Finn Allen sets new world record in third T20I against Pakistan

Finn Allen smashed 16 sixes in New Zealand’s third T20I against Pakistan, setting a new world record. Finn scored 137 runs from 62 balls, making it the highest score by a New Zealand player in men’s T20I internationals. This record surpasses Brendon McCullum’s 123 runs against Bangladesh in 2012. Finn’s six-hitting performance equals Hazratullah Zazai’s record against Ireland in 2019. In women’s T20Is, New Zealand’s Suzie Bates scored 124 runs against South Africa in 2020.

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New Zealand scored a total of 224/7 in 20 overs at the University Oval. Tim Seifert contributed 31 runs from 23 balls. Despite losing an early wicket, the Kiwi team continued scoring quickly, especially with Finn Allen displaying an incredible performance.

The decision to bowl first by Pakistan’s captain, Shaheen Afridi, didn’t work well as New Zealand dominated, reaching 67/1 in the Powerplay. Even though Haris Rauf took two wickets, he couldn’t stop the Kiwis from scoring freely. Mohammad Wasim was the most economical bowler for Pakistan, but New Zealand maintained a high run rate throughout the innings.

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Finn Allen’s six off the first ball of the 18th over took New Zealand past the 200-run mark. However, after Finn got out to Zaman Khan, Pakistan was able to control the scoring in the last two overs, conceding only 13 runs.

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