Undetterd Kane Williamson smashed a sensational double century to place New Zealand on high because the touring aspect declared their first innings on 612/9 on the stoke of Tea on Day four of the opening Take a look at towards Pakistan.
Undeterred Kane Williamson stood strong with an unbeaten 137 together with Ish Sodhi as New Zealand amassed the first-inning lead of 81 runs over Pakistan earlier than Lunch on the fourth day of the opening Take a look at, at Nationwide Financial institution Cricket Area on Thursday.
Beginning the day on 440/6, New Zealand gathered 79 runs within the first session to succeed in 519/6 on the interval with Williamson and Sodhi remaining unmoved.
Williamson, who introduced up a century yesterday, continued to frustrate Pakistan bowlers together with his strong defence as he added 32 runs to his in a single day rating of 105.
Sodhi, then again, constructed a strong defend too and denied Pakistan any breakthrough that they had been in search of, because the leg spinner scored an unbeaten 41 from 122 balls.
Whereas New Zealand want to stretch their lead additional earlier than they pave method for Pakistan’s second flip, the possibilities for a draw hover over the primary Take a look at with solely 5 classes to go.
Pakistan made 438 of their first innings, because of a blistering 161-run knock by skipper Babar Azam and a superb century by Salman Ali Agha.
In an equal response, New Zealand openers, Tom Latham and Devon Conway raised a strong opening stand of 182 runs earlier than the previous Kiwi captain led their batting cost.