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New Zealand continue short-form dominance over Pakistan with win in first T20

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New Zealand thrashed Pakistan by seven wickets in the first Twenty20 international in Wellington.

Having been whitewashed 5-0 in the one-day international series, any hopes Pakistan would be more competitive in the shorter format were swiftly dashed as they collapsed to 38 for six after being put in.

Seth Rance and Tim Southee opened the bowling for the Black Caps and finished with three for 26 and three for 13 respectively from their four overs.

Babar Azam offered some resistance with 41 from as many deliveries, but tailender Hasan Ali – who smashed 23 from 12 balls – was the only other player to reach double figures as Pakistan were bowled out for 105 with two balls remaining.

Rumman Raees removed Martin Guptill and Glenn Phillips cheaply to briefly raise hopes of a comeback by the tourists, but Colin Munro hit an unbeaten 49 from 43 balls as partnerships of 49 with Tom Bruce and Ross Taylor saw the hosts over the line.

Raees finished with two for 24 in a losing cause, with the second game of the three-match series taking place in Auckland on Thursday.

Despite New Zealand being on the winning end, and comfortably so, it was an embarrassing moment from their wicketkeeper that was one of the highlights of the match.

After the ball found it's way past the Glenn Phillips, he was quick to turn around and chase down the loose ball.

New Zealand v Pakistan: 1st T20

Once he eventually got to the ball, he quickly removed his glove so that he could throw the ball back to the stumps to prevent any quick singles.

However, what happened next was just pure embarrassment. 

Watch below and find out for yourself.

So, in a rush to prevent a quick single, he actually managed to give one away due to his horrific attempt of a throw.

Oh dear.

Luckily for him, however, it didn't influence the result.

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