1st Inn - 274/10(116.1) 2nd Inn - 353 /7(113.0)
NZ
VS
PAK
1st Inn - 348/10(135.0) 2nd Inn - 156/10(56.1)
CRR: 2.77 | New Zealand beat Pakistan by 123 runs

NZ beat PAK by 123 runs | New Zealand vs Pakistan, Highlights And Cricket Score 3rd Test Match - Commentary

Pakistan and New Zealand in UAE, 3 Test Series, 2018

Date: Dec 03, 2018 Start Time: 11:30 IST | 06:00 GMT | 10:00 Local
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Match Commentary

New Zealand vs Pakistan Highlights And Cricket Score 3rd Match - Test Commentary

End of Over : 116.1 NZ: 274/10

Now Pakistan will really need their batters to step up here. The wicket is turning and New Zealand will hope to gain a first innings lead. Remember, Pakistan will be batting last in this game, so any sort of a lead will be very handy. Stay tuned.

The Pakistan bowling began brilliantly as Yasir Shah ran through the top order. However, as Day 1 progressed the Pakistan bowling lost some steam. Towards the end though they came back strongly but let New Zealand off the hook today morning. Asif was the star with a fifer while after doing the initial damage, Yasir Shah kept it tight from one end. Their pacers weren't much effective for most parts.

A commendable effort in the end by New Zealand. Not many would have thought they would get to the total they have especially when they were reeling at 72-4. However, their skipper stepped up, he along with Watling first stitched in a 104-run stand. Williamson perished 11 short of a ton but Watling continued with the tail and helped New Zealand to put a competitive total on the board.

The day started with BJ Watling and Somerville frustrating the Pakistanis. The latter blocked everything that came his way and the former was the one who did the job of scoring. The wicket-keeper got to his half ton and revived hopes of New Zealand getting to the 300-run mark. Bilal Asif though had different ideas as he ran through the tail. Pakistan though would feel they took longer than they would have liked to wrap the innings up.

Bilal Asif walks off to a standing ovation and he deserves every bit of it. There were questions raised about his performances before the game but he has silenced the critics in style. Picks all the three wickets which had to be taken today and ends with a fifer. However, New Zealand have added 45 handy runs and they will surely be happy with where they are placed in the game.

116.1 W

Bilal Asif to Trent Boult. OUT! TIMBER! Well floated delivery around off, the ball spins back a bit. Boult comes down the track and tries to whack it but misses the ball completely. It cannons onto the stumps. Fifer for Bilal and he completely deserves it. There was some doubt before the match about his selection but he has put everything to bed. BJ Watling remains stranded on 77 as New Zealand are all out for 274.

End of Over : 116 2 Runs NZ: 274/9
115.6 1

Yasir Shah to Trent Boult. Gives it a bit of air on middle, Trent drives it towards mid off and they a take a run.

115.5 0

Yasir Shah to Trent Boult. Full on midddle, the batsman blocks it out.

115.4 0

Yasir Shah to Trent Boult. Sharp turn there. Nice loopy delivery around off, Boult tries to defend it off the front but the ball spins away from him. Luckily for him he did not get the outside edge of the bat.

115.3 0

Yasir Shah to Trent Boult. Flighted delivery on middle, Trent defends it with a straight bat.

115.2 1

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Floated delivery on middle, Watling drives it towards mid off. The batsmen take a run.

115.1 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Fuller delivery from Yasir, BJ flicks it towards mid on.

End of Over : 115 1 Runs NZ: 272/9
114.6 0

Bilal Asif to Trent Boult. Another flighted ball on off, the batsman keeps it out. So Boult survives.

114.5 0

Bilal Asif to Trent Boult. this is eased down to long on. Watling has no interest in going for a run.

114.4 0

Bilal Asif to Trent Boult. This is played even better than the last delivery. This is a loopy ball on off, Boult reaches out to it and strokes it to mid on.

114.3 0

Bilal Asif to Trent Boult. Nicely played by Boult. He walks right across and with the turn works it to mid-wicket.

Trent Boult is the last batsman for the Kiwis.

114.2 W

Bilal Asif to Ajaz Patel. OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Bilal has a four-fer. New Zealand are nine down now and Bilal has another 4 deliveries in this over to get a fifer, also, he will have the last batsman on strike. This is tossed up around off, the ball pitches, turns away and also bounces a touch extra. Patel tries to defend but the ball takes the outside edge and goes into the hands of Shafiq at first slip who takes it easily.

114.1 1

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. Slightly short and around off, Watling waits for the ball to do its bit and then works it towards fine leg for a run.

End of Over : 114 1 Runs NZ: 271/8
113.6 0

Yasir Shah to Ajaz Patel. DROPPPED! Sharp chance but should have caught it. Floated delivery around off, Patel prods forward and tries to defend it but gets a inside edge and the ball goes straight to the short leg fielder who tries to grab it but could not hold on to it at the last moment.

113.5 0

Yasir Shah to Ajaz Patel. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

113.4 0

Yasir Shah to Ajaz Patel. Flighted delivery around off, the ball spins back a bit. Patel leans forward and tries to defend it but was hit high on the pad and the ball lobs it to first slip.

113.3 0

Yasir Shah to Ajaz Patel. Loopy delivery around off, Patel gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it towards mid off.

113.2 1

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Tossed up on middle, Watling leans forward and guides it towards point for a run.

113.1 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Flighted delivery around off, BJ pushes it towards point.

End of Over : 113 2 Runs NZ: 270/8
112.6 0

Bilal Asif to Ajaz Patel. Loopy delivery around off, the batsman watchfully defends it.

112.5 0

Bilal Asif to Ajaz Patel. Identical delivery, Patel blocks it out.

112.4 0

Bilal Asif to Ajaz Patel. Tossed up delivery on middle, Patel defends it by presenting the full face of the bat.

112.3 1

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. Flaater on middle, the batsman works it to the leg side for a run.

112.2 0

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. Fuller delivery on middle, BJ defends it with a straight bat.

112.1 1

Bilal Asif to Ajaz Patel. Nice loopy delivery on middle, Patel guides it towards third man for a single.

End of Over : 112 2 Runs NZ: 268/8
111.6 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Flatter trajectory on middle, Bj hangs back and tucks it straight to the short fine leg fielder.

111.5 1

Yasir Shah to Ajaz Patel. A tad quicker on middle and leg, Patel flicks it towards square leg for a single.

111.4 0

Yasir Shah to Ajaz Patel. Floats it up on middle, Patel defends it with a straight bat.

111.3 1

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Flatter around off, the batsman punches it off the back foot towards point for a run.

111.2 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Flighted delivery around off, Watling pushes it towards point.

111.1 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Quicker on middle, BJ drives it straight to the cover fielder.

End of Over : 111 0 Runs NZ: 266/8
110.6 0

Bilal Asif to Ajaz Patel. Tosses it above the eye line but it is bowled outside off, Patel makes a leave.

110.5 0

Bilal Asif to Ajaz Patel. On the middle pole again, the batsman works it to mid-wicket.

110.4 0

Bilal Asif to Ajaz Patel. This is on the pads, it is worked to the man at square leg.

110.3 0

Bilal Asif to Ajaz Patel. On the stumps again, the batter keeps it out.

110.2 0

Bilal Asif to Ajaz Patel. Flighted delivery on off, the batsman is solid in defense.

110.1 0

Bilal Asif to Ajaz Patel. Tosses it up on middle, the batter blocks it out.

End of Over : 110 2 Runs NZ: 266/8
109.6 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Flatter trajectory on middle, the batsman hangs back and punches it off the back foot to point.

109.5 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. A Tad fuller on middle, Watling watchfully blocks it out.

109.4 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Gives it a bit of air on middle, Watling tries to defend it off the front foot but gets an inside edge onto the pads and the ball goes towards leg slip.

109.3 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. On middle, Watling plays it with a dead bat.

109.2 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Tossed up delivery on middle, the batsman drives it straight to the bowler.

109.1 2

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Fuller delivery on middle, BJ leans forward and pushes it towards point for a couple of runs.

End of Over : 109 4 Runs NZ: 264/8
108.6 0

Bilal Asif to Ajaz Patel. Identical delivery, the batsman shoulders arms to it.

108.5 0

Bilal Asif to Ajaz Patel. Gives it a bit of air outside off, Patel lets it go.

108.4 0

Bilal Asif to Ajaz Patel. Floats it up on middle, the batsman plays it with a dead bat.

108.3 4

Bilal Asif to Ajaz Patel. FOUR! SHOT! Nice loopy delivery on middle, Ajaz goes over mid on for a boundary. Aggression from Patel.

108.2 0

Bilal Asif to Ajaz Patel. Tossed up delivery on middle, the batsman plays it with a dead bat.

108.1 0

Bilal Asif to Ajaz Patel. Flighted delivery on middle, Patel defends it with a straight bat.

End of Over : 108 6 Runs NZ: 260/8
107.6 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Fuller delivery on middle, BJ defends it with a straight bat.

107.5 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

107.4 3

Yasir Shah to Ajaz Patel. Tossed up delivery down leg, Sarfraz fails to collect it and the ball goes towards fine leg. The batsmen get three byes.

107.3 1

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Again flatter on middle, the batsman cuts it towards point for a run.

107.2 2

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Flatter trajectory on middle, BJ punches it through covers for a couple of runs.

107.1 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Flighted delivery on middle, BJ defends it off the front foot.

End of Over : 107 1 Runs NZ: 254/8
106.6 0

Bilal Asif to Ajaz Patel. Floats it up outside off, Patel lets it go.

Ajaz Patel is the new man in.

106.5 W

Bilal Asif to William Somerville. OUT! TIMBER! Asif gets the breakthrough. End of the frustrating stand for Pakistan and a very handy one for New Zealand. Somerville walks back but he has done a decent job for his side. He had to stay out there and did exactly that. This was bowled quicker and flatter around off, William, who has not scored a run since morning, senses an opportunity to get some runs here. Goes for the cut, the ball though turns back in, misses the bat and disturbs the stumps. Tried playing against the turn there, never a good idea on a wicket which is providing some assistance to the spinners. Pakistan now though will look to take the remaining two quickly.

106.4 0

Bilal Asif to William Somerville. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

106.3 1

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. Tossed up delivery on middle,the batsman flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.

106.2 0

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. A tad fuller around off, Watling tries to sweep it but did not get the connection he wanted and the ball goes towards leg slip.

106.1 0

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. Flighted delivery on middle, BJ flicks it to the leg side.

Drinks - It has been good first hour of play for the Kiwis. BJ Watling has played really well and scored his fifty. Somerville is nicely complementing him. The hosts have bowled well so far but not managed to get a wicket so far.

End of Over : 106 1 Runs NZ: 253/7
105.6 0

Shaheen Afridi to William Somerville. Good length delivery on middle, William defends off the back foot.

105.5 0

Shaheen Afridi to William Somerville. Bowls full on off, William plays it to covers.

105.4 0

Shaheen Afridi to William Somerville. BEATEN AGAIN! Good length delivery outside off, Somerville again goes for the drive but is beaten on this one. Excellent bowling by Shaheen Afridi.

105.3 0

Shaheen Afridi to William Somerville. BEATEN! Length delivery on off, Somerville looks to drive but misses it and gets beaten on this one.

105.2 1

Shaheen Afridi to BJ Watling. 3000 Test runs for Watling.Length delivery on off, Watling drives it towards covers for a single.

105.1 0

Shaheen Afridi to BJ Watling. Length delivery on middle, Watling defends off the back foot.

End of Over : 105 0 Runs NZ: 252/7
104.6 0

Bilal Asif to William Somerville. Tossed up on off, Somerville blocks it well.

104.5 0

Bilal Asif to William Somerville. Flighted delivery on leg, William pushes it to the leg side.

104.4 0

Bilal Asif to William Somerville. Floated on leg, the batsman flicks it to the leg side.

104.3 0

Bilal Asif to William Somerville. Flighted delivery on off, the batsman defends off the back foot.

104.2 0

Bilal Asif to William Somerville. Tossed up on off, Somerville blocks it well.

104.1 0

Bilal Asif to William Somerville. Full delivery on off, Somerville drives it to mid off.

Bilal Asif comes to the attack.

End of Over : 104 0 Runs NZ: 252/7
103.6 0

Shaheen Afridi to BJ Watling. Good length delivery on middle, the batsman defends off the back foot.

103.5 0

Shaheen Afridi to BJ Watling. BEATEN! Good length delivery on off, Watling looks to defend but misses it and gets beaten on this one. Good inward movement by Shaheen Afridi.

103.4 0

Shaheen Afridi to BJ Watling. Length delivery on leg, Watling looks to flick it but gets hit high on the thigh pad.

103.3 0

Shaheen Afridi to BJ Watling. Bowls a bouncer, Watling does well to duck under it.

103.2 0

Shaheen Afridi to BJ Watling. Length delivery on middle, Watling defends off the back foot.

103.1 0

Shaheen Afridi to BJ Watling. Good length delivery outside off, Watling offers no shot.

End of Over : 103 1 Runs NZ: 252/7
102.6 0

Yasir Shah to William Somerville. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

102.5 0

Yasir Shah to William Somerville. A tad full on this occasion, the batsman drives it straight to mid off.

102.4 0

Yasir Shah to William Somerville. Floats it up on middle, Somerville defends it by presenting the full face of the bat.

102.3 0

Yasir Shah to William Somerville. Google this time from Yasir. Flatter on middle, William reads it and defends it off the back foot.

102.2 0

Yasir Shah to William Somerville. Tossed up again around off, the batsman tries to drive it but misses it completely.

102.1 1

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Good delivery from Yasir. Nice loopy delivery on middle, BJ leans forward and tries to defend it. But gets an outside edge which falls just short of the first slip fielder. Lucky escape for Watling.

End of Over : 102 3 Runs NZ: 251/7
101.6 0

Shaheen Afridi to William Somerville. Bouncer from Shaheen. William ducks it nicely underneath it. Ends a good over from Afridi.

101.5 0

Shaheen Afridi to William Somerville. Yorker this time from Shaheen. The batsman at the last moment digs it out. Good from the young fast bowler.

101.4 0

Shaheen Afridi to William Somerville. Bouncer from Afridi. William somehow manages to duck underneath it.

101.3 0

Shaheen Afridi to William Somerville. Back of a length delivery on middle, Somerville defends it off the back foot.

101.2 3

Shaheen Afridi to BJ Watling. Easy pickings there for Watling there. A bit fuller on middle and leg, the batsman flicks it towards mid-wicket. The batsman pick up easy three runs.

101.1 0

Shaheen Afridi to BJ Watling. In the channel outside off, William lets it go.

End of Over : 101 1 Runs NZ: 248/7
100.6 1

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Full on middle, the batsman drives it towards covers for a run.

100.5 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. A tad quicker on middle, Watling plays it with a dead bat.

100.4 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

100.3 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Floats it up on middle, the batsman blocks it out.

100.2 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Flighted delivery on middle, Watling defends it by presenting the full face of the bat.

100.1 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Tossed up delivery on middle, BJ defends it with a straight bat.

End of Over : 100 1 Runs NZ: 247/7
99.6 0

Shaheen Afridi to William Somerville. Short again this time on middle and leg, the batsman defends it off the back foot.

99.5 0

Shaheen Afridi to William Somerville. Short of a length around off, Somerville lets it go.

99.4 0

Shaheen Afridi to William Somerville. Back of a length around off, the batsman punches it off the back foot towards point.

99.3 0

Shaheen Afridi to William Somerville. Bouncer this time from Afridi. Somerville gets into the position early and evades it.

99.2 0

Shaheen Afridi to William Somerville. Short of a length delivery outside off, the batsman lets it go.

99.1 1

Shaheen Afridi to BJ Watling. A tad full on middle, BJ drives it towards covers for a single.

Shaheen Afridi comes into the attack.

End of Over : 99 0 Runs NZ: 246/7
98.6 0

Yasir Shah to William Somerville. Ends with a fuller delivery on middle, the batsman watchfully blocks it out.

98.5 0

Yasir Shah to William Somerville. Lucky escape. Flighted delivery on middle, Somerville tries to flick it but gets a leading edge and falls just short of the cover fielder.

98.4 0

Yasir Shah to William Somerville. Similar delivery on middle, the batsman keeps it out.

98.3 0

Yasir Shah to William Somerville. Loopy delivery on middle, Somerville defends it with a straight bat.,

98.2 0

Yasir Shah to William Somerville. Flatter on middle, the batsman defends it off the back foot.

98.1 0

Yasir Shah to William Somerville. Full length delivery on middle, Somerville flicks it to the leg side.

End of Over : 98 4 Runs NZ: 246/7
97.6 4

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. FOUR! CREAMED! In the channel outside off, BJ hangs back and cuts it towards point for a boundary. Good end to the over for the Kiwis.

97.5 0

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. Consecutive bouncer from Hasan. BJ ducks underneath it.

97.4 0

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. Well directed bouncer from Ali. Watling nicely evades it.

97.3 0

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. Full delivery on middle, the batsman drives it straight to the mid off fielder.

97.2 0

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. Back of a length on middle, BJ defends it off the back foot.

97.1 0

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. Back of a length delivery on middle, BJ defends it from within the crease.

End of Over : 97 1 Runs NZ: 242/7
96.6 0

Yasir Shah to William Somerville. Tossed up on off, Somerville lets it go.

96.5 0

Yasir Shah to William Somerville. Flighted delivery outside off, the batsman offers no shot.

96.4 0

Yasir Shah to William Somerville. Tossed up on off, the batsman keeps it out.

96.3 0

Yasir Shah to William Somerville. Flighted delivery on middle, Somerville keeps it out.

96.2 0

Yasir Shah to William Somerville. Flighted delivery on off, Somerville offers a forward defense on this one.

96.1 1

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Flighted delivery on off, Watling rocks back and cuts it towards point for a single.

End of Over : 96 5 Runs NZ: 241/7
95.6 0

Hasan Ali to William Somerville. Full on middle, Somerville defends it off front foot and onto the ground.

95.5 0

Hasan Ali to William Somerville. Back of a length delivery on middle, the batsman defends it off the back foot.

95.4 0

Hasan Ali to William Somerville. Some chin music from Hasan this time. Somerville nicely ducks underneath it.

95.3 1

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. A tad fuller on middle, the batsman flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.

95.2 4

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. FOUR! Length delivery around off, Watling opens the face of the bat and guides it through the slip cordon and the ball races away to the boundary. Brings up his 16th Test fifty. A very, very important knock by him and it has been a very patient one. He played second fiddle to Williamson and provided the skipper the support he wanted at that time. Now though it is his time to take centre stage and try and get his team's total to somewhere around 300. Can he do so?

95.1 0

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. Length delivery around off, Watling taps it towards point.

Hasan Ali comes to the attack.

End of Over : 95 0 Runs NZ: 236/7
94.6 0

Yasir Shah to William Somerville. Floated again on off, William defends off the back foot.

94.5 0

Yasir Shah to William Somerville. Full on middle, Somerville drives it straight towards the bowler.

94.4 0

Yasir Shah to William Somerville. Good defense by Somerville. Not much turn on this one, William easily blocks it.

94.3 0

Yasir Shah to William Somerville. Floated on middle, Somerville defends off the back foot.

94.2 0

Yasir Shah to William Somerville. Flighted delivery on middle, the batsman keeps it out.

94.1 0

Yasir Shah to William Somerville. Tossed up on middle, Somerville defends off the front foot.

Yasir Shah is brought into the attack.

End of Over : 94 4 Runs NZ: 236/7
93.6 0

Shaheen Afridi to BJ Watling. Good length delivery outside off, Watling offers no shot.

93.5 0

Shaheen Afridi to BJ Watling. Short outside off, Watling cuts it to point.

93.4 0

Shaheen Afridi to BJ Watling. Good length delivery outside off, the batsman offers no shot.

93.3 0

Shaheen Afridi to BJ Watling. Again on a good length on off, Watling defends off the back foot.

93.2 0

Shaheen Afridi to BJ Watling. Good length delivery on off, Watling blocks it well.

93.1 4

Shaheen Afridi to BJ Watling. FOUR! Good shot. First boundary of the day. Full on off, Watling drives it through covers for a beautiful boundary. Watling is getting closer to his 50.

End of Over : 93 0 Runs NZ: 232/7
92.6 0

Hasan Ali to William Somerville. Length delivery on middle, Somerville looks to defend but gets hit on the thigh pad.

92.5 0

Hasan Ali to William Somerville. Good length delivery on off, the batsman defends off the back foot.

92.4 0

Hasan Ali to William Somerville. Full on off, Somerville looks to defend but gets an outside edge towards third slip where it falls just short of the fielder.

92.3 0

Hasan Ali to William Somerville. Good length delivery again outside off, Somerville looks to drive but misses it and gets beaten on this one.

92.2 0

Hasan Ali to William Somerville. Good length delivery outside off stump, Somerville lets it go.

92.1 0

Hasan Ali to William Somerville. Full outside off, Somerville drives it to covers.

End of Over : 92 0 Runs NZ: 232/7
91.6 0

Shaheen Afridi to BJ Watling. BEATEN! Good length delivery outside off, Watling looks to defend but misses it and gets beaten on this one.

91.5 0

Shaheen Afridi to BJ Watling. Fifth consecutive leave for Watling. Good length delivery outside off, the batsman lets it go again.

91.4 0

Shaheen Afridi to BJ Watling. Good length delivery outside off, Watling leaves it alone.

91.3 0

Shaheen Afridi to BJ Watling. Third consecutive leave for Watling. Again on a good length outside off, Watling offers no shot.

91.2 0

Shaheen Afridi to BJ Watling. Good length delivery outside off, Watling again offers no shot.

91.1 0

Shaheen Afridi to BJ Watling. Full outside off, Watling lets it go.

Shaheen Afridi will share the attack.

End of Over : 91 3 Runs NZ: 232/7
90.6 0

Hasan Ali to William Somerville. Length delivery on off, Somerville keeps it out.

90.5 3

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. First runs of the morning for the Kiwis. Full delivery on leg, Watling easily flicks it towards mid-wicket. The batsmen run hard and pick up three runs.

90.4 0

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. BEATEN! Good length delivery outside off, Watling looks to drive but misses it and gets beaten on this one.

90.3 0

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. Length delivery on off, the batsman defends it off the back foot.

90.2 0

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. Again on a good length on middle, Watling plays it straight towards the bowler.

90.1 0

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. Good length delivery on off, Watling blocks it well.

We are all set to get underway! The Pakistan players make their way out to the middle. BJ Watling and William Somerville will resume their innings. Hasan Ali to start the proceedings today. Here we go...

Danny Morrison interviewing Watling, the latter starts by saying he is very happy with the way he is playing. Also mentions there are a few cracks in the wicket and it will deteriorate even more. He also adds that he enjoys batting but it was tough to find gaps.

Hello and welcome to Day 2 of the third Test between Pakistan and New Zealand. The hosts finished Day 1 on top and they would be looking to wrap up the remaining three wickets quickly. On the other hand, the Kiwis would like to add as many runs as possible. With the wicket already turning something around 260-270 would be a competitive total. Stay tuned to find out how it unfolds on Day 2.

... Day 2, Session 1 ...

Pakistan would like to wrap up the last three wickets quickly on Day 2. While the Kiwis, would like to be somewhere around the 300-run mark. Should be an interesting day of cricket. The action resumes on Tuesday at 1000 local (0600 GMT). ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

Earlier in the day, the debutant, Shaheen Afridi started off brilliantly taking the wicket of Tom Latham. But Jeet Raval and Kane Williamson did manage to form a partnership of some sort. Yasir Shah though then came to the fore and ran through the middle order just before Lunch. Post that, a partnership of 104 between Kane Williamson and BJ Watling took the Kiwis to safer shores but quick wickets in the end sees Pakistan walk off as the happier side.

This session - 84 runs and 3 wickets. Pakistan's session and Pakistan's day one can say. They not only managed to break the 104-run stand between Williamson and Watling but have also picked up two more. When Watling and Williamson were batting, the Kiwis would have aimed for something around 300 but the spinners, along with Hasan Ali have now given Pakistan a chance to restrict New Zealand under 250.

End of Over : 90 0 Runs NZ: 229/7
89.6 0

Yasir Shah to William Somerville. And he does negotiate it! Not in convincing manner but New Zealand won't care. This is down the leg side, it turns in. The batter tries to work it on the leg side but gets a soft leading edge towards silly point. STUMPS ON DAY 1!

89.5 0

Yasir Shah to William Somerville. Once again it is the slider on off, Somerville once again does well to keep it out. One ball to negotiate now.

89.4 0

Yasir Shah to William Somerville. And now the slider from Shah around off, Somerville though does well to not play for the turn and he keeps it out.

89.3 0

Yasir Shah to William Somerville. PEACH! Perfect, just perfect from Yasir. This is floated around off, it drifts in. The batsman has to play at it, he lunges to keep it out. However, the ball pitches, turns away and whizzes past the outside edge.

89.2 0

Yasir Shah to William Somerville. Outside off again and the batsman makes another leave. Being the last over, Yasir needs to make the batter play more.

89.1 0

Yasir Shah to William Somerville. Flatter and outside off, the batsman makes a leave.

End of Over : 89 3 Runs NZ: 229/7
88.6 0

Shaheen Afridi to BJ Watling. Bowls down the leg side, Watling lets it go.

88.5 1

Shaheen Afridi to William Somerville. Length delivery on middle, Somerville pushes into the off side. The batsmen take a single.

88.4 0

Shaheen Afridi to William Somerville. Bowls a bouncer, Somerville ducks under it.

88.3 2

Shaheen Afridi to William Somerville. Length delivery on leg, the batsman flicks it towards square leg. The batsmen pick up a couple.

88.2 0

Shaheen Afridi to William Somerville. APPEAL FOR LBW! NOT OUT! Full on leg, Somerville looks to defend but gets hit low on the pads. The bowler appeals but the umpire shakes his head. Pakistan can't go for the review because they have no reviews left.

88.1 0

Shaheen Afridi to William Somerville. Good length delivery outside off, Somerville offers no shot.

End of Over : 88 2 Runs NZ: 226/7
87.6 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Floats it up on middle, BJ defends it with a straight bat.

87.5 1

Yasir Shah to William Somerville. Tossed up delivery on middle, the batsman opens the face of the bat and guides it to short third man for a single.

87.4 0

Yasir Shah to William Somerville. A tad short on middle, Somerville punches it off the back foot to the point.

87.3 0

Yasir Shah to William Somerville. Tossed up delivery around off, the batsman shoulders arms to it.

87.2 0

Yasir Shah to William Somerville. NOT OUT! Flighted delivery on middle, Somerville leans forward and tries to defend it with bat and ball together. Yasir appeals but the umpire shakes his head. Sarfraz thinks about it and goes for review. The replay shows that the ball hits the bat first and the batsmen survives. Pakistan lose both the reviews.

Review time! A huge appeal for an LBW has been turned down. Somerville is the man in question. Seems like it has hit the bat first.

The second new ball has been taken!

87.1 1

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Drags it short, BJ punches it off the back foot through point for a run.

End of Over : 87 1 Runs NZ: 224/7
86.6 0

Bilal Asif to William Somerville. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

86.5 0

Bilal Asif to William Somerville. Flighted delivery on off, Somerville blocks it well.

86.4 1

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. Tossed up on middle, the batsman flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.

86.3 0

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. Floated on leg, the batsman works it to the leg side.

86.2 0

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. Flighted delivery on leg, Watling clips it to the leg side.

86.1 0

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. Tossed up on middle, Watling defends off the back foot.

End of Over : 86 1 Runs NZ: 223/7
85.6 0

Yasir Shah to William Somerville. Tossed up on off, Somerville defends off the front foot.

85.5 0

Yasir Shah to William Somerville. Bowls down the leg side, Somerville lets it go.

85.4 0

Yasir Shah to William Somerville. Spinning away from the batsman, Somerville lets it go.

85.3 0

Yasir Shah to William Somerville. Tossed up on off, Somerville blocks it well.

85.2 0

Yasir Shah to William Somerville. Flighted delivery on off, Somerville guides it to third man.

85.1 1

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Short on off, Watling cuts it towards point for a single.

End of Over : 85 4 Runs NZ: 222/7
84.6 0

Bilal Asif to William Somerville. Fuller delivery down leg, Somerville tries to sweep but misses it completely and hits low on the pads.

84.5 1

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. Full on middle, the batsman tucks it to mid-wicket for a single.

84.4 0

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. Slower through the air on middle, Bj flicks it to mid-wicket.

84.3 0

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. Tossed up delivery on middle and leg, BJ tries to flick it but hits the pad.

84.2 3

Bilal Asif to William Somerville. Drags it short around off, the batsman punches it off the back foot through covers for three runs.

84.1 0

Bilal Asif to William Somerville. Flighted delivery on middle and leg, Somerville flicks it to short leg with soft hands.

End of Over : 84 3 Runs NZ: 218/7
83.6 1

Yasir Shah to William Somerville. Flighted delivery around off, Somerville looks to defend but gets an outside edge and it goes past second slip. The batsmen take a run.

83.5 1

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Tossed up on off, Watling cuts it towards point for a single.

83.4 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Flighted delivery on off, Watling cuts it to point.

83.3 1

Yasir Shah to William Somerville. Tossed up on middle, the batsman flicks it towards mid on for a single.

83.2 0

Yasir Shah to William Somerville. Spinning away from the batsman, Somerville lets it go.

83.1 0

Yasir Shah to William Somerville. Flighted delivery on middle, Somerville blocks it well.

End of Over : 83 3 Runs NZ: 215/7
82.6 0

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

82.5 1

Bilal Asif to William Somerville. This is stroked through the covers and the batsmen run through for a single.

82.4 0

Bilal Asif to William Somerville. On the stumps, the batsman does well to keep it out.

82.3 0

Bilal Asif to William Somerville. On the pads, the batsman tries to flick but misses to get hit low on the pads.

82.2 1

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. On the pads, Watling flicks it through square leg for a run.

82.1 1

Bilal Asif to William Somerville. Flatter and around off, Somerville guides it through point for a run.

End of Over : 82 0 Runs NZ: 212/7
81.6 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Floated on off, the batsman drives it to mid off.

81.5 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Flighted delivery on middle, Watling blocks it well.

81.4 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Tossed up on off, Watling drives it to covers.

81.3 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Flighted delivery on middle, Watling defends off the back foot.

81.2 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Tossed up on middle, Watling defends off the front foot.

81.1 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Flighted delivery on off, Watling looks to clip it to the leg side but gets a leading edge to the off side.

End of Over : 81 0 Runs NZ: 212/7
80.6 0

Bilal Asif to William Somerville. NOT OUT! Sharp turn there. Flighted delivery on middle, the ball spins in sharply. Somerville takes a nice stride forward but was hit on the front pad. Umpires straight away raises his finger. New Zealand take a review. Replay shows no inside edge and the ball missing the stumps.

Review for lbw. The debutant Somerville is the man in question.

80.5 0

Bilal Asif to William Somerville. Down the leg side, the batsman lets it be.

80.4 0

Bilal Asif to William Somerville. An off spinner, turns in. Somerville tries to defend but the ball hits the pads and lobs over the short leg fielder.

80.3 0

Bilal Asif to William Somerville. That's hit the batsman on his pads. The fielding side is asking the question. The Umpire decides the batsman is not out.

80.2 0

Bilal Asif to William Somerville. The ball pitches outside off stump on a good length, Somerville gets on his front foot and tries to defend but the ball misses the bats and hits his front pad. The ball is caught by the short leg fielder and there is an appeal by Pakistani players. But the umpire shakes his head.

80.1 0

Bilal Asif to William Somerville. Turning too much, Somerville keeps it out.

End of Over : 80 2 Runs NZ: 212/7
79.6 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Full around off, BJ drives it straight to the mid off fielder.

79.5 1

Yasir Shah to William Somerville. Drags it short on middle, the batsman punches it off the back foot towards point. They pick up a single.

79.4 0

Yasir Shah to William Somerville. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

79.3 0

Yasir Shah to William Somerville. Flighted delivery on middle, the batsman defends it off the front foot and on to the ground.

79.2 0

Yasir Shah to William Somerville. Almost a yorker from Yasir, Somerwille nicely evades it out.

79.1 1

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Fuller delivery on middle, BJ pushes it towards point for a single.

End of Over : 79 1 Runs NZ: 210/7
78.6 0

Bilal Asif to William Somerville. Flighted delivery on off, Somerville defends off the back foot.

78.5 0

Bilal Asif to William Somerville. Tossed up on middle, Somerville blocks it.

78.4 0

Bilal Asif to William Somerville. APPEAL FOR LBW! NOT OUT! Tossed up on off, Somerville looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads. The bowler appeals but the umpire shakes his head. Pakistan think for a while and decide against the review.

78.3 1

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. Bowls full on leg, Watling flicks it towards mid-wicket. The batsmen pick up a single.

78.2 W

Bilal Asif to Tim Southee. OUT! Tossed up on middle, Southee looks to go for the slog sweep but gets a top edge to short fine leg where Babar Azam takes the catch comfortably.

78.1 0

Bilal Asif to Tim Southee. Tossed up on leg, Southee pushes it past short leg.

End of Over : 78 1 Runs NZ: 209/6
77.6 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

77.5 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Gives it a bit of air around off, Watling shoulders arms to it.

77.4 1

Yasir Shah to Tim Southee. Floats it up in the air on middle, Tim leans forward and tries to defend it, but gets the outside edge of the bat and the ball goes towards short third man. The batsman take a run.

77.3 0

Yasir Shah to Tim Southee. Slower through the air on middle, Tim taps it to point.

77.2 0

Yasir Shah to Tim Southee. A tad fuller on middle, Southee defends it by presenting the full face of the bat.

77.1 0

Yasir Shah to Tim Southee. Starts off with a fuller delivery on middle, Tim defends it with a straight bat.

Yasir Shah is back into the attack.

End of Over : 77 5 Runs NZ: 208/6
76.6 0

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. NOT OUT! That is right off the glove, there was no pad involved there. Pakistan lose a review. This is bowled outside off, Watling brings the sweep out but misses. It seems to have hit something and the players appeal. The umpire though shakes his head. Sarfraz after a long chat to his teammates signals the 'T'. Replays roll in and it shows the umpire has given the right decision.

Pakistan go for a review for an lbw decision. Watling is the man in question here. Looks close.

76.5 1

Bilal Asif to Tim Southee. Driven towards the mid on region. They pick up a single.

76.4 4

Bilal Asif to Tim Southee. FOUR BYES! Down the leg side, Southee goes for the sweep shot but misses. The ball races to the fine leg fence.

76.3 0

Bilal Asif to Tim Southee. Floats it up on off, it is kept out.

Tim Southee is the next batsman in for the Kiwis.

76.2 W

Bilal Asif to Colin de Grandhomme. OUT! Gone next ball! Bilal Asif gets his man. This is tossed up on middle, it turns back in. Grandhomme tries to flick but gets it off the inner half towards the leg slip fielder. Shafiq there takes a sharp catch. Colin who looked good in the few balls he faced is walking back with another low score to his name. First wicket for Bilal.

76.1 0

Bilal Asif to Colin de Grandhomme. NOT OUT! Tossed up on leg, Colin comes forward and swings but misses. He also loses his balance in an attempt to get back. Sarfraz collects the ball down the leg side and whips the bails off. An appeal follows and the umpire takes it upstairs. Replays roll in and it shows Grandhomme has done well to get back.

Appeal for a stumping. Colin De Grandhomme is the man in question. Pakistan players don't seem so confident as they think he might have just grounded the bat.

End of Over : 76 1 Runs NZ: 203/5
75.6 0

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. Length delivery on off, Watling looks to flick but gets a leading edge to the point region where no fielder was there to catch it.

75.5 0

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. APPEAL FOR LBW! NOT OUT! Length delivery on middle, Watling looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads. The bowler appeals but the umpire shakes his head.

75.4 0

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. Good length delivery on off, Watling cuts it to point.

75.3 1

Hasan Ali to Colin de Grandhomme. Length delivery on leg, Colin flicks it towards square leg for a single.

75.2 0

Hasan Ali to Colin de Grandhomme. Bowls a bouncer, Colin does well to duck under it.

75.1 0

Hasan Ali to Colin de Grandhomme. BEATEN! Beauty of a delivery from Hasan Ali. Good length delivery coming into the batsman, Colin looks to defend but misses it and gets beaten on this one.

Drinks

End of Over : 75 2 Runs NZ: 202/5
74.6 0

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

74.5 0

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. Drags it short on middle, BJ defends it off the back foot.

74.4 1

Bilal Asif to Colin de Grandhomme. Fuller delivery on middle, the batsman gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it to towards mid off for a single.

74.3 0

Bilal Asif to Colin de Grandhomme. Bilal bowls it way down leg. Colin tries to flick it but misses it completely.

74.2 1

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. Shout for a catch. Loopy delivery around middle, BJ flicks it as the ball falls just short of the leg slip fielder and goes underneath him. The batsmen sneak a run.

74.1 0

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. Starts off with a tossed up delivery on middle and leg, Watling tries to flick it but was hit high on the pad.

Bilal Asif is back into the attack.

End of Over : 74 10 Runs NZ: 200/5
73.6 0

Hasan Ali to Colin de Grandhomme. Good length delivery on middle, the batsman defends off the back foot.

73.5 2

Hasan Ali to Colin de Grandhomme. 200 up for New Zealand. Length delivery on leg, de Grandhomme flicks it towards square leg. The batsmen pick up a couple.

73.4 4

Hasan Ali to Colin de Grandhomme. FOUR! Colin de Grandhomme is looking good. Full on leg, de Grandhomme flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary.

73.3 2

Hasan Ali to Colin de Grandhomme. Length delivery on the pads, Colin flicks it towards square leg. The batsmen pick up a couple.

73.2 2

Hasan Ali to Colin de Grandhomme. Length delivery on leg, Colin flicks it towards fine leg. Two runs taken.

73.1 0

Hasan Ali to Colin de Grandhomme. Length delivery on off, Colin plays it to point.

End of Over : 73 1 Runs NZ: 190/5
72.6 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. In the channel outside off, BJ shoulders arms to it.

72.5 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Drags it short, Watling flicks it to the leg side. He wanted a single but he is sent back.

72.4 1

Yasir Shah to Colin de Grandhomme. A tad fuller on off, Colin drives it to mid off. The batsman cross ends.

72.3 0

Yasir Shah to Colin de Grandhomme. Flatter on middle, the batsman hangs back and punches it off the back foot towards point.

72.2 0

Yasir Shah to Colin de Grandhomme. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

72.1 0

Yasir Shah to Colin de Grandhomme. Flighted delivery on middle, Colin defends it by presenting the full face of the bat.

End of Over : 72 2 Runs NZ: 189/5
71.6 0

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. Identical delivery, BJ flicks it to mid on.

71.5 0

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. A tad fuller on middle, Watling drives it straight to the mid off fielder.

71.4 1

Hasan Ali to Colin de Grandhomme. Fuller delivery angling it in, Colin tries to drive it but the ball hits the inside half off the bat and the ball goes towards fine leg. The batsmen rotate strike.

71.3 1

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. On middle and leg, the batsman works it to the leg side for a run.

71.2 0

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. Length delivery on middle, Watling defends it with a straight bat.

71.1 0

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. Wide down leg, BJ was trying to flick it but misses it completely.

End of Over : 71 7 Runs NZ: 187/5
70.6 0

Yasir Shah to Colin de Grandhomme. Flighted delivery on middle, Colin flicks it to mid-wicket.

70.5 6

Yasir Shah to Colin de Grandhomme. SIX! Good shot. Short on leg, de Grandhomme pulls it over square leg for a biggie. This should get him going. He needs some runs under his belt and it is important for him to stay there and again build a partnership with Watling.

70.4 0

Yasir Shah to Colin de Grandhomme. Tossed up on middle, the batsman defends off the back foot.

70.3 0

Yasir Shah to Colin de Grandhomme. Flighted delivery on off, Colin blocks it well.

70.2 1

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Short on off, Watling plays it through covers for a run.

70.1 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Tossed up on middle, Watling drives it to mid off.

End of Over : 70 1 Runs NZ: 180/5
69.6 1

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. Back of a length delivery on middle and leg, BJ nudges it to the leg side. Bilal misfields it and batsmen sneak a single. Sarfraz is not happy with the fielding there.

69.5 0

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. Length delivery on off, the batsman defends it with a straight bat.

69.4 0

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. Length delivery around off, Watling blocks it out.

69.3 0

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. On middle, BJ defends it by presenting the full face of the bat.

69.2 0

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. Length delivery around off, BJ punches it off the back foot towards point.

69.1 0

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. Back of a length on middle, Watling defends it off the back foot.

End of Over : 69 3 Runs NZ: 179/5
68.6 1

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. A single to end the over! This is stroked through covers for a run.

68.5 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. On the stumps, kept out.

68.4 2

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Poor follow-up delivery! It is short and around off, Yasir may have tried the flipper, does not come out right and it is punched through covers for a couple.

68.3 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Well bowled! Slows it up this time and lands it on off, the ball pitches and the turns away. Watling first thinks of defending it but then tries to bail out looking at the turn. He though is a touch late, the ball hits the bottom part of the bat and goes on the bounce to the slip fielder.

68.2 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Bowls it flatter this time around off, not a lot of turn on offer, Watling goes back and punches it to covers.

68.1 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Tosses it up on off, Watling lunges and defends it onto the ground.

Colin de Grandhomme is the new man in.

End of Over : 68 6 Runs NZ: 176/5
67.6 W

Hasan Ali to Kane Williamson. OUT! The skipper departs. Big wicket for Pakistan, they have managed to break the 104-run stand. They needed this wicket and now New Zealand have half the side back in the hut. Williamson walks back dejected as he has missed out on a well-deserved ton. Pakistan are ecstatic as the plan of keeping a short mid-wicket for Hasan Ali has worked. This is just ahead of a length around off, it jags back in a little late, also there is some extra bounce. Williamson tries to flick but it goes off the higher portion of the bat and uppishly towards Shafiq who takes it.

67.5 0

Hasan Ali to Kane Williamson. Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

67.4 3

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. Back of a length on middle, BJ tucks it to fine leg for three runs.

67.3 0

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. Good delivery from Hasan. Length delivery around off, BJ was looking to drive but missed the ball completely.

67.2 3

Hasan Ali to Kane Williamson. Length delivery around off, Williamson punches it through point for three runs. 100 partnership is up.

67.1 0

Hasan Ali to Kane Williamson. Good length delivery on off, Hasan defends off the front foot.

End of Over : 67 7 Runs NZ: 170/4
66.6 1

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Slower through the air on middle, Kane opens the face of the bat and guides it to short third man for a single.

66.5 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. A tad fuller on middle, KW drives it to cover.

66.4 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Tosses it up on middle, Williamson pushes it to point region.

66.3 2

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Flatter around middle, KW tucks it to the leg side for a couple of runs.

66.2 4

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. FOUR! EXQUISITE! Yasir drags it short, Williamson quickly hangs back and punches it through the point region for a boundary. He moves onto his 80's now.

66.1 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Flighted delivery on middle, Kane defends it off the front foot and onto the ground.

End of Over : 66 5 Runs NZ: 163/4
65.6 0

Shaheen Afridi to BJ Watling. Bowls a bouncer, Watling does well to duck underneath it.

65.5 0

Shaheen Afridi to BJ Watling. Good length delivery on middle, the batsman defends off the back foot.

65.4 0

Shaheen Afridi to BJ Watling. Length delivery on off, Watling cuts it to point.

65.3 0

Shaheen Afridi to BJ Watling. Again on a good length on middle, the batsman defends off the back foot.

65.2 4

Shaheen Afridi to BJ Watling. FOUR! Good length delivery on off, Watling looks to defend but gets an outside edge towards first slip. The fielder dives but the ball races away to the boundary.

65.1 1

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Short of a length delivery, Williamson tries to pull it to mid-wicket but does not get it off the middle of the bat. The batsmen take a run.

End of Over : 65 2 Runs NZ: 158/4
64.6 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Wide outside off, the batsman lets it go.

64.5 2

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Short on middle, Watling pulls it towards mid-wicket. Two runs taken.

64.4 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Full on middle, Watling plays it straight to mid on.

64.3 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Loopy delivery on middle, Watling blocks it well.

64.2 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Flighted delivery on off, the batsman defends off the front foot.

64.1 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Tossed up on middle, Watling flicks it to short mid-wicket.

End of Over : 64 3 Runs NZ: 156/4
63.6 0

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. On middle, Williamson defends it off the front foot by presenting the full face of the bat.

63.5 2

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Classic Williamson. A tad full on this occasion, Williamson leans forward and drives it firmly through covers for a couple of runs.

63.4 0

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Length delivery on middle, the skipper defends it off the back foot.

63.3 0

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Back of a length delivery around off, KW taps it to point.

63.2 0

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Length delivery angling away, Kane shoulders arms to it.

63.1 1

Shaheen Afridi to BJ Watling. A fuller delivery on middle, BJ pushes it towards mid off for a single.

End of Over : 63 1 Runs NZ: 153/4
62.6 1

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Short on off, Watling makes room and punches it through covers for a single.

62.5 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Flighted delivery on middle, Watling looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

62.4 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Short on off, Watling cuts it to point.

62.3 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Tossed up on off, the batsman drives it to mid off.

62.2 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Gives a bit of air, Watling defends off the back foot.

62.1 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Flighted delivery on off, Watling defends off the front foot.

End of Over : 62 1 Runs NZ: 152/4
61.6 1

Shaheen Afridi to BJ Watling. Back of length around middle and leg and Watling flicks it towards the fine leg region for a single.

61.5 0

Shaheen Afridi to BJ Watling. In the channel outside off, Watling shoulders arms to it.

61.4 0

Shaheen Afridi to BJ Watling. Back of a length delivery around off and the batsman opens the face off the bat and guides it towards the gully region.

61.3 0

Shaheen Afridi to BJ Watling. Short outside off and Watling hits it straight to the fielder at point.

61.2 0

Shaheen Afridi to BJ Watling. Back of a length on middle, Watling tucks it to the leg side.

61.1 0

Shaheen Afridi to BJ Watling. Good length, pitching outside off. A little movement off the pitch in towards the batsman. The ball is well defended by Watling.

Shaheen Afridi is back into the attack.

End of Over : 61 6 Runs NZ: 151/4
60.6 4

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. FOUR! Full toss on leg, Williamson pounces on it and flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary. First boundary after the Tea break.

60.5 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Flighted delivery again on off, the batsman blocks it well.

60.4 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Tossed up on off, the captain defends off the front foot.

60.3 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Flighted delivery on middle, the skipper plays it to mid on.

60.2 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Full on off, Williamson plays it to mid off.

60.1 2

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Short on middle, Williamson pushes it to towards covers. The batsmen pick up a couple.

We are back for the final session! 30 overs to go in the day. The Pakistan players make their way out to the middle. They are followed by Williamson and BJ Watling who will resume their innings. Yasir Shah will start the proceedings after the break. Here we go...

... Day 1 Session 3 ...

Pakistan on the other, will need to break this partnership quickly. One would believe it is just the matter of one wicket and the hosts will then have a go at the fragile lower-order of New Zealand. The morning session was won by the home team, the second by New Zealand. Who will take the third? Stay tuned to find out.

This session - 32 overs, 72 runs and 0 wickets. New Zealand's session easily. Once again it is their skipper who has come to the rescue. They entered this session in trouble and now, courtesy this partnership, are slowly but steadily getting out of trouble. Kane Williamson looks set for a big one here and he is getting good support from Watling who would also like to play a long innings.

End of Over : 60 3 Runs NZ: 145/4
59.6 0

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. Back of a length on middle, the batsman defends it from within the crease. AND THAT IS TEA ON DAY 1.

59.5 0

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. Full on middle, BJ drives it straight to the mid on fielder.

59.4 3

Hasan Ali to Kane Williamson. Away swinger this time from Hasan around off, Kane leans forward and drives it firmly through covers for three runs.

59.3 0

Hasan Ali to Kane Williamson. Fuller delivery angling it in, KW flicks it to short mid-wicket.

59.2 0

Hasan Ali to Kane Williamson. Back of a length delivery on middle, Williamson defends it off the back foot.

59.1 0

Hasan Ali to Kane Williamson. Some chin music from Ali here. Kane nicely ducks underneath it.

End of Over : 59 9 Runs NZ: 142/4
58.6 0

Haris Sohail to BJ Watling. Flighted delivery on off, Watling plays it to covers.

58.5 0

Haris Sohail to BJ Watling. Floated on off, the batsman defends off the front foot.

58.4 4

Haris Sohail to BJ Watling. FOUR BYES! Tossed up outside off, Watling looks to sweep but misses it and it goes behind the keeper where he misses and it runs away for a boundary.

58.3 1

Haris Sohail to Kane Williamson. Full on off, Williamson drives it towards covers for a single.

58.2 0

Haris Sohail to Kane Williamson. Flighted delivery on off, the captain blocks it well.

58.1 4

Haris Sohail to Kane Williamson. FOUR! Loose delivery from Haris Sohail. Full toss on leg, Williamson is quick to pouce on it and flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary.

End of Over : 58 0 Runs NZ: 133/4
57.6 0

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. Peach of a delivery from Ali, Length delivery around off, Watling was trying to defend it but the ball held it's line and goes straight to the keeper. Brilliant over comes to an end.

57.5 0

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. Good stop from the short mid-wicket fielder. A tad fuller angling it on middle, Watling flicks it to short mid-wicket. The fielder does brilliantly to stop that going to the boundary.

57.4 0

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. Back of a length delivery on middle, BJ defends it off the back foot.

57.3 0

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. Yorker from Hasan. Well bowled and equally well played by Watling. Watling gets his bat down at the right time and digs it out.

57.2 0

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. Length delivery around off, Watling defends it off the front foot and onto the ground.

57.1 0

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. Fuller delivery on middle, BJ defends it by presenting the full face of the bat.

End of Over : 57 2 Runs NZ: 133/4
56.6 1

Haris Sohail to BJ Watling. Tossed up on leg, Watling flicks it towards square leg for a single.

56.5 1

Haris Sohail to Kane Williamson. Full on middle, the skipper plays it towards mid on for a single.

56.4 0

Haris Sohail to Kane Williamson. Loopy delivery on middle, Williamson defends off the back foot.

56.3 0

Haris Sohail to Kane Williamson. Floated on middle, Williamson defends off the front foot.

56.2 0

Haris Sohail to Kane Williamson. Flighted delivery on middle, the captain blocks it well.

56.1 0

Haris Sohail to Kane Williamson. Tossed up on off, Williamson defends off the front foot.

Haris Sohail to roll his arm over.

End of Over : 56 1 Runs NZ: 131/4
55.6 0

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. Fuller delivery angling it in, BJ flicks it to mid on.

55.5 0

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. Fuller delivery on middle, Watling drives it towards mid off.

55.4 0

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. Back of a length on middle, BJ defends it from within the crease.

55.3 1

Hasan Ali to Kane Williamson. Length delivery on middle and leg, KW nudges it to the leg side for a single.

55.2 0

Hasan Ali to Kane Williamson. Quick bouncer from Ali. Kane nicely evades it.

55.1 0

Hasan Ali to Kane Williamson. Fuller delivery angling in on middle, Williamson watchfully blocks it out.

End of Over : 55 4 Runs NZ: 130/4
54.6 0

Shaheen Afridi to BJ Watling. Good length delivery outside off, the batsman lets it go.

54.5 0

Shaheen Afridi to BJ Watling. Good length delivery on middle, Watling defends off the back foot.

54.4 0

Shaheen Afridi to BJ Watling. Length delivery on off, the batsman plays it to covers.

54.3 0

Shaheen Afridi to BJ Watling. Length delivery on off, Watling drives it to mid off.

54.2 4

Shaheen Afridi to BJ Watling. FOUR LEG BYES! Length delivery on the pads, Watling tries to flick but it goes off his pads down fine leg for a boundary.

54.1 0

Shaheen Afridi to BJ Watling. Good length delivery outside off, Watling leaves it alone. It was close to the off stump.

End of Over : 54 0 Runs NZ: 126/4
53.6 0

Hasan Ali to Kane Williamson. Full on middle, the captain pushes it to the point fielder. Good testing over from Hasan Ali.

53.5 0

Hasan Ali to Kane Williamson. In the air but safe. Fuller delivery on middle, Williamson tries to flick it but gets a leading edge onto it and the ball falls just short of the cover fielder.

53.4 0

Hasan Ali to Kane Williamson. A tad fuller this time on middle, KW drives it to straight to the mid off fielder.

53.3 0

Hasan Ali to Kane Williamson. Length delivery around off, Kane leans forward and defends it with a straight bat.

53.2 0

Hasan Ali to Kane Williamson. Back of a length on middle, Williamson defends it from within the crease.

53.1 0

Hasan Ali to Kane Williamson. Very good bouncer from Hasan. Williamson ducks underneath it.

End of Over : 53 1 Runs NZ: 126/4
52.6 1

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Back of a length on middle, the skipper nudges it to the leg side for a run.

52.5 0

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Bouncer from Shaheen this time. Kane nicely evades it.

52.4 0

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Fuller delivery around off, Williamson defends it off the front foot by presenting the full face of the bat

52.3 0

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. In the channel around off, the captain lets it go.

52.2 0

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Back of a length on middle, Williamson punches it off the back foot towards point.

52.1 0

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. A tad fuller around off, Kane defends it with a straight bat.

End of Over : 52 0 Runs NZ: 125/4
51.6 0

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. Wide outside off, Watling looks to cut but misses it and gets beaten on this one.

51.5 0

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. Bowls a bouncer, Watling does well to duck under it.

51.4 0

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. Again on a good length on off, the batsman blocks it well.

51.3 0

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. Good length delivery on middle, Watling defends off the back foot.

51.2 0

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. Full on middle, Watling flicks it to mid on.

51.1 0

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

End of Over : 51 4 Runs NZ: 125/4
50.6 0

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Full again on off, the skipper drives it to covers.

50.5 4

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. FOUR! Fifty partnership between Williamson and Watling. Full on middle, Williamson drives it straight through mid on for a boundary. A much-needed partnership for New Zealand to stabilize the innings. Still a long way to go.

50.4 0

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Good length delivery outside off, the batsman lets it go.

50.3 0

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Length delivery on off, Williamson drives it to covers.

50.2 0

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Full again on off, the skipper drives it to mid off.

50.1 0

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Full outside off, Williamson drives it to mid off.

End of Over : 50 0 Runs NZ: 121/4
49.6 0

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

49.5 0

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. Length delivery on middle, the batsman defends it with a straight bat.

49.4 0

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. Similar delivery from Hasan, Watling flicks it to short mid wicket. The fielder there is kept for a aerial flick. However Watling has kept it down this time.

49.3 0

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. A hint of reverse swing maybe. A tad fuller angles it in on middle, Watling was trying to flick it but gets an inside edge on the pads.

49.2 0

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. Back of a length delivery on middle, Watling defends it from within the crease.

49.1 0

Hasan Ali to BJ Watling. Hasan starts off with a length delivery on middle, BJ defends it with a straight bat.

Hasan Ali comes to the attack.

End of Over : 49 0 Runs NZ: 121/4
48.6 0

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. A bouncer to end the over from Shaheen. Kane easily ducks underneath it. Maiden from Afridi.

48.5 0

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Fuller delivery on middle, the skipper drives it to mid off.

48.4 0

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Afridi testing Williamson with a bouncer this time. Kane nicely ducks underneath it.

48.3 0

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Back of a length delivery on middle, KW defends it by presenting the full face of the bat.

48.2 0

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. A tad fuller on middle, Williamson drives it but the ball goes straight to the cover fielder.

48.1 0

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Length delivery around off, Kane defends it with a straight bat.

End of Over : 48 4 Runs NZ: 121/4
47.6 3

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Full on off, Williamson drives it through covers. The fielder gives it a chase and makes a comfortable stop. The batsmen get three runs.

47.5 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Gives a bit of air, the captain flicks it to mid-wicket.

47.4 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Flighted delivery on off, Williamson defends off the front foot.

47.3 1

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. Floated on middle, Watling comes down the track and hits it towards mid-wicket for a run.

47.2 0

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. Tossed up on middle, Watling pushes it to the leg side.

47.1 0

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. Flighted delivery on middle, Watling blocks it well.

End of Over : 47 2 Runs NZ: 117/4
46.6 0

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Length delivery on off, the captain plays it to covers.

46.5 0

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Full on off, Williamson drives it to covers.

46.4 1

Shaheen Afridi to BJ Watling. Length delivery on leg, Watling flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.

46.3 0

Shaheen Afridi to BJ Watling. Good length delivery on off, the batsman defends off the back foot.

46.2 0

Shaheen Afridi to BJ Watling. Full again on off, Watling drives it to covers.

46.1 1

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Full outside off, Williamson drives it towards covers. The fielder makes a great stop. The batsmen cross ends.

Drinks

End of Over : 46 8 Runs NZ: 115/4
45.6 3

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Flatter around off, Williamson punches it off the back foot through point for three runs. Brings up the 28th Test fifty for the captain. He had to work hard but is getting his reward now by playing brilliantly so far.

45.5 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Slower through the air on middle, the batsman works it to leg side with soft hands.

45.4 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Tossed up delivery on middle, KW defends it off the front foot.

45.3 4

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. FOUR! Class written all over that shot. A tad fuller on middle, Kane leans forward and times it firmly through mid off for a boundary.

45.2 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Flighted delivery on middle, Williamson sweeps it but the ball goes straight to the leg slip fielder. He could not find the gap there.

45.1 1

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. Sharp turn there. Some signs of what is to come .Flighted delivery around off, Watling was trying to push it towards covers, the ball spun back sharply but Watling somehow managed to get bat on it. The ball goes towards fine leg and the batsmen take a run.

End of Over : 45 4 Runs NZ: 107/4
44.6 0

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Again on a good length on off, the captain again keeps it out.

44.5 0

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Good length delivery on middle, Williamson blocks it well.

44.4 1

Shaheen Afridi to BJ Watling. Length delivery on middle and leg, the batsman flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.

44.3 0

Shaheen Afridi to BJ Watling. Good length delivery on middle, Watling defends it off the back foot.

44.2 3

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Full outside off, Williamson drives it through covers. The fielder chases it and stops it just before the ropes. The batsmen get three runs.

44.1 0

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Good length delivery on middle, Williamson defends off the back foot.

Shaheen Afridi is back into the attack.

End of Over : 44 3 Runs NZ: 103/4
43.6 0

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. Flatter on middle, BJ punches it off the back foot towards point.

43.5 0

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. Top spinner this time from Bilal, Watling hangs back and defends it from within the crease.

43.4 0

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. Flighted delivery on middle, the batsman comes down the track and tries to flick it but the ball goes straight to the square leg fielder.

43.3 1

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. A tad fuller on middle, Williamson eases it to long on for a run.

43.2 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Tossed up delivery on middle, the skipper works it to mid-wicket.

43.1 2

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Flatter around off, Kane punches it off the back foot towards point for a couple of runs. Good shot from the captain.

End of Over : 43 1 Runs NZ: 100/4
42.6 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Short on off, Watling cuts it to point.

42.5 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Not much turn on this one. Watling defends off the front foot.

42.4 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Tossed up on off, the batsman drives it to covers.

42.3 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Flighted delivery on off, Watling blocks it well.

42.2 1

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. 100 up for New Zealand. Short on off, Williamson goes back and cuts it towards point for a single. The current pair is fighting back after New Zealand lost wickets quickly.

42.1 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Tossed up on middle, Williamson defends off the front foot.

End of Over : 42 1 Runs NZ: 99/4
41.6 0

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. A tad quicker on this ocassion, the batsman defends it from within the crease. Good attacking bowling from the offie keeping the batsman on his toes.

41.5 0

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. Gives it a bit of air on off, Watling leans forward and defends it with a straight bat.

41.4 1

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Fuller on middle, KW strokes it to long on for a run.

41.3 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Slower on middle, the batsman plays it to the leg side with soft hands.

41.2 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Floats it up on middle, Williamson defends it from within the crease.

41.1 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Flatter around off, Kane defends it by presenting the full face of the bat.

End of Over : 41 0 Runs NZ: 98/4
40.6 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Gives it a bit of air again, the batsman keeps it out.

40.5 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Slower through the air around off, BJ lets it go.

40.4 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Flighted delivery on middle, Watling defends it off the front foot.

40.3 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

40.2 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Flatter trajectory around off, the batsman punches it off the back foot towards point.

40.1 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Quicker and flatter on middle, BJ punches it off the back foot towards point.

End of Over : 40 2 Runs NZ: 98/4
39.6 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Full on off, Williamson drives it uppishly towards the bowler. It though falls just short of him. A half-chance for Bilal Asif and he looks threatening after the break.

39.5 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Loopy delivery on middle, Williamson flicks it to the leg side.

39.4 1

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. Gives a bit of air, Watling comes down the track and hits it towards mid-wicket for a run.

39.3 0

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. Floated on off, Watling blocks it well.

39.2 1

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Flighted delivery on middle, the captain nudges it to the leg side.

39.1 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Tossed up on off, Williamson defends off the front foot.

End of Over : 39 3 Runs NZ: 96/4
38.6 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Flighted delivery on off, Watling defends off the front foot.

38.5 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Loopy delivery on off, Watling blocks it well.

38.4 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Not much turn on this one. Watling defends off the back foot.

38.3 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Flighted delivery on off, Watling blocks it well.

38.2 3

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Short on off, Williamson drives it towards covers. The batsmen get three runs. Yasir is not getting much turn.

38.1 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Tossed up on off, Williamson drives it to covers.

End of Over : 38 1 Runs NZ: 93/4
37.6 0

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

37.5 0

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. DROPPED! A life for Watling. Flatter delivery on middle, BJ flicks it down the leg side but the ball goes straight in the hands of the short leg fielder Imam who fails to hold on to the catch. These catches need to stick. Lucky for Watling it does not. He will now like to make full use of the chance he has got.

37.4 0

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. Similar delivery on middle, Watling flicks it to on side.

37.3 0

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. Flatter on middle,the batsman works it to leg side.

37.2 1

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. A tad fuller on middle, Williamson strokes it to long on for a single.

37.1 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Flighted delivery on middle, Kane defends it off the front foot.

End of Over : 37 3 Runs NZ: 92/4
36.6 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

36.5 2

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. A tad fuller on middle, Watling drivers it firmly towards covers for a couple of runs.

36.4 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Flatter trajectory on middle, BJ punches it off the back foot towards point.

36.3 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Tossed up on middle, the batsman blocks it out.

36.2 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Flighted delivery on middle, Watling defends it off the front foot.

36.1 1

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Quicker and flatter on middle, Kane punches it off the back foot towards point for a run.

End of Over : 36 2 Runs NZ: 89/4
35.6 0

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. Tossed up on leg, the batsman flicks it to mid-wicket.

35.5 0

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. Watling defends it from within the crease.

35.4 2

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. Floated on off, Watling rocks back and cuts it towards point. The batsmen pick up a couple.

35.3 0

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. Tossed up on middle, the batsman defends off the back foot.

35.2 0

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. Flighted delivery on middle, Watling flicks it to mid-wicket.

35.1 0

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. Tossed up on off, Watling defends off the back foot.

End of Over : 35 0 Runs NZ: 87/4
34.6 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. On middle, the batsman watchfully blocks it out.

34.5 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Slower through the air on middle, Williamson defends it by presenting the full face of the bat.

34.4 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Flatter trajectory on middle, the batsman flicks it to mid-wicket.

34.3 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Tossed up delivery on middle, KW pushes it to covers.

34.2 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. A tad fuller on middle, Williamson drives it straight to the mid off fielder.

34.1 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Flighted delivery on middle, Kane defends it with a straight bat.

End of Over : 34 1 Runs NZ: 87/4
33.6 0

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. Gives this a bit of air, Watling blocks it well.

33.5 0

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. Loopy delivery on leg, Watling flicks it to the leg side.

33.4 1

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Tossed up again on off, Williamson drives it towards long on for a single.

33.3 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Floated on middle, the skipper again flicks it to mid-wicket.

33.2 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Flighted delivery on middle, the captain flicks it to mid-wicket.

33.1 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Tossed up on leg, Williamson flicks it to mid-wicket.

End of Over : 33 3 Runs NZ: 86/4
32.6 1

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. A tad quicker and flatter from Yasir, Kane quickly rocks back and punches it towards point. The batsmen cross ends.

32.5 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

32.4 1

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Quicker and flatter on middle, Watling punches it off the back foot through point for a single.

32.3 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Quicker delivery around off, BJ lets it go.

32.2 1

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Flatter trajectory on middle, KW rocks back and flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.

32.1 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. A tad quicker on middle, Williamson plays it with a dead bat.

End of Over : 32 3 Runs NZ: 83/4
31.6 0

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. Loopy delivery on middle, the batsman flicks it to the on side.

31.5 0

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. Tossed up on leg, Watling flicks it to the leg side.

31.4 0

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. Flighted delivery on middle, Watling comes down the track and defends it.

31.3 0

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. Flighted delivery on middle, Watling flicks it to mid-wicket.

31.2 0

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. Tossed up on off, Watling defends off the front foot.

31.1 3

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Short outside off, Williamson cuts it through covers. The batsmen get three runs.

End of Over : 31 1 Runs NZ: 80/4
30.6 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Floats it up on middle, the batsman watchfully blocks it.

30.5 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Quicker on middle, BJ defends it from within the crease.

30.4 1

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Flatter on middle, Kane punches it off the back foot through covers for a single.

30.3 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Tossed up delivery on middle, KW defends it with a straight bat.

30.2 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Loopy delivery on off, Williamson defends it by presenting the full face of the bat.

30.1 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Quicker on middle, Kane drives it straight to the bowler.

End of Over : 30 3 Runs NZ: 79/4
29.6 0

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. Slower through the air on middle, Watling defends it with a straight bat.

29.5 0

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

29.4 0

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. A tad quicker and flatter around off, the batsman punches it off the back foot to point.

29.3 0

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. Flatter on middle, the batsman works it to the leg side with soft hands.

29.2 2

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. A tad fuller around off, Watling leans forward and drives it through point for couple of runs.

29.1 1

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Flighted delivery on middle, Williamson strokes it to long on for a run.

End of Over : 29 3 Runs NZ: 76/4
28.6 2

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Flatter and quicker on middle, Williamson tucks it to the leg side for a couple of runs.

28.5 1

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Flatter around off, Williamson guides it towards short third man and the batsmen sneak a single.

28.4 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. On middle, KW defends it watchfully.

28.3 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Similar delivery on middle, Williamson defends it by presenting the full face of the bat.

28.2 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Tossed up delivery on middle, KW defends it with a straight bat.

28.1 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Flighted delivery on middle, Kane pushes it towards point.

Welcome back for the post lunch session. The umpires and the players are out in the middle. Williamson will take the strike. Yasir Shah will start the proceedings after Lunch.

... Day 1, Session 2 ...

It was not to be though as Yasir Shah weaved his magic and New Zealand went from 70-1 to 72-4. Yasir picking all three of them. Pakistan would hope they can continue the good work after the break. New Zealand on the other hand, would hope that their skipper bats for long and the rest provide him good support. Will Pakistan continue their domination after the break? Stay tuned to find out.

Pakistan's session and once again it is Yasir Shah who has proved to be the X-factor. After winning the toss and electing to bat, the Kiwi openers got New Zealand off to a brisk start. However, it was Shaheen Afridi who provided the breakthrough. Williamson and Raval then tried to steady the ship. The latter was batting well out there and looked certain to get to a half ton.

End of Over : 28 1 Runs NZ: 73/4
27.6 0

Bilal Asif to BJ Watling. Floated on off, Watling offers a forward defense on this one. THAT IS LUNCH ON DAY 1.

27.5 1

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Loopy delivery on middle, the skipper plays it through mid on for a run.

27.4 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Tossed up on middle, Williamson flicks it to mid-wicket.

27.3 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Gives it a bit of air, the captain dead bats it.

27.2 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Flighted delivery on off, Williamson defends off the front foot.

27.1 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Tossed up on leg, Williamson tucks it to the leg side.

End of Over : 27 0 Runs NZ: 72/4
26.6 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Flatter trajectory on middle, the batsman rocks back and punches it off the back foot towards covers.

26.5 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Flighted delivery on middle, Watling defends it off the front foot and onto the ground.

26.4 0

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. Flatter and quicker on middle, BJ punches it off the back foot towards point.

BJ Watling is the next batsman in.

26.3 W

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. OUT! Yasir gets his third. Soft dismissal. Flighted delivery on middle, Nicholls tries to play his go to shot,the sweeps, but this time it hits the bottom edge of the bat and goes on to hit the stumps. The top scorer of the last game has been dismissed cheaply. 4 down for the Kiwis.

26.2 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Flatter on middle, Henry punches it off the back foot.

26.1 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Quicker from Yasir on middle and leg, Henry tucks it to the leg side.

End of Over : 26 2 Runs NZ: 72/3
25.6 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Tossed up again on middle and leg, Williamson flicks it to short mid-wicket where it fell short of him. It was heart in my mouth moment for Williamson.

25.5 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Flighted delivery on middle, Williamson flicks it to the leg side.

25.4 1

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Floated on middle, Nicholls flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.

25.3 1

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Tossed up on middle, the captain comes down the track and flicks it to long on for a run.

25.2 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Flighted delivery on off, the captain cuts it to point.

25.1 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Tossed up on middle, Williamson looks to cut but does not get of the middle of the bat.

End of Over : 25 0 Runs NZ: 70/3
24.6 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. On middle, HN comes down the track and pushes it straight to the bowler. Second maiden on the trot for Yasir.

24.5 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Gives it a bit of air on off, Henry defends it off the back foot.

24.4 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Similar delivery on the middle, the batsman defends it by presenting the full face of the bat.

24.3 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Flighted delivery on middle, Nicholls watchfully defends it.

24.2 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Flatter on middle, the batsman defends it with a straight bat.

24.1 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. A tad quicker on middle, Henry works it to on side.

End of Over : 24 0 Runs NZ: 70/3
23.6 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Slower through the air on middle, KW defends it with a straight bat.

23.5 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

23.4 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Flatter trajectory on middle, Williamson defends it from within the crease.

23.3 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Quicker on middle, Kane hangs back and punches it off the back foot towards point.

23.2 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Flighted delivery on middle, Williamson flicks it to mid-wicket.

23.1 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Flatter on middle, Kane works it to the leg side.

End of Over : 23 0 Runs NZ: 70/3
22.6 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Floated on middle, the batsman defends again off the back foot. Double-wicket maiden for Yasir Shah. Brilliant!

22.5 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Flighted delivery on middle, Nicholls defends off the back foot.

22.4 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. No hat-trick as Nicholls really played that well. It is the googly around middle, the ball bounces a touch extra. Nicholls does well to defend it onto the ground.

Henry Nicholls is the new batsman for the Kiwis.

22.3 W

Yasir Shah to Ross Taylor. OUT! BOWLED 'EM! Two-in-two for Yasir and all of a sudden New Zealand are in trouble here. However, there is nothing Taylor could have done about that delivery. Yes, he could have taken a longer stride ahead but it might have not made a lot of difference as the ball did not bounce at all. This is floated on middle, it pitches, skids through and stays very low. Taylor tries to defend but the ball sneaks under his bat and goes onto disturb the furniture behind. Taylor bags a golden duck and once again Yasir is proving to be a troublesome for the Kiwi batters. He is on a hat-trick now.

Ross Taylor is the new batsman in.

22.2 W

Yasir Shah to Jeet Raval. OUT! Yasir strikes and he gets rid of the well-set batsman, Jeet Raval. The opener once again perishes after getting a start. The stand which looked promising has been cut short. Yasir bowls a flighted delivery around off, Jeet tries to defend it but is beaten by the turn into him. It hits the front pad of the batsman. Yasir appeals and the umpires raises his finger. Jeet after a chat with his captain, goes for the review. The replays shows no edge and the ball to be clipping the top of leg stump. Umpire's call it is.

Review time! This one is from New Zealand. Raval has been given LBW. He walks upto his partner and then signals the 'T'. Only an inside edge can save him here.

22.1 0

Yasir Shah to Jeet Raval. Bowls it full on leg, Raval tucks it to short leg.

End of Over : 22 2 Runs NZ: 70/1
21.6 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Flatter on middle, KW defends it off the back foot.

21.5 1

Bilal Asif to Jeet Raval. A tad fuller on middle, JR pushes it towards point for a single.

21.4 0

Bilal Asif to Jeet Raval. Around off, Jeet lets it go.

21.3 1

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Leg bye. Slower on middle, KW was trying to flick it, but hits the thigh pad and the ball goes towards fine leg for a run.

21.2 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Tossed up delivery on middle, Williamson flicks it to square leg.

21.1 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Flighted delivery on middle, Kane plays it to the leg side with soft hands.

End of Over : 21 0 Runs NZ: 68/1
20.6 0

Yasir Shah to Jeet Raval. Gives it a bit of air, Jeet flicks it towards mid-wicket.

20.5 0

Yasir Shah to Jeet Raval. Quicker and flatter on middle, Jeet defends it off the back foot.

20.4 0

Yasir Shah to Jeet Raval. Slower on middle,JR works it to the on side.

20.3 0

Yasir Shah to Jeet Raval. On middle, the batsman flicks it straight to mid on.

20.2 0

Yasir Shah to Jeet Raval. Flighted delivery on middle, Jeet defends it with a straight bat.

20.1 0

Yasir Shah to Jeet Raval. Quicker on middle, Jeet tucks it to the leg side.

End of Over : 20 6 Runs NZ: 68/1
19.6 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Slower through the air, the captain defends off the back foot.

19.5 1

Bilal Asif to Jeet Raval. Flighted delivery on off, Raval drives it through covers for a single.

19.4 1

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Loopy delivery on leg, Williamson flicks it towards the leg side for a run.

19.3 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Tossed up on off, the skipper blocks it well.

19.2 4

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. FOUR! Tossed up on leg, Williamson sweeps it towards fine leg where Babar Azam misfields and lets it go through for a boundary.

19.1 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Tossed up on middle, Williamson looks to defend off the front foot but gets hit on the pads.

End of Over : 19 4 Runs NZ: 62/1
18.6 3

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Flatter on middle, Williamson tucks it towards square leg. The batsmen take three runs.

18.5 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. On middle, Kane defends it watchfully.

18.4 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. BEATEN! Tossed up delivery on middle, KW comes forward and tries to defend it but the ball spins away beating the outside edge of the bat. Brilliant from Yasir.

18.3 1

Yasir Shah to Jeet Raval. Around off, Raval pushes it towards point for a run.

18.2 0

Yasir Shah to Jeet Raval. Tossed up delivery on middle, the batsman defends it with a straight bat.

18.1 0

Yasir Shah to Jeet Raval. Quicker on middle, Jeet flicks it to the leg side.

End of Over : 18 3 Runs NZ: 58/1
17.6 1

Bilal Asif to Jeet Raval. Loopy delivery on off, the left-hander drives it through covers for a run.

17.5 1

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Flighted delivery on off, Williamson drives it towards mid off for a single.

17.4 1

Bilal Asif to Jeet Raval. Floated again on leg, Raval tucks it towards square leg for a single.

17.3 0

Bilal Asif to Jeet Raval. Floated on off, the left-hander blocks it well.

17.2 0

Bilal Asif to Jeet Raval. Flighted delivery on middle, Raval defends off the back foot.

17.1 0

Bilal Asif to Jeet Raval. Tossed up on off, Raval offers a forward defense on this one.

End of Over : 17 4 Runs NZ: 55/1
16.6 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Tossed up delivery on middle, Kane comes down the track and taps it to covers.

16.5 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Slower through the air on middle, the batsman defends it off the front foot.

16.4 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Quicker on middle and leg, Williamson tries to flick it but misses it and struck him on the pads.

16.3 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. A tad fuller on middle, the batsmen works it towards mid-wicket.

16.2 1

Yasir Shah to Jeet Raval. Tossed up delivery on middle, Raval paddles it through fine leg for a single.

16.1 3

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Flatter and quicker on middle, Kane flicks it towards mid on, Azhar Ali chases and does well to stop it from going to the boundary. The batsmen take three runs.

End of Over : 16 4 Runs NZ: 51/1
15.6 0

Bilal Asif to Jeet Raval. Tossed up on off, Raval looks to defend but gets an outside edge towards first slip where it bounces in front of him.

15.5 0

Bilal Asif to Jeet Raval. Floated on off, the left-hander defends off the front foot.

15.4 4

Bilal Asif to Jeet Raval. FOUR! Bowls full on off, Raval drives it through covers for a boundary. Good shot from Raval and he is looking good.

15.3 0

Bilal Asif to Jeet Raval. Tossed up on middle and leg, Raval looks to defend but gets hit on the pads.

15.2 0

Bilal Asif to Jeet Raval. Flighted delivery on middle, Raval blocks it well.

15.1 0

Bilal Asif to Jeet Raval. Tossed up on off, Raval defends off the front foot.

Bilal Asif is into the attack. Spin from both ends now.

End of Over : 15 2 Runs NZ: 47/1
14.6 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Flighted delivery on middle, the skipper dances down the track and defends it.

14.5 1

Yasir Shah to Jeet Raval. Tossed up on middle, the left-hander tucks it towards the leg side for a single.

14.4 0

Yasir Shah to Jeet Raval. Floated on off, Raval defends off the front foot.

14.3 0

Yasir Shah to Jeet Raval. Flighted delivery on off, Raval drives it to covers.

14.2 1

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Flighted delivery outside off, the captain drives it towards covers for a single.

14.1 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Tossed up on middle, Williamson defends off the front foot.

End of Over : 14 2 Runs NZ: 45/1
13.6 0

Shaheen Afridi to Jeet Raval. Good length delivery outside off, the left-hander offers no shot.

13.5 0

Shaheen Afridi to Jeet Raval. Length delivery on off, Raval keeps it out.

13.4 0

Shaheen Afridi to Jeet Raval. Bowls a bouncer which rises outside off, Raval ducks under it comfortably.

13.3 2

Shaheen Afridi to Jeet Raval. Length delivery on leg, Raval tucks it towards fine leg. The batsmen pick up a couple.

13.2 0

Shaheen Afridi to Jeet Raval. Again on a good length on off, Raval defends it off the back foot.

13.1 0

Shaheen Afridi to Jeet Raval. Good length delivery on off, Raval defends off the front foot.

Drinks! A good hour of play for Pakistan. They have managed to dismiss Latham early but Williamson and Raval, who looks good out there are trying to steady the ship. New Zealand will hope they continue. Pakistan would hope for a few more wickets before Lunch.

End of Over : 13 2 Runs NZ: 43/1
12.6 1

Yasir Shah to Jeet Raval. Tossed up on middle, Raval plays it towards mid on for a single.

12.5 0

Yasir Shah to Jeet Raval. Flighted delivery on off, the southpaw blocks it well.

12.4 0

Yasir Shah to Jeet Raval. BEATEN! Top spinner from Yasir Shah. Raval plays inside the line, and misses it.

12.3 1

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Floated on off, the captain drives it towards covers for a single.

12.2 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Flighted delivery on off, Williamson defends off the front foot.

12.1 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Tossed up on off, Williamson drives it to short cover where the fielder makes a good stop.

End of Over : 12 3 Runs NZ: 41/1
11.6 0

Shaheen Afridi to Jeet Raval. Good length delivery outside off, Raval offers no shot.

11.5 2

Shaheen Afridi to Jeet Raval. Length delivery on off, Raval looks to flick but gets an outside edge and it goes towards point. The batsmen pick up a couple.

11.4 0

Shaheen Afridi to Jeet Raval. Again on a good length outside off, the left-hander lets it go.

11.3 0

Shaheen Afridi to Jeet Raval. Full delivery on leg, Raval plays it to mid on.

11.2 0

Shaheen Afridi to Jeet Raval. Good length delivery outside off, Raval offers no shot.

11.1 1

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. LEG BYE! Length delivery on middle, Williamson flicks it towards square leg for a single.

End of Over : 11 0 Runs NZ: 38/1
10.6 0

Yasir Shah to Jeet Raval. Quicker this time from Yasir, Raval tries to defend it off the back foot, but the ball spins back a bit beating this inside the edge of the bat. Good start by the leggie.

10.5 0

Yasir Shah to Jeet Raval. Tossed up delivery on middle, Jeet defends it off the front foot.

10.4 0

Yasir Shah to Jeet Raval. A tad fuller on middle, the batsman drives it straight to the bowler.

10.3 0

Yasir Shah to Jeet Raval. Flighted delivery on middle, Jeet works it towards leg side.

10.2 0

Yasir Shah to Jeet Raval. Similar delivery on middle, the batsman defends it by presenting the full face of the bat.

10.1 0

Yasir Shah to Jeet Raval. Starts off a with a fuller delivery on middle, Jeet defends it with a straight bat.

Yasir Shah comes into the attack.

End of Over : 10 4 Runs NZ: 38/1
9.6 0

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Length delivery on middle, Kane watchfully defends it.

9.5 0

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Back of a length around off, the batsman shoulders arms to it.

9.4 4

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. FOUR! EXQUISITE! Williamson at his best. Overpitched from Afridi, Kane leans forward and drives it firmly through covers for a boundary.

9.3 0

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Length delivery on middle, Kane works it to on side.

9.2 0

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. In the channel outside off, Williamson leaves it alone.

9.1 0

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Length delivery on middle, Kane defends it from within the crease.

End of Over : 9 6 Runs NZ: 34/1
8.6 2

Hasan Ali to Jeet Raval. Back of a length on middle, Jeet tucks it to the fine leg region for a couple of runs.

8.5 4

Hasan Ali to Jeet Raval. FOUR! Easy pickings there for the batsman. Full on middle and leg, the batsman flicks it through mid on for a boundary.

8.4 0

Hasan Ali to Jeet Raval. Identical delivery, the batsman shoulders arms to it.

8.3 0

Hasan Ali to Jeet Raval. In the channel outside off, Raval lets it leave.

8.2 0

Hasan Ali to Jeet Raval. Back of a length on middle, Jeet defends it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

8.1 0

Hasan Ali to Jeet Raval. Wide and short down leg, the batsman does not need to play at those.

End of Over : 8 0 Runs NZ: 28/1
7.6 0

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. A tad fuller on middle, Kane defends it with a straight bat.

7.5 0

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Similar delivery, the batsman lets it leave.

7.4 0

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Length delivery around off, KW shoulders arms to it.

7.3 0

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Fuller delivery from Afridi, the batsman defends it by presenting the full face of the bat.

7.2 0

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Back of a length on middle, Williamson defends it off the front foot and onto the ground.

7.1 0

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Length delivery around off, Kane lets it leave.

End of Over : 7 4 Runs NZ: 28/1
6.6 2

Hasan Ali to Jeet Raval. Short delivery around leg, Jeet somehow manages to tuck it to the leg side. The batsmen run hard and get a brace.

6.5 0

Hasan Ali to Jeet Raval. Back of a length delivery around off, Jeet defends it from within the crease.

6.4 0

Hasan Ali to Jeet Raval. Well directed bouncer from Ali, the batsman ducks underneath it.

6.3 1

Hasan Ali to Kane Williamson. A tad fuller on middle, Williamson leans forward and taps it to off side for a run.

6.2 0

Hasan Ali to Kane Williamson. Good length delivery on middle, Kane defends it with a straight bat.

6.1 1

Hasan Ali to Jeet Raval. Length delivery around middle and leg, Jeet tucks it to the fine leg region for a single.

End of Over : 6 0 Runs NZ: 24/1
5.6 0

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Second consecutive leave for Williamson. Good length delivery again outside off, the captain lets it go again.

5.5 0

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Good length delivery outside off, Williamson lets it go.

Captain Williamson is the next batsman in for the Kiwis.

Appeal for an LBW has been turned down. Sarfraz has gone for the review. Looks close. Latham is the man in question.

5.4 W

Shaheen Afridi to Tom Latham. OUT! Three reds and Latham has been given his marching orders. Shaheen Afridi gets his maiden Test wicket and boy, it means a lot to him. The way he is celebrating it, just shows how happy he is. Once again it is the in-dipper. He lands it on a length around off, Latham looks to defend but the ball jags back in sharply. He misses and the ball hits his pads. The bowler appeals but the umpire shakes his head. Pakistan go for the review. Replays roll in and they show the on-field call has to be overturned. An excellent review from Pakistan. Ideal start for them as they have struck early.

5.3 0

Shaheen Afridi to Tom Latham. Good length delivery on off, Latham defends off the front foot.

5.2 0

Shaheen Afridi to Tom Latham. Wide outside off, Latham lets it go.

5.1 0

Shaheen Afridi to Tom Latham. Short and wide outside off, Latham offers no shot.

End of Over : 5 0 Runs NZ: 24/0
4.6 0

Hasan Ali to Jeet Raval. Length delivery on off, Raval blocks it well.

4.5 0

Hasan Ali to Jeet Raval. Good length delivery again outside off, the southpaw lets it go.

4.4 0

Hasan Ali to Jeet Raval. Good length delivery on middle, the left-hander defends off the back foot.

4.3 0

Hasan Ali to Jeet Raval. BEATEN AGAIN! Raval is being tested here. Again on a good length outside off, Jeet again looks to defend but gets beaten on this one.

4.2 0

Hasan Ali to Jeet Raval. Full on off, Raval drives it to mid off.

4.1 0

Hasan Ali to Jeet Raval. BEATEN! Good length delivery coming off the seam, Raval looks to defend but misses it and gets beaten.

End of Over : 4 7 Runs NZ: 24/0
3.6 0

Shaheen Afridi to Tom Latham. Length delivery around off, Tom lets it be.

3.5 3

Shaheen Afridi to Jeet Raval. Fuller delivery around off, Raval drives it through point for three runs.

3.4 4

Shaheen Afridi to Jeet Raval. FOUR! SHOT! A tad fuller on middle, Raval times it sweetly down the ground and the ball races away to the boundary.

3.3 0

Shaheen Afridi to Jeet Raval. Length delivery around off, Jeet shoulders arms to it.

3.2 0

Shaheen Afridi to Jeet Raval. Back of a length delivery on middle, Jeet defends it off the front foot and onto the ground.

3.1 0

Shaheen Afridi to Jeet Raval. Appeal for an Lbw! Back of a length delivery around off, Raval tries to leave it but the ball jags back in sharply and hits him on the pads. The bowler appeals but umpire shakes his head. Pakistan were thinking of going for the review but opts against it. Looks close from the naked eye. Hawk eye confirms it would have hit top of the stumps and the umpires call would have remained.

End of Over : 3 5 Runs NZ: 17/0
2.6 3

Hasan Ali to Jeet Raval. Good shot. Fuller delivery around off, Jeet prods forward and times it firmly through covers for three runs. Raval looks in good touch from the start.

2.5 0

Hasan Ali to Jeet Raval. Length delivery on middle, the batsman defends it from within the crease.

2.4 2

Hasan Ali to Jeet Raval. A tad fuller on middle, Jeet tries to drive it towards covers but gets the inside half of the bat and the ball goes towards the leg side. The batsmen take couple of runs.

2.3 0

Hasan Ali to Jeet Raval. Identical delivery around off, the batsman shoulders arms to it.

2.2 0

Hasan Ali to Jeet Raval. Length delivery around off, Jeet lets it leave.

2.1 0

Hasan Ali to Jeet Raval. Fuller delivery on middle, Raval flicks it straight to the mid on fielder.

End of Over : 2 5 Runs NZ: 12/0
1.6 0

Shaheen Afridi to Tom Latham. Length delivery on off, the left-hander blocks it well.

1.5 0

Shaheen Afridi to Tom Latham. Length delivery on off, Latham defends off the front foot.

1.4 4

Shaheen Afridi to Tom Latham. FOUR! Poor delivery from Shaheen Afridi. Full on leg, Latham flicks it towards fine leg for a boundary. He gets off the mark with a style.

1.3 1

Shaheen Afridi to Jeet Raval. Again on a good length on middle, the southpaw flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.

1.2 0

Shaheen Afridi to Jeet Raval. Good length delivery coming from outside off, Raval looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads. Afridi was close to getting his first Test wicket.

1.1 0

Shaheen Afridi to Jeet Raval. Starts with a good length delivery on middle, Raval blocks it well.

Shaheen Afridi, the debutant, to have a go from the other.

End of Over : 1 7 Runs NZ: 7/0
0.6 0

Hasan Ali to Tom Latham. Length delivery around off, Latham lets it be. 7 from the first over. Good start by the Kiwis.

0.5 0

Hasan Ali to Tom Latham. Good length delivery on middle, Tom defends it with a straight bat.

0.4 0

Hasan Ali to Tom Latham. Length delivery around off, Latham shoulders arms to it.

0.3 1

Hasan Ali to Jeet Raval. Identical delivery on off, the batsman tap it towards point for a run.

0.2 4

Hasan Ali to Jeet Raval. FOUR! First boundary of the day. Length delivery around off, Jeet opens the face of the bat and guides it through third man for a boundary.

0.1 2

Hasan Ali to Jeet Raval. First runs of the morning. Confident looking start from Raval, Starts off with a full delivery on middle, Raval leans forward and drives it through point for a couple of runs.

The players are out in the middle. Jeet Raval and Tom Latham will open for the Kiwis. Hasan Ali will start the proceedings for Pakistan.

Ross Taylor who is up for an interview, starts by saying we were completely outplayed in the last game. He also says it is tough playing in Asian conditions. Also mentions Pakistan are a good and competitive side. He is looking forward to play well in this Test.

TOSS - New Zealand have won the toss and elected to bat first.

Hello and welcome to the series decider between Pakistan and New Zealand in Abu Dubai. The home team will be going into this Test with momentum on their side after comprehensively defeating the Kiwis in the last game. With the batters in good form and bowling coming to the party, Sarfraz would want the same and win the Test series. Coming to the visitors, Williamson would like his team to come back stronger and would want to win this series. With the series being leveled at 1-1, we can expect an intriguing contest between these two sides. Do join us in some time for the live action.

End of Over : 135.0 PAK: 348/10

The Black Caps will be surely pumped up after this and their main aim will be to play out till the end of play today with minimal damage. They could've been batted out of the game but did not let that happen. It's now up to them, how they fare in their second innings.

New Zealand will be really happy with the last hour or so. The Pakistan innings has folded for 348 from 286/3. 7 wickets for 62 runs. Once again, the spinners of the visitors and some poor decisions by the Pakistan batsmen have caused this sudden slide. Somerville was the wrecker-in-chief, as he got 4 wickets on debut. As for the hosts, Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq made a 201-run stand, both reached their centuries, but fell soon after that. Pakistan ended with a lead of 74 but they could have surely got more than that.

134.6 W

William Somerville to Sarfraz Ahmed. OUT! That is it! William Somerville finishes with a four-fer. A soft dismissal this. It is bowled quicker and fuller on middle, Sarfraz tries to chip it into the gap but is not successful in doing so. He manages to find Jeet Raval at short mid-wicket who takes an easy catch. PAKISTAN ARE BOWLED OUT FOR 348!

134.5 0

William Somerville to Sarfraz Ahmed. Fires it on the pads, it is worked towards square leg.

134.4 0

William Somerville to Sarfraz Ahmed. Down the leg side, Sarfraz lets it be.

134.3 0

William Somerville to Sarfraz Ahmed. Fires this on the stumps now, it is blocked out.

134.2 0

William Somerville to Sarfraz Ahmed. Tosses it above the eye line. Tempting Sarfraz to go for a big hit. Ahmed resists and defends it out.

134.1 0

William Somerville to Sarfraz Ahmed. Gives it air on off, the batsman keeps it out.

End of Over : 134 1 Runs PAK: 348/9
133.6 0

Ajaz Patel to Shaheen Afridi. Looped up by Ajaz, Afridi does well to keep it away from the danger.

133.5 0

Ajaz Patel to Shaheen Afridi. Tossed up by Ajaz, the debutant does well to keep it out.

133.4 1

Ajaz Patel to Sarfraz Ahmed. Tossed up once again, Ahmed finds the edge and this time he takes the single.

133.3 0

Ajaz Patel to Sarfraz Ahmed. Loopy delivery by Patel, the ball finds the inside edge of Sarfraz and hits this pads.

133.2 0

Ajaz Patel to Sarfraz Ahmed. Tossed up on off, The skipper defends it off his front foot.

133.1 0

Ajaz Patel to Sarfraz Ahmed. Tossed up by Ajaz, Sarfraz tries to defend off his font foot. The ball finds the edge and goes towards the third man region there was an easy single there but Sarfraz refuses to give the strike to the debutant on the other end.

Shaheen Afridi is the last batsman in.

End of Over : 133 2 Runs PAK: 347/9
132.6 W

William Somerville to Hasan Ali. OUT! TIMBER! No. 9 is down now! Second wicket in the over for New Zealand. This is bowled flatter on off. Hasan Ali plays for the non-extant turn. The ball goes past his outside edge and hits the off pole. Ali bags a duck and William gets his third.

132.5 0

William Somerville to Hasan Ali. Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

132.4 1

William Somerville to Sarfraz Ahmed. This is eased through mid off for a run.

132.3 0

William Somerville to Sarfraz Ahmed. On off again, blocked.

132.2 0

William Somerville to Sarfraz Ahmed. This is flatter around off, it is kept out.

Hasan Ali is the new man in.

132.1 W

William Somerville to Sarfraz Ahmed. OUT! Suicidal from Pakistan. There was never a second run in that! Sarfraz sits down disappointed with that call. The ball is taken on the full and played to deep mid-wicket. Yasir is slow on his first run and even slips a little while turning. Sarfraz calls him back for the second and the tailender couldn't say no. He is well short of the crease as de Grandhomme fires in a quick, flat throw at the non-striker's end. Even a desperate dive couldn't save him here. Pakistan are throwing away their position of absolute superiority in this first innings.

End of Over : 132 3 Runs PAK: 345/7
131.6 0

Ajaz Patel to Yasir Shah. Outside off, left alone by Yasir.

131.5 0

Ajaz Patel to Yasir Shah. Yasir is well ahead to defend this fuller one but gets an thin inside edge onto the pads.

131.4 1

Ajaz Patel to Sarfraz Ahmed. Flatter ball outside off, Sarfraz gets to the other end by punching the ball to sweeper cover for a run.

131.3 0

Ajaz Patel to Sarfraz Ahmed. So close! The skipper goes to repeat the shot that he played off the first ball. This time though, he gets a thick under edge that rolls to the left of slip. He could've easily played on.

131.2 0

Ajaz Patel to Sarfraz Ahmed. Looped up on off, driven straight to short cover.

131.1 2

Ajaz Patel to Sarfraz Ahmed. Shorter ball outside off, Sarfraz plays it very late, almost off the stumps and finds the gap to the left of point. The batsmen come back for two.

End of Over : 131 1 Runs PAK: 342/7
130.6 0

William Somerville to Yasir Shah. Tossed up once again outside off, the ball turns in after pitching and finds the inside half of Yasir's bat.

130.5 0

William Somerville to Yasir Shah. Tossed up outside off and Yasir defends it with a straight bat.

130.4 0

William Somerville to Yasir Shah. Played to mid-wicket region by the Shah.

130.3 0

William Somerville to Yasir Shah. Loopy delivery outside off, Yasir tries to block it but misses the ball. The ball kept low there and missed the edge and the stumps.

130.2 0

William Somerville to Yasir Shah. Tossed up once again by Somerville, Yasir pushes it back towards the bowler.

130.1 1

William Somerville to Sarfraz Ahmed. Tossed up outside off, Sarfraz tries to defend off his front foot. The ball finds the outside edge and goes towards the third man region for a single.

End of Over : 130 1 Runs PAK: 341/7
129.6 0

Ajaz Patel to Yasir Shah. There is much more assurance in this defense as Yasir comes ahead and dead bats this looped one on middle.

129.5 0

Ajaz Patel to Yasir Shah. Beaten outside off! Yasir prods ahead to defend but the turn after landing is just enough to beat his edge.

129.4 0

Ajaz Patel to Yasir Shah. Good ball just on off stump, Yasir comes ahead and defends the ball. The ball takes the inside half and rolls onto the leg side.

129.3 1

Ajaz Patel to Sarfraz Ahmed. Shorter and outside off this time, Sarfraz gets to the other end with a punch through the covers.

129.2 0

Ajaz Patel to Sarfraz Ahmed. Full and outside off, Ahmed has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

129.1 0

Ajaz Patel to Sarfraz Ahmed. Sarfraz comes ahead to defend this one that is drifting down on the pads. He misses the ball and it hits him on his pads but impact is well outside leg.

End of Over : 129 1 Runs PAK: 340/7
128.6 0

William Somerville to Yasir Shah. Pitched up on the off Yasir hits it towards the fielder at mid-wicket.

128.5 0

William Somerville to Yasir Shah. Tossed up on middle, Yasir easily blocks it away.

128.4 0

William Somerville to Yasir Shah. Tossed up outside off, Yasir leaves it alone. The ball kept low and reached the keeper.

128.3 0

William Somerville to Yasir Shah. The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

128.2 0

William Somerville to Yasir Shah. Tossed up again, Yasir defends off his front foot.

128.1 1

William Somerville to Sarfraz Ahmed. Tossed up on off, Sarfraz pushes it towards long on for a single.

End of Over : 128 0 Runs PAK: 339/7
127.6 0

Ajaz Patel to Yasir Shah. Flatter ball outside off, Shah covers his stumps and leaves the ball.

127.5 0

Ajaz Patel to Yasir Shah. Blocked out very comfortably from inside the crease.

127.4 0

Ajaz Patel to Yasir Shah. Shorter ball outside off, Yasir stays back and pushes it to point.

127.3 0

Ajaz Patel to Yasir Shah. Quicker one on middle, Shah has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

127.2 0

Ajaz Patel to Yasir Shah. Flatter on the pads, the ball is jammed away to short mid-wicket.

127.1 0

Ajaz Patel to Yasir Shah. Flighted on off, the batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

End of Over : 127 6 Runs PAK: 339/7
126.6 4

William Somerville to Sarfraz Ahmed. FOUR! Taking the charge! Sarfraz charges down the pitch and lifts it over mid on for a boundary. Initially it looked like the ball crossed the rope but replays show that it bounced just inside the line.

126.5 1

William Somerville to Yasir Shah. Tossed up on the off stump, Yasir tries to defend off his front foot, the ball finds the outside edge and goes towards the third man region for a single.

126.4 0

William Somerville to Yasir Shah. Tossed up by Somerville, Yasir hits it straight back at the bowler.

126.3 0

William Somerville to Yasir Shah. Drifts away on the leg side, Yasir leaves it alone.

126.2 1

William Somerville to Sarfraz Ahmed. Tossed up on middle and leg, pushed away by Sarfraz towards mid on for a single.

126.1 0

William Somerville to Sarfraz Ahmed. Tossed up on middle, defended off his front foot.

End of Over : 126 1 Runs PAK: 333/7
125.6 0

Ajaz Patel to Yasir Shah. Flatter ball on middle, Yasir comes ahead to defend but gets a thick inside edge that rolls to square leg. Lucky he got some bat on that, else he would have been plumb in front.

Yasir Shah is the new man in.

125.5 W

Ajaz Patel to Bilal Asif. OUT! This one is not gonna change! Ajaz gets his second of the innings. Bilal has to depart. The ball is looped up generously outside off and Bilal can't hold back his drive. He gets a thick edge and Ross Taylor at slip takes a really smart catch. 333/7 now! The lead is 59.

125.4 0

Ajaz Patel to Bilal Asif. This ball is flatter and on the pads, it is worked towards fine leg.

125.3 1

Ajaz Patel to Sarfraz Ahmed. Tossed up on middle leg, Sarfraz pushes it towards mid on for a single.

125.2 0

Ajaz Patel to Sarfraz Ahmed. Tossed up outside off, Sarfraz tries to defend it off his front foot but the ball hits the inner half of the bat and goes to first slip on a bounce.

125.1 0

Ajaz Patel to Sarfraz Ahmed. Drifts it away down the leg side, the ball hits Sarfraz's pads outside leg.

End of Over : 125 2 Runs PAK: 332/6
124.6 0

William Somerville to Bilal Asif. Floats it outside off, Asif blocks it.

124.5 0

William Somerville to Bilal Asif. Tosses it up on off, Asif defends it.

124.4 0

William Somerville to Bilal Asif. NOT OUT! It is turning down leg! Excellent use of the review. This is tossed up around off, it spins back in sharply. Bilal tries to defend but misses to get hit on the pads. An appeal follows, the umpire raises his finger. Asif has a chat with his skipper and then reviews. Hawk Eye shows the on-field call has to be overturned as the ball is spinning down and missing leg. Bilal survives to fight another day.

Review taken. Bilal Asif is caught leg before and given out. He's quick to take the DRS. Looks out to the naked eye, but it just could be turning down leg. Let's see now...

124.3 0

William Somerville to Bilal Asif. It is worked towards mid-wicket.

124.2 1

William Somerville to Sarfraz Ahmed. Ahmed now eases it down to long on for a run.

124.1 1

William Somerville to Bilal Asif. Tossed up outside off, Bilal tries to defend off his front foot but the ball finds the inside edge and goes towards short fine leg. A quick single is taken.

End of Over : 124 8 Runs PAK: 330/6
123.6 4

Ajaz Patel to Sarfraz Ahmed. FOUR! There's no stopping this one though! Flighted on middle, Sarfraz pushes it beautifully straight down the ground and to the fence. Looked really elegant.

123.5 3

Ajaz Patel to Bilal Asif. Short of a length delivery outside off, it has been cut away behind point on the off side. Good fielding, saves a run for his team.

123.4 0

Ajaz Patel to Bilal Asif. Sharp turn after landing on middle, the ball turns just enough to beat the outside edge of Asif who was trying to defend. Beautiful ball, lucky for Bilal.

123.3 0

Ajaz Patel to Bilal Asif. Outside off, Bilal does well to play it with soft hands as it takes an outside edge and drops short of slip.

123.2 0

Ajaz Patel to Bilal Asif. Flatter and on middle, Bilal stays tall and plays it towards short mid-wicket.

123.1 1

Ajaz Patel to Sarfraz Ahmed. Looped up outside off, Sarfraz pushes it towards cover and runs through for a quick single.

End of Over : 123 2 Runs PAK: 322/6
122.6 2

William Somerville to Bilal Asif. Short of a length this time, Asif pushes it away off his back foot towards the third man region for a brace.

122.5 0

William Somerville to Bilal Asif. Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

122.4 0

William Somerville to Bilal Asif. Tossed up on off, defended off his front foot.

122.3 0

William Somerville to Bilal Asif. Pitched outside leg, Bilal shoulders arms to it but the ball hits his front pad.

122.2 0

William Somerville to Bilal Asif. Tossed up on the middle stump, Asif blocks it away.

122.1 0

William Somerville to Bilal Asif. Round the wicket, tossed up on his leg, blocked on the front foot.

End of Over : 122 2 Runs PAK: 320/6
121.6 0

Ajaz Patel to Sarfraz Ahmed. Flatter and around off, Ahmed guides it towards point. He wants a run but is sent back.

121.5 0

Ajaz Patel to Sarfraz Ahmed. Has that been dropped? Replays show there was no edge. This is bowled slower through the air around off, Sarfraz goes back, waits for the ball to come to him and then tries to guide it down towards the third man region. He though is beaten by the extra bounce and the keeper too fails to collect it.

121.4 1

Ajaz Patel to Bilal Asif. On the shorter side, Asif goes back and then guides it towards third man for a single.

121.3 0

Ajaz Patel to Bilal Asif. Another tossed up ball on off, the batsman is solid in defense.

121.2 0

Ajaz Patel to Bilal Asif. This is floated on off, Asif lunges and blocks it out.

121.1 1

Ajaz Patel to Sarfraz Ahmed. Flatter and shorter around off, the batsman goes back and then guides it to point for a single.

End of Over : 121 1 Runs PAK: 318/6
120.6 1

William Somerville to Sarfraz Ahmed. Tossed up again outside off, The Pakistan skipper pushes it towards cover for a single. He will keep the strike.

120.5 0

William Somerville to Sarfraz Ahmed. Tossed up on middle, Sarfraz has no trouble defending on his front foot.

120.4 0

William Somerville to Sarfraz Ahmed. Short of a length, the ball is defended by Sarfraz on the back foot.

120.3 0

William Somerville to Sarfraz Ahmed. Drifts away on the leg side, Sarfraz leaves it alone.

120.2 0

William Somerville to Sarfraz Ahmed. Tossed up on middle, Sarfraz pushes it towards mid on.

120.1 0

William Somerville to Sarfraz Ahmed. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

End of Over : 120 5 Runs PAK: 317/6
119.6 0

Ajaz Patel to Bilal Asif. Flatter delivery outside off, the batsman is comfortable in defense.

119.5 0

Ajaz Patel to Bilal Asif. Full and outside off, Asif comes ahead and covers the line of the ball as he defends it.

119.4 0

Ajaz Patel to Bilal Asif. Looped up outside off, Asif pushes it to cover.

119.3 4

Ajaz Patel to Bilal Asif. FOUR! Such a tease for Tom Latham. The ball wins the race though. Width given by Patel, Bilal cuts it late and behind point. The ball runs away from the fielder and to the fence.

119.2 0

Ajaz Patel to Bilal Asif. Looped up outside off, Bilal prods ahead and defends.

119.1 1

Ajaz Patel to Sarfraz Ahmed. Flighted on off, Sarfraz pushes it to mid off and sets off for a quick single. The mid off fielder gets a direct hit at the striker's end but Bilal is safely inside.

Ajaz Patel to bowl from the other end.

End of Over : 119 0 Runs PAK: 312/6
118.6 0

William Somerville to Bilal Asif. A yorker to end, it is jammed out.

118.5 0

William Somerville to Bilal Asif. Another flighted ball on off, it is blocked.

118.4 0

William Somerville to Bilal Asif. Tosses it up on off, it is kept out.

Bilal Asif is the next batsman in.

118.3 W

William Somerville to Babar Azam. OUT! Somerville strikes! One brings two, that is exactly the case in the debutant's case. A lucky wicket you can say. This is bowled very full on off, Azam tries to jam it out with a close face of the bat. He manages to hit it onto his boot and then the ball rolls onto the stumps. The Kiwis are ecstatic as they have struck three balls post the Tea break. Azam walks back dejected and New Zealand are fighting back here.

118.2 0

William Somerville to Babar Azam. This is bowled very full on off, Azam tries to jam it out with a

118.1 0

William Somerville to Babar Azam. Loopy delivery on the off stump. Defended well by Babar.

We are back for the final session of the day. Babar Azam and Sarfraz Ahmed will continue their innings. Will Somerville to start the proceedings after the break. Here we go...

... Day 3, Session 3 ...

A much better session for the Kiwis. 88 runs were scored in 28 overs, and Pakistan do have a lead of 38 at this moment in time, but they will be pleased to see the backs of Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq, who scored their respective centuries and made a 201-run partnership. Somervile picked up his maiden Test wicket by removing the former and the latter was dismissed by Patel, who got his first of the game too. This is the perfect moment for New Zealand to make further inroads, but they still could face some stiff resistance from Azam and Sarfraz who are out there in the middle. The first hour of the final session will be crucial for both sides. It'll begin shortly...

End of Over : 118 1 Runs PAK: 312/5
117.6 0

Ajaz Patel to Sarfraz Ahmed. On the stumps, it is blocked and Sarfraz starts walking back towards the dressing room as it is TEA ON DAY 3!

117.5 0

Ajaz Patel to Sarfraz Ahmed. The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

117.4 0

Ajaz Patel to Sarfraz Ahmed. Well bowled! Gives it a lot more air outside off, Ahmed looks to drive away from his body but gets beaten by the away turn and bounce.

117.3 0

Ajaz Patel to Sarfraz Ahmed. Floats it up on middle, it is driven back to the bowler.

117.2 0

Ajaz Patel to Sarfraz Ahmed. Tossed up again this time on middle, Sarfaraz defends it off his front foot.

117.1 1

Ajaz Patel to Babar Azam. Tossed up on middle and leg, pushed towards the on side for a single.

End of Over : 117 1 Runs PAK: 311/5
116.6 0

William Somerville to Sarfraz Ahmed. Slower through the air around off, Sarfraz lunges and blocks it out.

116.5 0

William Somerville to Sarfraz Ahmed. Uses his feet and then clips it to mid-wicket.

116.4 0

William Somerville to Sarfraz Ahmed. Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

116.3 1

William Somerville to Babar Azam. This is floated up on middle, Azam flicks it through mid-wicket and a run is taken.

116.2 0

William Somerville to Babar Azam. Another loopy ball on off, Babar comes forward and keeps it out.

116.1 0

William Somerville to Babar Azam. Tosses it up around off, the batsman lunges and keeps it out.

End of Over : 116 0 Runs PAK: 310/5
115.6 0

Ajaz Patel to Sarfraz Ahmed. Maiden over as Ahmed stays back in the crease and defends this ball.

115.5 0

Ajaz Patel to Sarfraz Ahmed. Sarfraz comes down the track and plays this towards mid on.

115.4 0

Ajaz Patel to Sarfraz Ahmed. Another drive to short cover.

115.3 0

Ajaz Patel to Sarfraz Ahmed. Flighted outside off, the batsman drives it to short cover.

115.2 0

Ajaz Patel to Sarfraz Ahmed. Full and on middle, the skipper comes ahead and dead bats it.

115.1 0

Ajaz Patel to Sarfraz Ahmed. Shorter and outside off, Sarfraz cuts it away but straight to the fielder.

End of Over : 115 6 Runs PAK: 310/5
114.6 1

William Somerville to Sarfraz Ahmed. On the shorter side, Ahmed goes back and then guides it through point for a run.

114.5 0

William Somerville to Sarfraz Ahmed. On the pads again, Ahmed flicks it to square leg.

114.4 1

William Somerville to Babar Azam. Works it through mid-wicket for a run.

114.3 4

William Somerville to Babar Azam. FOUR! Punched away off the back foot by Babar through covers. Somerville bowls it short of a length, a loose delivery by Somerville and punished rightly by Babar Azam. Somerville should be doing much better here and not give away such loose deliveries to the new batsman.

114.2 0

William Somerville to Babar Azam. Tossed up on off by Somerville, Azam defends it with a straight bat.

114.1 0

William Somerville to Babar Azam. Shorter on length, the ball drifts away on the leg side. Babar flicks it away.

End of Over : 114 4 Runs PAK: 304/5
113.6 0

Ajaz Patel to Sarfraz Ahmed. Tossed up on off, it is blocked.

113.5 0

Ajaz Patel to Sarfraz Ahmed. Flatter and on off, Ahmed defends it.

Sarfraz Ahmed is the next batsman in.

113.4 W

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. OUT! AS PLUMB AS IT GETS! Shafiq falls shortly after getting to his ton. Takes a review with him. Ajaz Patel gets his first and now both the centurions are back in the hut. This is tossed up on middle, the ball pitches and straightens a touch. Asad plays outside the line, misses and the ball hits his front pad. The appeal follows and the umpire raises his finger. Shafiq walks upto his partner and then signals the 'T'. Hawk Eye returns with three reds. He walks off to a standing ovation. New Zealand now though would look to capitalize.

Shafiq is a goner! He has been judged out LBW but goes for the review. Only an inside edge can save him there.

113.3 4

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. FOUR! Up and over! Dances down the track and lofts it over mid off. The ball races away.

113.2 0

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. On middle, blocked.

113.1 0

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. On the stumps, it is kept out.

Ajaz Patel is back into the attack.

End of Over : 113 1 Runs PAK: 300/4
112.6 1

William Somerville to Asad Shafiq. He does get it off the last ball! 12th Test ton for Asad Shafiq. He was eager to get this run and scrambles to the other end to get to it after stroking it to mid on. Takes his helmet off and soaks in the applause by his teammates. Just like all the top scorers from this game, this too has been a gritty innings. He though would want to continue. Also the 300 is up for Pakistan.

112.5 0

William Somerville to Asad Shafiq. Another dot as it is flicked to the man at mid-wicket. One ball to go in this over and one run is what Asad needs.

112.4 0

William Somerville to Asad Shafiq. A muted appeal! Another full ball, it drifts into the batter, Shafiq tries to flick but misses to get hit on the boot. Going down leg.

112.3 0

William Somerville to Asad Shafiq. Uses his feet and swings but it goes off the inner half towards mid-wicket. Nerves getting to Shafiq here, he has started to get a little fidgety now.

112.2 0

William Somerville to Asad Shafiq. This is worked with the turn to short leg.

112.1 0

William Somerville to Asad Shafiq. Tosses it up on middle, it is kept out.

End of Over : 112 5 Runs PAK: 299/4
111.6 0

Trent Boult to Babar Azam. Length delivery outside off, Azam shoulders arms to it.

111.5 4

Trent Boult to Babar Azam. FOUR! Lucky! Short and outside off by Boult. Asad tries to defend off his back foot but the ball finds the inside half of the bat and luckily misses the stumps and goes towards the fine leg region for a boundary.

111.4 0

Trent Boult to Babar Azam. Length delivery outside off, Azam blocks it off his back foot.

111.3 0

Trent Boult to Babar Azam. Bouncer! Short this time and Azam ducks underneath it.

111.2 1

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Length delivery on the off stump, Asad pushes it towards midwicket for a single. Moves to 99 with that single.

111.1 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Length delivery outside off, Shafiq lets it go.

End of Over : 111 3 Runs PAK: 294/4
110.6 2

William Somerville to Babar Azam. Risky shot but nicely played in the end! It was on the stumps, Azam goes back and then opens the face of the bat. He guides it through point for a couple.

110.5 0

William Somerville to Babar Azam. On the stumps, it is kept out.

110.4 0

William Somerville to Babar Azam. Uses his feet and then hits it hard onto the ground. William gets a hand to it and deflects it to mid off.

110.3 1

William Somerville to Asad Shafiq. This is worked towards short fine leg for a run.

110.2 0

William Somerville to Asad Shafiq. Punched off the back foot by the batsman.

110.1 0

William Somerville to Asad Shafiq. Tossed up on off, it is defended.

End of Over : 110 1 Runs PAK: 291/4
109.6 0

Trent Boult to Babar Azam. Comes back over the wicket and bowls on length outside off, Azam leaves it alone.

109.5 1

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Short of a length outside off this time, Shafiq pushes it towards the third man region for a single. He moves onto 97 with that single.

109.4 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Comes round the wicket and bowls it on length outside off, Asad has no troubles keeping it out.

109.3 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Shorter in length this time, Shafiq blocks it away.

109.2 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Full on the off stump, Asad defends off his front foot.

109.1 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Full length outside off, Asad shoulders arms to it.

End of Over : 109 2 Runs PAK: 290/4
108.6 1

William Somerville to Asad Shafiq. This is fired on off, Azam taps it towards point for a single.

108.5 1

William Somerville to Babar Azam. This is shorter around off, Azam punches it through covers for a run.

108.4 0

William Somerville to Babar Azam. Another floated delivery on off, it is blocked.

108.3 0

William Somerville to Babar Azam. The batsman defends it from within the crease.

108.2 0

William Somerville to Babar Azam. Another loopy ball on middle, the batter works it to short leg.

108.1 0

William Somerville to Babar Azam. Slower through the air on off, the batsman stroked it to mid off.

End of Over : 108 2 Runs PAK: 288/4
107.6 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Once again full outside off, Asad is being tempted to drive but he calmly leaves it alone.

107.5 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Full length delivery outside off and Asad lets it go.

107.4 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Fuller this time by Boult, Asad confidently defends it off his front foot.

107.3 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Length delivery on middle and off, Asad blocks it away.

107.2 2

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Length delivery on middle and leg, Shafiq flicks it towards deep backward square leg for a couple.

107.1 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Full outside off. Asad drives it towards mid off.

End of Over : 107 3 Runs PAK: 286/4
106.6 0

William Somerville to Babar Azam. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

Babar Azam to bat next.

106.5 W

William Somerville to Azhar Ali. OUT! First wicket of the day and the first of William Somerville's Test career. It's come at a crucial time too, as he breaks this marathon partnership of 201. He'll remember this one for a long time. New Zealand celebrate as they finally get their breakthrough. Tossed up on leg, Azhar Ali gets low to sweep but gets a top edge which goes straight to Ajaz Patel at backward square leg. Ali departs, but not before playing a superb knock. He's set his team up nicely and put Pakistan in a commanding position.

106.4 1

William Somerville to Asad Shafiq. Good running. Shafiq taps this to covers and both batsmen take off quickly. A single is collected.

106.3 0

William Somerville to Asad Shafiq. Brings out the broom but sweeps it straight to the man at square leg.

106.2 0

William Somerville to Asad Shafiq. Spinning well down leg, Shafiq looks to go after it but misses.

106.1 2

William Somerville to Asad Shafiq. Nicely done. Seeing the ball land on middle and spinning down, Shafiq gets forward and across before paddling it fine down the leg side. A couple of runs are taken and the 200-run stand between these two is up.

End of Over : 106 4 Runs PAK: 283/3
105.6 0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. Full and outside off, once again it is shaping back in. Ali tries to drive it through covers but it goes off the inner half towards mid-wicket.

105.5 0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. Good shot and well fielded! Full and on middle, the batsman strokes it back right off the middle towards the bowler. Boult gets down quickly and makes a half-stop.

105.4 0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. A huge appeal from behind the stumps but nothing from Boult as he knows it is going down leg. An in-dipper from around leg. The batsman tries to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.

105.3 4

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. FOUR! Slightly shorter this time and Azhar punches it off his back foot towards the third man fence. The ball races away to the boundary and with that, Azhar has scored more than 300 runs this series. He is really having a good series.

105.2 0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. Full outside off and Azhar defends once again.

105.1 0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. Length delivery on middle and leg, Azhar defends it.

Trent Boult is back on.

End of Over : 105 7 Runs PAK: 279/3
104.6 0

William Somerville to Asad Shafiq. Tosses it up on off, Shafiq defends it.

104.5 1

William Somerville to Azhar Ali. The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total.

104.4 1

William Somerville to Asad Shafiq. On the pads, the batsman works it around the corner for a run.

104.3 4

William Somerville to Asad Shafiq. FOUR! Hammered! The ball is tossed above the eye line. Shafiq's eyes lit up on seeing the flight, uses his feet and smashes it through mid on for a boundary. Pakistan are into the lead now.

104.2 0

William Somerville to Asad Shafiq. Flatter and on off, the batsman defends it.

104.1 1

William Somerville to Azhar Ali. Flicks it with the turn through mid-wicket for a single.

Drinks! These two have continued in their merry way. The trail is just 2 runs now and Pakistan are surely in the driver's seat now. Will they start getting more aggressive now?

End of Over : 104 2 Runs PAK: 272/3
103.6 0

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. Length delivery outside off and Asad lets it go.

103.5 0

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. Short of a length by Southee and Shafiq ducks underneath it. Southee is trying to trouble Shafiq with the bouncers but Asad is not having any problems dealing with those.

103.4 0

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. Length delivery outside off, the ball moves away from the batsman and Shafiq leaves it alone.

103.3 1

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Length delivery on middle and leg, Azhar flicks it away towards square leg and rotates the strike.

103.2 1

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. Short of a length and pulled it away towards fine leg for a single.

103.1 0

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. Length delivery outside off, Shafiq lets it go.

End of Over : 103 1 Runs PAK: 270/3
102.6 0

William Somerville to Azhar Ali. Leans ahead to this full ball and knocks it towards mid on.

102.5 0

William Somerville to Azhar Ali. Straighter one on off, some pace on this one, Azhar stays right behind the line and defends it well.

102.4 1

William Somerville to Asad Shafiq. Short and wide outside off, Asad backs away and punches it square of the wicket on the off side. One run taken.

102.3 0

William Somerville to Asad Shafiq. Going down leg again, another leave by the batsman.

102.2 0

William Somerville to Asad Shafiq. Spinning into the batsman, from around off, Shafiq looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads.

102.1 0

William Somerville to Asad Shafiq. Spinning down from leg stump, left alone.

William Somerville returns to the attack.

End of Over : 102 5 Runs PAK: 269/3
101.6 0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Fullish in length on off stump, Azhar is half forward and blocks it rather safely.

101.5 0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

101.4 0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Touch fuller in length, just outside off, met with the full face of the bat.

101.3 0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Outside off on a good length, no shot offered.

101.2 1

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. Shaping back in on middle and leg, it goes off the pads and the batsmen take a leg bye.

101.1 4

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. Edged and FOUR! Fuller delivery outside off, Shafiq tries to defend off his front foot but finds an outside edge. The ball bounces just short of the gully fielder, he gets fingers to it but he's unable to stop it and the ball races away for a boundary. Pakistan now trail by just 6 runs.

End of Over : 101 3 Runs PAK: 264/3
100.6 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Over the wicket for this one, Azhar comes ahead and lets the ball go outside his off stump.

100.5 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. This is sliding down the leg side and is played fine but straight to short fine leg fielder.

100.4 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Well outside off, the ball is left alone by the batsman.

100.3 2

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Short and wide outside off, Azhar plays it very late and it goes to the left of point for another couple.

100.2 1

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. Flatter and at the pads, the ball is worked away behind square leg for a single.

100.1 0

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. Short and outside off, cut away to point. No run.

End of Over : 100 0 Runs PAK: 261/3
99.6 0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Length delivery on the off stump this time and Azhar drives it towards the fielder at cover.

99.5 0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Length delivery outside off and Ali is patient and not going after those.

99.4 0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Southee is bowling on length this over but Azhar is not tempted to disturb those.

99.3 0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Length delivery outside off and Azhar shoulders arms to it.

99.2 0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Length delivery outside off, a bit of movement off the pitch away from the batsman and Azhar lets it go.

99.1 0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Fuller outside off, Asad tries to drive it but misses the ball.

End of Over : 99 3 Runs PAK: 261/3
98.6 0

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. Tosses it on middle, it is kept out. So the balls which are pitched outside the off pole are misbehaving, not a worry for the batters.

98.5 0

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. Bounce and turn! This is tossed up outside off, the ball pitches and turns away. Also takes off after pitching. Asad is beaten as he tries to defend. The keeper whips the bails off and appeals. The bowler is appealing for a caught behind but neither of the two umpires are interested.

98.4 1

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Punched off the back foot by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.

98.3 1

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. This is eased down to long on for a single.

98.2 1

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Flatter around off, Ali waits for the ball to come to him and then guides it through cover-point for a single.

98.1 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Gives it air on off, Ali finds the cover fielder with a drive.

End of Over : 98 4 Runs PAK: 258/3
97.6 0

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

97.5 4

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. EDGED BUT FOUR! Full marks to the bowler here but runs to the batsman! Frustrating this for New Zealand. Luck is just not favoring them at the moment. On a length and around off, Asad tries to defend but does so with hard hands. The ball takes the outside edge and flashes past the diving gully fielder and into the third man fence.

97.4 0

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. This seems to be a ploy! Another short one outside off, Asad lets it go through to the keeper.

97.3 0

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. Pulled nicely but finds the fielder! Short and on middle, the batsman pulls it hard to the fielder at square leg.

97.2 0

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. Back of a length around off, Asad stands tall and keeps it out.

97.1 0

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. Good length again around off, Shafiq guides it to point.

End of Over : 97 6 Runs PAK: 254/3
96.6 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. On the shorter side this, Ali goes back and pushes it to covers. 6 from this one and 10 from Patel's last.

96.5 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. On middle this time, it is easily negotiated.

96.4 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. On off, kept out.

96.3 1

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. Strokes it down to long off for a run.

96.2 4

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. FOUR! Shafiq is looking to go after Patel. He scored two boundaries in his last over and now scores one on the first ball he faces in this over. Excellent use of the feet and wrists here. Gets to the pitch of it and then whips it through mid-wicket. 250 up.

96.1 1

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. On the shorter side, the batter punches it through covers for a single.

End of Over : 96 3 Runs PAK: 248/3
95.6 0

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. Third bouncer from Southee in the over, good energy from him. Shafiq ducks under.

95.5 1

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Another length ball around off, Ali this time times it through covers and gets to the other end.

95.4 1

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. Nope, he goes back to bowling length. Asad pushes it towards covers for a run.

95.3 0

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. Another short ball and it is ducked under with ease. Two bouncers, now time for a yorker?

95.2 0

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. Good carry there! Not seen a lot of deliveries bounce like the last one. Southee may have really given it all on that delivery. It is short and on the body. Asad ducks under it and the keeper collects it at head height.

95.1 1

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Goes wide of the crease and angles it into the batter, Ali flicks it through square leg for a run.

End of Over : 95 10 Runs PAK: 245/3
94.6 1

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Flatter and on the pads, Ali works it around the corner and gets to the other end. 10 from the over and the trail is below 30.

94.5 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Loopy delivery on off, Ali pushes it to covers.

94.4 1

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. Very full on the pads, this is eased down to long on and a run is taken.

94.3 0

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. Loopy ball on off, Shafiq lunges and keeps it out.

94.2 4

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. FOUR! Consecutive boundaries! Asad may have decided to step on the gas. He uses his feet, gets to the pitch of it and hits it hard past the diving mid off fielder.

94.1 4

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. FOUR! The sweep shot is brought out once again and it has been hit really well through square leg. No stopping those.

The physio is out to have a check on him. Ali though now seems fine to continue.

End of Over : 94 2 Runs PAK: 235/3
93.6 0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. OHHHH! The inside edge saves Ali there. This pitches around off and then jags back in. Ali at the very end gets some part of the bat to the ball and it deflects onto his unmentionable area. He is down on his haunches.

93.5 1

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. Another bouncer! This one though hurries onto the batsman. Shafiq mistimes his pull towards fine leg for a run. 150-run stand is up between the two. This is taking the game away from New Zealand.

93.4 0

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. A bumper but too easy for the batsman to duck under on this wicket. There is just no pace at all.

93.3 1

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. A little too straight this time, it is flicked through square leg and a run is taken. They now only trail by 10 less than 50.

93.2 0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Back of a length around off, Ali easily blocks it out.

93.1 0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. A good delivery to begin his second over after the break. Good length and around off, Ali's feet are rooted to the crease, he tries to defend but the ball goes off the inner half towards mid-wicket.

End of Over : 93 5 Runs PAK: 233/3
92.6 1

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. On the shorter side outside off, Ali punches it through covers for a single.

92.5 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Well bowled! Ali though did not need to go after that. It is a loopy ball around off, it pitches and then turns away. Ali is drawn into a defensive stroke but the away turn beats his outside edge.

92.4 4

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. FOUR! Swept and swept well! Ali goes down on one knee and then nails the sweep shot through square leg for a boundary. He has really played this shot well.

92.3 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Slower through the air this time, Ali blocks it out.

92.2 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Another one which skids after pitching around off, Ali pushes it to covers.

92.1 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Flatter and a touch shorter, skids off the surface. Ali goes back and tries to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. A stifled appeal but the ball seems to be going down leg.

End of Over : 92 2 Runs PAK: 228/3
91.6 1

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Nice looking cover drive but only for a run. Full and around off, Ali leans into the stroke and times it towards extra cover for a single. Keeps strike.

91.5 0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Good length around off, Ali gets right behind the line of the delivery and blocks it out.

91.4 1

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. Gets it right this time. On middle and straightening a touch. Asad tries to defend but it goes off the inner half through square leg for a single.

91.3 0

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. Down the leg side this time, Southee has not got it right to begin with. Asad does not bother playing at it.

91.2 0

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. Another ball outside off, Asad shoulders arms to it.

91.1 0

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. Good length outside off, Shafiq lets it be. The ball does not even carry to the keeper who collects the ball with a dive.

Tim Southee to bowl from the other end.

End of Over : 91 2 Runs PAK: 226/3
90.6 1

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. A good delivery to end the over! It is tossed up around off, this one straightens a touch. Shafiq plays inside the line with soft hands. The ball takes the outside edge and goes towards third man for a single.

90.5 0

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. Similar length but the line is a little too straight this time. It is worked to mid-wicket.

90.4 0

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. Better! This is flatter and lands it around off, it is not very full and hence, the ball is given a chance to turn. The ball does not though, Asad lunges and blocks it out.

90.3 1

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Another very full delivery around off, the spin is out of contention as it is very full, Ali drives it through covers for a single.

90.2 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Gives it a little more air around off, Ali strokes it to mid off.

90.1 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Starts off with a delivery outside off, Ali lets it be.

Welcome back to the second session. The players are strolling back to the field of play. The stand is worth 139 already, how much more can these two add? Azhar Ali to face the first ball after resumption. Ajaz Patel to bowl.

... Day 3, Session 2 ...

Pakistan's session without a doubt. In 29 overs, 85 runs were scored without the loss of a wicket. The two batsmen who were there overnight are still out there in the middle and they haven't looked in trouble at any point during the session. The runs have come at a faster rate than yesterday and the deficit has been trimmed down to a mere 50. The highlights of the session were Azhar Ali's 15th Test hundred and Asad Shafiq also getting to his 22nd Test fifty. Even the new ball has not done any magic for the visitors. Pakistan look set for a massive first innings total. Can New Zealand do something different in the post-Lunch session and strike back? Join us in a while for that session.

End of Over : 90 0 Runs PAK: 224/3
89.6 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. A dot to end a very good over. On a length and on off, the batsman keeps it out. That will be LUNCH ON DAY 3!

89.5 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. BEAUTY! Two short balls and then follows it up with a peach. Length around middle, it pitches and then seams away. Also gets good bounce off the surface. Shafiq has a poke at it and luckily for him, he gets beaten.

89.4 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Another bumper, this time from over the wicket. It is down the leg side, ducked under.

89.3 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Bends his back on this one and also shortens the length. The ball though bounces at a comfortable height for the batsman. Shafiq stands tall and defends it onto the ground.

89.2 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Slightly fuller around off, Shafiq lunges and strokes it crisply towards mid off. The fielder there makes a good stop diving to his right.

89.1 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Angles this one down the leg side, Shafiq tries to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. A muted appeal follows but the umpire shakes his head.

End of Over : 89 6 Runs PAK: 224/3
88.6 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Azhar Ali. Wide outside off, left alone by Azhar. Smart batting, no need to play at that.

88.5 4

Colin de Grandhomme to Azhar Ali. FOUR! Flicked away beautifully and beats a diving mid on to his right. The lead of New Zealand has come down to 50. Pakistan in a very strong position here. Ali has moved to 111.

88.4 2

Colin de Grandhomme to Azhar Ali. Slightly overpitched, Azhar Ali goes for the drive. He finds Williamson at cover who dives to stop it but can't stop it completely. The batsmen run through for a couple till the ball comes back.

88.3 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Azhar Ali. Another ball on a length and it is dead batted by Azhar who is on the front foot.

88.2 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Azhar Ali. Fuller in length, Ali drives it to mid off.

88.1 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Azhar Ali. Full and outside off, Azhar comes ahead and defends it towards cover.

End of Over : 88 1 Runs PAK: 218/3
87.6 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Back to around the wicket, Shafiq gets hit on the thigh pad as he tries to defend it coming half ahead.

87.5 1

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. Over the wicket now, Ali stands tall and flicks it away to deep square leg for a run.

87.4 0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. Short of a length and on middle, pushed away to short mid-wicket.

87.3 0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. Short ball outside off. Defended straight back to the bowler off the back foot.

87.2 0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. Short ball outside off, Azhar jumps and tries to punch it through covers. The ball moves in after landing and gets the inside half of the bat. It goes to short mid-wicket.

87.1 0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. Around the wicket, effort ball from Boult. But it is well outside off and left alone.

End of Over : 87 1 Runs PAK: 217/3
86.6 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Asad Shafiq. Full ball outside off, Shafiq drives it straight to short cover.

86.5 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Asad Shafiq. Closer to the off stump now, Shafiq has played that on the front foot and into the ground.

86.4 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Asad Shafiq. A swinging ball outside off, defended away from the body by Asad.

86.3 1

Colin de Grandhomme to Azhar Ali. Another good ball to follow it up, outside off and slightly moving away. Azhar pokes at it and gets to the other end as the ball rolls to cover.

86.2 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Azhar Ali. Good ball! On a good length and in the corridor of uncertainty. Azhar decides to pull out of his shot at the last moment. Could have been dangerous.

86.1 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Azhar Ali. Well outside off, left alone by the batsman.

Colin de Grandhomme back into the attack.

End of Over : 86 0 Runs PAK: 216/3
85.6 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Bowls it a bit fuller on this occasion, played back down the track in the bowler's direction. Maiden over from Boult.

85.5 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Brings out the short one and hits the deck hard. It's accurate and angling in, the batsman ducks and evades.

85.4 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Shaping back in from around off, Shafiq presents a tight defensive shot in response.

85.3 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. In the channel outside off, on a good length, left alone by the batsman.

85.2 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Cutting into the batsman off the seam, Shafiq stays inside his crease and blocks it out.

85.1 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Swinging back in from outside off, pushed off the front foot to the cover area.

End of Over : 85 0 Runs PAK: 216/3
84.6 0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Azhar flicks it off his hips but straight to square leg. No run. Maiden over.

84.5 0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. This one is delivered from a little wider from the crease, but the ball is well outside off again. Left alone by the batsman.

84.4 0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Well outside off, Ali decides he wants nothing to do with it.

84.3 0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Just outside off on a length, Ali defends it toward point.

84.2 0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. That's much better! On a length and top of off stump, Azhar defends it with a straight bat.

84.1 0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Outside off and the ball keeps pretty low as it goes through to the keeper who is down on his knees as he collects this one. Southee needs to make the batsman play.

End of Over : 84 0 Runs PAK: 216/3
83.6 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Over the wicket again, the ball holds it's line and Shafiq shoulders his arms to it.

83.5 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Well outside off this time, left alone easily.

83.4 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Another one coming in with the angle and swinging more, Shafiq doesn't look too comfortable as he somehow manages to play it to square leg.

83.3 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Around the wicket, the ball jags into Shafiq and he was in no position to play that one. It hits him on the pad, goes onto his elbow and rolls so close to his off pole. Very lucky for the batsman.

83.2 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Just outside off, the batsman gauges the swing on it and lets it go through.

83.1 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Well outside off, Asad goes for the expansive drive through the covers, but the ball takes the inside part of the bat and rolls to mid-wicket.

End of Over : 83 1 Runs PAK: 216/3
82.6 1

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. Slightly straighter this time, this is worked through mid-wicket and the batsmen take a run. A tight over but not a threatening one.

82.5 0

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. Third leave in a row! Wasting the new ball for now is New Zealand. Outside off, it is shouldered arms.

82.4 0

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. Another one outside off, the batsman has no interest in playing at those. Need to make the batsman play, for now they are bowling too wide.

82.3 0

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. Some swing there! Full and outside off, it shapes away. Shafiq makes a leave.

82.2 0

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. Closer to off stump this time, Asad defends it away from the body.

82.1 0

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. Outside off and some shape on it, but the batsman leaves it alone easily.

End of Over : 82 1 Runs PAK: 215/3
81.6 0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. On a good length and top of off stump, Azhar defends it comfortably with a straight bat.

81.5 0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. Short again and holding its line this time, Azhar punches it to cover.

81.4 0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. Short ball outside off, Azhar Ali stands tall and punches it to mid off. No run.

81.3 1

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Full and outside off, Asad drives it to the right of mid off for a single.

81.2 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. NOT OUT! Nothing on it, absolutely nothing. New Zealand seem to have taken the review out of frustration. The ball was well away from the edge, and the review is lost. The slight noise was the bat hitting the pad as it came down. The ball was delivered on a good length outside off and Shafiq tried to drive it but missed the ball by quite some distance. The keeper and Southee at second slip go up for a huge appeal. Southee in fact, convinces his captain to go upstairs.

Review time. The new ball already making things happen. It's for a caught behind appeal against Asad Shafiq. He seems to be safe though.

81.1 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. The ball is on a length and at the pads. Swings in a bit after landing. Shafiq misses his flick and gets hit on the thigh pad.

Trent Boult to share the new ball with Southee. This next phase of play is going to be crucial for New Zealand.

End of Over : 81 1 Runs PAK: 214/3
80.6 0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Fuller length delivery on off stump, Azhar is half ahead and dead bats it.

80.5 0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Wide outside off, Ali shoulders his arms to this one.

80.4 1

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. A fraction fuller and on middle, Shafiq gets to the other end after working it to deep backward square leg for a run.

80.3 0

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. Another one on middle and leg, the batsman flicks it away but straight to the fielder.

80.2 0

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. This one is on top of middle, Asad closes the face of the bat and plays it to square leg.

80.1 0

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. Some shape straightaway. The ball is outside off and moves away after landing. Lft alone by Shafiq.

New ball is available now and New Zealand have taken it. Tim Southee comes on to bowl straightaway with the new cherry.

End of Over : 80 1 Runs PAK: 213/3
79.6 0

William Somerville to Azhar Ali. Full and on the pads, defended easily by Ali.

79.5 1

William Somerville to Asad Shafiq. Slightly shorter outside off, Shafiq cuts it towards sweeper cover and runs to the other end.

79.4 0

William Somerville to Asad Shafiq. Another one on middle and looped up, Asad comes ahead and dead bats it.

79.3 0

William Somerville to Asad Shafiq. Full ball on middle, Shafiq whips it straight to mid-wicket.

79.2 0

William Somerville to Asad Shafiq. Flatter one on the leg stump, the batsman pushes it to mid-wicket.

79.1 0

William Somerville to Asad Shafiq. Full ball on the pads, Shafiq defends it onto the leg side.

End of Over : 79 3 Runs PAK: 212/3
78.6 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Fuller and quicker on the stumps, blocked off the inner half on the leg side.

78.5 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Wide down the leg side, no trouble at all for the batsman.

78.4 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Pitched down the leg side again, another leave.

78.3 1

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. Down leg, Shafiq lets it be and Watling can't collect. It goes behind as the batsmen take a bye.

78.2 2

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. 22nd Test fifty for Asad Shafiq! An important knock from him as well for his side. He gets low and brings out the reverse sweep to place it behind point. Comes back for the second to get to the landmark. The deficit is down to 63 now.

78.1 0

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. Tossed up outside leg, it spins as Shafiq looks to flick it away. It pops up off the leading edge and falls safely.

Ajaz Patel is back on to bowl.

End of Over : 78 1 Runs PAK: 209/3
77.6 0

William Somerville to Azhar Ali. Another one on the pads and Ali is happy to defend it into the pitch.

77.5 0

William Somerville to Azhar Ali. Outside leg and Azhar removes his front leg out of the way and defends it into the ground.

77.4 1

William Somerville to Asad Shafiq. This is full and on middle, drives it towards mid on and gets to the other end. Shafiq gets to 49 now.

77.3 0

William Somerville to Asad Shafiq. What happened here? The ball seems to have suddenly gripped and turned. Shafiq is beaten by that one.

77.2 0

William Somerville to Asad Shafiq. Another full ball outside off and Shafiq defends it on the front foot to cover.

77.1 0

William Somerville to Asad Shafiq. Full ball and flatter outside off, Asad covers the spin and defends it back to the bowler.

End of Over : 77 7 Runs PAK: 208/3
76.6 1

Colin de Grandhomme to Asad Shafiq. Pushes this full one to cover and retains strike.

76.5 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Asad Shafiq. Full and outside off, Shafiq comes forward and defends it with a straight bat.

76.4 2

Colin de Grandhomme to Asad Shafiq. Slightly short of a good length, Asad stays back and guides it to the left of deep point for a couple. Good hands there from the right-hander.

76.3 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Asad Shafiq. Full and at the pads, he plays it to short mid-wicket.

76.2 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Asad Shafiq. Full and outside off, Asad is happy to just defend this one to cover.

76.1 4

Colin de Grandhomme to Asad Shafiq. FOUR! Smashed away through cover. Good length outside off but the ball is doing nothing. Asad stands tall and crashes it for a boundary. No stopping that!

End of Over : 76 8 Runs PAK: 201/3
75.6 3

William Somerville to Asad Shafiq. Short and well outside off, cut away behind point. Big boundaries here and an easy three taken. The 200 comes up for the hosts.

75.5 0

William Somerville to Asad Shafiq. Full and on middle, Asad comes ahead to defend it.

75.4 2

William Somerville to Asad Shafiq. The ball is on middle and turns sharply. Asad misses his attempted flick and the ball goes fine on the leg side after hitting his pad. The batsmen come back for two leg byes.

75.3 1

William Somerville to Azhar Ali. Another short ball on leg stump, Azhar pushes it to cover-point and gets to the other end.

75.2 1

William Somerville to Asad Shafiq. A rush of blood there! Shafiq wanted to hit it over mid-wicket but gets the inner half of the bat and the ball runs to deep square leg for a run.

75.1 1

William Somerville to Azhar Ali. Flatter and short on the leg stump, Azhar makes room and pushes it to cover for a single.

Drinks break. Pakistan's hour all the way and comprehensively so! New Zealand's bowlers have looked toothless and desperately need a breakthrough. They will be waiting for the new ball which will be available in 5 overs. Will things continue how they are now or will we see a Black Caps resurgence?

End of Over : 75 5 Runs PAK: 193/3
74.6 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Asad Shafiq. Another solid defense to end the over as Pakistan end the first hour of play unscathed.

74.5 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Asad Shafiq. Full and outside off, defended into the ground on the off side.

74.4 1

Colin de Grandhomme to Azhar Ali. On the pads and flicked away in the air slightly. No fielder close by though. The batsmen run through for a single.

74.3 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Azhar Ali. Full and outside off, Ali starts concentrating again after celebrating. He defends this watchfully and with a straight bat.

74.2 4

Colin de Grandhomme to Azhar Ali. FOUR! The 100 comes up for Azhar Ali! His 15th in this format. What an innings. The landmark comes in a not so convincing manner though. The ball is outside off and Azhar goes for the drive and gets an edge which runs wide of the keeper for a boundary. He will take it and so will Pakistan. Very important knock in the context of the game.

74.1 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Azhar Ali. Outside off and on a length. The ball keeps low and Azhar gets it at the bottom of his bat as he defends it to cover.

Colin de Grandhomme to bowl now.

End of Over : 74 5 Runs PAK: 188/3
73.6 0

William Somerville to Asad Shafiq. The ball is going down leg again and Asad offers no shot to it.

73.5 0

William Somerville to Asad Shafiq. Fuller and at the pads, played toward mid-wicket. No run.

73.4 0

William Somerville to Asad Shafiq. Down the leg side again, left alone by Shafiq.

73.3 1

William Somerville to Azhar Ali. Short and aimed at leg stump, Azhar pushes it toward cover and gets to the other end.

73.2 0

William Somerville to Azhar Ali. Another ball outside leg, collected well by the keeper on this occasion.

73.1 4

William Somerville to Azhar Ali. FOUR BYES! Around the wicket and well down the leg side. Azhar leaves it alone and Watling cannot collect it. The ball runs away to the fence. It brings up the 100-run stand between these two.

End of Over : 73 1 Runs PAK: 183/3
72.6 0

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. Well outside off to end the over. Asad decides to let that one go through.

72.5 0

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. Good length ball outside off, Shafiq defends from within the crease.

72.4 0

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. Closer to off stump this time and on a length. Shafiq takes a stride ahead and defends to cover.

72.3 0

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. Outside off and left alone by the batsman.

72.2 0

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. Fuller ball on the pads, flicked to short mid-wicket. No run.

72.1 1

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Short and wide outside off, Ali cuts hard but straight to point. Kane at point, misfields and the batsmen are allowed to exchange strike.

End of Over : 72 5 Runs PAK: 182/3
71.6 0

William Somerville to Asad Shafiq. Way down the leg side. Asad tries to get some bat on it to turn it down fine but misses the ball.

71.5 0

William Somerville to Asad Shafiq. Flatter ball at the pads again, the batsman works it down the leg side but fails to find the gap.

71.4 4

William Somerville to Asad Shafiq. FOUR! Drifting down the leg side. Shafiq gets into position quickly and sweeps it very fine for a boundary. The runs are flowing here.

71.3 1

William Somerville to Azhar Ali. This is quicker outside off, Ali pushes it towards cover and gets to the other end.

71.2 0

William Somerville to Azhar Ali. Flatter outside off, Azhar pushes it off the front foot to mid on.

71.1 0

William Somerville to Azhar Ali. Full ball outside off, pushed towards mid on. The batsmen want a single but the fielder is quick this time and prevents it.

End of Over : 71 7 Runs PAK: 177/3
70.6 0

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. Defended from within the crease and back to the bowler. Another expensive over this.

70.5 1

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Again full and at the pads, a similar shot and the ball is misfielded by de Grandhomme at short mid-wicket. The batsmen run through for one.

70.4 2

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Full and drifting onto the pads, flicked away for a couple to deep mid-wicket. The lead is below 100 now.

70.3 0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Full and on middle, defended by Ali coming half forward.

70.2 4

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Edged but safe! This ball is outside off, Azhar Ali not in control as he tries to guide it wide of the wicket keeper. He ensures that he plays it with soft hands and the ball runs away wide of the wicket keeper and fine for a boundary. Into the 90s now.

70.1 0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Outside off and on a length, defended by coming half forward.

End of Over : 70 6 Runs PAK: 170/3
69.6 4

William Somerville to Asad Shafiq. FOUR! Down the wicket and smashes it above mid on for a boundary. Just falls inside the fence. Good way to end the over for Pakistan. 6 runs off it.

69.5 0

William Somerville to Asad Shafiq. Full and looped on the pads, Shafiq flicks it to mid-wicket.

69.4 0

William Somerville to Asad Shafiq. Flatter delivery on off, Shafiq is drawn forward as he plays this to short mid-wicket.

69.3 1

William Somerville to Azhar Ali. Looped up on middle, Azhar plays it straight back down towards deepish mid on and runs through to the other end.

69.2 1

William Somerville to Asad Shafiq. Flatter ball on middle, Shafiq comes down the track and pushes it to long on for another single.

69.1 0

William Somerville to Asad Shafiq. Flighted on middle, Shafiq pushes it on the leg side towards mid-wicket. No run.

End of Over : 69 2 Runs PAK: 164/3
68.6 0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Outside off and it is left alone.

68.5 0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Even better! Length and on off, Ali goes back and guides it to point.

68.4 0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Works it with the angle to the man at mid-wicket. Better from Southee, this is exactly the line he should be bowling.

68.3 1

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. Width on offer outside off, Shafiq slaps it through covers and takes a run. Southee needs to bowl a straighter line, especially on this wicket where there is uneven bounce.

68.2 0

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. This one stays low! On off and on a length, the ball does not bounce as one would anticipate it to. Shafiq though adjusts well and defends it.

68.1 1

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Starts off with a back of a length ball around off, Ali stands tall and punches it through covers for a single. Pakistan trail by 111.

Tim Southee is into the attack.

End of Over : 68 0 Runs PAK: 162/3
67.6 0

William Somerville to Asad Shafiq. Maiden over to start off for Somerville. Full ball and Shafiq gets well behind and defends it. Good over for New Zealand.

67.5 0

William Somerville to Asad Shafiq. Oooh! So close! Shafiq works this fine but there is a leg slip in position. There are shouts of 'catch it' but the ball just drops short.

67.4 0

William Somerville to Asad Shafiq. Fuller and outside off, it is defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

67.3 0

William Somerville to Asad Shafiq. Outside off and on a length, Shafiq is confused as to come ahead or stay back but adjusts well in the end as he defends it with a straight bat.

67.2 0

William Somerville to Asad Shafiq. Flatter ball on middle, defended watchfully by Shafiq.

67.1 0

William Somerville to Asad Shafiq. Flatter ball on middle and spins down the leg side after landing. Shafiq misses his flick and the keeper grasses the take. There was nothing on it though.

William Somerville into the attack now.

End of Over : 67 2 Runs PAK: 162/3
66.6 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Outside leg and Ali pads it away. Not interested in playing a shot.

66.5 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Flatter and full outside leg, goes for the reverse sweep but misses the ball. Slight appeal from behind but nothing on it.

66.4 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Another one outside leg and no shot offered again.

66.3 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Over the wicket to Ali, pitched outside leg. Azhar doesn't offer a shot and pads it away.

66.2 1

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. Back to around the wicket, short and outside off. Shafiq cuts it away to sweeper cover and gets to the other end.

66.1 1

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Over the wicket, reverse sweep comes out from Ali. There is protection in the deep and only a single is taken to deep backward point.

End of Over : 66 5 Runs PAK: 160/3
65.6 1

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. Short ball at the hips, worked away off the back foot by Ali towards deep square leg for a single. Keeps the strike.

65.5 0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. On top of off stump, Azhar stays inside his crease and defends.

65.4 0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. Bouncer outside off, Azhar ducks out of the way easily.

65.3 0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. Good length ball outside off, Azhar defends it to cover.

65.2 4

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. FOUR! Looked lovely! And is lovely. Full ball on middle and Azhar hits it straight down the ground wonderfully! The mid on fielder dives to stop it but only gets a finger on it. The ball is slowed down but still has enough to reach the fence. Azhar Ali into the 80s now.

65.1 0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. Around the wicket, Azhar plays this wide ball outside off towards point.

End of Over : 65 5 Runs PAK: 155/3
64.6 0

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. Flatter ball on middle this time, the batsman has defended it back to the bowler.

64.5 0

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. Flatter ball going down leg, Asad tries to defend it but misses and gets hit on the pad. No risk though as it was sliding down.

64.4 0

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. Flighted ball on middle, Shafiq comes down the pitch and pushes it to mid-wicket but no run available here.

64.3 1

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Flatter ball and sliding down on the pads, Azhar works it towards fine leg and runs to the other end.

64.2 4

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. FOUR! Swept away beautifully! The ball was slightly looped up outside off, Azhar comes ahead and smokes it away for a four. Good shot that!

64.1 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Flatter ball outside off, Azhar pushes it to point.

End of Over : 64 1 Runs PAK: 150/3
63.6 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Another bouncer to end the over. This one does not rise as much. Shafiq does well to duck under it.

63.5 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Good length outside off, Shafiq is half ahead and defends it toward short cover. Slightly away from the body.

63.4 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Good length ball outside off, left alone by the batsman.

63.3 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Bouncer to Shafiq! Effort ball that. Asad calmly ducks under it.

63.2 1

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. Short ball outside off, Ali drops it onto the off side and runs through for a quick single. It is the 150 up for the hosts.

63.1 0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. Full ball outside off, Azhar takes a step forward and drives it to mid off.

End of Over : 63 3 Runs PAK: 149/3
62.6 0

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. Flighted ball again, defended showing the full face of the bat.

62.5 0

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. Fuller and on middle, pushed to mid on with a straight bat.

62.4 0

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. Looped up outside off on this occasion. The batsman comes ahead and defends it.

62.3 0

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. Shafiq cuts this one to point. No run.

62.2 3

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Quicker again outside off, Ali cuts it away behind point for another three.

62.1 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Around the wicket, flatter ball and pushed quicker on middle. Azhar defends it to point.

Ajaz Patel to bowl from the other end.

End of Over : 62 7 Runs PAK: 146/3
61.6 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Fuller and outside off, he shoulders arms to this one. 7 runs off the first over of the day.

61.5 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Good ball first up to Shafiq, it is on a length and on middle. The batsman is half forward and defends it comfortably.

61.4 3

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. On the pads and it is flicked away by Ali for three in front of square on the leg side. Good running, that.

61.3 0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. Short of a length and on top of off stump, Azhar stands tall and defends it straight back.

61.2 0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. Outside off but fuller this time, it's left alone.

61.1 4

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. FOUR! The first ball of the day goes to the boundary. It was short and wide outside off, and Azhar Ali just puts his bat at it and guides it in the gap between gully and point. Good start for Pakistan.

We are ready to begin. The Black Caps are in a huddle by the boundary line and now, make their way on to the field. Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq will continue from where they left off. Trent Boult will take the ball first up this morning. A lone slip and a gully in place for him. Here we go...

Welcome to Day 3 of this final Test between Pakistan and New Zealand. Some breaking news for those who have missed out - Mohammad Hafeez has decided to draw the curtains on his 15-year long Test career after this final game. Pretty sure it's going to be an emotional affair for the Pakistan camp. Talking about the game, it is evenly poised as things stand. Both sides will fancy their chances, and would like to start off this day with a bang. A few wickets for the visitors would set the alarm bells ringing in the Pakistan camp, whereas one solid stand for the hosts could see some shoulders drop on the Black Caps' side. Ideally, the hosts would want this pair to continue for as long as possible. The pitch seems to be lifeless and dry, and is not that tough for batting. Pakistan just seem to be slightly ahead with the deficit only 135 runs now, but all that can change in a matter of minutes if they lose wickets in clumps. What will happen? Join us for the first session of play which will begin in a little time from now.

... Day 3, Session 1 ...

What will the two teams be looking for on Day 3? Both the sides will be eager for a lead. New Zealand need wickets quickly and Pakistan need one big partnership. Who will have the advantage at the end of the 'moving day'? Join us to find out as the action resumes on Wednesday at 1000 local (0600 GMT) ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

Earlier in the day, BJ Watling's excellent knock helped New Zealand get to a competitive total. Bilal Asif was the key man for the hosts picking up five wickets. In reply, Pakistan lost both their openers cheaply, courtesy, Trent Boult. Haris Sohail and Azhar Ali, then, added 68 and took Pakistan to safer shores. The latter continued after the wicket of the former and got to his fifty. Also, Azhar's partnership with Asad is turning out to be a threatening one.

It has been a good day of Test cricket. The hosts will be happy going into the dressing room after the day's play. The home team did lose the wicket of Haris Sohail early on after Tea. But Asad Shafiq and Azhar Ali steadied the ship and have given the home side the edge.

End of Over : 61 2 Runs PAK: 139/3
60.6 0

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. Bowls flatter on middle, Shafiq nudges it fine to the leg side and negotiates the last ball of the day. THAT IS STUMPS ON DAY 2.

60.5 0

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. Wide outside off, Shafiq lets it go.

60.4 0

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. Tossed up on off, the batsman defends off the front foot.

60.3 0

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. Flighted delivery on middle, Shafiq keeps it out.

60.2 2

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. Short on off, Shafiq rocks back and cuts it towards point. The batsmen get two runs.

60.1 0

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. Turns from middle to off, Shafiq blocks it well.

End of Over : 60 0 Runs PAK: 137/3
59.6 0

William Somerville to Azhar Ali. Gives it a bit of air, Azhar keeps it out.

59.5 0

William Somerville to Azhar Ali. Loopy delivery on middle, Azhar blocks it well.

59.4 0

William Somerville to Azhar Ali. Floated on middle, the batsman flicks it to mid-wicket.

59.3 0

William Somerville to Azhar Ali. Flighted delivery on leg, Azhar nudges it to the leg side.

59.2 0

William Somerville to Azhar Ali. Tossed up on leg, Azhar pushes it to the leg side.

59.1 0

William Somerville to Azhar Ali. Tossed up on leg, Shafiq flicks it to square leg.

End of Over : 59 5 Runs PAK: 137/3
58.6 0

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. Floats it up on middle, Asad keeps it out.

58.5 0

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. Gives it a bit of air outside off, the batsman lets it go.

58.4 4

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. FOUR! Half tracker this time from Patel, Asad rocks back and pulls it through mid-wicket and the ball races away to the boundary. Also brings up the fifty run stand between these two.

58.3 0

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. On middle, Asad defends it with a straight bat.

58.2 0

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. Tosses it up on off, Asad taps it to point.

58.1 1

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Flighted on middle and leg, the batsman nudges it to the leg side. Batsmen cross ends.

Ajaz Patel is back on.

End of Over : 58 1 Runs PAK: 132/3
57.6 1

William Somerville to Azhar Ali. On middle, the batsman clips it to the fine leg region for a run. Somerville has been wayward this over.

57.5 0

William Somerville to Azhar Ali. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

57.4 0

William Somerville to Azhar Ali. Flighted on middle and leg, Azhar works it to the on side.

57.3 0

William Somerville to Azhar Ali. Wide down leg, Ali tries to flick it but misses it completely.

57.2 0

William Somerville to Azhar Ali. Strays on his pads, the batsman nudges it to the square leg region.

57.1 0

William Somerville to Azhar Ali. Fuller down leg, Ali tucks it to the leg side.

End of Over : 57 8 Runs PAK: 131/3
56.6 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Good length delivery on off, Shafiq defends off the front foot. 8 runs came off the over. Good over for Pakistan. They trail by another 143 runs.

56.5 4

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. FOUR! Bowls full on off, Shafiq looks to drive but gets an inside edge and it goes past the keeper for a boundary.

56.4 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Good length delivery outside off, Shafiq offers no shot.

56.3 4

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. FOUR! Short of a length delivery, Shafiq pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.

56.2 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Good length delivery on off, Shafiq defends off the front foot.

56.1 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. The batsman defends it from within the crease.

End of Over : 56 0 Runs PAK: 123/3
55.6 0

William Somerville to Azhar Ali. Loopy delivery on middle, Azhar keeps it out.

55.5 0

William Somerville to Azhar Ali. Tossed up again on middle, Azhar defends off the back foot.

55.4 0

William Somerville to Azhar Ali. Floated on leg, the batsman flicks it to mid-wicket.

55.3 0

William Somerville to Azhar Ali. Gives it a bit of air, Azhar flicks it to mid-wicket.

55.2 0

William Somerville to Azhar Ali. Flighted delivery on middle, Azhar flicks it to mid-wicket.

55.1 0

William Somerville to Azhar Ali. Tossed up on leg, Azhar defends off the front foot.

End of Over : 55 0 Runs PAK: 123/3
54.6 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Comes around the wicket, Shafiq defends off the front foot.

54.5 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Length delivery on off, the right-hander keeps it out.

54.4 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Wide outside off, Shafiq lets it go.

54.3 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Good length delivery on off, the batsman blocks it well.

54.2 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Good length delivery outside off, Shafiq lets it go.

54.1 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Good length delivery on middle, Shafiq defends off the back foot.

End of Over : 54 2 Runs PAK: 123/3
53.6 0

William Somerville to Azhar Ali. Flatter trajectory on middle, Ali defends it off the back foot and onto the ground.

53.5 2

William Somerville to Azhar Ali. Quicker around off, Azhar opens the face of the bat and guides it through third man for a couple of runs.

53.4 0

William Somerville to Azhar Ali. Flighted on middle, Ali plays it with a dead bat.

53.3 0

William Somerville to Azhar Ali. Flatter on middle, Ali punches it off the back foot towards point.

53.2 0

William Somerville to Azhar Ali. Tosses it up on middle, the batsman defends it by presenting the full face of the bat.

53.1 0

William Somerville to Azhar Ali. Quicker around off, Ali defends it with a straight bat.

William Somerville is back on.

End of Over : 53 1 Runs PAK: 121/3
52.6 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. In the channel around off, the batsman lets it go.

52.5 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Strays on his pads, Shafiq flicks it straight to the square leg fielder.

52.4 1

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. Goes short this time around off, Ali pulls it towards mid-wicket for a run.

52.3 0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. A tad fuller on off, the batsman defends it by presenting the full face of the bat.

52.2 0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. Identical delivery, Azhar defends it with a straight bat.

52.1 0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. Starts off with a fuller delivery around off, Ali defends it with soft hands.

Trent Boult comes into the attack.

End of Over : 52 3 Runs PAK: 120/3
51.6 0

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. Quicker and flatter around off, Shafiq cuts it hard but straight to the backward point fielder.

51.5 0

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

51.4 0

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. On middle, the batsman plays it with a dead bat.

51.3 1

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Flatter and quicker on middle, Azhar punches it off the back foot towards point for a single.

51.2 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Flighted delivery around off, Ali lets it go.

51.1 2

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Tossed up on middle, Ali sweeps it fine through fine leg for a couple of runs.

End of Over : 51 0 Runs PAK: 117/3
50.6 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Asad Shafiq. Outside off, the batsman lets it go.

50.5 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Asad Shafiq. Back of a length on off, Asad tries to cut it but misses it.

50.4 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Asad Shafiq. Length delivery around off, the batmsan tries to cut but the ball hits the inside half of the bat and it goes towards off side.

50.3 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Asad Shafiq. A tad fuller on middle, Shafiq flicks it towards mid on.

50.2 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Asad Shafiq. Fuller delivery on middle, the batsman defends it with a straight bat.

50.1 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Asad Shafiq. Length delivery around off, Asad taps it towards point.

End of Over : 50 5 Runs PAK: 117/3
49.6 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Floated on middle, Azhar defends off the back foot.

49.5 1

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. Tossed up on off, Shafiq sweeps it towards square leg for a single.

49.4 4

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. FOUR! Poor delivery from Ajaz Patel. Short on off, Shafiq cuts it through point for a boundary.

49.3 0

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. Floated on middle, Shafiq defends off the back foot. Shafiq wanted the single but he is rightly sent back by Azhar Ali.

49.2 0

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. Flighted delivery on off, Shafiq keeps it out.

49.1 0

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. Tossed up on off, Shafiq defends off the front foot.

End of Over : 49 4 Runs PAK: 112/3
48.6 4

Colin de Grandhomme to Azhar Ali. FOUR! Delightful shot. Fuller delivery from Colin, Azhar drives it nicely past the bowler and the ball races away to the boundary. This time the mid on fielder had no chance of cutting that down.

48.5 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Azhar Ali. A tad fuller on middle, Ali drives it past the bowler but a good stop on the mid on region by the fielder. He saves a certain boundary.

48.4 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Azhar Ali. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

48.3 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Azhar Ali. In the channel around off, Ali lets it go.

48.2 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Azhar Ali. Second bouncer on the trot from the bowler, Ali evades it.

48.1 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Azhar Ali. Some chin music from Colin. Azhar nicely ducks underneath it.

End of Over : 48 3 Runs PAK: 108/3
47.6 0

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

47.5 0

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. Slower through the air on middle, Asad defends it off the front foot.

47.4 0

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. Fuller on middle, the batsman flicks it to mid-wicket.

47.3 1

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Drifts on his pads, Ali works it to the on side for a run. Brings up his 32nd fifty. Brilliant innings so far from Azhar. He needs to make this count and score a big one now.

47.2 1

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. Flatter on middle, the batsman punches it off the back foot towards point for a run.

47.1 1

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Tosses it up on middle, Ali flicks it towards fine leg for a single.

End of Over : 47 1 Runs PAK: 105/3
46.6 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Asad Shafiq. Good length delivery on middle, Shafiq easily keeps it out.

46.5 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Asad Shafiq. Good length delivery on off, Shafiq defends off the front foot.

46.4 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Asad Shafiq. Length delivery on middle, Shafiq flicks it to mid-wicket.

46.3 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Asad Shafiq. Length delivery on off, the batsman defends off the back foot.

46.2 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Asad Shafiq. Length delivery on middle, Shafiq blocks it well.

46.1 1

Colin de Grandhomme to Azhar Ali. Full on off, Azhar drives it towards covers for a single.

End of Over : 46 1 Runs PAK: 104/3
45.6 0

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. Full on off, Shafiq drives it to covers.

45.5 0

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. Flighted delivery on middle, the batsman defends off the back foot.

45.4 0

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. Floated on middle, Shafiq keeps it out.

45.3 0

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. Tossed up on middle, the batsman defends off the back foot.

45.2 0

Ajaz Patel to Asad Shafiq. Flighted delivery on middle, Shafiq defends off the front foot.

45.1 1

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Tossed up on leg, Azhar flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.

Ajaz Patel is back on.

Drinks!

End of Over : 45 1 Runs PAK: 103/3
44.6 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Asad Shafiq. Length delivery on off, Shafiq looks to drive but gets a bottom edge towards point.

44.5 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Asad Shafiq. Full on middle, Shafiq hits it straight towards the bowler where de Grandhomme fails to collect it cleanly.

44.4 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Asad Shafiq. Length delivery on off, Shafiq defends off the front foot.

44.3 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Asad Shafiq. Good length delivery outside off, Shafiq offers no shot.

44.2 1

Colin de Grandhomme to Azhar Ali. Full on middle, Azhar flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.

44.1 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Azhar Ali. Full down the leg side, Azhar still goes after it.

End of Over : 44 1 Runs PAK: 102/3
43.6 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Identical delivery, Asad blocks it out.

43.5 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Full on middle, Shafiq keeps it out.

43.4 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Back off a length around off, Shafiq taps it towards point.

43.3 1

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. Length delivery on middle and leg, flicked away by Azhar towards square leg for a single.

43.2 0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. Length delivery, the batsman defends with a straight bat.

43.1 0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. Full length pitching outside off, the ball moves in a bit but Azhar defends off his front foot with ease.

End of Over : 43 2 Runs PAK: 101/3
42.6 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Asad Shafiq. Length delivery on leg, Shafiq flicks it to mid-wicket.

42.5 1

Colin de Grandhomme to Azhar Ali. Length delivery on off, Azhar drives it towards covers for a single.

42.4 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Azhar Ali. Good length delivery on off, Azhar defends off the back foot.

42.3 1

Colin de Grandhomme to Asad Shafiq. Length delivery on middle, Shafiq flicks it towards square leg for a single. 100 up for Pakistan. They trail by another 173 runs.

42.2 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Asad Shafiq. Wide outside off, Shafiq lets it go.

42.1 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Asad Shafiq. The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through.

Colin de Grandhomme comes to the attack.

End of Over : 42 2 Runs PAK: 99/3
41.6 0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. Full on off, the batsman drives it to mid off.

41.5 0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. Wide outside off, Azhar offers no shot.

41.4 0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. Length delivery on off, Azhar looks to defend but gets it off the toe end of the bat.

41.3 1

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Full outside off, Shafiq drives it towards covers for a single.

41.2 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Full on off, Shafiq drives it to mid off.

41.1 1

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. Length delivery on middle and leg, Azhar tickles it to fine leg for a single.

End of Over : 41 3 Runs PAK: 97/3
40.6 0

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. Wide outside off, the batsman lets it go.

40.5 0

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. Length delivery on off, Shafiq blocks it well.

40.4 2

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. Full on leg, Shafiq flicks it towards fine leg. Two runs taken. Good running between the wickets.

40.3 1

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Bowls short of a length delivery, Azhar pulls it towards square leg for a single.

40.2 0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Good length delivery on off, Azhar defends off the front foot.

40.1 0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Good length delivery outside off, Azhar lets it go.

End of Over : 40 3 Runs PAK: 94/3
39.6 1

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. Length delivery on leg, Azhar flicks it towards the leg side for a run.

39.5 2

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. Short of a length delivery outside off, Azhar cuts it towards point. The batsmen pick up a couple.

39.4 0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. Again on a good length on off, Azhar defends off the front foot.

39.3 0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. Good length delivery outside off, Azhar looks to pull but gets a low bounce and goes to the keeper.

39.2 0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. Bowls a bouncer, Azhar ducks underneath it.

39.1 0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. Length delivery on middle, Azhar taps it to covers.

End of Over : 39 1 Runs PAK: 91/3
38.6 0

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. Full this time on off and the ball has been defended off the front foot by Shafiq.

38.5 0

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. Back off a length delivery on off, Shafiq has punched the ball off the backfoot.

38.4 0

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. Bouncer. A better directed bouncer this time from Southee. Shafiq ducks underneath it.

38.3 0

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. Length delivery outside off, Shafiq cuts it towards the point region.

38.2 1

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Bowled short and pulled away comfortably by Ali towards square leg for a single. It was not a well-directed bouncer by Southee.

38.1 0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Length delivery pitched outside off, the ball moves in after pitching. Defended off the back foot by Ali.

End of Over : 38 1 Runs PAK: 90/3
37.6 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Comes back with the angle, Shafiq flicks it to short mid-wicket.

37.5 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Again wide outside off, Shafiq offers no shot.

37.4 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Wide outside off, Shafiq lets it go.

37.3 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Good length delivery on off, Shafiq defends off the front foot.

37.2 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Bowls a bouncer, Shafiq does well to duck under it.

37.1 1

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. Length delivery on leg, Azhar flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.

End of Over : 37 3 Runs PAK: 89/3
36.6 0

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. Good length delivery on middle, Shafiq defends off the back foot.

36.5 0

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. Length delivery on off, Shafiq blocks it well.

36.4 2

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. Full on middle, Shafiq flicks it towards mid-wicket. Two runs taken.

36.3 0

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. Good length delivery on off, Shafiq defends off the back foot.

36.2 1

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Short delivery on middle, Azhar pulls it towards mid-wicket for a single.

36.1 0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Good length delivery on off, Azhar defends off the back foot.

End of Over : 36 1 Runs PAK: 86/3
35.6 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Wide down the leg side, Shafiq does not need to play at those.

35.5 0

Trent Boult to Asad Shafiq. Boult drifts on his pads, Shafiq tickles it to the square leg fielder.

35.4 1

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. Inside edge and the ball goes towards fine leg for a single. The ball was pitched on a good length and luckily Azhar's edge doesn't go on to hit the stumps.

35.3 0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. Length delivery outside off, Azhar is not tempted to drive it.

35.2 0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. Length delivery on the off stump, Azhar blocks it on the front foot.

35.1 0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. Length delivery outside off and Azhar doesn't disturb the ball.

Trent Boult is the next bowler in.

End of Over : 35 2 Runs PAK: 85/3
34.6 0

Tim Southee to Asad Shafiq. Good length on off, Shafiq keeps it out.

Asad Shafiq is the next man in for Pakistan.

34.5 W

Tim Southee to Haris Sohail. OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Loose, very loose from Haris Sohail there. He has thrown away the start he got off to. He walks back disgusted and rightly so. This was short and wide outside off. Sohail probably should have left the delivery but he throws his bat at it. The ball takes the edge and goes into the mitts off Watling. He takes it, appeals and the umpire raises his finger. End of the 68-run stand and an early wicket after the break, just what they would have wanted.

34.4 2

Tim Southee to Haris Sohail. Good length delivery around off and Sohail punches it towards covers for a couple of a runs.

34.3 0

Tim Southee to Haris Sohail. A well directed bouncer by Southee, Sohail ducks underneath it.

34.2 0

Tim Southee to Haris Sohail. Length delivery this time on the line of the stumps, Sohail defends off his front foot.

34.1 0

Tim Southee to Haris Sohail. Length delivery outside off and Sohail lets it go.

End of Over : 34 1 Runs PAK: 83/2
33.6 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Flighted delivery on off, Azhar drives it to mid off.

33.5 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Tossed up outside off, Azhar lets it go.

33.4 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

33.3 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Full on off, Azhar drives it straight back towards the bowler.

33.2 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Flighted delivery on middle, Azhar blocks it well.

33.1 1

Ajaz Patel to Haris Sohail. Tossed up on off, Sohail looks to cut but it turned in. He adjusts and guides it towards point. Haris Sohail wants the run but Azhar Ali is late to respond and they get the single.

End of Over : 33 1 Runs PAK: 82/2
32.6 0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Wide outside off, Azhar offers no shot.

32.5 1

Tim Southee to Haris Sohail. Length delivery on off, Sohail cuts it towards point for a single.

32.4 0

Tim Southee to Haris Sohail. Good length delivery again outside off, Sohail shoulders his arms to this one.

32.3 0

Tim Southee to Haris Sohail. Back of a length delivery on off, Sohail defends off the front foot.

32.2 0

Tim Southee to Haris Sohail. Again wide outside off, Sohail offers no shot.

32.1 0

Tim Southee to Haris Sohail. Wide outside off, Sohail lets it go.

Tim Southee to bowl from the other end.

End of Over : 32 0 Runs PAK: 81/2
31.6 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Tossed up on off, the batsman defends off the front foot.

31.5 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Floated on middle, Azhar blocks it well.

31.4 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Tossed up on middle, Azhar comes forward and defends it.

31.3 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Short on off, Azhar cuts it to point.

31.2 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Flighted delivery on middle, Azhar looks to defend but gets a leading edge.

31.1 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Tossed up on off, Azhar defends off the front foot.

We are back after the Tea break. The umpires and the players are out in the middle. Haris Sohail and Azhar Ali are at the crease. Ajaz Patel to start the proceedings after Tea break.

... Day 2, Session 3 ...

The Kiwi bowlers did give it their all but the wicket seems to have eased out a little. Also, the spinners of New Zealand may not be bowling at the right pace as they haven't got a lot of purchase from the surface. New Zealand need to break this partnership as quickly as possible. Who will take the last session? Join us in a few minutes to find out.

The first session was dominated by New Zealand and the second one has been dominated by the hosts. It did not start for them in the best of manner as they lost Imam early. Azhar Ali and Haris Sohail though are steadying the ship. They are amidst a 64-run stand and both look well-set out there. The two will need to continue however, as Pakistan still trail by another 193 runs.

End of Over : 31 3 Runs PAK: 81/2
30.6 0

William Somerville to Haris Sohail. Tossed up on off, Sohail defends off the back foot. THAT IS TEA ON DAY 2.

30.5 0

William Somerville to Haris Sohail. Flighted delivery outside off, Sohail shoulders arms to this one.

30.4 0

William Somerville to Haris Sohail. Floated on off, Sohail blocks it well.

30.3 0

William Somerville to Haris Sohail. Flighted delivery on off, Haris defends off the back foot.

30.2 1

William Somerville to Azhar Ali. Full on middle, Azhar drives it towards mid on for a run.

30.1 2

William Somerville to Azhar Ali. Flighted delivery on off, Azhar looks to defend but gets an outside edge towards third man. The batsmen pick up a couple.

End of Over : 30 1 Runs PAK: 78/2
29.6 0

Tim Southee to Haris Sohail. Fuller on middle, the batsman drives it straight to the mid off fielder.

29.5 0

Tim Southee to Haris Sohail. Tim bowls it way outside off. HS does not need to play at those.

29.4 0

Tim Southee to Haris Sohail. In the channel around off, Sohail lets it go.

29.3 0

Tim Southee to Haris Sohail. Superb delivery that. Length delivery angling across, Haris tries to push at it but missed the ball completely.

29.2 1

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Southee goes short this time on middle, Azhar pulls it towards fine leg for a single.

29.1 0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Back of a length on middle, Ali punches it off the back foot towards point.

End of Over : 29 3 Runs PAK: 77/2
28.6 0

William Somerville to Haris Sohail. Around off, the batsman shoulders arms to it.

28.5 1

William Somerville to Azhar Ali. A tad fuller on middle and leg, Ali flicks it to the on side for a run.

28.4 1

William Somerville to Haris Sohail. Flatter again, Haris punches it towards point for a single.

28.3 0

William Somerville to Haris Sohail. Flatter on middle, Haris hangs back and punches it off the back foot towards point.

28.2 0

William Somerville to Haris Sohail. Flighted delivery on middle, Haris defends it with a straight bat.

28.1 1

William Somerville to Azhar Ali. Fuller on middle and leg, Azhar tucks it to the leg side for a run.

End of Over : 28 1 Runs PAK: 74/2
27.6 0

Tim Southee to Haris Sohail. BEATEN! Length delivery outside off, Sohail looks to cut but misses it and gets beaten on this one.

27.5 0

Tim Southee to Haris Sohail. Full on middle, Sohail drives it to mid on where the fielder makes an excellent stop diving to his right.

27.4 0

Tim Southee to Haris Sohail. Good length delivery outside off, Sohail lets it go.

27.3 1

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. LEG BYE! Length delivery on middle, Azhar looks to flick but goes off the pads towards square leg. The batsmen take a run.

27.2 0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Good length delivery on off, the batsman defends off the back foot.

27.1 0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Good length delivery outside off, Azhar lets it go.

End of Over : 27 1 Runs PAK: 73/2
26.6 0

William Somerville to Haris Sohail. Flighted delivery on middle, Sohail flicks it to the leg side.

26.5 0

William Somerville to Haris Sohail. Loopy delivery outside off, Sohail lets it go.

26.4 1

William Somerville to Azhar Ali. Floated on middle, Azhar drives it towards mid on for a single.

26.3 0

William Somerville to Azhar Ali. Flighted delivery on off, the batsman keeps it out.

26.2 0

William Somerville to Azhar Ali. Tossed up on middle, Azhar comes forward and defends it.

26.1 0

William Somerville to Azhar Ali. Tossed up on middle, Azhar defends off the front foot.

End of Over : 26 1 Runs PAK: 72/2
25.6 0

Tim Southee to Haris Sohail. Length delivery on middle, Haris defends it off the front and onto the ground.

25.5 0

Tim Southee to Haris Sohail. Fuller on middle, Haris drives it straight to the cover fielder.

25.4 1

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. LEG BYE! Drifts on his pads, Azhar tries to flick it but was hit on the pad and the ball goes towards fine leg for a run.

25.3 0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Length delivery on middle, Azhar defends it with a straight bat.

25.2 0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Identical delivery, the batsman lets it go.

25.1 0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Starts off his new spell with a length delivery around off, Ali offers no shot.

Tim Southee is back on.

End of Over : 25 0 Runs PAK: 71/2
24.6 0

William Somerville to Haris Sohail. Around off, the batsman lets it go.

24.5 0

William Somerville to Haris Sohail. Flatter on middle, Haris defends it by presenting the full face of the bat.

24.4 0

William Somerville to Haris Sohail. A tad fuller on middle, the batsman plays it with a dead bat.

24.3 0

William Somerville to Haris Sohail. Back of a length on middle, Haris defends it from within the crease.

24.2 0

William Somerville to Haris Sohail. Slower through the air on middle, Sohail tries to go for the drive but it spins away and he misses the shot completely. First signs of spin here. It is a perfect speed for the bowler to bowl in this track.

24.1 0

William Somerville to Haris Sohail. Flighted delivery on middle, Haris defends it with the straight bat.

End of Over : 24 0 Runs PAK: 71/2
23.6 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Tossed up on off, Azhar blocks it well.

23.5 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Flighted delivery on off, the batsman defends off the front foot.

23.4 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. NOT OUT! Tossed up on middle, Azhar flicks it to mid-wicket. The non-striker is halfway down but is sent back by Azhar Ali. There is a direct hit at the bowler's end by Williamson and the players appeal. The umpire takes it upstairs and Sohail is well in. There was never a single there. Run out is the last thing Pakistan would want.

Umpire goes upstairs to check for a run out appeal. Sohail is the man in question here. He seems relaxed, however, you can be sure with direct hits.

23.3 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Short again on off, Azhar cuts it to point.

23.2 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Short on off, Azhar makes room and cuts it to point.

23.1 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Full on middle, Azhar hits it to mid on.

End of Over : 23 0 Runs PAK: 71/2
22.6 0

William Somerville to Haris Sohail. Floated on off, Sohail drives it to mid off.

22.5 0

William Somerville to Haris Sohail. Short on off, Sohail cuts it to point.

22.4 0

William Somerville to Haris Sohail. Gives it a bit of air, the batsman cuts it to point.

22.3 0

William Somerville to Haris Sohail. Flighted delivery on off, Sohail defends off the front foot.

22.2 0

William Somerville to Haris Sohail. Tossed up on middle, Sohail defends off the back foot.

22.1 0

William Somerville to Haris Sohail. Bowls full on middle, Sohail blocks it well.

End of Over : 22 4 Runs PAK: 71/2
21.6 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

21.5 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Slower through the air on middle, Ali tries to push it towards point but gets an inside edge onto it and hits the pad.

21.4 1

Ajaz Patel to Haris Sohail. Fuller on middle, Haris flicks it towards mid on for a run.

21.3 2

Ajaz Patel to Haris Sohail. Flatter this time around off, the batsman hangs back and punches it through point for a couple of runs.

21.2 1

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. A tad fuller on middle, Ali goes down on one knee and paddles it through fine leg for a single.

21.1 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Flighted on middle, Ali defends it with a straight bat.

End of Over : 21 0 Runs PAK: 67/2
20.6 0

William Somerville to Haris Sohail. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. Maiden for the debutant.

20.5 0

William Somerville to Haris Sohail. Flatter on middle, HS hangs back and punches it off the backfoot towards point.

20.4 0

William Somerville to Haris Sohail. A tad quicker around off, Haris taps it towards point.

20.3 0

William Somerville to Haris Sohail. Identical delivery, Haris decides not to play at that.

20.2 0

William Somerville to Haris Sohail. Slower outside off, Sohail lets it go.

20.1 0

William Somerville to Haris Sohail. Flighted delivery around off, Haris defends it by presenting the full face of the bat.

End of Over : 20 4 Runs PAK: 67/2
19.6 4

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. FOUR! Good shot. Tossed up again on middle, Azhar sweeps it hard and fine towards the boundary. That brings up the 50 partnership between Azhar Ali and Haris Sohail. A much-needed partnership for Pakistan after they were two down in no time. Pakistan trail by another 207 runs.

19.5 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Floated on off, Azhar cuts it to point.

19.4 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Flighted delivery on middle, Azhar hits it straight towards the bowler.

19.3 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Flighted delivery on off, Azhar defends off the front foot.

19.2 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Tossed up on off, Azhar defends off the front foot.

19.1 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Flighted delivery on middle, Azhar drives it to mid off.

End of Over : 19 4 Runs PAK: 63/2
18.6 0

William Somerville to Haris Sohail. Flatter on middle, the batsman keeps it out.

18.5 0

William Somerville to Haris Sohail. FOUR! Good timing on this occasion. It was a tad full on middle, Haris drives it straight past the bowler and the ball races away to the boundary.

18.4 4

William Somerville to Haris Sohail. Flighted delivery on middle, Haris defends it by presenting the full face of the bat.

18.3 0

William Somerville to Haris Sohail. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

18.2 0

William Somerville to Haris Sohail. Slower through the air this time, Haris pushes it towards point.

18.1 0

William Somerville to Haris Sohail. Tossed up delivery on middle, Haris defends it with a straight bat.

End of Over : 18 0 Runs PAK: 59/2
17.6 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Very full again and it is driven back to the bowler. Patel was guilty of bowling too full in this over, just like William, he too needs to slow it up a bit and drag his length back.

17.5 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. This is tossed up on middle, Ali tries to drive it with the turn through the off side but gets it off the inner half towards the bowler.

17.4 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. This is fired on off, it pitches and straightens a touch. Ali gets right behind the line and blocks it out.

17.3 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump.

17.2 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Nicely tossed up on off, Ali defends it.

17.1 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Works it with the angle to the man at mid-wicket.

End of Over : 17 2 Runs PAK: 59/2
16.6 1

William Somerville to Azhar Ali. Quicker on middle, Azhar flicks it towards mid on for a single. Good start by the debutant. He just needs to slower his pace here. The more slower he bowls, the more chances of the wicket assisting him.

16.5 0

William Somerville to Azhar Ali. Drifts on his pads, Ali has tucks it to the leg side.

16.4 1

William Somerville to Haris Sohail. A tad fuller on middle, Sohail pushes it towards cover for a run.

16.3 0

William Somerville to Haris Sohail. Tossed up around off, Haris offers no shot to it.

16.2 0

William Somerville to Haris Sohail. Flighted delivery on middle, the batsman defends it with a straight bat.

16.1 0

William Somerville to Haris Sohail. Starts off with a quicker delivery around off, Haris lets it go.

William Somerville, the debutant, is brought on.

End of Over : 16 2 Runs PAK: 57/2
15.6 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Tossed up on off, the batsman blocks it well.

15.5 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Floated on off, Azhar defends off the front foot.

15.4 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Gives a bit of air, Azhar blocks it well.

15.3 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Tossed up on middle, Azhar defends off the front foot.

15.2 2

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Flighted delivery on middle, Azhar plays a paddle sweep towards fine leg. The batsmen pick up a couple.

15.1 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Flighted delivery on middle, Azhar keeps it out.

Drinks!

End of Over : 15 0 Runs PAK: 55/2
14.6 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Haris Sohail. A tad fuller on his occasion, the batsman pushes it to the point region.

14.5 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Haris Sohail. Around off, Haris shoulders arms to it.

14.4 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Haris Sohail. Back of a length on middle, the batsman defends it with a straight bat.

14.3 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Haris Sohail. In the channel outside off, HS lets it go.

14.2 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Haris Sohail. Fuller again on middle, Sohail drives it straight to the mid off fielder.

14.1 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Haris Sohail. Fuller outside off, Haris pushes it towards point.

End of Over : 14 3 Runs PAK: 55/2
13.6 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Loopy delivery on off, Azhar defends off the front foot.

13.5 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Tossed up on middle, the batsman flicks it to mid-wicket.

13.4 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Floated on middle, Azhar hits it to mid on.

13.3 2

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Flighted delivery on off, Azhar drives it between the gap of short cover and cover. Excellent placement from Azhar Ali. The batsmen get two runs.

13.2 0

Ajaz Patel to Azhar Ali. Tossed up on off, Azhar drives it to short cover.

13.1 1

Ajaz Patel to Haris Sohail. Full on middle, Sohail flicks it towards mid on for a single.

Ajaz Patel is brought in to the attack.

End of Over : 13 1 Runs PAK: 52/2
12.6 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Azhar Ali. Good length delivery outside off, Azhar shoulders his arms to this one.

12.5 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Azhar Ali. Full again on off, the batsman plays it to covers.

12.4 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Azhar Ali. Full delivery on off, Azhar drives it to covers.

12.3 1

Colin de Grandhomme to Haris Sohail. Length delivery on off, Sohail cuts it towards point for a single.

12.2 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Haris Sohail. Full on off, Sohail drives it straight back towards the bowler.

12.1 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Haris Sohail. Good length delivery outside off, Sohail offers no shot.

End of Over : 12 11 Runs PAK: 51/2
11.6 3

Trent Boult to Haris Sohail. Length delivery on leg, Sohail flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen get three runs.

11.5 4

Trent Boult to Haris Sohail. FOUR! Best shot of the morning. Full on off, Sohail drives it through mid off for a boundary.

11.4 0

Trent Boult to Haris Sohail. Good length delivery on middle, Sohail defends off the back foot.

11.3 1

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. Length delivery on leg, Azhar flicks it towards the leg side for a single.

11.2 0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. Good length delivery on middle, Azhar defends off the back foot.

11.1 3

Trent Boult to Haris Sohail. Length delivery on off, Sohail drives it through covers. The fielder makes an excellent stop just before the ropes. The batsmen get three runs.

End of Over : 11 4 Runs PAK: 40/2
10.6 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Azhar Ali. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

10.5 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Azhar Ali. Around off, Azhar shoulders arms to it.

10.5 3

Colin de Grandhomme to Azhar Ali. NO BALL! Length delivery on middle, Ali opens the face of the bat and guides it towards gully for a couple of runs.

10.4 1

Colin de Grandhomme to Haris Sohail. Length delivery on off, Sohail leans forward and tries to drive it, but gets an inside edge onto it and the ball goes towards fine leg for a run.

10.3 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Haris Sohail. In the channel around off, Harris offers no shot.

10.2 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Haris Sohail. Good length delivery around off, Sohail defends it off his back foot.

10.1 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Haris Sohail. Good length delivery moving away from the batsman and Haris leaves it alone.

End of Over : 10 1 Runs PAK: 36/2
9.6 0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. Good length delivery on off, Azhar defends off the front foot.

9.5 1

Trent Boult to Haris Sohail. Length delivery on off, Sohail cuts it towards point for a single.

9.4 0

Trent Boult to Haris Sohail. Good length delivery outside off, Sohail lets it go.

9.3 0

Trent Boult to Haris Sohail. Bowls a bouncer, Sohail does well to duck under it.

9.2 0

Trent Boult to Haris Sohail. Good length delivery outside off, the batsman lets it go.

9.1 0

Trent Boult to Haris Sohail. Good length delivery on off, Sohail defends off the back foot.

End of Over : 9 4 Runs PAK: 35/2
8.6 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Azhar Ali. Good length delivery on off, the batsman defends off the back foot.

8.5 4

Colin de Grandhomme to Azhar Ali. FOUR! Good shot. Full outside off, Azhar drives it firmly through cover-point for a boundary.

8.4 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Azhar Ali. Good length delivery outside off, Azhar offers no shot.

8.3 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Azhar Ali. Bowls a length delivery on leg, Azhar flicks it to mid-wicket.

8.2 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Azhar Ali. Again on a good length outside off, Azhar shoulders his arms to this one.

8.1 0

Colin de Grandhomme to Azhar Ali. Good length delivery outside off, Azhar lets it go.

Colin De Grandhomme is brought on to the attack.

End of Over : 8 10 Runs PAK: 31/2
7.6 2

Trent Boult to Haris Sohail. Length delivery again on off, Sohail cuts it towards point. The batsmen pick up a couple. 10 runs came of this over. A big over for Pakistan.

7.5 2

Trent Boult to Haris Sohail. Length delivery on off, Sohail cuts it towards point. The batsmen pick up a couple.

7.4 2

Trent Boult to Haris Sohail. Length delivery on leg, Sohail flicks it towards mid-wicket. The batsmen pick up a couple.

7.3 3

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. Full outside off, Azhar drives it through covers. The fielder chases and makes a comfortable stop. The batsmen get three runs.

7.2 0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. Length delivery on middle, Azhar looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

7.1 1

Trent Boult to Haris Sohail. Full on middle, Sohail flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.

End of Over : 7 4 Runs PAK: 21/2
6.6 0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Good length delivery outside off, the batsman offers no shot.

6.5 0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Length delivery on middle, the batsman flicks it to mid-wicket.

6.4 0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Full delivery on leg, Azhar flicks it to the leg side.

6.3 4

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. FOUR! Poor delivery from Southee. Full on the pads, Azhar flicks it towards fine leg for a boundary.

6.2 0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Good length delivery outside off, Azhar offers no shot.

6.1 0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Full delivery on leg, Azhar flicks it to short mid-wicket.

End of Over : 6 4 Runs PAK: 17/2
5.6 0

Trent Boult to Haris Sohail. Fuller on mdidle, Haris defends it off the front foot and on to the ground.

5.5 0

Trent Boult to Haris Sohail. Drifts on his pads, Haris flicks it towards square leg but straight to the fielder.

5.4 0

Trent Boult to Haris Sohail. Around off, the batsman lets it go.

5.3 0

Trent Boult to Haris Sohail. Bouncer from Boult. Sohail nicely evades it.

Haris Sohail is the new batsman in.

5.2 W

Trent Boult to Imam-ul-Haq. OUT! Boult gets his second. Excellent set-up by Boult. Follows-up his brutal bouncer with a lovely outswinger. He lands it just ahead of a length outside off, tempting Imam to go for a drive. The opener is not fully committed to the shot as he is only half-forward. He may have been expecting another bouncer but it wasn't to be. He goes for a drive, the ball takes the outside edge and goes towards Southee at third slip, who takes another excellent catch. Pakistan are in big trouble here as they have lost both their openers cheaply.

5.1 4

Trent Boult to Imam-ul-Haq. FOUR BYES! Some chin music from Boult this time. The ball skids off the wicket and Imam had no time to duck it and hits him on the helmet and the ball goes towards fine leg for a boundary.

End of Over : 5 8 Runs PAK: 13/1
4.6 1

Tim Southee to Imam-ul-Haq. Fuller delivery on middle, Imam pushes it towards point for a single.

4.5 4

Tim Southee to Imam-ul-Haq. FOUR! Short and wide outside off, Imam hangs back and cuts it through point for a boundary. That ball deserved a boundary.

4.4 0

Tim Southee to Imam-ul-Haq. In the channel around off, Imam shoulders arms to it.

4.3 0

Tim Southee to Imam-ul-Haq. Back of a length on middle, Imam defends it with a straight bat.

4.2 3

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Full around middle and leg, Azhar flicks it through square leg for a three runs.

4.1 0

Tim Southee to Azhar Ali. Length delivery on middle, Ali defends it from within the crease.

End of Over : 4 1 Runs PAK: 5/1
3.6 1

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. Strays on Ali's pads, Ali misses the flick and is hit on the pad. The ball goes towards fine leg. The batsmen take a run.

3.5 0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. Back of a length on middle, Azhar defends it from within the crease.

3.4 0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. Fuller length around off, Ali pushes it towards cover.

3.3 0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. Good delivery that. Length delivery just around off. Ali stands firm on the crease and lets it go to the keeper.

3.2 0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. A tad fuller on middle and leg, the batsman flicks it but straight to the square leg fielder.

3.1 0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. Length delivery outside off, Ali lets it go.

End of Over : 3 4 Runs PAK: 4/1
2.6 4

Tim Southee to Imam-ul-Haq. FOUR! Streaky. Full length delivery on middle, Imam tries to defend it but gets a thick outside edge. The ball goes through the vacant third slip area for a boundary. First boundary of the innings.

2.5 0

Tim Southee to Imam-ul-Haq. In the channel outside off, the batsman shoulders arms to it.

2.4 0

Tim Southee to Imam-ul-Haq. Fuller length on off, Imam leans forward and drives it towards covers.

2.3 0

Tim Southee to Imam-ul-Haq. Short of a length around off. Imam nicely evades it.

2.2 0

Tim Southee to Imam-ul-Haq. Fuller delivery on middle, the batsman flicks it to the leg side.

2.1 0

Tim Southee to Imam-ul-Haq. Fuller delivery around off, Imam defends it with a straight bat.

End of Over : 2 0 Runs PAK: 0/1
1.6 0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. Length delivery on middle, Azhar taps it towards point.

1.5 0

Trent Boult to Azhar Ali. Boult goes for the fuller delivery around off, Ali leans forward and drives it towards covers.

The umpires and players are out in the middle. Azhar Ali is the new batsman at the crease. Boult will continue with his over after Lunch.

... Day 2, Session 2 ...

New Zealand's session it has been. They added vital 45 runs first and have also dismissed Hafeez for a duck. The visitors are right on top at the moment. They also have momentum on their side and would like to continue the same after the break. Pakistan on the other hand, are under pressure at the moment. They need a couple of partnerships after the break. Will the hosts fight back after Lunch or will the visitors chip away with the wickets?

1.4 W

Trent Boult to Mohammad Hafeez. OUT! Yes, it is clean as a whistle! Early Breakthrough for the Kiwis. Ideal start for them. Boult lands it on a Good length delivery around off and angles it away. Hafeez pokes at it and gets an outside edge. The ball goes low towards the second slip fielder. Southee there, dives forward and he seems to have taken it. Hafeez though feels the catch is not clean and stands his ground. The umpires are not sure and they have taken it upstairs. The soft signal is OUT. Time for the replays and they show that the ball has carried easily. Hafeez bags a golden duck and THAT WILL BE LUNCH ON DAY 2.

Has the catch been taken cleanly? Hafeez is the man in question here. Kiwis are confident. Soft signal is OUT.

1.3 0

Trent Boult to Mohammad Hafeez. In the channel outside off, Hafeez lets it go.

1.2 0

Trent Boult to Mohammad Hafeez. Fuller delivery on middle, the batsman defends it with a straight bat.

1.1 0

Trent Boult to Mohammad Hafeez. Boult starts off with a length delivery around off, Hafeez taps it towards point.

Trent Boult to bowl from the other end.

End of Over : 1 0 Runs PAK: 0/0
0.6 0

Tim Southee to Imam-ul-Haq. Back of a length delivery on middle, the batsman defends it off the back foot.

0.5 0

Tim Southee to Imam-ul-Haq. Bowls it full down leg, Imam still tries to flick it but misses it completely.

0.4 0

Tim Southee to Imam-ul-Haq. Fuller delivery on middle, Imam drives it sweetly but straight to the mid on fielder.

0.3 0

Tim Southee to Imam-ul-Haq. Identical delivery, the batsman shoulders arms to it.

0.2 0

Tim Southee to Imam-ul-Haq. Length delivery outside off, Imam lets it leave.

0.1 0

Tim Southee to Imam-ul-Haq. Starts off with a fuller delivery down leg. Imam does not need to play at those.

End of Over : 113.0 NZ: 353/7

Yasir Shah picked up two wickets in as many deliveries to get rid of de Grandhomme and Watling, as both were looking for the quick runs, but it came a little too late. By then, the Black Caps had more or less ran away with the game. Pakistan are going to now have to bat out of their skins to even save this Test, let alone win it. The surface isn't exactly naughty, but Pakistan and their fourth innings jitters could be a cause for worry. Don't go anywhere, the final innings will begin shortly.

So Williamson signals his players to come back in. The declaration is made and New Zealand have set a target of 280 in front of Pakistan. Good call from the Kiwi skipper, the intent is clear that he wants to give his team the best possible chance to win this Test. He's probably declared earlier than what he originally thought, and that's been aided by Colin de Grandhomme. After Kane was dismissed by Hasan Ali on the first ball of the day, Colin came in and just started swinging his bat. He added 62 runs in 39 balls with Henry Nicholls (who scored a ton) and propelled New Zealand to a commanding position in no time.

112.6 2

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Another couple! Nicholls comes down the track and swings across the line, it goes off the inner half through mid-wicket for a couple.

112.5 1

Yasir Shah to Tim Southee. Outside off, Southee mistimes it towards long on for a single.

112.4 6

Yasir Shah to Tim Southee. SIX! He has got this right off the middle. Tosses it up around leg, Southee goes for the slog, connects well and it sails over the mid-wicket fence. 276 is the lead. This should surely be enough now.

112.3 2

Yasir Shah to Tim Southee. Once again the slog sweep towards the mid-wicket region, it is the bigger boundary and hence a couple is taken.

112.2 2

Yasir Shah to Tim Southee. This is swept through square leg. It is in the gap in that region. A couple taken.

112.1 1

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Swept hard to the man at deep square leg. He fields it well to keep it down to one.

End of Over : 112 4 Runs NZ: 339/7
111.6 2

Shaheen Afridi to Tim Southee. Bowls wide outside off, Southee looks to go over covers but does not get the distance and lands in no man's land. Two runs taken.

111.5 1

Shaheen Afridi to Henry Nicholls. Length delivery on middle, Nicholls flicks it towards square leg for a single.

111.4 1

Shaheen Afridi to Tim Southee. Length delivery on middle, Southee looks to loft it over mid on but does not get the distance and it lands in no man's land. The batsmen take a run.

111.3 0

Shaheen Afridi to Tim Southee. Bowls wide outside off, Southee looks to go after it but it kept low on him.

111.2 0

Shaheen Afridi to Tim Southee. Short of a length delivery on leg, Southee lets it go.

111.1 0

Shaheen Afridi to Tim Southee. Bowls a short of a length delivery, Southee looks to pull but misses it.

End of Over : 111 8 Runs NZ: 335/7
110.6 1

Yasir Shah to Tim Southee. No hat-trick as Southee plays this ball watchfully. He tucks it through mid-wicket and a run is taken.

Tim Southee is the next man in.

110.5 W

Yasir Shah to BJ Watling. OUT! GONE! Two in two for Yasir Shah. Watling is bowled round his legs. A bit more flight and a bit more drift as Yasir lands it on leg, it spins just a bit as BJ goes too far across to play the paddle sweep. Misses it and the stumps are disturbed. The leggie is on a hat-trick.

BJ Watling is the new man in.

110.4 W

Yasir Shah to Colin de Grandhomme. OUT! Colin de Grandhomme holes out! He though has done a decent job for his side and his partnership with Nicholls has provided the much-needed impetus. He tries to repeat what he did on the last ball, goes down on one knee and goes for the slog sweep. This time though does not get the distance and Bilal Asif in the deep takes an easy catch.

110.3 6

Yasir Shah to Colin de Grandhomme. SIX! All the way! Colin needs no sighters against Yasir. The first ball he faces, he goes down on one knee and sweeps it over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie.

110.2 1

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Sweeps it through square leg for a run.

110.1 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. HUGE APPEAL FOR LBW! NOT OUT! Nicholls looks to sweep but misses it and gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals but the umpire shakes his head. Probably the impact was outside off.

Yasir Shah is brought into the attack.

End of Over : 110 13 Runs NZ: 327/5
109.6 6

Shaheen Afridi to Colin de Grandhomme. SIX! Length delivery on middle, de Grandhomme lofts it over long on for a biggie. 50 partnership comes very quickly between de Grandhomme and Nicholls. It has come very quickly. Also, the lead touches 250. How many more? One would believe this should be enough.

109.5 0

Shaheen Afridi to Colin de Grandhomme. BEATEN! Off cutter delivery outside off, de Grandhomme looks to drive but misses it and gets beaten on this one.

109.4 1

Shaheen Afridi to Henry Nicholls. Length delivery on middle, the left-hander plays it towards mid on for a single.

109.3 4

Shaheen Afridi to Henry Nicholls. FOUR! Short of length delivery, Nicholls pulls it through backward square leg for a boundary.

109.2 0

Shaheen Afridi to Henry Nicholls. Bowls full on off, Nicholls looks to drive but gets a bottom edge on that one.

109.1 2

Shaheen Afridi to Henry Nicholls. Length delivery on middle, Nicholls flicks it towards square leg. The batsmen pick up a couple.

End of Over : 109 13 Runs NZ: 314/5
108.6 3

Hasan Ali to Henry Nicholls. Now a triple to end the over! An expensive one as 13 comes from it. On the pads, Nicholls takes the aerial route and flicks it over mid-wicket. Azam in the deep does well to push the ball back in before it crosses the ropes, saves a run for his side. The lead is now 10 short of 250.

108.5 4

Hasan Ali to Henry Nicholls. FOUR! Cracked! Picked the bones out of that one, did Nicholls. Short and on middle, Nicholls rocks back and pulls it through mid-wicket. The ball races away. Runs flowing for the Kiwis.

108.4 4

Hasan Ali to Henry Nicholls. FOUR! STREAKY! New Zealand will take everything that comes their way! Full and outside off, the batsman tries to stroke it through covers but gets an outside edge down to third man for a boundary.

108.3 1

Hasan Ali to Colin de Grandhomme. A straighter line and Colin flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a run.

108.2 1

Hasan Ali to Henry Nicholls. The slower ball on middle, the ball grips on the surface and turns away. Nicholls tries to play it with a closed face but gets a leading edge towards cover-point. A run taken.

108.1 0

Hasan Ali to Henry Nicholls. Nicholls is going for it now! He stepped down the track and tried to go big in the last over but missed. Tries to do the same this time but mistimed it to mid off.

End of Over : 108 7 Runs NZ: 301/5
107.6 1

Shaheen Afridi to Henry Nicholls. Length delivery on leg, Nicholls flicks it towards square leg. They run one, Colin wants a second but is sent back by his partner. He slips as he turns, the throw, however, is a wild one and Colin plants his bat inside the crease.

107.5 0

Shaheen Afridi to Henry Nicholls. Length delivery on middle, the left-hander plays it to mid on.

107.4 0

Shaheen Afridi to Henry Nicholls. Good length delivery on off, Nicholls looks to defend but misses it and it goes between bat and body of the batsman.

107.3 1

Shaheen Afridi to Colin de Grandhomme. 300 up for New Zealand. Short of a length delivery, de Grandhomme pulls it towards mid-wicket for a single.

107.2 4

Shaheen Afridi to Colin de Grandhomme. FOUR BYES! Bowls a bouncer, de Grandhomme does well to duck under it and it goes over the keeper for a boundary. Who said the U.A.E. pitches don't have bounce on it?

107.1 1

Shaheen Afridi to Henry Nicholls. Good length delivery on middle, Nicholls flicks it towards square leg for a single.

End of Over : 107 3 Runs NZ: 294/5
106.6 2

Hasan Ali to Colin de Grandhomme. Excellent running! Good urgency showed! This is flicked on the bounce to the man at deep square leg. The batsmen take one at first, but seeing the fielder taking his own merry time, Colin calls for the second and completes it with ease.

106.5 0

Hasan Ali to Colin de Grandhomme. On the stumps, it is kept out.

106.4 0

Hasan Ali to Colin de Grandhomme. Down the leg side, de Grandhomme goes after it but misses.

106.3 0

Hasan Ali to Colin de Grandhomme. Length around off, CdG strokes it to covers.

106.2 0

Hasan Ali to Colin de Grandhomme. On the pads, Colin tries to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. The bowler appeals as he runs towards the ball but the umpire shakes his head.

106.1 1

Hasan Ali to Henry Nicholls. Century for Henry Nicholls, his third in this format and a very timely one. New Zealand were in big trouble when he walked out and he along with his captain have now put his team in a winning position. A knock full of patience, determination and grit. He scampers across to the other end by stroking it to mid on. He then takes his helmet off and pumps his first in celebration. He now will look to up the ante as he has got to the milestone.

End of Over : 106 10 Runs NZ: 291/5
105.6 4

Shaheen Afridi to Colin de Grandhomme. FOUR! Put away! Touch short in length and too straight in line, de Grandhomme hangs on the back foot and pulls it through square leg to find the fence.

105.5 0

Shaheen Afridi to Colin de Grandhomme. Short ball banged in, left alone.

105.4 0

Shaheen Afridi to Colin de Grandhomme. Good length delivery on middle and leg, worked in front of square leg.

105.3 1

Shaheen Afridi to Henry Nicholls. Quick run. Nicely done. Nicholls taps this away towards mid off and scampers through to get to the other end.

105.2 4

Shaheen Afridi to Henry Nicholls. Four running runs. That's a good shot, lovely timing on that. It's full on the stumps, touch straighter in line, Henry Nicholls flicks this neatly through mid-wicket. The fielder chases it down and pulls it just inside the rope, but the batsmen run all four.

105.1 1

Shaheen Afridi to Colin de Grandhomme. Full on middle, de Grandhomme flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single. The fielder fires a direct hit at the non-striker's end but misses it.

Shaheen Afridi to bowl from the other end.

End of Over : 105 9 Runs NZ: 281/5
104.6 0

Hasan Ali to Henry Nicholls. That has stayed low! Nicholls tries to keep this ball out which is outside off, he though is beaten by the low bounce. New Zealand might not mind this. An action-packed first over, 9 runs and a wicket from it.

104.5 4

Hasan Ali to Henry Nicholls. FOUR! Straight as an arrow! Full and on off, Nicholls shows the full face of the bat and strokes it through long off for a boundary. His first runs today are in the form of a boundary, that too right off the first ball he faced.

104.4 1

Hasan Ali to Colin de Grandhomme. Goes even shorter this time, de Grandhomme pushes it towards mid on and goes for a run. The fielder there has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses.

104.3 4

Hasan Ali to Colin de Grandhomme. FOUR! Up and over! How easy was that? Slightly straighter and on a length. Colin nonchalantly flicks it over mid-wicket and bags a boundary.

104.2 0

Hasan Ali to Colin de Grandhomme. Good length on off, Colin defends it onto the ground.

Colin de Grandhomme is the new man in.

104.1 W

Hasan Ali to Kane Williamson. OUT! It is clipping and hence, the umpire's call stays! The new ball does the trick immediately. Pakistan could not have asked for a better start to Day 5. Williamson walks back without adding anything to his overnight score. But he has played a magnificent innings and he walks back to a well-deserved standing ovation from his side. Coming to the delivery now, this is on a length around off, it jags back in. Williamson goes back and tries to keep it out but misses. The ball hits him high on the pads. An appeal follows and the umpire, after giving it a thought, raises his finger. Kane walks up to his partner and then signals the 'T'. Time for the replays and it shows the on-field decision is the right one.

Action straightaway! Williamson has been adjudged LBW but he has reviewed it. Looks close. The umpire's decision might just play a big role here.

We are all set for the game to begin! The Pakistan players are seen giving Mohammad Hafeez a guard of honor! A really nice gesture by the hosts. They now make their way out to the middle. The Kiwi batsmen, Henry Nicholls and Kane Williamson, follow them out. The latter will be on strike and he will face Hasan Ali. Also, the home team has taken the new ball straightaway this morning. Can it provide the goods for them? Let's wait and find out.

The last day of this series decider is set up to be a good one. All three results are very much possible. New Zealand have a lead of 198, courtesy Kane Williamson and Henry Nicholls' double hundred stand. They're going to want to get close to 250, possibly even more, but as quick as possible, so as to give themselves a chance to win this game and the series. Rarely does it happen that Pakistan enter the final day of a Test match in the U.A.E. as second favourites. A draw seems like the best possible result for the home side. What will happen? Will the Black Caps be satisfied with a draw? Will they go for the kill and try to run over Pakistan? Will the hosts manage a draw if that situation arises? Nobody can really tell. We'll find out soon enough.

... Final Day, Morning Session ...

So, as things stand, the Black Caps have ensured, or at least minimized the possibility of Pakistan winning this Test match. A result either way, or a draw as well, are possible. Pakistan are up against the wall though. Should be an intriguing Day 5 for sure. Join us at 1000 local (0600 GMT) for all the action. Take care!

Pakistan looked toothless in attack on the whole. Yasir Shah and Shaheen Afridi got a wicket apiece to get things going, but since have been quite playable. Bilal Asif too, who couldn't provide anything different. Some fingers might be pointed towards Sarfraz Ahmed's captaincy, as he just seemed to run out of ideas after a point and didn't try anything different to spark some motivation from somewhere. Hasan Ali isn't a 100 percent either, so that could be the reason why Pakistan never took the new ball.

New Zealand's day hands down. This day hasn't gone as anyone thought. Everyone was expecting Pakistan to run through New Zealand, but Kane Williamson and Henry Nicholls have held the fort down and provided stern resistance to defy all odds. The Kiwi skipper scored a fine ton, and had ample support in Nicholls who crafted a fine fifty of his own, and the duo went on to add 212 runs for the 5th wicket, remaining unbeaten at the end of day's play. A lot of credit should go to Williamson. After his side lost a couple of wickets early in the day, he kept his calm, mixed attack and defense well and brought up his 19th Test ton.

End of Over : 104 1 Runs NZ: 272/4
103.6 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Flighted delivery on middle, Nicholls blocks it well and negotiates the last ball of the day. That is STUMPS ON DAY 4.

103.5 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. BEATEN! Turns away from the batsman, Nicholls looks to defend but misses it and gets beaten on this one.

103.4 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Tossed up on off, the left-hander defends off the front foot.

103.3 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Floated outside off, Henry lets it go.

103.2 1

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Flighted delivery on leg, the captain flicks it towards the leg side for a single.

103.1 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Tossed up on leg, Williamson looks to defend but gets hit on the thigh pad.

End of Over : 103 1 Runs NZ: 271/4
102.6 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Loopy delivery on off, Nicholls defends off the front foot.

102.5 1

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Flighted delivery on leg, Williamson pushes it towards the square leg for a single.

102.4 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Floated on off, the captain defends off the front foot.

102.3 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Full on middle, Williamson dead-bats it.

102.2 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Flighted delivery on off, the skipper keeps it out.

102.1 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Tossed up on off, Williamson defends off the front foot.

Yasir Shah is back into the attack.

End of Over : 102 1 Runs NZ: 270/4
101.6 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Spinning away from outside off, on a driving length, left alone to end the over.

101.5 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Tossed up delivery, quite close to off, Nicholls presses forward and dead-bats it.

101.4 1

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Kane gets low and sweeps this behind square leg. Slight hesitation but both batsmen complete the run with ease.

101.3 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Uses the depth of the crease, stays back and turns it away on the leg side.

101.2 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Full and on the stumps, Williamson stays behind the line and defends it well.

101.1 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Looped up on the stumps, worked with the spin on the leg side with soft hands.

End of Over : 101 7 Runs NZ: 269/4
100.6 3

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Full on off, Williamson drives it through covers. The fielder chases it and stops it comfortably. The batsmen get three runs.

100.5 3

Shaheen Afridi to Henry Nicholls. Length delivery outside off, Henry taps it through point. Hasan Ali chases it and stops it just before the ropes. The batsmen get three runs.

100.4 0

Shaheen Afridi to Henry Nicholls. Good length delivery on off, the left-hander defends off the front foot.

100.3 0

Shaheen Afridi to Henry Nicholls. Again on a good length on off, Nicholls defends off the back foot.

100.2 0

Shaheen Afridi to Henry Nicholls. Good length delivery on off, Nicholls defends off the back foot.

100.1 1

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Short outside off, Williamson cuts it towards point for a single.

End of Over : 100 2 Runs NZ: 262/4
99.6 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Bowls wide outside off, Nicholls lets it go. The lead is now 188 runs. Pakistan under serious pressure now.

99.5 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Tossed up on off, Nicholls defends off the front foot.

99.4 1

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Flighted delivery on middle, Williamson sweeps it towards square leg for a single.

99.3 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Floated on off, Kane blocks it well.

99.2 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Flighted delivery on off, Kane defends off the front foot.

99.1 1

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Tossed up on middle, Nicholls sweeps it towards square leg for a single.

End of Over : 99 0 Runs NZ: 260/4
98.6 0

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Full again on off, Williamson drives it to short cover.

98.5 0

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Full on off, the captain drives it to covers.

98.4 0

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Length delivery on middle, Kane flicks it to square leg.

98.3 0

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Length delivery on leg, Kane pushes it to the leg side.

98.2 0

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Length delivery on off, the skipper taps it to covers.

98.1 0

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Length delivery on leg, Williamson flicks it to mid-wicket.

Shaheen Afridi is coming on to bowl. The new ball hasn't been taken yet. Surprising.

End of Over : 98 0 Runs NZ: 260/4
97.6 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Turn and bounce again but wide outside off, Nicholls just lets it go.

97.5 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Beaten again! Twice in this over! And this one had a lot of bounce to go along with the turn. But beating the outside edge isn't a wicket unfortunately. Well bowled nonetheless.

97.4 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Well outside off and the leftie opts to leave it.

97.3 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Back to business! Nicholls covers the spin this time and defends solidly.

97.2 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Beaten! Out of nowhere! This one lands on off and turns just enough to beat the outside edge of Nicholls who was ahead to defend this.

97.1 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Full toss on off, Henry pushes it to mid off.

End of Over : 97 4 Runs NZ: 260/4
96.6 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Floated on middle, Williamson defends off the back foot.

96.5 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Floated on middle, the skipper keeps it out.

96.4 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Tossed up on middle, Williamson blocks it well.

96.3 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Flighted delivery on off, the captain defends off the front foot.

96.2 4

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. FOUR! 200-run partnership between Williamson and Nicholls comes up with this shot. Short on middle, Williamson pulls it through square leg for a boundary. Pakistan are running out of fuel here.

96.1 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Flighted delivery on leg, Williamson looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

End of Over : 96 1 Runs NZ: 256/4
95.6 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Well outside off, Henry shoulders his arm to it. End of the 96th over.

95.5 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Another ball on off, Nicholls is well ahead in defense.

95.4 1

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Fuller on middle, Kane pushes it away towards deep mid-wicket for a single. Sarfraz seems frustrated as the fielder in the circle dives but can't stop the ball. The stand is worth 196 now.

95.3 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Flatter ball on the pads, the skip plays it with soft hands to leg slip.

95.2 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. A bit of loop on this one outside off, Kane comes ahead to defend.

95.1 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Flatter delivery outside off, Williamson defends it to short mid on.

End of Over : 95 4 Runs NZ: 255/4
94.6 1

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Flighted delivery on middle, Williamson sweeps it towards square leg for a single.

94.5 1

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Floated on middle, the left-hander flicks it towards square leg for a single.

94.4 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Tossed up on off, Nicholls defends off the front foot.

94.3 1

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Flighted delivery on leg, the skipper flicks it towards the leg side for a single.

94.2 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Tossed up outside leg, Williamson pads it away.

94.1 1

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Tossed up on middle, Nicholls hits it straight past the bowler for a single towards mid on.

End of Over : 94 1 Runs NZ: 251/4
93.6 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Blocked away once again by the Kiwi skipper.

93.5 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Tossed up on off, Kane gets on his front foot and defends it. The spinners aren't troubling this pair and the new ball has been due. Why has Sarfraz not yet taken the new ball?

93.4 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Shorter in length this time by Bilal, Kane has no problem whatsoever keeping that out off his back foot.

93.3 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Tossed up once again by Bilal, Williamson defends it off his front foot.

93.2 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Tossed up outside off, Williamson blocks it off his front foot.

93.1 1

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Short of a length, Nicholls pushes it towards mid on for a single.

End of Over : 93 3 Runs NZ: 250/4
92.6 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Tossed up down the leg side, Williamson pads it away.

92.5 1

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Flighted delivery on off, the southpaw cuts it towards point for a single. 250 up for New Zealand. They have a big lead of 176 runs.

92.4 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Tossed up on off, Nicholls plays a reverse sweep to point.

92.3 1

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Short on off, the captain rocks back and cuts it towards point for a single.

92.2 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Flighted delivery on leg, Williamson pads it away.

92.1 1

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Tossed up on leg, Nicholls flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.

End of Over : 92 2 Runs NZ: 247/4
91.6 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Shorter ball on middle and leg, Williamson defends it from within the crease.

91.5 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Flatter ball outside off, Kane is well ahead to defend this one into the ground.

91.4 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Another rock solid defense meets this ball that is flighted outside off.

91.3 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. On middle and leg, Williamson defends it towards mid on.

91.2 2

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Short ball outside off, the NZ skipper is so quick to rock back and punches it through the covers for a couple. Williamson is doing this so easily.

91.1 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Tossed up on off, defended off the front foot by Williamson.

End of Over : 91 2 Runs NZ: 245/4
90.6 2

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Loopy delivery on leg, Nicholls flicks it towards square leg. The batsmen get two runs.

90.5 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Floated on off, Nicholls defends off the back foot.

90.4 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Flighted delivery on off, the southpaw plays a reverse sweep to short third man.

90.3 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Tossed up on middle, the left-hander defends off the back foot.

90.2 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. APPEAL FOR LBW! NOT OUT! Flighted delivery on off, Nicholls again looks to defend but gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals but the umpire shakes his head.

90.1 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Turns in on off, Nicholls looks to defend but gets hit on the pads.

End of Over : 90 2 Runs NZ: 243/4
89.6 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Flighted by Bilal, blocked off his front foot by the skipper.

89.5 1

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Tossed up on off, Nicholls sweeps it towards the fine leg region for a single.

89.4 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Tossed up outside off by Asif, Nicholls leaves it alone.

89.3 1

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Uppish but safe. Williamson brings out the sweep, the ball finds the edge and is in the air but falls in no man's land. They take an easy single towards the deep backward square leg region.

89.2 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Tossed up on off once again, Kane blocks it away.

89.1 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Tossed up on off, Williamson fends it off his front foot.

End of Over : 89 4 Runs NZ: 241/4
88.6 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Loopy delivery on leg, the left-hander flicks it to the leg side.

88.5 1

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Tossed up on middle, the captain flicks it towards the leg side for a single.

88.4 2

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Floated on leg, Williamson flicks it towards mid-wicket. The batsmen pick up a couple.

88.3 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Flighted delivery down leg, Williamson lets it go.

88.2 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Flighted delivery on middle, the skipper defends off the back foot.

88.1 1

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Tossed up on off, Nicholls hits it towards mid on for a single.

Drinks break. A very slow hour of play. The New Zealanders' run rate has dipped as compared to the previous sessions, mainly due to a negative line of attack from Pakistan spinners. The hosts seem to have run out of ploys and are waiting for a mistake from the batsmen. Even the new ball is available but hasn't been taken as it could become easier to score. The lead is 163 and the Kiwis will look to push on faster from here. What target do they have in mind?

End of Over : 88 3 Runs NZ: 237/4
87.6 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Tossed up outside off, Williamson easily blocks it off his front foot.

87.5 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Tossed up on middle, Kane pushes it towards the mid on fielder.

87.4 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Drifts on the leg, the Kiwi skipper tries to flick it away on the leg side but the ball misses the bat and flicks his pads.

87.3 2

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. On a length outside off this time by Bilal. Williamson punches it off his back foot through covers and comes back for the second.

87.2 1

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. A tad shorter and on middle this time, Henry pushes the ball off his back foot and the batsmen take a quick single. Good running by the batsmen there.

87.1 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Tossed up on middle, the ball spins away from Nicholls who defends off his front foot.

End of Over : 87 0 Runs NZ: 234/4
86.6 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Well outside leg, padded away to bring the over to an end. Maiden over.

86.5 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Sharp turn on this flatter delivery pitching outside leg. Williamson defends off the back foot, hits the under part and goes on the bounce to Sarfraz. Lucky! The Pakistan skipper has his hands on his head, seems he has ran out of ideas.

86.4 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Williamson comes well ahead to dig this right into the ground.

86.3 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Flighted outside leg, padded away. No interest of playing at it.

86.2 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Shorter outside leg, the skipper is inside the crease as he keeps it out.

86.1 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Full and outside leg, Kane prods well ahead and defends it into the ground.

End of Over : 86 3 Runs NZ: 234/4
85.6 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Loopy delivery outside off, the southpaw offers no shot.

85.5 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Flighted delivery on off, Nicholls looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

85.4 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Floated outside off, the left-hander shoulders his arms to this one.

85.3 1

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Tossed up on middle, Williamson flicks it towards mid on for a single.

85.2 2

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. BYES! Flighted delivery down the leg side, the skipper gets it off his pads. The batsmen get two runs.

85.1 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Tossed up on middle, Williamson defends off the front foot.

End of Over : 85 2 Runs NZ: 231/4
84.6 1

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Taken on the full and pushed towards mid-wicket. Kane crosses over to the other end and retains strike.

84.5 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Another ball to which the skipper offers no stroke.

84.4 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Fuller outside leg, padded away.

84.3 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Flatter and on leg stump, Kane is back in his crease as he jams this towards mid-wicket.

84.2 1

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Nicholls attempts the reverse sweep again but the ball doesn't come off the middle and just runs to the front of point for a single.

84.1 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Flighted on middle, Nicholls defends it back to the bowler.

End of Over : 84 1 Runs NZ: 229/4
83.6 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Floated on leg, Kane pushes it to the leg side.

83.5 1

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Flighted delivery on middle, the southpaw sweeps it towards mid-wicket for a single.

83.4 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Tossed up on off, Nicholls keeps it out.

83.3 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Floated on off, Nicholls defends off the front foot.

83.2 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Flighted delivery on middle, the left-hander blocks it well.

83.1 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Tossed up on off, Nicholls defends off the front foot.

End of Over : 83 5 Runs NZ: 228/4
82.6 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Well outside leg and Williamson pads it away. Doing it very easily here.

82.5 4

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Shorter this time as the skipper rocks back and punches this through covers for a couple. But, well what has happened here? The throw from the deep by Shaheen is wide and Sarfraz cannot collect it. The back up is poor and there are overthrows here. A couple of them. Four runs on this ball. The Pakistan skipper isn't pleased. Very loose cricket from them here. Can't afford this!

82.4 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Similarly outside leg and similarly padded away again.

82.3 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Well outside leg, Kane has no interest to play at this one and pads it away.

82.2 1

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Another reverse sweep from the left-hander, there's protection now and it's just a single this time. The lead has touched 150 now.

82.1 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Outside off, Nicholls prods ahead and defends to short cover.

End of Over : 82 1 Runs NZ: 223/4
81.6 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Full on off, the skipper drives it straight towards the bowler.

81.5 1

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Tossed up on leg, Nicholls flicks it towards mid on for a single.

81.4 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Floated on off, Nicholls keeps it out.

81.3 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Tossed up on off, the southpaw defends off the front foot.

81.2 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Flighted delivery outside off, the left-hander lets it go.

81.1 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. BEATEN! Turns away from the batsman, Nicholls looks to defend but misses it and gets beaten on this one.

End of Over : 81 0 Runs NZ: 222/4
80.6 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. The skipper shoulders arms to that one.

80.5 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Pitching outside off, Kane offers no shot to it and the ball hits his front pad.

80.4 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Tossed up outside off, Kane easily blocks it off his front foot.

80.3 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Outside leg, Williamson offers no shot to it.

80.2 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Flatter by Yasir, Williamson flicks it to the mid-wicket fielder.

80.1 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Round the wicket and pitches way outside leg, Williamson offers no shot and the ball goes straight to the keeper.

The new ball is available now. Pakistan have chosen not to take it yet.

End of Over : 80 1 Runs NZ: 222/4
79.6 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Loopy delivery outside off, the southpaw offers no shot.

79.5 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Floated outside off, Nicholls shoulders his arms to this one.

79.4 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Tossed up on off, the left-hander looks to defend but gets beaten on this one. Good bowling by Bilal Asif.

79.3 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. BEATEN! Flighted delivery on off, Nicholls looks to drive but misses it and gets beaten on this one.

79.2 1

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Tossed up on middle, Williamson sweeps it towards square leg for a single.

79.1 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Tossed up on middle, Williamson flicks it to mid-wicket.

End of Over : 79 8 Runs NZ: 221/4
78.6 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Tossed up on middle, Henry blocks it off his front foot.

78.5 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Shorter this time and Nicholls flicks it towards the short fine leg fielder.

78.4 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Yasir once again bowls way outside off and Henry tries third consecutive reverse sweep but this time he misses it and the ball hits on his pads, the impact was way outside off stump.

78.3 4

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. FOUR! Identical here. Nicholls has once again brings out the reverse sweep and once again hits it through backward point for a boundary. Yasir is bowling way outside off, he needs to bowl closer to the stumps here.

78.2 4

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. FOUR! Nicholls brings out the reverse sweep and times it brilliantly through backward point for a boundary.

78.1 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Pitching well outside off, Nicholls offers no shot and shows his pads to the ball.

End of Over : 78 1 Runs NZ: 213/4
77.6 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Floated on middle, the skipper keeps it out.

77.5 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Flighted delivery on off, Williamson defends off the front foot.

77.4 1

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Full on off, Nicholls drives it towards covers for a single.

77.3 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Floated on off, the southpaw cuts it to point.

77.2 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Flighted delivery on middle, the left-hander defends off the back foot.

77.1 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Tossed up outside off, Nicholls lets it go.

End of Over : 77 0 Runs NZ: 212/4
76.6 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Kane pads this one away again to finish the over. Maiden.

76.5 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. A leading edge, but the ball falls where there is no one. Kane has looked circumspect with his footwork this over. But nothing too dangerous so far. Good ploy from Pakistan this.

76.4 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. The skipper offers no stroke again and gets hit on the pad.

76.3 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Well outside leg, Kane has no shot to offer to this and pads it away.

76.2 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Fuller this time and Kane is ahead to it. The ball takes an outside edge but alas, there is no slip. The ball rolls safely to the short third man fielder.

76.1 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Around the wicket, ball turns to outside off after landing outside leg. Williamson feels for it but doesn't get anything on it.

End of Over : 76 3 Runs NZ: 212/4
75.6 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Loopy delivery outside off, the southpaw shoulders his arms to this one.

75.5 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Flighted delivery outside off, Nicholls looks to sweep but misses it and gets beaten.

75.5 1

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. NO BALL! Bilal Asif oversteps. Floated on off, the southpaw defends off the front foot. Very bad cricket from Pakistan.

75.4 2

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Tossed up on off, Nicholls looks to drive but gets an outside edge towards slips where no slip fielder is there and it goes towards third man. The batsmen pick up a couple. It also brings up the 150 stand between Williamson and Nicholls.

75.3 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Flighted delivery outside off, the southpaw lets it go.

75.2 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Tossed up on off, Nicholls gets an outside edge to point.

75.1 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Short outside off, Nicholls looks to cut but gets a bottom edge on that one.

End of Over : 75 5 Runs NZ: 209/4
74.6 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Safely kept out by Williamson to end the over.

74.5 1

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Shorter ball aimed at the hips, the left-hander rocks back and works it away behind square on the leg side for a single.

74.4 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Flatter ball outside off, it keeps low and Nicholls adjusts well as he defends it to short cover.

74.3 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Flighted on middle and turning a little after landing, Nicholls defends into the ground on the leg side.

74.2 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Flatter ball outside off again, pushed to mid off .

74.1 4

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. FOUR! Thick edge that runs away to the third man boundary. Flatter ball outside off, Nicholls goes to push the ball of the back foot but the ball goes off the edge and to the fence.

End of Over : 74 0 Runs NZ: 204/4
73.6 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Flighted delivery on leg, Williamson pushes it to the leg side.

73.5 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Tossed up on off, the skipper defends off the front foot.

73.4 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Loopy delivery on middle, Williamson flicks it to mid-wicket.

73.3 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Floated on middle, Williamson flicks it to mid-wicket.

73.2 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Flighted delivery on middle, the captain plays it to mid on.

73.1 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Tossed up on leg, Williamson pulls it to square leg.

End of Over : 73 3 Runs NZ: 204/4
72.6 1

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Williamson pushes it towards the mid off region for a single.

72.5 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Williamson has blocked this one off his front foot.

72.4 1

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Nicholls pushes it towards mid-wicket for a single.

72.3 1

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Chance and DROPPED. Tossed up on the line of the stumps, Williamson charges down the pitch and hits it straight back at the bowler. It's in the air and Yasir gets his hands to it but cannot keep hold of it and the ball moves towards long on and the batsmen take a single. Twice Yasir has dropped Kane this innings. Has Yasir dropped the series here?

72.2 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Tossed up once again by Yasir, but this time the ball finds the middle of Kane's defensive bat.

72.1 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Tossed up on the middle stump, Williamson tries to defend off his front foot but the ball finds the inner half of the bat.

End of Over : 72 1 Runs NZ: 201/4
71.6 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Tossed up again on off, Nicholls blocks it well.

71.5 1

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Loopy delivery on leg, Williamson flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.

71.4 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Floated on leg, the skipper flicks it to square leg.

71.3 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Tossed up again on middle, the captain flicks it to the leg side.

71.2 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Flighted delivery on middle, Williamson flicks it to mid-wicket.

71.1 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Tossed up on off, Williamson offers a forward defense on this one.

End of Over : 71 0 Runs NZ: 200/4
70.6 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. The southpaw is having no real trouble blocking Yasir's delivery once again.

70.5 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Tossed up on middle and off, Nicholls has no problems blocking it off his front foot.

70.4 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Drifts away on the leg side, Nicholls flicks it towards the short fine leg fielder.

70.3 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Tossed up by Yasir, Nicholls defends it off his front foot.

70.2 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Good length delivery once again by Yasir, Nicholls charges down the pitch and defends.

70.1 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Good length delivery outside off, Nicholls blocks it away.

End of Over : 70 1 Runs NZ: 200/4
69.6 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Flighted delivery on middle, Williamson blocks it well.

69.5 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Loopy delivery on middle, the skipper defends off the front foot.

69.4 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Flighted delivery on leg, Williamson pushes it to the leg side.

69.3 1

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Floated on off, the left-hander taps it towards point for a single.

69.2 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Flighted delivery on off, Nicholls again defends off the front foot.

69.1 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Tossed up on middle, Nicholls defends off the front foot.

The umpires and players are strolling on to the field of play. Henry Nicholls, batting on 54 to face the first ball from Bilal Asif. A minimum of 35 overs are remaining to be bowled in the day.

... Day 4, Session 3 ...

One would believe that now the Black Caps are slightly in the driver's seat and they might start being even more aggressive in the next session. As for the hosts, they have to hope for a massive collapse so that the target can be stopped to an achievable one in the fourth innings. With the ghosts of the first Test still fresh in their memory, Pakistan would be vary about chasing anything more than 170-180. Can they come back after Tea and pick up some quick wickets? Join us in a bit for the last session.

What a magnificent session it has been for the visitors. 29 overs, 87 runs and no wicket lost. Almost game-changing one could say. Terrific knock from the New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson and his partner Henry Nicholls. Their partnership is unbeaten and worth 139 at the moment. The lead has swelled to 125 and the whole momentum of the game has changed. Every question asked by the Pakistani bowlers has been answered with aplomb. Lots of tiring faces and dropping shoulders.

End of Over : 69 3 Runs NZ: 199/4
68.6 1

Mohammad Hafeez to Henry Nicholls. Drifts on the pads, Nicholls comfortably flicks it towards square leg for a single. That's the end of this session and the players will walk in for TEA.

68.5 0

Mohammad Hafeez to Henry Nicholls. Tossed up on the off stump and Nicholls blocks it away off his front foot.

68.4 1

Mohammad Hafeez to Kane Williamson. A bit shorter in length this time by Hafeez, Williamson pushes it on his back foot towards the fielder at long on for a single.

68.3 0

Mohammad Hafeez to Kane Williamson. Tossed up outside off Williamson blocks it off his front foot.

68.2 0

Mohammad Hafeez to Kane Williamson. Once again drifts on to the pads of Williamson who tries to flick it but the ball misses and hits his pad.

68.1 1

Mohammad Hafeez to Henry Nicholls. Drifts on the legs, Nicholls flicks it away on the leg side towards the square leg fielder for a single.

Mohammad Hafeez to roll his arm over. Should most probably be the last over before Tea.

End of Over : 68 2 Runs NZ: 196/4
67.6 0

Azhar Ali to Kane Williamson. Tossed up again on off, Williamson rocks back and cuts it to point.

67.5 0

Azhar Ali to Kane Williamson. Flighted delivery on off, Williamson defends off the front foot.

67.4 1

Azhar Ali to Henry Nicholls. Floated on leg, the left-hander flicks it towards the leg side for a single.

67.3 0

Azhar Ali to Henry Nicholls. Tossed up on leg, Nicholls pushes it to the leg side off his pads.

67.2 0

Azhar Ali to Henry Nicholls. Tossed up on middle, Nicholls defends off the front foot.

67.1 1

Azhar Ali to Kane Williamson. Short outside off, Williamson slaps it towards covers for a single.

Azhar Ali has been called to roll his arm over.

End of Over : 67 2 Runs NZ: 194/4
66.6 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Floated on middle, Nicholls defends from within the crease.

66.5 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Tossed up on leg, the southpaw pushes it to the leg side.

66.4 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Flighted delivery on middle, the left-hander flicks it to mid-wicket.

66.3 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Tossed up on leg, Nicholls blocks it well.

66.2 1

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Good bowling by Yasir Shah. Tossed up on middle, Williamson rocks back and cuts it towards point for a single.

66.1 1

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Tossed up on leg, Nicholls flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.

End of Over : 66 4 Runs NZ: 192/4
65.6 0

Hasan Ali to Kane Williamson. Another dot ball to end the over. New Zealand looking really solid here. Lots of dropping shoulders among the fielding team.

65.5 0

Hasan Ali to Kane Williamson. A length delivery just outside off, Williamson defends it staying inside the crease.

65.4 0

Hasan Ali to Kane Williamson. Another short of a length delivery and pushed straight back with good timing but no run.

65.3 0

Hasan Ali to Kane Williamson. Punched straight to the cover fielder off the back foot.

65.2 0

Hasan Ali to Kane Williamson. Good length ball on off, he drives it towards mid off.

65.1 4

Hasan Ali to Kane Williamson. FOUR! Test match century no. 19 for King Kane! His first of this series but could just be the most important one. Short and outside off, the skipper rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. The ball races to the boundary. Well played and at such a crucial juncture! The first hundred by a Kiwi on this tour too. Might just turn out to be match-winning.

End of Over : 65 0 Runs NZ: 188/4
64.6 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Tossed up on middle, Nicholls blocks it well.

64.5 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Flighted delivery on middle, Nicholls tucks it to mid-wicket.

64.4 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Floated on off, the southpaw defends off the back foot.

64.3 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Tossed up on middle, the left-hander defends off the back foot.

64.2 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Flighted delivery on off, Nicholls hits it straight towards the bowler.

64.1 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Short on off, Nicholls drives it to covers.

End of Over : 64 4 Runs NZ: 188/4
63.6 0

Hasan Ali to Kane Williamson. Full this time outside off, Williamson pushes it towards the fielder at mid off.

63.5 0

Hasan Ali to Kane Williamson. Length delivery outside off, Williamson pushes it towards the point.

63.4 0

Hasan Ali to Kane Williamson. Fuller this time and the skipper defends it off his front foot.

63.3 0

Hasan Ali to Kane Williamson. Good length delivery outside off, Williamson tries to defend it but the ball keeps low and misses his bat and goes to the keeper on the bounce.

63.2 4

Hasan Ali to Kane Williamson. FOUR! Classic Williamson! Hasan Ali pitches it on good length outside off no movement for the bowler there, Williamson is well settled and drives it through covers for a boundary. He is just 2 short of another brilliant and well deserved century.

63.1 0

Hasan Ali to Kane Williamson. Good length outside off from Hasan, Williamson blocks it away.

Hasan Ali back on for another spell.

End of Over : 63 6 Runs NZ: 184/4
62.6 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Watchfully kept out by Nicholls on this occasion. 6 runs off the over.

62.5 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. DROPPED! Another one goes down! This was tough but no excuses. Flatter ball at the pads, Henry goes for the flick but gets the inner half. Imam dives to his left and the ball was always going away, but he gets his hand to it and should have held on. Frustration for Pakistan.

62.4 1

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Flatter and at the pads, Williamson works it towards fine leg for a run.

62.3 1

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Down the wicket again and pushed down to long on. That's the fifty for Nicholls! Brilliant innings and what a time to play it. 8th Test fifty and it is helping New Zealand get into a strong position here.

62.2 4

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. FOUR! The runs are flowing here now! Flighted generously, Henry is down the track seeing this and lifts it over mid on for a four. The ball just lands inside the fence. Moves to 49.

62.1 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. This one is flighted on middle, HN comes forward and defends it well.

End of Over : 62 1 Runs NZ: 178/4
61.6 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Tossed up on leg, Williamson pushes it to the leg side.

61.5 1

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Flighted delivery on leg, Nicholls looks to defend but gets an outside edge past slip. The batsmen take a run.

61.4 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Beautiful delivery from Bilal Asif. Turns into off, Nicholls looks to cut but gets beaten on this one. It missed the off stump by a whisker. Nothing going Pakistan's way.

61.3 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Tossed up on middle, the left-hander defends off the back foot.

61.2 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Flighted delivery outside off, Nicholls lets it go.

61.1 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Tossed up on off, Nicholls defends off the front foot.

End of Over : 61 6 Runs NZ: 177/4
60.6 3

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. The ball does too much again and it beats everyone, including the keeper. Landing outside off and turns a mile to beat the batsman as he tries to work it on the leg side and the keeper who is blinded while going to collect it. The ball runs away fine but is stopped inside the fence. The batsmen come back for three. Valuable runs, all of these.

60.5 2

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Another flat delivery outside off that turns into Henry. He flicks it away on the leg side towards square leg and picks up a couple of runs. The lead is 100 now.

60.4 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Pitches this well outside off and the ball spins a long way in. Nicholls tries to flick it but misses and gets hit on the pad. The ball was doing too much and hence no appeal.

60.3 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Flatter ball outside off, Henry is well ahead as he keeps it out.

60.2 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Flighted ball outside off, Nicholls prods ahead and defends it into the ground.

60.1 1

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Around the wicket, Kane pushes it to the vacant mid-wicket area for a single.

End of Over : 60 3 Runs NZ: 171/4
59.6 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Floated on off, the left-hander defends off the front foot.

59.5 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Tossed up on off, Nicholls keeps it out.

59.4 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Flighted delivery outside off, Nicholls lets it go.

59.3 3

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Short on off, Williamson rocks back and slaps it through covers. The fielder chases it and the batsmen get three runs. Williamson moves into the 90s.

59.2 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Flighted delivery on off, Williamson defends off the front foot.

59.1 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Tossed up on off, Williamson pushes it to short mid-wicket.

End of Over : 59 0 Runs NZ: 168/4
58.6 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Flighted delivery outside off, Nicholls blocks it away.

58.5 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. No sharp turn here for Yasir, Nicholls defends it off his back foot.

58.4 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Once again tosses it up outside off, Nicholls has no problem keeping that away.

58.3 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Tossed up outside off, Nicholls sweeps it away towards the short fine leg fielder.

58.2 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Fuller this time and Nicholls blocks it off his front foot.

58.1 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Shorter on length outside off Nicholls pushes it off his back foot

End of Over : 58 2 Runs NZ: 168/4
57.6 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. A big stride ahead to this loopy one on middle and pushed to short mid-wicket by the skipper.

57.5 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Williamson remains in his crease and defends this.

57.4 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Flatter delivery on middle, Kane shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

57.3 1

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Just dropped this one onto the leg side and runs through for a single.

57.2 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Flatter delivery on off and middle, Nicholls flicks it towards the square leg fielder.

57.1 1

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Looped up outside off, Kane pushes it towards mid-wicket for a run and gets to the other end.

End of Over : 57 6 Runs NZ: 166/4
56.6 4

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. FOUR! Good shot. Floated on middle, Nicholls sweeps it towards fine leg for a boundary.

56.5 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Flighted delivery on off, Nicholls looks to defend but gets hit on the pads.

56.4 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Tossed up on leg, the batsman pushes it to the leg side.

56.3 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. APPEAL FOR LBW! NOT OUT! Turns in sharply, Nicholls looks to defend but gets hit on the back pad. The bowler appeals but the umpire shakes his head. Pakistan don't have any review. Replays show that impact was outside off.

56.2 1

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Flighted delivery on middle, Williamson plays it with soft hands towards third man for a single.

56.1 1

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Tossed up outside off, Nicholls sweeps it towards fine leg for a single.

Yasir Shah is called on to bowl again.

End of Over : 56 8 Runs NZ: 160/4
55.6 4

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. FOUR! What a shot! Timing at its best. Flighted delivery on middle, Kane dances down the track and just pushes this one through the gap on the leg side for four towards the mid-wicket fence. Such beautiful usage of the wrists here. The ball is timed so well that even on this slow outfield it reaches the fence with just a push. The 100-run stand also comes up between these two with this shot.

55.5 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Another drop down by the NZ skipper towards fine leg but no run available this time.

55.4 1

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Nicholls nudges this one onto the leg side towards mid-wicket and picks up one.

55.3 1

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Shorter delivery at the pads, Kane works it behind square leg and gets to the other end. The partnership is worth 95 now.

55.2 2

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. DROPPED! Short and on middle, Williamson rocks back and pulls it away hard but in the air! Yasir at square leg seems to have lost the ball and reacts pretty late and cannot hold on to it. Was a regulation catch, should've been taken. How much will this go on to affect the hosts? The batsmen come back for a couple as the ball rolls to deep square leg.

55.1 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Around the wicket to the skipper, he calmly pats it away to short mid-wicket.

Drinks break. New Zealand are slowly draining the life out of the Pakistani bowlers and along with it, taking this Test match away from them too. Solid stuff from the NZ skipper and Henry Nicholls. Since Lunch, there hasn't been an occasion where they looked really troubled. Pakistan need to do something here and in quick time.

End of Over : 55 4 Runs NZ: 152/4
54.6 0

Shaheen Afridi to Henry Nicholls. Once again short by Shaheen, this time its quicker and Nicholls ducks underneath it.

54.5 2

Shaheen Afridi to Henry Nicholls. Short by Afridi, Nicholls gets on his back foot ad plays the pull shot towards the fine leg region. They take a comfortable two by the time the ball is thrown back to the keeper.

54.4 2

Shaheen Afridi to Henry Nicholls. Full and outside off once again by Afridi, Nicholls tries to defend it off his front foot but the ball finds the outside edge and move towards the third man region. The batsmen take 2 runs. This brings up 150 for New Zealand and extends their lead to 76. These two would like to continue their partnership and put on a good total for Pakistan to chase.

54.3 0

Shaheen Afridi to Henry Nicholls. Fuller this time by Shahen, Nicholls gets behind it and defends it off his front foot.

54.2 0

Shaheen Afridi to Henry Nicholls. Length delivery on off defended well by Nicholls.

54.1 0

Shaheen Afridi to Henry Nicholls. Good length ball on top of off stump, Nicholls defends it back to the bowler.

End of Over : 54 4 Runs NZ: 148/4
53.6 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Dot ball to end the over, Kane defends it onto the leg side with such soft hands again. Good over after the boundary on the first ball.

53.5 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. This one bounces a bit more but Williamson adjusts well and defends it into the ground with soft hands.

53.4 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Another ball on and around off, KW is solid in defense though.

53.3 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Much better from Asif, the skipper comes half forward and dead bats it.

53.2 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Flatter ball at the pads and Williamson defends it watchfully.

53.1 4

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. FOUR! Williamson goes on his back foot and punches it towards the cover region for a boundary. Brilliant shot which was timed to perfection by the Kiwi skipper to move to 80. A very bad delivery by Bilal. If you give Williamson this much time and width he will punish you everyday.

End of Over : 53 4 Runs NZ: 144/4
52.6 0

Shaheen Afridi to Henry Nicholls. A good 3 balls after being hit for the boundary. This one is on off stump and slightly coming in after landing. Nicholls deals with it easily though.

52.5 0

Shaheen Afridi to Henry Nicholls. Another ball outside off that is let go through to the keeper.

52.4 0

Shaheen Afridi to Henry Nicholls. Pitched fuller and outside off, left alone this time.

52.3 4

Shaheen Afridi to Henry Nicholls. FOUR! Wide, very wide. And it gets the treatment it deserves. Henry cuts it beautifully behind point and to the fence for four. Such important runs for the visitors these.

52.2 0

Shaheen Afridi to Henry Nicholls. This one is attacking off stump, Nicholls comes half ahead to defend into the pitch.

52.1 0

Shaheen Afridi to Henry Nicholls. Good length ball that reverses in after landing. Nicholls goes for the flick but gets an inside edge onto the thigh pad.

End of Over : 52 2 Runs NZ: 140/4
51.6 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Loopy delivery on middle, the skipper defends off the back foot.

51.5 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Floated on off, Williamson keeps it out.

51.4 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Flighted delivery on middle, Williamson defends off the back foot.

51.3 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Extra bounce on this one. The captain pushes it past short leg.

51.2 2

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Tossed up again on off, the skipper opens the face of the bat and hits it towards point. The batsmen pick up a couple.

51.1 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Tossed up on middle, Williamson blocks it well.

End of Over : 51 5 Runs NZ: 138/4
50.6 0

Shaheen Afridi to Henry Nicholls. Williamson blocks it off his back foot.

50.5 0

Shaheen Afridi to Henry Nicholls. Length delivery outside off, the ball moves in after pitching and finds the inside edge of the skipper's bat.

50.4 1

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Good length delivery once again but this time there is width for Williamson to push it off his back foot towards covers for a single.

50.3 0

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Once again the ball is bowled on length delivery on off, Williamson blocks it off his back foot.

50.2 0

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Pulls back his length this time and Williamson defends it off his back foot.

50.1 4

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. FOUR! Driven and driven beautifully by Williamson. Typical Williamson drive there. He looks so comfortable out there in the middle. The ball is overpitched outside off and the Kiwi skipper gets on his front foot and drives it superbly through covers.

End of Over : 50 0 Runs NZ: 133/4
49.6 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Looped up outside off, Nicholls drives but short cover stops it with an outstretched left arm.

49.5 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Flatter delivery on middle, HN comes ahead and defends this into the ground.

49.4 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Outside off and the batsman shoulders arms to let that one through.

49.3 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Grip and turn! Nicholls is ahead in defense but the ball turns enough to beat the outside edge. Lots of oohs and aahs around the bat.

49.2 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Well outside off and straightens after landing, left alone by the batter.

49.1 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Flighted outside off, overpitched. Nicholls jams it out towards cover.

End of Over : 49 0 Runs NZ: 133/4
48.6 0

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Length delivery outside off, the ball jags back in and finds the inside edge of Williamson's defensive bat.

48.5 0

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Outside off by Afridi, Williamson has no problem letting that one go.

48.4 0

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Fuller this time and the Kiwi skipper beautifully drives it towards cover region but unfortunately for him the ball is straight to the fielder.

48.3 0

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Length delivery once again. Williamson blocks it off his back foot.

48.2 0

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Length delivery outside off driven towards the cover fielder by Williamson.

48.1 0

Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson. Afridi from over the wicket, bowls it on length on middle, Williamson blocks it off his front foot.

Shaheen Afridi has been called on to bowl. Can he break this partnership?

End of Over : 48 3 Runs NZ: 133/4
47.6 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Floated again outside off, Nicholls lets it go.

47.5 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Loopy delivery on off, the batsman blocks it well.

47.4 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Floated on off, Nicholls defends off the front foot.

47.3 1

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Flighted delivery on middle, the skipper drives it towards mid on for a single.

47.2 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Full on middle, the skipper drives it straight back towards the bowler. Bilal Asif makes a diving stop.

47.1 2

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Tossed up on middle, Williamson dances down the track and looks to hit over long on but does not get the distance. The skipper is beaten by the flight there but luckily the ball lands in no man's land. Azhar Ali chases from mid on but does not get there. The batsmen pick up a couple.

End of Over : 47 5 Runs NZ: 130/4
46.6 3

Hasan Ali to Kane Williamson. Short of a length this time by Hasan, Williamson punches it off his back foot towards extra cover. The ball is timed beautifully but doesn't have the legs behind it to go to the boundary. The batsman come back for the third.

46.5 0

Hasan Ali to Kane Williamson. Once again length delivery outside off, Williamson defends it confidently off his front foot.

46.4 0

Hasan Ali to Kane Williamson. Length delivery outside off, KW pushes it towards the cover region.

46.3 2

Hasan Ali to Kane Williamson. Length delivery on middle and off stump, Williamson nicely flicks it away towards the mid-wicket region for a couple. A run after 20 consecutive dot balls.

46.2 0

Hasan Ali to Kane Williamson. Length delivery on off, Williamson defends it off his front foot.

46.1 0

Hasan Ali to Kane Williamson. Short of a length on the off, the ball comes in and Williamson flicks it away towards the square leg fielder.

End of Over : 46 0 Runs NZ: 125/4
45.6 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Floated outside off, Nicholls offers no shot. Third consecutive maiden over for Pakistan.

45.5 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Tossed up on off, Nicholls defends off the front foot.

45.4 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Loopy delivery outside off, the southpaw lets it go.

45.3 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Flighted delivery outside off, the left-hander offers no shot.

45.2 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Tossed up again outside off, Nicholls lets it go.

45.1 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Tossed up on middle, Nicholls defends off the front foot.

End of Over : 45 0 Runs NZ: 125/4
44.6 0

Hasan Ali to Kane Williamson. A tad shorter this time on length delivery, Williamson keeps it away.

44.5 0

Hasan Ali to Kane Williamson. Hasan Ali is bowling a consistent line and length here but KW has easily defended it.

44.4 0

Hasan Ali to Kane Williamson. Length delivery outside off, KW defends off his front foot.

44.3 0

Hasan Ali to Kane Williamson. Once again a length delivery on off, Williamson pushes it towards the mid on region.

44.2 0

Hasan Ali to Kane Williamson. Length delivery outside off, the ball jags back and Williamson defends it off his front foot.

44.1 0

Hasan Ali to Kane Williamson. Length delivery outside off, Williamson drives it to mid off.

End of Over : 44 0 Runs NZ: 125/4
43.6 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Floated outside off, the left-hander offers no shot.

43.5 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Tossed up again on middle, the southpaw defends off the back foot.

43.4 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Flighted delivery outside off, Nicholls shoulders his arms to this one.

43.3 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Tossed up on off, Nicholls keeps it out.

43.2 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Flighted delivery on middle, the batsman blocks it well.

43.1 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Tossed up on off, Nicholls hits it to mid on.

End of Over : 43 11 Runs NZ: 125/4
42.6 4

Hasan Ali to Kane Williamson. FOUR! Adding insult to injury, one must say! Well outside off, Williamson gets in position and drives it beautifully through the gap on the offside for a boundary. The lead has gone above 50 with this four.

42.5 0

Hasan Ali to Kane Williamson. NOT OUT! The ball is missing leg and Pakistan have lost their second review. It was a big wicket and it seemed the hosts were very desperate to get him. The ball landed on middle and was going down with the angle. Williamson goes for the flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. A loud appeal but the umpire is unmoved. After a long discussion, the bowling team goes up for a review. There is no bat involved but the Ball-Tracker shows us that the ball is missing leg. Review lost and Williamson survives.

Review Time! Kane Williamson is rapped on the pad and the ball seems to be going down leg to the naked eye. The Pakistanis after a lot of deliberation, decide to go upstairs.

42.4 3

Hasan Ali to Henry Nicholls. A little bit too straight on this occasion, beautifully worked away square of the wicket on the leg side. The batsmen can come back for three this time. Large boundaries but nevertheless, good running!

42.3 2

Hasan Ali to Henry Nicholls. Was outside off again, this time Henry pokes at it. It takes a thick outside edge that runs away to the left of gully. The batsmen come back for another couple.

42.2 0

Hasan Ali to Henry Nicholls. Well outside off and the ball holds its line after landing, the batsman lets it go.

42.1 2

Hasan Ali to Henry Nicholls. Short of a length and angling into the body, Nicholls works it away in the gap through mid-wicket for a couple.

End of Over : 42 2 Runs NZ: 114/4
41.6 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Flighted delivery on leg, the skipper flicks it to the leg side.

41.5 2

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Tossed up on middle, Williamson dances down the track and hits it towards mid on. The skipper goes for the single and the fielder fires a throw at the non-striker's end. The throw is very wayward and it goes as overthrows towards third man. The batsmen pick up a couple.

41.4 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Bowls down the leg side, Williamson lets it go.

41.3 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Tossed up on middle, the skipper pushes it to the leg side.

41.2 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Flighted delivery on middle, Williamson blocks it well.

41.1 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Bowls down the leg side, Williamson lets it go.

Bilal Asif to bowl from the other end.

End of Over : 41 0 Runs NZ: 112/4
40.6 0

Hasan Ali to Henry Nicholls. Maiden over to start off with. Slightly fuller ball outside off, the leftie is ahead in defense.

40.5 0

Hasan Ali to Henry Nicholls. Similar delivery, Nicholls comes forward to defend but the ball takes the inside half of the bat and rolls down to square leg.

40.4 0

Hasan Ali to Henry Nicholls. On a good length and top of off stump, the batsman is half-ahead as he defends again.

40.3 0

Hasan Ali to Henry Nicholls. Another one, slightly more outside off. Nicholls is comfortable in defense.

40.2 0

Hasan Ali to Henry Nicholls. Fuller and on off this time, Henry is well ahead in defense.

40.1 0

Hasan Ali to Henry Nicholls. Around the wicket, short ball and sliding down leg with the angle. Nicholls misses the flick and gets hit on the hips.

The players are back onto the field for the 2nd session. Henry Nicholls to face the first ball after resumption. Hasan Ali to bowl.

... Day 4, Session 2 ...

Full marks to Pakistan. They bowled to a set plan and have been rewarded. They will believe that they are just a wicket away from enforcing a collapse but they need that dismissal soon. Anything close to 150 could be tricky on this surface, as we saw in the first Test. Join us back at 12.40 pm local (0840 GMT) for the second session.

Kane Williamson is the centre of the Kiwi batting wagonwheel. In the first innings, his 89 kept New Zealand afloat while in the second, he has kept Pakistan at bay. However, the Black Caps are not out of troubled waters yet, with the lead well under 50.

In reality, the Kiwis have lost only one quality wicket. The fact that Somerville hung around for 34 balls was not bad for them but Ross Taylor's wicket was a big blow. They were lucky that Nicholls survived an LBW call which would have been out had it been reviewed but that is how the game goes.

Absorbing session of cricket. 26 overs, 86 runs and 2 wickets. Could have been more but Pakistan will still take it.

End of Over : 40 2 Runs NZ: 112/4
39.6 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Around off, spinning away, punched back defensively towards the bowler. LUNCH ON DAY 4, NEW ZEALAND LEAD BY 38!

39.5 1

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. On middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for a run. Moves to 20.

39.4 1

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Full and outside off, Kane reaches out to drive and gets it past short extra cover for a single.

39.3 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Outside off, a touch short, punched straight to cover.

39.2 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. The googly, down the leg side, Kane misses his flick and is hit on the pads.

39.1 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Full and outside off, Williamson looks to drive but misses.

End of Over : 39 2 Runs NZ: 110/4
38.6 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Full and around off, watchfully defended.

38.5 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

38.4 2

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. 50-RUN STAND IS UP. Fine fightback from these two. Short and around off, Nicholls works it wide of mid on to bring up the 50-run stand.

38.3 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Landed outside off, goes straight on, left alone.

38.2 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. EDGED, BUT SHORT! Nearly the fifth wicket. Full and outside off, Nicholls looks to push but the ball takes the outside edge and drops short of Asad Shafiq at first slip!

38.1 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Full and outside off, watchfully defended.

End of Over : 38 7 Runs NZ: 108/4
37.6 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Full and outside off, Kane dead-bats it.

37.5 1

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Outside off, punched through mid on for a single.

37.4 3

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. On middle and leg, worked through mid-wicket for three runs this time.

37.3 0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. Outside off, played straight to point.

37.2 2

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson. HALF CENTURY FOR WILLIAMSON! His 29th in Tests, 5th against Pakistan and third in the UAE. Nice knock to follow his 89 in the first dig. Around off, Williamson goes back and works it through mid-wicket for a couple. A solid knock. Can he get to a triple?

37.1 1

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Short and outside off, punched uppishly, wide of the man at silly point, who turns away for cover. A single taken.

End of Over : 37 4 Runs NZ: 101/4
36.6 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. A short ball outside off, Williamson looks to pull but misses.

36.5 0

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot.

36.4 1

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Outside off, punched through the covers for a single.

36.3 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. Full and around off, watchfully defended.

36.2 0

Bilal Asif to Henry Nicholls. The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

36.1 3

Bilal Asif to Kane Williamson. Full and outside off, Williamson drives it straight to short extra cover who fumbles and that results in three extra runs. 100 UP FOR NEW ZEALAND. Can they double this score? The lead is now 26.

End of Over : 36 9 Runs NZ: 97/4
35.6 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

35.5 4

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. FOUR! Finally he connects! Nicholls has tried out umpteen reverse sweeps, only to mistime or miss so far. This time, he connects sweetly and gets it past short third man for a boundary. The lead is now 23.

35.4 0

Yasir Shah to Henry Nicholls. Full and around off, watchfully pushed out.

35.3 1