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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.

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