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Younus, Misbah tons put Pakistan in control

New Zealand ends day 2 at 15 for 0 after Pakistan declares at 566 for 3; Shehzad suffers fractured skull

Younus, Misbah tons put Pakistan in control  - Cricket News
Younus went on to smash an unbeaten 100 – his fourth in five innings, while Misbah knocked an unbeaten 102, his third ton in three innings.
In reply to Pakistan’s first innings total of 566 for 3 declared, New Zealand ended the second day of the first Test at Abu Dhabi at 15 for 0 on Monday (November 10).
Captain Brendon McCullum was unbeaten on 9, while Tom Latham was on 5, with New Zealand still trailing by 551 runs at the close of play.
Pakistan’s enjoyed another run-feast with all its top five crossing 80. Younus Khan continued from where he had left off against Australia and scored another century, being unbeaten on 100 for his 28th ton – his fourth in five innings – while Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq hit an unbeaten 102 for his third consecutive century.
Misbah survived two chances, one on 17 and the other on 20, both off Ish Sodhi.
Younus reached his hundred first in 141 balls, while Misbah completed his eighth Test hundred in the same over in 162 balls.

Earlier, opener Ahmed Shehzad scored a career-best 176 before suffering a fractured skull after being hit by a bouncer from Corey Anderson. Attempting a hook shot, he missed the ball, which hit him on the side of the temple. He fell and as he did so, his bat hit the stumps for a hit-wicket dismissal.
A dizzy Shehzad was helped off the field by Brad Robinson, the team physio, and was rushed to a hospital where a scan revealed a minor fracture.
New Zealand paid dearly for giving Shehzad a life on Sunday. He had been on 16 when wicketkeeper BJ Watling failed to stump him off the bowling of Mark Craig, the spinner. Shehzad, 126 overnight, went on to surpass his previous best of 147 against Sri Lanka in Sharjah earlier this year.

Pakistan lost Shehzad and Ali in the two sessions after resuming the day at 269 for 1.
Corey Anderson finished with 2 for 68 for New Zealand while Sodhi took 1 for 162.
The remaining two Tests will be played in Dubai (November 17-21) and Sharjah (November 26-30).

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