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by Manuj Sharma Tuesday 29 November 2016
New Zealand 271 & 313-5 dec (Taylor 102no) beatPakistan 216 & 230 (Aslam 91) by 138 runsSecond Test, Hamilton, day fiveScorecard
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.
The win also meant that the Black Caps sealed the two-match series 2-0.
Pakistan resumed the day at 1 for naught, needing 368 more runs to win the game. The first 20 overs in the day, Azhar Ali (58) and Aslam (91) managed just 21 runs.
However, they decided to step up the accelerator a bit smashing 26 more runs in the next four overs and completed their first 50-run opening stand in the series in the 27th over.
Aslam smashed the first six of the innings in the 31st over bowled by Mitchell Santner (2-49). Pakistan went into lunch at 76 for naught.
In the 52nd over, Ali completed his fifty and also brought the 100-run opening stand with Aslam, who scored three boundaries in two overs to reach his half-century and also signaling Pakistan's intention of going for a win for the first time in the innings.
The 131-run finally ended when Ali dragged a Santner delivery on to the stumps and in a similar fashion he also had Babar Azam (16) dismissed.
Aslam continued to go for boundaries and the support of Sarfraz Ahmed (19) at the other end. Following a selfless innings, Aslam was dismissed by Tim Southee (2-60).
That opened the floodgates for New Zealand as they had Pakistan 230 all out from 199 for three. Neil Wagner (3-57) picked a three-wicket haul while Southee and Santner picked two wickets apiece.
Southee was awarded the player of the match for his eight-wicket haul.
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