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New Zealand warm up with a draw against Pakistan A for Tests in UAE

AFP |November 5, 2014, 10:54 PM IST
New Zealand warm up with a draw against Pakistan A for Tests in UAE

Sharjah: New Zealand gained good practice for the three-Test series against Pakistan with a drawn three-day game in Sharjah on Wednesday.

The Black Caps made sure all their frontline bowlers got a good taste of the placid Sharjah pitch as Pakistan A scored 153-3 in their second innings on the final day.

Pace spearheads Doug Bracewell and Neil Wagner bowled 30 overs between them to get a taste of unresponsive pitches in the United Arab Emirates, managing just a wicket apiece.

Haris Sohail (40) and Babar Zaman (34), who both scored hundreds in Pakistan 'A' win over Australia in the four-day match two weeks ago, added 69 for the unfinished fourth wicket stand.

Abid Ali made 33 while Sami Aslam scored 31. Pakistan 'A' had made 215 in their first innings to which New Zealand replied with 244-8 declared.

New Zealand and Pakistan play the first Test in Abu Dhabi from Sunday. The remaining two Tests are in Dubai (November 17-21) and Sharjah (November 26-30).

They also play two Twenty20 and five one-day internationals.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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