WELLINGTON: Pakistan continuing to show poor performance in the New Zealand as it’s batting again collapse and the Black caps easily win the first T20I in Wellington on Monday.
After winning the toss New Zealand invited the green shirt to bat first and the both opener were departed early and soon after the opener one all the Pakistani players were departed but a brave run a ball 41 by Babar Azam, Green shirts were able to set a target of 106 for the opponents.
Rumman Raees struck twice to remove the in-form Martin Guptill and Glenn Phillips and injected new energy into the bowling side after Pakistan suffered yet another embarrassing batting collapse earlier.
But Colin Munro and Tom Bruce overcame the early setback and smashed the ball around the park to put New Zealand on track to chase the target.
Shadab Khan ended Bruce’s innings at 26, as New Zealand lost their third wicket at 57. New Zealand achieved the target for the loss of three wickets in the 16th overs.
New Zealand are on a high having just swept the one-day series against Pakistan and are backing themselves to continue that form as they switch to the shortest form of the game.