Pakistan Vs New Zealand LIVE SCORE (test)

Pakistan Vs New Zealand At Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, 24 November, 2018

24 November, 2018
Starts (IST)
Match Ended

418/5 (167.0 ov)

2nd Test

90/10 (35.3 ov)

312/10 (112.5 ov)

Pakistan beat New Zealand by an innings and 16 runs

418/5

Overs

167.0

Fours

40

Sixes

3

Extras

3

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Babar Azam not out 127 263 12 2
Sarfraz Ahmed (C)(W) not out 30 45 3 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Trent Boult 34 7 106 1
Colin de Grandhomme 30 11 44 2

90/10

Overs

35.3

Fours

10

Sixes

0

Extras

4

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Kane Williamson (C) not out 28 37 3 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Mohammad Abbas 9 4 18 0
Hasan Ali 10 5 25 1

312/10

Overs

112.5

Fours

26

Sixes

2

Extras

11

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Ajaz Patel not out 5 9 1 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Mohammad Abbas 15 7 29 0
Hasan Ali 19 7 46 3

A thumping victory for Pakistan in the end, after snatching defeat from the jaws of victory in the first. Will they be able to take the momentum back to Abu Dhabi and win the series? Or will the Kiwis display another terrific effort to keep the series in their grasp? Join us on Monday, December 3, 2018 at 10 am local (0600 GMT) for the third and final Test. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

Victorious Pakistan captain, Sarfraz Ahmed, says that the team made a solid comeback from the previous Test. Praises Sohail, Azhar and Azam for taking their time out in the middle and scoring runs, especially on these pitches in Dubai, which are no longer flat-tracks. Feels that Yasir's spell was the best he has ever seen as a player in his Test career. On the team discussion after the first Test, Ahmed says that the talk was that poor cricket played in Abu Dhabi will be left over there itself and over here, good cricket needs to be played. On the declaration, Sarfraz says that the score was not in mind, just to keep New Zealand for as long as possible on the field was the plan. Praises his fast bowlers especially, for bowling well in this heat. On the upcoming tour of South Africa, Ahmed reckons that Pakistan need more fast bowlers. On the pressure of must-win home games, Sarfraz admits that there is a whole lot of pressure. Adds further that batting first is not always that easy as people feel, stating that the early morning moisture makes it very difficult to bat. Says that all these factors (which he said above - batsmen, fast bowlers) will be taken into consideration while picking the squad for the third Test (Pakistan had announced a squad only for the first 2 Tests).

New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson, admits that there were a few improvements in the second innings but that session on Day 3 was the one which cost the game. Says that Yasir bowled well and in demanding areas but feels his own batsmen could have done better in playing spin. On the second innings display, he is happy that the batters learnt from their mistakes. Praises Pakistan batsmen for setting up this win after scoring more than 400 runs. Smiles on being told that the ball to dismiss him in the first innings was Yasir's best but says that Shah bowled a lot of good deliveries and the Kiwis will have to face him again in the next match. Wants his batsmen to be prepared. Is happy about the fact that the batters ensured that it did not turn out to be a one-sided game after that first innings implosion.

YASIR SHAH HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH FOR HIS 14/184. Smiles on being asked about Imran Khan's record of most wickets by a Pakistan bowler in a Test match. On his own performance, Yasir says that this was a big display for him as he had not done much after coming back from injury. Aids the wicket for giving him spin and bounce, which he lacked in the previous games. On the momentum loss after the previous match, Shah states that the team had put that behind and was more focussed in this game. Adds that even though they bowled the Kiwis out for 90 in the first innings, they did not take them for granted. Hopes to do even better going forward.

As a team, Pakistan will focus on their batting effort. Their run rate might have been slower than a snail but they did the dirty work and got the runs on the board. And they proved to be more than enough. Azhar Ali and Haris Sohail got the runs while Babar Azam enjoyed his outing too. With the ball though, they would have enjoyed Yasir's 14 but would have loved to see other bowlers contributing. But either ways, they will take this win. Please stay tuned for the presentation...

One good thing from New Zealand's point of view is that even though they have suffered an innings defeat, their second innings fightback is something that they can take as a positive. There were no cheap dismissals in the top 7 barring Raval and every batsman put a price tag on his wicket. Will serve them a world of good going into the third Test.

The writing was always on the wall once New Zealand folded for 90. But fightbacks from Latham, Taylor and Nicholls ensured that Pakistan had to fight hard to earn this win. They picked up 10 wickets inside 36 overs in the first innings, but in the second, they had to bowl 112.5 overs. Yasir Shah was again at the forefront, taking 6 wickets in the second dig, but this time around, he got good support from Hasan Ali.

We have a series decider. Pakistan have bounced back. What a big win for them. But it is an even bigger victory for Yasir Shah. He had been having a rough outing for the past few games but this one has seen him be simply the best.

112.5

OUT! Caught behind! 14 wickets for Yasir in the match and PAKISTAN HAVE WON BY AN INNINGS AND 16 RUNS! The series is level 1-1. Shah runs across to his left and dives as if in a swimming pool. It has been HIS Test match, taking 70 percent of the opposition wickets to have fallen. Coming to the ball, it is full and outside off, Boult looks to defend but the ball spins away, takes the outside edge and Sarfraz does the rest. Pakistan appeal and the umpire raises his finger!

112.4

Around middle, watchfully played towards mid-wicket.

112.3

Works it through mid-wicket for a single.

Trent Boult is the last man in.

112.2

WICKET! Top edge and taken! 5-for for Yasir again, 13 in the match now! Special performance from a special player. He gets down and does the sajda. This was the googly, outside off, Wagner went for the slog sweep but due to the away turn, got a top edge. The ball swirled a lot in the air but Hasan Ali came running in from deep mid-wicket, kept his cool and took it nicely, diving forward in the end. New Zealand still 17 away from making Pakistan bat again.

112.1

The straighter ball, around middle, watchfully defended.

111.6

Full and outside off, pushed towards mid off. 311/8

111.5

Excellent yorker now, around off, well dug out.

111.4

Excellent channel, full and just outside off, tailing in late, watchfully pushed towards mid off.

111.3

EDGED, FOUR! That has somehow gone through. Full and around off, Patel looks to defend but the ball goes off the outside edge past the slip cordon towards third man. The deficit is now down to 17. The stand is worth 10.

111.2

Just around off, defended from the crease.

111.1

On middle and leg, flicked away for three runs. Moves to 10.

110.6

IN THE AIR... SAFE! Full on middle, NW looks to sweep but gets it off the glove, over the keeper and leg slip! A run taken. 304/8

110.5

Full and outside off, Neil gets out the reverse sweep this time, past slip to third man. Two runs taken.

110.4

Full and around middle, Neil looks to defend but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads. The ball goes to point.

110.3

Another LBW shout. Not out. Was that doing too much? Pakistan do not have any review left. Full and outside off, Wagner looks to sweep but misses. He is hit on the pads and Yasir reckons that he is out. Ball Tracker shows the ball to be MISSING leg stump.

110.2

NOT OUT. Massive inside edge. Full and outside off, Wagner stays back to defend but the ball spins in a mile and hits him on the pads. There is a massive shout, umpire Oxenford thinks for a while and then raises his finger. Wagner immediately asks for a review and Snickometer detects wood's presence.

Neil Wagner has been adjudged LBW! He has taken the review though. Was there bat involved?

110.1

Around off, solidly defended.

109.6

Huge, huge appeal for LBW! Not out, says the umpire! Pakistan are not impressed. This one came back off the seam sharply and hit Ajaz on the back pad. Looked close but the umpire said no. Probably too high? 301/8

109.5

Another fish and a miss outside off.

109.4

Outside off, another one jagging back in, Ajaz feels for it but misses.

Ajaz Patel is the new man in at number 10, replacing Nicholls.

109.3

OUT! Bowled! 'That's game for me' says an elated Waqar Younis on air. What a delivery. It is bowled at 140 kph, outside off and Nicholls looks to defend. But the ball jags back in a long way, goes past the bat and hits the off stump! Henry stands there, looking at the ground in disappointment. Perhaps, missing the the century will not be that bad a feeling for him as not taking New Zealand past the innings defeat mark. 27 more needed to make Pakistan bat again.

109.2

A short ball down the leg side, Nicholls looks to pull but misses.

109.1

Around off, watchfully defended.

108.6

Fired on leg stump, Wagner stays back and blocks. 301/7

108.5

Landed around off, watchfully defended.

108.4

The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

108.3

Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off.

108.2

On middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for a run.

108.1

Poor cricket from Pakistan. Full and around off, Wagner pushes it through point and takes an easy single. 300 UP FOR NEW ZEALAND. Monumental effort.

107.6

Stays back in his crease and blocks again. 299/7

107.5

The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot.

107.4

A short ball down the leg side, HN looks to pull but misses. The ball does not carry to the keeper.

107.3

On a length outside off, Henry looks to defend but gets a bottom edge which bounces and hits him on the grille.

107.2

Outside off, played behind point for a couple. The trail is down to 29.

107.1

Full and around off, pushed to the off side.

Hasan Ali to bowl from the other end.

106.6

Outside off, a play and a miss. 297/7

106.5

The batsman failed to make contact and was hit low on the pads.

106.4

Around off, defended from the crease.

106.3

Full and down the leg side, Wagner looks to flick but misses. Is hit on the pads and Pakistan appeal but that was sliding down leg.

106.2

On middle, worked straight to square leg.

106.1

Full and around off, watchfully defended.

35 overs left in the day. Will this match end tonight? The players are back out in the middle. New Zealand need 31 more to make Pakistan bat again. Here we go. Yasir Shah vs Neil Wagner first up...

... DAY 4, FINAL SESSION ...

Hats off to the Black Caps though, for fighting it out till the end. They have still 31 runs to target, to try and at least make Pakistan bat again. Yasir Shah has picked up 4 so far but the good thing is that Hasan Ali has looked dangerous as well. 3 wickets remaining. Will either of the two get a fifer? Join us at 3 pm local (1100 GMT) for all the action from the final session.

The match is slowly coming to a close. We have a third session after all. The Kiwis started this session 4 down and have ended it 7 down. Henry Nicholls' century is probably the only factor which is a point of interest for the visiting side.

105.6

A good delivery to end the session. This is tossed up on middle, it pitches and straightens a touch. Nicholls tries to defend but the ball takes the outside edge and luckily goes away from the fielder at silly point. TEA ON DAY 4! 297/7

105.5

This is on the stumps and it is played out by the batsman.

105.4

The batsman chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump.

105.3

Tosses it up on off, kept out.

105.2

Outside off, left alone.

105.1

SIX! All the way! Excellent use of the feet as Henry gets to the pitch of the ball and lofts it over the bowler's head. It is Nicholls' first six in his Test career.

104.6

Another huge appeal but the umpire shakes his head! Sarfraz can't believe it though. It is the slider from Yasir and it is pitched on middle, Wagner goes back and tries to flick but he seems to have missed it and gets hit on the pads. A huge appeal follows but the umpire stays put. Not sure why, maybe there was an inside edge. No inside edge, Ball Tracker later on shows that it was spinning down leg. 291/7

104.5

Floated up on off, Wagner once again blocks it out.

104.4

From around the wicket, Yasir lands it on the rough and gets it to turn back in. Wagner lunges and tries to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads.

104.3

Gets bat on it this time and sweeps it through square leg for a run.

104.2

A huge shout but not given! Going down leg indicates the umpire. Tosses it up on middle, it turns back in. Nicholls goes for the sweep but misses to get hit on the pads.

104.1

On the shorter side and on middle, Wagner pulls it to deep square leg for a run. Not a good delivery by Yasir, he has let Wagner get off strike on the very first ball.

103.6

On off, Hnery keeps it out. A dot to end. 289/7

103.5

Swept and swept nicely! Not for a boundary but a couple. On the stumps, HN goes down on one knee and sweeps it through square leg for a brace. Trail is below 40 now.

103.4

Reaches out for the ball, makes it into a full toss and paddles it towards short fine leg for a run.

103.3

Well played! This is slower through the air on off, Wagner prods forward and defends it onto the ground.

103.2

Tosses it above the eye line but bowls it outside off, another leave.

103.1

Nicely tossed up outside off, Wagner shoulders arms to it.

102.6

Short again and on the pads to Nicholls, worked away with the turn to deep square leg for a single and he keeps the strike for the next over. 286/7

102.5

Wagner rocks back to this short one and punches it off his back foot to long on for a run. Sarfraz tells Yasir to bowl a tad fuller.

102.4

Around the wicket for this one, lands well outside off and the ball spins in a big way to hit Wagner high on the pads. There is not too much of an appeal here as the ball was doing too much.

102.3

Beautiful loop on this one, Wagner jams it out somehow in the end and the ball goes on to hit his pad.

102.2

Flatter ball that comes in a mile after landing, Neil adjusts well in the end and plays it back to Yasir.

102.1

Looped up outside off, Wagner comes ahead to drive it to mid off.

101.6

A maiden as the last ball is also blocked. It was tossed up on off. 285/7

101.5

A little too full this time so the spin is out of contention, it is driven to the man at covers.

101.4

Loopy ball on off, Nicholls gets right on top of the delivery and smothers it onto the ground.

101.3

Better this is closer to the off pole and hence the batsman has to play at it. He does so with a solid forward defense.

101.2

Another one which is floated up outside off, is left alone. Nicholls need not play at those as the ball is turning away even more.

101.1

Tosses it up outside off, the batsman lets it be.

100.6

Flatter delivery aimed at the pads, Wagner is on his back foot as he keeps it out. It is a maiden wicket over. 285/7

Neil Wagner is the next batsman to the crease.

100.5

OUT! Cleaned all ends up! Unnecessary from Sodhi here! Nice and looped up delivery on middle and leg, holding its line. Sodhi goes for the paddle sweep but misses the ball completely. It goes on to hit the stumps. Disappointing stuff from Ish, especially with a set batsman at the other end. Fourth wicket of this innings for Yasir and Pakistan are just 3 away now.

100.4

Beaten outside off again! Quicker zippy ball that turns enough to miss the outside edge. Unlucky is Yasir there!

100.3

The batsman defends this flatter delivery from within the crease.

100.2

What a beauty! This ball lands on middle, grips turns and bounces to beat the outside edge of Sodhi who comes ahead to defend.

100.1

Flatter and quicker on middle, Ish is deep in his crease as he pushes it to mid on.

99.6

This is a loopy ball on off, Nicholls defends it off the front foot. 285/6

99.5

Gives it air around off, Sodhi clips it to square leg for a single.

99.4

Another floated ball on off, Sodhi prods forward and keeps it out towards short leg.

99.3

Plants his front foot and works it with the turn to mid-wicket.

99.2

Slightly shorter in length outside off, the batsman goes back and cuts it through point for a run.

99.1

Gives it air on middle, Nicholls defends it onto the ground.

98.6

This is a quick yorker on off stump, Ish digs it out very late but is fine in the end. 283/6

98.5

This is full and outside off again, it is defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

98.4

Looped up on middle, the batsman pushes it back down the ground towards mid on.

98.3

This ball is flatter and short on off, Sodhi is on his back foot as he punches it to point.

98.2

Fuller and quicker outside off, Ish gets a thick edge towards point as he tries to drive this one towards cover. It's all along the ground.

98.1

Flatter outside leg, Ish misses the ball as he tries to defend and it hits him on his pad, albeit outside leg.

97.6

Back of a length around off, Nicholls stands tall and keeps it out. 283/6

97.5

Full length outside off and Nicholls plays the drive through cover point, there were two fielders after it, one from point and the other from overs. The latter picks it up and then parries it to the former. The batsmen in the meantime take two.

97.4

Short of a length this time and Nicholls flicks it through square leg for two.

97.3

Full and a bit of movement off the pitch but Nicholls defends it with confidence on his front foot.

97.2

Good length and outside off, Nicholls need not play at those. Henry has been patient till now but he will be in search of runs as there is not a lot of batting to come.

97.1

Full toss outside off and Nicholls drives it straight to the fielder at covers.

96.6

Nicholls keeps strike as he rocks onto the back foot and punches it wide of mid off for a run. The trail is also under 50 now. 279/6

96.5

Ish pulls this slow and short one on middle away towards the vacant deep square leg area. The batsmen come back for three by the time the throw is back.

96.4

Short ball on the pads, Nicholls stays back and works it away using his wrists, to the deep square leg for a single.

96.3

Fuller and quick again outside off, the left-hander comes ahead and defends it into the ground.

96.2

Flatter and quicker outside off, Henry is back in his crease and defends it back to the bowler.

96.1

FOUR! Good connection on this one from Nicholls. Might be going into the attack mode now. This one is flighted outside off and Nicholls dancing down the wicket, lifts it over mid on's head for four.

95.6

Goes fuller this time, Sodhi shuffles across and strokes it to mid off. 270/6

95.5

Just ahead of a length and on off, it is kept out.

Ish Sodhi is in at no. 8.

95.4

OUT! TIMBER! Hasan Ali gets his man once again. This is the third time in 4 innings he has got Colin in this series. His bunny? Well one could say so. He was exactly brought in to get CdG and he has delivered. However, Colin has thrown it away. He had come out with an attacking approach but you need to be selective about which ball to attack and which ball not to. This was on a length and around off, Colin swings across the line, the ball does not bounce as he anticipates it to. It sneaks under his bat, hits the pads and then deflects onto the stumps. Hasan brings out his trademark celebration and also gives de Grandhomme the stare. Pakistan now 4 wickets away from an innings victory. Also, they are into the tail now.

95.3

FOUR! If it is in his arc de Grandhomme will go for it. It was uppish but in the gap. The slower ball and it is full on off, CdG strokes it through covers and a boundary.

95.2

The batsman rocks onto the backfoot and punches the ball.

95.1

Full and a bit of movement off the pitch for Hasan and Colin tries to drive but he edges it towards the mid on.

94.6

On the middle pole, the batsman is solid in defense. 266/5

94.5

The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads.

94.4

This is on the pads, Grandhomme flicks it through square leg for a run.

94.3

Uses his feet and takes it on the full, Nicholls strokes it to mid on for a run.

94.2

What happened there? Yasir Shah was excited but it did not last for long. A flighted ball on the pads, it dips on the batsman. Colin looks to flick but the ball takes the inside edge and hits the pads. It lobs over Azam who is ducking for cover at short leg and the batsmen take a run. Can't blame Azam for taking evasive action, not a lot of men would stand upright when Colin is hitting a shot.

94.1

Tosses it up around middle, Colin defends it off the front foot.

93.6

The batsman chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 263/5

93.5

Inside edge and the ball goes towards fine leg for a single. He played it away from his body and he is lucky that the ball didn't go on and hit the stumps.

93.4

Short of a length and on the pads and Colin flicks it away towards wide mid on for two.

93.3

FOUR! Top shot! You just need not run for those. Slightly fuller this time around off, Colin de Grandhomme leans into it and strokes it on the up, through mid off and the ball races away.

93.2

Again it is on a length around off, trying to get the ball to shape back in. No movement though and Colin is solid in defense.

93.1

Straight away on the line, bowls on the good length area and Colin defends it.

Hasan Ali is back on. The reason to bring him on? He has got Colin de Grandhomme a few times in this series.

92.6

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. Successful over for Yasir, right after the drinks break. Pakistan should be pumped up now. 256/5

92.5

Short and outside off, de Grandhomme goes back and punches it through point for a single to get off the mark.

Colin de Grandhomme walks in next at number 7, replacing Watling.

92.4

OUT! The umpire raises his finger. This could be the spark I was talking about. Huge wicket! Watling wants the review but 15 seconds have passed says the umpire and the batsman has to continue walking. The ball was on middle and Watling coming ahead, tries to defend but misses the ball. He gets rapped low on the front pad as the ball holds its line. Replays show that even if Watling had gone on to review, it wouldn't have mattered as the ball was going on to hit the top of leg stump. It was a good partnership of 57 runs that has been broken and Pakistan are halfway through the batting line-up now.

92.3

Flighted outside off, Nicholls plays it away to deep mid-wicket with the turn for a single.

92.2

Shorter ball and turns away outside off after landing, Watling pushes it to sweeper cover and gets to the other end.

92.1

Looped up on middle, Watling is watchful in defense.

Drinks break. Good, smart batting from the Kiwis. They have played safe and also moving the scorecard along quite well. The Pakistanis seem to be tiring a bit under the sun. Need something to spark them up.

91.6

FOUR! Fifty for Henry and he gets there courtesy a misfield. His 7th in this format. He is served a full toss and on off, Nicholls drives it off the middle but it is too close to the mid off fielder. He fails to stop it as he tumbles over the ball. It races to the fence. His teammates are on their feat to applaud the knock. He has gone the Haris Sohail way, grinded it out there and has worked his way to a patient fifty. Can he make it big though? 253/4

91.5

Full outside off and Nicholls doesn't get in the way of the ball.

91.4

Edgy runs! Abbas gets some movement after he lands it around off, it shapes away a little. Nicholls plays inside the line, gets an outside edge bags a brace as the ball goes down to the third man region. Also, the 50-run stand is up, they however, need one big stand and New Zealand would hope this is probably the one.

91.3

Good length and around off, Nicholls is forward in defense. This is the line he needs to bowl consistently.

91.2

Full outside off and Nicholls doesn't get in the way of the ball.

91.1

Full and Nicholls drives straight to mid off.

90.6

Pulls his length back to a shorter one, Nicholls will keep strike as he picks up a run towards deep square leg. 247/4

90.5

Ooh! What happened there? The ball seems to have held its line and beaten the batsman's outside edge as he attempts to defend it back to the bowler. Replays confirm there was nothing on that one.

90.4

Another flighted one on leg side, Nicholls works it away along the ground towards short fine leg.

90.3

Good ball on middle and turns slightly after landing but Nicholls adjusts well as he is down the ground and defends it watchfully.

90.2

Short and wide outside off, cut away for a single.

90.1

Flighted outside off, Watling is ahead and defends it into the ground.

89.6

Comes around the wicket and bowls it on the stump but Nicholls drives it straight to mid off. 245/4

89.5

Another leave as it is once again outside off. Abbas needs to be a little more closer to the stumps, yes the ball is not doing a lot but if you do not make the batsman play, he just won't get out.

89.4

Outside off again and the batsman leaves it again. There is just nothing for the pacers on this wicket, no bounce, no swing nothing. Too easy for the batters.

89.3

Drives straight to mid on off the front foot.

89.2

Driven off the front foot to mid off but there's a fielder to save the run.

89.1

Short of a length outside off and Nicholls lets it go.

88.6

Watling keeps it out outside off. Maiden over. 245/4

88.5

Another slider and Watling is careful and ensures that he gets his bat in front of his pads as he defends.

88.4

This is flighted and on off, the batsman plays a drive back to Yasir.

88.3

Quicker slider on off and middle, Watling brings his bat down in time to defend it and prevent the ball hitting the pads.

88.2

This ball is full and on the pads, BJ is ahead and pushes it to mid-wicket.

88.1

Flighted outside off, Watling comes forward and dead bats it.

87.6

Short of a length outside off and Nicholls lets it go. 245/4

87.5

Short of a length and Nicholls hits it straight to mid on.

87.4

Good length and around off, Nicholls is solid in defense.

87.3

Pulls his length back on this one and bowls it on off, it comes straight on and Nicholls gets behind the line and blocks it out with ease.

87.2

Full on the off stump and Nicholls defends off his front foot.

87.1

Full outside off and Nicholls leaves it.

86.6

This ball is outside off and the batsman waits on the back foot and places it late towards third man for another couple. 245/4

86.5

This is slightly fuller and quicker on off, BJ is ahead to defend it.

86.4

Another short one outside off, Watling has enough time to go on the back foot and push it to deep cover for a couple of runs.

86.3

Flatter ball and straightens after landing, Nicholls whips it away to deep mid-wicket and rotates strike.

86.2

This is wider outside off, BJ cuts it away to sweeper cover and gets to the other end.

86.1

Flatter delivery outside off and skids on after landing. Was too close to cut but Watling somehow manages to get it away to point.

Yasir Shah is back on.

85.6

Over the wicket and just outside off, the ball does nothing and the batsman is comfortable in defense. 239/4

85.5

Outside off, this is a good ball. Gets Nicholls to defend outside off and away from his body. Could be dangerous sometimes.

85.4

Good length outside off, Nicholls defends it toward short cover.

85.3

Outside off on a short length, the ball keeps low and goes through to the keeper on the second bounce.

85.2

Well outside off, Henry does not want to play with it.

85.1

Outside off and on a good length, the ball holds its line. Nicholls lets it go through.

84.6

Shorter and outside off, Watling plays it towards point off the back foot. 239/4

84.5

Shorter one aimed at the pads, Nicholls flicks it away towards mid-wicket. It is good running again as the batsmen come back for three.

84.4

Another similar delivery, he tries the same shot but gets the inside half of the bat as the ball goes back to the bowler.

84.3

FOUR! Beautiful shot. This one is slightly fuller and outside off. Nicholls drives through the line and all along the ground to the long off fence for four.

84.2

Outside off and left alone by the batsman.

Another halt as Nicholls is having the same problem with the advertising pads at the other end now.

84.1

Slightly short of a length and on top of off, Nicholls stays back in the crease and plays it back to the bowler.

83.6

Over the wicket for the last ball, it's on a length and outside off. Watling defends it coming half ahead. 232/4

83.5

A good flick away towards the deep square leg boundary to this length ball on the pads. Great running as the batsmen manage to come back for the third. New Zealand are looking urgent with their running.

83.4

Short of a good length outside off, it is defended into the ground off the back foot.

83.3

Closer to the off stump and on a good length, Nicholls covers the swing and defends it.

83.2

Well outside off this time and the batsman shoulders arms to it.

83.1

An edge on this fuller one outside off, but the ball doesn't carry to gully. Nicholls was pushing with hard hands at this but is lucky that the ball didn't go to hand.

82.6

Short of a length and on middle, the right-hander is back in the crease and defends with a straight bat. 229/4

82.5

The first one on the pads, Watling plays it to short mid-wicket.

82.4

Length ball again outside off stump, Watling decides to play this to cover off the back foot.

82.3

Good probing line outside off, but BJ is solid in defense.

82.2

Shorter one outside off, the batsman goes back this time and punches it to short cover.

82.1

Outside off to start with, Watling defends while coming half forward.

Hasan Ali is now into the attack.

81.6

Slightly on the shorter side, the batsman stays back in the crease and pushes it to the bowler. 229/4

81.5

Good length and outside off, this one straightens after landing. It will put a doubt in the batsman's mind as he opts to leave this one again.

81.4

New ball taken and this one comes in after landing! But the ball was well outside off and Nicholls leaves it alone wisely.

There you go. The second new ball has been taken.

81.3

Slightly fuller and moves away after landing on off. The ball takes the outside edge but doesn't carry to first slip. Nicholls did well to play at it with soft hands.

81.2

Good length and just on top of off stump, Nicholls is half ahead as he defends it back to the bowler.

81.1

Outside off and the ball moves away slightly after landing. Nicholls leaves it alone.

Mohammad Abbas is into the attack now.

80.6

Good bounce on this one outside off, Watling just keeps it out with soft hands. 229/4

80.5

Fuller and outside off, Nicholls pushes it away to long off and gets to the other end. The lead for Pakistan has become less than 100 now.

80.4

The ball was full and outside off. Spins away after landing, Nicholls leaves it alone.

80.3

Nicholls stands tall and defends with a straight bat.

80.2

Flatter ball on the pads, another flick but this time in the gap to square leg and a single is taken.

80.1

Full on middle, Watling flicks it to short mid-wicket.

The second new ball is available now. Pakistan have not taken it though.

79.6

Punched away to sweeper again and Watling keeps strike. 227/4

79.5

This ball is shorter and punched away towards cover for a brace.

79.4

This ball is fuller and on off, Watling comes ahead and defends it toward cover.

79.3

Quicker and at the pads, Watling sweeps it but the ball goes straight to short fine leg.

79.2

Looped up and on middle and leg, Watling brings his bat in front of the pad and defends it.

79.1

A short one, Nicholls pulls it away to deep square leg for a run.

78.6

Another flick to end the over but it is to the fielder. 223/4

78.5

This is flatter and on the pads, Watling flicks it away but straight to square leg.

78.4

This one rares up of a length and hits Watling on the arm. It surprises the batsman as he was trying to pull it away.

A little halt in play. Watling moves away before the ball is delivered as he got some sun in his eyes as the light is reflecting off the advertising ropes behind the bowler. They are removed and we are good to go.

78.3

Looped up on middle, Watling prods ahead and dead bats it.

78.2

Flatter one, turns a bit after landing, Nicholls taps it to the leg side and picks up a single to mid-wicket.

78.1

Flatter ball outside off, Nicholls pats it back to the bowler.

Welcome back for the post-Lunch session. The players are out in the middle. Henry Nicholls to face the first ball after resumption. Bilal Asif to bowl the first over.

... Day 4, Session 2 ...

Key thing now is that the second new ball is just 2 overs away. Pakistan will look to strike immediately with that after the break and then run through the rest. On the flip side, if Watling and Nicholls can weather that storm, we might have a third session with Pakistan actually chasing a target. Join us back at 12.40 pm local (0640 GMT).

Cannot fault New Zealand much. They have fought hard and if you simply look at the score - 222/4 - it does not make a bad reading at all. Just that they are 106 runs behind with one inning already played, is piling on all the pressure on them. After Latham's grit and Taylor's attack, Nicholls has looked composed while Watling has not given anything for detractors to raise a finger so far.

It was a session which saw 91 runs being scored in 35 overs. On the outside it might seem like an attritional one but in reality it was not. Hasan and Abbas got the ball to reverse swing while Yasir got the ball to turn. Bilal was not that effective with his lines and lengths but you look at the scorecard and will read - Taylor dismissed by Asif. He has reaped the rewards of a tight line by Yasir.

A session which will please both sides. Pakistan more, because they managed to break the backbone of New Zealand's batting while the Kiwis will be happy that they did not lose more than 2 wickets in that extended session.

77.6

Down the leg side, Watling looks to flick but misses. LUNCH ON DAY 4, NEW ZEALAND TRAIL BY 106! 222/4

77.5

Full and outside off, watchfully defended.

77.4

Gets the paddle fine, but there is protection in the deep at fine leg. Two runs taken.

77.3

Full and around off, swept through square leg for a run.

77.2

Goes back and works it through square leg for a single. The deficit is now 109.

77.1

Around off, watchfully defended.

Looks like there is a minute left in the clock. We shall have one more over before Lunch. Haris Sohail to bowl that. 2-0-8-0 so far.

76.6

Full and around leg, played in front of short leg. 218/4

76.5

Down the leg side, Henry lets it go and Sarfraz parries it to short fine leg.

76.4

Fuller in length, pushed back to the bowler.

76.3

This is pitched outside leg as well, Nicholls looks to defend but misses and the ball hits his pads.

76.2

Pitched outside leg, padded away.

76.1

Full on middle and leg, watchfully defended.

75.6

Full and outside off, Nicholls gets down and sweeps it powerfully through square leg for a run. Moves to 30 and the stand is worth 20 now. 218/4

75.5

Landed outside off, spinning in, watchfully defended.

75.4

Goes back and works it through square leg for a single.

75.3

Full and around off, watchfully defended.

75.2

FOUR! HAMMERED! Too short and there is plenty of free real estate. Watling rocks back and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.

75.1

Short and around off, Watling goes back and pulls it wide of mid on for a couple.

74.6

Very full outside off, watchfully defended. 210/4

74.5

Landed outside off, Nicholls goes back to punch but gets a bottom edge back down the pitch.

74.4

The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

74.3

Outside off, left alone.

74.2

Fuller in length, watchfully blocked out.

74.1

Around off, watchfully defended.

73.6

The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 210/4

73.5

Full and outside leg, swept fine for a run.

73.4

'OYE! OYE! OYEEEEE!' yells Sarfraz. There seemed to be a miscommunication in the middle. But all is well in the end. Short and outside off, Watling punches it through point and sets off for a single. Nicholls responds but BJ stops for a fraction. Seeing that, Henry also pauses. Now Sarfraz starts to yell to Hafeez but the fielder has a long way to get to the ball. Nicholls eventually pushes Watling through and the single is completed.

73.3

Full and outside off, watchfully defended.

73.2

Beaten this time. Here BJ comes forward and goes at it with hard hands. The ball rips past the outside edge.

73.1

Full and outside off, Watling reaches out and looks to dead-bat that. Goes at it with soft hands and gets an outside edge which dies down in front of first slip.

72.6

Outside off, left alone. 208/4

72.5

Full and around off, pushed back to the bowler.

72.4

Goes back and works it past short leg for a run.

72.3

FOUR! Well played. Full and outside off, Watling gets down and across and paddles it past backward square leg for a boundary.

72.2

The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

72.1

On middle and leg, helped through mid-wicket for a single.

71.6

Full and outside off, pushed towards mid off. 202/4

71.5

Around off, watchfully defended.

71.4

The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

71.3

Fuller in length, driven straight to the bowler.

71.2

The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot.

71.1

Outside off, fuller in length, Watling looks to defend but the ball rips past the outside edge.

70.6

Beaten. Beautiful length to finish that over. Bowled with a scrambled seam, tossed up outside off, Nicholls looks to defend but the ball spins past the outside edge. 202/4

70.5

Goes back in his crease and blocks this time.

70.4

Fuller in length, watchfully played out.

70.3

The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

70.2

FOUR! Good-looking shot. Full and outside off, Nicholls reaches out and sweeps it through mid-wicket for a boundary! 200 UP FOR NEW ZEALAND. The deficit is now 126.

70.1

Outside off, left alone.

69.6

Full on middle, pushed back to the bowler. A very good maiden from Yasir. 198/4

69.5

Massive shout for LBW! Not given. Two noises. Full and around middle, Watling looked to defend but missed and was hit on the pads. Pakistan roared out an appeal but umpire Reiffel stayed put. Replays indicate bat - but was the ball hitting the pad first? Close call. Benefit of doubt.

69.4

Another ripper. Pitched outside off, Bradley lunges to defend but the ball spins away past the outside edge.

69.3

Outside off, punched towards cover.

69.2

The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

69.1

Outside off, Watling looks to defend but misses.

68.6

Outside off, left alone. Finally some success for Bilal. 198/4

68.5

EDGED, BUT SHORT! Things continue to happen. Full and outside off, Nicholls looks to defend but the ball takes the outside edge and lands just short of first slip!

68.4

The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

Bradley Watling walks in at number 6, replacing Taylor.

68.3

OUT! Top edge and this time the catch is taken! Well, this was coming. Taylor was looking a bit too flirty. This is the difference between Yasir and Bilal - BOUNCE. Had Rosco played this shot to Yasir, he might have pulled it off. But because Bilal induces extra bounce, Taylor gets a top edge off the sweep. He got a top edge in Bilal's last over too. That time, the fielder was placed at the deep fine leg boundary. On this occasion, Yasir was stationed 10 yards inside. Comes running in slightly and takes a decent catch. Taylor misses out on a century but more importantly, Pakistan are back in this again. Not that they were out of this, but now, the remaining 6 wickets don't look that far. The deficit for New Zealand is still 130.

68.2

Comes forward and pushes it towards the bowler.

68.1

Full and around off, watchfully defended towards short leg.

67.6

Pushes this through mid on for a run. 198/3

67.5

A short ball, pulled towards square leg. There is a bit of a yes-yes and a no-no but eventually they go for the single.

67.4

50-RUN STAND IS UP. The fight continues. Around off, pushed through mid on for a single.

67.3

That ball has taken the inside edge of the batsman and thudded into his pads.

67.2

Full and around off, defended watchfully.

67.1

Dropped short, around middle, Taylor rocks back and pulls it through mid-wicket. He is in the mood to attack. Moves to 80 with that couple.

66.6

Goes back and works it past short leg for one. 193/3

66.5

Works it through square leg for a couple.

66.4

Around off, swept through mid-wicket for a run.

66.3

TOP EDGE, SAFE NOW! Rosco is flirting with his luck, playing too many attacking strokes. Full and around off, RT looks to sweep but the ball bounces and takes the top edge. Luckily for him, does not carry to deep fine leg. A single taken. The deficit is now 139.

66.2

Comes down the track this time but is beaten by the off spin. Looks to flick but is hit on the pads.

66.1

FOUR BYES! Too full, down the leg side, Taylor looks to paddle but misses. The keeper behind misses too. The stand is worth 42 now.

65.6

Lunges and blocks towards short leg now. 184/3

65.5

Full and outside off, pushed to the off side.

65.4

Ohhh... massive turn. Landed outside off, Nicholls initially looks to flick but then decides to pad it away. No LBW appeal as that was too high and spinning down leg too.

65.3

Short again, cut through point for a single.

65.2

Lessens the speed, tosses the ball up, bowls it fuller, around middle, watchfully defended.

65.1

Short and outside off, cut straight to point.

Rest for Yasir? No. He just gets a change of ends. Here he is again. 25-3-95-2 so far. Spin from both ends now.

64.6

Landed outside off, spinning away, shouldered arms to. 183/3

64.5

Nicely tossed up outside off, Henry looks to defend but the ball takes the inside edge and goes wide of short leg.

64.4

On middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for a run.

64.3

Full and around off, swept to deep mid-wicket for a single.

64.2

Outside off, left alone.

64.1

EDGED, BUT DROPPED! Bilal almost strikes on return. Full and outside off, Nicholls looks to defend but the ball spins away, takes the outside edge and goes to Sarfraz who reacts late. The ball hits his gloves and goes wide of first slip.

Yasir Shah is finally given some rest. Bilal Asif to bowl now. 14-1-30-0 so far.

63.6

Around off, Henry gets across and works it through mid-wicket for one. Moves to 20. 181/3

63.5

Full and outside off, closer than the previous one, this time a compact defense is shown.

63.4

Tempting line outside off, fuller in length, inviting the drive but Nicholls shoulders arms.

63.3

Landed outside off, Taylor gets across and looks to defend but the ball squirts off the inner half of the bat through square leg. A run taken.

63.2

Drives this straight down the ground. Yasir Shah dives to his right from mid on and saves the boundary. A single taken. The deficit is now 149.

63.1

Full and just outside off, watchfully defended towards cover.

62.6

Very full and just outside off, watchfully pushed towards cover for a run. 178/3

62.5

Full and outside off, Nicholls looks to sweep but misses and is hit on the body. Impact was well outside off.

62.4

Comes over the wicket now, bowls a googly, worked to square leg for a single.

62.3

Again, pitched well outside leg, padded away once more.

62.2

Full and down the leg side, flicked through mid-wicket for a couple. Moves to 70. The stand is worth 30 now.

62.1

Pitched outside leg, padded away.

61.6

The batsman chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 174/3

61.5

Around off, watchfully defended.

61.4

The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump.

61.3

Miles outside off, Nicholls is not tempted into the drive and lets it go.

61.2

The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

61.1

Full and outside off, pretty wide, left alone.

60.6

Landed well outside leg, Rosco looks to pad it away but this time the ball hits the keeper's pads. 174/3

60.5

One more delivery outside leg, padded away again.

60.4

Landed outside leg, padded away.

60.3

Now plays the conventional sweep, through mid-wicket for a single.

60.2

FOUR! Nicely played. Full and outside off, Nicholls quickly gets into position and reverse sweeps it behind backward point.

60.1

Full and around off, watchfully defended.

DRINKS ARE ON THE FIELD. If you are wondering why the break has been taken 15 minutes earlier than the usual 11 am local, just to inform you, that we had an early start today - at 9.30 am local time. Hence, this is a 2-and-a-half-hour session, which means that the break was scheduled after 75 minutes. Good fighting period of Test cricket. Pakistan have not bowled badly while New Zealand have not caved in. There is reverse swing available, there is massive turn around but the Kiwis have been defiant. They have managed to score just 38 runs in 17 overs this morning but have lost only Latham. Taylor is stitching the innings nicely and the team just needs its other batsmen to play around him. Still 159 runs behind. 81 overs left in the day.

59.6

Full and around middle, flicked straight to short mid-wicket. 169/3

Change in the field. A man has been brought at short mid on, in addition to the already existing short mid-wicket.

59.5

Walks into the shot and pushes it towards mid on.

59.4

Down the leg side, Rosco misses his flick and the ball goes off his pads to the leg side.

59.3

Full and straight, driven straight down the ground.

59.2

On middle and leg, flicked straight to mid-wicket.

59.1

NOT OUT. No inside edge but the ball is going down leg. Pakistan lose their second review as well. Have to admit, that looked close to the naked eye. Probably because Taylor got a long way across and fell over in his followthrough. Full and around off, tailing in a long way, Rosco looked to flick but missed and was hit on the pads. Abbas had a chat with Sarfraz and then went for the review. Hawk Eye showed it to be missing leg.

Is that out? Taylor seems to have been hit right in front of the stumps. He has been given not out. Pakistan have taken a review. Inside edge, perhaps?

58.6

Gets down and across this time and sweeps it but straight to square leg. 169/3

58.5

Landed wide outside off, spinning in a long way, Nicholls goes deep in his crease and blocks.

58.4

Pitched around off this time, better defensive technique shown.

58.3

Around leg, worked past short leg.

58.2

Too full, around off, driven through the covers for a single. The deficit is now 159.

58.1

Full and just outside off, well defended.

57.6

FOUR! Goes too straight, lands it down the leg side, Nicholls does not miss out and flicks it towards fine leg. Bilal Asif gives it a chase from long leg but while attempting a dive to his left, his knee hits the turf and he yells in pain. Gets up gingerly but is continuing. This 4th wicket stand has moved to 22 now. 168/3

57.5

Landed outside off again, pretty full, swinging away, wide as well, shouldered arms to.

57.4

Landed outside off, blocked doggedly towards point.

57.3

Very full, around middle, pushed towards mid on.

57.2

Down the leg side, Rosco tickles it towards fine leg for a single.

57.1

Full and just outside off, Taylor gets across and works it towards short mid-wicket.

56.6

A googly to end the over, around leg stump, HN goes back and punches it back to the bowler. 163/3

56.5

Much fuller, around middle, worked straight to short leg.

56.4

Down the leg side, short in length, Henry looks to flick but misses due to the extravagant turn, getting hit on the pads.

56.3

Around middle and off, Nicholls comes down the track and blocks.

56.2

On middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.

56.1

Full and around off, solidly defended.

55.6

Full and outside off, the outswinger, plays the drive this time, straight to Mohammad Hafeez at short extra cover. 162/3

55.5

One more leave outside off, pretty wide.

55.4

Covers his off stump and offers another leave.

55.3

Outside off, left alone.

55.2

Lovely delivery. Landed on a length outside off and then shapes away after pitching. Beats the outside edge.

55.1

Full on middle, Taylor works it through mid-wicket and sets off for a quick single. Could have been close had the fielder scored a direct hit.

Mohammad Abbas is called upon to bowl now. 13-5-29-0 so far. Very rare that he goes about, without picking up a wicket. The first innings was the second such instance, after his 0/31 in Abu Dhabi against the Kiwis in the third innings.

54.6

Outside off, dabbed to third man for a run. 161/3

54.5

Comes down the track and looks to drive but the ball spins in and goes off the inner half of the bat wide of mid-wicket. A single taken.

54.4

FOUR! FETCH THAT! 'AYE HARRISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!' yells Sarfraz. Poor effort in the field, poor ball first up. Short and around leg stump, Nicholls goes back and pulls it behind square leg. Haris Sohail gets to the ball from square leg and slides but the cherry goes through. Sarfraz shakes his head in disgust. The deficit is now 168.

54.3

Full and around off, watchfully defended.

54.2

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

54.1

Full and outside off, a bit widely tossed up, driven straight to mid off.

53.6

Around off, pushed to the off side. 155/3

53.5

The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

53.4

On middle and leg, worked straight to mid-wicket.

53.3

Goes for that inswinger, very full, it is pushed towards mid on.

53.2

Full and down the leg side, Taylor looks to flick but the ball goes off his pads down the leg side, which is stopped by the keeper.

Taylor pulls out. Sarfraz tries to be cheeky, moving the man from second slip very late, towards gully. Rosco spots that and then bails out. Rightly so.

53.1

Full and around middle, worked straight to mid-wicket.

52.6

The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 155/3

52.5

Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a run.

52.4

Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. They pick up a single.

52.3

On middle and leg, flicked towards mid-wicket.

52.2

Outside off, driven through the covers for a run.

52.1

Full on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.

51.6

The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 150/3

51.5

Full and around off, driven straight to mid off.

51.4

Around off, defended watchfully.

51.3

The batsman gets an inside edge and the ball hits him on the pads. They pick up a single.

51.2

Outside off, punched through point for a single.

51.1

Full and around off, watchfully defended.

50.6

On middle and leg, flicked away for a run. 148/3

50.5

The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

50.4

Outside off, punched off the back foot for a single.

50.3

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

50.2

Full on middle, driven straight down the ground.

50.1

Outside off, guided straight to backward point.

49.6

The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. Excellent over from Hasan. 146/3

49.5

NOT OUT. MISSING LEG! Nicholls survives. On a length outside off, coming in sharply, Henry misses his defense and is hit on the pads. Hasan appeals and umpire Reiffel raises his finger! HN has a chat with Taylor and then signals the 'T'. Technology saves him.

Nicholls has been adjudged LBW! He has taken the review though. Looks to be missing leg...

49.4

Full on middle, pushed straight to mid on.

Henry Nicholls walks in at number 5, replacing Latham.

49.3

OUT! Given out caught behind! The ball has carried! Well, there is a spike on the Snickometer but guess that the third umpire has given this in a bit of hurry. Massive moment in the game and Latham is not happy at all. Does not show any emotion, just walks off with his head down. Respect. On a length outside off, comes in a long way, Nicholls looks to defend but is beaten by the movement. There is a noise as the ball goes past bat and Pakistan appeal. Initially, Paul Reiffel is about to discuss with the square leg umpire whether the ball carried but then stops himself. Then Pakistan put more pressure and eventually, Reiffel signals upstairs, giving the soft signal as OUT. Now, here is the catch - Snickometer shows a spike when the ball goes past the bat - but at that same moment, the willow has hit the pad too! Could it have been that the noise came off the bat hitting the equipment? However, Ian Gould is happy with just two views. Immediately says that it is out. Could have taken more time. Not quite sure what was the source of the noise. Is this the opening Pakistan needed? New Zealand still trail by 182 runs.

Is that a nick? Pakistan reckon that they have got Latham caught behind. It has been given not out though. After a long deliberation, the umpires discuss amongst themselves and signal towards the third umpire. There was a noise. I guess this is about the carry. The soft signal is OUT.

49.2

Comes around the wicket and bowls a full ball around off, Latham nicely works it wide of mid on and comes back for the second. Two important runs. Because it brings up his 15TH TEST 50, 2nd against Pakistan and first in the UAE.

49.1

He is going for that inswinging yorker. Dishes out a low full toss in that process, which is flicked to deep mid-wicket for a single.

48.6

Once again, this is blocked in front of short leg, but not as convincingly as the previous one. Seemed to come down the track but got beaten in flight. Had to adjust. 143/2

48.5

On middle and leg, defended in front of short leg.

Yasir is not quite happy with the shape of the ball. He shows it to he umpire who seems happy though and returns it to Yasir.

48.4

Floated nicely around off, Tom looks to defend but the ball spins in, takes the inside edge and hits him on the pads.

48.3

On middle and leg, flicked towards mid on.

48.2

This is around off, driven wide of mid off for a single.

48.1

Tossed up nicely outside off, Latham looks to sweep but misses. The ball spins in off the rough and beats everyone. A bye taken.

47.6

On a length outside off, swinging in, pushed towards the off side. 141/2

47.5

A short ball outside off, Rosco is surprised but manages to keep it down to the off side.

47.4

Around off, solidly defended.

47.3

The ball has found the edge of the bat.

47.2

Full and around off, watchfully defended.

47.1

LBW appeal. Turned down. On a length around off, coming in a long way, Taylor misses his flick and is hit on the pads. Probably going down leg. Hawk Eye confirms.

46.6

Floated around middle, the googly, pushed towards the off side. 141/2

46.5

Around middle and leg, watchfully defended in front of short leg.

46.4

Full and outside leg, Tom looks to flick but the ball goes off his pads, wide of short leg, towards backward square leg.

46.3

FOUR! Lovely shot. Too full, around leg, Latham gets down and sweeps it through square leg for a boundary! The deficit is now 187.

46.2

Short in length, this time Rosco meets the cut, to deep point for a single.

46.1

Landed outside off, spinning away, Taylor looks to cut but misses.

45.6

Terrific inswinger again, on middle and leg, flicked through square leg for a single. The stand is worth 70 now. 136/2

Very good ball from Hasan that. He covered the ball till the time he was about to deliver and at the last moment, showed the shine.

45.5

Lovely inswinger, shaping in nicely from outside off, Rosco watchfully pushes it towards cover.

45.4

Around off, pushed to the off side.

45.3

Very full, outswinger, nearly a yorker, Taylor reads it well and digs it out.

45.2

A touch loose, half volley outside off, driven straight to cover.

45.1

Full and just around off, solidly defended.

44.6

On middle and leg, worked to the leg side. 135/2

44.5

The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads.

44.4

This time Tom connects with his flick but does well to keep it down, in front of leg slip.

44.3

Full and around off, pushed back to the bowler.

44.2

On middle and leg, Latham looks to flick but the ball goes off his pads and lands just short of leg slip.

44.1

Down the leg side, spinning a long way down, left alone.

Who will it be to bowl from the other end? Yasir? Abbas? The former.

43.6

On middle and leg, flicked straight to mid-wicket. 135/2

43.5

Massive movement. Hasan lands this outside off, Taylor looks to defend but the ball jags back in, takes the inside edge and hits him on the pads.

43.4

Full and just outside off, watchfully defended.

43.3

On a length outside off, coming in, Rosco looks to defend but the ball shapes away and beats him.

43.2

Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.

43.1

FOUR! What a way to start the day. Full and wide outside off, Taylor reaches out and drives it through the covers! HALF CENTURY FOR TAYLOR, his 29th in this format, 7th against Pakistan and 2nd in the UAE.

No overcast conditions today. Warm and bright sunshine welcomes all the players to the start of Day 4. Tom Latham and Ross Taylor mark their guards. It will be Hasan Ali to start off proceedings to Rosco. Here we go!

New Zealand coach Gary Stead had a chat with Danny Morrison last evening. Said that Pakistan have raised their level from the first Test but stressed that New Zealand have not given up. Hoped to fight hard and put pressure on the 'home' side. Admitted that things tend to happen quickly in this part of the world after nothing happening for a long time. Saw the positive in the team coming out nicely in the second innings, especially Tom Latham and Ross Taylor. Also agreed that the challenge is to learn how to play spin, especially since that is not seen much in New Zealand conditions. Concluded by saying that the advent of T20 forces the batsmen to play more strokes but here, it is more about playing out long periods of time.

Play begins half an hour early today - at 9.30 am local (0530 GMT) to make up for the lost overs due to rain and bad light yesterday. So this will be a 150-minute session. Pakistan will look at breaking this Taylor-Latham partnership and then get through the middle order quickly.

The 'home' side, on the other hand, might be on top but have got a few thoughts to ponder. While it is great to have a bowler take 10 wickets in an innings, it is not good to be over-reliant on him. Of the 12 wickets to have fallen, 10 have gone to Yasir, 1 has been a run out while one went to Hasan Ali, in the first innings. They will need other bowlers to support Shah, else you never know, a big fightback might even take the sting out of their attack.

A session of greatness for a Pakistani special. A period of madness for New Zealand. That is how one can describe Monday best. The Kiwis began their pursuit of 419 in a nice fashion, being 50/0. But then, Yasir Shah ran through them and they collapsed like a pack of cards, folding up for 90. They have now begun their second innings well too, having reached 131/2 but the prospect of being 197 runs behind, two days left and the pitch spinning will pose a big challenge. First target - can they make Pakistan bat again? Hello and a warm welcome to the fourth and probably, the final day of the second Test between Pakistan and New Zealand in Dubai.

... DAY 4, SESSION 1 ...

Another 197 runs is what New Zealand have to score first to avoid an innings defeat. Still a long way away and with the ball turning how it is, this looks a very tough task. Will Pakistan continue their domination or will New Zealand spring in a surprise? Join us to find out on Day 4. we have an early start as we lost quite a few overs today. So join us 30 minutes before. Till then, take care and goodbye!

New Zealand though will be happy with their effort in their second innings. They did lose Jeet Raval early but Williamson and Latham added 56 runs for the second wicket. The former though was dismissed and one believed the procession would once again begin but Taylor and Latham have continued the fight. The former never looked comfortable, whereas the latter is playing well. The two are amidst a 65-run stand and both are nearing their fifties. However, they need to play big innings if New Zealand stand a chance in this game.

New Zealand are fighting back well but Pakistan are way ahead in the game at the moment and it is courtesy one man, Yasir Shah - what a day he has had. First he picked up career-best figures and ensured Pakistan enforce the follow-on. To add to that, he also picked the two wickets to fall, ending with 10 today.

The umpires now feel the light is not good enough for play to continue so they have asked the players to walk off. THAT WILL BE STUMPS ON DAY 3!

42.6

Flatter and outside off, Taylor once again goes for the cut. The ball turns back in sharply. Taylor adjusts and then guides it through backward point for a run. 131/2

42.5

Pitches it on middle and it turns away further. Taylor lets it be as it is down the leg side.

42.4

Not a good follow-up delivery, it is short and outside off, Latham pushes it through covers and a run is taken.

42.3

Big turn for Bilal, he bowled it short and Latham defended it off his back foot but he was taken aback by the spin that delivery got.

42.2

Uses his feet and then strokes it to long on. Taylor sets off for a run. The fielder there collects the ball and does have a shy at the bowler's end but misses.

42.1

Slower through the air on off, Taylor goes back and then works it with the turn towards short leg.

The umpires just checked the light and have Pakistan to discontinue the pacers and they will have to get their spinners in. Bilal Asif is back.

41.6

A hint of swing, bowled outside off and Latham leaves it to the keeper. 128/2

41.5

The batsman defends it from within the crease.

41.4

Full and driven away beautifully by Latham through covers but the ball doesn't reach the boundary and two runs are taken.

41.3

Tries to compensate this time but ends up bowling it too wide outside off, it is left alone.

41.2

On the pads, easy pickings for Latham, he flicks it down to fine leg and runs two.

41.1

Hasan Ali starts the over by bowling full and Latham drives it straight towards mid off.

40.6

Ends with a delivery down the leg side, Taylor fails to put bat on ball. 124/2

40.5

On the pads and Taylor flicks it towards fine leg for two.

40.4

FOUR! Again a cut shot but this time Taylor gets the desired result. Short and outside off, Ross plays it late and through the third man region for a boundary.

40.3

Short and once again a hint of swing into the batsman for Abbas, Taylor tries to hit it through the off side but gets an inside edge on the leg side.

40.2

Almost drags it on! Abbas once again gets it to tail back in just a touch. This though is a little shorter in length and outside off, Taylor goes for the cut but the shot is not on. He gets an inside edge onto his pads.

40.1

Some swing for Abbas! He gets this one to come back in from off, Taylor adjusts and works it to mid-wicket.

Mohammad Abbas is back on. 3-1-5-0 so far.

39.6

Full and drifts away on the leg side, Sarfraz does well to dive and stop it. 118/2

39.5

Wide outside off, Latham need not play at those, especially at this time of the game.

39.4

Short and defended confidently by Latham.

39.3

Full and outisde off and Latham is not tempted to drive and lets it go to the keeper.

39.2

This is angled into the batsman, Latham works it to mid-wicket.

39.1

Outside off, the batsman leaves it alone.

Finally a change of pace. Hasan Ali to bowl now. He was warming up a long time ago.

38.6

Comes down the track but does not get to the pitch of the ball. Blocks it. 118/2

38.5

SIX! Brings up the 50-run stand in style! Taylor has really come out with a lot of intent. He is pouncing on any bad deliveries bowled by the bowler. Another short one and Taylor latches onto it. He pulls it with authority and over the mid-wicket fence. They need to continue, there is still a long way to go and both the batsmen will know that.

38.4

FOUR! Short and pulled it on the leg side with ease by Taylor. He has been waiting to punish such loose deliveries.

38.3

Floats it up on off, Taylor blocks it out.

38.2

Slightly short and around off, Taylor goes back and cuts it to point. He loves playing that shot.

38.1

LEG BYE! This is down the leg side, Latham tries to flick but misses. The ball brushes his pads and goes between leg slip and the keeper, down towards the fine leg region for a single.

37.6

FOUR! FEROCIOUS! Oh short leg, save yourself. Full and around off, Taylor gets down and sweeps it powerfully, just past short leg, to the backward square leg fence! The stand is now worth 41. 107/2

37.5

Plays that very late, right from the line of the stumps, tickling it through fine leg for a couple.

37.4

Tossed up slowly outside off, dead-batted back to the bowler.

37.3

Around off, solidly defended.

37.2

INSIDE EDGE, PAST SHORT LEG! Full and around off, Taylor lunges to defend but the ball spins in, takes the inside edge and rockets well past short leg towards short fine leg.

37.1

Full and outside off, swept towards backward square leg.

36.6

Latham goes back, lets the ball do its bit and then with the turn works it to square leg. 101/2

36.5

Another floated delivery around off, Taylor hits it nicely through covers and a run is taken.

36.4

This is nicely floated around off, Taylor strokes it down to mid on.

36.3

Flicks it on the leg side towards the fine leg region and a single is taken. Brings up the 100 runs for the Kiwis.

36.2

Short but the ball keeps low and Taylor hits it off his back foot for a single.

36.1

Brings out the sweep shot and plays it well towards backward square leg. The fielder there dives to his left and makes a half-stop. A run taken.

35.6

On the shorter side once again, punched though the covers for an easy run. 97/2

35.5

Landed outside off, a touch short, let through.

35.4

The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

35.3

Outside off, left alone.

35.2

Full and around off, watchfully defended.

35.1

Was that an edge? Replays seem to indicate so. Floated outside off, Latham looked to defend but the ball spun away past the outside edge and Sarfraz fumbled. Replays seemed to show that the ball took the edge.

34.6

The slider and it is just around off, Taylor goes back and plays it late towards point. 96/2

34.5

FOUR! Poor ball and put away! This is very short and outside off, not the ball you want your bowler to be bowling after bringing in an extra slip fielder. Ross goes back and cuts it through point for a boundary.

34.4

BEAUTY! Not a lot you can do with such deliveries. You as a batsman, just have to hope it misses the outside off. Tosses it up around off, the ball pitches and then turns square. Beats the outside edge of Taylor's bat.

34.3

Close! Yasir almost bowls him around his legs. This is floated down the leg side, Taylor tries to sweep but misses. The ball goes close past the leg pole.

34.2

Gives it air outside off, Taylor throws his bat at it but finds the fielder at point. Ross has come out with good intent.

34.1

Tosses it up on middle, Taylor defends it.

Drinks! So new Zealand continue to fight. The session started with Williamson and Latham stitching a 50-run stand. However, New Zealand were dealt with a body blow as Yasir got the better of the Kiwi skipper. Taylor has struggled since he has come out but he is still out there and New Zealand would want the two to continue for as long as possible.

33.6

Floats it up on off, it is defended. 92/2

33.5

The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball.

33.4

Gives it air on middle, it is kept out.

33.3

Uppish but safe! Another off spinner outside off, this one turns back in. Taylor tries to defend but due to the turn, the ball goes off the inner half, uppishly but past the short leg fielder and down towards square leg for a run.

33.2

In the air... but falls short. However, it was off the pads. The off spinner around off, it pitches and comes back in. Hits the pads and lobs over the head of short leg. He does go for it but fails to hold onto it.

33.1

Full and paddle swept by Latham from the off stump towards the fine leg region for three runs.

32.6

Full and around off, pushed back to the bowler. 88/2

32.5

TOP EDGE, FOUR! Well, if you ain't picking, better slog. Floated around leg stump, Taylor looks to sweep but gets a top edge. The ball lobs in the air but there is no one in the deep at square leg. A couple of bounces and into the fence.

32.4

Lovely bowling. Slightly slower in pace, pitched outside leg stump, RT looks to defend but the ball turns away past the outside edge. Brilliant.

32.3

Short and outside off, Rosco looks to cut but gets a bottom edge.

32.2

Full on middle, Ross comes down the track and drives it towards mid off.

32.1

FOUR! CREAMED! Short and outside off, Taylor goes back and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary!

31.6

This is tossed up on off, Latham strokes it to mid off. 80/2

Hasan Ali is warming up. Sarfraz might want some change of pace for reverse swing. Also, the light is fading...

31.5

Outside off, left alone.

31.4

This is floated around off, Latham defends it out.

31.3

This is floated around off, it turns back in. Taylor tries to defend but the ball once again goes off the inner half through square leg for a run.

31.2

Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

31.1

Full length and Latham defends on the front foot.

30.6

Down the leg side, left alone. 79/2

30.5

Full and outside off, Latham looks to defend but misses. Is hit on the pads and Pakistan appeal but the impact was outside off.

30.4

Around off, spinning in a long way, watchfully defended.

30.3

Around middle, Rosco looks to tuck it square but the ball goes off the inner half of the bat through square leg, Bilal Asif puts in a desperate dive at backward square leg but the ball goes through. Three runs taken.

30.2

Another ripper. Pitched outside leg, Taylor looks to defend from the crease but the ball spins past the outside edge.

30.1

Landed around off, the googly, punched towards cover.

29.6

Shorter of a length and Latham cuts it through point for two. 76/2

29.5

A little too wide outside off, it is left alone.

29.4

Almost! That was really close. This is tossed up around off and Asif gets some extra bounce on that one. Latham goes back and defends it onto the ground. The ball however, bounces and then spins back, between his legs but luckily for Latham, over the leg pole. That was really close.

29.3

Gives it a nice loop, Taylor pushes it it to deepish mid on and scampers across for a run.

29.2

Charged down the ground and pushes the ball for a single.

29.1

Short of a length and it is defended on the back foot by Latham.

28.6

Around off, solidly blocked towards cover. 72/2

28.5

Peach! What did that hit? Full and around middle, Taylor looked to defend but the ball spun away past the outside edge. Replays show that the noise was of the bat hitting the pad.

28.4

Goes back and works it through square leg for a run.

28.3

Full and around middle, pushed towards the bowler.

28.2

Outside off, punched through the covers for a single.

28.1

NOT OUT. Pitched way outside leg. Fuller in length, Taylor looked to paddle but missed. The ball went off his pads through fine leg and Sarfraz and Yasir were busy in appealing. The duo had a chat and after a long deliberation, decided to go for the review. Hawk Eye confirms that it pitched outside leg.

Another review! This time for LBW! There is a big doubt that this could be pitched outside leg, yet Sarfraz wants a re-check.

27.6

Short of a length and defended on the back foot this time by Latham. 70/2

27.5

The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

27.4

Nicely tossed up on off, Latham is solid in defense. This is good by Bilal, needs to consistently hit these lines.

27.3

Gives it a little more air on off, there is no turn though. Latham blocks it out with ease.

27.2

On off, it is blocked.

27.1

Goes on the back foot and pushes it to covers.

26.6

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 70/2

26.5

A full toss, flicked through mid-wicket for a brace.

26.4

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

26.3

Straightaway comes down the track, takes it on the full and flicks it through mid-wicket for a couple.

Ross Taylor walks in at number 4, replacing Williamson.

26.2

OUT! There is a spike on the Snickometer and Williamson has to go! 10 wickets in the day for Yasir. First ever Pakistan player to do so and just the fourth player ever. Beautiful bowling. Floated around middle, Williamson lunges to defend but the ball spins away, with a noise, to the keeper. There is a massive caught behind appeal but the umpire stays firm. Pakistan have a mini-conference and then signal for the review. It is a wicket for Yasir! Big, big blow. The Kiwis still trail by 262!

Is that out? Pakistan reckon that Williamson is caught behind. It has not been given and they take the review.

26.1

Full and around off, watchfully defended.

25.6

Goes on the back foot and pushes it for a single. 66/1

25.5

Three dots in a row as this is bowled on off, Latham keeps it out.

25.4

Flatter again on off, Latham goes back and defends it onto the ground.

25.3

This is slightly shorter on off, Latham goes back and pushes it with the turn to cover-point.

25.2

Goes on the back foot and pushes it for a single.

25.1

Goes on the back foot and pushes it for a single.

24.6

Full and around off, watchfully defended. 65/1

24.5

The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

24.4

Short and outside off, punched through the covers for a couple.

The physio is out in the middle. Imam is not feeling that great. Seems like he is in mild concussion. He is not quite responding well, shaking his head violently. He seems to be okay though.

24.3

OUCH! Right onto the shoulder. Has Imam taken a contract to get hurt? Full and around middle, Latham gets down and sweeps it powerfully, right on the bounce to short leg. Imam-ul-Haq ducks for cover but the ball hits him flush, just below the helmet.

24.2

Full and around off, watchfully defended.

24.1

FOUR! Runs coming a bit freely now. 50-RUN STAND IS UP. Nice fightback. A touch short outside off, spinning in, Latham goes back and works it through square leg for a boundary!

23.6

Goes on the back foot and pushes it for a single. 59/1

23.5

On the stumps, it is kept out.

23.4

This is bowled outside off and it turns away further. Latham need not play at those. Whatever turn Asif is getting, he is getting on the balls which is pitched outside off so the batsman need not worry about those.

23.3

Another floated ball on off, it is kept out by Latham.

23.2

Tosses it up on middle, the batter defends it out.

23.1

In the air but safe. Williamson charges down the ground and hits the ball in the air but he is safe as the ball falls short of the fielder.

22.6

Full and outside off, Williamson leans and drives it through the covers for one. 57/1

22.5

Down the leg side, Latham goes back and works it through square leg for a run.

22.4

Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single.

22.3

FOUR! Fine shot. Short and outside off, Williamson rocks back and cuts it past slip towards third man!

22.2

Goes back in his crease and blocks.

22.1

Full and around off, watchfully defended.

21.6

Shortish and outside off, Latham punches it to covers. End of a testing over by Asif. 50/1

21.5

Flighted ball on off, Latham defends it onto the ground.

21.4

A change goes abegging! Shafiq was late to react. Infact he gets his hands to it but fails to hang on. So it is a dropped catch. This is tossed up on off, tempting the batsman to go for a drive. Latham does go for it as he tries to hit it through covers. The ball turns away, takes the outside edge and goes low towards Shafiq. He is a touch late to get down and the ball brushes his finger tips and goes to the third man region for a brace. He maybe was standing a little too upright, not what you want to be doing on slow wickets where the balls usually don't carry. A life for Latham. He would want to make use of it. Also, that is the sort of luck you want when you are not amongst the runs.

21.3

The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

21.2

Full length delivery and defnded on the front foot.

21.1

Tossed up on the off stump and defended on the front foot by Latham.

20.6

Full and around off, watchfully blocked out. 48/1

20.5

FOUR! Bad bowling. Way too short outside off, Williamson rocks back and punches it through the covers for a boundary!

20.4

Short and outside off, punched off the back foot.

20.3

The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

20.2

FOUR! Lovely batting. Full on middle, Williamson comes down the track and drives it through mid on for a boundary!

20.1

Short and outside off, cut straight to point.

Yasir Shah to bowl from the other end.

19.6

A quicker ball to end the over! It is on off and the batter keeps it out. Just a single from the first over after the break. 40/1

19.5

Tosses this slower and around off, Latham leans into it and strokes it to covers.

19.4

Flatter and on middle, Latham goes back and blocks it out.

19.3

This is worked with the turn through mid-wicket and a run is taken.

19.2

Charges down the wicket and pushes it for a single towards mid on.

19.1

Starts off with a floated delivery on off. Williamson lunges and then blocks it out.

We are back for the final session of the day. Kane Williamson and Tom Latham will continue from where they left off. Bilal Asif to start the proceedings. Here we go...

... Day 3, Session 3 ...

Pakistan only need to be patient. Wickets will come, with the pitch turning square. Join us back at 3.30 pm local (1130 GMT) for a two-and-a-half-hour session.

Better batting from New Zealand in that last hour. They have lost Jeet Raval but have not caved in. In the first hour, they lost 6 wickets, but in the last 60 minutes, they have lost just 1. Runs are not a thought right now - survival of the highest order is the priority.

18.6

Full and around off, watchfully defended. TEA ON DAY 3, NEW ZEALAND TRAIL BY 289 RUNS! 39/1

18.5

The batsman defends it from within the crease.

18.4

On middle and leg, worked straight to square leg.

18.3

Around off, spinning in, worked straight to square leg.

18.2

FOUR! Good effort from Hasan but in vain. Around off, spinning in, Latham goes back and works it past leg slip. The ball races and Hasan gives it a good chase from backward square leg. He slides and tries to pull it back near the boundary but while doing so, his right foot touches the ropes.

Is that a boundary? Hasan Ali has made a sliding stop near the fine leg fence, but while doing so, has his foot touched the ropes? Referred upstairs...

18.1

Full on middle, Williamson comes down the track and flicks it wide of mid on for a single.

17.6

Outside off, Tom goes back to punch off the back foot but the ball spins away and beats the outside edge. 34/1

17.5

Full and around off, Tom comes forward and smothers the spin in front of silly point.

17.4

Outside off, Tom goes back and punches it to the off side.

17.3

Full and around off, Latham comes forward and defends in front of silly point.

17.2

Outside off, punched towards cover.

17.1

Full and outside off, punched wide of mid off for a single.

16.6

Oohh.... goes back to punch the ball through the off side but the ball spins in a long way, cramps him for room and goes off the inner half of the bat, back to the bowler. 33/1

16.5

On middle and leg, Tom backs away and plays it towards square leg.

16.4

Outside off, punched through the covers for a couple.

16.3

RISKY SHOT. Full and around off, Latham gets across to paddle but the ball spins in a mile, goes past the glove and beats the keeper too, towards fine leg. Two runs taken.

16.2

Around off, watchfully played with the spin back to the bowler.

16.1

Outside off, punched through the covers for a single.

Haris Sohail to bowl now.

15.6

Outside off, punched straight to point. 28/1

15.5

Full and around off, watchfully defended.

15.4

Around middle, Williamson goes back and works it past short leg for a run.

15.3

Slightly shorter in length, punched through the covers for a single.

15.2

The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

15.1

Outside off, short in length, punched to cover.

14.6

A bit of a misfield. Full and outside off, Kane drives it through the covers where Azhar gets across to his left from mid off and slides haphazardly. The ball hits his left hand, then bobbles onto his forehead and dribbles away. A couple taken. 26/1

14.5

Nicely tossed up around off, Kane lunges and defends solidly.

14.4

On middle and off, driven back to the bowler.

14.3

Fuller in length, spinning away, Williamson comes forward and blocks it towards the off side.

14.2

Short again, punched towards covers once more.

14.1

Short and outside off, punched straight to cover.

13.6

Around off, solidly defended. 24/1

13.5

The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

13.4

Landed outside off, left alone.

13.3

Full and outside off, Latham gets down to sweep but misses and is hit on the body.

13.2

Full and outside off, pushed through the covers for a run.

13.1

Down the leg side, flicked through square leg for a single.

Bilal Asif is on.

12.6

Floated on middle, Williamson flicks it to the leg side but short leg comes in the way. The ball hits his legs and goes back to the keeper. 22/1

12.5

Tossed up again on leg, Latham flicks it towards the leg side for a single.

12.4

Flighted delivery on middle, Williamson flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.

12.3

Tossed up on off, the captain blocks it well.

12.2

Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.

12.1

On middle, Williamson flicks it through mid-wicket for a couple.

11.6

Flighted delivery outside off, the southpaw lets it go. 16/1

11.5

Tossed up on off, the left-hander keeps it out.

11.4

Flighted delivery on middle, Latham comes down the track and hits it to mid on.

11.3

Tossed up again on middle, Latham defends off the back foot.

11.2

Flighted delivery on middle, Williamson flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.

11.1

Tossed up on off, Williamson blocks it well.

10.6

A loopy ball to end the over, Latham gets right behind the line and defends it out. 15/1

10.5

The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot.

10.4

Now slows it up on middle, Latham works it to mid-wicket with the turn.

10.3

Tries to sweep but misses! Flatter and on the leg stump, it spins away even more. Latham goes to sweep but misses. Sarfraz collects it well behind the stumps.

10.2

Loopy ball on middle, it is defended.

10.1

Excellent delivery! This was the slider outside off, it skids through after pitching. Latham goes back and tries to defend but is beaten by the away angle.

9.6

Tossed up on off, Latham gets an outside edge and it goes past first slip towards third man. The batsmen take a run. 15/1

9.5

Tossed up outside off, the left-hander lets it go.

9.4

FOUR! First four of the innings. Full toss on middle, Latham flicks it through mid on for a boundary.

9.3

Tossed up on off, the left-hander blocks it well.

9.2

Flighted delivery on middle, Latham keeps it out.

9.1

Tossed up on middle, Latham defends off the front foot.

8.6

A tossed up delivery to end the over, Williamson prods forward and blocks it out. A wicket maiden by Yasir. 10/1

8.5

Flatter and around off, Williamson blocks it out.

8.4

Another loopy ball, Williamson lunges and defends it onto the ground.

8.3

Flighted ball on off, Kane strokes it to covers.

8.2

Flatter and on off, Williamson guides it to point.

Kane Williamson is the new man in.

8.1

OUT! And that is why Sarfraz was very confident. Jeet Raval's foot is on the line and Pakistan have drawn first blood. Who gets the breakthrough? The man who is on fire today, Yasir Shah. This is tossed up outside off, Raval stretches and plays inside the line. The ball skids past the outside edge. Ahmed collects the ball and whips the bails off. He appeals, the umpire takes it upstairs. Raval then asks the leg umpire if he is out but gets no response. Replays roll in and it shows Raval has nothing behind the line. New Zealand lose one with not a lot on the board. They are still trailing by another 318 runs.

Have Pakistan got their first? An appeal for a stumping has been taken upstairs. Raval is the man in question. Sarfraz is very confident.

7.6

Floated again on off, Latham defends off the front foot. 10/0

7.5

Flighted delivery on off, the southpaw keeps it out.

7.4

Floated on middle, the left-hander blocks it well.

7.3

Tossed up on off, Latham looks to defend but gets an outside edge towards first slip. The ball fell short of the fielder.

7.2

Flighted delivery on off, Latham cuts it to point.

7.1

Tossed up on off, Latham defends off the front foot.

Mohammad Hafeez is into the attack.

6.6

Floated on off, Raval blocks it well. 10/0

6.5

Tossed up again on off, the southpaw defends off the front foot.

6.4

Flighted delivery on leg, the left-hander flicks it to the leg side.

6.3

Turns from middle to down leg, Raval lets it go.

6.2

Flighted delivery on off, Raval blocks it well.

6.1

Tossed up on middle, Latham flicks it towards square leg for a single.

Here he comes again. Yasir Shah is the first change.

5.6

Good length delivery on off, the southpaw stands tall and keeps it out. 9/0

5.5

Again on a good length on off, the left-hander blocks it well.

5.4

Good length delivery on off, Raval keeps it out.

5.3

Short of a length delivery, Latham flicks it towards the leg side for a single.

Once again Hasan Ali is stopped midway. He is not happy. No fast bowler will ever be! This time it was a sightscreen issue for Latham.

5.2

Good length and the ball moves outside off and Latham leaves it.

5.1

Good length delivery on off, Latham gets behind the line and blocks it out.

4.6

LEG BYE! Length delivery on leg, Latham flicks it towards the leg side for a single but gets it of the thigh pad. 8/0

4.5

Good length delivery on middle, the left-hander looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

4.4

Length delivery on off, Latham defends off the back foot.

4.3

Good length delivery on off, Latham looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

4.2

Length delivery on middle, the left-hander flicks it to square leg.

OUT! BOWLED! But Latham is not out. Reason? When he was ready to face the ball to be released by Hasan Ali, a pigeon flew right across. Understandably, Tom was distracted and it was too late for Ali to stop.

4.1

Good length delivery on off, Latham defends off the front foot.

3.6

Third consecutive leave for Raval. Good length delivery outside off, Jeet Raval shoulders his arms to this one. 7/0

3.5

Again on a good length outside off, the southpaw lets it go.

3.4

Good length delivery outside off, the left hander offers no shot.

3.3

Length delivery on off, Raval cuts it to point.

3.2

BEATEN! Good length delivery again outside off, Raval looks to defend but gets beaten on this one.

Hasan Ali seems to have a problem with the landing area. The hammer is out to level the area there.

3.1

Good length delivery outside off, Raval lets it go.

2.6

Angles it into the batter, Raval tries to defend but the ball goes off the inner half towards square leg for a run. 7/0

2.5

Too wide to make the batsman play.

2.4

Closer to the off pole, Raval gets right behind the line and defends it onto the ground.

2.3

This time he bowls it a little too wide outside off, Raval need not play at those.

2.2

BEATEN! Excellent use of the angle by Abbas. We have seen him get Raval in such manner previously. This is around off and it slants away. Raval plays inside the line and the ball whizzes past the outside edge.

2.1

Full and around off, watchfully defended.

1.6

Good length delivery on leg, Latham blocks it well. 6/0

1.5

Full outside off, the southpaw drives it to covers.

1.4

Another good leave by Latham. Again on a good length outside off, the batsman lets it go.

1.3

Good length delivery outside off, Latham offers no shot.

1.2

BYES! Bowls down the leg side, Latham goes after it but misses and the keeper misses and it goes towards fine leg. The batsmen pick up a couple.

1.1

Outside off, Latham fishes but misses.

0.6

HALF HEARTED APPEAL FOR LBW! NOT OUT! Length delivery on middle, Raval looks to defend but gets hit on the pads. The batsmen get a single. 4/0

0.5

Length delivery on leg, the batsman flicks it towards square leg. Two runs taken.

0.4

Length delivery on off, Latham looks to drive but gets a bottom edge on that one.

0.3

Again on a good length outside off, Latham offers no shot.

0.2

Length delivery on leg, Raval flicks it towards fine leg for a single.

0.1

Beautiful delivery to start with. Good length delivery outside off, Raval lets it go.