New Zealand batsmen Kane Williamson and Henry Nicholl tormented Pakistan’s bowling attack on the opening day of Boxing Day Test. It even led to a frustrated Yasir Shah using a slang word for Nicholls on air.
Pakistan’s frontline leg-spinner Yasir Shah in action vs New Zealand. (AP Photo)
- Yasir Shah yelled an expletive on air after he beat Nicholls’ late cut attempt
- Yasir Shah bowled 16 wicketless overs on the first day against New Zealand
- Shah was frustrated as he was not able to provide the breakthrough
Pakistan spinner Yasir Shah was caught on camera using a slang word for New Zealand batsman Henry Nicholls on the opening day of the Boxing Day Test on Saturday.
The incident happened in the 77th over of New Zealand’s innings, when Nichols tried to play a cut shot against Yasir but completely missed the line of the delivery. Yasir, who was desperate for a wicket, yelled in frustration and was caught using expletives for the New Zealand batsman.
OUT hoja Bhootni kay Yasir larky pic.twitter.com/2JSUc8W9uw
— … (@7Strang_er18) December 26, 2020
Yasir Shah, Pakistan’s only spinner in the playing XI, failed to take a wicket in 16 overs that he bowled. Nicholls failed to understand Shah’s words, fans across the world were quick to notice it.
BJ Watling made an unbeaten half-century in a 66-run partnership with rising allrounder Kyle Jamieson as New Zealand tightened its grip on the first cricket test against Pakistan by tea on the second day.
Jamieson was out for 32 just before tea Sunday while Watling remained 59 not out. New Zealand was 388-7, batting first after losing the toss.
Earlier Sunday, Williamson made 129, his 23rd test century and his second in consecutive tests after his career-best 251 in the first test against the West Indies. Nicholls made 56, his tenth half-century which followed his 174 in the second West Indies test.
The pair shared their third-century partnership to bat New Zealand from 222-3 at the start of play to 266-3 when Nicholls was out before lunch.