18 Jan 2024

Black Caps batsman breaks records

From Morning Report, 7:28 am on 18 January 2024

Black Caps opening batsman, Finn Allen, rewrote the history books as he blasted 137 runs from just 62 balls against Pakistan in the third cricket T20 in Dunedin yesterday.

Allen's innings included 16 sixes, equalling the record for the most sixes in a T20 international innings, and eclipsed Brendon McCullum's previous record of 123.

Finn Allen. New Zealand Blackcaps v Pakistan, 3rd T20I at University of Otago Oval, Dunedin, New Zealand on Wednesday 17 January 2024.
Photo credit: Michael Thomas / www.photosport.nz

Photo: Michael Thomas / www.photosport.nz

His knock propelled the Black Caps to 224-for-7 from their 20 overs, with Pakistan coming up 45 runs short in their chase for victory.

Former Black Cap Peter McGlashan spoke to Ben Strang.