Cricket / newzealand

A series win after a period of 49 years for Kiwi's outside home.
It has been an awesome test series lately between Pakistan and Newzealand, here we witnessed numerous ups and downs through out the series. The first test match was won by Newzealand and that was the best encounter I have ever gone through, once it looked that Pakistan 🇵🇰 will go on winning that very match with ease. But it has been said that cricket 🏏 is the game of uncertainties and it was really an uncertain game as Pakistan needed 5 runs with four wickets in hand and all the players were bundled out without scoring a single run and Newzealand went on wining that match in a sensational way. The second test match was not a thrilling encounter as the first one, but it was a great match for the magical wrist spinner Yasir Shah as he took 14 wickets in the whole match and Pakistan 🇵🇰 went on winning 🥇 this match comprehensively with an innings and 16 runs. Third test match was of great importance as it was the series decider and both the teams went to the ground with an intent to win the series. After wining the toss Newzealand decided to vat first on a wicket which looked got for the batting. Newzealand didn't did that good in their first innings and were bowled out for 274 runs. For Newzealand team the highest scorer remained their captain (Kane Williamson) with 89 runs from 176 balls, Bj Watling unbeaten 76 runs from 250 balls and Jeetege Rawal with 45 runs were the main contributors in Newzealand total score. For the Pakistani team it was Bilal Asif who took a total of five wickets, Yasir Shah took 3 wickets and Shaheen Afridi and Hassan Ali took one wicket each. Pakistan in their first innings made a total of 348 runs, the main contributors in it were Azar Ali with 134, Asad Shafi with 104, Haris Sohail with 34 and captain Sarfaraz with 25 runs. In bowling department, for the Kiwi's William Somerville took 4 wickets Ajaz Patel took 2 Trent boult 2 and Tim Southern 1 wicket. Pakistan took a vital lead of 74 runs in their first innings. Newzealand were under huge pressure because of the lead taken by Pakistan in their first innings and the pressure went on increasing when they lost their two openers initially, but it was Kane Williamson and Nicholas who settled the things and made it look impossible for Pakistan to take the wickets and both the players made awesome centuries. Kane Williamson made a total of 139 runs and Henry Nicholas made unbeaten 126 runs and finally Newzealand declared their innings for a total of 353 runs. Pakistan needed 278 runs to win the game in less than a day, but Pakistan failed to score these runs and even failed to defend the whole day and went on loosing this match with 123 runs. For Newzealand William Somerville took 3 wickets, Ajaz Patel took 3, Tim southe took 3 and one wicket was taken by Colin degrandhome. Kane Williamson was given man of the match for his splendid batting effort and Yasir Shah was awarded with man of the series for his overall performance throughout the series.

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