2nd Test, Karachi, January 02 - 06, 2023, New Zealand tour of Pakistan
449 & 277/5d
(T:319) 408 & 304/9

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
78 & 118
Player Of The Series
335 runs
New Zealand 1st Innings
Pakistan 1st Innings
New Zealand 2nd Innings
Pakistan 2nd Innings
Match Flow
New Zealand 1st Innings 
Tom Latham lbw b Naseem Shah711001429071.00
Devon Conway c †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Agha Salman12219125816163.87
Kane Williamson c †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Naseem Shah36911245039.56
Henry Nicholls c †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Agha Salman2656733046.42
Daryl Mitchell  b Agha Salman314220021.42
Tom Blundell  b Abrar Ahmed511081596047.22
Michael Bracewell lbw b Abrar Ahmed025000.00
Ish Sodhi  b Naseem Shah1133522033.33
Tim Southee (c)st †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Abrar Ahmed1037691027.02
Matt Henry not out 68811018283.95
Ajaz Patel c Agha Salman b Abrar Ahmed3578924044.87
Extras(b 5, lb 5, nb 5, w 1)16
TOTAL131 Ov (RR: 3.42, 548 Mins)449
Fall of wickets: 1-134 (Tom Latham, 35.1 ov), 2-234 (Devon Conway, 62.2 ov), 3-240 (Kane Williamson, 63.5 ov), 4-255 (Daryl Mitchell, 68.5 ov), 5-278 (Henry Nicholls, 78.6 ov), 6-279 (Michael Bracewell, 79.3 ov), 7-309 (Ish Sodhi, 91.4 ov), 8-340 (Tom Blundell, 104.1 ov), 9-345 (Tim Southee, 106.1 ov), 10-449 (Ajaz Patel, 130.6 ov)
Mir Hamza2137203.42899002
Naseem Shah2477132.951108100
35.1 to TWM Latham, a confident question to the umpire, and given leg before. Latham is slammed on his front pad, as he ponders a review with his partner, before deciding to walk back. Naseem went wide of the crease - like he did in his last over too - and went on the fuller side of a length. The ball shaped back in at rapid pace, and struck Latham, who missed his attempted flick. The ball moved in from outside off to hit him on what seemed like middle and leg, even as the ball was heading down. 134/1
63.5 to KS Williamson, takes Williamson's outside edge this time, and Sarfaraz takes it on front of first slip! This is lovely bowling, and he has persisted with it for a long time now. Williamson hung his bat out again around fourth stump, and a little outside edge went to the keeper, who went low and tumbled in front of first slip to grab that. Naseem went on the fuller side of a length, and in the channel outside off, with the ball only slightly moving away after pitching despite being angled in. 240/3
91.4 to IS Sodhi, top of off! Ball holding its line after landing on an off-stump line. Sodhi tries to defend from middle and off. Ball goes just past the bat and knocks the top of off stump back. This stubborn partnership has broken. 309/7
Hasan Ali2347203.131089113
Abrar Ahmed37514944.0215120100
79.3 to MG Bracewell, Huge appeal and the umpire raises his finger! On a length on middle, turning in sharply and the ball beat Bracewell's defence to hit him plumb in front on his front pad. He considers a review, but walks off in the end. Abrar has his first wicket of the day as New Zealand's slide continues. 279/6
104.1 to TA Blundell, Gone, first ball after drinks! Length ball on middle and Blundell looks to back away and flick it but misses as it spins away and crashes into the stumps! Abrar has his second and Blundell's resistance comes to an end.. 340/8
106.1 to TG Southee, Southee skips out of the crease to have a hoick at this length ball outside off and it spins away sharply. Sarfaraz is quick to take the bails off and they go up in appeal. Had Southee got back in the crease? Nope! His foot was in the air just above the crease and New Zealand lose their ninth. 345/9
130.6 to AY Patel, the partnership is finally broken! 104 added for the last wicket pair. Full on leg. Googly turning in. Tries the sweep, but top-edged behind the keeper where the first slip fielder collects. New Zealand finish on 449. 449/10
Agha Salman2637532.881098000
62.2 to DP Conway, outside edge, and gone! Sarfaraz and Salman celebrate halfway into their appeal, and Aleem Dar raises his finger. Conway goes jabbing at this good length ball, which was pitched around off, dipping and turning away. He ended up playing away from his body, with the ball taking appreciable bounce off the pitch too. Salman strikes, with Abrar going for runs. Babar's change works, as Pakistan strike again. 234/2
68.5 to DJ Mitchell, bowled him, Salman strikes again! Pakistan coming back strongly in the final session today. This turns in just enough, as Salman gives the ball a bit of loop and bowls around sixth stump. Mitchell took a good stride forward, looking to clip it across the line. But the ball turned in after dipping, and pierced the gap between bat and pad to tickle off stump while Mitchell almost lost balance. Three quick wickets, and New Zealand have been pushed back. 255/4
78.6 to HM Nicholls, Dropped short and it turns away from Nicholls, who misses his cut. Mild appeals and Babar opts to review. And UltraEdge shows a spike as the ball went past the outside edge and Agha Salman has his third!. 278/5
Pakistan 1st Innings 
Abdullah Shafique c Patel b Henry1932344059.37
Imam-ul-Haq c †Blundell b Southee8316524510150.30
Shan Masood c Conway b Patel20111640181.81
Babar Azam (c)run out (Nicholls/Bracewell)2441513158.53
Saud Shakeel not out 12534149217036.65
Sarfaraz Ahmed st †Blundell b Mitchell7810918310071.55
Agha Salman c Bracewell b Patel41781207052.56
Hasan Ali c Conway b Patel45111080.00
Naseem Shah  b Sodhi48131050.00
Mir Hamza  b Sodhi012000.00
Abrar Ahmed lbw b Sodhi01020000.00
Extras(lb 7, nb 3)10
TOTAL133 Ov (RR: 3.06, 592 Mins)408
Fall of wickets: 1-27 (Abdullah Shafique, 7.5 ov), 2-56 (Shan Masood, 10.6 ov), 3-99 (Babar Azam, 24.2 ov), 4-182 (Imam-ul-Haq, 59.5 ov), 5-332 (Sarfaraz Ahmed, 99.3 ov), 6-385 (Agha Salman, 124.3 ov), 7-393 (Hasan Ali, 126.2 ov), 8-397 (Naseem Shah, 128.4 ov), 9-397 (Mir Hamza, 128.5 ov), 10-408 (Abrar Ahmed, 132.6 ov)
Tim Southee2576212.4812110000
59.5 to Imam-ul-Haq, confident appeal for caught behind, but not given. Blundell and co behind the wicket look very convinced, and Southee reviews. Imam, all this while, was almost having a tensed look. Wow, the ball just tickles the toe-end of the bat while going into Blundell's gloves. No wonder that probably only the keeper and the slips heard it. Imam had resisted fishing at a short and wide ball just last delivery, but can't let go this time. Southee went wide of the crease, and pitched it on a good length and wide of off. No foot movement from Imam, as he went flashing away from his body, and paid the price. Another chance of a century gone for Imam. 182/4
Matt Henry2895812.071345001
7.5 to Abdullah Shafique, oh dear, Abdullah Shafique. Was out stumped trying to be aggressive in the first Test's first innings. Now out trying to pull a 141kph bowler and hitting it to the only outfielder on the leg side. Went for the pull, couldn't keep it down, and Shafique is down after a brisk 19. Henry-Ajaz combine, familiar sight today.. 27/1
Ajaz Patel1728835.177016100
10.6 to Shan Masood, straight to point! Short-ish, wide, Shan steps back to cut it over point, but doesn't have the elevation! Reverse-cup catch by Conway from near his head. Ajaz brings out a full-throated celebration, and that's two down for Pakistan.. 56/2
124.3 to Agha Salman, is that out? Caught at slip! Bracewell. Full on off, and he gets forward to seep. But the ball takes a bit of the bat's edge, pops up and hits his shoulder, and then ricochets across. Bracewell is alert and dives to his right, puts a hand out, slows the ball down and then takes a catch on the rebound while on the floor. 385/6
126.2 to Hasan Ali, Conway with terrific technique in the deep - Hasan out with the light fading. Slogs across the line, and Conway takes the catch while going back, but sees the boundary line so pops the ball up. Takes it on the followthrough. TV umpire checking if his heel touched the boundary line - no touch!. 393/7
Michael Bracewell2638703.3411412100
Ish Sodhi2739533.5110812002
128.4 to Naseem Shah, stumps rattled! Naseem was looking to play his shots, and this time he's done in by the googly. Sodhi ensured he bowled a stump to stump line. Naseem tried to hammer it over long on. You miss, I hit.. 397/8
128.5 to Mir Hamza, legbreak gets the next tailender! Dream ball for a legspinner. Full just outside off. Rare delivery from over the stumps to a left-hand batter. Hamza took a stretch to defend, but left a gap between bat and pad. First-ball duck with the stumps pegged back. 397/9
132.6 to Abrar Ahmed, struck in front right away, and that half-appeal-half-celebration gets the approval of umpire Dar. But Abrar reviews, and why not? Tossed up, and dipping on middle and off on a fullish length after almost straightening after on pitching. He missed his push after getting deep in the crease, and was beaten. No inside edge, and he replays show it would have clipped off stump. 408/10
Daryl Mitchell1061111.10562000
99.3 to Sarfaraz Ahmed, full ball on leg. Goes the leg side, Blundell whips the bails off after getting down low. Will that great keeping effort effect in a stumping down the leg side? Since the umpire has gone up, we'll check for the tickle down the leg side too before checking the stumping. Nothing off the bat, and Sarfaraz has brought his back leg down too but his heel is not on the floor That means the umpire has a tough call to make - and decide whether any part of Sarfaraz's shoe was inside the crease. And the TV umpire decides that Sarfaraz had nothing grounded behind the crease. Sarfaraz out for 78 - out for his third fifty-plus score in this series.. 332/5
New Zealand 2nd Innings 
Tom Latham c Abrar Ahmed b Naseem Shah6210314711060.19
Devon Conway  b Mir Hamza017000.00
Kane Williamson lbw b Abrar Ahmed411071486038.31
Henry Nicholls c Babar Azam b Hasan Ali521421023.80
Tom Blundell c Imam-ul-Haq b Agha Salman741351827154.81
Michael Bracewell not out 7411915911062.18
Daryl Mitchell not out 68120075.00
Extras(b 4, lb 8, nb 2, w 1)15
TOTAL82 Ov (RR: 3.37, 349 Mins)277/5d
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Devon Conway, 1.1 ov), 2-114 (Tom Latham, 34.3 ov), 3-114 (Kane Williamson, 35.3 ov), 4-128 (Henry Nicholls, 42.4 ov), 5-255 (Tom Blundell, 79.1 ov)
Naseem Shah1334313.30618011
34.3 to TWM Latham, Abrar makes amends, taking a diving catch at short-ish midwicket! Good length ball on his pads and he flicks off the back foot. But this is again in the air somewhat, and Abrar dives to his left to take one that sticks! Oh that's glorious and Naseem takes his first. Latham out now, technically for the second time in seven deliveries. For 62. 114/2
Mir Hamza1123813.45495001
1.1 to DP Conway, woah, cleans him up first ball! Conway falls for a golden duck, as Pakistan get off the mark. Hamza went full on middle and off, and angled it into the left-hander. There was barely a hint of movement back in after it pitched, as it just seemed to flick the side of Conway's front pad before ricocheting into middle and off stump. Hamza with his first Test wicket in four years. 5/1
Abrar Ahmed33610313.1214313100
35.3 to KS Williamson, LBW appeal and given out! And another review! Tossed up full on middle or thereabouts. Williamson doesn't connect with the sweep, and it his hit him low in front of middle and leg. This is going to come down to the it doing too much? And it is "umpire's call" on the stumps! Flicking the outside of leg stump, and the on-field decision stays. Williamson out for 41. Just what Pakistan would've wanted - set batters are both gone, and we have two new men in the middle.. 114/3
Hasan Ali1113913.54527000
42.4 to HM Nicholls, ah, that came out of nowhere. Nicholls tried to swat that away, and the ball ballooned to mid-off. Rather, he was trying to pull that, but there wasn't the ideal bounce and length for it. Hasan banged it on the shorter side of a length in the channel outside off, as Nicholls pulled, but the ball took off from the top half of the bat to Babar. Nicholls was early into his shot there, or it's possible that the ball came on slower than he expected. 128/4
Agha Salman1434213.00603000
79.1 to TA Blundell, taken by long-on positioned midway towards the rope! Blundell swings his bat at this flighted ball, which is full and dipping on to middle. He clears his front leg, and whacks that to Imam. Who knows New Zealand would have declared had this gone for six? Anyway, Blundell hobbles his way back for 74. 255/5
Pakistan 2nd Innings (T: 319 runs)
Abdullah Shafique  b Southee022000.00
Imam-ul-Haq  b Sodhi1226552046.15
Mir Hamza  b Sodhi0912000.00
Shan Masood c Williamson b Bracewell35661025053.03
Babar Azam (c)c †Latham b Bracewell2741515065.85
Sarfaraz Ahmed c Williamson b Bracewell1181762899167.04
Saud Shakeel c Mitchell b Bracewell321461774021.91
Agha Salman  b Henry3040704075.00
Hasan Ali lbw b Southee510181050.00
Naseem Shah not out 15112521136.36
Abrar Ahmed not out 713131053.84
Extras(b 16, lb 5, w 2)23
TOTAL90 Ov (RR: 3.37, 408 Mins)304/9
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Abdullah Shafique, 0.2 ov), 2-0 (Mir Hamza, 2.5 ov), 3-35 (Imam-ul-Haq, 12.1 ov), 4-77 (Babar Azam, 22.4 ov), 5-80 (Shan Masood, 24.3 ov), 6-203 (Saud Shakeel, 67.5 ov), 7-273 (Agha Salman, 81.4 ov), 8-282 (Hasan Ali, 84.4 ov), 9-287 (Sarfaraz Ahmed, 86.3 ov)
Tim Southee2074322.15965000
0.2 to Abdullah Shafique, bowled him, New Zealand have one this evening! Southee strikes second ball, as Pakistan are dented very early in their quest for victory. Signs of the pitch playing its tricks there, as the new, hard ball shoots low and hits the off stump. It was a good length ball, pitching just outside off. Shafique was expecting some bounce, and he tried to push, but the ball angled in between bat and pad while staying low. 0/1
84.4 to Hasan Ali, massive LBW appeal and the new ball brings a wicket. Overpitched on middle, and Hasan can't get bat on ball. Hits him in front, given out. Hasan reviews and this is crashing into the stumps at first look. No inside edge and that's three reds! Pakistan eight down.. 282/8
Matt Henry2136913.28899000
81.4 to Agha Salman, stumps rattled - Salman going T20 across the line. Wicket No. 7, Salman tries to go for a big shot, but the length wasn't right. Ball nips in, through bat and body.. 273/7
Ish Sodhi1825923.27757000
2.5 to Mir Hamza, cleans him up for the second time in this Test! Pakistan lose two wickets without scoring a single run. A typical legspinner's dismissal - and very similar to the first innings, albeit this was from around the wicket - as Sodhi did everything right there. He tossed the ball up wide of off, and it dipped while drifting into the left-hander. Hamza went to defend, but the ball zipped and turned in between bat and pad to strike middle and leg. Great amount of turn there. 0/2
12.1 to Imam-ul-Haq, ah, and he skips down to be bowled! He was beaten by one turning in out of the rough just last over, but he doesn't improvise. And that skip-down-the-pitch dismissal comes back to haunt Pakistan again. Sodhi went full and wide-ish of off, angling it into the left-hander. Imam charged down early, looking to drive that towards possibly cover, but was beaten by the dip and turn that came into play. The ball sneaked in between bat and pad, and the off stump was shaken. 35/3
Michael Bracewell2027543.75847200
22.4 to Babar Azam, wow, he is caught down the leg side! And he knows he is out, since he starts walking immediately. A bonus wicket for New Zealand, really. An inside edge, as he closed the face of the face to clip this good length ball dipping around off, and turning in after pitching. He went deep in the crease, and ended up tickling it behind to Latham, who did well to move to his left on being almost blinded by Babar, who was slightly across off too. 77/4
24.3 to Shan Masood, Michael Golden Arm Bracewell! One brings two, and Masood continues to get out after coming down the wicket. Bracewell bowled a length ball outside off, Masood came down to loft it over mid off, but he is forced to reach out at it. Toe-ended, minimal power, ball loops up for Williamson at mid off to take a stylish catch. 80/5
67.5 to Saud Shakeel, gone, guided to slip! Shakeel looking to up the tempo, but he falls, and stands in disbelief. Will this open the game up? New Zealand break the 123-run stand, as Mitchell takes a rather reflex-action catch. Bracewell bowled short and outside off, with a bit of turn away from the left-hander. Shakeel went to flash at that with the turn and bounce, but ended up getting a top edge to Mitchell's left. The latter reacted a second late it seemed, but still managed to pluck it out with agility after the ball popped out of both of his hands before landing in his right one. 203/6
86.3 to Sarfaraz Ahmed, leg slip claims a catch! Full ball on middle and off, but rapidly turning into his pads. Sarfaraz tried to flick, but it hit his glove, and the catch is probably clean as well! NZ one wicket away from victory with No. 11 on strike for three more deliveries.. 287/9
Ajaz Patel713204.57244020
Daryl Mitchell42501.25221000
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Mon, 02 Jan - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 309/6 (Tom Blundell 30*, Ish Sodhi 11*, 90 ov)
Tue, 03 Jan - day 2 - Pakistan 1st innings 154/3 (Imam-ul-Haq 74*, Saud Shakeel 13*, 47 ov)
Wed, 04 Jan - day 3 - Pakistan 1st innings 407/9 (Saud Shakeel 124*, Abrar Ahmed 0*, 132 ov)
Thu, 05 Jan - day 4 - Pakistan 2nd innings 0/2 (Imam-ul-Haq 0*, 2.5 ov)
Fri, 06 Jan - day 5 - Pakistan 2nd innings 304/9 (90 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Pakistan: 50 runs in 15.3 overs (93 balls), Extras 4
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 64/3 in 20.0 overs (Shan Masood 24, Babar Azam 22)
  • Pakistan: 100 runs in 31.2 overs (188 balls), Extras 6
  • Lunch: Pakistan - 125/5 in 38.0 overs (Sarfaraz Ahmed 29, Saud Shakeel 16)
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 85 balls (Sarfaraz Ahmed 35, Saud Shakeel 16, Ex 0)
  • Pakistan: 150 runs in 47.3 overs (285 balls), Extras 9
  • Sarfaraz Ahmed: 50 off 62 balls (5 x 4)
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 160/5 in 51.0 overs (Sarfaraz Ahmed 53, Saud Shakeel 24)
  • 6th Wicket: 100 runs in 217 balls (Sarfaraz Ahmed 66, Saud Shakeel 27, Ex 7)
  • Tea: Pakistan - 179/5 in 62.0 overs (Sarfaraz Ahmed 65, Saud Shakeel 27)
  • 6th Wicket: 100 runs in 226 balls (Sarfaraz Ahmed 66, Saud Shakeel 27, Ex 7)
  • Pakistan: 200 runs in 67.4 overs (406 balls), Extras 14
  • Sarfaraz Ahmed: 100 off 135 balls (9 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 249/6 in 78.0 overs (Sarfaraz Ahmed 109, Agha Salman 16)
  • Pakistan: 250 runs in 78.0 overs (468 balls), Extras 19
  • Over 78.0: Review by New Zealand (Bowling), Umpire - AG Wharf, Batter - Agha Salman (Struck down)
  • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 65 balls (Sarfaraz Ahmed 27, Agha Salman 21, Ex 5)
  • New ball taken at 84.1 overs
  • Over 84.4: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - AG Wharf, Batter - Hasan Ali (Struck down)
  • Over 85.6: Review by New Zealand (Bowling), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batter - Sarfaraz Ahmed (Struck down)
  • Pakistan: 300 runs in 88.5 overs (533 balls), Extras 23
  • Over 89.5: Review by New Zealand (Bowling), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batter - Abrar Ahmed (Struck down)
National Stadium, Karachi
TossNew Zealand, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Sarfaraz Ahmed
Player Of The Series
Sarfaraz Ahmed
Series result2-match series drawn 0-0
Match numberTest no. 2487
Hours of play (local time)10.00 start, Lunch 12.30-13.30, Tea 15.15-15.35, Close 17.20
Match days2,3,4,5,6 January 2023 - day (5-day match)
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Match Referee
PointsNew Zealand 4, Pakistan 4
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