New Zealand reached 165-0 at stumps on day two of the first Test match against Pakistan in Karachi National Stadium.
Tom Latham and Devon Conway were unbeaten on 78 and 82 runs, respectively, at the close of play.
Pakistan bowlers struggled to apply pressure on the Kiwi batters throughout the innings on the second day but the Blackcaps played a sensible inning.
Earlier today Pakistan team scores 438 runs. The highlight of Pakistan’s batting was 103 by Agha Salman, who anchored the innings after skipper Babar Azam fell in the first over of the day without adding to his overnight score of 161.
Pakistan also lost Nauman Ali (seven) and Mohammad Wasim (two) in the first session, which produced just 60 runs.
Salman added 54 runs for the seventh wicket before New Zealand took two wickets in the space of three runs.
Southee, who finished with 3-69, finally ended the innings by trapping Salman’s leg before, completing 350 wickets in his 89th Test. He is the third New Zealand bowler behind Richard Hadlee (431 in 86 Tests) and Daniel Vettori (362 in 113) to take 350 or more wickets in Tests.
Remember here one thing The two-match Test series is New Zealand’s first in Pakistan since 2002.