New Zealand complete win over Pakistan


New Zealand completed a 138-run win over Pakistan in the second Test to seal a 2-0 series victory on Tuesday.

Sami Aslam (91) and Azhar Ali (58) put on 131 for the opening wicket, but Pakistan collapsed at Seddon Park in Hamilton.

In their chase of 369 for victory, the tourists lost 71-9 - nine wickets falling in the final session as they slipped to fourth in the Test rankings.

Neil Wagner (3-57), Mitchell Santner (2-49) and Tim Southee (2-60) were the multiple wicket-takers for the Black Caps.

Anything other than a draw had looked unlikely for most of the fifth and final day.

New Zealand wasted a review on Azhar for caught behind, with Pakistan's openers scoring at a slow rate throughout the opening session.

Kane Williamson then took too long to review an lbw appeal against Aslam off Colin De Grandhomme (1-17), replays showing the ball was hitting the stumps.

The tourists showed no greater urgency after lunch, before Azhar played a Santner delivery on to end his 161-ball stay.

Babar Azam (16) also played on after tea, the promotion of Sarfraz Ahmed to number four showing Pakistan's intentions to chase victory.

Aslam fell nine runs short of his maiden Test century, holing out to Williamson at mid-off.

Sarfraz (19) was run out by a long way trying for a risky second, and the wickets continued to fall quickly.

Asad Shafiq went for a 10-ball duck, his leading edge caught by Henry Nicholls off Matt Henry (1-38).

Younis Khan (11) was the next to go, given out lbw following a review after he opted not to play at a Southee inswinger.

Sohail Khan (8) fell before Wagner removed Mohammad Amir (0) and Wahab Riaz (0) in the space of three balls.

Tom Latham took an excellent catch at short leg to get rid of Imran Khan (0) and secure the win for New Zealand, with Mohammad Rizwan (13) left unbeaten.