PAKISTAN VS NEW ZEALAND

  • 2nd Test: Pakistan survive scare as match ends in draw 6 hours 56 minutes 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 15 hours 44 minutes 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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    (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 2 days 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 2 days 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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    (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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    (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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • 1st Test: Pakistan two wickets away from victory against New Zealand November 12, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Pakistan are two wickets away from a comprehensive victory over New Zealand in the first Test after the tourists slumped to 174-8 in their second innings at stumps on the fourth day in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. After their first-innings run feast of 566-3, Pakistan declared their second innings...
  • New Zealand's Tom Latham proud after following father with ton November 12, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: New Zealand opener Tom Latham was a relieved man after following in his father's footsteps with a Test hundred against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. The 22-year-old knocked 103 for his maiden hundred on the third day, emulating his father Rod who scored a century against Zimbabwe in...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 4 November 12, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Round-up: Fast bowler Rahat Ali's rich haul of 4 for 22 helped to give Pakistan firm control of the first Test against New Zealand on Tuesday despite opening batsman Tom Latham hitting a fighting maiden Test century. New Zealand...
  • 1st Test: Pakistan finish day three on top, lead New Zealand by 319 runs November 11, 2014

    Fast bowler Rahat Ali's rich haul of 4 for 22 helped to give Pakistan firm control of the first Test against New Zealand on Tuesday despite opening batsman Tom Latham hitting a fighting maiden Test century. New Zealand failed to cope with Ali's reverse swing in a miserly bowled 17 overs...
  • Injured Shehzad ruled out of New Zealand Tests November 11, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad was Tuesday ruled out of the Test series against New Zealand, a day after suffering a minor skull fracture, team manager Moin Khan said. The 22-year-old, who made a career best 176 in Pakistan's first innings total of 566-3 declared, was hit by a bouncer...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 3 November 11, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day two roundup: Ahmed Shehzad hit a career-best 176 while Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq struck unbeaten centuries before Pakistan declared their first innings on 566 for three wickets in the first Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi on Monday. In...
  • 1st Test: New Zealand under pressure after Pakistan's 566/3 November 10, 2014

    Ahmed Shehzad hit a career-best 176 while Younus Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq struck unbeaten centuries before Pakistan declared their first innings on 566 for three wickets in the first Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi on Monday. In a lop-sided contest between bat and ball at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Azhar...
  • Pakistan's Ahmed Shehzad fractures skull in first Test against NZ November 10, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad suffered a fractured skull after being hit by a bouncer during the second day of the first Test against New Zealand on Monday. Shehzad, 22, hit a wicket off New Zealand's seamer Corey Andeson. He scored a career-best 176 but was dismissed in the last...