Tim Southee's three wickets had reduced Pakistan to 12 for 3 at one stage    Getty images (File Photo)
Tim Southee’s three wickets had reduced Pakistan to 12 for 3 at one stage Getty images (File Photo)

Pakistan ended Day Two of the second Test at Seddon Park, Hamilton, against New Zealand in a precarious position of 76 for 5. They trail New Zealand by 195 runs with 5 wickets in hand. Pakistan find themselves in deep trouble after Tim Southee and Neil Wagner piled on the misery. Southee was sensational in his first spell, picking up three wickets. Wagner came on a bit later and picked up a couple of wickets off consecutive deliveries. This was after New Zealand had earlier been bowled out for 271. Opener Jeet Raval cashed in on a couple of lives and scored his second Test fifty in as many matches, while wicketkeeper BJ Watling was left stranded on 49. Sohail Khan was the pick of the bowlers for Pakistan, finishing with figures of 4 for 99. He was well supported by Imran Khan (3 for 52) and Mohammad Aamer (2 for 59). FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd Test at Seddon Park, Hamilton

New Zealand began the day at 77 for 2. Only 21 overs were possible on Day One and as a result the play started half hour early on Day Two. Ross Taylor was the first one to be dismissed. He was looking in good touch and was scoring boundaries at every possible opportunity, but eventually played a rash shot and was caught behind for 37. Raval scored a superb fifty his second in as many Tests but he had a couple of chances. Sami Aslam dropped a catch off Raval s bat at first slip on Day One and it was the same fielder, who dropped him again on the second day. Raval poked at the ball once again, but found Mohammad Rizwan at first slip this time, who held on to it. Taylor and Raval added 51 for the third wicket.

There was a good partnership between Watling and all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme for the sixth wicket as well. They added 51 at a brisk rate, with de Gramhomme doing most of the damage. There were some useful contributions down the order from Southee (29), Mitchell Santner (16) and Matt Henry (15). However, de Grandhomme was dismissed first ball after lunch, but Watling fought on till tea to take New Zealand to 266 for 8. Pakistan did not take much time to wrap up the innings once play began after tea. On Day One, Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first. Full Cricket Updates, New Zealand vs Pakistan, Day Two, 2nd Test at Hamilton

Brief Scores:

New Zealand 271 (Jeet Raval 55, BJ Watling 49*; Sohail Khan 4 for 99, Imran Khan 3 for 52) lead Pakistan 76 for 5 (Babar Azam 34*, Asad Shafiq 23; Tim Southee 3 for 25, Neil Wagner 2 for 15) 195 runs