Pakistan won the second Test match against New Zealand by an innings and 16 runs to level the series.
Yasir Shah created history as he equalled Imran Khan’s record of taking most wickets, 14 in a match for Pakistan. He took eight wickets in the first inning and took six in the second to seal the win for his team. He also created history by taking ten wickets in a day, eight in the first inning, while two wickets in the second on the same day, which made him the first leg-spinner after Anil Kumble to do so.
The hosts restricted the Blackcaps for 312 runs in the third inning of the second Test match courtesy of Henry Nichols resilient 77-run inning. On the other hand, Ross Taylor scored 81 runs, while Tom Latham also scored a half-century.
The visitors posed a challenge to Pakistan’s 328-run lead when they were three down for 146 runs, but they started losing the plot as soon as they lost Ross Taylor, followed by BJ Watling. Hasan Ali and Yasir Shah removed Colin de Grandhomme and Ish Sodhi in quick successions respectively.
Whereas, Hasan Ali and Bilal Asif took three and one wicket respectively.