HAMILTON: New Zealand beat Pakistan by 10 wickets with a world-record partnership by Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson in the second Twenty20 in Hamilton on Sunday.
Guptill was not out 87 and Williamson made 72 as New Zealand made 171 without loss in reply to Pakistan’s 168.
The previous world record for a Twenty20 partnership was 170 by South Africa’s Graeme Smith and Loots Bosman against England in 2009.
Earlier, Pakistan made 168 for 7 after it won the toss and opted to bat first.
Umar Akmal was unbeaten on 56 off 27 deliveries and Shoaib Malik made 39 after Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat first.
For New Zealand, Mitchell McClenaghan took two for 23.
Pakistan kept the same side that strolled to an easy 16-run win in the opening match in Auckland on Friday.
New Zealand made two changes, replacing new ball bowlers Matt Henry and Trent Boult with batsman Ross Taylor and medium-pacer McClenaghan.