HAMILTON: Pakistan batting lineup failed for the third consecutive time as the visitors finished day two at the score of 76-5 in Hamilton on Saturday.
Young Babar Azam was not out on 34 with Sarfraz Ahmed on nine, as the Green Caps still trail hosts by 195 runs in the first innings.
Second Test: New Zealand end first day’s play on 77-2
Earlier, New Zealand were all out for 271 in their first innings, courtesy brilliant batting performance from wicketkeeper batsman BJ Watling.
The 31-year-old went to the crease with New Zealand in trouble at 119-5, having lost three for 29 runs in the morning session.
New Zealand’s Trent Boult out of second Test against Pakistan
The wicketkeeper with six centuries to his name patiently protected his end in partnerships of 51 with Colin de Grandhomme, 33 with Mitchell Santner and 36 with Tim Southee.
For Pakistan, pacer Sohail Khan was the pick of the bowler for the, as he claimed up four wickets, where Imran Khan picked three and Mohammad Amir picked two wickets.
New Zealand, having won the first Test, need only a draw in Hamilton to claim their first series win over Pakistan in 31 years.
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