Pakistan vs New Zealand 3rd Test Day 1 highlights: Kane Williamson is playing anchor to the New Zealand innings. (AP Photo)
Pakistan vs New Zealand 3rd Test Day 1 highlights: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson scored a fighting half century on a turning wicket Monday and rallied his team to 229-7 on the first day of the third and final test against Pakistan. Williamson’s 89 off 176 balls was the cornerstone of New Zealand’s revival after leg-spinner Yasir Shah’s (3-62) triple strike had left the visitors reeling at 72-4 before lunch.
BJ Watling, who added 104 runs with Williamson for the fifth-wicket stand, defied Pakistan for more than four hours to remain unbeaten on 42 off 180 deliveries, hitting a solitary boundary in his patient knock.
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Pakistan vs New Zealand 3rd Test Day 1 highlights: The first Test was forgettable for Pakistan while the second was the same for New Zealand. The latter have not had a great time away from home in Test matches in the last three years and a win here would do wonders for their place in the Test rankings. Pakistan will be worried about the fact that Mohammad Abbas will be absent from this match. At the same time, this has given Shaheen Afridi another opportunity to show what he has got in the longest format of the game.