Pakistan ended Day 3 of the first Test at Dunedin at 307 for 8 in reply to New Zealand’s 429. The tourists were in deep trouble at 85 for 5 with Shane Bond breathing fire with his full length and rising deliveries.
The Kiwis looked good to wrap up the Pakistani innings cheaply but had to instead face a superb counter attack from Umar Akmal and Kamran Akmal. The two brothers 176 runs for the 6th wicket to cut down the first innings deficit in quicktime.
New Zealand had a good finish towards the end getting rid of the two brothers and still hold onto their advantage. Umar Akmal (129 from 160 balls with 21 fours and 2 sixes) registered a century on Test Debut. Kamran Akmal scored 82 from 136 balls (with 11 fours and a six).