The T20I match between Australia and New Zealand saw some of the records broken and some records set in a superb fashion. The match saw some serious hittings and a total of 488 runs were scored in the match. Australia chased down a target of 244, the highest run chase ever in the T20I game.
New Zealand batted first and put on the total of 243 runs with the help of century (105) by opener Martin Guptill and 76 runs by Colin Munro. The opening pair hit a total of 15 sixes for New Zealand. In response, Australia started brilliantly and Captain David Warner gave some serious hammerings to New Zealand bowlers. The opening pair of David Warner and D’Arcy Short added a total of 121 runs that they scored in just 8.3 overs, before Warner falling to Ish Sodhi on 59 runs.
Here is the list of records that went down in the History today after the match
- Australia completed the highest successful run chase in T20I history when they chase down the target of 244 runs against New Zealand with seven balls to spare. They ended the game with 245/5 in 18.5 overs. The previous highest successful chase was by West Indies (236/6) vs South Africa (231/7) in 2015.
- New Zealand opener Martin Guptill overtook Brendon McCullum’s tally of 2140 runs and now has 2188 runs in 73 T20Is. Guptill averages 34.18 in T20I with and has two centuries and 15 fifties to his name.
- Guptill scored a century off just 49 balls, one less than the previous Kiwi record for fastest T20I century held by former captain McCullum.
- New Zealand’s Ben Wheeler conceded 64 runs in 3.1 overs, and he was taken out of the attack when he bowled two waist-high full toss deliveries in his fourth over. Had he completed the over, he could have got the infamous record of conceding the most numbers runs in T20Is. The record currently belongs to Barry McCarthy of Ireland against Afghanistan when he conceded 69 runs in 4 overs in 2017.
- The Match saw a total of 32 sixes were being hit in the match which equals the most number sixes hit in a single T20I match.
- With his second T20I hundred Guptill joined the likes of McCullum, Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Rohit Sharma, Glenn Maxwell with players with two T20I centuries. Leading the list of most T20I centuries is his compatriot Colin Munro who has three centuries to his name.