New Zealand will resume its second innings in third Test against Pakistan at Abu Dhabi at 26 for 2 on Thursday, still trailing by 48 runs in reply to Host’s first innings score of 348 (PTV Sports).
The Captain Kane Williamson and William Somerville remained not out on 14 and 1 run respectively at stumps on Wednesday evening. But prior to them both the New Zealand’s Openers lost their wickets early.
Jeet Raval fell prey to Shaheen Shah Afridi on 0 while Tom Latham’s wicket was taken by Yasir Shah on 10.
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Though Pakistan has a little edge over New Zealand at the moment but a couple of good partnerships may cruise the visitors to the dominant position in the match since the fourth innings has traditionally never been easy for batsmen.
However prior to the outcome of the match, leg spinner Yasir Shah is likely to make a history today by getting 200 Test wickets in his 33rd match.
Yasir Shah has taken 199 wickets in his Test Career and one more wicket will push him atop the list of fastest 200 Test wicket-takers.
Yasir Shah on the cusp of creating history. Now only a wicket away from breaking 82 years old record of fastest to 200 wickets in Tests. It will be an incredible achievement and a proud moment for Pakistan’s cricket. #PakvNZ
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) December 5, 2018
Earlier on Wednesday morning, Pakistan resumed its first innings at the overnight score of 139 for 3.
Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq built a 201-run partnership for fourth wicket, and scored respective Centuries. Azhar Ali scored his 15th Test Century while the number of Asad Shafiq’s Test Centuries amounted to 12.
— Cricingif (@_cricingif) December 5, 2018
Pakistan’s last six wickets fell for just 44 runs.
From New Zealand, William Somerville was the highest wicket-taker with four victims.