MOUNT MAUNGANUI: New Zealand defeated Pakistan in first Test match at Mount Maunganui on Wednesday by 101 runs despite a fightback by Fawad Alam and skipper Mohammad Rizwan.

Fawad Alam and Mohammad Rizwan defied New Zealand with an absorbing century stand to take the first Test into a final-session showdown before Kyle Jamieson dismissed the captain on 60. Neil Wagner then picked up the key wicket of Fawad Alam (102).

Pakistan were chasing a target of 373 runs and could only score 271 runs in the second innings.


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