New Zealand’s score on 229-7 on the first day of the third Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi. BJ Watling 42 and William Somerville 12 not out at stumps Shahin Affee for this match Pakistan, then New Zealand’s William Somerville debuted for it.
New Zealand decided to bat first before winning the toss and at the score of 24, they lost the title of Tom Latham (4). He was dismissed by Shaheen Afridi and this was his first wicket in Test cricket. Captain Ken Williamson and Vijay Rawal (45) tried to handle the team while sharing 44 runs, but in the last match, Yasir Shah continued his form in the match, and the Kiwi team completely scored 2 runs. Lose three wickets inside. Ross Taylor (0) and Henri Nicholas (1) were out cheaply.
However, Williamson and wicket-keeper BJ Watling shared a 104-run partnership and took the team’s score over 150. Hasan Ali dismissed Williamson on 176 The Kiwi team captain missed out on his hundred and scored 89 runs. Colin de Grantham tried to make runs quickly and he took the score 200. However, till the score of 209, the team lost the wickets of Grandmaster (20) and Tim Southey (2).
In the end, Watling made a significant partnership of 20 runs with Somerville playing the first match, and the team did not allow any more shock to the stumps. For Pakistan, Yasir Shah got the maximum of 3, Bilal Asif got two wickets. Hasan Ali and Shahin Afridi also picked up one wicket each.
On the second day of the match, responsibility will be on the waiting to take their team towards the respectable score, while on the other hand, Pakistan will try to get the wickets of New Zealand’s remaining wickets quickly.
Yasir Shah has taken 198 wickets in Test cricket and he needs just two wickets to become the fastest bowler to take 200 wickets.