Kiwis opt to bat first in second Test against Pakistan

Pakistan captain Babar Azam and New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson on the toss. — PCB
  • Pakistan make two adjustments in squad. 
  • Hasan Ali and Naseem Shah exchange Nauman Ali and Wasim Jr.
  • New Zealand make one exchange.

New Zealand have opted to bat first after successful the toss against Pakistan in the second Test on the National Bank Cricket Arena in Karachi. 

Pakistan make two adjustments in taking part in XI, New Zealand make one exchange.

In the first Test, Pakistan staved off a 5th consecutive defeat at house with a hard-fought draw in spite of career-best bowling figures from New Zealand leg-spinner Ish Sodhi.

Sodhi grabbed 6-86 and threatened to give New Zealand victory in the first two classes at the 5th and ultimate day, however Pakistan fought on ahead of mentioning their second innings on 311-8.

That gave New Zealand a difficult goal of 138 to win in 15 overs, and the chase ended in fading gentle on 61-1, with Tom Latham unbeaten on 35 and Devon Conway 18.

Michael Bracewell used to be the one wicket to fall for 3.

Sodhi used to be the superstar as he advanced on his earlier perfect of 4-60 against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo 4 years in the past.

New Zealand, who deserted their white-ball excursion of Pakistan final 12 months due to safety considerations, are taking a look to finish a run of 4 instantly verify defeats with Southee as the brand new captain following the six-year tenure of Kane Williamson.

Pakistan are in quest of to triumph over a an identical droop, together with a 3-0 house sequence defeat via England, in the two-test sequence against the New Zealanders.

Playing XI

Pakistan: Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Shan Masood, Babar Azam (c), Saud Shakeel, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Agha Salman, Hasan Ali, Naseem Shah, Mir Hamza, Abrar Ahmed

New Zealand: Tom Latham, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Blundell (wk), Michael Bracewell, Tim Southee (c), Ish Sodhi, Matt Henry, Ajaz Patel

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