Pakistan captain Babar Azam, who scored his ninth Test century on Monday on Day 1 of the first Test against New Zealand, got a reprieve at the score of 12 runs as New Zealand pacer Daryl Mitchell dropped a dolly in the slip. The video of the same has gone viral on the internet as the New Zealand pacer was spotted yawning seconds before he dropped the catch.
It was the 15th over of the first Test match, Pakistan captain tried to drive the flighted delivery off Mitchel Bracewell, but the ball took an outside edge and went into the slip. As visible in the video, Mitchell was feeling the Monday blues as he was spotted yawning and ended up dropping an easy catch of Babar Azam, which turned out to be an expensive mistake.
Watch the video here:
Daryl Mitchell yawning in the first slip— Sʜᴀʀɪϙ (@ShariqHussain_) December 26, 2022
before dropping a sitter on next ball😅#PAKvNZ pic.twitter.com/xyDv1E8siu
Pakistan are in a strong position
Pakistan and New Zealand squared off against each other at the National Stadium in Karachi. Pakistan won the toss and chose to bat. Pakistan were looking to start off on a bright note after the 3-0 whitewash that they suffered at the hands of England.
The Men in Green did not get off to the best of starts as Pakistan were reeling at 48-3. The top order was back in the shed and Pakistan needed something special to get back into the game. Babar did just that as he shunned his detractors and all the noise around him. He first forged an alliance with Saud Shakeel as he played a hard-ground inning of 22 off 34 balls with 2 fours. When he was dismissed by Tim Southee, Sarfaraz Ahmed came in and joined Babar at the crease. The two took the New Zealand bowling attack to the sword and put up a wonderful partnership.
Making a comeback in the Test team, Former skipper, Sarfaraz played his 50th Test for Pakistan against New Zealand which was his comeback into the Pakistan side. The former captain forged a wonderful partnership with Babar he scored a resilient 86 off 153 balls with 9 fours. He had proven his point that he deserved to come back into Pakistan colors and had an outing to savor with the bat.
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