Abbas leads Pakistan Shaheens’ comeback against New Zealand ‘A’ on Day 2


Whangarei: Mohammad Abbas claimed four-fer while Amad Butt and Yasir Shah picked three each, helping Pakistan Shaheens’ stage a comeback against New Zealand A on day two of the four-day first-class contest at Cobham Oval on Friday.

Resuming their first innings on 23 for one in 10 overs, New Zealand A were bowled out for 226 in response to Shaheen’s first innings score of 194.

For New Zealand A, Rachin Ravindra top-scored with 70 off 158 balls, hitting eight fours and a six. Cam Fletcher contributed a 108-ball 57, which included six fours and a six.

Both batsmen fell to Shaheens right-arm pacer Mohammad Abbas who ended-up with figures of four for 40.

Amad Butt took three for 22 which included Ken McClure (24), Joe Carter (1) and Michael Bracewell (0). Yasir Shah, right-arm leg-spinner grabbed three wickets for 54 in 17 overs.

Pakistan Shaheens were 15 for one in seven overs at stumps. Abid Ali was dismissed for one-off Ed Nuttal’s bowling. Shan Masood (10) and Azhar Ali (2) will resume their batting tomorrow with Shaheens trailing by 17 runs.

Read: Pakistan Shaheens bowled out for 194 against New Zealand ‘A’