NZ beat Pakistan

31 December, 2020 12:00 AM printer

New Zealand beat Pakistan by 101 runs in the first Test in Mount Maunganui on Wednesday with the final wicket falling with just 27 balls to spare

Set for 373 to win, a 165-run stand for the fifth wicket by Fawad Alam (102) and Mohammad Rizwan (60) kept Pakistan in contention.

But when the pair were dismissed the remaining wickets fell cheaply, although tail-enders Shaheen Afridi and Naseem Shah blocked for more than seven overs.

Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Neil Wagner and Santner all took two wickets each.