Mohammad Nawaz, a regular tail-ender who never faced a ball in his previous seven matches, was promoted up the order to replace Fakhar and was dropped by Ross Taylor on the first ball he faced. He managed to get off the mark in the following over but only lasted nine balls before he became Southee's second victim and was gone for seven. Anaru Kitchen dismissed Haris Sohail for nine and Pakistan were four for 22 in the sixth over. Southee finished with the best New Zealand figure of three for 13 while Seth Rance took three for 26. New Zealand went on to win the opening T20I against Pakistan by seven wickets with 25 balls to spare. Colin Munro was left 49 not out as they reached their 106 run target for the loss of three wickets in the 16th over.
The constants on this tour so far:Pakistan's batting collapses ☑️ Colin Munro's sensational form ☑️ New Zealand victories ☑️https://t.co/yIAOCtn72T #NZvPAK pic.twitter.com/39OROxxlRj — ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) January 22, 2018
BRIEF SCORE New Zealand 106/3 in 15.5 overs (Munro 49*, Bruce 26) beat Pakistan 105 in 19.4 overs (Babar 41, Southee 3/13) by seven wickets
Oh no, things continue to go wrong for the visitors. Sarfraz Ahmed slips and is stumped ... next ball is caught behind for a golden duck! 38-6 ... Santner's on a hat-trick! #NZvPAK pic.twitter.com/unSc7Z8KOz— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) January 22, 2018