New Zealand vs Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq heads home, likely to miss 2nd Test

Azhar Ali will take over as captain and no immediate decision was made about flying out a replacement before the second Test starts in Hamilton on Friday.

AFP| Last Updated: Nov 20, 2016, 10:29 AM IST
New Zealand vs Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq heads home, likely to miss 2nd Test

Christchurch: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has pulled out of the New Zealand tour to return home because his father-in-law is critically ill, a team spokesman said Sunday.

Misbah received the news early Sunday and headed to the airport with his wife and daughter as soon as the match ended.

Azhar Ali will take over as captain and no immediate decision was made about flying out a replacement before the second Test starts in Hamilton on Friday.

New Zealand won the first Test by eight wickets midway through the fourth day.