Just the 58 overs of play was possible on Day 1 of the second Test at the Basin Reserve in Wellington. But that was more than enough for New Zealand to put Pakistan in trouble at 161 for 6 having elected to field first. The visitors had a terrible collapse having got a slow opening start of 60 in well over 30 overs.
Daryl Tuffey returning back into the side in place of the injured Shane Bond claimed two key wickets including that of Umar Akmal (46 from 48 balls) and Skipper Vettori got three wickets. Wicket Keeper Kamran Akmal on 21 is the only recognised batsman left for Pakistan along with the bowlers.
The match was off to a delayed start due to rain and wet conditions. Pakistan has made three changes with Salman Butt, Misbah-ul-Haq and Danish Kaneria replacing Khurram Manzoor, Fawad Alam and Saeed Ajmal. The Kiwis made just the one forced change of Tuffey coming in for Bond.