PESHAWAR, 26 November: Pakistani batsmen once again stumbled on a green wicket on the second day of the Hamilton Test as they scored just 76 runs for the loss of five wickets on Saturday.
Tim Southee captured three early wickets to put Pakistan under pressure giving a commanding position to the hosts New Zealand. Neil Wagner also bagged two wickets as Pakistan still 195 runs behind New Zealand’s first innings total of 271.
Babar Azam was not out on 34 at the close of play with Sarfraz Ahmed unbeaten on nine.
Earlier, New Zealand was in trouble at 5-119 before BJ Watling’s 49 lifted the home team to a comparatively competitive total.
Sohail took four wickets for 99 and Imran Khan grabbed three wickets for 52. Left arm pacer Muhammad Amir took two wickets while Wahab Riaz grabbed one wicket.
New Zealand has won the first Test by eight wickets.