New Zealand's Struggles

On the other hand, New Zealand faced early setbacks as they lost wickets at regular intervals. Tim Seifert fell in the third over, while Aayan Khan's quick double strike removed the dangerous duo of Mitchell Santner and Dane Cleaver. 

Mark Chapman fought valiantly, crafting a gritty 63 off 46 balls. However, apart from James Neesham's late flourish, the Kiwis struggled to find substantial support for Chapman. With a total of 142, their lowest against a non-Test playing nation, New Zealand couldn't deter UAE's spirited side.

As the series moves forward, cricket fans can expect more thrilling encounters, with UAE's triumph over New Zealand adding an exciting chapter to the sport's captivating narrative.