Pakistan looks to push for a draw against New Zealand in Karachi!

Saud Shakeel batted through the day and scored 124 runs and has been not out. Sarfaraz Ahmed (78) has put 140 runs with Saud Shakeel. Agha Salman (41) has put on 53 runs with Saud Shakeel. Pakistan scored 407/9 in 132 overs against New Zealand

Saud Shakeel scored a century for Pakistan against New Zealand
Saud Shakeel scored a century for Pakistan against New Zealand

New Zealand is touring in Pakistan and the they have drew the first Test almost scaring a win. Now, the second Test seems to be going for a boring draw on its third day. New Zealand won the toss at Karachi and elected to bat first. They scored 449 runs in the first innings as Matt Henry (68) and Ajaz Patel (35) have put on more than 100 runs for the last wicket. Devon Conway (122) scored a handsome century and Tom Latham (71), Tom Blundell (51) scored half-centuries. Abrar Ahmed (4/149), Agha Salman (3/75), Naseem Shah (3/71) did well for Pakistan against New Zealand.

Sarfaraz Ahmed and Saud Shakeel put on a 140 run partnership
Sarfaraz Ahmed and Saud Shakeel put on a 140 run partnership

Pakistan in their reply batted for 132 overs for a day and half. Imam-ul-Haq (83) has set up the innings for Pakistan and New Zealand bowlers kept it tight. Saud Shakeel batted through the day and scored 124 runs and has been not out. Sarfaraz Ahmed (78) has put 140 runs with Saud Shakeel. Agha Salman(41) has put on 53 runs with Saud Shakeel. Pakistan scored 407/9 in 132 overs against New Zealand bowlers – Ajaz Patel (3/88), Ish Sodhi (2/94), Matt Henry (1/58), Tim Southee (1/62), Daryl Mitchell (1/11) got wickets and still Pak is 42 runs behind.

Ajaz Patel takes 3 wickets for New Zealand
Ajaz Patel takes 3 wickets for New Zealand

New Zealand and Pakistan are playing this Test series to score points in World Test Championship. But with first test being a draw, scoring rate of Pakistan in second test being too slow, it seems like both New Zealand and Pakistan won’t be challenging Australia, South Africa or India, who are top three in the ICC WTC Table.

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