Pakistan Drew In The Second Test After The Excitement Spread

Pakistan drew in the second test after the excitement spread
Pakistan drew in the second test after the excitement spread

Pakistan vs New Zealand Breathtaking Test Match Drawn

In the second Test of the series, Pakistan collected 304 runs after losing 9 wickets to chase the 319 runs given by the Kiwis. Sarfraz Ahmed was selected as the man of the match after playing an impeccable inning of 78 runs in the first innings and 118 runs in the last innings.

In the second innings, the hosts were only dreaming of winning for a while, relying on Sarfraz’s batting. Pakistan needed 38 runs to win in 9 overs. Had 3 wickets in hand. Hasan Ali is a partner of Sarfaraz unbeaten on 117 runs. But Sarfraz made a mistake with one run off the attacking team Southee. Because on the very next ball, Saudi put pressure on Pakistan by trapping Hasan’s leg before. Naseem Shah tried to deal with the pressure by hitting a boundary on the wicket.

But the host’s last hope, Sarfraz, was caught at slip by Michael Bracewell. 118 runs came from his bat in 176 balls with 9 fours and a six. After his departure, New Zealand dreams of winning on the contrary after overcoming the fear of defeat. If they get just one more wicket, they will be assured of victory. But Abrar Ahmed and Nasim Shah put up resistance together.

Avoiding the fear of being surrounded by 10 fielders, they faced 21 balls and picked up 17 runs. Abra hits a boundary in between. And Nasim hit a four and a six. In such a situation, the dream of winning one more time is before Pakistan. Nasim-Abrar is in front of the record. The record for the most runs chased in Tests at home.

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Earlier, Pakistan’s highest run-chase win record was 314 runs. Chasing 313 runs, Pakistan beat Australia by 1 wicket in Karachi in 1994. But the fate of the match, which was swinging in the pendulum, was suddenly interrupted by the lack of light. With 3 overs left in the day’s play, Pakistan needed 15 runs to win, with 1 wicket in hand. At that time, the umpire spoke to the players of both teams and declared the match a draw.

The first test of the series was also a draw, this time the second test was also a draw, ending the series with a 0-0 tie between Pakistan and New Zealand. Bracewell returned 4 Pakistan batsmen including the wicket of Sarfraz. Tim Southee and Ish Sodhi took 2 wickets each.

Sarfaraz Ahmed became the best of the match and series.

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