Fired up Tim Southee Creates Havoc in Pakistan Ranks


Tim Southee prisoner 3 discerning wickets to put New Zealand in a autocratic position in a second Test opposite Pakistan on Saturday.

Neil Wagner also bagged dual wickets as Pakistan collapsed to 76 for 5 during stumps on day two, still 195 runs behind New Zealand’s initial innings sum of 271.

Babar Azam was not out 34 during a tighten of play during Seddon Park with Sarfraz Ahmed dominant on nine.

New Zealand, chasing their initial array win over Pakistan in 31 years, had been in difficulty during 5-119 before BJ Watling’s 49 not out anchored a tail-end reconstruction that carried a home group to a rival total.

Southee afterwards enticed a Pakistan tip sequence into creation a fibre of unreasonable shots, seaming a round divided with a reduction of brief and full-length deliveries.

In his third over, a New Zealand discerning private opener Sami Aslam for 5 and Azhar Ali for one. Then, in his fifth over, he discharged a maestro Younis Khan for dual as Pakistan slumped to 12-3.

Azam and Shafiq quickly steadied a innings with a 39-run partnership before Wagner’s double strike.

He bowled Shafiq for 23 afterwards followed adult with a brief round to debutant Mohammad Rizwan that he bending to Matt Henry on a range for a golden steep on his exam debut.

Ahmed took a singular off a subsequent round to repudiate Wagner a shawl trick.

At a close, Southee had total of 3 for 26 while Wagner had 2-15.

Resuming on 77-2 after sleet cleared out many of a initial day, New Zealand mislaid 3 early wickets.

Ross Taylor went for 37, adding 8 to his overnight measure before he was held flat-footed by Sohail Khan and edged a round to wicketkeeper Ahmed.

Opener Jeet Raval benefitted from dual forsaken catches by Aslam, surpassing to 55 when he nicked Imran Khan to Rizwan who had taken over during initial slip.

Henry Nicholls (13) edged Wahab Riaz to Ahmed to have New Zealand 119-5 when Watling went to a crease.

He combined 51 with Colin de Grandhomme to lift New Zealand to 170-5 by lunch, usually for de Grandhomme to tumble to Imran on a initial round after a resumption of play for 37.

Mitchell Santner contributed 16 to a 33-run mount for a seventh wicket before circumference Sohail to Younis Khan in slips.

Southee intent in an intriguing conflict with Riaz that saw a swashbuckling New Zealander ducking, weaving and slicing by a fusillade of short-pitched deliveries.

He reached 29 off 28 balls before he misjudged a slower round from Sohail and was bowled.

New Zealand were all out in a third over after tea when Watling ran out of partners and was left stranded one run brief of a half-century.

For Pakistan, Sohail took 4-99 and Imran 3-52.

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