The game on the second day of the Karachi Test (PAK vs NZ) largely went in favor of New Zealand, but in the final session, Pakistan also tried to make a comeback, till stumps, the Pakistan team scored 154/3 in 47 overs in their first innings. and was 295 runs behind New Zealand’s first innings score. Earlier, the New Zealand team had scored 449 in their first innings.
Playing ahead of yesterday’s score of 309/6, New Zealand got their seventh blow on the same score and Ish Sodhi was bowled by Naseem Shah after scoring 11 runs. Tom Blundell managed to complete his eighth half-century of his Test career but he was also dismissed after scoring 51 runs at a score of 340. On the score of 345, captain Tim Southee also went on to score 10 runs. From here Matt Henry and Ejaz Patel made a big partnership of 104 runs and brought New Zealand team’s score to 449. This was New Zealand’s sixth century partnership for the tenth wicket in Tests, a world record. Both the batsmen made their respective highest scores in Test cricket. Matt Henry scored an unbeaten 68 while Ejaz Patel played an important inning of 35 runs. Abrar Ahmed took the maximum four wickets for Pakistan. Whereas Naseem Shah and Agha Salman also took three wickets each.
Pakistan’s start to play the counter-innings was nothing special and the team lost its first wicket at the score of 27. Opener Abdullah Shafiq became the victim of Matt Henry after scoring 19 runs. Shan Masood tried to take an aggressive approach but became the victim of Ejaz Patel after scoring 20 runs in 11 balls. From here on, Imam-ul-Haq and Babar Azam steadied the innings and by tea, Pakistan were 62/2 in 15 overs. After tea, Babar Azam was run out on a personal score of 24 runs. However, Imam continued to bat well and also completed a half-century. Imam-ul-Haq was unbeaten on 74 and Saud Shakeel was unbeaten on 13 at stumps.