During the third day of the second Test against New Zealand, Kiwis’ batting order were left rattled after leg-spinner Yasir Shah’s magic spin took a total of six wickets.
New Zealand went for lunch at 63/4 with Kane Williamson not out at six runs while wicket keeper batsman BJ Watling has made one run. The Pakistani spinner Yasir Shah continued to keep New Zealand batsmen guessing and went from four wickets at the break to eight wickets at the end. In the end, New Zealand’s miserable effort was put to rest at 90 all out inside 36 overs.
Yasir took over opener Tom Latham (22), Ross Taylor (nought) and Henry Nicholls (nought) during the match that saw an initial delay due to overnight rain and drizzle that continued in the morning. He also dismissed opener Jeet Raval (31), Ish Sodhi (nought) and Neil Wagner (nought), as New Zealand trailed Pakistan’s imposing 418-5 declared.
Pakistan declared their first innings at 418/5 with Haris Sohail scoring 147 runs and Babar Azam contributing 127 runs with the bat. Azhar Ali made 81 runs for the side.
New Zealand lead the three-match series 1-0 after winning the first Test by four runs in Abu Dhabi.
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18 August, 2019