Pakistan vs New Zealand 2014: Black Caps Strike Twice after Amassing 403

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 | 0

Pakistan vs New Zealand 2014: New Zealand continued their domination against Pakistan on Day 2 of the second Test match in Dubai on Tuesday. The visitors struck twice in the final overs of the play, before putting up a healthy 403-run total in the first innings.

The quintessential role in New Zealand’s batting was played by opener Tom Latham, who continued his great form to smash 137 runs. Besides, BJ Watling (39), Mark Craig (43) and Ish Sodhi (23*) chipped in with crucial contributions.

For Pakistan, Zulfiqar Babar was the pick of the bowlers with an impressive 4-wicket haul, while Ehsan Adil and Yasir Shah also bagged a couple of wickets for the hosts.

The kiwi spinners – Mark Craig and Ish Sodhi – did a fine job facing the semi-new ball, as the duo pestered Pakistan openers to put the touring team on top before stumps.

While Shan Mansood (13) struggled throughout against spin, eventually giving away the stumps to Sodhi, Taufeeq Umar got stumped by the wicket-keeper after failing to defend a flighted ball from Craig.

At stumps, Pakistan were 34-2, with Azhar Ali (4*) and Younis Khan (1*) unbeaten at the crease.


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