Pak vs NZ: Conway century lifts New Zealand to 309-6 on Day 1

Devon Conway stitched two hundred-run partnerships put New Zealand in command before Pakistan pulled back with five wickets in the final session.

Published : Jan 02, 2023 18:49 IST

Devon Conway celebrates after scoring a century (100 runs) during the first day of the second cricket Test match between Pakistan and New Zealand.
Devon Conway celebrates after scoring a century (100 runs) during the first day of the second cricket Test match between Pakistan and New Zealand. | Photo Credit: AFP
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Devon Conway celebrates after scoring a century (100 runs) during the first day of the second cricket Test match between Pakistan and New Zealand. | Photo Credit: AFP

Devon Conway led New Zealand’s early domination of Pakistan on day one of the second Test in Karachi with a knock of 122, before the host struck back in the final session to limit its opponent to 309-6 at stumps on Monday.

Electing to bat first, the visitor started strongly as Conway stitched together partnerships of 134 and 100 with Tom Latham and Kane Williamson, respectively.

Conway, who scored a total of 110 runs in the first Test, hit 16 boundaries and one six in his 191-ball knock to notch his fourth century in test cricket.

“It’s been a good ride so far, I’ve only played a handful of test games so it’s nice to get the opportunity to play and contribute for the team,” Conway, whose century took him past 1,000 test runs, told reporters.

“It was nice batting out there with Tommy Latham and Kane, we managed to form some good partnerships.”

Pakistan was finally able to stem New Zealand’s flow in the evening as it took five wickets in the final session, with Agha Salman claiming the scalps of Conway, Henry Nicholls and Daryl Mitchell.

“I try to contribute as much as possible when I get the chance to bowl,” Salman said.

“I think as the test progresses, the wicket will begin to turn, because I feel it has more bite than it did in the first test.”

Tom Blundell was on 30 unbeaten with Ish Sodhi at the close.

The two-match series is tied at 0-0 after the opening game, which was also played in Karachi, ended in a draw.

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