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Pakistan in charge despite Williamson effort

3rd December 2018, 19:08 by Neil Foster

Kane Williamson starred for New Zealand as they reached 229-7 at stumps on day one of the third Test with Pakistan.

The 28-year-old compiled a classy 89, with his 176-ball innings containing seven fours, as wickets tumbled around him in Abu Dhabi.

Having opted to bat first, the Kiwis lost opener Tom Lathan for four before Jeet Raval hit a watchful 45.

The Black Caps were looking solid at 70-1 but slipped to 72-4 as Ross Taylor fell for a first-ball duck and Henry Nicholls made a single to follow Raval back to the pavilion.

Colin de Grandhomme scored 20 while wicket-keeper BJ Watling is unbeaten on 42 - those runs coming from 180 deliveries and containing just one four.

Yasir Shah took 3-62, while Bilal Asif has 2-57, with everything up for grabs after the first two matches of the series were shared.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Neil Foster is an experienced journalist who specialises in cricket and rugby union. Neil also has a solid knowledge of tennis, golf and football.

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