Pakistan must thank their big lead from the first innings because their collapse in the second still gave them an opportunity to put the hosts under extreme pressure.
Day three of the second Test in Wellington saw six Pakistan wickets tumble for a mere twenty-nine runs in their second innings, this after the Pakistan captain, Mohammad Yousuf scored eighty-three runs and Umar Akmal adding another half century to his short career. Even Misbah Ul Haq, who joined the team after Younis Khan withdrew, scored thirty-three runs as Pakistan finished on 239, in addition to their first innings lead of 165.
Left to chase 405 for an improbable win, New Zealand lost three crucial wickets, all thanks to Mohammad Asif who has been a rejuvenated man on this tour. Tim McIntosh went early, Martin Guptill disappeared after promise and Daniel Flynn fell for the top score of the New Zealand innings so far, twenty, leaving New Zealand at seventy for three at the end of the third day’s play and much to do if they are to deny Pakistan what now seems an easy win.
NZ Pak T2 Days 1 & 2: Pakistan’s Batting – Shocking, NZ’s Batting – Even More Shocking!
NZ Pak T1 Day 5 Aftermath Sets up Interesting Second Test But Minus Bond
Nz Pak T1 Day 4 Stumps: Aamer-Asif Pair Once Again Bring Pak Back Into Picture
NZ Pak T1 Day 3 Stumps: Bond Brings NZ to the Forefront; Akmal Brothers Shine
PCB Spent Rs.10 Million For Yousuf to Quit ICL!
NZ Pak T1 Day 2 Stumps: Vettori’s 99 Bolsters New Zealand’s Cause on Rain Afflicted Day
NZ Pak T1 Day 1 Stumps: Series Opens with See Saw Battles
Neil Broom, Aaron Redmond Caught Breaking Curfew in India!
SA Follow India’s Lead Against UDRS; New Zealand Go Ahead
NZ Lose Twenty20 Series to Pakistan By Seven Runs
Vettori’s Injury Not Serious, Expected to Play Test Series against Pakistan
Pak NZ T20I 1: Pakistan’s Nazir Steers NZ to Defeat
Younis Khan: May Have Lost Command But I Am Not Done Yet
Younis Khan Loses Pakistan Captaincy!
Imran Khan Undergoes Emergency Surgery
Pakistan Captain Feels Indian Cricket Team is Worn Out
Pak NZ ODI 3: New Zealand Survive Aamer Scare to Win by Seven Runs!
Pak NZ ODI 3 Half Time: McCullum Apart, NZ Cave to Spin
Pak NZ ODI 3 Preview: Pressure on Pak As New Zealand Hopes Brighten
Inzy Says, Make Afridi Pakistan’s ODI Captain
Pak NZ ODI 2: Pak Fail to Get Past NZ, McCullum Outshines Them All
Pak NZ ODI 2 Half Time: McCullum Century Props Up New Zealand to 303
Pak NZ ODI 1 Result and ODI 2 Preview: NZ Have Their Work Cut Out
Younis Khan Stirring Up Pak With Afridi’s Ouster from Selection, Thinking of T20
Younis Khan May be Back in Twenty20 Squad?
Pak NZ ODI Half Time: Afridi Blaze Scorches New Zealand
No Indo Pak Matches Till Late 2010?
Pakistan-New Zealand Lock Heads in Series – Squads + Tour Itinerary
Shashi Taroor Wants Indo-Pak Series in US, Miandad Agrees
ICC World Twenty20:Vettori Alleges Serious Malady in Gul’s Reverse Swing, SA Undeterred
Saqlain Now with New Zealand Team!
India May Play Pakistan But After 2012, NZ Not Clear
ICC’s Two Tier Plan Sees New Zealand, Pakistan Complaining
CT Semi Final 2: New Zealand, Elliot Score Past Pakistan
Younis Khan Offers to Stand Down from Pakistan Captaincy After Match Fixing Allegations
Andy Moles Disappointed Over Resigning Coaching Role
Stephen Fleming Doesn’t Want NZ Coaching Job
Vettori, New Zealand Cricket Weigh up Coaching Options, Dump VC McCullum