It was all about the bowlers who made things difficult for the batsmen that they could not make the most of pitch as Pakistan bundled out for 227 runs, in the reply New Zealand could make 56 runs who are trailing by 18 runs in the first innings of Pakistan who got the lead of 74 runs in the first innings, thanks to New Zealand bowlers who really bowled well here especially Boult who got 4 wickets, at the stumps New Zealand are at 56/1
Williamson got 26 runs and Rawal got 26 runs as well.
Pak could not manage to get some runs after Tea Break as they bundled out for 227 runs after getting the lead of 74 runs
But NZ is suffering too as they lost their opening batsman on the early stage of the game, pitch looks bowling friendly as we don’t see usually in UAE.
Babar Azam hits his 8th Test Fifty, his last fifty was 99 score against Australia in his last innings.
Asad Shafiq played some cricket but never enough as he dismissed on 43 runs by Boult who was making the ball turn and swing on this pitch, Sarfraz also went for just 2 runs and Bilal Asif for 11.
Pak is 205/7 at the moment and Babar is at 53*
Asad Shafiq and Babar Azam are looking solid at the crease as both the players are getting vital runs as Pakistan is just 9 runs behind at the moment, Babar Azam gets 24 runs and Asad is well settled on 25 runs and they are at 144/4 at the moment
After losing two quick wickets, Babar Azam and Asad Shafiq came to rescue Pakistan after rotating the strike and making runs coming towards Pakistan as they are playing some positive cricket and getting runs with good intent.
Their partnership is now 38 runs, and Pakistan is at 129/4 at the moment
Pakistan started their inning with good positive start but New Zealand didn’t let them play their natural game and got the rid of two set batsmen in just two overs.
Harris Sohail looked the player who was crashing New Zealand towards their defeat but he got out in unfortunate way on 38 runs.
Other player was Azhar Ali who was never in the game, got 2 chances but didn’t make the most of it, as he also dismissed under poor score.
Pakistan is at 95/4 at the moment.
Babar Azam and Asad Shafiq are new player came to the crease.