1st Test, Day 3: Rahat Ali Gives Pakistan Massive Lead Over New Zealand

Tom Latham's hundred went in vain as New Zealand were shot out for 262. Pakistan lead by 319 runs at stumps on Day 3.

Updated: November 11, 2014 20:39 IST
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Rahat Ali celebrates after striking vs New Zealand on Tuesday.

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Abu Dhabi: Fast bowler Rahat Ali's rich haul of 4-22 helped to give Pakistan firm control of the first test against New Zealand on Tuesday despite opening batsman Tom Latham hitting a fighting maiden test century. (Scorecard)

New Zealand failed to cope with Ali's reverse swing and was bowled out for 262 late on the third day. Left-arm spinner Zulfiqar Babar chipped in with 3-79.

Pakistan, which declared at 566-3, didn't enforce the follow-on and stretched its lead to 319 by reaching 15 without loss at stumps.

New Zealand resumed from 15-0 overnight, and Latham escaped two tough catch chances early before hitting 103 off 222 balls with 13 fours.

Corey Anderson made a rapid 48 off 70 balls with eight fours, but he and Latham fell to Ali after putting on 83 runs for the fourth wicket.

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