The New Zealand cricket board also said that it 'will not comment on the details of the security threat nor the updated arrangements for the departing squad'
The New Zealand cricket team was visiting Pakistan after 18 years. The first PAK vs NZ ODI was scheduled to start in Rawalpindi on Friday.
Catch updates of New Zealand pulling out of the Pakistan Tour only hours before the first ODI in Rawalpindi on Friday (September 17)
International sides have been reluctant to visit the country since terrorists attacked Sri Lanka's team bus in Lahore in 2009, when six players were injured.
It was Pakistan's first Test series win over the Proteas since 2003.
It was only Pakistan’s second series victory against South Africa in 12, with the Proteas winning seven of them. Pakistan last beat South Africa in 2003
The last time Pakistan beat South Africa in a Test series was in 2003 when they won 1-0 at home
Catch the highlights of Pakistan Vs South Africa Second Test match here.
South Africa have not lost a Test series against Pakistan in 18 years. Now, they need a further 243 runs on the last day on a seemingly batsman-friendly pitch
Aiden Markram and Rassie van der Dussen were batting on 59 ad 48 runs, respectively, as they frustrated Pakistan bowlers. Catch the Day 4 highlights of Pakistan Vs South Africa Second Test match here
Keshav Maharaj and George Linde took five wickets between them but Pakistan's lead reached 200 at stumps on day three in Rawalpindi
Pakistan leads the two-match series 1-0 after winning the first Test by seven wickets at Karachi last week.
South Africa made a spirited comeback after conceding a first innings lead of 71 runs. Catch the Day 3 highlights of PAK Vs SA second Test match here:
Anrich Nortje took the third five-wicket haul of his Test career, but South Africa ended day two on the back foot again against Pakistan
Faheem Ashraf did the bulk of the scoring and was unbeaten on 54 while Yasir Shah was yet to score as Pakistan added further 84 runs in the session.
After bundling out Pakistan for just 272, South Africa reach 106/4 at stumps on Day 2. Catch the Day 2 highlights of the Pakistan Vs South Africa Second Test match here
Pakistan lost three wickets for one run in the first session against South Africa but Babar Azam and Fawad Alam stopped the rot
De Kock, who was handed the Test captaincy on a temporary basis for the 2020-21 summer, hasn't been in good form
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