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.