Slow over rate sees Misbah suspended for second Test

Misbah-ul-Haq will miss Pakistan's second Test with New Zealand after being handed a one-match ban for maintaining a slow over rate in the first Test.

Pakistan suffered an eight-wicket defeat in Christchurch on Sunday and will now have to cope without their captain in the decisive Test, which starts in Hamilton on Friday, as they attempt to split the series. 

The tourists were ruled to be two overs short of the target of 103 overs after time allowances were taken into account.

This is Misbah's second minor over-rate offence this year, having been found guilty of a previous indiscretion during Pakistan's tour of England in August.

In addition to the ban, Misbah has also been fined 40 per cent of his match fee. The rest of the Pakistan team has been docked 20 per cent of their match fees.

Meanwhile, Mitchell Santner has been called into New Zealand's squad for the second Test, the spinner recovering from a wrist fracture he sustained three weeks ago.

Santner comes in for Jimmy Neesham, but the status of batsman Ross Taylor remains in doubt while he visits a specialist concerning a growth in his left eye.

Dean Brownlie is in the squad as cover for Taylor.

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