It has been decided that tomorrow will be considered as Day 2 with the Test being extended by an extra day. We will bring you all the action then. Our deepest condolences go out to Phil Hughes and his family. Goodbye and take care...
Play on Day 2 has been suspended by both the boards.
Ten Sports have tweeted: #PAKvNZ The Day 2 play will be resumed from tomorrow and accordingly the test match will get extended by a day. #RIPPhillipHughes
Australian Test batsman Phillip Hughes, who suffered a massive blow to his head after being hit by a bouncer in a Sheffield Shield match, passed away as a result of the injuries earlier today.
Hemant Buch, VP of production, Ten Sports has tweeted: Play suspended for an hour as both boards decide whether or not to cancel today's play #PAKvNZ #RIPPhillipHughes
Day 2: After opting to bat on a flat wicket, Pakistan have done well to rake up 281 on the first day. They must be ruing the loss of their top-order but will be content in the fact that Mohammad Hafeez is batting on a well compiled 178. He is joined at the crease by skipper Misbah-ul-Haq, who was reprieved on 20. Both batsmen have already added 121 runs for the fourth wicket and will be looking to achieve their respective milestones. On a pitch where not much is happening, even the disciplined Kiwi bowlers have been unable to trouble the hosts too much. Pakistan look set for a big first innings score. Join us in a short while for all the action.
That will be stumps on day 1. A day of dominance from Hafeez. He remains unbeaten on 178 out of a team score of 281. A chanceless knock from the Pakistan opener who came back into the playing XI after being declared fit from the hamstring injury he had suffered. Pakistan were under the cosh when Misbah joined Hafeez in the middle. The Pakistan captain was dropped by BJ Watling on 20 and he made the visitors pay. The duo have looked at ease and have already added 121 runs for the fourth wicket. For the visitors, Vettori, the comeback spinner, was excellent, although he was restricted to just 12 overs for the day. The others were disciplined but didn't have too much to show for. On a flat surface, Pakistan have dominated Day 1 and will look to continue to do so when play resumes tomorrow. Join us for all the action then. For now, cheers and bye..