The BLACKCAPS were on the wrong side of another final-over thriller as Pakistan sealed the T20 series in Dubai.
Colin Munro (44) was once again in the runs and was assisted by Corey Anderson (44) and Kane Williamson (37), as the visitors posted a competitive 153-7 from their 20 overs.
Pakistan's chase sea-sawed the whole way, before coming down to the final over with seven runs required to win and Adam Milne with the ball.
The first two deliveries brought a single and a wicket. The third ball was hit for four by Mohammad Hafeez (34*) to clinch the victory.
The final match of the three-game series is at the same ground in Dubai on Sunday, 5am Monday NZT.
As it happened...
First ball and Munro swatted it over long-on for a sixer. 13 off the first over! NZ. #PAKvsNZ— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) November 2, 2018