Ross Taylor has looked good at the crease so far    Getty Images
Ross Taylor has looked good at the crease so far Getty Images

New Zealand continue to dominate Pakistan as they go to tea at 181 for 3, taking a lead of 236 on Day Four of the second Test at Seddon Park, Hamilton. Henry Nicholls and Ross Taylor are the two unbeaten batsmen for New Zealand. Tom Latham, who was eyeing yet another Test ton was dismissed for 80 off a brilliant short ball from Wahab Riaz, while Taylor has looked in good touch in the second innings, just like he was in the first. Pakistan once again started the session well, sending the well set Kane Williamson back to the pavilion, caught behind off Imran Khan for 42. That wicket brought an end to the 96-run stand between the two batsmen. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd Test at Seddon Park, Hamilton

Taylor survived a scare when he was adjudged leg before off Riaz. He immediately took a review and he survived as Riaz had bowled a front foot no-ball. Not just that, the ball tracker showed that the ball would have missed the wickets as well. That was some poor umpiring from S Ravi. Taylor and Latham added 52 for the third wicket. Henry Nicholls came in at No. 5 to join Taylor. He has been short of runs of late and with New Zealand in a good position, this could be an ideal platform to get some runs under his belt.

Like Nicholls, Taylor too has not had many substantial innings in the recent times and this is as good a platform as any to get a big score. New Zealand will look to for a lead around 300 and look to win the match and complete a clean sweep. The final session of the day might see them declaring after getting those runs and have a go at Pakistan in the latter stages of the day. They have to keep in mind the fact that rain might come in at any point, which will cut short the game even further. Live Cricket Score, Pakistan vs New Zealand, Day 4, 2nd Test at Hamilton

New Zealand began the session on 97 for 1. They lost Jeet Raval early in the day, caught behind off Mohammad Aamer. The Latham-Williamson partnership saw some stability added to New Zealand s innings and the partnership between Latham and Taylor saw further consolidation. There is a good little partnership building up between Taylor and Nicholls as well. New Zealand will hope that it flourishes in the final session of the day as well.

On Day One, Pakistan won the toss and elected to field first. They bowled Nealand out for 271 in their first innings with Jeet Raval scoring 55 and BJ Watling remaining unbeaten on 49. Sohail Khan was the pick of the bowlers finishing with 4 for 99. Pakistan in replay went from 51 for 5 to being bowled out for 216, conceding a first innings lead of 55. Tim Southee was excellent for New Zealand with the ball picking up 6 for 80, while Babar Azam was left stranded on 90. New Zealand lead the two-match series 1-0 after a good win in the first Test at Christchurch.

Brief scores:

New Zealand 271 (Jeet Raval 55, BJ Watling 49*; Sohail Khan 4 for 99, Imran Khan 3 for 52) & 181 for 3 (Tom Latham 80, Kane Williamson 42; Mohammad Aamer 1 for 52, Wahab Riaz 1 for 34) lead Pakistan 216 (Babar Azam 90*, Sarfraz Ahmed 41; Tim Southee 6 for 80, Neil Wagner 3 for 59) 236 runs

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