One-time bad boy Mohammad Amir may have been the centre of attention in his comeback game, but it was Shahid Afridi's astute captaincy and the miserly bowling by Imad Wasim that made the difference.
With no warm up game to acclimatise, Pakistan were rather run shy at the top and tail of their innings but still managed 171-8.
But apart from a quickfire 46 off 27 by Colin Munro, and a stubborn 70 by Kane Williamson, New Zealand had no answer to the Pakistan attack and were all out on the last ball of their innings for 155.
When Munro was at the crease New Zealand raced to 89-1 in 10 overs, a slightly better run rate than Pakistan managed at the same stage. But his dismissal started a dramatic collapse in which five wickets fell for 19 runs.
Afridi bowled a two-wicket maiden to finish with two for 26 to go with three catches while Imad Wasim took one for 18 off his four overs with nine of those runs coming in one over.

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