Pakistan batsman Imam-ul-Haq missed out on a century in the second innings of the first Test against New Zealand on Friday.
The left-handed batsman stitched a crucial 85-run partnership with Sarfaraz Ahmed to get the team out of a bad situation. Haq continued to bat well after the dismissal of Sarfaraz Ahmed, but missed his century by four runs. He got out stumping.
Imam-ul-Haq looked extremely disappointed at his dismissal and while returning to the pavilion, angrily hit the chair with his bat. While returning to the pavilion, Imam-ul-Haq once again expressed his disappointment when he left the bat on the ground.
Pakistan lost their seventh wicket in the form of Imam-ul-Haq. After Imam’s dismissal, Mohammad Wasim took charge and played a crucial inning of 43 runs in 57 balls.
Pakistan increased the excitement of the match and declared their second innings on the score of 311/8. In this way, Pakistan gave New Zealand a target of 138 runs to win. The Kiwi team had scored 61 runs losing one wicket in 7.3 overs. Then the umpire declared the match a draw due to bad light.
In this way the first test between Pakistan and New Zealand ended in a draw. The second and final Test of the series between the two countries will be played in Karachi from January 2.