December 27, 2020

Williamson lifts NZ after early Pakistan strike

MOUNT MAUNGANUI, New Zealand: An unbeaten 94 by a gritty Kane Williamson had New Zealand at 222 for three in the face of a concerted Pakistan attack at stumps on day one of the first Test here on Saturday.Henry Nicholls was the other not out batsman on 42 as New Zealand recovered from being 13 for two after Pakistan’s baby-faced destroyer Shaheen Afridi removed openers Tom Latham and Tom Blundell cheaply on a green, seaming wicket.In a 120-run stand, filled with determination and...