Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 2: Talking Points

Pakistan and New Zealand locked horns on the 2nd day of the in the 1st test match at the National Stadium in Karachi.

Tom Latham and Devon Conway remained unbeaten on day 2 of the 1st test match against Pakistan (Image Credits: Twitter)
By Ovaise | Dec 27, 2022 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Pakistan and New Zealand locked horns on the 2nd day of the in the 1st test match at the National Stadium in Karachi. New Zealand are visiting Pakistan after a very long time and this promises to be an exciting series with both teams looking well matches. Pakistan are ahead at the end of day 2 but New Zealand have come back strongly in the match and dominated play on day two. Let’s have a look at some of the talking points of the day.

New Zealand strike early on Day 2

Pakistan resumed the day at 317 for 5, New Zealand got an early breakthrough, Babar could not add runs to his total from yesterday and was dismissed at 161 off 280 balls. After that, they lost a couple of more wickets and were down to 375 for 8 and it looked like they were going to get bundled out under the 400-run mark. But Agha Salman fought it out along Nauman Ali who played a vital role today with bat in hand.

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Salman Agha got to his maiden century and took Pakistan past the 400-run mark

Salman continued to bat, firming the strike with the last couple of players and added 63 runs more to the total. He completed his century on the way and was dismissed for 103 off 155 and was ably helped by the tail, Nauman Ali played a fantastic supporting role and help one end up, he played a total of 7 in 75 balls. Pakistan finished the innings with 438 runs on the board. 

New Zealand openers started off solidly

New Zealand came out to bat. Devon Conway and Tom Latham, looked solid from the beginning. Even though Pakistan introduced spin pretty early in the innings but were unable to get the breakthrough. Pakistan almost tried everything, even Babar Azam was seen having a bowl, but the Kiwi batters had all the answers and stitched a brilliant partnership. The opening pair of New Zealand remained unbeaten on 165 runs at the end of the day. Pakistan has been completely outplayed on the second day of the match. 124 runs were scored in that last session without the loss of a single wicket in 33 overs.

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