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Pakistan 153/9 (20 ov)
New Zealand 156/5 (18.5 ov)
New Zealand won by 5 wickets
Player of the match: Jacob Duffy
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So, it has been an interesting end in what has been a one-sided contest. Jacob Duffy won't ever forget his debut after a starring role in his team's win there and will cherish this moment. That's that from Auckland as New Zealand head into the second match of the series with heads high to Hamilton where Kane Williamson and Trent Boult will join the BlackCaps. Till then its adios from my colleague, Ankit Sharma, and me, Lavil Saldanha. SEE YA!
Jacob Duffy has been awarded the man of the match on debut for his match-winning spell of 4/33 in 4 overs
New Zealand win the match by 5 wickets and go 1-0 up in the series

What a win it has been for the home side. They have batted along well, even after losing early wickets, and didn't panic and throw around their wicket in the tough situations. This has been a well-fought innings for a win in the match.

The start wasn't rosy for them. They lost Martin Guptill early in the chase after he looked in fine touch and shape there, getting an early boundary there and starting off the innings on a sweet note. Devon Conway came in, looked to drive the ball all around the park but handed back Rauf an easy catch. Glenn Phillips and Tim Seifert paired along well and endured the storms to get New Zealand to 40/2 after 6 overs.

Seifert and Phillips got the boundaries rolling quite well as they kept getting the odd boundary every over and ran with co-ordination throughout the time they batted along. Phillips fell, but out walked Mark Chapman and played a good knock with the bat in hand. Seifert got to a well-constructed half-century but fell playing a big shot there. Chapman too fell looking to end the match with a big flourish, but fell out, leading to two new batters out in the crease.

In the end, James Neesham and Mitchell Santner landed a few big bowls into the stands, with the captain sending one big hit into the stands and finishing the game off in style, just like his captain at CSK.

Spare a thought for Pakistani bowlers. In a match where everything seemed to go against them, they managed to somehow pull back things in their favor and won a few small moments in the game. Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf were the stars of the bowling attack as they shared 5 wickets among themselves, with the former taking 2 and the latter taking 3 wickets respectively.
Over: 19 | Summary: 0 2 0 0 6 Bowler: Score: 0/0
18.5 Wahab Riaz to Mitchell Santner, SIX! The captain does it, as he picks this short delivery on the body and guides it over the ropes for a maximum. What a way to finish. 
18.4 Wahab Riaz to Mitchell Santner, good length again, as Santner swings and misses. No need to rush here, Santner should be told. 
18.3 Wahab Riaz to Mitchell Santner, good bouncer here, as Santner tries to get some bat on it for the edge but nothing on it. 
18.2 Wahab Riaz to Mitchell Santner, full again, as it is chipped, in the air but no one at the end of it. 
18.1 Wahab Riaz to Mitchell Santner, full length, as Santner makes room but is too wide to reach as it goes to the keeper stright. 
Two maximums from Neesham in the over. He takes on Afridi in the over and smashes him for 2 maximums in the over to have the game in his team's favor. 16 runs came in the over and the equation stands at 6 runs needed in 12 balls

Wahab Riaz will bowl the 19th over
Over: 18 | Summary: 6 0 1w 0 6 1lb 1 Bowler: Shaheen Afridi Score: 148/5
17.6 Shaheen Afridi to Mitchell Santner, full toss on the leg side as Santner makes some space but can only manage a single. 
17.5 Shaheen Afridi to James Neesham, full length, as Neesham tries to guide it away for a single. A review for LBW but no good as it pitches outside leg. 
17.4 Shaheen Afridi to James Neesham, SIX! In the slot again from Afrid, as Neesham pulls it over long on, not that there was a chance, as it goes deep in the stands. 
17.3 Shaheen Afridi to James Neesham, a slower full delivery, completely misses it Neesham as he was not expecting it. 
17.3 Shaheen Afridi to James Neesham, wide ball, as Afridi tries to bowl a bouncer but is too high for the batsman. 
17.2 Shaheen Afridi to James Neesham, good length on the pads, as Neesham just defends it. 
17.1 Shaheen Afridi to James Neesham, SIX! Overpitched in length from Afridi there, Neesham sets himself up for the shot really well there and hits it straight down the ground like an arrow for a maximum to start the over
A good over from Rauf there. Bowls a tight over there and gives away only 6 runs in the over and also picking up the wicket of another well-settled Kiwi, Mark Chapman. The captain is joined by Neesham out there in the middle and the equation for New Zealand stands at 21 runs in 18 balls

Shaheen Shah Afridi will bowl the final over of his spell
Over: 17 | Summary: 1 1w W 1 0 1 2 Bowler: Haris Rauf Score: 133/5
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