Pakistan hit the ax on its own foot, after Karachi test, India team got huge lead

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World Test Championship table: The first match of the two-leg Test series between Pakistan and New Zealand was played in Karachi. After 5 game days, no result could be found in this match and this match was a draw. Pakistan had scored 438 runs in the first innings, in response New Zealand declared the innings scoring 612 runs. In the second innings, the Pakistani team scored 311 runs for 8 wickets. Chasing 138 runs in the second innings, the New Zealand team scored 61 runs while losing a wicket in just 7.3 overs. But bad light forced the referees to end the game early. This match was not supposed to make any difference in the World Test Championship table anyway. But Pakistan has suffered a lot.

Pakistan suffered losses

Bad light saved Pakistan from defeat anyway. But now the chances of this team reaching the final of the World Test Championship are completely over. Pakistan’s only chance to stay in this tournament was to wipe out New Zealand. After this, if India and South Africa achieve an outright victory in their next series, this team will have a chance to play in the Test Championship final. But now Pakistan has also lost that one chance.

The Pakistani team is now at number 7 with a winning percentage of 38.46. On the other hand, speaking of Team India, with a winning percentage of 58.93, it freezes in second place. Other than this, South Africa ranks third with 53.33. At the same time, the Australian team is frozen in first place with a winning percentage of 78.57.

Karachi Test in draw

Talking about the match, Pakistan started playing ahead of 249 runs by 7 wickets after tea. By this time the team had a 75-run lead and with the brilliant bowling of Ish Sodhi (6 for 86) New Zealand had a chance to win. Left-handed batsman Saud Shakeel hit an unbeaten 55 and sewed up a brilliant partnership with the tailenders. He shared a 71-run partnership for the eighth wicket with Mohammad Wasim (43) and then shared an unbroken 44-run partnership for the ninth wicket with Mir Hamza (three not out). Babar Azam surprised everyone by declaring the tickets at this time. New Zealand declared their first innings at 612 for 9 wickets. The team got off to a good start trying to chase the target of 138 runs in 15 overs. Tom Latham was batting at 35 and Devon Conway at 18 when the game was stopped. Bad light saved Pakistan from suffering their fifth straight defeat at home.

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