Yasir Shah vs Neil Wagner first up. Latham goes to sweep but misses. Aids the wicket for giving him spin and bounce, which he lacked in the previous games. Mixed emotions for Yasir: 29 — Number of wickets Yasir Shah bagged in this Test series; the most by any player in three-match Test series loss. There is not too much of an appeal here as the ball was doing too much. Nicholls lets it go through.
Full and outside off, Nicholls looks to defend but the ball spins away, takes the outside edge and goes to Sarfraz who reacts late. Earlier, New Zealand were again derailed in the middle overs. This means Mark Chapman, Lockie Ferguson and Seth Rance will probably have to watch the proceedings from the sidelines once again. His teammates are on their feat to applaud the knock. There is a bit of a yes-yes and a no-no but eventually they go for the single. The deficit is now 109.
Oh short leg, save yourself. It has not been given and they take the review. But the ball jags back in a long way, goes past the bat and hits the off stump! Smiles on being told that the ball to dismiss him in the first innings was Yasir's best but says that Shah bowled a lot of good deliveries and the Kiwis will have to face him again in the next match. Luckily for him, does not carry to deep fine leg. Perhaps, missing the the century will not be that bad a feeling for him as not taking New Zealand past the innings defeat mark.
Need something to spark them up. Not sure why, maybe there was an inside edge. The keeper behind misses too. Pitched outside off, Bradley lunges to defend but the ball spins away past the outside edge. Hasan appeals and umpire Reiffel raises his finger! Anderson hoisted Hasan Ali for two boundaries and a six in the 17th over to help New Zealand add 52 in the last five overs. Sarfraz might want some change of pace for reverse swing. On a length around off, coming in a long way, Taylor misses his flick and is hit on the pads.
The deficit is now 149. The slower ball and it is full on off, CdG strokes it through covers and a boundary. Or will the Kiwis display another terrific effort to keep the series in their grasp? He seems to be okay though. Full and outside off, Watling gets down and across and paddles it past backward square leg for a boundary. Quicker zippy ball that turns enough to miss the outside edge. He appeals, the umpire takes it upstairs.
But a middle-order batting failure screwed their chances of gaining an early lead in the series. A session of greatness for a Pakistani special. Gets up gingerly but is continuing. As a team, Pakistan will focus on their batting effort. The umpires now feel the light is not good enough for play to continue so they have asked the players to walk off.
Better batting from New Zealand in that last hour. Runs are not a thought right now - survival of the highest order is the priority. Latham need not play at those. The Kiwis started this session 4 down and have ended it 7 down. Will serve them a world of good going into the third Test. As a team, Pakistan will focus on their batting effort. There is a spike on the Snickometer and Williamson has to go! Haris Sohail to bowl that.
On the other hand, the Kiwis would like to add as many runs as possible. Looked close but the umpire said no. From 50-1 it became 61-2 when Yasir had Latham caught at short-leg by Imam-ul-Haq off the first ball of his ninth over. The ball does not carry to the keeper. Final Verdict: Back Pakistan to beat New Zealand in the second T20I at 1. Very rare that he goes about, without picking up a wicket.