News – Debutant Will Somerville grabbed three key wickets to guide New Zealand to their first away series win over Pakistan in 49 years with a crushing 123-run win in the third and final Test on Friday.

Summary

  • Debutant Will Somerville grabbed three key wickets to guide New Zealand to their first away series win over Pakistan in 49 years with a crushing 123-run win in the third and final Test on Friday.
  • The victory gave New Zealand a 2-1 series win after they had taken the first Test by a narrow four-run margin at the same venue.
  • New Zealand’s last away series win against Pakistan was a 1-0 victory in matches played in Pakistan in 1969.
  • It was New Zealand’s fifth Test series win in their last six played since November 2016.
  • De Grandhomme struck two boundaries and two sixes as New Zealand added 81 runs in 45 minutes, ensuring they set up a daunting target for Pakistan.


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