Pakistan will face off New Zealand in the second Test match at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai. They'll look to bounce back after an unexpected 4 runs defeat in the first Test in Abu Dhabi. Pakistan's bowling was excellent but their top and lower order batsmen let them down as they collapsed in both innings and lost 6 wickets for just 24 runs when needed 29 runs for victory.
On the other hand, New Zealand is on high confidence after a thrilling win and one more great outing will seal the series for them. Tom Latham, Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme were poor with bat in Abu Dhabi Test and would love to contribute as much as they can. New Zealand are leading by 1-0 in the three Tests series.
All the major stats and facts as Pakistan take on New Zealand in the second Test in Dubai :
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4 - New Zealand have won 4 of their last 5 Tests against Pakistan and the remaining one Test was ended in a draw. And two of their four wins came in UAE.
9 - Mohammad Abbas needs 9 more wickets to become leading wicket-taker in Test cricket this year. Abbas has taken 38 wickets so far and Kagiso Rabada (46 wickets) is the leading wicket-taker this year in Test cricket.
15.81 - Mohammad Abbas' Test bowling average in UAE - the best by any bowler (Min 20 wickets). He has taken 27 wickets in just 5 Tests here.
21.75 - Azhar Ali's Test batting average this year - the lowest for Pakistan among top 7 order batsmen. He has scored only 261 runs in 12 innings with 3 fifties this year.
94 - BJ Watling needs 94 more runs to complete 3000 Test runs. He will be 14th New Zealand player to achieve this milestone.
95 - Yasir Shah has taken 95 wickets in 15 Tests he played in UAE and needs 5 more wickets to become the first ever bowler to take 100 Test wickets in UAE.
181 - Yasir Shah (181 wickets) needs 5 more wickets to go past Mushtaq Ahmed (185 wickets) and become 7th leading wicket taker for Pakistan in Test cricket.