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Records galore in Pak-NZ T20 battle
Bridgetown: Statistical highlights of the Group E Super Eight match between Pakistan and New Zealand in the Twenty20 cricket World Cup here on Saturday.
Shahid Afridi is the second bowler to take 40 wickets in Twenty20 Internationals - 40 at 18.27 runs apiece in 31 matches.
Umar Gul (43 at 12.81 runs apiece in 26 matches) is the top wicket-taker in Twenty20 Internationals.
In the ICC World Twenty20, Umar Gul (26 at 12.03) and Shahid Afridi (26 at 17.84) jointly share a record for most wickets.
Mohammad Sami`s excellent figures of two for 25 are his second best in Twenty20 Internationals - his best is 3 for 29 against Bangladesh at Gros Islet on May 1, 2010.
Abdur Rehman`s figures of two for 19 are his second best in Twenty20 Internationals - the best being 2 for 7 against Kenya at Nairobi (Gym.) on September 4, 2007.
Salman Butt (67 not out off 54 balls) has posted his first fifty against New Zealand - his third overall in Twenty20 Internationals.
Salman has completed his 500 runs in Twenty20 Internationals - 517 (ave.30.41) in 20 matches.
Brendon McCullum became the first player to amass 300 runs for New Zealand in ICC World Twenty20, aggregating 307 (ave.23.61) in 15 matches.
McCullum`s 33 of 29 balls is his best innings against Pakistan in ICC World Twenty and the second highest overall, next only to 47 off 41 balls at Dubai on November 13, 2009.
Ian Butler (3/19) has emulated his previous best performance in Twenty20 Internationals. He had recorded similar figures against Scotland at The Oval on June 6, 2009.
Butler has received his second Man of the Match award in Twenty20 Internationals.
After losing four games in a row, New Zealand have posted their first win in five matches over Pakistan.
New Zealand`s one-run triumph is their narrowest victory margin in Twenty20 Internationals. The said triumph is the fourth by such a margin in Twenty20 Internationals.
Daniel Vettori (38) has registered his career-best score in Twenty20 Internationals.