It’s day 1 stumps
NZ played some good cricket on slow pitch but they need few more runs from tomorrow”s play otherwise they will be on back seat
They are at 229/7 at the moment.
Top scorers of day 1 are, Williamson 89, Watling 45, and Raval 44. Yasir took three, bilal two and Shaheen and Hassan took 1 each.
Match looks like well balanced at the moment as Kiwis are batting very well with the tailenders coming up
Somerville is batting up to the mark on 9 while the Watling is keeping things tight as he has made 42 runs
NZ are at 226/7 at the moment
Somerville who is a bowler looks like he can bat well, he has made 5 till now but can bat as well, Watling also busy at the crease and they are getting some runs
NZ are 218/7 at the moment
Another wicket gone, Bilal gets Southee on 1
nz are 208/7 at the moment
Bilal Asif appeals against Watling but umpire didn’t give him out and now Sarfaraz challenges the fielder umpire but it’s not out as it hit on his gloves.
Bilal Asif Removes Grandghomme on 20 runs, ball goes to leg slip but fielder didn’t make any mistake here.
NZ are 208/6 at the moment
Watling on 34 and Southee on 1 are playing
New Zealand made the most of the pitch today as they are batting very beautifully, on the slow pitch
Captain gone, Hassan removes Williamson on 89 runs a big wicket for the team
It’s Tea Break now !!
A very good session for the Kiwis they made 72 runs in the session without any loss of wicket,
NZ 145/4 at the moment
Williamson 70 and Watling 15 are playing
The pitch seems to be very slow at the moment, nothing for the batsmen nor for the bowlers, Runs are coming very slow but as long as this partnership goes on, Kiwis will be on top of the game, Watling is playing with the strike rate of just 16 at the moment
NZ are at 131/4 at the moment.
Williamson 61 and Watling 14 are playing.
ilow but steady runs are coming for New Zealand which will help them for going to good total, Watling who is wicketkeeper for the side is playing a handy knock here and may will benefit the team.
NZ are at 121/4 at the moment.
While team was struggling but not so with Williamson as he gets another fifty on the tour and looks very energetic against Yasir Shah too, he played beautifully against Yasir Shah who was the successful bowler from the Pakistan side
NZ are at 115/4 at the moment.
Captain is playing the captain knock here to survive some time and get some positive score on the board because pitch was very good and looked like batting paradise but Yasir Shah ruled and got three quick wickets but it’s turn for the captain of NZ who is playing rather nicely on 36 with partner who is on 10
Nz are at 98/4 at the moment
Williamson who is captain of the side is working hard here to rescue New Zealand from the an other collapse, NZ were 73/4 at the lunch break but now they are slowly jumping up to the respectable total on shoulder of captain.
NZ are at 86/4 at the moment
Watling 5 and Williamson 29 are playing
It’s Lunch Break !!!
Yasir Shan the man dismissed Nicholls and it’s also Cleaned up by Shah ji.
Poor batting in the last few overs in the match, New Zealand lost 1 wicket just before 4 runs and now they are 4 down in quick time, Yasir effects.
NZ are at 73/4 at the moment
VYasir Shah loves Ross Taylor and this time it’s golden duck in Test match, in Dubai test match he dismissed him on 2nd ball duck but here on first ball.
Nicholls faced the Hat-trick ball here but he survives
The second opener gone as Yasir Shah removed Raval LBW who was in front of stumps, he made 44 runs in his innings
nZ are 70/2 at the moment
NZ are jumping up to the good total already as they are playing really well, their captain Williamson is playing positively and playing Yasir Shah beautifully.
they are at 66/1 at the momnet
Raval 44 and Williamson 19 are playing
Although New Zealand has lost their one wicket but they are looking very sharp while batting, they are playing brilliantly and making the bowlers to work hard here
NZ are 56/1 at the moment
Shaheen Shah is bowling like he has played many Test matches before this debut Test
His bowling lengths suggest the same as he is bowling like he has played some 10-21 Test matches, New Zealand has been tested here
they are at 45/1 at the moment
Shaheen Shah Afridi removes Latham who was just in front of stumps, LBW dismissed by Shaheen Shah Afridi who was making his test debut today
NZ are 38/0 at the moment
Rawal 29 and Williamson 5 are playing
New Zealand has started their innings with positive intent where Rawal has shown some positive stroke the make team in positive shape of winning.
They are 24/0 at the moment
Rawal 20 and Latham 4 are playing at the moment
New Zealand won the toss and choose to bat first in batting paradise, Abu Dhabi suggests bat first most of the times
So NZ opted that and they are looking forward to make good total on good pitch.