Today cricket match report: Conway Ton gives New Zealand the upper hand

An unbeaten ton from Devon Conway for the fourth time in Test cricket was the cornerstone of New Zealand’s dominance at the bat in the first few sessions of the second Test.

Conway, along with his teammate Tom Latham, made the Pakistani hunt fruitless for most of the day, before Conway found another willing partner in Kane Williamson for 134 runs in the first. recorded a winning streak. Second session.

Pakistan had little to offer other than a couple of close shouts to each batsman. Latham, who received an LBW on the field, was saved by an inside edge that was caught on check, but bowler Mirhamza scored another check against him, this time against Conway, at a height Pakistan denied. The we. At 89, Conway provided another half his chance, but diving his Saud his Shaquille failed to hold a sharp chance in the gully. Apart from those opportunities, Pakistan had to struggle to the end. The slightly grassy pitch saw movement in the pacemakers at first, but both Conway and Latham felt comfortable pushing boundaries on a regular basis.

Hamza and his pace His partner Naseem Shah got the length wrong, allowing the opener to make the move, but Conway let lone front-line spinner Abrar take the lead against his Ahmed I grabbed After hitting Boundary on the first ball, he lofted his six to Ahmed in the first over, putting pressure on the spinner.

The border flow could not be stopped by the returning Hasan Ali, who was hit at two borders soon after changing sides. Latham was the first to reach his 24th 50 in the Test, and Conway followed shortly after, advancing to his sixth 50 in the Test.

The attack continued into the next session, but Pakistan’s hopes were boosted when Naseem Shah was able to catch Latham LBW on his 71. The joy was short-lived as Conway and Williamson didn’t give up, with Abrar Ahmed doing most of the flogging for 4.63 runs per over.

Conway scored tons in the clip past mid-wicket, and New Zealand also topped 200, setting a solid foundation.

Brief Scores: New Zealand 226/1 (Tom Latham 71, Devon Conway 120*) vs Pakistan

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