Chasing 247 for a win, New Zealand were rocked early when Colin Munro was dismissed without opening his account on the thid ball of their innings.
The duo continued to punish the the Pakistan bowlers with Guptill reaching his fifty with a six.
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So far both Pakistani Bowling and Batting haven't been up to the mark; and if the batting lineup was yet unable to get rid of its fragile nature, the dependable bowling lineup also seemed struggling in New Zealand.
Of course, embattled Pakistan will fight with full forceÂ for winning the match to keep series alive, while New Zealand can't seem to put a foot wrong this home season.
On Tuesday Sarfraz took the opposite tack and chose to bat first but the result was the same.
Fakhar Zaman (2) played on, giving Boult two wickets in two balls and Mohammad Hafeez was caught at first slip, by Taylor again, and Pakistan were 3-2.
The hosts have opted to not change its team combination for today's match, while, opener Fakhar Zaman after recovering from his injury has made a comeback in place of Imamul Haq.
He combined with Hasan Ali (51 off 31) to help the tourists post 246 for nine. Shadab went on to make 52, to match his highest score in ODIs and to drag Pakistan closer to a competitive total.