Henry and Patel lift New Zealand to 433-9

Tailender Matt Henry hit a rapid half century to help New Zealand reach 9-433 on day two of the second Test against Pakistan.

The Black Caps tail batted the entire first session on Tuesday with Tom Blundell (51) also scoring his eighth test fifty before No.10 Henry frustrated Pakistan with an aggressive unbeaten 56 off 59 balls.

Henry and Ajaz Patel, who was not out on 31, defied Pakistan for well over an hour and added an invaluable 88 runs as Pakistan couldn't wrap up New Zealand's innings despite using all of its five bowling options against the last-wicket pair.

After New Zealand resumed on 309-6, Pakistan did well to squeeze the runs in the first hour with Naseem Shah (3-71) clean bowling Ish Sodhi on his overnight 11.

Blundell, 30 overnight, went on to complete his fifty off 103 balls with six fours before he was clean bowled by Abrar Ahmed (3-142) off a delivery that spun away from the righthander and kept low.

Tim Southee (10) successfully overturned an lbw ruling against Hasan Ali but was stumped by Abrar, before Patel dug in with Henry, who has replaced Neil Wagner in the only change New Zealand has made from the team that drew the first Test.

Henry showed a lot of aggression against the pace, lifting Hasan and Naseem for towering sixes over mid-wicket and cracking six fours.

Naseem went for an unsuccessful lbw TV referral when Henry was on 27 before Henry, playing his first Test since June last year, went after any loose deliveries.

Patel was equally good against the spinners, hitting three fours as both batters showed plenty of determination to stretch New Zealand's total.