Kiwis lose advantage

Pakistan 208 New Zealand 98-3
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Pakistan 208 New Zealand 98-3

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

Total 208

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).