Jeet Raval rode his luck but was eventually dismissed for 55    Getty Images
Jeet Raval rode his luck but was eventually dismissed for 55 Getty Images

New Zealand go to lunch on Day Two of the second Test against Pakistan at 170 for 5 at Seddon Park, Hamilton. New Zealand began the day with Ross Taylor and Jeet Raval at the crease. Taylor was looking to take on the bowlers right from the beginning, but played one shot too many and tried to cut a ball close to the body, which took the inside edge, through to the wicketkeeper s hands. Taylor added just eight runs to his overnight score to be dismissed for a 31-ball 37. He and Raval had put n 51 for the third wicket the highest partnership for New Zealand in this innings so far. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd Test at Seddon Park, Hamilton

Raval rode his luck once again as Sami Aslam dropped his catch off Mohammad Aamer, just like he did on Day One. Aamer was not amused by this and skipper Azhar Ali immediately put Mohammad Rizwan in the first slip area, in Aslam s place. This was a good move as Raval edged the ball for the third time in his innings to first slip, but this time Rizwan hung on to it. Imran Khan, who has been pick of Pakistan s bowlers this morning finally got his just reward. Raval finished with 55, scoring his second fifty in as many Tests. Henry Nicholls has been short of runs in Tests of late and this was perhaps a good chance for him to spend some time at the crease and get a substantial score.

Nicholls failed to do so and edged a full delivery to Sarfraz Ahmed behind the wickets to give him hihs third catch of the day. Colin de Grandhomme and BJ Watling have played a patient innings since. De Grandhomme has played a few excellent shots, both of the front and back foot. He was adjudged caught behind off Aamer, but immediately reviewed it. There was clear day light between bat and ball and the on-field umpire s decision had to be overturned. De Grandhomme and Watling have added 51 for the sixth wicket so far at a reasonably brisk pace. Not surprisingly, it has been de Grandhomme, who has been doing the bulk of the scoring. Watling is happy to block and give his partner some support. Live Cricket Score, New Zealand vs Pakistan, Day Two, 2nd Test at Hamilton

New Zealand began Day Two on 77 for 2. They have lost three wickets but have scored 93 runs. Play started half hour early today as two sessions were completely washed out due to rain and wet outfield on Day One. Rain has stayed away today so far as a result of which, we had an uninterrupted session for the first time in this match. Tom Latham and skipper Kane Williamson were the two men dismissed yesterday. On Day One, Pakistan had won the toss and elected to bowl first.

Brief Scores:

New Zealand 170 for 5 (Jeet Raval 55, Ross Taylor 37, Colin de Grandhomme 37*; Sohail Khan 2 for 53, Wahab Riaz 1 for 25) vs Pakistan

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