Honours were even in New Zealand's one-off Test against Pakistan in Christchurch yesterday. Thirteen wickets fell and 306 runs were scored in a fascinating day's play.
New Zealand's openers cautiously made their way to 48 in response to Pakistan's 208 before Bryan Young edged Ata-ur-Rehman to the wicketkeeper Rashid Latif for 16. Fellow opener Craig Spearman was denied a half-century on his debut when Mushtaq Ahmed got revenge for being straight- driven for six by him in his first over.
(First day of five; New Zealand won toss)
PAKISTAN - First innings
Aamir Sohail hit wicket b Cairns 88
Ramiz Raja lbw b Cairns 54
Ijaz Ahmed c Morrison b Larsen 30
Inzamam-ul-Haq lbw b Cairns 0
Salim Malik c Germon b Nash 0
Basit Ali c Germon b Larsen 5
Rashid Latif c Spearman b Morrison 2
*Wasim Akram c Young b Morrison 2
Mushtaq Ahmed lbw b Nash 5
Waqar Younis not out 12
Ata-ur-Rehman c and b Cairns 5
Extras (w1 nb3 lb1) 5
Fall: 1-135 2-148 3-148 4-149 5-177 6-184 7-184 8-187 9-203.
Bowling: Morrison 14-0-57-2 (nb1); Cairns 11.1-2-51-4 (nb2, w1); Larsen 15-2-44-2; Nash 11-3-43-2; Patel 3-1-12-0.
NEW ZEALAND - First innings
B A Young c Latif b Ata-ur-Rehman 16
C M Spearman b Mushtaq Ahmed 40
A C Parore c Latif b Ata-ur-Rehman 9
S P Fleming not out 16
R G Twose not out 11
Extras (nb6) 6
Total (for 3) 98
Fall: 1-48, 2-65, 3-73.
To bat: *L K Germon, D N Patel, C L Cairns, G R Larsen, D J Nash, D K Morrison.
Bowling: Wasim Akram 9.5-0-27-0; Waqar Younis 11-2-37-0; Ata-ur-Rehman 8.1-3-12-2; Mushtaq Ahmed 6-0-22-1.
Umpires: S Dunne (NZ) and B C Cooray (Sri Lanka).Reuse content