PAK 34/2 (15.0 ov, Haris Sohail 2*, Imam-ul-Haq 15*, TA Boult 0/7) - Live | Match Report | ESPNCricinfo
by The Report by Danyal Rasool · 7 months ago
Get a report of the New Zealand vs Pakistan 2018 cricket match.New Zealand 353 for 7 dec (Williamson 139, Nicholls 126*, Yasir 4-129) and 274 (Williamson 89, Watling 77*, Bilal 5-65) beat Pakistan 348 (Azhar 134, Shafiq 104, Somerville 4-75) and 156 (Babar 51, Ajaz 3-42, Somerville 3-52) by 123 runsFor all the excuses Pakistan and their support staff come up with, for all the platitudes of disappointment and frustration that will be bandied around in press conferences, no one could justify what has taken place over the past couple of days. Mickey Arthur said after the first Test here in Abu Dhabi that Pakistan cricket had the ability to move on, and it looks like they've moved on without learning a single thing from it. A remarkable turnaround from New Zealand produced a result that is more a heist than a series win. After the smash-and-grab in Abu Dhabi in the first Test, New Zealand repeated the formula in the decider, skittling out a listless, spineless Pakistan for 156. For several teams, it would be a match that stood out for years, the poster child for the need to learn lessons. For Pakistan, it won't even be the most dramatic implosion of this three-Test series, which they relinquished 2-1 to the visitors. It is the second series loss in last three for Pakistan at their adopted home, after going unbeaten here for almost a decade.
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