Pakistan vs New Zealand, Third Test, Day 5 at Abu Dhabi, Live Cricket Score: Pakistan Five Down at Lunch

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Commentary (Pakistan innings)

22.3 A Patel to Azam, 2 runs. 58/5

22.2 A Patel to Azam, Flatter and on middle, it comes in with the arm. Babar goes back and defends it onto the ground. 56/5

22.1 A Patel to Azam, Tosses it up on middle, Azam lunges and defends it. 56/5

21.6 W Somerville to Azam, Loopy delivery on middle, the right-hander plays it towards mid on for a single. 56/5

21.5 W Somerville to Azam, Tossed up on middle, Babar keeps it out. 55/5

21.4 W Somerville to Azam, Floated on middle, the batsman flicks it to the leg side. 55/5

21.3 W Somerville to Azam, Full toss on middle, Babar flicks it to short mid-wicket. 55/5

21.2 W Somerville to Azam, Flighted delivery on leg, Babar flicks it to the leg side. 55/5

21.1 W Somerville to Azam, Turns into middle, Babar tucks it to the leg side. 55/5

William Somerville to bowl from the other end.

20.6 A Patel to Ahmed, Flighted delivery on off, Sarfraz blocks it well. 55/5

20.5 A Patel to Ahmed, Tossed up on off, Sarfraz goes back and cuts it to point. 55/5

We are back for what could probably be the last session. Sarfraz Ahmed, the skipper joins Babar Azam in the middle. Ajaz Patel will bowl the remaining two balls of his over. Here we go…

… Final Day, Afternoon Session …

A session which has thoroughly belonged to New Zealand. In 29.4 overs in this session, 136 runs were scored for the loss of 8 wickets. Pakistan have only scored 55 of them and the 5 wickets lost are theirs, so you picture it for yourself. After de Grandhomme and Nicholls put on the quick runs, the Kiwis declared early to have a go at Pakistan and that decision has paid dividends as the hosts have lost 5 wickets already. Hafeez, who is playing his last Test, the two centurions from the first innings, Haris and Imam, all have been sent back. Barring Boult, everyone has chipped in with the wickets and turned the pressure on Pakistan. The next session could just be the last one. Join us on the other side of the break to find out.

20.4 A Patel to Imam, OUT! Another one bites the dust! Half the side back in the hut for Pakistan! Ajaz Patel now joins the party as he gets his first. This is bowled slower through the air on off, it pitches and turns back in. Takes the inside edge of Imam’s bat as he tries to defend. Hits the pad and then lobs towards short leg. Nicholls there accepts an easy catch. THAT WILL BE LUNCH ON DAY 5! 55/5

20.3 A Patel to Imam, Floated on off, the left-hander keeps it out. 55/4

20.2 A Patel to Imam, Flighted delivery on off, Imam blocks it well. 55/4

20.1 A Patel to Imam, Tossed up outside off, Imam defends off the front foot. 55/4

19.6 W Somerville to Azam, On the stumps, it is kept out. Another excellent over by Somerville, he is really started off well here. 55/4

19.5 W Somerville to Azam, The off spinner on middle, Somerville works it towards mid-wicket. 55/4

19.4 W Somerville to Azam, FOUR! BLUDGEONED! Azam comes down the track and hits it very hard past the bowler. No stopping those. The two may have decided to take the attacking approach. 55/4

19.3 W Somerville to Azam, Tosses it up on middle, Azam is solid in defense. 51/4

19.2 Somerville to Azam, NOT OUT! Azam has got an outside edge on this one! Pakistan will breathe a huge sigh of relief here as Azam will survive to fight another day. Excellent use of the review by Pakistan this time. This lands on middle and it straightens a touch. Azam does not pick the variation and tries to defend inside the line. He seems to have missed it and the ball hits him on the pads. An appeal follows and the umpire raises his finger. Azam after a chat reviews it. Replays roll in and they show there is some bat involved. 51/4

Babar Azam looks to be in trouble. He’s been caught on the pads and adjudged out. He’s taken it upstairs, but the edge could save him. Let’s see.

19.1 W Somerville to Azam, Was that a chance? Nope as the umpire has signaled it as leg byes. This is down the leg side, Azam goes to sweep but misses to get hit on the back leg. It goes just over the leg slip fielder and towards fine leg for a couple. 51/4

18.6 A Patel to Imam, Loopy delivery on off, Imam defends off the back foot. 49/4

18.5 A Patel to Imam, FOUR! Flighted delivery on leg, Imam dances down the track and hits it over mid on for a boundary. 49/4

18.4 A Patel to Imam, Tossed up on off, Imam blocks it well. 45/4

18.3 A Patel to Imam, Floated on leg, Imam pushes it to the leg side. 45/4

18.2 A Patel to Imam, Flighted delivery on middle, Imam again dances down the track and looks to go over mid-wicket but does not get enough on it. It lands safely towards mid-wicket. The batsmen pick up a couple. 45/4

18.1 A Patel to Imam, Tossed up on off, Imam dances down the track and hits it to mid on. 43/4

17.6 W Somerville to Azam, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. A double-wicket maiden by Somerville. Brilliant. 43/4

17.5 W Somerville to Azam, No hat-trick as Azam has negotiated the ball well. He defends it onto the ground. 43/4

Babar Azam is next in.

17.4 Somerville to Shafiq, OUT! That is off the glove! Two in two for William Somerville and Pakistan now are in deep, deep trouble. The other centurion from the first innings bags a golden duck. Prodigious use of the review from the Kiwis. Not the best of deliveries to get a wicket but Somerville won’t care. This is down the leg side, turns further down and also bounces a touch extra. Shafiq tries to flick and the ball goes off something to Watling who collects it well by moving swiftly to his left. An appeal follows, not a confident one by the bowler but Watling is very sure about it. The umpire shakes his head. Watling wants it to be reviewed and Williamson does so. Ultra Edge shows that there is a spike as the ball passes the glove. The on-field call has to be overturned. New Zealand now 6 wickets away with around 61 overs to go. Somerville is on a hat-trick here. 43/4

Review time. It’s for a caught behind appeal against Asad Shafiq. Is he gone? Seems unlikely to the naked eye, but you never know…

Asad Shafiq is the new man in.

17.3 W Somerville to Sohail, OUT! William Somerville strikes! The bowling change has worked wonders and New Zealand can now sniff a series win here in the U.A.E. They are only 7 wickets away. Another ball which is tossed up outside off, this though is bowled slower. Sohail left the last two but this time he decides to play it. The ball, however, turns away slightly, takes the outside edge and goes towards Taylor at first slip who takes it on the second attempt. 43/3

17.2 W Somerville to Sohail, This is quicker and much closer to the off pole, not close enough to make the batsman play though. 43/2

17.1 W Somerville to Sohail, Flatter and outside off, Haris lets it be. 43/2

William Somerville is on now.

16.6 A Patel to Sohail, Loopy delivery on off, the left-hander looks to defend but gets an inside edge and it goes towards the leg side. The batsmen take a run. 43/2

16.5 A Patel to Sohail, Floated on off, Sohail defends off the front foot. 42/2

16.4 A Patel to Sohail, SIX! First six of this innings. Tossed up on middle, Sohail dances down the track and lofts it over long on for a biggie. 42/2

16.3 A Patel to Sohail, Short on off, Sohail cuts it to point. 36/2

16.2 A Patel to Imam, Flighted delivery on middle, Imam plays it towards mid on for a single. 36/2

16.1 A Patel to Imam, Tossed up on off, Imam defends off the front foot. 35/2

Ajaz Patel is on.

15.6 de Grandhomme to Sohail, Length delivery on leg, Sohail flicks it to the leg side. 35/2

15.5 de Grandhomme to Sohail, Length delivery on off, Sohail defends off the back foot. 35/2

15.4 de Grandhomme to Sohail, Good length delivery outside off, Sohail lets it go. 35/2

15.3 de Grandhomme to Sohail, Again wide outside off, Sohail shoulders his arms to this one. 35/2

15.2 de Grandhomme to Sohail, Bowls wide outside off, the left-hander offers no shot. 35/2

15.1 de Grandhomme to Sohail, Length delivery on off, Sohail defends off the front foot. 35/2

15.1 de Grandhomme to Sohail, NO BALL! De Grandhomme oversteps. Good length delivery on off, Sohail defends off the back foot. 35/2

14.6 T Boult to Imam, Bowls a bouncer, the left-hander ducks underneath it. 34/2

14.5 T Boult to Imam, Bowls short of length delivery, Imam defends off the back foot. 34/2

14.4 T Boult to Imam, Bowls a bouncer, Imam does well to duck under it. 34/2

14.3 T Boult to Imam, Again on a good length on off, the left-hander defends off the back foot. 34/2

14.2 T Boult to Imam, Good length delivery on off, Imam defends off the back foot. 34/2

14.1 T Boult to Imam, Bowls a bouncer, Imam had less time to react to duck under it. 34/2

13.6 de Grandhomme to Sohail, Good length delivery outside off, the left-hander lets it go. 34/2

13.5 de Grandhomme to Sohail, Third consecutive leave for Haris Sohail. Wide outside off, Sohail offers no shot. 34/2

13.4 de Grandhomme to Sohail, Wide outside off, Sohail offers no shot. 34/2

13.3 de Grandhomme to Sohail, Wide outside off, the left-hander shoulders his arms to this one. 34/2

13.2 de Grandhomme to Sohail, Good length delivery on middle, the left-hander keeps it out. 34/2

13.1 de Grandhomme to Sohail, Good length delivery on off, Sohail defends off the front foot. 34/2

12.6 T Boult to Sohail, Short outside off, Sohail cuts it towards point for a single. 34/2

12.5 T Boult to Sohail, Bowls a bouncer, Sohail does well to duck under it. 33/2

12.4 T Boult to H Sohail, Full on middle, Sohail plays it to mid on. 33/2

12.3 T Boult to Sohail, Good length delivery on off, the left-hander defends off the back foot. 33/2

12.2 Boult to Sohail, APPEAL FOR LBW! NOT OUT! Length delivery on middle, Sohail looks to defend but gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals but the umpire shakes his head. Probably height could have saved him. 33/2

12.1 T Boult to Sohail, Good length delivery outside off, Sohail lets it go. 33/2

Trent Boult is back on.

11.6 de Grandhomme to Imam, A little too wide outside off and it is that tempting, driving length. Imam though resists and makes a leave. End of a successful over. 33/2

11.5 de Grandhomme to Sohail, Full and outside off, it is driven square on the off side for a run. 33/2

11.4 de Grandhomme to Sohail, Back of a length on off, Sohail guides it to point. 32/2

A tough task awaits for Pakistan. A big onus lies on this current pair now. Imam and Haris need to dig in deep.

Drinks are on the field. Been New Zealand’s morning so far. They first got the runs on the board rather quickly and have now bagged two wickets of Hafeez and Azhar. Southee and de Grandhomme provided the breakthroughs and the Kiwis are on the charge. This first session is an extended one, due to the Friday prayers, so there’s plenty of time left for the visitors to get a wicket or two more. Haris Sohail is next in to bat, so he will have to stick it out with Imam and see this session out.

11.3 de Grandhomme to Ali, OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! There goes the centurion of the first innings, there goes Pakistan’s stalwart and that too cheaply. Colin gets the better of him with a beauty! This is on a length and around off, it is angled into the batsman first. Ali plays the original trajectory. It though pitches and moves away enough to take the outside edge. Watling behind the stumps accepts an easy catch. The away side is ecstatic as it is right on top here. 8 wickets more for them to take and another 67.3 overs left in the day. 32/2

11.2 de Grandhomme to Ali, Another length ball around off, Azhar Ali defends it towards covers. 32/1

11.1 de Grandhomme to Ali, Length again around off, the batsman blocks it onto the ground. 32/1

10.6 Tim Southee to Imam, Bowls full on off, Imam looks to drive but gets a bottom edge on this one and it goes just close to the stumps. He is lucky to survive. 32/1

10.5 Tim Southee to Imam, Bowls a yorker, Imam easily digs it out. 32/1

10.4 Tim Southee to Imam, Good length delivery on off, Imam defends off the back foot. 32/1

10.3 Tim Southee to Imam, Short outside off, Imam shoulders his arms to this one. 32/1

10.2 Tim Southee to Ali, Length delivery on leg, Azhar flicks it towards square leg for a single. 32/1

10.1 Tim Southee to Ali, Good length delivery on off, Azhar defends off the front foot. 31/1

9.6 de Grandhomme to Ali, Length delivery on middle, Azhar looks to defend but gets it off the inner half of the bat. It goes towards fine leg for a single. 31/1

9.5 de Grandhomme to Ali, Consecutive leaves for Azhar. Good length delivery outside off, Azhar lets it go. 30/1

9.4 de Grandhomme to Ali, Good length delivery outside off, the batsman shoulders arms to this one. 30/1

9.3 de Grandhomme to Ali, Good length delivery outside off, Azhar offers no shot. 30/1

9.2 de Grandhomme to Ali, Full on off, Azhar defends off the front foot. 30/1

9.1 de Grandhomme to Ali, Full outside off, Azhar offers no shot. 30/1

Colin de Grandhomme is into the attack.

8.6 Tim Southee to Imam, Short on off, Imam plays it to the off side. 30/1

8.5 Tim Southee to Imam, Wide outside off, the left-hander offers no shot. 30/1

8.4 Tim Southee to Imam, Good length delivery on off, the left-hander defends off the back foot. 30/1

8.3 Tim Southee to Imam, FOUR! Consecutive boundaries for Imam. Full outside off, Imam drives it through covers for a boundary. 30/1

8.2 Tim Southee to Imam, FOUR! Short outside off, Imam cuts it through point for a boundary. Second boundary for Imam in this innings. 26/1

8.1 Tim Southee to Ali, Full on middle, Azhar flicks it towards mid-wicket. The batsmen get three runs. 22/1

7.6 T Boult to Imam, Shortish delivery pounded in, on the stumps, Imam rises on his feet and defends it down on the leg side. 19/1

7.5 T Boult to Imam, Cutting back in, on a length, defended off the inner half in front of square leg. 19/1

7.4 T Boult to Imam, Good length delivery in line of the stumps, blocked with a straight blade in response. 19/1

7.3 T Boult to Imam, Another bumper, it’s sharp and accurate on off, Imam arches back and just about manages to duck under it. 19/1

7.2 T Boult to Imam, Short of a length just outside off, kept out from the back foot. 19/1

7.1 T Boult to Imam, Starts off with a bouncer, takes Imam by surprise a bit but he does well to evade it. 19/1

6.6 Tim Southee to Ali, Full in length outside off, driven to covers to end the over. 19/1

6.5 Tim Southee to Ali, Too far down the leg side, Azhar attempts to flick it away but fails to do so. 19/1

Azhar Ali is the next batsman in.

6.4 Tim Southee to M Hafeez, OUT! Bowled ’em! The Professor is knocked out early in his last Test innings. A beauty from Southee to dismiss him. Absolute peach. Southee comes from wide of the crease and angles it in on off, it straightens up once more and this time it’s enough to beat Hafeez’s defense. It goes past the outside edge and knocks the bails over. An 18-year long career comes to a close. He walks back to a standing ovation from the crowd. Acknowledges their support and raises his bat in appreciation. He’d have liked to do more obviously, but he can be happy on the whole with the kind of career he’s had. 19/1

6.3 Tim Southee to Hafeez, Angling in at first and then straightens up off the seam, Hafeez is squared up a bit but he still manages to defend this a bit square on the off side. 19/0

6.2 Tim Southee to Hafeez, Moving away this time, a length delivery around off, Hafeez pats it away to covers. 19/0

6.1 Tim Southee to Hafeez, Marginally ahead of a length, quite close to off, Hafeez stays inside the crease and defends it down on the off side with soft hands. 19/0

5.6 T Boult to Imam, The outswinger to finish things. Boult pitches it full and makes it go away, the batsman plays and misses. 19/0

5.5 T Boult to Imam, Too full and too straight in line, Imam flicks it past the diving mid-wicket fielder. A couple of runs result this time. 19/0

5.4 T Boult to Imam, FOUR! That’s a good shot. Nice sound of the ball going off the bat. Some width offered outside off, Imam is on the back foot in a jiffy as he cuts this through point for a boundary. 17/0

5.3 T Boult to Imam, Darts it on a length in the off stump channel, the left-hander shoulders his arms to it. 13/0

5.2 T Boult to Imam, FOUR BYES! Bowls down the leg side, Imam still goes after it but does not connect. It goes behind where Watling dives to his right and gets a hand to it but could not stop it and it goes for a boundary. 13/0

5.1 T Boult to Imam, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 9/0

4.6 Tim Southee to Hafeez, Good length delivery on off, Hafeez keeps it out. 9/0

4.5 Tim Southee to Hafeez, Good length delivery outside off, the batsman offers no shot. 9/0

4.4 Tim Southee to Hafeez, Length delivery outside off, Hafeez offers no shot and it kept low on him. 9/0

4.3 Tim Southee to Hafeez, Wide outside off, Hafeez lets it go. 9/0

4.2 Tim Southee to Hafeez, Bowls wide outside off, Hafeez shoulders his arms to this one. 9/0

4.1 Tim Southee to M Hafeez, FOUR! Short of length delivery, Hafeez pulls it through square leg for a boundary. First boundary for Pakistan. 9/0

3.6 T Boult to Imam, Sharp bumper just around off, it’s quite accurate from Boult. Imam watches the ball and just about manages to evade it by arching back. 5/0

3.5 T Boult to Imam, Cuts back in this time, from a good length, kept out solidly from within the crease. 5/0

3.4 T Boult to Imam, Too far outside off, no chance the southpaw bothers himself with that. 5/0

3.3 T Boult to Imam, On the fuller side of things once more, Imam stays right behind the line and blocks it back down the track. 5/0

3.2 T Boult to Imam, Yorker fired in on the stumps, swinging away from the batsman, he brings his bat down in time and jams it out. 5/0

3.1 T Boult to Imam, Shaping away from outside off, on a good length, Imam plants his front foot forward and leaves it alone. 5/0

2.6 Tim Southee to Hafeez, Good length delivery on off, Hafeez blocks it well. 5/0

2.5 Tim Southee to Hafeez, Wide outside off, Hafeez offers no shot. 5/0

2.4 Tim Southee to Hafeez, Good length delivery on off, Hafeez defends off the back foot. 5/0

2.3 Tim Southee to Hafeez, Wide outside off, the right-hander lets it go. 5/0

2.2 Tim Southee to Hafeez, Good length delivery on off, Hafeez keeps it out. 5/0

2.1 Tim Southee to Hafeez, Good length delivery outside off, Hafeez lets it go. 5/0

1.6 T Boult to Imam, Length delivery on off, Imam plays it to the off side. 5/0

1.5 T Boult to Imam, Bowls wide outside off, Imam easily offers no shot to this one. 5/0

1.4 T Boult to Imam, BEATEN! Good length delivery outside off, Imam covers the line and the ball passes the bat very closely. Luckily he did not get an edge. 5/0

1.3 T Boult to Imam, Length delivery on middle, the left-hander defends off the back foot. 5/0

1.2 T Boult to Imam, Good length delivery outside off, Imam looks to defend but misses it and gets beaten on this one. 5/0

1.1 T Boult to Imam, Good length delivery outside off, Imam shoulders his arms to this one. 5/0

Trent Boult will share the new ball from the other end.

0.6 Tim Southee to Hafeez, Short outside off, Hafeez cuts it towards point. The batsmen pick up a couple. 5/0

0.5 Tim Southee to Hafeez, Good length delivery outside off, the batsman lets it go. 3/0

0.4 Tim Southee to Hafeez, Good length delivery on off, Hafeez defends off the front foot. 3/0

0.3 Tim Southee to Hafeez, DROPPED! Full outside off, Hafeez looks to drive but gets an outside edge towards gully. Williamson there gets two hands to it but the ball bursts through and goes down towards third man for a couple. He may have reacted late. You though expect Williamson to catch that. However, a lucky reprieve for Hafeez in his last-ever Test innings. Can he make full use of it and play a majestic knock here? He would love to bow out in some style. 3/0

0.2 Tim Southee to Imam, Bowls full on middle, Imam flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single. First runs for Pakistan. 1/0

0.1 Tim Southee to Imam, Good length delivery outside off, Imam lets it go. 0/0

First Published: December 7, 2018, 12:39 PM IST

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