NEW ZEALAND VS PAKISTAN 1ST TEST, DAY 1- KANE WILLIAMSON PUT KIWIS ON THE TOP WITH 94*
Kiwi captain Kane Williamson notched up 94* at the end of day 1 of the Boxing day New Zealand vs Pakistan 1st test match at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui. Pakistani bowlers really struggled with the ball after Shaheen Shah Afridi took 2 early wickets.
Which team won the toss?
Pakistan captain Mohammad Rizwan won the toss and elected to bowl first.
New Zealand playing xi- Tom Latham, Tom Blundell, Kane Williamson ©, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling (wk), Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, and Trent Boult.
Pakistan playing xi- Shan Masood, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Rizwan (wk&c), Faheem Ashraf, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Abbas, Shaheen Afridi, and Naseem Shah.
How many runs did New Zealand score on day 1?
New Zealand scored 222 runs in 87 overs with the loss of 3 wickets.
Who notched up the most number of runs in the 1st innings?
Kane Williamson notched up unbeaten 94 runs off 243 balls, which was highest on day 1. Williamson made the Pakistani bowlers frustrated, playing with composure and dedication. Ross Taylor also dented Pakistan with his 70 runs in 151 balls. Middle-order batsman Henry Nicholls scored 42 * at the end of the last ball.
Who was the highest wicket-taker for Pakistan on day 1?
Shaheen Shah Afridi was the only bowler for Pakistan to take wickets. He bowled brilliantly, returning with the figure 3/55 in 20 overs. Other Pakistani cricket bowlers couldn’t make an impact for their team, Kiwis were too good on day 1.