Australia Vs New Zealand 5th T20I 2018

  • Australia Vs New Zealand 5th T20I 2018

Australia Vs New Zealand 5th T20I 2018

Martin Guptill made Twenty20 global history on Friday with a stunning century in New Zealand's tri-series match with Australia.

But after the T20I slogathon at Eden Park, where Australia set a world record for easily chasing down New Zealand's massive target of 244, someone needs to get out the tape measure. New Zealand put up 243, but a spirited batting effort from Australia enabled to pull off the highest T20I chase ever and remain unbeaten in the series.

2188 - Martin Guptill became the leading run-scorer in T20 worldwide cricket, surpassing former New Zealand captain and team-mate, Brendon McCullum, who had been top of the pile with 2140 runs.

In all, New Zealand´s innings included 18 sixes and 14 fours.

England will now have the chance to overhaul New Zealand when the two teams meet in the final group match in Hamilton on Sunday. I actually just caught it and I was like, 'Holy!' "It just went really quickly and I didn't really catch onto it until now". This is Australia fourth consecutive victory in the series over England and Kiwis, Last game will be played between Kiwis and England.

Munro hit Andrew Tye for three successive sixes off the first three balls of the 11th over but was then undone by a cleverly-disguised slower delivery on the next and was caught at wide long on by Maxwell.

Short went on to anchor Australia's innings, reaching 76 before he skied a Trent Boult short ball to New Zealand wicketkeeper Tim Siefert.

Williamson said that the nature of the ground meant that this sort of run-fest was always going to happen at some stage. Even that game was a thriller as the Men in Blue had fallen only a run short of a heroic chase of 246.

Australia has already qualified for the final. It was just the impetus that the player needed and with Munro taking time to settle in, he started an onslaught that dented the Australian confidence from the very beginning.

Amid the flurry of records and numbers in Auckland, Martin Guptill's achievements were somewhat overlooked.

All bowlers suffered but none more so than New Zealand rookie Ben Wheeler, whose 3.1 overs cost 64 runs.

Here, Sportstar lists the T20 records broken and equalled by the Trans-Tasman rivals on an enthralling night.