NZ rout Pakistan, become number one Test side: Records broken

Babar Azam reaches 50 runs during the first day of the first Test match between England and Pakistan at Old Trafford in Manchester northwest England on August 5. — AFP

"Yeah, we weren't at our best previous year against Australia, but I can remember a few other test wins that we have done really well in the UAE [against Pakistan] and Sri Lanka", Stead said. While they have now won 17 straight tests on home soil, their form overseas has not matched. His innings of 238 runs helped New Zealand to put a big total on scoreboard.

"That'll (series against South Africa) be a good opportunity for us to review and try and improve, and to bring back the confidence that has been shattered in this series", he said. However, they succumbed against Jamieson's disciplined bowling for the second time in the contest as the pacer registered the best bowling figures at the Hagley Oval with his 11 for 117. I'm 12 months into my worldwide career and it's a long process and hopefully I've got another nine-10 years in this group and if that happens there could be a wee bit more to come. Jamieson has not even completed a year in global cricket, but the bowler's meteoric rise continues in the longest format as he picked up a six-wicket haul in the second innings against Pakistan on Wednesday.

Jamieson bowled Rizwan in the second innings with a ball heading outside off stump until it swung in late and stormed between bat and pad.

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The Pakistan tour of New Zealand was commenced on 18 December 2020 and till now three T20 Internationals have been played between the nations and Pakistan has only been able to win one of them and New Zealand has become the victor of the T20I series. Jamieson leads the team off the field.

Williamson's nine-hour innings and a 369-run fourth-wicket partnership with Henry Nicholls, who made 157, propelled New Zealand 6-659 on Tuesday in reply to Pakistan's 297 before the declaration at 6.18pm local time, with 11 overs remaining in the day.

Azhar Ali (37) and Zafar Gohar (37) provided the most resistance as the tourists had no answers to Jamieson and Trent Boult (3-43).

Haris Sohail (15) and Azhar edged Jamieson behind to leave Pakistan at 88-5 and the Black Caps well on track for victory.

6 - New Zealand now has won each of their last six matches in Test cricket which is now their longest streak in this format.

1 - The wicket of Shaheen Afridi was the first as a captain in Test cricket for Kane Williamson across 35 matches.

"He's been able to bowl consistently, he's developed his game to an extent where he's also a very useful batsman and I think it's an exciting thing to see a young player coming along". "We set out the summer with the goal of winning four Tests and just happy to do that".

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