Kyle Jamieson continued his strong Test form taking 5-69 on Day One at Hagley Oval after Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to bowl first.
Tim Southee struck in the third over to claim an early wicket, before Jamieson took control on a Hagley Oval pitch with plenty of bounce and carry.
Jamieson took the next four wickets for the BLACKCAPS to head to tea with figures of 4-54 from 14 overs.
He took his fifth wicket in the final session to claim his third five-wicket bag in Tests with Pakistan bowled out late in the day for 297.
Azhar Ali was the mainstay of the visitors' innings, playing beautifully throughout while combining with Mohammad Rizwan (60) to put on 88 runs for the fifth wicket.
A trip to the Twitterverse...
Bowling first at Hagley. NZ XI - Latham, Blundell, Williamson, Taylor, Nicholls, Watling, Mitchell, Jamieson, Southee, Henry, Boult. Follow play LIVE in NZ with @sparknzsport and @MagicTalkRadio #NZvPAK pic.twitter.com/PDXUOBp6E6— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) January 2, 2021
Kyle Jamieson warming-up on the boundary rope at long leg. Expecting a bowling change soon in 2nd #NZvPAK test.— Andrew Alderson (@aldersonnotes) January 2, 2021
That's what they were after! Kyle Jamieson finds the second wicket half an hour before lunch. Tim Southee takes the catch at 3rd slip to dismiss Abid Ali for 25. The ball flying through off the edge. Pakistan 66/2 at Hagley Oval. LIVE scoring | https://t.co/b0NeF5uHTI #NZvPAK pic.twitter.com/UyaVwdElZ8— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) January 2, 2021
"Great bowling!" says @SPFleming7 on @sparknzsport and we couldn't agree more! Kyle Jamieson strikes again in his next over and Haris Sohail has to go for 1. Pakistan now 3 down just before lunch at Hagley Oval #NZvPAK pic.twitter.com/rIYPnbTQEs— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) January 2, 2021
150 up for Pakistan in unique fashion from Azhar Ali. Drinks coming on to Hagley Oval now. Pakistan 157/4 Azhar Ali 68* Mohammad Rizwan 49* 🏏 Follow play LIVE in NZ with Spark Sport | https://t.co/mfgeZ1aHTg #NZvPAK pic.twitter.com/fl8lhQdsb0— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) January 3, 2021
Trent Boult completes the last over before Tea at Hagley Oval. Azhar Ali 90* Faheem Ashraf 26* leave the field with Pakistan 218/5 Kyle Jamieson 4-54 in Christchurch. Scorecard | https://t.co/b0NeF5uHTI #NZvPAK pic.twitter.com/F8kx3R6t21— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) January 3, 2021
Matt Henry back into the attack and strikes with his second ball late in the day at Hagley Oval! Azhar Ali's impressive innings comes to an end. Pakistan 6 down now. Follow the end of the day LIVE on @sparknzsport | https://t.co/mfgeZ1aHTg #NZvPAK pic.twitter.com/hz8Qi8wXMJ— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) January 3, 2021
Jamieson has FIVE! Gets Faheem for 48 late in the day. Pakistan 260-7 at Hagley Oval. Follow the of the opening day LIVE in NZ on @sparknzsport | https://t.co/mfgeZ1aHTg #NZvPAK pic.twitter.com/VpeOBbNAyY— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) January 3, 2021
Tim Southee picks up a wicket in his first over with the new ball! Gohar goes caught at fine leg by Jamieson and Pakistan are 8 down. LIVE scoring | https://t.co/b0NeF5uHTI #NZvPAK pic.twitter.com/V8El1emakt— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) January 3, 2021
Trent Boult now! All happening late in the day at Hagley Oval after the second new ball. Pakistan 9 down with Afridi caught by Nicholls. LIVE scoring | https://t.co/b0NeF5uHTI #NZvPAK pic.twitter.com/lYaJPpH5qJ— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) January 3, 2021
Trent Boult takes the final wicket! Pakistan are all out for 297 on day one at Hagley Oval! Kyle Jamieson with his 3rd five wicket haul in Tests. Figures of 5-69. We will be back with the bat tomorrow in Christchurch! #NZvPAK pic.twitter.com/ZNo9dh0ZiZ— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) January 3, 2021