Pakistan suffer collapse as Kiwis taste rare away series victory
Abu Dhabi: New Zealand beat Pakistan in a road Test series for the first time in 49 years after crushing the home side by 123 runs in the third Test on Friday.
Set 280 to win in 79 overs on the last day, Pakistan were 55/5 by lunch, and were all out for 156 in an extended middle session.
Tim Southee took 3/42 while 34-year-old debutant William Somerville and fellow spinner Ajaz Patel shared six wickets.
Brief scores: New Zealand 274 & (o/n 272/4) 353/7 decl in 113 overs (K Williamson 139, H Nicholls 126*; Y Shah 4/129, S Afridi 2/85) bt Pakistan 348 & 156 all out in 56.1 overs (B Azam 51; T Southee 3/42, A Patel 3/42, W Somerville 3/52) by 123 runs No. of wickets Yasir Shah took in the series, the most wickets by a bowler in a 3-Test series defeat
New Zealand players pose with the winner’s trophy after beating Pakistan in the third Test to clinch the series 2-1 in Abu Dhabi on Friday