BJ Watling has faced 119 for his 45    Getty Images
BJ Watling has faced 119 for his 45 Getty Images

New Zealand go to tea at 266 for 8 against Pakistan on Day Two of the second Test against Pakistan at Seddon Park, Hamilton. BJ Watling has fought well and kept the Pakistan bowlers at bay. For Pakistan however it is Sohail khan, who has been excellent. His four wickets have given Pakistan a chance bundling New Zealand out for well under 300. Watling, who has often gotten New Zealand out of trouble, will look to carry on for as long as possible after the tea break to take New Zealand past 300. He needs someone to stick with him at the other end. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd Test at Seddon Park, Hamilton

New Zealand had a horrible start to the session, with Colin de Grandhomme getting dismissed off the very first ball of the post-lunch session. He was caught behind off the bowling of Imran Khan. De Grandhomme was initially given not out, but Pakistan took the review and the decision was overturned. Mitchell Santner and Watling added 33 for the seventh wicket, before Santner edged one to Younis Khan in the slip cordon. Tim Southee then played a breezy innings, like he has done many times, smashing five fours and a six in his 28-ball 29, before he was fixed by a slow delivery by Sohail, which breached his defence.

Southee and Watling added 36 in quick succession and New Zealand looked set to cross the 250-run mark. They did that soon after that and Watling was approaching his fifty. Starting the day on 77 for 2, they ended the first session of the day on 170 for 5. In the second session, New Zealand have added a further 96 runs, but have also lost three wickets along the way. Pakistan will want to ensure that they do not leak runs after tea and wrap up the New Zealand innings as early as possible.

Brief Scores:

New Zealand 266 for 8 (Jeet Raval 55, BJ Watling 45*; Sohail Khan 4 for 99, Imran Khan 2 for 48) vs Pakistan

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