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Stats: NZ vs Pak 2nd T20I - World Record Partnership between Williamson and Guptill brings Pakistan's rare defeat

Roy Dilawer
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Martin Guptill Kane Williamson New Zealand Pakistan T20I
Williamson (L) and Guptill (R) set the highest T20I partnership

171- Runs made by Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson for the first-wicket partnership in this match. It is the highest partnership for any wicket in T20Is for any country. The previous best was 170 made by Loots Bosman and Graeme Smith vs England at Centurion. The previous best for any wicket against Pakistan also belonged to the same pair (Bosman-Smith) when they made 132* in Feb 2007 at Johannesburg.

7- Instances, including today, when partnership for any wicket has gone in excess of 100 against Pakistan in a T20I game. Guptill-Williamson's 171* was the 7th such instance and conveniently the highest among those. Also the number of instances prior to today when New Zealand's batsmen have put on partnership in excess of 100. It was their 8th instance. Guptill has been involved in 5 of them.

207.40- The Strike rate for Umar Akmal in this innings of 56* off 27 balls – 2nd highest for a Pakistani batsmen in an innings of 50 or more. Hafeez made 55 off 26 balls at a strike rate of 211.53 against India on 28 Dec 2012 and is top on the list. Pakistan lost that match too.

2- Umar Akmal's 22-ball half-century in this match is the 2nd quickest fifty in T20I for Pakistan. The quickest fifty for Pakistan in T20I is off 21 balls and also belongs to Umar Akmal against Australia at Edgbaston, Birmingham in July 2010. Pakistan won that match.

2- Umar Akmal is the second Pakistani player to score at least 7 T20I half centuries. Mohammad Hafeez is the only other player from Pakistan, who has scored 8 half-centuries.

2- Number of times Pakistan have lost a T20I match by 10 wickets. Also, the number of times prior to this day, New Zealand have won a T20I game by 10 wickets; now they have three to their name which are most for any team.

2/20- Number of T20Is Pakistan have lost now when they scored 165 or more in the first innings of a T20I game – the only loss they suffered was the famous 191-run chase by Australia in the semi-final of 2010 World Cup, courtesy to Michael Hussey.

4/20- Number of T20Is New Zealand have won now they were chasing in excess of 165 in 2nd innings of the match. Earlier they did it against Zimbabwe, South Africa and England (D/L).

2- Runs Williamson stranded short of equalling the record for most runs by a New Zealand captain in a T20I. Williamson made 72* runs in this game. McCullum's 74 vs England in February 2013 are the most runs in a T20I match by a Kiwi skipper. In the last T20I, Williamson made 70.

87- Runs made by Martin Guptill in this match – 6th highest T20I score for a New Zealand batsman. Interestingly, all the nine highest T20I scores for New Zealand batsmen either belong to Guptill or McCullum.

1624- Runs Martin Guptill has now made in T20I career – 2nd only to his former captain Brendon McCullum. McCullum has made 2140 runs in 70 innings while Guptill now has 1624 runs from 54 innings. Dilshan is third on the list with 1618 runs. Guptill's 148 fours and 9 fifties in T20Is are also 2nd only to McCullum among New Zealanders.

1500- Runs-mark in T20I career crossed by both Umar Akmal and Mohammad Hafeez in this match. There are only 6 players in the 1500 club. Hafeez has 1512 runs from 68 innings while Umar Akmal's 1501 runs have come off 67 innings.

150- The Strike Rate of both the openers of New Zealand in this match. Martin Guptill made 87* off 58 balls and Kane Williamson made 72* off 48 balls.

0- Instance before today when Mohammad Amir conceded in excess of 11 runs per over in a T20I game. In this game, he went for 11.33 for his 34 from 3 overs. His previous worst and only other above 10 rpo instance had come against England in his debut game when he conceded 31 at 10.33.

17 Jan- Pakistan have never won a limited overs match on 17 Jan in their history. They have previously played 2 ODIs on 17 Jan and this was their 1st T20I on this date. Pakistan lost by 4 wickets to Sri Lanka on 17 Jan 1992 at Multan and to New Zealand by 4 runs at Wellington on 17 Jan 2004. They have now lost a T20I game on this date which makes their record on 17 Jan as 0-3.

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Roy Dilawer
A law graduate by education, and a writer by interest and a cricket fan by all means.
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