The decision was taken by the officials of both Pakistan Cricket Board and New Zealand Cricket after the news that 25-year-old Hughes died on Thursday, two days after being struck in the head by a cricket ball during a domestic first-classmatch.

Play will now resume on Friday -- to be considered as the second day's play -- and both the cricket boards decided to extend the test match by one day.

Pakistan scored a strong 281-3 with opening batsman Mohammad Hafeez unbeaten on 178 and captain Misbah-ul-Haq not out on 38.

Pakistan leads the three-match series 1-0 after winning the first test by 248 runs and forcing out a draw last week.

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