Pakistan is currently behind New Zealand’s score of 449 by 112 runs in their first innings of the game. They will try to create a lead that will help them win the match on the National Stadium pitch, which is still suitable for batting.
Saud Shakeel scored his first century in a Test match and helped Pakistan reach 337-5 at tea on the third day of their Test match against New Zealand in Karachi. Pakistan is currently behind New Zealand’s score of 449 by 112 runs in their first innings and will try to create a lead that will help them win the match on the National Stadium pitch, which is still suitable for batting.
During the second Test match between Pakistan and New Zealand in Karachi, Saud Shakeel scored his first century in 319 minutes of play. He hit 14 boundaries and was on 101 at the interval, while Agha Salman was on four. Sarfaraz Ahmed was stumped on 78 in the penultimate over before the break, having scored his third consecutive half-century of the series. Shakeel and Sarfaraz added 150 runs for the fifth wicket, carrying the innings after Pakistan lost Imam-ul-Haq for 83 in the first session. Earlier, Haq was caught by wicketkeeper Tom Blundell off fast bowler Tim Southee after Pakistan resumed on 154-3. Haq had been on 74 overnight and had rebuilt the innings after being involved in the run-out of Babar Azam on the previous day, but he fell in the second hour of the session. He hit 10 boundaries and a six in his 244-minute knock. The two-match series is currently tied after the first Test, which was also held in Karachi, ended in a draw.