Tauranga: In the first Test, the national team got into trouble again after Fawad Alam’s dismissal. Pakistan lost seven wickets in pursuit of the 373-run target. Yasir Shah also returned to the pavilion without scoring a run.

According to the details, on the fifth day of the first Test match being played between Pakistan and New Zealand at Mount Monganoi, Pakistan scored 251 runs in reply to 373 runs while four of its players have returned to the pavilion. Performed, openers Shaun Masood and Abid Ali returned to the pavilion at zero while Haris Sohail lost courage for just 9 runs.

In the fifth day’s play, captain Mohammad Rizwan batted responsibly and was dismissed for 60 runs while Fawad Alam returned to the pavilion for 102 runs.

Batting responsibly, Fawad Alam and Mohammad Rizwan put up a brilliant partnership of 165 runs, raising the team’s morale.

Pakistan needs 122 more runs to win the first Test with three wickets left.

In the second innings for New Zealand, Tim Southee and Trent Bolt took two wickets each.

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).

Yesterday, New Zealand scored 431 runs in the first innings in response to which the Pakistani team was bowled out for 239 runs. In the first innings, Pakistan’s opening batting line also failed miserably but the middle order improved the overall score, and Pakistan’s follow-on against New Zealand was saved.

For Pakistan, Faheem Ashraf played career-best 91-run innings and was caught out, while captain Mohammad Rizwan also stood out with 71 runs.

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