Despite Fawad Alam’s century, New Zealand defeated Pakistan in the first Test to take a 1-0 lead in the series. Batting all day on the fifth day pitch didn’t seem easy. But the batsmen showed extraordinary resistance. The result of In 1st test New Zealand defeated Pakistan by 101 runs
In 1st test New Zealand defeated Pakistan by 101 runs
In the first Test match of the series played at Mount Manganui, Pakistan started the innings with 71 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in pursuit of the target of 373 runs set by New Zealand. Fawad Alam and Azhar Ali were present on the wicket.
It didn’t seem easy for the visitors, who had a target of 373 to win, to bat all day on the fifth day’s pitch. But the batsmen showed extraordinary resistance and played the match till end of the time.
At the beginning of the day, New Zealand had a significant victory at that time. When former captain Azhar Ali returned to the pavilion with a total score of 75. On this occasion, Captain Muhammad Rizwan came to accompany Fawad Alam. Both the players started batting responsibly.
Both the players did not allow any wicket to fall till the lunch break. In fact, the New Zealand bowlers took a full test even after the tea break and deprived them of wickets. Meanwhile, Muhammad Rizwan, who scored fifty in the last innings, also completed his half-century in this innings.
Fawad Alam persevered from the other end and the batsman, who was kept out of the Pakistani team for a while, scored an excellent century in response to the performance. Fawad and Rizwan put on a 165-run stand for the fifth wicket to make the match interesting as well as hope for a draw.
The partnership ended when Rizwan, who scored 60, ruled out for bringing the wickets in front of him. Rizwan ruled out by the field umpire and New Zealand decided to take a review which proved the correct.
When Hamad Rizwan was dismissed for 60, the total was 240. Then Fawad Alam also lost 102 wickets. Yasir Shah could not open the account, Faheem Ashraf scored 19 runs. In the case of Muhammad Abbas (1), the ninth wicket of the visiting team fell. Shaheen Shah Afridi and Naseem Shah kept postponing the attacks of Kiwi bowlers.
In the end, Pakistan had to play 5 more overs to avoid defeat. Eventually Naseem Shah’s (1) courage was answered. Mitchell Sentner caught them, Pakistan’s innings ended at 271. Shaheen Shah remained unbeaten on 8. In 1st test New Zealand defeated Pakistan by 101.