Shaheen Afridi removes Kane Williamson for 46 off 42 balls

Shaheen Afridi breaks the 65-run stand between Kane Williamson and Daryl Mitchell. A Slower one from the left-arm quick gets rid of the New Zealand skipper, who shuffles across to scoop but exposes his stumps. The furniture is disturbed, the bail goes flying over the keeper’s head and the Kiwis have lost a well-set batter at a time when acceleration was the need of the hour.

Pakistan were definitely the happier side at the halfway mark, and they’ve managed to retain control thanks to the disciplined bowling and razor-sharp fielding.