New Zealand Celebrate Pakistan Win With Some Dressing Room Bhangra
Spin bowler Ish Sodhi and opening batsman Jeet Raval broke into bhangra in the New Zealand dressing room after the win over Pakistan.
Spin bowler Ish Sodhi and opening batsman Jeet Raval broke into bhangra in the New Zealand dressing room after the win over Pakistan.(Photo: Twitter)

New Zealand Celebrate Pakistan Win With Some Dressing Room Bhangra

Ajaz Patel pulled off a dream debut by taking five wickets to help New Zealand close out a four-run victory over Pakistan in the first Test in Abu Dhabi on Monday.

Needing 139 more runs with all 10 wickets in hand on the fourth day, Pakistan were bowled out for 171 with Patel taking 5-59 and Wagner claiming 2-27.

The Kiwi victory is the fifth smallest win in terms of runs in Test cricket history and to celebrate the big feat, the visiting team seem to have pulled out the speakers and some pretty cool dance moves in the dressing room.

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Spin bowler Ish Sodhi and opening batsman Jeet Raval can be seen grooving to popular punjabi track ‘mundian to bach ke rahi’ even as the rest of the team claps with celebrates the big win.

After the match, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson praised the side’s never-say-die approach and described the match as a "good advertisement for Test cricket."

"It certainly was dramatic," said Williamson. "Throughout the four days both teams were put under pressure. I think at the end of the day it was a great advertisement for Test cricket."

Debutant Ajza Patel sparked a mini-collapse at the start when he trapped Imam-ul-Haq leg-before in the fifth over of the day for 27 before Ish Sodhi had Mohammad Hafeez (10) and Haris Sohail (4) in the same over.

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.

Williamson, who now has nine wins in his 18 Tests in charge, described the win as "one of his best."

"Yes, without a doubt. The best in recent memory. In these conditions Pakistan are a very strong side. To get through them in four days and stay in the match and come out with this result must obviously rank as one of our best wins."

The second Test starts in Dubai from Saturday while the third and final, again in Abu Dhabi from December 3.

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