Pakistan today defeated New Zealand by 2 runs to win the first T20I held at Abu Dhabi.
Batting first, Pak scored 148/6. Mohd. Hafeez top scored with 45 runs. Skipper, Sarfaraz contributed 34 runs.
Adam Milne claimed two wickets.
In reply, NZ managed 146/6. Colin Munro slammed a half century, 58 runs off 42 balls he faced. Ross Taylor hit an unbeaten 42 runs but couldn’t win for blackcaps.
Note: Blackcaps required 19 off the last over.
Pacer, Hasan Ali picked 3 wickets for 35 runs.
Hafeez named Man of the Match.