2nd Test 2nd Day: New Zealand scored 286 for 3 wickets

2nd Test 2nd Day: New Zealand scored 286 for 3 wickets. Pakistan dropped the catch which made New Zealand a good score. Williamson and Latham’s excellent partnership strengthened New Zealand’s position

2nd Test 2nd Day: New Zealand scored 286 for 3 wickets
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2nd Test 2nd Day: New Zealand scored 286 for 3 wickets

Christchurch: The Pakistan team bowled out for 297 in the first innings of the second Test against New Zealand. In response, New Zealand have scored 286 for 3 by the end of the second day. New Zealand have strengthened their position in the first innings of the second Test against Pakistan. Because of drop catches of Pakistani fielders as well as the excellent partnership of captain Ken Williamson and Henry Nichols.

The Pakistan team returned to the pavilion for 297 runs on the first day of the match played at Hegley Oval in Christchurch. And at the end of the second day, New Zealand captain Ken Williamson is on 112 and Henry Nichols is on 89.

New Zealand were bowled out for 33 by Tom Latham, 16 by Tom Blundell and 12 by Ross Taylor. However, captain Ken Williamson once again showed a batting class and scored the second consecutive and 24th century of his Test career. Henry Nichols, meanwhile, backed him up and scored a half-century.

Match Summary

On the second day of the match, Kiwi openers Tom Latham and Tom Blundell landed. And gave his team a great start of over 50 runs. Pakistan’s first victory came when Faheem Ashraf ended Tom Blundell’s 16-run innings with a total score of 52. The field umpire did not rule out Blundell after which Pakistan decided to take a review. Which was exactly right and the Kiwi batsman declared LBW. In the next over, Shaheen Shah Afridi ended the 33-run innings of second opener Tom Latham to give Pakistan another important victory.

The Pakistani bowlers continued to harass New Zealand’s most experienced duo of Ken Williamson and Ross Taylor, bowling with excellent line and length. After the lunch break, Muhammad Abbas forced Taylor to return to the pavilion.

Two overs later, thanks to an excellent catch by Mohammad Rizwan, Pakistan also got a valuable wicket of Henry Nicholas. But on this occasion Shaheen Shah Afridi bowled with crossing the line and Pakistan lost a certain wicket which later had to suffer heavy losses.

After getting a new life, Nicholas started playing well and led the innings along with the captain. No wickets dropped till the tea break. Both players took the offensive line after completing their respective half-centuries and started scoring fast.

Pakistan got a chance to take the important wicket of Williamson who batted for 82 runs in the 70th over but Shaun Masood and Haris Sohail who were in the slip failed to catch.

Pakistan dropped almost 4 catches

By the end of the second day’s play, New Zealand had scored 286 runs for the loss of 3 wickets.

2nd Test 2nd Day: New Zealand scored 286 for 3 wickets

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