Pakistan vs New Zealand third Test: Play suspended for today
Meanwhile, the second day’s play of the third Test between Pakistan and New Zealand in Sharjah has been suspended following the death of Australia batsman Phillip Hughes in Sydney because of a head injury.
The match has been extended by a day, and tomorrow will be day two.
On the opening day of third and final Cricket Test against New Zealand at Sharjah, Pakistan were 281 for the loss of three wickets at stumps on Wednesday. For Pakistan, Muhammad Hafeez scored 178 unbeaten runs.
Opener Mohammad Hafeez scored up a magnificent unbeaten century as Pakistan guaranteed the distinctions of the opening day of third and last Test against New Zealand in Sharjah on Wednesday. The 34-year-old veteran split 178 not out for – his second century of the arrangement – as Pakistan arrived at 281-3 at stumps in the wake of winning the throw choosing to bat first on the level pitch of Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Hafeez’s 262-run thump was a mixture of levelheadedness and animosity. The batsman challenged the great length conveyances with savvy approach however pulled, drove and hawked the detached balls past wall. His so far thump emphasizes 23 limits and three sixes.
Misbah depended on a wary approach in the wake of surviving a dropped find by wicketkeeper BJ Walting off spinner Ish Sodhi when on 20. His 107-ball thump emphasizes five limits and one six. Spinner Daniel Vettori neglected to have effect on his greatly advertised Test return and completed the day with the figures of 1-28. Alternate spinners Mark Craig and Sodhi likewise attempted to discover turn on the grass-less pitch. 35-year-old Vettori, who had shown up in July 2012, was incorporated in the group at the cost of all-rounder James Neesham.
Shan Masood (12) was the main Pakistan batsman to be released in the morning session as he confounded a hoodwinking conveyance of Craig which vexed his stumps. At lunch Pakistan arrived at 82-1. The rejection finished 87-run second-wicket association in the middle of him and Hafeez. Younis, who hit three centuries in Pakistan’s noteworthy 2-0 whitewash of Australia and amid Pakistan’s 248-run triumph in the first Test of this arrangement in Abu Dhabi, was caught leg-before off Vett