First Test, Mohammad Rizwan, and Faheem Ashraf saved the national team from the embarrassment of follow on

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First Test, Mohammad Rizwan, and Faheem Ashraf saved the national team from the embarrassment of follow on
First Test, Mohammad Rizwan, and Faheem Ashraf saved the national team from the embarrassment of follow on
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In the first Test match between Pakistan and New Zealand, after returning to the pavilion of half the team for 52 runs in the first innings, captain Muhammad Rizwan and Faheem Ashraf supported the team by scoring half-centuries and saved the team from follow-on.

On the third day of the first Test of the series at Mount Manganui, the Pakistani team resumed their first innings at 30 for one. Later, Muhammad Abbas fell victim to Bolt. After losing 3 wickets at 43, the national team had high hopes from senior batsman Azhar Ali, but he too was dismissed in the 43rd over for just 5 runs on a total score of 51, Pakistan’s next wicket. Harry Sohail returned to the pavilion with a total score of 52.

Captain Mohammad Rizwan and Fawad Alam advanced the team’s score. In the 60th over, when the team’s score reached 80, Fawad Alam was caught out for 9 runs. Mohammad Rizwan and Faheem Ashraf formed a partnership of 107 runs. The total score of the team reached 187. Captain Mohammad Rizwan was run out for 71 runs. Yasir Shah scored only 4 runs. Shaheen Afridi was dismissed for 6 runs while Faheem. Ashraf played an excellent inning of 91 runs and returned to the pavilion and the entire Pakistani team was all out for 239 runs.

For the Kiwis, Jamieson took 3 wickets, Southee Wagner and Bolt took 2 wickets each. Earlier, on the second day of the match, the Kiwis scored 431 in their first innings thanks to 129 runs by Captain Williamson. Ross Taylor (70), Watling (73), and Henry Nichols (56) were the standouts for the Kiwis. For Pakistan, Shaheen Shah Afridi took four wickets, Yasir Shah three, and Muhammad Abbas, Fahim Ashraf, and Naseem Shah. There was one wicket in the section.

When Pakistan started their first innings on the second day, Shaun Masood returned with just 10 runs on a total score of 28.

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