AUCKLAND (Agencies) Pace bowler Tim Southee bagged a five-wicket haul including a hat-trick as New Zealand defeat Pakistan by five wickets in the opening Twenty20 cricket match on Sunday. It was only the third hat-trick in the history of Twenty20 internationals as a withering Southee spell put the brakes on a brisk Pakistan start from which the tourists never recovered. Their 143 for nine was knocked off by New Zealand with 17 balls to spare and five wickets in hand, giving the Black Caps a much-needed victory after a string of 11 one-day defeats. After the way weve played in the last three-four months its a great start to the Pakistan series, said stand-in captain Ross Taylor as he congratulated man-of-the-match Southee. Tim was outstanding. It was also a morale-boosting performance for new coach John Wright who was only brought in to guide the team in a major shake-up last week and was immediately confronted with the news his most senior players Daniel Vettori and Brendon McCullum were out injured. New Zealands poor run appeared to be continuing when Pakistan raced to 62 for two in a rollicking first seven overs before Southee turned the game around in a whirlwind nine-ball spell in which he took five wickets for no runs. It began with the last ball of his opening over when he had Ahmed Shehzad caught by wicketkeeper Peter McGlashan for 14. With the second ball of his next over he seduced Younis Khan (two) with a widish delivery that was top edged to debutant Dean Brownlie in the deep. As the ball was skied, opener Mohammad Hafeez was left to regret racing to the other end as his innings of 24 off 19 deliveries ended on the next ball which he nicked to McGlashan. Umar Akmal was unfortunate to complete the hat-trick when given out leg before wicket on the first ball he faced as television replays indicated a thick inside edge before the ball hit the pads. Southee rounded off his wicket-taking exploits with the second ball of his third over which Abdul Razzaq (one) steered to McGlashan and he ended his four-over spell with the impressive figures of five for 17. Kyle Mills, who finished with three for 37 continued to keep the pressure on Pakistan who were in danger of not batting through their innings before the tail-end pair Wahab Riaz and Shoaib Akhtar piled on an unbeaten 31 in the last two overs. But 143 was never going to be enough on an easy surface and New Zealand openers Jesse Ryder and Martin Guptill took control from the start. They had 27 runs on the board inside two overs before Ryder (six) departed as the first of Akhtars three wickets. Brownlie (five) and Scott Styris (seven) also fell cheaply to the express bowler but New Zealand always had the run rate under control. Guptill blasted 54 from 29 balls, including four sixes and four fours, before he was run out while Taylor was 39 not out from 31 balls at the end. New Zealand lead the three-match series 1-0 with the second match in Hamilton on Tuesday. Tim Southees hat-trick in New Zealands Twenty20 cricket victory over Pakistan in Auckland was a first not just the fast bowler, but also for his skipper. I dont think Ive ever played in a game where a guys got a hat-trick, Ross Taylor said. Southee, 22, was named man of the match after finishing with five for 18 from his four overs. The Northern Districts seamer said the hat-trick was his first at senior level. Ive had a couple at school level, but they dont really count, he said. It was pleasing. The feat came in a nine-ball stretch during which Southee took his five wickets without conceding a run. His victims were Younis Khan, caught by Dean Brownlie in the outfield, opener Mohammad Hafeez, who edged to wicketkeeper Peter McGlashan, and Umar Akmal, who was given out leg before. However, replays showed Akmal had got an inside edge, and Southee agreed that fortune had been on his side. You need a bit of luck in Twenty20 and I managed to get that. Pakistan Innings M. Hafeez c McGlashan b Southee 24 S. Afridi c Southee by Mills 20 A. Shehzad c McGlashan b Southee 14 Y. Khan c Brownlie b Southee 2 F. Alam c Franklin b Styris 9 U. Akmal lbw b Southee 0 A. Razzaq c McGlashan b Southee 1 U. Gul lbw b Mills 30 W. Riaz not out 30 S. Ajmal lbw b Mills 1 S. Akhtar not out 8 Extras: (w-3, lb-1) 4 Total: (for 9 wkts, 20 overs) 143 Fow: 1-37, 2-58, 3-62, 4-62, 5-62, 6-68, 7-84, 8-110, 9-112, Bowling: Franklin 2-0-12-0 (w-1), Mills 4-0-37-3, Milne 4-0-46-0, Southee 4-1-18-5 (w-1), Styris 4-0-18-1 (w-1), McCullum 2-0-11-0 New Zealand innings J. Ryder c Younis b Akhtar 6 M. Guptill run out 54 D. Brownlie c Akmal by Akhtar 5 S. Styris b Akhtar 7 R. Taylor not out 39 J. Franklin lbw b Hafeez 19 P. McGlashan not out 5 Extras: (b-4, lb-1, w-6) 11 Total: (for five wickets, 17.1 overs) 146 Fow: 1-27, 2-45, 3-55, 4-94, 5-115 Bowling: Razzaq 1-0-15-0, Akhtar 4-0-38-3 (w-3), Gul 2-0-16-0, Ajmal 3.1-0-14-0, Riaz 1-0-10-0, Afridi 3-0-19-0, Hafeez 3-0-29-1 (w-3)