New Zealand defeats Pakistan by eight wickets in opening Test in Christchurch

0

Captain Kane Williamson (61) led from the front despite departing in search of the winning run as debutant and opener Jeet Raval (36 not out) brought up the victory with a boundary alongside Henry Nicholls (0 not out).

Tom Latham (9) was the only other wicket to fall in a dominant performance from the Kiwis, who completed the crushing win at 108-2.

Mohammad Amir (1-12) and Azhar Ali (1-6) were the wicket-takers for the Pakistanis.

There was only ever going to be one winner after Pakistan were bowled out for 171 early on Sunday.

Resuming at 129-7 – a lead of 62 runs – Sohail Khan and Asad Shafiq provided some stubborn resistance as the pair combined for a 53-run eight-wicket partnership.

Sohail was eventually dismissed for 40, skying a Tim Southee (3-53) short ball to Colin de Grandhomme at backward square leg.

Neil Wagner (3-34) – a day after claiming his 100th Test wicket – then sent Asad back to the pavilion for 17 before Rahat Ali (2) was the final wicket to fall off Southee’s bowling.

You might also like More from author

Leave a comment
'