NZ under pressure after Pakistan’s 566-3 decl.
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Captain Misbah-ul-Haq hit a third successive century and Younis Khan smashed his fourth hundred in five innings before Pakistan declared on 566-3 to put New Zealand under pressure on the second day of the first test on Monday.
Misbah, dropped twice early in his innings, was not out on 102 while Younis scored another superb 100 as both batsmen put on 193 runs for the fourth wicket.
New Zealand’s openers survived the last half hour and reached 15-0 at stumps.
Resuming overnight at 269-1, Pakistan lost Ahmed Shehzad and Azhar Ali, but not before both shared 169 runs for the second wicket.
Shehzad scored a career-best 176 before he was out hit wicket after being struck hard on the right side of his head by Corey Anderson (2-68). Ali was bowled by Ish Sodhi for 87.