- Publish Date
- Tuesday, 29 November 2016, 7:06PM
New Zealand have pulled off a stunning victory over Pakistan in Hamilton, taking nine wickets in the final session of the match for a 138-run win and a 2-0 win in the rubber.
The tourists were set 369 to win on the final day and lost just one wicket in the first two sessions.
However, from 158-1 at tea they lost their last nine wickets for 72 runs to crash to an ignominious defeat.
Neil Wagner took the final three wickets in seven balls to end the innings with nine overs to spare.
The win ensured New Zealand's first series victory over Pakistan since 1985 and a rise in the Test rankings to six, while Pakistan drop from second to fourth.
Pakistan, starting with one run on the board, didn't lose a wicket in the morning session but after lunch it seemed they would start blazing.
However, Azhar Ali's second wind up could only get an inside edge on to his stumps to go for 58.
It ended Pakistan's second longest opening standing, lasting 360 balls.
The second wicket, of Babar Azam (16) after the tea break, was much the same, an inside edge going onto the off stump.
Sami Aslam was third to fall, for 91, when he slapped one from Tim Southee to Kane Williamson at mid off to fall nine short of a maiden hundred.
Sarfraz Ahmed (19) was run out going for a second run on the arm of Colin de Grandhomme from deep backward square.
The Seddon Park pitch, which had played well for two days, suddenly became a minefield when the second new ball was taken and it started to seam and kick off.
Matt Henry got his first wicket of the match when a leading edge from Asad Shafiq (0) flew to Henry Nicholls at backward point.
Younis Khan, on his 39th birthday, then inexplicably left a ball from Southee that hit him on the front pad.
Umpire Sundaram Ravi initially gave it not out but a DRS review showed it would have hit the stumps, and Younis was out for 11.
Sohail Khan (8) then spooned another catch to Nicholls in the covers and Mohammad Amir lasted just two balls before being caught behind off Wagner and Wahab Riaz suffered a similar fate in the same over.
Imran Khan was the last man out, falling to a diving catch by Tom Latham at short leg.
Mohammad Rizwan, who scored a golden duck on debut in the first innings, was not out 13.
Wagner finished with figures of 3-57, Southee 2-60, Santner 2-49, Henry 1-38 and de Grandhomme 1-17.
via Radio Sport
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