Farhat, Butt keep Pak afloat on day three


Trailing by 248 runs after the Kiwis had amassed 471 all out from 139 overs in the first innings, the visitors had their task cut out on the third day at McLean Park. First innings centurian Farhat and Butt put up a determined show in guiding Pakistan to 128 for no loss from 56 overs at stumps in their second essay.

Earlier, New Zeland’s overnight pair of captain Daniel Vettori and Daryl Tuffey produced some scintillating batting as Kiwis extended their stronghold on the match. While Vettori added 34 runs to his overnight 100 scored on Saturday, pace bowler Tuffey notched up the first half century of his career.

Looking good for a century, Tuffey eventually ran out of partners as he was stranded on 80.
He faced 123 balls, striking eight fours and two sixes to frustrate Pakistan.
The series is locked 1-1.

score board
Pakistan (I Innings): 223 all out.
New Zealand (I Innings, O/n: 346/6 in 106 overs)
McIntosh c K Akmal b Kaneria    74
Watling c U Akmal b Asif    18
Guptill lbw Kaneria    13
Taylor c Yousuf b Kaneria    21
Flynn c K Akmal b Kaneria    5
Vettori c U Akmal b Asif    134
McCullum c Iqbal b Gul    89
Tuffey (not out)    80
Southee lbw Kaneria    0
O'Brien st K Akmal b Kaneria    19
Martin lbw Kaneria    0
Extras (B-8, lb-4, W-2, nb-4)    18     
Total (all out, 139 overs)    471
Fall of wickets: 1-60, 2-82, 3-118, 4-136, 5-145, 6-321, 7-408, 8-409, 9-471.
Bowling: Aamer 22-6-74-0, Asif 31-10-103-2, Gul 33-5-114-1, Kaneria 53-10-168-7.
Pakistan (II Innings)
Farhat (batting)    55
Butt (batting)    66 
Extras (lb-1, nb-1, pen-5)    7     
Total (for no loss, 56 overs)    128
Bowling: Martin 10-3-20-0, Southee 10-2-25-0, O'Brien 10-0-32-0, Tuffey 9-0-24-0, Vettori 15-8-16-0, Guptill 2-1-5-0.

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