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Pakistan 297-10 & 186-10 (81.4 Ovs)

Naseem Shah  0 (1)

New Zealand 659-6 dec

Trent Boult  18.4-6-43-3

New Zealand gained by an innings and 176 runs

Jamieson picked up his third Test fifer to keep Pakistan to 297 in the first innings.

Jamieson picked up his third Take a look at fifer to maintain Pakistan to 297 within the first innings. © AFP

Stumps, Day 2

New Zealand end the day firmly in entrance. Kane Williamson acquired to one more hundred (taking solely 35 balls to maneuver from fifty to 100, if you would like to know), steering his facet by some tight bowling with a 150+ run stand with Henry Nicholls, who to illustrate was dropped a couple of instances at present. Ross Taylor’s wicket proper after lunch seems like a very long time in the past.

Nicholls dropped once more

This time Shaheen runs in with the second new ball, will get the skin edge once more however Rizwan drops a regulation catch. This cannot be occurring…

200 partnership

…between Williamson and Nicholls. Completely irritating the Pakistan bowlers. They’ve gone wicketless for over a session now. This might nicely show to be the distinction in the long run.

Century for KW

What a significant knock this has been from Williamson’s bat! The situations weren’t the simplest, the bowling was relentless in components and the state of affairs, when he walked in to bat, was powerful. However this one has squeezed the life, and persistence, out of this Pakistan assault to notch up his twenty fourth Take a look at hundred. No. 1 for a purpose! Take a bow, KW!

Milestone alert

150-run stand between Williamson and Nicholls. This proving to be a match defining partnership. And precisely why Pakistan acquired determined sufficient to take one other unusual evaluation. Pitching outdoors leg…

200 up for NZ

An costly 10-run over from Naseem Shah, with two no balls in there, and KW+HN deliver up the 200 for the hosts. The deficit is now lower than 100. Pakistan needs to be getting anxious now…


Nicholls brings up his fifty too. Sweeps Zafar away to sq. leg for 2 to achieve the milestone. Essential knock this – his eleventh Take a look at fifty. He was dropped on three and since then he is actually kicked on.

50 for KW

thirty third in Take a look at cricket! Kane Williamson continues to guide from the entrance. Testing spells from Pakistan’s four-man tempo assault however he is steadied NZ’s ship fairly nicely after these three fast wickets on both facet of the lunch break.

We’re again for the ultimate session of Day 2. Which manner will this go?

TEA: NZ 145/3

The hosts have lined some floor right here on this session in direction of the tip. They’ve lose Taylor early into the session however since then Williamson and Nicholls have placed on 74 runs for the fourth wicket stand to do the restore work. Nonetheless trailing by a 152 runs. Be a part of us again in 20.

Williamson’s on drive for 4, simply after the drinks break, brings up the 100 for New Zealand.

Drinks break

And the hour goes to Pakistan! Good, tight bowling and the reward within the type of Ross Taylor’s wicket. They may have had Henry Nicholls too, however the luck has been on his facet up to now.

Afridi has Nicholls… or not!

Pakistan’s session might have been lots higher had Afridi not overstepped. He had Nicholls twice in that over – the primary time a entrance foot no-ball saved the batsman, and the second time the sting fell simply in need of the person at gully.

Taylor falls

Pokes at a size supply, simply outdoors off and edges it straight into the ready fingers of second slip. Abbas is completely pumped!

We’re again on!

Taylor and Williamson come out once more.


Little bit of a restoration from the 2 senior professionals, however Pakistan will go into the lunch break proud of the 2 breakthroughs they made late into the session. They managed to dismiss each the Kiwi openers within the half an hour main as much as the break. Lots extra to return in post-Lunch session. Be a part of us again in 40 minutes.

Pakistan make it two in two

Good rebound catch and that is the tip of Tom Latham as nicely. Latham pushes at this again of size supply, angling in to him. The ball takes the sting of his bat and goes to second slip, the place Shan Masood practically spills it however Haris Sohail involves his rescue together with his sharp reflexes as he pouches the low seize. NZ slip to 52/2.

Faheem strikes

Blundell was making an attempt to counter the menace by batting outdoors his crease, nevertheless this sharp inswinger from Faheem has him pinned proper consistent with the stumps. The on discipline umpire wasn’t satisfied although, however not like earlier within the over, Pakistan wasted no time in reviewing this. Three reds and Blundell departs to make manner for Kane Williamson.

50 partnership

A fortunate boundary there to get to the milestone as the sting flies previous the gully fielder.

Drinks break

The Pakistan pacers had been profitable in tying down the NZ openers within the first half an hour, for a great seven overs earlier than the runs began to circulate in additional constantly. NZ can be happier staff on the drinks break – they’re 38 with out loss. Pakistan bowlers have to regroup and discover that breakthrough earlier than its too late.

All set for the dwell motion.Shiny and sunny day n the offing. Get by the primary hour or so, and there is quite a lot of runs on this floor. Let’s learn the way NZ go, we could?

Welcome again!

Day 2 of the Christchurch Take a look at is upon us, properly arrange by a really intriguing opening day which just about boiled all the way down to Pakistan vs Kyle Jamieson, who triggered a center order collapse to say his third Take a look at fifer. Nevertheless, Pakistan mounted a good counterattack, after being put in to bat on a grassy wicket, within the type of stand-in skipper Mohammad Rizwan’s aggressive 61 and Azhar Ali’s stunning 93, with supporting acts coming from the decrease order. What might be New Zealand’s reply? We will discover out shortly…

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