Mount Maunganui, 30 December: New Zealand (New zealand) defeated Pakistan by 101 runs on Wednesday on the last day of the first Test match played at Bay oval ground. With this, he has taken a 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series. On the fifth and last day, Pakistan started the day with three wickets for 71 runs. He needed 302 runs to win, while he had seven wickets left. The strong bowling attack of the Kiwi team did not let Pakistan last long and won by stacking 271 runs.
In the second over of the day, New Zealand dismissed Azhar Ali (38). Trent Boult took his wicket. The ace felt that the match would end in the first session but Fawad Alam shared a 102-run knock off 269 balls and a 165-run partnership with Mohammad Rizwan for the fifth wicket. Rizwan, who was captaining the team in this match in place of Babar Azam, scored 60 runs off 191 balls. He also saved the team from follow on by scoring 71 runs in the first innings. Also read: NZ vs Pak Test Series: Where Team India is on the verge of victory in Melbourne, then New Zealand has done badly for Pakistan
Both these batsmen played 62.3 overs out of the 90 overs of the day. Kyle Jameson brought Rizwan LBW to the fifth success of the Kiwi team. Rizwan’s wicket fell at a total score of 240. Alam was caught out after two runs, Neil Wegner. Also Read: Sports News | Williamson’s century, New Zealand 305 for two on lunch on day two
After this the wicket went on falling. The last four wickets returned to the pavilion after scoring 20 runs in 15 overs. Pakistan’s last pair of Nasim Shah and Shaheen Shah Afridi batted 7.5 overs. Nasim was dismissed by left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner to end Pakistan’s innings. All five bowlers from New Zealand took two wickets each.