In the first match of the two-match Test series against Pakistan, the hosts New Zealand won by 101 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the series at the Bay Oval on Wednesday. On the fifth day, the entire team of Pakistan was all out for 271 runs after chasing a target of 372 runs in the second innings.
On the last day of the match, Pakistan started the game at 71 runs for 3 wickets. Fawad Alam scored a century in Tests after 11 years but was dismissed by Neil Wagner later. Fawad was out after scoring 102 runs off 269 balls.
Shaheen Shah Afridi took 4 wickets in the first innings:
New Zealand’s team scored 431 runs in the first innings on the basis of Captain Ken Williamson’s 129 runs. At the same time, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls and BJ Watling scored half-centuries. On the other hand, Shaheen Shah Afridi took 4 wickets in the first innings for Pakistan while Yasir Shah dismissed three batsmen.
Tim Southee completes 300 tests wickets:
New Zealand’s Tim Southee has taken four wickets against Pakistan so far. During this, he also completed his 300 wickets in Test cricket. Apart from Southee, Trent Bold, Kyle Jameson, Neil Wagner and Mitchell Santner took two wickets each in the second innings to restrict Pakistan on 271 runs.
Kane Williamson won ‘Man of the Match’:
New Zealand scored 431 runs in the first innings thanks to the brilliant innings of Kane Williamson (129 runs). New Zealand declared the second innings at 180 for five wickets. Pacer Tim Southee took four wickets in this match. He became the third New Zealand bowler to take 300 Test wickets and the 34th bowler in the world after Richard Hadlee (431) and Daniel Vettori (361). He achieved this feat in 76 Tests.
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