New Zealand in first innings floored after Tom Latham gone
Pakistan declared their first innings at 566-3 and continuing their momentum in the three-match series against New Zealand, as having secured a 2-0 series win against Australia at the same venue earlier this month.
New Zealand was dismissed for 262 runs in their first innings on the 3rd day of the first Test match against Pakistan on 13hh November 2014.
Tom Latham of New Zealand played his career best knock of 103 runs. Corey Anderson made 48 runs and BJ Watling 42 runs.
Earlier, Tom Latham gave two chances to Pakistan; Azhar Ali dropped a catch, then when Tom Latham was on 32 runs, Sarfraz Ahmed missed a thick edge off Muhammad Hafeez off spin.
Tom Latham was dismissed by Rahat Ali.
Pakistan’s left-arm spinner Zulfiqar Babar got 3/79 and Rahat Ali 4/22 floored the New Zealand team which was up against a huge 566 runs.
New Zealand struggled equally against spin and fast bowling and playing first time test match on the slow United Arab Emirates wickets.
Before the break Watling was not out on 13 runs as New Zealand still need 181 runs to avoid the follow on after Pakistan 566-3 first innings declared.
Pakistan decided not to enforce the follow-on and will bat again.
The remaining two Tests of the series will be played in Dubai from 17th November to 21st November and in Sharjah on 26th November to 30th November.