New Zealand 77-2 at tea on day 1 in 2nd test vs. Pakistan

HAMILTON, New Zealand (AP) No play was possible between lunch and tea Friday on the first day of the second test between New Zealand and Pakistan.

New Zealand was 77-2 in its first innings after losing the toss, when players were forced by rain to leave the field 15 minutes before the scheduled lunch break. Jeet Raval was 35 not out and Ross Taylor was 29 not out.

Showers continued throughout the afternoon at Seddon Park and the umpires called for tea to be taken early.

Raval has continued his strong form of the first test in which he made his debut, scoring 55 and 36 not out in a match New Zealand won by eight wickets. Taylor, who faces a break from cricket for eye surgery after this match, took his 29 runs from 20 balls with six fours