PAKISTAN VS NEW ZEALAND

  • 3rd Test: Mohammad Hafeez century spurs Pakistan to 281/3 on Day 1 10 hours 19 minutes 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 18 hours 33 minutes 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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 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 4 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 4 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...
  • Brendon McCullum, Misbah-ul-Haq hail exciting Dubai Test 4 days 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 5 days 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 5 days ago

    (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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    (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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    (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...
  • Mohammad Hafeez doubtful for Pakistan's 2nd Test against New Zealand November 16, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan may have to play with two new openers in the second Test against New Zealand starting in Dubai from Monday, after all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez suffered a hamstring injury and was listed as doubtful. Hafeez scored an unbeaten hundred in the first Test in Abu Dhabi which Pakistan won by...
  • Pakistan spinners not unplayable, says New Zealand opener Tom Latham November 16, 2014

    New Zealand opener Tom Latham is convinced Pakistan's spinners are not unplayable, but his team will have to adapt quickly if they want to level the series in the second Test starting in Dubai on Monday. Pakistan won the first Test in Abu Dhabi by a big 248-run margin to...
  • High-flying Pakistan eye series win against New Zealand in Dubai November 16, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan will continue to attack a hapless New Zealand with spin as they eye a series win in the second Test starting in Dubai from Monday. Pakistan inflicted a big 248-run defeat on the New Zealand in the first Test in Abu Dhabi for a 1-0 lead in the...
  • Pakistan retain under-scrutiny Mohammad Hafeez for second Test November 14, 2014

    Pakistan on Friday retained all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez for the second Test against New Zealand despite his bowling action being reported. Hafeez's action was reported as suspect by match officials after the first Test in Abu Dhabi on Thursday, which Pakistan won by 248 runs for a 1-0 lead in the three-Test...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq proud as Pakistan's best Test captain November 13, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Misbah-ul Haq said he felt proud to become his country's most successful captain, four years after he was handed the job in the post spot-fixing scandal which left Pakistan cricket in tatters. The 40-year-old achieved his 15th Test win when Pakistan routed New Zealand by 248 runs in Abu...
  • Mohammad Hafeez reported for suspected illegal bowling action November 13, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has been reported for suspected illegal bowling action during the first cricket Test against New Zealand, which Pakistan won by 248 runs in Abu Dhabi Thursday. The match officials' report, which was handed over to the Pakistan team manager Moin Khan, cited concerns about the legality...
  • Pakistan nail New Zealand by 248 runs in 1st Test November 13, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Misbah-ul-Haq became Pakistan's most successful Test captain with a thumping 248-run victory in the first Test against New Zealand on Thursday. The victory lifted Misbah one ahead of Imran Khan and Javed Miandad's joint Pakistan record of 14 Test victories. New Zealand's No.10 Ish Sodhi delayed the inevitable for over...
  • Ahmed Shehzad credits Grant Flower for Pakistan batters' turnaround November 13, 2014

    Karachi: After senior batsman Younis Khan, exciting young opener Ahmed Shehzad has also praised the team's Zimbabwean batting coach Grant Flower for raising the bar for Pakistani batsmen. Shehzad said Flower played a big role in the turnaround of batting form of the Pakistani batsmen, who have scored a plethora of...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 5 November 13, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 Round-up: Pakistan are two wickets away from a comprehensive victory over New Zealand in the first Test after the tourists slumped to 174 for 8 in their second innings. After their first-innings run feast of 566 for 3, Pakistan...
  • All we can do is frustrate and learn, says NZ's legspinner Ish Sodhi November 13, 2014

    New Zealand's final three batsmen will be doing all they can to frustrate Pakistan and push as deep as they can into the final day of the first Test before they take what they have learned into the remaining two games, according to legspinner Ish Sodhi. New Zealand are 174 for...