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Nz vs Pak 2nd Test: Azhar and Rizwan brought Pakistan on track amidst the havoc of Jameson

Nz vs Pak 2nd Test, Day 1: The post-lunch game started late due to rain. Immediately after this, the rain came again which stopped the game for 40 minutes. At the start of the game, Rizwan adopted an aggressive attitude and scored 18 runs with three consecutive fours in an over from Trent Boult. Rizwan soon completed the sixth and fifth consecutive half-century of his career, but Jameson’s best ball took the edge of his bat and went into the gloves of wicketkeeper BJ Watling.

Pakistan managed to score 297

Amidst the havoc of fast bowler Kyle Jamieson, Pakistan managed to score 297 in their first innings here on Sunday, on the rain-affected first day of the second Test cricket match against New Zealand with the help of veteran Azhar Ali’s 93-run innings. is. Jameson, playing his sixth Test match, troubled the batsmen with extra bounce and movement and took five wickets for 69 runs. After New Zealand’s decision to field first after winning the toss, Jameson took three wickets in three overs in the morning session to reduce Pakistan to 83 for four. After this, Azhar and captain Mohammad Rizwan (61) added 88 runs for the fifth wicket and lifted the team from this shaking.

Jameson took his fourth wicket by dismissing Rizwan in the second season, while in the final session, taking the wicket of Faheem Ashraf (48), for the third time, took five or more wickets in the innings.

Azhar Ali 18th century

Azhar Ali batted very well but missed his 18th century. Tim Southee dismissed Shaan Masood (naught) in the third over, after which Azhar came to the crease to finish the innings and scored the 32nd half-century of his career. Azhar added 62 runs for the second wicket with Abid Ali (25) but after that Jameson wreaked havoc. He dismissed Abid on Inswinger and then sent Haris Sohail (one) and Fawad Alam (two) to the pavilion.

The post-lunch game started late due to rain. Immediately after this, the rain came again which stopped the game for 40 minutes. At the start of the game, Rizwan adopted an aggressive attitude and scored 18 runs with three consecutive fours in an over from Trent Boult. Rizwan soon completed the sixth and fifth consecutive half-century of his career, but Jameson’s best ball took the edge of his bat and went into the gloves of wicketkeeper BJ Watling. His 71-ball innings included 11 fours.

Pakistani innings

Faheem was also on four when Ross Taylor left his catch at slip off Matt Henry. Taylor, however, made no mistake in taking Azhar’s catch on the same bowler’s ball. Azhar played 172 balls in his innings and hit 12 fours. Taylor then caught Faheem off Jameson. Pakistan was able to reach close to 300 runs thanks to 34 runs by Zafar Gohar, playing his first Test match. As soon as the Pakistani innings ended, the first day’s game was declared over. For New Zealand, apart from Jameson, Southee and Bolt took two wickets each while Henry took one wicket. New Zealand won the first Test by 101 runs to lead 1-0 in the two-match series.

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