New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson played a captain's knock for his team on the first day of the final Test against Pakistan. Batting first, Jeet Raval started the proceedings for the Kiwis with a steady knock of 45. It was Yasir Shah once again, who rattled the Black Caps and picked up 2 consecutive wickets. Williamson (89) and Watling (45) had a strong 104-run stand for the fifth wicket. With the help of this partnership, the Kiwis reached a respectable total of 229 for the loss of 7 wickets on the opening day of the game.
Yasir Shah picked up 3 wickets at the end of the day and is just 2 wickets from becoming the fastest bowler to reach 200 Test wickets