Pakistan and New Zealand move on to Dubai for the second test match which gets underway on Saturday and after edging a thrilling first contest the Black Caps are 1-0 up with two to play.
The first test was staged in Abu Dhabi and it produced a gripping finish with New Zealand coming out on top by just 4 runs.
That outcome looked most unlikely as New Zealand were bowled out for just 153 in their first innings with Kane Williamson top scoring with 63. Pakistan replied with 227, a total short of expectations and Babar Azam top scored with 62 whilst Trent Boult took 4 wickets.
New Zealand gave themselves a fighting chance with a second innings total of 249 with 50’s for Watling and Nicholls whilst Hasan Ali and Yasir Shah both claimed 5 wickets.
Pakistan were still favourites and at 130/3 they were well on their way to victory. However debutant Ajaz Patel took 5 wickets as Pakistan crumbled to 171 all out with Azhar Ali (65) the last man out.
This was how the teams lined up in the first test:
Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez, Imam-ul-Haq, Azhar Ali, Asad Shafiq, Haris Sohail, Babar Azam, Sarfraz Ahmed(c), Yasir Shah, Bilal Asif, Mohammad Abbas , Hasan Ali
New Zealand: Kane Williamson(c), Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme,Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Jeet Raval, Ish Sodhi, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling
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New Zealand 5/2
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Suggested Bets: Top Away Bowler – 1st Inns. Trent Boult at 5/2
Batsman to score a Fifty in the match Kane Williamson? (yes) at 15/20
Trent Boult obliged for us as top 1st innings bowler for New Zealand in the first test and we also fancy Kane Williamson to score a 50 in the match.