Otago Volts paceman Jacob Duffy (4-33) was the hero of the opening PSO Careint T20 International as he produced the best figures by a BLACKCAP on T20I debut to help down Pakistan by five wickets at Eden Park.
A calmy compiled 57 off 43 from opener Tim Seifert anchored the pursuit of 157 - which was iced by captain Mitchell Santner (12*) and Jimmy Neesham (15*), off the back of valuable cameos by Glenn Phillips (23 off 18) and Mark Chapman (34 off 20).
The series moves to Hamilton for game two at Seddon Park on Sunday night, with the final match in Napier on Tuesday.
As it happened...
TEAM NEWS: Welcome to the family Jacob Duffy who will make his debut tonight 🏏— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) December 18, 2020
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Duffy is on 🔥 🔥 🔥 3-9 off his two overs!— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) December 18, 2020
Now Kuggeleijn has just chipped in with one of his own! Pakistan is in early trouble at 20/4 in the fifth over...
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