WELLINGTON. — A solid 82 by Henry Nicholls followed by a ninth-wicket batting blitz carried New Zealand to a convincing 70-run victory in the opening one-day international cricket match against Pakistan in Wellington yesterday.
In reply to New Zealand’s 280-8, Pakistan were skittled out for 210 with four overs remaining.
Nicholls apart, New Zealand’s recognised run-makers struggled against a fired-up Pakistan attack, with the other six batsmen in the top seven contributing just 47 in total. — AFP.