Cricket

New Zealand Vs Pakistan LIVE SCORE (test)

New Zealand Vs Pakistan At Hagley Oval, Christchurch, 03 January, 2021

03 January, 2021
Starts 03:30 (IST)
Match Ended

297/10 (83.5 ov)

186/10 (81.4 ov)

2nd Test

659/6 (158.5 ov)

New Zealand beat Pakistan by an innings and 176 runs

Pakistan New Zealand
297/10 (83.5 ov) - R/R 3.54 659/6 (158.5 ov) - R/R 4.15
186/10 (81.4 ov) - R/R 2.28

Match Ended

New Zealand beat Pakistan by an innings and 176 runs

This Over
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Naseem Shah not out 0 1 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Tim Southee 20 8 45 0
Trent Boult 18.4 6 43 3
Current Partnership Last Wicket 186/10 (81.4)

15 (15) R/R: 8.18

Zafar Gohar 14(10)

Zafar Gohar 37(64) S.R (57.81)

c Matt Henry b Trent Boult

Highlights, New Zealand vs Pakistan 2nd Test Day 2 at Christchurch, Full Cricket Score: Williamson, Nicholls guide Kiwis to 286/3 at stumps

  • FirstCricket Staff
  • January 4th, 2021
  • 11:43:57 IST

Toggle between the tabs to switch between live scorecard and ball-by-ball commentary

Day 1 report: Kyle Jamieson claimed his third five-wicket bag in only his sixth Test to help New Zealand counteract an assertive Pakistan batting performance on Sunday on the first day of the second Test.

Kyle Jamieson removed Abid, Sohail and Fawad in the space of six overs before lunch, causing Pakistan to slip from 61-1 for 88-4 at the break. AP

Kyle Jamieson removed Abid, Sohail and Fawad in the space of six overs before lunch, causing Pakistan to slip from 61-1 for 88-4 at the break. AP

Jamieson finished with 5-69 to go with his 5-45 against India last February and his 5-34 against the West Indies in December, checking the momentum of a Pakistan team which batted well in demanding conditions after losing the toss.

Azhar Ali made 93, captain Mohammad Rizwan 61 and Faheem Ashraf 48 as Pakistan made 297, a competitive total on a pitch which was still producing bounce and seam late in the day.

Jamieson claimed the wickets of Rizwan and Faheem along with those of Abid Ali (25), Haris Sohail (1) and Fawad Alam (2) to check Pakistan’s progress at critical stages when they seemed to be gaining the upper hand.

The tall right-armer now has 30 wickets from 11 Test innings at an average which is just a tick over 14. On top of that, he boasts a batting average of 49 with one half century.

His bowling performance epitomised the difficult batting conditions that Pakistan contended with, and mostly surmounted, after losing the toss. The pitch at Hagley Oval retained pace and bounce throughout the day and the ball also swung considerably, even late in the day. Jamieson was able to make the ball rear dangerously from just short of length and to swing both ways.

That might have motivated Rizwan to play his especially attacking innings. He hit three consecutive fours from the bowling of Trent Boult just after lunch to announce his intentions and his 61 contained 11 fours or 44 runs from boundaries.

“I think we bowled pretty well as a unit in some helpful but pretty challenging conditions as well,” Jamieson said. “There were some challenges with the run-ups and the footing and the way they played with that positive intent.

“I think the nature of the surface . . . if your variation gets a little bit too full or too wide that gives scoring opportunities to them. I think we’ve seen here in the past that while things can go quick from a wicket-taking perspective, runs tend to flow as well.”

Tim Southee dismissed Shan Masood (0) in the third over of the day with a late in-swinger which struck him on the toes of front foot and made the lbw decision, confirmed by the television umpire, a formality.

Azhar then put on 62 for the second wicket with Abid in a partnership which began to tip the first session in Pakistan’s favor.

Jamieson removed Abid, Sohail and Fawad in the space of six overs before lunch, causing Pakistan to slip from 61-1 for 88-4 at the break.

Rizwan and Azhar then put on 88 for the fifth wicket during a second session which was interrupted for 40 minutes by rain. Jamieson returned to break the partnership, dismissing Rizwan whose counter-punching innings again had put Pakistan in a strong position at 171-4.

Rizwan’s 60 ball half century was his sixth in 11 Tests and his fifth in consecutive innings.

Azhar added a further 56 with Faheem before falling to Matt Henry in sight of his 18th Test century and after he had anchored the Pakistan innings for 271 minutes.

Faheem looked threatening and was closing on his second half century of the series when he fell to Jamieson at 260-7.

Zafar Gohar made 34 after being handed a surprising debut more than a year since his last first-class match. Gohar, a left-arm spinner, was named in place of leg-spinner Yasir Shah.

Gohar batted well for 85 minutes before hooking a short ball from Tim Southee to Jamieson, again in the action at backward square.

Shaheen Afridi followed soon after for four, caught by Henry Nicholls at gully to give Boult his first success of the day in his 20th over.

Boult wrapped up the innings when he dismissed Naseem Sham for 12.

With inputs from The Associated Press

Updated Date: January 04, 2021 11:43:57 IST

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

CSA confident of Australia's tour of South Africa later this year going ahead amid COVID-19 crisis
First Cricket News

CSA confident of Australia's tour of South Africa later this year going ahead amid COVID-19 crisis

A three-Test tour was originally scheduled to take place during February and March but an aborted limited overs tour by England late last year led to speculation that either the tour might not take place or that it could be switched to Perth in Western Australia.

Krunal and Hardik Pandya’s father Himanshu passes away; Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli offer condolences
First Cricket News

Krunal and Hardik Pandya’s father Himanshu passes away; Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli offer condolences

Krunal, who is currently captaining Baroda in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, left the tournament bio-bubble to be with his family as tributes poured in from cricketers and fans alike.

Pakistan vs South Africa: Hosts retain six uncapped players in 17-man squad for Karachi Test
First Cricket News

Pakistan vs South Africa: Hosts retain six uncapped players in 17-man squad for Karachi Test

Pakistan selectors had initially announced 20 players for the two-Test series but trimmed the squad to 17 for the first Test at the National Stadium in Karachi.