Statistical highlights: 39 wickets for Shahid Afridi in T20 World Cup is the most by any player

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28 number of fifty plus opening partnership for New Zealand is the most by any full member team in T20I. Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill gave a blistering start to New Zealand Innings hitting a 62 run partnership in 7.2 overs against Pakistan at Mohali.

8 number of fifty plus opening partnership between Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill in last 10 T20I matches they opened together for New Zealand. This also include a record opening partnership of 171*, which incidentally came against Pakistan at Hamilton, in January this year.
821 runs between Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill while opening batting for New Zealand in T20I. This is the 2nd highest aggregate runs by an opening pair after David Warner and Shane Watson’s 1108 runs for Australia.

54.73 is the average opening partnership between Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill in T20. This is the 2nd highest average between an opening pair who have played minimum 10 matches together. Graeme Smith and Loots Bosman of South Africa are 1st in the list.

80 runs by Martin Guptill against Pakistan at Mohali is the 2nd highest individual score by a New Zealand player in ICC World Twenty 20. Brendon McCullum’s 123 against Bangladesh in 2012 World T20 is the highest for New Zealand.

0 boundaries were scored by Pakistan in the last 5 overs of their run chase, while they required 58 runs to win at a required run rate of 11.60. Instead Pakistan scored 35 runs and lost 2 wickets and eventually lost the match by 22 runs.

39 wickets for Shahid Afridi in ICC World Twenty 20 is the most wickets by any player, going past Lasith Malinga’s record of 38 wickets. With Malinga out of the tournament and other contenders way behind Afridi, he is going to finish the World T20 with that record intact.

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