The first Test between Pakistan and New Zealand is being played in Karachi.
New Zealand have scored 165 runs without losing wickets on the second day
Pakistan team was all out for 438 runs in the first innings.
Karachi. At the end of the second day’s play of the first Test being played between Pakistan and New Zealand in Karachi, New Zealand scored 165 runs without loss. Both New Zealand openers Devon Conway and Tom Latham scored half-centuries and both returned unbeaten. Earlier, Pakistan’s team was all out on the score of 438 runs on the second day. Apart from Captain Babar Azam’s innings of 161 runs for Pakistan, Agha Salman also scored a century. For New Zealand, Tim Southee took 3 and Ejaz Patel, Michael Bracewell took 2-2 wickets.
Tom Latham and Devon Conway got off to a great start for New Zealand in reply to Pakistan’s 438 in the first innings. Latham is playing by scoring 78 runs till stumps on the second day. Latham hit eight fours. Conway ended the day with 82 runs. He has hit 12 fours in his innings so far. The New Zealand team visiting Pakistan after twenty years is still 273 runs behind the hosts in the first innings.
Conway completed thousand test runs in 19 innings
Conway broke John F Reid’s national record by completing 1000 Test runs in 19 innings. He got a life on 57, when Pakistan did not take DRS on the appeal of being caught behind the wicket. It was clear from the TV replays that Conway’s bat was on Noman Ali’s ball.
Kiwi batter took advantage of weak bowling
Both the batsmen played the balls of Abrar Ahmed, who took 17 wickets in two Tests against England, with ease. Conway completed his half-century in 89 balls with the help of 9 fours. Latham completed 50 runs in 96 balls, which included six fours. In the absence of injured Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah, Pakistan’s pace attack was very weak, which New Zealand batsmen took advantage of.
Earlier, Salman Agha scored an innings of 103 runs in partnership with tail batsmen, which included 17 fours. He was the last Pakistani batsman to be dismissed. New Zealand’s new Test captain Tim Southee dismissed him, which was his 350th Test wicket. Salman, who made his Test debut against Sri Lanka this year, was well supported by the tailenders. Earlier, Pakistani captain Babar Azam was dismissed on yesterday’s score of 161 runs.
FIRST PUBLISHED : December 27, 2022, 20:10 IST