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New Zealand are still 6 down and Akmal has an opportunity to take if not 2 then at least 1 more catch to get to 6 catches in an innings. It will be a huge confidence booster for the still relatively young WK.
Another thing I would like to mention is his batting performance in the 1st innings of the first test. It wasn’t a perfect innings and he scored most of his runs playing risky shots but it was a good indication of where he stands as a batsman. He showed positive intent and will only get better with time playing international cricket, practicing with top Pakistani bowlers on a regular basis.
I can only hope and pray that he DOES not go down the Kamran Akmal way.