Twitter Reactions: Debutant Ajaz Patel guides New Zealand to a sensational win over Pakistan

Pakistan succumbed to debutant Ajaz Patel and lost the first Test against New Zealand by four runs on Monday.

Needing 139 more runs with all 10 wickets in hand on the fourth day of the match, Pakistan was bowled out for 171 with Patel claiming his maiden five wicket-haul (5-59).


Azhar Ali (65) and Asad Shafiq (45) seemed to have carried the hosts to victory with an 82-run fourth wicket stand before Neil Wagner broke through just at the stroke of lunch by having Shafiq caught behind.

Babar Azam’s (10) run out in a mix-up with Azhar triggered the collapse as Pakistan lost its last six wickets for only 24 runs.

Azhar was the last man to be dismissed when Patel trapped him infront of the wickets as the Kiwis recorded their narrowest Test victory in terms of runs.


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