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Pakistan salvage draw in tour match

AUCKLAND – Pakistan’s pre-Test warm-up match against a New Zealand XI ended in a tame draw with both sides agreeing to a truce midway through the third and final day Tuesday.
The New Zealand XI, in reality a shadow Test team, were 111 for four when stumps were pulled, an overall lead of 208.
After the hosts posted 384 in their first innings, Pakistan recovered from a woeful start, when they were 39 for four, to be all out for 287. Skipper Misbah ul-Haq,
who did not play in the recent Twenty20 series, earned valuable time in the middle with an unbeaten 126 in nearly six hours at the crease.
The next best score for Pakistan was 35 by wicketkeeper Adnan Akmal.
Seam bowler Umar Gul, who took three wickets in the first innings, continued his form in the second with the dismissals of Brendon McCullum and Kane Williamson in the space of three balls, to end with two for 19. The first Test in the two-Test series between New Zealand and Pakistan starts in Hamilton on Thursday.

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