Pak Vs NZ Test match: Shaheen Afridi strikes to end partnership of Williamson and Taylor

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

26th Dec, 2020. 10:08 am
Pakistan New Zealand Test Shaheen Afridi

Fast bowler Shaheen Afridi has given a phenomenal performance in the first Test match being played between Pakistan and New Zealand today.

Shaheen Afridi ended the century partnership of Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor. 

Pakistan had won the toss and had decided to field first. At the end of the first hour, New Zealand was 19 off 13 overs whereas Afridi had two wickets for 14. 

New Zealand were two for 13 before they united to be 55 for 2 at lunch. Kane Williamson was on 19 and Ross Taylor was on 25. 

Mohammad Rizwan had won the toss and had invited the black caps to bat, as he said he wanted to take advantage of a green surface offering pace and movement and Afridi immediately obliged.

“We had a good track record on this match following our win over West Indies last month. We will try to post a high total on this wicket,” Kane Williamson said.

Pakistan’s squad for tests

Mohammad Rizwan (captain for 1st Test), Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Haris Sohail, Imran Butt, Mohammad Abbas, Naseem Shah, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Shan Masood, Sohail Khan and Yasir Shah.

According to PCB, Babar Azam and opener Imam-ul-Haq have been ruled out of the first Test starting in due to their injuries.

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