Sharjah: The second day's play in the third Test between Pakistan and New Zealand was abandoned yesterday as mark of respect for Australia's Phil Hughes. Match referee Andy Pycroft of Zimbabwe said: "The second day's play is suspended and the match will resume on Friday.

The match will now be extended to Monday." Hughes had been part of Australia's squad which played two Twenty 20 internationals, three one-day matches and two Tests against Pakistan in the UAE last month.