The 4th day of the second Test match started with Pakistan losing their last wicket and, thereby, getting bundled out for 408 runs. New Zealand then came out to bat again and managed to score 277 runs for five before declaring the innings.
The Men in Green lost two wickets without scoring a single run at the end of Day 4. They have nothing on the board, while the pitch has shown signs of misbehaving already.
New Zealand skipper Tim Southee gave himself and his bowlers 3 overs before the end of the day’s play and they made the most of it. Abdullah Shafique got a delivery that shot through low and crashed into his off-stump. Nightwatchman Mir Hamza was then cleaned up by a beauty from Ish Sodhi.
Pakistan are in trouble in the second Test
Talking about the match, The Kiwis won the toss and chose to bat. They were outstanding with the bat after racking up 309-6 at the end of 90 overs on day 1. Tom Latham made 71 off 100 balls with nine fours. Devon Conway showed why he is a force to reckon with on sub-continent conditions, scoring a sumptuous 122 off 191 balls with 16 fours and one six.
When it seemed that the Kiwis would fold up early, a big twist came around as Matt Henry played a blistering unbeaten knock of 68 off 81 balls with eight fours and two sixes. He found able support in Aijaz Patel, who stuck around and made a resilient unbeaten 35 off 78 balls with four fours. The duo of Henry and Aijaz made a superb 103-run partnership against the Pakistan bowlers, and this left the Pakistanis scratching their heads and looking for an answer.
They had the visitors on the mat at 345-9 and then they allowed this partnership to settle in and grow till they reached 449. Coming in to bat, Pakistan displayed a brilliant batting performance and smashed 408 runs. The Babar-led team will now need 319 runs on the last day, but more pertinently, New Zealand are only 8 wickets away from sealing the Test series win and handing Pakistan a third straight home series loss.
Here’s how fans reacted:
Aa gaye okaat pe 😁😁😁😁— Mohit sambhav (@dsom491) January 5, 2023
That's typical Pakistan— Anshika Kumari 🇮🇳 (@mysterios675) January 5, 2023
Apna ghabrana nahi hai we will have 7 match test series against Zimbabwe pic.twitter.com/OQrHVLV0H8— Navigator (@chowdaryvishru) January 5, 2023
inka ab roz sham ka yhi scene ho gya hai. 😂— panouti_uncle (@panouti_uncle) January 5, 2023
Pakistani batsman right now 😂😂😂 #PakvsNZ #PAKvNZ #PakistanCricket pic.twitter.com/x0AiPWLgPE— Qudrat_Ka_Nizaam__𓃵_82*_👑 (@43_53_99_alout) January 5, 2023
Bloody Test Cricket♥️🤙#PakvsNZ pic.twitter.com/kqVfoHTZTN— Psycho🖤 (@sudais_Kohli17) January 5, 2023
Enjoying Pak vs NZ football match 🙂 pic.twitter.com/JHILY0oO87— MUSKAN 🇵🇰 (@Musskey) January 5, 2023
Pakistan gave tribute to their chief selector Shahid Afridi by losing two wickets for zero on the fourth day.— Sir BoiesX 🕯 (@BoiesX45) January 5, 2023
Boom Boom Era 🔥 #PAKvNZ || #PakvsNZ pic.twitter.com/3WBYJ9cX4s
Bhaang pili hai kya umpire ne!#bbl2022— Cricketbugs (@Cricketbugs0) January 5, 2023
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