In the first innings of the test match between Pakistan and New Zealand, which took place on Tuesday in Karachi, Pakistan was bowled out for 438.
After Pakistan started their innings on 317-5, the middle-order hitter Agha Salman achieved his first century before becoming the last man out with 103 runs. Babar Azam, the team’s captain, was out in the first over of the new day, preventing him from adding to his total of 161 from the previous day.
Tim Southee, a fast bowler for New Zealand, grabbed three wickets for 69 runs and reached 350 for his career in his 89th test match.
New Zealand got off to a good start as fast bowler Tim Southee got Azam to edge the fourth ball of the day to wicketkeeper Tom Blundell. This gave New Zealand the opportunity to get their first run. During his 365-minute innings, Azam hit 16 fours and one six. He batted for a total of 365 minutes.
Agha Salman’s innings of 103, which anchored Pakistan’s innings following the dismissal of their captain Babar, was the pinnacle of Pakistan’s batting. During his 155-ball innings, Salman reached the boundary 17 times.
During the first session, Pakistan was only able to create 60 runs, as Nauman Ali and Mohammad Wasim both departed with scores of seven and two, respectively. Before New Zealand claimed two wickets in the span of three runs, Salman had contributed 54 runs to the batting total for the seventh wicket.
First, pacer Neil Wagner had Nauman caught off of a short-pitched delivery, and then spinner Ish Sodhi had Wasim caught behind.
After that, Salman went on a rampage, dispatching Sodhi for two consecutive boundaries to finish the game with three figures. His previous best score was 62, which he achieved against Sri Lanka in July at Galle.
Southee, who finished the match with a total of 3-69, brought the innings to a close by catching Salman leg before, bringing his total to 350 wickets in his 89th Test.
The previous two New Zealand bowlers to take 350 or more wickets in Tests are Richard Hadlee (431 in 86 Tests) and Daniel Vettori (362 in 113). He is the third New Zealand bowler to do so.