PAK vs NZ, 3rd T20I | New Zealand beats Pakistan by 45 runs, leads 5-match series 3-0
In an electrifying display of cricketing prowess, the dynamic and hard-hitting young talent, Finn Allen, recently achieved a monumental feat in Dunedin against Pakistan. This extraordinary accomplishment unfolded during the third T20 International (T20I) encounter, where Allen showcased his explosive batting skills by smashing an astonishing 16 sixes. By achieving this remarkable feat, he has now etched his name into the annals of cricketing history, equalling a World Record for the most sixes in a T20I match.
Notably, Finn Allen’s aggressive and dominant performance in that match extended beyond the World Record, as he also secured the distinction of posting the highest individual score by a New Zealand player in men’s T20I internationals. His innings not only contributed significantly to the team’s success but also highlighted his ability to take on the opposition with sheer power and precision.
The picturesque cricket ground in Dunedin witnessed a breathtaking spectacle as Finn Allen’s bat sent the ball sailing over the boundary ropes time and again. This exceptional innings not only mesmerized the audience but also established Finn Allen as a force to be reckoned with in international cricket.
The significance of Allen’s achievement goes beyond the statistical records, as it cements his reputation as a rising star in the cricketing world. The record-equalling 16 sixes not only reflect his ability to dominate the game but also underline his potential to shape the future of New Zealand cricket. As fans and cricket enthusiasts reflect on this historic performance, Finn Allen’s name will resonate as a symbol of excellence and a promising chapter in the ongoing narrative of the sport.
Shaheen Afridi may have regretted winning the toss and electing to bowl as the hosts raced to 67/1 in the Powerplay, with Seifert joining Allen after the early departure of Devon Conway, who was claimed by Haris Rauf.
The early breakthrough did little to slow the flow of runs, with Rauf going on to finish with 60 runs to his name even after picking up a second wicket (Mark Chapman for 1).
Mohammad Wasim’s 1/35 (4) was the least expensive of the Pakistan bowlers, with New Zealand tracking at better than ten runs an over for a majority of the innings.
New Zealand passed the 200 mark with an Allen six off the first ball of the 18th over, though when the opener fell to Zaman Khan a ball later, Pakistan did stem the flow of runs, conceding just 13 runs in the final two overs.