AUCKLAND: Pakistan won the first T20 match by defeating New Zealand by 16 runs at Eden Park.
New Zealand decided to field first after winning the toss. Pakistan set a target of 172 runs in 20 overs. The host scored 155 for all in 20 overs.
Opener Mohammad Hafeez scored 61 after facing 47 balls. He hit 8 boundaries and 2 sixes in his inning.
Skipper Shahid Khan Afridi made 23 runs in just 8 balls.
Afridi was declared man of the match for his brilliant all round performance.
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (capt), Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Corey Anderson, Tom Latham, Grant Elliott, Luke Ronchi (wk), Todd Astle, Matt Henry, Mitchell McClenaghan and Trent Boult.
Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Sohaib Maqsood, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Shahid Afridi (capt), Imad Wasim, Anwar Ali/Umar Gul, Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Amir.
Fast bowler Mohammad Amir played his first international match after five-year ban over spot-fixing. He grabbed one wicket on the last bowl of his last over.