Pakistan prevail

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Leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed finished with career-best figures of 7 for 56 yesterday and Waqar Younis recorded his 200th test wicket - at 24, the youngest-ever bowler to achieve the feat - as Pakistan wrapped up a 161-run victory over New Zealand in the one-off Test at Lancaster Park.

Pakistan took just 67 minutes to claim the final three wickets after New Zealand resumed at 158 for seven, needing an further 199 runs to pull off an unlikely victory.The teams now head for Dunedin for the first one- day international in a four-match series.

(Fourth day; New Zealand won toss)

Pakistan win by 161 runs

PAKISTAN - First Innings 208 (Aamir Sohail 88, Ramiz Raja 54; C Cairns 4-51).

NEW ZEALAND - First Innings 286 (C Cairns 76, R Twose 59; Wasim Akram 5-53).

PAKISTAN - Second Innings

(Overnight 369 for 7)

*Wasim Akram c Fleming b Cairns 19

Mustaq Ahmed c Germon b Larsen 24

Waqar Younis lbw b Larsen 34

Ata-ur-Rehman not out 0

Extras (lb6, b5, w4, nb5) 20

Total 434

Fall (cont): 8-384 9-425.

Bowling: Morrison 27-5-99-2; Nash 30-6-91-2; Cairns 35-6-114-3; Patel 24-8-61-1; Larsen 29-10-58-2.

NEW ZEALAND - Second Innings

B Young c Latif b Mushtaq 18

C Spearman c Sohail b Mushtaq 33

A Parore lbw b Mushtaq 5

S Fleming lbw b Ata-ur-Rehman 0

R Twose not out 51

C Cairns c Malik b Mushtaq 8

*L Germon run out 12

D Patel b Mushtaq 15

G Larsen c Sohail b Mushtaq 13

D Nash b Waqar 22

D Morrison c Malik b Mushtaq 1

Extras (lb9, nb4, w1, b3) 17

Total (for 7) 195

Fall: 1-50 2-57 3-60 4-60 5-75 6-101 7-131 8-163 9-192.

Bowling: Wasim Akram 11-3-31-0; Waqar Younis 26-6-73-1; Mushtaq Ahmed 34.4-13-56-7; Ata-ur-Rehman 9-1-23-1.

Umpires: S Dunne and B C Cooray (Sri Lanka).

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