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Abdur Rehman starred in an all round effort in Hamilton

HAMILTON: Abdur Rehman starred in an all rounder effort in Hamilton cricket ground, helping Pakistan seal a 10-wicket win on a dramatic 3rd day.
The visitors had been given a victory target of just 19 runs after they established a 92 runs before left arm spinner Abdul Rehman was again the principle tormentor of New Zealand’s batsmen, taking 3 wickets for 24 runs and creating enormous pressure.Man of the match Abdur Rehman, also combined magnificently with left arm pace bowler Wahab Riaz (3/38), while Umar Gul (3/28) mopped up the tail to finish.
Mohamam Hafeez and Taufeeq Umar then wrapped up the victory in just 3.4 overs to guide the visitors to 21-0 and a 1-0 lead in the two test match series.
New Zealand had captured two wickets in two balls during the first session when Asad Shafiq (83runs) and Misbah-ul-haq (62runs), who had rescued the visitors on Saturday after they slumped to 107/4, were both given out lbw with the score on 256runs.
The Pakistani tail, however, wagged with Adnan Akmal (44runs) and Rehman (28runs), who was dropped three times, combining for a 76-run partnership before they were both dismissed with the score on 332 runs.
Pakistan had been bowled out for 367 runs midway through the middle session, an overall lead of 92 runs after New Zealand were dismissed for 275 early on Saturday.


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