Ajaz Patel
New Zealand spinner Ajaz Patel (R) bowls during the first Test cricket match against Pakistan at the Shaikh Zayed International Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Image Credit: AFP

Abu Dhabi: New Zealand beat Pakistan by four runs in a sensational finish to the fourth day in Abu Dhabi on Monday, taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

Set 176 to win, Pakistan were bowled out for 171 with debutant left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel finishing with 5-59 and fast bowler Neil Wagner taking 2-27.

Azhar Ali top-scored with 65 while Asad Shafiq made 45.

Scoreboard

New Zealand 1st innings

Jeet Raval c Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Abbas 7

Tom Latham c Mohammad Hafeez b Yasir Shah 13

Kane Williamson c Sarfraz Ahmed b Hasan Ali 63

Ross Taylor c Sarfraz Ahmed b Yasir Shah 2

Henry Nicholls c Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Abbas 28

BJ Watling lbw Haris Sohail 10

Colin de Grandhomme lbw Hasan Ali 0

Ish Sodhi lbw Haris Sohail 4

Neil Wagner c Asad Shafiq b Bilal Asif 12

Ajaz Patel lbw Yasir Shah 6

Trent Boult Not Out 4

Extras 0b 4lb 0nb 0pen 0w 4

Total: 153 all out (66.3 overs)

Fall of Wickets: 1-20 Raval, 2-35 Latham, 3-39 Taylor, 4-111 Nicholls, 5-123 Williamson, 6-123 de Grandhomme, 7-128 Sodhi, 8-133 Watling, 9-149 Wagner, 10-153 Patel

Bowling Ov Md Rn Wk Econ Ex

Mohammad Abbas 12 7 13 2 1.08

Hasan Ali 16 6 38 2 2.38

Bilal Asif 13 1 33 1 2.54

Yasir Shah 16.3 2 54 3 3.27

Haris Sohail 8 2 11 2 1.38

Mohammad Hafeez 1 1 0 0 0.00

Pakistan 1st innings

Imam ul-Haq c Kane Williamson b Colin de Grandhomme 6

Mohammad Hafeez c Kane Williamson b Trent Boult 20

Azhar Ali c BJ Watling b Trent Boult 22

Haris Sohail c Tom Latham b Ish Sodhi 38

Asad Shafiq b Trent Boult 43

Babar Azam c BJ Watling b Trent Boult 62

Sarfraz Ahmed c Neil Wagner b Ajaz Patel 2

Bilal Asif st BJ Watling b Ajaz Patel 11

Yasir Shah c BJ Watling b Neil Wagner 9

Hasan Ali c Ross Taylor b Colin de Grandhomme 4

Mohammad Abbas Not Out 0

Extras 4b 4lb 1nb 0pen 1w 10

Total: 227 all out (83.2 overs)

Fall of Wickets: 1-27 ul-Haq, 2-27 Hafeez, 3-91 Sohail, 4-91 Ali, 5-174 Shafiq, 6-177 Ahmed, 7-195 Asif, 8-220 Shah, 9-227 Ali, 10-227 Azam

Bowling Ov Md Rn Wk Econ Ex

Trent Boult 18.2 6 54 4 2.95

Colin de Grandhomme 13 6 30 2 2.31

Ajaz Patel 24 4 64 2 2.67

Neil Wagner 18 5 30 1 1.67 1w 1nb

Ish Sodhi 10 0 41 1 4.10

New Zealand 2nd innings

Jeet Raval c Sarfraz Ahmed b Hasan Ali 46

Tom Latham b Hasan Ali 0

Kane Williamson b Yasir Shah 37

Ross Taylor lbw Hasan Ali 19

Henry Nicholls c Sarfraz Ahmed b Yasir Shah 55

BJ Watling lbw Yasir Shah 59

Colin de Grandhomme lbw Yasir Shah 3

Ish Sodhi b Hasan Ali 18

Neil Wagner b Yasir Shah 0

Ajaz Patel Not Out 6

Trent Boult c Mohammad Hafeez b Hasan Ali 0

Extras 4b 0lb 1nb 0pen 1w 6

Total: 249 all out (100.4 overs)

Fall of Wickets: 1-0 Latham, 2-86 Williamson, 3-105 Taylor, 4-108 Raval, 5-220 Nicholls, 6-224 de Grandhomme, 7-227 Watling, 8-227 Wagner, 9-249 Sodhi, 10-249 Boult

Bowling Ov Md Rn Wk Econ Ex

Mohammad Abbas 22 10 31 0 1.41

Hasan Ali 17.4 3 45 5 2.55 1w 1nb

Yasir Shah 37 6 110 5 2.97

Haris Sohail 7 1 12 0 1.71

Bilal Asif 14 3 43 0 3.07

Mohammad Hafeez 3 1 4 0 1.33

Pakistan 2nd innings

Imam ul-Haq lbw Ajaz Patel 27

Mohammad Hafeez c Colin de Grandhomme b Ish Sodhi 10

Azhar Ali lbw Ajaz Patel 65

Haris Sohail c&b Ish Sodhi 4

Asad Shafiq c BJ Watling b Neil Wagner 45

Babar Azam Run Out Ish Sodhi 13

Sarfraz Ahmed c BJ Watling b Ajaz Patel 3

Bilal Asif b Ajaz Patel 0

Yasir Shah c Ross Taylor b Neil Wagner 0

Hasan Ali c (Sub) b Ajaz Patel 0

Mohammad Abbas Not Out 0

Extras 4b 0lb 0nb 0pen 0w 4

Total: 171 all out (58.4 overs)

Fall of Wickets: 1-40 ul-Haq, 2-44 Hafeez, 3-48 Sohail, 4-130 Shafiq, 5-147 Azam, 6-154 Ahmed, 7-154 Asif, 8-155 Shah, 9-164 Ali, 10-171 Ali

Bowling Ov Md Rn Wk Econ Ex

Trent Boult 7 0 29 0 4.14

Colin de Grandhomme 3 0 15 0 5.00

Ajaz Patel 23.4 4 59 5 2.49

Ish Sodhi 12 0 37 2 3.08

Neil Wagner 13 4 27 2 2.08

Umpires: Bruce Oxenford and Ian Gould

Video: Paul Reiffel

Match Referee: Javagal Srinath