Earlier, New Zealand won the toss and decided to bat first. New Zealand’s middle order batsman Henry Walsh was the only top scorer with 33 runs while middle order Robert O’Donnell made 29. New Zealand was restricted to 152 runs.
Pakistan’s Zia-ul-Haq took 2 wickets for 27 while Mohammad Nawaz also took 2 wickets for 37.
In reply, Pakistan’s middle order batsman Imam-ul-Haq was the top scorer with 40 runs while middle order batsman Saad Ali made 32 paving way to an easy win over Kiwis. Pakistan accomplished the target in 31.2 overs.
New Zealand’s Theo van Woerkom took 2 wickets for 43.
In other matches, West Indies defeated Zimbabwe by 6 wickets while India won their match against against Papua New Guinea by 107 runs in Group C match. England sets 274 (50.0) runs target against Nepal in Group A match. Bangladesh defeated Namibia by 7 wickets in their group match.