Pakistan cricket team returns home after defeat in NZ Test series

KARACHI– Several players of Pakistan cricket team including skipper Sarfraz Ahmed ‎have returned home after facing defeat in Test series against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi. ‎

According to details, Asad Shafiq and Mir Hamza landed at Karachi airport. ‎

The cricket fans expressed resentment over Pakistan’s poor performance and said that the players ‎have failed to perform well in Test series against NZ.Earlier, New Zealand beat Pakistan by 123 runs on the fifth day of the third and final Test on Friday to ‎win the three-match series 2-1.‎Pakistan were set 280 runs to win, but were dismissed for 156 in 56.1 overs with spinners Ajaz Patel ‎taking 3-42 and Will Somerville collecting 3-52 in Abu Dhabi.‎It was New Zealand s first away series win against Pakistan since their 1-0 win in Pakistan in 1969.‎

Pakistan’s Babar Azam top-scored with 51.‎

New Zealand won the first Test by four runs in Abu Dhabi while Pakistan were victorious in the second ‎by an innings and 16 runs in Dubai.‎

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