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Pakistan - 297
Azhar 93, Rizwan 61, Faheem 48, Jamieson 5/69, Southee 2/61, Boult 2/82
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Session wrap: Pakistan have got through to a good total in their first innings at the end of day one. The average first innings total is 280, so the visitors will be happy with their score on a pitch that offered a lot of swing.
Pakistan had to fight hard to get here. Azhar Ali led the way with a sublime 93. Considering they were put in to bat on a green-looking pitch that definitely helped the fast bowlers, 297 is a handy first-innings total.
It looked a long away away when Kyle Jamieson was wreaking havoc, picking up three wickets in three overs in his first spell this morning. He's picked up his third five-for in just six Tests and averages around eight against left-handers and dismissed three of them today.
It feels like both teams will be happy with their efforts but how tomorrow goes will decide who is the happier of the two sides.
84th over - Boult to continue with eight minutes left in the days play.
Boult goes short and at the body of Naseem and he flicks him down to fine leg for four.
WICKET - Boult wrapes up the innings and the days play. Boult goes full and it swings late. Naseem drives and it catches the edge and Latham takes the easy catch at second slip.
Naseem Shah c Latham b Boult 12 (9b 3x4 0x6)
That will end the days play. (PAK 297)
83rd over - Tim Southee to continue with figures of 2/61 off 22 overs.
A great over from Southee who is getting the new ball to swing and is challenging the batsman as he searches for that final wicket. It's a maiden. (PAK 293/9)
82nd over - Trent Boult comes into the attack to bowl the second over with the new ball.
WICKET - Boult has finally got his reward. Boult tempts Shaheen into a drive and it catches the edge. It flies to Nicholls who takes a good catch.
Shaheen Shah Afridi c Nicholls b Boult 4 (21b 0x4 0x6)
Naseem Shah is the last man in.
His first ball is a full toss and Naseem drives him through the covers for four.
The next ball sees Naseem smash Boult through cover for another boundary. (PAK 293/9)
81st over - A change in the bowling with Tim Southee into the attack. New Zealand will take the new ball.
After a dot ball to start the over, sees Gohar drive Southee down the ground for two runs.
The next ball sees Gohar glides it behind point, the open face and his gift of timing taking the ball all the way to the boundary despite Nicholls' best efforts.
WICKET - The new ball works straight away. Southee goes short and Gohar tries to be aggressive and pull him away. He gets a top edge and Jamieson takes a simple catch.
Zafar Gohar c Jamieson b Southee 34 (62b 6x4 0x6)
Mohammad Abbas is the next man in.
The last ball of the over sees Shaheen drive Southee down the ground for three runs. (PAK 285/8)
80th over - Jamieson to continue with only one ball until the new ball.
Bouncer on and around leg stump, Gohar doesn't want anything to do with it and it hits him and runs down to third-man for a single. (PAK 276/7)
79th over - Matt Henry to continue.
The first ball of the over sees Shaheen go hard at a full delviery. It catches the edge and is dropped by Southee who dived forward but couldn't take the hard chance.
The next ball sees Shaheen turn Henry into the leg side for a single.
After two dot balls, Gohar practically turns his back on it, he gets struck on his glove but the batsman come through for a leg bye. (PAK 275/7)
78th over - Jamieson to continue with figures of 5/65.
After a dot ball to start the over, sees Gohar play a lovely shot down the ground for four.
Four dot balls to end the over. (PAK 273/7)
77th over - A change in the bowling for New Zealand with Matt Henry back into the attack.
A great over from Henry and it's a maiden. (PAK 269/7)
76th over - Jamieson to continue with just five overs until the new ball.
A great over from Jamieson and it's a miaden. (PAK 269/7)
75th over - Tim Southee to continue.
After a dot ball to start the over, sees Shaheen flashes outside the off stump and it flies away past gully's right for four.
After two dot balls, Gohar turns Southee to square leg for a single. (PAK 269/7)
74th over - Jamieson to continue.
After tow dot balls to start the over, Gohar drives Jmaieson through th covers for two runs.
The fifth ball of the over sees Gohar fend off Jamieson down to fine leg for a single (PAK 264/7)
73rd over - A change in the bowling for the New Zealand who are going into for the kill with Tim Southee into the attack.
After a dot ball to start the over, Gohar pushes Southee into the off-side for a single. (PAK 261/7)
72nd over - Kyle Jamieson to continue with figures of 4/54 off his 16 overs.
Jamieson starts to full and wide and Gohar drives him through the covers for four.
After two dot balls, Jamieson goes with a bouncer but it's to short and it's called a wide.
The next balls looks a tired delivery from Jamieson. It's full and wide and Gohar smashes him through the covers for three runs.
WICKET - Third five-wicket haul for Jamieson in Tests. Gohar goes for a drive, is late on the shot and ends up getting a thick edge through to the slips and Taylor takes the catch.
Faheem Ashraf c Taylor b Jamieson 48 (88b 8x4 0x6).
That wicket will make it drinks. (PAK 260/7)
71st over - Daryl Mitchell to continue.
A better over from Mitchell with tight bowling with a bouncer mixed in a it's a maiden the second in a row. (PAK 252/6)
70th over - Jamieson to continue looking for his fifth wicket.
Another good over from Jamieson and it's another maiden his second in a row. (PAK 252/6)
69th over - A change of the bowling for New Zealand with Daryl Mitchell into the attack for his spell of the attack.
After a dot ball to start the over, Faheem plays a classical straight down the ground for four.
The scoring continues for Pakistan. Mitchell goes full and outside off-stump and Fahmeem drives him over the top of cover for two runs. (PAK 252/6)
68th over - A change in the bowling for New Zealand with Kyle Jamieson back into the attack.
A good first over back from Jamieson who is challenging the Pakistan batsman and it's a maiden. (PAK 246/6)
67th over - Matt Henry to continue.
After to dot balls, Faheem plays a beautiful straight drive down the ground for four.
After a dot ball, Henry goes short but it's not short enough and Faheem pulls him through midwicket for four. (PAK 246/6)
66th over - Boult to continue.
After three dot balls to start the over, Gohar goes after a half-volley, plays it with an angled bat to get a thick edge through the slip cordon. That is his first runs in Test cricket through a streaky boundary.
Tickled to the fine leg boundary. Boult goes full and straight in search of late swing, ends up being a leg-stump half-volley. (PAK 238/6)
65th over - Matt Henry to continue, looking for his second wicket.
A great over from Henry and it's a miaden. (PAK 230/6)
64th over - Boult to continue.
After three dot balls, sees Faheem squirt one past mid-on off a thickish inside edge for a single. (PAK 230/6)
63rd over - A change in the bowling for the Blackcaps with Matt Henry into the attack.
WICKET - Big wicket for the Blackcaps with the dangerman Azhar Ali gone. Henry gets one to swing late. Azhar tries to defend him off the back foot and it catches the edge and Taylor takes the catch. A great innings from the Pakistan batsman who got so close to his 18th test century but it wasn't to be.
Azhar Ali c Taylor b Henry 93 (172b 12x4 0x6)
Zafar Gohar the man on debutis the next man in.
His first ball in test cricket is a peach and almost takes out his off-stump with the late inswing. It swings so much that Watling can't gather and the batsman come through for a bye.
The next ball sees Faheem punch Henry through the covers for a single. (PAK 229/6)
62nd over - Boult to continue with his 17th over.
After a dot ball to start the over, sees Boult go short and Azhar pulls him away for a single out to deep midwicket.
Four dot balls to end the over. (PAK 227/5)
61st over - Southee to continue.
After a dot ball to start the over sees Azhar plays away from the body, gets an inside edge onto the pad as this rolls into the leg side. (PAK 226/5)
60th over - Trent Boult to continue with his 16th over.
After a dot ball to start the over, Boult goes short and wide and Azhar cuts him away to deep point for a single to bring up the 50 partnership.
After a dot ball, Faheem drives Boult into the covers for two runs.
The next ball sees Faheem pull Boult away through midwicket for two runs. (PAK 225/5)
59th over - Tim Southee to continue.
After three dot balls, Faheem skews Southee through backward point for two runs. (PAK 220/5)
58th over - Trent Boult to bowl the second over after tea.
A great start for Boult to his spell with good tight lines and it's a maiden for New Zealand the second in a row straight after tea. (PAK 218/5)
57th over - Tim Southee to bowl the first over after the tea break.
A good first over after tea from Southee who is getting the ball to swing and it's a maiden. (PAK 218/5)
5:06pm - The players are making their way back out onto the field for the final session of days play. The final session will go from 5:05pm to 6:48pm with the option of an extra 30 minutes if needed.
Session wrap: That was definitely Pakistan's session. At 83 for 4, they looked vulnerable. Hagley Oval was offering movement and, to one very special bowler, crazy amounts of extra bounce as well.
But Azhar Ali has made it look exactly like that. He's on 90 off just 158 balls. Mohammad Rizwan also chipped in with a half-century, his aggressive style of play throwing New Zealand off, even frustrating them as he kept playing and missing early on. He grew into the innings though and looked set for a hundred until Jamieson struck again.
56th over - Trent Boult to bowl the final over before tea.
After two dot balls sees Boult go to straight and Azhar flicks him down to fine leg for four runs to take him into the 90s.
Thre dot balls to end the over and that will be tea. (PAK 218/5)
55th over - Southee to continue with 1/42 off his 15 overs.
After two dot balls, Azhar turns Southee down to fine leg for a single. (PAK 214/5)
54th over - Boult to continue with just nine minutes till tea.
After three dot balls, Faheem edges one through the slips and it races away for four runs. (PAK 213/5)
53rd over - Another change in the bowling with Tim Southee back into the attack.
Azhar drives Southee through point for three runs to start the over.
After two dot balls, there is a big shout for LBW but it's sliding down the leg side and the batsman come through for a leg bye. (PAK 209/5)
52nd over - A change in the bowling with just 17 minutes till tea with Trent Boult into the attack.
What a shot from Faheem to bring up 200 runs for Pakistan. Boult is to straight and Faheem punches Boult down the ground for four.
The next ball sees Faheem push Boult into the off-side for a single.
Azhar keeps scoreboard ticking over with a single down to fine leg. (PAK 205/5)
51st over - Matt Henry to continue with his 12th over with figures of 0/50.
After four dot balls to start the over, Azhar guides Henry through the slip cordon down to third-man for four runs.
What a shot to end the over. Henry goes to full and straight and Azhar drives him down the ground for four. (PAK 199/5)
50th over - Jamieson to continue with his 14th over.
Jamieson starts tio straight and Faheem flicks him away through square leg for four runs.
After three dot balls, Jamieson goes for the yorker and Faheem does well to keep it out and skews it out to square leg for two runs.
The last ball of the over sees Faheem pull Jamieson away through midwicket for four runs. (PAK 191/4)
49th over - Henry to continue with his 11th over with the fast bowler still looking for his first wicket.
The last ball of the over sees Faheem punch Henry off the back foot through the covers for three runs. (PAK 181/5)
48th over - Jamieson to continue.
After two dot balls, Azhar turns Jamieson down to fine leg for two runs. (PAK 178/5)
47th over - Henry to continue.
The first ball sees Henry go to straight and Azhar turns him down to fine leg for a single.
After three dot balls sees Faheem drive in the air through the covers in the gap for four.
Big let off for Pakistan. Faheem drives Henry but it catches the edge and goes straight to Ross Taylor at first slip and he puts down a simple catch. (PAK176/5)
46th over - Jamieson to continue.
Jamieson goes short and wide and Rizwan cuts him away through point for four.
After two dot balls, Rizwan pulls Jamieson away down to fine leg for four.
WICKET!! - The Blackcaps finally get the breakthrough. It took a great delivery from Jamieson to break the partnership. Jamieson gets one to swing away late and it catches the edge and Watling takes the easy catch. That is the big fast bwolers fourth of the day.
Mohammad Rizwan c †Watling b Jamieson 61 (71b 11x4 0x6)
The wicket ends the over. (PAK 171/5)
45th over - Henry to continue with 0/40 off his eight overs.
After two dot balls, Henry goes too straight and Azhar flicks him through midwicket for two runs. (PAK 163/4)
44th over - Jamieson to continue looking for his fourth wicket.
Jamieson starts to full and Rizwan drives him down the ground to bring his up his 50 his fifth in a row for Pakistan. It's an outstanding half-century from the Pakistan captain.
Five dot balls to end the over. (PAK 161/4)
43rd over - Matt Henry to continue.
Hnery starts short and Rizwan tries to pull him away but gets a bit of an edge but falls short of Jamieson on the fine-leg boundary.
After a dot ball, Henry goes short again and Azhar tries to duck but at the last second decides to pull and it skews away into the leg side for a single.
The next ball sees Henry go full and Rizwan drives Henry down the ground for four.
The last ball of the over sees Rizwan drive Henry through the covers for three runs and that will be drinks. (PAK 157/4)
42nd over - Jamieson to continue.
The first ball of the over sees Ali push Jamieson into the off side for a single.
The next ball sees Rizwan drive Jamieson to mid-off and they will take a quick single.
After a dot ball, Azhar works Jamieson down to fine leg for a single.
The last ball of the over sees Rizwan push Jamieson to mid-off for a single. (PAK 147/4)
41st over - Another change in the bowling with Matt Henry back into the attack,
A poor start from Henry, who strays down the leg side. Azhar flicks him off his pads down to fine leg for a single.
Rizawn gets a thick edge and it flies through gully for four runs. A little lucky there for the Pakistan batsman. (PAK 144/4)
40th over - A change in the bowling for the Blackcaps with Kyle Jamieson back into the attack with figures of 3/26 with three maidens off his eight overs.
A great first over back from Jamieson who has Rizwan playing and missing on three occasions. (PAK 139/4)
39th over - Southee to continue.
After four dot balls, Southee goes slightly to straight and Azhar flicks him off his pads for two runs down to fine leg. (PAK 139/4)
38th over - Boult to continue with his sixth over on the trot since the lunch break.
Boult goes short and gets a bit of extra bounce which surprises Rizwan. He tries to pull him away but gets a bit of an edge and flies just over Mitchell's head at square leg for a single.
A poor ball from Boult sees Azhar flick Boult off his pads for three runs through square leg. Boult let out a big cry of "no" after that ball. Frustration starting to show for Boult who has been expensive. (PAK 137/4)
37th over - Southee to continue with figures of 1/37 with four maidens off his 12 overs.
Southee continues with his tight line and lenghts and it's another maiden his sixth maiden of the day. (PAK 133/4)
36th over - Boult to continue with his 10th over.
Boult start with an inswinging yorker which Rizwarn does well to keep out and it skews to midwicket for a single.
The next ball sees Azhar push Boult to mid-on and they get through for a quick single to bring up the 50 partnership which has come in quick time off just 68 balls. It's been a great counter attacking partnership between these two so far.
A slight delay in play as Rizwan gets a new bat and regrips the new bat and Boult gets saw dust on his run-up area.
After the slight break there is three dot balls to end the over. (PAK 133/4)
35th over - Southee to continue.
A bit of luck for Rizwan. Southee goes full and gets it to swing away late. It catches the outside edge and races away through the vacant third slip area for four.
Rizwan pushes the ball to point and the off strike batsman Azhar takes off thinking there is an easy single. Both batsman end up at the same end but Nicholls who did well to stop the ball, can't gather it and Rizwan gets through for the single. (PAK 131/4)
34th over - Boult to continue. He's been expenseive since the lunch break.
A much better over from Boult who gives Rizwan nothing to attack and it's a maiden. (PAK 126/4)
33rd over - Southee to continue with his 11th over.
After two dot balls, Rizwan takes a quick single to mid-on.
After a dot ball, Azhar punches Southee off the back through point for three runs. (PAK 126/4)
32nd over - Boult to continue with figures of 0/30 off seven overs.
What a peach from Boult. It swings back in to Rizwan and it looks like it's clipped the inside edge and Watling takes the catch but the umpire has given not out. Williamson will review the decision. The review shows the ball comes off the back pad. Great decision from New Zealand umpire Chris Brown.
The next ball sees Rizwan turn Boult into the leg side for a single.
Azhar guides Boult through point for a two runs.
Boult gets one to swing back and Azhar has done well to flick itto midwicket for a single.
The last ball of the over sees Rizwan tuck Boult away to square leg for a single. (PAK 122/4)
31st over - Tim Southee to bowl the second over after the rain break. This session will now go through to 4:45pm
A good over from Southee who continues with his tight lines and it's a maiden. (PAK 117/4)
30th over - Trent Boult to continue his over which was stopped after two balls due to rain.
Boundaries continue to flow after the rain break for Rizwan. Boult over pitches and Rizwan drives him away through point for four. (PAK 117/4)
2:43pm - Players are making their way back onto the park for the resumption of the afternoon session.
2:38pm - Word has just come through play will resume at 2:45pm
2:35pm - Umpires about to make a field inspection to determine a start time, shouldn't be too long now.
2:28pm - The covers are coming off at Hagley Oval so we should have a resumption of play soon.
30th over - Boult will continue after his expensive first over after lunch. Interesting fact, that was the second most expensive over in Trent Boult's test career. Chris Gayle hit three sixes and a two for 20 off the over in 2014.
2:05pm - It has started raining again in Christchurch and the umpires have sent the players from the field so we will have a delay in play.
29th over - Southee to continue.
A much more subdued over from Southee with Azhar not looking for expansive shots and it's a maiden. (PAK 113/4)
28th over - Trent Boult to bowl the second over after lunch.
Rizwan has started on fire after the lunch break. Boult goes full and outside off and Rizwan smashes him through the covers for four.
Four more, great shot. Boult goes short and just outisde off-stump and Rizwan cuts him away for four.
Rizwan is playing his shots and gets lucky this time. Boult goes full and straight and Rizwan drives hard. It catches the edges and flies over the head of Nicholls at gullly and away for four more.
Another boundary for Pakistan thats three in a row. Boult slides down the leg side and it comes off the pads of Rizwan and races away for four leg byes.
Rizwan drives Boult through the covers for two more runs.
What an over from Rizwan. 18 runs come off it and have moved the innings run rate above four an over. (PAK 113/4)
27th over - Tim Southee to bowl the first over after lunch with figures of 1/21.
The first ball of the over sees Rizwan punish Southee down the ground for four to get off the mark.
Rizwan punches Southee down the ground for two runs.
The next ball sees Rizwan flick Southee off his pads into the leg side for a single. (PAK 95/4)
1:49pm - Players are making their way back out onto the field for the afternoon session.
1:44pm - The cover have been on the entire lunch break with light rain starting to fall as players headed off for lunch. The groundstaff have just started taking the covers off so we should have a resumption of play very shortly.
Session wrap: That turned out to be New Zealand's session thanks to a sensational spell from Kyle Jamieson. Despite the loss of a wicket in the third over, the tourists were looking solid at 66/1 a few overs into second hour, but Jamieson always looked likely and he opened the floodgates when he removed Abid Ali.
A short time later Pakistan were 80/3 and Jamieson had 3/26. The ball that dismissed Fawad Alam was as good as any you will ever see... an absolute brute. The Blackcaps will be looking to break this partnership early in the second session and have a go at the bowlers.
Azhar Ali has batted superbly for his half-century.
26th over - Jamieson to bowl the last over of the session.
Azhar plays and misses at the final ball of the over and that's lunch.
25th over - Henry continues.
Azhar has 50 as he drives down the ground for four. (PAK 88/4)
24th over - Jamieson to bowl his 7th - 2/21.
Cracking shot! Full and straight and Azhar goes down the ground, past the bowler and gerts four runs.
WICKET - Fawad Alam c Watling b Jamieson 2 (8b) FOW 83/4
That is a brute of a ball from Jamieson. Rises on Fawad and he can't grop his hands quick enough and the ball takes the gloves and floats to Watling behind the stumps - a vicious short ball. What a bowler he is becoming. (PAK 83/4)
23rd over - Henry continues - 0/15 from 4 overs.
Four wides! Henry drops it short and it swings over Watling and down to the boundary.
22nd over - Jamieson continues.
Haris flirts at a swinging fullish ball from Jamieson.
WICKET: Haris Sohail c Nicholls b Jamieson 1 (4b) FOW 70/3
KJ strikes again! Haris wants to leave that one but it takes the edge and flies to Nicholls at gully and he takes a smart catch. Pakistan under pressure now after a great start.
Wicket maiden for the big fella. (PAK 70/3)
21st over - Matt Henry continues - 0/12 from 3 overs.
Haris Sohail off the mark with a single to long leg. (PAK 70/2)
20th over - Jamieson continues.
Over-pitched and Azhar drives superbly through the offside field for four. Lovely shot.
Controlled edge from Azhar as he plays with soft hands wide of third slip and down to the boundary for four.
WICKET: Abid Ali c Southee b Jamieson 25 (53b, 3x4s) FOW 66/2
Nice take from Southee at third slip. Abid defends but the ball climbs on him a touch and he can only edge through to Southee and the catch is taken. (PAK 66/2)
19th over - Matt Henry continues.
Abid plays an ambitious loose drive and misses as the ball swings past the edge - awful shot.
50 partnership up between these two.
Azhar gets a couple through mid-wicket. (PAK 57/1)
18th over - Jamieson - 0/10 from 3 overs - continues.
Quickly run single for Azhar on the offside. (PAK 53/1)
17th over - Henry continues.
Big drive from Abid takes a heavy edge and flies past a fully-stretched Nicholls in the gully and down to the boundary for four.
Henry strikes Abid on the pads but looks a bit high and the umpire says not out. Williamson doesn't review.
16th over - Jamieson continues.
Maiden from Jamieson ... he is working Azhar over and looking likely. (PAK 47/1)
15th over - Matt Henry replaces Tim Southee - 1/21 from 7 overs.
Abid edges to gully but the ball bounces just in front of a diving Nicholls.
Punches off the back foot from Azhar and he has two through cover. (PAK 47/1)
14th over - Jamieson to bowl the last over before drinks.
Loose from Azhar... he gets a thick edge past a diving Nicholls in the gully and down to the boundary for four.
Full toss from Jamieson and Azhar turns him square on the onside for four. (PAK 43/1)
13th over - Southee continues - 1/16 from 6 overs.
Azhar flicks to long leg for a single.
Full and straight and that's a superb drove from Abid down the ground... robbed of four by the slow outfield - he comes back for a third run. (PAK 35/1)
12th over - Kyle Jamieson replaces Trent Boult - 0/12 from his 5 overs today.
Abid has a flirt with one outside off but doesn't make contact. Jamieson looking likely.
Abid edges past Nicholls at gully for a couple.
Superb over from Jamieson. (PAK 30/1)
11th over - Southee continues - 0/12 from 5.
Full and straight and Azhar drives down the ground, past Henry at mid-on for four. (PAK 28/1)
10th over - Boult continues - 0/12 from 4.
A maiden from Boult, although Abid let four through to Watling with comfort. (PAK 24/1)
9th over - Southee continues.
A very good maiden over from Southee comes to an end. (PAK 24/1)
8th over - Boult continues.
Boult hits Abid on the pads but looks a little leg-side and the umpire agrees.
Full and straight and Abid whips Boult through mid-wicket for four... classy shot that.
7th over - Southee continues
Short from Southee and Azhar pulls for four. Great shot.
Fullish from Southee... Azhar drives and edges along the ground between 3rd slip and gully for four. (PAK 20/1)
6th over - Trent Boult to bowl his third... 0/7.
Single for Azhar down the ground... lucky to get bat on that one.
very good, testing over from Boult. (PAK 12/1)
5th over - Southee continues ... 1/3 from 2 overs.
Single for Azhar to fine leg. (PAK 11/1)
4th over - Boult continues.
Full from Boult and Abid flicks him square on the onside for the first boundary of the day. Superb shot. (PAK 10/1)
3rd over - Southee continues.
Sharply run single to behind square on the onside for Abid.
WICKET - Shan Masood lbw Southee 0 (8b) FOW 4/1
Masood gets an absolute toe-crusher and is plumb in front. He reviews nonetheless and burns one as that is as out as out can be. Hitting middle of middle.
Azhar off the mark first ball with two runs to to deep square-leg. (PAK 6/1)
2nd over - Trent Boult to open up.
Full from Boult and Abid flicks him through mid-wicket.. well timed but the outfield is slow and Mitchell makes a nice stop on the rope to save a run. (PAK 3/0)
1st over - Tim Southee will open up for New Zealand.
Mixup first ball and there is almost a run out. Masood calls a dicy single to Henry behind square ... he's set back but Henry's through is woeful and Masood survives.
1st over down and it's a maiden. (PAK 0/0)
NZ: Kane Williamson (c), Tom Latham, Tom Blundell, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling, Daryl Mitchell, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Trent Boult
Pak: Mohammad Rizwan (c), Shan Masood, Abid Ali, Fawad Alam, Azhar Ali, Haris Sohail, Faheem Ashraf, Zafar Gofar, Mohammad Abbas, Naseem Shah, Shaeen Shah Afridi
10:36am - Yasir Shah drops out of the Pakistan lineup and is replaced by allround spin option Zafar Gofar.
10:34am - Kane Williamson has won the toss and NZ will bowl.
Two changes to the 11 - Daryl Mitchell and Matt Henry in for Mitch Santner and Neil Wagner.
Welcome cricket fans to live updates of the second and final test between New Zealand and Pakistan at Hagley Oval in Christchurch.
The Blackcaps enter the test match holding a 1-0 series lead, with the No.1 test match ranking and an outside shot at making the World Test Championship final at Lord's, if they get the win over the course of the next five days.
On the injury front, Neil Wagner has been ruled with two broken toes and has been replaced by Canterbury paceman Matt Henry, who should get the nod, although the selectors may opt for Daryl Mitchell to strengthen the batting.
Pakistan will again be without skipper Babar Azam, who hasn't recovered from a broken thumb, meaning Mohammad Rizwan will captain the side again.
TAB odds: New Zealand $1.31, Pakistan $5.20, Draw $6.70
History beckons for Blackcaps in second test
History and finals aspirations are on the line in the second test for the Blackcaps starting on Sunday at Hagley Oval in Christchurch.
The Blackcaps are after their six straight test victories - a New Zealand record - while also looking to complete the perfect home summer for the first time when playing multiple sides.
Nothing short of a win will do for New Zealand in Christchurch if they want to keep their hopes alive of reaching the final of the world test championship played at Lords in June.
Australia and India sit in front of them, but if results go New Zealand's way, they could be playing in the first-ever test championship final in June.
Not only would a win help their test championship aspirations but it would also officially move them to No.1 in the International Cricket Council's test rankings for the first time in their history.
But Blackcaps skipper Kane Williamson isn't letting that affect his side's preparations.
"To get into those positions there is so much hard work, and for us that is the focus but you go into every match trying to win it," Williamson says.
After nailbiting victory in the opening test in the Mount, Williamson's side will know they'll need to replicate that performance if they're to pick up the vital victory they require.
Pakistan could welcome back their skipper and world No.5 test batsman Baba Azam who broke his thumb earlier in the tour.
"We saw that in the last game as well how challenging it is against this Pakistan side and then you add Baba to that and it strengthens their side, but for us, it's about focusing on us and what is important in terms of how we operate," Williamson says.
His inclusion will be a major addition for the visitors who are looking for their first test victory in their last five matches after losses to England and the opening test loss to the Blackcaps.
The Blackcaps will also be without the inspirational Neil Wagner who was ruled out for up to six weeks after breaking two of his toes in the opening test.
This will cause a selection headache for coach Gary Stead, who recalled Matt Henry who hasn't played a test since the January 3 test last year against Australia.
Stead could decide to go for a straight swap with Henry in for Wagner or he could choose to bring Daryl Mitchell in as the fourth seamer, something Williamson believes he could do.
"Yeah that's a potential role he could play and also why he's in the squad and obviously over recent times that has been the balance we've had," he says.
"It'll be about adapting again to a new surface, often it offers a bit throughout, so we'll just have to have a look at it and make a call on toss and team."