Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : November 20th 2014 Contents first-innings total of 403.
Earlier, resuming the day at 34-2, Khan and Ali
dominated the spinners and took Pakistan to 118-2
at lunch with Khan reaching his half century in the
Khan blunted New Zealand s spinners with aggres-
sive batting at the same Dubai venue where he scored
test centuries in two innings against Australia last
He reached 50 by dispatching Mark Craig s delivery
to the long-on boundary in the last over before lunch
as the offspinner conceded five sixes on day three.
New Zealand hoped to build on its momentum
after its spinners removed both Pakistan opening
batsmen cheaply late Tuesday. But Khan and Ali were
in no mood to be tied down, and combined for 50
runs in the first hour.
Khan twice lofted Craig on the legside for big sixes,
and Ali smashed Corey Anderson for two fours in
one over, causing the left-arm fast bowler to be taken
out of the attack after just two overs.
With Sodhi and Craig failing to trouble Khan and
Ali in the first session, McCullum deployed his four
seamers after the break, which slowed down Pakistan s
progress. Ultimately, Khan chased Neesham s wide
delivery and was caught low by Craig in the covers.
Khan faced 160 balls, hitting seven fours and the two
Ali remained composed and reached his half century
off 150 balls with five fours, as he added 40 runs
with Misbah before Pakistan lost momentum in the
last session and lost three wickets for 99 runs.
Pakistan leads the three-match series 1-0 after an
emphatic 248-run victory in the first test last week.
Thursday, November 20, 2014 www.guardian.co.tt Guardian
DUBAI---New Zealand was eyeing a vital
lead in the second test as it exposed Pak-
istan s tail for the first time in the series
despite Azhar Ali and Younis Khan scoring
half centuries yesterday.
New Zealand made a strong comeback
in the last session on day three to claim
three wickets and restrict Pakistan to 281-
6 to still trail by 122 runs.
Sarfraz Ahmed was 28 not out and No.
8 batsman Yasir Shah was on 1 at Dubai
International Cricket Stadium.
Fast bowler Trent Boult earned immediate
success with the new ball when captain
Misbah-ul-Haq (23) prodded at an
outswinger and sent a thick outside edge
to first slip.
Legspinner Ish Sodhi (2-65) then ended
Ali s nearly 5 1/2-hour defiant knock of 75
off 225 balls when he clean bowled him with
a quicker delivery.
Asad Shafiq (44) was bowled by Boult
off a no-ball when on 21, but added 59 runs
with Ahmed before he fell in the penultimate
over, giving fast bowler Tim Southee his
first wicket of the series.
Khan, who scored four centuries in the
previous three tests, was out for 72 playing
a loose drive off medium-pacer James Nee-
sham in the second session after denying
New Zealand success for well over three
Khan put on 113 runs with Ali before Nee-
sham struck in his second over as New
Zealand captain Brendon McCullum per-
sisted with his seamers in defense of their
Kiwis eye vital lead vs Pakistan
CANBERRA---Opener Aaron Finch scored 109 and
Steve Smith added an unbeaten 73 off 55 balls as
Australia beat South Africa by 73 runs yesterday
to lead 2-1 in their five-match one-day international
After winning the toss, Finch and David Warner
(53) raced to 118-0 before Vernon Philander took the
first wicket in the 20th over. Finch notched his fifth
one-day century when he hit consecutive boundaries
off Imran Tahir to reach 99, then took a hurried
single when the spinner misfielded.
In South Africa s reply, opener Hashim Amla scored
102 before being bowled by Josh Hazlewood.
Finch batted powerfully for 40 overs before being
clean bowled as he tried to hit AB de Villiers (1-42
off six overs) out of Manuka Oval. That left Smith,
later named man of the match, to guide Australia,
242-3 at the time, through the last ten overs.
Smith s total included a four hit from between his
"I was able to close it out," Smith said.
Finch strokes Aussies
to series lead
Shan Masood b Sodhi
Taufeeq Umar st Watling b Craig
Azhar Ali b Sodhi
Younis Khan c Craig b Neesham
Misbah-ul-Haq c Taylor b Boult
Asad Shafiq c Taylor b Southee
Sarfraz Ahmed not out
Yasir Shah not out
: (1b, 2lb, 1nb)
A : (for 6 wickets)
: 1-28, 2-32, 3-145, 4-195, 5-220, 6-279.
B : Trent Boult 22-8-46-1 (1nb), Tim Southee
21-3-41-1, Mark Craig 24-5-94-1, Ish Sodhi 30-7-65-2,
Corey Anderson 7-0-26-0, James Neesham 5-1-6-1.
C B A
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