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Pakistan’s top order collapses in final Test against NZ

Published on – December 7, 2018 – 4:31 pm
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ABU DHABI  – Pakistan’s top batting order collapsed on fifth day of last Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi. 


ABU DHABI  – Pakistan’s top batting order collapsed on fifth day of last Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi.

According to details, Pakistan have lost five wickets on 55 runs at lunch and required 225 run to win the match.

New Zealand set Pakistan a target of 280 runs to win the series-deciding third and final Test after declaring their second innings at 353-7 on the fifth day in Abu Dhabi on Friday.

Kane Williamson failed to add to his overnight score of 139 while Henry Nicholls remained unbeaten on 126 after New Zealand resumed on 272-4.

Pakistan have a minimum of 79 overs to reach the target. Leg-spinner Yasir Shah finished with 4-129, finishing on 29 wickets for the series.

The three-match series is tied at 1-1 after New Zealand won the first Test in Abu Dhabi by four runs before Pakistan bounced back with victory by an innings and 16 runs in Dubai.