De Grandhomme, Raval make it New Zealand's day

New Zealand 104 for 3 (Raval 55, Nicholls 29) trail Pakistan 133 (Misbah 31, de Grandhomme 6-41, Southee 2-20) by 29 runs.

It was a tale of two debutants on a fascinating day of Test cricket where ball dominated the bat.

Misbah-ul-Haq, captaining his country for the 50th time, top-scored with a typically feisty 31 off 108 deliveries during the course of which he proved it was the top order's impatience and not a menacing Hagley Oval green top that contributed to their downfall; no other batsman crossed 20.

In reply, Jeet Raval, the other debutant, replacing Martin Guptill, overcame a testing new-ball burst to finish 55 not out as New Zealand recovered from early losses of Tom Latham, Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor to end on 104 for 3, trailing by just 29 runs.

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