Pakistan 224-4 at lunch in second Test against New Zealand
Karachi, Pakistan: Pakistan lost in-form opener Imam-ul-Haq before reaching 224-4 at lunch Wednesday on the third day of the second Test against New Zealand in Karachi.
The home team now trail the visitors’ first-innings total of 449 by 225 runs, and need to reach 250 to avoid the follow-on.
At the break, Saud Shakeel and Sarfaraz Ahmed were at the crease on 43 and 27 respectively, having so far added 42 for the fifth wicket.
Haq was snapped-up by wicketkeeper Tom Blundell off fast-bowler Tim Southee for 83 after Pakistan resumed on 154-3.
On 74 overnight, Haq rebuilt the innings after being involved in skipper Babar Azam’s run-out on Tuesday, but fell in the second hour of the session.
He edged a drive to Blundell, but was only given out before New Zealand challenged the turned-down appeal.
Haq hit ten boundaries and a six in his 244-minute knock.
The two-match series is tied after the first Test — also in Karachi — ended in a draw.