The second Test match is being played between Pakistan and New Zealand in Karachi.
Visiting team’s opener Batter Latham and Conway again shared a century partnership
Pakistani bowlers yearned for wickets in the first Test as well
new Delhi. The second Test match between Pakistan and New Zealand started in Karachi from Monday. After winning the toss, the Kiwi team decided to bat first. New Zealand openers Tom Latham and Devon Conway starved Pakistan bowlers for wickets in the first session of the day. Both easily added 134 runs while sharing a century partnership for the first wicket. The Pakistan Cricket Board has once again come under fire after seeing the flat pitch of the National Stadium in Karachi.
PCB has faced a lot of criticism regarding pitches in the last one month. This series started from England tour is continuing till now. New Zealand cricketer Mitchell McClenaghan tweeted a picture of the Karachi pitch and called it a road. He said, what a wonderful road, a batter’s dream. Iceland Cricket, which often mocks PCB, was also not far behind. He has advised the PCB by tweeting that he should start collecting toll tax on pitches like this road. The first Test match between Pakistan and New Zealand was also played in Karachi. In response to Pakistan’s first innings score of 438 runs, the visiting team posted 612 runs on the score board. Tom Latham and Devon Conway made an opening partnership of 183 runs on the PATA pitch. Kane Williamson scored a double century. Pakistan scored 311 runs in the second innings.
Another completely untroubled century partnership on the Karachi road.
They should introduce some tolls and tax the run.
— Iceland Cricket (@icelandcricket) January 2, 2023
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 02, 2023, 19:35 IST