Black Caps put Pakistan to the sword

2009-11-26 00:00

DANIEL Vettori and Brendon McCullum put Pakistan to the sword on a rain-shortened second day in Dunedin.

Vettorri became the highest run-getter at No. 8 in Test history, but fell one run short of becoming the first number eight to make back-to-back Test centuries.

McCullum chipped in with 78 as the Kiwis ended the day on 404 for eight.

New Zealand 1st innings

TG McIntosh b Mohammad Aamer0

MJ Guptill c Fawad Alam b Mohammad Aamer 60

DR Flynn c Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Asif 8

LRPL Taylor c Imran Farhat b Saeed Ajmal94

PG Fulton b Mohammad Asif29

GD Elliott c Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Asif 8

BB McCullum b Umar Gul78

DL Vettori* c Kamran Akmal b Umar Gul99

SE Bond not out8

IE O’Brien not out2

Extras (lb 14, w 1, nb 3)18

Total (8 wickets; 126 overs) 404

Fow: 1-0, 2-27, 3-144, 4-192, 5-210 , 6-211, 7-375, 8-402

Bowling: Mohammad Aamer 24 3 87 2, Mohammad Asif 31 5 98 3, Umar Gul 34 10 115 2 (3nb, 1w), Saeed Ajmal 37 10 90 1.

• Due to a dispute between New Zealand Cricket international agencies, there will be no coverage of the series between the Kiwis and Pakistan. The same applies for the Test series between Australia and West Indies.

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