New Zealand’s Kane Williamson, one of the world’s greatest batsman, finally scored a century in Test cricket after 23 months. He scored a double century in the first match of the two-Test series against Pakistan.

Williamson scored an unbeaten 200 in the first innings of the match being played in Karachi. Thanks to his double century, New Zealand tightened its grip on Pakistan.

Pakistan had scored 438 runs in the first innings. In response, New Zealand scored 612 runs for nine wickets in their first innings. He declared the innings after Williamson’s double century. Pakistan had scored 77 runs for two wickets at the end of the fourth day’s play.

Imam-ul-Haq is unbeaten on 45 and Numan Ali on four. Abdullah Shafiq 17 and Shan Masood were dismissed after scoring 10 runs. Pakistan’s team is still 97 runs behind in the second innings.

Williamson had also scored his last century against Pakistan –

Talking about Williamson, he had scored a century for the first time since January 2021. Then he played an inning of 238 runs against Pakistan in Christchurch. He has scored the fifth double century in his career.

He has become the highest double century player for New Zealand. Williamson left behind former captain Brendon McCullum in this matter.

Ish Sodhi scored half-century –

Apart from Williamson, Tom Latham scored 113, Devon Conway scored 92 and Ish Sodhi scored 65 in the first innings for New Zealand. Darrell Mitchell and Tom Blundell were dismissed after crossing the 40-run mark. Mitchell scored 42 and wicketkeeper Blundell scored 47 runs. Henry Nicholls was dismissed for 22 and Mitchell Bracewell for five runs.

Tim Southee and Neil Wagner could not open the account. Abrar Ahmed took five wickets for 205 runs for Pakistan. Numan Ali looted 185 runs. He got three successes. Mohammad Wasim Junior took one wicket for 105 runs.

By Ritik Sharma

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