New Zealand vs Pakistan 2nd Test Day 3: New Zealand are in firm control of the second Test against Pakistan courtesy Kane Williamson and Henry Nicholls’ unbeaten 215-run stand on day two. The Kiwis concluded day two at 286/3, trailing Pakistan by 11 runs, but with seven wickets in hand, the hosts will aim to take a solid lead and put Pakistan on backfoot at the Hagley Oval, Christchurch.
For Pakistan, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Abbas, and Faheem Ashraf have scalped one wicket each so far.
Meanwhile, Williamson and Nicholls are currently unbeaten on 112 and 89 respectively and will resume the innings for New Zealand on Day 3.
Starting their innings on day two, New Zealand openers provided a steady start to the side as Tom Latham and Tom Blundell put on 52 runs for the first wicket, but Pakistan came back strongly as the visitors dismissed both the openers in a span of six balls.
First, Blundell was dismissed by Faheem Ashraf, and five balls later, Latham (33) was sent back to the pavilion by Shaheen Afridi, reducing New Zealand to 52/2. Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor then ensured that the hosts do not lose any more wickets before the lunch break.
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After the lunch break, the Kiwis lost the wicket of Ross Taylor (12) as he was sent back to the pavilion by Mohammad Abbas, but Williamson and Henry Nicholls steadied the ship for the hosts and the duo took the score to 145/3 at the tea interval with Williamson and Nicholls on 40 and 25 respectively.
Williamson and Nicholls did not let the foot down from the peddle in the final session and both batsmen went past their half-century mark in the final session of the day. In the end, the duo saw out the final session of play and the Kiwis ended day two with just three wickets down.
New Zealand had bundled out Pakistan for 297 in the first innings as Kyle Jamieson scalped five wickets.
|Tom Latham||c H Sohail b S Afridi||33||71||4||0||46.47|
|Tom Blundell||lbw b Faheem Ashraf||16||54||3||0||29.62|
|Kane Williamson (C)||Not out||112||175||16||0||64.00|
|Ross Taylor||c Shan Masood b Mohammad Abbas||12||33||1||0||36.36|
|Henry Nicholls||Not out||89||186||8||0||47.84|
|Extra||24 (b 2, w 7, nb 9, lb 6)|
|Yet To Bat||BJ Watling, DKH Mitchell, KA Jamieson, TG Southee, MJ Henry, TA Boult|
New Zealand vs Pakistan 2nd Test Day 1 Stumps Report: New Zealand’s Kyle Jamieson scalped five wickets on Day 1 of the second Test against Pakistan but with the help of Azhar Ali and Mohammad Rizwan’s brilliant show, the visitors managed to rack up a decent total in their first innings here on Sunday.
New Zealand bundled out Pakistan on 297 in 83.5 overs on the opening day of the second Test.
After being asked to bat first, Pakistan witnessed a poor start as Shan Masood was given LBW off Tim Southee’s delivery in the third over. Abid Ali was then joined by Azhar on the field. The duo took the team over the 50-run mark but soon after that, Jamieson picked his first wicket of the day, removing Abid (25).
Jamieson dismissed Haris Sohail and Fawad Alam as well in his subsequent overs, reducing Pakistan to 83/4. The match then witnessed a brief halt due to rain. The play resumed shortly with Azhar and Mohammad Rizwan on the field.
Azhar and Rizwan played brilliantly and brought the visitors back in the game. Both completed their respective half-centuries, taking Pakistan over the 150-run mark. As the visitors’ started to gain some momentum, Jamieson struck again and sent Rizwan back to the pavilion. Rizwan scored 61 runs before being caught behind which brought Faheem Ashraf out in the middle.
Matt Henry then dismissed Azhar, who fell seven runs short of completing his century. Jamieson then got hold of Ashraf, who played a knock of 48 runs. After the completion of 72 overs, Pakistan were playing on 260/7, with Zafar Gohar and Shaheen Afridi on the field.
The duo managed to add 22 runs on the board before Southee removed Gohar (34) and Trent Boult dismissed Afridi (4). Boult then picked the wicket of Naseem Shah as Pakistan’s first innings came to an end.
297/10 (83.5 ov)
|Shan Masood||lbw b TG Southee||0||8||0||0||0.00|
|Abid Ali||c TG Southee b KA Jamieson||25||53||3||0||47.16|
|Azhar Ali||c R Taylor b MJ Henry||93||172||12||0||54.06|
|Haris Sohail||c HM Nicholls b KA Jamieson||1||4||0||0||25.00|
|Fawad Alam||c BJ Watling b KA Jamieson||2||8||0||0||25.00|
|Mohammad Rizwan (WK/C)||c BJ Watling b KA Jamieson||61||71||11||0||85.91|
|Faheem Ashraf||c R Taylor b KA Jamieson||48||88||8||0||54.54|
|Zafar Gohar||c KA Jamieson b TG Southee||34||62||6||0||54.83|
|Shaheen Afridi||c HM Nicholls b TA Boult||4||21||0||0||19.04|
|Mohammad Abbas||Not out||0||7||0||0||0.00|
|Naseem Shah||c Tom Latham b TA Boult||12||9||3||0||133.33|
|Extra||17 (b 2, w 6, nb 0, lb 9)|
|Yet To Bat|
Match: New Zealand vs Pakistan (NZ vs PAK) 2nd Test
Venue: Hagley Ova
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New Zealand vs Pakistan 2nd Test, January 3-7, 3:30 AM IST at Hagley Ova