Cricbuzz Prediction Today : New Zealand fight back with late wickets before lunch

New Zealand struggled by three wickets in the Karachi Test on the second morning, but Aga Salman kept his side in his half-century taking Pakistan to 377/8 at lunch. Skipper Tim Southey slammed in the opening to stop his opponent’s colossal blow, but it was a slow burn as Salman and Nauman Ali held up for half a century. With back-to-back wickets taken, the visitors’ hopes of eliminating Pakistan with a score under 400 were revived.

An unnecessary jab at Southey’s delivery at the fifth stump line cost Babar double the Dream of the Century. The Pakistani captain was sent off without adding anything to his fourth ball score of 161 of the session. Pakistan launched artillery fire almost immediately after the blockade tour. Agha Salman punished his shots for occasional wides or shorts in the New Zealand bowling attack, but Nauman Ali scored in the first hour after opening the account with a single on his sixth ball in the face.

His next shot on goal actually came from the 48th shot Naumann faced when he got down on one knee and shoved a full ball from Ajaz into deep mid-wicket. Drink By his break, Pakistan had added just 31 runs to 317 overnight runs in 17 overs. Seven of them were his shared virginity between Ajaz Patel and Michael Bracewell.

When his LBW his appeal against Salman was rejected on the field, Ish his Sodhi persuaded the captain to give a review, but Spinner’s attempt was only enough to evade a leg stump and Guggly him. has spun. The Pakistani hitter finished his fourth Test 50 with his 97 balls and a drive far from center.

Later in the session, however, Wagner struck to break the 54-run partnership. Naumann mistimed his move when Wagner deliberately dropped him in place with two nearfielders, and Bracewell leaped to his left to stun the stunner with one hand on his short square leg. Grabbed. Pakistan lost the second wicket when Mohammad Wasim Jr. deliberately tried to ram Sodi just before lunchtime.

Short score:
Pakistan 377/8 (Babar Azam 161, Agha Salman 54*; Neil Wagner 1-43) vs. New Zealand

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