Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st Test Match 2020 Highlights

Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st Test Match 2020 Highlights

Pakistan tour of New Zealand 2020 comprised of 2 test matches. Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st test match 2020 Highlights – Day 1 can be seen in below link.

Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st Test Match 2020 Highlights – Day 1

Pakistan winning the toss and opted bowl on green top wicket of Mount Maunganui. Pakistan 33rd test captain Mohammad Rizwan won his first test toss.

Decision looked good for a brief period of time when left arm pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi removed both the Kiwi openers before as a team have crossed 15 runs.

120 runs third wicket partnership between two of the New Zealand’s modern batting greats Skipper Kane Williamson and former captain Ross Taylor eased the pressure. When Taylor become 3rd victim of Shaeen Shah Afridi at the score of 133, he had contributed 70 of those which was more than 50% of team score.

Pakistani bowlers bowled at tight lines but fielding didn’t support the bowlers. Young Naseem Shah was the most unlucky bowlers when twice Pakistani fielders failed to hold on chances offered by Williamson of he bowling of Naseem Shah.

Williamson rode the luck and remain unbeaten when play ends after 87 overs. Williamson is not out on 94 on 243 balls which shows how discipline Pakistan bowlers bowled but without mucj luck.

Henry Nichols supporting the captain and is unbeaten on 42. Shaheen was the only wicket taker for Pakistan. Yasir Shah miserable run in SENA countries continues as he fails to impress on 1st day.

Close of Play Day 1 –

New Zealand 1st innings 222/3 (Kane Williamson 94*, Henry Nicholls 42*, 87 overs)

New Zealand 1st innings 222/3 (Kane Williamson 94*, Henry Nicholls 42*, 87 overs)

Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st Test Match 2020 Highlights – Day 2

BJ Watling and Kyle Jamieson did what was required as after splendid century by skipper Kane Williamson on day 2. Williamson completed his 23rd test century and second in as many.

Batting pair of Watling and Jamieson pit 66 runs stand for 7th wicket and this can be prove to be crucial in context of the game as it help New Zealand posted 481 runs in their first innings as Kiwi lost last 4 wickets for 48 runs as Yasir Shah wrapped it up from the visitors side.

Shaheen Shah was the most successful bowler with 4 wickets and Yasir picked 3 on the second day. Naseem Shah, Faheem Ashraf and Mohammad Abbas all pick a wicket each to complete the proceedings in host’s first inning.

Pakistan had to face tricky period of 20 odd overs to finish the day, but Shan Masood failed to do so and got caught down the leg side 5 overs before the close of play. His partner Abid Ali see off the day with night watchman Mohammad Abbass.

Close of Play Day 2

Pakistan 1st innings 30/1 (Abid Ali 19*, Mohammad Abbas 0*, 20 ov)

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