NZ vs PAK 2016: Tim Southee, Neil Wagner Blow Away Pakistan at Hamilton
Though the bowling of Pakistan team has improved a bit on this tour, but the batting line-up seems to be getting worse by the day showing no signs of improvement. After dismissing New Zealand on a score of 271 runs in the first innings. Pakistan batting lineup suffered a collapse which they did in the last game and are currently on a score of 76/5, still, 195 runs away from the first innings total of New Zealand.
Starting the day on a positive note, Pakistan got rid of Ross Taylor. Jeet Raval followed him after scoring the second half century in his third Test innings. The wickets continued to fall on a regular basis but an innings of 49* runs from BJ Watling and a contribution of 28 runs from Tim Southee was enough for them to put a score of 271 runs which can be called as a big total on this surface.
Reaping an early advantage of the cold and breezy conditions, Kiwi bowlers got three wickets in form of Sami Aslam, Skipper Azhar Ali and Younis Khan in first 10 overs. This left Pakistan in a worrying position as they were three down on a score of 12. Asad Shafiq along with young Babar Azam stood against the odds to drive the team past 50 but Wagner did not let this germinating partnership to grow more as he dislodged bails of Shafiq to pour water on emotions of Pakistan. Another wicket of Mohammad Rizwan on the very next delivery saw him on a hat-trick.
Pakistan survived the last few overs of the day before umpires called for stumps with a score of 76/5 at the board. Pakistan is still 195 runs behind New Zealand and if they continue to bat like this, then they have a strong chance of losing the game by a hefty margin.
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