Sharjah Test: Pakistan 82-1 at lunch in third Test

SHARJAH: Pakistan were 82-1 at lunch on the opening day of the third and final Test against New Zealand in Sharjah on Wednesday.

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Pakistan, who won the toss and chose to bat, lost opener Shan Masood  for 12 but Mohammad Hafeez (47) and Azhar Ali (20) remained together at the break on a flat and grassless Sharjah stadium pitch.

Pakistan lead the three-match series 1-0 after winning the first Test in Abu Dhabi and drawing the second in Dubai.

Pakistan brought in Hafeez and paceman Mohammad Talha for Taufeeq Umar and Ehsan Adil.

New Zealand veteran left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori staged a comeback to Test cricket after a 28-month gap, replacing Jimmy Neesham.

He became his country’s most capped player with his 112th Test appearance, beating Stephen Fleming who played 111. (AFP)

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Sharjah Test: Pakistan 82-1 at lunch in third Test

by Raza Haidery