result
2nd T20I (D/N), Hamilton, Jan 17 2016, Pakistan tour of New Zealand
(17.4/20 ov, target 169)171/0
New Zealand won by 10 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)
player of the match
Martin Guptill
New Zealand
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• The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Guptill, Williamson smash Pakistan with record stand

Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill combined in a clinical display of poise and timing, to gun down Pakistan's 168 for 7 inside eighteen overs in Hamilton

Match centre 
Scorer: Binoy George
Commentator: George Binoy
Scorecard summary
Pakistan168/7(20 overs)
New Zealand171/0(17.4 overs)

9.55 pm Run chases rarely get any better than that. Guptill was muscular as always, Williamson precise. And they just did it with so much ease. The series is level at 1-1 with the decider in Wellington on Friday.

KaneBunce: "To bounce back from such a big loss and to set the world recoird for highest T20 partnership and win so convincingly shows the quality of the Black Caps."

Mukesh: "Can't imagine any other batsman in the world who can have a strike rate of 150+ without hitting a single six. You beauty!" He's talking about the Kane Train.

Ozair: "Oh NZ, you nailed it! What is it with you guys, are you in a record-breaking mode this year? Keep going as this is a total entertainment and well deserved one. George, you gotta publish this, okay?" Okay!

Emad: "Kane Train > Guldozer"

Sohan Pandey: "Binoy Sir, Which channel telecasting this match in India ??" No one, follow it here!

Afridi says his team did not bowl with enough variations and gives Guptill and Williamson due credit. "Four days is too much," he says about the break before the third game. Classic.

Williamson: "We made the improvements from the last game, bowling effort was good considering the size of the ground ... we wanted to mix it up (about Santner and Anderson opening the bowling) ..."

Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill are sharing the Man of the Match award for putting on a world record stand in T20 internationals. "He had the power today!" says Guptill when asked about their contrasting styles.

Thank you for all your emails today, and thank you for reading! Cheers.

17.4
4
Malik to Guptill, FOUR runs

tries to sweep and gets a bottom edge that takes the ball to the fine leg boundary! NZ have won by ten wickets and these two have broken the world record for the highest partnership in T20 internationals for any wicket

17.3
1
Malik to Williamson, 1 run

bowled wide outside leg, Williamson reaches for it and sweeps, hits it straight to short fine leg through

17.2
1
Malik to Guptill, 1 run

backs away towards leg and hits the ball hard towards wide long on, the fielder runs to his right to field

17.1
Malik to Guptill, no run

steps out and punches the ball towards midwicket

Hamish: "Is Williamson not one of the most complete batsman across all formats. All but 50 average in tests, near enough to 50 in ODI's and getting close to 40 in T20's. Great stuff from KW!"

end of over 1717 runs
NZ: 165/0CRR: 9.70 • RRR: 1.33 • Need 4 from 18b
Martin Guptill82 (55)
Kane Williamson71 (47)
Wahab Riaz3-0-30-0
Shoaib Malik1-0-7-0
16.6
1
Wahab Riaz to Guptill, 1 run

short of a length and wide outside off, Guptill mis-hits the flat-batted slap in the air towards long off, Amir doesn't come in quickly enough to catch it

16.5
Wahab Riaz to Guptill, no run

slower ball outside off, Guptill tries to steer to third man but misses

16.5
5w
Wahab Riaz to Guptill, 5 wide

sprays the ball so wide outside off, to where first slip would have been really, Sarfraz had no chance

16.4
6
Wahab Riaz to Guptill, SIX runs

short ball, it's the short boundary on the leg side and Guptill nails the pull, hitting it flat and far onto the grass banks

16.3
Wahab Riaz to Guptill, no run

banged in short, Guptill shapes to pull but then ducks under it

Ben: "Kiwi middle order still unproven!" Well if these two and Munro keep getting the job done ...

16.2
1
Wahab Riaz to Williamson, 1 run

stays back this time to a short of a length ball outside off and cuts behind point

16.1
4
Wahab Riaz to Williamson, FOUR runs

Williamson moves towards the off side to meet a fuller ball and drives the ball so smoothly to the wide long off boundary, I can watch him back all day and night

end of over 167 runs
NZ: 148/0CRR: 9.25 • RRR: 5.25 • Need 21 from 24b
Martin Guptill75 (51)
Kane Williamson66 (45)
Shoaib Malik1-0-7-0
Shahid Afridi4-0-38-0
15.6
2
Malik to Guptill, 2 runs

this time he connects with the sweep, hitting it behind square leg

15.5
Malik to Guptill, no run

tries to sweep but makes poor contact

15.4
1
Malik to Williamson, 1 run

goes back and towards leg to punch the ball to long on for a single

Amogh: "Guptill was scoring at a run a ball a few minutes back! His SR is 150+ now. Amazing!"

15.3
4
Malik to Williamson, FOUR runs

shot! steps out of his crease and flicks the ball off his pads to the deep midwicket boundary

15.2
Malik to Williamson, no run

whoops! Dropped. Williamson steps out and chips the ball tamely towards Malik's right at knee height, should have really caught that

15.1
Malik to Williamson, no run

Malik from around the wicket, bowled flat and straight, Williamson stays in his crease and dabs behind point

Emad: "Not to take away from Pakistan's performance in the first match, but it seems like the result was an aberration. NZL back to their ruthless best."

end of over 1518 runs
NZ: 141/0CRR: 9.40 • RRR: 5.60 • Need 28 from 30b
Martin Guptill73 (49)
Kane Williamson61 (41)
Shahid Afridi4-0-38-0
Imad Wasim4-0-32-0
14.6
Afridi to Guptill, no run

tries to cut a wide ball outside off but misses

14.5
1
Afridi to Williamson, 1 run

worked off the pads towards square leg

14.4
4
Afridi to Williamson, FOUR runs

width outside off stump, delicate from Williamson to complement Guptill's power, he goes back and cuts late, beating backward point to his left

Best performances - batsmen
Martin Guptill portrait
MJ Guptill
87 runs (58)
9 fours
4 sixes
Control72%
Productive shot
pull
21 runs
0 fours
3 sixes
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Kane Williamson portrait
KS Williamson
72 runs (48)
11 fours
0 sixes
Control75%
Productive shot
cut shot
17 runs
4 fours
0 sixes
9613696518
Best performances - bowlers
Mitchell McClenaghan portrait
MJ McClenaghan
O
4
M
0
R
23
W
2
ECO
5.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Corey Anderson portrait
CJ Anderson
O
4
M
0
R
26
W
1
ECO
6.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
Match details
Seddon Park, Hamilton
TossPakistan, elected to bat first
SeriesPakistan tour of New Zealand
Season2015/16
Player Of The Match
Martin Guptill
Martin Guptill
Series result3-match series level 1-1
Match numberT20 No. 480
Hours of play (local time)19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.25, Interval 20.25-20.45, Second Session 20.45-22.10
Match days17 January 2016 - daynight match (20-over match)
Umpires
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Billy Bowden
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Derek Walker
TV Umpire
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Wayne Knights
Reserve Umpire
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Chris Brown
Match Referee
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David Boon