The 28-year-old smashed a 57-ball 104 in a rearguard action to lift New Zealand from a precarious 73-4 to chase down a stiff target of 194 with four balls to spare.
Sethi said Pakistan, World Cup champions in 1992, was a top cricketing nation which should not be ignored and that they would have to talk to the ICC about the Asia Cup problem. "BCCI should take a good, rational decision so that we don't have any problems going forward," says PCB chief.
Australia improved their rating from 113 to 118 following the annual update, maintaining a slender lead over Pakistan (116 points) and India (115 points).
"If India now wants to have a neutral venue and accepts the hybrid model, then we'll use the same hybrid model in the World Cup," the Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Najam Sethi said.
The 56-year-old, who played seven Tests and 11 ODIs for New Zealand, will be working under Mickey Arthur, who was appointed team director in March.
Zaman lifted Pakistan from 21-2 during a third-wicket stand of 154 off 161 balls with Mohammad Rizwan, who made a polished 74-ball 77 with six boundaries.
Naseem snapped up 5-57 as New Zealand was made to bat first and was restricted to 255-9. Rizwan, who was rested for the preceding drawn two-test series, top scored with an unbeaten 77 off 86 balls and eased Pakistan to 258-4 in 48.1 overs.
New Zealand's spinners strangled Pakistan on a turning wicket to win the second ODI by 79 runs Wednesday and level the three-match series 1-1.
"When I entered into the 90s I got nervous for 1-2 overs, but Sarfaraz told me don’t take tension,” Shakeel said after raising his maiden Test hundred in his hometown and hitting 17 fours.
Pakistan named three uncapped players — batters Tayyab Tahir and Kamran Ghulam and wrist spinner Usama Mir — in their 16-man squad and recalled Haris Sohail, Shan Masood for the upcoming three home ODI series against New Zealand.