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Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st Test, Day 3 Highlights: Kane Williamson Ton Helps NZ Take Lead Against Pakistan
Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st Test Day 3: Kane Williamson scored his 25th Test ton as New Zealand took a two-run lead in the ongoing first Test againstPakistan in Karachi
Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st Test Day 3: New Zealand are steady vs Pakistan.© AFP
Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st Test Day 3 Highlights: Kane Williamson scored his 25th Test ton as New Zealand took a two-run lead in the ongoing first Test against Pakistan in Karachi. New Zealand led Pakistan by 2 runs stumps on Day 3. New Zealand had lost Devon Conway and Tom Latham in quick succession but Williamson steadied the ship for the visitors. While Conway missed his century by 8 runs as Nauman Ali got him out LBW, Latham scored 113 before being dismissed by another Pakistan spinner Abrar Ahmed. Henry Nicholls became a victim of Nauman Ali while Mitchell fell to Abrar Ahmed. Pakistan had scored 438 runs in their first innings, thanks to Babar Azam's 161 and a 103-run knock from Agha Salman. (SCORECARD)
Here are the Highlights of Day 3 of the 1st Test Match between Pakistan and New Zealand straight from National Stadium, in Karachi:
1st Test, New Zealand in Pakistan, 2 Test Series, 2022/23, Dec 26, 2022
Day 5 | Match Ended
National Stadium, Karachi
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The third session of Day 4 is about to begin! The umpires and players enter the field. Abdullah Shafique and Imam-ul-Haq are the openers for Pakistan. Tim Southee starts with the new ball. Here we go...
... THIRD INNINGS ...
Tea has been taken now on Day 4! Pakistan have their task cut out on this tricky surface. They have their backs to the wall and need their batters to adopt a more sensible approach in the second innings. Do join us in a short while for their reply...
It was hard work on the field for the home team. Wickets didn't come their way easily. Still, credit to Abrar Ahmed for picking a 5-for. Nauman Ali though was the standout bowler. He picked only three wickets but plenty of opportunities went down off his bowling.
Earlier, powered by a big century stand for the opening wicket, New Zealand set the tone brilliantly in reply to Pakistan's 438 and Tom Latham's hundred put them in control. Pakistan tried to make a comeback but hardly succeeded in picking wickets at regular intervals. Kane Williamson was the fulcrum of the Kiwi batting as he stitched in handy partnerships throughout his stay in the middle. He went on to complete his fifth double century in Tests - the most by a New Zealander - and that was the moment Tim Southee decided to declare with a lead of 174 runs.
It's been a commanding batting show by the touring team! They batted in the afternoon session with control and the wickets started to fall only when they decided to go for quick runs. The century stand between Kane Williamson and Ish Sodhi has to be the highlight of the New Zealand innings as that helped them in gaining this handy lead.
FIFTH DOUBLE CENTURY IN TESTS FOR WILLIAMSON, the most by a Kiwi batter! It's been a resolute knock from the former skipper. Unmatched brilliance. A spectacle that everyone has enjoyed. He reaches there by nudging a full ball through square leg for a single. The New Zealand dressing room is on its feet and Tim Southee has decided to declare on 612/9.
FOUR! Slower through the air and fuller on off, Kane Williamson moves forward and lofts it over extra cover for a boundary. He moves to 199 now!
Bowls it on off, Kane Williamson eases it to mid off again.
Another fuller one, on middle, Kane Williamson blocks it to mid off again.
Just one wicket left to fall, so the afternoon session has been extended by 30 minutes.
Fuller and on off, Kane Williamson defends it to mid off.
Slower through the air, full and around off, Patel lunges to defend again but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
Tosses it outside off, Patel defends off the front foot towards gully.
Fuller and on middle, Ajaz Patel blocks it to short leg.
Bowls it outside off, turning in, Ajaz Patel looks to defend it but gets a hit on his pads. A loud appeal for lbw but the umpire is unmoved. Impact is outside off, clearly.
Another one on off, Ajaz Patel defends it to the vacant silly point region again.
Tossed up, on off, angling in, Ajaz Patel lunges to defend but it beats his bat and strikes him on the pads. Outside the line of the stumps though.
Flatter and on leg, Kane Williamson moves forward and drives it straight back at the bowler this time. Pakistan have an entire over to bowl at Ajaz Patel now.
Tosses it up, on middle. Kane Williamson blocks it back towards the bowler.