ABU DHABI: Pakistani seamers and spinners dismissed New Zealand for 153 before tea on the first day of the first Test being played here on Friday.
Winning the toss, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson decided to bat first but his team could not resist against Pakistan’s accurate bowling attack, led by leg-spinner Yasir Shah.
Williamson and Henry Nicholls provided the lone source of resistance with a 72-run stand but none of the other batsmen could contribute any significant score.
Williamson made 63, his 27th Test fifty, and Nicholls scored 28.
For Pakistan, Yasir Shah captured three wickets for 54 while left-arm spinner Haris Sohail and pacers Mohammad Abbas and Hasan Ali bagged two wickets each for 11, 13 and 38, respectively.