Live Blogs, Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 3, Stumps

It’s stumps day 3 here in Abu Dhabi

New Zealand looks in big trouble at the moment, they hugely need many runs to set a respectable total here,

NZ 26/2 at the stumps day 3.

New Zealand started their innings with a wicket loss here, Shaheen sent back Raval for duck.

NZ are at 13/1

Williamson 8 and Latham 5 are playing.

Sorry figures for Pakistan as they only could manage to get the lead of 74 runs, even being the hot favorite at lunch break and even before the tea break but they collapse once again.

Their total innings score is 348 runs,

Top scorers were Azhar Ali 134, Asad 104 and Sarfaraz with 25.

Some really quick wickets for New Zealand, this time Babar Azam, what an unfortunate way to get out, it’s bowled, Somerville gets Babar

Pak 312/6.

At the Tea Break, Pakistan lost two quick wickets and both were centurions of the day

Pak 312/5 at the moment

Babar 12 and Sarfaraz 1 are playing.

That’s it, century No.12 for Asad Shafiq in which he hit 13 boundaries and gets it after almost 2 years, he has been promoted after the retirement of You-Mis.

Pak 300/4

Shafiq 100 and Babar 7.

Somerville gets first ever wicket of his careeer and that’s in the shape of Azhar Ali who dismissed on 134 runs

Pak 286/4.

Shafiq batted fantastic throughout the match and playing handy right now

Pak 279/3 leading 5 runs

Shafiq 90 and Azhar 130.

Runs are coming in fast mode, they are well set and ready to go past NZ total here, just 5 runs are trail now

Pak 269/3 at the moment

Shafiq 83 and Azhar 127 are playing.

Trail is just 36 runs with having 7 wickets in hand while two set batsmen are playing, Shafiq strucks 68 while Azhar Ali well set on 122 runs.

Pak 248/3 at the moment.

It’s been hot day for visitors, they could not manage to get any wicket so far, the partnership moves to 148 runs.

Pak 233/3 at the moment

Shafiq 57 and Azhar 118 are playing.

It’s Lunch Break !!!!!!

Pakistan played pure cricket in the whole session, Azhar and Shafiq were the reasons why they dominate from the yesterday, they are doing till now

Pak 224/3 at the moment

Azhar 111 and Shafiq 55 are playing.

New Zealand has to find a way to take wicket otherwise this match is already in the hands of Pakistan

Pak 217/3 at the moment.

The score is moving towards the Pakistan which is great sign for them.

Pak 215/3 at the moment.

Azhar Ali brings a wonderful century here after a long time, he has been consistent player in this series and now he is also leading runs scorer of the series,

He showed his class and played very well,

It’s also fifty for Asad Shafiq, he dismissed 4 times in 40s, but this time he brings fifty.

Pak 212/3 at the moment

Azhar 102 and Shafiq 51 are playing.

Runs are coming quickly from both batsmen,

Azhar Ali 95 and Shafiq 37 are playing.

Pak 183/3 at the moment.

Start of day 3 is quite well for Pakistan as their main players are going strong, this pair is very crucial for the Pakistan because they are the player who are used to get big centuries and big centuries are always counted and take team to the big score.

Azhar Ali is having a wonderful series after a long long time, this series will boost up his confidence before going to South Africa tour.

Pak 162/3 at the moment

Azhar 84 and Shafiq 27 are playing.