‎Abu Dhabi (November 17, 2018): New Zealand grabbed the key wickets of Azhar Ali and Haris Sohail ‎to push Pakistan back on the second day of the first Test in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.‎

At tea, Pakistan were 225-8 with Babar Azam (60) and Hasan Ali (4) at the crease.

‎Resuming at 59-2 Pakistan lost overnight batsmen Sohail for 38 and Azhar for 22 in the space of just ‎six balls at the same score of 91.‎

Sohail was more confident of the two, having hit four boundaries but was caught at short mid-‎wicket by Tom Latham to a loose shot off leg-spinner Ish Sodhi’s low full toss.‎

Azhar, who added 64 for the third wicket with Sohail, was dropped by Jeet Raval off Trent Boult ‎when on 19 and was again lucky two runs later when given not out as the same bowler reviewed for a ‎leg-before decision.‎

‎But Boult had the last laugh, forcing an edge off Azhar’s bat for wicketkeeper BJ Watling’s one-‎handed diving catch. Azhar hit just one boundary.‎

‎Left-armer Boult is the pick of bowlers with 2-29.‎

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