Tauranga: New Zealand defeated Pakistan by 101 runs in the first Test match and came first in the rankings.

According to the details, on the fifth day of the first Test match being played between Pakistan and New Zealand at Mount Monganoi, the Pakistani team was bowled out for 271 runs in reply to 373 runs.

Fawad Alam’s century and Mohammad Rizwan’s resistance did not help the team win. Fawad Alam scored 102 runs and captain Mohammad Rizwan played brilliant innings of 60 runs and established a memorable partnership of 165 runs.

Pakistani tailenders were helpless in front of the Kiwi bowlers, New Zealand took a one-nil lead in the series.

New Zealand defeated Pakistan in the first Test match and came first in the Test rankings.

It should be noted that in the second innings of the national team also the openers performed very poorly, openers Shaun Masood and Abid Ali returned to the pavilion at zero while Haris Sohail lost his courage for only 9 runs.

Fawad Alam and Mohammad Rizwan managed to keep the team at bay but as soon as both the players were out, Shaheen got into trouble again and the team was all out after reaching a total of 271 runs.

Earlier, on the fourth day of the first Test between Pakistan and New Zealand, New Zealand declared their second innings at 180 for five. On the fourth day of the match, New Zealand started their second innings and 111 between the openers. A run partnership was established but then the wickets started falling and New Zealand declared the innings at 180 for 5, with Naseem Shah taking 3 wickets for Pakistan.

Tom Blindell top-scored with 64 for the hosts, followed by Tom Latham (53), Ken Williamson (21), Henry Nichols (11), and Watling (5).

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