The second match of the 2-match Test series between Pakistan and New Zealand (PAK vs NZL Test Series, 2022-2023) began on Monday, January 2 in Karachi. On the first day of the match, New Zealand won the toss and scored 306 runs at the loss of 6 wickets till the end of the day’s play. At present, wicketkeeper-batsman Tom Blundell is not out on 32 and Ish Sodhi is not out on 11 on the pitch.
New Zealand’s opening pair of Tom Latham and Devon Conway opened the batting on the first day of the match. Tom Latham faced 100 balls, in which he scored a total of 71 runs with the help of 9 fours and was dismissed. His partner Devon Conway scored the first century of this new year in international Test cricket. In the first innings of the second Test match of the series against Pakistan, he faced 191 balls and played an excellent inning of 122 runs with the help of 16 powerful fours and 1 brilliant six.
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New Zealand captain Kane Williamson (Kane Williamson Captain New Zealand Pakistan vs New Zealand Test Series, 2022-2023) scored 36 runs in 91 balls with the help of 5 fours and kept going. Henry Nicholls made 26, Darryl Mitchell 3 and Michael Bracewell were sent to the pavilion at zero.
Pakistan’s most successful bowler in bowling on the first day of the match was Agha Salman. He bowled 20 overs and took the wickets of Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls and Daryl Mitchell for 55 runs. Naseem Shah took 2 wickets and Abrar Ahmed took 1 wicket.