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Twitter Reactions: Pakistan achieve thrilling draw on the back of Sarfaraz Ahmed’s sensational ton in 2nd Test


Like the series opener, the second and final Test between Pakistan and New Zealand ended on a thrilling note where the hosts managed to earn a draw. Under fading light at the National Stadium in Karachi was the Pakistani hero of the day Sarfaraz Ahmadwho crushed his fourth Test century.

After Sarfaraz’s dismissal for 118 and with 40 balls left on the day, New Zealand were back on top. However, the last wicket pair of Naseem Shah and Abraham Ahmad managed to stay alive by playing 21 balls before play was abandoned due to bad light, ending the series in a draw.

β€œIt was a great comeback, I’ve been part of the team for a long time but I was waiting for a chance in the playing XI. The management gave me a lot of confidence when I started, thankful for everyone who kept believing in me. The plan was to play on the merits of the ball, with a few more runs here and there the result could have been different. Hitting all over the 4th innings is a challenge, and I think it’s the best of my four hundred,” said Sarfaraz during the post-match presentation.

Short scores:

New Zealand 449 (Devon Conway 122, Tom Latham 71, Matt Henry 68, Tom Blundell 51) & 277/5 (Michael Bracewell 74*, Tom Blundell 74. Tom Latham 62) drew with Pakistan 408 all out (Saud Shakeel 125, Sarfaraz Ahmed 78, Imam ul Haq 83) & 304/9 (Sarfaraz Ahmed 117; Micheal Bracewell 4/75).

Here’s how Twitter responded:


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