Pakistan on top after day one of Hamilton Test against Kiwis

January 7th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI  

Ross Taylor Hamilton, Jan 7(ANI): Pakistan were on top in the opening Test against New Zealand, as the home team scrambled to 260-7 at the close of play on the first day at Seddon Park, Hamilton.

New Zealand’s innings was built around only two partnerships of note after Pakistan won the toss and opted to bowl first.

Brendon McCullum (56) and Martin Guptill 50) put on 83 for the second wicket, while Kane Williamson (44 not out) and Tim Southee (56 not out) have put on 83 in their unbeaten eighth-wicket stand.

In between, New Zealand lost six wickets for 85 runs as they failed to tackle left-arm spinner Abdur Rehman, who finished the day with figures of 3-51 from 30 overs.

New Zealand’s middle-order crumbled under quality bowling from the visitors, as Ross Taylor (six), Jesse Ryder (22), debutant Reece Young (14) and captain Daniel Vettori (0) were dismissed cheaply, reports.

Supporting Rehman with the ball, left-arm fast bowler Tanvir Ahmed finished the day with figures of 2-54 from 15 overs.

Brief Scorecard:

New Zealand:- Ist Innings : 260-7 (Southee 56 not out, McCullum 56, Rehman 3-51) (ANI)

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