Pakistan’s turn cum-pace assault left New Zealand in remnants at tea on the opening day of the principal Test in spite of skipper Kane Williamson’s 50 years in Abu Dhabi on Friday.
The Kiwis were hard and fast for 153, with Williamson’s 27th Test 50 years decreased to a commentary.
His execution with the bat had lifted New Zealand from 39-3 to 111 preceding medium pacer Hasan Ali (2-38) and left-arm spinner Haris Sohail (2-11) struck twice each to leave their rivals battling at Sheik Zayed Stadium.
Leg-spinner Yasir Shah, who completed as the best bowler with 3-54, expelled Ajaz Patel for six to end the innings. Hasan evacuated Williamson with a slower conveyance as the New Zealand captain went for a snare and gloved the ball for wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed’s fourth catch of the innings.
Williamson’s 112 ball-63 had five limits and he included 72 for the fourth wicket with Henry Nicholls who made 28 with four limits.
In the equivalent over Hasan caught Colin de Grandhomme for a first-ball duck before Sohail rejected Ish Sodhi (four) and BJ Watling (four) — both were caught leg-previously.
Mohammad Abbas, who has figures of 2-13, had expelled Nicholls, got behind by Sarfraz not long after lunch. Pakistan overwhelmed the primary session as New Zealand were 81-3 at lunch, with leg-spinner Yasir Shah taking the first of his two wickets in his opening overs.
Yasir had wrecked New Zealand’s advancement in the principal session with the wickets of opener Tom Latham (13) and Ross Taylor (two) in his first spell.
New Zealand openers Jeet Raval and Latham endure some on edge minutes before pace lead Mohammad Abbas had Raval edging to wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed subsequent to scoring seven.
Yasir, who needed to bear an intense a week ago because of the passing of his mom, had Latham gotten at mid-wicket off a free drive with the fourth bundle of his first finished.
In his fourth over Yasir had Taylor gotten behind with a sharp leg-break, leaving New Zealand at 39-3. New Zealand given Test presentation to 30-year-old left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel, forgetting pacer Tim Southee.
Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed (commander), Mohammad Hafeez, Imamul Haq, Azhar Ali, Haris Sohail, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, Yasir Shah, Bilal Asif, Mohammad Abbas, Hassan Ali
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (commander), Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Tom Latham, BJ Watling, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Jeet Raval, Ish Sodhi, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner
Umpires: Bruce Oxenford (AUS) and Ian Gould (ENG) TV umpire: Paul Reiffel (AUS) Match arbitrator: Javagal Srinath (IND)