Abu Dhabi, Nov 18 (AFP) Pakistan’s openers made a confident start as they chased 176 to win the first Test against New Zealand, reaching 37-0 at the close of the third day here on Sunday. Also Read - IPL 2020 Highlights DC vs MI, Today's Match 51 in Dubai: Bumrah, Boult And Kishan Help Mumbai Indians Thrash Delhi Capitals by Nine Wickets And Seal Top-Two Finish

Imam-ul-Haq was 25 not out and Mohammad Hafeez was eight not out were at the crease and Pakistan will need another 139 runs with all ten wickets and two days to play after New Zealand were dismissed for 249 in their second innings. Also Read - DC vs MI 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips Dream11 IPL 2020: Pitch Report, Fantasy Playing Tips, Probable XIs For Today's Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians T20 Match 51 at Dubai International Stadium 3.30 PM IST October 31 Saturday

Medium pacer Hasan Ali registered his first five-wicket haul with 5-45 while leg-spinner Yasir Shah finished with 5-110 — his 14th five-wicket in innings feat — as New Zealand lost their last six wickets for just 29 runs. Also Read - IPL 2020 Highlights KXIP vs RR, Match 50, Abu Dhabi: Gayle's 99 in Vain as Rajasthan Beat Punjab by Seven Wickets to Stay Alive in Playoffs Race

BJ Watling (59) and Henry Nicholls (55) added 112 runs for the fifth wicket to frustrate Pakistan in the first two sessions.

The second Test is in Dubai from November 24-28 while the third is in Abu Dhabi from December 3-7. AFP SSC SSC SSC

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