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

Updated: 11 November 2014 19:39 IST

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.

1st Test, Day 3: Rahat Ali Gives Pakistan Massive Lead Over New Zealand
Rahat Ali celebrates after striking vs New Zealand on Tuesday. © AP

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.



Topics : Pakistan New Zealand Rahat Ali Tom Latham Cricket
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