KARACHI: Pakistan leads New Zealand 115-4 at lunch on the first day of the first Test in Karachi.
For the hosts, captain Babar Azam struck an undefeated fifty in the opening session.
Azam earlier chose to bat against New Zealand in the first Test match in Karachi after winning the toss.
The home squad made three changes from the last Test, which they lost to England at the same location, going down 3-0 at home for the first time ever.
While Mir Hamza, a pacer, is making his first appearance in four years, Sarfaraz Ahmed is playing his first Test match since January 2019.
Opener Imam-ul-Haq is back after recovering from injury.
New Zealand start the Test with three spinners and as many pace bowlers.
The visitors were also beaten 3-0 by England in their last Test series.