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  • Live Score, 3rd Test: McCullum, Williamson look to dominate Day 3 44 minutes ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: Captain Brendon McCullum's belligerent record-breaking century put New Zealand on top in the third Test after offspinner Mark Craig's career-best 7 for 94 finished off Pakistan for 351. McCullum smashed New Zealand's fastest ever Test hundred off 78...
  • Phillip Hughes death nearly led to calling off Sharjah Test, says NZ coach 2 hours 53 minutes ago

    The New Zealand team struggled to cope with the death of Australia's Phillip Hughes and discussed calling the match off before playing the delayed second day of the third Test against Pakistan, said coach Mike Hesson. Both sides took to the field in Sharjah on Friday and New Zealand reached the...
  • 3rd Test: McCullum, Craig put Pakistan on back foot in Sharjah 17 hours 2 minutes ago

    Sharjah: Captain Brendon McCullum's belligerent record-breaking century put New Zealand on top in the third Test after offspinner Mark Craig's career-best 7 for 94 finished off Pakistan for 351 on Friday. McCullum smashed New Zealand's fastest ever test hundred off 78 balls, and he and Kane Williamson combined for the Kiwis'...
  • Pakistan and New Zealand players mourn Phillip Hughes's death 22 hours 2 minutes ago

    Sharjah: Pakistan and New Zealand teams and officials on Friday observed a minute's silence and wore black armbands to join the world in mourning young Australian batsman Phillip Hughes. Hughes, 25, died yesterday from a rare head injury after a devastating on-field blow in a first-class match in Sydney, leaving the...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 2 Yesterday

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) The start of the second day's play was suspended following the death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes on Thursday. Opening batsman Mohammad Hafeez carried his bat through the first day in smashing an unbeaten 178 and spurring Pakistan to 281...
  • Play suspended in Pakistan-NZ 3rd Test after Phil Hughes' death 2 days ago

    The start of the second day's play in the third and final Test between Pakistan and New Zealand in Sharjah was suspended following the death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes on Thursday. The Pakistan Cricket Board and New Zealand Cricket agreed to delay the start of play and will decide the...
  • Pakistan Cricket Board declares Ahmed Shehzad fit 2 days ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has said that opener, Ahmed Shehzad has recovered from his head injury and will be considered for the one-day and T20 series against New Zealand starting next month. An official said that the medical panel of the board which includes senior manager medical, Dr Sohail Saleem...
  • 3rd Test: Mohammad Hafeez century spurs Pakistan to 281/3 on Day 1 2 days ago

    Sharjah: Opening batsman Mohammad Hafeez carried his bat through the first day in smashing an unbeaten 178 and spurring Pakistan to 281 for 3 against New Zealand in the third and decisive Test on Wednesday. Hafeez, recovered from a niggly hamstring which sidelined him from the drawn second Test, cracked 23...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 1 3 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) New Zealand hope their seam and spin bowlers will once again prove a challenge for Pakistan's strong batting lineup in a bid to level the three-Test series when the third and final match begins at Sharjah. Playing XIs: New Zealand: Brendon McCullum(c),...
  • New Zealand pin hopes on bowlers to challenge Pakistan 4 days ago

    Sharjah: New Zealand hope their seam and spin bowlers will once again prove a challenge for Pakistan's strong batting lineup in a bid to level the three-Test series when the third and final match begins at Sharjah from Wednesday. A bold declaration by New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum in Dubai last...
  • Vettori could make surprise return for NZ in third Test vs Pakistan 4 days ago

    Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori could make a surprise return to the Test arena as coach Mike Hesson considers taking three spinners into the deciding clash with Pakistan in Sharjah which starts on Wednesday. The 35-year-old Vettori, who was in the United Arab Emirates with the New Zealand 'A' side...
  • New Zealand coach Mike Hesson wary of Sharjah conditions 4 days ago

    Sharjah: New Zealand coach Mike Hesson warned his team needed to be at their best to compete on a flat Sharjah pitch where they meet Pakistan in the third and final Test from Wednesday. New Zealand seek a series-levelling win after losing the first Test in Abu Dhabi by 248 runs...
  • Pakistan lose Ahmed Shehzad, Shoaib Maqsood to injuries 6 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan have lost two of their young batsman, Ahmed Shehzad and Sohaib Maqsood, for the one-day series against New Zealand due to fitness issues. The Pakistan Cricket Board said on Saturday that Shehzad, who suffered a fracture of his right cheek bone during the first Test against New Zealand, has...
  • New Zealand challenging away from home, says coach 6 days ago

    New Zealand coach Mike Hesson warned on Saturday that his side are improving and have proved they can take on top nations away from home. Hesson said the tense draw in the second Test against Pakistan that finished Friday in Dubai had proved the point. Pakistan batted out for a draw after...
  • Pakistan and New Zealand cricketers advance in rankings 6 days ago

    Dubai: Pakistan and New Zealand cricketers progressed in the Test rankings following their drawn second Test, according to the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) release on Saturday. Sarfraz Ahmed jumped to a career-best ranking of 18 in the Test batting rankings following his scores of 112 and 24 not out against...
  • Brendon McCullum, Misbah-ul-Haq hail exciting Dubai Test 1 week ago

    Dubai: New Zealand and Pakistan captains Brendon McCullum and Misbah-ul Haq hailed the riveting Test between their countries which ended in an exciting draw on Friday. Pakistan, set to chase 261 in a possible 72 overs, finished 65 runs short at 196 for 5. Both teams could have won though. The result...
  • 2nd Test: Pakistan survive scare as match ends in draw 1 week ago

    Dubai: A defiant fifth-wicket stand of 74 between Younus Khan and Asad Shafiq ensured Pakistan secured a draw in the second Test against New Zealand on Friday to maintain a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Chasing 261 for victory, Pakistan were 196 for five when the teams agreed to a...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 5 November 21, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 Round-up: Ross Taylor hit a return-to-form half-century to help New Zealand recover after Sarfraz Ahmed hit a fighting hundred for Pakistan in the second Test in Dubai on Thursday. Taylor was 77 not out for his 23rd fifty to...
  • Mohammad Hafeez hopes to clear bowling test November 20, 2014

    Pakistan offspinner Mohammad Hafeez believes he doesn't extend his elbow beyond the allowed 15 degrees and will be cleared of a suspect bowling action in England next week. Match officials reported Hafeez's bowling action after Pakistan won the first Test against New Zealand by 248 runs last week when the offspinner...
  • 2nd Test: Ross Taylor rescues New Zealand after Sarfraz's ton November 20, 2014

    Ross Taylor hit a return-to-form half-century to help New Zealand recover after Sarfraz Ahmed hit a fighting hundred for Pakistan in the second Test in Dubai on Thursday. Taylor was 77 not out for his 23rd fifty to help his team recover from a shaky 79 for 4 to close the...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 4 November 20, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 round up: New Zealand bowled with discipline and, despite Azhar Ali and Younis Khan's half-centuries, looked set for a lead in the second Test. Pakistan lost Asad Shafiq in seamer Tim Southee's penultimate over for 44 to close the...
  • 2nd Test: New Zealand bowlers put Pakistan on mat on Day 3 November 19, 2014

    Dubai: New Zealand were eyeing a vital lead in the second Test as they exposed Pakistan's tail for the first time in the series despite Azhar Ali and Younis Khan scoring half centuries on Wednesday. New Zealand made a strong comeback in the last session on day three to claim three...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 3 November 19, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: New Zealand's batting tail wagged to take them to 403 in their first innings before they returned to dismiss Pakistan's openers on the second day of the second Test in Dubai on Tuesday. After frustrating the Pakistani bowlers...
  • Injured Mohammed Hafeez called back from UAE November 18, 2014

    Karachi: Experienced Pakistan allrounder, Mohammed Hafeez is being called back from the United Arab Emirates following a hamstring injury and also after his bowling action was reported by match officials during the first Test against New Zealand. Hafeez, who is not playing in the ongoing second Test against the Kiwis in...
  • 2nd Test: Pakistan struggle in reply to New Zealand's 403 November 18, 2014

    New Zealand's batting tail wagged to take them to 403 in their first innings before they returned to dismiss Pakistan's openers on the second day of the second Test in Dubai on Tuesday. After frustrating the Pakistani bowlers with his defiant unbeaten 32, Kiwi leg-spinner Ish Sodhi spun a ball past...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 2 November 18, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 round up: New Zealand's opening batsman Tom Latham completed back to back Test centuries as he anchored New Zealand's total of 243 for 3 on the first day. Latham, 22, scored a career-best unbeaten 137 to follow his maiden...
  • 2nd Test: Tom Latham ton puts New Zealand in control against Pakistan November 17, 2014

    Dubai: Opening batsman Tom Latham completed back to back Test centuries as he anchored New Zealand's total of 243 for 3 on the first day of the second Test against Pakistan on Monday. Latham, 22, scored a career-best unbeaten 137 to follow his maiden Test hundred in the first Test last...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 1 November 17, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Playing XIs: Pakistan: Shan Masood, Taufeeq Umar, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Yasir Shah, Zulfiqar Babar, Ehsan Adil, Rahat Ali New Zealand: Brendon McCullum (c), Tom Latham, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Corey Anderson, James Neesham, BJ...
  • Troubled Jesse Ryder pulls out of Dubai tour November 17, 2014

    Wellington: Troubled cricketer Jesse Ryder's bid to regain a place in the New Zealand team suffered a setback on Monday when he pulled out of an A squad tour to Dubai, citing personal reasons. The withdrawal follows his absence from a provincial match over the weekend. The explosive batsman's career is littered...
  • Powerful 6.7 earthquake off New Zealand coast November 17, 2014

    Wellington: A powerful 6.7 magnitude earthquake shook the east coast of New Zealand on Monday, but authorities ruled out an immediate tsunami threat. The quake, which struck at 10:33 am (local time) was centred at sea nearly 200 kilometres from the eastern North Island city of Gisborne and 35 kilometres deep,...