Pakistani bowlers dominate in 1st innings as NZ dismissed for 153-runs
ABU DHABI (92 News) – The Pakistan bowling attack dismissed New Zealand for 153-runs and at the 1st innings in the first Test despite captain Kane Williamson’s half century in Abu Dhabi on Friday.
The Kiwis were all out for 153, with Williamson’s 27th Test half century reduced to a footnote.
The Pakistani bowling attack reduced New Zealand to 133-8 in the afternoon session, after the tourists opted to bat first.
Leg-spinner Yasir Shah struck in his first over to keep New Zealand down to 81-3 at lunch on the opening day. He, along with Mohammad Abbas, Hasan Ali and Haris Sohail enjoyed two wickets apiece as New Zealand struggled to stay on the wicket.
Leg-spinner Yasir Shah, who finished as the best bowler with 3-54, dismissed Ajaz Patel for six to end the innings.
Hasan removed Williamson with a slower delivery as the New Zealand skipper went for a hook and gloved the ball for wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed’s fourth catch of the innings.
In the same over Hasan trapped Colin de Grandhomme for a first-ball duck before Sohail dismissed Ish Sodhi (four) and BJ Watling (four) — both were trapped leg-before.
Pakistan dominated the first 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.