'It hasn't really sunk in yet, I still can't believe I caught it, but it's awesome that I did catch it'.
While Trent Boult was the pick of the bowlers, snaring 5/17, it was Craig Dougherty, a local builder, who walks away from the game with the most credit.
The Green Shirts had slumped to eight for 32 in the 19th over and threatened two unwanted records - the lowest ODI score of 35, held by Zimbabwe, and Pakistan´s own lowest score of 43.
Pakistan batsmen struggled to find a ground before crumbling to the total of 74.
Azhar Ali waas out for a second-ball duck from the final ball over the second over, bowled by Boult, and the left-armer took the next two wickets to fall as the Pakistanis fell to 3-2 in the fourth over.
Pakistan were all out for 74 in the 28th over.
Guptil was so impressed with the catch that he applauded the spectator while out in the middle with Colin Munro. Tim and Trent to start off, just built up that pressure. Plum lbw. Thought about reviewing for a second but ends up walking.
It was a terrible showing by Pakistan after giving themselves hope of victory, only for yet another top-order collapse to take away their chances.
Taylor was able to score more freely than Williamson, perhaps because the conditions favored the straight-bat shots which are his forte, and reached his 40th ODI half-century from 49 balls. This match proved to be lucky not only for the team but also for New Zealand fans.
After Taylor was out for 52 in the 43rd over with the total 209-4, New Zealand slumped dramatically, losing its next six wickets for 48 runs.
Rumman Raees returned figures of three for 51, Hasan Ali took three for 59 and Shadab Khan took two for 51 with his wickets coming of successive balls.
Captain Sarfraz Ahmed said it was very disappointing and a tough loss after they bowled well to restrict the Kiwis to 257 - which should have been attainable. After the first innings, our bowlers did the job for us, but again the batting is not clicking.