New Zealand In Control Against Pakistan In Dubai

New Zealand are still on top at stumps on the second day of the second Test against Pakistan in Dubai.  Tuesday started with the Black Caps resuming on 243/3 with Tom Latham (137*) and Corey Anderson (7*) at the crease.  Anderson added just two runs before Ehsan Adil (2/73) had him caught by Azhar Ali.

Latham failed to add to his overnight score and was next to go caught behind by Sarfraz Ahmed off Rahat Ali (1/69).  James Neesham and BJ Watling added 33 runs before Neesham fell for 17.   The 24-year old was caught by Misbah-ul-Haq off the bowling of Yasir Shah (2/92).

Mark Craig joined Watling and the pair put on 68 runs for the seventh wicket before the wicketkeeper was dismissed for 39.  Watling was caught by substitute fielder Haris Sohail off Azhar Ali (1/23).  Two runs later Zulfiqar Babar trapped Craig leg before wicket for 43.

Tim Southee and Ish Sodhi ensured a wagging of the tail as the nine and ten batsmen added 39 runs.  Babar bowled Southee for 17 before Sodhi (32*) and Trent Boult saw the Kiwis over the 400-mark.  Boult was last man out for 2 when Babar (4/137) had him caught by Rahat Ali as the New Zealanders posted 403 all out.

Pakistan were 34/2 at the close having lost Taufeeq Umar, stumped by Watling off Craig for 16, and Shan Masood for 13, bowled by Sodhi.  Azhar Ali (4*) and Younis Khan (1*) were at the wicket ready to resume battle at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.