Kiwi Sensation Finn Allen Smashes Highest Score in Men’s T20I, Hits 137 off 62 Balls

Finn Allen’s sensational 137, featuring 16 sixes, makes history in the third T20I against Pakistan, setting a new Kiwi record and thrilling cricket fans worldwide.

In a breathtaking display of power-hitting, emerging talent Finn Allen has etched his name in the record books by smashing 16 sixes in the third T20I against Pakistan, matching the World Record set by Hazratullah Zazai in 2019. Allen’s explosive innings resulted in a remarkable 137 runs off just 62 balls, securing the highest score by a Kiwi in men’s T20I internationals.

Surpassing the previous record held by Brendon McCullum‘s 123 against Bangladesh in 2012, Allen’s six-hitting prowess left spectators in awe. The University Oval witnessed a spectacular batting performance as New Zealand, led by the 24-year-old, posted a formidable total of 224/7 in 20 overs.

Tim Seifert contributed a valuable 31 (23), playing second fiddle to Allen in the record-breaking innings. The hosts made a strong start, reaching 67/1 in the Powerplay, with Seifert partnering with Allen after the early departure of Devon Conway to Haris Rauf.

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Despite Rauf picking up two wickets, including Mark Chapman for 1, the runs kept flowing at an impressive rate for New Zealand. Mohammad Wasim emerged as the least expensive among the Pakistan bowlers, conceding just 35 runs in his four overs.

The highlight of the innings came in the 18th over when Allen’s six off the first ball took New Zealand past the 200-run mark. Although Allen fell to Zaman Khan soon after, Pakistan managed to curb the flow of runs in the final two overs, conceding only 13 runs.

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