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New Zealand post 81-3 at lunch in reply to Pakistan's 566

ABU DHABI: New Zealand were struggling at 81-3 at lunch on the third day of the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.

Left-arm spinner Zulfiqar Babar took two wickets and paceman Rahat Ali one as New Zealand lost three key wickets after resuming at 15-0.

At the break Rod Latham was batting on 42 and with him Corey Anderson on 13.

The Kiwis still need 286 runs to avoid follow-on after Pakistan piled up a huge 56-3 declared in their first innings.

Brendon McCullum (18), Kane Williamson (three) and Ros Taylor (nought) were the batsmen out.

Babar has figures of 2-37 while Rahat has taken 1-1.-AFP

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