The International Cricket Council came down heavily again at the Pakistan captain Azhar Ali and his players for maintaining a slow over rate in the recently concluded second Test against New Zealand in Hamilton.
After Sami Aslam scored a fluent 91, the rest of the Pakistan batting line-up collapsed in a bid to chase down the target of 369 runs in the final day as New Zealand completed a 138-run victory in the second Test in Hamilton.
Riding on a blistering century from Ross Taylor, New Zealand declared their second innings with a score of 313 for five thereby setting a target of 369 runs for Pakistan in the final innings in the second Test in Hamilton.
Babar Azam led Pakistan's fightback on day three with an unbeaten 90 as they went on to post 216 in their first innings following which rain played spoilsport restricting New Zealand's second innings to just one delivery at stumps of the second Test in Hamilton.
After a fifty from Jeet Raval and an unbeaten 49 from BJ Watling helped New Zealand post 271 in their first innings, their seamers were all over the Pakistan batsmen and had them restricted to 76 for five at stumps on day two of the second Test in Christchurch.
The International Cricket Council has handed a one-match ban and also a fine of 40 percent of his match fee to Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq for slow over-rate in the recently concluded first Test against New Zealand in Christchurch.
Kane Williamson scored a brisk 61 while Jeet Raval supported him with an unbeaten knock of 36 as New Zealand chased down 105 with eight wickets in hand on day four to win the first Test in Christchurch and claim an unassailable lead of 1-0 in the series.
Colin de Grandhomme registered the best figures by a New Zealand bowler on debut as Pakistan were bowled out for 133 in their first innings following New Zealand knocked down 104 runs off the deficit riding on an unbeaten fifty from Jeet Raval on day two of the first Test in Christchurch.