ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Pakistan recovered from the early loss of its openers to reach 81-2 in reply to New Zealand’s 274 at tea on day two Tuesday of the third and final test.
Fast bowler Trent Boult reduced Pakistan to 17-2 by taking the wickets of Imam-ul-Haq and Mohammad Hafeez. But Azhar Ali (34) and left-hander Haris Sohail (30) led a recovery with an unbroken stand of 64.
Pakistan trails New Zealand by 193 runs with eight wickets still in hand.
Earlier, BJ Watling held New Zealand’s first innings together with a gritty unbeaten 77 off 250 balls as Bilal Asif wrapped up the innings just before lunch by claiming the three remaining wickets.