NZ sweep series

New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee . File Photo: AFP

New Zealand took nine wickets in a dramatic final session of the second Test against Pakistan to win by 130 runs in Hamilton on Tuesday and clean sweep their series 2-0.

It was New Zealand's first series win over Pakistan since 1985.

Pakistan were faced with an imposing 369-run target in their second innings but set themselves up for a run-a-ball slog when they reached tea on the final day at 158-1.

The match edged towards a cliff-hanger finish before Tim Southee removed Pakistan's leading run scorer Sami Aslam for 91.


NEW ZEALAND: First innings 271

PAKISTAN: First innings 216

NEW ZEALAND: Second innings 313

PAKISTAN: Second innings 230 (Aslam 91, Azhar 58, Azam b Santner 16, Sarfraz 19; Southee 2-60, Wagner 3-57, Santner 2-49)

Result: New Zealand won by 138 runs.

Player-of-the-match: Tim Southee.