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Pakistan vs New Zealand 2nd Test match Preview : PAK vs NZ Test Series 2022-23

Pakistan vs New Zealand 2nd Test match Preview : PAK vs NZ Test Series 2022-23

Pakistan and New Zealand are playing 2nd Test match at Karachi on January 2, 2022.First match at Karachi ended draw.In First Test match Pakistan scored 438 runs in first innings. Babar Azam scored 161 and Agha Salman scored  103 and Sarfraz Ahmed scored 86 .Tim southee took three wickets and Ijaz Patel, Ish Sodhi and Michael  Bracewell took two wicket each.

In first Innings New Zealand scored 612/9. Kane Williamson scored 200* and Tom Latham scored 113 and Devon Conway scored 92 runs .Ish Sodhi  scored 65 runs.

Ibrar Ahmad was highest wicket takers who took 5 for 205 in 67.5 overs. Nauman Ali  took 3 for  185 in 63 overs. Mohammad Wasim took one wicket and  Mir Hamza was wicket less for 83 runs in 26 overs.

Pakistan declared second innings at score 311/8. Imam Ul Haq scored 96, Sarfraz 53, Saud Shakil  55 and Mohammad Wasim  45.

Ish Sodhi was most successful bowler for New Zealand who took 6 wickets for 86 runs and Michael Bracewell took 2 for 86.

New Zealand try to reach target of 138 but bad light hinder New Zealand march towards victory.New Zealand scored  61 runs in 7.3 overs with RR 8.13 per overs. Kane Williamson was player of the match.

Pakistan Probable playing XI

Pakistan may make one change for second test match. Mir Hamza will be replaced by Hasan Ali. Pakistan may opt for third seamer  Shahnawaz Dhani.

Pakistan  may give chance to Kamran Ghulam who is scoring consistently in domestic season.

Pakistan (Probable)Playing XI:

1 Abdullah Shafique, 2 Imam Ul Haq, 3 Shan Masood, 4 Babar Azam, 5 Saud Shakil, 6 Salman Agha, 7 Sarfraz Ahmed, 8  Mohammad Ibrar, 9 Mohammad Wasim, 10 Hasan Ali,11 Shah Nawaz Dhani/ Nasim Shah

New Zealand (probable) Playing XI

1 Tom Latham, 2 Devon Conway, 3 Kane Williamson, 4 Henry Nicholls, 5 Daryl Mitchell, 6 Tom Blundell (wk), 7 Michael Bracewell 8 Tim Southee, 9 Ish Sodhi 10 Neil Wagner, 11 Ajaz Patel/Matt Henry

Match Details Pakistan vs New Zealand 2nd Test Match

January 2, 2023

10:00 AM

National Stadium Karachi

Live Telecast PTV Sports

PAK vs NZ Recent form.

New Zealand lost  4 test match and one ended in draw.

Pakistan lost 4 and ended draw one.

Pakistan vs New Zealand last 5 test match

New Zealand won 3

Pakistan won 1

Draw 1

New Zealand try to win third away series against Pakistan.

Expected records- Abdullah Shafiq and Daryle Mitchel 1000 runs

Daryl Mitchell needs 17 runs to complete 1000 runs in test cricket.

Daryle Mitchell has played 13 test matches and in 18 innings he scored 983 runs with 4 centuries and 5 fifties. He has average of  61.43.If Daryle Mitchell score 17 runs in first innings he may join Devon Conway for fastest 1000 runs in test cricket for New Zealand.

Abdullah Shafique 27 runs away from 1000 runs.If he completes 1000 runs in first innings he can become 2nd fastest 1000 runs after Ahmad Saeed who completed 1000 runs in 20 innings./.Abdullah Shafiq can complete 1000 runs in 22 innings and can level record of Sadiq Mohammad.

Abdullah Shafique has played 11 test matches and in 21 innings he scored three centuries and 4 fifties.

He has scored 123 runs in  his last 7 innings.