Sharjah - The second day's play in the third and final Test between Pakistan
and New Zealand has been abandoned on news of the tragic death of
Australian batsman Phillip Hughes on Thursday.
The decision was
taken by the officials of both Pakistan Cricket Board and New Zealand
Cricket after the news that 25-year-old Hughes died on Thursday, two
days after being struck in the head by a cricket ball during a domestic
Play will now resume on Friday - to be
considered as the second day's play - and both the cricket boards
decided to extend the Test match by one day.
Pakistan scored a strong 281-3 with opening batsman Mohammad Hafeez unbeaten on 178 and captain Misbah-ul-Haq not out on 38.
Pakistan leads the three-match series 1-0 after winning the first Test by 248 runs and forcing out a draw last week.