Twitter Reactions: New Zealand pull off a close win to take the series 2-0

Twitter Reactions: New Zealand pull off a close win to take the series 2-0

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It was the last day of the last Test of the series and the New Zealand bowlers had three sessions to bowl out Pakistan to ensure a victory. The Pakistani openers lasted the three-over test last evening and were resilient this morning as well. With the way Sami Aslam and Azhar Ali started off, it kicked all the hopes of saving the match alive but Pakistan being Pakistan crashed from 158/1 to 230 all out in no time and conceded the game and the series 2-0.

While both the openers were at the crease it appeared that the New Zealand bowlers weren’t going to get through their defense and breach their determination but like he has done so often in the recent past Mitchell Santner was the bailer and drew first blood with the wicket of Azhar Ali as he clean bowled the Pak opener. He didn’t let Babar Azam settle in and had another bowled dismissal claiming both the wickets they had on the morning.

It was then that the experience of Tim Southee brought them the wicket of Aslam who fell just nine short of a well deserved ton. Pakistan looked worried now, and we all know why, it’s their biggest problem of sliding off the road just when the drive looks smooth. Sarfaraz Ahmed was run out, Southee had Younis leg-before and then there was a string of wickets.

They still had hopes as the clock was ticking and the ask was just to see through a few overs but the New Zealand bowlers made every ball count and made life difficult for survival. Neil Wagner also got into the act and plucked three quick wickets and all of them for ducks to wrap the game up. With that the Black Caps beat Pakistan 2-0 in a Test series for the first time in 31 years.

Here is how Twitter reacted to Pakistan’s disastrous batting in the last session: