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PAKvNZ: Imam misses out on a ton as Pakistan get to 189/4 and they trail Kiwis by 265 runs on Day 3.

Imam misses out on a ton

KARACHI – Imam-ul-Haq does not make it to 100 points as Pakistan recorded 189 on day 3 of the second Test match with New Zealand.

Imam’s powerful batting drove Pakistan in response to New Zealand’s 449-however hosts were beaten during the 2nd Test. Babar was the captain of the squad, looking to bounce back from their losing their first game.

The game today could be crucial in the second test because it will give an idea of the direction in which the game is moving.

Pakistan on Tuesday achieve 154-3 after taking out New Zealand at 449, being 295 behind the visitors runs on the second day of the second test at Karachi’s National Stadium Karachi.

Pakistan captain Babar Azam and Haq started the session in good form after the opener Abdullah Shafique was sent packing by Matt Henry for 19 runs. Azam was in fine form but a mishap with Imam caused him to lose his wicket.

Then, Imam and Saud Shakeel ensured there weren’t more wickets for Kiwis. Because the former begins on the 3rd day with 74 at stumps, and 13 runs later.

In the first Test match of the two-match series Babar-led team resumed their 2nd innings at 77, which resulted in 2 wickets lost. They declared at 311 after an eight-wicket loss. The team set a target for victory of 138 to win for New Zealand.

Squads

Pakistan: Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Shan Masood, Babar Azam (c), Saud Shakeel, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Agha Salman, Hasan Ali, Naseem Shah, Mir Hamza, Abrar Ahmed

Kane Williamson, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Blundell (wk), Michael Bracewell, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee (c), Matt Henry, and Ajaz Patel are New Zealanders.

 

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