Tom Latham was the star of the match for New Zealand on Day 1 © Getty Images
Tom Latham was the star of the match for New Zealand on Day 1 © Getty Images

Nov 18, 2014

Pakistan will face New Zealand on Day 2 of the second Test at Dubai on Tuesday. Visitors New Zealand were given a great start by Tom Latham who scored a superb century, to help them finish Day 1 at 243 for 3. Pakistan are leading the three match series 1-0, courtesy a 248-run win in the first Test.

New Zealand skipper McCullum won an important toss and decided to bat first as expected.  Both kiwi openers Latham and McCullum were looked determined and confident when they came out to bat. They played out the first hour of the match carefully and reached 39 for no loss after 13 overs. Pakistan introduced spinners early to unsettle them but New Zealand openers were batting brilliantly against them. McCullum in particular was not afraid to play his shots against Yasir Shah and Babar. He hit two sixes in his innings of 43. Catch the live coverage of the second Test between Pakistan and New Zealand on, and the live telecast of the match on Ten Cricket and Ten HD.

Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq looked bit worried when the Kiwis reached 77 for loss at point of time. But just then McCullum played a suicidal shot to get out. He picked out the lone man in the deep mid-wicket placed for the pull hook in the bowling of Ehsan Adil. This wicket gave Pakistan a lifeline. Despite of the brain-outage by McCullum, New Zealand had the upper-hand in the first session.

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