Williamson made 129, his 23rd Test hundred, and shared century partnerships with Ross Taylor and Henry Nicholls as New Zealand made 431 batting first after losing the toss. At stumps Pakistan was 30-1 after 20 overs with Abid Ali 19 not out and nightwatchman Mohammad Abbas 0.
Shan Masood was out for 10 just before stumps, caught down the leg side by wicketkeeper BJ Watling from the bowling of Kyle Jamieson. In his last 10 Tests in New Zealand Williamson has made two double centuries, Sunday’s century and three half-centuries. Brief scores: New Zealand (1st innings) 431 in 155 overs (K Williamson 129, R Taylor 70, B Watling 73, H Nicholls 56, S Afridi 4/109, Y Shah 3/113) vs Pakistan (1st innings) 30/1