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Pakistan scores 377/8 on 2nd day of the First Test Match against NZ

Karachi: On the second day of the first Test against New Zealand, Pakistan rather scored slowly to reach 377-8 at lunch on Tuesday after skipper Babar Azam knocked out without adding to his overnight score of 161.

Pakistan side lost Azam to the fast bowler Tim Southee in the first over of the day on resuming on 317-5. He struck 16 boundaries and a six in his 365-minute knock.

Agha Salman was unbeaten on 54 at the break. It is is fourth half-century in six Test. While Mir Hamza was yet to score.

Pakistan also lost Nauman Ali (seven) and Mohammad Wasim (two) in the first session. They scored just 60 runs.

Once Azam was gone, Salman gripped the innings. He added 54 runs for the seventh wicket before New Zealand took two in the space of three runs.

Pacer Neil Wagner had Nauman caught off a short-pitched delivery before Wasim was caught behind off spinner Ish Sodhi.

Southee (2-58), Michael Bracewell (2-72) and Ajaz Patel (2-111) were the main wicket-takers for New Zealand.

New Zealand are on their first Test tour of Pakistan since 2002.

Zahra Sikandar
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