New Zealand vs Pakistan 1st Test Day 2: Kiwis dominated Pakistan in the first Inning at Mount Maunganui.
New Zealand vs Pakistan 1st Test Day 2 Match Report: They were 222/3 in 87 overs at the end of Day 1. They batted brilliantly and added 209 on the second day. They take the team to a total score of 431 runs in 155 overs. In the last 10 years, their scoring rate of 2.78 is the slowest in the first innings of the home test. Kane Williamson played a captain’s knock of 129 runs. It is his 23rd Test hundred. He got good support from BJ Watling as he scored 73 runs.
Kane Williamson says that the conditions were not easy for the batsman. Because the ball was moving a lot. So, our focus was to stay on the crease for long. Henry Nicholls got out on 56 by Naseem Shah while playing a pull shot. He misses the trick by not going for a review. Because the replay showed that the ball hit the forearm.
Shaheen Afridi took four wickets in the first inning. While Yasir Shah picked three wickets. Mohammad Abbas, Faheem Ashraf, and Naseem Shah picked a wicket each. Yasir Shah was the pick of the bowler for today as he took all three wickets today.
Pakistan came in to bat and they were 30 for 1 at the end of Day 2. Kyle Jamieson dismissed Shan Masood on 10. Abid Ali and Mohammad Abbas were unbeaten on 19 and 0. They will continue from here on the third day. Kyle Jamieson played a handy inning of 32 runs and took one wkt as well.
New Zealand will look to pick early wickets so that they can put Pakistan under pressure. On the other hand, Pakistan will look to post a big total on the board in order to make a comeback in this match.