Pakistan thrash New Zealand by 10 wkts in Hamilton Test
Pakistan's left-arm attack of Abdur Rehman and Wahab Riaz destroyed the New Zealand second innings and set up a 10-wicket win inside three days in the first cricket Test here Sunday. New Zealand's second turn at bat lasted less than 39 overs as they were rolled for 110 leaving Pakistan a mere 19 runs for victory which was achieved in 22 balls. At one stage New Zealand lost four wickets for one run, collapsing from two for 60 to four for 61 amid a baffling array of aggressive shot-making at a time when patience was required. Pakistan, who resumed the day at 235 for four in their first innings, were all out midway through the second session for 367, a 92-run lead. By the time New Zealand passed that target they were already eight wickets down, with most dismissals the result of poor decision-making by the batsmen. Man-of-the-match Rehman took three for 24 off 15 overs with his left-arm spin, while medium-quick Riaz took three for 38 in an unbroken 11-over spell. When New Zealand started their run chase, they reached 36 in 12 overs before the wickets started to tumble.