New Zealand claim dominating 123-run win over Pakistan to earn memorable series win in Abu Dhabi
- New Zealand overcame Pakistan to seal 2-1 series victory in Abu Dhabi
- Pakistan were dismissed for 156 in second innings – 123 short of victory
- Tourists set a winning total of 280 before Pakistan suffered two batting collpases
Set 280 for victory on the final day, Pakistan suffered two separate batting collapses as New Zealand’s bowlers secured a memorable victory at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
Debutant William Somerville took 3-52 to end up with a match haul of seven wickets. Fellow spinner Ajaz Patel finished with 3-42 while paceman Tim Southee also claimed three victims.
New Zealand players celebrate winning their three-match series over Pakistan in Abu Dhabi
BJ Watling, Kane Williamson and Ajaz Patel of New Zealand celebrates with their team-mates after winning the third Test match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium
Earlier, Henry Nicholls scored his third test century, finishing with an unbeaten 126, as New Zealand declared their second innings at 353-7.
New Zealand won the opening test in Abu Dhabi by four runs before Pakistan squared the three-match series with victory in the second test in Dubai by an innings and 16 runs.
New Zealand cruised to victory in the final test match with a 123-run win
Williamson looks on after sealing the three-match series win over Pakistan on Friday