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PAKISTAN VS NEW ZEALAND 2ND TEST, DAY 1- AZHAR ALI SHINES WITH 93 AND JAMIESON PICKED UP 3RD FIFER

Pakistani batsman Azhar Ali scored 93 in the 1st innings of the Pakistan vs New Zealand 2nd test on day 1 at Hagley Oval, Christchurch to help Pakistan to put a praiseworthy total of 297. On the other hand, Kiwi fast bowler Kyle Jamieson has picked up 5/69 in 21 overs and hurt the visitors. 

Who won the toss in Pakistan vs New Zealand 2nd test?

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and finalized to bowl first.

New Zealand playing XI

Tom Latham, Tom Blundell, Kane Williamson ©, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling ©, Daryl Mitchell, Kyle Jamieson, Matt Henry, and Trent Boult. Matt Henry found a place in the team as Wagner was ruled out of the series.

Pakistan playing XIPakistan vs New Zealand 2nd test

Shan Masood, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam, Faheem Ashaf, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Rizwan (wk &c), Zafar Gohar, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Abbas, and Naseem Shah. Left-arm spinner Zafar made his test debut today, replacing Yasir Shah in the team.

How many runs did Pakistan score on day 1?

Pakistan made 297 runs in the first innings and the day was called off, as 83.5 overs were already played.

Which bowler bagged the most number of wickets on day 1?

The 6.8 ft tall bowler Kyle Jamieson bagged the most number of wickets (5) on day 1. Kyle Jamieson has so far taken 3 fifers in just six matches.  Southee and Boult grabbed two wickets apiece. Matt Henry had 1 scalp. Again New Zealand bowling baffled Pakistanis with tight line and length.

Who scored the most number of runs in the 1st innings on day 1?

Azhar Ali stood tall after the early collapse of Pakistan and scored 93 off 172 balls. He fell 7 runs short from his 18th century. Captain Rizwan also played a fighting knock of 61 off 71 balls. He stitched 88 runs partnership with Ali for 5th wicket and 56 runs partnership with Faheem, who amassed 48 runs batting at no 7. Debutant Gohar also made 34 runs in his first ever test innings against the dangerous bowling lineup of New Zealand. 

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