New Zealand 80-2 at lunch vs Pakistan

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Wellington, Jan 15 (AP) Pace bowler Umar Gul took twowickets in the first hour to help Pakistan restrict NewZealand to 80-2 at lunch on first day of the second Test atthe Basin Reserve.

New Zealand, down 1-0 in the two-match series, won thetoss and elected to bat but were soon in trouble when Gultrapped Brendon McCullum leg before wicket in the first over.

Just before the drinks break, Gul had Kane Williamson caughtbehind by Adnan Akmal.

Opener Martin Guptill and vice-captain Ross Taylorensured there was no further loss, both going to lunchunbeaten on 24.

McCullum shouldered arms to Gul''s sixth ball of the dayand was given out by Australian umpire Daryl Harper for two.

The ball nipped back sharply off the seam and looked out,although television replays showed the ball was going over thetop of middle stump.

New Zealand received better news in Gul''s second overwhen Guptill, on five, was given not out by Harper when thetechnology showed he had edged behind to Akmal. There was abig gust of wind at the time which might have explainedHarper''s failure to pick up the noise.

Ironically, had the decision review system been in use,McCullum would have had his dismissal overturned and Guptillwould have been back in the pavilion.

Gul had the assistance of a strong northerly wind andtook 2-21, claiming Williamson''s wicket for 21 with a liftingdelivery outside off stump.

New Zealand made one change from the team that lost by 10wickets in the first Test at Hamilton, with allrounder JamesFranklin replacing opener Tim McIntosh.

Pakistan went with the same 11 that beat New Zealand by10 wickets inside three days at Hamilton. (AP) CM

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