New Zealand captain Kane Williamson savours ‘special’ series win against Pakistan

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Yasir's strike left New Zealand fighting to save both the match in Abu Dhabi, and the series - now tied at 1-1 - as they reached 112-4 at lunch on the fourth day.

It was New Zealand's only fifth series victory in Asia and first in 10 years, while Pakistan lost only its second Test series in the United Arab Emirates in the last decade.

The 32-year-old broke the record held by Australian leg-spinner Clarrie Grimmett ─ who took 200 wickets in 36 Test matches in 1936 against South Africa in Johannesburg ─ on the fourth day of the third Test against New Zealand on Thursday.

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.

"A fantastic performance to be a part of, we know how formidable Pakistan are, certainly in their Pakistan they're a very hard side to beat".

"It was a really great fighting effort, and one we'll remember for a long time".

On Day four in Abu Dhabi, Yasir has been extremely consistent with his lines, attacking the stumps in the 3rd innings.

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The two have added 52 runs for the fifth wicket but Nicholls was lucky to overturn a leg-before decision off Yasir on nine, and survived two other appeals.

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.

Williamson was batting on 139 not out and Nicholls was unbeaten on 90 when umpires called it a day.

Kane Williamson's defiant half-century led New Zealand to 112-4, reaching a resilient 55 off 86 balls.

Nicholls took a sharp single to complete his third Test hundred and finished with 12 hits to the ropes during his 266-ball knock.

Sarfraz Ahmed's side nevertheless regained control of the match by picking up two quick New Zealand wickets to leave them in trouble at 26-2 in 14 overs at close of play.

Leg-spinner Yasir Shah finished with 4-129 and debutant paceman Shaheen Shah Afridi took 2-85.

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