Kiwis end losing run with big victory over Pakistan

NEW Zealand ended an 11-match losing streak in emphatic fashion on Saturday, crushing Pakistan by nine wickets in their first one-day international at Westpac Stadium.
 New Zealand’s opening combination of Jesse Ryder (55) and Martin Guptill (40 not out) made a mockery of the troubles Pakistan had with the drop-in pitch as New Zealand raced to their target of 125 for the loss of one wicket in 17.2 overs.
 Ryder and Guptill brought up the first 50 runs inside six overs and were then forced to take the scheduled tea break after New Zealand had earlier bowled the visitors out for 124 in 37.3 overs.
 Tim Southee took a career-best 5/33, while wicketkeeper Brendon McCullum took five catches in an innings for the fourth time. – Reuters
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