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3rd Test: New Zealand thrash Pakistan by 123 runs to clinch series 2-1

New Zealand beat Pakistan in a road Test series for the first time in 49 years after crushing the home side by 123 runs in the third Test on Friday.
Set 280 to win in 79 overs on the last day, Pakistan were 55-5 by lunch, and were all out for 156 in an extended middle session.Fast bowler Tim Southee, playing his first Test of the series, took 3-42 while 34-year-old debutant William Somerville and fellow spinner Ajaz Patel, playing his third test, shared six wickets.

New Zealand looked to be in charge of the Test only at the end of the fourth day. It began the fifth on 272-4, lost century-maker Kane Williamson, but slammed 81 runs in nine overs to declare on 353-7. Henry Nicholls reached his third test century, and first away from home, and finished on 126 not out.

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