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Williamson-Guptill record stand helps NZ to level series

Martin Guptill made a well-played 87 and Kane Williamson 72 in an unbroken record partnership of 171 that steered New Zealand to a commendable 10-wicket win over Pakistan.

cricket Updated: Jan 17, 2016 17:13 IST
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Luke Ronchi of New Zealand and Mitchell Santner celebrates taking the wicket of Sohaib Maqsood.(AFP Photo)

Martin Guptill made a well-played 87 and Kane Williamson 72 in an unbroken record partnership of 171 that steered New Zealand to a commendable 10-wicket win over Pakistan in the second Twenty20 cricket international on Sunday, leveling the three match series at 1-1.

New Zealand took four leg byes from the fourth ball of the 18th over to win the match with eight balls to spare. In doing so Guptill and Williamson surpassed the Twnety20 record partnership for all wickets against all nations that had been held for South Africa by Graeme Smith and Loots Bosman at 170.

Pakistan won the opening match by 16 runs on Friday, defending a total of 171-8 and left itself in a similar position at Seddon Park when it made 168-7 after winning the toss and batting.