During the second ODI between New Zealand and Pakistan at the National Stadium in Karachi, on-field umpire Aleem Dar noticed a strange hit thrown from square leg by Mohammad Wasim Junior. The 54-year-old didn’t keep his eye on the ball and was left disappointed after the incident.
Aleem Dar looked in some pain after the incident as he threw the Pakistan jersey on the ground and soon captain Babar Azam was seen laughing in the background at Dar’s expense. However, soon after the incident young fast bowler Naseem Shah was seen rubbing Dar’s leg to comfort him.
Wasim bowled the ball which hit Aleem Dar, just the way Naseem came in and started rubbing his legs. pic.twitter.com/FAdsmBcC1v
– Yashfa• (@pctstan1) January 11, 2023
Meanwhile, on the sporting front, after losing the early wicket of Finn Allen, skipper Kane Williamson stitched a brilliant partnership with Devon Conway to help New Zealand post 261 on the board. Conway looked absolutely phenomenal as he smashed a brilliant 101 off 92 balls.
Kane Williamson, on the other hand, played another commendable knock of 85 before being dismissed by Mohammad Nawaz, who managed to take four wickets for just 38 runs in 10 overs. Meanwhile, Naseem took three wickets for 58 runs in 8.5 overs.
Overall, it was a solid performance from Pakistan as New Zealand’s middle order fell like a house of cards. In the end, all-rounder Mitchell Santner played a valuable knock of 37 off 40 balls, courtesy which the Kiwis finished on a competitive total. Pakistan, however, would be hoping to chase down the target easily to win the ODI series.
Abbreviated Score: New Zealand – 261 all-out in 49.5 overs (Devon Conway 101, Kane Williamson 85; Mohammad Nawaz 4-38, Naseem Shah 3-58) Pakistan – 182 all out in 43 overs (Babar Azam 79, Mohammad Rizwan 28; Tim Southee 2-33, Ish Sodhi 2-38) all out in 79 overs.