Mount Maunganui: Skipper Kane Williamson (13*) and Ross Taylor (25*) rescued New Zealand at 13-2 and step by step gained momentum for the hosts after scoring 49-2 in 20 overs.
Despatched into bat first, New Zealand misplaced left-handed batsman Tom Latham for simply 4 runs with Shaheen Shah Afridi taking his first wickets on the very third ball of the inning. Black Cap’s second opener, Tom Blundell additionally fell prey to Afridi who regarded in good contact.
Pakistani skipper Mohammad Rizwan has received the toss and determined to bowl first towards New Zealand within the opening Take a look at.
“The pitch appears good to bowl on, we are going to attempt to limit them on fewer whole and make a robust begin within the recreation,” Rizwan stated after successful the toss.
“We had monitor document on this match following our win over West Indies final month. We’ll attempt to publish a excessive whole on this wicket,” Kane Williamson stated.