Australian captain Aaron Finch became the first Australian batsman to score 100 sixes in T20 Internationals. He achieved this feat in the fourth T20 against New Zealand played on Friday. Australia won by 50 runs in this match.
The 5-match series between the two countries has now come at a 2-2 draw. The final and decisive match of the series will be played on 7 March. The New Zealand team’s 8 batsmen could not even touch the figure of Dahi after chasing a target of 157 runs.
Maxwell scored 18 runs off 9 balls,
winning the toss, and the Australian team came to bat first and scored 156 runs in 20 overs losing 6 wickets. The team did not start well and Matthew Wade was dismissed for 14 runs. After this, Josh Philip (13 runs) could not do anything special. Glenn Maxwell made some big shots as soon as he arrived. However, he was dismissed for 18 runs off 9 balls with 2 fours and 1 six.
Finch completed his 14th career career,
after which Finch and Marcus Stoinis shared a 25-run partnership for the fourth wicket. Stoinis was dismissed by 19 runs. During this time Finch completed the 14th FIFTY of T20 career. He scored an unbeaten innings of 79 off 55 balls to take Australia’s score to 150 runs. Jay Richardson was 4 not out with him. For New Zealand, leg-spinner Ish Sodhi took the maximum 3 wickets. At the same time, Trent Bolt got 2 and Mitchell Sentner got 1 wicket.
Finch hit the most sixes
for Australia Finch is the first batsman to hit 100 sixes in T20 for Australia. The record for the highest number of sixes in the International T20 is named after Martin Guptill of New Zealand. He has hit a total of 135 sixes. It is followed by Rohit Sharma of India at number two. His name is 127 Six in T20. At number three is Eoin Morgan. His name is 113 Six. Finch is at number six in terms of overall six.
Finch became Australia’s leading run scorer
with Finch becoming the leading run scorer in T20 for Australia. He overtook Warner in this case. Finch has 2,310 runs in 70 matches. This includes 2 Century and 14 Fifty. At the same time, Warner has scored 2,265 runs in 81 matches. It includes 18 Fifty.
The 8 batsmen could not even touch the double figures
, chasing the target of 157 runs, the New Zealand team had lost 5 wickets, including captain Kane Williamson (8 runs) within 48 runs. Martin Guptill (7 runs), Tim Seifert (19 runs), Glenn Phillips (1 run), Jimmy Neesham (3 runs) could not do anything special. After this, Santner who came to bat, Tim Southee was also out early. Kyle Jameson teamed up with Devon Conway to take over the innings. But Conway was dismissed for 17 off 20 balls.
Jameson scored the highest 30 innings,
Australian spinner Adam Jampa Sodhi and Kane Richardson dismissed Jameson to put New Zealand’s innings at 106 runs. Jameson scored 30 off 18 balls. For Australia, Kane took the maximum 3 wickets. At the same time, Jampa, Maxwell and Ashton Eggar got 2–2 wickets.