6 Dec 2009

Pakistan level Test series

6:34 pm on 6 December 2009

Pakistan's cricketers have levelled the Test series with a 141-run victory on the fourth day of the second Test in the capital.

Despite some more abysmal fielding, with six catches dropped in the innings, Pakistan wrapped up the final 4 wickets after lunch... New Zealand all out for 263.

Wellington's Iain O'Brien was the last Black Cap to go for 31 in his final home match at the Basin Reserve, after announcing his Test retirement last night.

Ross Taylor top scored with 97, with skipper Dan Vettori the best of the rest with 40 and understandably disappointed with his batsmen ahead of the next Test starting in Napier on Friday.

Vettori says everyone bar Taylor is on notice for their batting and he expects a better display at McLean Park, whoever the selectors - of which he's one - pick for the decider.

Man of the match Mohammad Asif took five wickets for 67 in the innings to go to nine for the match and 17 in the series.