Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 4 Cricket Photos

Nov 20, 2018, 02:19
Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 4 Cricket Photos

Patel was the star on the fourth day of the Black Caps dramatic four run win over Pakistan in the first Test in Abu Dhabi.

"When they did review it [the batsman was given out lbw] I think I was on my knees just steering up at the screen hoping that it would fall the right way and when it did it was an unbelievable feeling, yeh a great rush".

Medium pacer Hasan Ali registered his first five-wicket haul with 5-45 while leg-spinner Yasir Shah finished with 5-110, his 14th five-wicket in innings feat, as New Zealand lost their last six wickets for just 29 runs.

Fakhar Zaman has been rested and left out of the squad for this game as talented youngster Saad Ali has been called up but they have an embarrassment of riches with Imam ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam and Azhar Ali all in good form in this format.

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"We saw the nature of how wickets fell in clumps", Williamson said. The collapse after that was very disappointing for the team.

"Yes, without a doubt".

Patel was deservedly the Man of the Match and became part of an elite list for his side, being only the fifth player from New Zealand to win the Man of the Match on his Test debut. The best in recent memory.

It was the second such loss for the home side in as many years as they lost against Sri Lanka by 21 runs at the very same venue.

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For this we ought to compliment the way Yasir and Hasan bamboozled the batsmen trapping them in front of the wicket and even cluttering their stumps at times. Nobody played a long innings.

It must be said though that Pakistan bowlers despite the disappointment of being unrewarded in the second session yesterday did not let the opportunity slip once the stubborn partnership was dislodged.

Patel was born in Mumbai and shifted to New Zealand as a child, resulting in his ability to interact in Hindi.

"We knew the surface wasn't an easy one". Both batters scored half-centuries and helped New Zealand build on their lead. The second Test starts in Dubai on Saturday.

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