Christchurch - Day two of the first Test between New Zealand and Pakistan
belonged firmly to the hosts, as debutants Colin de Grandhomme and Jeet Raval
Zimbabwe-born De Grandhomme bagged a six-fer, a debut record
for the Black Caps, while Raval scored a half century and took three catches.
Pakistan were bowled out for a paltry 133, and then the
Black Caps reached stumps on 104 for three, trailing by 29 runs, with Raval on
55 not out.
Day one day been lost to rain, so day two was a fresh start,
as the Kiwis won the toss at the Hagley Oval and opted to field, with great
De Grandhomme, who played for Zimbabwe till under 19 level,
removed four of the top six Pakistan batsmen, including Azhar Ali as his maiden
Misbah-ul-Haq made the top score for the visitors, a meagre
31, as Pakistan were removed inside 56 overs, and left the hosts with a session
Bowling continued to dominate, and the Black Caps were in
Raval's debt, as both Tom Latham and Kane Williamson were out for single
Ross Taylor's poor form continued as he could only make 11,
leaving Raval and Henry Nicholls to rescue the knock before stumps. Nicholls
was on 29 at the close.