ICC World T20 2016, Stats: New Zealand v Pakistan: Guptill knock hands Kiwis semi-final spot with win over Pakistan

New Zealand Pakistan cricket World T20 2016
New Zealand put in another comprehensive performance to make it to the semi-finals of the World T20
Davis James

In a match that Pakistan had to win to stay alive in the tournament, a new-look New Zealand dominated Pakistan to win their third match on the trot and pretty much have one foot in the semi-finals.

Martin Guptill's excellent knock of 80 off 48 balls helped the Kiwis post a challenging total of 180 on board. Guptill's partnership with captain Kane Williamson was key to New Zealand dominating right from the start and setting the tone for a win.

Pakistan got off to a flying start, thanks to Sharjeel Khan's quickfire 47. However, once Sharjeel departed none of the other batsmen were able to score boundaries at ease and Pakistan fell short by 22 runs, thus making things difficult for them to reach the next stage of the tournament.

1 – This is the first time that Pakistan have had a fifty-run partnership in the last 11 T20I innings.

1 – This is the first time that New Zealand have reached the semi-finals of the World T20 for the first time since 2007.

4 – Martin Guptill has scored four half-centuries in T20Is in 2016. Only Virat Kohli with five is above Guptill in the list.

8 – There have been eight 50-plus partnerships between Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill in the last 10 T20I innings the two have played with each other.

10 – Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill have been involved in 10 50-plus partnerships in T20Is. This is the most for any pair.

19 – Shahid Afridi has the highest number of sixes hit by a Pakistan batsman in World T20s. Afridi went past Umar Akmal's 18.

24 – The number of balls that Sharjeel Khan and Ahmed Shehzad took to reach their 50-run stand. This was Pakistan's fastest team 50 in T20Is.

31 – Pakistan did not score a single boundary off the last 31 balls of their batting innings.

39 – Shahid Afridi now has the highest number of wickets for any bowler in World T20s. Afridi overtook Lasith Malinga's 38 wickets.

41 – The number of runs that Mohammad Amir conceded in his four overs is the highest that he has conceded in his T20I career.

66 – Pakistan scored 66 runs in the powerplays. This was the highest number of runs they scored in powerplays in World T20s.

376 – Martin Guptill has scored 376 runs against Pakistan in T20Is. This is the third-highest for a batsman against one particular team. Guptill has the highest for any batsman having scored 424 runs against South Africa. JP Duminy is second with 378 runs against Australia.

Edited by Staff Editor
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