Second Test: New Zealand in control at lunch on day one



Pakistan are 56-2 at lunch on day one of the second Test against New Zealand in Dubai.

Pakistan found themselves in a spot of bother — with the openers departing in quick succession — after captain Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss and decided to bat first.

Imamul Haq and Mohammad Hafeez were both dismissed after scoring nine runs each with Kiwi pacer Colin de Grandhomme the successful bowler on both occasions.
At the break, Haris Sohail and Azhar Ali were unbeaten on 14 and 24 runs respectively.

Both the teams are the same as in the first Test, which New Zealand won by a narrow four-run margin in Abu Dhabi.

The third and final Test is in Abu Dhabi from December 3.


Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed (captain), Mohammad Hafeez, Imam-ul-Haq, Azhar Ali, Haris Sohail, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, Yasir Shah, Bilal Asif, Mohammad Abbas, Hasan Ali.

New Zealand: Kane Williamson (captain), Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Jeet Raval, BJ Watling, Ish Sodhi, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner.