Spinner <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/bilal-asif/news/">Bilal Asif</a> removed <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ross-taylor/news/">Ross Taylor</a> to bring <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/pakistan/">Pakistan</a> within six wickets of a series-levelling victory in the second Test in Dubai on Tuesday. Asif had Taylor caught off an uppish sweep for 82 before <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/new-zealand/">New Zealand</a> reached 222/4 at lunch on the fourth day, still needing 106 runs to avoid an innings defeat. <p></p> <p></p>At the break, Henry Nicholls, who successfully reviewed a second-ball lbw decision on 0, was unbeaten on 31 with BJ Watling 16 not out. New Zealand lead the three-match series 1-0 after winning the first Test by four runs in Abu Dhabi. <p></p> <p></p><strong>LIVE SCORECARD:</strong> <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/pakistan-and-new-zealand-in-uae-2018-200968/live-scores/pakistan-vs-new-zealand-live-cricket-score-2nd-test-match-187605-summary.html">Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Dubai</a> <p></p> <p></p>Taylor smashed seven boundaries and a six during his aggressive 128-ball knock and added a valuable 80 runs for the third wicket with Tom Latham who fell for 50.New Zealand were forced to follow-on after superb bowling by legpinner Yasir Shah, who took 8/41 to dismiss them for a paltry 90 on Monday. <p></p> <p></p>Resuming at 131/2, Taylor smashed medium-pacer Hasan Ali's first ball of the day to the cover boundary to reach his 29th half-century in Tests. Before this knock Taylor had managed just 21 runs in the three innings of this series. <p></p> <p></p>Latham completed his 15th Test fifty with a single but was caught behind off Hasan after Paul Reiffel consulted television umpire Ian Gould for a fair catch. Latham hit four boundaries.