Williamson’s ton ensures another dominating day for Kiwis
New Zealand are right on top at the end of day two in the ongoing second Test against Pakistan in Christchurch. New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson scored yet another century in the summer.
Pakistan’s last game in their ongoing short outing in New Zealand has started in the form of the second Test in Christchurch. And it looks like things are not gonna change in the series, since New Zeland had another dominating day with the bat as they are doing in the whole New Zealand summer.
After electing to bat first, Pakistan were bowled out for 297 in their first innings. Former Pakistan captain Azhar Ali topped the Pakistan batting chart with a well-composed 93. For New Zealand, Kyle Jamieson continued the good form he is having since his debut and picked up five wickets.
After having a good day towards the end on day one, New Zealand openers Tom Latham and Tom Blundell started the proceedings on day two morning. Both the openers were off to good starts and the duo added 51 runs for the opening partnership, which set a strong basement for the New Zealand innings.
Unfortunately, Blundell had to depart on 16 off Faheem Ashraf’s delivery when he was on 16. In the very next over, the other opener Latham was also dismissed on 33. Ross Taylor also had a short stay in the crease.
After the three quick wickets within a 10 overs gap, skipper Kane Williamson and Henry Nicholls built a strong partnership and remained unbeaten till stumps on day two. New Zealand skipper brought up his 24th Test ton and the first one in Christchurch. On the other side, Henry Nicholls is all set for a classic Test ton on day three.
Toss: New Zealand opt to bowl first
Pakistan: 297-all out [ Azhar Ali 93, Mohammad Rizwan 61, Kyle Jamieson 5/69 ]
New Zealand: 286/3 [ Kane Williamson 112*, Henry Nicholls 89*, Mohammad Abbas 1/37 ]