New Zealand won historic series beating Pakistan at Abu Dhabi in third Test

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New Zealand beat Pakistan by 123 runs on the fifth day of the third and final Test on Friday to win the three-match series 2-1.

Pakistan were set 280 runs to win, but were dismissed for 156 in 56.1 overs with spinners Ajaz Patel taking 3-42 and Will Somerville collecting 3-52 in Abu Dhabi.

It was New Zealand’s first away series win against Pakistan since their 1-0 win in Pakistan in 1969.

Pakistan’s Babar Azam top-scored with 51.

New Zealand won the first Test by four runs in Abu Dhabi while Pakistan were victorious in the second by an innings and 16 runs in Dubai.

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