Pakistan dismiss New Zealand for 153 in first innings


ABU DHABI: Pakistan Friday dismissed New Zealand on 153 in the first innings of Abu Dhabi Test as Pakistani bowlers dominates first day of the test.
Earlier fit-again New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and opted to bat in the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Friday.
New Zealand handed a Test debut to 30-year-old left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel, leaving out paceman Tim Southee.
Pakistan’s opener Imamul Haq returned to the side after missing the second Test against Australia in Abu Dhabi with a finger injury.
The Pakistan bowling attack reduced New Zealand to 133-8 in the afternoon session of the first Test. However, Bilal and Yasir Shah struck and took remaining two wickets, dismissing New Zealand on 153 run. s
Leg-spinner Yasir Shah dismissed three players, while Hasan Ali, Abbas, Hafeez took two wickets each.
Playing XI
Pakistan: Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali, Haris Sohail, Babar Azam, Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed (captain and wicketkeeper), Hasan Ali, Bilal Asif, Mohammad Abbas, Yasir Shah
New Zealand: Jeet Raval, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson (captain), Ross Taylor, BJ Watling (wicketkeeper), Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, Neil Wagner, Ajaz Patel, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi


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