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Match-winner Ajmal has New Zealand in a spin

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Off-spinner Saeed Ajmal took four wickets as Pakistan kept their nerve to pull off an exciting 13-run win over New Zealand in the World Twenty20 group D match on Sunday. 

Pakistan wicket keeper Kamran Akmal watches as New Zealand batsman Brendon McCullum (right) plays a shot during the ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup match between Pakistan and New Zealand in Pallekele. Off-spinner Saeed Ajmal took four wickets as Pakistan kept their nerve to pull off an exciting 13-run win over New Zealand in the World Twenty20 group D match.

Ajmal took 4-30, his fourth four-wicket haul in Twenty20 cricket, as Pakistan restricted New Zealand to 164-9 after setting them a daunting 178-run target on the back of a brilliant career best 56 by Nasir Jamshed at Pallekele stadium.

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