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Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st Test Day 2 Highlights

Pakistan were bowled out on mere 133 runs, thanks to debutante Colin de Grandhomme, who celebrated record New Zealand debut bowling figures of 6-41 in the first innings of the opening Test on Friday. Here are the full highlights of Day 2 play.

New Zealand in response of 133, reached to 104/3 as another debutante Jeet Raval put them in a strong position with maiden fifty.

New Zealand made a rocky start to their reply when the experienced Tom Latham, Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor – with 158 Tests between them – could muster only 16 runs in total.

But the novice Raval (55 not out) and Henry Nicholls (not out 29 in his eighth Test) have added 64 for the fourth wicket to put New Zealand in charge.

On what was effectively the first day of a now four-day Test, after rain washed out the scheduled Thursday start, the honours lay with de Grandhomme.

The Harare-born, former Zimbabwe under-19 representative is more renowned as a big-hitting batsman but was picked for the all-rounder role ahead of the more experienced Jimmy Neesham in the swing-friendly conditions.

Only seven other New Zealand bowlers have taken five or more wickets on debut, with the previous best figures belonging to Tim Southee at five for 55.

The previous best six-wicket haul was Alex Moir’s six for 155 against England 65 years ago.

Here are full highlights of Day 2 play.

Courtesy:NZCricket