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Despite Fawad blitz New Zealand won the 1st test.

Fawad Alam’s century couldn’t save Pakistan, New Zealand won the match by 101 runs when there were just 27 balls to spare in the last day of the Test.

Pakistan Vs New Zealand PAK Vs NZ First Test, Live Cricket Streaming
  • Fawad Alam scored a century in 2nd inning: PAK vs NZ
  • Record partnership of 165 runs between Fawad Alam and Mohammad Rizwan.
  • Tail fought hard but got out when 27 balls were left in the day.

MOUNT MAUNGANUI: Who says Test cricket is dying. Today’s Live Cricket Match is a clear example of the quality and excitement of Test cricket. New Zealand has beaten Pakistan by 101 runs on DAY-05 of the first Test with the final wicket falling with just 27 balls to spare.

Pakistan had a humongous target to get in the fourth innings. After the disappointing batting run in the first innings, Pakistan stayed on the backfoot and was virtually out the test once a target of 373 was set by New Zealand to win. However, to everyone’s surprise Pakistan managed to hold their ground and stretched the match to the very end with a 165-run stand for the fifth wicket by Fawad Alam (102) and Mohammad Rizwan (60). This partnership kept Pakistan in contention until late in the final session.

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Once the partnership between Fawad and Rizwan was broken, Wickets started to crumble and 3 wickets fell rather quickly. Although tail-enders Shaheen Afridi and Naseem Shah managed to hold their ground for more than seven overs but at the end, Naseem was caught and bowled by Mitchell Santner.

For New Zealand, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Neil Wagner and Santner each took two Pakistani wickets.

New Zealand is now up 1-0 in the two match series against Pakistan. This has also improved New Zealand’s ranking in the ICC Test championship. Kane Williamson showed his desire to play the final of the ICC Test Championship in the post match presentation.

Also Read: Pakistan vs New Zealand 2nd Test Match

New Zealand Men 431 & 5d-180 ( 155.0 & 45.3 ) overs
Pakistan Men: 239 & 271 ( 102.2 & 123.3 ) overs
New Zealand win by 101 runs
Toss - Pakistan won the toss and elected to bowl.
Batsman
R
B
4S
6S
SR
8
30
2
0
26.67
1
24
0
0
4.17
Bowler
O
M
R
W
Econ
19.3
3
52
2
2.67
Man of the Match
Kane Williamson
New Zealand Men: 431 & 5d-180 ( 155.0 & 45.3 ) overs
Pakistan Men 239 & 271 ( 102.2 & 123.3 ) overs
Toss - Pakistan won the toss and elected to bowl.
New Zealand win by 101 runs
RR : 0
CRR : 2.19
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
T Latham

c: Ali b: Afridi

4
3
1
133.33
T Blundell

c: Shah b: Afridi

5
29
0
17.24
K Williamson

c: Sohail b: Shah

129
297
12
43.43
R Taylor

c: Rizwan b: Afridi

70
151
10
46.36
H Nicholls

c: Khan b: Shah

56
137
5
40.88
B Watling

c: Shah b: Afridi

73
145
8
50.34
M Santner

c: Rizwan b: Ashraf

19
43
2
44.19
K Jamieson

c: Rizwan b: Abbas

32
69
1
46.38
T Southee

b: Shah

0
9
0
0
N Wagner

c: Khan b: Shah

19
36
2
52.78
T Boult

not out

8
17
0
47.06
Extras 16(b 0, lb 5, WD 5, NB 6)
Total 431/10 155.0 overs

FOW:
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
36.0
7
109
4
3.03
31.0
14
49
1
1.58
19.0
8
40
1
2.11
25.0
3
96
1
3.84
37.0
4
113
3
3.05
2.0
1
2
0
1.00
5.0
0
17
0
3.40
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
S Masood

c: Watling b: Jamieson

10
42
0
23.81
A Ali

b: Jamieson

25
104
3
24.04
M Abbas

c: Taylor b: Boult

5
55
1
9.09
A Ali

c: Watling b: Southee

5
34
0
14.71
H Sohail

c: Nicholls b: Southee

3
22
0
13.64
F Alam

c: Watling b: Wagner

9
42
0
21.43
M Rizwan

run out (Santner)

71
142
8
50
F Ashraf

c: Watling b: Jamieson

91
134
15
67.91
Y Shah

b: Boult

4
7
1
57.14
S Afridi

c: Latham b: Wagner

6
30
0
20
N Shah

not out

0
3
0
0
Extras 10(b 3, lb 4, WD 2, NB 1)
Total 239/10 102.2 overs

FOW:
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
26.0
7
69
2
2.65
26.0
4
71
2
2.73
23.2
13
35
3
1.50
21.0
5
50
2
2.38
6.0
2
7
0
1.17
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
T Latham

c: Ali b: Shah

53
112
3
47.32
T Blundell

b: Abbas

64
107
7
59.81
K Williamson

c: Rizwan b: Shah

21
33
2
63.64
R Taylor

not out

12
13
1
92.31
H Nicholls

c: Abbas b: Shah

11
5
2
220
B Watling

run out (Sub)

5
3
1
166.67
M Santner

not out

6
5
1
120
Not bat : Kyle Jamieson,Tim Southee,Neil Wagner,Trent Boult
Extras 8(b 0, lb 2, WD 1, NB 5)
Total 180/5 45.3 overs

FOW: (Kyle Jamieson) , (Tim Southee) , (Neil Wagner) , (Trent Boult)
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
11.0
0
47
0
4.27
11.0
2
33
1
3.00
12.3
1
55
3
4.40
4.0
1
18
0
4.50
6.0
0
21
0
3.50
1.0
0
4
0
4.00
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
S Masood

c: Taylor b: Southee

0
8
0
0
A Ali

c: Watling b: Boult

0
2
0
0
A Ali

c: Watling b: Boult

38
120
4
31.67
H Sohail

c: Santner b: Southee

9
46
0
19.57
F Alam

c: Watling b: Wagner

102
269
14
37.92
M Rizwan

lbw: Jamieson

60
191
6
31.41
F Ashraf

c: Watling b: Wagner

19
28
4
67.86
Y Shah

c: Southee b: Jamieson

0
5
0
0
M Abbas

lbw: Santner

1
26
0
3.85
S Afridi

not out

8
30
2
26.67
N Shah

c&b: Santner

1
24
0
4.17
Extras 33(b 16, lb 7, WD 2, NB 8)
Total 271/10 123.3 overs

FOW: (Kyle Jamieson) , (Tim Southee) , (Neil Wagner) , (Trent Boult)
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
23.0
8
33
2
1.43
25.0
9
72
2
2.88
26.0
13
35
2
1.35
28.0
9
55
2
1.96
19.3
3
52
2
2.67
2.0
1
1
0
0.50

Tom Latham

0 (0)

0(0)

Tom Blundell

0 (0)

Tom Blundell

0 (0)

0(0)

Kane Williamson

0 (0)

Kane Williamson

0 (0)

0(0)

Ross Taylor

0 (0)

Kane Williamson

0 (0)

0(0)

Henry Nicholls

0 (0)

Kane Williamson

0 (0)

0(0)

BJ Watling

0 (0)

BJ Watling

0 (0)

0(0)

Mitchell Santner

0 (0)

BJ Watling

0 (0)

0(0)

Kyle Jamieson

0 (0)

BJ Watling

0 (0)

0(0)

Tim Southee

0 (0)

BJ Watling

0 (0)

0(0)

Neil Wagner

0 (0)

Neil Wagner

0 (0)

0(0)

Trent Boult

0 (0)

Shan Masood

0 (0)

0(0)

Abid Ali

0 (0)

Abid Ali

0 (0)

0(0)

Mohammad Abbas

0 (0)

Mohammad Abbas

0 (0)

0(0)

Azhar Ali

0 (0)

Azhar Ali

0 (0)

0(0)

Haris Sohail

0 (0)

Haris Sohail

0 (0)

0(0)

Fawad Alam

0 (0)

Fawad Alam

0 (0)

0(0)

Mohammad Rizwan

0 (0)

Mohammad Rizwan

0 (0)

0(0)

Faheem Ashraf

0 (0)

Faheem Ashraf

0 (0)

0(0)

Yasir Shah

0 (0)

Faheem Ashraf

0 (0)

0(0)

Shaheen Afridi

0 (0)

Faheem Ashraf

0 (0)

0(0)

Naseem Shah

0 (0)

Tom Latham

0 (0)

0(0)

Tom Blundell

0 (0)

Tom Latham

0 (0)

0(0)

Kane Williamson

0 (0)

Kane Williamson

0 (0)

0(0)

Ross Taylor

0 (0)

Ross Taylor

0 (0)

0(0)

Henry Nicholls

0 (0)

Ross Taylor

0 (0)

0(0)

BJ Watling

0 (0)

Ross Taylor

0 (0)

0(0)

Mitchell Santner

0 (0)

Shan Masood

0 (0)

0(0)

Abid Ali

0 (0)

Shan Masood

0 (0)

0(0)

Azhar Ali

0 (0)

Azhar Ali

0 (0)

0(0)

Haris Sohail

0 (0)

Azhar Ali

0 (0)

0(0)

Fawad Alam

0 (0)

Fawad Alam

0 (0)

0(0)

Mohammad Rizwan

0 (0)

Fawad Alam

0 (0)

0(0)

Faheem Ashraf

0 (0)

Faheem Ashraf

0 (0)

0(0)

Yasir Shah

0 (0)

Faheem Ashraf

0 (0)

0(0)

Mohammad Abbas

0 (0)

Mohammad Abbas

0 (0)

0(0)

Shaheen Afridi

0 (0)

Shaheen Afridi

0 (0)

0(0)

Naseem Shah

0 (0)

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