PESHAWAR: Pakistan dominated the first day of the first match of the Test series against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi on Friday.
Due to brilliant bowling of Pakistani pacemen and spinners, New Zealand, who chose to bat first, collapsed to 153. Yasir Shah took three wickets, Hasan Ali and Mohammad Abbas took two wickets each and Bilal Asif and Mohammad Hafeez took one wicket apiece.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson top-scored with 63.
Pakistan were playing on 59-2 when the first day’s paly ended. Haris Sohail was unbeaten on 22 while Azhar Ali was not out on 10 at stumps with Pakistan trailing by 94 runs. Grandhomme and Boult took one wicket each.
Ajaz Patel was given a debut by New Zealand, while Tim Southee was left out. However, from Pakistan Shaheen Shah Afridi was not given debut despite impressive bowling in the just concluded ODI series.