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New Zealand beat Pakistan by 61 runs in 1st ODI

 WELLINGTON, Jan 6: New Zealand ended Pakistan’s run of nine consecutive wins in one-day internationals when they beat the Champions Trophy holders by 61 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis system today to open the five-match series.Captain Kane Williamson made 115 to lead New Zealand to 315-7 as they batted first after losing the toss. Pakistan were 166-6 after 30.1 overs when rain brought the match to an early end.

Opener Fakhar Zaman was 82 not out and Faheem Ashraf 17 was not out but Pakistan were well short of the 227 runs it needed to win the match under the Duckworth-Lewis system when rain finally set in. – AP

SCORECARD

New Zealand: Guptill c Shoaib b Fakhar 48, Munro c Sarfraz b Hasan 58, Williamson c Hasan b Rumman 115, Taylor b Hasan 12, Latham c Babar b Faheem 3, Nicholls c Sarfraz b Hasan 50, Santner c Rumman b Amir 7, Southee not out 12, Astles not out 0. Extras: (lb-3, w-7) 10. Total: (for seven wickets in 50 overs) 315. Fall of wickets: 1-83, 2-156, 3-192, 4-198, 5-288, 6-297, 7-311. Bowling: Amir 9-2-57-1, Raees 10-0-68-1, Ali 10-0-61-3, Khan 9-0-49-0, Ashraf 9-0- 58-1, Zaman 3-0-19-1,

Pakistan: Ali lbw b Southee 6, Zaman not out 82, Azam lbw b Southee 0, Hafeez c Boult b Southee 1, Malik c Latham b Southee 13, Ahmed lbw b Astle 8, Khan c Latham b Boult 28, Ashraf not out 17. Extras: (lb-1, w-10) 11. Total: (for six wickets in 30.1 overs) 166. Fall of wickets: 1-6, 2-7, 3-13, 4-37, 5-54, 6-132. Bowling: Southee 6.1-0-22-3, Boult 6-1-35-2, Ferguson 7-0-40-0, Santner 6-1-39-0, Astle 5-0-29-1.

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