1st Test: Pakistan Demolish New Zealand by 248 Runs

New Zealand, set a daunting 480-run target, were bowled out for 231 in 70.3 overs after resuming at 174-8 on the fifth and final day in Abu Dhabi.

Updated: November 13, 2014 15:25 IST
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Pakistan players celebrate after beating New Zealand by 248 runs in the first Test.


Abu Dhabi: Pakistan's Misbah-ul Haq became his country's most successful captain as his team strolled to victory by 248 runs in its first Test against New Zealand on Thursday, taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

The victory gave Misbah 15 wins in 33 Tests, bettering the 14-win record of the illustrious Imran Khan (48 Tests) and Javed Miandad (34 Tests). (Scorecard)

"It's a great feeling to be part of the winning team. It's a young team, nobody expected us to perform like this," said Misbah. "I have always believed in myself and in my team and that paid off."

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