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Pak vs NZ: Babar's pair reduces New Zealand to 81-3 at Lunch, Day 3

India TV News Desk 11 Nov 2014, 14:11:52 PM IST
India TV News Desk

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Pakistan left-arm spinner Zulfiqar Babar claimed two early wickets as New Zealand staggered to 81-3 chasing at lunch on the third day of the first test on Tuesday.

Babar (2-37), who took 14 wickets in Pakistan's 2-0 test series victory against Australia, had captain Brendon McCullum (18) and Ross Taylor (0) caught close to the wicket after New Zealand resumed on the overnight score of 15-0.

Pakistan amassed 566-3 before declaring its first innings late on the second day and New Zealand still trails by 485 runs.

Tom Latham was batting on 42 while Corey Anderson was not out on 13 at the break.

Paceman Rahat Ali was rewarded for a brilliant spell of five maiden overs when Kane Williamson (3) rolled a yorker back onto his stumps.