Live Blogs, Pakistan vs New Zealand 2nd Test, Day 1, Stumps

 

Pakistan finished Day 1 at 209/4

Harris Sohail who was struggling to get quick runs is nearing to his hundred as he is batting at 81* with many days to come, Babar Azam has just made 14* runs, Asad got dismissed on 12 and Azhar Ali on 81 while the both openers went to pavilion on 9 runs.

New Zealand comes back in the game as they got two quick wickets yet again,, .Asaq Shafiq last dismissed batsman who made 12 runs has been removed now

Pakistan is at 178/4 at the moment

Harris is at 66 and Babar Azam is at 0.

Azhar Ali misses here well deserved century

Played some vital strocks and now he has been removed on 81 runs

Haris gets the fifty here, it is his slowest fifty of all time in his career, he consumed 170+ balls to get his fifty

On the other hand Azhar Ali looks very sharp at 80*, he is getting strong with the balls he had faced so far, Pakistan is at the strong position right now as they just lost two wickets

Pakistan is at 149/2 at the moment

Azhar Ali is at 80 and Haris is at 51.

At the Tea Break Pakistan has insured the good total, played slow but non the less they have now 8 wickets in hand to go for big.

Azhar Ali maintained good strike rate but Haris Sohail is short of it as his whole inning strike rate is just 20 which is not so good,

Pakistan is at 124/2 at the Tea Break.

Steady but Pakistan has crossed the 100 with two losses , Azhar Ali brought his 31st fifty in Dubai International Cricket Ground, Haris is looking well settled herr too.

Pakistan is moving to the decent total here, they might have lost two quick wickets but they have pretty batting lineup as Dubai is also offers batting friendly pitch where Pakistan can dominate with batting

Pakistan is at 101/2 at the moment

Azhar Ali at 51 and Haris Sohail is at 32 are playing with decent strokes

Azhar Ali and Haris Sohail is key here, getting runs seem to be difficult here as both of them playing slow knocks here

Azhar moves to 27 and Haris is looking steady at 15 here

Pakistan is at 60/2 at the moment

It’s Lunch Break!!

Pakistan managed to get 56 runs in the first session of the first day

The session goes to kiwis

Pakistan is at 56/2 at the moment

Pakistan has managed to get some runs after losing two quick wickets where they lost both the openers on 18/2, now are building the key partnership here with Azhar Ali and Haris Sohail who is proving to be a solid No.4 batsman for Pakistan after the retirement of Younis Khan

Pakistan is at 53/2 at the moment.

Once afaia New Zealand has started their inning with bang but this time with ball, as they have removed both the openers in short time, Muhammad Hafeez had his 6th consecutive failure inning with bat in Test Cricket, after hitting hundred in his comeback game he never looked comfortable in any inning.

He has made 66 innings in his last 6 test innings with the average of exactly 11. New Zealand is keeping things tight as the result they have pretty got 2 wickets in the short time, but Pakistan also has player poorly.

Pakistan is at 27/2 at the moment , Azhar Ali is at 9 and Haris Sohail is at 0.

Both the dismissed openers had made 9 runs each.