KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Fast bowler Naseem Shah took five wickets as Pakistan defeated New Zealand by six wickets in the first ODI of a three-match series.

“You enjoy your performance more when you win the match,” Naseem said. “The pitch was good for batting and initially there wasn’t much assistance for the bowlers but the (old) ball started to reverse.”

New Zealand batters couldn’t convert good starts on a slow pitch.

“We just didn’t quite do things for long enough with the bat,” Latham said. “Whenever we threatened for a big partnership, we lost a wicket. If we’re able to close to that 300 mark, then maybe things would have been different.”

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