New Zealand 104-3 at stumps against Pakistan

New Zealand's Henry Nicholls bats during day two of the first cricket Test match between New Zealand and Pakistan at the Hagley Park in Christchurch. ─ AFP
New Zealand’s Henry Nicholls bats during day two of the first cricket Test match between New Zealand and Pakistan at the Hagley Park in Christchurch. ─ AFP

Debutant opener Jeet Raval posted a half-century as New Zealand reached 104-3 at stumps on day two of the first Test against Pakistan in Christchurch on Friday.

On the first day of play, after the scheduled Thursday start was washed out, Pakistan were all out for 133 after being sent in to bat.

Colin de Grandhomme, in his maiden Test, returned New Zealand-best debut bowling figures of 6-41.

Raval, also in his first Test, was 55 not out at the close of play with Henry Nicholls on 29 as New Zealand trailed Pakistan by 29 runs with seven wickets remaining.

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