Cricket: Aamer, Asif attempt to close gap

2009-11-28 00:00

SKILLFUL bowling from Mohammad Aamer (2/29) and Mohammad Asif (4/41) almost neutralised the disadvantage of a 97-run first-innings deficit as New Zealand finished the day at 147 for eight on the third day of the first Test in New Zealand yesterday. Pakistan’s first innings were restricted to 332 in reply to New Zealand’s 429.

SCORES IN BRIEF: New Zealand 1st innings 429. Pakistan 1st innings 332 (U Akmal 129, K Akmal 82; Bond 5/107, Martin 3/63, Vettori 2/64). New Zealand second innings 147/8 (TG McIntosh 31, LRPL Taylor 59, GD Elliott 83*; Aamer 2/29, Asif 4/41)

•The Test series between Australia and West Indies and Pakistan and New Zealand are not being covered by news agencies Reuters, AFP and AP due to an accreditation dispute.

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