Pakistan vs New Zealand 2nd Test Day 1: Pakistan reminded of the bygone on Saturday after batting 90 overs and scoring 207/4 on the opening day of the second Test in Dubai. The run rate was just above 2 r/o throughout the day as the duo of Azhar Ali and Haris Sohail faced more than 60 overs of play. Both hit gritty half-centuries and added 126 for the third wicket until a careless run out saw the end of Azhar. by the close. However, the New Zealand bowling was equally tight on a lifeless pitch. Haris Sohail is unbeaten on 81 of 240 deliveries.
Pakistan vs New Zealand 2nd Test Day 1: Pakistan’s bowlers showed controlled aggression and intelligence to skittle out New Zealand for 153 on day one of the first Test in Abu Dhabi on Friday. The Kiwis struggled to score on a dry pitch after winning the toss and lost their last seven wickets for just 42 runs in the afternoon session, with skipper Kane Williamson’s 27th Test half-century reduced to a footnote. New Zealand removed openers Imam-ul-Haq (6) and Mohammad Hafeez (20) before the close, but the day belonged to Pakistan who will resume on 59 for two, trailing by 94 runs with eight wickets in hand. New Zealand’s openers Jeet Raval and Tom Latham survived the opening 10 overs before in-form pace bowler Mohammad Abbas had Raval edging to wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed for seven runs.