan 74-run lead
New Zealand were then reduced to 26-2 at stumps with Kane Williamson unbeaten on 14 and night-watchman Somerville on one not out
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Colin de Grandhomme
Player Of The Match
56.1 - A Patel to H Ali
Ajaz Patel to Hasan Ali. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, leading edge in the air uncontrolled to point, by Williamson. How fitting that the captain takes the winning catch. Straight up into the air and New Zealand take a famous victory to win the series 2-1. Their first series win in Asia for a decade and their first away series victory over Pakistan in 49 years. An all round team effort with the batsmen standing up when it was required and then the spinners played their part, along with Tim Southee. Debutant Will Somerville finished with seven wickets in the match while Ajaz Patel also chipped in with five of his own. A special mention also to the Kiwi coach who gets his first win in charge.Pakistan were just not up to the challenge today and they will be disappointed to send Mohammad Hafeez off with a loss. A brilliant career though and one with many other happier memories.Well that is the end of a long tour. Both sides had positives to take out of it with New Zealand taking the Test series while Pakistan dominated the white ball part. Big tours upcoming now with New Zealand going back home while Pakistan travel to South Africa. See you then.
Runs Scored: 2
0 2 0 0 0 0
55.6 - W Somerville to S Afridi
Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Latham.
55.5 - W Somerville to S Afridi
Off break yorker, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Latham.
55.4 - W Somerville to S Afridi
Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Somerville.
55.3 - W Somerville to S Afridi
Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot slog sweeping, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
55.2 - W Somerville to S Afridi
Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid off for 2 runs, dropped catch by Raval.
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