18 Nov 2016

Debutants shine for Black Caps

6:46 pm on 18 November 2016

Stunning efforts from debutants Colin de Grandhomme and Jeet Raval have put the Black Caps in control of their first cricket Test against Pakistan at Christchurch's Hagley Oval.

The New Zealanders have ended the day on 104 for 3, after earlier dismissing the visitors for just 133 runs.

Black Caps all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme on debut

Debutant Colin de Grandhomme is clapped off by his Black Caps teammates after taking six wickets in the first innings. Photo: Photosport

de Grandhomme claimed six for 41 in the best haul ever for a New Zealand bowler on debut.

He is also the eighth New Zealander to take a five wicket bag on debut.

Pace bowlers Tim Southee and Trent Boult backed him up well, taking two wickets each.

Pakistan looked out of sorts on the Christchurch pitch, with captain Misbah ul-Haq top-scoring for the visitors with just 31 runs.

After tea, Jeet Raval opened the batting with Tom Latham, and while Latham was soon dismissed for just one run, Raval went on to reach 55 not out.

Jeet Raval on debut for the Black Caps

Black Caps batsman Jeet Raval Photo: AFP

He and Henry Nicholls put on a partnership of 64 to steady the Black Caps batting innings, after they lost their first three wickets for just 40 runs.

Latham was dismissed lbw by Mohammad Amir in the fifth over, while captain Kane Williamson soon followed him to the dugout, after scoring just four runs off 15 balls.

Ross Taylor was caught out for 11 seven overs later.

Look back at the live scoring of Day 2 of the Test here...

New Zealand: Jeet Raval, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson (captain), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, BJ Watling, Todd Astle, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult

Pakistan: Sami Aslam, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Younus Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Amir, Sohail Khan, Rahat Ali.

The first day of play was rained off on Thursday.