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.

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