Pakistan certainly have bounced back in the game: Conway

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02 Jan 2023 | 03:10 PM
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Pakistan certainly have bounced back in the game: Conway

Devon Conway also talked about his experience in the Karachi Test alongside Tom Latham and Kane Williamson

Devon Conway has played just 11 Tests thus far but his form has been such, the left-hander has become a vital cog of the BlackCaps setup. After failing to score a 100 in the first Test, getting dismissed on 92, the left-hander got to the three-figure mark in the second Test in Karachi. 

Conway brought up his fourth Test century before being dismissed by the off-spinner, Agha Salman. After the end of day’s play, the southpaw opined that the hosts have definitely ‘bounced’ back in the contest, after the BlackCaps were thriving at 234/1, to stall the visitors on 309/6 after day’s play. 

“The game is certainly evenly poised, we did win those first two sessions, but the way Pakistan have bounced back in that last session certainly brought them back in the game,” Conway said after the end of day’s play in Karachi. 

Conway’s knock was yet again a demonstration of his talent, with some exquisite shots en-route to getting to his century. The left-hander insisted that it is nice opportunity to represent the BlackCaps in the longest format of the game. 

“It's been a good ride so far, I've only played a handful of test games so it's nice to get the opportunity to play and contribute for the team,” said Conway.

“It was nice batting out there with Tommy Latham and Kane, we managed to form some good partnerships. The surface (pitch) certainly got a little bit drier which offered a little bit more spin for the turners,” Conway added.

Pakistan had a different approach though, with just the one spinner tactic. While it might have seemed like a good move up-front, the hosts lacked another spin option before Afgha Salman stepped up with the ball. The off-spinner picked up three crucial wickets, including dismissing the in-form Conway to help the hosts. 

"I knew there could be a responsibility on me as a second spinner for which I was ready. The wicket had a bite (for spinners) after tea as it got dried up and it troubled them,” Salman said. 

"I try to contribute as much as possible when I get the chance to bowl. I think as the Test progresses, the wicket will begin to turn, because I feel it has more bite than it did in the first Test."

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