Pakistan slip to 7th after series loss to New Zealand

On test debut at age 34, Somerville's spinning fingers helped cripple Pakistan's chase for 280 in the third and deciding test for a 123-run win to spark jubilant scenes.

Yasir began the Abu Dhabi Test with 195 wickets in 32 Tests and on the opening day grabbed three early wickets.

Between them, with a determined backup cast headed by Henry Nicholls and BJ Watling, the Black Caps' Abu Dhabi dressing room celebrations kicked off for a second time in a fortnight after sealing their first away test series win over Pakistan in 49 years.

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.

The 32-year-old trapped nightwatchman Will Somerville leg before for four - his second wicket of New Zealand's second innings - to reach the milestone in his 33rd Test, beating Australian leg-spinner Clarrie Grimmett's record of 36 Tests set against South Africa in Johannesburg in 1936.

However, Pakistan's three dropped catches, two of them comparatively hard, would hurt them if New Zealand go on to draw the Test and walk away with a drawn three-match series.

Ocasio-Cortez Claim About Pentagon Wrong — WashPost
Soon, Democrats may have one of those send-them-to-Gimbels/send-them-to-Macy's moment on their hands just in time for Christmas. If she pays her interns 15 an hour, she'll make it around two-and-a-half months before she's out of money.

In humiliation for Trump, satellite images show North Korea expanding missile base
Washington and Pyongyang had been locked in a diplomatic standoff for weeks over which side would make concessions first. Wait.haven't we heard this before? The latest CNN analysis is in addition to these past reports.

Microsoft is Bringing its Edge Web Browser to Mac
That means that a new engine is needed, and according to reports it sounds like Google's Chromium will pick up the slack. That new browser is said to now carry the codename Anaheim, and will replace Edge as the default browser for Windows 10.

The pair's 201-run partnership for the fourth wicket ended when Azhar became off-spinner Somerville's first test victim.

They've never done it in India, and in Pakistan just once in 1969 with victory in Lahore and two draws.

The 33-year-old batsman mistimed a sweep to offer Ajaz Patel a catch at short fine leg and leave Pakistan at 286-4.

Somerville, who took 4-75 in the first innings to finish with seven wickets in the match, broke a stubborn 43-run sixth-wicket stand between top scorer Babar Azam (51) and skipper Sarfraz Ahmed, who made 28.

"For those guys to come over here and show their experience and perform the way they did was massive for us getting across the line".

Pakistan were off to a disastrous start when Mohammad Hafeez, in his last innings before he retires from Test cricket, was bowled by fast bowler Tim Southee for eight.

Related:

Comments

Latest news

Deontay Wilder makes major announcement following Tyson Fury epic
The WBC heavyweight champion retained his belt at the Staples Center after his bout with Fury was controversially scored as a draw.

Merkel’s party chooses successor to longtime German leader
Germany's Christian Democratic Union is meeting to elect a new party leader - to succeed Chancellor Angela Merkel . She was greeted by a several-minute standing ovation, with some delegates holding up 'Thank you, boss!' placards.

Jennifer Aniston discusses her complicated relationship with her mother
She then played us the whole soundtrack, and she would tell us how each song came about and what inspired her to write it. In fact, the actress embodies a mom, a former beauty queen who is not interested in actually her daughter overweight.

He was United States attorney general 25 years ago. Trump wants him back
Barr later worked as a corporate general counsel and is now of counsel at a prominent worldwide law firm, Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Trump heavily derided Mueller's team earlier this year for being comprised of many registered Democrats and Democratic donors.

Trump says he'll nominate Barr for attorney general
Barr later worked as a corporate general counsel and is now of counsel at a prominent global law firm, Kirkland & Ellis LLP. A well-known conservative lawyer, Mr Barr held the role under President George H W Bush from 1991 to 1993.

Donald Trump Rages On Twitter Ahead Of Developments In Mueller Probe
He wrongly destroyed people's lives, took down great companies, only to be.overturned, 9-0, in the United States Supreme Court. Former FBI Director James Comey has arrived on Capitol Hill for a closed-door interview with two House committees.

Wisconsin governor urged to veto bills weakening Democrats
That decision - whether to join or withdraw from this kind of litigation - has been one for the attorney general and governor. Last night, that legislature voted to not just limit Democrats' power, but to actually make it harder for people to even vote.

Police give all clear after bomb threat at NY offices
A bomb squad was on standby outside the building as police officers search the offices, a law enforcement source said. But police later said there was no evidence of any explosives inside the building, the station reported .

Google removes 2 popular Android apps that enabled click fraud
That was just one of the technique, they had several other methods and did them without obtaining the user consent. Cheetah Mobile's file manager had more than 50 million downloads , and the keyboard was north of 100 million.

Imran Khan: Pakistan will no longer be America's hired gun
We are there to fight global terrorism and to prevent Afghanistan from ever again becoming a safe haven for worldwide terrorism. Khan hit back by saying the United States should not blame Pakistan for its failings in Afghanistan .

‘Mortal Kombat 11’ Launches Worldwide in April
According to the PlayStation description of the promo, the new games give users "unprecedented control to customise characters". This custom character variation system seems to be the natural evolution of Mortal Kombat X's pre-set character variations.

Jose Mourinho: Fred won't play until Manchester United defend better
Michael Owen is tipping Manchester United to secure a much-needed win against Fulham at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon. .

United Nations force confirms discovery of Hezbollah tunnel; Israel demands worldwide response
Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu , toured the operation's area with a group of foreign ambassadors Thursday. The footage shows two people walking towards the camera; they are scared off by what appears to be a small explosion.

U.S. dollar falls on economic growth fears
Germany's 10-year bond yield fell to its lowest in four and a half months at 0.265 percent and was last down 4 bps on the day. This inversion of the yield curve spooked investors Tuesday with a bloodbath taking place across financial markets.

Mika Singh arrested in Dubai for allegedly sending inappropriate pictures to teenager
Indian Ambassador to the UAE Navdeep Singh Suri had confirmed the news to local newspaper Khaleej Times, "He is under arrest". One can not forget the famous controversy of 2004 where Rakhi Sawant claimed he forcibly kissed her at her birthday party.

Other news