New Zealand’s Finn Allen Breaks Brendon McCullum’s T20I Record 

New Zealand's opener, Finn Allen, scored his second T20I ton as New Zealand defeated Pakistan in the 3rd T20I.

New Zealand’s right-handed batter Finn Allen set the park on fire with his record-breaking 137 runs in 62 balls against Pakistan in the 3rd T20I match at Dunedin, New Zealand. After winning the toss, Pakistan elected to bowl first, and again, New Zealand’s Finn Allen, who scored 71 runs in the second T20I, started hammering Pakistan’s bowlers from the very first over, though Devon Conway could only score 7 runs as Haris Rauf got the first break through. Little did Pakistan know that a run storm would sweep them as Finn Allen started dealing in boundaries and sixes; in fact, he hit Pakistan’s ace pacer Haris Rauf for 27 runs in an over.

Finn Allen got to his century in the 13th over of the innings, and it took him just 48 deliveries to score his second T20I ton. He took his innings to a score of 137 runs off just 62 balls. New Zealand put a huge total of 224 runs on the board in 20 overs. Finn Allen hit 16 sixes in the match and equaled the T20I record of Afghanistan’s Hazratullah Zazai. He broke the Brendon McCullum record for the highest runs by a New Zealand’s player in the T20I format. Brendon McCullum scored 123 runs against Bangladesh back in 2012.

Host New Zealand now has an unassailable lead of 3-0 in the series as Pakistan is still looking for a win in the series. The fourth match between them is scheduled for January 19 at Christchurch, New Zealand.

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