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The partnership broke several records while taking their team to a comfortable victory against Pakistan © Getty Images(File Photo)

The Hamilton crowd saw a number of records tumble during the second Twenty20 International (T20I) of the series between New Zealand and Pakistan as Kiwi openers Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson guide their side to a comfortable win against Pakistan. The batsmen built up an unmatched partnership in a match that the hosts needed to win to stay valid in the three match T20I series against Pakistan, who bagged the first match of the series with an all-round performance. While scoring for their team, the openers made a number of new records in the T20I cricket for themselves and their team. Full Scorecard: New Zealand vs Pakistan, 2nd T20I at Hamilton 

Guptill scored 87 off 68 and surpassed Tillakaratne Dilshan to become the second highest run-scorer in the T20I format. Both the top scorers in the format are from New Zealand now as the highest run-scorer is Brendon McCullum. The partnership broke several records as well. They went passed 143 runs and registered the record of scoring highest runs as openers during a run chase in the format. The record earlier was held by England openers Alex Hales and Michael Lumb. Ironically, the match was played against New Zealand. READ: Kane Williamson-Martin Guptill record T20I stand help New Zealand defy Pakistan at Hamilton

Guptill-Williamson pair also scored the highest run for any wicket in any T20I game. The last record was held by the South Africa openers Graeme Smith and Loots Bosman as they had put up 170 runs against England to help their team score 241.

Quite naturally, the 171-run partnership is the new highest-run partnership for first wicket. The partnership helped New Zealand chase the highest amount of runs without losing a wicket in T20Is. The record was held by England earlier as they had chased down 143 against New Zealand in the year 2013.

Pakistan had earlier posted a target of 168 for the hosts to chase with major contributions coming from Umar Akmal and Shoaib Malik. Though a disappointing day for the Pakistan side as they lost their way to New Zealand in the match, Umar Akmal and Mohammad Hafeez became the member of 1500 club of T20I runs.