NZ vs Pak Christchurch Test: Naseem’s hilarious words caught on stump mic
The ongoing second Test match between New Zealand and Pakistan is taking place at Hagley Oval in Christchurch. Pakistan are here in New Zealand for a titanic battle. Though they gave everything in the first Test, they lost the game in the final session of the last day.
New Zealand are now the No.1 team in the ICC Test rankings. They aggregated a maximum of 60 championship points to attain the top spot. Kane Williamson who scored a century at Bay Oval was adjudged the man of the match in the Test opener.
Talking about the second Test, the hosts won the toss and decided to bowl first. Azhar Ali single-handedly carried the team on his shoulders during the game. He got some support from his captain Mohammad Rizwan at the other hand.
Azhar Ali scored a terrific 93 including 12 fours. Rizwan ended up scoring 61 with the help of 11 fours. After both the set batsmen got out, the visitors never looked like crossing the 300-figure mark.
Hilarious words from Naseem Shah caught on mic
When Pakistan lost 9 wickets for 285 runs, the likes of Naseem Shah and Mohammad Abbas were trying their best to add some runs for the team. It was at that time, Shah was caught on the stump mic saying hilarious words to his partner.
Naseem told Abbas to give him the strike such that he would take the responsibility and add runs for the team. He further continued saying that if Abbas fails to do so, then he would get scolded in the team’s dressing room.
“Abbas bhai, Abbas bhai, aapko pata bhi hai sari zimedaari mere uper hai. Single karna hai warna daant par jayegi,” Naseem said. (The statement roughly translates to – Abbas brother, you know all the onus is on me now. You have to take a single else you will get scolded in the dressing room).
Watch the video below:
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New Zealand bowler Kyle Jamieson was the top bowler in the first innings. He took 5 wickets while Tim Southee and Trent Boult chipped in with 2 wickets each. Pakistan were all out for 297.
On the other hand, the hosts are destined to stretch a massive lead in the first innings. They already went past the 260-run mark with the help of Kane Williamson’s century and Nicholls’ fifty.