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New Zealand's agony against Pakistan

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 28/11/2016 By Warwick Barr

New Zealand have only beaten Pakistan twice in a Test series.

*1969/70 - a five-wicket win in Lahore allowed Graham Dowling's side to claim New Zealand's first Test series victory against any country in the three-match series. The other two matches were drawn.

*1984/85 - when Jeremy Coney's 111* and Ewen Chatfield's 21* in the final innings in Dunedin snared a dramatic two-wicket win to take the series 2-0.

Since then the sides have played 12 series, Pakistan winning seven and the remainder drawn.

*In 1990/91 New Zealand were thumped 3-0 in Pakistan as they were undone by the reverse swing of Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis and a massive amount of runs from Shoaib Mohammad. This was the series Chris Pringle also decided to take to the ball with a bottle top to also get reverse swing and get 11 wickets in the match

*In 1993 just one Test was played in Hamilton. Thanks to a century from Mark Greatbatch and five-wicket bags to Murphy Sua and Danny Morrison the hosts only needed 127 to win, but again Akram and Younis stepped in and they were skewered for 93.

*In 1996/97 Lee Germon's side creditably drew a two-match series in Pakistan. A five-wicket bag to Simon Doull and half-centuries to Stephen Fleming and Chris Cairns contributed to a 44-run win in Lahore, but in Rawalpindi they were beaten by and innings and 13 runs.

*In May 2002, Pakistan (643 versus 73 and 246) defeated New Zealand by an innings and 324 runs in Lahore, before a deadly bomb blast outside the tourists' Karachi hotel meant the tour was called off

*In 2010/11 it was another second-innings collapse in Hamilton where Wahab Riaz took five wickets that allowed Pakistan to walk to a 10-wicket victory.

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