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The sun is out in Hamilton and the drying out process has begun ahead of day four in the Black Caps second test against Pakistan.

New Zealand now lead Pakistan by 55 runs as they head into day four.

Tom Latham built partnerships with Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor which tightened New Zealand's grip on the second cricket test against Pakistan Monday, guiding it to 81-3 at tea on the fourth day.

After New Zealand faced only one ball of their second innings before rain ended play on Sunday, Latham and Jeet Raval played patiently through 28 deliveries at the start on Monday before getting the scoreboard moving.

The last time New Zealand defeated Pakistan in a test series was in 1985, when the hosts won a memorable series 2-0.

Southee was given a pounding in his first three overs of the morning and was removed from the attack after yielding 32 runs.

The 22-year-old was considered a special talent at age-group level and announced himself on the worldwide stage last month with three consecutive centuries in Pakistan's one-day series against the West Indies. It was the first failure of Raval's young test career: he had scores of 55, 36 not out and 55 in his three innings since making his debut in Christchurch.

"I'm thankful the lower order gave some resistance but it was unfortunate I could not complete my 100", he said.

Williamson was the only other wicket to fall after lunch when he received a delivery from Imran that angled in then straightened off the seam and was caught by Sarfraz for 42.

When on 16, Taylor was adjudged lbw to Wahab Riaz but the batsman immediately asked for the DRS system to reconsider umpire Sundaram Ravi's ruling and the first replay showed Riaz's front foot had strayed over the popping crease and was a no-ball.

Taylor finished on 102 not out, with BJ Watling on 15.

The right armer then added two more to clean up the tail, snaring Mohammad Amir and Imran Khan before the heavens opened.

Rain restricted play on the first day to just 21 overs and further showers are forecast over the next two days.


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