PAK v NZ 2018: Third Test - Statistical Preview

All the major stats and facts as Pakistan take on New Zealand in the third Test in Abu Dhabi.

Yasir Shah picked 14 wickets in Dubai Test against New Zealand (photo - getty)

The third and final Test between Pakistan and New Zealand will begin in Abu Dhabi on Monday. Both teams have won one Test each as New Zealand clinched a four runs thrilling win at the same venue in first Test while Pakistan made a strong comeback in Dubai and Yasir Shah lead Pakistan to an innings victory. Both teams have a similar batting line up but Pakistan's bowlers have outplayed New Zealand bowlers so far. Yasir Shah has been exceptional in this series while Ish Sodhi has disappointed big time. Pakistan were top class in all departments of game in Dubai Test and they'll look to repeat that in Abu Dhabi as well. on the other hand, New Zealand batsmen need to score big runs in their first innings as they were bowled out for just 153 runs in first Test and 90 runs in the last Test. 

All the major stats and facts as Pakistan take on New Zealand in the third Test in Abu Dhabi :

Head to Head - 

 Venue   Tests   Won by PAK   Won by NZ   Drawn   Tied 
 Pakistan    21  13  2  6  0
 New Zealand    31  10  7  14  0
 Neutral   5  2  2  1  0
 Overall  57  25  11  21  0


11 - Hasan Ali has picked up 11 wickets at an average of 14.00 and at a strike rate of 34.1 in the first two Tests of this series. 

19 - Yasir Shah has taken 19 wickets in his last three Test innings. His last three innings bowling figures are 6/143, 8/41 and 5/110. 

66 - BJ Watling needs 66 more runs to complete 3000 Test runs. He will be 14th New Zealand player to achieve this milestone.

195 - Yasir Shah has taken 195 wickets in 32 Tests and needs 5 more wickets to achieve 200 Test wickets milestone. If he takes these 5 wickets in his next 3 Tests then he'll also become fastest to take 200 Test wickets in terms of matches.

883 - Ross Taylor has scored 883 runs at an average of 44.15 against Pakistan and needs 91 more runs to go past Martin Crowe's tally of 973 runs and become leading run scorer for New Zealand against Pakistan in Tests.

2398 - Azhar Ali has scored 2398 Test runs in UAE and needs 87 more runs to go past Younis Khan's tally of 2484 runs and become leading run scorer in Test cricket in UAE.






By Jasveer Singh Kharra - 02 Dec, 2018

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