DUNEDIN Umar Akmal announced his arrival in the Test arena with an impressive century on debut as he and his brother Kamran hauled Pakistan out of the mire on day three of the first Test against New Zealand. Chasing the Black Caps first innings total of 429, Pakistan were left reeling on 85 for five at University Oval in Dunedin after Chris Martin and Shane Bond had ripped through the top of the order. But showing maturity beyond his 19 years, Umar Akmal sparked a stirring fight back as he brought up a maiden Test 50 in just 57 balls, including one sweeping six off Daniel Vettori, and continued to play his shots to reach three figures in 132 balls in the final session. He showed no nerves whatsoever in the nineties, hitting Iain OBrien for four then six, before his 16th boundary lifted him to 101 the very next ball. According to Press Association Sport, even his brothers dismissal in the next over for 82 did not distract the teenager and he continued to frustrate the New Zealand bowlers until he holed out to Peter Fulton at deep backward point off Bond when on 129. His 160-ball innings included 21 boundaries and two sixes. Pakistan will resume tomorrow on 307 for eight, 122 runs behind, after Umar and Kamrans partnership of 176 runs ensured they avoided the follow on - something that was a distinct possibility after Bond had taken three wickets in 10 balls in his spell after lunch. Playing in his first Test in two years, the 34-year-old showed just why he is one of the most feared bowlers in international cricket as he dismissed dangerman Mohammad Yousuf, Fawad Alam and Shoaib Malik in quick succession. Martin had made the early breakthrough, removing openers Khurram Manzoor and Imran Farhat as Pakistan reached lunch at 54 for two in reply to New Zealands first innings total of 429. But when play resumed Bond produced a devastating second spell - after his opening six overs in the first session had cost just 13 runs - to go into tea with figures of three for 38 off 13 overs. Yousuf (17) was first to go when the New Zealander went low and took a superb catch as the Pakistan captain drove the ball straight back to the bowler. Two deliveries later Alam (29) was undone by sheer pace as the ball came off his gloves and flew straight to wicket-keeper Brendon McCullum and then in the next over Malik (two) played on to his stumps and Pakistan were in trouble at 85 for five. But the Akmal brothers came together and began a stirring fight back to haul Pakistan back into the match. Both were not afraid to play their shots, although Umar had a couple of early let-offs on 15. Firstly, a short pitched delivery from Bond ballooned off the bat only to fall in front of the slips cordon. Two balls later Daniel Flynn could not hold a difficult chance at gully. And the teenage right-hander made New Zealand pay and by tea Pakistan were 160 for five with Umar unbeaten on 55 and Kamram 27 not out. Pakistans wicket-keeper reached his 10th Test half-century in the final session of the day in a slightly more sedate 89 balls and appeared set to join his younger sibling by claiming a seventh Test ton. But having congratulated Umar on his century achievement, Kamran played a rash shot to a Vettori delivery which was gratefully gathered by Ross Taylor at first slip. Eight overs later, Umar was trudging off and Gul (six) soon followed trapped lbw after an unsuccessful review of Simon Taufels decision. That left Mohammad Aamer (12 not out) and Mohammad Asif (yet to score) to see Pakistan to the close. Bond ended the day with four for 93, while Martin (two for 52) and Vettori (two for 27) were New Zealands other wicket-takers. Earlier, after a brief rain delay shaved 10 minutes off the early start, New Zealand resumed on 404 for eight but they were all out inside 45 minutes as Mohammad Asif and Saeed Ajmal wrapped up the tail. Asif claimed his fourth wicket when he enticed Bond to edge one to Kamran Akmal with the fast bowler having taken his score to 22 after ending the previous day on eight.Martin followed shortly afterwards, facing five deliveries without scoring, leaving OBrien unbeaten on 13. Asif was the pick of the Pakistan bowlers with four for 108.