A run-fest of Test cricket match ended in Karachi for a draw. Batting first in the match, Pakistan scored 438 runs while New Zealand scored 612 runs in their 1st inning.
Pakistan team then scored 311 runs in their 2nd inning, but surprisingly Pakistan team captain Babar Azam declared the inning with just 15 overs left and New Zealand needing 138 runs to win.
New Zealand got off to a flying start as they scored 61 runs in 7.3 overs, however the match had to be ended early due to bad light and the match ended in a draw.
Meanwhile with this, Pakistan team remained winless at home in Test matches in the year 2022 and as such, Twitterati made fun out of it.
Pakistan played 7 Tests at home this year. They won 0, lost 4 and managed to draw 3.— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) December 30, 2022
– A horrible year finally ends for Babar and his team at home.
Bro’s thinking they won home match.. pic.twitter.com/334Sl4nKzO— Magudeeswaran.n (@magudeeswaran_n) December 30, 2022Advertisement
ICC should take back the test playing nation status of Pakistan— 💉 (@dtsaae) December 30, 2022
Its took babar just 5 over to realise that he is not Ben Stokes— Kunal (@kunal11_23) December 30, 2022
Immediately started crying telling bowler to ball wide delivery n bought pacer in spinner friendly pitch just to waste time
It was just a stunt n nothing else
You’d never see Australia celebrate a draw https://t.co/qD57Z9sdPh— Tom Carpenter (@Carpo34) December 30, 2022
Pakistan team desperately need a home test series against U19 Zimbabwe team. 🤡🤡— Aayush (@FBG_Whiger) December 30, 2022
They were so excited about cricket being back at Pakistan that they forgot to win matches— . (@ungabuunga) December 30, 2022