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Tim Southee and Wagner shattered half the Pakistani team to Pavilion

Hamilton, 25-29 November 2016

Day 2: Ross Tyalor and Jeet Raval started the proceedings for the day on overnight score of 77/2. With weather was clear as compared to the day 1; pitch was not favoring the bowlers a lot as bowl was not swinging much. The duo added fifty run partnership but soon after that Tyalor got caught behind the stumps as got an inside edge on the bowl of  Sohail Khan bowl at the score of 37 runs.

At other end Raval was batting cautiously; however he played short away from his body and was caught in the slips by Mohammad Rizwan on the ball of Imran.  He scored 55 runs before departing to dressing room. After that Nicholls got out on the score 13 on the ball of Riaz and New Zealand abridged to 119/5.

New Zealand needed a big partnership to post good total on the board and it was provided by Grandhomme and Watling both added 51 runs for the sixth wicket on the board and after that Grandhomme departed on the score of 37 runs caught by Ahmed on the ball of Imran Khan.

It was only Watling on one end holding the innings and other were just coming and going except Tim Southee who made crusial 29 runs on just 28 balls taking New Zealand total to 271 runs mark with Watling remain not out on the score of 49*. Sohail Khan ended up picking 4/99 and I Khan 3/52 both putted valiant effort to stop New Zealand scoring big total on the board. In response Pakistan had pitiable start losing its first 3 wickets on 12 with Tim Southee doing all the damage breaking the Pakistan back bone with new ball.

Azam and Shafiq steady the Pakistan innings and added 39 runs on the board but soon Shafiq was clean bowled by Wagner on the score of 23 runs; on the very next bowl Mohammad Rizwan playing his first test match was caught by Henry on the ball of Wagner on duck; reducing Pakistan on 51/5.

Pakistan ended the day wihtout losing further more wickets and ended the day on 76/5 with B Azam 34* and S Ahmed 9* on the crease still Trailing by 195 runs. Pakistan need a big partnership on day 3 otherwise they will lose the hold on match.

New Zealand 271/10 83.4
Pakistan  76/5  29

 Pakistan trail by 195 runs with 5 wickets remaining in the 1st innings

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