Pak v NZ 2nd Test, Day Two Stumps: Kiwis trail by 11 runs
A 215 run partnership between Kiwi Skipper Kane Williamson (112*) and Henry Nicholls (89*) has taken New Zealand to 286/3 at Stumps on Day 3 of the second test match against Pakistan.
According to the media reports, New Zealand won the toss and chose to field in the second test match against Pakistan at Hagley Oval, Christchurch.
The home side is just 11 runs behind Pakistan’s 1st innings total of 297. Pacers Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Abbas and Faheem Ashraf took one wicket each.
Day 1 Recap
Pakistan dismissed at 297 in their first innings on day one of the second test against New Zealand.
Kyle Jamieson took five wickets whereas Azhar Ali top-scored for Pakistan with 93 while Captain Mohammad Rizwan contributed 61.
Azhar Ali and Rizwan stalled the New Zealand attack with a partnership of 88 for the fifth wicket during which the stand-in skipper secured his fifth consecutive half-century before edging a Jamieson delivery behind.
Left-arm spinner Zafar Gohar extended the tail with a 62-ball 34 in his first test innings until he top-edged a short delivery from Tim Southee just after New Zealand took the second new ball.
New Zealand vs Pakistan 2nd Test squads
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Will Young, Mitchell Santner, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Blundell, Tom Latham, BJ Watling, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner and Trent Boult.
Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan (C), Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam, Imran Butt, Haris Sohail, Shan Masood, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Mohd Abbas, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Sohail Khan and Yasir Shah.
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