Wednesday , February 26 2020

Fast paced Azhar lifts Pakistan smoothly in third Test

Azhar Ali played a brilliant hundred to rise Pakistan to 193-3 on the third day of the final Test match against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

Before this Azhar Ali made a three-figure marks in 2017 against the West Indies in Dominica in summers. He took 210 balls to make a century against West Indies.

Azhar Ali came to pitch when the three wickets had already gone and the net score did not go beyond 150, He resumed the stability at 139-3 and hit Trent Boult for a boundary in the first ball. He played smoothly and eventually rose to his eighties and hit spinner Ajaz Patel mainly.

He finally crossed his another hundred and boosted team’s confidence.

33-year-old medium pacer Colin de Grandhomme with the help of his ninth boundary made another Test century that counted to be his 15th Test century. In the first innings Pakistan lagged behind New Zealand from 81 scores with the opponent making 274 scores altogether.

Azhar is still not out and contributed more than hundred score to the team and his partner Asad Shafiq stands not out too.

At this point both Pakistan and New Zealand Score board has one pint each. New Zealand won the first test match followed by Pakistan taking over the second.

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