Two of the three wickets are taken by left spinner Babar © Getty Images
Two of the three wickets were taken by left spinner Zulfiqar Babar © Getty Images

Nov 11, 2014

Pakistan off to a very good start on the third day of the opening Test against New Zealand at Abu Dhabi. New Zealand have lost three quick wickets Brendon McCullum, the skipper, Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson are out. McCullum, who looked uncertain during his short stay, fell to the crafty left-arm spinner Zulfiqar Babar while trying to defend one that was spinning away. He only succeeded in edging the ball to first slip Younis Khan who took a good low catch.

McCullum had survived a few close calls before he Babar ultimately got him out. It was Imran Khan, the pacer, who had caused a few problems.  There was one leg-before of an inswinger by Imran which was reviewed but the umpire ruled in McCullum’s favour. Another delivery by the same bowler clipped the pad and missed the stumps by a few inches. He would not survive for long.

Kane Williamson got off the mark with three runs off a well-timed cover drive off Babar. He, unfortunately, for the New Zealand side lasted only a few deliveries. He chopped one onto his stumps off a Rahat Ali yorker. Ross Taylor edged one to slip as well.

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