New Zealand pushes Pakistan on backfoot with daring declaration

Now, New Zealand has decided to push Pakistan on backfoot by declaring on 4th Day, with an achievable target of 318 runs. Pakistan lost Abdullah Shafique and Mir Hamza for 0, in the second innings. New Zealand bowlers Tim Southee and Ish Sodhi got wickets.

New Zealand bowlers confident about win against Pakistan
New Zealand bowlers confident about win against Pakistan

Pakistan has mocked with a funny declaration in the first Test when they knew no result was possible. New Zealand tried hard to push for a win. Now, New Zealand has decided to push Pakistan on backfoot by declaring on 4th Day, with an achievable target of 318 runs. Pakistan lost Abdullah Shafique and Mir Hamza for 0, in the second innings. New Zealand bowlers Tim Southee and Ish Sodhi got wickets.

New Zealand batsman Tom Blundell scored 74 runs
New Zealand batsman Tom Blundell scored 74 runs

Pakistan got bowled out for 408 in their first innings. Tom Latham and Devon Conway started second innings for New Zealand. Devon Conway got out for first ball he faced and Kane Williamson joined Tom Latham. They both have put on 109 runs together. Tom Latham (62) and Kane Williamson (41) got out on same score back-to-back. Tom Blundell and Michael Bracewell have come together and scored at pace.

Michael Bracewell scored 74 runs for New Zealand
Michael Bracewell scored 74 runs for New Zealand

Both have put on 127-run partnership for 5th wicket in quick time. Tom Blundell scored 74 runs before he got out. Michael Bracewell scored 74 runs from 119 balls and New Zealand declared with 277/5 on board. Abrar Ahmed toiled hard by bowling 33 overs and gave away 103 runs by taking 1 wicket. Agha Salman (1/42), Hasan Ali (1/39), Mir Hamza (1/38), Naseem Shah (1/43) took a wicket each but could not restrict New Zealand batsmen. Pakistan needs to score 319 runs to win in a day on 5th day with just 8 wickets in hand.

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