Pakistan Flattens Kiwis In 1st Test



Pakistan beat New Zealand in the first Test by 248 runs on the fifth and final day in Abu Dhabi on Thursday, taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

New Zealand, set a daunting 480-run target, were bowled out for 231 in 70.3 overs after resuming at 174-8.

Mark Craig was out for 28 but Ish Sodhi went on to hit a career-best 63 before he was the last man out, leg-before to pace-man Imran Khan.

With this win, Misbah-ul-Haq has become Pakistan’s most successful test captain with 15 test wins. Under Misbah’s captaincy, this is Pakistan’s 15th Test win whereas both Imran Khan and Javed Miandad had led the country to 14 Test wins each.

Pakistan have dominated the game from the toss and their victory is their fourth successive Test win on grounds in the UAE this year.

The second Test starts in Dubai on November 17.