After a Kane Williamson century anchored New Zealand’s 431 on day two of the first test at Mount Maunganui on Sunday, Kyle Jamieson struck early to get Pakistan 30 for one at stumps.
Abid Ali was not out yet to score 19 with nightwatchman Mohammad Abbas.
When he poked at a Jamieson ball straying down the leg side, Shan Masood was dismissed for 10 and was well caught by wicketkeeper BJ Watling.
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For Masood, who had previously been dropped at third slip by replacement Daryl Mitchell, who was on the field when Neil Wagner proceeded to undergo treatment after being struck while batting by a Shaheen Afridi yorker, it was an awkward stay.
New Zealand added a further 209 before Wagner was the last man out, having ended the day at 222 for three.
With major contributions from Watling (67) and Henry Nicholls (56) to go with Ross Taylor’s 70 on the first day, the innings was headlined by Williamson’s 129, his 23rd Test century.
After being sent to bat on a green wicket and with Afridi and Mohammad Abbas making life tough with swing and seam on the first day, it was a commendable achievement by New Zealand.
While on day two there was not the same action, the drying pitch began to show signs of turn that brought spin into play with the taking of three wickets by Yasir Shah, including the coveted Williamson scalp.
Nicholls, who had joined with Williamson for the fourth wicket in a 133-run partnership, was the first to fall, bizarrely leaving the field when he would have been able to remain if he had pled his case.
He was given out caught off the gloves, and he opted not to pursue a review after speaking with Williamson as replays later revealed the ball struck his forearm and did not brush either glove or bat
To bring up his century, Williamson, a model of composure and concentration, needed 261 balls, his slowest test hundred, but he picked up the pace after that landmark passed and needed just 36 more deliveries to hit 129.
The Yasir Shah arrival brought the end of the captain of New Zealand.
The legspinner finds an ample turn to catch the edge of the bat with his third ball, and Haris Sohail took a smart one-handed catch.
As the batting mainstay, Watling, who scored a double century against England on the same Bay Oval wicket a year earlier, took over.
With Mitchell Santner (19) and 66 with Jamieson, he starred in a 36-run stand (32).
Watling and Wagner put on 33 before Watling nicked a wide Afridi delivery to Yasir Shah at gully after Tim Southee’s nine-ball duck.
For Shah, who also took the wickets of Southee and Wagner (19) to return figures of three for 113, it was a fruitful day, though Afridi took four for 109.