Abu Dhabi: New Zealand, trailing by 74 runs in the first innings, were 56-1 at close on the second day of the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.
Skipper Kane Williamson was batting on 27 and with him opener Jeet Raval on 26 not out as New Zealand still trail by 18 runs with 9, second innings wickets intact.
Pakistan, resuming at 59-2, were dismissed for 227 in reply to New Zealand’s first innings score of 153. Babar Azam top-scored with 63.
Trent Boult finished with 4-54.