Pakistan’s young pacer Naseem Shah had a day to forget during the second Test against New Zealand on Tuesday in Christchurch.
The 17-year-old went wicketless in 26 overs, conceding 141 runs, as the home side posted 659/6, declared, in their first innings.
Pakistan, who managed 297 in the first innings, finished the day three on 8/1, still 354 runs behind and staring at an innings defeat at Hagley Oval.
“As a fast-bowler, I have no excuses because the wicket was a good one with bounce and seam movement,” said Naseem after the day’s play. “As far as my own bowling is concerned, I have learned a lot from the mistakes I have made.”
“Test cricket is not easy because you have to consistently bowl in the same areas. Also, New Zealand have world-class players and you can’t afford to any mistakes,” he added.