Today cricket match report : Latham and Conway take New Zealand off to a flying start

New Zealand opening players Tom Latham and Devon Conway ensured Tim Southey batted first in the second Test, going unbeaten by 119 runs at lunch on the first day.

Pakistan had little to offer all the way apart from a few harsh screams against every batsman. Latham, who received an LBW on the field, was saved by an inside edge caught on check, but bowler Hamza scored another against him, this time against Conway, at a height Pakistan denied. I checked.

Apart from those occasions, Pakistan was sent to leather hunting throughout the session.On a field with a little more grass, there were some initial moves for the pacers, but both Conway and Latham regularly pushed the limits. It felt comfortable to hit. Hamza and his pace partner Naseem Shah got the length wrong, allowing the opener to get going, but Conway took the lead against lone front-line spinner Abrar Ahmed . 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 player to reach his 24th 50 in a Test, but Conway went on to his sixth Test 50 soon after, making sure New Zealand sat firmly at the end of the opening day’s first session. did.

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