New Zealand resumed their 2d innings with 26-2 on scoreboard and still trailing Pakistan by way of 48 runs on day four of Abu Dhabi take a look at.

On day two, ratings of 134 and 104 with the aid of Azhar Ali and Shafiq Shafiq respectively were not complimented via some other batsmen with the megastar on their chest.

The 1/3 highest score become that of Haris Sohail (34), who had helped Azhar after Pakistan misplaced their openers early on day two whilst asked to reply to New Zealand’s first innings total of 274.


next quality turned into captain Sarfraz Ahmed with 25 off 60 balls with simply barriers to his name.

Babar Azam’s battle in the longer layout continued as he brought best 25-ball 14 to his group’s purpose.

but, Pakistan will nevertheless be satisfied as they sent lower back New Zealand’s opening pair of Jeet Raval and Tom Latham courtesy Shaheen Afridi and Yasir Shah respectively to stop day three on a high notice.

earlier, Pakistan batted on flawlessly to add to their in a single day rating of 139-3 courtesy Azhar and Shafiq, but as quickly as the former fell, the men in green lost their ultimate six wickets after adding only 62 runs and notching up a total of 348 all out — a 74-run lead.

for brand new Zealand, 34-12 months-antique test debutante William Somerville bagged four wickets with his proper-arm offbreak in 36 overs, gifting away 75 runs courtesy eight maidens.

meanwhile, Ajaz Patel (35 overs, one hundred runs) and Trent Boult (26 overs, 66 runs) accounted for two batsmen every. Tim Southee bagged the lone scalp of Haris for 56 runs in 25 overs, at the same time as Colin de Grandhomme went wicketless in his 13 overs, where he gave away 36 runs.

The series stands at 1-1 after New Zealand and Pakistan gained the first and 2d test respectively.