First one-day international

Pakistan v New Zealand

At Karachi, April 21 (day/night). Pakistan won by 153 runs. Toss: Pakistan. International debut: R. G. Hart.

Bowling with fire and venom, Shoaib Akhtar ripped out New Zealand's heart with a career-best six for 16 in a single nine-over spell. The tourists had raised 53 inside ten overs before Waqar Younis broke through, but slipped to 60 for three when Horne was run out in a mix-up. Then Shoaib struck in each of his first three overs. He beat the Kiwis in the air, touching 97mph and disturbing the furniture of four batsmen; Pakistan romped home with 20 overs in hand. Earlier, Yousuf Youhana clobbered 14 fours and a six in his second century in five days, after the Sharjah Cup final. As at Sharjah, he shared a big stand with Younis Khan, this time 161, which was halted for 20 minutes when Adams was hit by a projectile in the field. Abdul Razzaq slapped two sixes in an 18-ball 30 to round off a total of 275.

Man of the Match: Shoaib Akhtar.

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