PAK v NZ 1st Test Live Cricket Score, Pakistan tour of New Zealand, 2020-21
The Boxing Day first test match between Pakistan v New Zealand from December 26 to December 30 at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui; the game starts at 10:00 PM GMT. Pakistan cricket team have a better winning record against New Zealand in Test cricket.
Here is the head to head stats between PAK and NZ:
- Overall Matches: 58
- PAK Won: 25
- NZ Won: 12
- Draw: 21
If Kiwis win both their Tests against Pakistan, they have a good chance of displacing India to capture the second spot in the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) points table. They have been in good form, winning each of their last four Tests, defeating India and West Indies. Against Pakistan, they have won four out of their last five Tests. After securing a 2-1 win in the T20I series, Kiwis will be looking to start on a winning note in the first Test on Boxing Day in Mount Maunganui and looking to add crucial ICC World Test Championship points.
Colin de Grandhomme, who was ruled out of the series with a stress-reaction to his right ankle, will be replaced by Daryl Mitchell as an all-rounder. Visitors will be without their regular skipper Babar Azam and opener Imam-ul-Haq for the first Test; both injured their thumbs during the training sessions. Shadab Khan, who captained the side in the T20Is, also get injured during the last game, he will be replaced by left-arm spinner Zafar Gohar in the squad. Mohammad Rizwan will lead in Babar’s absence, becoming Pakistan’s 33rd Test captain to lead the side.
Where to watch the game: FanCode, India’s first multi-sport aggregator platform by Dream Sports, has partnered with New Zealand Cricket (NZC) to exclusively live stream all the cricket matches from the series between Pakistan and News Zealand for the Indian audience.
Spark Sports hold rights for Pakistan v New Zealand series, Spark Sport had secured a six year broadcast deal with New Zealand Cricket for all domestic and international cricket played within New Zealand. PTV Sports and Ten Sports Pakistan are the official broadcasters in Pakistan for the Pakistan v New Zealand Test and T20 international series.
- India: FanCode
- United Kingdom: BT Sport
- United States: ESPN+
- New Zealand: Spark Sport
- Pakistan: PTV Sports, Ten Sports Pakistan
New Zealand v Pakistan 1st Test Live Cricket Score, NZ vs PAK, 2020-21
Toss: Pakistan opt to bowl (NZ won by 101 runs)
239/10 (102.2 ovs)
271/10 (123.3 ovs)
431/10 (155 ovs)
180/5d (45.3 ovs)
|Dates||December 26 – December 30, 2020|
|Match||New Zealand vs Pakistan, 1st Test|
|Venue||Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui|
|Time||03:30 AM IST, 10:00 PM GMT, 11:00 AM LOCAL|
|TV Listings||Spark Sport, FanCode, PTV Sports, Ten Sports Pakistan|
|Tournament||Pakistan tour of New Zealand, 2020-21|
|Head to Head
||Matches – 58, PAK Won – 25, NZ Won – 12, Draw – 21|
||New Zealand is favourite to win|
NZ Playing XI: Tom Latham, Tom Blundell, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling (wk), Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult
PAK Playing XI: Shan Masood, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Rizwan (c/wk), Faheem Ashraf, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Abbas, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah
New Zealand Test Squad: Kane Williamson (c), Tom Blundell, Trent Boult, Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling (wk), Will Young
Pakistan Test Squad: Mohammad Rizwan (captain for first Test), Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Haris Sohail, Imran Butt, Mohammad Abbas, Naseem Shah, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Shan Masood, Sohail Khan and Yasir Shah, Babar Azam (not available for first Test), Imam-ul-Haq (not available for first Test).
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