CRICKET : Dream debut for Mohammed

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New Zealand 249 & 168 Pakistan 430 Pakistan win by an innings and 13 runs

Pakistan's Mohammed Zahid destroyed New Zealand with a seven-wicket haul to complete a remarkable debut and square the series in the second and final Test in Rawalpindi yesterday.

His return of 7 for 66 that helped his side win with more than five sessions remaining, coupled with his first innings 4 for 64, made him the first Pakistan bowler to capture more than 10 wickets on his debut.

Resuming their second innings at 69 without loss, still 112 behind, the New Zealand openers Bryan Young and Justin Vaughan added 13 before Mohammed struck, trapping Vaughan lbw for 27.

Mohammed then grabbed the next four wickets in quick succession as New Zealand slumped to 119 for 5 with all hope gone. Young, who was the top scorer with 67, was among his early victims.

Generating considerable pace off the pitch, Mohammed wrapped up the innings by trapping Chris Harris and Dipak Patel lbw.

Fourth day; Pakistan won toss

NEW ZEALAND - First Innings 249 (S P Fleming 67, L K Germon 55; Mushtaq Ahmed 6-87, Mohammed Zahid 4-64).

PAKISTAN - First Innings 430 (Saeed Anwar 149, Ijaz Ahmed 125, Salim Malik 78; C L Cairns 5-137).

NEW ZEALAND - Second Innings

(Overnight: 69 for 0)

B A Young c Zahoor b Mohammed 61

J T C Vaughan lbw b Mohammed 27

A C Parore lbw b Mohammad 6

*L K Germon b Mohammed 0

N J Astle lbw b Mohammed 1

M J Greatbatch c Saeed b Mushtaq 19

S P Fleming c Moin b Shahid 4

C L Cairns b Mushtaq 11

C Z Harris lbw b Mohammed 14

D N Patel lbw b Mohammed 0

S B Doull not out 4

Extras (lb7 nb13 w1) 21

Total 168

Fall: 1-82 2-105 3-109 4-112 5-119 6-137 7-137 8-163 9-163.

Bowling: Mohammed Zahid 20-3-66-7 (nb12, w1); Shahid Nazir 7-1-19-1; Mohammed Akram 7-2-11-0; Mushtaq Ahmed 22-7-52-2 (nb1); Salim Malik 2- 0-13-0.

Umpires: L Barker (WI) and Javed Akhtar (Pak).

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