Shehzad, Younus, Misbah Hit Tons as Pakistan Dominate New Zealand on Day 2

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Monday, November 10th, 2014 | 0

Pakistan continued their purple patch in the longest format of the game after dominating all the three sessions on the second day of the first Test match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Monday.

The Pakistan batsmen continued from where they had stopped against Australia (Pakistan had won 2-0), as they piled up 566-3 before declaring their first innings. New Zealand bowlers toiled throughout as they couldn’t stop any of their counterparts from amassing runs.

Mohammad Hafeez missed out on a century after surrendering to Corey Anderson at 96, before Ahmed Shehzad also fell short of his maiden double ton, when a sharp bouncer from Anderson struck his helmet just to shove his body over to the stump. Eventually, Shehzad (176) walked back to the pavilion in agony.

Azhar Ali’s (87) spectacular innings also came to an end after leg-spinner Ish Sodhi bowled a magnificent delivery to hand the touring team their third wicket.

Subsequently, the men in form – Younus Khan (100*) and Misbah-ul-Haq (102*) – rode on their sublime touch to bolster Pakistan to a commanding position before declaration.

In reply, New Zealand ended the day at 15 without any loss. Openers Tom Latham (5*) and Brendon McCullum (9*) are unbeaten at the crease.



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