x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Kiwis fall like nine pins for 99

Pakistan take control after Kamran Akmal's fighting 70 and New Zealand concede a huge lead with 16 wickets falling on the second day.

WELLINGTON // Pakistan took control of the second Test on the second day, bowling out New Zealand before establishing a 229-run lead. Pace bowler Mohammad Asif took four wickets for 40 runs and leg-spinner Danish Kaneria's six overs returned three for six as the Black Caps were routed for 99. New Zealand fell further behind as their opponents closed on 64 for two at the Basin Reserve in their second essay. It represented an excellent day for Pakistan, who started well by taking their overnight first innings score of 161 for six to 264.

Kamran Akmal survived two umpire reviews before he was dismissed for 70 when captain Daniel Vettori made a good catch running back from mid-off to give Daryl Tuffey his first wicket of the day and third of the innings. By then Akmal, who scored his 11th Test half-century, and Umar Gul (31) had added valuable 64 runs for the eighth wicket. Tuffey, marking his Test comeback, finished with four for 64 while Vettori claimed four for 58. O'Brien took the other two for 78. New Zealand's reply started poorly when Aamer got Martin Guptill for a four-ball duck.

Daniel Flynn escaped a duck in Asif's first over after lunch when Salman Butt at short leg juggled the ball six times before dropping it. Butt made amends in Asif next over when he dived forward to have Tim McIntosh caught. Ross Taylor (30) and Flynn combined for 43 runs before Taylor shouldered arms to a Gul delivery which nipped back and broke his stumps. Gul struck again in his next overn trapping Peter Fulton leg before for a second-ball duck. Flynn and Grant Elliott added 33 runs either side of tea but Asif struck again, trapping Flynn for 29. That wicket sparked a slump, with Brendon McCullum dismissed with Asif's next delivery for a duck, caught at second slip by Shoaib Malik. The hosts lost their last five wickets for 14 runs. * PA Sport

Scorecard Pakistan (first innings, overnight 161-6): I Farhat c Taylor b Vettori 32 S Butt c Tuffey b O'Brien 29 U Akmal b Tuffey 46 M Yousuf lbw b Vettori 0 Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Vettori 21 S Malik c Vettori b Tuffey 9 K Akmal c Vettori b Tuffey 70 M Aamer c Taylor b O'Brien 21 U Gul c O'Brien b Tuffey 31 M Asif c and b Vettori 4 D Kaneria not out 0 Extras: (1w) 1 Total: (all out, 88.2 overs) 264 Fall: 1-60, 2-66, 3-66, 4-119, 5-131, 6-156, 7-193, 8-257, 9-264. Bowling: C Martin 20-2-64-0, D Tuffey 23.2-5-64-4 I O'Brien 23-4-78-2 (1w) D Vettori 22-6-58-4. New Zealand (first innings): T McIntosh c Butt b Asif 4 M Guptill c K Akmal b Aamer 0 D Flynn lbw b Asif 29 R Taylor b Gul 30 P Fulton lbw b Gul 0 G Elliott c and b Kaneria 20 B McCullum c Malik b Asif 0 D Vettori c Misbah b Kaneria 6 D Tuffey c Yousuf b Asif 3 I O'Brien c Farhat b Kaneria 0 C Martin not out 0 Extras: (7lb) 7 Total: (all out, 36.5 overs) 99 FoW: 1-1, 2-5, 3-48, 4-52, 5-85, 6-85, 7-95, 8-96, 9-96 Bowling: M Aamer 11-2-25-1 M Asif 12.5-2-40-4 U Gul 7-2-21-2 D Kaneria 6-2-6-3. Pakistan (second innings): I Farhat c Fulton b O'Brien 35 S Butt c Taylor b O'Brien 18 M Yousuf not out 10 Misbah-ul-Haq not out 1 Total (for 2 wkts, 23 overs) 64 Fall: 49 (Butt), 54 (Farhat). Bowling: C Martin 6-1-21-0 D Tuffey 4-0-15-0 I O'Brien 6-1-16-2 D Vettori 7-4-12-0.