Pakistan take 62-run lead vs NZ in 2nd Test

Wicketkeeper BJ Watling contributed 18 while jaunty knocks from tailenders Tim Southee (22) and Neil Wagner (21) were invaluable for the hosts.

Needing just one more run to win the captain fell to a top-edged sweep off Azhar Ali, leaving Raval to hit the winning runs and round off a memorable first Test match having registered a half century in the first innings.

The 55 made by New Zealand opener Jeet Raval on test debut is still the highest score by any batsman in the match so far.

Debutant all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme took a remarkable six wickets as Pakistan were skittled first up for 133, setting up victory and the prospect of a drought-breaking series win.

"It's New Zealand's home conditions so we, as a professional team, just have to play whatever we get, and that's it.", Ali said.

“After a couple of really tough tours in South Africa and India, it was important we learned a lot but at the same time put some of that baggage away.”. "It was a very good performance". Pakistan has not lost a test series in New Zealand since 1985.

Pakistan tried to grind in their second innings but, while that worked in periods, they were punished late in the day.

His crucial 29 helped New Zealand take a crucial 67-run lead in the first innings.

"Misbah is a fantastic leader, certainly a great middle order batter and a world class player", Williamson said. "To see Colin on that surface, it moved around a bit, he was the ideal bowler for it".

On what was effectively the first day of a now four-day test, after rain washed out the scheduled Thursday start, the honours lay with de Grandhomme.

Pakistan started the fourth morning on 129-7 with Sohail Khan and Asad Shafique at the crease.

Richie Richardson of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the suspension on Misbah after Pakistan was ruled to be two overs short of its target of 103 overs after time allowances were taken into consideration, said an announcement of International Cricket Council here on Monday. "In the last six months, we've seen some good signs of that, with bat and ball".

"Sure you always want more, but I thought we scrapped it pretty well".

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