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New Zealand won the first one-day international against Pakistan with a 61-run lead under the Duckworth–Lewis method as the match was abandoned on Saturday.

Pakistan had scored 166 runs at a loss of six wickets as they had a hard time trying to chase the daunting 316 run target set by the Kiwis before rain intervened and halted play.

As the first five wickets tumbled within 16 overs, young opener Fakhar Zaman held fort and was 18 runs away from a century when rain set in during the 31st over of the game.

Earlier, after Pakistan won the toss and asked the opponents to bat first, Kane Williamson overcame blustery conditions to score a century and lead New Zealand to an imposing total of 315 for seven.


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