An enthralling match (and series) was eventually decided on the final day. New Zealand came out on top, beating Pakistan by 123 runs in the 3rd Test and taking the series 2-1.
Kane Williamson and Henry Nicholls batted New Zealand back into this Test match with an outstanding unbeaten partnership of 212, in the heat of Abu Dhabi, today.
At the end of third day’s play in the Abu Dhabi Test, there is every possibility of it turning into an intriguing tussle between Pakistan and New Zealand.
For the second day running in Abu Dhabi, Pakistan and New Zealand have been locked in a contest that could be best described as ‘war of attrition’.
New Zealand would be pretty happy with its first day score of 229-7 off 90 overs, for pitches in the UAE, rarely allow free stroke-play.