In the first T20 match at Eden Park,the hosts New Zealand had an easy five wicket win over Pakistan.
Pakistan started well with Afridi hitting the ball well.But once the openers departed,the visitors floundered.Tom Southee took five wickets that included a hat-trick.The umpire gave Umar Akmal out in front when there was a big inside edge.
Ross Taylor who disappointed in India, took his team home.But it was Martin Guptill who shone for the home team in the batting department.
Looks like the familiar home conditions have brought the spark back into the Kiwis. Or is the victory due the appointment of John Wright as the Coach?