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Pakistan dominate Black Caps on day two

Otago Daily Times – The Black Caps’ hopes of a second straight test victory appeared to have been comprehensively batted away by Pakistan, but they may have left the door open for another comeback.

Summary

  • The Black Caps’ hopes of a second straight test victory appeared to have been comprehensively batted away by Pakistan, but they may have left the door open for another comeback.
  • Centuries to Haris Sohail and Babar Azam have put the hosts in control after two days of the second test in Dubai, with Pakistan declaring at 418-5, before the Black Caps reached stumps at 24-0.
  • While the curiously timed declaration gave the Black Caps a potential boost, there was still no doubt which side dominated the day.
  • However, with the pitch predicted to play into the hands of the team bowling last, the odds are against it, and the pressure is on for the Black Caps batsmen to deliver against an incoming spin barrage on day three.
  • After their bowlers created a slew of chances and applied endless pressure on day one, the Black Caps were much less threatening on day two.


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