“That was no way a sporting pitch, the match was turned interesting due to New Zealand’s brave declaration” – Twitter reacts as PCB Chairman Najam Sethi said they prepared a sporting pitch after draw against New Zealand

Pakistan vs New Zealand 2nd Test 2023

The 2nd match of the 2 match Test series between Pakistan cricket team and the New Zealand cricket team also ended in a draw after the 1st match had ended in a draw. As such, both the teams had to share the Trophy.


The Pakistan cricket team and the Pakistan cricket has been heavily criticised for the flat used for the matches. It was no different in this series as well.

Batting first, New Zealand team scored 449 runs with a century from Devon Conway and huge contributions from Tom Latham, Tom Blundell and Matt Henry.

In the 2nd inning, the Pakistan team also scored 408 runs in response. Saud Shakeel scored a century while important contributions came from Sarfaraz Ahmed and Imam-ul-Haq.

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The match was turned interesting when New Zealand took a brave declaration call on their 2nd inning and declared for 277 runs, setting a target of 319 runs for Pakistan. While chasing, the Pakistan inning fumbled, but in the end it was Sarfaraz Ahmed who rescued the team with his 118 runs and saved the match.

Meanwhile, today, the new PCB Chairman Najam Sethi took to social media saying that he tried his best to prepare a sporting pitch. But the fans didn’t agree with his statement and believed that it was New Zealand’s declaration that made the match interesting.

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