Watch Pak v NZ 1st test day 2 full highlights today from Hagley Oval, Christchurch (New Zealand) Friday 18th November 2016. Pakistan’s two test matches series will begin from today against New Zealand. New Zealand test cricket team is much stronger at home ground but another side Pakistan test cricket team is in its peak of form.
Jeet Ashok Raval is a new youngster from the New Zealand team who will play on his debut as an opener (Left-hand bat and Legbreak). He scored 256 runs in an innings in the first-class match, 115 in list A and 56 in t20. Pakistan will play a test match very first time in this ground this can be difficult for Pakistan for the first day or two but wickets are good.
Toss: New Zealand won the toss and elected to field.
Sami Aslam, Azhar Ali, Asad Shafiq, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq*, Babar Azam, Sarfraz Ahmed†, Rahat Ali, Mohammad Amir, Yasir Shah, Sohail Khan.
New Zealand team
JA Raval, TWM Latham, KS Williamson*, LRPL Taylor, HM Nicholls, C de Grandhomme, BJ Watling†, TG Southee, TD Astle, N Wagner, TA Boult.
Australia is the highest runs scorer with 505 runs in two innings, New Zealand got the second number with 441 runs but in one inning. Trent Boult is the most wicket-taker at this venue with 10 wickets in two matches, Neil Wagner also took ten wickets, Tim Southee took seven. KS Williamson scored 189 runs in four innings with highest 97 and BJ Watling scored 130 in three innings.
Both teams last series stats
Azhar Ali scored 474 runs in three matches against WI in the last series in UAE with the highest 302 runs not out, Sami Aslam scored 281 with the highest 90 and Younis Khan scored 207 in two matches. Yasir Shah took 21 wickets in three matches, Wahab Riaz took ten wickets, Mohammad Amir took six in two matches.
TA Boult was the most wicket taker from New Zealand v Ind with ten wickets in three matches, MJ Santner took also ten and MJ Henry took six but in two matches. L Ronchi scored 200 runs in six innings, TWM Latham scored 194 and MJ Guptill scored 159 runs.
Match Timings: (21:30 GMT -1d | 02:30 PKT)
The Hagley Oval surface has generally been spicy on the first three mornings, before flattening out towards the end of the day, and the Test. Rain is forecast for Thursday and Friday, but it is expected to clear by the weekend. Pakistan is also faced with decisions on their attack. As the pitch appears seam friendly, Sohail Khan may feature alongside Amir, Wahab, and Yasir. Babar Azam may make it into the side on the strength of his half-century on debut against West Indies, failing which Mohammad Rizwan could be in store for a debut.
Kane Williamson confirmed opener Raval will debut on Thursday, while Astle also looks set for his second Test. New Zealand has three spots for four fast bowlers, and, of those, Matt Henry looks likeliest to miss out. Allrounder James Neesham may also play ahead of Colin de Grandhomme.
New Zealand: LLLLD (last five completed matches, most recent first)
Pakistan Tour Of New Zealand 1st Test Highlights
Test no. 2234 | 2016/17 season
Played at Hagley Oval, Christchurch
17,18,19,20,21 November 2016 (5-day match)
Umpires – IJ Gould and S Ravi
TV umpire – SD Fry
Match referee – RB Richardson