Five-star Asif helps Pakistan level series

Published: Sunday, December 6, 2009, 11:18 [IST]
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Five-star Asif helps Pakistan level seri

Wellington: Pakistan has beaten New Zealand by 141 runs in the second test on day four at the Basin Reserve today to level their three-match series one all.

Needing 405 for victory, New Zealand were dismissed for 263 during the middle session.

2nd Test, Scorecard - Pak v NZ

Middle-order batseman Ross Taylor top scored in the New Zealand second innings with 97, while Pakistan pace bowler Mohammad Asif took five for 67 to end with a match analysis of nine for 107 and the man-of-the-match award, the New Zealand Herald reports.

New Zealand were done in by a paltry score of 99 in the first innings. From then on, it was an uphill task for the host team.

New Zealand won the first test in Napier by 32 runs; the final test starts in Napier on Friday.


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