New Zealand defeated Pakistan by 101 runs on Wednesday on the last day of the first Test match played at the Bay-Oval ground here. With this, he took a 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series.
On the fifth and last day, Pakistan started the day with three wickets for 71 runs. He needed 302 runs to win, while he had seven wickets left. The strong bowling attack of the Kiwi team did not let Pakistan last long and won by stacking 271 runs. New Zealand dismissed Azhar Ali (38) in the second over of the day. His wicket was taken by Trent Boult. It was felt that the match would be over in the first session but Fawad Alam scored 102 runs off 269 balls and shared a 165-run partnership with Mohammad Rizwan for the fifth wicket.
Rizwan, captaining the team in this match in place of Babar Azam, scored 60 runs off 191 balls. He also saved the team from follow on by scoring 71 runs in the first innings. Both these batsmen played 62.3 overs out of the 90 overs of the day. Kyle Jameson brought Rizwan LBW to a fifth success for the Kiwi team.
Rizwan’s wicket fell at a total score of 240. Two runs later, Alam was caught by Neil Wegner. After this the wicket kept falling. The last four wickets returned to the pavilion after scoring 20 runs in 15 overs. Pakistan’s last pair of Nasim Shah and Shaheen Shah Afridi batted 7.5 overs. Nasim was dismissed by left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner to end Pakistan’s innings. All five New Zealand bowlers took two wickets each.