Pakistan maintain advantage over Black Caps in topsy-turvy test

New Zealand's batsman Tom Latham right and Kane Williamson run in their test match against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

New Zealand's batsman Tom Latham right and Kane Williamson run in their test match against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

New Zealand will start day four of the third and final Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.

New Zealand won the opening test in Abu Dhabi by four runs before Pakistan levelled the three-match series with victory in the second test in Dubai by an innings and 16 runs.

Pak vs NZ 3rd Test Day 4 Live Cricket Score Streaming Online, Pakistan vs New Zealand Live Cricket Score Streaming: By the looks of it, New Zealand don't have a big lead to counter in the third Test after Pakistan once again suffered a miserable collapse from a position of advantage.

They trail by another 135 runs, but with seven wickets in hand and a very solid-looking Azhar Ali batting on 62, they will be looking to dominate the proceedings.

However, openers Tom Latham (10) and Jeet Raval (0) yet again faltered as the visitors finished the day at 26-2 with New Zealand still trailing by 48 runs.

Pakistan's advantage came courtesy of the two century-makers, taking them past NZ's first innings total before being separated.

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Earlier, resuming on 139-3, Pakistan had a productive first session.

Azhar edged medium pacer Colin de Grandhomme through the slips for his ninth boundary to complete his first century since he notched one against West Indies in Dominica in May 2017 and his first ever hundreed against New Zealand.

Shafiq had a couple of nervous wafts on 99 but brought up his 11th test century with a quick single, then fell in the following over when Patel trapped him plumb in front - Shafiq's review of the decision was wishful thinking.

Shah was run out in weird fashion when he lost his right shoe while going for the second run with captain Sarfraz Ahmed (25).

Somerville ended his first test innings with the ball with 4-75 off 36 overs, bowling well to the tail.

Boult has figures of 2-54 while fellow paceman Tim Southee has taken 1-39.

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