Finn Allen 16 sixes World Record | Zealand vs Pakistan | Third T20 Cricket Match

Finn Allen 16 sixes World Record | Zealand vs Pakistan | Third T20 Cricket Match. New Zealand opener Finn Allen equals world record with 16 sixes against Pakistan.

Finn Allen 16 sixes world record

Finn Allen clobbers Afridi, Rauf, hits 16 sixes vs Pakistan to equal world record in historical knock by a New Zealander.

Allen went on to finish with 137 from 62 balls to his name the highest score by a Kiwi in men’s T20I internationals, beating Brendon McCullum’s 123 (72) against Bangladesh in Pallekele in 2012. His six-hitting effort matched Hazratullah Zazai’s effort against Ireland in Dehradun in February 2019. Suzie Bates’ 124 against South Africa in 2020 is New Zealand’s best in Women’s T20Is.

New Zealand went on to post 224/7 in 20 overs at the University Oval, with Tim Seifert’s 31 (23) the next best as the 24-year-old stole the show.

Hard-hitting young gun Finn Allen has equalled a World Record feat in Dunedin against Pakistan, hitting 16 sixes in the third T20I against Pakistan and posting the highest score by a Kiwi in men’s T20I internationals.

Finn Allen posts record knock as New Zealand dominate in Dunedin

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.

Allen blasts incredible ton for Black Caps

Finn Allen showcased a breathtaking display of power-hitting, breaking multiple records in the third T20I against Pakistan in Dunedin. His remarkable innings of 137 off 62 balls set several milestones:

  1. Highest Individual Score by a New Zealander in T20Is:
    • Finn Allen’s innings surpassed the previous record held by Brendon McCullum, who scored 123 runs.
  2. World Record for Most Sixes in a T20I:
    • Allen equaled the world record for the most sixes in a T20I, hitting 16 sixes in the match. This achievement tied him with Hazratullah Zazai from Afghanistan.
  3. First New Zealander with Over 10 Sixes in a T20I:
    • This innings marked the first instance of a New Zealand batter hitting more than 10 sixes in a T20I match. Corey Anderson and Colin Munro had previously hit 10 sixes each in 2017 and 2018, respectively.
  4. Third-Fastest T20I Century by a New Zealander:
    • Finn Allen’s century off 48 balls is the third-fastest by a New Zealander in T20Is. Glenn Phillips holds the record for the fastest century by a Kiwi, achieving it in 46 balls.
  5. Dominance Against Haris Rauf:
    • Allen was particularly aggressive against Haris Rauf, scoring 27 runs off one over, which included three sixes, two fours, and a single.
  6. Partnership with Tim Seifert:
    • Allen and Tim Seifert’s partnership of 125 runs for the second wicket played a crucial role in setting up a formidable total for New Zealand.

Finn Allen hits 16 sixes in outrageous record-breaking knock

Despite Allen’s sensational performance, Zaman Khan eventually dismissed him in the 18th over with an off-cutter. Allen received applause from Zaman Khan as he left the field.

The series is now in favor of New Zealand with two games to spare, and the unbeaten record at Dunedin’s University Oval remains intact.

The Pakistan bowlers, with the exception of Mohammad Wasim Junior and Zaman Khan, faced challenges, with Captain Shaheen Afridi conceding 43 runs in his four overs and Haris Rauf going for 60 in his full quota.