New Zealand’s Finn Allen registers world record with 16 sixes


Finn Allen registers world record with 16 sixes: a record-breaking inning as New Zealand batter dominates Pakistan in Dunedin. His remarkable innings of 137 off 62 balls against Pakistan in University Oval, Dunedin shattered several records.

Finn Allen registers world record with 16 sixes

16 Sixes: Finn Allen equalling the record for the most sixes by a batter in a T20I innings, he hit 16 sixes against the third T20I against Pakistan in Dunedin. This performance also marked the first time a New Zealand batter hit more than 10 sixes in a T20I innings. Corey Anderson and Colin Munro had previously hit 10 sixes each in 2017 and 2018, respectively. Finn Allen registers world record with 16 sixes.

Highest Score for New Zealand: His score of 137 is the highest individual score for a New Zealand batter in the T20Is format and ranks as the joint-fifth highest overall. The previous record was 123, held by Brendon McCullum.

Third-fastest century by a New Zealander: This marked Finn Allen’s second T20I century, he reached his century in just 48 balls, making it the third-fastest by a New Zealander in the T20I format. Glenn Phillips has achieved the fastest T20I century by a New Zealander in just 46 balls.

Third Fastest to 1000 Runs: Finn Allen reached the milestone of 1000 runs in T20 Internationals, taking a total of 611 balls to achieve this feat, making him the third fastest to reach this milestone after Suryakumar Yadav (573 balls) and Glenn Maxwell (604 balls).

Strike Rate: Finn Allen’s cumulative strike rate is 220.96 while other batter’s strike rate was 135.39.

Expensive Spell: Haris Rauf gave 60 runs in his four-over spell, making it the most expensive performance in his T20 International career.

Babar Azam’s Records: Babar Azam holds the record for the joint-highest number of fifty-plus scores (8) against New Zealand in men’s T20Is, matching the achievement of Virat Kohli against Australia. In his 18 innings against New Zealand, Babar Azam has amassed 723 runs, including 1 century and 7 fifties, marking the second-highest aggregate against a specific opponent. Virat Kohli, with 8 half-centuries against Australia, holds the record for the highest aggregate, scoring 794 runs in 21 innings.

Finn Allen registers world record with 16 sixes
Finn Allen registers world record with 16 sixes: Babar Azam and Virat Kohli

Sixes off Haris Rauf: Allen hit 6 sixes in 14 balls from Haris Rauf, joining a select group of batters who have achieved this feat in T20Is.

Undefeated record at University Oval Dunedin: New Zealand marking the most matches played by a team at a venue without a defeat. Total of 21 matches played where 16-win, 0 loss, and 5 Draw.

New Zealand vs Pakistan 3rd T20I highlights:

Pakistan won the toss and opted to field first. Batting first New Zealand posted another imposing total of 224/7. Finn Allen, who delivered the best performance of his T20 international career, transformed Pakistan’s bowling attack seemed like an ordinary club side. In the power play, he hitted Pakistan’s renounced bowlers Rauf and Afridi. Even Mohammad Nawaz couldn’t escape Allen’s aggression.

Allen smashed 16 sixes and established the highest individual score by a New Zealand batter in T20Is. He scored a total of 137 runs from 62 balls making his highest individual score. Zaman Khan dismissed Finn Allen in the 18th over. Haris Rauf took two wickets and all other bowlers took one wicket each. In the third T20 match against Pakistan, Finn Allen registers world record with 16 sixes and with his explosive batting hit 27 runs in one over of Haris Rauf.

their top order contributing the bulk of the runs, the middle order struggling, and the target eventually proving too challenging.

Pakistan’s opener Saim Ayub departed early, Rizwan couldn’t anchor the innings, Fakhar played a short innings and Babar secured another fifty but the rest players could not score so many runs, presenting a disheartening picture. Pakistan’s middle order struggling, Iftikhar and Azam Khan faced another disappointment. New Zealand continued their bowling effort, with all five bowlers making contributions, including Southee who claimed a couple of wickets. Pakistan posted a total of 179/7 within 20 overs.

Mitch Santner showed exceptional defensive bowling, finishing with 1/26. Tim Southee claimed 2/29 (4 over). Finn Allen equaled the record for the most sixes in a T20I innings, hitting 16. New Zealand secured a comfortable win, sealing the series in the end and Finn Allen registers world record with 16 sixes.

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