107 run partnership b/w Faheem Ashraf and Mohammad Rizwan saved from follow-on
Faheem Ashraf scores career best 91
New Zealand will start day four with 192-run lead
Mount Maunganui : Faheem Ashraf’s brave 91 and stand-in captain Mohammad Rizwan’s battling 71 made a difference Pakistan maintain a strategic distance from the follow-on on the third day of the primary Test against New Zealand here on Monday.
Pakistan collapsed for 239 by an all-round bowling execution from the Kiwis, but it was Faheem and Rizwan’s brilliant organization that made a difference guests drag off a recuperation from 80/6. While Kyle Jamieson picked three whereas Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, and Trent Boult packed away two wickets each. Resuming at 30/1, Pakistan got off to the most noticeably awful conceivable begin as Kiwi pacers took the wickets of both Abid Ali and Mohammad Abbas within the to begin with 15 overs of play to take off the group at 45/3.
Jamieson sent back Abid, Boult expelled Abbas within the 34th over. Tim Southee at that point came terminating on all barrels and picked two wickets within the same over as Pakistan slipped to 52/5 in answer to New Zealand’s 431. New Zealand gave away just 32 runs and picked four wickets within the to begin with session to expand their dominance within the game.
Neil Wagner, who was bowling with a broken toe, expelled Fawad Alam to take off Pakistan reeling at 80/6. In any case, much to the astonish, wicket-keeper batsman Rizwan and Faheem sewed a 107-run stand for the seventh wicket. Both the batsmen brought up their half-centuries before Mitchell Santner ran Rizwan out with a brilliant throw Mitchell. Ashraf proceeded his fine show of batting and made a difference Pakistan dodge the follow-on some time recently the guests were bundled out for 239.
New Zealand: 431/10; Pakistan: 239 (Faheem Ashraf 91, Mohammad Rizwan 71; Kyle Jamieson 3-35, Neil Wagner 2-50)