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Pakistani cricket team in New Zealand in 2016–17

The Pakistani cricket team toured New Zealand in November 2016 to play two Test matches and a three-day first-class match.[1][2] Christchurch and Hamilton were the venues scheduled to host the two Test matches.[3][4]

The first Test of the series went ahead as planned on 17 November, despite Christchurch suffering a 7.8 magnitude earthquake, just after midnight on 14 November.[5] However, no play was possible on the first day due to rain.[6]

New Zealand won the series 2–0. This was New Zealand's first series win against Pakistan in Tests since 1985.[7][8]


 New Zealand[9] Pakistan[10]

Azhar Ali was appointed Pakistan's captain for the second Test after Misbah-ul-Haq left the tour after the death of his father-in-law.[11] Misbah-ul-Haq was later given a one-match suspension by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for Pakistan's slow over rate in the first Test, and he would have missed the second Test because of this.[12] Mitchell Santner replaced James Neesham in New Zealand's squad ahead of the second Test.[13] Trent Boult was ruled out of the second Test with a knee injury and was replaced by Doug Bracewell.[14]

Tour match

First-class: New Zealand A vs Pakistanis

11–13 November 2016
No result
Saxton Oval, Nelson, New Zealand
Umpires: Chris Brown (NZ) and Wayne Knights (NZ)
  • New Zealand A won the toss and elected to bat.
  • No play was possible on all three days due to rain.

Test series

1st Test

17–21 November 2016
133 (55.5 overs)
Misbah-ul-Haq 31 (108)
Colin de Grandhomme 6/41 (15.5 overs)
200 (59.5 overs)
Jeet Raval 55 (121)
Rahat Ali 4/62 (15.5 overs)
171 (78.4 overs)
Sohail Khan 40 (39)
Neil Wagner 3/34 (20 overs)
108/2 (31.3 overs)
Kane Williamson 61 (77)
Azhar Ali 1/6 (3 overs)
New Zealand won by 8 wickets
Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Umpires: Ian Gould (Eng) and Sundaram Ravi (Ind)
Player of the match: Colin de Grandhomme (NZ)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to field.
  • No play was possible on day 1 due to rain.
  • Colin de Grandhomme and Jeet Raval (NZ) both made their Test debuts.
  • Misbah-ul-Haq became the first player to captain Pakistan in 50 Tests.[15]
  • Colin de Grandhomme became the eighth New Zealand player to take a five-wicket haul on debut and also took the best figures on debut for New Zealand in a Test.[16]
  • Neil Wagner (NZ) took his 100th Test wicket, becoming the second fastest New Zealand bowler to reach this milestone in Test cricket.[17]

2nd Test

25–29 November 2016
271 (83.4 overs)
Jeet Raval 55 (112)
Sohail Khan 4/99 (25 overs)
216 (67 overs)
Babar Azam 90* (196)
Tim Southee 6/80 (21 overs)
313/5d (85.3 overs)
Ross Taylor 102* (134)
Imran Khan 3/76 (20.3 overs)
230 (92.1 overs)
Sami Aslam 91 (238)
Neil Wagner 3/57 (20.1 overs)
New Zealand won by 138 runs
Seddon Park, Hamilton
Umpires: Simon Fry (Aus) and Sundaram Ravi (Ind)
Player of the match: Tim Southee (NZ)
  • Pakistan won the toss and elected to field.
  • Only 21 overs of play were possible on day 1 due to rain.
  • Only 38.1 overs of play were possible on day 3 due to rain.
  • Azhar Ali (Pak) played his first Test match as captain.[11]
  • Mohammad Rizwan (Pak) made his Test debut.


  1. ^ "Cricket Schedule 2016: Fixtures and dates of all major series and matches of the New Year". International Business Times. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Cricket: Please save us from groundhog day". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Eden Park set to host day-night cricket test against England in 2018". Retrieved 27 May 2016.
  4. ^ "NZ target day-night Test v England at Eden Park in 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Christchurch Test to go ahead as planned despite earthquake". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Persistent rain washes out opening day". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  7. ^ "New Zealand snatch win in dramatic last session". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  8. ^ "New Zealand bowls out Pakistan for thrilling 2-0 sweep". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  9. ^ "Guptill left out for Pakistan Tests; Raval, Todd Astle picked". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  10. ^ "Sharjeel Khan picked for New Zealand tour". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  11. ^ a b "Misbah to miss Hamilton Test". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  12. ^ "Misbah-ul-Haq given one-match suspension for slow over rate". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  13. ^ "Santner replaces Neesham, NZ wait on Taylor". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  14. ^ "Boult ruled out of second Test, Bracewell called up". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  15. ^ "Mighty Misbah adds another feather to his cap". Geo.TV. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  16. ^ "De Grandhomme takes best figures by a NZ bowler on Test debut". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  17. ^ "Wagner races to 100 wickets, Azhar crawls to 31". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 November 2016.

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