Pakistan vs New Zealand 2nd Test Match Prediction

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Pakistan
418/5 & 0/0
2.50 & 0.00
New Zealand Cricket Logo
New Zealand
90/10 & 312/10
2.54 & 2.77
Nov 24, 201806:00
Dubai International Cricket Stadium - Dubai, UAE
Finished
Pakistan won by an innings and 16 runs

Our Match Prediction

New Zealand To Win the Match, 3.35
Read our quick thoughts
  • As was exhibited in the first match, Pakistan's batting lineup is a little too fragile
  • Trent Boult and Ajaz Patel both did well in their last match and are apparently in superb form with the ball
  • New Zealand have a terrific test record until now this year as they are yet to lose a test match in 2018
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PAK
100.0%
NZ
0.0%
  • Tournament: Pakistan vs New Zealand 2018
  • Date: Nov 24, 2018
  • Format: Test
  • Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium , Dubai, UAE
  • Time: 06:00
  • Weather: Partly cloudy, 56% Humidity, 24.9&8451;

PAK vs NZ Live Score

  • Toss: Pakistan (Batting)
  • Man of the Match: Yasir Shah

Pakistan Inning 2

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New Zealand Inning 2

BatsmanRB4s6sSR
Trent Boult 0 2 0 0 0.00
Ish Sodhi 4 17 0 0 23.53
Ross Taylor 82 128 7 1 64.06
TWM Latham 50 158 4 0 31.65
Ajaz Patel 5 9 1 0 55.56
Jeet Raval 2 23 0 0 8.70
N Wagner 10 34 0 0 29.41
Henry Nicholls 77 187 7 1 41.18
Colin de Grandhomme 14 13 2 0 107.69
BJ Watling 27 65 2 0 41.54
KS Williamson 30 41 3 0 73.17
BowlerOMRWECO
Yasir Shah 44.5 9 143 6 3.19
Hasan Ali 19.0 7 46 3 2.42
Haris Sohail 4.0 0 16 0 4.00
Mohammad Abbas 15.0 7 29 0 1.93
Mohammad Hafeez 3.0 1 6 0 2.00
Bilal Asif 27.0 5 61 1 2.26

Pakistan Inning 1

BatsmanRB4s6sSR
Babar Azam 127 263 12 2 48.29
Haris Sohail 147 421 13 0 34.92
Sarfraz Ahmed 30 45 3 0 66.67
Mohammad Hafeez 9 24 1 0 37.50
Azhar Ali 81 187 7 1 43.32
Asad Shafiq 12 36 2 0 33.33
Imam-ul-Haq 9 27 2 0 33.33
BowlerOMRWECO
Trent Boult 34.0 7 106 1 3.12
Ish Sodhi 22.0 1 63 0 2.86
Ajaz Patel 39.0 5 120 1 3.08
N Wagner 37.0 12 63 0 1.70
Colin de Grandhomme 30.0 11 44 2 1.47
KS Williamson 5.0 0 20 0 4.00

New Zealand Inning 1

BatsmanRB4s6sSR
Trent Boult 0 2 0 0 0.00
Ish Sodhi 0 6 0 0 0.00
Ross Taylor 0 2 0 0 0.00
TWM Latham 22 72 3 0 30.56
Ajaz Patel 4 5 0 0 80.00
Jeet Raval 31 75 4 0 41.33
N Wagner 0 2 0 0 0.00
Henry Nicholls 0 2 0 0 0.00
Colin de Grandhomme 0 4 0 0 0.00
BJ Watling 1 7 0 0 14.29
KS Williamson 28 37 3 0 75.68
BowlerOMRWECO
Yasir Shah 12.3 1 41 8 3.28
Hasan Ali 10.0 5 25 1 2.50
Mohammad Abbas 9.0 4 18 0 2.00
Mohammad Hafeez 2.0 1 1 0 0.50
Bilal Asif 2.0 1 2 0 1.00

About the Match

The first test between Pakistan and New Zealand was one of the instances of Pakistan doing what they do best - being unpredictable. When the fourth day's play started in Abu Dhabi, the least possible result was of Pakistan losing the test and miraculously they managed to do it. Going into the second test which is scheduled to begin on 24th November at Dubai, Pakistan will be certainly under a lot of pressure. New Zealand, on the other hand, will be ecstatic by the four-run win, especially after the drubbing they received in the limited-overs format of the game.

Match Preview

Pakistan

Pakistan, as usual, made a meal of what appeared to be a walk in the park when the last day began. Even when the fourth innings started, the sub-par total never really appeared threatening at any stage of their innings before it was too late.

With 130 runs already scraped off 176 and six wickets in hand, the hosts looked overwhelmingly favorites to win the match, but instead ended up four runs short. Barring Babar Azam, Azhar Ali, and Asad Shafiq, who all scored 75, 87, and 88 runs respectively in the match, no batsman was able to come to the terms of the Kiwi bowling. Mohammad Hafeez, who scored a brilliant century in the match against Australia, failed to live up to the expectations along with Imam Ul Haq as the team could not get off to a good start.

Bowling-wise, there was hardly anything Pakistan did wrong. Yasir Shah and Hasan Ali found themselves among the wickets as the duo picked a five-fer each in the second innings of the first test. Additionally, Mohammad Abbas did exceedingly well in keeping the things tight as the other bowlers penetrated in the Kiwi batting lineup.

Pakistan Starting Lineup

Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali, Haris Sohail, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, Sarfraz Ahmed, Bilal Asif, Yasir Shah, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Abbas.


New Zealand

It's been a rather quiet year for the Kiwis as far as the test match assignments are concerned, but they've still managed to make most out of those matches. Out of a total of three matches played, they've won two and drawn in one which includes their four-run win over Pakistan in the last match.

Kane Williamson contributed handsomely with the bat in the first innings of the match and will be looking to put up yet another strong performance to keep Pakistan out of contention. Jeet Raval, too, contributed well at the top of the order in the second innings with a 46-run knock. Although Ross Taylor and Tom Latham could not do much in the opening test, they both looked in pretty decent form in the ODI series and it could just be the matter of time for them to get themselves back amongst runs.

Undoubtedly, the top performer for the Kiwis was Ajaz Patel. He bowled exceedingly well in the fourth innings and picked up important wickets at crucial junctures of the game which eventually led to Pakistan's collapse. Other than him, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult, and Ish Sodhi contributed well in the bowling department and will be looking forward to yet another match-impacting performance.

New Zealand Starting Lineup

Jeet Raval, TWM Latham, KS Williamson, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling, Colin de Grandhomme, IS Sodhi, N Wagner, Ajaz Patel, TA Boult.

Toss Prediction

Although the pitch is expected to last all five days and batting isn't likely to become overly difficult, the captain winning the toss is likely to bat first.

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

Unlike Abu Dhabi's surface, Dubai will a more batting friendly wicket which is expected to last all five days. The first couple of days will be the best days for the batsmen to bat whereas the spinners will enjoy bowling on the final two days. The team batting first should be looking to put at least 350 runs on the board.

Match Prediction

As was evident after the end of the match, the atmosphere in the two dressing rooms would have been contrasting leading to the second test match of the innings. New Zealand will be buoyed by their surprise victory over Pakistan whereas Pakistan allowed the game to slip-away through poor judgment and immature display of batting. The Kiwis aren't likely to tinker with their winning combination and with a newly-found confidence, they are more likely to emerge victorious in the second test of the series.

Betting Tips

New Zealand To Win the Match, 3.35

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Which team will win?

Pakistan 42.9% (3)
New Zealand 57.1% (4)
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