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Pakistan Wrap Up Handsome Win

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Pakistan were frustrated by Ish Sodhi but they still won convincingly
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Pakistan 566-3 dec. & 175-2 dec. beat
New Zealand 262 & 231 by 248 runs
First Test, Abu Dhabi
Scorecard

Pakistan took the final two wickets they needed to complete a 248-run win over New Zealand on day five of the first Test in Abu Dhabi.

New Zealand extended their second innings to 231 before they were bowled out after Ish Sodhi made 63 in 102 balls.

Mark Craig fell for 28 to leave New Zealand, chasing 480 to win, on 177 for nine before Sodhi and Trent Boult (19 not out) added another 54 runs for the 10th wicket.

Yasir Shah bowled Craig to finish with figures of three for 74 and Sodhi was trapped in front by Imran Khan, who returned two for 37.

Sodhi hit seven fours and a six in his defiant innings but it was eventually far too little, far too late.

Rahat Ali and Zulfiqar Babar also took two wickets for Pakistan with Mohammad Hafeez, whose century in their second innings set up the run chase, took one.

Ahmed Shehzad (176), Younus Khan (100 not out) and Misbah-ul-Haq (102 not out) all passed three figures in the first innings.

Shehzad's innings was ended when he was hit by a Corey Anderson bouncer, suffering a fractured cheek - perhaps the only low point of a fine few days for Pakistan.

The second Test begins in Dubai on Monday 17th November.

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