Both teams have been struggling for form in the recent few series and will be playing a long cricket tour which wil end just before the 2011 World Cup which makes this Pakistan Tour to New Zealand even more important for both the sides. First up we will have the 3 Twenty20 International matches, first of which will be playd at Auckland on Boxing Day. Pakistan are a very good T20 unit and it will be interesting to see how both teams fair in the upcoming duel as New Zealand are a decent side at home as wel..
New Zealand defeated Pakistan by 5 wickets in the first Twenty20
New Zealand vs Pakistan First T20
Date:26 December 201.
Time: (04:00 PST | 01:00 GMT)
Vanue: Auckland, New Zealand.
Pakistan will be going into this match as favourites, although Kiwis are playing at home but their recent performences have been poor to say the least and they will be looking to get abck to winning way as the World Cup 2011 is fast approaching. It has been strange year for Pakistan as they were having all sorts o problems on and off the field with fixing allegations, players banned but still they have enough ire power to trouble any international team specialy when it comes to playing the Twenty20 matches.
New Zealand vs Pakistan [Pak vs NZ] 1st Twenty20
YOu can watch the live action of this match here, links will be placed here shortly before it all starts on the Day. Full match highlights of the match placed here shortly after the match.
First Twenty20 Match Result and Highlights
Pakistan: 143/9 (20/20 ov)
New Zealand: 146/5 (17.1/20 ov)
New Zealand won by 5 wickets (with 17 balls remaining)
[ Highlights removed due to complaints recieved from PCB and ICC Officials ]