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Pakistan vs New Zealand 2nd Test Day 1: Haris Sohail’s 81 takes Pakistan to 204/4

Pakistan vs New Zealand 2nd Test Day 1: Azhar and Sohail added 126 for the third wicket.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: November 25, 2018 3:40:05 am
Pakistan vs New Zealand 2nd Test Day 1 Live Cricket Score Pakistan vs New Zealand 2nd Test Day 1: Pakistan take on New Zealand. (Source: PCB/Twitter)

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 and New Zealand in UAE, 3 Test Series, 2018Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai 24 January 2020

Pakistan 418/5 dec (167.0)


New Zealand  90 (35.3) & 312 (112.5)

Match Ended ( Day 4 - 2nd Test ) Pakistan beat New Zealand by an innings and 16 runs

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Pakistan vs New Zealand 2nd Test Day 1: Highlights


    19:03 (IST)24 Nov 2018
    Stumps on Day 1

    Stumps on Day 1: Pak- 207/4. Haris Sohail is unbeaten on 81 (240 balls) . Giving him company is Babar Azam on 14 (27 balls). Azhar Ali is the other top scorer with 81. 

    18:12 (IST)24 Nov 2018

    GONE! Shafiq is out for 12. Ajaz Patel picks up the wicket. It was a rash shot as Shafiq went for the slog, he is caught at backward point and Ajaz has his first wicket. PAK- 174/4, 81 ovs

    17:34 (IST)24 Nov 2018
    Run out!

    Run out! Azhar Ali is gone for 81. Poor running between the wickets. Seems like there is finally some action in the game which has been dull so far.  PAK- 151/3 (71 ovs)

    17:14 (IST)24 Nov 2018

    Third Test fifty for Haris Sohail. Good innings by the middle order batsman. Meanwhile,  the partnership is past the three-figure mark. Solid start for Pakistan after early losses.  PAK 147/2 (68 ovs)  

    16:42 (IST)24 Nov 2018
    Play resumes after Tea

    At teaPakistan  are still two down. Meanwhile, the run rate has slipped down to 2.06. Azhar Ali has moved to 70 but slowly and steadily. Will NZ get a breakthourgh? PAK 124/2 (60 ovs)  

    15:54 (IST)24 Nov 2018
    1 run after 20 balls

    As Azhar Ali takes a single of Sodhi. Ali, Haris Sohail are really taking it slow. New Zealand will rue the dropped chance. The run rate, meanwhile, is just 2.15. Can put anyboody off to sleep. PAK 117/2 (53.4 ovs)  

    15:17 (IST)24 Nov 2018

    FIFTY! Azhar Ali scores his fifty with his trademark boundary. He is really taking the charge here and keeping Pakistan sailing on smooth waters.

    14:49 (IST)24 Nov 2018
    50-run partnership

    FOUR! Full-length delivery from Neil Wagner and Azhar Ali just slices it four a boundary between 3rd slip and the gully. Brings up fifty-partnership between the two players.

    14:13 (IST)24 Nov 2018
    Back after Lunch

    Haris Sohail and Azhar Ali resume the innings after Lunch. Colin de Grandhomme starts the attack. 

    13:32 (IST)24 Nov 2018

    Lunch on Day 1 - Pakistan reach 56/2 at the end of first session.

    13:14 (IST)24 Nov 2018
    50 up for Pakistan

    FOUR! Azhar Ali brings up fifty for Pakistan in style.

    13:03 (IST)24 Nov 2018
    Time for spin

    Ajaz Patel comes into the attack - and it is time for spin.

    12:17 (IST)24 Nov 2018
    Change in attack

    Neil Wagner comes out to replace Trent Boult.

    12:14 (IST)24 Nov 2018

    WICKET! Colin de Grandhomme gets another one. Thick outside edge from Imam-ul-Haq's bat and Tom Latham plucks another at second slip. Pakistan lose both openers. PAK 25/2

    12:02 (IST)24 Nov 2018

    WICKET! Colin de Grandhomme strikes and Mohammad Hafeez has to walk back. BIG WICKET. Pitched it full and straight, and Hafeez decides to defend it. But gets a leading edge and went to Tom Latham at second slips. PAK 18/1

    11:38 (IST)24 Nov 2018
    HERE WE Go!

    Trent Boult and Colin de Grandhomme start the attack. Mohammad Hafeez and Imam-ul-Haq out to bat for Pakistan. HERE WE GO!

    11:07 (IST)24 Nov 2018

    New Zealand (Playing XI): Jeet Raval, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling(w), Colin de Grandhomme, Ish Sodhi, Neil Wagner, Ajaz Patel, Trent Boult

    Pakistan (Playing XI): Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali, Haris Sohail, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, Sarfraz Ahmed(w/c), Bilal Asif, Yasir Shah, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Abbas

    11:05 (IST)24 Nov 2018

    Pakistan win toss, elect to bat. 

    11:05 (IST)24 Nov 2018
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