DUBAI: The second Test match between Pakistan and New Zealand has entered into a very exciting stage on the fifth and final day being played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on Friday.
In their second innings, Pakistan require another 219 runs to win the second match as well as three-match Test series at this point of time while New Zealand need 9 more wickets to level the series.
Earlier, New Zealand in their second innings scored 250 runs for the loss of nine wickets before the declaration came. Ross Taylor made his 12th Test century and his first against Pakistan.
Pakistan in their first innings were all out for 393 runs while New Zealand in their first innings had scored 403 runs.
Pakistan’s squad for the second test
Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Taufeeq Umar, Shan Masood, Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Ehsan Adil, Rahat Ali, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Yasir Shah, Younis Khan and Zulfiqar Babar
New Zealand’s squad for the second test
Brendon McCullum (captain), Corey Anderson, Trent Boult, Mark Craig, Tom Latham, James Neesham, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, BJ Watling (wk) and Kane Williamson.
Earlier, Pakistan beat New Zealand by 248 runs in the first game of a three-match Test series played at the Sheikh Zayed International Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi, leading the series with 1-0.
The third and final test match between Pakistan and New Zealand will be played at Sharjah from November 26.
Both teams will also play two T20s and five One-day Internationals (ODIs) next month.