No team could win the match on the last day of the ongoing second Test match between Pakistan and New Zealand. This match has been drawn. The New Zealand team had scored 449 runs, in response to which the Pakistan team could not all out. In this match held in Karachi, the game has also been said to be affected due to the light.
Earlier, New Zealand’s spinners sent back Pakistan’s five-wicket 125-run pavilion on Friday, the last day of the second cricket test. During this, the New Zealand team looked eager to win against Pakistan but this could not be possible. Off-spinner Michael Braswell sent Babar Azam and Shan Masood to the pavilion within six balls. After this Ish Sodhi bowled Imamul Haq. After this, the New Zealand team saw little hope of victory, but Pakistan’s batsmen tried to win the team till the last moment. Pakistan were required to score 194 runs in 55 overs on the final day. Sarfaraz Ahmed, who returned to the team after four years, scored 29 runs and Saud Shakeel scored 16 runs. The first session’s play lasted two and a half hours due to Friday prayers.
Sarfaraz Ahmed made a century comeback
Sarfaraz Ahmed made his comeback to Test cricket even more impressive by scoring his fourth consecutive half-century as he combined with a composed Saud Shakeel to make New Zealand’s chase difficult on the fifth and final day of the second Test on Friday. Pakistan scored 179 runs for five wickets till tea break. He needed 140 runs in 31 overs to win. At the tea break, Sarfaraz was playing on 65 and Shakeel was on 27. Both had so far shared an unbroken 99-run partnership for the sixth wicket.
Sarfaraz, who returned to the team after four years, scored half-centuries in both the innings of the first Test. He also scored 78 runs in the first innings of this match. Earlier, New Zealand spinners had dismissed Pakistan for 80 runs on Friday, the last day of the second cricket test. Off-spinner Michael Bracewell sent Babar Azam and Shan Masood to the pavilion within six balls. After this Ish Sodhi bowled Imamul Haq. New Zealand declared their second innings at 277 for five, setting Pakistan a target of 319 for victory.