Twitter Reactions: New Zealand closes in on an important win

Colin de Grandhomme of New Zealand
Colin de Grandhomme of New Zealand. (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images)

In spite of the fact that New Zealand is closing in on a much-needed win, it seems quite clear that the seamers from both sides will have the final say in the Test match. In that capacity, the day well and truly belonged to the pacers. All 10 New Zealand wickets were claimed by the Pakistan pacers and the seven Pakistani wickets that fell were claimed by the Kiwi pace battery.

The day began with a bevy of the host wickets falling in a hurry. However, in spite of this, there were a few pockets of resistance in the form of Neil Wagner and Trent Boult. The former was one of the important parts of the New Zealand lineup when he impressed with some hard-hitting.

The Pakistan innings was salvaged after it got off of to a terrible start when the Kiwis wrecked the batting lineup. It was in fact, the impressive Babar Azam and Azhar Ali who made amends with some clinical batting, something that was certainly not expected.

In spite of losing wickets at regular intervals, the Pakistanis managed some impressive performances with the bat as Sohail Khan smashed the ball to different parts of Christchurch towards the end of the day’s play. Here are some of the best tweets following the close of play on Day 3.

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https://twitter.com/Cricketracker/status/799852086686945280

https://twitter.com/omairraslam/status/799850022300950528

https://twitter.com/taimoorz1/status/799840856031318017

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