1st ODI: New Zealand v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Dec 8, 2014

New Zealand tour of United Arab Emirates, 1st ODI: New Zealand v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Dec 8, 2014

Shahid Afridi hit 61 off 51 balls to help Pakistan chase down 247 against New Zealand in Dubai © AFP

Shahid Afridi hit 61 off 51 balls to help Pakistan chase down 247 against New Zealand in Dubai © AFP

Haris Sohail celebrates his fifty, Pakistan v New Zealand, 1st ODI, Dubai, December 8, 2014

Haris Sohail celebrates his fifty, Pakistan v New Zealand, 1st ODI, Dubai, December 8, 2014

Daniel Vettori appeals successfully for his first wicket, Pakistan v New Zealand, 1st ODI, Dubai, December 8, 2014© AFP

Daniel Vettori appeals successfully for his first wicket, Pakistan v New Zealand, 1st ODI, Dubai, December 8, 2014© AFP

Ross Taylor scored his third consecutive ODI century to lead New Zealand to 246 in the first ODI © AFP

Ross Taylor scored his third consecutive ODI century to lead New Zealand to 246 in the first ODI © AFP

Speed merchant: Adam Milne regularly crossed 150 kph barrier, Pakistan v New Zealand, 1st ODI, Dubai, December 8, 2014 © AFP

Speed merchant: Adam Milne regularly crossed 150 kph barrier, Pakistan v New Zealand, 1st ODI, Dubai, December 8, 2014 © AFP

Misbah-ul-Haq and Kane Williamson pose with the one-day trophy, Dubai, December 6, 2014 © Nouman Ahmed

Misbah-ul-Haq and Kane Williamson pose with the one-day trophy, Dubai, December 6, 2014 © Nouman Ahmed