PAK vs NZ: The first Test played between Pakistan and New Zealand in Karachi ended in a draw. Babar Azam tried to make the match exciting by declaring the innings when about 15 overs were left on the last day, but at one point it seemed to be overshadowing him. However, play had to be called off early due to bad light and the match ended in a draw. Babar has given his reaction after the match is over.
Babar said, “Obviously it was a brave decision. We wanted to see a result, but the light was not enough. Our fifth bowler was Salman, but after the first innings he was not fully fit. He was ill for two days. . I don’t think we were short of a bowler. The way Saud and Wasim Jr played they should be commended because they played positive cricket and built that partnership.”
The match was very dramatic on the last day
After trailing by 174 runs in the first innings, Pakistan lost seven wickets for 206 runs in the second innings. It seemed that the Kiwis had tightened their grip on the match, but Saud Shakeel (55) and Mohammad Wasim Jr. (43) batted brilliantly to take Pakistan past 300 and then Babar suddenly declared the innings. . The Kiwi team had a target of 138 runs to win in 15 overs. By scoring 63/1 in 7.3 overs, the Kiwi team had taken steps towards victory, but due to bad light, they had to settle for a draw.
PAK vs NZ 1st: Karachi Test left on a draw between Pakistan and New Zealand, Kiwi team had a target of 138 runs to win