DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah snared three wickets in five deliveries and reduced New Zealand to 63-4 at lunch Monday on the rain-interrupted third day of the second cricket test.
Shah took the wickets of Tom Latham (22), Ross Taylor (0) and Henry Nichols (0) in his last over before the interval, leaving New Zealand still trailing by 355 runs.
Captain Kane Williamson was not out on 6 and B.J. Watling was unbeaten on 1 at the break in reply to Pakistan's first innings of 418-5 declared.
Unusual rain showers in Dubai delayed the start of day's play for an hour before New Zealand resumed on 24-0.
Fast bowlers Hasan Ali and Mohammad Abbas tied down both openers with their impressive swing and seam bowling before Shah ripped through the top order to have figures of 4-31.
Asad Shafiq spilled a low catch at second slip off Hasan's delivery that could have dismissed Raval on his overnight score of 17.
But Pakistan didn't have to wait long to get the breakthrough when left-handed Raval played on while attempting an ambitious reverse sweep shot to Shah.
The Pakistan spinner extracted sharp bounce and turn from the wicket as Latham was brilliantly caught close to the wicket by Imam-ul-Haq on the leg side.
Ross Taylor's struggles continued in the series when, one ball later, he was bowled after playing around Shah's sharp leg-spin.
Shah also bowled the left-handed Nichols to have New Zealand in deep trouble at lunch.
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