Pakistan vs New Zealand: The story of the ominous ‘40’

New Zealand lost 10 wickets for 40 runs for the second time inside two decades on day three of the second Test against Pakistan in Dubai. But this isn’t even the worst batting collapse.

Pakistan leggie Yasir Shah in action against New Zealand in Dubai on Monday.   -  AFP

New Zealand redefined collapse in the cricket dictionary for the second time inside two decades. From being 50 for no loss in its first innings, the Kiwis were cleaned up for 90 by Pakistan on day three of the second Test in Dubai.

New Zealand repeated its own numbers as in 2001, against the same opponent, Stephen Fleming’s side were all out for 131 from being 91/0.

Not the poorest

40: New Zealand lost 10 wickets for these many runs in both the instances —

91/0 to 131 all out: New Zealand vs Pakistan, 1st Test, Auckland 2001

50/0 to 90 all out: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Dubai 2018

20: In 1955 against England, New Zealand had lost 10 wickets for these many runs — 6/0 to 26 all out in the second Test in Auckland.

17: South Africa lost 10 wickets for these many runs against England in Cape Town, 1899.

More records in Dubai

71: The number of minutes the New Zealand batsmen lasted in the ongoing Dubai Test.

6: The number of ducks in the New Zealand innings.

Other instances of six ducks in an innings —

Pakistan vs West Indies, Karachi, 1980

South Africa vs India, Ahmedabad, 1996

Bangladesh vs West Indies, Dhaka, 2002

India vs England, Manchester, 2014

90: Lowest score by any team in Dubai