Left-hander Saud Shakeel hit a maiden century on Wednesday earlier than New Zealand hit again to maintain Pakistan to 407-9 on the shut of the third day of the second Take a look at in Karachi.
Shakeel was unbeaten on 124 and Abrar Ahmed but to attain after New Zealand took 4 wickets within the closing session for 70 runs, leaving the hosts 42 runs shy of the vacationers’ first innings whole of 449.
Shakeel has saved his finish intact for 488 minutes — batting all day on Wednesday, and including 83 for the fourth wicket with Imamul Haq (83) and 150 for the fifth with Sarfaraz Ahmed (78).
However New Zealand spinner Ajaz Patel dismissed Agha Salman (41) and Hasan Ali (4) as Pakistan slumped from 385-5 to 397-9, dropping 4 wickets for simply 12 runs off 27 balls.
Leg-spinner Ish Sodhi took two wickets in as many balls, dismissing Naseem Shah for 4 and and Mir Hamza with out scoring earlier than last-man Ahmed noticed out the day.
Shakeel, who has hit 17 boundaries, was fortunate to get a life off pacer Tim Southee when Tom Latham grassed a easy catch at brief cowl when the batter was on 102.
With wickets falling on the different finish, Shakeel went right into a shell, scoring simply 23 runs within the closing session.
He accomplished his century earlier than tea when he swept spinner Michael Bracewell for a boundary after which took a pointy single to succeed in three figures in 319 minutes of stoic batting.
Sarfaraz was stumped on 78 within the penultimate over earlier than the break, having scored his third consecutive half-century of the sequence.
Earlier, Haq was snapped-up by wicketkeeper Tom Blundell off fast-bowler Southee after Pakistan resumed on 154-3.
On 74 in a single day, Haq rebuilt the innings after being concerned in skipper Babar Azam’s run-out on Tuesday, however fell within the second hour of the session.
He edged a drive to Blundell, however was solely given out after New Zealand challenged the turned-down attraction. Haq hit 10 boundaries and a six in his 244-minute knock.
The 2-match sequence is tied after the primary Take a look at — additionally in Karachi — resulted in a draw.