Jamieson Takes Five As New Zealand Dismiss Pakistan For 297

WELLINGTON: Paceman Kyle Jamieson took 5 for 69 as New Zealand overcame some stiff Pakistan resistance to dismiss the vacationers for 297 at shut of play on the opening day of the second and remaining take a look at at Christchurch on Sunday.

Already 1-Zero up within the sequence and needing solely a draw to rise to the highest of the world rankings for the primary time, the Black Caps received the toss and elected to discipline on what regarded like a Hagley Oval observe tailored for his or her assault.

Pakistan had proven nice battle on the finish of their 101-run defeat within the first take a look at, nonetheless, and began out as that they had completed at Mount Maunganui with some batting of actual intent on a day largely uninterrupted by the Christchurch rain.

Azhar Ali led the best way with an excellent innings of 93 however there have been additionally cameos from Mohammad Rizwan, who was once more pressured to stand-in as captain for the injured Babar Azam and scored 61, in addition to Faheem Ashraf, who hit 48.

Left-arm spinner Zafar Gohar prolonged the tail with a 62-ball 34 in his first take a look at innings till he high edged a brief supply from Tim Southee simply after New Zealand took the second new ball.

The hosts rattled off the final two wickets in brief order to convey up stumps, giving New Zealand’s openers the night time to relaxation up earlier than going out once more to bat.

Given the swing and seam within the pitch, New Zealand’s assault would have hoped to have gotten the job performed extra shortly and it regarded like they might when Jamieson ripped by the Pakistan high order to scale back the vacationers to 88-Four at lunch.

Bowling with actual venom and bounce, the 26-year-old despatched again opener Abid Ali, Haris Sohail and Fawad Alam in three overs, the latter with an unplayable supply that the batsman may solely fend away from his helmet along with his glove.

Azhar Ali and Rizwan stalled the New Zealand assault with a partnership of 88 for the fifth wicket throughout which the stand-in skipper secured his fifth consecutive half century earlier than edging a Jamieson supply behind.

Seamer Matt Henry, introduced in to exchange the injured Neil Wagner, lastly winkled out Azhar Ali within the remaining session earlier than Faheem Ashraf departed to provide Jamieson his third five-wicket haul in six exams.


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