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Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st Test, Day 4 Highlights: Imam ul Haq Remains Firm, Pakistan Scores 77/2 Against New Zealand

Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st Test, Day 4 Highlights: Pakistan ended Day 4 of the ongoing first Test against New Zealand at 77/2 with Imam Ul Haq (45*) and Nauman Ali (4*) standing unbeaten at the crease

First Test between Pakistan and New Zealand, Day 4 Highlights Imam Ul Haq (45*) and Nauman Ali (4*) were still at the wicket as Pakistan finished Day 4 of the ongoing first Test match against New Zealand at 77/2. The hosts are down by 97 runs at stumps. Since Abdullah Shafique and Shan Masood were taken off. By Michael Bracewell and Ish Sodhi, respectively, Pakistan has lost two wickets. On Day 4 of the current first Test match at the National Stadium in Karachi, Kane Williamson reached his fifth double-century in Test cricket as New Zealand declared their innings at 612/9 against Pakistan. There is a 174-run advantage held by the visitors. With a five-wicket haul, Abrar Ahmed was Pakistan’s best bowler.

Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st Test: What a day for New Zealand!

They put on a strong batting performance before taking a few wickets in the evening session to keep their advantage. Leading his team out of the stadium is Kane Williamson. He and his stand with Ish Sodhi owned Day 4.

Pakistan’s opening at the plate in the second innings was assured. But after trying a risky shot, Abdullah Shafique lost his wicket. And soon after that, Shan Masood, a hesitant starter, was declared out late in the day. To win this Test match, they still need to bat well and close the gap to 97 runs.

The entire day was New Zealand’s day! However, they only had a 2-run advantage going into Day 4 of the Test match. So anything might have happened. But Kane Williamson and Ish Sodhi, who batted together, had outstanding control throughout the whole morning session and continued to play for the majority of the afternoon as well. Together, they gave New Zealand the initiative in this Test match and made Pakistan focus solely on winning this particular game.

It was a masterclass of batting from Kane Williamson: Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st Test

His two centuries ensured that Pakistan had to work extremely hard to get the ball. On this surface, Kane demonstrated how to bat and treated each pitch fairly. He didn’t hesitate to use sweeping or reverse sweeping. His intention was spot on as he danced down the track. His overall presence in the middle prevented Pakistan from establishing any momentum. Also, New Zealand eventually built an advantage of 174 runs.

Pakistan’s currently firmly caught on the back foot. They are solely responsible for this situation. The home team was not up to par on the field, whether it was going for the catch, stumping, or being vigilant to take the DRS, despite their bowlers creating a few opportunities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Akash Kumar
Akash Kumar
Hi! I am Akash, a professionally trained journalist who graduated from Delhi University. I have spent several years playing cricket at the State level for Jharkhand. My passion for cricket and thrive to explore truth via journalism helped me to develop a character called – Sports Journalist. My contribution towards writing would be always out of the true spirit that longs for the game that Indians like the most.

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