New Zealand 346 for five (Ravindra 97, Chapman 65*, Mitchell 59, Williamson 54, Mir 2-68) beat Pakistan 345 for five (Rizwan 103, Babar 80, Shakeel 75, Santner 2-39) by 5 wickets
After opting to bat first, Pakistan misplaced two early wickets, however Babar and Rizwan steadied the innings and set the scene for the late assault from Shakeel. Babar and Rizwan added 114 for the third wicket earlier than Mitchell Santner snagged Babar for 80 off 84 balls. Rizwan was extra fluent in opposition to spin and infrequently manufactured room to drive them inside-out over extra-cover. He pressed onto a century after which retired out on 103 off 94 balls. Shakeel and Agha Salman teed off in the long run overs to take Pakistan nearer to 350. But it surely wasn’t sufficient in the long run.
Ravindra, who usually bats within the high order for his home aspect Wellington Firebirds, made a powerful impression in the identical position for the nationwide group too. He was accountable for 32 of the 65 runs New Zealand had scored within the necessary powerplay. He mixed with Williamson and picked away spinners Salman and Usama Mir with ease. Williamson retired out on 54 and Ravindra fell three wanting a century, however Mitchell and Chapman ensured that New Zealand coasted to victory, with greater than six overs to spare. Barring Mir, each Pakistan bowler conceded at over seven runs an over.