New Zealand thrash Pakistan by an innings and 176 runs to whitewash series

Sudev Haldar
3 years ago

Kyle Jamieson’s six-wicket haul gave New Zealand a much-deserved victory on day four of the second Test by an innings and 176 runs on Wednesday at the Hagley Oval, Christchurch.

New Zealand who declared their first innings after gaining a lead of 362 runs. Made light work of Pakistan batsmen in the second innings and the hosts just took 81.4 overs to bundle out the visitors to gain a comprehensive win.

Resuming day three at 8/1, Pakistan lost the wicket of nightwatchman Mohammad Abbas (3) in just the fourth over of the day as the right-handed batter was sent back to the pavilion by Trent Boult.

Before the lunch break, the Kiwis managed to get another breakthrough. As Jamieson scalped the wicket of Abid Ali (26) and as a result, the visitors went into the interval at 69/3.

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Pakistan lost the wickets of Haris Sohail (15) and Azhar Ali (37) in quick succession. As Jamieson had both batsmen caught at the hands of wicketkeeper BJ Watling and the visitors were left staring down the barrel at 88/5.

In the 52nd over of the innings, Jamieson recorded his five-wicket haul as he clean-bowled Pakistan skipper Mohammad Rizwan (10).

Faheem Ashraf played a knock of 28 runs, but he was sent back to the pavilion by Jamieson in the 72nd over and after this dismissal. The Kiwis quickly wrapped up the tail and the side recorded a well-deserved victory.

Source: InsideSport

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