17 Jan 2011

Second test evenly poised at stumps on day three

7:42 pm on 17 January 2011

The second cricket test between the Black Caps and Pakistan in Wellington is evenly poised and could produce a result yet, that is if the weather gods keep the rain that's forecast to drench the capital tomorrow at bay.

New Zealand ended day three on nine without loss in their second innings trailing Pakistan by 11 runs after the tourists were bowled out for 376 losing six wickets in the late session.

Paceman Chris Martin claimed 4 scalps passing Daniel Vettori to become New Zealand's all time-leading test wicket taker at the Basin Reserve with 56 but he says his record may not last long.

Martin says the Basin Reserve pitch, although still full of runs, is beginning to provide some turn for the spinners, and Vettori could be the key for the Black Caps on day five.