Watch Pakistan v Newzeland T20 World Cup 2012 Highlights.
Played at : Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
Played on : 23 September 2012
Toss : Pakistan, who chose to bat
Result : Pakistan won by 13 runs
Pakistan survived a late scare from Ross Taylor to secure a 13 run victory against New Zealand in their opening match of this edition of the World T20. The win for Pakistan though has ensured a qualification for New Zealand to the Super 8s stage as the Kiwis still hold a superior run-rate amongst the three teams in their group. Pakistan too have a foot into the next round. Only a huge loss against Bangladesh would deny them an entry to the next stage.