The second Test between Pak & Nz draws due to bad light.
Pakistani Wicketkeeper- Batter Sarfaraz Ahmed played a fabulous inning by hitting a century that helps Pakistan in order to manage a draw against New Zealand on the final day of the second Karachi Test.
Pakistan team was 304-9 when the bad light prompted an early end of the day with three overs yet to bowl and Pakistan needing 17 more runs and New Zealand one wicket for victory.
Sarfaraz Ahmed led the fight against New Zealand but lose his wicket at a crucial moment after scoring 118 runs leaving Pakistan on edge of defeat.
However, Naseem Shah and Abrar Ahmad held their nerves and managed to play the 3.3 overs while scoring 17 runs for an unbroken last-wicket partnership.
At lunch, there were chances of defeat with the total on 125-5, but Sarfaraz and Shakeel carried out great innings and by playing a responsible innings takes the total to 179 with a sixth-wicket stand that has so far yielded 99 runs.
At tea, Pakistan was 179-5 while chasing 319 to win the match as well as the series. Sarfaraz and Saud Shakeel fought to salvage a draw on 65 and 27 respectively after New Zealand dominated the first session.
Sarfaraz Ahmed hit six boundaries and completed his fourth consecutive Test half-century and 22nd overall sweeping a four off spinner Ish Sodhi.
Resuming today’s innings with two down without any runs on the board, Pakistan lost Imam-ul-Haq (12), skipper Babar Azam (27), and Shan Masood (35) before reaching three figures.
Imam ul Haq lose his wicket while playing a rash drive off Sodhi as the ball spun in and crashed onto the stumps.
Babar Azam and Masood then put on 42 runs and were looking solid when Bracewell came into the act.
He first removed Azam with a sharp turning delivery that was edged to wicketkeeper Tom Latham, while Masood miscued a lofted shot and was caught brilliantly by Kane Williamson at mid-off.
Remember that NewZealand in its first winnings scored 449 runs and inresposne Pakistani cricket team all gone on 408 runs , while playing second innings New Zealand scored 277 runs for 5 and declared the innings by setting the target of 319 runs on board for Pakistan. In response Pakistani Team played fighting innings and Sarfraz Ahemd scored century for Pakistan that helps in drawing the Match.
It is to be intimated that, The best winning chase in a Test in Pakistan was 314 by the home team against Australia in Karachi in 1994.
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