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Taylor rescues New Zealand after Sarfraz's ton DUBAI: 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 79-4 to close the fourth day on 167-6, having an overall lead of 177 with four wickets intact. Mark Craig (nought) was in Taylor's company as New Zealand will seek a series-levelling win in the three-Test series on an intriguing final day.Pakistan won the first Test by 248 runs in Abu Dhabi last week.Sarfraz's 112 led Pakistan's fightback as they managed 393 in their first innings in reply to New Zealand's 403, conceding a slender 10-run lead.Pakistani spinners Zulfiqar Babar (3-60) and Yasir Shah (3-65) had jolted New Zealand but Taylor stood firm.Babar removed Brendon McCullum (45), Kane Williamson (11) and Jimmy Neesham (11) in ...

New Zealand close fourth day on 167-6, lead by 177 DUBAI: New Zealand finished the fourth day on 167-6, taking an overall lead of 177, in the second Test against Pakistan in Dubai on Thursday.Ross Taylor was unbeaten on 77 and with him Mark Craig had yet to score, as New Zealand seek a series-levelling win in the three-match series after losing the first Test by 248 runs in Abu Dhabi. Zulfiqar Babar has figures of 3-60 while Yasir Shah took 3-65.New Zealand took a ...
Pietersen offers to coach schools LONDON: Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen took to Twitter on Thursday to offer his services as a coach to British schools after expressing concern about falling participation levels.The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) published the results of its National Playing Survey on Wednesday, which revealed a seven percent decrease in participation among children aged 14 and under.Meanwhile, total playing numbers fell from 908,000 to 844,000 compared to the previous season."Any school cricket coaches or ...
New Zealand extend lead after Sarfraz's heroics DUBAI: New Zealand continued to press home efforts for a series-levelling win as they reached tea at 54-1 on the fourth day of the second Test against Pakistan in Dubai on Thursday.The Black Caps are 64 runs ahead with a session and a day to play to square the three-Test series after gaining a slender ten-run lead by dismissing Pakistan for 393.New Zealand had made 403 in their first knock.At the break Brendon McCullun was ...
New Zealand 54-1 at tea, lead by 64 DUBAI: New Zealand were 54-1 at tea in their second innings on the fourth day of the second Test against Pakistan in Dubai on Thursday.They are now 64 runs ahead after getting a 10-run lead following Pakistan's dismissal for 393 in the first innings.New Zealand had made 403 in their first knock.At the break Brendon McCullum (41) and Kane Williamson (four) were at the crease.Earlier Sarfraz Ahmed scored 112 and added 81 runs for the ...
Pakistan dismiss for 393 in second Test DUBAI: Pakistan were dismissed for 393 soon after lunch on the fourth day of the second Test against New Zealand in Dubai on Thursday, conceding a 10-run lead to New Zealand's first innings total of 403.Resuming at 392-9 after lunch, Sarfraz Ahmed fell for 112 while Rahat Ali remained 16 not out.They added 81 runs for the tenth wicket. Pace partners Tim Southee finished with 3-67 and Trent Boult took 2-69. Pakistan lead the three-Test ...
Pakistan vs New Zealand 2nd Test scoreboard DUBAI: Scoreboard after Pakistan's first innings on the fourth day of the second Test against New Zealand at Dubai International Cricket stadium on Thursday:New Zealand 1st innings 403 (T. Latham 137, M. Craig 43; Zulfiqar Babar 4-137)Pakistan 1st innings (overnight 281-6)Shan Masood b Sodhi 13Taufeeq Umar st Watling b Craig 16Azhar Ali b Sodhi 75Younis Khan c Craig b Neesham 72Misbah-ul Haq c Taylor b Boult28Asad Shafiq c Taylor b Southee 44Sarfraz Ahmed c and ...


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