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Pakistan vs New Zealand | 3rd test | Abu Dhabi | Dec 3-7| Match thread

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3 hours ago, Nikhil_cric said:

New Zealand end the day at 229/7. Hard to predict what is a good 1st innings score on this surface until both sides have batted. Tentative ly Pakistan's day and Enzed would the the failures of Latham and Taylor.

UAE wickets are generally very good for batting in the first couple of days.  Last match Pak scored 414/5 dec.  Nz batting has been below par not only in this inning but also throughout the series.   They are on course for a series defeat despite winning the toss in 2 out of 3 matches. 

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5 hours ago, Frustrated said:

UAE wickets are generally very good for batting in the first couple of days.  Last match Pak scored 414/5 dec.  Nz batting has been below par not only in this inning but also throughout the series.   They are on course for a series defeat despite winning the toss in 2 out of 3 matches. 

As I posted in the first test thread, only once has a team lost in Abu Dhabi after winning the toss and batting first.

 

With the second and third innings conditions being similar you have to look at the first innings score and ask can the chasing team beat that in the fourth innings.

 

200+ will be a difficult chase. I think Ajaz is a good enough spinner to cause problems ... lets see how good this Porter guy is.

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280 magic number. Pakistan wont score more than 310 at the most. That leaves NZ another 215 to set a target of 185 on day4. The ball is turning more than the last test here..

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4 hours ago, neel roy said:

280 magic number. Pakistan wont score more than 310 at the most. That leaves NZ another 215 to set a target of 185 on day4. The ball is turning more than the last test here..

NZ will be favourites if they reach 280. 

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1 hour ago, rtmohanlal said:

Pakistan playing with only 2 specialist seamers is noteworthy. Others are all spinners  or 'batsmen + spinner' ....perhaps taking a leaf out of 'ENG's book in SL'. India too can take note and make benefit.

India follow a similar strategy in Asia. Every team plays atleast 2 spinners here including RSA and OZ. 

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On 12/3/2018 at 11:12 PM, neel roy said:

280 magic number. Pakistan wont score more than 310 at the most. That leaves NZ another 215 to set a target of 185 on day4. The ball is turning more than the last test here..

First prediction was bang on. Second was 50 run short. NZ should score 250 to win

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3 hours ago, Austin 3:!6 said:

NZ have a good chance here if they can set up a target around 250. But knowing their worthless batsmen against spinners, it wont happen.

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NZ need 125 overs to score 250 :lol:

will be lunch on 5th day if that happens

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