Black Caps take five wickets before lunch chasing win over Pakistan in

SKY SPORTSomerville gets two in two balls as Pakistan collapse against Black Caps.

They have slightly more than 58 overs remaining to bowl Pakistan out and claim a rare series win on foreign soil.

Offspinner William Somerville claimed two wickets and left-armer Ajaz Patel one to reduce Pakistan to 55-5.

Will Somerville celebrates with Tim Southee after dismissing Pakistan's Haris Sohail in his first over.
FRANCOIS NEL/GETTY IMAGESWill Somerville celebrates with Tim Southee after dismissing Pakistan’s Haris Sohail in his first over.

Earlier, Kane Williamson was dismissed for 139 on the first ball of the fifth day before declaring the Black Caps’ second innings closed at 353-7 less than an hour later.

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Fellow not out batsmen Henry Nicholls wasted no time in bringing up his third test century, getting there in the third over of the day. He finished not out on 126.

SKY SPORTKane Williamson and Henry Nicholls plunder a record fifth-wicket partnership against Pakistan.

Nicholls was joined by Colin de Grandhomme when Williamson departed, and the all-rounder went in search of quick runs, making 26 off 19 balls before he was caught in the deep off legspinner Yasir Shah.

De Grandhomme and Nicholls added 62 for the sixth wicket in 6.3 overs together as the Black Caps’ lead grew from 198 to 260.

BJ Watling came and went for a golden duck, bowled by Shah, but couldn’t claim a hat-trick as Tim Southee saw him off.

Henry Nicholls brought up his third test century early on the fifth day of the deciding Pakistan test.
FRANCOIS NEL/GETTY IMAGESHenry Nicholls brought up his third test century early on the fifth day of the deciding Pakistan test.

Southee added 15 off 10 balls before the declaration came.

The Black Caps added 81 runs in nine overs of play, setting an aggressive tone.

A series win would be their first against opposition other than Bangladesh, the West Indies, or Zimbabwe since they beat England in 1999.

Kane Williamson's 19th test century has given the Black Caps a chance at a rare series win on foreign soil.
KAMRAN JEBREILI/APKane Williamson’s 19th test century has given the Black Caps a chance at a rare series win on foreign soil.

They have had two series wins in Bangladesh (in 2004 and 2008), two in the West Indies (in 2002 and 2014), and four in Zimbabwe (in 2000, 2005, 2011, and 2016) in that time.

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