Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2018
Pakistan vs New Zealand 2nd Test Match Preview
After clinching a dramatic four runs win in the first test match, charged up New Zealand would be looking to for another win and clinch the series when both the teams reload in Dubai. The second of the three test match series will begin from Saturday at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.
After winning the toss, New Zealand opted to bat first on a surface that wasn’t at all the easiest and got all out on mere 153, courtesy skipper Kane Williamson’s (63 off 112-balls). In response, Pakistan showed some characters and surpassed 200 runs mark and posted 227-10 with the help of Babar Azam’s (62) and Asad Shafiq’s (43).
In the second innings, New Zealand showed an improved batting performance and managed 249 runs with the help of Jeet Raval’s 46, Henry Nicholls’ 55 and BJ Watling’s 59 runs knock.
Pakistan required 176 runs in the second innings to win the match and gain a lead. However, they became fragile in the run chase. At one time, Pakistan were 130-3 and 147-4 and finally lost by 4 runs. Azaz Patel was the man of the match for his maiden fifer on debut.
While the Black Caps lead the series by 1-0, the third and final test will be played in Abu Dhabi from December 03, Monday.
Venue- Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Matchday- Nov 24, Sat – Nov 28, Wed at 11:30 AM IST
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Colin de Grandhomme, Ross Taylor, Kane Williamson(c), Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell, Trent Boult, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Ajaz Patel, Jeet Raval, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling, Ish Sodhi, William Somerville
Azhar Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Abbas, Imam-ul-Haq, Faheem Ashraf, Asad Shafiq, Haris Sohail, Babar Azam, Saad Ali, Sarfraz Ahmed(c), Yasir Shah, Bilal Asif, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mir Hamza
The probable NZ vs PAK playing 11 is listed below.
Wicket-keeper – BJ Watling
Batsmen – Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Latham, Jeet Raval, Kane Williamson (c)
All-rounder – Colin de Grandhomme
Bowlers – Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Ajaz Patel, Neil Wagner
Wicket-keeper – Sarfraz Ahmed (c & wk)
Batsmen – Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Asad Shafiq, Imam-ul-Haq
All-rounder – Mohammad Hafeez, Bilal Asif
Bowlers – Yasir Shah, Haris Sohail, Mohammad AAbbas, Hasan Ali
Both the teams are expected to remain unchanged.
Fantasy picks for captain/vice-captain: Kane Williamson, Yasir Shah, Babar Azam, Azaz Patel
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