Published: Fri, December 07, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

PM Khan congratulates Yasir Shah on 'stellar' record-breaking performance

PM Khan congratulates Yasir Shah on 'stellar' record-breaking performance

They crumbled to 156 in 56.1 overs on a tired pitch at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. He took 21 and 25 wickets respectively in series wins over the West Indies.

It was New Zealand s first away series win against Pakistan since their 1-0 win in Pakistan in 1969.

Mohammad Hafeez leaves the pitch after his dismissal. "We know how formidable Pakistan are, certainly in their backyard they're a very hard side to beat. To bounce back and win a decider is pretty special and it's one the guys will remember for a long time, that's for sure".

"We know the game can ebb and flow very quickly but we came out and played very well today".

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"We had our chances in all three Tests but we could not grab them", he said.

The two added 212 runs for the fifth wicket to frustrate Pakistan, meanwhile added a healthy 198-run lead before the last day of the Test and the series.

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New Zealand had started the series on 102 points, ahead of Australia by a fraction of a point, and have now moved to 105 points to consolidate their fourth position.

Medium pacer Colin de Grandhomme had first-innings centurion Azhar Ali caught behind for five before Somerville's double strike pushed Pakistan to 55-5 at lunch.

He struck twice in his first four balls and was on a hat-trick, nicking off left-hander Haris Sohail to a juggling Ross Taylor before Asad Shafiq got a faint glove and BJ Watling held on down the leg side.

Williamson was batting on 139 not out and Nicholls was unbeaten on 90 when umpires called it a day.

If Kane Williamson was New Zealand's obvious saviour; Will Somerville was the most unlikely enforcer.

But his 283-ball knock, containing 13 boundaries, turned the match. Henry Nicholls reached his third Test century, and first away from home, and finished on 126 not out.

Pakistan legspinner Yasir Shah has become the quickest bowler to take 200 wickets in Test history.

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