Ajmal spins Pakistan to victory

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Updated: September 23, 2012

New Zealand, with a batting order more suited to drudgery than chasing down a daunting target, slumped to a 13-run defeat at the hands of Pakistan in their ICC World T20 match at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.

The Black Caps were chasing 178 for victory, but with off-spinner Saeed Ajmal producing all his fancy toys and taking four for 30, they finished on 164 for nine.

Pakistan 177 for 6 (Jamshed 56, Hafeez 43, Southee 2-31) beat New Zealand 164 for 9 (Nicol 33, Ajmal 4-30) by 13 runs