New Zealand beat Pakistan (New Zealand) with captain Kane Williamson’s third consecutive Test century and an unbeaten 215-run partnership for his fourth wicket with Henry Nicholls. On the second day of the second Test match of the series against New Zealand vs Pakistan, he scored 286 runs for 3 wickets in his first innings. Host Kiwi team guest is 11 runs behind Pakistan’s total score of 297 runs scored in the first innings.
At the end of the day’s play, Williamson returned unbeaten after scoring 112 runs and Nichols 89 runs. Williamson hit 16 fours off 175 balls in his century innings, while Nichols has hit 8 fours in 186 balls. Williamson became the first player to score a century in any cricket format in the year 2021. Earlier, he also scored centuries in the first innings of the first Test match of the series.
Nichols has also continued his superb form. Williamson’s 24th century in Test cricket. The Kiwi team started the innings with opener Tom Latham and Tom Blundell. Both shared a 52-run partnership for the first wicket. New Zealand lost the first wicket in the form of Blundell who was dismissed lbw by Faheem Ashraf on a personal score of 16 runs.
The Kiwi team also lost its second opener on a total score of 52. Latham was caught by young fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi at the hands of Haris Sohail and gave Pakistan another breakthrough. Latham scored 33 runs off 71 balls with the help of 4 fours.
The last wicket of the day fell in the form of experienced batsman Ross Taylor, who was caught by Mohammad Abbas at the hands of Shaan Masood. Taylor could not do anything special and scored 12 runs off 33 balls. Afridi, Abbas, and Ashraf took one wicket each from Pakistan.