On the fourth day stump of the first Test match between Pakistan and New Zealand. Pakistan team scored 71 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in their second innings. New Zealand need 7 wickets to win while in 1st Test: Pakistan Need More 302 Runs To Win the match. Pak team’s batting line also suffered in the second innings
1st Test: Pakistan Need More 302 Runs To Win
When the game started on the fourth day of the first Test at Mount Manganui. New Zealand started their second innings responsibly. The hosts gave Pakistan a target of 373 runs to win.
Openers Tom Latham and Tom Blind Dale put on an 111-run opening partnership and dismissed for 64 in the 33rd over. The next batsman dismissed opener Tom Latham, who returned to the crease with 53 runs. After the opening partnership, the New Zealand team could not form a big partnership. Ken Williamson was dismissed for 21 at 147.
After which Ross Taylor and Henry Nichols had scored 165 for the team when Nicholas fell victim to Naseem Shah’s ball. Immediately after that, with the addition of only 5 runs in the total score, the fifth wicket of the Kiwi team also fell to 170 runs.
Taking a 192-run lead in the first innings, New Zealand declared the second innings at 180 after losing five wickets.
Thus Pakistan got a target of 373 runs to win. For which, when the Pak team started batting, it faced difficulties from the beginning.
Tom Blundell top-scored for the Kiwis with 64 in the second innings, followed by Tom Latham with 53.
In the second innings for Pakistan, Naseem Shah took three wickets while Muhammad Abbas took one wicket and one run out.
“In the second innings for the Kiwis, Tim Southee took 2 wickets and completed his 300 Test wickets.“
Pakistan Team Innings
Pakistan team got trouble because both openers Shaun Masood and Abid Ali dismissed without scoring a run. The Pakistani team lost 2 wickets at zero score.
The next players after him, Azhar Ali and Haris Sohail, scored and went ahead. However, on a total score of 37, Haris Ali returned to the pavilion with only 9 runs.
By the end of the fourth day, when the game was over, the national team had scored 71 runs with 3 players out. He needs 302 more runs to win the match.
Azhar Ali (34) and Fawad Alam (21) are playing when stump the day four match.