Result
1st T20I, Auckland, Dec 26 2010, Pakistan tour of New Zealand
143/9
(17.1/20 ov, target 144)
146/5
New Zealand won by 5 wickets (with 17 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
New Zealand
NZ Innings
Full commentary

So that will be it from us for the moment. The Ashes going on at the MCG, India take on South Africa in Durban in a few hours, so there is lots of cricket coming your way. And Pakistan meet New Zealand again on Tuesday, at 6 am GMT. Do join us then. For now, this is Abhishek Purohit signing off, on behalf of Nitin Sundar and Venkat Raghav. Cheers

At 58 for 1 inside six overs, Pakistan were off to a blinder. It was Southee who turned it around for New Zealand with his first five-wicket haul in T20 internationals. Gul and Riaz hit out in the end to take Pakistan to 143 but that was never going to be enough on a ground where anything that beat the infield went to the boundary. And Guptill's innings finished off Pakistan's remaining chances. Taylor found some form towards the end, and New Zealand have what has been a largely comfortable win

17.1
4
Saeed Ajmal to McGlashan, FOUR runs
McGlashan does not leave it to Taylor, brings out the reverse sweep and gets it well over the infield over point, er, square leg for a boundary, and New Zealand finally, finally have a win in months
end of over 1716 runs
NZ: 142/5CRR: 8.35 • RRR: 0.66 • Need 2 runs from 18b
Ross Taylor39 (31)
Peter McGlashan1 (7)
Mohammad Hafeez3-0-29-1
Shoaib Akhtar4-0-38-3
16.6
6
Mohammad Hafeez to Taylor, SIX runs
gets another one in the slot, this one is a touch fuller, and Tayor takes a step down the track and lifts it over wide long on, New Zealand are almost home
16.5
Mohammad Hafeez to Taylor, no run
worked away square on the leg side
16.4
6
Mohammad Hafeez to Taylor, SIX runs
the Taylor slog sweeps arrives finally, gets one in the slot, he goes down on a knee and swings it over deep midwicket, good clean hit
16.4
1w
Mohammad Hafeez to Taylor, 1 wide
another one is fired flat and quick down the leg side, poor bowling this
16.3
1
Mohammad Hafeez to McGlashan, 1 run
gets one this time, waits for this delivery to turn into him and works it backward of square
16.2
Mohammad Hafeez to McGlashan, no run
turned to midwicket, cannot get the single