NZ tour proves nightmare for Pakistan cricket

NZ tour proves nightmare for Pakistan cricket

After winning the T20 series by 2-1, New Zealand on Wednesday beat Pakistan by an innings and 176 runs in the second test to sweep the series and top the world rankings for the first time.

Kyle Jamieson took 6-48 to add to his 5-69 from the first innings as the Black Caps dismissed the tourists for 186 to seal an eighth straight home test series triumph with victory inside four days at Christchurch's Hagley Oval.

The win was built on the superb 238 skipper Kane Williamson scored in New Zealand's only innings, which enabled the hosts to declare on 659-6.

Pakistan resumed the day at eight for one, needing to bat for the better part of two days to salvage a draw but they were never in the hunt.

The win, which saw them sweep the series 2-0, also confirmed New Zealand had overtaken Australia as the world's number one Test side.

The win also pushed the Black Caps firmly into contention for one of two berths in June's inaugural World Test Championship final at Lord's.