Live Blogs, Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 2, Stumps

It’s day 2 stumps !!!!!

top scorers of the day were : Azhar Ali with 62 and Haris Sohail 34 and Shafiq joins the party with 26 runs, Bilal took 5 and boult took two wickets and Southee took one wicket as well.

at the stumps day 2, Pak are 139/3.

Asad Shafiq who has been most consistent player for Pakistan is scoring once again, he may have not scored many runs in the series but he has been consistent and has contributed some runs in almost every innings.

Pakistan 137/3 at the moment.

Azhar Ali 62 and Shafiq 24 are playing.

Azhar Ali gets fifty here and it has been his best series after many series ,, he was facing tough phase of his career but he answered it with fifty and a good series here,

Last man dismissed was Haris Sohail who made 34 runs

Pak 108/3 at the moment

Azhar 50 and Shafiq 7 are playing.

It’s Tea Break !!!

Pakistan is jumping up to the respectable total, as long as they consume time here, they will go to the strong total, so they just need to carry on the Same momentum,

Pak 81/2 at the moment

Azhar Ali 34 and Haris 30 are playing.

This partnership is very key for both sides, Pakistan wants big score but NZ has other plans, they want to restrict Pakistan as low as they can.

Pak 73/2 at the moment

Harris is at 29 and Azhar is at 28 are playing.

Both run together while scoring runs, both have made 26 runs each,

Pak 67/2 at the moment.

This pair is highlights of the series for Pakistan so far, they both gets big partnerships in crucial times now well settled on 21 runs each.

Pak 57/2 at the moment.

Harris Sohail has been the key for Pakistan in the whole series, he always settles whenever team needed him most, this time he is playing with strike rate of 86+ and has made 19 runs while Azhar Ali is playing on 17.

Pak 51/2 at the moment.

Yet again Haris and Azhar are there to rescue Pakistan in the series

The series has been all about their partnership and Babar’s heroics, Azhar Ali is on 14 while Haris is playing on 7

Pak is at 35/2 at the moment

The series also has been poor for the Imam who gets out to boult, Southee take a catch and Imam gone on 9 runs

It’s a poor series for Imam with Hafeez, Haris and Azhar Ali once again to rescue Pakistan

Pak is at 17/2 at the moment

Wicket maiden for Boult here

Hafeez in his last 8 innings only managed to get 66 runs which is a shame for player who is playing at home and being a senior man of the team

Pak is at 0/1 at the moment

It’s an other Bilal gets Boult here

Fifer for Bilal and New Zealand gets bundle out for 274 runs, Pakistan will need to get lead of some runs to go ahead of this match

Bilal Asif who was struggling to take wickets finally gets fifer at the pressure situation and on the other hand Watling played the innings of his life, take a bow !!!!

Bilal Asif gets four here, Patel latest player dismissed, an Edge straight to the hands of Asad Shafiq who did not make any mistake

NZ are at 272/9 at the moment.

Watling is playing the innings of his life here, even if he could not complete his hundred still will be counted as one of his best innings in Test

Slow but very very crucial innings which is going to benefit the team in the decider match here

NZ are at 271/8 at the moment

watling is on 74 and Patel 6 are playing.

Runs are coming in the way of New Zealand at the moment as they have increased the run rate and score card as well

they are at 264/8 at the moment.

Bilal Asif removes Somerville, a big turn for him as he gets the rid of Somerville, BOwled clean bowled it is

NZ are 254/8 at the moment.

Watling is playing on 67 runs now

Pakistan is hugely need a wicket or two here otherwise 300 could be very very good total here, chasing in the fourth innings could not be easy as we have already seen it in the first Test match where Pakistan could not even chase the target of 177 runs

Wicket or two can change the momentum but at the moment Nz looks at strong position

They are at 253/7 at the moment.

New Zealand played slow sensibly, pitch suggested slowness where hitting the ball looks hard, but on that pitch Watling completed his fifty after playing 200 balls which suggest how slow he played but none the less fifty is fifty and it counts the total which will help Kiwis

Somerville is playing rather nicely who is well set on 12 right now

NZ 241/7 at the moment.