Highlights, New Zealand vs Pakistan, 1st T20I at Wellington, Full cricket score: Colin Munro anchors Black Caps to 7-wicket win

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.

FirstCricket Staff, Jan,22 2018

New Zealand beat Pakistan by 7 wickets

105/10
Overs
19.4
R/R
5.41
Fours
4
Sixes
4
Extras
3
106/3
Overs
15.5
R/R
6.84
Fours
9
Sixes
3
Extras
4

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New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl against Pakistan in the first of three matches between the world's top two ranked Twenty20 sides in Wellington on Monday.

The hosts 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.

AFP

Tim Southee was to named to lead the side after Kane Williamson pulled out before the match. AFP

However, they suffered a setback hours before the match when captain Kane Williamson was withdrawn as a precautionary measure after complaining of a tight thigh.

Stand-in skipper Tim Southee said it was "not a typical" wicket at Westpac Stadium but he opted to bowl "as hopefully we will get something out of it early on."

New Zealand are resting fast bowlers Trent Boult and Lockie Ferguson for the match.

Pakistan will be without Shoaib Malik who is out of the series after a delayed concussion suffered during the fourth ODI.

However, Hasan Ali who missed the final ODI with a groin strain has been declared fit and named in the starting line up.

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Glenn Phillips, Tom Bruce, Ross Taylor, Anaru Kitchen, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee (capt), Ish Sodhi, Seth Rance.

Pakistan: Umar Amin, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Sarfraz Ahmed, Babar Azam, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashradf, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Rumman Raees.

Published Date: Jan 22, 2018 | Updated Date: Jan 22, 2018




Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5313 121
2 South Africa 4484 115
3 Australia 4174 104
4 New Zealand 3489 100
5 England 4829 99
6 Sri Lanka 4374 95
Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 7594 122
2 South Africa 6911 117
3 England 6871 116
4 New Zealand 6550 115
5 Australia 6376 112
6 Pakistan 4877 96
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 3272 126
2 Australia 2513 126
3 India 3607 120
4 New Zealand 3013 116
5 West Indies 2538 115
6 England 2402 114