Catastrophe For Pakistan As They Chase New Zealand’s 319-run Goal | Cricket Information


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Pakistan began disastrously by shedding two wickets with out scoring on Thursday after New Zealand set them a daring goal of 319 to win the second Check in Karachi. Skipper Tim Southee dismissed opener Abdullah Shafique with the second ball of Pakistan’s second innings earlier than Ish Sodhi bowled nightwatchman Mir Hamza within the final over of the fourth day. On the shut, a shocked Imam-ul-Haq was on the crease with out scoring and the house staff needing 319 runs for victory, or eight wickets in hand to carry out for a draw. A loss can be their third collection defeat at house in a season after taking place 1-0 to Australia and 3-0 to England earlier this yr.

No staff has chased greater than 314 to win a Check in Pakistan, which the house staff set in opposition to Australia in Karachi 1994.

New Zealand declared their second innings ten minutes earlier than shut on 277-5 after Michael Bracewell hit a career-best 74 not out and Tom Blundell 74.

The pair turned the match throughout their match-turning 127-run fifth wicket stand.

Pakistan had the match underneath management once they had New Zealand struggling at 128-4 from 76-1 at lunch, eradicating Tom Latham (62), Kane Williamson (41) and Henry Nicholls (5).

However Blundell, dropped on 21 by wicketkeeper Sarfaraz Ahmed off spinner Abrar Ahmed, punished the house staff with seven boundaries and a six earlier than holing out off Agha Salman.

Bracewell, whose earlier better of 49 was in opposition to England earlier this yr, was additionally dropped on 59 by Sarfaraz off Salman.

Within the post-lunch session New Zealand misplaced three wickets within the area of fifty balls and 14 runs.

Latham was neatly caught off a miscued flick at quick mid-wicket by Abrar Ahmed from fast-bowler Naseem Shah.

With the full unmoved on 114, within the subsequent over Ahmed trapped Williamson leg-before. Hasan Ali had Nicholls caught quickly after as New Zealand misplaced three wickets off 50 balls for 14 runs.

Discipline umpires Alex Wharf and Aleem Dar had a horrible day with three of their selections overturned.

New Zealand have been jolted within the second over of their innings when Mir Hamza bowled Conway along with his first supply. It was the primary time Conway fell with out scoring in his 12-match Check profession.

Pakistan wasted two leg-before referrals on Williamson when the batter was on seven and 9, whereas Latham overturned a choice in opposition to him on 36 — all off Ahmed.

At the beginning of the day, Pakistan have been dismissed for 408 after including only one run to their in a single day rating, in response to New Zealand’s 449 first-innings complete.

Spinner Ish Sodhi had final man Ahmed trapped leg-before for nought, leaving centurion Saud Shakeel stranded on the opposite finish.

Shakeel was unbeaten on 125 after a marathon resistance-packed 493 minutes on the crease, hitting 17 boundaries in his maiden hundred.

Spinner Ajaz Patel completed with 3-88 and Sodhi 3-95. The primary of the two-match collection — additionally in Karachi — led to a draw

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