New Zealand defeated Pakistan in the first Test match

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New Zealand defeated Pakistan in the first Test match
New Zealand defeated Pakistan in the first Test match
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In pursuit of the run target, Pakistan’s entire team piled up 271 runs four overs before the end of the match, Williamson declared man of the match.

Despite Fawad Alam’s century, New Zealand defeated Pakistan in the first Test to take a 1-0 lead in the series. In pursuit of the target of 373 runs, the entire Pakistan team scored 271 runs four overs before the end of the match. But piled up. In the first Test match of the series played at Mount Maunganui, Pakistan started the innings with 71 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in pursuit of the target of 373 runs set by New Zealand. Fawad Alam and Azhar Ali were present on the wicket.

At the beginning of the day, New Zealand got a significant victory when former captain Azhar Ali returned to the pavilion with a total score of 75. On this occasion, captain Mohammad Rizwan came to support Fawad Alam and both the players managed to bat responsibly. Started

Both the players not only did not allow any wicket to fall till the lunch break but also took a thorough test of the New Zealand bowlers till the tea break and deprived them of the wicket. Meanwhile, Mohammad Rizwan, who scored fifty in the last innings, also completed his half-century in this innings. Fawad Alam persevered from the other end and the batsman, who was kept out of the national team for a while, responded with an excellent century. Fawad and Rizwan put on a 165-run stand for the fifth wicket to make the match interesting as well as create hope for a draw.

The partnership came to an end when Rizwan, who scored 60 runs, was ruled out for a drink in front of the wickets. Rizwan was declared not out by the field umpire and New Zealand decided to take a review which proved to be correct. However, the real blow to Pakistan came when Kiwi fast bowler Neil Wagner, who was bowling with a fractured leg, ended Fawad Alam’s innings. The left-arm batsman returned to the pavilion after scoring 102 off 269 balls.

Yasir Shah’s stay on the wicket was also short after which all Pakistan’s hopes were pinned on the first innings hero Faheem Ashraf but he also returned to the pavilion after scoring 19 runs. Mohammad Abbas and Shaheen Shah Afridi batted for 4 more overs. Naseem Shah and Shaheen Shah Afridi batted for six overs, after which troubled Kane Williamson bowled for six overs. Mitchell Sentner, who dismissed Abbas, was brought in and his decision proved to be correct.

Naseem Shah appeared in the six and five in terms of playing this ball and in the same struggle he caught the ball of the centurion. Pakistan’s entire team was bowled out for 271 runs four overs before the end of the match and New Zealand. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson was declared the man of the match for his excellent first-innings century and excellent style of leadership, with both teams winning the match by 101 runs. The second Test of the series will be played in Christchurch from January 3.

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