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Grandhomme became the eighth New Zealander to take a five wicket haul on Test debut.Misbahs resistance (31 from 108 bal

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EVANSTON, Ill. Dave Winfield Padres Jersey . -- When members of Northwesterns football team had the chance to sign union cards back in January, some players signed their names, others did not. Running back Venric Mark said Tuesday that he wondered if the ones who did realized the ramifications of the decision and where it would lead. "I dont know if people kind of knew what they were or if they thought it was going to turn out the way it did. But at the end of the day, now its time to get back to work. I mean, we have a job to do." Whether being a student athlete is a job is at the centre of a national debate over whether college athletes should unionize. The Wildcats resumed spring practice Tuesday for the first time after a decision from a regional labour official that cleared the way for the formation of a union, setting up Northwestern as ground zero for the effort to organize athletes. The school is appealing. Former Wildcats quarterback Kain Colter has been serving as the face of the movement. Former UCLA linebacker Ramogi Huma, the designated president of the would-be union, said last week that the scholarship players would vote within 30 days on whether to authorize the College Athletes Players Association to represent them. The pair will be in Washington on Wednesday to meet with members of Congress. For now, theres a long list of unanswered questions before the team, such as when exactly the vote would be held, whether scholarships would be counted as taxable income and how it would affect the training schedule in a "work week" for those who play on the team. Could there be a division between players who signed union cards and those who did not? And what about the teams relationship with coach Pat Fitzgerald? "It doesnt threaten anything," said Mark, who would not say whether or not he signed a union card. "Northwestern has treated us all well and we know that. And we know that it is a privilege to be here so at the end of the day were all going to support our former teammate, but we also know were here to get a degree and were also here to play football." If Fitzgerald felt he was in an awkward spot, he wasnt about to say so on Tuesday. "No. Any football questions?" he said. Fitzgerald had not addressed the ruling from a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board with the team as of Tuesday morning. He and athletic administrators had an afternoon meeting with the schools lawyers. "You know theres a lot of things that well discuss here (with the team), but from the standpoint of the way that weve operated here, Ive got full confidence in the way we run our program and the guys have been terrific and I think theyve shown the commitment to the program," Fitzgerald said. "So its no change for us." Unionization would be a huge change to the landscape. Colter believes athletes lack basic protections, such as the guarantee of medical coverage and the promise of a four-year scholarship at most institutions. Scholarships are often renewed on an annual basis, and athletes feel vulnerable as a result, particularly if theres a change in coaches or philosophy. Colter has also testified about abandoning the idea of entering a pre-med program because of the time demands Northwestern places on its football players. He has also stressed that he enjoyed his time there and has praised Fitzgerald. Defensive lineman Chance Carter said he signed a union card. But he doesnt know how the team would vote if they have to make a decision this month to form a union. "I dont know," Carter said. "Im not sure what everyones reaction is. ... A lot of us just got back in town (after spring break). Were trying to figure things out." Carter said he only read the first and last parts of an email message from Colter addressing the ruling. 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The tourists were bowled out for just 133 before an impressive unbeaten 55 from Jeet Raval in his first Test innings helped the home side reach the close on 104-3.Earlier in the day Kane Williamson won the toss and chose to bowl first on a green surface that had spent the previous day under the covers.No play was possible at the Hagley Oval on Thursday because of rain but the home side soon started to make up for lost time once play got under way on day two.Azhar Ali (15) was the first wicket to fall, cleaned up by a gem which nipped back through the gate to send his off stump cartwheeling and give the 30-year-old de Grandhomme a memorable first Test wicket.Tim Southees first four overs were a little wayward but a change of ends worked for him as Sami Aslam edged to Raval at second slip for 19 to make it 53-2.De Grandhomme took two more wickets in the first session after careless drives from Babar Azam (7) and Younis Khan (2) both ended up being caught in the slip cordon as the tourists reached 88 for 4 at lunch.And things didnt get much betterr for Misbah-ul-Haqs side in the afternoon as Asad Shafiq (16) poked at de Grandhomme to give Raval his third catch of the innings to make it 88 for 5. Rollie Fingers Jersey. .Sarfraz Ahmed then cut Southee to Todd Astle in the gully for 7 before Trent Boult bowled Mohammad Amir (3) with a vicious outswinger to leave Pakistan reeling on 114-7.Sohail Khan followed shortly after, chipping to Latham at mid-wicket to as de Grandhomme became the eighth New Zealander to take a five wicket haul on Test debut.Misbahs resistance (31 from 108 balls) came to an end when he miscued Boult to Kane Williamson at mid-off.Rahat Ali (0) edged behind as Pakistan were all out for 133 just before tea as de Grandhommes figures of 6-41 eclipsed Alex Moirs spell of six for 155 against England 65 years ago.Then it was the turn of the other debutant Raval to shine as he moved smoothly to 55* from 108 balls at stumps.He was well supported by Henry Nicholls (29 not out) after Tom Latham, Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor had all fallen cheaply.The hosts will begin day three 29 runs behind Pakistan but if Raval carries on where he left off the headlines might be dominated by the new boys once again.Watch day three of the first Test between New Zealand and Pakistan live on Sky Sports 3 on Friday at 9.30pm. 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