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New Zealand in dominating position in 2nd Test Match

Pakistan tour of New Zealand, 2nd Test:
New Zealand v Pakistan at Hamilton, 25-29 November, 2016

Day 4: New Zealand started the 2nd innings very unhurriedly and lost the opener Jeet Raval got out in the 8th over of the innings was adjudged lbw on the balling of Mohammad Amir. After that New Zealand batsmen played sensibly as Latham and Kane Williamson added 96 runs partnership and cross the score to 100 mark.

In 38th over Imran Khan produced a beauty outside edge by Kane Williamson caught behind the wickets on 42. Then Ross Tyalor came on to crease with Lathom on the other end batting logically. However, just when he seemed well set to achieve his sixth test century after lunch, he got an unplayable short delivery from Wahab Riaz and caught behind the wicket to be dismissed for 80.

Tyalor went on to make his century after 11 innings he was 102 not out batted New Zealand into series-winning position at the end of the fourth day of the second test against Pakistan. It was his 4th test century in Hamilton most by any batsmen at this Venue. No other player has scored more than 2 centuries. The wickets of Henry Nicholls 26 and Colin de Grandhomme 32 fell after tea.

New Zealand declared the innings on 313/5 and given the daunting task of 369 runs. New Zealand already leads the series 1-0. Pakistan got just 3 overs to play Azhar Ali 0* and Sami Aslam 1* safely batted out and ended the day on 1/0.

Day 4, Stumps

NZ 1st Inn 271/10 83.4
NZ 2nd Inn 313/5d 85.3
Pak 1st Inn 216/10 67
Pak 2nd Inn 1/0 3
Pakistan require 368 runs to win 

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