Former mentor says Ajaz Patel has shown great perseverance

Sarfraz Ahmed and Kane Williamson unveil the trophy for the upcoming Test series between Pakistan and New Zealand. —AFP

While New Zealand tasted their first win against Pakistan, Ireland are still winless.

Azhar Ali, the last man out for a fighting 65, added 82 for the fourth wicket with Asad Shafiq (45) but Pakistan lost their last seven wickets for just 41 runs.

The side require 139 runs to win with 10 wickets in hand.

Pakistan's inexplicable Test capitulation against New Zealand was summed up by one of the most embarrassing run-outs seen at the top level of the sport.

By the time the final wicket fell, meaning Pakistan were all out for 171, more than £47m had been traded in the match odds market on Betfair.

Azhar shielded No. 11 batsman Mohammad Abbas for 7.4 overs to get the last precious 12 runs before he was outdone by Patel's guile with Pakistan narrowly falling short.

Pakistan took control of the Test at Abu Dhabi on the third day, with Yasir Shah's leg spin precipitating a collapse of 6/29 to have the Kiwis out for 249 and leaving a chase of just 176 for victory. It was the fifth narrowest margin of victory in terms of runs in Test cricket history. Pakistan soon put the visitors under extreme pressure by taking three quick wickets.

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New Zealand captain Kane Williams described the win as the "best in recent memory" and among the best in his career.

"When they did review it [the batsman was given out lbw] I think I was on my knees just steering up at the screen hoping that it would fall the right way and when it did it was an unbelievable feeling, yeh a great rush".

Imamul Haq has made 25 runs for the team while Hafeez is not out at eight runs.

"My game plan was very simple, we as a unit believed we can do something special here and everything went our way", said Patel, a 30-year-old left-arm spinner.

"Some of the characteristics we hold very dear is our attitude whenever we had to get back into the game, be it with the bat, ball or in the field throughout these four days", he said.

Ajaz Patel and the rest up the Black Caps will line-up for the second Test in Dubai starting on Saturday.

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