Pakistan, resuming at 59-2, were dismissed for 227 in their first innings on the second day of the first Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.
Babar Azam top-scored with 62 while Asad Shafiq (43) and Haris Sohail (38) were other contributors, helping Pakistan to a 72-run lead over New Zealand´s first innings total of 153.
Trent Boult finished with 4-54 while debutant spinner Ajaz Patel and medium pacer Coiln de Grandhomme took two wickets apiece.
At lunch, Pakistan were 144-4 with Asad Shafiq (25) and Babar Azam (24) at the crease, trailing New Zealand’s first innings total of 153 by just nine runs.
The two added 53 runs for the unbroken fifth wicket stand to bolster Pakistan’s bid for a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
However, after play resumed, Ajaz Patel removed slipper Sarfraz Ahmed for his maiden Test wicket.
Sarfraz went back to the pavilion after scoring just two runs. Earlier, Shafiq became another one of Boult’s victims after scoring 43 runs.
Pakistan were all-out for 227.
New Zealand openers again failed to provide a good start as Tom Latham was bowled out by Hasan Ali on first ball.
TWM Latham b Hasan Ali 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
First-ball duck for Tom Latham! Hasan goes slightly wider and gets the ball to straighten a bit. Latham plays across the ball and the off-pole goes cartwheeling!!
Here’s the video:
Earlier, Leg-spinner Yasir Shah’s led a double-barreled attack of spin and pace to leave Pakistan sitting comfortably on the opening day of the first Test against New Zealand on Friday.
Yasir spearheaded Pakistan’s wicket-taking with 3-54 as New Zealand, who won the toss and batted on a grassless Sheikh Zayed Stadium pitch, were bowled out for a below-par 153 in 66.3 overs at the stroke of tea.
The day saw 12 wickets fall as Pakistan closed at 59-2, having lost both their openers, Imam-ul-Haq (six) and Mohammad Hafeez (20), before Haris Sohail and Azhar Ali stopped the rot.