New Zealand beat Pakistan in final Test to claim series

Pakistan made a flawless start to the fourth day when legspinner Yasir Shah became the quickest bowler to reach 200 test wickets by dismissing nightwatchman Will Somerville for 4.

In fact, this century, the Black Caps had only claimed away test series victories over Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, and the West Indies, and considering that Pakistan had trounced Australia in their previous test series, victory should indeed be recognised as a superb accomplishment.

"A fantastic performance to be a part of, we know how formidable Pakistan are, certainly in their Pakistan they're a very hard side to beat".

A gem from Tim Southee removes Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez in his final test innings in Abu Dhabi.

"It was a really great fighting effort, and one we'll remember for a long time".

It was just Patel's third test, and Somerville's debut, but they performed well, and Williamson had praise for the duo after the match.

Yasir Shah became the fastest to take 200 Test wickets after dismissing William Somerville on Day 4 of the third Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi on Monday.

Grimmett took his 200th wicket in his 36th Test in 1936.

He struck twice in his first four balls and was on a hat-trick, nicking off left-hander Haris Sohail to a juggling Ross Taylor before Asad Shafiq got a faint glove and BJ Watling held on down the leg side.

It looks good for Kane Williamson and New Zealand at lunch after Ajaz Patel snares their fifth wicket.

The other wicket of day four went to Shaheen Afridi, who now has two wickets from 16 overs, giving 55 runs in the process.

Earlier, New Zealand declared their second innings on 353-7 after some 45 minutes of batting with Henry Nicholls remaining unbeaten on 126 and Williamson dismissed at his overnight score of 139.

Medium pacer Hasan Ali trapped Williamson leg before and even a review did not prolong the New Zealand skipper's innings. Pakistan had a chance to take the new ball over the last 24 overs but declined, setting defensive fields to keep down New Zealand's run rate.

Yasir, whose 14 wickets helped Pakistan level the series 1-1 in Dubai, now has 27 wickets in the three Tests against New Zealand.

He and Nicholls, closing on his third test century, scored 87 in the second session and 73 in the last session.



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